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Mabel's Casita - Gorgeous Restored Historic Adobe-Walk to the Plaza

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Handcrafted gate entry to 1796 adobe, with Historic La Loma Plaza symbol

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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Tucked away on a secluded hilltop plaza that dates from 1796, you'll find Mabel's Loma Grande Casita (named for famed Taos matriarch, Mabel Dodge Luhan). The beautifully restored casita has a kiva fireplace in the mysterious bedroom, which was inspired by original textiles from the Yucatan. The living room is framed by huge viga logs, nichos and a wood-burning iron fireplace. The retreat is filled with hand-made rugs, talavera tiles and wood floors. The casita has everything you'll need- a fully appointed kitchen, laundry facilities and a charming outdoor courtyard, perfect to enjoy the famous Taos sunsets. Relax in the cedar hot tub or try your hand at some 'plein air' painting. The restaurants and galleries are a short 3-block walk. Some of the wonderful art pieces are available for purchase.

Keywords: Casita

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(303) 912-0658

Owner

Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    An extra pet fee (non-refundable is due) $25-$50 depending on length of stay...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Private courtyards filled with New Mexican flowers-great eating and lounging space...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Local history, art and entertainment...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Assortment of CD's, from oldies to Northern New Mexico artists...moreless

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Off street parking in front of the casita...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Iron wood stove in living room...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped Kitchen in 'Old Mexico' style with all the modern conveniences...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    spices, olive oil, sugar, coffee...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Private rear courtyard fenced with traditional latilla's, full of landscaping. Front Entry Courtyard provides privacy from La Loma Plaza...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Shared Hot Tub:

    One other casita shares this jetted hot tub. It is fenced for privacy...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday, 2016
Dec 16 - Jan 2, 2017
5 night min stay
$170
$1,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$125
$725 $2,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $75
  • Pet Fee $50

Notes:

Rates are higher on holidays and Spring break.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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Location

Take art and writing classes offered by many local professionals. Great walking location but within 30 minute drive to ski area. Most of original art in the casita is available for puchase.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Kate Culligan and Josh Comfort have lived in Denver for over 30 years owning and managing rental properties as a side- line to their professional lives. They have a Brady Bunch of kids-with Josh’s four kids and Kate’s two. She is a former Marketing and Promotions executive with Clear Channel Radio and has recently started a consulting practice specializing in career development. Josh is an Architect with extensive historic renovation experience, and has been a prime mover in the revitalization of Lower Downtown Denver, which is now filled with lofts and restaurants, many designed by Josh. A short 4-1/2 hour drive away, Taos offered a dramatically contrasting experience – inner city life in a burgeoning metropolitan area versus an ambling pace in a culturally complex small town. Their Taos adventure began eight years ago during a weekend getaway taken to replenish themselves during a particularly challenging period of their lives. Little did they know that a Sunday stroll down Morada Lane would result in a signed contract to purchase their first “unloved” but charming historic property, Casa Manana. The property had been empty for over a year and lacked adequate plumbing and electrical. But Kate and Josh saw through the overgrown courtyard and fuchsia pink walls to see the great “bones” of the property. After an extensive year- long renovation, they were hooked! Five years later they discovered La Loma plaza with its beautiful location on a hill overlooking the town. The private chapel and charming 200- year old homes were enticing and Casa Loma Chica and Mabel's were born.

Why the Owner Chose Taos, NM, USA:
We love rescuing historic properties and LaLoma Plaza is one of the hidden gem's of Taos. The plaza is one of the earliest settlements in the town with its own chapel and private plaza. The character of our casita was irresistable...the thick adobe walls, huge vigas on the ceiling and the location was perfect. We spent one full year rennovating it and have loved every minute. Since then, we continue to bring in new local art pieces, folk art, paintings and unique finds. Some of these pieces are now available for sale.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Mabel's is named after Mabel Dodge Luhan one of Taos' most influential art patrons of early 1900's. We have filled the casita with unique pieces of art, many of which are now available for sale. The colors of the walls are inspired by our many visits to colonial Mexico and South America...strong colors set the tone for a romantic stay.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

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Photos

  • Handcrafted gate entry to 1796 adobe, with Historic La Loma Plaza symbol

    Handcrafted gate entry to 1796 adobe, with Historic La Loma Plaza symbol

  • Comfortable relaxing in Living Room, TV/CD's, original vigas overhead

    Comfortable relaxing in Living Room, TV/CD's, original vigas overhead

  • Truly original art pieces adorn the casita, much of it FOR SALE!

    Truly original art pieces adorn the casita, much of it FOR SALE!

  • Hand-carved Mexican furniture for your morning cafe

    Hand-carved Mexican furniture for your morning cafe

  • Spacious separate Bedroom with Kiva display and Closet

    Spacious separate Bedroom with Kiva display and Closet

  • Private  landscaped courtyard with cozy eating and reading atmosphere

    Private landscaped courtyard with cozy eating and reading atmosphere

  • Casita filled with light from Entry Couryard through to Private Rear Courtyard

    Casita filled with light from Entry Couryard through to Private Rear Courtyard

  • Enjoy your 'old school' wood stove but with baseboard heating

    Enjoy your 'old school' wood stove but with baseboard heating

  • Contemporary Kitchen in 'Old Mexico' style, full equipped

    Contemporary Kitchen in 'Old Mexico' style, full equipped

  • Your roomy Bathroom with antique vanity, and more ART!

    Your roomy Bathroom with antique vanity, and more ART!

  • Romantic Bedroom inspired by the Mayans and the magical Yucatan

    Romantic Bedroom inspired by the Mayans and the magical Yucatan

  • Enjoy Taos's crisp air by relaxing in your cedar-clad hot tub, day or night!

    Enjoy Taos's crisp air by relaxing in your cedar-clad hot tub, day or night!

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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