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DISCOUNT JAN.28 - FEB 4 ** Beautiful Home Near Plaza & Ski Valley

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-10 )

DEEP DISCOUNT for Small Groups ( excluding peak season and holidays )

This beautiful adobe home sits between the Taos ski valley and downtown Taos in the Los Altos neighborhood . The home is walking distance to the shops and restaurants of Arroyo Seco . Panoramic mountain views bless the home's front and back yards. Stained glass sky lights, saltillo tile , hand carved doors and viga beam ceilings compliment the home's large open floor plan. This home has large picture windows to capture 360 degree views of the mountains. Every direction affords a stunning vista. Because the home is in a culdesac , the home's back yard is very private with no view of other nearby homes .

The main living area is 2975 sq. ft. with an optional 1100 sq ft. second floor ( total of 4075 sq ft). The main living area sleeps up to eight guests in 4 beds in 4 separate rooms. The 1 bedroom apartment sleeps up to 4. The entire home will sleep up to 14 guests comfortably. ( maximum of 10 people except for holiday weeks or Spring break week )

***All bedrooms have ceiling fans for more comfort in the summer ***.

*** All linens and towels are in excellent condition and replaced regularly ***

*** extra pool towels available ***

Master suite has a memory foam topped King-size bed, fireplace, walk-in closet. Over-sized shower, TV with DVD and Sat TV.

The bedroom 2 has a king-size memory foam top bed, fireplace and TV with sat tv

The bedroom 3 ` has queen-size memory foam top bed , a dresser, and three drawer night stands for clothing

The bedroom 4 has a memory foam top King bed or 2 twins . TV & DVD

The second floor ( bedroom 5 ) apartment sleeps 4 . Pull out couch and king bed or 2 twin beds, tv with 2 Sat. tvs and Apple tv movie collection .

Cooks will enjoy a gourmet kitchen with décor cook top & 30" convection oven. Large refrigerator , Dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, dishes and Calphalon , Circulon cookware and cooking utensils.

Fast and reliable wireless internet throughout the home

Community indoor pool, tennis court, steam room and basketball court.

For the security and privacy of our current guests , we do not give the property address until the home is reserved and a down payment is made . We will give the nearest cross streets .

Minimum Rental $1000 + taxes and cleaning fees

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Member since: 2005
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January 22, 2017


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

DISCOUNT JAN.28 - FEB 4 ** Beautiful Home Near Plaza & Ski Valley
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews

Enchanted Home in the Land of Enchantment

  • 5 of 5

We've been renting homes in Taos yearly for over 20 years. We've had the pleasure of staying at many nice ones but none as delightful as this home. The view is a magnificent one of pastures and soaring mountains and the diversity and beauty of the changing weather is just incredible. The house is at the end of the road and is very private. You can lounge on the expansive patios and toast the sunset or host a delicious dinner around the outdoor grill. Later, climb the spiral stairs and play a few games of pool with the new sound system providing your personal sound track. This is a house designed to create comfort.

Located between Ski Valley and Taos you're minutes from everything including many excellent restaurants, galleries and more dramatic hiking trails than you'll probably have time to explore.

Ron, the owner is a great guy who is very caring about your needs.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Marcia , It was a pleasure having you back and thank you for the nice children's book , I'm sure my daughter will love it .
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Super nice house with room for everyone

  • 4 of 5

I have mostly all good things to say about this house, with only a handful of Small issues that are in no way deal breakers, but things that i believe can be easily fixed.

Let me get the little things out of the way first:

1. There is a spiral staircase that leads up to the second floor bonus room. this staircase is very narrow and a bit scary. the frame is metal and it wobbles a bit, is coming apart at one or two seams, has areas that are rotted away and have been "patched" with bars. the stairs themselves feel very unstable. if you are not very balanced on your feet i would suggest just not going upstairs if you can help it.

2. In that upstairs bonus room it was very hot, and actually too warm in the bedrooms too. You'll find that the thermostats all over the house have labels asking you to not touch them. It's understandable the owner wouldn't want people messing with them, however they should have all been set much cooler since it was a warm week.

3. When we arrived, the bonus room upstairs had dead flies all over the carpet everywhere (and a few other little bugs), especially along the edges of the floor. as we knew kids would be up there, probably in bare feet, my husband went in search of a vacuum to get rid of them before anyone else arrived.

4. I'm not sure the cleaning crew cleaned the showers/tubs before we arrived as we found hair in a couple of them.

Aside from those things i will say, this house is beautiful. it's so very southwest which is what we wanted. there was bed space for everyone (11 of us) and the beds were comfy. we Loved having the pool table, and were able to watch all our shows on netflix movies and the World Series with no problem. All the bedrooms have tv's which was nice. We had no trouble using the keypad/codes to get in. There is a community indoor pool on the street and the kids loved that. the bathrooms are spacious. all the essentials in the kitchen so we could cook. the owner was prompt and friendly with answering all my messages. the home is out of the way from town, on the way to the Taos Ski Valley. the drive into Taos was MAYBE 20 minutes if that, and didn't ever feel like a long drive. It was a great location. There were also 3 gorgeous horses from the property next door who would come by in the mornings to say hello and pose for pictures. I would definitely recommend this place for a family/group and hope to stay again myself sometime!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I want to clarify a couple completely false statements . The stairs leading to the apartment are all metal . Nothing wobbles is rotted or coming apart . The metal frame may " flex " which is normal for something made of metal . Extra supports have been added to make the steps even more stable , not because they are rotted. People of all ages have used the steps for 11 years without a problem ( including my 75 year old mother ) I am a large man ( 250 lbs ) and use the steps several times a day . The previous owners of the home were in their 70's and used the apartment for their art studio . The lower lever of the home is 3000 sq ft , and has 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms so no one that has difficulty with steps needs to go upstairs . I'm not sure why the home would be hot , Day time temps are in the 60' and night time temps in Early November are in the 30's. I was never contacted by the guest regarding the home being warm . I can't help if I was never asked for help . I arrived at the home after their stay and the heat was turned off , We stand by our cleaning and would have returned to vacuum the flies , The house was cleaned 2 days before the guest arrived and it is possible flies were attracted to the warm windows and then died , I wasn't notified about the issue until the end of their stay . I have to wonder why guests do not request our help during their stay , Maybe its an unauthorized pet , too many people in the home , or some other reason they don't want us there . We are dedicated to our guest's satisfaction and encourage our guests to ask us for help when there is an issue . ( big or small ) Our job is to help !
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Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely property. The views are incredible...absolutely can't be beat. It's a very quiet location. Peaceful, quiet, relaxing...just what we were looking for. We have stayed in this home several times and hope to stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large, well appointed house in great location--VERY PRIVATE, great views.

  • 4 of 5

Overall the house was great, and in a great location. Plenty of space for a large group, plenty of beds, and TV's everywhere one might need. My only major complaint has to do with temperature control. We went in early July, with daytime highs in the 80's, and lows at night in the low 50's. There is no A/C. Some of the windows did not have screens, many of the windows were difficult to open, or even had broken hardware. The master might only get down to 77 by sunrise (even with windows open, and temps in the 50's), but not lower. One bedroom (with 3/4 only screens) was typically above 85 degrees in the morning. Again, great house, great location, plenty of space, plenty of TV's, VERY PRIVATE--but for my trip, also, very warm. The owner responded very promptly to each contact.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad the guest enjoyed the home , but I'm also disappointed that they never contacted me to tell me they were uncomfortable . As soon as I was informed about the high temperatures, I had a portable AC unit delivered within 2 days , All except 1 window cranks opens ( house has more than 24 windows ) as well as 9 ceiling fans throughout the home to keep things cool . I am dedicated to all my guest's enjoyment during their vacation , and wish they had contacted me for help instead of complaining in a review . I definitely would have been able to help them cool the house .
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Absolutely incredible villa for our 2.5 week wonderful stay in Taos

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five (three kids 9, 6 and 3) stayed at Ron's beautiful villa for 2 weeks and a half and had an amazing time!

Ron made a special effort to greet us upon arrival and showed us around. Ron was very kind to share his Apple TV with a great selection of 500 movies to keep us entertained.

The villa is very well maintained, tastefully decorated and furnished. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to cook a gourmet meal, from spices, cooking utensils to a nice gas stove top and oven. The house is located at the end of the community drive way so you are not looking into other houses. The view is spectacular from the backyard towards the mountains. We spent many hours sitting outside listening to music and had many BBQs. The kids enjoyed playing in the yard and star gazing at night. There are plenty of wildlife around, many birds, rabbits, chipmunks, meerkats and coyotes.

The villa is within 20 minutes drive to Cid's Food Market(the local Whole Food equivalents), many great restaurants and hiking trails. We enjoyed the hikes immensely and even saw a couple of bighorn sheep grazing away. There were still knee deep snow on the trails by Taos Ski Valley.

We had such a wonderful time and hope to come back to this incredible holiday home again. It was a pleasure to meet you and thanks again for everything, Ron!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments . I am dedicated to my guests enjoyment on their vacation and i am always available to help . One of the bonuses of this business are the friends I have made along the way , I look forward to visiting Bali in the near future and hope to see you there.
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Beautiful Area with "Tired" property

  • 3 of 5

I booked this home for our family's Thanksgiving week vacation and had really a wonderful time in the area. We had done a similar trip 2 years prior and stayed at another unit in the Arroyo Secco compound and fell in love with the care the owners gave to their property - it made you feel as though it were your home. That being said when my wife and I checked into this unit on Saturday evening what we found was what was once a beautiful home that has been turned into just another rental property without the care given to details. Without going into too many details, let's just say the property was not the cleanest I've ever stayed in with old dusty fake plants in several rooms, bugs in light fixtures, cobwebs in corners of several rooms, older furniture, etc. I spoke with the owner/property manager a few times and he did send out his crew once to hit the high spots again but then became quite indignant that we weren't satisfied with the effort. At that point i quit communicating with him and moved on with our week as I didn't need the added stress as we were on a vacation! A few examples of the property needing some upkeep - Main Living Room windows showing the beautiful mountains were barely able to see through as the seals are broken and fogged up constantly. Labels on every drawer and cabinet door in the kitchen - quite tacky! So so cookware and an aging stove. Majority of the pillows in the windowseats needed recovering or were uncovered and wrapped in a blanket - really! With 3 Kiva fireplaces in the home and early winter you would think to burn a fire but owner request you can only burn "fake logs" which you have to go procure at the local hardware store at $35 p/6 logs - not what i was expecting to say the least. Bed linens were clean but old and towels were at a minimum for a five bedroom house. With a little TLC and simple refurbishment the property could be a wonderful home again but not until then. Outside built in grill was broken so there was a free standing propane grill but no propane in the tank -had to go into town and exchange one - lovely touch! Very few of the outdoor lights were functional as they were either knocked down or just weren't working. We found next to the driveway at the garage door random yard tools and kid's sleds that had just been left there - hmm? Don't get me wrong the bones of the home are quite good - it's just the details that are being neglected. Just don't book unless that's what you're expecting!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to rebut the comments in the review one at a time , 1. I personally checked the customer in and reviewed the cleaning and everything was fine , He called a few days later with some cleaning requests and they were handled immediately . 2 .furniture is traditional southwestern and not old . It was all purchased new specifically for this rental . Anything damaged or old would be repaired or replaced . 3. One of the windows had a broken seal down low , but you can easily see the mountain views from all the windows throughout the house . . 4. We do have traditional indian blankets on the window built ins ,. Not sure why that's bad , It's Taos . 5. The Cookware are new Calphalon sauce pans and skillets . Cook top & oven are high quality decor appliances . Refrigerator and dishwasher are 2 years old . Washer and dryer are also new . 6. With the advice of our chimney sweep co , we recommend dura flame logs , They burn hotter, ,longer and cleaner than wood. Many of our guests still choose to use wood . 7. Outside built in grill is disconnected and has never been available . A very nice stand alone grill is available . As mentioned at booking , propane is usually available , but refills are self serve . 8. Bed linens and towels are all new and replaced regularly . All customers receive one full set of towels per overnight guest plus 2 extra sets in the master , We also provide lots of pool towels to use in the community pool . 9 Outdoor low voltage lights are working , Only an exterior GFI needed to be reset . We also have flood lights that provide ample outdoor lighting . 10. A sled for children is in the garage as well as broom , pruning shears . and rake , Just your normal garage tools . The garage was cleaned and repainted the week before he arrived , The home received its semi-annual 2 week scheduled maintenance which includes painting , minor repairs etc . right before this guest arrived . I visit the home every 4-6 weeks to check its supplies and do minor maintenance . I stand by the quality and maintenance of my home . I am dedicated to my customer's satisfaction and enjoyment during their stay . I have over 60 reviews among my properties verifying the quality of my rentals and the service I provide , I have no idea what motivated this customer to write this review 7 months after he departed . I satisfied all his requests and delivered a clean and beautiful home .
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Arroyo Seco House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Ski season
Jan 16 2017 - Feb 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Mar 2 2017 - Mar 25 2017
6 night minimum stay
Low spring
Apr 7 2017 - May 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
May 7 2017 - Jun 2 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jul 2 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low summer
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 29 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holiday season
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 6 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.12%

$200 -300 cleaning fee is not included in rental amount and is payable at departure
$39 admin fee on all transactions
7 % sales tax
Apartment add on $300 wk
Optional Use of Community pool , tennis , and community clubhouse $75 wk
Rates are subject to change , we do not guarantee online quotes , please inquire

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Arroyo Seco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Apartment king or 2 twins
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), King size beds (1)King size beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • jetted tub ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Three Fireplaces, Wireless Internet

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