2 Bdrm,2 Ba, Dining Rm, Kitchen, Living Rm,sunroom, 1 fireplace BDR, Cable, Wifi
- english, spanish
About Francis Phillips
Owner of 4 VRBO/Homeaway Santa Fe rentals with 5 Star Reviews. Mortgage Banker, National Speaker, Property Manager.
Francis Phillips purchased this House in 2014
Why Francis Phillips chose Santa Fe
Cozy, Santa Fe Charm- Adobe experience. Just 3 miles from the Eldorado exit yet you'll feel like you're driving through stunning, Georgia O'Keeffe country. Country, Santa Fe private charm yet fifteen minutes to the Plaza!
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful relaxing home! A tad complex.
We loved the stay at this beautiful home! It was remote and very culturally “Santa Fe.” We loved being out away from town and The home was really cozy. It stayed warm and it was really quiet.
The instructions for the home were very long. They were not provided in the app but by direct email which mine went to junk folder. When I asked the property owner, he said it kicked back 3 times - but didn’t try to send them in any alternative way. Not helpful.
The instructions were a little bit Overwhelming to read through all the stuff and make sure you follow all of the “rules.” Almost feel like you can’t touch anything. It’s reasonable stuff and nothing that probably isn’t necessary for people that don’t treat rentals kindly, but just a little redundant and long.
The driving directions were necessary since the address put into maps won’t get you there but they were not well written - they were written coming from only one direction and not the other as well, which we came from the direction that was not. Also, It listed to look for a street at approximately 1.3 miles when it was actually 2.3 miles... it was a little hard to follow when you are first trying to find the house. After you find it you’re good.
I might have missed it but I do not believe the listing explains that the house is actually a townhome. There is a shared wall with another home and it’s a thin wall, you can hear each other very easily.
It would also be beneficial for the listing to note that the home is off of a dirt road and some parts are steep and washed out, not a big deal if you are driving 4wd, but could potentially pose difficulty for small sedan vehicles.
Lastly, there is a pet fee for each dog (We have 2) but there was not an option to select two dogs at the time of reservation in the app so the prop owner said he could collect it at check in. I thought that would mean there would be a charge on VRBO app for me to pay- no- he wanted me to leave cash on the counter for the house keeper to pick up. I’m not sure anyone would leave cash on a counter? We are happy to pay it, but non traceable cash that is not shown in the app seems like an odd request.
We loved this stay and would stay again. The prop owner was nice and we appreciate an offer he made to extend our stay at a discount. The property is beautiful and the home was really comfortable and cozy.
Many thanks for your kind comments. Check in directions were sent three times at time of booking, week before and day before check in which were finally found in her junk folder e mails. Also opened on the VRBO site. Directions are pretty easy but a list of "go to's" are listed just in case you need.
We are accustomed to earning five stars and guest had shared they really enjoyed the home. Come see us any time. AGain thanks FRancis
Unique peaceful comfortable good value
One of the best properties I’ve stayed at in terms of atmosphere. Outdoor areas are exceptional. Very comfortable with a easy the communicate with owner. I’d definitely stay again
easy to deal with and welcome back anytime
Great great stay
A fantastic home in a quiet neighborhood!!
Great house outside the city
We loved staying here, great for stargazing!
Summer hot house blues.
The place is not air conditioned as described. One room is and most of the windows that would create a cross beeeze are stationary and DO NOT OPEN. Small windows in the sunroom do not allow air into main part of house. Second bedroom very hot and fans provided do nothing to cool it down. Master bedroom is cool and is only room that is. I was there end of July and it was hot even though it rained. We left a day early because of hot house. Owner also discourages use of split air in master saying it cost $750 to recharge it. One should never have to recharge an AC unless there’s a leak which would cause a whole other set of problems. The walkway to the car at night is dark and has steps that are easy to miss. It would have been so much better had there really been AC In the whole house or at the very least the windows that needed to open opened. This is a winter/fall/spring house not a summer house. When we first arrived I contacted him and I expressed the hot house concerns and he just told me he always got good reviews and no once else complained. I can only think that’s because they weren’t there in the summer. Did nothing else to help situation so we went and bought $100 worth of fans. The house is nice enough but there needs to be a switch at the top of the stairs to turn the light off and on and not just at the bottom. Probably been happier if it were highs in the 40-50s.
I hope the readers of this testimonial will refer to all of the other 5 years of testimonials of guests who stayed in the summer who did not experience the issues this guest had regretfully all leaving 5 star reviews.. The reservation was booked in a different name. It took a total of 7 attempts to have guest count confirmed to find there were 2 non disclosed pets that require a pet fee as disclosed on the site and pet was not checked off when booking I waived the 2nd pet fee without the client asking and client never paid for her first pet although had agreed to do.. Client was not clear on check in instructions. At check in I got an immediate call the home was hot. I had shared the home had been closed for 3 days and recommended guest to turn on the mini split A/c and open windows cross ventilate.. The sunroom doors should never be open and the home would have been cool just fine as check in instrux share. I had shared she would find in past testimonials of no complaints about temp and recommended she turn on the air. I never heard back from the clients who stayed 5 days as I was left thinking all was fine. . Had the client reached out, I could have again shown how to cool the house, shown where the lights were to turn on the outside lights which normally stay on. I wished she had reached out as I could have easily remedied these concerns for her. If there is a question always ask. We take pride in our homes that have all earned 5 starts and always want our guests comfortable.
Solitude near Santa Fe
We loved our stay! The property has everything we needed to relax and enjoy the area. It was a 15 minute drive into Santa Fe which allowed amazing views of the starry nights. Would definitely rent again.