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Big Studio - Loft - Farm Kitchen

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Last updated: 11/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Taos studio description

A recent guest described 'Serenity' as 'a small NYC loft transplanted to a mountain paradise garden.' We think you'll agree, it's an apt description.

It is our great pleasure to make this very cool compound available to you.

Experience peace of mind in your own elegant private separate building surrounded by lovely mountain views and extensive flower gardens.

Everything you need in a base camp supporting your Taos adventure.

Located in an historic neighborhood ('Talpa') just off the road from Santa Fe, about ten minutes south of downtown. In fact, fifteen minutes will get you almost anywhere you want to go, from hiking trails to galleries to shopping to fine dining to museums. Conveniently accessible to all ski resorts. It's about half an hour to Taos Ski Valley.

Especially good for families -- so much space! -- couples, and small groups.

Up to six people can enjoy sweet mountain dreams with choice of standard quilted queen bed downstairs, new convertible couch in loft upstairs, or on our newly-installed sleeper couch (photos to come.) We have air mattresses and foam 'dojo' mats for overflow. And ample privacy curtains.

Loft is easily accessible and a powerful kid magnet. Also is a romantic hideaway with beautiful views of Taos Mountain and the surrounding foothills.

1300 square feet hand-built by owners from ground up. Major renovations completed in 2013. You won't find a space like this anywhere else in the world.

Relax, breathe deep, spread out inside open space design with high ceilings and big sunny windows. Plenty of room to lay out your gear: Play - work - scheme - dream.

Reliable wireless internet.

Utility room with new, full-sized washer/drier.

Refreshment Center offers complimentary coffee, tea, soups, snacks.

Bathroom amenities: shampoo, body wash, hair dryer. Nobody should ever have to pack a hair dryer.

Pure well water (not on city water): no fluoride or chlorine.

Lean and Green: No pesticides, herbicides used inside, outside or anywhere else on the property. No scented cleaning or 'freshening' products.

Pure mountain air. Dark starry skies.


Privacy absolutely honored.

Two cats in the yard.

We the owners live and work here on these 1.5 acres full-time, have been here since 1996. We raised our two sons here, now ages 29 and 25.

Farm Kitchen: 600 sq. ft. of modern, full-sized appliances, artfully-painted concrete floors, wooden country dining table. Great for entertaining family, friends, clients.

Outdoors: extensive edible landscaping, trees, grass lawns and perennial flower borders offer one of the most beautiful hidden gardens in Taos. Wander and enjoy to your heart's content.

We're looking forward to greeting you and perhaps sharing some of our homemade cherry wine! We're confident that you'll love it here as much as we do.

Please note: We are new on VRBO but we have an active listing on another site. Look there to find the same great place, price, and lots of enthusiastic reviews.


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Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 1
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

            Children would love this place. No play equipment but plentiful grass lawns, flowers, trees. Toddlers should be supervised: grounds vary between lawns and rock paths...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            We have two cats on the premises. No proper fenced area for dogs; no indoor dogs in deference to our allergenic guests....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Loft: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            convertible couch sleeps 2 ...moreless

          • Couch: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Newly-installed queen sleeper couch downstairs...moreless

          • Main bed: 1 queen

            Conventional mattress...moreless

          • Open-space studio design, privacy curtains. Queen bed, desk, bookcase, bedside tables. Loft: queen bed, storage shelves, upstairs mountain views. Downstairs couch pulls out into queen bed.....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom : toilet, shower


          • Sparkling clean. Ample towels. Amenities: hair dryer, shampoo.

          Other Amenities

              • Local spas and fitness clubs provide short-term memberships; there's one right around the corner....moreless


              • Books
              • DVD Player:

                We can set up a DVD player and monitor upon request. Most guests bring their own devices and our Internet works very well....moreless

              • Games:

                A nice variety of family games available upon request....moreless

              • Toys
              • Video Library:

                We have our own DVD library and are happy to share it with you....moreless


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


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                Mountains or foothills to the North, South, East and West....moreless

              • Resort:

                Nearby Taos Ski Valley is a world-class resort, there are three others well within reach...moreless

              • Rural:

                One of the oldest communities in New Mexico, dating back to the Spanish Conquistador days in the 1600s....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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


              • Dining:

                2 dining tables: breakfast table in studio seats 4, big country table in kitchen seats 6 - 8...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 10 people


              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Gas wall heater, very efficient...moreless

              • Internet:

                Fast wireless...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking:

                In front for a few cars...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine


              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                Huge,gorgeous farm kitchen. Entertain friends, clients. ...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Minimal, many good grocery stores nearby...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Bicycles
              • Deck / Patio:

                Nice wide covered space or 'portal' with tables and seating right outside the door...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Extensive flower and vegetable gardens around entire property...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill


              Write a review 4.8
              from 5 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $686 $2,740

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
              • Cleaning Fee $50
              • Taxes Included

              Cancellation policy:

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

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              Last updated: 11/18/2014
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              137 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              1 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Old Martina's
              1000 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Los Angeles
              5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Taos Country Club
              70 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Santa Fe
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              NM 64
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              The Trading Post
              20 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Taos Ski Valley
              1000 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Los Angeles

              Car: Necessary

              We're in a small rural neighborhood on a maintained county dirt road easily accessible to the two main roads heading into town.

              You're within 10 minutes of everything you could desire, from hiking to shopping to fine dining to museums.

              A full-service fitness spa is just around the corner and they accept guests for a small fee.

              Some of the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, galleries and antique stores are at this south end of town. We even have our own plaza including the famous St. Francis de Assis' cathedral, one of the oldest and most-painted/photographed in the state.

              Because you're in a rural area, instead of right in the middle of the crowds and traffic of downtown, you can more readily experience the beauty of Taos and our blessed 4-season lifestyle in peace and harmony.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1996

              About the owner: Originally from West Texas (El Paso and San Angelo,) lived many years throughout East Coast (New York, Maryland, North Carolina) before returning to native bioregion of Texas / New Mexico. We live on site, working as video producers, photographers, writers, and developers of alternative energy projects.

              Why the Owner Chose Taos:
              We honeymooned in Taos in November, 1981. We could have saved a lot of time and money if we had just stayed here instead of returning to Dallas. We finally arrived 'home' on April Fool's Day 1996. This property started as a rental, we made it our own a year later and have been working on it ever since.

              The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
              Lots of space indoors and out. Green and non-toxic. Farm Kitchen. Homemade wine. Fertile land with water rights growing a huge variety of edibles and flowers, surrounded by mountains: an unbeatable combination

              Contact us

              Speaks: english, spanish, danish

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • Sweet mountain dreams

                Sweet mountain dreams

              • For some, this kitchen is their favorite part

                For some, this kitchen is their favorite part

              • High-speed internet upstairs and down

                High-speed internet upstairs and down

              • Looking NE from loft window

                Looking NE from loft window

              • View from loft into Kitchen

                View from loft into Kitchen

              • Stretch, dance, play or sleep on foam dojo mats

                Stretch, dance, play or sleep on foam dojo mats

              • Outside perspective on loft slope, portal

                Outside perspective on loft slope, portal

              • Sunset seen towards the east

                Sunset seen towards the east

              • High desert oasis

                High desert oasis

              • Christmas glow

                Christmas glow

              • 3 queen beds:  one in the loft, two downstairs

                3 queen beds: one in the loft, two downstairs

              • Warm, comfortable, quality bedding, privacy curtains

                Warm, comfortable, quality bedding, privacy curtains

              • Lots of stowage, big views

                Lots of stowage, big views

              • Same view, different season

                Same view, different season

              • Nice big sparkling bathroom

                Nice big sparkling bathroom

              • Plenty of seating

                Plenty of seating

              • View from kitchen sink

                View from kitchen sink

              • Outside kitchen, studio complex in late winter

                Outside kitchen, studio complex in late winter

              • Gateway to your Taos adventure

                Gateway to your Taos adventure

              • Safe and dry under 4-season portal

                Safe and dry under 4-season portal

              • So many great reviews -- thank you!

                So many great reviews -- thank you!

              VRBO #553356

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              This listing was first published here in 2014.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

              $108 per night (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 11/18/14
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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              Member since: 2014
              Speaks: english, spanish, danish
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