Honestly, there is no place like a home away from home and that is what I offer. Relax and enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of Santa Fe.
Stunning views, clean and quiet.
Only two miles from the Plaza (downtown Santa Fe) my artistically decorated home is on a safe, quiet cul-de-sac where all the neighbors know each other. The property backs onto a greenbelt where you can hike and see wildlife.
The guest bedroom has a queen bed, reading lamps, and a private bath with tub.
Shampoo, conditioner, liquid soap only, and a hair dryer are provided. You will have full access to the living, dining, kitchen and laundry, WiFi, and off street parking. While I do have a flat screen TV , excessive TV watching is discouraged. The house is cooled by an evaporative cooler and heated with natural gas/electric. To accommodate my many guests I am keeping the house fragrance free, no perfumes or sexy after shaves, sorry.
Breakfast is a help yourself affair. While I do not cook breakfast for you, coffee and tea, and a few breakfast foods are available for the first few days of your stay but after that you should provide for yourself. My only request is that you do not fry bacon or other fried foods to minimize lingering smells and grease build-up. I do not use milk products or wheat products on a regular basis so if those are essential you can pick them up at the near by health food co-op on the way to my house. A delightful cafe called the "Tune Up" is also just a few blocks away.
A rental car is recommended. A bus stop is one mile away and Uber is available.
Because of my busy schedule I cannot act as a tour guide, but I do have a notebook with maps and brochures to all the exciting things to do in and around Santa Fe.
The guests I welcome are generally mature lovers of art and culture. I teach paper making classes so you might want to plan on joining a class while you are here. You can download an application off my website.
I work part time at the International Folk Art Museum. The museum is one of two on Museum Hill, wonderful to visit, plus there is a great cafe next door.
For my own sanity I ask that all cell phone calls be conducted in the privacy of your room and not in the shared areas of the house. Thank you.
Guests have free use of the kitchen, dining, living and laundry areas. They may also enjoy the out door patio and portal.
Interakcija s gostima
Because guests are staying in my home, close interaction is to be expected. While I do not like a lot of talking in the morning as I get ready for work, I do enjoy conversation during happy hour or dinner times.
Two small poodle/terrier mix puppies share the house, Little Dee and Bucky. They are delightful company and not barkers. A pot of treats is on the table feel free to give them out.
Quiet after 10pm.
No smoking or drugs.
Clean up kitchen and dishes when used.
Close windows and lock doors when you are out.
No cell phones in the shared areas.
No frying of bacon or other fried foods.
Please do not bring strangers you meet back to the house.
For the past twenty five years I have lived and worked as a professional artist in Santa Fe NM. I make paper by hand from cotton rags and paint images on it in acrylics. As a member of various art groups I participate in juried outdoor shows every weekend during the summer. I also have a licensing agent and I teach paper making classes.
Aside from my art, I work part time in the International Folk Art Museum gift and book shops which carry amazing things from around the world. My guests are welcome to use my guest pass for free entry into 5 museums in Santa Fe.
My home is in a quiet, safe neighborhood two miles west from the Plaza. It is visually stunning with delightful gardens and views of the city and mountains. Comfort and beauty are important elements in my living spaces.
Years ago I attended the University of Iowa and CSU in Fort Collins Colorado and graduated with a BA. For ten years I was matched with a little through the Big Brother, Big Sister Organization. It is a way for me to make a difference one person at a time and give back to the community which has given me so much. In my spare time I like to hike with a Santa Fe meetup group, ride my bike and socialize with friends.
Traveling is my main entertainment when I am not doing shows. Last year I did a 10 day house sit in Sausalito, California which was fantastic (fresh fish every day!), hiked in Moab, Utah with my sister (wow!) , and am looking forward to two weeks in Mexico, and a dream trip to Spain. I just can't seem to get enough of this awesome world we live in and it inspires my paintings!
Because I have lived in Santa Fe a long time I can help you plan your visit so you see and experience the best New Mexico has to offer. When I travel I like to do it all, eat great food, hear local music, mingle with the crowds, visit cultural sites, see art and artifacts! So come live with an artist!