A Hidden Jewel Next to the Plaza.
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
This hidden jewel only a block from Taos Plaza is part of a historical hacienda style adobe that once housed nuns working at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Newly and tastefully renovated, the interior was designed with comfort and convenience in mind, and it features high ceilings, a well appointed kitchen, oak floors, a kiva fireplace, and a cozy living area. An old apple tree and a plum tree stand in a small, grassy courtyard that feels almost Mediterranean in it's serenity. It is located on a quiet one-way street only one block west of the Taos plaza.
Gas range and a large collection of cooking supplies. French door refrigerator, microwave. Full size washer and dryer, heated bathroom floor, a gas heating stove and a kiva fireplace. Electric baseboard heater in bedroom, ceiling fans. Premium linens and a down comforter and pillows; an comfortable plush/firm Queen mattress.Full sleeper sofa with memory foam topped mattress. High speed internet, HDTV, DirecTV, Blue Ray/DVD player, surround sound entertainment system, NetFlix streaming, Pandora/Spotify/Apple Airplay ready stereo system. Small wall safe.
The location of the apartment is one of it's greatest assets. From the front door, a five minute walk will reach twelve restaurants, dozens of galleries, the best coffee in town (The World Cup), Shree Yoga Studio, Smith's grocery store, the Bent Street shopping district, Ledoux Street, and of course, the Taos Plaza.
- On floor 1
- 520 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
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- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Whitewater Rafting
- Water Tubing
- Mountain Climbing
- Fly Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Ice Skating
- Hunting Big Game
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Massage Therapist
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Gambling Casinos
- Bird Watching
- Winery Tours
- Recreation Center
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
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2 night min stay
Dec 20 - Jan 4
2 night min stay
Discounts: 8 nights or more $89 nightly
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $200
- Tax Rate 7.125%
The wireless internet network is "BestCasa" and the password is: bestathome. The bathroom floor heat will operate from 6:30 to 9:00 AM and from 8:00 to 10:00 PM. Please let me know if you would like the schedule altered. I can give you a short tutorial on operating the entertainment system when you arrive.
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- Nearest Airport: Santa Fe Airport at 90 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Taos Ski Valley at 18 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Taos Country Club at 5 Miles
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: I'm the luckiest guy I know. I'm truly thankful to be a part of this beautiful community and also be able to travel often and far. I've been welcomed into people's homes all over the world, and though I've been fairly nomadic most of my life, now for the first time I have my own place, which I have renovated and am offering as a getaway for fellow travelers to enjoy. I grew up in Snyder, Texas, surrounded by pump jacks and fields of cotton. In the summers when I was a kid, my family would pile into the Good Times van and hit the road for weeks, escaping the 110 degree West Texas heat: Vermont, Florida, Wyoming, northern California, and all in between. When I was fourteen I spent a summer in Germany on an exchange program, and since then I've been hooked on travel. I studied biology writing in college and after graduating worked for the Fish & Wildlife Department in Alaska for a summer. I then worked in Nicaragua as a carpenter for over a year and slowly made my way to Taos, New Mexico, where I've lived for almost thirteen years. My most recent journey was a 16-month solo motorcycle trip around the world and to the bottom of Africa. Taos has a lot to offer for a lover of the outdoors like myself. I spend a lot of time in the nearby mountains, skiing, hiking with my dogs, fishing, biking, and motorcycling. I've always enjoyed many sports, and I regularly play soccer, tennis, basketball, and volleyball.
Why the Owner Chose Taos:
I've always been somewhat of a nomad, but I've found my home base in Taos. I try to live simply and wanted a small but comfortable place in town, but I've never been attracted to typical condominiums. I wanted character and history, something with personality that I could make my own. I knew when I first saw it that this property was exactly what I had been looking for.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The location of Best Casa is remarkable. It is just far enough from the main roads that you can't tell your in the heart of Taos, but so close to the center that just about everything you need is within walking distance. The apartment itself has an old-world feel, with double adobe walls and classic mid-century windows. I've always thought of the kitchen as the heart of any home, and this kitchen is the focal point of the apartment; designed with simplicity and functionality in mind. Though the apartment still has a historic feel, it also features high-tech comforts that you won't find in most Taos adobes. You can access and control your music wirelessly through the entertainment system or send movies or videos from your portable device to the HDTV. The tile floor of the bathroom is heated (very nice for bare feet in the morning), and there's even a heated mirror that won't fog up after you take a shower. When I completed the renovation, which took five months, I was very satisfied with the result, but I didn't truly fall in love with the place until I stayed there myself for a week. Best Casa is truly a hidden gem.
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living space and kitchen area
front door opening into the courtyard
butcher block countertop and Electrolux appliances
bedroom view onto courtyard
shower/tub window into the courtyard
floorplan (approx. 520 sq. ft.)
seating at the bar
sleeper sofa (full)
bathroom with heated tile floor
Hacienda-style courtyard with apple and plum trees
sketch of apartment by Marty Remaly
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