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Gorgeous Home in a Wildlife Sanctuary, Private Wonderland!

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Nothing beats the heat like the cooling reflections of a shady pond.

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Last updated: 10/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Taos house description

Taos is known for it's exquisite high desert climate and world class skiing. National Geographic named it one of the top ten best ski resorts in the country. And it boasts a number of gorgeous homes for visitors to choose from. But this one stands out, for it is nestled in the midst of a wildlife sanctuary, an oasis that attracts wildlife and birds in astonishing numbers and variety , yet it is only a 20 minute drive from the famous Taos Ski Valley. Imagine the thrill of watching a river otter, quite rare in New Mexico, feeding and playing just yards away in one of the acequia fed ponds. Great blue heron and bald eagles soar overhead, even elk are known to pay a cautious visit. Bordering on a thousand acres of Pueblo land, much of it wetlands, it provides a natural wildlife corridor. Ermine, coyote, owls and snow geese, song birds and beaver all share this little wonderland. Rainbow trout and colorful butterflies, ruby-throated hummingbirds and dragonflies appear in the springtime, so bring your camera and see what amazing photo opportunities present themselves.
Take an afternoon swim or just relax in a hammock and let the natural world entertain you. This isn't just a vacation rental, this one stands out as totally unique, an experience you won't soon forget.
The house itself is 'green built' with a passive solar design, and enough windows to let all the natural warmth and beauty in. You wouldn't want to miss the magnificent sunrises. The kitchen/dining/living area is an open floor plan, with a butcher block island and granite counters in the kitchen. It is equipped with everything necessary for cooking and entertaining. The fourteen foot ceiling and kiva fireplace give the space a cozy yet spacious feel. The master bedroom has a waterfall close enough so that the gentle sounds of falling water will sing you to sleep. It has another large bedroom with wonderful views, and both have comfortable queen sized beds. The smaller bedroom with two twin beds. All of the linens are top quality. Custom made cabinetry throughout the house contribute to its charm. The master bathroom has a claw foot tub for long, deep soaks.The laundry/utility room has a new LG stackable washer/dryer. In the warmer months the large covered porch is an ideal spot for dining with a perfect view of Taos mountain and the nearby ponds. In winter the radiant heat floors and solar gain keep the home warm and cozy. Visitors often remark that they have never seen anything quite like this in Taos, an oasis in the desert. A thousand acres of Taos pueblo land lies to the west, with ponies grazing in fields that stretch as far as the eye can see. The peace and solitude will relax you, but when the mood strikes all that the town has to offer is only minutes away.

Keywords: Taos, adobe house, wildlife habitat, bird sanctuary, secluded, permaculture demonstration site,

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • trout fishing, swimming, wildlife viewing, bird watching, dog kennel

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Synagogues

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

                  • Lake View
                  • Lakefront
                  • Mountain View
                  • Rural
                  • Water View
                  • Waterfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

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

                  Dining

                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Gazebo
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Hot Tub:

                        A large outdoor hot tub with multiple jets has recently been added....moreless

                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Thanksgiving
                      Nov 24 - Dec 1, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $425
                      Christmas Holidays
                      Dec 20 - Dec 29, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $425
                      New Years
                      Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $425
                      Spring Break
                      Mar 7 - Mar 22, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $425
                      $2,600
                      Summer
                      May 1 - Nov 22, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $335
                      $2,000 $6,000
                      My Standard Rate
                      5 night min stay
                      $335
                      $2,000 $6,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                      Half down when reserved, other half due ten days before booking date.


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                      Last updated: 10/09/2014
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                      Location

                      70 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Sant Fe, NM
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      KTAO
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Taos Country Club
                      90 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Lamy, NM
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Pizza Outback, Love Apple
                      18 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Taos Ski Valley

                      Car: Necessary

                      art galleries, art museums, live music, Indian dances, historic sites, hot springs, hiking, mushroom hunting, festivals

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1990

                      About the owner: My Name is Laura Haas, and I am a third generation Taosena. My grandparents moved to Taos in the 1945 and owned a prestigious gallery on Kit Carson Road. My grandfather Charles Reynolds, was a painter, and some of his work hangs in the home. I moved back to Taos permanently in 1981, and have worked primarily as a silversmith and horticulturist.

                      Why the Owner Chose Taos:
                      When I first saw this land in 1990 I was struck by the wetlands, which are so rare to most of Taos County. I had heard about a program that the Fish and Game were promoting called Partners for Wildlife. I thought we might be able to qualify for a grant to establish a wildlife habitat here, and indeed that is what came to pass. It has been miraculous to watch the fauna arrive over the years as the constructed ponds and waterfalls have matured, and the flora has taken root and thrived.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      An added attraction is the greenhouse, with fresh produce available to guests that visit in the summer months. You are welcome to pick fresh greens, herbs and tomatoes to complement your meals. Fish and swim in the ponds in summer. A fire pit is a pleasure any time of year, and ours sits next to the waters edge where you can relax and enjoy the Moon's reflection. A large hot tub is newly installed, ready for some serious jet action!


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Nothing beats the heat like the cooling reflections of a shady pond.

                        Nothing beats the heat like the cooling reflections of a shady pond.

                      • Summer time, and the living is easy.

                        Summer time, and the living is easy.

                      • River otters, very rare in New Mexico, are frequent visitors.

                        River otters, very rare in New Mexico, are frequent visitors.

                      • A claw-foot bathtub for a deep, relaxing soak in the master bath.

                        A claw-foot bathtub for a deep, relaxing soak in the master bath.

                      • A second large bedroom with breathtaking views and a comfortable queen sized bed

                        A second large bedroom with breathtaking views and a comfortable queen sized bed

                      • The sounds of the waterfall greet you on your arrival.

                        The sounds of the waterfall greet you on your arrival.

                      • You never know what magnificent creature you might see. Bring your camera!

                        You never know what magnificent creature you might see. Bring your camera!

                      • Smaller bedroom has two comfortable twin beds, perfect for the kids.

                        Smaller bedroom has two comfortable twin beds, perfect for the kids.

                      • Sunrise view from the front patio of the Truchas Mountains and Picuris Peak.

                        Sunrise view from the front patio of the Truchas Mountains and Picuris Peak.

                      • Enjoy your own private winter wonderland!

                        Enjoy your own private winter wonderland!

                      • Hammocks hung in the shade and a cooling breeze across the water.

                        Hammocks hung in the shade and a cooling breeze across the water.

                      • Indoor dining, or in summer, on the large patio with a view of Taos Mountain.

                        Indoor dining, or in summer, on the large patio with a view of Taos Mountain.

                      • The kitchen is a joy, with an open floor plan for maximum entertaining.

                        The kitchen is a joy, with an open floor plan for maximum entertaining.

                      • Large, comfortable bedroom, with a waterfall outside the window, mountain view.

                        Large, comfortable bedroom, with a waterfall outside the window, mountain view.

                      • Hgh ceilings and a kiva fireplace offer a cozy yet spacious feeling.

                        Hgh ceilings and a kiva fireplace offer a cozy yet spacious feeling.

                      • Star gazing from the large hot tub is a luxurious indulgence not to be missed!

                        Star gazing from the large hot tub is a luxurious indulgence not to be missed!

                      • The living room opens up to your own private wildlife sanctuary.

                        The living room opens up to your own private wildlife sanctuary.

                      • Geese, ducks, owls, bald eagles and song birds are all at home here.

                        Geese, ducks, owls, bald eagles and song birds are all at home here.

                      • Second bathroom with shower.

                        Second bathroom with shower.

                      • Autumn has a particularly lovely quality in the Rocky Mountains.

                        Autumn has a particularly lovely quality in the Rocky Mountains.

                      • The wildflowers put on quite a display in the middle to late summer.

                        The wildflowers put on quite a display in the middle to late summer.

                      • If you are a bird watcher then you'll find yourself with a many types to enjoy.

                        If you are a bird watcher then you'll find yourself with a many types to enjoy.

                      VRBO #400247

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Friday, October 10, 2014

                      $335 - $425 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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