Rural Appeal Yet So Close to Town(59 Reviews)
The owner has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more
- Minimum stay:1-4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)
Enter from the covered portal into a kitchen fully equipped for all your cooking needs. If I don't have it, you probably don't need it! You will enjoy cooking on my 1949 O'Keefe & Merritt gas stove The living room is warm and inviting. A gas log stove in the corner provides central heat, but the wood burning kiva fireplace sets the tone. Ample firewood is located in a wood box just outside the kitchen door. There is an extensive DVD video library and numerous CDs. All you need for a quiet evening at home. In fact most guests spend more time here relaxing than they do out adventuring. The master bedroom has another kiva fireplace and an antique brass and iron queen size bed with down comforters and lots of pillows and good bedside reading lights. The large walk in closet opens to a hot tub under an 80' elm tree. There two full bathrooms in the home One has a deep tub and an array of candles. The second bedroom has an antique double iron bed and original art.
The outdoor patio is furnished with teak garden furniture, a fireplace and bbq grill. The yard is enchanting even in winter. Towering cottonwood trees line one side of the property above the numerous out buildings. There is a large lawn and an orchard of mature apple, apricot, plum and pear trees. The many garden beds were lovingly planted by the owner ( a professional landscaper) and are surrounded by many tall trees and a flowing acequia.
This property was once the home of Taos writer John Nichols of 'Milagro Beanfield War' fame which was written in what is now a two room guest casita (Also available for additional guests) However, this property is described in virtually all of John's books both fiction and non fiction in great detail. John is a friend and still lives nearby.
There are fun and fanciful touches to delight throughout the property from the turquoise Willy's planter truck in the front pasture to the Mardi Gras beads flung in the trees, the whimsical gardens and the outdoor art everywhere. The two story tree house is a fun day time getaway for all ages. So much to explore here!
There is also a two room casita/guesthouse across the driveway with a double and twin bed, lights and heat for overflow guests at an additional cost of $25 per person per night.Guests here can take advantage of the two full baths inside the main house--towels and robes provided
For the adventurous the tree house and an Airstream trailer are delightful summer spaces (at the $25 per person fee) The tree house has two twins on main floor and a queen in the loft. There is a shaded deck with pasture views. It is built around a huge heritage apple tree.
The Airstream is 1971 vintage with lots of privacy in the back pasture. Big covered porch with mountain views. The interior has been fully remodeled and has a double bed in front room and a twin down the hallway.
***Please note that when you rent the main house, the whole two acre property is your and I do not rent out any of the other spaces during your stay. Something guests love so much about my home is the privacy.
This property has appeared in Enchanted Homes, New Mexico Magazine and Green New Mexico. It was also featured on the Taos Home and Garden tour.
It must be seen to be believed. It is truly magical.
Keywords: Private, yet convenient amazingly comfortable, peaceful and eclectic, fun, whimsical
PLEASE NOTE: Even if my calendar is already reserved for your dates please contact me .(casademelissa@gmail or 415 497-7761) I have 10 of my own rentals Taos Vacation Rentals --all on Vrbo/HomeAway I have everything from one bedroom apartments, one, two and three bedroom homes and even family compounds. You will love to stay with me for your Taos vacation getaway!!! Melissa, the Vacation Rental Queen of Taos...
When you're ready to book, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Paying with a credit card on VRBO protects your payment for up to $10,000 against listing fraud. We recommend completing your booking on VRBO.Learn more
Member since: 2009
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Queen size Beds (1) Master bedroom has queen size antique brass/iron bed..., Double Beds (1) Second bedroom has double iron antique bed with antique furnishings, original art and private bath with deep tub..., Twin or Single Beds (1) property has all kinds of additional accommodations--two room casita, re furbished Airstream. cottages and of course the two story tree house. Any combination is possible..., Baby Cribs (1) I could come up with one..., Murphy Beds (1) I love murphy beds--had one in college days. Maybe if I do a log cabin, hogan or teepee in back pasture......moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access
- Gas Fireplace:
- Linens Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace:
- Catering Available:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
Yes and it is magic--just steps ouside master bedroom with seasonal outdoor shower. Total peivacy on this property. i love to sit in the hot tub in the winter with full moon or snowfall and 'Survey ...moreless
- Private Pool:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 18 - Jan 6, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $25
- cleaning $100
- Taxes Not included
Rates based on 2-4 guests Additional guests (up to 10 total) are charged $25 per night and higher cleaning fee may apply. Contact owner directly regarding additional guests
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now
Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.
If you are looking for total privacy in a rural setting, yet a 10 minute walk to town or -2 minute drive, this is the home for you... An amazing 'Truly Taos' home
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: I was a landscaper in Marin Co. California and was ready for a change of pace and place. I found my house on my birthday - June 21. It was love at first sight. The property is so special the variety, the quiet, the trees and flowers,the other buildings and the proximity to town. It is just plain perfect.
Why the Owner Chose Taos, NM, USA:
I grew up in the Southwest and even though I loved many things about the Bay Area, I missed seasons, mountains, turquoise skies and thunderstorms.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Peace and quiet with good proximity to town, comfortable and cozy and so many fun things to see.
- Tertiary: +1 4154977761 anytime cell
Links to more information:
Welcome to my home-the front driveway--my garden paradise
Private side patio--afternoon shady spot
Relax, kick back and enjoy your vacation!
Vegetable garden/flower garden--you pick in season for fresh produce and flowers
Garden fountain--love the sound of the water and it bathes so many birds...
Living/dining room--antiques, native rugs and fun touches everywhere you look
Master Bedroom/gueen bed--kiva fireplace in corner
The treehouse in the apple tree--everyones favorite--summer guesthouse--sleeps 4
Queen Bed in Loft
Taos sunset from the pasture
My Downtown Office for any /questions 106 Dona Luz
front entrance and patio. I love plants!
Patio fireplace (two room casita guesthouse in background
Garden area (If it holds soil, it's a planter) and outdoor hot tub under the elm
afternoon nap perhaps in the apple orchard???
Kitchen with vintage O'Keefe & Merritt gas stove--don't you love it?
Kiva fireplace in living room--great for chilly nights or mornings
Second bedroom with private bath
Two twins on main level
Guest Casita across the driveway (original house on the property 200 years old!)
View from back pasture--so southwestern!
Truck planter in front pasture/a local landmark and favorite photo subject
My Downtown Shop 108 Dona Luz
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Enter dates to see accurate pricing
Booking confirmation within 24 hours
Peace of mind when checking out through VRBO
- We'll back you with our Book With Confidence GuaranteeTM
- You'll get comprehensive payment protection when checking out on our website
- We're always here for you with customer service available 24/7
Read more about our Book with Confidence GuaranteeTM