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Recent New Mexico reviews

  • Excellent for the price

    "We were in Santa Fe for the opera festival. This is the first time we have rented during our stay. This house was very well represented on the website. The view from the patio looks more expansive than it is, but there is no need for it to be any different. I wish the owners would emphasize that they are a very walkable mile from downtown. Also, that the day beds (which are twin beds) are downstairs in their own space. Very clean and well-maintained. Very nice stay"
    Guest: Vivian C. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 9, 2016
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  • Walk to Town

    "If you are in Taos and want to be fairly close to town, this is a great place to stay if you don't mind a bit of a walk. Very spacious and clean. Bed slept great! Hot tub was wonderful but it is "shared" with the other rental below. We didn't mind because no one else was interested in it so that was nice at the end of the day. The kitchen was great because we like to take our own groceries and fix breakfast and a mid-day meal. If you are out in the evening, take a flashlight with you because it is a pretty dark path once you get away from town. We always felt safe though and actually enjoyed the walk. Most everything you will need is furnished for you if you need minimal supplies. Be sure and take anything you need (other than TP) for the bathroom. Being from Texas, we love the cool breeze at night but there were really only two windows to in the bathroom and one over the sink in the kitchen. A window unit will keep you cool, but if you like the night air, you might skip this one. All in all we were pleased and will keep this rental in mind when we return to Taos. Thank you to our hosts for sharing!"
    Guest: Leslie J. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 12, 2016
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  • Walk to Taos Cow or Drive to Ski Valley

    "This charming strawbale home is the perfect place, summer or winter. Close to the hiking trails off the ski valley road and within walking distance of Taos Cow, we got our exercise in the morning and then walked to Taos Cow in Arroyo Seco in the afternoons when we weren't bicycling around Valdez. The caretaker lives on the property, and we contacted him to change a smoke-detector battery in the second-floor ceiling (ladder required). He responded within minutes. He is familiar with all the trails and is happy to share his enthusiasm for the area. While we were there we looked for mushrooms but we will have to return next year! The house is "green," and we were happy to recycle. The design of the home is the most interesting we have seen in strawbale construction. Not only is there a half bath on the second story, but there are nichos and other thoughtful details throughout the home. The owner has an eclectic mix of art and weavings that blend flawlessly with the riot of colors outside in purple coneflower, Russian sage, and various sunflowers. We have rented 8 vrbo properties in the past two years, and this is the best for cleanliness, views, architecture, and location. You won't go wrong in renting this property for whatever activities you enjoy. A new plus is that it's close to a new restaurant, Common Fire, on the north side of Taos. We ate there 6 times during our month-long stay and enjoyed it like we had never been before every time. Sit close to the oven, or horno."
    Guest: A guest from Portal, AZ Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: September 11, 2016
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  • Peaceful and Relaxing

    "Our second visit to Shining Sun Casita was as wonderful as our first, last November. Just as advertised, all the amenities are taken care of - bedroom with a comfortable queen bed and dressers/chests to unpack you luggage, a large closet to store extra items, cozy bathroom with a wonderful shower, and a kitchen stocked with all the basic equipment for a home-cooked meal. As it was just the two of us, we had no need for the linens provided for the living room futon-sofa, but we both felt it was comfortable the night we opened it up to lounge while watching a movie. Although we spent most of our time hiking and sightseeing in and around Santa Fe, the TV with DirecTV service was enjoyable when we wanted to laze away a few hours in the evening. There was no need for the wood stove to heat the casita in May, but firewood was provided in case things turned cool. The great cottonwood tree just outside the casita provided cooling shade for porch sitting. And our dog loved all the smells and sounds of the barnyard just beyond the casita. All in all, this is a fantastic place to make your home base while exploring Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Bandelier National Monument, the Sangre de Cristos Mountains, Santa Fe National Forest, and points beyond. On this visit, we took in all of the above, as well as Fort Union National Monument. There is no shortage of great places to eat, but be prepared to drive to get there. And if you like to try your luck, there are numerous tribe-operated casinos nearby."
    Guest: Tom & Diana P. Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
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