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Walk to Plaza, Romantic Cozy Casita, King Bed, Private Fenced-in Backyard

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Air conditioning - cool! And great lamps on each side for reading in King bed.

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Last updated: 03/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Taos cottage description

Save money on this cozy adobe casita with a private backyard 3 blocks from historic Taos Plaza. It’s the perfect place for romance and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Minimum stay is TWO NIGHTS. The KING bed is very comfy.

If you're drawn to Taos, you're probably a skier (it's excellent at nearby Taos Mountain) or you’re spiritual (our upstairs loft even has a meditation bench) or you’re into health and fitness (yoga mat and weights supplied.)

Wood floors and ceilings in both rooms add a special charm and the hand-plastered walls in the bedroom are tinted a salmon color that makes your skin look fantastic. The bedroom has a comfortable king-sized bed and, of course, a reading lamp on each side.

The tall cottonwood trees in the backyard keep the casita cool, but if there’s a heat spell, just turn on the a/c. The backyard has a small wrought-iron table with 2 chairs and is completely fenced in, but sorry, the enclosed hot tub in front of where you park is for guests of Casa Montoya (VRBO #67696), the larger property in front that sleeps 2 to 4 people and features a large, fully-equipped kitchen, wood fireplace, king bed and TiVo.

This casita has a kitchenette in the living room with 2-burner gas cook top, under-counter refrigerator, deep stainless steel sink with water filter on the faucet, toaster-oven, electric kettle, microwave and coffee maker. If you don’t feel like cooking, there are excellent restaurants within walking distance.

Bring your laptop (we have wireless internet) and your cell phone (we don’t have a telephone). A gas stove in the living room has a thermostat so you can be as toasty as you want. The bedroom has A.C., baseboard electric heat and there's a separate electric heater in the bathroom. The bathroom is small (no tub) with Mexican tiles and hand-painted sink, and a Saltillo tile floor.

Please note that taxes ARE included. The 2.7% is an admin fee if you use the BOOK IT NOW button. If you prefer to use a check, do not hit the BOOK IT NOW button. If you bring your dog, there's a $20 flat fee.

Casita Montoya is less expensive than our other two vacation rentals in Taos, but it’s quite charming and comfortable. It's small but larger than a motel room and has a large backyard. In the summer it’s always cool, (we have A.C.) and toasty warm in winter! It’s a hefty walk to the historic Plaza with lots of charming stores and galleries along the way on Kit Carson Road. The fenced-in backyard has tall cottonwoods which keep it shady for your dog.

This is a non-smoking rental. One well-behaved dog (well… maybe two) can roam the fenced-in backyard.. Private parking in the driveway.

Considered 'sacred' by many of the residents, Taos Mountain is a world-class ski resort. Taos has a rich history and cultural heritage, with numerous galleries, museums and festivals you can walk to from Casita Montoya. You'll love this place!

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered:

    One well-behaved dog (no cats because of potential allergies) can roam the fenced-in backyard...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Guests often ask where we bought the caramel-colored duvet cover and throw. (Casa Montoya and Casita Montoya have the same covers.) A white down comforter adds warmth and coziness....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • This casita is just 2 rooms plus small bath but does have a curved stairway to a charming loft for meditation, relaxing, enjoying private space, gazing out the window, looking down on your partner preparing dinner, storing your luggage, You can't stand up in it (unless you're really, really short) but there's a meditation bench and a table with short legs, a rug and pillows, The yoga mat and weights are in the bedroom closet downstairs, along with the iron and ironing board and extra pillows...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV includes HBO....moreless

  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Gas stove in the living room adds ambiance and keeps you as warm as you want...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchenette in the living room has 2-burner cook top, under-counter refrigerator, deep stainless steel sink with water filter on the faucet, toaster-oven, electric kettle, microwave, coffeemaker, pots and pans and all kinds of utensils, Check before you grocery shop since we provide teas, mayo, ketchup, salt, sugar, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Under-counter refrigerator...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio opens onto a backyard with tall cottonwoods...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 36 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Ski - Spring Break
Mar 8 - Mar 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$97
April
Apr 1 - Apr 30
2 night min stay
$70
May
May 1 - May 31
2 night min stay
$87
High Season
Jun 1 - Oct 31
2 night min stay
$97
Early November
Nov 1 - Nov 20
2 night min stay
$70
Thanksgiving Week (dates vary)
Nov 21 - Nov 28
4 night min stay
$107
Early December
Dec 1 - Dec 20
2 night min stay
$70
Christmas/New Year's Holidays
Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2016
5 night min stay
$150
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$70

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning $55
  • Pet Fee $20
  • Tax Rate 2.9%

Notes:

The base rate of $70/night is our lowest rate and is in effect for early November, early December and the month of April. Our highest rate, $150/night, is for the Christmas/New Years holiday season. May is $87/night. In summertime and the ski season the rates are $97/night. A one-time cleaning fee of $50 to $60 is charged. Plus pet fee if you bring your pooch. ALL TAXES ARE INCLUDED – importa


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Last updated: 03/25/2015
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Location

Historic Taos Plaza is 3 blocks away, walk to restaurants, galleries, museums, the park, shops, the theater (Taos Community Auditorium), private backyard

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: My wonderful, beautiful daughter Winton has been managing Casa Montoya and Casita Montoya for me for quite a few years now - but it's time for her to move on so at this time I'm managing them myself. Since 2007 I've been writing and giving inspirational talks (about growing younger!) and I'm currently writing my second book. My website is www.howtogrowyounger.com. Can I brag a little? My audio book, 'Think and Grow Young - Powerful Steps to Create a Life of Joy' won the 2011 gold Nautilus Award and I am blessed with four children, two stepchildren, two foster daughters, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. And for you, I'll do my best to make sure the rentals are well stocked and super clean.

Why the Owner Chose Taos:
There's no place more magical or inspiring than Taos! And although small, this is a joyful house.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
It's uniquely less expensive, though charming and comfortable. In the summer it's always cool, and toasty warm in winter! It's a hefty walk to the historic Plaza with lots of charming stores and galleries along the way. The fenced-in backyard has tall cottonwoods which keeps it shady for your dog.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Air conditioning - cool!  And great lamps on each side for reading in King bed.

    Air conditioning - cool! And great lamps on each side for reading in King bed.

  • Mum's the word for these mums peeking in the bedroom window.

    Mum's the word for these mums peeking in the bedroom window.

  • See what's cookin' from the bedroom doorway.

    See what's cookin' from the bedroom doorway.

  • Dine by the window on chairs with comfy cushions.

    Dine by the window on chairs with comfy cushions.

  • "Om" away or just lounge upstairs in the loft of your 'ome away from 'ome.

    "Om" away or just lounge upstairs in the loft of your 'ome away from 'ome.

  • Bathroom's small but charming with hand-painted sink & Mexican tiles.

    Bathroom's small but charming with hand-painted sink & Mexican tiles.

  • Professional landscaper spruced up the fenced-in backyard.

    Professional landscaper spruced up the fenced-in backyard.

  • Loft seating area is a great place for contemplation or watch your partner cook.

    Loft seating area is a great place for contemplation or watch your partner cook.

  • Private fenced in backyard looking east

    Private fenced in backyard looking east

  • Yep, there is a full length mirror.

    Yep, there is a full length mirror.

  • Private fenced in backyard looking west.

    Private fenced in backyard looking west.

  • Sugar and spice(s) and all things nice. Check the shelves before you shop.

    Sugar and spice(s) and all things nice. Check the shelves before you shop.

  • Thick walls, skylight, wood floors & ceilings, and trees peeking in.

    Thick walls, skylight, wood floors & ceilings, and trees peeking in.

  • Lower the door shade if the geraniums get too nosy.

    Lower the door shade if the geraniums get too nosy.

  • Appliances pose in the kitchenette.  The salad spinner is too shy.

    Appliances pose in the kitchenette. The salad spinner is too shy.

  • A wizard in the loft?  Follow the yellow wood stairs.

    A wizard in the loft? Follow the yellow wood stairs.

  • Lie on the really comfy sofa and watch your partner make dinner.

    Lie on the really comfy sofa and watch your partner make dinner.

  • Sit under the cottonwoods and enjoy the backyard.

    Sit under the cottonwoods and enjoy the backyard.

  • East backyard has grass and raised area AND tall cottonwood trees.

    East backyard has grass and raised area AND tall cottonwood trees.

  • Come in from skiing and warm yourself quickly by the gas stove.

    Come in from skiing and warm yourself quickly by the gas stove.

  • Right by the door, so you can see it coming and going: Enjoy Your Life.

    Right by the door, so you can see it coming and going: Enjoy Your Life.

  • Original drawing by Mieshiel, renowned artist and friend

    Original drawing by Mieshiel, renowned artist and friend

  • Glass door and large windows let in lots of sunlight (or close the shades.)

    Glass door and large windows let in lots of sunlight (or close the shades.)

  • Everything PLUS the kitchen sink. Regular and decaf coffee is waiting for you.

    Everything PLUS the kitchen sink. Regular and decaf coffee is waiting for you.

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Cottage
  • Reviews
    36
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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/25/2015
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