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Walk to Plaza, Romantic Joyful Adobe, King Bed, New Hot Tub, a/C, Hd TV, Netflix

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This is a joyful house with a poppies theme. The red furniture is very welcoming

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Last updated: 12/02/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

You will love it here! Casa Montoya is a very romantic, charming adobe vacation rental house 3 blocks from historic Taos Plaza. The tall cottonwood trees in the backyard keep the house cool in summer and provide a graceful backdrop for the private hot tub. If it's too hot, we have a new A.C. Watch the stars in the private hot tub - there's a tall fence surrounding it. Two nights to two or three weeks, but we do not offer monthly rentals since our cleaning crew needs steady work - and they're the best.

The high-end furniture, including a KING bed guests rave about, is a suave mixing of old country charm and sophisticated, comfortable furnishings designed by an award-winning designer from Paris. Cook a great meal in the big kitchen which is fully equipped, and let the dishwasher do the dishes - or walk to the wonderful restaurants nearby. The bathroom (tub and shower) has Mexican tile and hand-painted sink. The floors in the house are wood (a little squeaky but they're old) and Saltillo tile and the ceilings are wood. You'll sleep well in the King bed in the bedroom with four big pillows and three small ones. For more than two guests, there's a Queen sofa bed in the living room, which guests tell us is very comfortable. The brick patio is for outdoor eating or relaxing in summertime. The gas BBQ grill is easy to use. The red living room furniture surrounds a Kiva gas fireplace - just turn the knob (inside the Kiva) counterclockwise if it gets chilly. Of course, we also have a furnace - just adjust the thermostat on the wall.

You can enjoy a romantic weekend or longer vacation and delight in all the amenities of home in this 'magical, enchanting abode' (words of a guest.) There's a small casita in the back of the property which I sometimes rent out, but so far only fabulous people have been drawn to this property on Montoya Street.

Bring your laptop: we have wifi. If your favorite TV show is on while you'll be out, just record it. We have Dish Hi Definition TV with DVR. And Netflix! There's also a CD stereo player, dishwasher, gas grill, humidifier, yoga mat, 8 & 10 lb. weights, iron and ironing board, full-length mirror, hair dryer, ski rack in the entryway and portable bathroom heater. Cooking utensils, linens and towels are also provided and be sure to check the fridge and cupboards before grocery shopping. There's a Brita pitcher for pure, filtered drinking water (Taos water tastes unpleasant.) The laundry room has a washer and dryer and laundry detergent is supplied.

This is a non-smoking rental. A dog (well... maybe two) is welcome but there is a flat pet fee. Smaller casita vacation rental is next door. VRBO listing #143844.

If you want a larger place that's about the same price as Casa Montoya, check out my daughter Winton's Casa Paloma. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and you'll love Winton's sweet energy. Go to VRBO Listing #262087.

Considered 'sacred' by many of the residents, Taos Mountain is a world-class ski resort. Taos has a rich history and cultural heritage, with numerous galleries, museums and festivals you can walk to from Casa Montoya. You'll love this place - only fabulous people have stayed here!


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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Please contact us about the age of your children - the house is not suited for toddlers....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

    Queen sofabed in Living Room...moreless

  • King size beds (1) This is a REALLY comfy bed, and guests often ask where we got the covers., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The red suede sofa in the living room turns into a queen bed. Sheets and blankets are in the trunk coffee table....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Upscale Furniture, air conditioner, Dish HiDef TV with TiVo and Netflix , Laundry room with Washer & Dryer, Private Hot Tub in back yard with tall cottonwood trees, Brick Outdoor Patio with Gas Grill (BBQ), Humidifier, Yoga Mat, 8 & 10 lbs, weights, Water filter on faucet in kitchen for good, clean, pure drinking water, (Taos water tastes unpleasant, ) In the winter you can enjoy world-class skiing at Taos Mountain, then relax your muscles in the private hot tub while looking at the stars, enjoy a cozy fire, and then sleep well in the King bed. If you are looking for 2 bedrooms, we have a lovely rental you can see at vrbo.com/262087...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    We have DirecTV with TiVo. Enjoy all the regular channels plus HBO....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    New air conditioner just in case the adobe walls and cottonwoods aren't enough to keep the house cool....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide thick L.L. Bean towels for our guests....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:

    Park your car in the gravel driveway. If you have guests, they can park in the empty lot on the corner of the street....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    There is a separate room just for the washer, dryer and furnace....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Lots of cupboard space in this large kitchen, with a full-size refrigerator/freezer, stove with oven, table and 2 chairs, microwave, toaster-oven, blender, pots & pans & utensils, spices, teas, sugar, salt, pepper etc. There's also a water filter on the faucet. The water is perfectly safe but tastes yucky....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    It's surrounded by a tall fence (with a lock on the gate) in the backyard, so it's just you and the two plum trees....moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
early December
Dec 1 - Dec 20, 2016
2 night min stay
$117
$798
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$225
$1,500
Ski Season
Jan 3 - Mar 5, 2017
2 night min stay
$125
$875
ski season spring break
Mar 6 - Mar 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$130
$890
April
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$117
$798
May
May 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$135
$900
High Season
Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$145
$995
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$117
$798

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning $85 + tax
  • Pet Fee $20 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6.19%

Notes:

The base rate of $107/night is our lowest rate and is in effect for early November, early December and the month of April. Our highest rate, $225/night, is for the Christmas/New Years holiday season. May is $135/night. In summer, fall and ski season the rate is $150/night. A one-time cleaning fee of $80 to $85 is charged. A per night pet fee is usually charged. ALL TAXES ARE INCLUDED.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

Car: Recommended

A.C. COOL in summer, Ski nearby at Taos Mountain in winter, visit the museums, galleries, shops and casinos, and stroll around historic Taos Plaza. Enjoy good, healthy organic foods from Cid's, a large health good supermarket. Visit one of the world's highest bridges, which spans the Rio Grande. Also must see: Wild Rivers Recreation Area, a deep canyon where the Rio Grande meets Red River and is great for hikers with lots of energy. Great Sand Dunes National Park is just over the border in Colorado.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: My wonderful, beautiful daughter Winton has been managing Casa Montoya and Casita Montoya for me for quite a few years now - but it's time for her to move on so at this time I'm managing them myself. Since 2007 I've been writing and giving inspirational talks (about growing younger and living happy!) and I'm currently writing my second book. Can I brag a little? My audio book, 'Think and Grow Young - Powerful Steps to Create a Life of Joy' won the 2011 gold Nautilus Award and I am blessed with four children, two stepchildren, two foster daughters, 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. And for you, I'll do my best to make sure the rentals are well stocked and super clean.

Why the Owner Chose Taos, NM, USA:
There's no place more magical or inspiring than Taos! I live 35 miles north of Taos in the boonies but I get to Taos at least once a week - usually to babysit Winton's two precious little girls and go to the supermarket.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
In the summer it's always cool and toasty warm in winter!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

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Photos

  • This is a joyful house with a poppies theme.
The red furniture is very welcoming

    This is a joyful house with a poppies theme. The red furniture is very welcoming

  • Corner of the living room with lots of poppies.

    Corner of the living room with lots of poppies.

  • New TV - High Definition 190 channels plus Netflix

    New TV - High Definition 190 channels plus Netflix

  • Full size refrigerator/freezer is almost brand new.

    Full size refrigerator/freezer is almost brand new.

  • Check cupboards and fridge before you shop for groceries.

    Check cupboards and fridge before you shop for groceries.

  • Moose lamp enjoys his quiet corner in the kitchen : )

    Moose lamp enjoys his quiet corner in the kitchen : )

  • You'll sleep well in this massive King bed.

    You'll sleep well in this massive King bed.

  • This large bedroom chest of drawers has lots of room. Wood ceilings add charm.

    This large bedroom chest of drawers has lots of room. Wood ceilings add charm.

  • Bathroom has a tub with shower, handpainted tiles and new toilet.

    Bathroom has a tub with shower, handpainted tiles and new toilet.

  • Washer and dryer have their own room.

    Washer and dryer have their own room.

  • New PRIVATE hot tub and we spruced up the hot tub area.

    New PRIVATE hot tub and we spruced up the hot tub area.

  • Flat screen HD TV, red Queen sofabed, 2 red leather chairs & coffee table trunk.

    Flat screen HD TV, red Queen sofabed, 2 red leather chairs & coffee table trunk.

  • A joyful place to eat.  Solid wood dining table seats 4.

    A joyful place to eat. Solid wood dining table seats 4.

  • Poppies handpainted by artist Lesley Ivy enliven the kitchen.

    Poppies handpainted by artist Lesley Ivy enliven the kitchen.

  • Enjoy breakfast in the kitchen

    Enjoy breakfast in the kitchen

  • bookcase in the hallway between living room and bedroom.

    bookcase in the hallway between living room and bedroom.

  • view from the other side of the KING bed

    view from the other side of the KING bed

  • Hand-painted Mexican sink in the bathroom makes it pleasant to brush your teeth.

    Hand-painted Mexican sink in the bathroom makes it pleasant to brush your teeth.

  • Gas grill on the patio and a table with umbrella, bench and four chairs.

    Gas grill on the patio and a table with umbrella, bench and four chairs.

  • Ahhh. This hot tub is so relaxing, especially after skiing.

    Ahhh. This hot tub is so relaxing, especially after skiing.

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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