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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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 search on VRBO for Listing # 693480 for full description.

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.

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.

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More Details

Owner
Cheryl Gibert
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

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. 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.

Cheryl Gibert purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Cheryl Gibert chose New Mexico

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 cottage 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.

Amenities

Taos Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Instant bookings require that government id be sent to owner at time of reservation. Can be done via VRBO
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Casita de Lilas Bathroom # 693480 - 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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, see VRBO Listing 693480): 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 of Casita de Lilas, search on the VRBO website for Listing # 693480
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • 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:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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3 blocks from the Plaza. Thick adobe walls, artisan iron work and 2 courtyards
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5

Perfect place for our girl trip to Taos

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Location, location, location - and more

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location cozy homey loved it

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cozy homey feel of this lovely casita. We walked everywhere and loved the separate bedrooms and bathrooms for my daughter and I!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Right there in the heart of Taos

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location...if you do not like to walk this is the place, almost everything is just a few steps away but it is still sufficiently quiet and cosy. A comfortable unit, tastefully decorated (but not overstuffed). Big beds, note that there are two bathrooms. Spotless clean. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Appreciate the review and really glad you liked Casa Rosa!
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5

Cozy get away right in the heart of town.

  • 5 of 5

I needed a quick get away from the City and couldn't have found a better location or more comfortable place to be. Thank you for the clean and comfortable place! I will definitely be back soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Dusti. We look forward to your return!
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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