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Casa Azul/Charming Downtown Casita

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

One Bedroom Casita With So Much To Offer 1-2 Guests

This charming and private casita is perfect for one - three guests. It's a short walk (three blocks to the downtown Plaza) with on site parking. It has been totally remodeled and renovated by me with new windows, bath and kitchen complete re do.

Casa Azul is furnished in my always popular "Melissiana Style" which is antiques, Consignment Store and Estate Sale treasure, all original Taos art and of course my sense of whimsy throughout!

You enter down a flagstone pathway to your cozy little house. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you might need. I always say that if I don't have it, you won't need it! New refrigerator and gas stove with oven. Great random tile counters and I do have so much fun re purposing kitchen cabinets...

The living room has a loveseat sofa sleeper for one with all bedding, coffee table and entertainment cabinet. I put in a corner gas log stove for heat and wonderful ambiance. Just like a wood burning stove, but no logs or ashes to deal with.

There is an equipale (Mexican style) table and two chairs. Bright, fun and festive dishes with nice big coffee mugs.

The bathroom is totally re done with random tiles and all amenities.

The bedroom has a tongue and groove wood floor that I "played" with after a staining mishap. (Don't believe you can stain and seal with one product and don't stain boards outside on a hot/sunny day!) Queen bed, good reading lights of course. There is a closet complete with cozy robes and a dresser.

There is a totally private rear landscaped walled back courtyard garden with table/chairs and a BBQ. As with all my properties Casa Azul is dog friendly

This casita is part of a compound with a main house (Casa Grande VRBO 860840) with three bedrooms/two baths and another Casita (Casa Verde Vrbo 920144) one bedroom available. All can be rented separately or can sleep a group of 10. Each space has a private entry and private wall garden courtyard. The only space that is shared is the full laundry room which is available for all guests.

This entire downtown compound was featured on the 2017 Taos Home & Garden Tour. On a Saturday in August I got to show off to 500 tour goers!

If Casa Azul is booked for your dates please look at Casa Verde Vrbo 920144 which is very similar and in the same compound.

More Details

Melissa /Taos mgr.
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Melissa /Taos mgr.

Some women collect shoes, some collect husbands, but I seem to collect houses! Each of my properties has a personality and great potential for vacation rentals.

I love the planning, the remodeling, the collaborations with my crew and the results are just so much fun! They are all "seat of the pants"! I never have blueprints or a clue as to what I am doing. I always have a vision and see the potential of what I have bought and what I can do although the process is always a challenge...

Melissa /Taos mgr. purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Melissa /Taos mgr. chose Taos

I saw this property this last summer when my real estate agent/friend Cynthia told me about a fourplex right downtown that needed work, but would be a great project for me. I saw it and knew she was right. There are four units on this downtown property. The main house is three bedrooms/teo baths. Then there are three little separate little casita/houses. Each has a private entry, walled rear courtyards and just great spaces.

I had a presale inspection and the 49 page report should have been a clue. Past work was done badly, but I knew it had so much potential and I was right.

What makes this cottage unique

I saw this property and knew what a great find it was. Individual guests can stay here and enjoy what I do, have privacy, rear courtyard gardens or a large group could rent the entire compound, socialize and gather in the main house yet everyone have their own space, bedroom and bath. Add to this, it's a dead end one block street so very quiet and walk to everything.


Taos Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Newly remodeled
  • The bathroom at Casa Azul has been completely remodeled and features a tub/shower combination, random tile in tub area, a tiled shelf, art, amenities and whimsy. Hair dryer and extra towels
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Comfortable and inviting
  • The bedroom in Casa Azul is a queen with quality bedding, lots of pillows and a down comforter and quilt. There is a closet with padded hangers and two cozy robes for vacation lounging. There is an antique dresser with mirror in a niche. Good reading lights of course , original art and an antique bench. The new screened/operable window looks out onto the wall private courtyard.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Taos has so much to offer guests that you can put together just about any kind of experience you seek. Although most of my guests say they spend a lot of their time enjoying their vacation home and just relaxing in my spaces...


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Casa Azul/Charming Downtown Casita
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Comfortable Taos Stay in Garden Setting

  • 5 of 5

Lovely. Comfortable. Beautiful courtyard. Melissa responsive and helpful with recommendations

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you liked Casa Azul for your ten night stay. It is indeed a sweet little house and so great to have a quiet, private landscaped walled courtyard to spend time in. You would never guess that you are only three blocks from the Plaza. I really enjoyed our chats and do hope you will return for a future visit.
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Great little place

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here over New Years and loved it. A great little place with wood burning stove, eclectic decoration and a short stroll to the Plaza. Had everything I could have needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient to downtown, charming

  • 5 of 5

Great casita near downtown. Lovely doors to back patio area from both the bedroom and living room. Quiet, secure and comfortable. Well outfitted kitchen. We mountain biked the boundary trail right back to the place. Walk to many restaurants. Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs, CO

Great spot super close to the plaza

  • 5 of 5

Great spot, pet friendly and ready to go!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it. Yes, the walled courtyard is nice for guests to enjoy and safe for dogs.
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Breckenridge, CO


  • 5 of 5

Last minute get-away and our first time to Taos. What a great little town and Casa Azul was perfect! Great location, clean, easy-very comfortable and cozy. Melissa has wonderful taste in decorating and the outdoor landscaping/seating was a beautiful oasis. We would absolutely return and highly recommend Casa Azul. THANK YOU for taking the last minute reservation and being so gracious-we had a great time!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review! Yes I love decorating and was a landscaper in California before I moved to Taos. Such fun for me and so nice that guests appreciate all I have done with my ten properties.
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We Loved our Stay while in Taos

  • 4 of 5

We took a little quick extended weekend trip to Taos with our 8 year old Bulldog. It was a very comfortable stay and everything we needed was there. The bathroom amenities was like having our own spa with bath robes included. Our dog loved the yard as it was fully enclosed by adobe walls. It was difficult to leave and Bubbles our bulldog was protesting on the back porch when it was time to go. I would have given 5 Stars - We had indications that there was air conditioning. Bubbles doesn't like it when it gets over 70 degrees. The place we were in was not air conditioned that I could tell. However, there are quality windows and a cross flow of air that we got at night kept everything cool during the day. Ceiling fans would have been a perfect. I recommend Casa Azul and hopefully we will be back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Scott, glad you like Casa Azul. You will be happy that Azul now has a living room and bedroom ceiling fan as well as screen door from bedroom and living room to private walled back patio. Now with screened operable windows, ceiling fans and the screen doors I bet I get that fifth star from you and your dog next time!
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Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Sunport in Albuquerque
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Alley Cantina on the Plaza
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Lamy, New Mexico
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Bellas Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
John Dunn Bridge on the Rio Grande

This private casita is a three block walk to everything downtown Taos offers including 12+ restaurants, shops, museums and galleries


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $105
Pet Fee $10

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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