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Newly Remodeled * Colorful and Uniquely Taos!! Spectacular Mountain Views **

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Last updated: 07/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Taos house description

This 2800-square-foot, 2 story, 3 bedroom, 3 bath home was remodeled in 2012/2013 and is located on the highest bluff in an area just 3/10 of a mile north of the old blinking light (junction of Hwys 522 & 150, which is the road to the Taos Ski Valley.)

The home’s layout offers a spacious interior while providing unique separation for two couples/families. All bedrooms are located on the ground floor but the two main bedrooms are located on the opposite ends. The remaining ground floor consists of yet another bedroom offering three twin beds and a window banquette. Yet, this floor offers even more. Designed solely for kids or the young at heart, the map area displays old antique maps, children’s puzzles and games, along with an array of video games, all complemented by one very large banquette that can easily accommodate seating for the entire family or sleep comfortably two kids.

The upstairs has a panoramic view through numerous windows and a spacious deck for the morning coffee or evening cocktails, designed openly from the kitchen which allows the dining & living rooms to flow evenly to nurture the truly amazing views of the mountains and valley sunrises and sunsets. Recently, we added a swamp cooler with a thermostat to control the temperature that will help keep our guests cool in even the warmest days.

The kitchen has been upgraded, too, and is equipped to accommodate an extravagant dining experience or a simple cup of “joe”. The dining table seats comfortably six, while the living room coffee table may accommodate three others who desire to be inspired by a little DishTV while dining.

The home is very unique and is decorated in the true Taos tradition, from vigas accenting each ceiling, complemented by ceiling fans in the main bedrooms, to the saltillo tile and wood floors adorned by antique and Persian hand-made rugs, with distinctive antiques, as well as original and hand-made art that has been collected over the years and placed tastefully throughout the house. Along with old adobe straw stucco, there are also vibrantly painted walls which allow those who may not be so inspired at home to experience Taos’s true legacy of passionate colors in an everyday setting.

This home has a wonderful, serene setting and yet is only a few minutes from all Taos has to offer...great restaurants, shops and many world class outdoor winter and summer activities.

Casa Contenta welcomes you to explore the Taos experience. We’re encouraged that once you're here, you won't want to leave.

Cleaning is included in stays of five nights or more, except during holiday periods. Should you wish to extend your stay, please inquire about reservations past 30 days. We only use plant-based, non-scented cleaning products throughout the home.

Although this area is extremely quiet and peaceful, for those desiring a further sense of security, the home is equipped with extensive outdoor lighting, along with monitored ADT security services for your safety day and night.



Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

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          • The two full baths downstairs have jetted tubs in them. Very unique shower in the upstairs bathroom....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            Stocked with oil, vinegar, spices. We also try to keep peanut butter and jelly and condiments on hand. Some coffee and tea, especially for those arriving late and didn't have time to stop @ the store...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Two regular drip coffee makers. Plus a Mr. Coffee Cafe Latte. Such an awesome machine!...moreless

          • Dining:

            Two extra fold-out chairs are available in the closet if you are expecting more than 6....moreless

          • Stove:

            New, with a griddle-in-the-middle feature and a large 4.8 capacity double oven...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Kitchen
          • Dishwasher
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Fireplace:

            Three of them. All kiva style. And plenty of wood stacked outside by the turquoise columns....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Yes. In one bathroom, apparently they are hiding. No one has found them yet!: )...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Full Size. Plant-based, non-scented detergent provided....moreless

          • Heating:

            Radiant floor heat. Your tootsies will say thanks....moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • For our guests' comfort, we recently installed a swamp cooler (like air conditioning but no compressor) that is controlled by a thermostat on the wall by the TV cabinet upstairs. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Game Room:

                Map area/video game room. No games are rated 'Mature.' But there are some 'Teen' games, so you may want to monitor that for the younger ones. ...moreless

              • Television:

                Three televisions. One upstairs, one in the twin room and one in the map area...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Three of them, where each of the three televisions are...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Harry Potter, the whole set, and a few other movies...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Dish TV upstairs and in the twin room ...moreless

              • Books:

                A few titles for children and adults...moreless

              Communications

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Upstairs deck to view of the town of Taos and those mountains!!...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Balcony
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        Right at the foothills of the breathtakingly beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountains...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Churches
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Golf
                      • Rafting
                      • Kayaking
                      • Swimming
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Skiing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Hiking
                      • Fishing
                      • Hunting
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Racquetball
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Library
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cinemas
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.9
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Spring, Summer, Fall
                      Apr 8 - Oct 17, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $200
                      $1,200
                      F-ahhh-ll
                      Oct 18 - Nov 20, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $200
                      $1,200
                      Thanksgiving Holiday
                      Nov 21 - Nov 30, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $250
                      $1,500
                      Early December Ski Season
                      Dec 1 - Dec 18, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $200
                      $1,200
                      Christmas/New Year's
                      Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $400
                      $2,400
                      Jan. thru early March
                      Jan 5 - Mar 5, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $200
                      $1,200
                      Spring Break
                      Mar 6 - Mar 22, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $300
                      $1,800
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $200
                      $1,200

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning (under 5 nts) $120
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      Cleaning fee is $120 per stay. There will be no charge for cleaning if you stay 5 nights or more.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 07/08/2014
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                      Location

                      • Taos Plaza

                        "This used to be where the townsfolk would lock up their livestock overnight so that they wou..."

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                      • Martinez Hacienda

                        "I have been going to Taos and have never been to the Martinez Hacienda. If you go, let me k..."

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                      • Orlando's New Mexican Cafe

                        "What's not to like? Enchiladas made with blue corn tortillas, chips and salsa and guacamole,..."

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                      • El Meze

                        "Delicious gourmet food...Superb service...Was once an old fort...And that little round build..."

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                      • Twirl Toy Store and Play Space

                        "All kids love this place. Only drawback, you have to enter through the Toy Store to get to ..."

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                      • Taos Pueblo

                        "There are some festivals at the Taos Pueblo that are very interesting and vibrant. But what..."

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                      • Taos Historic Museums: Blumenschein Home & Museum

                        "IN 30 years I have never been to a Taos Museum. Pitiful. Just plain pitiful."

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                      • Michael's Kitchen

                        "Well, there is always a crowd, but then it IS Michael's. Always delicious food and plenty o..."

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                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Taos Regional Airport
                      975 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Port Aransas TX
                      74 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Santa Fe, NM
                      0.2 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Highway 522
                      917 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Hermosa Beach, CA
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      KTAOS
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Taos Ski Valley
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Taos Country Club
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Numerous Restaurants

                      Car: Recommended

                      The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is a wonder to behold, with various vendors lined up with original art and jewelry and homemade food products. Just eight miles away on Highway 64.

                      Located a short distance of 32 miles away, Ojo Caliente is an outdoor mineral springs and is the only hot springs in the world with four different types of mineral water including lithia, iron, soda and arsenic. Also available are spa services, a restaurant and a bar where you really should try the Mexican chocolate drink. Their rules are very restrictive for children, so please be sure to check before you go.

                      Twirl is located right by the Taos Square and is a toy store with an unbelievable playground on the back side of it. A must-play for anyone with children.

                      On Saturdays in the morning, from 9 to noon, there is a farmers market on the back side of the square with many delicious concoctions to awaken your taste buds!

                      May through October.

                      The Cumbres & Toltec train takes you through a scenic ride and was voted one of CNN's '49 Journeys that Will Change your life.' Their operations are seasonal so you might want to check with them before you make the 70-mile drive.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2012

                      About the owner: We currently live in Oklahoma City and have two sons in their twenties. After 30 years of visiting Taos and falling in love with the area, we finally decided to purchase a home here. When we retire, we hope to make Taos our home and enjoy more fully all the spirituality and beauty this town has to offer.

                      Why the Owner Chose Taos:
                      Five years ago, we, too, once rented Casa Contenta through VRBO for our church youth group yearly outing. Years later, when we saw that it came up for sale, we were blessed to purchase it and did extensive remodeling in 2012 and 2013. Our hope is that you will love this home as much as we do.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Coming from Oklahoma, we find the dry, crisp climate of Taos is invigorating. All the art shops and fantastic restaurants in this little community, along with all the outdoor activities, add to the uniqueness and charm that only Taos can offer. It is a magical place and we find there is always something that makes us want to return.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Welcome to Casa (aaahhh) Contenta...

                        Welcome to Casa (aaahhh) Contenta...

                      • Lots of room for everyone!

                        Lots of room for everyone!

                      • Beautiful vigas throughout the house.

                        Beautiful vigas throughout the house.

                      • Antique dining table can accommodate 8 guests (if you really like each other)

                        Antique dining table can accommodate 8 guests (if you really like each other)

                      • Living up...sleeping down.

                        Living up...sleeping down.

                      • Place to take off your boots and sit a spell...

                        Place to take off your boots and sit a spell...

                      • Hallway downstairs with original artwork

                        Hallway downstairs with original artwork

                      • Fireplace in the third (twin) bedroom

                        Fireplace in the third (twin) bedroom

                      • View of the Sangre de Cristos right off your second story balcony.

                        View of the Sangre de Cristos right off your second story balcony.

                      • Another entrance to Casa Contenta

                        Another entrance to Casa Contenta

                      • When you see this, go ahead and pull on in!!  You're there!

                        When you see this, go ahead and pull on in!! You're there!

                      • Living in light.

                        Living in light.

                      • Desk with high-speed internet and the upstairs kiva fireplace...one of three!!

                        Desk with high-speed internet and the upstairs kiva fireplace...one of three!!

                      • Colorful kitchen with all the amenities

                        Colorful kitchen with all the amenities

                      • Fully-stocked kitchen with pantry and skylight.  Beautiful Kantha quilt curtains

                        Fully-stocked kitchen with pantry and skylight. Beautiful Kantha quilt curtains

                      • This queen bedroom has a fireplace.  Super cozy...

                        This queen bedroom has a fireplace. Super cozy...

                      • Map room/video games area with banquettes large enough for two kids to sleep

                        Map room/video games area with banquettes large enough for two kids to sleep

                      • Downstairs full bathroom with colorful Talavera sink and jetted tub

                        Downstairs full bathroom with colorful Talavera sink and jetted tub

                      • Sturdy cushion on window banquette and a peek at the daybed in the third bedroom

                        Sturdy cushion on window banquette and a peek at the daybed in the third bedroom

                      • Blue skies
Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see...  Thanks, Ella!!

                        Blue skies Smiling at me Nothing but blue skies Do I see... Thanks, Ella!!

                      • Nice place for coffee or drinks.

                        Nice place for coffee or drinks.

                      • Back entrance showing the balcony.

                        Back entrance showing the balcony.

                      • Blue stairwell down to the three bedrooms.

                        Blue stairwell down to the three bedrooms.

                      VRBO #500921

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014

                      $200 - $400 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 07/08/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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