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Casa De Cuentos-Mystical Bliss-Views! Hot Tub, Spectacular Views!

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Serene energy soothes you as you enter the main door of Casa de Cuentos

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Taos house description

Casa de Cuentos - House of Stories - a picture-perfect place to BE to find your 'story.' Tranquil and mystical, your daydreams and nightdreams here will delight you. Located halfway between the town of Taos and the Taos Ski Valley, our adobe 'home-away-from-home' is private YET close to everything you may want to do while in the Taos area... IF you feel like leaving. (15 minutes to town and 15 minutes to ski.)

As of DEC. 2013: Den has been remodeled/redecorated with enlarged KIVA fireplace, new furniture, Flat screen, BAR and BEER COOLER.

MASTER BATHROOM BEING REMODELED JANUARY 2014--NEW SOAKING TUB and TALAVERA TILED SINK AND WALLS AND FLOORS.

We are convinced you will love our home as much as we do and not care to leave the premises often, yet you could choose to do so with ease. Our hot tub, pool table, movie and book library will provide lots of entertainment. Sit by one of the four Kiva fireplaces to dream stories, tell stories or write stories.

Wood-beamed ceilings, wood and saltillo tiles throughout add to the warmth and tenderness of Casa de Cuentos. There is a separate recreation room area with additional living room and Kiva if one needs space from others while visiting. A beautifully, talavera-tiled breakfast bar sits in-between open kitchen/dining area.

CASA de Cuentos: The main house has 3 bedrooms (a KING bed in master and QUEEN beds in the other two bedrooms) and 2 bathrooms (one with a large shower and the master bathroom has a deep, soaking tub) and a HUGE den with a BAR and BEER COOLER-with extra sleeping space. (Aero beds supplied if needed.) You have fabulous views of the mountains out the north-side: large windows frame the mountains perfectly and let them in to the living/dining area. To the south - you have expansive views of the valley and hot air balloons can be viewed floating eye-level or below in the distance. Daytime: Taos-blue skies during the day and STARS in the night-sky are so close you can touch them while sitting in the hot tub in the courtyard. (I just got out of the hot tub and I need to report there are more stars here than I ever knew existed...it is 'plum' full of stars--as my Grandma used to say.)

Pinons and sagebrush are the native plants that blanket the grounds of Casa de Cuentos and their sweet smells are all of the aromatherapy you will need while at this tranquil adobe. Two outdoor living areas: a deck with a hot tub in N.E. courtyard with new flagstone patio with a built-in fireplace facing the mountains and a new patio on the South-side facing the valley. The NorthEast courtyard has a huge fenced in area (fence is 6-ft. tall) for dogs' pleasure and well-being.

NEW OUTDOOR PATIO AND FIREPIT FALL OF 2013-We provide the wood.

Beginning supplies of: basic spices, laundry soap, shower/bath gel, paper products and firewood all provided.

Casa de Cuentos - the perfect place for a few people to have solitude and/or for a family or two to come together to share and create more life stories.

1 hour from Santa Fe/2.5 hours from Albuquerque/3.5 hours from Colorado Springs/4.5 hours from Denver/Right next to your heart!

Casa de Cuentos - House of Stories - Live your story!



Guest comment : My husband and I, our two grown daughters, son-in-law and grandson had the best vacation ever at Casa de Cuentes! The home is cozy and warm -- very relaxing and peaceful, comfortably furnished and well maintained. Our family could not have been made to feel more at home. KC, the caretaker, is just as the owner described her -- the 'nicest lady we have ever met'! The views from the living room and dining room windows are spectacular. The location is secluded but also convenient to both town and the ski valley. We will absolutely stay here again.

Guest Comment: A magical place! The photos do not do it justice -- it is serene, romantic, beautiful, peaceful, idyllic... My boyfriend and I were so inspired we decided to get married while we were there! My Mom and brother were so inspired at what we did, they mended relations after years! The magic continues....Thanks to K.C., Tammi and Dave!







Keywords: Casa de Cuentos, home, house, adobe, paradise, vacation, dream, romantic, peaceful, solitude, rest, lodging, vacation rental

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom-InnerSpring-Comfort-Filled Duvet
 **NEW Casita has a King Bed, Queen size Beds (2) 2nd Bedroom and 3rd bedroom-InnerSpring-Comfort-filled bedding
 New Casita has an air mattress for a third person, Baby Cribs (1) New Portacrib and an antique highchair provided, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Futon in Living Room
 Aero Bed Available when booking for larger parties for use in closed off Den area **New Casita has aero bed for 3rd person......moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Portable Fans and ceiling fan in kitchen--Gorgeous wood, interior doors, Recreation room/Den with Pool Table, Kiva Fireplace and LARGE, separate living area from Main living area for those that want quiet time or more party space, RADIANT FLOOR HEAT, wood-beamed ceilings throughout, wood and saltillo floors throughout... Recreation room has authentic, adobe "mud" flooring. Lovely rugs throughout. Library with local books, CD's, DVD's and Videos...fiction/non-fiction and travel books for the area with maps. Kitchen will have a beginning supply of coffee/tea/basic spices. Hair dryer in master bathroom...moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library:

                101.9 KTAOS Solar-powered radio station GREAT music and conversations. It is a "must" listen-to! A varied selection on CD's...moreless

              • Pool Table
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                Children's movies, too!...moreless

              Attractions

              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Mountain View:

                        Million-Dollar Views!! Mountains on the North and East sides of house/Valley below on the South/West sides of house TAOS SKI VALLEY--Fantastic Skiing...known for its 'champagne' powder. TAOS BLUE SKY during the day and STARS SO CLOSE in the night-skies you can touch them!...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Hunting
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Rafting
                      • Skiing

                      General

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        (2) **New Casita has stackable washer dryer Main Casa has regular washer/dryer...moreless

                      • Computer Available
                      • Free Long Distance:

                        Anywhere in the continental US/ANY TIME!...moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        Luxurious Sheets or Flannel Sheets Comfort-filled duvets VERY cozy beds...you will sleep deeply and have sweet dreams! Possibly dreams of Shakespeare as the original owner of our home was a Shakespearean expert....moreless

                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Dead-end-On its own road with a few different areas to park your vehicle(s)...moreless

                      • Telephone
                      • Washing Machine:

                        (2) Washer/Dryer in Master Bedroom Closet Iron and Ironing Board on Dryer **NEW Casita has stackable washer/dryer...moreless

                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        (4) 4 Kiva fireplaces with a supply of wood in the courtyard near the deck **New Casita has LARGE, beautiful kiva...moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Catering Available:

                        A Chef may be available for an extra-charge. This is a work in progress....moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen:

                        Beautifully remodeled with Mexicana, talavera tile--there is a breakfast bar with stools--Fully-equipped-COFFEE and TEA, too! High-Chair available....moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Brand new, trex deck (composite deck) with brand new hot tub you step into right off of the deck. Views of the mountains and incredible star views! New patio outside of recreation room. Views of the Valley. **New Casita has an incredible patio with an outdoor fireplace...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Discover
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Hot Tub:

                            Casa has HotSprings Sumatran--beautiful hot tub. New Casita has a new Hot Springs Sumatran large hot tub...moreless

                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Christmas
                          Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          $550

                          Rates are based on 7 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                          Winter Ski Season
                          Jan 5 - Mar 5, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $375
                          $2,350

                          Rates are based on 7 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                          Spring Break
                          Mar 6 - Apr 5, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          $400
                          $2,499

                          Rates are based on 7 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                          Low Season
                          Apr 6 - May 21, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $225
                          $1,350
                          My Standard Rate
                          4 night min stay
                          $299
                          $1,850

                          Rates are based on 7 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


                          Additional information about rental rates

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                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          This is our personal home and it recently was a vacation rental. We are vacation rental owners and our homes welcome you when we go on vacation. Our caretaker lives just down the road. Casa de Cuentos has every luxury of a home as it is our home. (You will love the "beer" refrigerator and new bar.)

                          If you are just TWO people wanting to rent our home-- TWO people for $1100 per week.


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                          Location

                          NATURAL HOTSPRINGS-there is a book in house with map explaining locations

                          OJO CALIENTE-HOTSPRINGS AND SPA about 1 hour-Deemed sacred by indigenous Native Americans of Northern New Mexico, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs has been a gathering place and a source of healing for hundreds, even thousands of years. Come retreat to our secluded refuge. Relax with a massage and our signatureRejuvenate in our legendary waters. ojocalientesprings.com RAFT the RIO GRANDE!

                          TAOS PUEBLO INDIAN TOURS - Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years. We welcome you to visit our village when you travel to northern New Mexico. Regular hours are from 8am-4:30pm (Monday-Saturday) and 8:30-4:30pm (Sundays) with guided tours available. TAOS SKI VALLEY is known for its 'CHAMPAGNE powder'.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2007

                          Why the Owner Chose Taos:
                          Welcome to Casa de Cuentos in Taos! We, the Clancys, purchased our vacation/future retirement home in 2007. We had often visited Taos and enjoyed our short stays. It was during the filming of a short, indie-film for a friend, with Taos as the location, that Tammi declared she wanted to retire in Taos. The Taos magic blessed that statement. After a bit of remodeling, we decided to try the vacation rental business and we have loved renting our home out for others to enjoy! We have had the most amazing guests and they have all added to the charm of our home. Our lovely caretaker, KC Kierst, watches over our home and our guests while we are in Colorado Springs. If guests need anything, she is there to meet their needs and see to their comfort. Addendum 2014: WE NOW LIVE HERE! How lucky we are! But, we so love the vacation rental business--that we rent out our 'big' house when we travel. Tammi now teaches at Taos Academy--10th and 8th grades--AND, Dave manages our vacation rentals and keeps the homefires burning!

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Views, privacy, luxury and coziness above all!


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                          Photos

                          • Serene energy soothes you as you enter the main door of Casa de Cuentos

                            Serene energy soothes you as you enter the main door of Casa de Cuentos

                          • Everyone's favorite chair-next to the window and the kiva fire!

                            Everyone's favorite chair-next to the window and the kiva fire!

                          • King-sized Dreams in the Master Bedroom with another Kiva fire and sitting area

                            King-sized Dreams in the Master Bedroom with another Kiva fire and sitting area

                          • Beautiful new remodeled master bathroom--soaking tub.

                            Beautiful new remodeled master bathroom--soaking tub.

                          • Bar w/commercial beer refrigerator in den-door to close to separate from main

                            Bar w/commercial beer refrigerator in den-door to close to separate from main

                          • Lots of space in den!

                            Lots of space in den!

                          • WOW!  Right out your window and off of your deck at Casa de Cuentos.

                            WOW! Right out your window and off of your deck at Casa de Cuentos.

                          • Inviting, nurturing dining-sitting-viewing area-Kiva fireplace

                            Inviting, nurturing dining-sitting-viewing area-Kiva fireplace

                          • Million-dollar views from the large, living room windows and deck-(I see Julia!)

                            Million-dollar views from the large, living room windows and deck-(I see Julia!)

                          • Talavera-tiled Breakfast Bar in OPEN Kitchen/Dining area

                            Talavera-tiled Breakfast Bar in OPEN Kitchen/Dining area

                          • Comfortable beds and awesome bedding for dreaming stories!

                            Comfortable beds and awesome bedding for dreaming stories!

                          • Artistic, talvera tile-designed by David Clancy!

                            Artistic, talvera tile-designed by David Clancy!

                          • Rooster's Bar-a great place to relax.

                            Rooster's Bar-a great place to relax.

                          • Den-separate space with a door to shut it off from the main living area with bar

                            Den-separate space with a door to shut it off from the main living area with bar

                          • A winter view-Christmas in Taos

                            A winter view-Christmas in Taos

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                          This listing was first published here in 2007.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                          $225 - $550 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 9

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                          Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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                          Speaks: english
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