Original Adobe 1/1 w 2 gas fireplaces on Canyon Rd/ Acequia Madre. French windows, skylights, Spanish tile. Queen Size bed w quality bedding. Tons of charm. 40" TV, modern couch/second bed. Stacking w/d. Courtyard w fruit trees. Parking.
Part of living area with gas fireplace, skylight, cozy nook. Door to bedroom/bath on left.
Darling one bedroom Casita on Canyon near Monsignor Patrick Smith Park with 2 gas fireplaces, very ample and equipped kitchen, saltillo tile floors, spanish tile counters/wood cabinets. Bedroom has New, natural latex, queen size bed, High thread-count Kirkland sheets, down comforter/pillows.
Cute french-style windows. Viga ceilings with 4 skylights throughout. Stacking washer/dryer. Off-street parking. Courtyard with fruit trees and wrought-iron furniture. Couch folds out to a full size bed. Quiet, comfortable, with that special Santa Fe charm. Pet-friendly! ( $20. pet cleaning fee required)
Free Internet--and it's fast (approx. 3Mb)
Cable TV on 32" Samsung.
There are two trek bicycles for use during the months between May and NOvember. , 2013. They are shared between the guests in Studio C. While I do my best to see that they are in working order, I cannot promise that it would always be so.. Also, guests must sign a waiver before riding.
Walk to The Teahouse for breakfast, El Farol for entertainment, Geronimo for a special night out. Be inspired by a plethora of art galleries. Hiking trails, Audubon, Dale Ball trails are very near. The Alameda river trail is just across the park.
Public transit is very close. Santa Fe Pick Up is located near the Tea House. It will take you to all the sites in Santa Fe, including the Railyard where you can go to the spectacular Santa Fe Farmer's Market on Tuesdays and Saturdays. From there, you may also catch the Railrunner, the train that will take you South to Albuquerque and just beyond. The train is comfortable, and has wifi most of the way.
Dream Canyon Road Casita -- What's within walking distance
The Teahouse (8-7, all week)
One block west on Canyon Rd. Great place for breakfast and for lunch. Enjoy your meal or tea on their pebble stone patio in the sunshine. The baked goods are usually very good. I also recommend the salads, one is a healthy meal in itself. The coffee drinks are a little better than average. Casual atmosphere, great magazine selection for design and fashion. They have the NY Times. New management as of late 2012--cleaner and better service than before.
El Farol (website hidden)
Less than two blocks west on Canyon Rd. .
Check out their entertainment line-up, everything from salsa night, to blues bands, to trivia night (Monday). They have a tapas (small spanish plates) menu, as well as a dinner menu. A place to (email hidden) and get to know some people, visitors and residents alike
A little further down Canyon, well into the gallery area, is a fine dining restaurant. Don't be intimidated, go inside and check out the inner bar room. The friendly bartender will make you feel at home. There (email hidden) menu. For a more formal evening, the restaurant has excellent service and top-notch food and wine. The building is from the 1700's. Recommended.
This is further by about two more blocks. I ate here once, and it was fine, but for the price and the atmosphere, the quality of the food-- I prefer Geronimo's.
On Canyon rd, Nearly to Paseo de Peralta--about one mile from the Casita.
Friendly, small, coffee and pastries, crepes? …
Corner of Garcia St and Acequia Madre. Nice coffee shop with loads of magazines to peruse. Patio out back and in the front. The espresso drinks are decent. Lots of local people. It's a very nice walk: Go directly behind the casita onto Acequia Madre, and walk west. One of the most charming walks in Santa Fe! Keep going about one mile, passing an elementary school, until you see Garcia St. The coffeeshop is on the corner in a strip with a nice book store, photography gallery (Photo-eye). Pick up the local paper out front.
Kakawa Chocolate House.
Going past Downtown Subscription, cross Paseo de Peralta, to this darling chocolate house with hand crafted chocolate creations.
The easiest trail is right across the street! Just go through Patrick Smith Park and the other side is Santa Fe River, which runs along East Alameda St. It follows the river (a creek-size river), more or less, all the way across town, to West Alameda St. and the Plaza area, and beyond. Recommended for a partial walk, shop, eat, day.
Dale Ball Trails
Drive to this trailhead area by going East on Canyon, turn RT , then quickly left at the Stop sign. Now you are on Upper Canyon Rd. Follow this road about one mile and you will see a small parking area on the left.
PARKING FOR BESOS IS IN THE CENTER OF THE DRIVEWAY. THERE IS ROOM FOR 3 CARS FOR THE THREE CASITAS IN THIS COMPLEX. No smoking in house and in the central courtyard. Smoking is allowed only at the courtyard off the driveway to the left of Studio C. Quiet time after 10 p.m. No parties or gatherings. Check in time is 4 pm, check out is at 11 am. I can occasionally accept requests for different times.
Besos is a beautifully decorated, comfortable, cozy home. I loved staying there because I could walk to all of the main attractions of Santa Fe, and because it was a clean, beautiful place to stay. Lisa was an excellent host: available when needed, kind and welcoming. I would stay there again in a heartbeat!
Lisa's gorgeous Casita was everything we hoped for and more. Words can't describe how at home it made us feel and how it positively affected our experience in Santa Fe. Lisa has supreme taste in interior design, which makes this setting picture perfect- not to mention the warming bedside fireplace that made our January stay even cozier. Location? Couldn't have been better. We were able to walk to many shops and restaurants. We highly recommend staying here!
We entered Besos casita on a crisp January night to find the fireplace lit and the house warm and charming. The neighborhood is enchanting. And what was so special about Besos is that we never had to leave the neighborhood. I had brought groceries and the kitchen is set up well for preparing simple meals. A great restaurant is nearby. A sundries shop is in walking distance. A fabulous park where my kid could play is across the street. Museum Hill nearby. In short, we spent 3 days completely immersed in winding roads and adobe homes, mountains and sunsets. I hope to return as soon as possible.
Lisa's place was just perfect for our short visit to Santa Fe. It is central and a lovely layout. Even though it is winter, we stayed warm and cozy in this lovely cottage.
Lisa was not on the premises, sorry we did not get to meet.
The casita was in a great location, we loved being able to walk to
The Teahouse for breakfast, and further down Canyon Road. Easy access to downtown and all points north. Got to say, this Santa Fe trip was one of the best vacations-scenic, great food, great people, shopping, great drives and experiences! I would definitely stay here again. The casita was as promised, clean, private, cozy, but with room to spread out for long stay. A microwave would be a good addition to the unit. Thanks for some great memories!
What a fun spot to spend the winter holiday. Two cozy fireplaces and a well stocked kitchen, all in walking distance to the Canyon Road festival of lights. Would love to stay here in a warmer time of year too..
We had such a great time at Besos! My wife and I stayed for two nights with our dogs and it was perfect. Cozy little place with gas fireplaces and a park just across the street for running the pups around. The place is really close to downtown as well as plenty of things within walking distance.
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Friendly and helpful, I will do my best to be sure you are comfortable during your stay at Pu'ulena House on the Big Island of Hawaii, or at Canyon Road in Santa Fe. I split my time between them, and Mexico. I use airbnb often when i travel and can relate to the needs of a traveler. While in Hawaii I enjoy swimming in tide pools and in the open ocean. Painting and drawing the human figure is another passion. I designed, built and decorated Pu'ulena House.