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Casa Flora Quiet & Cozy Downtown Plaza Apartment

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Last updated: 03/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Casa Flora Apartment Convenient To Everything

Casa Flora is a complete little two room apartment just off Taos Plaza and close to everything Taos offers.
Enter through a brick courtyard lined with summer blooming flowers and outdoor seating area for an evening glass of wine or a morning cup of coffee.
Casa Flora has a living room/kitchen which is comfortable and inviting. The kitchen is well equipped for at home dining and can seat four. The living room sofa is a double sofa bed for two additional guests or children. The room is heated with a gas log stove and the skylight offers wonderful Taos light.
The bedroom features a queen bed with premium bedding, good reading lights, cozy robes, and charming gas log stove.
The full bath has a tiled shower and plenty of towels and bath supplies. Leave your hair dryer at home.
Casa Flora is located in an adobe building built in the 1880's and has wooden floors, hand hewn beamed viga ceilings and many multi paned operable windows. 14' thick adobe walls assure winter warmth and summer coolness.
Casa Flora is furnished with antiques, original Taos art from some of our exceptional artists and my sense of whimsy throughout.
***Contact me for special rate at casademelissa@gmail.com

This apartment has a next door apartment Red Cat Melissiana (VRBO 598600) which can adjoin Casa Flora for two couples or a family

PLEASE NOTE: Even if my calendar shows a reservation for your dates, contact me. I have a total of 10 Vacations in Taos so I have all sorts of accommodations available...

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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    All ages welcome. Porta crib available for infants...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    double sofa bed in living room...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    If you must in outdoor courtyard only--no butts in my garden!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved pets welcome. Good downtown dog walking. Dog sheets for furniture sleepers. Please use...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    porta crib available...moreless

  • Cozy bedroom with queen bed. Premium sheets, down comforter and quilted spread. Good reading lights. Antique dresser, clothes pegs, two robes for lounging. Wood floor, viga ceiling and operable windows. Corner gas log stove--a fire in the bedroom, but no firewood or ashes to deal with. Ceiling fan for summer coolness, but with 14' thick walls not much of a problem...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Antique corner sink, vintage lighting, new tiled shower. All amenities including hair dryer. Lots of turquoise towels. Baseboard heat and entertaining artwork (naked ladies...) ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • You will love Casa Flora! It's special and very unique/eclectic/Melissiana......moreless

Entertainment

  • Television:

    Roku TV with Netflix and Sling for local channels...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • 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
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Antique trestle table I couldn't bear to sell (a bit of a problem I had when I was an antique store.) I buy what I love and... Also fun red ice cream chairs I got at a yard sale for $5 each...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Almost none in Taos. None here. Thick adobe walls, operable windows and ceiling fans. Also a swamp cooler...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Those gas log stoves keep things cozy...moreless

  • Internet:

    yes. Wireless high speed...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Guests love my linens. Only the best from the Company Store catalogue...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room area has comfortable couch/sofa sleeper, great antique toolbox/ bedding keeper forsofa, good lighting and bookshelves with cool things and books...moreless

  • Parking:

    Free overnight parking across the street and free anytime one block north...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes and they are all turquoise--my favorite color throughout...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Two wonderful gas log stoves. One in kitchen and one in the bedroom....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    coffee and filters ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    If I don't have it, you probably won't need it....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Well equipped kitchen. Amazing how much I put in a small space. Everything you need. Great re purposed antique dry sink and counter space too...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Yes...moreless

  • Oven:

    See stove info...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Check it out before you go shopping. Spices, oils, vinegar, coffee, tea sugar......moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Brand new and I keep those ice cube trays full!...moreless

  • Stove:

    four burner gas with oven. Baking pans, measuring cups, spoons and bowls if you feel domestic...moreless

  • Toaster:

    It's a fine red Dualit!!! My favorite brand of toaster......moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front courtyard patio. Watch the Taos world pass by and enjoy my garden...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    In the summer my courtyard garden is an amazing jungle of in ground plants, baskets and containers. It's all about color......moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
xmas 2017
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay
$200
Spring Break
Mar 1 - Mar 25, 2018
3 night min stay
$175
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$115

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $25
  • cleaning $95

Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Calendar

Last updated: 03/27/2017
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Location

  • Taos Pueblo

    "A must! The longest inhabited settlement in the U.S. Over 1000 years"

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  • Taos Plaza

    "El corazon, the heart of Taos and looking more inviting all the time with a bit of my floral..."

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  • Martinez Hacienda

    "Well worth seeing--life as it was in Taos in the 18th century-great photo ops"

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  • Orlando's New Mexican Cafe

    "Best Northern New Mexican food- fun, good service and great food. A favorite with locals an..."

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  • Guadalajara Grill

    "A locals favorite. Fast service and great prices. Good for family dining"

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  • Taos Pizza Out Back

    "A great favorite--Taos funky with great pizzas and must try the pesto dressing on salads. W..."

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  • Lambert's of Taos

    "New location on Bent Street--lovely old building, really good service and memorable food. B..."

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  • World Cup Cafe

    "Where locals and visitors gather each morning. On the Plaza entrance"

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  • Adobe Bar

    "Taos Living Room. Great gathering place for Margaritas and nachos. Live music every night ..."

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  • Ranchos Plaza Grill

    "Great food and location. Best Cobb Salad I've ever had! Is it lunchtime???"

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  • Antonios Taste of Mexico -- CLOSED

    "If visitors ask me where it is, I'll direct them. If they ask what I think of it, I direct ..."

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  • Pizanos Pizza

    "Great little restaurant, mountain views and their salmon ravioli is to die for..."

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  • Byzantium

    "An "only in Taos" dining experience. Owner is host, waiter and chef-- varied menu, make a l..."

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  • Old Martina's Hall

    "Wonderful building with a lot of past and recent history. Great dance floor for kicking up ..."

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  • Alley Cantina

    "Ah yes, the Alley. You will see us there twice a week. Katy and The Business--fun cover ba..."

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  • El Meze Restaurant

    "One of my favorites--great food, good service and a wonderful adobe building with killer pat..."

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  • El Gamal

    "A favorite of mine! Of course it is right next to my shop Red Cat Melissiana, but even if i..."

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  • La Cueva Cafe

    "Fun little place. Definitely worth a visit for good Mexican food right downtown!"

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  • Kit Carson Home and Museum

    "Have to love this spot. Great little museum and I landscaped the courtyard!!!"

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  • Gorge Bar and Grill

  • Millicent Rogers Museum

    "My favorite Taos museum. The woman had taste!"

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  • Taos Pizza Out Back

    "A great favorite--Taos funky with great pizzas and must try the pesto dressing on salads. W..."

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  • Trans Lux Storyteller Cinema

150 Miles
Nearest Airport
3 hrs. Albuquerque
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Alley Cantina
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Country Club
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
next door--El Gamal or Antonios
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Taos Ski Valley
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
John Dunn Bridge

Car: Not Necessary

This apartment is ideal for those who want a quiet, private location right downtown

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: I moved here from Marin County California in 2005. I wanted a simpler life in a small town and have found my niche in Taos. I have a shop (right in front of Casa Flora) called Red Cat Melissiana with lingerie, gifts and a flower shop (hence Casa Flora...) I serve on a number of Board of Directors and still find time to landscape much of downtown Taos. I love sharing information about this wonderful town with my many guests. I actually own a total of six vacation rentals in Taos. Everything from two little downtown apartments to two and three bedroom homes. All are special and decorated in a very 'Melissiana' style Many of my guests comment that they are what they always thought Taos should be...

Why the Owner Chose Taos, NM, USA:
Some women collect shoes, some collect shoes. I seem to collect houses. I love to furnish, decorate, equip and manage these spaces as vacation rentals. I consider myself 'The Vacation Rental Queen of Taos' I had finished my last project--two homes right downtown on a property that had been in foreclosure for two years. Now it will be on the Home & Garden Tour this summer! Quite a compliment to my style...I needed a new project and decided to turn the back two rooms of my shop into another rental. It's just so much fun!

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Casa Flora is quiet and private. There is room for a couple to stretch out, enjoy, cook at home, but outside the front door is everything downtown Taos with shops, galleries, museums and a dozen restaurants within walking distance. There is even free overnight parking right across the street.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

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Photos

  • Small, but everything you want

    Small, but everything you want

  • Complete kitchen with re purposed dry sink and tile counter top.  Gas log stove for heat

    Complete kitchen with re purposed dry sink and tile counter top. Gas log stove for heat

  • Queen bed

    Queen bed

  • Love my antiques.  Couldn't bear to sell them so now they decorate the apartment

    Love my antiques. Couldn't bear to sell them so now they decorate the apartment

  • Turquoise is my favorite color

    Turquoise is my favorite color

  • Courtyard pathway to Casa Flora

    Courtyard pathway to Casa Flora

  • Taking a break in front of my shop.  Doesn't happen too often with my six popular vrbo listings!

    Taking a break in front of my shop. Doesn't happen too often with my six popular vrbo listings!

  • Winter Welcome!

    Winter Welcome!

  • Morning Coffee in the Courtyard

    Morning Coffee in the Courtyard

  • My Shop--Just Next Door

    My Shop--Just Next Door

  • Dining for four

    Dining for four

  • Living room.  Couch is double sofa sleeper with bedding in antique tool chest/coffee table

    Living room. Couch is double sofa sleeper with bedding in antique tool chest/coffee table

  • Viga ceiling and great Taos art

    Viga ceiling and great Taos art

  • Gas log stove for heat and bedroom ambiance

    Gas log stove for heat and bedroom ambiance

  • New tiled shower

    New tiled shower

  • One of my decorated planter boxes downtown

    One of my decorated planter boxes downtown

  • Taos Plaza across the street

    Taos Plaza across the street

  • The Front Door to my Office and Your Apartment

    The Front Door to my Office and Your Apartment

  • Evening Glass of Wine in the Garden

    Evening Glass of Wine in the Garden

VRBO #513557

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 30, 2017

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