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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

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

***Rates are based on 2 guests *(any age)*; $25/night for each additional guest *(any age)* up to 4-5 guests.***

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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 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 new queen-sized sleeper sofa and a new twin-sized love seat.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • 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, including children. 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. Children are subject to pre-approval (children under the age of 12 are not allowed in the hot tub) and some restrictions may apply. We are Pet Friendly (no cats, please); some restrictions apply. Well-behaved dogs are subject to pre-approval by Owner and approval by guest of Owner's pet policy. There is a $25-$100 nonrefundable pet cleaning fee per pet per stay. An additional refundable damage deposit may apply.

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Casa De Luz-1.3+ Acre-Fenced Yard-Hot Tub-Free Wifi-Mtn Views
average rating of 4.9888887 based on 132 reviews
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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
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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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5

Amazing house

  • 5 of 5

So comfortable, beautiful views, fenced yard with beautiful grass and flowers. Everything was ready for our enjoyment and all the things one needs to have a perfect getaway, especially with dogs. This is our third stay at Casa de Luz and it keeps getting better with each visit. We just left 9 hours ago and I already miss it. Thanks you Sharon for sharing your wonderful house in Arroyo Seco. We will always be greatful.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

Lovely house, well appointed, everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a break from the Texas heat and weren't disappointed. The house is lovely and comfortable, all the expected amenities, kitchen is complete and easy to use. The front and side yards are natural high plains while the back yard is grass and flower beds. We appreciated being away from the busyness of Taos but only a few minutes into town or up to Arroyo Seco and the views of the mountains were terrific. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

Taos Perfection

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Casa De Luz several times, and each time we fall in love with the place even more. Case De Luz is a beautiful, restorative property with spectacular mountain views. Sitting in the lush backyard, looking over the beautiful garden and Taos mountain is always a highlight for us and our dog. The yard is completely fenced--and with a very tall one at that--so pet owners can relax knowing their dog is safe. The house is close to both Taos and Arroyo Seco, an ideal central location. Everything is kept in tip-top shape and super clean. Sharon is a dream to work with and really cares about making sure her tenants have a wonderful stay. After several less-than-stellar experiences at other rentals when Casa De Luz was unavailable, we won't even think about coming to Taos unless we can stay here. The hardest part is always leaving this little piece of paradise!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just FABULOUS!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we stepped into Casa de Luz we felt welcomed by the music, light and atmosphere here. Well appointed kitchen, very comfortable beds, great outdoor spaces! Sharon writes a comprehensive guide which it seems is updated monthly! Could not have been more awesome!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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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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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 7.31%

Rates are based on 2 guests (any age); $25/night for each additional guest (any age) up to 4-5 guests. To obtain an accurate rental quote, please include the number of all guests. We do not offer monthly or extended stays.

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

Hot tub use is restricted to children 12 years of age and older.

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 can send or adjust your quote or if you choose "Book It Now," we will send you a separate payment request for the payment fee once you have approved the Pet Policy and fee.

We do not offer monthly or extended stays.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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