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Casa Bonita - Walk to Town -Historic Taos Adobe Architecture

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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

During a “just looking” day with Judy Buck, an agent at CB Lota Realty, Vicky and Don came across this wonderfully cozy home on La Loma Plaza in the historic section of Taos.

“We didn’t really expect to be buying a home. Our ideal was a place within walking distance of Taos Plaza. Everything available with that description seemed to be condos or newer homes. Just not our style.” As soon as they saw Casa Bonita they knew they had found what they didn’t even know they wanted – a vacation home in Taos!

Remodeling the house in 1986, prominent Northern New Mexico developer Vishu McGhee, took the utmost care to preserve the original, authentic, southwest charm.

When it was completed, the result was Casa Bonita - Winter warm and summer cool, thick old adobe walls with traditional 4 feet of dirt on the roof (great natural air conditioner and heat retainer) - wood burning kiva fireplace, hand hewn vigas overhead - a tunnel going from a trap door in the front closet toward the center of the old plaza for escape from early invaders.

What history is in this special Taos homestead, once the church rectory and still attached to the historic La Loma chapel - now used 3 or 4 times a year for intimate weddings and baptisms. This is a natural happening for the "Bride and Groom" to be with an attached chapel and honeymoon suite all in one. Request special arrangements for use of chapel.

As an added bonus, both front and back yards are enclosed for guests with "little ones" or pets and for added privacy and sense of seclusion.

Casa Bonita owners, Vicky and Don, invite you to stay at Casa Bonita (now Casa de la Capilla – House of the Chapel). Taos is beautiful, changing with the seasons. Come and enjoy a home and town that have a sense of drawing you in. Be careful – you might end up with a vacation (or even full time) Taos home.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in: $
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Summer
Jul 1 - Sep 6, 2015
3 night min stay
$178
$1,030
Low Summer
Sep 7 - Oct 15, 2015
3 night min stay
$153
$873
Off Season
Oct 16 - Nov 23, 2015
3 night min stay
$138
$778
Low Winter
Nov 24 - Dec 17, 2015
3 night min stay
$178
$1,030
Christmas
Dec 18 - Dec 28, 2015
4 night min stay
$321
$1,975
New Year
Dec 29 - Jan 2, 2016
5 night min stay
$317
Low Winter
Jan 3 - Mar 3, 2016
3 night min stay
$178
$1,030
Spring Break
Mar 4 - Mar 19, 2016
5 night min stay
$317
$1,975
Low Winter
Mar 20 - Apr 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$178
$1,030
Off Season
Apr 6 - May 14, 2016
3 night min stay
$138
$778
Low Summer
May 15 - Jun 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$153
$873
Peak Summer
Jul 1 - Sep 6, 2016
3 night min stay
$178
$1,030

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Location

Town - 3 blocks to Taos Town, 18 miles to Taos Ski Valley, Easy walk to town, Enclosed yard

 

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  • CASA BONITA

    CASA BONITA

  • Enclosed yard with traditional coyote fencing so popular in Santa Fe & Taos affords privacy front, back and side yards

    Enclosed yard with traditional coyote fencing so popular in Santa Fe & Taos affords privacy front, back and side yards

  • Southwest dining ambiance

    Southwest dining ambiance

  • Queen bedroom #1 for quiet sleeping with buffered double thick adobe walls plus satellite TV

    Queen bedroom #1 for quiet sleeping with buffered double thick adobe walls plus satellite TV

  • Enclosed private patio and grill

    Enclosed private patio and grill

  • Queen bedroom #2 for quiet adobe wall sleeping showing former Taos artist owner's artwork along ceiling and behind bed

    Queen bedroom #2 for quiet adobe wall sleeping showing former Taos artist owner's artwork along ceiling and behind bed

  • Queen bedroom professionally custom painted for added southwest charm

    Queen bedroom professionally custom painted for added southwest charm

  • Large working kitchen showing door to 1/2 bath with shower/commode & wash bowl sink in background

    Large working kitchen showing door to 1/2 bath with shower/commode & wash bowl sink in background

  • Sun room with game or compuuter table acts as buffer between kitchen and den, washer / dryer behind louvered doors

    Sun room with game or compuuter table acts as buffer between kitchen and den, washer / dryer behind louvered doors

  • Former photo with set table before chandlier and art work changed out - new photo coming soon

    Former photo with set table before chandlier and art work changed out - new photo coming soon

  • Popular Taos spiral posts supporting historic viga ceilings

    Popular Taos spiral posts supporting historic viga ceilings

  • Front exterior with lush green flowering vines showing adobe walled enclosed private front yard

    Front exterior with lush green flowering vines showing adobe walled enclosed private front yard

  • Inviting traditional southwest ambiance with viga ceilings and kiva wood burning fireplace

    Inviting traditional southwest ambiance with viga ceilings and kiva wood burning fireplace

  • Queen bedroom #1 with tasteful bedding coordinated with hand painted double thick adobe walls for serene quiet sleep

    Queen bedroom #1 with tasteful bedding coordinated with hand painted double thick adobe walls for serene quiet sleep

  • Winter at Casa Bonita is cozy & warm inside thick adobe walls also showing attached historic chapel used on occasion for local wedding ceremonies

    Winter at Casa Bonita is cozy & warm inside thick adobe walls also showing attached historic chapel used on occasion for local wedding ceremonies

  • Den sleeper sofa for 2 children

    Den sleeper sofa for 2 children

  • Fully equipped large working kitchen complete with dishwasher & imported talavera tile cunter tops

    Fully equipped large working kitchen complete with dishwasher & imported talavera tile cunter tops

  • Cozy fireside ambiance, archway to bedroom #1 on right, bedroom #2 on left and large bathroom in between

    Cozy fireside ambiance, archway to bedroom #1 on right, bedroom #2 on left and large bathroom in between

  • Ample counter work space, toaster oven, microwave, dishwasher

    Ample counter work space, toaster oven, microwave, dishwasher

  • Happy colorful den with sleeper sofa for 2 children, computer desk, flat screen cable TV and sliding glass doors to enclosed back yard

    Happy colorful den with sleeper sofa for 2 children, computer desk, flat screen cable TV and sliding glass doors to enclosed back yard

  • Den provides computer table & flat screen cable TV

    Den provides computer table & flat screen cable TV

  • Custom imported tile bathroom offers full tub/shower, viga ceilings and thick adobe walls is great buffer between bedrooms

    Custom imported tile bathroom offers full tub/shower, viga ceilings and thick adobe walls is great buffer between bedrooms

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