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Cozy & Elegant Studio with Balcony and Courtyard. Rent alone or w VRBO 693480

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio


About the property

Studio apartment w queen bed in the very heart of downtown Taos

The lilacs meet the windows of 2nd story Casita de Lilas. They are a joy in the spring.

Self contained and cozy this elegant, little studio apartment is in Taos's Historic District. Shops and restaurants are around the corner and the Ski Valley is 18 miles away; in winter you can catch the shuttle to TSV at the Plaza where, in the summer, there are concerts, dancing and the farmers' market.

At Casita de Lilas you can easily stroll to all the action, but while at home in your second story perch or protected courtyard, all is serene.

Simple kitchen area is equipped for basic cooking with microwave, coffee maker, 2 stove tops, small fridge and sink.

The bed is a very comfortable queen.

Lilas is a romantic retreat for couples, a tranquil and a self sufficient accommodation for solo and business travelers.

It can be rented alone or, for larger groups, with neighboring Casa Rosa on Martyrs Lane (VRBO Listing 693480).

Casa Rosa and Casita de Lilas share a courtyard and the two properties together can sleep a total of 7 people---6 in the 3 bedrooms( king or a queen beds) plus the 7th person in a rollaway.

More Details

Cheryl Gibert
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Cheryl Gibert

A New Orleanian, I love Taos for many of the reasons that I love New Orleans. Both are funky, diverse, artistic cities each with its own authentic sense of place. Taos comes with its beautiful mountains and high desert, its coolish, dry and sunny summers. I'm not a skier, but, for my son who is, Taos Ski Valley is nirvana. Its ski school is incomparable.

Cheryl Gibert purchased this studio in 2014

Why Cheryl Gibert chose Taos

Historic, laden with charm, Casa Rosa and Casita de Lilas drew me. Again, as a New Orleanian, I was attracted to the properties' 2 courtyards that reminded me of the buildings in the French Quarter.

What makes this studio unique

Courtyards with apple and cherry trees, artisan-wrought iron window grills with lizards and frogs and vines worked into the design, thick walls all add up to charm. Lilas' lilacs peeping over the windows in spring and filling the little apartment with their scent--- who could resist? Meals on Lilas' little balcony overlooking the courtyard and El Salto Mountain in the distance. All of these benefits contribute to a restful home right in the middle of Taos.


Taos Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Instant bookings require that government id be sent to owner at time of reservation. Can be done via VRBO
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sink, toilet and Shower. See pictures.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom, living area and kitchen are all in one room. One window looks out over town buildings to the mountains. The other, over the bed looks towards the balcony and to El Salto Mountain.
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Cozy & Elegant Studio with Balcony and Courtyard. Rent alone or w VRBO 693480
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

The perfect spot in Taos!

  • 5 of 5

We had a grand time staying in this cozy quaint studio as we explored Taos! It is within walking distance to all the sites of historic Taos with galleries, shops, and restaurants just steps away. We enjoyed the balcony immensely and can’t wait to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casita de Lilas

  • 5 of 5

Great studio space; nice deck off of the unit; and quaint, shared courtyard. Cheryl made it easy to find and get settled. She included lots of great tourist information in the unit's binder. Prime location -- walking distance to popular shops and restaurants. However, because it is right off of the Main Street expect your typical city noise: AM trash, restaurant deliveries, etc. Bring earplugs and/or an eye mask if you are a noise or light-sensitive sleeper. Great natural light comes into the studio during the day. I highly recommend this cute, simple unit for your Taos visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quick Stop

  • 5 of 5

I wish we could have stayed longer! Nice little apartment of the main highway. Comfortable bed and relaxing patio. Easy walk to many galleries.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highlands Ranch, CO

Perfect Taos Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We like intimate spaces and this upstairs studio fit the bill! We felt like we were ensconced in our own little tree fort for the weekend! It is blacks away from the Plaza and all the great restaurants! It has everything you need for a getaway!

Cheryl was super and very communicative! We enjoyed texting with her and we are planning to come back in ski season!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midcoast of Maine

Charming and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Lots of great decorative details without being cutesy. Everything you need to set up "house" and in a great location. I would definitely stay here again. You have a view of the mountains from the balconey.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Restaurant
Across the street
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $48

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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