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Last updated: 06/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Taos house description

Perched on an acre of land, on a mesa above Taos, Casa Arequipa offers sweeping vistas of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and spectacular sunsets. From the minute you arrive, you will feel like you are home. From the 3 unique bedrooms, to the welcoming living room with kiva fireplace and viga ceilings, to the well-stocked kitchen, Casa Arequipa is truly a home, not just a rental and the difference is notable.

Privacy and quiet abound at this classic, adobe home. Colorful interior walls, original artwork, many pieces by local artists, and eclectic furnishings remind you that you have escaped to Taos! Outside the home, adobe walls and traditional latilla fences define private, front and back courtyards. Enjoy relaxing in the hot tub that hides in a sheltered nook in the back courtyard, soaking up the breathtaking views of the mountains and stars. The outside dining area, lighted by strands of romantic white lights, can seat up to 10. Privacy and peace and quiet abound at this lovely abode.

Casa Arequipa is conveniently located between Taos Plaza and Taos Ski Valley, in the Millicent Rogers Museum area. It’s north-of-town setting allows you to avoid in-town traffic making it easy to access all that the Taos area has to offer. With an unlimited variety of activities for those that love the out-of-doors, history, art, music and great food, there is something for everyone!

Besides a convenient location and great charm, Casa Arequipa offers all the amenities: satellite TV, CD/AM/FM sound system, High-speed wireless internet, hot tub, washer, dryer, outdoor grill, and the most comfortable beds you have ever slept in! A full-size inflatable mattress can accommodate one additional adult or two children. One dog is permitted with the signing of a pet agreement and receipt of a pet deposit.

As an added bonus, Casa Arequipa is a ‘green home’. The house is real adobe, one of the best insulating building products available. It was originally built to be passive solar and the large windows provide lovely warmth and light. In addition, new dual pane windows have been installed, unscented, non-toxic products are used for cleaning and laundry and are supplied for guest use. Organic cotton sheets for chemical free sleep are provided as well as locally made, plant based, bath soaps. CFL and LED bulbs have been installed in the majority of fixtures and solar lighting is exclusively used outside. Non-electric clocks with rechargeable batteries and a recharger are available and the garden is watered via a drip irrigation system. The owners have also signed up for pollution free, renewable wind generated electricity through Kit Carson Electric Co-op. They have purchased ten 100 kilowatt blocks through their Green Power program, offsetting the environmental impact of driving 24,000 miles!

Legend has it that an Incan leader exclaimed 'ari quepay' (Yes, let’s stop here in Quechuan) when he found just the right place to live...and so the city of Arequipa, Peru, was born. We felt the same way when we found Casa Arequipa and hope you will as well, making our home your home for all your visits to Taos.

Preferred contact is at the email address below! Thank you.


Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            There are some antiques in the house, but overall it is kid friendly. There are child appropriate games, DVD'd and video's at the house. There is no carpeting, so it is easy to clean up spills. There is even a throw to cover the couch for protection!...moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            2 bedrooms, bath and living room are accessible. There is a step down to the kitchen, sun room, dining area. There are grab bars in various locations....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Limited to 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and living room. A small ramp would make the rest of the house accessible, but it is not supplied....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Small, fenced backyard. Dog friendly neighbors. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            We are often told that our house has everything for gourmet meal preparation....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Some spices and other basics provided...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Organic cotton sheets...moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Parking Off Street
          • Garage

          Other Amenities

              • Front and back walled courtyards, Outdoor dining, Gardens, Locally made Desert Blends soap provided, All natural, unscented detergent and cleaning products used and supplied, No carpeting, Private and Serene...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                Lots of DVD's and Video's are available at the house. ...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (2)...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Free high speed wireless. ...moreless

              • Broadband Access

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Gazebo
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        Beautiful views of Taos Mountain....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Live Theater
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Fishing
                      • Tennis
                      • Rafting
                      • Swimming
                      • Kayaking
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Hiking
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Golf
                      • Hunting
                      • Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Museums
                      • Cinemas
                      • Restaurants
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Sledding
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Antiquing
                      • Mountaineering
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Ski Season
                      Jan 11 - Mar 1
                      3 night min stay
                      $275

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Travelers pay our management company. They accept credit cards.


                      This manager accepts: Credit cards.
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                      Last updated: 06/12/2014
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                      Location

                      134 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Albuquerque Sunport (ABQ)
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Highway 64
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      13 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Taos Ski Valley
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Taos Country Club
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      The Love Apple

                      Car: Necessary

                      Taos Pueblo (a World Heritage Site), Live Music, Art Galleries, The Rio Grande Gorge, Dancing, Historic Homes

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2004

                      About: We live in Phoenix, AZ. When we can escape from work, we love to come up to Taos, especially in the summer.

                      Why Taos:
                      We first came to Taos when we were undergraduates studying Geology at the University of North Carolina. During our summer of field camp, we fell in love with Taos. It took a long time to get back, but we are finally able to come up for vacations. We love the mountains for the views, hiking and skiing and both the art and intellectual scene in Taos. There is always something to do or learn and we look forward to the day when we can spend lots more time there!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Relaxing! Hiking, rafting, tubing, getting to know others in Taos, eating outside, going out to hear music or to learn something new at one of the many lectures offered in town and watching art being created all around us.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Front View of Casa Arequipa

                        Front View of Casa Arequipa

                      • One of the three unique bedrooms

                        One of the three unique bedrooms

                      • View from the front of Casa Arequipa

                        View from the front of Casa Arequipa

                      • Fenced, back courtyard with gardens.

                        Fenced, back courtyard with gardens.

                      • Back courtyard.

                        Back courtyard.

                      • Indoor dining area, with views of outdoor dining area and garden.

                        Indoor dining area, with views of outdoor dining area and garden.

                      • Ballooning over the Rio Grande Gorge.

                        Ballooning over the Rio Grande Gorge.

                      • View from the top of Taos Ski Valley, taken on a horseback riding adventure.

                        View from the top of Taos Ski Valley, taken on a horseback riding adventure.

                      • Private, personal hot tub with stunning views.

                        Private, personal hot tub with stunning views.

                      • Outdoor, courtyard dining area.

                        Outdoor, courtyard dining area.

                      • The blue bedroom with en suite bathroom.

                        The blue bedroom with en suite bathroom.

                      • The kitchen.

                        The kitchen.

                      • Powwow at Taos Pueblo.

                        Powwow at Taos Pueblo.

                      • View from the front yard with our silly dog!

                        View from the front yard with our silly dog!

                      • Ski slope at Taos Ski Valley from the chairlift.

                        Ski slope at Taos Ski Valley from the chairlift.

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                      Date last modified - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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