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Casa De Cuentos-Mystical Bliss-Hot Tub, BEST Views! Firepit w/wood supplied!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, up to 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-12) Extra rooms

Casa de Cuentos - House of Stories -3400-square feet COZY and LUXURIOUS home-loved vacation rental since 2007-- NEW ADDITION and remodeling: Art-Studio 1000 square foot addition and remodeling in our home as of Feb. 2016-a picture-perfect place to BE to find your 'story.' Tranquil and mystical, your daydreams and night dreams here will delight you. Located halfway between the town of Taos and the Taos Ski Valley, our adobe 'home-away-from-home' is private YET close to everything you may want to do while in the Taos area... IF you feel like leaving. (15 minutes to town and 20 minutes to ski.) PLEASE EMAIL TO ASK ABOUT OUR CANCELLATION POLICY..THE AUTOMATED PROGRAM WILL NOT LET ME ENTER OUR POLICY..and, we do have one.

Our home is just recently back on the vacation rental market after a hiatus where we lived in it and remodeled it on and off for three years. It was a vacation rental as far back as 2007 and much loved by guests as you can tell by reading the reviews. We are excited to offer it, once more, to vacationers in the Taos, New Mexico area.

We are convinced you will love our home as much as we do and not care to leave the premises often, yet you could choose to do so with ease. Our hot tub, den-bar area, art studio, and game/movie and book library will provide lots of entertainment. Sit by one of the four Kiva fireplaces and Firepit Courtyard area to dream stories, tell stories or write stories.

Wood-beamed ceilings, wood and saltillo tiles throughout add to the warmth and tenderness of Casa de Cuentos. There is a separate recreation room area with additional living room and Kiva if one needs space from others while visiting. A beautifully, talavera-tiled breakfast bar sits in-between open kitchen/dining area.

CASA de Cuentos: The main house has 3 bedrooms (a KING bed in master and QUEEN beds in the other two bedrooms-a 4th area for sleeping is the art-studio- living area- with sleeping-built in TWO XL Twin beds and another regular twin bed) and 2 bathrooms (one with a large shower and the master bathroom has a deep, soaking tub) and a HUGE den with a BAR and BEER COOLER-with extra sleeping space. (There are three living areas where extra aero beds supplied if needed-up to 12. There are actual beds for 9.) You have fabulous views of the mountains out the north-side: large windows frame the mountains perfectly and let them into the living/dining area. To the south - you have expansive views of the valley and hot air balloons can be viewed floating eye-level or below in the distance. Daytime: Taos-turquoise blue skies during the day and STARS in the night-sky are so close you can touch them while sitting in the hot tub in the courtyard. (I just got out of the hot tub and I need to report there are more stars here than I ever knew existed...it is 'plum' full of stars--as my Grandma used to say.)

The views from the second-story NEW art-studio-living-mini-kitchen area are THEE best in Taos--360 degrees of turquoise skies and mountains and sunrises and sunsets. Watch the moon rise, watch the sun rise and sun set..from the art studio-heaven!

Pinons and sagebrush are the native plants that blanket the grounds of Casa de Cuentos and their sweet smells are all of the aromatherapy you will need while at this tranquil adobe. Two outdoor living areas: a deck with a hot tub in N.E. courtyard with new flagstone patio with a built-in firepit facing the mountains and a new patio on the South-side facing the valley. The NorthEast courtyard has a huge fenced in area (fence is 6-ft. tall) for dogs' pleasure and well-being.

Beginning supplies of: basic spices, laundry soap, shower/bath gel, paper products and firewood all provided.

If you have more than 12 people-you should consider renting this WITH Casita Ave Maria--right across the driveway. It also has hot tub for SIX and a steam shower! Casita Ave Maria VRBO.com/295657 (We will rent this CASA de Cuentos out for more than 12--but, you need to ask us, please.)

Casa de Cuentos - the perfect place for a few people to have solitude and/or for a family or two to come together to share and create more life stories.

(Can you tell Dave loves to design and build?)

35 minutes from Red River/50 minutes from Angel Fire/1 hour from Ojo Caliente/1.5 hours from Santa Fe/2.5 hours from Albuquerque/3.5 hours from Colorado Springs/4.5 hours from Denver/Right next to your heart!

Casa de Cuentos - House of Stories - Live your story!

We require payment in full to hold your booking unless your total is over $1000 and more than three months out. If you need to split payments, just ask. We DO have a cancellation policy and it is very strict: If you cancel before 90 days of arrival--you get 80 percent of total booking rate refunded--20 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 90 days of arrival you forfeit your booking $ unless we are able to rebook the dates minus the cancellation fee and any difference in price.

Guest comment : My husband and I, our two grown daughters, son-in-law and grandson had the best vacation ever at Casa de Cuentos! The home is cozy and warm -- very relaxing and peaceful, comfortably furnished and well maintained. Our family could not have been made to feel more at home. The views from the living room and dining room windows are spectacular. The location is secluded but also convenient to both town and the ski valley. We will absolutely stay here again.

Guest Comment: A magical place! The photos do not do it justice -- it is serene, romantic, beautiful, peaceful, idyllic... My boyfriend and I were so inspired we decided to get married while we were there! My Mom and brother were so inspired at what we did, they mended relations after years! The magic continues....Thanks to Tammi and Dave!

Keywords: Casa de Cuentos, home, house, adobe, paradise, vacation, dream, romantic, peaceful, solitude, rest, lodging, vacation rental

More Details

Owner
Tammi or Dave Clancy
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Tammi or Dave Clancy

Tammi teaches at Taos Academy Charter School and Dave maintains the vacation rentals. We love Taos!

Tammi or Dave Clancy purchased this house in 2007

Why Tammi or Dave Clancy chose New Mexico

Welcome to Casa de Cuentos in Taos! We, the Clancys, purchased our vacation/future retirement home in 2007. We had often visited Taos and enjoyed our short stays. It was during the filming of a short, indie-film for a friend, with Taos as the location, that Tammi declared she wanted to retire in Taos. The Taos magic blessed that statement.

After a bit of remodeling, we decided to try the vacation rental business and we have loved renting our home out for others to enjoy! We have had the most amazing guests and they have all added to the charm of our home. Our lovely caretaker, KC Kierst, watches over our home and our guests while we are in Colorado Springs. If guests need anything, she is there to meet their needs and see to their comfort.

Addendum 2014: WE NOW LIVE HERE! How lucky we are! But, we so love the vacation rental business--that we rent out our 'big' house when we travel. Tammi now teaches at Taos Academy--10th and 8th grades--AND, Dave manages our vacation rentals and keeps the home fires burning!

What makes this house unique

Views, privacy, luxury and coziness above all! Oh, and enchantment-fancy word for magic.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow. What an expansive home with breathtaking views. Three generations of our family thoroughly enjoyed it. Kitchen was fully stocked and included a high-end gas range and oven. Several living areas and patios. Plenty of room to spread out. Our kids loved staying in the art studio upstairs with its three twin beds and 360-degree views. Our son was stoked that the studio had an acoustic guitar he could play. All the rooms were colorful and homey. The beams throughout were beautiful, as were the wood ceilings. Beds were comfy. Everyone slept well. Wifi worked in the center of the house but not by the kitchen. Probably too many thick walls to get through. Cell service was a little weak and spotty but we made it work. The art studio / fourth bedroom is accessed through the master bedroom. There is a living area and stairs between the studio and the master bedroom, proving plenty of buffer. But if those in the studio need to use the bathroom during the night, they'll be coming down the stairs, through the master bedroom and into the master bathroom. That's what our kids did. This lack of privacy may bother some but it was not a big deal to us. Outside we used the fire pit, hot tub and grill. Grandma said it felt like we were camping as we were roasting marshmallows and gazing at the stars. The owner Tammi provided great details on the house and tips for where to go around Taos. We could not have enjoyed ourselves more. Dave's and Tammi's home and hospitality made for a great vacation.
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Amenities

Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Deep soaking tub in master with hand held shower and walk in shower in hallway bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , Also available: foldable bed and/or a queen aero for use
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom-InnerSpring-Comfort-Filled Duvet Queen size Beds (2) 2nd Bedroom and (3) 3rd bedroom-InnerSpring-Comfort-filled QUEEN bedding (4) 4th sleeping area in **New addition has fourth sleeping area AND living area-- two deluxe XL twin bancos in the Upstairs art studio in new addition. One regular twin bed and one folding twin bed that is easily moved. Plenty of room for Aero beds in there, too, or any of the three other living areas. Baby Cribs (1) Portacrib Beds for 9--Aero Beds Available when booking for larger parties for use in closed off Den area, Master Study, Living Room or in Art Studio
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
Notes:
Portable Fans and ceiling fan in kitchen--Gorgeous wood, interior doors, Recreation room/Den with Large Fireplace and Bar and Games, Kiva Fireplaces, Woodstove and THREE LARGE, separate living area from Main living area for those that want quiet time or more party space, RADIANT FLOOR HEAT, wood-beamed ceilings throughout, wood and saltillo floors throughout... Recreation room has authentic, adobe "mud" flooring and bar with commercial beer refrigerator...Lovely rugs throughout. Bar with commercial Bar refrigerator, Library with local books, CD's, DVD's and Videos...fiction/non-fiction and travel books for the area with maps. Kitchen will have a beginning supply of coffee/tea/basic spices. NEW, ART STUDIO that houses extra sleeping and dreaming space with OH SO glorious views. Hair dryer in master bathroom

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(78 traveler reviews)

Casa De Cuentos-Mystical Bliss-Hot Tub, BEST Views! Firepit w/wood supplied!
average rating of 4.974359 based on 81 reviews
Austin, Tx
5

Clean, spacious, beautiful views, private. Wonderful vacation spot.

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 2 families had ample room to gather and also have individual spaces in this lovely rental. Everything was clean, comfy beds and linens. The views were stunning and our kids loved playing in the deep snow in the sloped backyard.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible home

  • 5 of 5

Tammi and Daves home exceeded our expectations. Clean, furnished to the max, homey and lots of space. When we arrived we ran about the house squealing in excitement. every room has it's own unique vibe and it's just truly a beautiful place to be. We all talked about how this is the ultimate goal, to have a home such as theirs and from what it looks like a really amazing family! We had all we needed to cook and be comfortable. the hot tub is perfection, especially on a clear night. The stars are open to your viewing as well as the vast mountain ridge. We went to Taos three days in a row and the drive is easy. Staying here again is a must.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful mountain adobe home

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our needs. We had 2 families of 4 and lots of space in the well appointed home. Tammi and David were extremely responsive and we appreciated the extra touches to make us feel welcome. The location was perfect for skiing at Taos Ski Valley and accessing the town of Taos for shopping and dining. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Dream BIG, Live LARGE, and rest PEACEFULLY

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Casa De Cuentos! I have to be honest.... I hesitate to give it positive reviews in fear that too many others will be attracted to this haven and thus, ruin our secret! LOL Tammi and Dave are more than sweet hosts, they are compassionate, honest, genuine spirited people who for those who do not have this beautiful oasis, have thought of EVERYTHING to make your stay stress free and magical. From the quaint yet lush decorative attentions, to the bedding and furnishings, they have made you feel like you have arrived at home. THE NEW ADDITION IS SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!!! The 3 twin beds are wonderful. I had to steal time upstairs from my kids to have coffee at the bar to experience the serenity of the view! The living room view was initially my favorite on our first visit, before the addition. The upstairs instantly became my new fav! Dave came by to say hello and take care of the Hot Tub and took time to chat with me and just made me feel like he was visiting in MY HOME! The game room and all of the upgraded TVs are perfect! I wanted to pack up the couch and love seat and take it with me! Tammi has wonderful taste. They have worked hard to update what was already a heavenly destination. New fencing, decking, space, an art studio. I think the only thing we struggle with there is bathroom space for our large family. 2 bathrooms and only one shower, though the tub has shower ability. But showers are a technicality when you are supposed to just shower and get out so you don't waste precious time missing the atmosphere of the home! I love the individual items that make Casa de Cuentos charming... The creative artwork, picturesque windows, the kiva fireplaces, the rocks all around the house from their personal travels, the pictures of their own family that give you a glimpse into their hearts, the heated flooring, Rooster's Honor Bar, and my families most memorable.... The inspirational rocks all around the property! Our first visit my kids took that as one of their favorite memories. In fact, this time we found our own rocks around Taos, painted them and each of us put our inspirational sayings on them and left them for our return visits. Ours may not be as artistic as Tammi's, but they are just as heartfelt. We will be back. I hope again and again. Tammi and Dave, thank you for making this a personal best vacation destination! Shhhhh..... don't tell too many people about Casa De Cuentos! ;)

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

We had a pre-Thanksgiving family gathering at Casa de Cuentos! Dave and Tammi's place was exactly what we were looking for! Tons of space to spread out, beautiful scenery, clean, organized and a perfect place to relax! Our kids LOVED their own space up in the artist's loft! And the hot tub was the perfect way to start and end our days! This suited our families needs with some wanting to stay around the house and others wanting to get out and explore! We HIGHLY recommend this property!! We hope to be back soon!!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indian Hills, Co
5

Beautiful, friendly place to relax

  • 5 of 5

My husband and a friend of ours stayed at Dave and Tammi's place and we loved it. Dave's very creative and capable and his quality touches are everywhere. We were amazed at how spacious the casa is - much larger than you would expect from the photos. Dave was around to take care of the property without intruding; he's friendly and we enjoyed talking to him.The casa sits up on a hill and the views are wonderful, especially in the new upstairs addition with its thoughtfully designed windows. There are even art supplies upstairs for the creative spark Taos never fails to instill. The patios are great and there's a hot tub if you're into that - stargazing is a must; we were in awe of the night sky there. If you like to cook you'll enjoy the well-supplied kitchen. We liked the huge coffee mugs - those are lacking at so many other places we've stayed at. The area is great if you're outdoorsy and like to hike/bike. The neighbors all waved or stopped to visit with us. Tammi and Dave left a good bottle of wine for our arrival, to top it all off. Everything was clean, full of color, and well cared for. Even the ceiling beams are unique. We can't say enough about this wonderful place. We wished we had another week to spend there. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

NATURAL HOTSPRINGS-there is a book in house with map explaining locations

OJO CALIENTE-HOTSPRINGS AND SPA about 1 hour-Deemed sacred by indigenous Native Americans of Northern New Mexico, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs has been a gathering place and a source of healing for hundreds, even thousands of years. Come retreat to our secluded refuge. Relax with a massage and our signatureRejuvenate in our legendary waters. RAFT the RIO GRANDE!

TAOS PUEBLO INDIAN TOURS - Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years. We welcome you to visit our village when you travel to northern New Mexico. Regular hours are from 8am-4:30pm (Monday-Saturday) and 8:30-4:30pm (Sundays) with guided tours available. TAOS SKI VALLEY is known for its 'CHAMPAGNE powder'.

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Rates & Availability

Taos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUPER Last-minute Special
Apr 27 2017 - May 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$129
$699
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer SPECIAL
May 5 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$189
$899
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer/Fall 2017
May 26 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$259
$1,395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Nov 5 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$219
$999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$289
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Ski Season
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,099
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$319
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$499
$3,399
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Ski Season 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
$249
$1,439
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break 2018
Mar 10 2018 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
$309
$1,699
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$249
$1,299
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

$50 Pet fee is min for a min stay. For a longer stay than 3 nights, the pet fee will be recalculated at $15 per night up to a max of $95 for a week's stay for one pet. 2 pets would be more. Will discount for 2 depending upon length of stay.

WILL BOOK TWO NIGHTS IF IT IS LAST-MIN. OR FITS BETWEEN TWO OTHER BOOKINGS FOR A HIGHER RATE THAN OUR NORMAL NIGHTLY RATE.

Ex. Person Fee-$15 per night

EMAIL for last-minute rates (within 10 days of arriving) and TWO-NT. Stays (last-minute) for great deals!


If you are staying a week or less-we prefer total payment up front. If your total is more than a week's booking and more than two months out--we will take half the payment up front and the other half is due on or before two months of arrival.

Cancellation Fee: If you cancel before three months of arrival-you get your booking $ back MINUS a 20 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 90 days of arrival-you forfeit the amount UNLESS we are able to rebook. Refund will be minus the cancellation fee. We highly recommend traveler's insurance-google for the best companies and rates. We don't travel without it when we prepay for travel and lodging.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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