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Stella Luna - in the Lap of Taos Mountain!

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Living Room

Living Room Master Bedroom & Sitting area (king bed) - not shown: Office & Dressing Area Second Bedroom w/ Queen bed + Double-Futon Couch/Bed Winter view from the Hot Tub towards Taos Ski Valley Master Bath & Dressing Room + Walk-in closet Kitchen w/ seating  at the counter Taos Mountain in winter Front Foyer Dining Living Room w/ Kiva fireplace Stella Luna Taos Mountain in summer Stella Luna - the house at the end the rainbow Autumn View of Taos Mountain from Town Over the Rim: the Valdez Valley Humming at the alfalfa

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Last updated: 04/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Taos house description

Nestled at the foot of Taos Mountain off the Valdez Rim Road, Stella Luna, our 1500 square foot, two bedroom, two bath home sits on a quiet lane. It's just 15 mins from the slopes of Taos Ski Valley, 15 mins from the Town of Taos & Taos Plaza, and 5 mins from the charming village of Arroyo Seco. Extraordinary views in all directions, high ceilings throughout, large windows, and a floor plan that offers both open space and privacy come together to create a home that graciously welcomes you back after a day of skiing, sightseeing, or shopping. In fact, if you're like us, you might never want to leave Stella Luna at all!

Our lovely home offers a spacious, master suite with a King bed, attached office/nursery, TV/DVD, a Jacuzzi bath, and walk-in closet & dressing area. The second bedroom, conveniently separated from the master by the common living space, comes with a queen bed & double futon, TV/DVD, and an amazing view of Taos Mtn. While the house can comfortably sleep four adults, it can easily accommodate two more on the sleeper sofa in the living room.

A cozy fire in the kiva fireplace will warm your bones while you dine or relax in the comfortable living area. Being travelers, cooks, and foodies ourselves, Stella Luna provides you with a well-equipped kitchen and a home tastefully decorated with furnishings, art and objects from near and far. A selection of movies, books, and games will help you unwind from your life in the real world. To soothe those aching limbs and enjoy our spectacular New Mexico skies, there's a hot tub on the back deck; from the SW facing portal you get views of the Truchas, El Pedernal (a leitmotif of Georgia O'Keeffe), sunsets, and the neighbor’s grazing cows.

We love children and they're welcome at Stella Luna. We'll work with you to provide you the amenities you need.

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Property Type

  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Bedroom 1

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2

                ...moreless

              • Convertible bed(s)

                ...moreless

              • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Porta Crib; High Chair on premises, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One double sized Sofa bed; one double sized futon bed; one queen sized Aero bed...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                We have pots. pans, baking dishes and pans; a dinner setting for 8...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                The Kitchen has everything you'd need to cook for the Holidays....moreless

              • Dining:

                Both a dining table and a kitchen table. Seating for 8...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Stocked well enough to cook a Thanksgiving meal...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Both a drip coffee maker & an espresso maker...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Freezer
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • Wood Fireplace:

                A Kiva fireplace, traditional to the pueblos and villages of Northern New Mexico...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Couch in the living room can be converted into double sleeper....moreless

              • Parking:

                The house is on 0.75 acres so ample parking is available....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                High thread count all-cotton with down duvets...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Kiva fireplace with seasoned mixed wood...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Washing Machine
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Bath Robes, Hair Dryers, Iron, Blender, Juicer, Coffeemaker & Espresso Maker, Toaster Oven, Luxurious Linens Provided, ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Novels and good writing for all ages and interests...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Library of classics, childrens and foreign DVDs...moreless

                  • DVD Player:

                    Both DVD & VCR player...moreless

                  • Toys
                  • CD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • VCR

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    Land line with answering machine--no long distance...moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    High speed wireless internet from TaosNet....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    High speed wireless internet from TaosNet....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    High speed wireless internet from TaosNet....moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Four person outdoor hotub is available always...moreless

                  • Jacuzzi

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Ski & Snowboard
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Historic
                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    East side faces the back of Taos Mountain; to the west is El Perdernal; to the north is Lobo Peak...moreless

                  • Rural:

                    On a side road with a pasture on the west side...moreless

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Mountaineering
                      • Ski Privileges Optional
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Hiking
                      • Swimming
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Laundromat
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Hunting Big Game
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Hunting
                      • Cycling
                      • Rafting
                      • Tennis
                      • Fishing
                      • Skiing
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Golf
                      • Medical Services
                      • Restaurants
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Waterfalls
                      • Museums
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Live Theater
                      • Synagogues
                      • Forests
                      • Autumn Foliage
                      • Churches
                      • Ruins
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Library
                      • Cinemas
                      • Sledding
                      • Shopping
                      • Antiquing
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Walking
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Gambling Casinos

                      Other Activities

                          • Art Galleries, Star Gazing, Seasonal Festivals;River Rafting;Hot air Ballooning; Disc Golfing, World class Skiing; Mountain biking, cyclocross, hiking....moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Fantastic Get Away!

                            Fantastic Get Away!

                            • Guest pookie (Mill Valley, California)
                            • Date of stay 11/01/07
                            • Review Submitted 10/24/07
                            I recently had the pleasure of experiencing the Arroyo Seco area of Taos and Ski Valley during November when the Aspens were in full color (yellow-gold). Our stay at Stella Luna was exceptional. The owner, Sanjay really knows how to provide all the comforts of home in this vacation rental. There is a 360 degree view of the entire valley and the stars are spectacular at nite because of the romote location. We heard the sounds of the coyotes during the night and were able to take a scenic drive during the day to the top of the mountain at Ski Valley )only a 15 minute drive from the house. Tim's Stray Dog Cantina is a great place to have lunch and eat outdoors on the deck to appreciate the view of the mountains. After hiking and sightseeing, we returned to our vacation home and were able to enjoy the outdoor jacuzzi and take in the views! We relaxed by the Kiva fireplace and had plenty of firewood to stoke the fire all night. We enjoyed the great selection of DVD's and an excellent bottle of Australian Cabernet Savignon compliments of the owner, Sanjay! Can't wait to book my next trip to Stella Luna!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/5

                          • A Perfect Spot

                            A Perfect Spot

                            • Guest Ken S.
                            • Date of stay 03/16/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/19/14
                            My wife and two of our sons returned to Taos Ski Valley this year and decided to try something different: We rented this beautiful home in Arroyo Seco, located a little over a mile from the quaint village, 10 minutes to Taos, and 10 minutes to TSV. The owner welcomed us into this property that is well-stocked with all the creature comforts, and a few extras. There was plenty of room for the four of us. We bought Millenium Passes for 2014-15 and plan to return for at least two weeks next season.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • ski weekend

                            ski weekend

                            • Guest senior skier
                            • Date of stay 03/07/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/14/14
                            We just returned from an awesome ski weekend at Taos Ski Valley. Staying at Stella Luna was perfect. The location was great. Just a short drive to the ski valley. The house had everything we could have possibly needed. Sanjay was there to greet us with fruit and wine. The hot tub was ready to go and was wonderful our first night and after skiing the next day. You won't be disappointed if you chose to stay at Stella Luna!! Did I mention the awesome sunrise and sunsets!

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Michigan Couple

                            Michigan Couple

                            • Guest Retired teacher (Kalamazoo , MI)
                            • Date of stay 10/04/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/22/13
                            My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at Stella Luna for 9 nights . It is a great place , with an outstanding location . You are 10 to 15 minutes from the center , of the cool town , of Taos . A beautiful 25 minute drive through the mountains gets you to Taos Ski Valley . The spa is great with a nice view of the mountains .The place looks like the pictures in the ad . We are going back .

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Peace and Beauty Seekers' Paradise

                            Peace and Beauty Seekers' Paradise

                            • Guest Ann R.
                            • Date of stay 10/01/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/07/13
                            Stella Luna is very comfortable, quiet and tastefully decorated. 360 degree views of mountains. Plush beds and bathes were much enjoyed after long days of sightseeing. Added touches like Evelyne and Crabtree toiletries, plush robes and towels, fresh flowers, fresh fruit, and a nice bottle of wine were beyond our expectations. I've stayed in many houses in the Taos area over the years, but none with these amenities. Sanjay called upon our arrival and welcomed us to call at any time if so needed. I will stay here again--soon I hope. Great house for a family, two couples, or singles.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Delightful

                            Delightful

                            • Guest Clifton S.
                            • Date of stay 09/07/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/24/13
                            The listing description is accurate, the photos accurately reflect the appearance and amenities, the property is clean and well-maintained, the kitchen is fully equipped for daily and special meal preparation, the flowers around the house at this time of year were beautiful, Sanjay was very helpful in introducing us to the place and the area, and Taos and the surrounding area provide a beautiful and relaxing vacation at this time of the year. Our 2 week stay was the most relaxing and comfortable of any of our past vacations. We have no hesitation in recommending Stella Luna to friends and family.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                          • Taos rental

                            Taos rental

                            • Guest Ginger M.
                            • Date of stay 08/19/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/01/13
                            This is a beautiful home with everything that you could possibly need for your stay. We were met by Sanjay with flowers, wine and a fruit basket! Very gracious host who made us feel very welcome. The only thing that I would like to see changed is the beds. They are not very comfortable. That would be my only complaint.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, people with disabilities, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                          • Stella Luna

                            Stella Luna

                            • Guest Mike and Teresa (Seattle)
                            • Date of stay 08/11/12
                            • Review Submitted 08/20/12
                            We enjoyed our days at Stella Luna. It was wonderful having a whole house with a hot tub. Sanjay left us a bottle of wine, fresh fruit, some chips and fresh salsa. Yum! Fresh flowers too! We will be sure to recommend Stella Luna to anyone that is planning a trip to Taos.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway.

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                          • Stella Luna

                            Stella Luna

                            • Guest Courtney (Atlanta, GA. USA)
                            • Date of stay 04/22/12
                            • Review Submitted 05/21/12
                            Stella Luna was exactly as promised. Sanjay was most accommodating and an extremely thoughtful host. The stocking of breakfast items was most appreciated and made us feel quite comfortable on our first morning. We would recommend this property to others and hope to return on a repeat visit to Taos.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing.

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                          • Taos Dream

                            Taos Dream

                            • Guest grammy (Albuq, NM)
                            • Date of stay 01/27/12
                            • Review Submitted 02/08/12
                            THis property and i it's owners were just perfect. THey had fresh fruit, flowers, milk, eggs bread and wine waiting . We were there with 3 small children, their parents and myself (grandma) for skiing and it was the perfect location. We cooked all our meals there in the great kitchen, had amazing views and never even went to town. THe house was warm (radiant heat) and a great fire place that didn't draw heat out of the house. I hope to stay there again or at another one of their properties in Taos. If had one request it would be softer beds for an older person like myself , but they were fine overall. Thank you so much, Sanjay.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Holiday Season
                          Dec 22 - Jan 6
                          6 night min stay
                          $250
                          Ski Season Pt 2
                          Jan 7 - Apr 6
                          2 night min stay
                          $275
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $175

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Taxes Included

                          Notes:

                          Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Please note that our rates are based on occupancy by 4 adults. For additional adults we charge a fee of $15 per day per adult (yes even if they are adult children). For stays of 2 nights we charge $275/night.


                          Cancellation policy:

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


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                          Last updated: 04/17/2014
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                          Location

                          This owner has opted not to share the exact location of their property.

                          • Nearest Airport: Albuquerque, NM at 150 Miles
                          • Nearest Train: Lamy, NM at 80 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: NM 230 & Rim Road at 0.5 Miles
                          • Nearest Barpub: Valdez--Mountain View Bar -- Sabroso's or Abe's at 4 Miles
                          • Nearest Ski: Taos Ski Valley at 9 Miles
                          • Nearest Golf: Taos Country Club at 20 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Aceq or Taos Cow or Sabroso at 3 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2005

                          Why the Owner Chose Taos:
                          This is a home in the country, with breathtaking views, quiet, proximity to Arroyo Seco Village and Taos Ski Valley


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                          Speaks: english

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                          Photos

                          • Living Room

                            Living Room

                          • Second Bedroom w/ Queen bed + Double-Futon Couch/Bed

                            Second Bedroom w/ Queen bed + Double-Futon Couch/Bed

                          • Master Bath & Dressing Room + Walk-in closet

                            Master Bath & Dressing Room + Walk-in closet

                          • Taos Mountain in winter

                            Taos Mountain in winter

                          • Dining

                            Dining

                          • Stella Luna

                            Stella Luna

                          • Stella Luna - the house at the end the rainbow

                            Stella Luna - the house at the end the rainbow

                          • Over the Rim: the Valdez Valley

                            Over the Rim: the Valdez Valley

                          • Master Bedroom & Sitting area (king bed) - not shown: Office & Dressing Area

                            Master Bedroom & Sitting area (king bed) - not shown: Office & Dressing Area

                          • Winter view from the Hot Tub towards Taos Ski Valley

                            Winter view from the Hot Tub towards Taos Ski Valley

                          • Kitchen w/ seating  at the counter

                            Kitchen w/ seating at the counter

                          • Front Foyer

                            Front Foyer

                          • Living Room w/ Kiva fireplace

                            Living Room w/ Kiva fireplace

                          • Taos Mountain in summer

                            Taos Mountain in summer

                          • Autumn View of Taos Mountain from Town

                            Autumn View of Taos Mountain from Town

                          • Humming at the alfalfa

                            Humming at the alfalfa

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                          This listing was first published here in 2005.

                          Date last modified - Saturday, February 08, 2014

                          $175 - $275 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

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                          Minimum stay: 1-6 nights
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