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Casa Madre 2+

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Last updated: 07/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 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. Soon there will be an additional one bedroom casita ready on the property (separate parking and fenced for privacy) which will sleep two. A truly perfect getaway for 2- 12 guests!

GREAT/FUN NEWS FLASH!!! This house and the little Casita Juliet (Vrbo 490376)on the property have been chosen to be on The Taos Home & Garden Tour this coming summer! 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 and now 800 people can see what I do!

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...

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered

              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

              Kitchen & Dining

              • 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

              • Dining:

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

              • Pantry Items:

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

              • Oven:

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

              • Dishes & Utensils:

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

              • Coffee Maker:

                12 cup with coffee and filters...moreless

              • Toaster:

                four slice toaster--wide slots...moreless

              • Microwave:

                On the breakfast bar...moreless


              • Air Conditioning:

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

              • Wood Stove:

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

              • Washing Machine:

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

              • Parking:

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

              • Heating:

                Baseboard electric with individual controls...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

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

              • Linens Provided:

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

              • Living Room:

                Big living/dining greatroom...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:


              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              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


                  • Television:

                    32' flatscreen with Netflix...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Video Library
                  • Stereo
                  • Music Library
                  • Books


                      Outdoor Features

                      • 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


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

                      Location & View

                          • Mountain View:

                            Mountain views from front deck...moreless


                          • Churches
                          • Golf Privileges Optional
                          • Hunting Small Game
                          • Mountain Climbing
                          • Ski Lift Privileges
                          • Water Tubing
                          • Whitewater Rafting
                          • Golf
                          • Tennis
                          • Rafting
                          • Kayaking
                          • Swimming
                          • Cycling
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Skiing
                          • Snowboarding
                          • Snowmobiling
                          • Hiking
                          • Fishing
                          • Hunting
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Fly Fishing
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Medical Services
                          • Library
                          • Playground
                          • Restaurants
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Cinemas
                          • Live Theater
                          • Museums
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Eco Tourism
                          • Gambling Casinos
                          • Basketball Court
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Whale Watching
                          • Shopping
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Sledding
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Groceries
                          • Hospital
                          • Laundromat
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Walking
                          • Hot Air Ballooning


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                          from 14 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          christmas/new years
                          Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          My Standard Rate
                          1 night min stay

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

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Taxes Not included


                          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

                          Personal check--1/2 at confirmation of reservation. Balance due 30 days before arrival

                          Cancellation policy:

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

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                          Last updated: 07/24/2014
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                          150 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Albuquerque Sunport Airport
                          85 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Lamy, New Mexico
                          8 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          John Dunn Bridge/Rio Grande River
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Alley Cantina/ Teresina Lane
                          12 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Taos Ski Valley
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Taos Country Club
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          The Gorge

                          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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                          Speaks: english, english

                          Guestbook comments from the owner

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                          • 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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                          This listing was first published here in 2013.

                          Date last modified - Thursday, July 24, 2014

                          $175 - $250 per night (USD)

                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 12

                          View calendar: Updated 07/24/14
                          Minimum stay: 1-5 nights
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