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Casa Grande in Downtown Taos

(15 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Three Bedroom Downtown Home/ Privacy And Charm

This newly remodeled three bedroom home has it all! Tiled kitchen with new appliances is well equipped and supplied for cooking at home. I always like to say if I don't have it, you won't need it! There is a separate dining room with mountain view. The living room is large-nicely furnished and comfortable. There is a fireplace and plenty of fragrant cedar firewood provided. There are three bedrooms. Front bedroom has a queen, middle bedroom has a double (with a quilt made by a great aunt of mine)and the master bedroom has a king. Each bedroom has closet space and a dresser and I provide two cozy robes in each bedroom too for lazy mornings or comfy evenings. There are two tiled full baths with soaps and shampoo/conditioner provided.
This home was totally remodeled in early 2016. It was quite an undertaking! Of course all walls and kitchen cabinets were painted a warm cream. All new operable screened windows and new stained trim. Tongue and groove ceilings (I stained 1300 feet of tongue and groove. Whew!) New trim tile in the blue bathroom and completely new mango bathroom.
Then the fun part, the furnishing and decorating! I furnish with my antiques and treasures from local consignment stores and estate sales. All my bedding and towels are from my favorite Company Store catalogue so all bright colors and high quality. I love original Taos art so you will find it in every room. I have a penchant for whimsy and it's in every room here and there. I am often asked about my decorating style- I call it "Melissiana". Actually my plumber said it best when he said, "Nothing you do makes any sense, but when you are done, it all works!"
This home is located on a quiet one block dead end street. The only sounds you hear are birds a wind chime and the church bells from Our Lady of Guadalupe a block away. There is private on site parking. There is a walled courtyard with big trees, lilacs and soon will be totally landscaped. I was a professional landscaper in California before I moved to Taos and it is still my passion. In ground flowering plants as well as boxes decorated by me and big ceramic pots full of color.
There are two outdoor living areas in front. To the left of the front gate there is a vintage glider and to the right a table and six comfortable chairs as well as a large BBQ grill. There is an additional outdoor living area off the master bedroom in the back.
As with all ten of my properties Casa Grande is pet friendly.
This home is actually part of a fourplex compound. I live in one of the little casitas so am always available to answer any questions. There are also two additional casitas that I rent for short term visits. Casa azul (Vrbo 797997) And Casa Verde (Vrbo 920144). Each have living/dining, tiled baths and queen bedrooms. Each also have private walled courtyards. Often guests rent the compound for large groups. I can sleep up to ten guests on this property..
There is a central laundry room available for all my guests and on site parking.
Casa Grande is located on a quiet, one block dead end street and is only three blocks from Taos Plaza.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Children of all ages welcome...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    porta crib available too...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed in front courtyard...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    All my properties are dog friendly. This home has walled courtyard so dog perfect! Dog sheets for couch sleepers. Please use. Also please clean up after your dog outside...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    quality linens, closet with robes and dresser...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Iron bed, antique quilt, closet/dresser & robes...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    big closet, dresser & robes. Private courtyard...moreless

  • All bedrooms are nicely decorated with antiques and feature great bedding. Robes for two in each bedroom. Original art and whimsy....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Supplies, extra towels and hair dryer too...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Big, bright and so colorful...moreless

  • The "Blue" bath is a good example of how to update tile from the 40's. The "Mango" bath is just fun. Wild and bright and love my "Chippendale" bath cabinet...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This is such a great home! When I bought this property I called it my "fourplex from Hell". It had been long term rentals for a long time with an out of state owner and very little regard to maintenance. My inspection report was 49 pages! What was I thinking??? It had good bones and was in a great location only three blocks to the Plaza. Each of the four units had private walled courtyards just waiting to be landscaped by me. There was plenty of off street parking and was located on a quiet, one block dead end street. I love renovating neglected properties. In fact I now own ten of them. I have a great crew and a lot of creativity and just have so much fun! Please note that even if my calendar shows this home is booked I have many more ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining:

    Nice size dining room at antique table and leather covered chairs. Mountain view and great tin chandelier. Buffet has serving dishes and extra dishes and glassware. Placemats and cloth napkins...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    NO central air. Ceiling fans, screened operable windows. All doors screened Swamp cooler in rear bedroom...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer sheets too...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Woodpile outside for guest use stocked with fragrant cedar. Fat Wood starter provided...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Water baseboard. House stays cozy even in coldest months...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All and from Company store so great quality and so pretty!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Big sofa, two wing chairs. Lots of light. Fireplace and flat screen...moreless

  • Parking:

    On site parking . Two spaces in front...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Lots of towels and again Company Store...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In Utility Room by kitchen for guest use. Soap, fabric softener provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Also grinder for whole beans...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes for at least ten guests. All utensils you could possibly need...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fun, well equipped kitchen. Staples provided. All new appliances including dish washer. Microwave, blender, coffee maker and grinder, crock pot...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    All baking pans too...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Oils, spices, vinegar mustard katchup, mayo tobasco, sugars, coffee and teas......moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Brand new. Cool vintage style...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas, four burner...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slicer...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Three outdoor landscaped living areas. Main courtyard has table and chairs for six...moreless

  • Golf:

    20 minutes south...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    All kinds of garden spaces. In ground and container plants...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New barrel charcoal BBQ ...moreless



from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
xmas 2017
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
4 night min stay
spring break
Mar 1 - Mar 25, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $100
  • Pet Fee $25

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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150 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sunport in Albuquerque
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Alley Cantina on the Plaza
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Taos Country Club
75 Miles
Nearest Train
Lamy, New Mexico
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bellas Mexican Restaurant
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Taos Ski Valley
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
John Dunn Bridge on the Rio Grande

Car: Recommended

This home is three blocks from the Plaza in the Historic District so walk to a dozen restaurants, shops, galleries and three museums. Located on a quiet one block, dead end street. Walled courtyard for privacy


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: I moved to Taos 11 years ago from Marin County California where I was a professional landscaper and raised my three children as a single mom. When they were grown and gone I wanted to move to a more authentic area and chose Taos. I started buying homes and fixing them up and realized I loved doing. I started renting them on VRBO and love everything about it!

Why the Owner Chose Taos, NM, USA:
As they say Location, Location, Location! Three blocks from the Plaza in the Taos Historic District, private walled courtyards and lots of off street parking. Plus I like the challenge of renovating neglected properties and a chance to collect furniture, whimsy and expand my local Taos art collection.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Privacy,location and personality. The two small casitas on this property are perfect for one-two guests and this main home Casa Grande sleeps six.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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Links to more information:



  • Welcome to Casa Grande

    Welcome to Casa Grande

  • Kitchen Decor

    Kitchen Decor

  • Dining Room Seats Eight

    Dining Room Seats Eight

  • Living Room-Seating For 6

    Living Room-Seating For 6

  • Local Artist Gail McGivern

    Local Artist Gail McGivern

  • Front Bedroom/Queen

    Front Bedroom/Queen

  • My First  Shoes

    My First Shoes

  • Closet Space, Dresser & Robes

    Closet Space, Dresser & Robes

  • Blue Bathroom

    Blue Bathroom

  • More Mango Art- Art by My Co-Worker Joy Suto

    More Mango Art- Art by My Co-Worker Joy Suto

  • King Master Bedroom

    King Master Bedroom

  • Yard Sale Folk Art

    Yard Sale Folk Art

  • Well Equipped Kitchen With Lots Of Workspace

    Well Equipped Kitchen With Lots Of Workspace

  • Open Kitchen Shelves

    Open Kitchen Shelves

  • Mountain View From Dining Room

    Mountain View From Dining Room

  • Living and Dining

    Living and Dining

  • Living Room Assemblage Art Piece-One of My Creations

    Living Room Assemblage Art Piece-One of My Creations

  • Front Bedroom Closet and Dresser

    Front Bedroom Closet and Dresser

  • Second Bedroom/Double

    Second Bedroom/Double

  • Local Artist Michelle Chrisman

    Local Artist Michelle Chrisman

  • Mango Bathroom

    Mango Bathroom

  • Mango Bath Art Local Artist Steven Kilburn

    Mango Bath Art Local Artist Steven Kilburn

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Pastel By Clive Tyler
Assemblage Horse by Stuart Wittmer

    Pastel By Clive Tyler Assemblage Horse by Stuart Wittmer

VRBO #860840

This listing was first published here in 2016.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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