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Stella Luna - in the Lap of Taos Mountain!

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Living Room - two couches - one a double sleeper

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Last updated: 05/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property 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

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    We have a high chair and a porta crib on the premises. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

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

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • 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

Other Amenities

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

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

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

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • Stereo:

    Radio/CD player with MP3 plug in....moreless

  • Television:

    40 inch flat screen with DISH HD and DVR in living room 20 inch in each bedroom....moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

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

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    Taos Mountain--Lobo Peak...moreless

  • Mountain View:

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

  • Resort:

    El Monte Sagrado Spa...moreless

  • Rural:

    On a side road with a pasture on the west side - there were Appaloosas there from the spring to the fall of 2014....moreless

  • Village:

    Arroyo Seco - the jewel of Taos County. a 2 mile walk to the village along the Rim Road...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    High speed wireless internet from TaosNet....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Electric dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Kiva fireplace with seasoned mixed wood-pinion, juniper, cedar and aspen....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    In-floor radiant...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wireless internet from TaosNet....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room:

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

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    The house is on 0.89 acres so ample parking is available....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Private Lane...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Ample Room for either...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

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

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    About 12 sets of towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large Capacity top loading washer...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed wireless internet from TaosNet....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

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

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Stella Luna has a drip coffee maker & an espresso maker and a french press....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We have pots. pans, baking dishes and platters; a dinner setting for 8; serving dishes and because we live here we can share anything you might need--just ask....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Under counter full-sized dishwasher that can be run on a timer....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Side by side refrigerator/freezer...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave:

    Table top microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Gas ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Juicer and blender; espresso maker; french press; hand mixer; coffee grinder. Lots of spices; the essentials--oils, vinegars, salad dressings; condiments; popcorn and cereal....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size side by side fridge with icemaker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas cook top and oven...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck with Hot Tub...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grill for all year grilling...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    At the Quail Ridge down the road....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Four person outdoor hotub is available always...moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Ski Season Pt 1
Nov 25 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
$200
$1,200
Holiday Season
Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2016
6 night min stay

$1,800

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Ski Season Pt 2
Jan 5 - Apr 4, 2016
3 night min stay
$218
$1,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$149
$995

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $110
  • 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 $225/night.


Cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 05/27/2015
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Location

  • Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

    "Drive up without a clue and then take it all in. Except when its windy"

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  • Orlando's New Mexican Cafe

    "The best flan in NM. And try that frozen avocado pie. And then there is the chile caribe!"

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  • Gutiz

    "Adventurous food with flair! and now there are truffles by Jennifer!"

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  • Adobe Bar

    "Music and good food and drink. Its the living room of Taos! Check it out!"

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

Car: Necessary

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: In 1979 as a new immigrant to the US , I came out to NM to attend St. John’s College in Santa Fe. Plato and Aristotle, Aeschylus and Shakespeare, Kant, Baudelaire, Einstein, and Dante brought me to NM. But it was this land itself, with its stark, bright light, dramatic landscape, rich culture and the many friendships I made here that kept me coming back. After a 13-year career working for a number of SF Bay Area retail companies (The Nature Company/Discovery Channel Stores, The North Face, Illuminations, Restoration Hardware, etc.), in operations, human resources and real estate/construction, including managing several multi-store roll outs, I followed the woman I love to northern NM in 2002, to set down roots, invest in real estate and to make Taos home. Here in Taos I have relished becoming a part of a community that is diverse, creative and serious. There is nothing like involvement in the life and institutions of a community to build relationships and to make sense of how it all works. My own interests and those of my step children have been my guide: I became a part of the Taos Soccer Coalition, a couple of Acequias in the Taos Valley, the Friends of Anansi Charter School, the Board of the Taos Ski Team and Intermezzo of the Santa Fe Opera. In addition I served for six years on the Board of Visitors and Governors of St. John’s College which has campuses in both Santa Fe, NM and Annapolis, MD. Today I serve on the boards of the Taos Land Trust and of the Quail Roost Foundation. I believe in the long term value of real estate in northern NM.

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

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Magnificent views--the bright and piercing morning light off the back of Taos Mountain greet each day; the last rays of sun set over the Rio Grande with El Pedernal as a back drop. All this is on a quiet dead-end lane in Arroyo Seco.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Living Room - two couches - one a double sleeper

    Living Room - two couches - one a double sleeper

  • Dining table-seats 6--we have setting for 8. Books and games - real art

    Dining table-seats 6--we have setting for 8. Books and games - real art

  • The front entry

    The front entry

  • The Guest bathroom - a tub & shower + WC

    The Guest bathroom - a tub & shower + WC

  • Taos Mountain in summer

    Taos Mountain in summer

  • Over the Rim: the Valdez Valley - a view from the end of the driveway

    Over the Rim: the Valdez Valley - a view from the end of the driveway

  • Off the hot tub to Taos Mountain - in summer

    Off the hot tub to Taos Mountain - in summer

  • Outdoor hot tub - star gaze, write poetry, with the back of Taos Mtn beyond

    Outdoor hot tub - star gaze, write poetry, with the back of Taos Mtn beyond

  • Outback--your own grill, wood for the fireplace

    Outback--your own grill, wood for the fireplace

  • Taos Mountain

    Taos Mountain

  • Kiva fireplace--the focus of a northern NM living room.

    Kiva fireplace--the focus of a northern NM living room.

  • Kitchen--kitchen table seats 3-4

    Kitchen--kitchen table seats 3-4

  • Expansive master bedroom - king bed, seating, large dresser

    Expansive master bedroom - king bed, seating, large dresser

  • The Master Bedroom has its own door out

    The Master Bedroom has its own door out

  • Guest bedroom - a queen and a double futon, its own Satt Rcvr.

    Guest bedroom - a queen and a double futon, its own Satt Rcvr.

  • Stella Luna - the house at the end the rainbow

    Stella Luna - the house at the end the rainbow

  • Humming at the alfalfa -regular summer visitors

    Humming at the alfalfa -regular summer visitors

  • The neighbours over the fence

    The neighbours over the fence

  • Stella Luna - the front porch

    Stella Luna - the front porch

  • The back deck - private hot tub, alfresco dining, lounging on the grass

    The back deck - private hot tub, alfresco dining, lounging on the grass

  • Looking east - Taos Mountain

    Looking east - Taos Mountain

VRBO #51315

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/27/2015
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