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Charming Artist Casita with Southwest Details & Fabulous Views

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Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Yahoo Travel named Taos 'One of the ten best mountain towns in the world' Forbes Magazine named Taos number three on its list of America's prettiest towns.

Casita Perdido: Perfect for a ski getaway or just some time alone. Convenient to all Taos has to offer: world-class skiing, shopping, gallery browsing and great restaurants. Enjoy a cozy fire in the hand sculptured kiva fireplace, or just sit on the portal and take in the views of Taos Mountain and the Sangre de Christos. This is the perfect summer or winter get-away retreat.

Built in a natural pueblo style, with natural mud plasters, viga ceilings and beautiful kiva fireplace this home exudes true Southwestern charm. And it is full of original art, antiques, family treasures and Navajo weavings for you to enjoy.

The queen sized antique bed is a family antique and is outfitted with fine linens. If you enjoy cooking, you will love the full size kitchen with gas stove, microwave and large refrigerator/freezer with ice-maker.

You can serve dinner in the separate dining area then build a fire and settle in under one of the antique quilts for a romantic evening. Or go for an evening out to enjoy one of the area’s many fine restaurants. Later, take a walk under the stars or sit in the hot tub and watch the moon rise over Taos Mountain.

Outside is a beautiful flagstone portal with jaw-dropping views. The property overlooks Taos Pueblo land, which, many times is the grazing area for the Pueblo’s mustang herd. The nights are perfect for stargazing in the clear New Mexico air.

And if you absolutely need to keep in touch with the outside world, Casa Perdido has satellite HDTV and high-speed wireless Internet.

Your hosts, Randy and Sondra, live next door to answer questions and help with area information and directions. Casita Perdido is perfect for so romantic getaways… artists looking for inspiration…anyone wanting an unforgettable New Mexico vacation.

Keywords: Casita, Guest House, Adobe

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About The Owner

Randy and Sondra Phillips love the Taos area and enjoy sharing it with others. They are well traveled and understand what visitors and guests look for in a get-a-way.

The Owner purchased this house in 2003

Why The Owner chose New Mexico

National Geographic just named Taos as number 14 in its top 25 ski towns in the world. Taos is a world-class destination for winter sports, art, history, and outdoor activities all season.

What makes this house unique

This casita is charming, has all the comforts plus the most jaw-dropping views in Northern New Mexico. As Hosts, our goal is to be helpful, but not intrusive. Guests can have all the privacy they desire. We have arranged to have a Massage Therapist make in-Casita visits at a special guest rate. We can also help you arrange the perfect wedding or that 'to-good-to-be-true' honeymoon!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great place to get away

This house is fantastic and the perfect getaway to relax and unwind, or focus and work. The view from the house is stunning, the access is easy, and the house is extremely comfortable, including radiant floors! Randy is an exceptional host and extremely hospitable. I plan on staying here again.
Nov 2010
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Charming Artist Casita with Southwest Details & Fabulous Views
average rating of 4.904762 based on 28 reviews

Peaceful Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed this private casita with a beautiful view across to the mountains. It is well situated for exploring, and delightful for staying at home. All needs are provided for. Enjoy a lovely fireplace, an incredibly comfortable bed, and one of the most beautiful areas on the earth.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Cozy casita with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this casita for two nights and found it to be charming and cozy with a gorgeous view. It is convenient to downtown, yet far enough away for a quiet stay with beautiful night skies. The kitchen is well stocked and there is a washer/dryer that came in handy. The casita is decorated very tastefully - loved the art work!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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A great weekend stay for us

  • 5 of 5

The casita is ideal and we would happily return again for another stay. It is in a very quiet location with great views but still short drive to Taos and surrounds. The kitchen is very well stocked and had everything we could want. We enjoyed preparing meals and eating both inside and outside enjoying the views. There is a great deal of thought and attention that has gone into making this casita a place with plenty of character and warmth. You will not be disappointed if you stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Dreamy Casita

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the stay! Very cute and affordable, for staying in Taos. Far enough away from the town to have privacy, but close enough to have convinience. The host was very professional and nice. All of the paintings inside the house seem to be done by the host, which adds to the home away from home appeal.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Cozy, peaceful home away

  • 5 of 5

Randy and Sonya really know how to create a comfortable space. Gorgeous place to stage daily outings around Taos. Beautifully located and well maintained.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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A sweeping view and a yet a hidden oasis

  • 5 of 5

When I think of the beauty of New Mexico in the Summer, it is truly from the vantage of this Casita - big mountains, direct open sky and abundant sage. The kind of beauty that blows over your senses with smell, touch and sight. The Casita is perfectly situated to capture the gorgeous views yet close enough to Town to get the Taos experience while also allowing for a quick launch to the ski valley to enjoy marvelous hiking or skiing.

The Casita was perfectly comfortable for a couple and would be good for a family of four. It was very clean and well stocked with the basics to make a decent meal. There were plenty of big fluffy towels for after a hot shower.

The only challenge spot was the main house had a light on one night for awhile which shone rather brightly into our desire to enjoy the dark and quiet of the night. Lowering the blind helped.

Thank you. We will plan to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
22 Miles

Snowshoeing, sledding, in-room massage, wedding package, honeymoon package


Rates & Availability

Taos House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $35
Tax Rate 7.13%

Pets are allowed, but dogs only and discuss with the owner in advance

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
Kiva wood-burning fireplace, Original Art, Southwestern Pueblo Style. We sometimes will allow dogs, but please discuss with the owners before bringing a dog.

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