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Casa Grande In Downtown Taos

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


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 views. 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 and the master bedroom has a king. Each bedroom has closet space and a dresser . I provide two cozy robes in each bedroom too for lazy mornings or comfy evenings. There are two tiled full baths with soaps, shampoo/conditioner and hair dryer provided.

This home was totally remodeled in early 2016. It was quite an undertaking! All walls and kitchen cabinets were painted a warm cream. All new operable screened windows and 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 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, wind chimes and the church bells from Our Lady of Guadalupe a block away. There is private on site parking. A walled courtyard with big trees, lilacs offer outdoor living spaces for two and four legged guests. 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 are everywhere.

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.

This downtown compound was featured on the 2017 Taos Home & Garden Tour where on a Saturday in August 500 tour goers had a chance to check out my style. Too much fun!!!

If this home is booked for your dates please look at Vrbo 482097 another of my downtown homes which also offers three bedrooms and two baths.

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 an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Melissa /Taos mgr.

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!

Melissa /Taos mgr. purchased this house in 2015

Why Melissa /Taos mgr. chose Taos

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Supplies, extra towels and hair dryer too
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Big, bright and so colorful
  • 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
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , quality linens, closet with robes and dresser
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Iron bed, antique quilt, closet/dresser & robes
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , big closet, dresser & robes. Private courtyard
  • All bedrooms are nicely decorated with antiques and feature great bedding. Robes for two in each bedroom. Original art and whimsy.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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


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Casa Grande In Downtown Taos
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Perfectly described, great location close to everything, and totally Taos. We had a blast!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed Casa Grande. It's one of my most popular homes. Yes the location is great with short walk to the Plaza, yet quiet and private on a one block dead end street. "Totally Taos" means you liked my whimsy and all original Taos art. Come again in summer when everything is blooming and you can enjoy all the outdoor spaces.
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Melissa is wonderful! The house was very nice and in a great location. It had everything we needed and more. We would enjoy staying there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Terri, thanks for your review. I too love the location. Quiet and private yet close to everything downtown. Glad you found it well supplied too. Come back anytime.
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Milford, NJ

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

The location was great! Close to all the sights, restaurants and shops. The house was clean, very well equipped and cozy. It even had a fireplace! Will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathleen, so glad you enjoyed Casa Grande. Yes great location so close to the Plaza, but private and quiet too. I will pass on your comment about clean to my housekeepers. They take deserved pride in their work. I also take pride in how I equip my homes and the amenities. I always say if I don't have it you won't need it! Yes it was fireplace weather for sure. Hope you liked the new tilework around it, the fatwood starter and my cedar woodpile. Do come again anytime.
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Thousand Oaks, CA

Warm nicely decorated retreat in the center of Taos

  • 5 of 5

Cute, clean, warm house in walking distance to the Plaza. With three bedrooms and two baths it was just the right size for our three generation get-together. Warm fluffy robes in each bedroom was a nice touch! Well laid out and very functional. Décor is very nice; the kitchen is spacious and well stocked. The dining room is big with seating for ten. Neighborhood was quiet and the enclosed courtyard sweet - our dog appreciated the romping space. Owner was personable and easy to work with. Wi-Fi was too weak to use and the TV screen a little small for the space, but we were there to unplug over Thanksgiving weekend. We will definitely consider staying here again. Thank you Melissa for letting us stay at Casa Grande! It was a sweet retreat!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home close to plaza.

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay. Very comfortable, very close to plaza. Would definitely recommend for two couples. Fireplace is wonderful. Owner very easy to contact if necessary for any questions.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. Yes this is a great house isn't it? Hard to believe it is a short walk to the Plaza when it is so quiet and private. Glad you enjoyed the fireplace and my new tile work around opening. Love my cedar firewood! Snaps and crackles and smells so good too...
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Walk into the plaza

  • 5 of 5

Interesting art throughout. Kitchen is outstanding. Our beds were comfortable. Very convenient location for museums and plaza. Loved the courtyards and the quiet street. We'd definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. You certainly hit the high points of my house. Yes I do like my art both local artists and my funky style too. Whimsy... I buy good mattresses and quality bedding. Guests notice and appreciate. Great location three blocks from the Plaza. You must come in summer to really enjoy the private walled courtyards when everything is in bloom. This home was featured on the Taos Home & Garden Tour last year to 500.
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
Sunport in Albuquerque
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Alley Cantina on the Plaza
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Lamy, New Mexico
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Bellas Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $10

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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