Monday, June 6, 2011
Casa Olivia, Kokopelli Real Estate
Amy and I are staying for a couple of weeks in Santa Fe to research a guidebook on the City Different. We are writing it for University of New Mexico Press.
I like writing with Amy. She's a great shutterbug (and she just got a new camera -- a Nikon d3100) and a diligent researcher and is as pretty as the scenery.
So we're doing this book. We got invited to stay at Casa Olivia, a Kokopelli Real Estate and Property Management property. Amy and I have traveled the world and stayed in some pretty impressive places. Enchantment Resort in Sedona. Hotel Aiguablava in Costa Brava, Spain. Various hotspots in British Virgin Islands. And the list goes on. But it stops here.
This fabulous East side adobe home was originally built in the 1870's and was completely restored and remodeled in 2007. Located less than one block from historic Canyon Road and short walking distance to the downtown Plaza area. Across the street from the Santa Fe River, this home is ideal for scenic walks and meditation. The spacious vacation rental features four bedrooms and three baths. The main level master and guest bedrooms have separate bathrooms. Sleeps nine with an additional two on the pull-out couch. The kitchen and breakfast table area open into the dining room; a perfect set-up for entertaining and family gatherings. The comfortable living room has a large fireplace and generous seating space. The lower level offers privacy with a separate living area with two bedrooms and bath. The house is approximately 2,800 net square feet, very private and includes a completely enclosed large outdoor area with over-sized outdoor fireplace. Beautiful mature, manicured gardens with patio--ideal for entertaining, perfect setting for weddings! Dogs are allowed.
If you were to design the perfect Williams Family Home, this is it. Walking distance to the Plaza. Great eats and art and parks all around. We don't want to leave.
Kokopelli Real Estate and Property has more than 100 properties. Sure, it's fun to stay at La Posada or La Fonda or Don Gaspar but here's the thing -- stay in Santa Fe for a few days. Stay at a condo or house and split the costs with a fellow couple or family and enjoy the washing machine, the kitchen, the grounds, the privacy. The decor is more real (is that a legit term? you know what I mean) Comfortable elegance. Rugged richness. Santa Fe splendor. You get what i mean, right? Spoiled but on my terms.
I am not leaving. Squatter's rights!!!!
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