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Casa Madre 2+

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Last updated: 03/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Taos house description

This home has three bedrooms, two full tiled baths, a large eat in kitchen, living room/dining room, a family room and separate laundry room. It has a big front deck with mountain views and flowering container plants everywhere. The deck is shaded by a big apricot tree, just delightful on a hot afternoon. There is also a back covered portal/patio with table and chairs, BBQ and fireplace and of course more plants. There is ample parking and soon many more surrounding garden spaces. A fun addition is big storage shed which is now 'The bunkhouse' a perfect spot for the young or young at heart.

The home is furnished with my antiques, consignment store and yard sale treasures, original art, folk art pieces and my whimsical style throughout. All bedding, towels, kitchen supplies and appliances are new and inviting.

If all this is not enough, my home is less than a five minute walk through a pleasant old neighborhood to the downtown Plaza area with shops, galleries and restaurants.

This home sleeps 2-6 guests in the three bedrooms. The family room sofa converts into a double bed and the bunkhouse sleeps 2. There is an additional one bedroom casita on the property (separate parking and fenced for privacy) which will sleep two-three (vrbo 490376.) A truly perfect getaway for 2- 12 guests!

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GREAT/FUN NEWS FLASH!!! This house and the little Casita Juliet (Vrbo 490376)on the property were featured on The Taos Home & Garden Tour this summer! I got to show off what I love to do to over 500 folks! A very good day indeed...

From Foreclosure to Tour material is quite a compliment and very exciting!!! So often Tour homes, while often quite lovely have that 'professional designer' look. The architect is there, the Builder, the Landscaper and all the owner knows is that they wrote a lot of checks to make this happen. Believe me, I know ALL about these houses since I performed all above roles as well as laborer and general schlepper... My style, my time, my creativity and sense of whimsy at work.

PLEASE NOTE: Even if my calendar shows a booking for your dates contact me. I have a total of 11 Taos Vacation Rentals--soon to be 12 so I have all kinds of availability...

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Any--fairly childproof with parental caution and common sense...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 6-12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master bedroom is spacious, opens onto back patio...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Queen bed, bright and sunny...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Separate from other bedrooms for privacy. ...moreless

  • All bedrooms are furnished with antiques, treasures, art and whimsy. Closets and dressers and robes for two in all...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Shared by Master and front bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Just off family room and private bath for 3rd bedroom...moreless

  • Both bathrooms feature Mexican tile counters and accents and whimsy galore!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • In all due modesty--NO, with great pride I attest to the fact that this a truly amazing home. It had the bones. I had the vision and the creativity to see the potential and bring it to life. And I have a wonderful, generous mother who made this happen for all of us. I know the guests who stay at Casa Madre will take home wonderful memories of a very special house in Taos and will return for future visits!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    32' flatscreen with Netflix...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    5 minute walk to Taos Plaza shops, restaurants and galleries...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Mountain views from front deck...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Living/dining combo--extra dining chairs available--mats, napkins, candles...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    House stays very cool due to cross tie walls. All windows screened. Two bedrooms have screen doors. Many ceiling fans...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Yes--new...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Baseboard electric with individual controls...moreless

  • Internet:

    yes and easy password...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All new ( The Company Store loves me!)...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Big living/dining greatroom...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking for two--creative parking for more...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All new (Bed, Bath & Beyond loves me too!)...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Yes and--brand new--all laundry supplies, ironing board and iron...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Gas log stove in Living and family rooms. A fireplace without the firewood hassles...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup with coffee and filters...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Serving for 20--all utensils and all new!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Great roomy kitchen equipped with everything you could want. If I don't have it, you probably won't need it. Many condiments, basics & spices too...moreless

  • Microwave:

    On the breakfast bar...moreless

  • Oven:

    Oven and broiler--lots of baking pans too...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, condiments, baking, cooking, even first night basics...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    BOTH and are they special---Big front deck, flowers & mtn view. Rear patio with table/chairs, bbq,fireplace & more plants ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    I am a landscaper by profession so already have plants everywhere on deck and patio--soon many new planting areas!!!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Big Weber grill--charcoal, fluid, paper starter thing and BBQ tools...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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
$300
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$175

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning $95
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Upon confirmation, I mail a simple contract and directions Please note, I do not charge a pet fee, just a higher cleaning fee

Cleaning fee based on number of guests $85 for two guests


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

  • Orlando's New Mexican Cafe

    "Best Northern New Mexican food- fun, good service and great food. A favorite with locals an..."

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  • Taos Pueblo

    "A must! The longest inhabited settlement in the U.S. Over 1000 years"

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  • Taos Plaza

    "El corazon, the heart of Taos and looking more inviting all the time with a bit of my floral..."

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  • Taos Historic Museums: Blumenschein Home & Museum

    "One of our wonderful downtown museums--a home and gallery"

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  • San Francisco de Asis

    "Photographed, painted and loved by all"

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  • Twirl Toy Store and Play Space

    "Fun spot for young kids--playground and great toys"

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  • El Meze Restaurant

    "One of my favorites--great food, good service and a wonderful adobe building with killer pat..."

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  • Martinez Hacienda

    "Well worth seeing--life as it was in Taos in the 18th century-great photo ops"

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  • Taos Pizza Out Back

    "A great favorite--Taos funky with great pizzas and must try the pesto dressing on salads. W..."

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  • Lamberts of Taos Restaurant & Bar

    "New location on Bent Street--lovely old building, really good service and memorable food. B..."

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  • La Cueva Cafe

    "Fun little place. Definitely worth a visit for good Mexican food right downtown!"

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  • Los Rios River Runners

    "My favorite rafting company for the Rio Grande and the Rio Chama! Cisco is the best! (the ow..."

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  • Dragonfly Cafe and Bakery

    "Good food, nice outdoor dining garden in summer and yummy bakery!"

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  • Antonios Taste of Mexico

    "If visitors ask me where it is, I'll direct them. If they ask what I think of it, I direct ..."

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  • El Gamal

    "A favorite of mine! Of course it is right next to my shop Red Cat Melissiana, but even if i..."

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  • Joseph's Table

    "This list needs updating badly. Josephs has been gone at least three years!"

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  • Old Blinking Light

    "Another update needed--gone for two years--was a fun dance spot, but no more..."

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  • Applebee's

    "Gone--we ran them out of town..."

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  • Ranchos Plaza Grill

    "Great food and location. Best Cobb Salad I've ever had! Is it lunchtime???"

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  • Trading Post Cafe

    "I've never had a bad meal here! Love the open kitchen and great variety in menu--good wines..."

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  • Bent Street Cafe & Deli

    "Nice place for a good sandwich near all downtown shopping"

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  • Guadalajara Grill

    "What "fast food" should be. It's tasty Mexican with fast service, lots of variety, north an..."

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  • The Harwood Museum of Art

    "Wonderful Art Museum right downtown--great variety in a beautiful space"

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  • McDonald's

    "It's McDonalds... but is open later at night if you have to catch a bite"

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  • Byzantium

    "An "only in Taos" dining experience. Owner is host, waiter and chef-- varied menu, make a l..."

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150 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albuquerque Sunport Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Alley Cantina/ Teresina Lane
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Taos Country Club
85 Miles
Nearest Train
Lamy, New Mexico
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Gorge
12 Miles
Nearest Ski
Taos Ski Valley
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
John Dunn Bridge/Rio Grande River

So much to do in Taos whether your interests are outdoor adventures (ski, snowboard, white water rafting, hiking) cultural events (6 museums, lecture series) shopping (numerous, fun shops in walking distance) art galleries (Numerous galleries on Ledoux Street, Kit Carson Rd., Bent Street--all in walking distance) Many restaurants within walking distance

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Some women collect shoes. Some collect husbands. I seem to collect houses! I am the VRBO Queen of Taos with two homes, a downtown apartment and now another house and soon (within the month) a little casita for guests. I so enjoy buying old adobes, remodeling and reviving and then furnishing them and renting them to visitors. My houses are always booked and I get great reviews. I am a busy Taos woman. Aside from my vacation rentals, I own a fun, eclectic downtown shop called Red Cat Melissiana. The name is a combination of my red cat Nellie and my name. Melissiana is a made up word and means 'anything I want since it's my shop'. I have unique gifts, flowers and lingerie in a wonderful old adobe building with great history on a street known as 'The Garden Street of Taos' planted of course by me. I am active in my community, on two board of directors and certainly never have a bored moment. I moved to Taos 8 years ago from the San Francisco Bay area after raising my three children as a successful landscaper. I wanted a small town with lots to do, real mountains and four seasons. I got all this and more. I can't imagine living anywhere else and love sharing my town with my guests.

Why the Owner Chose Taos:
I've known this home for years. A friend of mine owned it and I often went to garage sales at the house. It had a nice feel to it and I liked the location. It went into foreclosure two years ago and I honestly forgot about it. I had enough else going on. A real estate friend of mine mentioned it to me and we went to see it. I immediately saw the incredible potential as a wonderful vacation rental, but no longer had my 'California money or California mentality' My mom is 96 and talked about wanting to do something for me while she was still alive to enjoy it. She wrote a check and I had another house. I bought it in March and it was quite the challenge, but 4 months later I have an amazing showcase vacation rental! Thanks mom! I've named it 'Casa Madre' for you!!!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This home has a wonderful feeling to it. Ok, part of it is my style and taste I know, but it is inviting and friendly with a spacious, yet cozy feeling. Floors are wood or mexican tile, there are lots of windows and it has a welcoming feel. The house is constructed of 'cross ties' which are railroad ties, but not treated with creosote so the walls are thick and it is cool on the warmest days. I splurged on two gas log stoves for that fireplace feel without the firewood chore. All rooms now have heat. It must have been quite chilly in the past, but will now be warm in the winter. The house has a nice layout and will be comfortable for one to three couples in the three bedrooms. The neighborhood is great. Nice homes, peaceful and quiet. Birdsong in the day, crickets at night and occasionally the intriguing sound of someone's peacock! (A peacock in Taos? I swear it is...) There are two homes on the property, but each have their own parking area, are separated by gardens and a fence so everyone maintains a sense of privscy. The property is completely fenced and I am a dog friendly lady who knows how many folks travel with their pet. This is a very special home and I am proud to offer it as a vacation rental.


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Photos

  • Welcome to Casa Madre!

    Welcome to Casa Madre!

  • Breakfast Bar

    Breakfast Bar

  • Dining area-love my mismatched antique chairs!

    Dining area-love my mismatched antique chairs!

  • Master bedroom opens to back patio (Queen bed)

    Master bedroom opens to back patio (Queen bed)

  • Front Bedroom (Queen Bed)

    Front Bedroom (Queen Bed)

  • Third bedroom

    Third bedroom

  • Front Deck

    Front Deck

  • Love my flowers!

    Love my flowers!

  • Can't have too many plants and all drip irrigation...

    Can't have too many plants and all drip irrigation...

  • Red Cat Melissiana--my shop a five minute walk from home

    Red Cat Melissiana--my shop a five minute walk from home

  • Everything you need & so much room

    Everything you need & so much room

  • A kitchen view to patio

    A kitchen view to patio

  • Family room sofa sleeper  Flatscreen TV

    Family room sofa sleeper Flatscreen TV

  • Front Bath

    Front Bath

  • 2nd bath

    2nd bath

  • The Bunkhouse

    The Bunkhouse

  • Front Deck seating

    Front Deck seating

  • Rear  covered patio with BBQ and fireplace

    Rear covered patio with BBQ and fireplace

  • My kind of 'Stuff'

    My kind of 'Stuff'

  • Inside Red Cat...

    Inside Red Cat...

VRBO #482097

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  • Sleeps
    12
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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  • Reviews
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, english
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/02/2015
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