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Big Studio - Loft - Farm Kitchen

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Last updated: 01/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Taos house description

As of January 2015 we're celebrating our first year as VRBO hosts. What a great experience! We enjoy hosting immensely and are good at it. We also host on two other online platforms, on one of them we achieved 'SuperHost' status. We're so grateful to all our guests and in your honor, offer a 10% discount to all those who return. Looking forward to seeing y'all again!

For those new to us: 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.

Notice we're at the South end of town. But we're amazingly conveniently accessible to all three ski resorts. It's about half an hour or less, depending on weather, to Taos Ski Valley, Angel Fire and Sipapu. And as you might imagine, they keep those roads well maintained.

This space is especially good for families -- so much room! But there's an intimacy to it that makes it also good for couples and small groups. We've noticed that a lot of reunions, large and small center here.

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, making it 100% custom. You won't find a space like this anywhere else in the world.

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

Reliable Wi-Fi

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.

Quiet. Except for birdsong. Occasional traffic.

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 30 and 26.

Farm Kitchen: 600 sq. ft. of modern, full-sized appliances, artfully-painted concrete floors, wooden country dining table. Great for entertaining family, friends, clients. Quite an amazing room, actually. Cooks will immediately embrace it, even non-cooks might rediscover some fun in the process.

One lovely Labor day we enjoyed a full day of food preparation with two of our guests. Together we bottled (and sampled) a new apple / plum wine blend, processed a burlap bag of fresh-roasted chiles, cranked up a batch of peach ice cream from peaches just picked from one of our trees just off the kitchen door, and whomped up a few zucchini breads, also just picked outside. It was great! And admittedly unusual: many guests just fry up bacon and eggs in the morning and are gone exploring the wilds of Taos the rest of the time, only returning to gather with friends (or with their thoughts) in the evening.

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! We're confident that you'll love it here as much as we do.

Please note: We have almost 35 enthusiastic reviews on other online vacation rental platforms. To see more, visit our page on the one that starts with an A. #1934296.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 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
              • Photography
              • 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
              • 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, portable heaters available...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

              Building Type

                  • House


                  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
                  $800 $2,832

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 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: 01/26/2015
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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 House:
                  Lots of space indoors and out. Great for groups. 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

                  • Looking back towards front door

                    Looking back towards front door

                  • From one end to the other:  so much room!

                    From one end to the other: so much room!

                  • Lots of stowage, big views

                    Lots of stowage, big views

                  • View from upstairs window

                    View from upstairs window

                  • Nice big sparkling bathroom

                    Nice big sparkling bathroom

                  • Fab Farm Kitchen!

                    Fab Farm Kitchen!

                  • Winter view from kitchen window

                    Winter view from kitchen window

                  • Come in!

                    Come in!

                  • Loft slope perspective

                    Loft slope perspective

                  • Preview of seasons to come

                    Preview of seasons to come

                  • June Delphinium

                    June Delphinium

                  • 3 beds:  Upstairs Loft, downstairs Queen, pullout sofa

                    3 beds: Upstairs Loft, downstairs Queen, pullout sofa

                  • Warm, comfortable, quality bedding, privacy curtains

                    Warm, comfortable, quality bedding, privacy curtains

                  • High-speed internet wi-fi upstairs and down

                    High-speed internet wi-fi upstairs and down

                  • Storm lifting off Taos mountain, north:  from Loft window

                    Storm lifting off Taos mountain, north: from Loft window

                  • View towards kitchen from loft

                    View towards kitchen from loft

                  • View into kitchen, beverage station on the left

                    View into kitchen, beverage station on the left

                  • Great for friends, dinner parties, events

                    Great for friends, dinner parties, events

                  • Enjoying the snow from under the Portal

                    Enjoying the snow from under the Portal

                  • Sure do enjoy that snow

                    Sure do enjoy that snow

                  • Entire compound from front gardens

                    Entire compound from front gardens

                  • April tulips

                    April tulips

                  • One year in the hosting business:  thanks for all the great reviews!

                    One year in the hosting business: thanks for all the great reviews!

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                  Date last modified - Monday, January 26, 2015

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