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Sonido del Sol in Taos New Mexico

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

Great, comfortable home in perfect location

This is a wonderful, cozy home located in a private, quiet little cul de sac a short walk to the Taos Plaza. This home has everything you could want for your special Taos vacation.The home has natural plaster walls and Red Fir beams throughout. The floors are Saltillo tile and wood with radiant heat throughout. The great room features a large leather sofa and comfortable chairs in front of a wood burning kiva fireplace-lots of fragrant cedar firewood for your enjoyment too. The large dining table seats six comfortably. The kitchen is small, but has everything you could want for meals at home and includes a dishwasher and disposal-unusual in Taos. There are two bedrooms at opposite ends of the home for privacy for two couples. One bedroom has a queen bed. The other has a king bed. All bedding is from The Company Store and is luxurious, beautiful and colorful. Each bedroom has ample closet space and a dresser. Good reading lights a must! There are two full baths. Each have double sinks and tub and shower combinations. The master bath has grab bars for tub and shower safety. The baths have lots of towels and all the bath supplies you need including shampoo and conditioner and even hair dryers. There is a comfortable family room off the great room with a queen sofa sleeper for a third couple or children. A new flatscreen TV offers Roku programming. Through the patio door is a fully enclosed back yard. This property is pet friendly. We even offer "dog sheets" if your pet prefers a couch or bed to sleeping on the tile floor (Ha ha) Original art is hung on every wall and whimsy is everywhere you look. There is a laundry room with washer, dryer, laundry supplies, iron and board. Parking is available for up to three vehicles including a garage for a small or mid sized car.

Property Manager
Jeff Maus/Owner
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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018


Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks and well supplied
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks
  • Both baths have Southwest style double sinks and tiled tub/showers. Radiant floor heat keeps them cozy
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Master bedroom has a king bed with great bedding. Lots of closet space, large dresser, desk and southwest chair, good reading lights. Private full bath Bedroom 2 has a queen bed, great bedding, closet, dresser and full bath right down the hall
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
A great, comfortable home. Private and quiet, yet only blocks from Taos Plaza


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(25 traveler reviews)

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Sonido del Sol in Taos New Mexico
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Wonderful place to stay in Taos!

  • 5 of 5

Sonido del Sol is a gem! I have booked through VRBO before, and this is the nicest home we have stayed in so far. Our family of 5, 2 adults and 3 kids, visited in August while touring New Mexico. We were very comfortable, using the 2 ample sized bedrooms on opposite ends of the house, with one child on a comfortable sleeper sofa in the den. The adobe style architecture and beautiful floors and bathroom tiles were lovely to live among. The home is immaculately clean. And the owner and caretaker have provided everything you could need, from ceiling fans in every room to the well supplied kitchen to the quality linens to the cozy touch of guest bathrobes in the bedroom closets. We easily walked to the Taos town center from the property. And the outside patio with grill, dining table, and Adirondack style chairs and fire pit are lovely if weather permits. The owner, and caretaker, are very welcoming and easy to work with. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great and detailed review! Thanks so much. It is always so gratifying when frequent Vrbo users rave about this home. You know what others offer in comparison to what you find at Sonido del Sol. This is a perfect family home (Also works well for 2-3 couples) since the common area is large and inviting yet the bedrooms are nicely separated for privacy and have two conveniently located bathrooms. This is a lovely contemporary home with so many nice Southwest features as well as all modern amenities. Thank you for mentioning that the home is immaculately clean. My housekeepers take great pride in their work and I will pass on this comment to them. The ceiling fans, operable windows with screens and french doors keep the home delightfully cool in summer and radiant floor heating in winter is a cozy treat. Thanks also for mentioning quality linens. I love the Company Store for all linens and bath towels. I find guests often comment on my cozy robes. After all, you are on vacation and should be pampered a bit right? This is such a peaceful and quiet neighborhood but so nice to walk to the Plaza in only a few minutes. The fenced back patio is always popular since guests love outdoor spaces in our wonderful Taos summer and fall weather. Dogs are welcome too and the back yard is completely fenced. You were enjoyable to work with and both Jeff and I do hope you will return for a future visit.
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Beautiful, roomy home

  • 5 of 5

I just enthusiastically second all the other wonderful reviews.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, after a while they can seem a bit redundant, but all verify that this is a great welcoming home in an ideal location, private and social spaces, well furnished, beautifully decorated, great art and whimsy. Private, dog and folk friendly back yard too. Can't wait to hear rave new reviews when we do decorative tile work inside this month and finish landscaping next month. Lots more 5 stars I bet...
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Comfortable, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Great place to relax - really enjoyed our stay here. Well stocked kitchen to cook, comfortable furniture and very spacious. Also nice to have the garage.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed this home Susan. Everyone does! We've never gotten less than a five star review. We try to have all amenities for guests in baths as well as kitchen. Love the comfortable /tasteful furniture. Yes social space is spacious and inviting, but always nice to have the privacy of bedrooms separated by the living/dining. Glad you could take advantage of the garage and owner keeps it so tidy and open!
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Great short weekend in Taos

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend stay at Sonido del Sol. The property was perfect, comfortable and well maintained. Location was convenient to shops and restaurants. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey, you can't get any better than perfect can you? So many guests love this home and i'm glad you did too! Melissa
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Amazing Space and Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We come to Taos often, but this was our first stay at Sonido del Sol (Sound of the Sun). We walked in and were instantly impressed with the space, which was vast, yet cozy. The house is a u-shaped house, with two bedrooms with bathrooms on either end. In the center is a huge living room/dining room and kitchen. There is a TV room off to the right and a laundry room off to the left on the way to the bedrooms. Each room has a door leading to the patio and backyard, which is tastefully planted and surrounded by coyote fencing. Such a nice touch for the southwest.

We were there with our 10 year old daughter to ski. We brought all the food we would need and cooked every meal in the kitchen, except for one (see below). The kitchen is fully stocked and I found I was missing nothing to make a meals for three days. The coffee maker worked beautifully and we enjoyed waking up to delicious coffee each morning. We ate at the table inside, but if it had been a little warmer, we would have throughly enjoyed the outdoor table. It looked so inviting through the windows!

The bedrooms were quiet and peaceful, and the sheets and blankets were top notch from the Company Store. It felt luxurious compared to what we have at home. The showers were hot with great water pressure. The towels are also from The Company Store - so nice!

We parked our car in the garage, which was comforting as all our ski gear was left inside it. The garage was a huge bonus to renting the house.

The things we did in Taos were: we skied Taos Ski Valley while we were there, and it took less than 30 minutes to get to the ski area from the house. We also forgot milk the first night, and my husband went to Cid's for milk, which was only a few minutes by car. Cid's is the Whole Foods of Taos. We also shopped at Twirl, which is a one-of-kind toy store/playground/arts and crafts center. We have been coming to Taos for decades, and Twirl was something we were delighted to discover with our daughter when she was born. If you have kids or know any kids, don't miss Twirl for unique, high quality toys. We walked from the house to Twirl, which took just a few minutes. We also ate dinner with friends at Taos Pizza Outback one night. That is the best pizza, hands down. We drove, but we easily could have walked from the house.

It was so wonderful to have these adventures in Taos and always to come back to such a beautiful, warm and cozy home. We can't wait to return again to Sonido del Sol!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice, long and complete review. (I guess us Melissas do like the written word and long emails! Ha Ha) I knew you would love this home as it is so perfect to stay in with bedroom/bath privacy yet so mush social/public space. I liked your phrase "vast yet cozy"! So true! Thank you for admiring the Company Store bedding and towels. I have Company Store in all ten homes I own and those I manage like Sonido del Sol. Such great quality and they often have 20% off and free shipping 1 (800) 285-3696 in case you ever want to upgrade at home! I'm so glad you were able to use the garage and yes that's a great way to secure things in your car which is an advantage I had not thought of. You should definitely consider a return trip in warmer weather. We will be doing more landscaping in the yard and the outdoor dining area is delightful. Thanks again for you thoughtful and complimentary review! Melissa, Mgr.
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We loved this beautiful home! Close to downtown, beautifully furnished and very pet friendly!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful Taos home! Our family experienced a wonderful Christmas here! It is beautifully furnished, has a handy fenced yard for pets, and is within a short walk to the plaza. The owner has thought of everything! Highly recommended! We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your glowing review Marcia! I have felt so fortunate to be part of this wonderful home. I like to say to guests that if we don't have it, you wont need it. Do plan on a return visit since the outdoor space is so inviting in summer for both two and four legged guests!
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
Albuquerque Sunport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Alley Cantina
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Taos Ski Valley


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $25

$25.00 pet fee is per pet; No more than 2 pets
No parties or events

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.