The space offers lots of birds as it backs up to a green belt. There is only once neighbor so it offers lots of privacy. There is also a nice roof top view for sunset. (The roof top is not offered only for sunset.)
The location is close to everything in town and the Santa Fe river is about 100 yards away. It runs about half the time and especially in spring and early summer. There are several wooded parks to walk to for a picnic or a quick ride into town. The plaza is very close to here.
The lighting and gardens here is totally out of this world. There are 30 solar lights that turn themselves on automatically every night. Lots of 0 gravity chairs to relax in plus an observatory area on top of the roof. The place resembles Bali meets Meow Wolf in many ways. I tease my friends and tell them that they got the idea from me.
Having traveled the world staying in hostels I was charmed by how easy going and sociable hostels are. The pictures show the color, and gardens well.
NEWLY REMODELED Check out the new pictures just posted May 25, 2017. There are 2 main rooms One has a queen bed and faces west so you have a great view of the sun coming through 2 windows. (Yes there is A/C.) The other bedroom has two double beds which are cozy.
The kitchen is perfect for cooking small meals and heating up soups. The outside is set up as an outside dining room with ice maker,blender and great seating area with cushy sofas. The evening mood lighting is very private and perfect for a honey moon get away. The river and plaza are very close by. Everything you need from shopping, restaurants, and nature is close by. there is even a park for picnics right on the river and it is running this time of year.
If you need to have another common area outside (living room) there is a
funky outside room called the Genie bottle which has a kiva fireplace and couches with a fire mans pole in the middle of the room. It is a nice location to relax and have refreshments.
The hot tub is seasonal although on most of the time. Please specify that you would like to use the hot tub prior to arrival. Some people book here because of the hot tub. That is good to know in advance.
The roof top deck is open for sunset. Please observe the one rule about day time use only.
The Bali Garden de light is assessed through the front yard and around through the right and rear. There are no stairs or obstruction for roller suit cases however I always say "less is more" when traveling.
You will pass water fountains and fruit trees on the way back plus the rose garden with has somewhat grown on up to the roof.
I have a listing of all of the best hiking trails in the area. The Santa Fe River bike path is 5 minutes from the house by foot. It is a lovely place to take a little time out and reflect near water.
I am happy to show guests how to turn on the propane fire pit.
This is central to all of Santa Fe. The bike path is next door and the Plaza is about 2.5 miles to the east. 14 minute bike ride there and less than 10 minute bike ride (down hill) back to the casita.
THE LOCATION ALWAYS GETS A 5 STAR REVIEW FROM EVERYONE THAT HAS BEEN HERE. The river walk is also a great sort of mini hike for people.
There is public transportation at the top of the hill. Take #1 bus to get down town. This is a super safe neighborhood so you will feel safe at all times.
Most every attraction except the ski basin is within a 10 minute drive from this location.
The ski basin is about 25 minutes up the hill. Getting to the bottom of the hill from this location takes all of 6.5 minutes.
Meow wolf is about a 6 minute drive to the south west from the house.
I supply coffee and a french press and there is a portable ice machine that has ready ice in 6 minutes. If you need cream/sugar please let me know in advance. I am happy to show you all of the lighting if you like and ask. Some people simply have other interests and sometimes are not really interested.
THIS IS IMPORTANT
Please note: I have a strict cancellation policy.
Please look at the pictures before booking. The place looks exactly like the new pictures posted May 2017.
THERE HAS BEEN A MAJOR FACE LIFT ON THIS PROPERTY IN MAY.
ALL OF THE PICTURES ARE CURRENT WITH WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE.
THE GARDEN NOW HAS HAD TIME TO REFLECT THE TITLE. BALI GARDEN DE LIGHT.
I also request that you call an hour before arrival so I can tend to any last minute details and run over my check list so that you will get the most out of your stay. I am ok with late arrivals however please stay on schedule.
(Arriving later than say 30 minutes from your eta tends to fill my evening wondering if you are coming or not)
I have found that the clients that appreciate this place the most are usually from the bay area and Colorado and tend to be younger in age AND it is green friendly. Please respect my neighbors by keeping your voices to a minimum around the property. Parties must be quiet in nature. The lights are lovely at night. This place is one of a kind and the decor is not for everyone. Those that get it totally get it. There are many artifacts from all over the world through out the property.
This is not a hotel in regards to being super clean. I have a professional cleaning staff and they miss things at times. I am happy to fix or change something is off if you tell me right away. I hope we can have that agreement.
If you like Meow Wolf you will totally love love love this place.
Access to this unit passes a nice water feature and the front yard which lights up at night. There is also access to the Genie Bottle room with is a nice cozy hand built sort of room in the front yard for relaxing if it gets a bit chilly in the evening. There is also access to the roof deck which is open for sunset and durning the day light hours.
The apartment is tucked around in the right and back side of the house where there is a green belt and lots of birds. Only on neighbor which leaves lots of privacy for guests choosing this place.
I give my guests lots of privacy however happy to socialize if there is an interest.
Interaction with guests
I am available during guests visit however tend to let guests do their own activities. During the warmer weather there is plenty of space in the out buildings for up to 4 people to feel together yet have some private space.
Other things to note
There is an apartment to the front of the house.
It is a larger version of Bali Garden de light and called Mystic Traveler. Both can be rented together for up to 8 possibly 10 people.
I am not really intentionally trying to attract the loud party party crowd here due to my one neighbor to the west. If you need to have a loud and sort of crazy party this may not be your place because it is close to town there are more people living in the surrounding area. I like to keep my neighbors friendly towards me. so.... loud screaming and carrying on is not really appropriate here. Having a great party time is fine as long as it is mature and compatible with others who live in the area.
The hot tub is an extra benefit when staying here. It is usually on and at 104.
It may be down to change the water on occasion around once a week or so.
Showers before entering are mandatory cuz cleanliness is always a good habit for the next person that might want to use the tub.
Please be respectful of your voice volume during warm months when the neighbors windows are open. Extra credit for refraining from loud laughter and arguing. This is a residential neighborhood closer to town than many listings.
The hot tub is open on a first come first in . Please be reasonable with your hot tub time. An hour to 90 minutes per night seems reasonable.
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I have lived in Santa Fe for 19 years and know my way around town and many of the areas in Northern New Mexico. I have a great circle of friends which visitors might enjoy as they visit Santa fe.
I have performed percussion and timpani with the Albuquerque opera and many of the music groups in town as well as the New Mexico Symphony, Santa Fe Symphony, and Pro Musica.
I enjoy spending time with notable movie producers and sound people who work in the music and film business. I love traveling to Bali to listen to Balinese gamelan. I have toured with Sekar Jaya in the west coast. I find Balinese music to be fast paced and very exciting.
I am often up for a fun dinner party on Friday nights at a friends home or here at my place if I do not have a booking.
My travels include Asia, India, and Burning man. Some of the production people live near me. Ekart Tolle is one of my favorites.
The world is changing and it seems important to grow food and follow some parts of the current world events however I seldom watch commercial television. I enjoy watching nature programs with my dog especially the ones about wolves.
1. Music in Santa Fe
2. Culture and friends in my life
3. I love building things and creating unique sculptures with light and found objects.
4. Great people who are visitors from other places
5. Dinners with friends