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Introvert Heaven (West)

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Front Door Facing South -- Fall View

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Last updated: 08/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

INTROVERT HEAVEN IS A MODEST PLACE OF SIMPLE PLEASURES, SIMPLY EXQUISITE THAT IS, AND WELL LOVED.

No Saturday arrivals please. We rent Fri/Sat nights together.There are 2 independent guesthouses -- a 1 bedroom / 1 bath guesthouse and a 2 bedroom / 1 bath guesthouse.

This is the 1 Bedroom West Wing (see owner #321197 for the companion East Wing ). If the West Wing is full on the dates you want, I honor the 2 person rate in the 2 bedroom East Wing. When the dates on this calendar are full, it means both wings have been reserved. If the dates are open, it means at least one of the guesthouses is available.

There is more information and more pictures at the Introvert Heaven website (link listed below 'Links to more information').

As your host, I am not a professional innkeeper. I have this one property and a day job. I treat guests like neighbors. The guesthouses were designed to match my own nature rather than a vacation resort -- I like my digs to be private, peaceful and as close to the outdoors as I can get without sacrificing the comfort of shelter. I hope to retire here but for now it is a wonderful get-away, perfect for independence, solitude, romance, comfort, writing and so on.

We are located between Taos and the Ski Valley, 6 miles northeast of town and 16 miles west of Taos Ski Valley. There are hiking and biking trails in every direction. Not to mention winter skiing and summer rafting. The walls breathe, the heat is in the floor. No chemicals are used cleaning. The yards are fenced in with a patio and grill -- ready for you and your well behaved dog. You can't see any neighbors out the span of south solar windows that face the desert and 180 degree mountain view.

Besides big windows and long views, both guesthouses have private entrances, private fenced in yards, a well equipped kitchen. Wi-Fi, Satellite HDTV, DVD, CD player, washer, dryer, bring your cell phone. Some phones don't work here and I have an extra to lend you in that case. Your choice of organic coffee or tea is supplied. The kitchen is stocked with spices and staples. Also by arrangement: massages by Isa, 2 mountain bikes, pre-arrival grocery shopping, travel tips and general gnoshing about Taos and what we all do within our power to make our lives work better.

HOW IS IT DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER BEAUTIFUL PLACE? The guesthouse is perched on the edge of a small hill and takes in the high desert geography as if it were a stage. The many windows emphasize the huge sky we are blessed with. The mountains, oh the mountains, they will continually inspire and replenish your creative juices. And don’t forget to recharge your libido. The desert always has plenty. Renew your spirit watching hawks crows play argue above coyotes slinking below. The Hot Springs hot tub is a treasure, nestled in the hillside overlooking the birds in the mornings. Then there's sunset watch and star watch. Don't turn into a prune.

WHO WOULDN’T LIKE IT HERE? You won't like it if you want to walk to restaurants or shop from here. You will like it if you want to walk your dog right out the door. There's no fireplace. I went for practical rather than romantic when building it. The East Wing has a Morso wood stove for ambiance. Once out of the yard, we're surrounded by dirt. Some of it gets inside. Critters like to be intimate. We never permanently win the battle to keep prairie dogs out of the yard in spring and summer (actually I lost control completely this summer, but they are cute) or hold back every mouse that wants to come in, especially when it gets cold. Not many bugs here though, that's a high desert blessing. The temperature swings at least 30 degrees every day.


Keywords: Guesthouse in High Desert Country

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Bungalow

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 1-4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Simmons Firm Stearns & Foster Medium Firm, Queen size Beds (1) Simmons Mideum Firm, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double Size Serta Sofa Bed in Living Room (west) Single Size Serta Sofa Bed in Living Room (east)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    240 degree views of Taos Mountain, Picuris, Truchas, from the back yard overlooking a 150 acre conservation easement (coyote hawk and quail run). ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Morso Wood Stove in Master Bedroom ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    (2) Stocked with flour, sugar, spices and other staples, organic coffee, tea, hot chocolate...moreless

  • Microwave:

    (2)...moreless

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Shared Hot Tub:

    shared with East Wing in a set aside private area down the hill...moreless

  • Jetted Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2
Jul 1 - Oct 17, 2015
3 night min stay
$115
$640

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $91 Nightly

Low Season 3
Oct 18 - Dec 17, 2015
3 night min stay
$95
$500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $71 Nightly

Year End Holidays
Dec 18 - Jan 2, 2016
5 night min stay
$145
$880

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $126 Nightly

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$105
$580

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $83 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Extra Persons (over 4) $15 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $50 + tax
  • Pet Fee $15
  • Tax Rate 7%

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Hello. I am a project manager / numbers type, still a busy working gal for some years yet. I suppose that's why I make a better neighbor than innkeeper which is why I keep my prices lower than comparable properties.

Why the Owner Chose Taos:
I've lived on the edge of this desert valley for 35 years. There's a lot more people in the neighborhood than there were back then, that's for sure. But the valley (100 year floodplain) is still gloriously empty. It's perched on an ancient pile of rocks at the edge of a geologic river bed that you can imagine streaming by while you're watching the coyotes trotting along the edge. There's still an underground river and the water is about 8 feet below the surface of the valley. I had this house built in 2000 as an investment and want it to be my retirement home (goddess willing). I am currently living at my old house up the street with the chickens, dogs, cats and fishes.

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
This is where I'd like to stay if I came to Taos on vacation. I want to be as close to nature as I can get but I'm a softie that like's comfort. Nothing needs to be extravagant but I'm old enough the bed has to be really good. The furniture has to be comfortable. I want a getaway, not a party. I have a busy life and my vacations are about slowing down and having time for introspection, rather than speeding up. There are many people,though,who use it as a base to go hiking, biking, running and skiing from. It's cozy, it has everything I might need to cook healthy meals without having to buy flour, spices, oil and such. I get transported just looking out the windows. No cars to look at, a few walkers with their dogs down in the valley. There's even more awe sitting in the hillside hot tub and being entertained by the semi-wild life.


Contact us

Speaks: english, german, dutch

 

Photos

  • Front Door Facing South -- Fall View

    Front Door Facing South -- Fall View

  • King Size Simmons Bed (firm)

    King Size Simmons Bed (firm)

  • Kitchen from Living Area

    Kitchen from Living Area

  • Facing Front Door from Living Room

    Facing Front Door from Living Room

  • Facing South Windows on Patio

    Facing South Windows on Patio

  • Storm On Its Way

    Storm On Its Way

  • Rosie Finch Winter Invasion on Back Patio

    Rosie Finch Winter Invasion on Back Patio

  • BackYard in Winter Facing East

    BackYard in Winter Facing East

  • Sagebrush Hidden Hot Tub -- Looking East at Taos Mountain

    Sagebrush Hidden Hot Tub -- Looking East at Taos Mountain

  • Living Room with Serta Sofa Bed & Easy Chair

    Living Room with Serta Sofa Bed & Easy Chair

  • Looking out Kitchen Window to the South

    Looking out Kitchen Window to the South

  • Custom Tiled Whirlpool Tub

    Custom Tiled Whirlpool Tub

  • Backyard Patio Facing South

    Backyard Patio Facing South

  • Back Yard in June Looking Northeast

    Back Yard in June Looking Northeast

  • Hungry Hawk Wondering about Those Rosie Finches View from Kitchen Window

    Hungry Hawk Wondering about Those Rosie Finches View from Kitchen Window

  • Too Many Peaches  - 2009 Backyard Rescue

    Too Many Peaches - 2009 Backyard Rescue

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Speaks: english, german, dutch
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