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Last updated: 07/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This 2800-square-foot, 2 story, 3 bedroom, 3 bath home was remodeled in 2013 and is located on the highest bluff in an area just 3/10 of a mile north of the old blinking light (junction of Hwys 522 & 150, which is the road to the Taos Ski Valley.)

The home’s layout offers a spacious interior while providing unique separation for two couples/families. All bedrooms are located on the ground floor but the two main bedrooms are located on the opposite ends. The remaining ground floor consists of yet another bedroom offering three twin beds and a window banquette. Yet, this floor offers even more. Designed solely for kids or the young at heart, the map area displays old antique maps, children’s puzzles and games, along with an array of video games, all complemented by one very large banquette that can easily accommodate seating for the entire family or sleep comfortably two kids.

The upstairs has a panoramic view through numerous windows and a spacious deck for the morning coffee or evening cocktails, designed openly from the kitchen which allows the dining & living rooms to flow evenly to nurture the truly amazing views of the mountains and valley sunrises and sunsets. Recently, we added a swamp cooler with a thermostat to control the temperature that will help keep our guests cool in even the warmest days.

The kitchen has been upgraded, too, with brand new appliances and is equipped to accommodate an extravagant dining experience or a simple cup of “joe”. The dining table seats comfortably six, while the living room coffee table may accommodate three others who desire to be inspired by a little DishTV while dining.

The home is very unique and is decorated in the true Taos tradition, from vigas accenting each ceiling, complemented by ceiling fans in the main bedrooms, to the saltillo tile and wood floors adorned by antique and Persian hand-made rugs, with distinctive antiques, as well as original and hand-made art that has been collected over the years and placed tastefully throughout the house. Along with old adobe straw stucco, there are also vibrantly painted walls which allow those who may not be so inspired at home to experience Taos’s true legacy of passionate colors in an everyday setting.

This home has a wonderful, serene setting and yet is only a few minutes from all Taos has to offer...great restaurants, shops and many world class outdoor winter and summer activities.

Casa Contenta welcomes you to explore the Taos experience. We’re encouraged that once you're here, you won't want to leave.

We only use plant-based, non-scented cleaning products throughout the home.

Although this area is extremely quiet and peaceful, for those desiring a further sense of security, the home is equipped with extensive outdoor lighting, along with monitored ADT security services for your safety day and night.



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Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    ...moreless

  • The two full baths downstairs have jetted tubs in them. Very unique shower in the upstairs bathroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • For our guests' comfort, we recently installed a swamp cooler (like air conditioning but no compressor) that is controlled by a thermostat on the wall by the TV cabinet upstairs. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A few titles for children and adults...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Three of them, where each of the three televisions are...moreless

  • Game Room:

    Map area/video game room. No games are rated 'Mature.' But there are some 'Teen' games, so you may want to monitor that for the younger ones. ...moreless

  • Games:

    Cards, dominoes, board games...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish TV upstairs and in the twin room ...moreless

  • Television:

    Three televisions. One upstairs, one in the twin room and one in the map area...moreless

  • Video Games:

    XBox I think....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Harry Potter, the whole set, and a few other movies...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Right at the foothills of the breathtakingly beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountains...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Two extra fold-out chairs are available in the closet if you are expecting more than 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Three of them. All kiva style. And plenty of wood stacked outside by the turquoise columns....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant floor heat. Your tootsies will say thanks....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless high-speed...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    With DishTV and a DVD player....moreless

  • Parking:

    Right outside the turquoise blue columns....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes. In one bathroom, apparently they are hiding. No one has found them yet!: )...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full Size. Plant-based, non-scented detergent provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Two regular drip coffee makers. Plus a Mr. Coffee Cafe Latte. Such an awesome machine!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need for your stay...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    Stocked with oil, vinegar, spices. We also try to keep peanut butter and jelly and condiments on hand. Some coffee and tea, especially for those arriving late and didn't have time to stop @ the store...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New, with icemaker and water dispenser...moreless

  • Stove:

    New, with a griddle-in-the-middle feature and a large 4.8 capacity double oven...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Upstairs deck to view of the town of Taos and those mountains!!...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring/Summer/F-aahh-ll
Mar 27 - Nov 17, 2016
3 night min stay
$200
$1,300
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 18 - Nov 26, 2016
3 night min stay
$250
$1,875
EarlyDecember Ski Season
Nov 27 - Dec 7, 2016
3 night min stay
$200
$1,300
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 8 - Jan 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$400
$2,800
Jan thru early March
Jan 4 - Mar 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
$1,300
Spring Break
Mar 10 - Mar 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$300
$2,100
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$200
$1,300

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $100

Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Taos Regional Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
KTAOS
975 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Port Aransas TX
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Taos Country Club
74 Miles
Nearest Train
Santa Fe, NM
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 522
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Numerous Restaurants
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Taos Ski Valley
917 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hermosa Beach, CA

Car: Recommended

The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is a wonder to behold, with various vendors lined up with original art and jewelry and homemade food products. Just eight miles away on Highway 64.

Located a short distance of 32 miles away, Ojo Caliente is an outdoor mineral springs and is the only hot springs in the world with four different types of mineral water including lithia, iron, soda and arsenic. Also available are spa services, a restaurant and a bar where you really should try the Mexican chocolate drink. Their rules are very restrictive for children, so please be sure to check before you go.

Twirl is located right by the Taos Square and is a toy store with an unbelievable playground on the back side of it. A must-play for anyone with children.

On Saturdays in the morning, from 9 to noon, there is a farmers market on the back side of the square with many delicious concoctions to awaken your taste buds!

May through October.

The Cumbres & Toltec train takes you through a scenic ride and was voted one of CNN's '49 Journeys that Will Change your life.' Their operations are seasonal so you might want to check with them before you make the 70-mile drive.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We currently live in Oklahoma City and have two sons in their twenties. After 30 years of visiting Taos and falling in love with the area, we finally decided to purchase a home here. When we retire, we hope to make Taos our home and enjoy more fully all the spirituality and beauty this town has to offer.

Why the Owner Chose El Prado, NM, USA:
In 2008, we, too, once rented Casa Contenta through VRBO for our church youth group yearly outing. Years later, when we saw that it came up for sale, we were blessed to purchase it and did extensive remodeling in 2012 and 2013. Our hope is that you will love this home as much as we do.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Coming from Oklahoma, we find the dry, crisp climate of Taos invigorating. All the art shops and fantastic restaurants in this little community, along with all the outdoor activities, add to the uniqueness and charm that only Taos can offer. It is a magical place and we find there is always something that makes us want to return.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • When you see the gate, pull in.  You're there!!

    When you see the gate, pull in. You're there!!

  • White + Light + Incredible View = Pure Joy

    White + Light + Incredible View = Pure Joy

  • Colorfully Taos

    Colorfully Taos

  • Kitchen upstairs with great mountain views.

    Kitchen upstairs with great mountain views.

  • Queen bedroom with kiva fireplace.  Super cozy.

    Queen bedroom with kiva fireplace. Super cozy.

  • Map/Video game area with two removable banquette cushions to use as a pallet

    Map/Video game area with two removable banquette cushions to use as a pallet

  • Downstairs full bathroom with colorful Talavera sink and jetted tub

    Downstairs full bathroom with colorful Talavera sink and jetted tub

  • Daybed and window seat and Kiva fireplace in the third (twin) bedroom

    Daybed and window seat and Kiva fireplace in the third (twin) bedroom

  • Let's go outside!

    Let's go outside!

  • On a clear day you can see forever & ever & ever more (while drinking coffee)

    On a clear day you can see forever & ever & ever more (while drinking coffee)

  • Beautiful courtyard to experience the legendary sunrises, sunsets and stargazing

    Beautiful courtyard to experience the legendary sunrises, sunsets and stargazing

  • After a snowfaahhhll...

    After a snowfaahhhll...

  • Welcoming entryway with unusual lighting

    Welcoming entryway with unusual lighting

  • Beautiful vigas throughout the house...

    Beautiful vigas throughout the house...

  • Come into the colorful kitchen:-)

    Come into the colorful kitchen:-)

  • Living up...sleeping down.

    Living up...sleeping down.

  • Colorful Map area with a peek at the laundry room.  Viga beams throughout home

    Colorful Map area with a peek at the laundry room. Viga beams throughout home

  • Another peek at that map/video game room.

    Another peek at that map/video game room.

  • Bedroom with en-suite bathroom.  Oh, yes, and a view of the mountains...

    Bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Oh, yes, and a view of the mountains...

  • Also, a trundle bed and DishTV in the twin room

    Also, a trundle bed and DishTV in the twin room

  • Another entrance to Casa Contenta

    Another entrance to Casa Contenta

  • Side view of Casa Contentaahh...

    Side view of Casa Contentaahh...

  • That's what I'm talkin' 'bout...

    That's what I'm talkin' 'bout...

  • Come back and see us in the winter!!!

    Come back and see us in the winter!!!

VRBO #500921

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, July 22, 2016

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