Rural Vacation Rentals

audre & leonardThank you for visiting Rural Vacation Rentals! My husband, Leonardo, and I are blessed to have wonderful properties in two of the most beautiful places in the world – Cornville, AZ (just south of Sedona) and Nambe, NM (just north of Santa Fe), and we share them with others via Vacation Rentals by Owner ( The AZ property is my home…we share our time between AZ and NM, so I rent our sweet cottage to vacation travelers when we are not using it. It is approximately 1000 sq ft.

Our NM property is a 750 sq. ft. apartment that Leonardo has renovated with love and care. My Shining Sun Aromatherapy studio and Leonardo’s workshop are on one side of the building, and the other side, which faces the back of the property, is our one bedroom vacation rental, Shining Sun Casita. You can wake up to the cock-a-doodle-do of our beautiful roosters and go to sleep to the singing of the local coyotes.

Welcome to our world!   Warm regards, Audre & Leonardo Gutierrez

The Properties

Allie’s Acre – VRBO Property #222369

RVR Cottage Pic 2This charming cottage, a lush green acre of grass, trees and flowers, is located in the “green belt” in Cornville, AZ. With a lovely Gazebo, two patios and a park-like feel, it has become a favorite of travelers wanting to be close to the hiking, stores, wineries and restaurants of Sedona, Jerome, Page Springs and Cottonwood. We are in the midst of them all, and the only challenge is leaving the serenity and charm of the Cottage to explore those places!

Pay for your deposit, balance or full rental amount here.

Shining Sun Casita – VRBO Property #328669

RVR-Casita-smallA different “flavor” of rural, our three acre property just north of Santa Fe has incredible views of the Sangre de Christo mountains, and, for animal lovers, is home to two burros, two goats, 14 chickens, and our house pets – 4 dogs and 2 cats (who are, for the most part, confined to the front of the property). The farm animals LOVE visitors, and the attention and treats associated with them.   We are about 15-20 minutes north of Santa Fe, convenient to the Santa Fe Opera, Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, Bandelier National Monument, Ojo Caliente, Taos and Santuario de Chimayo.

Pay for your deposit, balance or full rental amount here.


Reserving Your Rental Dates

If you have reached this page, you have likely already reserved dates at one or both of our properties, and will be paying the agreed upon rental payment via the payment area on this page.

If you have not yet communicated with us via, please visit that site to do so, and search the site using the Property number associated with the vacation rental you are interested in. This will allow you to verify the availability of the dates you would like, and also communicate with us via the VRBO site.