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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Modern home with spectacular views right in the heart of Taos.

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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

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 New Mexico

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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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.


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
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • 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


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average rating of 4.8461537 based on 27 reviews
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: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for spending your anniversaries at Casita Maria!
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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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the property!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and wonderful cozy home. Very quiet, nice view and love the hot tub!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was absolutely perfect! The house is adorable and has beautiful orchids inside and full bird feeders out the windows. The kitchen was very well-stocked (pots and pans, dishes, pantry staples, condiments in the fridge, ziploc bags, aluminum foil, kitchen linens). Washer and dryer in bathroom was already stocked with detergent. Warmed bathroom tile floor was cozy on your feet! The hot tub was warm and ready-to-go. The backyard is large and private. There are restaurant suggestions and information about Taos and surrounding activities provided. The lot is an easy half-mile walk to the historic town square. Taos Ski Valley was an easy 35 minute drive away. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely do it again!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Natalie, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We hope to see you back at Casita Maria very soon. Best, Laury Alexander (owner Casita Maria)
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Tucson, AZ


  • 5 of 5

It's always a pleasure to stay at Casita Maria! The house has everything one needs to have a relaxing and luxurious vacation in Taos! Just minutes from many hikes and a quarter mile from the plaza. Our dogs love the big yard and hanging out exploring while we can soak in the Jacuzzi.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to have returning guests! Thank you for staying with us again this year. Best,
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Great place with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

Just a lovely place in a perfect location with everything you need. Will love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $95 per person per night
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $79

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.