New Mexico is a gem of the Southwest and to make the most of your trip, consider booking an Airbnb in Santa Fe.
When you book vacation rental in Santa Fe, you get the real local experience. Most of the homes are built in adobe style with kiva fireplaces, intricate tile work, and colorful rugs everywhere you look. It’s a truly special experience to stay in one, and there’s no better way to do it than through Airbnb.
To help you find your dream stay, here’s a round-up of the 11 best vacation homes in Santa Fe, New Mexico for an unmatched stay.
Editor’s Note: Please note that Airbnb recently made changes to their program so in this article, we are including links to other options like VRBO or Booking.com which have much lower booking fees.
Quick Answer: Best Vacation Homes, VRBOs, and Airbnbs in Santa Fe, New Mexico
|Our Picks||Airbnb||Book Here|
|Best Overall Vacation Rental in Santa Fe||Upscale, Beautiful and Private 2BR | Entire Home (2BR, 1.5B)||View on VRBO|
|Best Budget Vacation Rental in Santa Fe||Stylish Studio| Entire Home (1BR, 1B)||View on VRBO|
|Best Luxury Vacation Rental in Santa Fe||Designer 4BD/3BA + A/C & Spa in Historic|
Downtown | Entire Home (4BR, 3B)
|View on VRBO|
|Best Vacation Rental in Santa Fe for Couples||Charming 1 Bd/1 Bth Santa Fe Adobe Casita | Entire Home (1BR, 1B)||View on VRBO|
|Best Vacation Rental in Santa Fe for Groups||A True Gorgeous Villa w/ Views from Every Room | Entire Home (3BR, 2.5B)||View on VRBO|
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11 Best Airbnbs in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Looking for the perfect stay? Here are 11 of the best vacation home in Santa Fe for any kind of trip to New Mexico.
Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)
Location: Railyard District
For a quaint vacation home in Santa Fe, this studio apartment definitely does the trick. Colorful and cheery, you’ll quickly fall in love with this brightly painted home and all that it has to offer.
Since it’s a studio set-up, everything is located in one room, with the bathroom behind a sliding door. The bed is queen size, and there’s a small couch to curl up on and watch TV when you’re not out exploring.
If you feel like cooking, there’s a bright blue kitchen at your disposal with a tiled backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and a coffee maker. While it’s not huge in size, this studio definitely has a big personality.
Why We Love It: Quaint studio with all you need for an enjoyable stay.
Sunny Adobe Casita With Fireplace
Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)
Location: Two blocks from Tune-Up Cafe
Tucked away in a residential neighborhood about a mile from the Plaza, this Santa Fe Airbnb is a great choice for anyone looking for a quiet holiday.
As you enter the home, the first thing you’ll see is the kiva fireplace to keep you warm on cold winter nights, and a spacious lounge to relax in after a long day of exploring. With the open floor plan, this area also hosts the kitchen with a dining table, if you feel like eating in some nights.
The bedroom is flooded with natural light during the day and has French doors that open out onto your own private deck. Overall, this budget stay in Santa Fe is the perfect choice for anyone looking for cozy comforts.
Why We Love It: Lovely budget vacation rental with a kiva fireplace.
What Past Guests Have Said: “Beautiful space that embraces local architecture, well-equipped with everything you will need for a comfortable stay. Easy drive into town and the hosts provided a great local guidebook that was very helpful for exploring Santa Fe.”
“You will want to stay here forever! Super cute, super clean, super private. Beautiful stay in a great city. Pet friendly! Loved the fireplace.”
Type: Entire Home (3BR, 3B)
For a top-notch Santa Fe stay, this vacation home is an obvious choice. It’s a large home boasting of killer views, a hot tub which gives you a 180 degree view of the sunset.
The defining feature of this house is the large living room featuring a kiva fireplace. There are 3 beautiful bedrooms outfitted with authentic Southwest artwork and unique touches that make this vacation rental so special.
Overall, if you’re looking for a gorgeous place to stay with your family or friends, this beautiful home is the perfect vacation rental in Santa Fe A 4×4 is recommended during Winter months.
Why We Love It: Gorgeous adobe-style home with lots of outdoor space.
Type: Entire Home (2BR, 1B)
Location: Near Smiths Park
Looking for a decent amount of room right near town? Well, this vacation home in Santa Fe is a two-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment for an incredibly reasonable price.
Ideal for one or two couples, this apartment has a spacious living area with plush couches, a well-equipped kitchen, and the most gorgeous outdoor patio imaginable. Relax and lounge around in the deck which is equipped with a hot tub, outdoor seating, and gas grill.
The rental also has 3 available bicycles for those who want to explore the nearby town on two wheels!
Why We Love It: Gorgeous outdoor area
Type: Entire Home (3BR, 2B)
Location: 1.2 miles to center
For a change of pace, try out this groovy vacation rental in Santa Fe. Known as the hobbit house of Santa Fe, this house features mosaic showers, intricate artwork inside the house, and luxe furnishings.
The entire house feels like you’re living in a gallery as there are so many interesting pieces. Apart from the gorgeous furnishings indoors, you also have access to a fully landscaped garden and waterfall feature.
Guests RAVE about the hobbit house and difficult not to see why!
Why We Love It: Beautiful craftsmanship
Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)
Location: Next to the Plaza
Throw a splash of color into your life with this pastel pink home. Lined with baby blue trim and finished with exposed brick, you can’t help but smile when you see this VRBO in Santa Fe.
As soon as you step in the door, you’ll feel right at home with the extra comfortable spaces designed to please. The living room serves as a multi-purpose area with a cushy couch, armchairs, and desk space in case you have some work to get done. Wander out of this room and into the huge kitchen with decadent tilework and modern appliances.
The bedroom here features a queen-size bed with luxury linens and an eye-catching tiled bathroom.
But wait, there’s more!
In the back of the house, you’ll find a private patio with a grill. The small compound also has a shared hot tub and outdoor fireplace to enjoy during your stay.
Why We Love It: Homey vacation rental with a private patio and shared hot tub.
Type: Entire Home (2BR, 1.5B)
Location: Near Moon Mountain
Turn things up a notch with this upscale VRBO in Santa Fe. Featuring exposed wooden ceilings, tiled floors, and an open design, there’s a lot to love about this charming property.
As you enter this home, the first thing you’ll notice is how many windows there are. Floor to ceiling, French doors, and more, you can tell that this home was designed to let in the maximum amount of natural light.
The living room centers around a kiva fireplace and a TV and just behind it, you’ll find the dining area and five-star kitchen.
This home has two bedrooms, one of which has two beds if you’re traveling with family or friends. Each of the rooms has a little window seat where you can enjoy the breeze with a good book. The bathrooms are decked out with bright tiles and the entire home is decorated with Southwestern artwork.
All of this being said, the biggest draw to this vacation home in Santa Fe (besides the impossibly stylish interior) is the rooftop deck, patio with a grill, and outdoor kiva fireplace.
Why We Love It: Swanky Santa Fe home with a rooftop deck and outdoor kiva.
Type: Entire Home (3BR, 2.5B)
Location: Near Frenchy’s Field
Enjoy Santa Fe from the comfort of your very own villa, with three bedrooms and 2.5 baths. This home can accommodate up to five guests, so bring along your parents, kids, or even a handful of friends if you please.
This is a great house for congregating as there’s a huge living area in front of a cozy fireplace. There’s also a spacious dining room off the top-notch kitchen for enjoying meals together.
The bedrooms are quite large, with absolutely breathtaking views from the windows. Look out over the mountains and suburbs of the city from the comfort of your own bed.
When you feel like heading outside, make sure to take advantage of the flagstaff patio which has a gorgeous garden, a grill, loungers, and a dining table.
Why We Love It: Large villa with stunning views from all the rooms.
Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)
Location: Next to Georgia O’Keeffe Gallery
A stunning home smack in the center of town, this Santa Fe VRBO sits just next to the Georgia O’Keeffe Gallery and is within walking distance of all of the city’s best sights.
This place has pretty much everything you could ask for, including a comfortable living room with a kiva fireplace, a great bedroom with a king-size bed, and a well-equipped kitchen with everything you’ll need during your stay.
This house is notable because although it’s in the middle of town, you still have all the luxuries of a house in the suburbs like off-street parking and a private patio for enjoying a drink under the stars.
For a fun-filled stay, this is definitely the place to book.
Why We Love It: Comfortable home downtown with private patio and off-street parking.
Type: Entire Home (2BR, 2B)
Location: Guadalupe District
Fashionable and full of flair, this Santa Fe gem makes for a charming home base if you’re looking for a vacation rental in the area.
The living room centers around the huge kiva, faced by a velvet sofa, armchairs, and the sweetest bench seat perched in the window. Bright artwork adorns the wall and makes this room a true pleasure to spend time in.
Be prepared to be WOWed by the kitchen, which is absolutely massive and has everything you could ever dream of. Then make your way to the bedrooms, each of which is outfitted with memory foam mattresses, blackout blinds, and unique artwork. The master bedroom even has its own kiva to enjoy.
There are three patios at this VRBO in Santa Fe, with plenty of outdoor furniture, a BBQ, and a kiva to keep you warm.
Why We Love It: Meticulously decorated home with lots of outdoor space.
Type: Entire Home (4BR, 3B)
Location: North of Town near Magers Field
Just a ten-minute walk from the Plaza, this Santa Fe VRBO is what dreams are made of. It’s a luxury home just downtown that marries traditional Southwestern elements with present-day features.
First off, this home is really large and can accommodate up to ten guests. You’ll all have a blast chilling out in the stylish living room and making meals together in the sizable kitchen.
This house has four bedrooms, each of which is simple yet sophisticated and decorated with Santa Fe flair. The master bedroom is really the most special with a small work station, a private deck, and a huge soaking tub to kick back in.
If you don’t get the master, there’s no stress. Outside of the house, you’ll find your own backyard garden complete with a hot tub so you can unwind in style.
Why We Love It: Great group home with outdoor hot tub and large living areas.
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Things to Do in Santa Fe, New Mexico
As the beating heart of the Southwest, there’s plenty to do in Santa Fe by way of local experiences. Here are some of our top picks for Airbnb experiences in Santa Fe!
- Freestyle Weaving: During this experience, you’ll get to learn different weaving techniques from an expert, choose some yarn, and learn how to weave a creation of your own.
- Halotherapy Inside of Salt Cave: Have a once-in-a-lifetime experience of hanging out in a 9-ton pink Himalayan salt cave, full of twinkling lights and calming music. Benefits include improved respiratory function and mental health!
- Pottery Lesson: Take a feel-good pottery class with a local teacher where 100% of the net profits are donated to charity. You’ll learn all the basics and get to either create something by hand or on the wheel, and the studio will ship your pieces to you when they’re ready.
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