The name means Sky House, and this fabulous fusion of contemporary and Pueblo styles brings you spacious, luxe interiors plus world-class views. All this less than 20 minutes from downtown Santa Fe!
The first thing you may notice about Mostar Cielo Casa is that no corners have been cut, no compromises made. This is a sprawling, elegant, luxurious family home, beautifully designed to incorporate the clean, spare lines of contemporary architecture overlaid with the warmth and spirit of the new pueblo style. The result is a light-filled, spacious, wonderfully unique home, set high in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains so that the views are vast and sweeping.
Enter the main living room at Mostar Cielo Casa and you will notice that there is room for the whole group not only to sit here but to sprawl out and get comfortable. The huge sectional couch invites napping before the inset gas fireplace, but the big flat-screen TV with satellite channels might persuade you to stay awake for your favorite movie or sport. A deep leather armchair offers a restful place for the "papa bear" in your group. And for a little privacy, there is also an office with a queen-sized sleeper sofa and desk. Whether you need a little computer time or simply want to curl up and finish that exciting novel you began on the trip, this is the place to retreat from the activity of the common area.
You will notice that at Mostar Cielo Casa, every room is well furnished but also has something harder to find in a vacation rental: bare space. Kids can dump out their Legos and start building; you can toss their ski equipment and shopping bags anywhere without having to "clear a path"; there are places for all your suitcases and computer bags and other bulky items. One table can be devoted to a jigsaw puzzle for days on end without inconveniencing the group. What bliss to have more than enough room to stretch out and get really comfortable!
One of the biggest jewels in Mostar Cielo Casa's crown is the kitchen. Everything is top-drawer, from the double oven to the gas cooktop to the huge stainless-steel fridge. Designed for several chefs to play around in without bumping elbows, the granite-topped kitchen is bursting with appliances large and small, utensils, gadgets, and of course the full complement of cookware, dishes, and flatware. You will also find a breakfast bar with comfy stools for your sous-chefs!
Tucked into a sunny corner off the kitchen, with two walls devoted to glass doors leading out to the patio, is a breakfast nook. The cheery round table seats 4, but more can be accommodated along the bench. This might be the place you want to go first thing in the morning, before the caffeine has kicked in, to write in your journal or scroll through the previous day's photos. It seems meant for quiet moments . . . although we have also known it to be the scene of hard-fought battles of Spy Alley and Hungry Hungry Hippos! And for formal dining -- or simply getting the whole gang in one place to enjoy takeout or hold a family meeting! -- there is a long, elegant table with seating for 6, just beyond the living room.
The common areas of this home are welcoming and beautiful, but the bedroom suites may be even more appealing. Here is where you come to collapse after a long, satisfying day of skiing, shopping, and sightseeing. You want everything perfect: high-quality linens, a good mattress, a dark room, and most of all, quiet. You will find all of that and much more at Mostar Cielo Casa.
The master suite is designed for pampering. The enormous bedroom features a king-sized bed, private TV, and two walls of windows, including sliders out to the patio for a little late-night stargazing. An upholstered easy chair begs you to try a little reading before bed . . . and when you wake up from the nap this inevitably leads to, you can fall into bed for a perfect night's sleep! In the morning, drift into the master bath and try to answer the difficult question: will you begin the day with a long soak in the oversized tub with panoramic canyon views, or settle for an invigorating shower in the tile-and-stone walk-in?!
The guest bedroom is also a suite, with a queen bed facing a bank of windows overlooking the stunning Rio Grande Valley landscape and an en-suite bathroom. A separate half-bath meets the needs of the common area at Mostar Cielo Casa, so your group can spread out toiletries in the guest bath in total privacy.
The outdoor spaces are equally appealing. You will find several patios and open spaces here, including one with a gas grill and another with a hot tub! Set right on the edge of the scrub brush, these places bring the glory of the New Mexican wilderness right to your feet. The front yard is ideal for entertaining a large group (or parking multiple vehicles), and the covered patio is perfect for snowy and hot weather alike. Explore all the beautiful places at Mostar Cielo Casa, just minutes from Santa Fe and the ski slopes!