Wonderful, Downtown Treasure
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- Minimum stay:1-4 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
This apartment is right downtown and convenient to everything Taos has to offer including restaurants, shops, galleries and museums.
For five years this was my popular shop Red Cat Melissiana. One day I realized my passion was Vacation Rentals (this is my 7th) and not retail so it was time to re invent once again... Red Cat Melissiana Apartment is located in an 1880's building with all the charm of old Taos and so much history. Originally this was a street with small homes and shops across the street from the Plaza and the original Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. This street was once the Red Light District of Taos with a network of underground tunnels leading to interesting destinations and all kinds of varied stories. There are many spirit activity reports for juicy stories to share. Just ask me...
This apartment is now a newly re furbished space decorated with my antiques, original art and sense of whimsy throughout. It's everything you could want on your vacation for 1-4 guests and so very 'Taos'.
Built in the 1880's, the building has many wooden vigas (ceiling beams), creaky old wood floors, 14' walls and many windows -all operable and screened for summer breezes.
The living room has a futon couch and sleeps one to two guests with bedding stored in antique trunk/coffee table. There is a big flat screen TV if TV is something you want on your vacation. It's located in a one of a kind cupboard in the living room behind closed doors.
The bedroom features a queen bed with high end bedding and a decorative quilt. There is a trastero/armoire for your clothing and please leave your robes at home since there are two just waiting for your cozy moments here.
The kitchen features an eclectic tiled counter, vintage cooktop, sink and refrigerator combo. It is well equipped and offers all amenities for any cooking at home. Table for two-four and extra chairs if you need them.
If you visit in spring, summer or fall you can enjoy 'Melissa's Secret Garden' a private little private oasis under a box elder tree surrounded by container plants, a wall fountain, outdoor lighting and lots of assemblage garden art.
The new bathroom features a fully tiled corner shower,a sink set in an antique New Mexican cabinet, lots of fluffy towels and everything you need for your stay.
Your winter heat is a big gas log stove--the feel of a wood burning stove without the hassle of firewood.
My style of decor is Melissiana Eclectic. What is this? it's a mix and match style with antiques,yard sale and consignment treasures, original art and more--always fun things for my guests to discover, appreciate and enjoy.
This downtown historic building actually has three private apartments and is perfect for single travelers and couples or combine the three and bring a big group of friends and families. The three apartments will sleep up to ten guests in total. All kinds of possibilities (Check out the other two apartments Vrbo 422849 (the Red Cat House) and Vrbo 513557 (Casa Flora)
Great prices, nicely furnished with a quirky sense of style, well equipped, comfortable beds,old adobe with thick walls for peaceful nights and privacy, right downtown and parking across the street. WOW!
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Member since: 2009
- On floor 1
- 650 sq. ft.
- Elevator : All one level
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- wonderful sink area- from antique S.W. cabinet tiled corner shower
- DVD Player:
- Pool Table:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 18 - Jan 6, 2017
4 night min stay
spr brk 2017
Feb 26 - Mar 24, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning fee added $85
- Pet Fee $25
- Taxes Not included
Cleaning for 1-2 guests $75. More than 2 guests or with pet $95
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Wonderful downtown location. Across the street from downtown Plaza. Walk to shops, galleries, museums and restaurants
Year Purchased: 2008
About: This downtown apartment was originally my first and in all likelihood my last retail experience. I spent five years re inventing myself. I was an antique store, but liked my treasures too much to sell them... a lingerie store with great pieces, but...I was a flower shop with amazing floral designs, but... Then a popular gift store with truly unique pieces, but nothing ever quite worked... Once more it time to re invent. I realized I did so well with my six Vacation Rentals. I loved furnishing all my places (all those antiques...) and a reason to go to yard sales and my favorite consignment stores. I filled my homes with eclectic bits and pieces. My style was Melissiana eclectic. As my plumber said, 'Nothing you do makes any sense, but when it's all done, it just works!' I had a reason to buy all the original art that spoke to me. I have stayed in so many vacation rentals myself that I have a good idea of just what amenities and extras I wanted to offer vacationers. I enjoy interacting with all my guests and sharing what I love about this little mountain town I have called home for eleven years.. I received so many positive reviews that I decided to close the shop and pursue my passions so Vacation Rental #7! So much fun!!!
Why Taos, NM, USA:
I fell in love this this historic little street and love the charm of old adobes. It has a great location right downtown, ample parking across the street. The street has so much charm and is beautifully landscaped! That would be me. I was a professional landscaper in Northern California before I moved to Taos and am proud that this street is now considered, 'The Garden Street of Taos'! I even won a Taos Beautification Award. All in my spare time. Ha Ha! It gives locals and visitors so much pleasure every summer and I love the color and vibrancy of my plants.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Charming old adobe with 14' thick walls, lots of windows, hand hewn vigas (ceiling beams), creaky wood floors. Great privacy and a downtown location that is the best! Comfortable, whimsical and the Secret Garden too...
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Red Cat Melissiana Apartment/Downtown Taos
Dining Area (two extra chairs too for gateleg table) Gas Log Stove for heat
Dividing Screen between Living Room and Bedroom
Double Futon/Bedding in Trunk
Flat Screen TV in Cabinet
Queen Bed with reading lights
Old Southwest Cabinet gets a new lease on life
Beaded Lizard in my favorite color
One of my Favorites
Varied Reading Material
Good Dog Space & Summer Sanctuary
Dona Luz Street- In Your Downtown Apartment
Well Equipped Kitchensmall yet complete
Pots & Pans in the Pie Safe (Door to My 'Secret Garden')
Living Room Corner Display
Front Window/Plaza across the street
Original Art- My friend Michelle Crisman
I love Random Tile and the color Turquoise
Found Object Art everywhere
Love this Guy too
Enclosed 'Secret Garden' with summer shade and color
Taos Plaza Across the Street
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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