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Desert Sky - Railyard/Downtown Retreat - Two Casitas

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4

Desert Sky is a sweet retreat perfectly located for your upcoming visit to Santa Fe. The attention to detail the owners took, shows the love they have of the newly remodeled home. They added gorgeous hand painted and carved doors to the original adobe home and selected one of a kind furnishing with high end antique furniture and artwork. The remodel is exquisite. A cozy two bedroom that accommodates up to four people. Desert Sky is also perfect for a couple or two friends who prefer to have their own bed rooms and not sleep on a sleeper sofa. There are two patios one of which is completely enclosed making this a great dog friendly home. The landscaping is perfect were you can enjoy a morning cup of coffee and evening glass of wine and barbeque. You will be right across from the Santa Fe River park and can follow that directly down to the Plaza and Canyon Road, passing first through the rail yard district. The living room features and authentic kiva fireplace, wood beam vigas, a comfortable seating area for four with a leather sofa and a flat screen TV. The living room opens to the dinning room and kitchen which opens up to the second patio making it perfect to prepare an out door meal. The kitchen has high end appliances lovely wooden cabinets and granite counters and a dish washer. Each of the two bedrooms has a queen size bed. The bathroom has stunning Mexican tile and is situated between the bedrooms in a Jack and Jill lay out. There is plenty of closet space and air conditioning and ceiling fans in each bedroom.

City Permit #16-00136460

More Details

Property Manager
Wendy Kapp
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2017

About Wendy Kapp

A note from Wendy Kapp- Owner of Two Casitas Santa Fe Vacation Rentals

Having been raised in Chicago, my soul longed for the massive blue skies and mountains I first saw when my mother, well-known watercolor artist Phyllis Kapp of Waxlander Gallery, introduced me to this magnificent area when I was 6 years old.

While returning west in 1975, I came through Santa Fe and fell in love with Northern New Mexico once again. I found the people here, especially back in '75, to be the most authentic people I had ever met and I decided to make Santa Fe my home. My extensive knowledge from living here for since 1975 makes me the perfect, local hostess to give you tips on making your stay memorable. I hope you come to love Santa Fe and, in-turn Two Casitas, as much as I do.

Why Wendy Kapp chose Santa Fe

Location, location, location is why chose these homes; walk everywhere.

What makes this house unique

When you stay with Two Casitas you stay like a local, not like a tourist, and experience Santa Fe like you live here. Who knows, maybe you will someday!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Desert Sky - Railyard/Downtown Retreat - Two Casitas
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Wonderful experience for visit to Santa Fe!

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully appointed little adobe exudes all the charm of Santa Fe. Lovingly decorated & perfectly located for walking to The Plaza for shopping, dining, cool bars, & sightseeing. Loved the place and wish I owned it, you'll call it home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We always love when our homes inspire people to want to own a little piece of Santa Fe. We hope to have you back some time soon.
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Very nice, my wife and I enjoyed staying here. I think more than two people would be a little tight

  • 5 of 5

The casitas was very nice and beautifully decorated. You could pretty much walk to any of the shopping, plaza, railyard. I would say more than two people would be a lttle tight. Overall we had a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! Ambiance and exploration is what Santa Fe is all about, and we hope to see you here again some time soon!
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Great location! Close to downtown and rail yard

  • 5 of 5

Having a great time! Met Helen the owner/artist and was invited to tour her home/art studio!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful! We are so happy to hear you've enjoyed your casita and vacation in Santa Fe.
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Good stay at Desert Sky

  • 4 of 5

Charming and convenient casita. We were pleased to be within walking distance of the Plaza and just off St. Francis drive for a straight shot to the opera. It was nice to have a private patio and full kitchen. The bedrooms were comfortable but small as was the living room area-- my only quibble.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with Two Casitas. We are happy to hear you found the Desert Sky Casita charming and that you enjoyed the patio and kitchen. We appreciate you sharing your experience and hope to see you back in Santa Fe!
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Charming Getaway in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place for a short vacation in Santa Fe. An easy walk to town, quiet, charmingly decorated, comfortable beds and lovely welcoming gifts. Great customer service. There are so many great restaurants, galleries, museums and a great farmers market. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends and family..

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with Two Casitas and for sharing your experience. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the Desert Sky casita; it's location, decor, and amenities. We hope to see you back in Santa Fe and greatly appreciate you recommending us.
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Charming Home in a Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

I travelled with my cousin to Santa Fe for a week holiday and it was the first time either of us rented a vacation property. The online photos accurately depict how cozy and well appointed this two bedroom casita is. Located behind the owner's home walking distance to town, it was a quiet and relaxing environment. Everything from high end coffee to corn chips and green chile salsa made us feel welcome. Plenty of towels, and all the other necessaries typically provided by a hotel were in good supply. The home owners were lovely people who you could tell genuinely wanted to make our Santa Fe Trip as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. For the two of us, this home was the ideal rental!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed staying in Desert Sky, it's amenities, and location. We appreciate you choosing Two Casitas as your first experience in a vacation rental and hope to see you back in Santa Fe. Safe travels!
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Santa Fe Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Quail Run
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Rail Runner
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Ski Santa Fe
Car: not necessary

World-class skiing is available from Thanksgiving through the first week of April at Santa Fe's Ski Basin high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains just 16 miles northeast of Santa Fe. Seven lifts, 43 trails, 1650 ft vertical, complete rentals and lessons, children's center and an average of 225 inches of powder per year!

Try a round of golf at the Towa Golf Course offering incomparable views of the Sangre de Cristo, Jemez, Sandia and Ortez mountain ranges. This amazing course is part of Hilton's Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino offering a driving range, large putting green, full pro shop, full food services, rental clubs and spectacular year-round golf. Located just 15 minutes north of historic Santa Fe.

Our 30 unique homes are located in Santa Fe's finest neighborhoods, only blocks away from The Plaza, our town’s historic center. Nearby are Canyon Road’s world-class galleries and restaurants; a short walk takes you to the newly modernized Rail Yard historic district.

Two Casitas’ vacation homes are tucked away in the city's most tranquil residential streets, yet strategically situated so you can experience our beautiful city on foot.

We offer everything from cozy romantic studios perfect for romantic getaways, to one, two and three bedroom homes.

Each home is thoughtfully decorated by the individual owners, with emphasis given to historic design themes, local materials and artisans, yet fully equipped with every modern comfort. Step across the threshold of your Two Casitas vacation rental and you’ll know you’re not in Kansas anymore---or New York, or Chicago, or Seattle. Santa Fe's distinctive adobe buildings and architecture evoke the city’s history as a confluence of Spanish and Native American cultures. Two Casitas promises our guests an authentic Southwest experience.

Whether you are looking for a century-old adobe home or a contemporary Santa Fe Style home, Two Casitas is sure to have something that will suit your taste. Santa Fe itself offers a unique and enchanting experience rich with breathtaking vistas, award-winning cuisine, phenomenal dining, art, and shopping, excellent museums, and a cultural heritage unlike any other in the United States.

Come and visit Santa Fe during one of our remarkable seasonal Festivals like Santa Fe Indian Market , Spanish Market, Santa Fe International Folk Art Festival, Come for one of many New Mexico Art tours, Ski Santa Fe, Santa Fe Century bike ride, Santa Fe Wine and Chili Festival. Sofa West, Santa Fe Fiestas. Just name a few. Any season of the year some mayor event is going on in Santa Fe. Just ask your hostess Wendy for any local tips you want. Venture out of Santa Fe and in one hour or so you can visit famed New Mexico artist Georgia O’Keefe Country

in Abique. River raft on the Rio Grande. Take a day trip to Taos. Ride the Santa Fe rail train to Albuquerque or Lamy, NM. Visit Bandelier national park. Visit at least one of Northern New Mexico’s Native American Pueblos. There are many Golf courses and casinos nearby as well. I could go on and on.

Experienced travelers know that their choice of lodging defines their journeys. Sustain your Santa Fe memories with Two Casitas.

Save on Homeaway fees and book at or by calling 505-984-2270.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Downtown, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
20 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
1 Dec 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
20 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
1 Mar 2018 - 14 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Season
15 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Season
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$190.16
Pet Fee A$126.77
Damage Protection Fee A$50.71
Tax Rate 9.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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