Common Questions About Vacation Rental Homes
- How do I book a home?
- You can either make a booking directly on this website by using the "check availability" box to the left. Or you can call our office at 505-946-8524 and a member of our friendly staff will be glad to help you.
- Is booking online secure?
- We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order. We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway provider's database. It will only be accessible by those authorized with special rights to such systems. They are required to keep the information confidential. After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.
- Can I bring my pet with me?
- We offer a variety of homes, some of which allow pets and some which do not. Explore our properties online by clicking the "vacation rentals" tab above and see if the home you are considering allows pets. Alternately, you can call our office at 505-946-8524 - we would love to help you find a vacation home that is just right for you and your furry family member.
- What are the benefits of a vacation home rental?
- Our vacation rentals are thoughtfully stocked with the comforts of home. We want you to always feel like you are coming "home" instead of returning to a bland, impersonal hotel room. All of our homes have full kitchens, and some even have game rooms, hot tubs, and outdoor grills for preparing your favorite steak recipe!
Quick Tips For Visiting Santa Fe
Take it easy. Santa Fe's high altitude (7,000 feet above sea level) means that the air is rarefied, thinner. It usually takes about 48 hours to adjust and staying hydrated helps.
Watch your alcohol intake. One drink in Santa Fe is the equivalent of three at sea level.
Use sunscreen and wear a hat. There are no beaches, but Santa Fe is closer to the sun, and the sun shines 300 days of the year.
Santa Fe's climate is dry with temperature swings. With sometimes less than 20 percent humidity, visitors are happy to have easy access to their moisturizers and lip balms. Nights and early mornings are cool, even in July and August, so remember to pack a few cozy layers.
Santa Fe is in mountain and ski country, so expect six to eight major snowfalls from November to April.
The climate in Santa Fe can change rapidly and often. In the summer, days can be hot (90+) and nights quite cool (low 60's). Be sure to check current conditions before traveling as monsoon rains can quickly cool down a hot day and bring unexpected floods and rapid humidity. The average temperature difference between Albuquerque and Santa Fe is between 6-8° on any given day.
Average Temperatures in Santa Fe
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Avg.High 42 48 55 64 72 83 86 83 78 67 52 44 Avg. Low 19 24 28 33 42 51 56 55 48 37 26 19 Mean 30 34 38 47 55 65 68 66 60 51 40 32
The Santa Fe area is arid, and water is precious. Restaurants serve water by request and hotels may ask that you participate in water conservation.
Parking can be tight in Santa Fe in June, July, and August, though most attractions are within walking distance of downtown vacation rentals. There are convenient city-owned parking lots in the downtown area and many meters available for one or two hours. Some meters only take change, though many can be used with a credit card. Be patient in traffic and mindful of pedestrians. Obey all traffic rules and be alert, whether driving or walking. Many Santa Fe streets in the downtown area are narrow with an abundance of foot traffic.
Important: Using hand-held cell phones while driving is illegal, but hands-free devices are allowed.
Reservations are always recommended for upscale restaurants. Santa Fe's busiest dining hours are from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Casual dress is acceptable in most restaurants.
Standard tipping is 15 to 20 percent of the bill. Some restaurants will add a service charge of up to 18 percent for parties of five or more.
Senior visitors should check with their doctor regarding any physical conditions that could be affected by Santa Fe's high altitude. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended and it's important to be aware of uneven floors when entering historic buildings. Those with dietary concerns should call restaurants in advance for information.
Pets must be leashed and under control at all times. Owners must clean up after their animals. Pets are not allowed in Cathedral Park or in the Plaza during special events. Dogs can roam free in the popular dog park, Frank Ortiz Park, 160 Camino de las Crucitas.