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Soaring Splendor -Steam Shower/Hot Tub-Fabulous Views! 115+Reviews~in/Out Fire

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Massive outdoor patio shaped with radius of front

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Last updated: 11/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)

Casita Ave Maria is LOVED by all and it is a 900-square foot, OPEN designed casita that was created and built by the Clancys. Casita Ave Maria has over 110 positive reviews.

(Will book one/two nights for more money per night than three nights per night-- IF it fits with other bookings-just ask-especially last-minute.) The more nights you book-the bigger the discount.

Casita Ave Maria showcases a radiused front wall that opens up the floor space and makes the large kiva fireplace a focal point. David Clancy sculpted the incredible kiva and colored it with the perfect hue to offset it on the adobe-colored plaster that adorns all the walls. Natural wood cabinets shaped and built by David, knotty pine doors and tongue and groove ceilings wrap their warmth around you as you sit in this spiritual space and gaze out the Southern windows at the canyon, the Southwestern windows at the valley below and amazing sun sets or the mountains from the Eastern patio.

The original design of this casita boasts a HUGE patio on the Southern side, a serpentine-paved patio edged with decorative block piers with lighting insets. The Southwestern side hosts a large patio which can be accessed out the bedroom door. A 6-person hot tub and grande, outdoor fireplace await your arrival on this side and you can sit in the hot tub and marvel at the valley and canyon views, watch the sun rise and set, or count the shooting stars at night.


Talavera-tile adorns the kitchen cupboards and kitchen island. Brick-paved flooring with RADIANT FLOOR HEATING warm every step you take in this precious space. All NEW, stainless steel appliances await your use. Large, stackable washer and dryer is in its own closet.

The bedroom area is in the OPEN area of the entire casita but tucked away in the SouthWest side of the open space.

A door to the SouthWest patio is off of the bedroom area making quick visits to and from the hot tub or the outdoor fireplace delightfully easy!! Pets are welcome with a pet fee.

Spirit-soothing STEAM shower is stunningly slate-tiled with a glass door that encloses you in what we call the ''Enchanted Cave'' shower. Steam and dream away!

Starting supplies of wood are supplied for your use in both the indoor and outdoor fireplaces, basic start-ups of some spices, laundry and dish soap and paper products are supplied for your pleasure.

This can be rented with Casa de Cuentos (3 beds/2baths) for a larger party.

Dog/Pet Fee-$50 for a three-night booking per dog and for more nights-$15.00 per night/per dog-$95 for a week's booking (Will discount for two dogs depending upon length of stay.)

Everyone loves Casita Ave Maria! You will, too!

We require payment in full to hold your booking unless your total is over $1000 and more than three months out. If you need to split payments, just ask. Ask for our cancellations policy-we do have one.

If you need a larger home with more beds/baths and a enormous, fenced-in yard-check out Casa de Cuentos-our original! VRBO.com/129625
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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, Love
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outside only!...moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • ALL open..no walls except for bathroom/steam shower. Aero bed for third/fourth person. King Bed: The bed in in its own area of the casita and part of the OPEN design. It is not walled off from the rest of the house. The bathroom is the only enclosed space besides the closets. Convertible Bed: AERO bed for third.fourth person may be available IF requested ahead of visit. The courch is extra large and cozy and many have been known to prefer that for sleeping vs. aero bed. Crib: Can be made available IF requested ahead of visit...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Full 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Gorgeous, rejuvenating STEAM SHOWER and rain shower.

Other Amenities

  • Cable/Satellite TVDVDCD PlayerPrivate Hot Tub: 6-person LARGE SUMATRAN Hot springs--has incredible jets and a 'big-person' lounger. The amazing view of the canyon and valley during the day and the SHOOTING stars at night are indescribable!! WOW, is all you will say!! Sauna: Aromotherapy Steam Shower in bathroom--can be used as regular shower or used as a sauna/steam shower.. Deck/Patio: Large deck/patio out of bedroom door that hosts the 6-person hot tub and grande outdoor fireplace-lots of outdoor seating. Balcony: Giant, brick-pavered serpentine patio with balcony that overlooks canyon and valley-lots of outdoor seating. Brick-pavered radiant floor heating, all new stainless steel appliances, large outdoor fireplace, indoor huge KIVA fireplace, STEAM SHOWER with slate tile, talavera tiled kitchen, aero bed for third person/fourth IF requested ahead of visit...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    We supply FREE wood to you..what a dream!...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant floor---oh so warm....moreless

  • Internet:

    Desktop computer AND wireless....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxurious linens for the bed and thick, luscious towels for the bathroom and hot tub....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and hot tub towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    We supply the laundry soap....moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    INSIDE and OUTSIDE fireplaces...they are both artisically designed and massive!!...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Dishwasher, smooth top stove with convection and regular oven, ice maker, water filtered/fountain on outside of refrigerator door, coffee maker/grinder/ all pots, pans, dishes, some spices and coffee and tea...moreless

  • Microwave

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Giant, brick-pavered serpentine patio with balcony that overlooks canyon and valley-lots of outdoor seating...moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck/patio out of bedroom door that hosts the 6-person hot tub and grande outdoor fireplace-lots of outdoor seating...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    6-person LARGE SUMATRAN Hot springs--has incredible jets and a 'big-person' lounger. The amazing view of the canyon and valley during the day and the SHOOTING stars at night are indescribable!! WOW, is all you will say!!...moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna:

    Aromotherapy Steam Shower in bathroom--can be used as regular shower or used as a sauna/steam shower...moreless

  • Steam Shower

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Opening Ski DAZE!
Dec 11 - Dec 14, 2016
3 night min stay
$89

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Beginning Holiday
Dec 15 - Dec 18, 2016
3 night min stay
$149

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

New Years Week
Dec 29 - Dec 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$269

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

New Year's Week 2017
Jan 1 - Jan 7, 2017
2 night min stay
$199

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Winter SKI Season 2017
Jan 8 - Mar 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$149
$879

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

SPRING Break 2017
Mar 6 - Apr 2, 2017
4 night min stay
$179
$999

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Low Season
Apr 3 - May 11, 2017
3 night min stay
$129
$699
Summer 2017
May 12 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$165
$959 $3,299

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$149
$879

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:


Notes:

$50 Pet fee is min for a min stay. For a longer stay than 3 nights, the pet fee will be recalculated at $15 per night up to a max of $95 for a week's stay for one pet. 2 pets would be more. Will discount for 2 depending upon length of stay.

WILL BOOK TWO NIGHTS IF IT IS LAST-MIN. OR FITS BETWEEN TWO OTHER BOOKINGS FOR A HIGHER RATE THAN OUR NORMAL NIGHTLY RATE.

Ex. Person Fee-$15 per night

EMAIL for last-minute rates (within 10 days of arriving) and TWO-NT. Stays (last-minute) for great deals!

If you are staying a week or less-we prefer total payment up front. If your total is more than a week's booking and more than two months out--we will take half the payment up front and the other half is due on or before two months of arrival.

Cancellation Fee: If you cancel before three months of arrival-you get your booking $ back MINUS a 20 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 90 days of arrival-you forfeit the amount UNLESS we are able to rebook. Refund will be minus the cancellation fee. We highly recommend traveler's insurance-google for the best companies and rates. We don't travel without it when we prepay for travel and lodging.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 11/28/2016
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Location

Car: Necessary

Other Activities: Shopping, Cross Country Skiing, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Health/Beauty Spa, Racquetball, Hot Air Ballooning

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Welcome to Casita AveMaria in Taos! We, the Clancys, purchased our vacation/future retirement home property in 2007. We had often visited Taos and enjoyed our short stays. It was during the filming of a short, indie-film for a friend, with Taos as the location, that Tammi declared she wanted to retire in Taos. The Taos magic blessed that statement. We have had the most amazing guests and they have all added to the charm of our home. We built the casita, Casita Ave Maria, and finished it in 2010-across from Casa de Cuentos-our original home first purchased in 2007. We thought we would "retire" in it and built it to our liking. Alas, we have never simplified enough so we stay in our large house down the road and guests get to enjoy the design and coziness of Casita Ave Maria.

Why the Owner Chose El Prado, NM, USA:
The Land of Enchantment, truly, enough said. One has to experience it to know that it IS.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Unparalleled views! The Hondo Valley below and the Taos Mountains behind--turquoise sky everywhere. Sit back and breathe in the peace.


Contact us

Speaks: english, Love
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

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Photos

  • Massive outdoor patio shaped with radius of front

    Massive outdoor patio shaped with radius of front

  • 6-person hot tub on large bedroom deck

    6-person hot tub on large bedroom deck

  • Very deep, cozy living room couch and chair. (Great for naps!)

    Very deep, cozy living room couch and chair. (Great for naps!)

  • Luxurious bed/bedding-Sweet Dreams are Made of These!

    Luxurious bed/bedding-Sweet Dreams are Made of These!

  • Artistic-tiled STEAM shower with sitting bench!

    Artistic-tiled STEAM shower with sitting bench!

  • Spectacular setting! Terraces facing South canyon

    Spectacular setting! Terraces facing South canyon

  • Four, different outdoor seating areas/two umbrellas!  Outdoor fireplace, too.

    Four, different outdoor seating areas/two umbrellas! Outdoor fireplace, too.

  • Owner-supplied wood for BOTH of your fireplaces-inside and out!

    Owner-supplied wood for BOTH of your fireplaces-inside and out!

  • Incredible outdoor lighting that can be accessed from inside hot tub, too!

    Incredible outdoor lighting that can be accessed from inside hot tub, too!

  • Outdoor table seating on brick-pavered serpentine

    Outdoor table seating on brick-pavered serpentine

  • stunning talavera-tile throughout spacious kitchen

    stunning talavera-tile throughout spacious kitchen

  • View into living area and bedroom in back corner.

    View into living area and bedroom in back corner.

  • Flat screen HDTV!

    Flat screen HDTV!

  • Elevated, copper sink.

    Elevated, copper sink.

  • Brand new appliances throughout

    Brand new appliances throughout

  • Enter paradise and be prepared for breathtaking views of the valley/foothills.

    Enter paradise and be prepared for breathtaking views of the valley/foothills.

  • Massive outdoor living area with fireplace and WE SUPPLY the WOOD!

    Massive outdoor living area with fireplace and WE SUPPLY the WOOD!

  • Powdered-snow!

    Powdered-snow!

VRBO #295657

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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