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Casita Maria-Modern Taos Home with Beautiful Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Modern home right in the heart of Taos. Spectacular views close to downtown.

Be right in the middle of it all in this cozy house with a large and very private yard, on a quiet street. Just up historic Kit Carson Road you will find galleries, local eateries and colorful bars.

Watch stunning views of Taos Mountain at sunset from the North Deck. Start your day with a relaxing dip in the spacious hot tub on the South Deck.

Inside you will find a well equipped kitchen. The open floor plan includes the living room, dinning room, and TV area with large screen TV and WIFI. Both bright and cheerful bedrooms lead you to the hot tub through sliding glass doors.

Additional features: plenty of parking, a full size washer/dryer, central air conditioning, and a wood stove to keep you warm on those chilly winter nights.

More Details

Property Manager
Laurette (Laury) Alexander
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Laurette (Laury) Alexander

Built in 1965 by renowned architect Bill Mingenbach this house has been in our family ever since. The unique design includes sliding glass doors in every room allowing for natural light to enter the house from all directions. Our family loves to hike, ski and just relax. We love being able to walk to our favorite restaurant Lamberts of Taos.

Laurette (Laury) Alexander purchased this house in 1965

Why Laurette (Laury) Alexander chose Taos

Taos has a unique and rich cultural environment. The stunning natural light and mystical landscape was a perfect place for a rambunctious and creative person to grow up. Taos gave me the tools I needed to become a successful fine art photographer. Each and every time I return to my childhood home (Casita Maria) I am reminded of the amazing natural light that keeps my creative juices flowing.

What makes this house unique

With a beautiful view of Taos Mountain the house sits on an acre of land and is just a five minute walk to all the best restaurants and shopping in Taos. The house has been completely remodeled and now includes a beautiful hot tub and deck.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What an enjoyable house for our family reunion. Plenty of room for family members to spread out. The study had a great flat screen TV for the kids to watch. The yard was beautiful and lush. We enjoyed a barbecue and we could see the local fireworks nearby. The deck with the hot tub right off the bathroom was a real hit. Had a great time we might just make it our annual family reunion house!
Jul 2012
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Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Heated tile floor, walk in mexican tile shower, sliding glass door leads to the hot tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 double
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Casita Maria-Modern Taos Home with Beautiful Views
average rating of 4.866667 based on 31 reviews
Birmingham AL

Beautiful setting in a very quiet neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed over for a long weekend in Taos at this cozy home. It's well furnished throughout every room. Beautiful photography and artwork. The galley kitchen is very clean, efficient, and well stocked. The living area is spacious and comfortable. The bathroom is large, fully stocked and features a heated tile floor. When it's cold......this bath will warm you instantly. The bedrooms are comfortable and quiet. We had 2 favorite spots in the home. The hot tub with amazing sky views at night.....and the tree just off the living room. Every morning dozens of birds came to eat from the feeders. The property manager is very courteous and helpful. Would recommend this property to all guests!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brian! We look forward to having you next time you travel through Taos. Best, Laury Alexander (owner)
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Close to town, modern, clean, has everything!

  • 5 of 5

10 minutes walk into town, 30 minutes from the ski slopes.

Very well equipped, modern, clean.

Loved the bird feeders with many different species of birds

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a long weekend in Taos. We brought our 9 year old daughter and 2 year old dog. The house was so adorable and cozy with an enormous yard. The yard is fully enclosed, so I didn't worry about my dog getting out. The neighborhood was very quiet and all the time spent outside was just delightful. The yard has big trees and so many, many wild birds. It was so peaceful to just sit on the bench, watching and listening to the birds.

The house was very close to the plaza and you could easily have walked there. The town favorites like the toy store/playground, Twirl, and Pizza Outback were easy trips from the house. We also hiked up to Williams Lake and then down to the Rio Grande Gorge at Wild Rivers - again, all easily accessible from the house.

The kitchen was fully stocked with any cooking tools you might need. We ate lunch and breakfast in the house and it was easy to cook and clean up. The beds were so comfortable. The house is so quiet, it was a delight to sleep in the quiet. We watched a movie on the DVD player one night, which was fun and easy to figure out. The hot tub was also really so pleasant. The stars were amazing from the hot tub.

We stay with VRBO often, but this was really a very nice, clean and luxurious place to stay. Although, it was also so comfortable and welcoming, which is so important with kids and dogs. It was easy to book and we had all the information we would need to get in touch with the property manager if we needed anything. We didn't need a thing because the house was all set! We definitely plan to stay again at CasitaMaria.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa, Thank you for submitting your wonderful review. I appreciate your comments, we strive to keep our place up to date and comfortable for our guests. We look forward to having you back in the future. Best, Laury Alexander (owner Casita Maria)
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Durango, CO

We love staying here!

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth or fifth stay at Laury's place in Taos. This visit was particularly rainy, so we spent more time at the house and inside... and enjoyed watching movies, reading from some of the books in her library, and enjoying the warmth and comfort of this great casita. It was lovely to be able to take some evening soaks in the hot tub on chilly fall evenings as well. We also enjoy being able to bring our two dogs with us when we stay here. They love roaming around the huge fenced-in yard and going for walks around the neighborhood. It's also only a 10-minute walk to the plaza and lots of great shopping. We usually bring food to make for breakfast and then eat out at some of our favorite Taos restaurants (Love Apple, Lambert's and Taos Diner). Th house has a very well-appointed kitchen with everything you would need to bake and prepare meals. I'm sure we'll be staying her again on our next visit to Taos... we love it!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having you as guests! Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We look forward to having you back again next year. Best, Laury
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Plano Texas

Nice home especially if you like being outside, which we do!

  • 4 of 5

Great home to stay for 2-4 people. Only one bath but not a problem for the two of us!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durango, CO

Beautiful private oasis just minutes walk from plaza

  • 5 of 5

This is our third or fourth stay at Laury's wonderful place!! We come here every year for our anniversary and always bring our dogs with us. They LOVE roaming around the huge fenced yard and sunbathing on the deck, and we can leave them home to nap in the A/C for short excursions into town. There are also some amazing hiking trails just minutes from the house that we always take them out on. This house has such a great "mid-century modern meets the Southwest" vibe to it... plenty of room for the two of us plus two dogs and it would easily accommodate 4 or 6 people if needed. Well-appointed kitchen. A wonderful hot tub to enjoy on cool summer evenings. And essentially, everything you could possibly need. We usually eat out when we're in Taos (sooo many great restaurants and we always go back to our faves... Lambert's, Love Apple, Taos Diner) but there's everything you'd need to make meals at home here as well. Love, love, love this place and we already are looking forward to going back again next summer!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for spending your anniversaries at Casita Maria!
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Nearest Airport
135 Miles
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
The Taos Inn
Nearest Golf
7.7 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Train
71.2 Miles
New Mexico Railrunner
Nearest Motorway
21.4 Miles
NM 68 South
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Lamberts of Taos
Nearest Ski
19.3 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Beach
946 Miles
La Jolla California
Car: necessary

Casita Maria is five minute walk from the Taos Plaza and the historic Mabel Dodge Lujan House. Along the way visit the Rosequist Gallery. The owner Rena Rosequist is always available to visit with the guests staying at Casita Maria.

Just off the Plaza Dwellings Revisited on Bent Street has beautiful curios at affordable prices from Mexico.

Hungry? Grahams Grill is open 7 days a week, the food is excellent, reservations are recommended.

Need a massage? El Monte Sagrado is 5 minutes away on Kit Carson street.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning $100
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 13.99%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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