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Casa De Cuentos-Mystical Bliss-Hot Tub, Best Views! Firepit W/Wood Supplied!

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Master Bedroom--Door to left goes to Master Bathroom with Soaking Tub-

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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Casa de Cuentos - House of Stories -3400-square feet COZY and LUXURIOUS home- 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 4 bedrooms (a KING bed in master and QUEEN beds in the other two bedrooms-.the 4th being a art/studio- living area-mini-kitchen 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 10.) 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

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/14/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 4: 3 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    New!-Upstairs-Sleeps 4/2 Twin X LONG/1 Twin Regular/1 folds...moreless

  • 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 bedroom 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 10--Aero Beds Available when booking for larger parties for use in closed off Den area, Master Study, Living Room or in Art Studio...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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. Hair dryer in master bathroom...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    DEN with bar and commercial beer refrigerator AND fireplace!...moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    FOUR flatscreens!...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Million-Dollar Views!! Mountains on the North and East sides of house/Valley below on the South/West sides of house TAOS SKI VALLEY--Fantastic Skiing...known for its 'champagne' powder. TAOS BLUE SKY during the day and STARS SO CLOSE in the night-skies you can touch them!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    FOUR and an outdoor firepit with FREE wood supplied....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant Floor--Luscious!...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    FOUR living areas to spread out or congregate into!...moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig and regular...moreless

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

    New Gas Stove and Oven! ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Last-minute Deal!
Nov 27 - Dec 5, 2016
2 night min stay
$129
$579

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

New Year's Eve Week
Jan 4 - Jan 7, 2017
3 night min stay
$379

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Ski Season 2017
Jan 8 - Mar 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$249
$1,199

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Spring Break 2016
Mar 10 - Apr 6, 2017
4 night min stay
$399
$1,799

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Low Season 2017
Apr 7 - May 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$169
$859

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Summer/Fall 2017
May 6 - Oct 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$249
$1,199

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$249
$1,199

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

$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:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

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'.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

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

Why the Owner Chose Taos, NM, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Views, privacy, luxury and coziness above all! Oh, and enchantment-fancy word for magic.


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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/14/2016

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Photos

  • Master Bedroom--Door to left goes to Master Bathroom with Soaking Tub-

    Master Bedroom--Door to left goes to Master Bathroom with Soaking Tub-

  • Dave Clancy Creation-bold and beautiful. Lots of counter space.

    Dave Clancy Creation-bold and beautiful. Lots of counter space.

  • Fabuous views from the large, living room windows and deck-

    Fabuous views from the large, living room windows and deck-

  • Main living area OPEN to dining room and kitchen. (Three other living spaces!)

    Main living area OPEN to dining room and kitchen. (Three other living spaces!)

  • Master Bedroom from the New addition/Two Story Art Studio and Study

    Master Bedroom from the New addition/Two Story Art Studio and Study

  • Master Bathroom-West Wing that flows into Art Studio Addition

    Master Bathroom-West Wing that flows into Art Studio Addition

  • Second bedroom off of hallway from living area QUEEN bed

    Second bedroom off of hallway from living area QUEEN bed

  • Hallway bathroom near second bedroom with Queen bed

    Hallway bathroom near second bedroom with Queen bed

  • Going UP to art studio/extra sleeping/mini-kitchen from West Wing off of Master.

    Going UP to art studio/extra sleeping/mini-kitchen from West Wing off of Master.

  • Art Studio Mini-Kitchen Bar with the BEST views in Taos!

    Art Studio Mini-Kitchen Bar with the BEST views in Taos!

  • 360 Views from upstairs LARGE art studio/sleeping space

    360 Views from upstairs LARGE art studio/sleeping space

  • Hot tub overlooking firepit-courtyard (fenced for pets- young ones) and VIEWS!

    Hot tub overlooking firepit-courtyard (fenced for pets- young ones) and VIEWS!

  • Colorfully, talevera-tiled kitchen-open to dining/living area.  Gas stove.

    Colorfully, talevera-tiled kitchen-open to dining/living area. Gas stove.

  • Talavera-tiled Breakfast Bar in OPEN Kitchen/Dining area

    Talavera-tiled Breakfast Bar in OPEN Kitchen/Dining area

  • Living area open from dining/kitchen

    Living area open from dining/kitchen

  • One of three Kivas and One Woodstove-Wood Supplied!

    One of three Kivas and One Woodstove-Wood Supplied!

  • New Addition/Lower Level Study down from Master Bedroom-FOUR living areas w/TV's

    New Addition/Lower Level Study down from Master Bedroom-FOUR living areas w/TV's

  • Master Bathroom-Deep Soaking Tub with Shower Attachment

    Master Bathroom-Deep Soaking Tub with Shower Attachment

  • 3rd bedroom off of den QUEEN bed

    3rd bedroom off of den QUEEN bed

  • Rooster's Bar-a great place to relax. Commercial Beer Refrigerator.

    Rooster's Bar-a great place to relax. Commercial Beer Refrigerator.

  • Mini-Kitchen and Art Studio with 2 Built In Beds! GLORIOUS VIEWS/Every Direction

    Mini-Kitchen and Art Studio with 2 Built In Beds! GLORIOUS VIEWS/Every Direction

  • Upstairs art studio sleeping space with two built-in bancos/XL Twins

    Upstairs art studio sleeping space with two built-in bancos/XL Twins

  • Looking out at view at bar in mini-kitchen in NEW art studio--360*Window Views

    Looking out at view at bar in mini-kitchen in NEW art studio--360*Window Views

  • Fire pit with wood supplied for FREE and views are free, too!

    Fire pit with wood supplied for FREE and views are free, too!

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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