'Unique' inadequately describes this incredible house. Who expects a curvy wall down a window-lined hall? The master bedroom has its own bathroom, stove and tree! What could be more fun? The ceiling soars to windows that let in the morning light and provide solar heat throughout the day. The second bedroom also has a comfortable queen bed. Upstairs, the loft has a single over full bunk bed and 2 twin beds. The kitchen is fully equipped and the dining table seats 6. A beautiful kiva highlights the living room and you'll enjoy sitting watching either the fire inside or the mountains and the birds outside. Reading is a pleasure in the round room off the main living area. The house has high speed wireless internet. Propane stoves, electric heaters and a wood-burning kiva fireplace keep you toasty. A large wall provides outdoor privacy as you eat meals, doze, read, relax or use the fire pit on the patio. Walk down the bank to the bridge over the river and watch the water flow. Stargazing is unbelievable in the clear mountain air. You'll be stunned by the abundance and clarity of the stars. This home is perfectly located for day trips to Santa Fe, Georgia O'Keefe's Ghost Ranch, Ojo Caliente (hot springs--wonderful!) Taos Pueblo, and innumerable hiking trails. Need additional space or a smaller rental? Casita sleeps 4, VRBO #508477
- House2600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay3 - 4 nights
Mountain views. 2 bedrooms and 1 sleeping loft, 2 1/2 bath
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 19, 2018
About Beverly Rains
Native Oklahomans, we live and work in Tulsa. We manage real estate and provide legal services to the oil and gas industry. We reared 5 children, 3 of whom still live in Oklahoma.
Beverly Rains purchased this House in 2010
Why Beverly Rains chose Ranchos de Taos
As kids going on vacations with our families, we each fell in love with New Mexico. We even spent our honeymoon in Santa Fe. 5 kids and 29 years later we spent 2 weeks (alone!) exploring the Taos area. In the most brilliant idea we've ever had, we decided to look for a second home here. We were sold on this property before we even stepped inside! The location is beautiful with mountains close and our very own river running past. The air smells wonderful! We absolutely love this house. It is more fun than any house we've ever been in. It is more relaxing and peaceful than any place we've ever been.
What makes this House unique
Location, location, location. You are close to Taos, yet you feel like you are off in the mountains alone. Since we regularly stay at Casa Santos, the house is well equipped for your convenience and well decorated for your pleasure.
Pool / Spa
Great place to stay!
Beverly has a beautiful home that is always clean and fully equipped for a great stay. We have stayed here for the past three years and look forward to coming back next year.
We enjoyed the location and the beautiful surroundings. The house was clean and functional and we would definitely go back. We enjoyed the hot tub, the fire pit, the walking trails, the forest roads for our off road vehicle, and the kitchen was ready to use.
Exceeded our expectation 👍👍
It was great
This home was perfect for our family of five. Perfect location, loved the outdoor area for roasting marshmallows, taking a soak in the hot tub and watching the humming birds.
The house was stocked with everything you will need for your stay.
Peaceful Casa Santos Taos
Wonderful quiet place. Sitting out on the deck with my husband and had another couple stop by in the evening to visit and laugh. I have been to many VRBOs. I rank this one #2 on my travels. Beverly and Stuart had the house well equipped especially in the kitchen. There are two things that would have been better. (1)The showers are old and difficult to run. (2) When we were there, the spa was desperate to be cleaned. But every place we have been has had a few faults. So already thinking about coming back sometime.
Beautiful cozy home
We traveled to Casa Santos with our four children and my parents on a ski vacation. The beautiful home was the perfect fit for our family - cozy, but with room for everyone to have their own space. Beverly was available for questions and we truly enjoyed our stay.
This unique home is perfectly located for mountain activities. Forest roads give easy access to hiking and biking trails in the summer. In the winter, you can enjoy cross country skiing, sledding and snowshoeing or ski at Sipapu (20 min drive), Taos Ski Valley(45 min drive) or Angel Fire(45 min drive). The house is 10 minutes from the intersection of HWY 518 and HWY 68 so it is an easy drive into either Taos or Ranchos de Taos for shopping and sightseeing. You'll enjoy exploring art galleries, shops, museums and restaurants. The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge offers a bird's eye view of the river far below--but hold the railing if you are afraid of heights! Local companies offer hot air balloon rides and rafting trips along the Rio Grande. Plan on visiting the Taos Pueblo, a World Heritage Site. Casa Santos is located on the scenic high road between Santa Fe and Taos. You will be thrilled by the magnificent vistas unfolding before you as you take this drive. You'll want to stop at the historic adobe churches along the way and you must stop to visit the Sanctuario de Chimayo in Chimayo. Chimayo is also a perfect stop for lunch at the Ranchos de Chimayo Restaurante. When you return to the house after a day full of fun, you can relax on the patio with your favorite beverage and take in the beautiful scenery and fresh air. The little river running behind the house gives you the opportunity to fish or simply sit on the bridge and watch the water flow. Relaxation and peace may be the most wonderful opportunities this home offers.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
100% refund before 90 days of reservation, minus any credit card fees. 50% refund before 60 days of reservation. No refund after 60 days, but will work with guest to reschedule a mutually agreeable time.