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Casita Bonita: Romantic, Immaculate and Charming!

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Last updated: 07/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Taos condo description

Casita Bonita is quintessential Southwestern Charm. Your haven in the high mountains is beautifully appointed, completely furnished, with a new Simmons Beautyrest Pillowtop Queen Bed for a delightful night's sleep including a hand-crafted folk art headboard. While this romantic casita is perfect for a couple, it can sleep up to 4 with a marvelously comfortable, brand new American Leather Comfort Sleeper TemperPedic fold-out love seat. We included all of the things that we look for when we are traveling. Most-importantly, an ultra comfortable bed with brand new, high thread count linens in an immaculate and beautiful environment. Plush and cozy furniture throughout. Handcrafted dinette set for 4 and artistic surprises in the nichos and on the walls. Artwork ranging from world-renowned iconographer Father Bill McNichols to original paintings from other local artists and a navajo corn-maiden weaving. This home will feel like your home from the moment you walk through the front door. Southwestern architecture in the adobe style with soft, sensuous walls catching the light from the bright south-facing bay window. Crank-out windows allow for sweet mesa breezes. New Mexican-style saltillo tile throughout with radiant-floor heat to keep you warm in the winter. The kiva fireplace in the living room provides warmth and cozy, romantic ambiance. High vaulted ceilings with beautiful white-washed vigas giving this open design a spacious feel. The master suite is heaven with a private courtyard right out the sliding glass door in the bedroom. You can enjoy your coffee at the outdoor cafe-style table for two while watching the sunrise over Taos Mountain. You will also find a gas grill for barbecuing. Large walk-in closet with shelves, plenty of space and wooden hangers and a hand-crafted dresser so that you can feel right at home. The state of the art kitchen is roomy, open to the living and dining areas and will please the culinary traveler as well as the visitor who appreciates a comfortable place to cook. Complete and brand new set of cookware, dishes, brand new appliances, including gas stove and all of the cooking utensils to prepare your snacks for the trail or a nice meal returning from your adventures. The flatscreen tv is delightfully tucked away in a sage green trastero for your convenience along with a dvd player, a dvd library and books for your enjoyment. Savor unparalleled sunsets from this gorgeous location and watch the famous light dance across the Sangre de Christo mountains. Casita Bonita is perfectly located in between Taos and the Taos Ski Valley for all of your sightseeing and outdoor adventures. After a day of museum-hopping or ridge-top viewing, enjoy the deep Jacuzzi tub. Casita Bonita was lovingly designed, furnished and appointed for your pleasure and with the hope that you'll want to return again and again. An information book with our favorite picks, sights, restaurants and even a few quirky tidbits included. We are long-time residents of Taos and delight in sharing it. The community grounds include water features, aspen trees, lilac and plenty of shade. For nature lovers, make sure to watch for red-tail hawks, coveys of quail, wily coyotes, occasionally buffalo across the street on Pueblo land and always a plethora of bunnies and jack rabbits. The hummingbirds love to visit and we'll make certain to always leave plenty of feeders and sugar. The grounds are colorful, verdant and well-maintained. The views to the west will amaze with a clear shot of Georgia O'Keefe's beloved Pedernal Mountain. The smell of sweet sage will send you to sleep each night, rested and ready for your next adventure. Welcome to Casita Bonita! We hope you love it as much as we do! We are happy to talk to you about any further questions that you might have. In a few words, this casita feels happy, will make you happy and will offer you all of the comfort and amenities you would want on your enchanting vacation.

2013 Taos Events:
January 30–February 2: Taos Winter Wine Festival with tastings, dinners, and a silent auction of rare vintages.

March 7–10: Taos Shortz Film Fest.

April 19–21: Taos Fiber Marketplace. Artisans, vendors, and customers kibitz over fine weavings, yarns, and tapestries.

May 11–27: Taos Lilac Festival. Two-week fest celebrates the lavender blooms that line area adobe walls and acequias.

June 6: Taos Solar Music Festival featuring Mumford and Sons.

July 12–14: Taos Pueblo Pow Wow. Indian tribes compete in traditional dances as craft booths and food vendors surround the powwow arena.

July 19–21: Fiestas de Taos. Honors the Indians, Spanish explorers, French fur trappers, and mountain men who historically called Taos home.

September 27–October 6: Taos Fall Arts Festival. Includes two significant art shows, a juried exhibit called Taos Selects, and the Taos Open exhibit, along with gallery openings.

October 25–27: Taos Mountain Balloon Rally. An invitational hot-air balloon event with mass ascensions at dawn, glows at dusk, a parade, and a grand ball.

November 28–January 1: Yuletide in Taos. From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, this fest includes the lighting of farolitos around Taos Plaza, a beer festival at Taos Ski Valley, a torchlight parade at Taos Ski Valley, and other holiday events.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 1

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            Not suitable for young children, more suitable for adults and older children....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Master suite with brand new Queen-sized Simmons BeautyRest mattress. Hand crafted dresser, original artwork on walls, large walk-in closet. Opens up to private patio. Beautiful white-washed vigas on ceiling....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub


          • Large bathroom with oversized Jacuzzi tub.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            All new appliances, beautifully appointed with everything you will need! Also has garbage disposal....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Dining
          • Ice Maker
          • Pantry Items
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Fireplace:

            Kiva fireplace, wood provided....moreless

          • Parking:

            Off-street parking....moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Iron & Board
          • Living Room seats 5


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


              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio


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

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    From the private patio, you'll see Taos Mountain, and from the living room you'll have views of the most spectacular sunsets in the world. A true slice of heaven....moreless


                  • Churches
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Golf
                  • Tennis
                  • Rafting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Hunting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Medical Services
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Hot Air Ballooning


                  Write a review 5
                  from 13 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season
                  Jun 1 - Oct 11, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  Early Ski Season
                  Nov 27 - Dec 21, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  Dec 22 - Jan 3, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  Ski Season
                  Jan 4 - Apr 11, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
                  • Cleaning fee $50
                  • Taxes Included


                  Check in time is 4pm, checkout at 11am.

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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                  Last updated: 07/19/2014
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                  140 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Albuquerque, NM
                  14 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Taos Ski Valley

                  Car: Necessary

                  Located between the Town of Taos and Taos Ski Valley in one of the most coveted areas of Taos Valley, Casita Bonita is perfect for a stroll or a jog right out the front door through the beautiful mesa with million dollar views in every direction. Skiing, fishing, hiking, shopping and museum-hopping are all just minutes away. Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years. Taos Pueblo is truly unique and a must-see, only a 10 minute drive from Casita Bonita. Less than 10 miles west of the property, you'll find the 10th highest bridge in the US, the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Don't forget your camera, the views are incredible! On the way to Taos Ski Valley, make sure to check out the artistic Village of Arroyo Seco which is home to restaurants, shopping and museums. Taos Ski Valley offers an abundance of hiking in the summer, including Wheeler Peak, which is, at 13,167 feet, the highest peak in New Mexico. Whether riding the rapids through the Rio Grande or enjoying a Microbrew and a good book with magnificent views, there's a little something for everyone in Taos. With a long history of indigenous Pueblo culture, Spanish influence, Adobe architecture and wildly creative artists, Taos offers a mix that you won't find anywhere else. If you can't find a way to move here, you'll certainly find a way to come back.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About the owner: Casita Bonita is owned by two long-time residents of Taos who love this town and are excited to share it's beauty!

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                  Speaks: english

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                  • View of the living room from the entry.

                    View of the living room from the entry.

                  • kitchen


                  • View from the bedroom

                    View from the bedroom

                  • Large bathroom with deep Jacuzzi tub.

                    Large bathroom with deep Jacuzzi tub.

                  • Spacious master suite

                    Spacious master suite

                  • View of the beautiful ceilings, whitewashed vigas with tongue-in-groove aspen

                    View of the beautiful ceilings, whitewashed vigas with tongue-in-groove aspen

                  • Double Rainbow in front of Taos Mountain

                    Double Rainbow in front of Taos Mountain

                  • View of the living room from the kitchen.

                    View of the living room from the kitchen.

                  • Kitchen/dining area

                    Kitchen/dining area

                  • View of Taos Mountain from the patio table in the private courtyard.

                    View of Taos Mountain from the patio table in the private courtyard.

                  • Hand-crafted headboard and Simmons BeautyRest Queen bed in master suite.

                    Hand-crafted headboard and Simmons BeautyRest Queen bed in master suite.

                  • View of large master suite from the bed

                    View of large master suite from the bed

                  • Taos Sunset

                    Taos Sunset

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, July 02, 2014

                  $89 - $200 per night (USD)

                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 3

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                  Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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