About This Listing
Charming Santa Fe style casita, nice neighborhood, ten-minute walk to the Plaza. Tall ceilings; 2 Bedrooms with bathrobes and 2 Bathrooms; Well Equipped Kitchen; dining room; TV and DVD; Fax Machine; Kiva Fireplace; Wi-Fi; Internet; Music; Outdoor Dining/Patio; BBQ and seating under Aspen trees; Vm/Answering Machine; Washer/Dryer; 1000 sq. ft.
No smoking; no animals.
Stephen was a wonderful host - he addressed any issues that we raised promptly, including having a very minor plumbing issue fixed ASAP. The casita is conveniently located to the cultural phenomenon that is Santa Fe, as well as to grocery stores.
The casita was extremely well equipped for all of our needs. While the area seemed very safe the closed gate parking provided us with a strong sense of security.
The patio with barbecue and nice seating was lovely for meals on warm evenings.
We would most definitely recommend this place to anybody wishing to enjoy time in Santa Fe.
The listing is accurately described, and Stephen was a great host, sending email prior to, during and as we were winding down our stay to check on us and see how we were doing. He was also very responsive.
We enjoyed his casita very much! It was well stocked, beautifully furnished, and comfortable. The neighborhood is residential and quiet; it is also walking distance to many places!
It was our first trip to Santa Fe, and this left a great impression on us; in fact, when we return, we will be sure to look up availability of Stephen's Casita again!
Thanks for a wonderful stay!!
A wonderful stay. This 2 bedroom casita exceeded all of our expectations. Each room had private outdoor space, the kitchen was fully equipped allowing us to cook a New Year's Eve meal at home, including some fancy dishes. The beds were comfortable, the fireplace added warmth, and the radiant heat made the place a perfect temperature. As for location, it was a 15 minute walk to the Plaza but simultaneously in a very quiet prt of central Santa Fe. Every time we looked up a place we wanted to go to, it turned out to be less than a 15 minute walk. With Uber coming to town, this casita only became even more convenient. In addition, we were four people, who comfortably shared the casita and with one dedicated off street parking space and several more visitor spots, which never filled up, we each had off street parking. I highly recommend this place.
My family and I stayed at Steve's Santa Fe Casita for a week during the winter holidays. It was absolutely lovely! We loved being able to walk downtown (we're always happy to leave the car behind) and to groceries in the Villa Linda Mall just a few blocks away. The casita itself was super comfortable, with two cozy bedrooms, a fireplace, and a very well appointed kitchen. We even hosted a small Christmas eve cocktail party which everyone enjoyed. We had one small maintenance need (just a drip) and it was attended to with lightening speed. Steve was very easy to communicate with and always responsive. I recommend this casita wholeheartedly.
My wife and I have visited Santa Fe many times for more than thirty years and we feel this was our best experience yet. This casita is lovingly decorated and spacious with a large, well equipped, kitchen and bar that opens to the dining and living area. The private, shaded patio on the west allows late afternoon sun into the living room and sunset views of the sky. The location is in our favorite neighborhood, the quiet, near-west side of the center of town. It’s only 2-3 blocks to restaurants, 2 grocery stores (Sprouts Farmers Market and Albertson’s which also have wine and liquor), coffee shops, and movie theaters. One block away is Clafoutis, the superb French bakery serving the best treats for breakfast and lunch. The Lensic Performing Arts Center, Collected Works bookstore, and of course, the historic plaza and shopping are only a 10 to 15 minute easy walk away down West San Francisco Street. A multi-use concrete walking trail along Alameda is 2 blocks away and continues west across St. Francis Drive several miles for bicycles or walking. The casita has secure off street parking, but we only needed a car for adventures farther away from the center of the city.
Steve was a great help by email and phone and he had also arranged for a friendly, local management group to provide keys and any other assistance. We stayed a week during off season and were lucky to have sunny days and cool nights as the Aspen leaves were falling. We can’t imagine returning to Santa Fe without first checking availability of this fine casita.
The description and the pictures of Stephen's casita are very accurate. Maybe it's even nicer than the photos! Friend and I were there for the last week. The place is perfect for two couples or two friends as we were. Very quiet both inside and out (I could not hear the TV in the master bedroom in the other bedroom). As others have said in reviews, the kitchen is well-appointed with just about everything you could need (although we only ate breakfast there--too many restaurants in Santa Fe, too little time LOL). The temperature control was nice--never too cold or too warm. Parking place right out front. The cleaning service from Casas de Santa Fe was very good. Place was very clean. Stephen made sure to be in contact with me via email during my stay to make sure everything went well. He was always very responsive to questions I had before the trip. Oh yes, I walked back from the plaza yesterday on a very straight path down West San Francisco to Elena Street, and I think it took about 12 minutes--easy peasy. Easy drive to anywhere in town as well.
In short, I would recommend Santa Fe Casita to anyone. I think you'll be very happy with your choice.
This casita accommodation is just perfect for anyone wanting to be near the Plaza. It was extremely clean and comfortable and with best array of kitchen utensils (better than mine at home) The short walk to the Plaza made for easy access to tourist attractions. We did have an issue with a tv not working but Stephen helped us to correct this at the first available moment; excellent service! We were extremely delighted with this vacation casita and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Santa Fe. We hope to return for a longer stay in the future and hope it will be available. 1 tip; book early!
About the Host, Stephen
I'm a 67-year-old former Peace Corps Volunteer and current president of my own think tank in the field of long-term care financing. Home for me is Seattle, Washington. My Santa Fe, NM listing on AirBnB is a second home under local property managment. After you book with me directly, my local representative will make sure you are welcomed and your needs are met. I travel widely and I know what I like in a lodging--comfort, convenience, and ambiance--all of which I'm confident you'll find in this Santa Fe casita. I recently used AirBnB in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Both experiences were exceptional. I look forward to speaking with you and sharing my favorite restaurants and things to do in Santa Fe if you're interested.
Wonderful pastries and French specialties for breakfast or lunch less than two blocks from the casita.North Guadalupe Street Santa Fe NM 87501
Handy farmers in DeVargas Center a short walk from the casita.Paseo De Peralta Santa Fe NM 87501-3010
Convenient shopping mall a short walk from the casita.North Guadalupe Street Santa Fe NM 87501
Good bar food and piano bar music. Dining room so-so. Half way from casita to the Plaza walking.West San Francisco Street Santa Fe NM 87501
Good BBQ and live music.South Guadalupe Street Santa Fe NM 87501
Santa Fes main post office. Long-stayers should consider receiving their mail here as the mail box at the casita is inactive.South Federal Place Santa Fe NM 87501
Popular Santa Fe Farmers’ Market in the Railyard open Saturdays year-round: 8am-1pm. Railyard Artisan Market at the Market Pavilion, Sundays: 10am-4pmPaseo De Peralta # 1 Santa Fe NM 87501
Good bands for dancing in the lounge.East San Francisco Street Santa Fe NM 87501
Excellent restaurants and activities. Ten minute walk from the casita.Cerrillos Road Santa Fe NM 87505
Some of the best, authentic southwestern cuisine in Santa Fe.Alarid Street Santa Fe New Mexico 87505