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Virginia Hughes

Member since: 2006
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Speaks english

Historic Adobe Gem Near Canyon Road

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Historic Eastside holiday house

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6 adults, 2 children on pull-out couch

Casa De Alma is an exceptionally beautiful 3-bedroom, 2-bath adobe home situated on a charming tree-lined street in the heart of Santa Fe’s 400-year old Eastside historic district. Rated a 5-Star Vacation Rental for the past eight years, it is perfect for one, two, or three couples or a family that seek an elegant and authentic way to experience Santa Fe. Walk to Santa Fe's famous Plaza and Canyon Road, just a few blocks away. The open floor plan includes a large master bedroom with Kiva fireplace and separate bath, a large king-bedded room and a smaller queen-bedded room that share a connecting bath. A large fully-equipped kitchen with washer and dryer adjoin the living room and dining area. A Kiva fireplace is the focal point of the living area. A queen sofa bed in the living room is handy for additional children.

Casa De Alma is fully licensed by the City of Santa Fe and abides by all tax laws and city ordinances.

Romantic Ambiance: Inside Casa de Alma, the Southwest comes alive with vibrant colors and natural lighting that accentuate the exposed beam ceilings and beautiful red brick floors. The living room features a gorgeous Kiva fireplace to warm the cool mountain nights, colorful antique rugs, and a rare bench and cross wall in the Native tradition. A rich leather sofa invites good conversation, reading or napping in the great room while the elegant dining room seats eight and has table service for twelve. The spacious kitchen is equipped with fine pottery, cookware and glassware and comes with lots of counter space and natural light. Upon arrival, you are welcomed to Casa de Alma with a special basket of goodies.

Sleeping Rooms with Style: Each bedroom is a fantasy destination in itself. The master bedroom features a king size bed with a beautifully hand-carved antique gate headboard, cozy seating area in front of a Kiva fireplace, and elegant private bath with luxury amenities and Southwest decor. The next bedroom features a king-size bed with covers and pillows in rich soothing colors of blue and red. Large windows let in plenty of sunshine or can be completely shaded for the late morning sleeper. The third bedroom features a queen size bed with fine linens in shades of cream and white, an ornate iron bedstead situated between two inviting windows, and a gorgeous ceiling of Southwestern latillas. The shared bath between these two bedrooms has a large walk-in shower, elegant lighting, and Southwest accents. All bedrooms feature Ralph Lauren linens and cozy robes.

Pet-Friendly: Casa de Alma is a pet friendly Santa Fe vacation rental (dogs only - maximum of two) for an additional charge per night. Confirmation of your pet must be made in advance of arrival. Casa de Alma has a completely fenced back yard that pooches and pet owners love!

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Virginia Hughes (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks english

About Virginia Hughes

Having lived in Santa Fe for five years full time, my husband and I still visit frequently and were thrilled to be able to purchase Casa de Alma. Although we live in Texas we are able to manage our property with the help of trusted caregivers.

Virginia Hughes purchased this house in 2013

Why Virginia Hughes chose Santa Fe

This prestigious area of Santa Fe is close to Canyon Road and the Plaza, within walking distance of both. Additionally the historic East Side is a wonderful area to walk and view the architecturally significant homes in the area. Leafy and an easy walk, the nearby Acequia Madre is a beautiful walking area. Located on a quiet dead-end street, Casa de Alma is the perfect getaway in Santa Fe.


based on 20 traveller reviews

Historic Adobe Gem Near Canyon Road
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Austin, TX

Amazing authentic adobe home in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in 20+ vacation rentals and this is one of the best - we would definitely return! Virginia was very friendly. The location is super convenient, maybe 5-10 min to the Plaza. We were three couples traveling with toddlers in tow and the space was great for us. The decor is very authentic and offers a true sense of place, definitely a luxury feel. Loved the wood beams, kiva fireplace, and antique door headboard in the master. The enclosed outdoor patio was a popular spot for the toddlers to run around. The things that could be improved would be adding a wifi extender to enable a strong signal throughout the home (it was hard to get a strong signal outside the kitchen) and perhaps replacing the tube TV with a more modern model. We also went to the ABQ balloon fiesta one day (which was awesome) and it was relatively easy ~1hr each way. 10am felt a little early for check out, but there was another party arriving later that afternoon and it takes 6-8 hours to turnover. Best restaurants were The Pantry, Maria's, and Pasqual's. Intl Folk Art Museum and the Plaza were also highlights.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Eric, for your review. You nailed it with the restaurants and the ABQ Balloon Festival! All worthy of fine food and festivities. We are so glad your group enjoyed our home!
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What a find!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 plus a friend (that's 4 teenagers!) had the pleasure of staying at this lovely property for spring break. It is a true slice of Santa Fe - beautifully decorated and lovingly cared for, down to the tiniest detail. Little things like an abundance of thick, designer towels in each bathroom, incredibly comfortable beds and gorgeous light pouring through the windows and skylights. It was spacious yet cozy, and the location was excellent. Will definitely stay here again! We usually stay at the Inn at Loretto, and this was much more luxurious at a better price!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We try to make Casa de Alma your home away from home, with the comfort, convenience and amenities of a fine hotel in addition to a gourmet kitchen, two fireplaces and the privacy of a real home. Please come again!
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Perfect Week at Casa de Alma

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four and grandmother spent a week at Casa de Alma. It was a fabulous set-up for us; the home is beautifully designed, in a lovely neighborhood, and provides for easy walking to Canyon Road and beyond. The home is well maintained and we were all very comfortable. It was a long-time dream of grandmother's to visit Santa Fe and Casa de Alma provided us with the perfect home base as we explored the city and other New Mexico sites.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to get these positive reviews! Santa Fe is a perfect destination for multi-generational families and we strive to make sure Casa de Alma is a perfect home away from home.
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Ideal Santa Fe Vacation Property!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing home in Santa Fe! Casa de Alma is a fantastic place to stay with your family and friends. This is our second time staying at Casa de Alma- just as wonderful the second time around.

There is plenty of space inside and outside of the home for kids and family to enjoy. The location is ideal, a few blocks off Canyon Road and a quick drive or walk to the plaza. The house was a perfect place to relax after a long day skiing. We ordered great food and sat by the fire. The owners have an amazing eye for detail creating a truly Santa Fe style stay. They have a wonderful book of suggestions and information for local attractions as well as a collection of Santa Fe and NM guidebooks to help you plan your days.

We walked to Canyon Road and then on to the Plaza one morning spending the day at the museums, shops and restaurants. It was a memorable vacation made even better by our stay at Casa De Alma. We look forward to returning next year!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! We try hard to make sure all our guests have a positive, comfortable experience. We will look forward to reserving dates for you next year.
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buda, Texas

Amazing home

  • 5 of 5

Casa De Alma is a beautiful luxury home with old world charm in a great location. This home has all the modern conveniences with the character of an old world adobe structure. It is in an upscale neighborhood within walking distance to all the best shopping and restaurants. A short stroll to Canyon, and convenient to everything. The house is gorgeous, decorated beautifully. Very comfortable, and relaxing. Loved the kiva fireplace and large well appointed kitchen. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Santa Fe.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We love it when our guests love our home!
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Charm and convenience

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful 5 day stay for a ski vacation with kids. Beautifully decorated and convenient to both downtown and historic Canyon Road. Property was well maintained and had every comfort of home. Worth every penny!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Casa de Alma is located is the most prestigious historic area of Santa Fe. It is surrounded by beautiful adobe homes, many that date over a hundred years. Walk the lovely tree-lined streets still constructed of dirt and feel as if you were in Old Mexico. The many art galleries of Canyon Road are within two blocks and the historic Santa Fe Plaza is a 15-minute walk. At any time of year, enjoy the fine shopping, fabulous world-class restaurants, museums, and historic attractions of the Southwest. For outdoor enthusiasts, spring and summer offer hiking, biking, fishing, white-water rafting, mountain climbing and golf, all nearby. Visit in the winter for the best of the winter sports such as downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling, in Santa Fe and nearby Taos.

Other Activities: shopping, art galleries


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Historic Eastside, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Thanksgiving 2016
22 Nov 2016 - 28 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
Christmas -New Years 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Peak
1 Jul - 30 Aug
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Housekeeping fee A$329 + Tax
Pet Fee A$59 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.31%

A 25% deposit of rental fee only is required to book the reservation, payable by credit card to the Owner. The balance due is payable 60 days prior to the reservation dates for all rentals except Thanksgiving and Christmas-New Years, for which the balance is due 90 days prior to the reservation dates. There is no refund after the balance due is paid, although in case of accident or illness we will hold your payment for use at other dates as available. Casa De Alma is licensed by the City of Santa Fe. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Historic Eastside, New Mexico

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 is comfortably shared by the King and Queen rooms. Each bedroom enters Bathroom 2 through separate entrances.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Casa de Alma sleeps 6 adults comfortably in three bedrooms. There are 2 king size beds, one in the master bedroom and one in bedroom 2. Bedroom 3 has a queen size bed. Bedroom 2 and 3 share a full-bath which is located between them and accessed by two separate doors. The Master Bedroom has a separate full-bath. Families may use the sleeper sofa in the living room (Queen) to accommodate up to two children. We allow a maximum of 6 adults + 2 children, for a total maximum of 8 people.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • tennis