About this rental
Rooms and beds
Bedrooms: 1(Sleeps: 3)
Living Room with Futon
Toilet · Bath with shower
- Washer & dryer
- No smoking
Hosted by Tom EngelAsk a question
About Tom Engel
Tom is a Solar Field Service Engineer for Positive Energy Solar in Santa Fe. This is the biggest project yet - a 3200 square foot active and passive solar house with solar radiant heat and solar hot water. The eight acres will be developed into a working organic farm and permaculture food forest. If you have interest in energy or food sustainability, I will be glad to give you that tour of the house and grounds.
Why Tom Engel chose La Puebla
After living south of Santa Fe for five years, Tom looked around for a place that might allow for a large hobby farm. When he saw Paradise Pond, that was it. Perfectly located in a traditional acequia village that still operates in the traditional way of the local people digging the acequias by hand each year and creating community and distributing water through the work of the local people - no fossil fuels required. Throughout the world there are few viable acequias left. Some of the best are in Northern New Mexico. Tom is thrilled to have found such a unique and beautiful spot and want to share it with others.
What makes this Guest house unique
This house and property was developed in 1997 by Frances Harwood, a well known local anthropologist and solar pioneer. She lived here completely off grid - but this isn't your usual conception of an off grid house. She combined abundance, elegance and beauty with ecological nature-based solutions to create an oasis of beauty that also provides own energy and water. She founded Ecoversity in Santa Fe and was a true visionary in eco living. Her untimely death in 2004 for a while left her vision behind. I want to honor what she started and have felt that her vision was in kindred spirits with my own. In the Santa Fe tradition, her work does live on and I am enjoying discovering all the wonders of her life's work through this land and this house. Since I only have the one vacation rental, I can provide the service you want to make your vacation ideal for you. If you need quiet and privacy, that's what you will get. If you prefer someone to help you plan your day, I can do that too. Let me know if you need something unique - this is a unique place and you deserve some individual attention.
- 100% refund of amount paid if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund of amount paid (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Check in after 3:00 pm
Check out before 11:00 am
Maximum overnight guests: 3 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
Minimum age to rent: 30
Please arrive by sunset .Arriving after sunset is not allowed.
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)