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Mabel's Casita - Gorgeous Restored Historic Adobe-Walk to the Plaza

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Handcrafted gate entry to 1796 adobe, with Historic La Loma Plaza symbol

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Last updated: 08/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Taos house description

Tucked away on a secluded hilltop plaza that dates from 1796, you'll find Mabel's Loma Grande Casita (named for famed Taos matriarch, Mabel Dodge Luhan). The beautifully restored casita has a kiva fireplace in the mysterious bedroom, which was inspired by original textiles from the Yucatan. The living room is framed by huge viga logs, nichos and a wood-burning iron fireplace. The retreat is filled with hand-made rugs, talavera tiles and wood floors. The casita has everything you'll need- a fully appointed kitchen, laundry facilities and a charming outdoor courtyard, perfect to enjoy the famous Taos sunsets. Relax in the cedar hot tub or try your hand at some 'plein air' painting. The restaurants and galleries are a short 3-block walk. Some of the wonderful art pieces are available for purchase.

Keywords: Casita

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            An extra pet fee (non-refundable is due) $25-$50 depending on length of stay...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Fully equipped Kitchen in "Old Mexico" style with all the modern conveniences...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Wood Stove
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

          Other Amenities

              • Private courtyards filled with New Mexican flowers-great eating and lounging space...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Shared Hot Tub:

                One other casita shares this jetted hot tub. It is fenced for privacy...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Assortment of CD's, from oldies to Northern New Mexico artists...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Assorted classic DVD's...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone
              • Broadband Access

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Private rear courtyard fenced with traditional latilla's, full of landscaping. Front Entry Courtyard provides privacy from La Loma Plaza...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Hiking
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Golf
                  • Rafting
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Skiing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  Jun 1 - Sep 1, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $125
                  $625 $1,700
                  Fall
                  Sep 2 - Dec 18, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $115
                  $600 $1,550
                  Winter
                  Jan 5 - Mar 13, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $100
                  $550 $1,400
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee $50
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Rates are higher on holidays and Spring break.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 08/29/2014
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                  Location

                  Take art and writing classes offered by many local professionals. Great walking location but within 30 minute drive to ski area. Most of original art in the casita is available for puchase.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2004

                  About the owner: Kate Culligan and Josh Comfort have lived in Denver for over 30 years owning and managing rental properties as a side- line to their professional lives. They have a Brady Bunch of kids-with Josh’s four kids and Kate’s two. She is a former Marketing and Promotions executive with Clear Channel Radio and has recently started a consulting practice specializing in career development. Josh is an Architect with extensive historic renovation experience, and has been a prime mover in the revitalization of Lower Downtown Denver, which is now filled with lofts and restaurants, many designed by Josh. A short 4-1/2 hour drive away, Taos offered a dramatically contrasting experience – inner city life in a burgeoning metropolitan area versus an ambling pace in a culturally complex small town. Their Taos adventure began eight years ago during a weekend getaway taken to replenish themselves during a particularly challenging period of their lives. Little did they know that a Sunday stroll down Morada Lane would result in a signed contract to purchase their first “unloved” but charming historic property, Casa Manana. The property had been empty for over a year and lacked adequate plumbing and electrical. But Kate and Josh saw through the overgrown courtyard and fuchsia pink walls to see the great “bones” of the property. After an extensive year- long renovation, they were hooked! Five years later they discovered La Loma plaza with its beautiful location on a hill overlooking the town. The private chapel and charming 200- year old homes were enticing and Casa Loma Chica and Mabel's were born.

                  Why the Owner Chose Taos:
                  We love rescuing historic properties and LaLoma Plaza is one of the hidden gem's of Taos. The plaza is one of the earliest settlements in the town with its own chapel and private plaza. The character of our casita was irresistable...the thick adobe walls, huge vigas on the ceiling and the location was perfect. We spent one full year rennovating it and have loved every minute. Since then, we continue to bring in new local art pieces, folk art, paintings and unique finds. Some of these pieces are now available for sale.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Mabel's is named after Mabel Dodge Luhan one of Taos' most influential art patrons of early 1900's. We have filled the casita with unique pieces of art, many of which are now available for sale. The colors of the walls are inspired by our many visits to colonial Mexico and South America...strong colors set the tone for a romantic stay.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Handcrafted gate entry to 1796 adobe, with Historic La Loma Plaza symbol

                    Handcrafted gate entry to 1796 adobe, with Historic La Loma Plaza symbol

                  • Comfortable relaxing in Living Room, TV/CD's, original vigas overhead

                    Comfortable relaxing in Living Room, TV/CD's, original vigas overhead

                  • Truly original art pieces adorn the casita, much of it FOR SALE!

                    Truly original art pieces adorn the casita, much of it FOR SALE!

                  • Hand-carved Mexican furniture for your morning cafe

                    Hand-carved Mexican furniture for your morning cafe

                  • Spacious separate Bedroom with Kiva display and Closet

                    Spacious separate Bedroom with Kiva display and Closet

                  • Private  landscaped courtyard with cozy eating and reading atmosphere

                    Private landscaped courtyard with cozy eating and reading atmosphere

                  • Casita filled with light from Entry Couryard through to Private Rear Courtyard

                    Casita filled with light from Entry Couryard through to Private Rear Courtyard

                  • Enjoy your "old school" wood stove but with baseboard heating

                    Enjoy your "old school" wood stove but with baseboard heating

                  • Contemporary Kitchen in "Old Mexico" style, full equipped

                    Contemporary Kitchen in "Old Mexico" style, full equipped

                  • Your roomy Bathroom with antique vanity, and more ART!

                    Your roomy Bathroom with antique vanity, and more ART!

                  • Romantic Bedroom inspired by the Mayans and the magical Yucatan

                    Romantic Bedroom inspired by the Mayans and the magical Yucatan

                  • Enjoy Taos's crisp air by relaxing in your cedar-clad hot tub, day or night!

                    Enjoy Taos's crisp air by relaxing in your cedar-clad hot tub, day or night!

                  VRBO #140467

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                  Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                  $100 - $125 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 3

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