Bee House in Santa Fe
Affordable Charming Adobe
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe Rental Description:
2 Bedrooms 1 Full Bathroom House Sleeps up to 5, 2 Dbl Beds, 1 Sgl Futon
The Bee House is a charming, rustic and simple home; plain on the outside, cozy on the inside. The living room with its traditional kiva fireplace, little woodstove, and oak and pine floors is a pleasant place to relax. This home is light and airy, yet solid because of the thick adobe walls. The simple kitchen includes a 1960’s O’Keeffe & Merritt stove with a griddle, new fridge, convection/toaster oven, blender for margaritas, coffee maker, toaster, stove top espresso, and everything you need to cook and serve at home.
The main bedroom has a kiva fireplace and a wall of east facing windows for morning light over the mountains. It has a double Tempur-pedic bed, linens and duvet. A new double spring mattress, a writing table and a built-in closet are in an area off of the living room by the woodstove separated by a stepped half wall - a "bedroom annex" for lack of a better term! Both the bedroom and the bedroom annex have doors onto the public areas of the kitchen, laundry/TV room and bathroom, as well as doors to the outside, so two couples can share the house with privacy.
A third single futon in the TV room can serve as a daybed or bed. The futons are true Japanese “shikis;” they are designed to be stacked on the floor wherever needed and folded up and stashed when not in use. They also make great meditation pads. There is also an air mattress just in case.
The furnishings are a simple and eclectic combination of modern, antiques and thrift fare. Artwork on the walls and Bee House chachkis round out the decor creating an interesting, eclectic, simple home.
In case you are wondering why it's called The Bee House... I am a beekeeper. I'll leave a pot of local Santa Fe Garden honey from my beehives on the stove for you. My bees pollinate Santa Fe gardens and provide delicious honey and beeswax for candles or cosmetics.
There are few electro-gizmos in The Bee House, so you will have to explore Anasazi ruins, hike in the mountains, visit the galleries, soak in mineral springs, or drink margaritas on the Plaza instead. There is a stereo/CD player, radio, TV without no cable and a VCR. I provide DSL and wireless if you want it (I can turn it on and off as requested), so you won't be completely cut off from civilization!
In the living room is a basket of gallery guides, local papers for cultural events and information, a hiking guide to borrow and a list of my favorite haunts and other information. There is so much to do here for a small town that it can make your head spin.
The Bee House has odd treasures tucked away in different parts of the house for your amusement, such as an Ouija board, games, costumes and other things. This is a house with some personality rather than your standard rental filled with store-bought Santa Fe "charm."
Enjoy yourselves and have a pleasant relaxing time!
The Bee House will begin a sustainability design and eventual retrofit on a tight budget over the coming years. Future renters will be able to enjoy and experience grid-intertied solar energy (the electricity will be provided by solar panels and backed up by city electricity. With solar systems there are no outages and the utility company buys back the electricity the house doesn't use!), energy-efficient appliances, a permaculture garden with water harvesting, and other features. The Bee House will have all the same comforts of home as any conventional house, but with a smaller carbon footprint. The design and retrofit will be documented for guests to track and learn!
Those wanting to book a tour of sustainability sites or green businesses in Santa Fe, please ask in your email. I am hosting occasional half-day and whole-day private tours of some of the wonderful work here by architects and builders, farmers, renewable energy businesses and others involved in sustainability and green design. As a long-time sustainability educator, I can discuss the scope of your tour and come up with a package right for you. These tours are perfect for those interested in meeting professionals or for new explorers interested in learning about sustainability in general.
Santa Fe Rental Amenities:
* Washer/Dryer (organic laundry soap provided)
* Linens Provided, Duvets & covers, sheets, towels, etc.
* Off Street Parking
* Wood Fireplace (2): Living Room has a large Kiva fireplace and the bedroom has a smaller floating Kiva fireplace for cozy evenings. Fragrant Pinon and Juniper wood is provided for fireplaces and stove.
* Wood Stove: There is a wonderful little woodstove in the living room that provides cozy radiant warmth in the winter. I keep a tea kettle on top of the woodstove for most of the winter.
* Double Beds (2): One in bedroom is a tempurpedic; one in bedroom "annex" (part of living room which has a door opening onto the kitchen, bath, etc.) is a new spring mattress.
* Twin/Single Bed: Single Futon
* TV (No Cable/Satellite)& VCR
* CD Player/Stereo Player
* Hair dryer
* Full Kitchen (all cooking & dining utensils)
* New Refrigerator
* Toaster/Convection oven (no microwave!)
* Vintage stove with griddle
* Charcoal / BBQ Grill
* Telephone - local calls
* Broadband Internet (Wireless if you want)
* New Mexico and Santa Fe maps & events magazines, Santa Fe restaurant information, and brochures, games and books
* 2 Mountain bikes for your use (bring your own helmets)
* Games & Costumes
NO SMOKING AND NO PETS PLEASE!
Santa Fe Rental Activities (on site or nearby):
Golf, Tennis, Shopping, Sightseeing, Restaurants, Rafting, Kayaking, Swimming, Biking, Mountain Biking, Cross Country Skiing, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Fishing, Hunting, Rock Climbing, Fitness Center/Gym, Health/Beauty Spa, Antiquing, Cinemas/Movie Theaters, Live Theater, Museums, Horseback Riding, Hot Air Ballooning...
Other Activities All either in Santa Fe or within an easy drive of town: some world-class spas (5 miles from Ten Thousand Waves Japanese Spa) Natural Hot Springs (45 minute drive from Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs), great skiing at Santa Fe and Taos, numerous Native American Pueblos and Northern New Mexico Villages to explore, 7 miles from Santa Fe Opera and the Flea Market, year-round events inlcuding Indian Market, Spanish market, Santa Fe Design Week and Bioneers Conference, Balloon Fiesta, 3 miles from the Art Galleries and Openings on Canyon Road, great shopping and restaurants all over the darned place, Museums on the Plaza and on Museum Hill 3 miles away, 2/3 mile to Alto Street Park and Bi-Centennial Swimming Pool (outdoor - with kids pool), Whitewater Rafting, Anasazi ruins, FUN!
Santa Fe Rental Pricing (in USA Dollars): Rate Range (Weekly):$570/week - $690/week
Email me with:
# of days stay
Date of check in and check out
# in party
I will be happy to email you a quote based on monthly, weekly and daily rates and provide information on Santa Fe, surrounding attractions and the house itself. The house is situated so that you can bike, take the bus, walk to the train and easily get around without a car if you wish.
Rates Based Upon Occupancy of up to 5 People. PayPal accepted.
Regular Rate .. $95/night .. $570/week
June 1-Aug 31 .. $105/night .. $630/week
Holiday Rate .. $115/night .. $690/week
Holidays: New Years, Indian Market Week (mid-Aug), Fiestas, Balloon Fiesta, Thanksgiving, Christmas. Local attraction and event information on Bee house website.
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See Information Above on Reservations, Deposit is half of rental. Cleaning Fee is $75. Full payment due if rental starts in less than 30 days.
Santa Fe Rental Contact Information:
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