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Classic Mid-Century Modern Cottage in the sky

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

An Architects Personal, Generously Sized, One Bedroom One Bathroom Getaway

Located just a three block stroll from the WNMU campus on the Northern edge of town (and next to our other vacation rental: Casa # 477174) roomy, light filled one bedroom, one bathroom vacation home feels like a 'sky house' and was the inspiration for the Spanish name 'Casa Cielo'. Perched on a ridge with great views out to the New Mexico high- country, this quiet neighborhood on the edge of town offers the convenience of 'in town' living with the feel of a mountain retreat. Native plantings surround it and a driveway loops up and around it with an off-street parking. Designed by its architect/owner in the mid-fifties, the simple and efficient plan includes a masonry fireplace with a built in convection heater for winter comfort in the generous living room. The large bedroom is provided with ample built-in storage. A well-lit 'galley' type kitchen is flanked by a separate dining room on one side and a large laundry/craft room on the other.

Casa Cielo is provided with the following amenities:

ONE with a comfortable queen size bed, desk, love seat and ample built in storage for clothes and 'gear'.

SOFA provided in the living room for guests (ask us about our visitors policy)

or enjoy a relaxing soak in the your toiletries organized in the generous cabinets and drawers in the adjacent hallway storage area.

KITCHEN...A generous galley style kitchen comes complete with cookware, dishes, coffee maker, micro wave, gas range/oven and full sized refrigerator.

LAUNDRY ROOM...a well lit room with a full sized washer and dryer and plenty of room for storage





FIREPLACE...(ask about our fireplace policy)

COVERED patio with great mountain views

AIR mounted refrigerated AC units in the living room and bedroom along with ceiling fans in the living room and bedroom

by central forced air heat

CLEANING ironing board and cleaning supplies are provided

More Details

Tatiana Kurakin and Jim Druffel
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
10 September, 2018

About Tatiana Kurakin and Jim Druffel

We are native Californians smitten by Southern New Mexico and its timeless beauty, history and its uncanny similarity to parts of California 'Gold Country' and other great places we have lived in or visited. We left California after selling our interest in TEKA-ILLUMINATION', an outdoor lighting manufacturing company in Templeton near San Luis Obispo. We can be found during the day at 'TATIANA MARIA GALLERY and lighting' in our 1884 building on Bullard street in the Historic District of old town Silver City. Tatiana started this business from a porch sale in Rosendale, known as 'MIDTOWN ANTIQUES'.

Tatiana Kurakin and Jim Druffel purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Tatiana Kurakin and Jim Druffel chose Silver City

After acquiring our 1940's adobe on Mississippi in the late nineties... and then our vacation rental next to it (Casa Serena ID # 477174), we were offered the opportunity to purchase Casa Cielo, a great little home next to our existing properties that we had always admired and now makes a wonderful 'compound' of classic Silver City homes with wonderful native plantings that can only evolve with time and nurturing.

What makes this cottage unique

Before us, Casa Cielo was owned by a dear neighbor that gave us first shot at buying her place before moving out of state. We visited her several times and always enjoyed the sense of being above the surrounding homes and concealed by the oaks, junipers and natural plantings just outside the windows. It is unusual to find such a secluded setting with great mountain and city views, near to town and the WNMU unusual to find a small well-lit, well designed home that feels like a well appointed is what Casa Cielo is all about.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Silver City

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower)
  • Shower/tub with pedestal sink,lots of adjacent storage and great natural light
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Queen size bed with desk, love seat and generous closet/storage space
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
Although Silver City can sometime seem bursting with almost to much activity and events, it can also sometimes seem almost deserted...Sundays and Mondays are pretty quiet. We are truly blessed with at least a dozen (good to great) restaurants in the compact, walkable historic old-town area. More old-town businesses are experimenting with Sundays such as Diane's restaurant with their 'open mic' Sunday. We own the 'Tatiana Maria Gallery and lighting' and welcome you to stop by whether you stay with us or chose another Silver City vacation home.


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Classic Mid-Century Modern Cottage in the sky
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Really nice place. Very quiet and private

  • 5 of 5

I would definitely stay here again. Not too far from downtown and has a very nice view. The house was very clean and cozy.

  • Review Submitted: 03/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dean, We're glad that you were able to stay with us again. The hilltop views are really great which is why we call it "Casa Cielo" for sky house...feels like a great tree house! Glad you enjoyed it. Tatiana & Jim
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This is a very nice comfortable house. Great location and a wonderful view from the front porch!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying here. Tatiana and Jim are wonderful hosts! We would stay here again and would recommend this house to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 03/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Stay Comforts - Perfect for 2

  • 5 of 5

Everything is here from beautiful vistas and wandering deer to a fully equipped kitchen with good pans and knives.

Good Internet Connection and large screen TV that allows HDMI to your equipment.

The house is clean and has a washer and dryer.

The kitchen is very usable with 1 cook handling the meals.

Good old-fashion dish-washing will help moisturize your hands in the dry climate.

The bedroom is spacious with a love seat, extra bedding and pillows and has a firm Queen bed for a very comfortable night's sleep. Plenty of closet space, too.

Quiet, relaxing yet very close to all Silver City has to offer. An easy walk to WNMU.

  • Review Submitted: 30/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us. We're glad you enjoyed Casa Cielo with the great views and our local wildlife! Let us know if you move here! Tatiana & Jim
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Quiet neighborhood, nice place.

  • 4 of 5

Good views of sunrises and sunsets.

  • Review Submitted: 30/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views!

  • 4 of 5

The house was so cozy and the windows had incredible views. We were in town for the bike race and this place was comfortable and perfect for me and my boyfriend while relaxing between races. I can't wait to come to come back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 16/05/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Cottage, Perfect Location!!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a two week stay at Casa Cielo. Everything was clean and in good working order. The description of the property was accurate. We very much enjoyed the mid century modern efficiency of the cottage. So well thought out in the floor plan and total design. The views and natural lighting were a huge plus for us. If you love to hike, as we do, this will be a perfect location for you. Silver City is surrounded by trails both easy and challenging. Boston Hill, Gomez Peak, The CDT, Mineral Springs, Ft. Bayard, Cherry Creek and Tadpole just to name a few. This part of New Mexico is also rich in history and art. Everyone is friendly and you can't go wrong with having Tatiana and Jim as your hosts. We will definately be back for a longer stay next time.

  • Review Submitted: 27/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jane and Dan, It was a pleasure to meet both of you and we look forward to seeing you again next year! The get together with Tom and Ruth is I think, becoming a tradition. Thanks for the review and take care. Tatiana and Jim
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Grant County Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Diane's Parlor, Toad Creek Pub
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Amtrak at Deming
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
Interstate 10 to Hwy. 180 or 90
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Diane's, Tre Rosat, 106 Texas
Car: recommended

At a 6000 ft. elevation, Silver City has pleasant high desert summers... rarely hitting the triple digits that our low desert neighbors see for weeks at a time. Expect refreshing 'monsoon' rains in mid to late summer with plenty of sunshine... and nights that are always cool throughout the summer. Winters are mild with occasional snows that melt quickly in the strong sunlight from clear blue New Mexico skies. Located at the Southern end of the Continental Divide high country, a quick trip to the North gets you up into the Spruce, Fir and Ponderosa pine high country...head South and you're in rolling grass-lands and cattle country... complete with 'real deal' working cattle ranches. We are an outdoor enthusiasts paradise with the Gila National Forrest to explore, including the Gila Cliff Dwellings and the Gila River (the last free flowing one in New Mexico). The Glenwood 'Catwalk' is a favorite day trip... and for hikes around town there is the 'Boston Hill' trail system. The historic WNMU campus is a fun evening stroll (don't miss their Mimbres pottery collection at the campus museum) ...and for a great day hike, try the Gomez peak trail at the end of Little Walnut road. Local wines can be tasted at Esperanza Winery in a beautiful Mimbres Valley setting...and a one hour trip to Deming will take you to two great wineries: Luna Rosa and Saint Clair. Another Deming favorite of ours in 'Diaz Produce' near the intersection of Hwy. 26 and Hwy 180...a real working farm with great watermellons and at harvest time is awash with the smell of barrel roasted chilli peppers. Get a copy of 'Hiking the Gila' to plan your hikes and browse events and activities in our area.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage around the Silver City

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee AU$102.91
Pet Fee AU$68.61
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$274.44

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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