About the property
- House900 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
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 150 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-$65 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 cancellation policy-we do have one.
If you need a larger home with more beds/baths and an enormous, fenced-in yard-check out Casa de Cuentos-our original! VRBO.com/129625
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 25, 2018
About Tammi Clancy
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.
Tammi Clancy purchased this House in 2007
Why Tammi Clancy chose El Prado
The Land of Enchantment, truly, enough said. One has to experience it to know that it IS.
What makes this House unique
Unparalleled views! The Hondo Valley below and the Taos Mountains behind--turquoise sky everywhere. Sit back and breathe in the peace.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect place for peace,quiet
Had a great time at this casita. Nicely decorated, great views, hot tub and very comfortable. Loved the warmth of this home. The heated floors were perfect as the fireplaces. Perfect rental.
Loved it !
Home away from home! The casita was so clean and cozy ; has everything you could possible need and more for a comfortable stay ; steam shower was awesome ! The views are gorgeous ; the owners went above and beyond to ensure our stay was great 👍🏻; can't say enough good things about this place ; we will be back! Family of 4; Nat
Beautiful location, very comfortable casita, so quiet and relaxing...we loved it.
The Casita Maria was wonderful and provided us sanctuary for a quiet, comfortable, and restful vacation. The view from the deck is spectacular, and the night stars, viewed from the hot tub, are beyond belief. There is much to see and do in the area and many good restaurants to enjoy. We loved our time in Taos.
A wonderful little getaway!
My husband and I absolutely loved our stay at Casita Ave Maria! The views are stunning, the casita is charming and romantic, and the stargazing from the hot tub is relaxing. The kitchen is well appointed and the kiva fireplace made every night cozy! The steam shower is a must use! We look forward to staying next time we’re in Taos!
Beautiful Views, Quiet Solitude, Relax in Style
This is my 3rd year to stay at the Casita Ave Maria. It is pure paradise found. I love to Ski and it is a straight shot up to the Ski Valley. The views are endless. Once I watched a Hot Air Balloon in the distance traveling along the mesa. The Sunsets are spectacular. The Hot Tub and Deck are Nicer than 5 Star resorts could provide. The interior layout is fantastic for a couple. Very open with great views all around. And the Steam shower is a dream in the dry desert air environment. Very private -You will never see the owners but I have met them and they are truly friendly and special. Couldn't have a better combination.
Great Taos get-away!
Wife, daughter and I stayed 5 days in January 2018 while skiing Taos Ski Valley. What a great place this is! Everything about it was great, but the Steam Shower was especially great. We enjoyed nights under the stars along with both indoor and outdoor fires... had a blast! We'll definitely be back!
Other Activities: Shopping, Cross Country Skiing, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Health/Beauty Spa, Racquetball, Hot Air Ballooning
Additional information about rental rates
$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.