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Outstanding Private Estate. Best Location. Special Rates!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This lovely one story, 3 bedroom home is conveniently located a half mile from the center of Taos and 20 miles from Taos Ski Area.

It is an historic adobe home which has been extensively expanded and remodeled. Additions include a large living room with Kiva fireplace, huge master suite, sun room, and a large den.

It is located within a half mile ewalking distance of the town plaza on a quiet cul-de-sac street with private parking and entry behind a remote control gate.

It has three bedrooms including a huge master suite. There are two private patios, one with gazebo, and the other with a 5 person hot tub.

There is a separate casita in back of the property that is currently occupied by a responsible, mature, quiet couple.

Keywords: Outstanding, private home, quite, cul-de-sac, gated, private parking, walk downtown, Resort and Spa close by, 20 miles to Taos Ski Valley!

More Details

Jim McBrayer
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2018

About Jim McBrayer

The owner is a retired park manager currently engaged in adventure travel, sailing, and fine art painting. He has invested considerable time and resources into improving and expanding this lovely property which was originally a small historic adobe cottage.

Jim McBrayer purchased this house in 2007

Why Jim McBrayer chose Taos

This property was purchased as a private home for the owner who takes great pride in it and wants to make it available to others. He has a second home in Colorado where he lives when not in Taos.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful, quiet location within walking distance to town with private off-street parking, fireplace and hot tub. Only 20 miles to the Taos Ski Valley!


Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathrooms have tub and shower. Master bath has double sinks.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Small couch in den can be used as a one person bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
Large en-suite master bedroom, two smaller bedrooms with decorative tiled bathroom; private front garden courtyard with a dining gazebo and chimera;separate rear patio with a private 5 person hot tub; A well accessorized Kitchen and pantry; Artistic hand formed concrete sinks & counters, rustic furniture, folkart collectibles and even some amethyst crystals to enhance positve energy!


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Outstanding Private Estate. Best Location. Special Rates!
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews

Enjoyed our stay.

  • 4 of 5

Very much as advertised. Roomy and well equipped. Clean. Seemed further from town center than 0.3 Miles. Quiet location. Owner very responsive to questions and calls. Family enjoyed table games available by owner. About 30 minute drive to Ski Valley. Worked out great for our family of 6, would recommend for others.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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austin tx

Everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Close to town,spacious,very Taos-like decor,private,comfortable.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Fe, New Mexico

Spacious Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, well-maintained and spacious home, in the heart of Taos! We celebrated Thanksgiving there this year and had plenty of room for 3 couples and 4 young children (who slept in a heap on the floor of the den). It is within walking distance to Taos plaza and several restaurants. The house had a fully equipped kitchen (including coffee maker), 2 separate bathrooms, and working wi-fi. The master suite is gorgeous- with a large bath tub and walk-in shower. Also, the owner/manager of the property promptly responded to questions and messages. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive and informative review. We normally accomodate a maximum of 6 people and are glad the addition of your young children was comfortable. We are happy to hear you had a wonderful visit. Please consider staying with us again in the future!
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Wonderful! Very comfortable and great location.

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property last minute to come visit our daughter who was doing an internship at the Taos Ski Valley Resort so I did not have high expectations. The house turned out to be one of the highlights of our short time in Taos. It is charming and feels so comfortable like being at home. Very clean and well appointed with everything we needed. It is a very pleasant walk into town to shop and dine. Truly enjoyed our visit to the Taos Treasure and highly recommend it. Hope to return to both Taos and this home again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, California

Magical Family Weekend at this artfully appointed Taos retreat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed another magical weekend with family at this wonderful home. Even though this house is just a walk away from downtown - and also just around the corner from a wonderful spa/restaurant - it feels like it's worlds away. The space has many areas to settle with a book or maybe enjoy a morning yoga routine - we found a yoga mat which made it easier to do on the tile - all while surrounded by fun pieces of art, stained glass, decorative tiles and other knick-knacks that gave us a taste of Taos decor. This was our second year visiting this particular VRBO property.

We have several family members with special dietary needs and therefore made all of our meals here during our stay - the fully stocked kitchen is one of our favorite aspects of this property. There is a large dining room table inside. We chose to use this as a buffet serving area during dinner so that everyone could take their meal outside and dine by candlelight in the enclosed courtyard. We spent many hours laughing over dinner and dessert at the table in that beautifully landscaped area!

This location is ideal for those who like to spend their days enjoying the many art galleries and festivals that are along the main street through town. We also visited the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge outside of town for hiking. We stopped by Cid's Food Market on the way back to pick up gluten free/organic groceries. We appreciated having the laundry onsite so we could clean our hiking clothes before the next part of our trip. We also appreciated the quality of the beds - everybody got a good night's sleep (and a few naps!) after our hike.

Thanks, Jim for another wonderful year at your lovely space in Taos!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your return visit. That means a lot to us. We want our guests to fully enjoy our accomodations and return if and when they can. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay once again. Thanks for your great review!
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Tempe, AZ

Great home for family get together.

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family enjoyed our week in this comfortable Taos house. There is ample room (inside and out) for 6 people (and dogs) to be together and also enjoy some private space.

When we told the owner that we had some persistent bees or hornets, he had them sprayed within hours. It was quite warm during our visit, so we especially appreciated the efficient evap cooler.

We would definitely consider staying at this house again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stellar review! We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves and had a great family gathering. Please let us know if we can help with accommodations in the future. Best regards.
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
El Monte Segrado
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 64
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
El Monte Segrado
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Taos Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Taos Town Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
El Monte Segrado Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
The Taos Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
Smith's grocery store
Nearest Point of Interest
Ledeaux Street Art Galleries
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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