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Desert Pearl by the Plaza,Casual Elegance in Taos

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

Desert Pearl is an exquisite 3 bedroom 3 bathroom home located just blocks from the heart of downtown town Taos, NM. From this prime location one can easily walk to galleries, shops, restaurants and museums. This elegant Taos vacation home is light and bright with beautiful wood floors through out the generous living areas. Each of the 3 bedrooms are privately located and have their own private bathrooms. The large master bedroom opens out to the private back patio and hot tub. Come and soak in the elegance and charm!

' We could not have asked for a better place for our Taos Vacation! The house was perfectly located [near] to AMAZING restaurants and not to far away from the slopes!' A,V,E, and E Dec. 2012

Keywords: 3 Bedroom House in Town near Plaza

More Details

Property Manager
Wendy, property manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Wendy, property manager

My wife and I have lived in Colorado and New England over the last 30 years, but we have always loved Taos. We’ve had jobs in Denver and the Boston area working in challenging research positions and enjoy forward thinking people and informed conversation. We’ve also raised two world citizen kids, who now have spouses. Attracting them to our house in Taos for their precious vacations was a big priority in our choice of this house.

We find that time spent in nature is the source of balance in our lives. Though not extreme devotees in any one thing, we enjoy downhill skiing in the East and the West, cross country skiing and snow shoeing through local conservation land, fly fishing in small streams, hiking and biking where ever we can. Enjoying music, art and crafts are also key past times. Growing and seeking out local produce and fine cooking are other ways we enjoy spending our time . Northern New Mexico provides fabulous opportunities for all of these and more.

Wendy, property manager purchased this house in 2010

Why Wendy, property manager chose Taos

We selected this specific Taos home to have a place where we could gather comfortably for the holidays, with room and privacy for our kids and their partners, or for visiting friends. The layout is ideal with 3 separate bedroom/ bath areas with plenty of space for gathering together. The incredible beauty of the area, and the diversity of mountain and desert activities in this part of New Mexico attracted us and will attract our friends and family alike.

What makes this house unique

Another key asset of this property for us is that we can walk to most things we need – grocery stores, banks, restaurants, galleries, shops etc are all within an enjoyable stroll. We can park the car and not be driving around doing errands or making an excursion to get a bite to eat. And the casual opportunities for entertainment are surprisingly easy. You want to hear some music – the Adobe bar at the Taos Inn is a short walk away. There are a surprising number of concerts, film festivals and events on the Taos Plaza and in Kit Carson Park which are just steps away. Walk to the farmers market, see a classic car show, see the holiday lighting etc.

It is a half hour scenic drive to Taos Ski Valley, which this year has already had several great powder days to start the season. Getting outdoors for as strenuous an adventure as you like and then coming home and relaxing in the hot tub, or going out for some fabulous New Mexico food is our formula for relaxation and rejuvenation.


Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting


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Desert Pearl by the Plaza,Casual Elegance in Taos
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Ormond Beach, FL

This one is a winner!

  • 5 of 5

If you want to be close to town and the Plaza this is the house for you. Within walking distance of most everything, it couldn't be more convenient. Beautifully maintained, stocked and decorated, it is a delight. Each of the three bedrooms has its own bath, and there's a little sitting room with sofa bed which can be another bedroom. We loved every moment of our two weeks there and wished we could spend the summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Loved loved loved this wonderful residence! We were a party of 4 adults and 2 children, ages 8 and 10. This home is so comfortable and so pretty. The location was perfect for all we wanted to do. Very easy access to the square, Kit Carson park and our favorite eateries, Michaels and La Cueva. We also enjoyed the hot tub. The kitchen is so well equipped and a fun place for family cook and eat in. We took advantage of a hot air balloon ride with Eske's, our second with them, first for our grandchildren, and white water rafting. All so fun! Can't wait to return and stay at Desert Pearl

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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2 family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Desert Pearl was wonderful! What a beautifully appointed home! The hot tub was so relaxing and the house had everything we needed and then some. The short 5 minute walk to the plaza made it so convenient to enjoy the wonderful shopping and dining!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leadville, Colorado

Mother's Day Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Our family visited the Desert Pearl and absolutely loved it! Walking distance to the Kit Carson Park was awesome as we celebrated the Annual Mother's Day Celebration. The private bedrooms were great for everyone as well as having the comfort of being in a home. This house was perfect! :) will definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Guy's Getaway

  • 5 of 5

A bunch of my buddies and I needed a getaway to one of the best ski resorts in America. The town of Taos was great and offered a great blend of culture, entertainment, and adventure. Desert Pearl exceeded our expectations tremendously. I was amazed with the quality of the place and how well it had been kept up. The layout was perfect offering different sections of the house for great privacy, the dining, living and kitchen offered a modern appeal with an open floor plan, the additional sunroom next to the living room opened the space a lot more than anticipated, and the hot tub was perfect and very much needed. I was extremely impressed with the quality of all updates throughout the entire place. I would recommend this place to anyone and expect to come back in the future for another trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brighton, CO

Five Knitters and Three Nights

  • 5 of 5

This well-appointed home was just what we needed for the wool festival weekend. It was very close to Kit Carson Park and the Plaza plus it had wonderful seating areas for our nightly get togethers. The private bedrooms had very comfortable beds with nice linens. We felt very safe and enjoyed the quiet on this dead end street. This lovely hacienda will be a keeper for future trips to Taos.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
132 Miles
Albuqueque, NM
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
19 Miles
Taos Ski Valley

Many Art Galleries nearby, Outside hot tub, Kiva fireplace in living room ~ firewood provided ,1/2 block to Kit Carson Park for playing fields and swings, and Great Powder Skiing!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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