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Charming Private Casita on Acreage, in Town! Stunning Views, and Pet

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Darling One Bedroom, Kitchen, Jetted Tub At Foot Of Sun Mountain, Sunset Views

Nestled among two acres of pinons at the foot of the sacred Sun Mountain, your casita beckons. Sunsets and sunrises greet you daily, with Sun mountain to your back only being about a 30 minute hike to the top. There you'll understand why people move to Santa Fe. A mile away is Museum Hill. A few blocks further are the art galleries, restaurants, and the Georgia O'Keefe Museum. Georgia spent her last years only a couple blocks from Sun Mountain Casita. After a day here, you'll understand why. It is the perfect quiet place to watch the skies change over the city and mountains after a day in the land of enchantment. Step into your jetted tub, grill some salmon, and enjoy a glass of wine while the Santa Fe light lingers on your private patio. Enjoy the bird feeders, flowers and the sounds of coyotes as the lights twinkle before you. The perfect retreat, Sun Mountain Casita will cast her gentle spell on you, beckoning you to return.


NEED ADDITIONAL or OTHER accommodations?

See our other vacation rental that is on same acreage as this home:

Maddie's Place:

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Casa Venado:

And our other VRBO vacation rentals in the US and Mexico:

Gulfport ,Florida (Casa Chispa):

Gulfport, Florida (Nibblet House):

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (Casa que Canta):

Whidbey Island, Washington (The Artist's Cottage):

More Details

Nancy or George Roberts
Member since: 2003
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Nancy or George Roberts

George grew up a missionary kid in Zimbabwe, and met Nancy in California. After raising two boys, they set out to find their perfect paradise, Santa Fe, although they call the world their home. Avid travelers, they have been to 75 countries. They are devotees of Argentine Tango, and love dogs of all kinds.

Nancy or George Roberts purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Nancy or George Roberts chose Santa Fe

The property is unusual as it is so close to downtown, yet on two view acres. Most people say it is the best view they've seen in Santa Fe, and Sun Mountain is literally at your back door. Close to everything yet in a peaceful paradise, we felt completely blessed to be able to purchase this property, and now share it with you. The house was built in 1930, and the floors are old 18 in wide plank pine...a rarity now. Harold Littlefield built the place and we've done our best to restore it, and not change it much. We call it rustic elegance.

What makes this cottage unique

Well, to us and our friends, this property has soul, as soon as you turn in the long driveway, shaded by pinons. The views will take your breath away, as Santa Fe skies change each hour. You can watch summer storms come in and go out all across the valley, from Albuquerque to some say, Colorado. The living room floor has 18 inch wide boards from the 1930's and vigas across the living room ceiling. The Jotul fireplace heats the whole casita. Charm oozes from each room, with lovely original art, to the mosaic bathroom. Bird feeders are all around, and the curved walls of the patio drip with purple wisteria in the summer, framing other flowers. You won't want to leave!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Santa Fe

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , jacuzzi
  • Bath has unique mosaic in tub and vanity. Jetted tub, and large mirror.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • queen bed with desk and reading chair, 32' TV, built in drawers, two windows, en suite bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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(27 traveller reviews)

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Charming Private Casita on Acreage, in Town! Stunning Views, and Pet
average rating of 4.296296 based on 27 reviews

Nice view of Santa Fe from a quiet location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Casita. The hosts Nancy and George were charming people and gave us great dining recommendations and sights to see while in Santa Fe. The Casita itself had a rustic appeal about it that you just don't get if you are used to staying in a corporate motel chain. Things are a little crooked and you can see daylight gaps around the doors. It's hard to be critical because everything that we really needed to have a good stay was there.

We found ourselves rushing to get back each evening so that we could enjoy the fabulous views of the sunset behind the western mountains. One morning we got up early and hiked to the top of Sun Mountain, before sunrise. If you walk up from the back of the property there is a trail that goes all the way to the top. It is a little deceiving because as you go the mountain seems to grow taller. In the evening the lights of the city provide a twinkling million dollar view.

You can probably find more refined accommodations in Santa Fe but, you will not find a better setting.

  • Review Submitted: 07/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jesse and Kim...Man oh man, thank you for your kind words!! It is great when people enjoy the casita as much as we do...yes, that sun Mountain can be a little deceiving...but worth the hike at the top. We are so happy you came all the way from Michigan to enjoy our city...and that it was worth the drive...We are looking forward to seeing you both again some time soon! All Good Things, Nancy and George
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Beautiful, private location that accommodated us and our dog perfectly!

  • 5 of 5

The Casita is up a private driveway, which our dog loved because she got to run around while we were outside watching her, and we didn't have to worry about other cars. The house sits on a beautiful trail to the top of Sun Mountain, which we hiked one day and didn't even need to drive. The house was nicely decorated and a great size for a family of three. The back courtyard area was fenced in with pretty views of the surrounding mountains. The drive to the Plaza and Canyon Road was less than ten minutes. Overall, we had a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 10/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, beautiful, exactly what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, orderly, compact, comfortable and in a peaceful position near downtown. We thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay and would highly recommend the casita!

  • Review Submitted: 07/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jonathan, Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope you will visit us again soon! All Good Things, Nancy and George
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Perfect spot for a couple's short getaway

  • 4 of 5

Overall I would recommend this location for a short getaway. I would definitely stay here again. We arrived on a Friday night and stayed until Tuesday morning.

Some of the highlights of the casita:

AWESOME location: short drive into downtown SF while still feeling very removed and remote.

The view is outstanding. Loved the patio off the back of the house looking down into town. GREAT sunset views. Be aware, if you stay here during the summer, the patio may be too hot to sit out for too long. But during the fall, it made for the ideal spot for a cup of morning coffee and some quiet time.

Bedroom and overall space was totally adequate for either a single person staying here for an extended stay or for a couple for a quick getaway.

We never had an issue while staying here so never needed the owners but in all my communication with them leading up to the stay, they were quick to respond.

Another bonus: the shower. I am a stickler for solid water pressure and temperature. This place had it!

Love the gas stove for heating.


Easy to get to.

The areas that could be a sticking point for some:

the seating options in the living space are limited. There is basically one small loveseat--not a big deal if you are traveling alone or simply using the space as a resting spot for all your day-time adventures. But if as a couple you are looking for a home to lounge in on a rainy day, this may be a little uncomfortable.

Kitchen--totally adequate for breakfast and lunch. We even made dinner one night. But be advised, the counter for prep space is higher than the standard height, making chopping difficult (doable but don't expect to be chopping up a storm).

And the tiny sink was the biggest challenge. With no dishwasher and the sink not being big enough for even a dinner size plate, it made cleanup challenging. Again, doable if you are preparing simple meals but be advised before using the 9x12 baking dish or larger pans.

Overall I'd recommend this spot!

  • Review Submitted: 04/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a complete review! We have since changed the couch to a full size...and we have added 4 more feet of counter space....we really appreciate all your kind words...we do our best to respond to every issue....We hope you will return again soon! All Good Things, Nancy and George
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Charming in every way

  • 5 of 5

Our time spent looking out at the beautiful view from the patio will be cherised.

  • Review Submitted: 15/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Coleen, so sorry for the delayed response..holidays got in our way! Thank you for your kind words! We hope you will return again soon! All good Things, Nancy and George
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Did not meet expectations.

  • 2 of 5

The hosts, Nancy and George were very nice and quick to respond to requests for help. The absolute best asset of the rental was the evening view from the patio of sunsets and the city of Santa Fe. The bed, bedding and towels were first rate.

Unfortunately, the unit itself had problems. There was an overall need for repairs. Cleanliness was substandard. The only TV was in the bedroom, furnished with one easy chair and a rickety kitchen chair. The living room was hardly used because lighting was too poor to read.

Finally, the kitchen was so small and poorly arranged the only real use was for a bagel or cereal breakfast and possibly a sandwich lunch. Even though there was a nice selection of kitchen utensils there was not enough room to actually cook and the 10” X 12” sink, with no counter space, made dishwashing a joke.

  • Review Submitted: 07/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Santa Fe Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
El Farol
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Marty Sanchez
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
El Farol, Geronimos
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Santa Fe Ski Basin
Car: recommended

Santa Fe has hundreds of art galleries, and Indian Market, Folk Art Festival, Spanish Market, Wine and Chile Festival, Culinary Classes, Celebrity Chefs, Santa Fe Institute, Independent Film Festival, Folk Art Museum, Wheelwright Museum, Spanish Colonial Museum, New Mexico History Museum, Georgia O'Keefe Museum, Ojo de Caliente Hot Springs, Chamber Music, Desert Chorale, Santa Fe Opera, Tesuque Flea Market, Christmas Caroling, Historical Churches, Canyon Road, Site Santa Fe, Railyard District, Farmers Markets, Outlet Malls, Ice Skating, Skiiing, Indian Pueblos, biking, rafting, and hiking galore


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Santa Fe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
winter 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
2019 low rate
7 Jan 2019 - 15 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$101.09
Pet Fee AU$67.39
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$404.34

Rates are for two people. Extra person is $25 per night.
Pet fee for entire stay, but extra pet is additional fee

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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