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Cozy Casa Carmelita features a Brilliant Kiva Fireplace, Unique Patio & Hot Tub!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Casa Carmelita, also known as Casa Encantada #7, has plenty of charm, romance and magnetism that is tucked away in a serene setting. `Casa Encantada is situated on original Taos Pueblo land dating back over 400 years and is one of the premier properties in Taos. Located one block off Kit Carson, it is an easy walk or drive to free parking just minutes from the Plaza for shopping, galleries, restaurants, music and museums, and just moments to the El Monte Sagrado Resort and Spa.

Casa Carmelita is a classic adobe casita that opens into a beautifully landscaped, grassy common area. There you will enjoy a unique totem pole surrounded by large cottonwood and aspen trees. This one bedroom gem sleeps 4 people comfortably with a King bed (memory foam) and a Queen, American Comfort Sleeper Sofa with premier memory foam mattress, no bars, no springs, no compromise. We are dog lovers and are a dog friendly casita upon approval. Guest will enjoy the large Kiva wood-burning fireplace for warm cozy nights. French doors open to the spacious private patio showcasing a bistro set with a wood-burning chiminea for a "quite" happy hour, then top the evening off with a relaxing soak in the hot tub. Additional amenities include, fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, microwave, dishwasher, Roku/Smart TV with wireless Sony headphones, blu ray DVD, CD player with Bluetooth, fiber optic high speed internet, gas grill and a guitar for your musical pleasure.

David visited Taos for the first time in 1971 on a art scholarship through his University. We hope you will enjoy his original paintings that hang in the casita and are available for purchase. He also displays at Natural Accents Gallery located on the Plaza. Carmelita, a retired Oncology Registered Nurse enjoys the culinary experience of New Mexico and the Southwest, as well as making and sharing her speciality, homemade dog treats.

We are excited to share Casa Carmelita with you.

Business License #: 4636

Short Term Rental Permit #: STR2018-16

More Details

Owner
Carmelita Leake
Member since: 2017
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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About Carmelita Leake

In 2014 we rented Casa Carmelita, (Casa Encantada #7) in search of a vacation home to buy. The appeal was instant, we looked at each other and said WOW! It had everything we were looking for and more.

Carmelita Leake purchased this bungalow in 2014

Why Carmelita Leake chose Taos

Casa Carmelita has been a very successful vacation rental in the past, under the name Casa Encantada #7. One of Taos' Premier Properties.

What makes this bungalow unique

Casa Carmelita is an easy walk or drive to free parking just minutes from the Plaza for shopping, galleries, restaurants, music and museums. It is just moments away from El Monte Sagrado Resort and Spa.

Guestbook comments from the owner

These casitas are lovingly cared for, and beautifully equipped to provide a wonderful home away from home. We will come back as often as we can.

- M. Harrold
Jan 2017
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Amenities

Taos Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full bathroom with tub / shower combo
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Romantic king bedroom (memory foam) with viga ceilings. Beautiful privacy drapes shielding bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • 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
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
We invite you to enjoy all that Taos has to offer, it is a beautiful spritual place!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Cozy Casa Carmelita features a Brilliant Kiva Fireplace, Unique Patio & Hot Tub!
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 44 reviews
5

this property sets the standard for rentals in its class

  • 5 of 5

Sometimes lodging enhances one's journey; many times it is perfunctory and simply functional. Casita # 7 is in the former category. Compliments to our hosts for a great and professional approach to the home rental industry. The only surprise was a most pleasant one. And an applause is extended to our host for being very communicative and responsive as well....the total rental "package" in this case is outstanding and achieves the highest levels of rental experiences which most of us aspire to.

Tom and Cathy Smith

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a wonderful review. It was a pleasure visiting with you and having you as guests! Carmelita and Dave
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5

Wonderful casita in a quiet neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. Equipped with everything you need. The neighborhood was great. Sitting in the courtyard for morning coffee while the wife enjoyed the hot tub was just what we needed. Highly recommend. Thanks for a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! Love hearing that guest enjoy the Casita as much as we do. We hope you will come back again. Carmelita and Dave
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5

Delightful Taos get-away

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place, very well-furnished and supplied, tastefully decorated, and neat as a pin. Short walk to the plaza and all that Taos has to offer. Carmelita communicated well, and was a pleasure to deal with...absolutely a five star experience. We intend to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for the wonderful review! We love sharing Casa Carmelita and look forward to your return. Carmelita and Dave
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5

Nice place, great location

  • 5 of 5

A nice , cozy and clean place with character. Courtyard is private and hot tub great for the beautiful star gazing of Taos. Location is perfect, an easy walk to downtown.

Quiet residential area. Best thing I can say is without a doubt--will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. Taos is a wonderful place and we look forward to your return! Carmelita and Dave
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5

Cozy, clean, comfortable, well appointed and great location.

  • 5 of 5

This place is all “Taos”. Will definitely rebook.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your return! Thank you, Carmelita and Dave
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5

Very lovely inside and out. Quiet and peaceful location but with easy access to historic square.

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in many vacation rentals, but this lovely adobe is one of the nicest I have had the opportunity to enjoy. Every aspect of this space is modern and well-constructed. The kitchen is stocked with all the needed appliances and the art was wonderful. Sitting on the secluded patio enjoying the hummingbirds was one of my favorite activities, and I enjoyed being able to walk to town and around the neighborhood. I will most definitely return and thank Carmelita and Dave for creating such a beautiful place. I’m saving up for some raven art for my next trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thanks so much for this fantastic review. We are blessed to have this little magical place and love that others enjoy it as much as we do! Carmelita and Dave
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Map

Located 1 block off Kit Carson, it is an easy walk or drive to free parking just minutes from the Plaza for shopping, galleries, restaurants, music and museums and moments to the El Monte Sagrado Resort and Spa!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Insurance $59
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

We are excited to share Casa Carmelita with you. Our casita is a perfect getaway for 2, but can accommodate 4. Our casita is non smoking and non vaping. Casa Carmelita is a pet friendly casita, however pet approval is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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