Architect's Space, Taos Plaza, 1-9 Guests

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Architect's Space, downtown. Upstairs in the old Taos Santistevan Family Winter Residence is a sleek, comfortable apartment overlooking the courtyard and fountain of Bella's restaurant. This apartment was once a part of the office of Living Designs Group Architects. Washer dryer, eat in kitchen, small porch off one bedroom and large porch out front door. Italian leather, 800 thread count linens, organic king mattress. Excellent location for skiing in the winter or rafting and hiking in the summer, for strolling the galleries or walking around town in the eve.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    All the teens who have stayed in this apartment love this place....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No Smoking allowed in the apartment or on the property. Please pick up your butts if you smoke on the street and put them in trash outside....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 2 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    lower full bunk and a twin up top...moreless

  • Master Bedroom with small porch overlooking courtyard. Sink and mirror in master bedroom as well....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub


  • Shower, toilet, sink

Other Amenities

  • Come to lovely Taos and stay central en ville!



  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Located off the Northwest corner of Taos Plaza, excellent downtown location....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    One can see Taos Mountain from the porch and the Master Bedroom....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining:

    Eat in Kitchen, see photos. One can also eat outside on the porch...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beds are made upon arrival. Extra Linens in closet...moreless

  • Living Room:

    smart tv, desk, couches...moreless

  • Parking:

    Metered parking in front of building. Parking pass is provided....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    yes, lots....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Bosch, full size...moreless


  • Kitchen:

    fully equiped: coffee maker, pots and pans, spices, plates, tart pan, baking dishes, tart pan, le creuset pan, french press, mircowave (for those who use them) toaster and oven....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Can be kept on the counter or in the cupboard...moreless

  • Oven:

    natural gas...moreless


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    a bike is available upon request...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Courtyard with fountain....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Yes! The best in the country in my opinion!...moreless

Building Type

  • Villa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 42 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,800 $3,800
christmas holidays
Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2017
1 night min stay
$1,500 $3,500
spring break
Mar 10 - Mar 25, 2017
1 night min stay
$2,100 $3,800
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$150 $225
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$750 $2,800

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • cleaning $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.818%


$150 per night for 4 people. $35 per person for the fifth person and each after that unless special deal is made.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
20 minutes to Taos Airport

Car: Recommended

Fabulous downtown apartment, walk to restaurants in the eve and stroll historic downtown. Taos Ski Valley is 20 minutes and Rafting the Rio Grande is 20 minutes away too. Two yoga studios are within walking distance of apartment, or take a photo tour with local photographer. Visit the Taos Pueblo, just 10 minutes away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: My husband Doug and I met in Taos in 1994. I was a potter and he had just graduated from Architecture School in Cincinnati. We built an Earthship, had babies, I began Taos Clay (a community Clay Studio) and Doug joined Living Designs Group Architects. My Daughter and I rode horses together for many years, now both of our children, Emma and Jon Clay, compete on skis in Big Mountain Freeride and Slopestyle Freeride. We all spend a good part of the winter traveling to ski areas around the country and even to Canada this past season. We raft and climb and trail run in the warmer months, and sometimes even in the colder months too.

Why the Owner Chose Taos, NM, USA:
We bought this property because it is one of the most beautiful downtown historic properties in Taos. A two story, territorial hacienda with a fountain in the courtyard where there was once a community well. Rumor says it was at one time a brothel with tunnels running below it during prohibition. Mixed use: there is a thriving restaurant downstairs and an Architecture office upstairs, creating a property that is used so many hours of each day. Hollyhocks dorn the courtyard throughout the summer and tulips and daffodils line the walkways in the spring.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Besdies the excellent location, this place has sweet furnishings! Italian leather furniture, high end rugs, french press, coffee, half and half and a bottle of wine. This is our guest house so why not spend a little more and furnish how I would like our own house to be furnished? So I did: High thread count, 100% cotton linens, king size organic mattress, Ralph Lauren duvet covers and lovely, insulating blinds through which the light gently passes.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french



  • Winter


  • porch off master bedroom

    porch off master bedroom

  • living room, smart tv

    living room, smart tv

  • queen bedroom with a twin too

    queen bedroom with a twin too

  • bedroom dresser

    bedroom dresser

  • bath


  • laundry, bosch machines :)

    laundry, bosch machines :)

  • Upstairs in Historic Downtown Taos

    Upstairs in Historic Downtown Taos

  • spring


  • snow:~)


  • front door, wood worker Ted Runge

    front door, wood worker Ted Runge

  • living room

    living room

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • porch off master bedroom

    porch off master bedroom

  • steps and hooks and mirror

    steps and hooks and mirror

  • bunk room

    bunk room

  • entry way pots

    entry way pots

  • courtyard and fountain in the spring

    courtyard and fountain in the spring

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • New bathroom!!

    New bathroom!!

VRBO #473750

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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