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Casita Ave Maria is a 900-square foot, OPEN designed casita that was created and built by the Clancys.
Casita Ave Maria showcases a radiused-front wall that opens up the floor space and makes the large kiva fireplace a focal point. David Clancy sculpted the incredible kiva and colored it with the perfect hue to offset it on the adobe-colored plaster that adorns all the walls. Natural wood cabinets shaped and built by David, knotty pine doors and tongue and groove ceilings wrap their warmth around you as you sit in this spiritual space and gaze out the Southern windows at the canyon, the Southwestern windows at the valley below and amazing sun sets or the mountains from the Eastern patio.
The original design of this casita boasts a HUGE patio on the Southern side, a serpentine-pavered patio edged with decorative block piers with lighting insets. The Southwestern side hosts a large patio which can be accessed out the bedroom door. A 6-person hot tub and grande, outdoor fireplace await your arrival on this side and you can sit in the hot tub and marvel at the valley and canyon views, watch the sun rise and set, or count the shooting stars at night.
Talavera-tile adorns the kitchen cupboards and kitchen island. Brick-pavered flooring with RADIANT FLOOR HEATING warm every step you take in this precious space. All NEW, stainless steel appliances await your use. Large, stackable washer and dryer is in its own closet.
The bedroom area is in the OPEN area of the entire casita but tucked away in the SouthWest side of the open space.
A door to the SouthWest patio is off of the bedroom area making quick visits to and from the hot tub or the outdoor fireplace delightfully easy!! Pets are welcome with a pet fee.
Spirit-soothing STEAM shower is stunningly slate-tiled with a glass door that encloses you in what we call the ''Enchanted Cave'' shower. Steam and dream away!
Starting supplies of wood are supplied for your use in both the indoor and outdoor fireplaces, basic start-ups of some spices, laundry and dish soap and paper products are supplied for your pleasure.
ALL open..no walls except for bathroom/steam shower. Aero bed for third person. King Bed: The bed in in its own area of the casita and part of the OPEN design. It is not walled off from the rest of the house. The bathroom is the only enclosed space besides the closets. THere is a wooden room divider to dress behind in bedroom area for privacy for dressing. Convertible Bed: AERO bed for third person may be available IF requested ahead of visit. Crib: Can be made available IF requested ahead of visit...moreless
Cable/Satellite TVDVDCD PlayerPrivate Hot Tub: 6-person LARGE SUMATRAN Hot springs--has incredible jets and a 'big-person' lounger. The amazing view of the canyon and valley during the day and the SHOOTING stars at night are indescribable!! WOW, is all you will say!! Sauna: Aromotherapy Steam Shower in bathroom--can be used as regular shower or used as a sauna/steam shower.. Deck/Patio: Large deck/patio out of bedroom door that hosts the 6-person hot tub and grande outdoor fireplace-lots of outdoor seating. Balcony: Giant, brick-pavered serpentine patio with balcony that overlooks canyon and valley-lots of outdoor seating. Brick-pavered radiant floor heating, all new stainless steel appliances, large outdoor fireplace, indoor huge KIVA fireplace, STEAM SHOWER with slate tile, talavera tiled kitchen, aero bed for third person IF requested ahead of visit...moreless
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Satellite / Cable
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Cross Country Skiing
Hot Air Ballooning
Seating for 6 people
Free Long Distance
Luxurious linens for the bed and thick, luscious towels for the bathroom and hot tub....moreless
Parking Off Street
INSIDE and OUTSIDE fireplaces...they are both artisically designed and massive!!...moreless
Dishwasher, smooth top stove with convection and regular oven, ice maker, water filtered/fountain on outside of refrigerator door, coffee maker/grinder/ all pots, pans, dishes, some spices and coffee and tea...moreless
Giant, brick-pavered serpentine patio with balcony that overlooks canyon and valley-lots of outdoor seating...moreless
Deck / Patio:
Large deck/patio out of bedroom door that hosts the 6-person hot tub and grande outdoor fireplace-lots of outdoor seating...moreless
Outdoor Grill Gas
Pool / Spa
6-person LARGE SUMATRAN Hot springs--has incredible jets and a 'big-person' lounger. The amazing view of the canyon and valley during the day and the SHOOTING stars at night are indescribable!! WOW, is all you will say!!...moreless
Outdoor Hot Tub
Aromotherapy Steam Shower in bathroom--can be used as regular shower or used as a sauna/steam shower...moreless
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2015 May 24 - Oct 31, 2015 3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Low Season/Nov. Nov 1 - Nov 20, 2015 3 night min stay
Thanksgiving 2015 Nov 21 - Nov 29, 2015 4 night min stay
Christmas/New Years'2015 Dec 17 - Jan 10, 2016 4 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Pet fee is minfor a min stay. For a longer stay than 3 nights, the pet fee will be recalculated at $15 per night up to a max of $90 for a week's stay for one pet. 2 pets would be more.
WILL BOOK TWO NIGHTS IF IT IS LAST-MIN. OR FITS BETWEEN TWO OTHER BOOKINGS
Ex. Person Fee-$20 per night
EMAIL for last-minute rates (within 10 days of arriving) and TWO-NT. Stays (last-minute) for great deals!
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Other Activities: Shopping, Cross Country Skiing, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Health/Beauty Spa, Racquetball, Hot Air Ballooning
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Welcome to Casita AveMaria in Taos! We, the Clancys, purchased our vacation/future retirement home property in 2007. We had often visited Taos and enjoyed our short stays. It was during the filming of a short, indie-film for a friend, with Taos as the location, that Tammi declared she wanted to retire in Taos. The Taos magic blessed that statement. We have had the most amazing guests and they have all added to the charm of our home.
Why the Owner Chose Taos: The Land of Enchantment, truly, enough said. One has to experience it to know that it IS.