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Casita Des Montes - Affordable Guest House in Arroyo Seco

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Relax on the front portal with a cool beverage and watch the sunset

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Arroyo Seco house description

Here in Arroyo Seco and Taos the weather has been lovely with warm days and sunny skies so start thinking about your visit during the spring, summer or fall. And there is plenty to do. The Taos area is abundant with seasonal activities for the whole family. The Casita is located 1 mile west of the wonderful village of Arroyo Seco, 20 minutes north of Taos, 15 minutes from Taos Ski Valley which has some of the steepest and most challenging terrain in the country and where you can access trails to the highest point in the state. The ski valley has some of the most lush and cool creek side trails in the area and only a 15 minute drive from Arroyo Seco. This adorable Casita is lovingly furnished with Asian, African and Native American textiles, original artwork, and all the amenities to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. Cathedral ceilings and traditional vigas give this house a sense of spaciousness and New Mexico character.

Stroll the apple orchard, sip a margarita, a hot cocoa or some iced tea while watching the spectacular New Mexico sunsets on the front porch, or just relax after a day of skiing or hiking. Even at this time of year you can don a fleece jacket and take your coffee or tea to the back portal where you can watch the early morning light play across the mountains as the bunnies enjoy their breakfast. This home combines high quality amenities (such as a new comfortable mattress with organic cotton linens and memory foam topper) with family affordability. Whether exploring the town of Taos, the nearby beautiful mountain ranges, or some of the best skiing in the world, Casita Des Montes offers you a cozy, affordable, and accessible home away from home.

Rent the Casita and the 'Green' straw bale house right next door for family gatherings or for celebrations with friends and we will give you a special rate. See # 194842 for details about this property.

A caretaker lives on the property to help in any way or offer advice or information on all things in the area, from where to eat or shop, to the best hiking trails.

If you visit once, you'll want to come back again and again.

Keywords: affordable, charming, casita, views, close to ski valley,

Property Type

  • House
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                A maximum of 2 pets are allowed with a non-refundable $20 pet fee. $200 refundable pet deposit for month long stay. $300 pet deposit for more than one month....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smokers must step well away from the immediate area of the house to smoke. No smoking inside....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                No one under the age of 21 unless accompanied by parents or guardians....moreless

              • Limited Accessibility:

                3 shallow steps lead up to living area. House is on one floor....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Accommodates up to 3 children with family friendly rates...moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Convertible bed(s): 2 sleep sofa /futon

                One full size sleep sofa, one twin size sleep sofa...moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Queen size Bed (1) New queen mattress with pillow top and memory foam topper. Down comforter in winter, cotton blankets and quilt in summer., Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Convertible love seat sleeper sofa, twin size, will sleep one child, Baby Cribs (1) Pack n' Play available upon request at time of inquiry., Sleep Sofa (1) New high-end convertible sofa bed will sleep 2. We can now accommodate 2 couples....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                ...moreless

              • 1, single sink, tiled step in shower.

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Enough dishes for 5. New set of Ginsu kitchen knives. Full set of pots, pans including cast iron....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                With full array of condiments. Full size, with full size freezer section....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Toaster, coffee maker, salad spinner, spices, cooking oil, blender...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Sugar, flour, coffee grinder, honey, baking soda, baking powder...moreless

              • Stove:

                Full size electric 4 burner stove with full size oven....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Spices, organic sugars, honey, popcorn....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                5-6 cup automatic drip...moreless

              • Dining:

                Long table seats 5...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                5...moreless

              • Toaster
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 5 people

              Amenities

              • Living Room seats 5:

                Open area for living, dining and kitchen so guests can visit while dinner is cooking. Great for games or video watching....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Flannel sheets and down comforter in winter. Several sets of cotton sheets for summer....moreless

              • Parking:

                Parking for 2 cars. Additional parking for short term visitors of guests....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Energy efficient, low water usage, front loading, large capacity...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                Gas cast iron heater with visible flame....moreless

              • Heating:

                Gas cast iron stove, new, in living area...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Front load, large capacity...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Towels Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                A couple of cook books and some other books of interest. Coffee table books of local interest....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Wide selection of DVDs including many suitable for young children....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Dish Network. Flat screen, hi def TV....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                (3) Front porch faces west for the sunsets, back porch with grill for evening dinner or early morning tea or coffee with the sunrise over the Sangre de Cristo Mts. East facing patio with adobe wall is a cool and shaded spot in the summer....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Perennial beds, trees with hummingbird feeder....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Charcoal and lighter provided....moreless

              Theme

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

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Beautiful views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the east, views of Georgia O'Keefe's Pedernal and our huge sunsets to the west....moreless

              • Rural:

                Semi-private setting with Caretaker on premises....moreless

              Activities

              • Churches
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Kayaking
              • Racquetball
              • Rock Climbing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Rafting
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Mountaineering
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Hunting
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Swimming
              • Laundromat
              • Groceries
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Recreation Center
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Winery Tours
              • Walking
              • Eco Tourism
              • Hospital
              • Horseback Riding
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Gambling Casinos
              • ATM/Bank
              • Massage Therapist
              • Fitness Center
              • Shopping
              • Tennis
               

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              Contact us for a special weekly and monthly rate.
              $110/night for Ski Season. $125/night Christmas week and New Year's week
              $70/night April,$80/night May; $100/night Memorial Wkend; June/July/Aug $100/night
              $95/night September; $90/night October; $75/night Nov and $115/night T-day weekend
              $60 cash cleaning fee per stay. $20 additional per pet/per stay
              2 night MINIMIM for these rates.
              No longer taking credit cards. Check or cash only.
              

              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 07/22/2014
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              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
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              Location

              110 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Albuquerque
              1 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Abe's Cantina
              10 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Taos Ski Valley
              10 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Taos Country Club
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Sabroso

              Car: Necessary

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1985

              About the owner: Welcome to Northern New Mexico! I am a licensed massage therapist specializing in Maya abdominal massage. I have two boys who love the activities available in Northern New Mexico.

              Why the Owner Chose Arroyo Seco:
              The Casita is on family property, passed down to me by my father who planted the orchard you will see as you enter the property.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Our favorite things to do when we come to stay is to river raft, hike, and visit a most wonderful toy store in Taos called Twirl. Just relaxing and watching the marvelous sunsets is reason enough to visit as often as we can. I have made so many wonderful friends since my family discovered the Taos area in the early '70's and continue to visit and catch up with them each time we come back. And then there is that magical light on the mountains that is a source of constant wonderment and joy! I invite you to visit us at Casita des Montes and see what we mean!


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              Speaks: english

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              Photos

              • Relax on the front portal with a cool beverage and watch the sunset

                Relax on the front portal with a cool beverage and watch the sunset

              • Living room showing futon chair that sleeps 1 and sofa bed that sleeps 2.

                Living room showing futon chair that sleeps 1 and sofa bed that sleeps 2.

              • Locally handcrafted table that seats 6 highlights the dining/kitchen area.

                Locally handcrafted table that seats 6 highlights the dining/kitchen area.

              • Portal faces the mountains and the sunrise. Sit here with your morning beverage.

                Portal faces the mountains and the sunrise. Sit here with your morning beverage.

              • Bring your lap top and surf the net from this corner desk

                Bring your lap top and surf the net from this corner desk

              • Casita is set back from the road for lots of quiet and privacy

                Casita is set back from the road for lots of quiet and privacy

              • View from the property of old Morada and the Sangre de Cristo foothills

                View from the property of old Morada and the Sangre de Cristo foothills

              • Cozy queen bed with down comforter makes for a great night's sleep

                Cozy queen bed with down comforter makes for a great night's sleep

              • Cast iron gas heater provides instant warmth after a long day on the slopes

                Cast iron gas heater provides instant warmth after a long day on the slopes

              • Ceramic sink with Mexican tile

                Ceramic sink with Mexican tile

              • Sofa bed pulls out to make a full size bed to sleep children or adults

                Sofa bed pulls out to make a full size bed to sleep children or adults

              • Trastero with books and games for some quiet time at the Casita

                Trastero with books and games for some quiet time at the Casita

              VRBO #279174

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              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Monday, June 30, 2014

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              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 07/22/14
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              Speaks: english
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