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Outstanding Private Estate. Best Location. Special Rates!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Jim McBrayer
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

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 New Mexico

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!

Amenities

Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathrooms have tub and shower. Master bath has double sinks.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Small couch in den can be used as a one person bed.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Outstanding Private Estate. Best Location. Special Rates!
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
San Diego, California
5

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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tempe, AZ
5

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: Jun 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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5

The house is wonderful-spacious and beautiful and honey!

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely stay here again. Home Away let us down, however. I never received arrival information and had to contact the homeowner directly. Also they got our dates wrong and almost rented the place a day early! Host is lovely-It all worked out, but Home Away needs improvement!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. So glad you enjoyed our property. We do our best to see that all our guests are completely happy. Sorry you had an issue with Home Away. They seldom have glitches and quickly ensure the needs of guests and property owners.
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San Diego, California
5

Fabulous family time in Taos

  • 5 of 5

Several members of our family stayed here during a wonderful weekend in Taos. This space was even better than advertised! We had plenty of room and bathrooms, yet it also felt cozy, with several places where people could gather for a conversation or a meal.

Dining out or dining in were both stellar options here. We enjoyed making meals in the generously-stocked and well-equipped kitchen (ex: blue corn pancakes one morning from a delicious mix we found in the cupboard). The large dining table just off the kitchen was a perfect place for family to gather. We also enjoyed eating out at a beautiful spa just down the street (we stumbled onto it while walking).

Like so many other reviewers, we enjoyed spending time out in the beautiful, shaded courtyard. The house was tastefully decorated and there were interesting art details and pieces to delight in every direction. The location was ideal - downtown is just around the corner, yet we felt a world away when we came home.

We appreciated the excellent communication from both the owner and manager - we would definitely recommend and stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We are happy to hear our property exceeded your expectations and that you so enjoyed all the features and location. We hope you will return again!
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Denver, Co.
4

Wonderful place to relax and to enjoy the area!

  • 4 of 5

The house was very comfortable for 5 women to share. It was tidy, spacious, and in a nice location. We especially enjoyed having breakfast in the private courtyard, surrounded by lovely flowers. The property has a cozy, welcoming feel. We didn't end up cooking any meals since there were so many options for dining out, but the kitchen and dining room were inviting. We also didn't use the hot tub, but it looked very clean!

The owner and manager were very accessible and quick to respond to our request of turning on the evaporative cooler. Both of them contacted us to make sure we were satisfied. We enjoyed our short stay in Taos and this home certainly is a gem!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and very comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

The home was better than advertised! Located very close to downtown but at the end of a quiet street, it provided the perfect balance. The home was very comfortable for our group of five (including a 3 year old). The decor was very much northern New Mexico/Taos. It was the perfect home and location for our 4 day trip!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
El Monte Segrado
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Albuquerque
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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100
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.