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Casa Madre 2+ guests downtown

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom/2 Bath Home With Everything! 2-6 guests

This home has three bedrooms, two full tiled baths, a large kitchen, living room/dining room, a family room and separate laundry room. It has a big front deck with mountain views and flowering container plants everywhere. The deck is shaded by a big apricot tree, just delightful on a hot afternoon. There is also a back covered portal/patio with table and chairs, BBQ and of course more plants. There is ample parking and surrounding garden spaces. A fun addition is 'The bunkhouse' a perfect spot for the young or young at heart. The home sleeps 2-6 in beds. There is a family room sofa sleeper and bunk house sleeps two. The Bunk house is summer lodging although there is a heater and electric mattress pads...

The home is furnished with my antiques, consignment store and yard sale treasures, original art, folk art pieces and my whimsical style throughout. All bedding, towels, kitchen supplies and appliances are new and inviting.

If all this is not enough, my home is less than a five minute walk through a pleasant historic neighborhood to the downtown Plaza area with shops, galleries and restaurants.

There is an additional one bedroom casita on the property (separate parking and fenced for privacy) which will sleep two(vrbo 490376.) If you choose to also rent this casita this Compound can sleep 6 guests in beds. A truly perfect getaway for 2- 6 guests!

***Contact me for special rates at casademelissa@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE: Even if my calendar shows a booking for your dates contact me. I have a total of 10 Taos Vacation Rentals so I have all kinds of availability...

More Details

Owner
Melissa /Taos mgr.
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Melissa /Taos mgr.

Some women collect shoes. Some collect husbands. I seem to collect houses!

I am the VRBO Queen of Taos with two homes, a downtown apartment and now another house and soon (within the month) a little casita for guests.

I so enjoy buying old adobes, remodeling and reviving and then furnishing them and renting them to visitors. My houses are always booked and I get great reviews.

I am a busy Taos woman. Aside from my vacation rentals, I own a fun, eclectic downtown shop called Red Cat Melissiana. The name is a combination of my red cat Nellie and my name. Melissiana is a made up word and means 'anything I want since it's my shop'. I have unique gifts, flowers and lingerie in a wonderful old adobe building with great history on a street known as 'The Garden Street of Taos' planted of course by me. I am active in my community, on two board of directors and certainly never have a bored moment.

I moved to Taos 8 years ago from the San Francisco Bay area after raising my three children as a successful landscaper. I wanted a small town with lots to do, real mountains and four seasons. I got all this and more. I can't imagine living anywhere else and love sharing my town with my guests.

Melissa /Taos mgr. purchased this house in 2013

Why Melissa /Taos mgr. chose New Mexico

I've known this home for years. A friend of mine owned it and I often went to garage sales at the house. It had a nice feel to it and I liked the location. It went into foreclosure two years ago and I honestly forgot about it. I had enough else going on. A real estate friend of mine mentioned it to me and we went to see it. I immediately saw the incredible potential as a wonderful vacation rental, but no longer had my 'California money or California mentality'

My mom is 96 and talked about wanting to do something for me while she was still alive to enjoy it. She wrote a check and I had another house.

I bought it in March and it was quite the challenge, but 4 months later I have an amazing showcase vacation rental!

Thanks mom! I've named it 'Casa Madre' for you!!!

What makes this house unique

This home has a wonderful feeling to it. Ok, part of it is my style and taste I know, but it is inviting and friendly with a spacious, yet cozy feeling.

Floors are wood or mexican tile, there are lots of windows and it has a welcoming feel.

The house is constructed of 'cross ties' which are railroad ties, but not treated with creosote so the walls are thick and it is cool on the warmest days. I splurged on two gas log stoves for that fireplace feel without the firewood chore. All rooms now have heat. It must have been quite chilly in the past, but will now be warm in the winter.

The house has a nice layout and will be comfortable for one to three couples in the three bedrooms.

The neighborhood is great. Nice homes, peaceful and quiet. Birdsong in the day, crickets at night and occasionally the intriguing sound of someone's peacock! (A peacock in Taos? I swear it is...)

There are two homes on the property, but each have their own parking area, are separated by gardens and a fence so everyone maintains a sense of privscy.

The property is completely fenced and I am a dog friendly lady who knows how many folks travel with their pet.

This is a very special home and I am proud to offer it as a vacation rental.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Melissa, we had a wonderful stay in your house. So cozy and tons of character and charm!



We especially appreciated the fully stocked kitchen. Made cooking so much more pleasant.



We look forward to coming back for another visit.
Oct 2013
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Amenities

Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shared by Master and front bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Just off family room and private bath for 3rd bedroom
  • Both bathrooms feature Mexican tile counters and accents and whimsy galore!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom is spacious, opens onto back patio
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed, bright and sunny
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Separate from other bedrooms for privacy.
  • All bedrooms are furnished with antiques, treasures, art and whimsy. Closets and dressers and robes for two in all
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
In all due modesty--NO, with great pride I attest to the fact that this a truly amazing home. It had the bones. I had the vision and the creativity to see the potential and bring it to life. And I have a wonderful, generous mother who made this happen for all of us. I know the guests who stay at Casa Madre will take home wonderful memories of a very special house in Taos and will return for future visits!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(61 traveler reviews)

Casa Madre 2+ guests downtown
average rating of 4.852459 based on 63 reviews
Medway, Ma. USA
5

Wow!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying in Casa Madre for 4 nights April 27- May 2. We loved this house. What started out as 4 adults quickly turned into 6 adults with 2 staying in the bunkhouse. The 2 that stayed in the bunkhouse opted out of their hotel rooms after seeing the house. There was plenty of comfortable space to hang out in. Although it was chilly outside the house warmed up quickly and was very comfortable. Everyone commented on the artwork, furniture and decorations. We all found the beds very comfortable, even the bunkhouse bunk beds. This house became the gathering place for all my family in the area. If we find ourselves back in the Taos area we will definitely be renting this house again. Added bonus, easy walk to a lot of shops and restaurants.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey, thanks for the great review! I love this home and my guests do too. Had to chuckle that your friends preferred staying in my bunkhouse than a hotel! Too funny! It used to be a storage shed...
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5

Lovely place; clean, bright, open, and comfortabe

  • 5 of 5

rooms spacious and comfortable. parking for 2 cars. check-in/out couldn't have been easier. 2 outdoor decks/sitting areas. grill. plenty of privacy but close to town/the bars. couldn't recommend more - we had a great time, thanks casa madre!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review! Yes it's a great house and I had so much fun doing everything. Come back anytime. Melissa
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our winter vacation! Close to everything we needed, and the house was very well kept. Plenty of room for everyone, even had room to spare. Would like to visit in the spring or summer so we could enjoy the adorable patio.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. Yes this house is cozy in the winter, but spring and summer it is at its best. I'm an avid gardener so I have all kinds of garden areas and love container flowers. The front deck shaded by the big apricot tree is wonderful while the rear covered back portal with table and chairs and BBQ is perfect on summer evenings.
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5

Charming Taos House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 nights with a group of 7 people. The house had plenty of space for everyone with room to spare. It was really clean can comfortable. We could walk to the plaza (granted we all like walking) but it was in a great location. We would stay there again in a heartbeat. I didn't find anything that could beat the price. Just wish the weather had been warmer so we could enjoy the patio areas.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes. Come again in the summer and you will enjoy my very green thumb and my outdoor spaces.
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5

Very cozy and inviting!

  • 5 of 5

Found this home clean and full of character! Stayed here with my family for our daughter's wedding! Comfortable and quiet! Spent a lot of time on the front porch, so relaxing!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Regina, so much for the nice review. Yes that porch is delightful in the summer. Glad you enjoyed the shade of the apricot tree and all my flowering pots. Can you tell how much fun I have decorating? It is a nice quiet residential neighbor but close to the Plaza.
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5

Great!!

  • 5 of 5

Have had people stay at this beautiful home twice; great place! And the owners are a pleasure to work with!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! It's always great to welcome back return guests. You have many choices of vacation homes in Taos and so glad you choose me. I love working with my guests before and during a visit.
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Map

Nearest Airport
150 Miles
Albuquerque Sunport Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Alley Cantina/ Teresina Lane
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Train
85 Miles
Lamy, New Mexico
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Gorge
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
John Dunn Bridge/Rio Grande River

So much to do in Taos whether your interests are outdoor adventures (ski, snowboard, white water rafting, hiking) cultural events (6 museums, lecture series) shopping (numerous, fun shops in walking distance) art galleries (Numerous galleries on Ledoux Street, Kit Carson Rd., Bent Street--all in walking distance) Many restaurants within walking distance

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Rates & Availability

Taos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
xmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$185
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $105
Pet Fee $25

Contact owner for additional fees for over six guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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