The Aqui Guestbook

“Aqui Santa Fe is an oasis of refined luxury in a city where every real estate agency promises (but rarely delivers) vacation rental bliss. The firm’s petite, friendly, and energetic proprietor, Caroline Morgan, is blessed with the kind of background that makes her uniquely suited to caring for discerning guests.  As the executive assistant to one of America’s most beloved First Ladies, Caroline learned the true meaning of “exclusive” when she traveled the world in actual Presidential style. Later Caroline managed art galleries in Santa Fe, and brokered multi-million dollar homes in Colorado and New Mexico. Her understanding and personal experience of the art and luxury markets now translate into what I can best describe as ‘vacation home curation.’ ” —Joy Davidson (A Luxury Travel Blog)

“Our stay was absolutely fabulous. We have stayed in many homes and hotels in our travels to Europe and in the US – we don’t know that we EVER stayed anywhere where we were as comfortable! The kitchen was “over the top” equipped and I’m just sorry we didn’t have the time to cook! We look forward to our next trip to Santa Fe.”

“A perfect month, a perfect home. Comfort, convenience, cleanliness and Caroline—all made for a perfect Santa Fe vacation home stay. We have traveled to Santa Fe numerous times in the past, but this trip we were fortunate to have found Casa Simpatica for a month-long visit in April. The home is beautifully furnished, the linens are delightful, the setting is truly picturesque New Mexican, and the location is ideal. Caroline delivered on everything promised, provided a gift basket upon arrival, kept us informed of activities in the city, and made us feel at home immediately. It was a memorable month and one that we hope to repeat soon. Thank you again, Caroline, for making Casa Simpatica a glorious retreat.”  —L.K.T (Pennsylvania)

“Tired of living in a hotel while working in Santa Fe, I rented this charming and quite cozy casita for two weeks in February. Coming home was so much more relaxing than any hotel experience. This is a first class luxurious place so well appointed I made myself promise to update some things in my own house back in La. It is so rare to find a ‘vacation rental’ that has been decorated so lavishly. I would revisit in a heartbeat.” —Oscar Winner, C.S. Dutton (Los Angeles, CA)

“It’s difficult to find the words to describe our AQUI Holiday experience. Possibly perfect, relaxing, joyful and memorable is a start. It definitely was a gift to our family and Caroline was the defining piece in all that happened. She was so gracious and never missed a step. Everything we discussed was delivered and every promise she made kept. In addition, the gift basket, high chair and luxurious goodies were all deeply appreciated. I can’t thank you enough for making this the most enjoyable moment of my year.”  —K.S. (Houston, TX)

“We enjoyed Casa Simpatica and Perla very much. Both houses had beautiful art collections and the location couldn’t have been better. We liked the towels so well, we bought a few sets. How often does that happen?”  —R.Y. (Fayetteville, NC)

“You couldn’t ask for more….Our experience was simply awesome! The house was lovely, tastefully decorated and highlighted the contemporary art of Santa Fe while preserving the atmosphere of an older adobe. The extra touches of straw baskets, handcrafted furniture, pottery and interesting accessories made you realize you “weren’t in Kansas any more!”, yet there was no feeling of clutter. The kitchen was more than fully equipped – every detail had been attended to. Even the laundry room contained everything a family would need for cleaning and freshening up, right down to the toolbox that provided my husband with pliers for assembling a newly purchased toy. The beds were comfortable and linens fresh and crisp, with plenty of towels for all. A TV in each bedroom in addition to the reading lamps on each side of the bed made falling asleep extremely comfortable. Caroline was more than helpful with directions and suggestions, and she is simply a delight to know! She has seen to every detail.  We stayed for a week and felt that we had found a true home away from home, where we wanted for nothing. We can’t wait to return!”  —Judy, Somers (Connecticut)

“What a wonderful house, ideal location and first-class amenities. It made our stay in Santa Fe perfect! With most rentals, you ask, ‘Is this it?’ With this residence, you say, ‘Wow! This exceeds my expectations!’ Book your reservation now! You won’t be disappointed! Aqui is one of the BEST places to stay in Santa Few New Mexico!!!!! Thank you!!!”   —L.L. (Los Angeles, CA)

“My compliments to Aqui.   Your attention to detail, accommodations and hospitality are just the finest. It is like being at the finest hotels of Europe or the best of North America, like being welcomed home. ‘Just what the Doctor ordered,’ so to speak. Your individual attention is appreciated and I truly recommend you and “Aqui” to one and all if they are looking for excellence. See you soon, and again and again.”  —Spuron (Tucson, AZ)

“Over the years we have rented many places via the internet. This is the first time that the rental has exceeded the internet representations. The place is fabulous and has many subtle details. What a joy to be here for a week. Thank you.”  —BB (Dallas, TX)

“Sorry we did not get to say goodbye in person because I wanted to thank you. The home is lovely and we enjoyed our stay there. We really appreciated having a real, concerned and personable person who we consistently were dealing with and whom we knew we could call. You made it even nicer for us. Thanks.”  —T.T. (Del Mar, CA)

“The best house rental in Santa Fe!  Caroline is fabulous…from ease of reservation to personal greeting at the door when we arrived! The home was spotless with exquisite linens on the beds to a kitchen primed for making a gourmet meal to a bathroom stocked with everything you could need. The courtyards were perfect for our two little guys to run and play safely (ages 3 and 2) and for the adults to relax and unwind after a day of shopping and hiking. The house is a very comfortable 2-3 blocks from the square and a very easy walk. Our stay was perfect and I highly recommend this property! We WILL be back!”  —Dana (Dallas, TX)

“Perfect experience!  My husband, 1-yr old and I had the true pleasure of spending a weekend in Casa Perla, and the following two nights in adjacent Casa Simpatica (we switched to the two-bedroom to gain an extra room for our baby). We wouldn’t have changed a thing about our experience, from the charm of both houses to the details inside (Frette bathrobes, luxury bedding, bottled water waiting, even a gift basket!). Both cottages were immaculately kept, sparkling new appliances and impeccably chosen decor. We cozied up to the Kiva fireplace, played in the patios, read books, and took the short walks to restaurants near the Plaza and the art galleries of Canyon Road. The neighborhood is a perfect location, and the manager of both houses, Caroline Morgan, is a wonderful person and a class act. She provides five-star service from greeting to goodbye, going out of her way in a number of ways to make our trip flawless. Thanks to her, it was just that!”  —Heather C. (Los Angeles, CA)

“I spent ages trying to decide on a place for us to stay and landed on this place – and wow did I ever make the right choice!   We absolutely fell in love with the location but also with this house. Whenever I thought, “I wonder if they have “X” here…” there it was!” The house was in absolutely perfect condition – clean, organized, you name it. And Caroline did everything to make our stay comfortable and help us out with questions on the area. Two yoga mats, great books to read, wireless, iPod player, fabulous stereo, comfy furniture, skylights that bathe the place in pretty brightness during the day, it was a heavenly experience from start to finish. If I could give MORE than five stars to this place, I most definitely would.”  —Ann (Arlington, VA)

“Look no further, this is it. 5 stars *****! My wife and I have rented several vacation places over the internet. This is the first one that exceeded the photos and descriptions online. It’s a spectacular location that is close to the Plaza and also Canyon Road. A car is not necessary once you get the casita. The casita itself reflects a great sense of style and an cost-no-object approach. If we’re in Santa Fe, we will be staying here.  —J.R. (Atlanta, GA)