Santa Fe: Vacation Rental
- 2 BDR
- 2 BA
- Sleeps 4
$214 to $540 USD/night
The name says it all for this rustic, beautifully updated home. Sporting jaw-dropping views of the foothills and mountains, this New Mexico-style casita is the ideal base for your Santa Fe adventure.
Bishop's Scenic Views is a charmingly decorated, thoroughly attractive and comfortable house -- but you will have to tear yourself away from the patio in order to see it, and that may be a serious challenge. Neatly enclosed within a low, rustic fence, the patio runs the length of the property and includes a luxe gas grill, an umbrella table that seats 6, several chaise longues, and a smattering of chairs and tables facing in several different directions, so you can enjoy the panorama of spectacular views. With front-row seats for the sunrise, the sunset, and the entire beautiful day in between, you will never want to leave this hilltop haven!
When you finally go indoors, you will be in for a very pleasant surprise. Bishop's Scenic Views is a handsome, finely furnished and decorated house that combines the best of rustic charm (multiple fireplaces, wood furniture, and accents, beam ceilings) with contemporary efficiency and convenience (stainless-steel appliances, tiled walk-in shower and soaking tub, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs). Even its hilltop location with views of miles of the Tesuque foothills is deceptive because this house is just a 5-minute drive from the Santa Fe Plaza!
Enter the high-ceilinged living room and you immediately feel comfortable among the cozy sofa (which converts to a bed for 2), leather armchair, and bright reading chairs all surrounding a
coffee table just made for a family game of Catan or Go Fish. There's a TV, of course, but the room is dominated by the lovely fireplace and the huge glass windows (which occupy one entire wall!). This is a place equally beautiful in any season, inviting you to collapse into comfort and enjoy a little quiet time in the midst of all your Santa Fe excursions and events.
Should you ever tire of Santa Fe's great restaurants and cafes, Bishop's Scenic Views offers a state-of-the-art kitchen and separate dining area in which to prepare and enjoy home cooked
meals. Gleaming stainless-steel appliances, the full complement of utensils, dishes, and flatware, and everything else you might need to cook a gourmet meal awaits you here. Or, if you have
sworn off cooking during your vacation, take advantage of the blender for frothy drinks, the microwave for late-night leftover feasts, and the coffeepot for getting up and out in the morning!
The kitchen is bordered on one side by a breakfast bar, just right for lining up your sous-chefs to do the chopping and provide light entertainment while you whip up delectable nibbles and drinks. Children seem to gravitate toward these high, comfy stools, so the breakfast bar has also been known to serve as a Lego building site, a coloring table, and a Polly Pocket habitat!
For the grown-ups in the group, the dining room offers nicely padded, high-backed chairs around a handsome wood table. This is a place to linger long after the plates are clean and the wine is gone. Plan the next day's adventures, reminisce, and enjoy one another's company far from all the distractions of "real" life!
There is so much to do and see in Santa Fe that you will probably be ready for bed long before you want to be each night. Luckily, the bedrooms at Bishop's Scenic Views are spacious, inviting, and quiet. Whether you are in the master suite or the huge guest room, you will find yourself actually looking forward to sinking onto the soft sheets every night!
Both bedrooms have a full working fireplace, beamed ceilings, big windows, and personal TVs. The master suite also offers a sumptuous queen-sized bed, two plush reading chairs, a work desk, and access to the patio. The bathroom is state-of-the-art and gleaming, with a tiled walk-in shower, a deep soaking tub (heaven!), and his-and- her basins. Spread out your toiletries and don't worry about scheduling "get ready time" in the morning -- this bathroom is more than adequate for two.
The guest bedroom is every bit as luxurious as the master, featuring 2 twin beds, a cozy fireplace, a deep snuggly reading chair, TV, and a long bank of windows with terrific views. Guests in this room enjoy a full bath, including a combination tub and shower and a separate powder area.
Bishop's Scenic Views is a paradise of comfort and beauty, perfectly located hilltop just north of Santa Fe. Come for the panoramic vista and stay for all the great sights and events of the city, not to mention your own celebrations with family and friends at this roomy, beautifully appointed home.