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1.3 ACRE WITH FENCED YARD - MOUNTAIN VIEWS - HOT TUB - FREE WIFI - NEW QUEEN MICROFIBER SLEEPER SOFA (NO PHOTOS YET SO SOFA SHOWN IN PHOTOS HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH NEW ONE), NEW TWIN SLEEPER SOFA, AND NEW ROCKER/GLIDER
***Rates are based on 2 guests *(any age)*; $25/night for each additional guest *(any age)* up to 4-5 guests.***
Casa de Luz ('House of Light') is a private retreat with views in a location in a quiet/private setting with 2 bedrooms, each with their own bath, in a 1400 square feet 1-level home situated on 1 and 1/3+ acre including a large area enclosed by an 8' latilla fence for guests seeking privacy.
Casa de Luz is nestled in a high-desert meadow a short distance from the Town of Taos & below Taos Ski Valley with panoramic views of Wheeler Peak (the tallest point in New Mexico), Taos Mountain & the Sangre de Cristo ('Blood of Christ') Mountains. You will enjoy a location away from the Town of Taos's traffic noise/congestion & night light pollution yet convenient to both the Town of Taos & Taos Ski Valley while staying in a home furnished with local artists' works & modern living comforts yet with the feel of Old Taos.
INSIDE: Fully furnished open living, dining, bar & kitchen area with floor to ceiling windows for mountain views, radiant brick floor heating throughout, high ceilings graced by beautiful unpeeled vigas & recessed lighting, a cozy free-standing gas log stove, a surround sound stereo system with speakers in all main rooms & MP3 player connection & alcove with desk with high-speed Internet/DSL connection & high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the house.
LIVING AREA AND KITCHEN: Open living, dining & kitchen area include a new queen sleeper sofa and a new twin sleeper love seat, a new 39' satellite HDTV, including digital video recorder (TiVo) & DVD player, wired through stereo speakers in the Great Room and bedrooms, new full stereo system including iPod/MP3 player connection and new CD player. The kitchen, with its custom tile countertops & hand-carved cabinets, is fully equipped with dishware/silverware/cookware/glassware/modern appliances, including microwave/toaster oven/crockpot/blender/food processor/steamer/coffee pot & grinder,etc.
BED/BATH: Each bedroom has its own 32' satellite HDTV with digital video recorder (TiVo), DVD player, separate radiant floor heating system, ceiling fan, mountain views, a queen-size bed, phone, & private entrance to the covered portal where the hot tub is located. Each bathroom, one with a bathtub/shower & one with a shower, is furnished with a hairdryer, hand-carved cabinets, ceramic-tiled vanities, talavera sinks & brass fixtures.
OUTSIDE: FABULOUS VIEWS! 8' LATILLA FENCED BACK YARD for privacy with open-air bricked patio with charcoal grill (bring your own briquettes & lighter fluid), seasonal hummingbirds & songbirds & year-round cottontail rabbits & birds, separate covered & latilla fenced portal area with entrances from each bedroom to the hot tub. This is truly a place to retreat for privacy & serenity to enjoy & relax with magnificent mountain views by day & enchanting stargazing by night.
NEARBY: 15 minutes to Taos Ski Valley; 5+ minutes to Town of Taos. Wonderful restaurants, wine store, live music & dancing only 1 mile away.
Renting guest must be at least 25 years of age...moreless
Children under the age of 12 are not allowed in the hot tub..Rates are based on 2 guests (any age); $25/night for each additional guest (any age) up to 4-5 guests....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
No Smoking Policy - No Smoking Allowed Indoors or Outdoors...moreless
We welcome well-behaved dogs upon approval by owner and approval by guest of pet policy. Some restrictions apply. One-time non-refundable pet fee of $25-$100 per pet per stay. No cats please....moreless
Casa de Luz is a Non-Smoking property. Base rate is for 2 guests; for each additional guest, please add $25/night per guest, regardless of age, including children.
Amenities include Free Wireless and Wired Hi-Speed Internet Service, Private Landline Phone with Answering Machine, iPod/CD/FM/AM Receiver in Great Room, DISH Satellite HDTVs with DVRs (TiVo) and DVDs in Great Room and both bedrooms. Washer/Dryer/Laundry Detergent, Iron/Ironing Board, Cookware, Utensils, Dishware, Linens, & Towels are provided. Daily housekeeping service is not provided.
Children are subject to pre-approval (children under the age of 12 are not allowed in the hot tub) and some restrictions may apply.
We are Pet Friendly (no cats, please); some restrictions apply. Well-behaved dogs are subject to pre-approval by Owner and approval by guest of Owner's pet policy. There is a $25-$100 nonrefundable pet cleaning fee per pet per stay. An additional refundable damage deposit may apply....moreless
Leisure reading, including books and magazines, are available...moreless
Each of the 3 TVs located in Great Room and bedrooms has its own DVD player....moreless
Games provided include Monopoly, Scrabble, Chess, Checkers, Yahtzee, Trival Pursuit, and playing cards...moreless
Our DISH Network service offers SIRIUS music channels and Pandora Radio....moreless
Satellite / Cable:
Great Room has 39' HDTV and each bedroom has 32' HDTV, all with Dish Network, DVR (TiVo), and DVD player. Over 1,000 free movies, games, and apps including Facebook and Pandora Radio....moreless
Stereo receiver provides surround sound for TV/radio/CDs/iPod and iPod/MP3 player connection. There is a 6-player CD....moreless
Great Room has 39' HDTV and each bedroom has 32' HDTV, all with Dish Network, DVR (TiVo), and DVD player. DISH Network service offers over 1,000 free movies.No HBO, Showtime, or Pay-Per-View movies....moreless
Our DISH Network service applications has some free games....moreless
More than 1,000 free movies are offered through our DISH Network service.We do not provide a video library or DISH Network Pay-Per-View movies.A video store is nearby with a large selection of movies....moreless
Away From It All
Sports & Activities
Sports & Adventure Activities
Cross Country Skiing
Hot Air Ballooning
Long dining table that will accommodate 5 guests...moreless
Seating for 5 people
Free DSL ethernet connection and wireless service throughout the house...moreless
Quail Ridge outdoor swimming pool 1 mile away...moreless
Private hot tub under covered portal with mountain views. Children under the age of 12 are not allowed in the hot tub. There are certain health risks associated with hot tub use. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK....moreless
Holiday 2015 Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016 4 night min stay
Spring Break 2016 Mar 12 - Mar 26, 2016 4 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$200
Rates are based on 2 guests (any age); $25/night for each additional guest (any age) up to 4-5 guests. To obtain an accurate rental quote, please include the number of all guests.
Guest must agree to our Reservation Agreement that we will e-mail you upon request and before accepting a "Book It Now" reservation. All guests and pets must be registered. Guest must also complete and return our Reservation Form that we will e-mail to you to provide contact info and disclose all guests and pets staying so that we can e-mail you a Reservation Confirmation with directions and check-in instructions.
Hot tub use is restricted to children 12 years of age and older.
Pets are welcomed upon approval by Owner, with some restrictions. Guest must agree to our Pet Policy which we will e-mail to you. There is a $25-$100 non-refundable pet fee per pet per stay which cannot be calculated and included in VRBO's "Book It Now" or "Get A Quote" system because the pet fee varies, depending on your pet's weight, breed, and age. Our housekeepers determine the pet fee that is paid to them. Please let us know how many pets will be staying and their approximate weight, breed, and age, and we'll let you know what the pet fee will be. We can send you adjust your quote or if you choose "Book It Now," we will send you a separate payment request for the payment fee once you have approved the Pet Policy and fee.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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About the owner: Nature, music & arts lover inspired by the endless joy & balance they bring. Casa de Luz is my Taos home offered for your own private retreat in this magical place known as 'The Land of Enchantment.'
Why the Owner Chose Taos: Taos & its surrounding area known as 'the Enchanted Circle' offer so many gifts -- arts, entertainment, Southwestern cuisine, multi-cultural events, historic sites, Pueblo dances, a casino & of course, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, kayaking & much more.
The Unique Benefits at this House: A beautiful location with a beautiful home and unobstructed views of Wheeler Peak & Taos Pueblo's sacred Taos Mountain. The Town of Taos has traffic noise & limited mountain views & star-gazing. Casa de Luz is only a short drive to Taos Plaza yet offers quietude, mountain views with incredible sunrises, sunsets & night sky stargazing from your own private hot tub with nearby dining, entertainment & outdoor activities -- Taos Ski Valley, hiking & trout fishing. Casa de Luz a private retreat from the hustle/bustle of urban life or for anyone looking for personal space.