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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 twin inflatable mattress can accommodate one additional adult or child. One dog is permitted with the signing of a pet agreement and receipt of a non-refundable 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 unscented, high end 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.
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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
Non Smoking Only
Small, fenced backyard. Dog friendly neighbors. ...moreless
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
Regular Ski Season Jan 11 - Mar 5, 2015 3 night min stay
March Vacation Mar 6 - Mar 22, 2015 5 night min stay
Spring Low Season Apr 1 - Jun 15, 2015 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$400
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Taos Pueblo (a World Heritage Site), Live Music, Art Galleries, The Rio Grande Gorge, Dancing, Historic Homes
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.