Chapelle Street Casitas Santa Fe Va

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Chapelle St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, United States

The Space

Two compounds of studios, one, and two bedroom apartments and houses in the heart of Santa Fe. We offer a full service bed and breakfast option or a non hosted stay. Chapelle Street Casitas Santa Fe Vacation Rentals 209 Chapelle Santa Fe, NM. $ 68 rate is a non holiday, mid-week rate. RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE BREAKFAST

Also, the $ 68 rate basically guarantees you a studio, that is as close as you can get to the very center of town and still be in a Residential neighborhood. We always upgrade studios to larger units if there is availability, and because of the nature of the Air B and B reservations we take we usually can upgrade to a larger unit. I would say that we upgrade about 80 percent of the time and we never charge an upgrade fee.


Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $490 /week
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
Cleaning Fee: $20
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We enjoyed our stay at the casita. The location was fabulous. Check in was easy and went smoothly. The only negatives were that the internet did not work. We called Jody and she tried to connect us but couldn't so Bruce was suppose to call us and he never did. We called again and Jody said the cable co. would be out sometime that day but it was never fixed.
    The other thing is that our e-mailed instructions clearly stated breakfast was included with all rooms. We went to the restaurant but it was not open so I called Jody and she said that rooms with kitchens did not get breakfast.
    Over all though, we would stay there again because of the location.

    April 2014
  • the location was great! however once we arrived in santa fe, we could not get a hold of the supposedly fictional "bruce". email, telephone texts and phone calls did not elicit a response. the telephone number on the sign outside of the units was disconnected. panicking and tired from our long drive we decided to drive around some more in hopes that "bruce" would respond. fortunately, we found someone coming out of one of the units who directed us to the rental office close by. we were met by jody, who seemed nice enough. we told her about our attempts to contact bruce and she said "oh, he won't respond" and proceeded to look over our reservation. she then stated "i have a place for you". she gave us the key to unit #4. when we arrived at unit #4, we were shocked at how small it was. more like a closet with an attached bathroom, than the 1 bedroom/1bath with kitchenette that we had rented and paid for. the kitchenette consisted of a coffee pot, microwave and mini-fridge with assorted dishes stacked on top. it was cold in santa fe, but we avoided the kiva fireplace due to the amount of soot on the ceiling above it, fearing carbon monoxide poisoning and opted instead for the wall unit heater. however the only thing this heater heated was itself as the radius of its effectiveness was limited to its surface. we had to be careful going into the ice cold bathroom for fear of touching the scorching hot surface and burning our selves. this was a difficult proposition as the room itself was tiny with barely room to turn around. the skylights in the bathroom and above the bed promised a night of star gazing, which quickly turned into concern when some strange person began running around on our ceiling! the seating area had two of the most uncomfortable chairs ever designed, no sofa, or table for eating as pictured.

    too tired to complain, we decided that we would only be in santa fe for 2 days and it wouldnt be worth the effort to have to repack our stuff and move to a new location.

    we would not recommend this place to our worst enemy. deceptive. the ad promised that most rentals are upgraded. if by upgrading they mean smaller, meaner accomodtions, the job accomplished!

    March 2014
    Response from Bruce:

    I am not supposed, or fictional. I am just not in at 8 in the morning which is when Roel arrived.

    I am usually up until 12 or 1 in case the phone rings. "I'm locked out" "I'm lost" I definitely answer the phone about 16 hours a day.

    I was out of town the day that Roel sent in his reservation request. I wrote back and said "I will finalize tomorrow". That was my mistake. I should have said "Make sure you get a final confirmation from me". He never communicated with us again until he arrived at 8 A.M. the morning of his reservation.


    Then I got back to my office the next day and forgot to finalize Roel's reservation so he did not know which room he was getting. He never saw a video.

    MAKE SURE YOU GET A VIDEO FROM ME OF YOUR ROOM. We want you to see the video so there are no surprises on either side. We don't have a thing to hide !!!

    I would also suggest that any time you are going to be arriving at an Inn, B and B, vacation rental, etc., at 8 in the morning to be sure and communicate the early arrival with your host. In our case check out is not until 11 A.M. so arriving 3 to 4 hours before your room will be ready can be problematic. In this case it forced us to move Roel to a smaller room.

    I am SORRY, that I forgot to send Roel his video and his confirmation. I am also sorry he didn't like his room. People usually really like it. Yes it's small, but the fireplace makes it really cozy. No one has died from using it in 15 years. You can look up the room by going to you tube and searching for "229 McKenzie 4".

    In 15 years of doing this I have learned that communication is key and we do our very best to make sure to set or exceed expectations when people arrive.


  • We had an incredible time in the Casita for 4 nights in Santa Fe after New Year's. It was spacious, clean and most importantly, close walking distance to everything in jnner Santa Fe. From the Plaza to Canyon Rd to the Railyard area, we were able to access everything very easily.

    The price is outstanding and you must realize that you can either pay $200/night in a higher-end boutique hotel or you can save some money and stay here. The sofas were comfortable and the king bed was very nice. All we did was come back and crash after our days out, so it perfectly fit the bill.

    We will 100% be staying here again on our next trip to Santa Fe.

    January 2014
  • The house was really beautiful and a perfect location!

    July 2013
  • the studio we received was not what was shown in the the airbnb advertisement of the property. we received a small studio which was quite dark inside and opened into the backyard of a property, which was all dirt. the studio joined others (about 5 in total, across 2 buildings) and power cords could be seen coming from the main house all over the yard and into each studio. i thought this was dangerous and not very good. the internet did not work in our studio. the floors were filthy, my feet were black from walking on them. the studio could be described as old and shabby.

    the studio contained a small kitchenette which was adequately equipped and had a tiled bench top. there was a 2 seat couch and a small tv, a 2 seater table, bathroom and bedroom with double bed. we stayed for 3 nights and it is in a great location, within short walking distance to the old town.

    overall, i was not happy with our stay and would not stay at this property again. i felt it was dirty and unsafe and we did not get what we paid for.

    May 2013
    Response from Bruce:

    The pictures shown are from several units. We took this reservation back in January at which time we were relatively new to Air B and B. If you want to make sure that your trip is a success 1) Get a video from us. 2) Make sure to get a confirmation from us.

    We endeavor to send videos and confirmations to all reservations, but sometimes, maybe 1 in 50, things happen.

    Shabby?? I really don't think so. We do have a couple of rooms with some rough edges but we really do our best to disclose them when we book a reservation. It's $ 68 a night.

    Dangerous power cords?? That's just not true. We don't run power cords the local utility does. It's an old historic neighborhood. We don't have underground cables. We get our electricity, and Cable TV to each house from cables running from poles.

    Dusty floors? Santa Fe is dry, windy, and dusty. We do our very best. We wet mop every floor before every check in.

    If you want a generic experience in a hermetically sealed Hotel/Motel, with underground cables, there are plenty to be had all over town. Most of them are about 5 miles from downtown.

    If you want a real stay, in a neighborhood that is over 100 years old, just two blocks to the center of the Plaza, send us a line!!

  • What a great find right in the downtown district of Santa Fe! The Casita was clean, quiet and convenient. We walked to wonderful restaurants and galleries. Bruce was a great host.

    We live only 175 miles to the south and the little casitas on Chapelle give us a great "excuse" to return more often.


    May 2013
  • Our stay in the Casita was great! Quiet, very close walk to the plaza and great food. The owner was also very helpful in our booking so we could have a kitchen available to make some of our own meals without having to go out and accommodate some food sensitivities. We will definitely stay here again if it's available.

    May 2013
  • Renter BEWARE you are NOT guaranteed the room you see online! Or even the same size! I had two confirmation emails regarding the EXACT address I had reserved: bedroom, kitchen, small living space for a special weekend w/ my fiance, had never been to Santa Fe and wanted to make it a bit more personal than a hotel. I even confirmed by text the address as I wasn't sure which was the office where I was to pick up keys and which was our room. we arrived very late at night and keys were available for me to pick up, but it was for a different address and a SHOCK: a room barely big enough to fit the bed. Bathroom barely fit the toilet/sink. that was IT. Way to ruin the night after not seeing my fiance in months.
    the next day I called the host and spent an HOUR arranging a different room eventually ending up in what I reserved initially... why make me go through all that? And that was only after I requested a refund so I could just go to a hotel and get started on our visit. The second option they gave me was a little bigger than the first and she used the word "rustic" which was a major euphamism. Floor creaked at every step and kitchen was a blow back from the 60s. Even worse than the first even though 'bigger'. Would have been much better off at a hotel where WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET.
    In the end the host said the room I eventually was put it was not typically the rate I paid- but it WAS what I saw online. She even said "oh, it should say on the website that the room you see may not be the room you get. " Yes it should so YOU should include that in your description! If the room was "worth" more, than put the actual price by what the actual room is. I'd pay more but I need to know what I'm getting ahead of time and be confident that is what I'm getting.

    April 2013
    Response from Bruce:

    Hi. The $ 68 price is for a studio. We do our best to upgrade people whenever possible and most of the time we are able to do that. I have gone through all correspondence between the two of us and there was never any mention of a two bedroom with a kitchen and living space. We HAVE 25 DIFFERENT UNITS. The pictures on our AIr B and B listings are all from different units. We use Air B and B to fill in gaps and usually we can fill in using our better units that have fireplaces or jetted tubs, but it's better to expect something small and basic that is in a perfect location and be surprised when you get here and find something larger and really nice AND in a perfect location.

  • The best part about this place is location. It is walking distance to downtown AND to the main drag. This is a big advantage in Santa Fe because traffic is rather snarly. The overall place is only average in comfort - the bed is better than average. If you plan on cooking like I did, you should know that it's not the most equipped kitchen. The layout is functional - although the wood floors are creaky, so if you are a couple and one of you is a light sleeper, it's not easy to go about without being heard.

    Overall, the location makes up for any lack.

    April 2013
  • Despite some confusion on arrival (which was in the evening) regarding the initial contact and room reservation, the casita was delightful. Our casita was spacious, clean, funky, and well appointed. The location was excellent - ideal for walking. Jody, who was in the office in the morning, was warm and hospitable. In addition, this was a very quiet 'neighbourhood'.

    September 2012
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