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3 blocks from the Plaza. Thick adobe walls, artisan iron work and 2 courtyards

Taos, NM, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum StayNone

2 (or 3) Bedrooms, historic adobe & casita 3 blocks from the Plaza

Historic and centrally located Casa Rosa has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 sitting rooms, 2 courtyards and 1 kitchen . If you need a 3rd bedroom and bath, Casita de Lilas, across the courtyard is available to rent separately. Inquire for prices and availability of Lilas or, for full description and pictures, follow this llnk: https://www.vrbo.com/1004278

Located in the very heart of Taos, Casa Rosa is just 3 blocks from the Plaza where, in the warmer months, you can dance to live music on Thursday evenings and browse the farmers market on Saturday. In the winter, leave your car in town and take the shuttle at the Plaza,, to the Ski Valley for a nominal charge. Shops, restaurants, museum and parks are just a few minutes walk from the casa and casita all seasons.

Casa Rosa has plenty of light, unusual for an historic adobe. It has 2 bedrooms, each with a king bed and traditional, beautiful fireplaces that that we fill with candles..

We've been told Casa Rosa works well for 2 couples since each bedroom adjoins a sitting room. If you have a third couple, rent Casita Lilas as well.

The two baths in Casa Rosa have Mexican hand painted tiles. One comes with a spacious shower that easily fits two, and the second has both tub and shower. The bathrooms in this historic, quirky adobe are not adjacent to the bedrooms.

The kitchen is well stocked -- make breakfast, latkes or Christmas cookies or in the summer bake an apricot tart with fresh apricots from the farmers market or cherries or apples (if you time your visit right) from the trees in the patio. Enjoy that tarte--- or breakfast or cocktails--- on one of Casa Rosa's two courtyards planted with flowers and fruit trees.

Off street, private parking for both Lilas and Rosa. One parking space per property.



Cheryl Gibert

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About Cheryl Gibert

I'm a New Orleanian who fell in love with Taos many years ago. Taos has been our family's second home ever since.

Cheryl Gibert purchased this House in 2014

Why Cheryl Gibert chose Taos Pueblo

Casa Rosa on Martyrs Lane is 3 blocks from the plaza, around the corner from Bent Street's shops and restaurants. All of Taos' urban pleasures are right outside the door and Taos's natural wonders are a short car ride away. Casa Rosa is an historic property. It oozes charm with its Mexican tiled bathrooms, thick adobe walls, adjoining courtyards and its custom iron work wrought in a forge in Questa north of Taos. Look for the iron snakes, frogs, and other garden animals on the windows amidst the iron vines twining up the bars. We simply fell in love with this charming, quirky house. We hope you will too.

What makes this House unique

Location: center of Town. 20 Minutes to Nature. Architecture: Historic, charming and quirky. Great Shops nearby, galleries, markets (flea and farmers) Culture: Native American, Hispanic, Anglo Spirituality: Churches, synagogues, mosques... nature Music from classical to blue grass to rock Festivals: Solar to Wool to Pueblo. Art: in museums and on the street. In workshops and festivals. So much diversity and unpretentious sophistication for such a small and friendly town.


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Casita de Lilas VRBO # 693480
        1 queen, Lilas books separately. Shares courtyard See VRBO # 693480
      • In Casa Rosa
        2 private bedrooms each with king beds, spacious closets and kiva fireplaces, lit with candles. We can also make up a single rollaway bed, enabling a fifth person to stay in the cottage. In Casita de Lilas (booked separately https://www.vrbo.com/1004278): Casita de Lilas is across the courtyard from Casa Rosa. A second story studio apartment with queen bed, kitchenette, sitting area, bathroom with shower and balcony. If booked, with Casa Rosa, it adds a third bedroom One of the nicest features of Lilas is its balcony with table and chairs overlooking the courtyard and El Salto Mountain in the distance. For a full description and pictures of Casita de Lilas follow this link: https://www.vrbo.com/1004278


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Casita de Lilas Bathroom
        https://www.vrbo.com/1004278: toilet, shower, Not included unless Lilas is rented with Casa Rosa.
      • Casa Rosa's two baths have Mexican hand painted tiles. One comes with a spacious shower that easily fits two, and the second has both tub and shower. The bathrooms in this quirky adobe are not adjacent to the bedrooms; the kitchen and tv room or the living room come between. However, for two couples sharing the casa, there is plenty of privacy. Because the sitting room with the tv is adjacent to the north bedroom and the living room adjoins the south bedroom, each couple has, in effect, a suite. Casita de Lila's simple tiled bathroom has a toilet, shower and sink. Like the rest of the casita it is white and off white. Lilas books separately from Casa Rosa. See VRBO Listing # 693480

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          You are in the very heart of Taos, 3 blocks from the Plaza. Restaurants, shops and museums all within walking distance; yet outdoor sports, wilderness & tranquility nearby.
        • Resort
          Taos Ski Valley is just a half hour away. Ojo Caliente for mud baths and massages is about an hour and 10,000 Waves, a spa, in Santa Fe is an hour and a half.


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


                • Catering available


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Large capacity washer and dryer are in the laundry room that is in the courtyard.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      There are 3 thermostats in the house. One is on the wall in the small hallway between the kitchen and the living room. The second is in the dining nook and the third is in north bedroom
                    • Internet
                    • Fireplace
                      There are the original kiva fireplaces in both bedrooms and also in the tv sitting room. They do not work for wood fires; they come stocked with candles for atmosphere.
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      The living room contains a seating area of a sofa, coffee table and two wingback chairs. The dining table is in the far corner by a window seat.
                    • Parking
                      Parking is directly in front of Casa Rosa on Martyrs Lane. The space closest to Casa Rosa's front door is reserved for you. Just remember to keep the cable up.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Large capacity washer and dryer are in the laundry room that is in the courtyard.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          It's a Mr Coffee. Elevation Coffee, a few blocks away, has great coffee.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          The kitchen is stocked for cooking and entertaining. There are 2 sets of dinnerware, baking and cooking utensils, a fondu set, marguerita glasses and pitchers, casseroles, and serving dishes
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Casa Rosa has a very well equipped kitchen with stove, fridge, microwave and dishwasher. Laundry room off of the courtyard has high capacity washer and dryer. See Lilas for information on its kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          We stock coffee for the first days of your visit, but guests are responsible for groceries.Our long term guests often stock the pantry and leave items. We ask that you replenish what you use.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              There is a dining nook in the far corner of the living. The table will accommodate 6. There are also 2 stools in the kitchen at the counter.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  no library, but there are books left by traveling guests and those we have added.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Television
                                  Local tv stations plus Roku with services such as Netflix, Hula and Amazon are accessible through your account.
                                • Video Library
                                  Access your Netflix or Hula or Amazon accounts to download or stream movies, etc. There are several VHS and dvds as well.


                                    • Bicycles
                                      Bikes can be rented from Taos Cyclery or Gearing Up in town.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      There are two courtyards to use for lounging, dining or drinking.
                                    • Golf
                                      Golf Club south of town
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Rentals available in town
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      ask us, if you would like to use our charcoal grill.
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Rentals available in town or in the Ski Valley
                                    • Tennis
                                      Tennis available at Northside Fitness Center, 10 minutes away
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Rafting, fly fishing available


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          In Casa Rosa, there are three short steps to the bedrooms, so this old adobe is not wheelchair accessible. Casita de Lilas is on the second floor without an elevator so it is not wheelchair accessible.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Town pool available for small fee and fitness center available for daily, weekly or monthly fees
                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Indoor Pool
                                            • Sauna
                                              At Northside Fitness Center, 10 minutes away

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Massage


                                                    • museums
                                                    • churches
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • synagogues
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • cross country skiing
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hot air ballooning
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • ice skating
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • ski privileges optional
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • snowboarding
                                                                • snowmobiling
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • whitewater rafting


                                                                    • We can book a massage for you, either at the casa, or on the smaller, more private courtyard or in town. For stays longer than a couple of weeks, we do require the casa to be cleaned by our housekeeper. The charge is a minimum $80 for 4 hours bi-weekly If you would like the casa cleaned more frequently during your stay, we can arrange for a housekeeper.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:30 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      15 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      October 2017`

                                                                      Henry V.

                                                                      Nice, clean and especially quiet home very close to many shopping opportunities.

                                                                      Super cute place, right in the middle of all the fun in Taos.

                                                                      Randy M.

                                                                      Great place, would be good for two couples, plenty of room and privacy . Would definitely stay there again.

                                                                      Great place, close to the Plaza, restaurants, park. Clean and comfy.

                                                                      Laurie F.

                                                                      Enjoyed our stay here.

                                                                      Perfect place for our girl trip to Taos

                                                                      Debbie C.

                                                                      Quaint adobe home well appointed and great location near the Plaza. Easy walking distance to farmers market, shops and dining. Two bedrooms and two living areas plus a courtyard allowed lots of room either gather or spread out. Would highly recommend

                                                                      Lovely home, close to the square, very cozy and comfortable. Highly recommend!!

                                                                      Josh H.

                                                                      Incredible house located walking distance to the plaza! Cheryl provides everything you need! Took our two kids and the setup was perfect with the separate bedrooms and living spaces. Will definitely be back!

                                                                      Location, location, location - and more

                                                                      Ellen S.

                                                                      Nice comfy place a short walk to the Taos Plaza, but still incredibly quiet.

                                                                      Plenty of room for two couples or a family - we had lots of elbow room even though there were just the two of us. Would book here again.


                                                                      Taos, NM, USA

                                                                      Because of its amazing light, Taos has always attracted artists. Gorgeous and varied wilderness surround the town, and Taosenos take full advantage by skiing, biking, hiking, fishing, birding or just sitting quietly and enjoying the quiet. Nature is very much why people come to Taos. In town there is the farmers market and quirky and interesting shopping, museums and galleries that focus on the many artists who have been drawn to Taos as well as on the Pueblo Indians who predated all. Taos has great antiquing and flea markets. The festivals are numerous and varied, from the Feast Days at the Pueblo to the Hispanic Fiesta in the summer to the Wool Festival in the Fall to many art and music festivals. And don't miss the July fourth parade in Arroyo Seco. There are writers conferences and Chamber Music and Blue Grass Festivals. Food is varied and good. Green chili or Red-- you'll have to choose at the many New Mexican restaurants in town. But there are lots of good restaurants in town to satisfy whatever you may be yearning for whether its sushi, Thai, French or Fusion or Mid Eastern, breakfast or a hamburger. Taosenos, who are Native Americans, Hispanics, and Anglos, celebrate life.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Cleaning Fee
                                                                      Additional Guest Fee
                                                                      $20 - $25
                                                                      Damage Deposit
                                                                      Tax Rate

                                                                      Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Full refund upon cancellation, minus $150 cancellation fee, if we are able to re-rent the house for the period of your reservation No charge for payment by e-check. VRBO gives you the option of paying by e-check (which is free) or by credit card (for which VRBO charges us and we pass on to you in the "CC charge" above under fees. For Rentals a month more, house cleaning is required at a minimum of biweekly. Guest pays this charge.

                                                                      15 Reviews
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