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Bella Villa is fairly new to VRBO. This beautiful home is a tranquil oasis in the heart of the town of Taos. The plaza, art galleries, shops, restaurants and groceries are a short 10 minute walk away along beautiful tree-lined Burch Street and gallery-filled Kit Carson Road. You have the privacy of a large walled and beautifully landscaped yard with hot tub, and a 2000 sq ft tastefully decorated adobe-style house in which to relax and enjoy your vacation. Double patio doors open from the living room onto the covered portico and xeriscaped backyard. Large windows bring in the light and all are equipped with blinds to block the heat of summer when needed. The perfect hammock for an afternoon siesta swings in the perfume of Russian sage in a shady spot at the edge of the back portico.
Every room is comfortably furnished in south-west style with interesting and dramatic art to catch your eye no matter where you look. The open concept living/dining/kitchen area is a natural and gracious space for your family and friends to be together, with a gas fireplace for cozy comfort in the winter and double french doors to the back yard for breezy air in the summer. The bar counter and stools overlooking the kitchen ensure the chef(s) can have company while cooking for a crowd.
The spacious bedrooms each have their own unique furnishings and motifs. There are quality linens on the comfortable beds, and both bathrooms have colourful Mexican ceramic tiles and sinks. The master bedroom is particularly large with its own TV/DVD, walk-in closet and private bathroom with double Mexican sinks, separate shower, jacuzzi jet tub, and separate toilet area. The two queen bedrooms both open directly to the covered outdoor porticos.
The kitchen has room enough for lots of help with cooking, and is stocked with everything you need to make a simple breakfast or prepare a gourmet meal. All the basics in terms of seasonings, herbs and spices, utensils and pots and pans are provided ... and more. The eating nook off the kitchen is a perfect place for breakfast or a quick bite while watching the birds at the feeder The large and extendable table in the separate dining room seats six to ten, and is provided with all the place mats, cloth napkins and candles needed for elegant dining.
Bella Villa is relatively new to VRBO but has been on the vacation rental market since 2007. Two examples of the many positive reviews it has received from past renters follow:
'Perfect Taos house. This house is the one you'd want to own if you lived here. Very well equipped for a week's stay, located in the lush tree part of town, walkable to everything, wonderful linens, art, garden, privacy, and a great manager who responds to your needs the same day. We will always rent this house when we travel with friends.'
'We are sad to leave this beautiful oasis! It exceeded our expectations in every way. Bella Villa is an exceptional home with every conceivable amenity at hand. We loved all the varied art forms, the patio, hot tub, and great location. It is extremely clean and inviting and comfortable. We would love to return in the future.'
Keywords: House, adobe style, wifi, hot tub, private, large walled yard, patio, recently built, gourmet kitchen, free long-distance phone, unique art, gas fireplace, walk to plaza
iPod dock and speaker system in living room. Natural air conditioning: with many of the windows shaded by the covered porticos front and back, ceiling fans in all bedrooms, and blinds on every window, the house keeps cool in summer without air conditioning. Night time temperatures in Taos bring refreshing breezes even after the hottest summer days....moreless
Library of books of local interest and history, as well as a guest circulating library of light pupular reading...moreless
Every pot and pan you could want including a wok, crepe pan, blender, food processor, espresso pot and slow cooker. Serving dishes including a large platters for turkey or a whole ham....moreless
Dishes & Utensils
Travertine counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Double sink and garburator....moreless
Deck / Patio:
Covered porticos front and back. Back portico has large round table big enough for six for outdoor dining. Two lounge chairs and sun umbrella. Outdoor fire pit useable mainly in winter when fire hazard rating is low....moreless
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About: We live in Ottawa, Canada and travel extensively around the world, particularly cycle touring. Since buying our house in Taos we have taken full advantage of the excellent skiing at Taos Ski Valley as well as the many cycling, mountain-biking and hiking possibilities in the area. We never tire of exploring the local galleries, taking in the live music, or dining out in one of the many excellent restaurants Taos has to offer. No matter how much we travel elsewhere in the world, Taos never ceases to delight us and draw us back.
Why Taos: Taos captured our hearts from the moment we saw it. We had intended to spent only one night there while passing through on a continental driving holiday. But much to our surprise and delight, we ended up being home owners within 4 months of our first day in town. The beauty and drama of the landscape continues to take our breath away -- what can beat that panoramic view of the Rio Grande gorge as you top the hill coming up from Santa Fe? What is more beautiful than the snowcapped mountains soaring behind the town? Perhaps only the dramatic sunsets are better. Taos is simply so much fun to be in with something for everyone no matter the season or the weather. There are festivals, special events, live music and more to take in, to say nothing of the many excellent restaurants. It is a very special and unique place in the world.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Bella Villa is close to everything. For the active traveller, there is wonderful cycling from the front door (many maps provided), hiking just minutes away, and an easy 30 minutes drive to the ski valley. For those who want to take in the artistic and musical sides of Taos, there are many galleries, museums, restaurants and bars just around the corner. The pueblo is a five minute drive away and short excursions can take you to Santa Fe, Abiquiu, Ojo Caliente, Los Alamos, Bandolier National Monument and much more. Or just relax. We love to soak in the hot tub in our back yard, looking at the star-filled sky, the huge cottonwoods and elms, and the mountains peaking through on the horizon, enjoying the remarkable peace and quiet even though we are just minutes from town.
Speaks: english, spanish
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