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Artist's Adobe Casita 'Tween Taos/Ski Vly Dog Ok View, Charm

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Taos cottage description

First, the map is a little wrong. Just follow the road up to the intersection -- the property is on the right just where the two roads meet.

Also, if we don't have the nights you want, check out our VRBO listing 138474. It's on the same piece of land and has a separate entrance, larger yard, awesome view!

The casita (this listing) is located on a high ridge between Taos and Ski Valley on the Valdez Rim Road with a spectacular view of the Valdez Valley. An authentic old adobe casita, it's serene, quiet and private. Only 15 beautiful minutes up the mountain to the ski lift, five minutes to the charming town of Arroyo Seco with great restaurants and shops, and a lovely 20-minute drive back to town!

Adjacent to an artist's home, the casita features TWO kiva fireplaces, skylights, saltillo tile floors, and an old viga beam ceiling - a typical Taos adobe! And a large portal (porch) to enjoy the cool breezes and the awesome view. It has it's own laundry room and it's own, fully-equipped kitchen. Honestly, you can pay a lot more and not find a place as wonderful!

(See the floor plan by clicking on the 'FLOORPLAN' link which follows.)

The living room has a banco (a large window seat) with a wonderful view of the valley and mountains, a signed kiva fireplace built by a local legend (this 73-year-old Hispanic genius - a grandmother - climbed on the roof with a chainsaw to cut the hole for the chimney!), and a satellite TV with over 100 channels. A single futon in the living room is available for sleeping, as is the couch and a large window seat (banco).

A complete laundry room comes with washer and dryer, a fullly equipped kitchen with colorful Mexican tiles, a romantic bedroom with down comforters, a queen-sized bed and a kiva (traditional New Mexican fireplace). The casita has it's own entrance and a separate telephone line so you can be very quiet and private.

This old home is a local landmark with a wonderful view out over the Valdez Valley to the Sangre de Cristo mountains from two covered porches.. wonderful for writing, painting, or simply getting away from it all.

Our check-in time is 3:00, checkout is 11:00 -- we know you'll hate to leave!

Pets: The casita has a private entrance and separate fenced yard -- we welcome one or two good dogs. Sorry, no cats (our good dog will eat them).

Smoking: There is NO SMOKING in the casita.

TO MAKE A RESERVATION: We have a 3-night minimum. Please email anncole@me.com to make a reservation. We are not often home to answer the phone! Thanks.





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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                When there is a high fire danger there is NO SMOKING anywhere, even outside and NO OUTSIDE COOKING OR FIRES, NO FIREWORKS by county ordinance....moreless

              • Not Suitable For Children
              • Pets Considered:

                Good dogs are welcome. No cats, please. ...moreless

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • TWO wood burning kiva fireplaces, flowers, candles, private Phone/wireless computer access, lots of books, freezer, private fenced yard, private entrance....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Games
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

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

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Mountain View:

                        Stunning views across the valley to adjacent mountains, and beautiful sunsets....moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Hunting
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Parasailing
                      • Rafting
                      • Skiing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Whitewater Rafting

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 2 people

                      General

                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone:

                        We have a land line -- you will need a phone card for long distance. Verizon cells kind of work here....moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine:

                        private laundry room with w/d....moreless

                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Fireplace

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator:

                        Refrigerator/freezer in kitchen and additional refrigerator in laundry room....moreless

                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            We have two covered porches ('portals') at the casita with great views, and a nice fenced yard!...moreless

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Included
                               

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                              My Standard Rate
                              3 night min stay
                              $95

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • cleaning $55
                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              We love having you and your dogs (up to two) and don't charge a pet deposit for good ones!

                              There is a $55 weekly cleaning fee.

                              We require a 50% deposit when you book. The balance is due when you arrive. Deposits will be refunded with 2-week notice OR if we can rebook your nights. For stays 3 weeks or longer we require 4-weeks notice.


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                              Last updated: 12/18/2014
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                              Location

                              10 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Taos airport is for small planes only
                              1 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              15 Miles
                              Nearest Golf
                              5 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              1 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              8 Miles
                              Nearest Ski
                              taos ski valley

                              Car: Necessary

                              5 Museums, 85 Art Galleries, great restaurants, historic homes, Taos Pueblo. Beautiful scenery. Great for artists, photographers, writers, poets.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1999

                              About the owner: Do you like my self-portrait? I'm a former D.C. lobbyist, a sometime artist who drove up the canyon road past the hairpin turn one weathery afternoon, over the top to the view, and into the rest of my life.

                              Why the Owner Chose Taos:
                              The old adobes of Taos are very special. Handmade, each one unique, with soft welcoming curves. History, romance, old legends, an historic neighborhood, and astoundiing views.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                              The casita was originally a workshop with a primitive bedroom and bath. It was so much fun creating a unique, special, evocative place to relax and be inspired. Old adobe is magical. The magic rubs off -- you'll see!


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                              Speaks: english

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                              Photos

                              • Our wonderful bedroom window in the casita.

                                Our wonderful bedroom window in the casita.

                              • The casita's warm, inviting living room with a comfortable futon for snoozing.

                                The casita's warm, inviting living room with a comfortable futon for snoozing.

                              • Another view of the casita's living room . . .

                                Another view of the casita's living room . . .

                              • the beautifully-tiled kitchen  (I did it myself!) in the casita . . .

                                the beautifully-tiled kitchen (I did it myself!) in the casita . . .

                              • The mexican-tiled bathroom in the casita is cozy and charming.

                                The mexican-tiled bathroom in the casita is cozy and charming.

                              • The casita's yard and it's beautiful view across the Valdez valley

                                The casita's yard and it's beautiful view across the Valdez valley

                              • The casita in summer ...

                                The casita in summer ...

                              • A beautiful place to paint, hike, write, relax . . this, just around the corner!

                                A beautiful place to paint, hike, write, relax . . this, just around the corner!

                              • looking west from the road

                                looking west from the road

                              • The arroyo seco church 5 minutes away.

                                The arroyo seco church 5 minutes away.

                              • the banco looking towards the road

                                the banco looking towards the road

                              • The CASITA in Winter . . .

                                The CASITA in Winter . . .

                              • Check out our other rental, MyHouse, VRBO 138474 on the same property!

                                Check out our other rental, MyHouse, VRBO 138474 on the same property!

                              • Good books to read . . .

                                Good books to read . . .

                              • The Casita's quiet, romantic bedroom with kiva fireplace sleeps two.

                                The Casita's quiet, romantic bedroom with kiva fireplace sleeps two.

                              • from the casita  bathroom into the living room . . .

                                from the casita bathroom into the living room . . .

                              • the comfortable portal (porch) of the casita provides many relaxing hours. . .

                                the comfortable portal (porch) of the casita provides many relaxing hours. . .

                              • bathroom tile

                                bathroom tile

                              • autumn in the valley

                                autumn in the valley

                              • a few casita paintings

                                a few casita paintings

                              • this one is hanging by the fire

                                this one is hanging by the fire

                              • casita mosaic

                                casita mosaic

                              VRBO #16035

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                              This listing was first published here in 2002.

                              Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                              $95 per night (USD)
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                              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 2

                              View calendar: Updated 12/18/14
                              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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