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Casa Flora Quiet & Cozy Downtown Plaza Apartment

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Last updated: 07/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Taos apartment description

Casa Flora is a complete little two room apartment just off Taos Plaza and close to everything Taos offers.

Enter through a brick courtyard lined with summer blooming flowers and outdoor seating area for an evening glass of wine or a morning cup of coffee.

Casa Flora has a living room/kitchen which is comfortable and inviting. The kitchen is well equipped for at home dining. The living room sofa is a double hideabed for two additional guests or children. The room is heated with a gas log stove and the skylight offers wonderful Taos light.

The bedroom features a queen bed with premium bedding, good reading lights cozy robes, and charming gas log stove.

The full bath has a tiled shower and plenty of towels and bath supplies. Leave your hair dryer at home.

Casa Flora is located in an adobe building built in the 1880's and has wooden floors, hand hewn beamed viga ceilings and many multi paned operable windows. 14' thick adobe walls assure winter warmth and summer coolness.

Casa Flora is furnished with antiques, original Taos art from some of our exceptional artists and my sense of whimsy throughout.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            If you must in outdoor courtyard only--no butts in my garden!...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Well behaved pets welcome. Good downtown dog walking...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            double sofa bed in living room...moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 baby crib

            porta crib available...moreless

          • Cozy bedroom with queen bed. Premium sheets, down comforter and quilted spread. Good reading lights. Antique dresser, clothes pegs, two robes for lounging. Wood floor, viga ceiling and operable windows. Corner gas log stove--a fire in the bedroom, but no firewood or ashes to deal with. Ceiling fan for summer coolness, but with 14' thick walls not much of a problem...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • Antique corner sink, vintage lighting, new tiled shower. All amenities including hair dryer. Lots of turquoise towels. Baseboard heat and entertaining artwork (naked ladies...) ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Antique trestle table I couldn't bear to sell (a bit of a problem I had when I was an antique store.) I buy what I love and... Also fun red ice cream chairs I got at a yard sale for $5 each...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Well equipped kitchen. Amazing how much I put in a small space. Everything you need. Great re purposed antique dry sink and counter space too...moreless

          • Stove:

            four burner gas with oven. Baking pans, measuring cups, spoons and bowls if you feel domestic...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Check it out before you go shopping. Spices, oils, vinegar, coffee, tea sugar......moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            coffee and filters for your first morning. I'll get half and half if you want...moreless

          • Toaster:

            It's a fine red Dualit!!! My favorite toaster......moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Brand new and I keep those ice cube trays full!...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            If I don't have it, you probably won't need it....moreless

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Living room area has comfortable couch/sofa sleeper, great antique toolbox/ bedding keeper fr sofa, good lighting and bookshelves with cool things and books...moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            You could help me rake leaves or shovel snow if you want exercise on your vacation......moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Hardly ever needed in Taos. Thick adobe walls, operable windows and ceiling fans...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Guests love my linens. Only the best from the Company Store catalogue...moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Two wonderful gas log stoves. One in kitchen and one in the bedroom....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Yes and they are all turquoise--my favorite color throughout...moreless

          • Parking:

            Free overnight parking across the street...moreless

          • Heating:

            Those gas log stoves keep things cozy...moreless

          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • You will love Casa Flora! It's special and very unique/eclectic/Melissiana......moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Maybe. I'm debating...give me feedback. You can watch tv at home. You're on vacation!...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Probably. I have lots of great dvd's and redbox down the street. Feedback please...moreless

              • Games:

                I'm retro. I have Monoply and cards...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Could be available. Love movies......moreless

              Communications

                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    In the summer my courtyard garden is an amazing jungle of in ground plants, baskets and containers. It's all about color......moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Front courtyard patio. Very private, but watch the Taos world pass by......moreless

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                      Activities

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

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      christmas/new years
                      Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $135
                      My Standard Rate
                      1 night min stay
                      $100

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


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $89
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      $75 cleaning fee per stay for two guests. I send you my simple contract and directions. I like to chat with my guests and answer questions about my homes or Taos in general. I believe in the personal touch and am always available by email or my cell. I want your vacation in Taos to be the best!

                      I prefer personal checks. I know I'm old fashioned. 1/2 at reservation with balance due 30 days prior to arrival. I'm also figuring out Paypal. Stay tuned...


                      Cancellation policy:

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


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                      Last updated: 07/09/2014
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                      Location

                      • Taos Pueblo

                        "A must! The longest inhabited settlement in the U.S. Over 1000 years"

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                      • Taos Plaza

                        "El corazon, the heart of Taos and looking more inviting all the time with a bit of my floral..."

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                      • Martinez Hacienda

                        "Well worth seeing--life as it was in Taos in the 18th century-great photo ops"

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                      • Orlando's New Mexican Cafe

                        "Best Northern New Mexican food- fun, good service and great food. A favorite with locals an..."

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                      • Guadalajara Grill

                        "A locals favorite. Fast service and great prices. Good for family dining"

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                      • Taos Pizza Out Back

                        "A great favorite--Taos funky with great pizzas and must try the pesto dressing on salads. W..."

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                      • Lambert's of Taos Restaurant & Bar

                        "New location on Bent Street--lovely old building, really good service and memorable food. B..."

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                      • World Cup Cafe

                        "Where locals and visitors gather each morning. On the Plaza entrance"

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                      • Adobe Bar

                        "Taos Living Room. Great gathering place for Margaritas and nachos. Live music every night ..."

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                      • Ranchos Plaza Grill

                        "Great food and location. Best Cobb Salad I've ever had! Is it lunchtime???"

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                      • Antonios Taste of Mexico

                        "If visitors ask me where it is, I'll direct them. If they ask what I think of it, I direct ..."

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                      • Pizanos

                        "Great little restaurant, mountain views and their salmon ravioli is to die for..."

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                      • Byzantium

                        "An "only in Taos" dining experience. Owner is host, waiter and chef-- varied menu, make a l..."

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                      • Old Martina's Hall

                        "Wonderful building with a lot of past and recent history. Great dance floor for kicking up ..."

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                      • The Alley Cantina

                        "Ah yes, the Alley. You will see us there twice a week. Katy and The Business--fun cover ba..."

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                      • El Meze

                        "One of my favorites--great food, good service and a wonderful adobe building with killer pat..."

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                      • El Gamal

                        "A favorite of mine! Of course it is right next to my shop Red Cat Melissiana, but even if i..."

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                      • La Cueva Cafe

                        "Fun little place. Definitely worth a visit for good Mexican food right downtown!"

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                      • Kit Carson Home and Museum

                        "Have to love this spot. Great little museum and I landscaped the courtyard!!!"

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                      • The Gorge Bar and Grill

                      • Millicent Rogers Museum

                        "My favorite Taos museum. The woman had taste!"

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                      • Taos Pizza Out Back

                      • Trans Lux Storyteller Cinema

                      150 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      3 hrs. Albuquerque
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      John Dunn Bridge
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Alley Cantina
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Taos Ski Valley
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Country Club
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      next door--El Gamal or Antonios

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      This apartment is ideal for those who want a quiet, private location right downtown

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2009

                      About the owner: I moved here from Marin County California in 2005. I wanted a simpler life in a small town and have found my niche in Taos. I have a shop (right in front of Casa Flora) called Red Cat Melissiana with lingerie, gifts and a flower shop (hence Casa Flora...) I serve on a number of Board of Directors and still find time to landscape much of downtown Taos. I love sharing information about this wonderful town with my many guests. I actually own a total of six vacation rentals in Taos. Everything from two little downtown apartments to two and three bedroom homes. All are special and decorated in a very 'Melissiana' style Many of my guests comment that they are what they always thought Taos should be...

                      Why the Owner Chose Taos:
                      Some women collect shoes, some collect shoes. I seem to collect houses. I love to furnish, decorate, equip and manage these spaces as vacation rentals. I consider myself 'The Vacation Rental Queen of Taos' I had finished my last project--two homes right downtown on a property that had been in foreclosure for two years. Now it will be on the Home & Garden Tour this summer! Quite a compliment to my style...I needed a new project and decided to turn the back two rooms of my shop into another rental. It's just so much fun!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                      Casa Flora is quiet and private. There is room for a couple to stretch out, enjoy, cook at home, but outside the front door is everything downtown Taos with shops, galleries, museums and a dozen restaurants within walking distance. There is even free overnight parking right across the street.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Small, but everything you want

                        Small, but everything you want

                      • Complete kitchen with re purposed dry sink and tile counter top.  Gas log stove for heat

                        Complete kitchen with re purposed dry sink and tile counter top. Gas log stove for heat

                      • Queen bed

                        Queen bed

                      • Love my antiques.  Couldn't bear to sell them so now they decorate the apartment

                        Love my antiques. Couldn't bear to sell them so now they decorate the apartment

                      • Turquoise is my favorite color

                        Turquoise is my favorite color

                      • Courtyard pathway to Casa Flora

                        Courtyard pathway to Casa Flora

                      • Melissa's summer jungle paradise.  I've got the green thumb going on...

                        Melissa's summer jungle paradise. I've got the green thumb going on...

                      • Red Cat Melissiana 'Truly Taos'.  My shop on the street

                        Red Cat Melissiana 'Truly Taos'. My shop on the street

                      • Fun and funky shop!  Great stories and must be seen to believe all I've got going in there...

                        Fun and funky shop! Great stories and must be seen to believe all I've got going in there...

                      • Out dancing with my sweetheart!  Always something to do in Taos...

                        Out dancing with my sweetheart! Always something to do in Taos...

                      • Dining for four

                        Dining for four

                      • Living room.  Couch is double sofa sleeper with bedding in antique tool chest/coffee table

                        Living room. Couch is double sofa sleeper with bedding in antique tool chest/coffee table

                      • Viga ceiling and great Taos art

                        Viga ceiling and great Taos art

                      • Gas log stove for heat and bedroom ambiance

                        Gas log stove for heat and bedroom ambiance

                      • New tiled shower

                        New tiled shower

                      • A perfect spot for coffee or a glass of wine

                        A perfect spot for coffee or a glass of wine

                      • One of my decorated planter boxes downtown

                        One of my decorated planter boxes downtown

                      • Taking a break in front of my shop.  Doesn't happen too often with my six popular vrbo listings!

                        Taking a break in front of my shop. Doesn't happen too often with my six popular vrbo listings!

                      • Taos Plaza across the street

                        Taos Plaza across the street

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                      This listing was first published here in 2014.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, June 19, 2014

                      $100 - $135 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 07/09/14
                      Minimum stay: 1-4 nights
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