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Ski, Walk to Plaza, Romantic Adobe, Fenced in Backyard, KING Bed, HD TV, Netflix

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 320 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Casita, A/C, Private, Large Fenced-in Yard, Driveway Parking, CLEAN!

Save money on this cozy adobe casita with a private backyard 3 blocks from historic Taos Plaza. It’s the perfect place for romance and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Minimum stay is TWO NIGHTS (except holidays). The KING bed is very comfy. Two nights to two or three weeks, but we do not offer monthly rentals since our cleaning crew needs steady work - and they're the best. This casita is well appointed with basic supplies and very clean!

If you're drawn to Taos, you're probably a skier (it's excellent at nearby Taos Mountain) or you’re spiritual (our upstairs loft even has a meditation bench) or you’re into health and fitness (yoga mat and weights supplied.)

Wood floors and tongue-in-groove wood ceilings in both rooms add a special charm and the hand-plastered walls in the bedroom are tinted a salmon color that makes your skin look fantastic. The bedroom has a comfortable king-sized bed, adorned with four king size pillows, 400 thread count 100% cotton sheets, as many blankets as you want and, of course, a reading lamp on each side. Guests say it is very clean and comfortable. There's a full-length mirror plus an iron and a full size ironing board.

The tall shade trees in the backyard keep the casita cool, but if there’s a heat spell, just turn on the a/c. The private backyard is yours alone and has a charcoal grill and a small wrought-iron table with chairs. It is completely fenced in, but sorry, the enclosed hot tub is for guests of Casa Montoya (VRBO #67696), the larger property in front that sleeps 2 to 4 people, is 650 sf and features a large, fully-equipped kitchen, kiva gas fireplace, king bed and queen sofabed.

This casita has a kitchenette in the living room with 2-burner gas cook top, under-counter refrigerator, stainless steel sink, filtered water pitcher, toaster-oven, electric griddle, microwave and coffee maker. We regularly supply and refill condiments, cooking oils and spices and even some basic food items like coffee, tea, cereal, peanut butter and jelly, pasta and pasta sauce if you come in late and want a bite to eat, it's here! If you don’t feel like cooking, there are excellent restaurants within walking distance.

Bring your laptop (we have wireless internet) and your cell phone (we don’t have a telephone). If your favorite TV show is on while you'll be gone, just record it. We have a flat screen TV, Dish Hi Definition TV with DVR. And Netflix! A gas stove in the living room has a thermostat so you can be as toasty as you want. The bedroom has a/c, baseboard electric heat and there's a separate electric heater in the bathroom. The bathroom is small (no tub) with Mexican tiles, a hand-painted sink, and a Saltillo tile floor - plus a hair dryer and stocked medicine cabinet.

Casita Montoya is less expensive than our other vacation rental in Taos, but it’s quite charming and comfortable. It's small, but larger than a motel room and has a large backyard, approximately 30' x 30'. In the summer it’s always cool, (we have a/c) and toasty warm in winter! It’s a half-mile walk to the historic Plaza with lots of charming stores and galleries along the way on Kit Carson Road. The large fenced-in backyard has tall shade trees which keep it shady for you.

This is a non-smoking rental. One well-behaved dog allowed (well… maybe two). Private parking in the driveway.

Considered 'sacred' by many of the residents, Taos Mountain is a world-class ski resort. Taos has a rich history and cultural heritage, with numerous galleries, museums and festivals you can walk to from Casita Montoya. You'll love this place!

Keywords: casita

More Details

Owner
Ellen Wood
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Ellen Wood

Since 2007 I've been writing and giving inspirational talks (about growing younger!) and I'm currently writing my second book. Can I brag a little? My audio book, 'Think and Grow Young - Powerful Steps to Create a Life of Joy' won the 2011 gold Nautilus Award and I am blessed with four children, two stepchildren, two foster daughters, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. And for you, my wonderful, beautiful daughter Harper manages Casa Montoya and Casita Montoya. Her presence of mind, artistic nature and attention to detail makes sure the rentals are beautiful, in shape, well stocked and super clean.

Ellen Wood purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Ellen Wood chose New Mexico

There's no place more magical or inspiring than Taos! And although small, this is a joyful house. The large, fenced in backyard sets it above and beyond others of its kind. It's close proximity to Taos attractions, yet on a quiet street make this casita very appealing. It is so sweet, it feels magical and inspiring too, just like Taos!

What makes this cottage unique

It's uniquely less expensive, though charming and comfortable. In the summer it's always cool, and toasty warm in winter! It's an easy walk to the historic Plaza with lots of delightful stores and galleries along the way. The private, fenced-in backyard has tall cottonwood trees which keep it cool and shady for you. In the summertime, sit back and watch the hummingbirds flitter about.

Map

Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Numerous restaurants between 0.3 and 1 mile.
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: necessary

Historic Taos Plaza is 3 blocks away, walk to restaurants, galleries, museums, the park, shops, the theater (Taos Community Auditorium) or stay in and enjoy your private backyard.

Amenities

Taos Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 320 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
  • Handmade Mexican tiles on walls, counter and backsplash, matching sink is also hand-painted. Saltillo tile floor. Bathroom shower is tall enough for the tallest person, but narrow. Shower measures approximately 30" deep and 30" wide. Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash provided, as well as absorbent 100% cotton terrycloth plush towels. Medicine cabinet is stocked with Qtips, toothpaste, Acetamenophin, Ibuprofen, hand lotion, hair dryer, disposable shower caps among other common bathroom items.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 king
  • King size bed (1). Quality, 100% cotton linens. Allergen-free duvet and pillows. Classic Taos Pueblo style, hand plastered adobe walls. Reading lamp on both sides of bed. Variety of best-seller novels in each nightstand. TV viewable from bed. Games, playing cards, CD player, DVD player, a small selection of DVDs, etc in cabinet below TV. Tastefully decorated.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water skiing
Notes:
This casita is just 2 rooms plus small bath but does have a curved stairway to a charming loft for meditation, relaxing, enjoying private space, looking down on your partner preparing dinner... You can't stand up in it (unless you're really, really short) but there's a meditation bench and a folding mattress shaped into seating, a rug, pillows, yoga mat and weights.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.857143 based on 84 reviews
5

Casita Montoya was perfect for us and our dog.

  • 5 of 5

Casita Montoya is small but very well furnished and clean and was perfect for our 4 day getaway with our dog. It was so nice to have a private backyard to relax and play with our dog. Off street parking is also a big plus.The king size bed was very comfortable and the loft was perfect for reading and napping. We were amazed at the attention to detail Ellen provided. There were pantry items available, charcoal for the backyard grill and toiletries stocked in the bathroom. Ellen communicated with us as soon as we booked and provided detailed information concerning our arrival and stay. Casita Montoya is an enjoyable walk to the Plaza. Thank you Ellen for providing such a special little casita.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arizona
5

Clean, cozy

  • 5 of 5

The casita is very cute and well appointed. The bed is huge and comfy. It is very small (especially the bathroom and refrigerator) and there was some neighborhood noise (so if spacious, quiet seclusion is what you crave this may not be the place). But we walked to town and enjoyed the spacious backyard. Ellen was responsive and sweet. Overall, we (and our pup) would recommend this cozy spot.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

excellent

  • 5 of 5

The casita was perfect. It was clean, bed was extremely comfortable and the little fenced in back yard was perfect for our dogs to have some outdoor space to play. The casita was stocked with everything you could want in a home, you can really tell the owner put a lot of time and thought into making this a great vrbo rental for her guests. When I return to Taos I will definitely be renting this casita again. Plus it was literally 2 blocks from the central sqaure, 2 of the local breweries were a 5 minute walk away as well. It is really perfectly centered in town.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Augustine, Florida
5

Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Casita, very clean and pretty, close walk to the Plaza, very quiet as well.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Casita was lovely and a great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We will plan on using HomeAway again.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hull, MA
5

Wonderful casita!

  • 5 of 5

No details were left out - even treats for my pup! The yard was lovely and walking distance to town!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $55
Pet Fee $20

The base rate of $70/night is our lowest rate and is in effect for early November, early December and the month of April. Our highest rate, $150/night, is for the Christmas/New Years holiday season. May is $87/night. In summertime and the ski season the rates are $97/night. A one-time cleaning fee of $50 to $60 is charged. Plus pet fee if you bring your pooch. ALL TAXES ARE INCLUDED – importa

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