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Casa De Luz-1.3+ Acre-Fenced Yard-Hot Tub-Free Wifi-Mtn Views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

1.3 ACRE WITH FENCED YARD - MOUNTAIN VIEWS - HOT TUB - HIGH SPEED WIFI

***Rates are based on 2 guests; $25/night for each additional guest up to 4 guests. No children under the age of 12.***

Casa de Luz ('House of Light') is a private residence with views in a location in a quiet/private setting with 2 bedrooms, each with their own bath, in a 1400 square feet 1-level home situated on 1 and 1/3+ acre including a large area enclosed by an 8' latilla fence for guests seeking privacy. Please be assured we respect both your privacy and safety. Casa de Luz is secured by an outdoor camera system focused on the property's perimeter.

Casa de Luz is nestled in a rural high-desert meadow a short distance from the Town of Taos & below Taos Ski Valley with panoramic views of Wheeler Peak (the tallest point in New Mexico), Taos Mountain & the Sangre de Cristo ('Blood of Christ') Mountains. You will enjoy a location away from the Town of Taos's traffic noise/congestion & night light pollution yet convenient to both the Town of Taos & Taos Ski Valley while staying in a home furnished with local artists' works & modern living comforts yet with the feel of Old Taos.

No parties, large groups, or loud music. Please enjoy the quiet surroundings while being respectful of our neighbors in our rural residential neighborhood.

INSIDE: Fully furnished open living, dining, bar & kitchen area with floor to ceiling windows for mountain views, radiant brick floor heating throughout, high ceilings graced by beautiful unpeeled vigas & recessed lighting, a cozy free-standing gas log stove, a surround sound stereo system with speakers in all main rooms & MP3 player connection & alcove with desk with high-speed Internet/DSL connection & high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the house.

LIVING AREA AND KITCHEN: Open living, dining & kitchen area include a queen sleeper sofa and a twin sleeper love seat, along with two rocker/gliders, a 39' satellite HDTV, including digital video recorder (TiVo) & DVD player, wired through stereo speakers in the Great Room and bedrooms, new full stereo system including iPod/MP3 player connection and CD player. The kitchen, with its custom tile countertops & hand-carved cabinets, is fully equipped with dishware/silverware/cookware/glassware/modern appliances, including microwave/toaster oven/crockpot/blender/food processor/steamer/coffee pot & grinder,etc.

BED/BATH: Each bedroom has its own 32' satellite HDTV with digital video recorder (TiVo), DVD player, iHome clock/radio/bluetooth/USB port, separate radiant floor heating system, ceiling fan, mountain views, a queen-size bed, phone, & private entrance to the covered portal where the hot tub is located. Each bathroom, one with a bathtub/shower & one with a shower, is furnished with a hairdryer, hand-carved cabinets, ceramic-tiled vanities, talavera sinks & brass fixtures.

OUTSIDE: FABULOUS VIEWS! 8' LATILLA FENCED BACK YARD for privacy with open-air bricked patio with charcoal grill (bring your own briquettes & lighter fluid), seasonal hummingbirds & songbirds & year-round cottontail rabbits & birds, separate covered & latilla fenced portal area with entrances from each bedroom to the hot tub. This is truly a place to retreat for privacy & serenity to enjoy & relax with magnificent mountain views by day & enchanting stargazing by night.

NEARBY: 15 minutes to Taos Ski Valley; 5+ minutes to Town of Taos. Wonderful restaurants, wine store, live music & dancing only 1 mile away.

Keywords: Taos vacation rental home

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About The Owner

Nature, music & arts lover inspired by the endless joy & balance they bring. Casa de Luz is my Taos home offered for your own private retreat in this magical place known as 'The Land of Enchantment.'

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose El Prado

Taos & its surrounding area known as 'the Enchanted Circle' offer so many gifts -- arts, entertainment, Southwestern cuisine, multi-cultural events, historic sites, Pueblo dances, a casino & of course, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, kayaking & much more.

What makes this house unique

A beautiful location with a beautiful home and unobstructed views of Wheeler Peak & Taos Pueblo's sacred Taos Mountain. The Town of Taos has traffic noise & limited mountain views & star-gazing. Casa de Luz is only a short drive to Taos Plaza yet offers quietude, mountain views with incredible sunrises, sunsets & night sky stargazing from your own private hot tub with nearby dining, entertainment & outdoor activities, including Taos Ski Valley, hiking & trout fishing. Casa de Luz a private retreat from the hustle/bustle of urban life or for anyone looking for personal space.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time! We love that this house is away from the Plaza and quiet! We loved the house, decor, light, and views. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!
Oct 2011
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Amenities

El Prado House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Rental Agreement available upon request
  • Pet Policy available upon request.
  • Check-in and check-out times are flexible as long as we don't have guests departing on your check-in date or arriving on your check-out date.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , New Queen Sleeper Sofa and New Twin Sleeper Loveseat
  • Each bedroom has a queen-sized bed and HDTV with Dish Network satellite service and DVD player. The living room has a queen-sized sleeper sofa and a twin-sized love seat.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
Notes:
Casa de Luz is a Non-Smoking property. Base rate is for 2 guests; for each additional guest, please add $25/night per guest, regardless of age. Casa de Luz is not suitable for children under 12. Amenities include Free Wireless and Wired Hi-Speed Internet Service, Private Landline Phone with Answering Machine, iPod/CD/FM/AM Receiver in Great Room, DISH Satellite HDTVs with DVRs (TiVo) and DVDs in Great Room and both bedrooms. Washer/Dryer/Laundry Detergent, Iron/Ironing Board, Cookware, Utensils, Dishware, Linens, & Towels are provided. Daily housekeeping service is not provided. Well-behaved dogs ( no cats, please) are subject to pre-approval by Owner and approval by guest of Owner's pet policy. Some restrictions apply. $25-$100 nonrefundable pet cleaning fee per pet per stay. An additional refundable damage deposit may be required.

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Casa De Luz-1.3+ Acre-Fenced Yard-Hot Tub-Free Wifi-Mtn Views
average rating of 4.989362 based on 136 reviews
New York City, San Francisco
5

Perfect For Our Needs

  • 5 of 5

Nice comfy place. Beautiful views from the couch.

Very convenient for our days in Taos and our two visits down to Santa Fe.

Great yard for our dog. Very dog friendly, our dog made some new friends in the neighborhood.

All in all a great place for a vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What an honor for you to choose Casa de Luz for your return to the area after all these years! Thank you for your kind comments; I especially enjoyed hearing of your travel plans and activities to make the most of what New Mexico has to offer. We're glad Buddy enjoyed his stay, too -- he and his human companions are welcome back anytime you may return to our Enchanted Circle!
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5

So Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Great view of surrounding mountains. Nice to see bluebirds and magpies visit in January. Instructions for using house were very helpful. The gas fireplace added so much warmth. The location was perfect for services and shopping in Taos. We were so comfortable staying here at the Casa De Luz and hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dallas, TX
5

We enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

Very centrally located. Very clean, and very Taos. We would stay here again. Owner service was as good as I've experienced on any vacation stay with Vacation rental sights

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Tustin, California
5

Beautiful Home Away From Home!! Comfy & cozy with absolutely everything you need and more!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful adobe style house is in a wonderful location just outside of Taos. There are several dining options close by and also in Arroyo Seco. Taos is nice, but it gets crowded so this location was perfect. The house is warm and cozy and super clean. It is equipped with everything you will need and a nice bottle of wine was waiting for us when we arrived. Sharon has thought of it all and it makes your stay so effortless. The back yard is perfect for the dogs and the hot tub was wonderful before bed. We highly recommend Casa del Luz for your stay and would love to come back!!! Thank you Sharon!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great getaway

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful views, great back yard for our pups and Sharon made us feel welcome, including treats for the dogs and wine for us, very appreciated after long drive. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This classic adobe home was a perfect spot to stay while we spent a week exploring the gorgeous natural beauty of the surrounding area. Casa De Luz is a complete home, comfy, very clean, beautiful mountain views, quiet. Sited on 1.3 acres, though neighboring homes are nearby, we never heard a sound from them (living in a rather noisy area, quiet surroundings while vacationing is key to us). The owner provides her own comprehensive guide to dining and activities - very helpful. Relaxing in the private jacuzzi after a day of mountain biking, taking in the stars, we felt grateful to have found Casa De Luz.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Albuquerque

Taos Pueblo, Historic Churches, Art Galleries & Smoke-Free Taos Mountain Casino

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 7.31%

50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

Rates are based on 2 guests (any age); $25/night for each additional guest (any age) up to 4 guests. Additional pet fee is calculated/quoted once guest provides pet info. To obtain an accurate rental quote, please include the number of all guests and pet info. Not suitable for children under the age of 12. We do not offer monthly or extended stays. Unless your reservation is confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Guest must agree to our Reservation Agreement that we will e-mail you upon request and before accepting a "Book It Now" reservation. Guest must disclose all guests and pets staying so that we can e-mail you a Reservation Confirmation with directions and check-in instructions. All guests and pets must be registered.

Pets are welcomed upon approval by Owner, with some restrictions. Guest must agree to our Pet Policy which we will e-mail to you. There is a $25-$100 non-refundable pet fee per pet per stay which cannot be calculated and included in VRBO's "Book It Now" or "Get A Quote" system because the pet fee varies, depending on your pet's weight, breed, and age. Our housekeepers determine the pet fee that is paid to them. Please let us know how many pets will be staying and their approximate weight, breed, and age, and we'll let you know what the pet fee will be. We e will send you a separate payment request for the pet fee once you have approved the Pet Policy and fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.