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3 Blocks from the Plaza. Thick Adobe Walls, Artisan Iron Work and 2 Courtyards

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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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

Casa Rosa has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Rent Casita de Lilas, in the shared courtyard, if you need a third bedroom and bath. Please inquire for prices and availability of Lilas or search on VRBO for Listing # 1004278 for full description.

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 instead of wood.

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.

Also available is our Coyote Guest Suite, suitable for a single, a couple or couple with a child. It is located on the way to the Ski Valley, above Arroyo Seco, about 20 minutes from Casa Rosa and town..

Gorgeous views, gorgeous sunsets.. 1 bedroom with queen bed, bath, microwave and small fridge. Large portale with hammock for lounging and reading and enjoying the views as well as table and chairs for meals al fresco.

Some people split their visits between Casita de Lilas in town and Coyote Suite in the high desert mountains. Please inquire.
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, french, spanish, dutch
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Children Welcome:

    Parents assume liability for children. There are 3 short steps between the living room and kitchen and the bedrooms and tv room. There are tiled floors and Casita de Lilas is on the second floor so steps, sometimes icy or snowy in winter, must be negotiated. And there is a glass coffee table. We have had many children at the house but Parents must decide individually if the casa is appropriate for their children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    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....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • Casita de Lilas VRBO # 1004278: 1 queen

    Lilas is a separate bldg. Shares courtyard See VRBO # 100427...moreless

  • In Casa Rosa: 2 private bedrooms each with kings, spacious closets and kiva fireplaces. lit with candles. We also have a single rollaway bed. Casita de Lilas: Across the courtyard from Casa Rosa stands Casita de Lilas, a second floor studio which, when rented with Casa Rosa, adds a third bedroom. In addition to the queen bed, there is a kitchenette, sitting area and bathroom with shower in the casita. 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 of Casita de Lilas, search on the VRBO website for Listing # 1004278....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Casita de Lilas Bathroom # 1004278: toilet, shower

    Not included unless Lilas is rented as well as Casa Rosa....moreless

  • 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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Television:

    Local tv stations plus services such as Netflix, Hula and Amazon are accessible through your account....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Access your Netflix or Hula or Amazon accounts to download or stream movies, etc....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

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....moreless

  • 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....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • 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....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Large capacity washer and dryer are in the laundry room that is in the courtyard....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    There are the original kiva fireplaces in both bedrooms and also in the tv sitting room. They do not work for live fires, however, we they come with candles for atmosphere....moreless

  • 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...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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. ...moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Large capacity washer and dryer are in the laundry room that is in the courtyard....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    It's a Mr Coffee. Elevation Coffee, a few blocks away, has great coffee....moreless

  • 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...moreless

  • 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...moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Bikes can be rented from Taos Cyclery or Gearing Up in town....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There are two courtyards to use for lounging, dining or drinking. ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Rentals available in town or in the Ski Valley...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis available at Northside Fitness Center, 10 minutes away...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Rafting, fly fishing available ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Town pool available for small fee and fitness center available for daily, weekly or monthly fees...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna:

    At Northside Fitness Center, 10 minutes away...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Mar 30 - May 24, 2017
1 night min stay
$135
$875 $1,950

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

High Season: Summer/Fall
May 25 - Oct 27, 2017
1 night min stay
$145
$1,000 $2,885

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Shoulder Season
Nov 1 - Dec 17, 2017
1 night min stay
$125 $135
Fri, Sat
$875 $1,575

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Winter Holiday Rates
Dec 18 - Jan 2, 2018
1 night min stay
$375
$2,100

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Ski Season 1.
Jan 3 - Jan 10, 2018
1 night min stay
$145 $160
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,015

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

MLK Weekend
Jan 11 - Jan 15, 2018
3 night min stay
$185

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Ski Season 2
Jan 16 - Feb 14, 2018
1 night min stay
$145 $160
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,015

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Presidents Weekend
Feb 15 - Feb 19, 2018
1 night min stay
$185

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Ski Season 3
Feb 20 - Mar 1, 2018
1 night min stay
$145 $160
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,015

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Spring Break
Mar 2 - Mar 18, 2018
1 night min stay
$250
$1,325

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Spring
Mar 19 - May 24, 2018
1 night min stay
$135
$875 $1,950

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$135
$875 $1,950

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Final Cleaning $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 8.19%

Notes:

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.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Fe
60 Miles
Nearest Train
Santa Fe
18 Miles
Nearest Ski
Taos Ski Valley

Car: Not Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: I'm a New Orleanian who fell in love with Taos many years ago. Taos has been our family's second home ever since. We have not only Casa Rosa and Casita de Lilas in town but a smaller guest suite with a private and independent entrance that sleeps 2, plus a child, closer to the Ski Valley, up the mountain from Arroyo Seco on the way to the Ski Valley. Write us if you prefer a less urban or smaller accommodation. See last picture in our photos.

Why the Owner Chose Taos, NM, USA:
Casa Rosa on Martyrs Lane 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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, dutch
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

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Photos

  • Entrance to Casa Rosa

    Entrance to Casa Rosa

  • Kitchen: tile counter, microwave and dishwasher. View towards north bath

    Kitchen: tile counter, microwave and dishwasher. View towards north bath

  • Casa Rosa's living Room View towards South Bathroom

    Casa Rosa's living Room View towards South Bathroom

  • Kiva Fireplace lit with candles in Casa Rosa's South Bedroom

    Kiva Fireplace lit with candles in Casa Rosa's South Bedroom

  • Candle lit fireplaces in Casa Ro. In tv room as well as north and south bedrms.

    Candle lit fireplaces in Casa Ro. In tv room as well as north and south bedrms.

  • Light filled north bedroom in Casa Rosa. View from the bed.

    Light filled north bedroom in Casa Rosa. View from the bed.

  • Casa Rosa's TV Room. View from the sofa.

    Casa Rosa's TV Room. View from the sofa.

  • North Bathroom in Casa Rosa. Large tiled shower can be seen in mirror.

    North Bathroom in Casa Rosa. Large tiled shower can be seen in mirror.

  • Patio that Casa Rosa and Casita de Lilas share in spring

    Patio that Casa Rosa and Casita de Lilas share in spring

  • So many hikes! So many streams to cross!

    So many hikes! So many streams to cross!

  • 4th of July in Arroyo Seco.

    4th of July in Arroyo Seco.

  • Spectacular sunsets!

    Spectacular sunsets!

  • Casa Rosa's kitchen View towards tv room. Wooden counter with storage underneath

    Casa Rosa's kitchen View towards tv room. Wooden counter with storage underneath

  • Casa Rosa's living Room, view towards South Bedroom

    Casa Rosa's living Room, view towards South Bedroom

  • Casa Ross dining nook in living room Window seat behind the table.

    Casa Ross dining nook in living room Window seat behind the table.

  • Casa Rosa's South bedroom doors open to living room and south bath beyond.

    Casa Rosa's South bedroom doors open to living room and south bath beyond.

  • Casa Rosa's North Bedroom bed, lamps and vigas.

    Casa Rosa's North Bedroom bed, lamps and vigas.

  • TV room sitting area in Casa Rosa. The sofa faces the television.

    TV room sitting area in Casa Rosa. The sofa faces the television.

  • The rest of the tv room in Casa Rosa. Arm chair next to the sofa.

    The rest of the tv room in Casa Rosa. Arm chair next to the sofa.

  • South Bathroom in Casa Rosa: shower and bath tub.

    South Bathroom in Casa Rosa: shower and bath tub.

  • CASITA DE LILAS, VRBO # 10042, can be rented with Casa Rosa for groups of 6/7.

    CASITA DE LILAS, VRBO # 10042, can be rented with Casa Rosa for groups of 6/7.

  • Taos Ski School. None better!

    Taos Ski School. None better!

  • Trail rides, yes!

    Trail rides, yes!

  • COYOTE SUITE above Arroyo Seco in woods. 20 min to Ski Valley and town. Inquire.

    COYOTE SUITE above Arroyo Seco in woods. 20 min to Ski Valley and town. Inquire.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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