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A Hidden Jewel Next to the Plaza.

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living space and kitchen area

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Last updated: 08/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This hidden jewel only a block from Taos Plaza is part of a historical hacienda style adobe that once housed nuns working at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Newly and tastefully renovated, the interior was designed with comfort and convenience in mind, and it features high ceilings, a well appointed kitchen, oak floors, a kiva fireplace, and a cozy living area. An old apple tree and a plum tree stand in a small, grassy courtyard that feels almost Mediterranean in it's serenity. It is located on a quiet one-way street only one block west of the Taos plaza.

Gas range and a large collection of cooking supplies. French door refrigerator, microwave. Full size washer and dryer, heated bathroom floor, a gas heating stove and a kiva fireplace. Electric baseboard heater in bedroom, ceiling fans. Premium linens and a down comforter and pillows; a comfortable plush/firm Queen mattress. Full sleeper sofa with memory foam topped mattress. High speed internet, HDTV, DirecTV, Blue Ray/DVD player, surround sound entertainment system, NetFlix streaming, Pandora/Spotify/Apple Airplay ready stereo system. Small wall safe.

The location of the apartment is one of it's greatest assets. From the front door, a five minute walk will reach twelve restaurants, dozens of galleries, the best coffee in town (The World Cup), Shree Yoga Studio, Smith's grocery store, the Bent Street shopping district, Ledoux Street, and of course, the Taos Plaza.

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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/18/2016

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 520 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • heated tile floor, heated (fogless) mirror, classic 1940's soaking tub, hair dryer....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Large selection of books, but no children's books...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blueray/DVD/CD player...moreless

  • Games:

    chess, checkers, backgammon, Apples to Apples, cards, Old Maid, Anomia, Scrabble, Bananagrams...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV basic package with Genie HD-DVR...moreless

  • Stereo:

    USB iPod plug, mini RCA plug, wireless connectivity...moreless

  • Television:

    Samsung HDTV...moreless

  • Video Library:

    around 150 movies recorded on the DVR...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Four can dine at the bar and four at the coffee table. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    7 ft2 Samsung dryer (full-sized)...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    wood burning kiva fireplace; wood provided...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    kiva fireplace, gas stove, baseboard heat, radiant floor heat in bathroom...moreless

  • Internet:

    Hi speed Wi-Fi, Apple Airplay entertainment system...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    uncovered parking for one car...moreless

  • Telephone:

    local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    3.9 ft2 Samsung washer (full-sized)...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Nespresso machine, Nespresso milk frother, 12-cup drip machine, French press...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    four sets of plates, salad plates, bowls, coffee cups, wine glasses, juice glasses, tall glasses. 8 sets of silver ware. frying pans, sauce pans, cookie sheets, baking dishes, etc....moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    basic cooking spices and baking needs provided...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    covered portal and small grassy courtyard with two fruit trees...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/ New Year's
Dec 18 - Jan 4
2 night min stay
$239
$1,463
Memorial Day Weekend
May 23 - May 26
2 night min stay
$179
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$159
$973 $2,370
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 8.875%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 08/18/2016
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Location

90 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Fe Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Taos Country Club
18 Miles
Nearest Ski
Taos Ski Valley
 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: I'm the luckiest guy I know. I'm truly thankful to be a part of this beautiful community and also be able to travel often and far. I've been welcomed into people's homes all over the world, and though I've been fairly nomadic most of my life, now for the first time I have my own place, which I have renovated and am offering as a getaway for fellow travelers to enjoy. I grew up in Snyder, Texas, surrounded by pump jacks and fields of cotton. In the summers when I was a kid, my family would pile into the Good Times van and hit the road for weeks, escaping the 110 degree West Texas heat: Vermont, Florida, Wyoming, northern California, and all in between. When I was fourteen I spent a summer in Germany on an exchange program, and since then I've been hooked on travel. I studied biology writing in college and after graduating worked for the Fish & Wildlife Department in Alaska for a summer. I then worked in Nicaragua as a carpenter for over a year and slowly made my way to Taos, New Mexico, where I've lived for almost thirteen years. My most recent journey was a 16-month solo motorcycle trip around the world and to the bottom of Africa. Taos has a lot to offer for a lover of the outdoors like myself. I spend a lot of time in the nearby mountains, skiing, hiking with my dogs, fishing, biking, and motorcycling. I've always enjoyed many sports, and I regularly play soccer, tennis, basketball, and volleyball.

Why the Owner Chose Taos, NM, USA:
I've always been somewhat of a nomad, but I've found my home base in Taos. I try to live simply and wanted a small but comfortable place in town, but I've never been attracted to typical condominiums. I wanted character and history, something with personality that I could make my own. I knew when I first saw it that this property was exactly what I had been looking for.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The location of Best Casa is remarkable. It is just far enough from the main roads that you can't tell your in the heart of Taos, but so close to the center that just about everything you need is within walking distance. The apartment itself has an old-world feel, with double adobe walls and classic mid-century windows. I've always thought of the kitchen as the heart of any home, and this kitchen is the focal point of the apartment; designed with simplicity and functionality in mind. Though the apartment still has a historic feel, it also features high-tech comforts that you won't find in most Taos adobes. You can access and control your music wirelessly through the entertainment system or send movies or videos from your portable device to the HDTV. The tile floor of the bathroom is heated (very nice for bare feet in the morning), and there's even a heated mirror that won't fog up after you take a shower. When I completed the renovation, which took five months, I was very satisfied with the result, but I didn't truly fall in love with the place until I stayed there myself for a week. Best Casa is truly a hidden gem.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/18/2016

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Photos

  • living space and kitchen area

    living space and kitchen area

  • front door opening into the courtyard

    front door opening into the courtyard

  • butcher block countertop and Electrolux appliances

    butcher block countertop and Electrolux appliances

  • kitchen area

    kitchen area

  • bedroom view onto courtyard

    bedroom view onto courtyard

  • shower/tub window into the courtyard

    shower/tub window into the courtyard

  • floorplan (approx. 520 sq. ft.)

    floorplan (approx. 520 sq. ft.)

  • seating at the bar

    seating at the bar

  • sleeper sofa (full)

    sleeper sofa (full)

  • kiva fireplace

    kiva fireplace

  • bathroom with heated tile floor

    bathroom with heated tile floor

  • Hacienda-style courtyard with apple and plum trees

    Hacienda-style courtyard with apple and plum trees

  • sketch of apartment by Marty Remaly

    sketch of apartment by Marty Remaly

VRBO #462128

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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A Hidden Jewel Next To The Plaza.

Taos, NM, USA #462128

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