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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: 04/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 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, South American and Native American touches, 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 very comfortable queen 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.

The caretaker is the owner's aunt Linda and will help in any way she can, 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,

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Property Type

  • House
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

  • Children Welcome:

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

  • Limited Accessibility:

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

  • Non Smoking Only:

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

  • 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

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

    ...moreless

  • 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.

Entertainment

  • Books:

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

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    Flat screen....moreless

  • Video Library:

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

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front load, large capacity...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Internet:

    Hi speed wireless, CenturyLink...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room:

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

  • Parking:

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

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Land line for local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

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

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    5-6 cup automatic drip...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator:

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

  • Stove:

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

  • Toaster

Outside

  • 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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 7 - Apr 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$70
$420 $900
May
May 1 - May 21, 2015
2 night min stay
$80
$475 $1,050
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 - May 26, 2015
3 night min stay
$110
June/Jul/?August
May 27 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$110
$660 $1,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $10
  • Cleaning Fee $80
  • Taxes Included

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Last updated: 04/17/2015
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Location

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

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!


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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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

  • Corner of bedroom with chest and bookcase offers ample storage for longer stays.

    Corner of bedroom with chest and bookcase offers ample storage for longer stays.

  • 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

  • Open living and dining area.  Great for sharing time with family.

    Open living and dining area. Great for sharing time with family.

  • Living Room view with twin size pull-out couch

    Living Room view with twin size pull-out couch

  • Ceramic sink with Mexican tile

    Ceramic sink with Mexican tile

  • Bathroom with medicine cabinet and original art.

    Bathroom with medicine cabinet and original art.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Bedroom with original art and a Jim Wagner painted raven table.

    Bedroom with original art and a Jim Wagner painted raven table.

  • Living Room with chest for storage

    Living Room with chest for storage

  • Twin pull-out sofa bed, looking into the kitchen area

    Twin pull-out sofa bed, looking into the kitchen area

  • Another view of the living and dining area.

    Another view of the living and dining area.

  • Bathroom with ceramic sink, Mexican tile and barn wood doors.

    Bathroom with ceramic sink, Mexican tile and barn wood doors.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • One more spectacular sunset, our amazing view toward the west.

    One more spectacular sunset, our amazing view toward the west.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 04/17/2015
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