About this listing
A beautiful light filled casita near Santa Fe where you can hear the coyotes howl at sunset. Hike from your front door into the New Mexico desert and feel the peace and quiet of the land. Retreat from the world as you are only 20 min from Santa Fe.
Bright charming casita with high ceilings, loft with view of the Sangre De Cristo and Sandia Mountains. Unobstructed night skies with no street lights to dim the beauty of the stars. You can hear the coyotes howl nearby and enjoy the pristine mountain air. The views are great and you can see all the major mountain ranges. Sunrise floods the loft in the morning and sunset filters through the pinon trees to your private patio and front door. Located just 15 minutes from the first exit into Santa Fe with hiking and ski trails right from your door. An hour away from free hot springs and the ski area. Very quiet and peaceful retreat space. Full kitchen and bath. private entrance, wood stove and electric heat. The downstairs has Saltillo tile and the loft has wood floors. The loft has a queen size bed and the living room futon pulls out into a full size bed. Both beds are very comfortable. The private patio has an area for outdoor meals and 2 lounge chairs for watching the sun set over the Sandia Mountains. When it warms up, a hammock under an old pinon tree makes an excellent place for lazy afternoons.
Wifi, movie streaming, utilities and firewood included. Off street parking right outside your door. Very pure and excellent tasting well water.
The Agora shopping center is 5 miles away and has a full grocery store (including organic produce), restaurants, coffee shops, library, bank, free bus line to Santa Fe, post office, fitness and yoga studios. It's about 11 miles to the edge of town and half of that distance is on the freeway.
I live next door and can help you find your way in Santa Fe and the surrounding areas. I've lived in Santa Fe for over 16 years but was born in the Netherlands and speak dutch, some french and German. I am a hospice nurse, Ayurvedic massage therapist and yoga teacher.
My husband and I are yoga/qigong teachers and we build a yoga platform on a nearby mesa about 15 miles from our house. We use it for outdoor retreats and classes. Our guests are welcome to use it at anytime. We love to share our place with other yogis --or any one who can appreciate tranquility- and show you the natural beauty of this area
You can use our yoga platform at any time.
Interaction with Guests
I normally like to meet and greet you in the beginning but then it is up to you how much interaction you like.
Very quiet and lots of hiking right from your door. No street lights to obscure the stars at night.
Free bus into Santa Fe from the nearby shopping center about 5 miles from our house. So it is best to have your own car.
Other Things to Note
Yoga mats provided.
Cheaper monthly rates available upon request in the off season periods.
No smoking inside, no loud noises after 10pm and before 6am.
We have tried to accommodate guests with pets and young children but unfortunately it hasn't worked out. I'm sorry to say that we don't except either one any more.
About the Host, Jolanda
I have been living in New Mexico since 1993 but was born and raised in the Netherlands. I live just outside of Santa Fe in a passive solar house on about 1 1/2 acres. The studio is on the same property but has no shared walls with the house and is very private. My favorite place to be is right here at home where every day feels like a vacation. I'm a hospice nurse, Ayurvedic massage therapist and yoga teacher. I love to garden, hike, soak in natural hot springs and practice natural medicine and way of living. I enjoy having guests staying at the studio and guiding them to cultural, spiritual and natural destinations, whether off the beaten path or well known. I also love creating a space where people can retreat from the world, relax and take in the beauty of this inspiring high desert.