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Mountains in Your Face

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 1-6; 2 Bedrooms (3 beds), 2 Baths, 1 lrg. pull-out in living room.

Make you reservations now for ski season. Luna Vista in Taos is 25 minutes from the ski valley. If skiing or snowshoeing isn't your thing, take leisurely walks around the plaza to shop or window gaze, visit the Taos Pueblo, eat at any of the fine restaurants or just relax at Luna Vista, your spacious adobe home. Enjoy the glorious views of Taos Mountain and the Sangre de Cristo Range from the front porch or the hot tub. Or, take in the views from Luna Vista's roomy interior. Sleeping features are a bedroom with a massive king sleigh bed and another with two queens. The sofa pulls out to a queen in the living room as well. The house is built with traditional viga ceilings and tile floors and sports furniture built for comfort, a complete kitchen with enough room for two cooks, original Southwestern art work and a cozy TV nook with recliners off the living room. The banquet-type dining table and openness make for great for entertaining yet the home encourages intimate getaways as well. While in Taos, visit the Taos Pueblo, or any number of shops, restaurants, music venues, museums and art galleries. Enjoy Taos Ski Valley or one of the many colorful towns nearby, then return to the serenity of your accommodations.


Owner
Sally Ooms
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Sally Ooms

I have a career as a print journalist, and wrote a non-fiction book at a casita on the property. The book is called Finding Home: How Americans Prevail. A native of Kansas City, I lived in New Mexico for more than 20 years. I moved to the California Delta in 2013 after an extensive book tour, and am plotting another book.

I still make all the bookings and oversee operations from afar. A manager on site sees to visitors' needs.

My mate and I are travelers, part gypsy. We have spent eight weeks in New Zealand junketing about in a camper van, then four weeks traveling around Australia. We have a BMW motorcycle which we took to Alaska a few summers ago, the north shore of Lake Superior and the Grand Canyon.

Cooking, gardening, hiking, swimming and painting all top my list of fun things to do, along with appreciating my partner's photography.

Sally Ooms purchased this house in 2003

Why Sally Ooms chose El Prado

The mountains and quality of light found in and around Taos have become part of my soul. I love the organic feel of an adobe house. Plus I am a sucker for a view. That's why I chose my particular viewing spot. The sunrises and sunsets always delight. Watching the moon rise from the portal is magic.

Amenities

El Prado House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • + Convertible bed(s)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Mountain View. Handicapped and Wheelchair Accessible (may have limitations). Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer.

Reviews

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Mountains in Your Face
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
5

Mountains truly are in your face

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home with a lot of space to enjoy the views and watch the sky change colors. The sweet details are true to NM, and make you feel warm and welcome. We visited with our two small children, and there was plenty of space for them to play while we cooked or watched the sunset/rise. We are regular visitors of Taos and will look to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your comments. I'm so glad you had what sounds like a good, relaxing time. Glad the children enjoyed it too. Come back soon.
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5

It was everything it was said to be and more!

  • 5 of 5

It is a beautiful home with a fabulous atmosphere. Conveniently located near The Plaza and lots of restaurants, it took very little time to travel to other points of interest around Taos. The mountain and sky views were amazing.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Wayne. Glad you liked Luna Vista in Taos' convenience, home atmosphere and views. Please come back again soon. Sally
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5

Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Luna Vista. It was so nice and comfortable. We would definitely stay there again. We also drove to Red River and did a guided ATV ride that we enjoyed very much as well as rafting the Rio Grande with Cottam's. We also enjoyed Taos Mesa Brewery.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing a review. It sounds as though you packed in a lot of good activities. Come back and enjoy some more. You are always welcome. Sally
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5

Mountain is in your face!

  • 5 of 5

Love the quite, the views and the home. Beautiful artwork on the walls, beds are very comfortable. Shower head in the guest bedroom needs updating, but overall a great stay. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Time

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We can't hope for more! Thanks also for posting.
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Wonderful time with awesome views!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't be happier with our stay at Luna Vista. Both owner Sally (who we spoke to by phone) and manager Madrona (who took care of us in person) were terrific. The property is even more spacious than we expected from the photos, and there are great views all the way around. We were welcomed with fresh flowers and a big bowl of fruit in the kitchen. The decor is elegant and relaxing. The kitchen is well-stocked and easy to use, which is great as we cooked all our breakfasts and one dinner in. (Grill works great!) Loved enjoying fires in the kiva fireplace, for which there was plenty of wood stocked. We used the hot tub every day. It was also very handy to have a complete laundry room and drying rack for our suits. There were also plenty of extra towels, sheets, pillows, and blankets.

We enjoyed a spectacular sunset on the last day. It was a fabulous, comfortable time away.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are most appreciative. We think it is a special spot and are so happy to have that confirmed. Come back and stay soon.
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Map

Nearest Airport
130 Miles
Albuquerque

Two Hour Drive from Albuquerque Airport, 15 Min. from Taos) The ski valley for winter fun is 25 minutes away (Taos Ski Valley) and there are others in the area. The house is a nice base in the summer for people who want to hike, raft, walk, enjoy Taos Pueblo or excellent small museums and great restaurants.

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Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.25%

Pets are welcome. When you arrive, you will be asked to give my managers a check for $50 per pet as a refundable deposit. The check is then torn up after the maid checks the home. Usually no problem. There is no fenced yard. Pets must be walked and taken with you when you go out or kenneled. I have a kennel if you don't want to travel with one.

I send a contract stating the amount for deposit which is normally half the rent minus the tax. Renters may return the signed contract with a check or write in their credit card. If they are not comfortable with that, they are able to call me with the number. After I receive the contract and payment, I send an invoice showing the rest of the amount due upon arrival. Last minute is thru e-mail.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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