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Views, Privacy, King Beds, Apple TV & Garden Dining in 'Green' Home

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Last updated: 08/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:Contact manager
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property 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 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.

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

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • 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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

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

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

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Front and back walled courtyards, Outdoor dining, Gardens, All natural, unscented soaps, detergent and cleaning products used and supplied, No carpeting, Private and Serene...moreless


  • Books:

    Small reading library and cookbooks. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games and puzzles are available. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) No subscription movie channels. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    There is a nice radio, CD, and ipod stereo system....moreless

  • Television:

    Apple TV! Watch Netflix, hulu, etc on your own subscription. There is satellite TV as well. ...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

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


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful garden views of Taos Mountain....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    There is a long dining table with bench seats inside the house as well as an exterior dining table. Both seat 8. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    A dryer is in the laundry room. There is also a drying rack and a clothesline is usually also available. By winter, the clothesline may have degraded. We replace it every summer. ...moreless

  • Garage:

    Single bay available for parking. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    central heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    Apple TV!...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Organic cotton sheets...moreless

  • Living Room:

    If you used every seat in the living room, you could seat 8-9. Kiva fireplace and main tv are in living room. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    To leave circle drive open for passage, park 1 car in front of garage, 1 car on west side by small, wild garden bed, and 2 or 3 on far side of circle drive. One can go in garage....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Large, circular drive with areas to pull off and park. There is a walkway across circle for guests parking on the far side of drive. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Both bath towels and hot tub towels are provided. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front loading washer. Natural, non-toxic detergent provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free high speed secure wireless. ...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wonderful Kiva fireplace...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices, condiments and baking supplies....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Two beautiful patios. One in front, facing Taos Mountain and one on the south side of the house. South side is totally fenced and has hot tub, exterior dining and the 'gazebo'. ...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    There is a sheltered area with seating and some solar lighting. A cool place to read on a hot day....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Depending on road conditions, how you drive, who you get behind, it's a 25 minute drive to the ski area. We are on the north side of town, near to the shuttle pickup for ski area. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Private hot tub in fenced back yard. ...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 17 traveler reviews
$200-$250/nt Low season(3 night min)
March School Vacation weeks... $325 - $350/night (5 night minimum)
High summer & Ski Season (excluding vacation weeks)...$250 (3 night min)
Christmas/New Years... $450 to $550/night (5 night minimum)

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Last updated: 08/04/2015
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134 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albuquerque Sunport (ABQ)
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Taos Country Club
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 64
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Love Apple
13 Miles
Nearest Ski
Taos Ski Valley

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.

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  • 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 - Friday, August 28, 2015

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