Designers Classic Adobe Home in Taos, Available for a Select Few Yearly

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Last updated: 10/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Casa Nueva Vida (New Life), also known as Casa Encantada #5, is the jewel property of the Casa Encantada compound with approximately 2,000 square feet of art filled space.

Greetings! You have found THE perfect Taos home for your visit, especially if you wish to stay in someone's HOME and not just a rental property with typical rental property furniture.
We are a well traveled and PARTICULAR couple who are seeking like minded individuals who understand high end furnishings and art. We are offering our beautiful, two-story, adobe casita within an easy walk to the Taos Plaza, restaurants and galleries, but only to a few select couples or small groups per year.

Dating back to the 1700's and sitting on land once farmed by the Tiwa tribe of the Pueblo Native Americans, our casita is an authentic example of early adobe structures. Our main structure dates back to 1910 as part of a family compound. The property then became a Bed and Breakfast in the 1980's named Casa Encantada, and then wonderfully updated in 2005 into several individual residences, retaining the Casa Encantada name.
Our special adobe home was originally two adjacent Casitas which we purchased separately and then combined to provide approximately 2,000 square feet of fabulous interior space and two fully- stocked kitchens.

Consisting of two master-suite bedrooms with private baths, a front sunroom with a fold out sofa and 1/2 bath. Enjoy our two fireplaces, one wood burning and one gas. The gas one can be used year round, the wood burning one is in the downstairs bedroom. You'll definitely find extreme detail at every turn. Enjoy our private, spacious outdoor area with plenty of room to appreciate the high desert climate. Soak in our large outdoor hot tub and watch the stars at night. Or have dinner under our beautiful portal that makes for great outdoor dining in the spring, summer and fall. Light the oil lamps in our fire pit and enjoy a glass of wine before dinner.

If you want a true Taos experience with privacy and serenity, this is the place. Our home and possessions are important to us, so we are particular. Although we would prefer parties that would not include young children (under 13), each offer would be considered on a case by case basis. Special rates to couples (2) looking to enjoy our private space. Sorry, although we love them, NO pets are ever allowed. All guests must also be non smokers, although smoking is allowed outside if you pick up after yourselves. No parties or gatherings are allowed in our home, and only approved guests may enjoy it.

Casa Nueva Vida ESPECIALLY welcomes couples for romantic weekends, and offers consideration when the party is just two people, depending on availability and we consider parties up to 4.

NOTE: For smaller parties or if you are looking for a lower price rental, inquire about the casita next to ours owned by our daughter and her husband. Their studio is listed on VRBO as Casa Encantada #3.

Visit our website at and find out more about our wonderful adobe. Visit our Sayulita, Mexico homes @ and

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Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We are very particular about our renters and only offer our property a few weeks per year. No rental to anyone under 25 years old, and we prefer families with adult children. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    We do allow smoking outside as long as you pick up your cigarette butts. No illegal substances are allowed on premises. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, although we love animals, pets are not allowed while visiting our home. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • sleeper sofa: 1 queen


  • Two private bedrooms and baths, one upstairs and one downstairs. Both have queen sized beds. 1/2 bath downstairs as well as a fold out sofa. NOTE: Our home is perfect for FOUR, but can handle six on a case by case basis. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

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

    two full baths and one half bath available. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet


  • 2 full baths and one half bath.

Other Amenities

  • It is possible you've not encountered property owners as selective as we are. Casa Nueva Vida is our home and is filled with cherished possessions therefore we restrict our rental consideration to like-minded couples, adult parties (6 or less) and families with extremely well-behaved children who are respectful of the property of others. We simply ask you to treat our home as you would want us to treat yours. Having said that, we encourage dreamers, artists, writers, global nomads and all-around good human beings to write with questions. We like adventure-seeking, kind-hearted couples and families interested in experiencing life, but not from the lounge of a five-star hotel. Sorry, no smoking and no pets (no exceptions). ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV included...moreless

  • Stereo:

    computer speakers available for your use. We recommend you bring your laptop and use Pandora or another music service. You must respect our neighbors and keep sound levels low in the evening. ...moreless

  • Television:

    Television downstairs with bluetooth capabilities. ...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Enjoy dining indoor or out if the weather allows. Our dining table is vintage and fragile, so please take care. Comfortably seats 6 but can handle 8. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Two dryers available for your use. ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    One gas fireplace in the main living room as well as a wood burning fireplace located in the downstairs bedroom. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Each room has an adjustable thermostats. Some floors have radiant heat, otherwise baseboard heating. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    wireless internet is available for your use. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Fresh linens on each bed and extras available for the fold out couch. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two separate living rooms with both vintage furniture as well as high end Ligne Roset couches and chairs. Leather fold out sofa in second living room. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Private parking in front of our studio doors out front. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels available for the house as well as for the hottub. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Two washers available for your use. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig coffee makers as well as regular coffee makers available. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We have two complete sets of dishes as well as utensils. Since this is our home and not a rental property, please take care of our possessions. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Two dishwashers available for your use. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    We have two full sized kitchens, both equipped with gas ranges, microwaves, dishwashers and full sized stainless refrigerators. We also have two sets of dishes and utensils. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Two microwaves available for your use. ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Two ovens available for your use. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Since this is our home and not a rental property, we have many items available for your use. Please replace what you use prior to leaving. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Two full sized stainless steel refrigerators available for your use. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Two gas stoves available for your use. ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Two or three deck locations available for your use, including an outdoor firepit during the winter. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Large Portal (patio) is available with equipale furniture and other comfortable seating. Lit by lights brought back from San Miguel de Allende during our visits in Mexico. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large communal lawn available for your use while visiting. NO pets allowed ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill available for your use. ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Skis and ski equipment are NOT allowed in our home at any time due to valuable possessions inside. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Large hottub seats 4 easily. Private location at the back of our property, secluded and quiet. ...moreless

Building Type

  • Building


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 5 - Nov 19, 2016
3 night min stay
Nov 21 - Dec 14, 2016
3 night min stay
Dec 15 - Jan 4, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning fee $175
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Taxes Not included


Unlike other Taos properties, our home is just that, our home. We prefer select couples, for romantic getaways. Therefore we are particular and only offer Casa Nueva Vida a few weeks per year. Prior to arriving you will receive detailed instructions on caring for our property. We also require at least one phone conversation between us and renters prior to arrival date. Our property caretaker will greet you with keys and show you our home. Feel free to reach out with questions!

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 10/18/2016
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134 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albuquerque, NM
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
El Monte Sagrado Resort
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
El Monte Sagrado Resort
19.4 Miles
Nearest Ski
Taos Ski Valley

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We're a long married couple with two grown children and a constant companion female pointer named Bella that is an amazing frisbee dog and was rescued from a shelter as a puppy. We're fortunate that we have the ability to typically travel during any time period, and for any length of time we choose. We also own homes in a small surfing village, Sayulita, Mexico ( as well as lake houses on the water outside of Austin, Texas so we can move at a moments notice for last minute inquiries that work. We're very particular about our rental partners and only allow with those that understand high end furnishing and quality care of others properties. We will provide you detailed opening and closing documents prior to swapping to assist you in any questions you may have. We are very open to discussion about longer term rental (1 to 6 months) as well as inquiries relating to our Sayulita Mexico Villa and other property there.

Why the Owner Chose Taos, NM, USA:
We live on a wonderful tree lined, extremely quiet neighborhood within an easy walk to the famous Taos plaza. Located just around the corner from the El Monte Sagrado resort, you can stroll over at night and enjoy their bar and/or fine dining, as well as their spa. Our home is adjacent to wooded land owned by the Wurlitzer Foundation which is protected and private resulting in a peaceful stay fro our guests. Near complete privacy once you're in our property, you will only hear the leaves rustling and the birds singing. During the summer, Magpies nest in the trees behind our home and you'll enjoy seeing them come in to roost around 8pm every night. Although there may be many rental homes available in Taos, there aren't many that have the history and authentic adobe structure that our home has. Massive vigas in the ceilings, thick plaster walls built over hand form bricks and diamond finish glazing on most of the walls make Casa Nueva Vida a rare find. In addition, you have two full kitchens to cook and entertain from, as well as private outdoor space to engage with nature and your surroundings, or with close friends and/or family.

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
Taos is, or has been, home to many famous artists, actors, writers, musicians and poets. You'll find those who live here to be very friendly, non- judgmental, full of interested stories due to diverse backgrounds. We're also home to the Taos Pueblo, designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You can ski, float the Rio Grande River, hike the many trails nearby, mountain bike, fly fish, see incredible musicians all over town most nights, or drive the Enchanted Circle. Shopping includes strolls through not only the historic plaza but also quaint back streets including Bent, Ledoux and Dona Luz. Don't miss the tiny village of Arroyo Seco. You will see why this artist colony has lured creatives and their contemporaries from NYC, Paris and beyond since the early 1900's. Once you visit, you'll see why Taos was chosen as one of the 20 best small towns in America (#2) by Smithsonian in their May 2012 online issue.

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  • Downstairs full bath with vintage furniture

    Downstairs full bath with vintage furniture

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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