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Casita De Las Estrellas -Walk to Plaza, Quiet, Private

Bedrooms 1
Space 47 m²
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Full-size Foldout Couch,sleeps 3

Casita de las Estrellas is the epitome of the charming, authentic casita that everyone looks for when visiting Santa Fe, located within a 10-15 min. (.7 mile) walk of old Santa Fe's picturesque plaza. In the summer, enjoy the private flagstone patio/garden area exclusively for the use of Casita de las Estrellas. There is a larger garden area that is for the use of our other two casitas. I have this policy as I feel that when all of the casitas are occupied, that would be too many people to use the larger garden comfortably.

In the winter, cozy up by your own kiva fireplace. The casita is very secluded and quiet, featuring authentic hand-painted Mexican tile and coved ceilings with original vigas, furnished with hand-carved southwestern style furniture. The bedroom features fine linens for a wonderful night's sleep. There is a shower only. Casita de las Estrellas features a full-size sleeper sofa in the living room area. The sunny atmosphere is the result of skylights throughout. Tastefully decorated with attractive artwork and hand-woven rugs. Off-street parking available as well as laundry facilities. Upon your arrival, you will find all the ingredients for a continental breakfast! The casita is maintained with care and pride.

Casita de las Estrellas is the smallest of our three casitas (but still very comfortable and attractively decorated) and that is reflected in the price.

Cooling: The casita does not have central air conditioning. We have provided a portable air conditioner and fans for the summer months if people want to use them. The casita is the original adobe construction which has been used in New Mexico for centuries. The adobe walls keep the casitas cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The only kind of air conditioning that I could put in these historic buildings would be window units and I refuse to do that as they can be quite noisy and unsightly. In addition, in Santa Fe, the nights are about 25-30 degrees cooler than the days, so we do not have hot summer nights.

Please see our other one bedroom HomeAway listings #108186 and #133266

Santa Fe Short Term Rental License: 17-00143568

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Roxanne Connan
Member since: 2002
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

About Roxanne Connan

My husband and I have had the pleasure of owning 102 Peña Place for 15 years. I really enjoy managing the property and knowing the people who come back year after year. We have lived in Santa Fe for over sixteen years and live a little bit outside of the city limits. We have a 19-year-old son, two collies and a cat.

Roxanne Connan purchased this bungalow in 2002

Why Roxanne Connan chose Santa Fe

When I first saw it, I knew it was the one because of the privacy, quiet and peacefulness. Short walk (10-15 minutes) to the plaza, but less expensive than staying on the East side. A few blocks from the new Railyard.

What makes this bungalow unique

I always put in the makings for a breakfast (cereal, milk, juice, bread, jam, fruit, butter) so people won't have to arrive in the afternoon and then immediately go find a grocery store.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for making my stay in this charming casita so very special! I really appreciated the breakfast food and gift basket too. It was wonderful to have restaurant menus and visitor information available. You have done a wonderful job!
Dec 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Downtown, New Mexico

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 47 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Mexican tile, shower only.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 large double bed
    Living Room - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Queen bed, fine quality linens, down pillows.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • ski


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Casita De Las Estrellas -Walk to Plaza, Quiet, Private
average rating of 4.888889 based on 26 reviews

Very beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

Everything was nice and percect. I enjoyed my stay in the casita.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pia, It was our pleasure to have you visit. Thank you for being such a good guest. Regards, Roxanne Connan
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CASA Estrellas

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well cared for property in a perfect location.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best!

  • 5 of 5

Casita de las estrellas was the ideal cozy warm, beautiful, well-located and perfectly appointed little place for our family holiday gathering. The owners responded very promptly before during and after our stay; though we wanted for nothing in the casita as they had it set up to meet every possible need and desire on top of being clean and beautifully arranged.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ms. C-K, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I know that future guests will really appreciate your comments. I know that when my husband and I travel, the comments are very important in helping to make the right choice. I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season in Casita de las Estrellas. I wish we had had more snow, but we got enough to make it beautiful. See you next time. Roxanne
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Great Adobe, Excellent Location

  • 4 of 5

The GUADALOPE district or the Aztec district was a wonderful, beautiful & safe area to stay in. I liked it's proximity to the river and the GUADALOPE church. The free bus that takes you to all the Santa Fe high lights was so close & an easy walk. I really appreciated the top notch kitchen> knives, pots and pans.

Everything I could wish for was present there. Parking was tight in the designated area with our 4 door truck so we parked on the street which was fine. We stayed two weeks. I even slept out in the back patio because of the heat and felt safe. Very quiet, Very clean. Good mattress, sheets, pillows, powerful shower but the bedroom sink was awkward as the bed room has lots of large furniture and is tiny. I would suggest a rounded pedestal sink would be more collision friendly for night time bathroom usage..... I appreciate all the thoughtful touches, fresh food when we arrived, laundry, flower boxes, fire wood, large mirrors, and the area. The best place I have stayed in Santa Fe in the 5 X I've been there.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr. & Mrs. B, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay, but sorry that you were not comfortable with the sink in the bedroom. Indeed, having a sink in the bedroom is not ideal, and making room for a queen bed rather than a double. That is why the casita is $100-150 less per week than our other comparably sized casita. Thank you for your kind comments on all of the other aspects of the property. I hope you enjoyed your teachers' symposium at Santa Fe Prep. Our son just graduated from there at the beginning of June. Regards, Roxanne
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Loveland, CO

Beautiful city; Adorable casita!

  • 5 of 5

I'm writing this review as we are packing to leave this beautiful casita. Sigh. It has been a wonderful visit in a city I love made perfect by this adorable home away from home. This is not your fake adobe that has the "look" from the outside but a real adobe with thick walls, viga beam ceilings, kiva type fireplace and brick floors. Our hosts, Andrew and Roxanne made sure we felt welcome with a gift basket full of goodies and breakfast ready so that we wouldn't have to shop that first evening on arrival...such a thoughtful gesture on their part. The casita is within walking distance to the plaza, railroad district and canyon road. We used our car one time the week we were here. Please don't tell too many people about this place because I want to book it for Christmas 2016! Thank you, Andrew and Roxanne, for sharing your home with us. We look forward to many visits in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this wonderful review. I am so pleased that you had an enjoyable stay. We will see you Christmas 2016! Regards, Roxanne
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San Antonio

Great City; Great Place To Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Santa Fe is a great place to visit, and this casita is a great place to stay while you are there. It is in a great location for getting out and seeing the city; it's also a delightful place to just sit and relax at the end of the day. It's within easy walking distance of both the main Santa Fe downtown area and the Railway District--and in a charming neighborhood. The interior is full of the Santa Fe feel--beamed ceilings, curved fireplace, nice furnishings. The hosts have bent over backward to make you feel at home, with a gift basket, first-day groceries, helpful instructions and information, etc. An added bonus is a good stock of information and maps on nearby restaurants and attractions. Highly recommended! We look forward to returning in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and I really appreciate you taking the time to do this review. As perhaps you did, prospective guests really benefit from reading the reviews, especially the more recent ones. Regards, Roxanne
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albuquerque or Santa Fe (local)
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak or Railrunner (local)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Santa Fe Ski Basin
Car: not necessary

Short walk (10-15 minutes) to the plaza, but less expensive than staying on the East side. A few blocks from the new Railyard and Guadalupe street dining and shopping. Quiet and private, in a residential neighborhood.

Casita de las Estrellas is located in the historic Guadalupe district at 102 Pena Place. It is a short walk to the Santuario de Guadalupe, the Georgia O’Keefe Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Palace of the Governors, etc. Restaurants within easy walking distance include the Cowgirl Hall of Fame, the well known Coyote Café, the renowned Pink Adobe, as well as many others. There are many shops and galleries filled with lots of interesting and attractive merchandise.

Other Activities: World famous Santa Fe Opera summer season.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday bungalow in Downtown, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Regular Season
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
1 Dec 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
20 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
Regular Season
3 Jan 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

Cancellation Policy:
100% refund if the cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to arrival date. With notification of desire to cancel 30 days or less before arrival, we will make every effort to re-rent the casita and if we are able to, we will happy refund all or part of the deposit.Cancellation Policy:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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