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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 - 4 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.) You are also close to FOUR different ski areas and a snowshoeing/cross-county park when you stay at Casa de Cuentos, too!

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 four 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. Casita Ave Maria 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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 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.
Mar 2017
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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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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

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5

Wonderful, RELAXING, time at Casa de Cuentos!!

  • 5 of 5

This was my dream home - I absolutely LOVED it! Our family met at Casa de Cuentus for a family vacation coming from Kansas City, California and NYC. It was our first VRBO experience, and what a wonderful experience! It was beautiful, peaceful and oh so relaxing. We enjoyed all the comfortable living spaces, and I especially loved the art studio with the 360 degree views. I just kept sitting in different places to enjoy all the relaxing locations in this house! We also loved being able to bring our dogs and they loved the fenced outdoors and the deck. Tammi and Dave have wonderful decorating taste and every room had so many special touches that made a huge house feel warm and cozy! We will definitely be back, and we'll recommend this house to our friends. Thank you, Tammi and Dave!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Nancy and family, for being fabulous guests and so happy we got to meet as you were leaving. We look forward to hosting you, again. Our best-Tammi and Dave Clancy
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5

Surreal mountain escape!

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin? This home is incredible! Dave and Tammi have thought of everything. My family and I chose this home because of three reasons. 1. We wanted to stay in an adobe home with artist flair. 2. We needed a fairly accessible home as we had three family members with limited mobility issues. And 3. We wanted to be close to the Taos Pueblo. This home delivered that and then some. The location was great for the Pueblo, shopping, and a must see...the Gorge! The home was not only accessible with minor step downs, but every room offered amazing views and privicy. Our son used the studio as his own space although we did sneak up there every morning and evening to catch the incredible 360 views of the sunrise/sunsets. We enjoyed walks and the wildlife, and the friendly neighbor dogs, Mellow and Ribeye. The home was well stocked, relaxing, and gave the writers and artists in my family plenty of inspiration. There were six of us in my family ranging in age from seventeen to seventy eight and we all enjoyed our own space and privacy when we wanted it. My family loved the hot tub and firepit as well. We sat around the fire and listened to the coyotes yipping...very southwest! We also enjoyed the array of books to read and art to ponder. Amazing home!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, roomy home in a lovely setting.

  • 4 of 5

House was spacious and comfortable. Beds were luxurious. Many different living areas including picturesque outdoor patios. Well stocked kitchen, great hot tub, and the artist's studio was such a bonus! Would have preferred a second shower instead of the bath tub.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful house, artistically decorated, in a perfect setting.

  • 5 of 5

This is such an incredible beautiful house with lot's of space for our family and many amenities, televisions in each room, various outdoor confortable sitting areas with views and trees, a jacuzzi, very nice kitchen open on a large living room. Beds and furniture were very comfortable. The house was beautifully decorated. And most of all so quiet and however close to Taos. The owners extremely well maintain their guesthouse. We will come back. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beauty, Wonder & Enchantment

  • 5 of 5

Casa de Cuentos is a magical place! The owners obviously care deeply about guests having a great experience in their home as they have attended to every detail. I went with four of my best girlfriends of 30 years and we had to psyche ourselves up to actually leave the house to explore the town! Between fires in the outdoor fire pit, hot tubing under the stars and chats in the cozy den, we filled the days easily.

Thank you Tammi and Dave for making Casa de Cuentos such a beautiful and rejuvenating place. We will definitely visit again.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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INCREDIBLE PROPERTY! Best in Taos!

  • 5 of 5

The photos of this space don't do it justice. ITS BEAUTIFUL!! It feels so private and cozy when you first walk in, but then it goes forever! There is so many awesome features! From the fun rock gardens to the INCREDIBLE art space upstairs (with amazing views!!!) to the outdoor fire pit that was great for an evening of bonding with the family. I couldn't get enough of this place as everywhere you turn it is so relaxing and wonderful! By far the best place I have ever stayed at to date! Tammi and Dave are also so easy to talk to, available, and so accommodating. I would DEFINITELY recommend this place for anyone staying in the Taos area!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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