This guest apartment is located a mile north of the central historic Plaza of Santa Fe, which is filled with unique shops and wonderful restaurants. Two blocks away is Fort Marcy park on the West side of the street, with a running field, exercise equipment and an indoor pool with lanes and classes. On the East side of the street is Artists Road which leads to the Ski Basin area (4.1 miles/9 minutes from our house). During the Fall, it's a lovely drive to see the golden Aspens.
The house is surrounded by an acre of pinon trees. The attached guest apartment is completely private, with individual access apart from the main house (there are outside Flagstone stairs), and guests may come and go as they want. The husband and wife owners are artists--a painter and a fiber artist who also creates Art Books and Jewelry Art. There are 4 Labrador Retrievers on the property and they are all very friendly and love people... and food!
The apartment itself has been renovated and redecorated, and features:
-a bedroom with a Queen-size bed
-kitchenette with a small refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, stove top, coffee pot, and a sitting area with a Futon that converts into a double bed (with an optional Memory Foam Pad), a writing desk as well as a table that seats four people.
-utility closet with a washer/dryer, iron and ironing board.
-private, bathroom with a shower.
The floor is made of traditional Saltillo tiles.
Comcast Wireless Internet and Cable TV
Fax and copier available on site
TV/VCR/DVD and a CD/Cassette player.
Guests also have the privilege of using the artist-owner's 710-square foot studio for painting, sculpting or other artistic activities. Since the house sits on a hill, the studio's balcony overlooks the town and enjoys the wonderful sunsets.
Our neighborhood is close to the center of town, but being on .94 acres filled with Pinon trees, it feels like you are outside the city.
If you arrive at the ABQ airport, and are not renting a car, you could take the Sandia Shuttle to the stop across from the Hilton and we could pick you up. It's a mile from our house. Call us when you leave on then shuttle - the driver will be able to give you an estimate of your arrival in Santa Fe. There are Taxis in Santa Fe, but either Bill or myself would be happy to drop you off in town and pick you up when you call us. It's only a mile to the center of the Plaza, but after walking around for awhile, it's nice to have a ride home.
No smoking on the property, please. No pets. There are 4 1/2 very friendly Labrador Retrievers on the property, but we keep them out of the guest apartment. There are outside stairs leading down to the guest apartment with Flagstone steps. In bad weather, the guests are welcome to come up the inside stairs and through the house. You are responsible for any rain or wind damage to the inside due to windows or doors being left open.
I stayed at Cheryl and Bill's apt. for 6 weeks and it was perfect for my stay--on the North side of town, less than a mile from the Plaza, easy to get onto roads leading out of town for explorations, very comfortable. I was warmly welcomed by both humans and dogs; it was gratifying to hear I was "one of the family" after a few weeks. I always felt like my privacy was respected, too. It is underneath their beautiful adobe home so sometimes I could hear movement upstairs but it was never particularly intrusive. There isn't a full-sized oven but the small fridge, toaster oven, microwave and 2-burner stovetop were fine, since I'm not a big cook. The kitchen is fairly well stocked w/ cutlery/crockery/pots & pans and the bed is very comfortable. It's convenient to have a washing machine in the apt., too. Parking is no problem--right in the driveway. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this rental. Many thanks to Cheryl and Bill!
Cheryl was a welcoming host and provided great communication. Unit is about a mile walk from the Plaza and it's a relatively easy walk - first half to the Plaza doesn't have a sidewalk though. She had a list of recommendations for places to eat and things to do which was a nice touch. I slept on the futon (surprisingly comfortable) and my sister slept in the bedroom. Walls are quite thin so there wasn't much privacy. Shower was quite small and tight for me as I'm 6'6" but I got it to work. The unit definitely has a New Mexico touch which I found pretty cool as it was my first time in the state.
Cheryl and Bill were excellent hosts! From the moment we inquired about staying at their place, they were responsive, welcoming and full of useful information. The apartment was just as described: clean, well appointed, filled with gorgeous paintings, and located in a lovely quiet street within walking distance of downtown.
Our hosts gave us total privacy, yet responded quickly and warmly to our questions and needs. They even jump started our car when the battery died! We will always remember watching Cheryl dance with her dog. We recommend this place to all, and we hope to return ourselves.
we love Cheryl and we can't wait to return to visit her! The dogs are friendly and very well behaved, the house is a nice walk from town but we didn't mind because the hills of Santa Fe are stunning in every direction. Guest apartment was perfect for us, and every amenity we needed was available.
Cheryl and Bill were very welcoming, and the guest apartment was exactly as pictured. The location was very convenient to the Plaza, and everything else we did during our four night stay. We enjoyed many of the restaurant suggestions that Cheryl provided, and her printed suggestions and how to's made everything easy and relaxing. This was our first stay at an Airbnb. Cheryl and Bill provided a clean, comfortable and relaxing place for us to enjoy Santa Fe and the surrounding area.
Cheryl and Bill are amazing. Cheryl immediately gave us a guided tour of historic Santa Fe. She showed us her artist studio. We got to play with her labs. Warm friendly and gracious hosts. 4 stars.
A wonderful and peaceful place to stay. Cheryl is very accommodating, and the apartment was beautiful and very comfortable. A great visit.
I'm originally from Chicago, lived in the LA area for 19 years and in Santa Fe for the last 10 years. I enjoy making Artist's Books, Jewelry and Fused Glass. Previously I made and taught how to make quilts and quilted garments and before that K-6 Art in the Chicago area. I enjoy collecting movies (mostly from TCM) and have them available to watch on DVDs. My husband, Bill, continues to be a management consultant and enjoys writing short stories and poetry and painting in his studio.