2 Bdrms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4-5). Walk or take free public bus to Plaza. Love dogs
About Chris Schluter
I am a retired consultant to nonprofits, mostly colleges and universities, but also hospitals, museums, etc. Before that, I was a college teacher and administrator. I love Santa Fe's cultural richness, arts, great food (especially green chile and sopapillas, which in their delectable northern New Mexico form are found nowhere else, in my view), spectacular scenery with such a variety of ecosystems, wonderful hiking, birding and other wildlife viewing.
Chris Schluter purchased this Apartment in 1986
Why Chris Schluter chose Historic Eastside
It's old Santa Fe at its best--beautifully and very comfortably appointed and maintained both indoors and out, with mature landscaping by a famous designer. In minutes we can be on the trail hiking up Atalaya Peak, summit 9,121. Afterward, we can walk three blocks to dinner at Geronimo's, the Compound, or El Farol and all the shops and galleries on Canyon Road. The home is in an historic Santa Fe neighborhood; yet we have extensive, secluded grounds with beautiful, private native, xeric gardens, organic fruit trees, and a huge, completely enclosed and private patio.
What makes this Apartment unique
Great privacy and beauty very close to everything. Flocks of butterflies and birds, including hummingbirds, live here because the property is filled with mature native trees, shrubs, and perennials, and organic fruit trees. Sitting on the 1000-square-foot enclosed, private and quiet patio, or strolling paths by the front beds, it's hard to believe that we're minutes to Canyon Road and the Plaza.
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So hard to leave...
Our stay at Christine's house was absolutely wonderful. As a couple (and dog) moving to Santa Fe, it was a perfect home base for getting to know the city - and if it wasn't so popular, we would love to rent it long-term.
The location, in the historic east side, a short walk from the galleries and restaurants of Canyon Road, is ideal. It's an easy walk to the Plaza and downtown, a quick drive to shopping and groceries. There are numerous great hiking trails within a mile or so. If you want to spend a month or more in Santa Fe, this is the perfect place to be.
The house is spacious yet cozy, with wood-burning kiva fireplaces in the living room and both bedrooms, a great king-size bed, and beautiful, artistic details everywhere. The huge, lovely flagstone patio is great for enjoying the fresh air or firing up the grill. The kitchen is large and well-stocked, with lots of counter space, good appliances and a big, unique dining table. The gated front entry, set way back from the street and beautifully landscaped, lends the whole place a very private feel.
The owner was incredibly warm and welcoming, and has been a HUGE help to us as we get to know the area. The property manager, who lives in a nearby casita, was also wonderful - very responsive when we had questions or requests, and always great to chat with.
The reviews here really say it all - this is not just a nice vacation rental, it's a real home away from home. Like Santa Fe itself, we can't recommend it enough.
Just like Home
Spending a month in May at what I feel like is my New Mexico Casita is what I look forward to every year. The kitchen is spacious enough for me to set up as my printmaking studio with an etching press and still room to have dinner. With two bedrooms I also have room for any guest that might pass this way. The bathroom has a beautiful tiled tub and shower and two sinks makes it extra nice. There are windows throughout to open and let the New Mexico breeze in. Skylights in the living room adds extra light. A fireplace in both bedrooms and one in the living room makes for a warm homey feel. The large patio is great for that morning coffee. Now to the front yard. Cactus and lots of flowers, (wish I could name them but that will have to be next time).
The location is close enough to Canyon Road Galleries and restaurants that you can easily walk. I would highly recommend Chris’s Casita to anyone who wants to explore Santa Fe and all of New Mexico. Working with Chris is like working with a friend. She responds quickly and wants you to have the best time while in Santa Fe.
This was my husband's and my first visit to Santa Fe, and we did not want to leave at the end of the week. Chris's casita was perfect for us--charmingly decorated and comfortably appointed, extremely quiet at night, light-filled during the day (loved the skylights!), with a comfy king bed in the Master bedroom, a spacious eat-in kitchen, and a cozy living room with a kiva fireplace that we enjoyed several times. The house is even more spacious than it looks in the photos. And the location was so convenient, especially to Canyon Road's galleries and restaurants. From the first communication, Chris was extremely helpful. We ate at many of the restaurants she recommended, all great, and visited local museums as well as driving to Taos one day (highly recommend!). This was one of our best VRBO experiences ever. We plan to return to Santa Fe, and we hope to stay again in what we are now calling "our casita."
Charming, comfortable home in perfect location
This comfortably furnished casita is unusual in that it gets more light than many Santa Fe homes, so the sunshine streams in all winter long, yet the thick adobe walls keep it cool in hotter weather.
It has all the amenities you need for an extended stay. The location is accurately described as 'walk anywhere.' We lived there without a car and enjoyed the easy access on foot to coffee shops, galleries, museums, and the downtown plaza area, as well as Dale Ball trailheads for hiking in the hills.
The casita is on a very quiet street, and there is no traffic noise at all.
The separate bedrooms allowed for privacy to relax or work, and yet there is a spacious openness to the living room, kitchen/dining room areas that give the house a warm, connected feeling.
Chris is a responsive and friendly landlord whose concern that guests have all they need for a pleasant stay is paramount.
I highly recommend this casita for a visit to Santa Fe of days, weeks, or months. It is delightful in every way.
This was my second stay at this casa. I had such a great experience one year ago that I wanted to stay for a whole month this time around. The house is like a home away from home. When I walked in it was like coming home. The house is well appointed, art filled and very clean. It is very quiet and private. This time around I was able to meet Chris who is the owner. She had many great ideas on places to go for sightseeing,meals and entertainment. The house is very close to nice little pubs and Canyon Road galleries. If you have never been to Santa Fe before this is the perfect place have a home base. I will return!
Charming place to stay
From start to finish we loved our time in Christine's vacation rental, we would highly recommend staying here and she was a delight to work with in every way. We came to Santa Fe with our dog to enjoy hiking in the mountains, walks around town, delicious food, and relaxation....we found it all. This place really is charming, a pretty blue gate leads you into the front entry, thick adobe walls, fireplaces, a well-equipped kitchen, pretty artwork everywhere, nice rugs, very comfortable bed, it felt like home. We were sorry to leave after a week and will definitely be back for another stay. The location was great, a short walk to Canyon Road galleries, the Friday night open galleries were especially fun, quiet neighborhood, nice walk to the plaza, east side of town was perfect for accessing Hyde Park Road up to great hiking in the Ski Valley, as well as Atalaya Mountain just a few miles away. We feel very fortunate to have found such a great place to stay, it's a gem!
Highly cosmopolitan small city with outstanding Opera, chorale, chamber music festival, flamenco, ballet, Native American dance, enormous art and literary communities (Native American, Hispanic, Anglo), third largest art market in US, unique spas in area, wide variety of cuisines available nearby, close to great coffee shop with large newspaper selection