Don Gaspar Historic District!

Entire home/flat

4 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds

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About this listing

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Within walking distance to downtown Santa Fe, this historic REAL adobe house is the epitome of Santa Fe charm. It provides a comfortable home away from home for you to explore what this great historic city has to offer.

The space

The unit is perfectly located for visitors on Don Gaspar Avenue within walking distance to the Plaza, the Railyard, Canyon Rd. and half a block from the State Capitol rotunda.

The apartment is a territorial adobe set in a historical house built when Santa Fe was a part of Mexico in the mid 1800's and retains many original features. My family has lived in this property since 1952. This REAL adobe unit is cool in the Summer and warm in the Winter.

The apartment comprises a large open plan front room, one bedroom with a separate 3/4 bathroom suitable for a single person with a separate shower. A full bathroom with a historical bathtub is accessible through the corridor/hallway with shelving. The front room has a comfortable additional bed, made of a Shikibuton trifold foam mattresses, which can be also be transformed into two twin beds or a king size bed.

The small kitchen contains stove and a clothes washer/dryer. The dining room is in the adjacent room. The kitchen/dining room has full amenities with a table for 4. There is another table in the front room by a large picture window which can be used for dining as well or as a work space.

The apartment can comfortably accommodate 4 people with the bathroom in the adjoining corridor. This vacation rental is better suited for a single person, couple or small family.

This unit is listed as a separate one for fewer people or can be combined with my other listing as an entire, whole house for larger parties or more space. (Please see my other listings on the same house property on my profile page by clicking twice on my name.) This apartment is NOT available when the entire house is rented and visa versa.

Guest access

The apartment is totally self-contained with access to a shared front and back porch. The back bedroom has an exit to the back porch, which may be SHARED with the guests in the adjoining unit. The courtyard on the west, south & north side are also shared and together they are spacious. Parking is available for 2 cars near the front entrance on the property for this unit.

This unit is listed as a separate one for fewer people or can be combined with my other listing as an entire, whole house/whole first floor, for larger parties or more space. (Please see my other listings on the same property on my profile page for more details by clicking twice on my name. I have now added a "Cozy Studio Downtown by the Capitol" on the same house property, which is the 4th listing, sleeping up to two people.) This sweet historic 1200 sq.ft. adobe unit is NOT available when the entire 1st floor, 2400 sq.ft., is rented and visa versa. In other words this is a home with 2 units side by side separated by adjoining doors, which are opened when the whole first floor of the house is rented. Please note that when both units are occupied, you can sometimes hear your neighbors. Therefore, quiet time is necessary after 10:00pm.

Interaction with guests

As a native Santa Fean, I can provide any information on dining, shopping, local attractions, events and local history you may need. I can provide guided historical tours of downtown Santa Fe as well. I love to interact with my guests and would be happy to give you a tour around town. We could have coffee or lunch together or share beer/wine on our patio with my German husband, Eduard, when available. Just ask me a.s.a.p. when you arrive or before, so I can plan for it ahead of time. Also, I give my guests who prefer privacy -- space, but we are here in the separate apartment upstairs when needed.

Other things to note

Our gentle Collie in the backyard has sadly passed away, so there is now access to the back porch. Just finished a courtyard with outside furniture on the south side as well.

Since this is a historical home, I want to let you know the sinks are kind of low, in case you have severe back problems and the shower cabin is not wide. Also, in the Winter we have forced air heating, which a light sleeper may hear. Especially during the high season, when the next door apartment is also occupied, you can sometimes hear your neighbors, so we ask for quiet time after 10:00 pm.

We live in the separate apartment upstairs and will be close by, if you should need anything. Please communicate with me via phone or e-mail messaging through Airbnb. Sorry, I don't text.

Thank you, Virginia

The cancellation policy for monthly renters is strict and the security deposit is $250. Also, monthly renters will need to buy their own supplies after the initial ones are used up.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Doorman


Cleaning Fee: 59
Security Deposit: 119
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

PLEASE, NO SMOKING inside the apartment. Some people are allergic to the smoke smell that lingers after. Since there is absolutely NO SMOKING allowed only inside the house, please be aware of the dry climate in Santa Fe should you choose to smoke outside.

Since this unit is side-by-side to the other unit, quiet time after 10:00 pm is necessary.

When you arrive you may read the simple information sheet on location and sign a one page agreement.
Thank you, Virginia



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

117 Reviews

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Michael User Profile
July 2017
Virginia's "Walk to the Plaza" suite was perfect for us. Ideally located and private and quiet.

Frances User ProfileFrances is a superhost.
July 2017
Virginia greeted us upon arrival and answered all our questions. Her home is short walk to the plaza, and plenty of great restaurants. I would definitely recommend her home to family and friends.

Melissa User Profile
July 2017
We loved Virginia and Edpuard's warm welcome! The house was charming and just blocks from downtown, with access to cycling lanes for us to tool around on bikes. Virginia and Edourd struck the perfect balance between friendly host, while still giving us our privacy.

Sandra User Profile
July 2017
We had such a great time in Santa Fe and staying at Virginia's place. We wanted a place close to the center so we could walk everywhere, and this was perfect. It's was a lovely space and we had breakfast every day in the garden. We were traveling with a small child and Virginia even had the cutest children's books, all about Santa fee. Virginia was there to meet us and showed us around. Her and her husband were perfect hosts and very helpful and quick to respond to emails. Would definitely come back. :)

Cem & Justyna User Profile
June 2017
The location of Virginia's house made it very convenient for us to travel around the city major. The house was clean and sizable - great for 2 or more people. The amenities were great (laundry machine and dryer!). Would definitely recommend!

Donna User Profile
June 2017
Communication, responsiveness, cleanliness, comfort, hospitality, location, simply everything was perfect! When I return to SF, Virginia is THE go to person and she and Eduord's property is THE location I'll choose.

Dana User Profile
June 2017
Virginia's apartment is very walkable to the downtown Plaza area and the Railyard District. She was also very communicative and listed contact info for some "helpers," as we visited while she was out of town. The only drawback to this listing is that it is hot. We visited during a heatwave and had some trouble sleeping in the heat. Otherwise, my family and I found the apartment quite nice and were even able to do some laundry while we were there.
Virginia User ProfileVirginia is a superhost.
Response from Virginia:
Thank you Dana for the feedback. Glad your family found the apartment quite nice and that it was convenient for children as well. We have placed window air conditioners now in the bedroom and front room. Santa Fe used to be called the naturally air conditioned city, so a heatwave is unusual although we do have only one month of warmer weather yearly. My cleaning "helpers," who are also paid very well, are taking care of all those details now. Hopefully this won't happen again. Gratefully, Virginia
June 2017

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Virginia User ProfileVirginia is a superhost.

Born and bred in Santa Fe, my family has been here since 1598. I'm a retired teacher, a licensed massage therapist and esthetician. I'm trilingual, fluent in Spanish and German as well. My husband, Eduard, was an attorney from Munich, Germany. I am very knowledgeable about the local history and can offer guided historical tours of Santa Fe. I also run a mini-spa on the property. I would be very glad to help you make the most of your visit in Santa Fe.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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