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9 Best Airbnb Rentals in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Posted by
Brittany Varano
June 10, 2020
Updated February 12, 2024

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New Mexico’s sunny capital city, Santa Fe, has gained a lot of recognition as one of America’s best small cities, and it’s no wonder why.

Also known as The City Different, Santa Fe is home to a vibrant arts scene, some of the US’s oldest buildings, and is in close proximity to some of the country’s best hiking and nature-scapes. If that isn’t enough to entice you, Santa Fe also averages over 300 days of sunshine each and every year!

When you first arrive in the city, the first thing you’ll probably notice is the uniqueness of Santa Fe’s architecture. Rooted deeply in the ancient adobe traditions of the early Native Americans who called the region home, the Spanish colonizers of the time fell in love with this architectural style and took inspiration from it in their own buildings. Today, the Pueblo style has fostered a love of adobe walls, flat roofs and internal exposed beams in the area.

Many of the best Santa Fe Airbnbs are built in this same popular style, and are a must for an authentic New Mexico experience! Here are a few of our top recommendations when it comes to Santa Fe rentals to help in your travel planning.

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1. Entrada Azul

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Why you should stay: The ultimate in desert-modern design fashioned in a historic adobe.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 Nights
  • Rates from: $195/night

There’s no shortage of vintage adobes on this list, but Entrada Azul might just be the coolest one of them all. The airbnb is named for the faded blue front door — accented with red and yellow Southwestern patterns — setting the tone of the old southwest upon entry.

Inside, the home shows plenty of its history, with terracotta tile floors, exposed beams built from native lumber, and a kiva-style fireplace in the living room. Of course, the airbnb’s host Arielei outdid herself with matching the decor to the home’s old soul, with vintage-modern touches of the Southwest throughout. From raw wood furniture pieces to Southwestern style rugs to animal skulls hanging tall on the walls.

Entrada Azul isn’t just an adobe mastepiece, it’s also a super convenient place to stay, located less than 10 minutes from Plaza Santa Fe and a half-hour from Ski Santa Fe.

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2. Casita Encantador

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Why you should stay: Enjoy sleeping in a cozy casita nestled next to the lush Santa Fe River in the historic east side district.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 Nights
  • Rates from: $99/night

Casita Encantador is a cute little adobe studio that was carefully and lovingly hand-built by the hosts and other Santa Fe artists. The handcrafted plastered walls, unique patterned tiles, and custom architectural layout make this Sante Fe Airbnb a local hidden gem.

This casita resides in Santa Fe’s historical east side district and is perched above the Santa Fe River. Just outside of the door, a canopy of lush greenery and wonderful views of Sun and Moon Mountains greet you.

Wake up each morning with a cup of joe on the front porch and get some restful shut-eye in the comfort of the queen-size bed.

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3. Trailhead Apartment

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Why you should stay: A modern and thoughtfully designed apartment with all of the comforts of home and then some.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 Nights
  • Rates from: $98/night

The Trailhead Apartment is set inside a new and upcoming industrial style, multi-use building that hosts apartments, the local favorite Cafecito cafe, art galleries, and a park.

The apartment is located in the Baca District near downtown, and provides guests an easy way to bike or walk to the city via the nearby Acequia Trail. The hosts have left two bikes on the property for guests to use during their stay.

Ideal for a couple or solo travelers, the Trailhead Apartment has a comfy bed for two, washer and dryer for free use, a fully stocked kitchen, and a pleasant outdoor seating area.

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4. Sunny Adobe Casita

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Why you should stay: Stay in the middle of Santa Fe without hearing the city’s hustle and bustle at this sunny adobe Casita.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 Night
  • Rates from: $88/night

Enjoy this Sunny Adobe Casita that’s tucked into a classic Santa Fe residential area just 1.2 miles away from the historic Plaza. The adobe walls will welcome you and make you feel right at home in the southwest. In the colder months, light up a roaring fire in the cozy traditional kiva fireplace.

This Santa Fe vacation rental is an excellent option for a small family of four, with sleeping quarters in the bedroom as well as in the living room via the sleeper sofa.

We recommend taking advantage of the outdoor porch that spans the length of the guesthouse. Breathe in the courtyard’s apricot tree, lilac bushes, and wildflowers.

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5. Upscale Private Retreat

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Why you should stay: Countryside living with a stunning rooftop deck only ten minutes from the center of the city.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 Nights
  • Rates from: $174/night

Surrounded by picturesque cedar and juniper trees as well as the lush Sangre De Cristo Mountains, we love how unique and luxurious this upscale retreat feels the moment you step inside. The plastered adobe walls are a bright and airy white, complemented by classic brick flooring and natural sunlight that pours through the large windows and skylight.

The home’s set up is perfect for a party of four and has a master bedroom with one queen bed and a second bedroom with two twin beds. There are two traditional kiva fireplaces both inside and out, as well as a very enticing rooftop deck that overlooks the neighborhood from above.

Here at this special Sante Fe rental, you can experience the best of secluded privacy without sacrificing a close location to the city center.

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6. Gorgeous Casita

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Why you should stay: A gorgeous casita with a private hot tub, RV parking, and Tesla charging just five minutes from artistic downtown Santa Fe.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 Night
  • Rates from: $180/night

If you’re looking for a Gorgeous Casita that goes above and beyond to provide guests with unique and luxury amenities, look no further than this beautiful Santa Fe home. Not only is there Tesla charging and RV parking available on site, but the entire property is also hypo-allergenic and scent-free for those with sensitivities.

It also has fully fenced in yard for privacy and a bubbling hot tub just waiting to soothe your body after a long day of exploring The City Different. Experience ultimate relaxation and tranquility at this Gorgeous Casita.

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7. La Casita Amanti

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Why you should stay: A cute and comfy villa steps from the Santa Fe River and Canyon Road.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 Nights
  • Rates from: $115/night

La Casita Amanti is the end unit in a condominium complex and has the only set of bay windows that overlook the blooming garden outside. This particular unit has a fantastic location, placing guests only a five-minute walk away from Canyon Road and a 15-minute walk to Santa Fe’s Plaza.

This property has a king-size bed, washer and dryer for your free use, as well as a double-sided glass fireplace that provides heat for both the living room and the bedroom.

In the toasty summer months, crank up the air conditioner (non-swamp cooler) to stay nice and cool. This one-bedroom condo for two is as homey as they come.

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8. Casa Alegre Casita

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Why you should stay: An architecturally stunning adobe home with a spacious outdoor patio and a fantastic location.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 Night
  • Rates from: $68/night

The Casa Alegre Casita is a one-bedroom Santa Fe guesthouse for rent in the Casa Alegre neighborhood of the city. A standout feature of the home is the all-glass front sunroom that overlooks the spacious and private outdoor patio.

Guests have also raved about the luxury shower that has a built-in steam function for an at-home sauna experience.

Within walking distance, you can find two parks and delicious restaurants for your dining pleasure during your stay. The home also features a queen bed, fully equipped kitchen, easily accessible free parking, and an air conditioner for those hot summer days.

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9. Historic Casita

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Why you should stay: Take a stroll through history while staying in this 100+-year-old casita that’s been recently renovated.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 Nights
  • Rates from: $96/night

Casita #3 is a New Mexico vacation rental that’s over 100 years old and lies in one of the best locations in the city. Just two blocks away from Canyon Road, six blocks away from the Plaza and seconds from popular local cafes, shops, and restaurants, the location is just one thing to love about this charming casita.

This studio home also boasts a large private courtyard that’s perfect for outdoor enthusiasts in need of a space to store bikes and ski or snowboarding equipment.

To get to the property, you’ll need to turn down a narrow and private lane that takes you away from the noisiness of the busy city streets. Parking is provided but not suitable for large trucks or RVs.

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Plan Your Trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico

Now that we’ve covered some of the best Santa Fe homes for rent, we have some killer recommendations for things to do that we think you’ll love! Make the most of your Santa Fe vacation and consider checking out a few of these wonderful New Mexico attractions.

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