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Red Cat House Vacation Apartment for Couples

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Courtyard entrance to The Red Cat House

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Last updated: 08/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Red Cat House is a one of a kind vacation rental apartment in Taos. When inquiring about vacation accommodations in town, an often asked question is 'Are you walking distance from the Plaza?' Red Cat House is unique in that it across the street from the Historic Taos Plaza. In fact there are Plaza, town and mountain views from every window. This apartment offers convenience combined with a peaceful and quiet, spacious yet cozy, home away from home for two.

Red Cat House is located on Dona Luz Lane, 'The Garden Street of Taos' (landscaped by me, a professional landscaper) This street boasts a wonderful variety of shops and restaurants. It was once the 'Red Light District' in town and La Dona Luz was a madame. Most of the shops are women owned and we call ourselves 'The Ladies of Dona Luz'. I have a shop on the street. Red Cat Melissiana, two doors away It is a shop filled with a little bit of everything as long as it is fun and unusual--antiques, gifts, local folkart, lingerie and flower shop...

Entry is down a little brick pathway surrounded by blooming plants with original outdoor art on all walls and an outdoor seating area. Upstairs is Red Cat House-a wonderful intimate world of its own. You will discover antiques, color and light, original art and whimsical touches in your own private little world. Many of the furnishings are available for sale (if I can bear to part with them.)

You will often find fresh flowers from my home garden or my flower shop and there is always an array of plants throughout the apartment.

The sunny eat in kitchen is well equipped for morning coffee, a gourmet breakfast or a romantic dinner for two.

The living room is a perfect spot for lounging with a comfortable couch, lamps, a flat screen TV, DVD's, books and a selection of music for just that right mood. Enjoy dinner at an 18th century walnut tilt top table for two looking out over the Plaza with a view of Taos Mountain in the distance. If you need to do a little work (not too much I hope), there is high speed internet available and a desk where you can write about your wonderful Taos adventures or even compose a spontaneous love poem..

The sunlight bathroom has a large shower, lots of towels, robes for two and some fun touches to discover.

The bedroom is so very special with an antique queen size, pillow top, four post teak canopy bed, down comforter, fine linens and lots of pillows. Hang your clothes in a tall mirrored English oak armoire. The bedroom is cozy with a gas log stove. The multi paned windows are screened to allow you to enjoy our wonderful mountain air that just invites snuggling-so cozy and romantic.

If you can tear yourselves away from the comforts of Red Cat House, all of Taos is just outside your door. You are within easy walking distance of all Historic District shops, restaurants, galleries and museums. You may browse the many guides and menus found in the apartment or just ask me for suggestions about 'All Things Taos'. Ask me where to go for live music and special events during your stay so you can meet folks who enjoy life and all the richness Taos has to offer. I enjoy sharing the charms and stories of our town with visitors. I can also stock your refrigerator, make dinner reservations or whatever you might wish done before your arrival.

Red Cat House has so much to offer. This is a little slice of Paradise in Taos-the perfect vacation spot you will always remember.

Check out 'Smarter Travel' Feb., 5, 2012 'Most Romantic Small Towns' for an article about the charms of Taos for couples.

p.s. No significant other at the moment? Red Cat House is a perfect solo vacation spot too.

PLEASE NOTE: Even if my calendar shows a reservation for your dates, contact me. I have a total of 11--soon to be 12--Vacation Rentals in Taos so all sorts of accommodations available...

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Property Type

  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Perhaps a small well mannered dog...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) Antique, four post canopy teak bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) Living room couch has been used for third person on occasion, Child Beds (1) couch could work for a child's bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Mountain, town and Historic Plaza views from all windows ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    not necessary--ceiling fans, swamp cooler and screened windows...moreless

  • Elevator
  • Gas Fireplace:

    (2) living room and bedroom sweet little gas log fireplaces...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    fine linens, down comforter, lots of pillows...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    public parking across the street--no fee...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Love my gas log stoves-see the flames, but no chopping or toting wood...moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you want & some fun vintage pieces...moreless

  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    front garden patio downstairs...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 42 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Xmas 2015
Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2016
4 night min stay
$150
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$125

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $10
  • cleaning fee $75
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

cleaning fee $75--$95 cleaning fee with pet


Cancellation policy:


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Last updated: 08/01/2015
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Location

This Vacation Rental is so very special. Just outside the door of this one bedroom apartment is all Taos has to offer. You are walking distance to shops, galleries, museums and restaurants in the downtown Historic District of Taos.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: I own two shops on the street where The Red Cat House apartment is located. Red Cat Melissiana is a bit of everything--fun and unique. Red Cat For Her is a lingerie/gift shop. The Red Cat House is above the lingerie store.

Why the Owner Chose Taos:
The first time I saw this apartment I saw the potential for a wonderful vacation rental. It is cozy yet spacious and the location can't be beat. I receive so many compliments on my two other vacation rentals in town for my taste and sense of zany style and I love to garden so the combination of the apartment and the front garden was something I could not resist. This could become the most popular apartment in town! Everyone who sees it (including me) wants to move in!

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
I love the spacious, yet intimate feel. I love the way my eclectic taste with the furnishings (high end antiques, rustic, country and New Mexican pieces) All the art is original with great variety. I love all the nouances and fun, little touches to be found throughout the space. Then there is the location--right in the heart of town and just across the street from the Plaza.


Contact us

Speaks: english, english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Courtyard entrance to The Red Cat House

    Courtyard entrance to The Red Cat House

  • Lots of flowers equal lots of privacy...

    Lots of flowers equal lots of privacy...

  • Welcome to The Red Cat House

    Welcome to The Red Cat House

  • Dining with a view--TV to be on Sugar Chest

    Dining with a view--TV to be on Sugar Chest

  • charming courtyard view-- just love my garden!

    charming courtyard view-- just love my garden!

  • Antiques, whimsy, modern art and yard sale lanterns!

    Antiques, whimsy, modern art and yard sale lanterns!

  • Queen antique teak four poster canopy bed

    Queen antique teak four poster canopy bed

  • A peek into Red Cat Melissiana

    A peek into Red Cat Melissiana

  • Dona Luz Lane My shops and Red Cat House upstairs apartment

    Dona Luz Lane My shops and Red Cat House upstairs apartment

  • Stairway to bliss...

    Stairway to bliss...

  • Living room--comfort, antiques and whimsical touches

    Living room--comfort, antiques and whimsical touches

  • cozy stove in for winter Ceiling fan for summer

    cozy stove in for winter Ceiling fan for summer

  • This kitchen is just plain fun (and functional)! Everything you need for two

    This kitchen is just plain fun (and functional)! Everything you need for two

  • Sunlight bathroom (Can you guess my favorite color?

    Sunlight bathroom (Can you guess my favorite color?

  • My Shop Red Cat Melissiana just down the street

    My Shop Red Cat Melissiana just down the street

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, english
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  • Calendar last updated 08/01/2015
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