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Exquisitely Furnished Classical SW Adobe (Totally Trustworthy see reviews)

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 - 5 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + cot, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Casa Blanca, a 3,000 sq. ft. classical southwestern adobe home exquisitely designed and furnished in the Santa Fe style. For the discriminate renter wishing to stay in the finest home available.

Conveniently located between historic town of Taos ( 6 miles) and Taos Ski Valley ( 14 miles) off highway 150 two miles from 150,522 & 64 intersection . Located in a subdivision and surrounded by three open acres. Half mile from nationally ranked major tennis club. Great location for sports enthusiast as well as local amenities, restaurant, galleries & historic sites.

Warm, bright, romantic with magnificent views of mountains or sunsets from every room. Three wing house design provides abundance of privacy. Outdoor hot tub and indoor Jacuzzi tub. Very large Master Suite with massive four poster log bed, fireplace and sitting area. 'Taos Blue Bedroom' has king bed made in Taos. 'Sunset Bedroom' has locally made queen iron bed and southwest iron decor. Viga and latilla ceilings throught home, two kiva fireplaces, new tile floors, fully tiled baths and kitchen.

Enjoy the classic Southwestern kitchen, Southwestern tableware and warm dining area that seats eight. New professional cook top, oven, refrigerator and all new appliances. Recently upgraded with new High E heating system, tile floors and interior paint , high E washer & dryer. Sheets and towels Sanitized.

Relax and experience the fantastic views. Four separate outdoor viewing/dining areas with fantastic views and new high quality patio dining sets. Two large walled in courtyards in front and back, separate garden seating.

Large screen LCD TV, Dish Network with DVR, stereo, DVD, CD player entertainment center. Wireless internet for your use.

Skiing, hiking, rafting, biking, tennis and golf are all close by. Top notch tennis center 3/4 mile away.

Keywords: House, ski rental,summer rental,vacation rental

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

About The Owner

Owner has experience visiting Taos for past 25 years. Avid skier, biker & hiker. Owner manages home and visits frequently. Local 'home care' assistants clean and ready home. Owner eagerly will provide information on travel, dining, entertainment and local activities.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Exquisitely Furnished Classical SW Adobe (Totally Trustworthy see reviews)
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
Park Ridge, IL

4 years in a row, great stay

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home is definitely our favorite rental in Taos, and the location is perfect. Owner is caring and responsive, and the property is beautifully maintained. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation Home in Taos

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many houses in the Taos area over many years, and this is definitely the best! The house is lovely - very spacious and immaculately clean. It is clearly a home and not just a vacation rental. It is located in an upscale neighborhood in the perfect location between Taos Plaza and the ski area. The views are awesome. The owner is easy to communicate with and wants to make sure your stay is enjoyable. Great experience all around!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This IS the BEST vacation rental EVER!

  • 5 of 5

If you want to stay in the swankiest home near Taos, this is it! My two friends and I get together once a year for an epic vacation and this was the best place we have stayed so far! The views are fabulous from every window and the many outdoor sitting areas. It is very quiet and peaceful and only 10 minutes away from Taos. Very close to MANY beautiful hiking trails. The hot tub is the best we have experienced. You are NOT overwhelmed by chlorine fumes or left with a bleached bathing suit. If you are lucky, like I was twice during my stay, you can watch the lightening and hear the thunder nearby while staying warm in the tub. The hot tub is the best place for watching the sunset, too. And if you can stay up late enough (summer-time) there are a zillion stars in the sky, more than I have ever seen anywhere.

The thing I liked most about this house was that it always stayed a very nice temperature- around 69 to 70 degrees F. So you are not cold in the morning or too hot in the afternoon. If you get a little warm at night, you can open a bedroom window and have a nice cool breeze float through. Each bedroom has an oversized fluffy warm robe that I wore daily- so nice after relaxing in the hot tub.

Make sure you take a leisurely stroll through the 'neighborhood' in the evening. There are lots of bun buns (cotton-tailed bunnies) hopping around and they are soooooo cute! Plus, it is fun to look at all the other very nice homes in this upscale area.

We LOVED staying here and so will you!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedar Hill, TX

Fabulous Home!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Charlie for sharing your awesome home with us 6 gals. You have thought of everything anyone could want or need. I have been staying at VRBO and Home Away vacation rentals for over 15 years and this one was by far the BEST! There was plenty of room for all of us to spread out, plenty of bathrooms for 6 women getting ready in the mornings. We cook several meals in the gourmet kitchen which had everything you could ever need. The hot tub was great, the views were amazing . . . where ever you were, in or out of the house. Thank you for the recommendation of Pizano's Pizza, we all gave it rave reviews. We're thinking of making your place our annual girl's destination trip. We will definitely be back soon! :) Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home!! Great Location!! We Loved It!!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Charlie, what an enjoyable stay we had in your home!

We've rented in Taos 12 times over the years, mainly in Los Altos. Casa Blanca was by far the best appointed house we've ever stayed in at Taos. Kitchen has ANYthing you need. Rooms are spacious, with a large dining room and living room. Hot tub worked great without issue (I've had more than one experience where the property was hot tub equipped, but was not working because " went out last week and the technician can't get out until next week".....not the case here!). Garage accommodated both our vehicles, a full size truck and a full size SUV.

All-in-all, a great experience with the owner from initial contact, through checkout. We would definitely rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great ski retreat! Close to the slopes and town

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Taos as a ski destination and my family of 5 and I will be back! The house was beautiful and spacious. It was perfectly located between the town of Taos and the Taos Ski Valley. The fully equipped kitchen with crock pot was great to have. We enjoyed our time under the stars in the hot tub after a great day of skiing (no lift lines and excellent snow conditions!). Charlie was great to work with and his binder of local information came in handy when choosing a restaurant or fun activity in the area. Our stay in this amazing home has created a special vacation memory for me and my family.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Point of Interest
Town of Taos


Rates & Availability

El Prado House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Ski
Feb 11 2017 - Mar 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
main Spring Break
Mar 11 2017 - Mar 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Late Spring Break
Mar 19 2017 - Mar 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Maximum of 7 people including 2 children

Discounts for less than five people.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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El Prado House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Two separate sinks areas
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Two sink areas and two bath areas
    Granite 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom # 2 is located near laundry room and master area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite with sitting area and double Jacuzzi
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 murphy bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1), roll out cot (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis

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