Sunlit Hills Art and Views
3 BR | 3 Full Baths | Sleeps 6 | Mountain View
Where you'll be
Sunlit Hills Art and Views is exactly what its name promises: a gorgeous home perched in the foothills of southern Santa Fe. Filled with an eclectic collection of superb paintings, sculpture, and other artwork, and boasting absolutely drop-dead views of the mountains and desert. Staying here is an unforgettable pleasure, so exciting that you may have to tear yourself away to visit all the sights of northern New Mexico you promised to see on your trip! No worries -- despite its remote location with 365-degree views, Sunlit Hills Art and Views is just 7 miles (10 minutes by car) from the Plaza in the heart of Santa Fe!
From the moment you step inside this house, you know you are in for a treat. Every room is decorated with original artwork, and no matter how long you stay here, you will find yourself discovering a new favorite piece almost every day. Enter the main living room (there is also a den) and find yourself among not only ultra-comfortable leather sofas and chairs, a crackling kiva fireplace, and jaw-dropping views, but also surrounded by sculptures and paintings to enjoy in the changing light from the big New Mexico sky. Your vacation is going to be a very special one.
Instead of exploring the rest of the house, you may find yourself going straight out to the deck from the sliding-glass doors in the living room. Now, there are many outdoor spaces at Sunlit Hills Art and Views, but this deck will probably be your go-to spot first thing in the morning when you are clutching your coffee cup and wondering how you slept so long and so deeply. From this deck, you can see 50 miles across the Rio Grande Valley to the mountains. It's a view you will never tire of, for it changes every time you look at it.
Force yourself back indoors and discover the second living area, a sun-filled den with a sprawling sectional sofa, big HDTV with DVD player (you have WiFi here, as well as cable TV and all the other electronics you could wish), and a big desk overlooking another world-class view. What a great place to work, whether your work is office-related or artistic!
And although you're just a hop, skip, and jump from downtown Santa Fe, you will probably want to do a little cooking at Sunlit Hills Art and Views. It's a good thing the kitchen is so enticing, with its stainless-steel appliances, cupboards packed with cookware and serving dishes, and granite countertops boasting coffeemaker, toaster, and more. There's a big breakfast bar here --more like a breakfast island, with seating for many! -- and beautiful pottery topping every cabinet.
Choose from several large tables at which to eat. The formal dining room is adjacent to the kitchen, in a sun-washed area beside sliders leading out to the deck. Watch the sun slowly set as you enjoy fresh produce from Santa Fe's farmer's market, then clear the plates and linger here over a round of Texas Hold 'em!
When it's time for bed, choose among 3 bedrooms here at Sunlit Hills Art and Views. The primary suite is heavenly, featuring a king-sized bed and en-suite bath with Jacuzzi tub and handsome tiling.
The second bedroom offers a queen-sized bed and all the comforts of home, with access to the second full bathroom. And the third bedroom contains 2 twin beds. A third full bathroom means that everyone can shower and prepare in the morning without bumping elbows! And of course, all bed linens and bath towels are provided here, plus extras. You are always assured of a great night's sleep in this gorgeous mountain retreat!
The interior of Sunlit Hills Art and Views is only matched by the exterior spaces. There are so many areas around this home, you could hold a family reunion for dozens of people and never be short space! The big deck looking out toward the stone chiminea (with an adjacent tent for sun and snow protection) is only one of many, many areas you will count among your favorites. A picnic table overlooks the beautiful Chaparral, while a front patio with comfy loungers helps you to chase the sunshine across the sky. An open square paved in beautiful stone makes a fine place for any ceremony or meeting, while a volleyball court keeps the younger set happy during moments of downtime. Of course, there is a grill and a place for the whole crowd to dine together outdoors, too.
And then there's the big hot tub, set among trees for privacy, with an adjacent seating area. Enjoy the stars while soothing those tired ski muscles in hot, bubbly water! The hot tub is magnificent, the perfect place to end each day at Sunlit Hills Art and Views.
Do come stay at Sunlit Hills Art and Views very soon. You will admire the artwork, appreciate the luxurious appointments, and enjoy the convenience of a location that combines easy access to the city with unspoiled views of nature. Book today!
Where you'll sleep
1st BedroomKing Bed
3rd BedroomTwin Twin
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Our objective of a peaceful getaway was met with this property. I encourage anyone interested to...
Our objective of a peaceful getaway was met with this property. I encourage anyone interested to read the past reviews as there are many photos. The home is very isolated on a dirt road off of the main road-about 9 miles from Downtown. The views and the walkability of the outside of the property were breathtaking. Pretty artwork both inside and outside the house. If you are wanting to be able to walk to coffee, this isn't the place for you. But if you want to wake up, have a cup of coffee and admire the scenery, then stay here! The 9 mile drive to downtown really was no big deal, and we did that in the daylight. The check in process was easy (lock box), and the home has many rooms with tvs and easy wifi. Linens, etc. were good and beds were comfortable.
Gorgeous views, and the sculpture garden is spectacular! We loved this location as a home base to...
Gorgeous views, and the sculpture garden is spectacular! We loved this location as a home base to explore the area. A quick drive to many hikes, or into Santa Fe for dinner. We loved our stay!
All went well during our 4-night stay. VTrips manages numerous properties, and I was initially,...
All went well during our 4-night stay. VTrips manages numerous properties, and I was initially, slightly concerned about attention/responsiveness. However, staff in the office provided very clear instructions, and were very responsive to my emails--I was pleased. House was VERY neat. First, the art. No exaggeration to say this is an art-lovers paradise. The sculptures and paintings provided our family beauty, curiosity, and fun as we walked both inside and out talking about the many pieces. Second, the house is away from town and feels private and yet the drive into Santa Fe is 15 minutes--best of both worlds. Views are fantastic and there are many places, both inside and out, to sit and soak these in. Privacy of bedrooms and openness of living areas worked well for a good family experience. On our next trip to Santa Fe we'll definitely look to stay here again.
This house is absolutely amazing! The pictures are great, but it is even better in person....
This house is absolutely amazing! The pictures are great, but it is even better in person. Kokopelli Property Management was also excellent to deal with.
For anyone who appreciates art, this place is a mind blow. The art inside the house reaches every...
For anyone who appreciates art, this place is a mind blow. The art inside the house reaches every corner and captures the eclectic nature of Santa Fe. The outside grounds go far beyond what anyone would expect. It is an amazing work in progress across several acres along a gentle hillside. There is a meandering stone path that offers dramatic art sculptures around every turn. Each time you venture along one of the paths, you will discover another piece of art you didn't notice before. The various sculptures might be only 12 inches high or 12 feet high. This yard is its own art gallery with more unique items than you can imagine. Some of the sculptures, like the moose or coyote have movable parts. The house itself is classic styled adobe. The main floor offers a lot of space (kitchen, living area and den). The master bedroom is comfortable with a separate rooftop deck. The other 2 bedrooms have just enough room for a comfortable sleep. This is a must to stay. We will return
Important things to know
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