About this listing
This condo has everything you want in a Santa Fe rental: magnificent mountain views, great location - close to everything, Southwest style, exceptional morning light, privacy and quiet.
Perched on a hillside on the third (top) floor of this well maintained condo complex, this condo faces the Sangre Mountains & Santa Fe Ski Basin. A wall of windows and French doors spans the width of the living and dining room focusing on the views allowing for a beautiful play of light upon the clouds and mountains at Sunrise and Sunset and throughout the day. The French doors open onto your private balcony spanning the width of the condo, again, with spectacular mountain and skyline views. The balcony is suitable for outdoor dining and relaxing.
The condo is well located -- a one mile walk or drive to the Plaza - the center of Santa Fe which has the attractions so many visitors come to Santa Fe to experience.
This condo is chocked full of Southwestern Style. Each piece of furniture has been handpicked to represent the rustic Mexican style unique to the Southwest. The art work tastefully reflects the surrounding landscapes and cultures of the Native Americans. The New Mexican latilla and wood beamed ceiling, stone tiled floors, and custom tile counter tops and splash-backs in the kitchen and bathroom are all Southwest features rarely found in rental condominiums in this price range. Even the door to the bathroom is a work of art in itself with hand painted panels from Mexico.
Condo Features include:
One bedroom and one bath
Living room with dining area
Pullout Sofa in Living Room
Flat Screen television with cable and DVD player
Wi-Fi Internet access
Kitchen with full-size appliances
Refrigerator, stove with oven, dishwasher
All cook and dish ware
Sunny breakfast bar
Latillas, wood beamed ceiling-New Mexican charm
Custom tile work on counter tops and flooring
Southwestern furnishings and artwork throughout
Laundry - washer and dryer inside the unit
Central heat and air conditioning
Large private balcony
Off Street - outdoor parking
Interaction with Guests
We respond quickly to emails, calls and text messages. You won't see us or anyone who works for us unless you have a specific need.
There's a great free shuttle that loops to some major attractions. It's called the Santa Fe Pickup.
It's possible to fly into Albuquerque, take the Railrunner train to Santa Fe and take a taxi or walk to the condo and never need a car. Travel lightly if you're going to walk from the train station. It's about a mile from the condo. Or you could make a reservation on the Sandia Shuttle from the airport. It picks up and drops off at all hotels and B&B's in Santa Fe.
If you do have a car, there's plenty of off-street free parking in the parking lot adjacent to the condo.
Other Things to Note
It's one of the quietest and most private condos within Cielo Grande Condominiums. The unique top-floor location, at the end of the building, results in the best mountain views. Yet the unit is in a building set further back from the traffic than other buildings. Access to the condo is at the end of a breezeway on the top floor so no one is passing outside your unit trying to get elsewhere. Quiet & Privacy!
The DeVargas Shopping Center is three-tenths of a mile away for the convenience of longer term guests in need of the practicalities of day-to-day life including several well known local restaurants, Starbucks, Albertsons Supermarket, Save-On Drugstore, Office Depot, Post Office, a 'six-plex' movie theater, Hastings video and DVD rentals, as well as many other smaller stores and boutiques. Santa Fe Spa is a walk up the hill and offers some of the best workout facilities in town. Fort Marcy Fitness Complex & Pool is five minutes away by car, open to the public by the day, week or month and includes a full gymnasium, weights and aerobic equipment and indoor swimming pool.
Parking is right off 285/84 so commuters to Los Alamos, 'The Lab,' Santa Fe Opera, Taos, and other points north can completely avoid going through Santa Fe. Hop on 285/84 South, also known as St. Francis for easy access to the Plaza, Rail Yard District, Farmer’s Market, Museum Hill, and all that Santa Fe has to offer.
There's a newly installed flat screen TV mounted on the wall so that it can be watched from the living room, dining room and kitchen. The box TV pictured in the bedroom is no longer there.
Access to the condo requires going up twenty-one (21) steps. There is no elevator.
You should plan to bring your own toiletries, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste and shampoo. Because of chemical sensitivities, we do not provide these things. You can also pick these up at the neighborhood supermarket or coop.
Jan 2, 2014 - Feb 28, 2014
Jul 1, 2014 - October 31, 2014
Dec 15, 2014 - Jan 2, 2015
No pets. There's an automatic $250 charge if there's any evidence of pets.
There's an automatic $250 charge for smoking. There may be additional costs to clean or restore the condo to a smoke-free environment.
Any damages present upon your arrival needs to be reported to us the day of your arrival. If you don't report this, you'll be responsible for damages during your rental period.
The community includes other visitors as well as permanent residents. No parties. Please be mindful.
This apartment was even better than advertised. It was comfortable, clean and quiet. The deck was a great place to enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains with breakfast or an evening glass of wine. It was a good base from which to explore the Santa Fe area.
We hope to get a chance to stay here again.
This was perfect for an escape to Santa Fe, one of our favorite destinations. Everything was as described and we enjoyed returning to our nice apartment after long day hikes and trips to 10000 waves!
We had a great time! The apartment was wonderful, and easily accommodated four people. We were close to everything and the view was really quite nice. Thanks Walter and Cari for making things so easy!
This condo, the location , amenities were absolutely perfect - we could not have done better! The proximity to downtown (the Plaza) of Santa Fe is so close , and also very close to the road to Santa Fe Mountain of which we spend most of our time skiing. In addition , just around the corner from Sprouts , Trader Joes and other great shopping for nights (days) of eating in. Cari and Walter were so thorough with the directions and description of the condo and quick to respond to my every question! Wonderful condo and will recommend to everyone I know heading to Santa Fe for vacation!
What an awesome place to stay! The condo is exactly as pictured on the Airbnb site. Super clean, and all ready for us when we arrived. We found it very comfortable and relaxing - - the kitchen was stocked with all you need to prepare a meal - dishes, pans, etc. The location was perfect for us - we could get anywhere in 5 - 15 minutes. Great shopping and restaurants - - the Farmer's Market on Saturday was fabulous - lots of organic foods to choose from if you are interested in cooking. We tried several restaurants -- The Shed, The Teahouse, Harry's Roadhouse, Andiamo to name a few -- all wonderful. Also, Kakawa Chocolate House was a tasty treat. Visited The Loretto Chapel, Georgia O'Keefe Museum and just had a wonderful time shopping around. Our hosts were very informative and responsive to any questions we had prior to arriving and while we were there. All in all a wonderful experience. We highly recommend this place if you are considering visiting Santa Fe.
The apartment was great! It is a quick, 5 minute drive to downtown Santa Fe and the city square. There is a beautiful patio from which you can see the mountains. We ate our breakfast there one morning. It was too hot to use the fireplace while we were there but had we been there in winter we certainly would have used it. It's also right next to the freeway. We took a day trip up to Taos and getting there from the apartment was very easy.
We had a lovely stay at this apartment. The apartment looks exactly as the pictures show. It was a 5 minute drive to the plaza and everything else was within easy reach. Cari was very responsive to any questions I had along the way.
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About the Host, Walter / Cari
Walter's an Osteopathic Doctor in his second year of residency. Cari's a Distance Healer.
We've lived in Winnipeg, Madison, New York, Switzerland, Japan, the Berkshires, Philadelphia and Naples. Our favorite vacation spots are Vancouver & northern California.
We love food, wine, chocolate, alternative and metaphysical healing, anything spiritual, hiking, yoga, meditation, biking, dancing and hot springs. Walter also loves art, theater, film and museums.
This condo complex was our home for a number of years and we absolutely loved it. We've been renting our properties since 2006. In 2010 we moved to West Virginia and have since been managing our properties remotely. We have an incredible housekeeper and property manager who respond quickly to any needs that arise.
We're familiar with Santa Fe as tourists and residents and are happy to share any information you'd like.