ARTIST'S ADOBE CASITA 'TWEEN TAOS/SKI VLY DOG OK VIEW, CHARM

anncole@newmex.com

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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ARTIST'S ADOBE CASITA 'TWEEN TAOS/SKI VLY DOG OK VIEW, CHARM

Arroyo Seco Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2) NO smoking

First, the map is a little wrong. Just follow the road up to the intersection -- the property is on the right just where the two roads meet.

Also, if we don't have the nights you want, check out our VRBO listing 138474. It's on the same piece of land and has a separate entrance, larger yard, awesome view!

The casita (this listing) is located on a high ridge between Taos and Ski Valley on the Valdez Rim Road with a spectacular view of the Valdez Valley. An authentic old adobe casita, it's serene, quiet and private. Only 15 beautiful minutes up the mountain to the ski lift, five minutes to the charming town of Arroyo Seco with great restaurants and shops, and a lovely 20-minute drive back to town!

Adjacent to an artist's home, the casita features TWO kiva fireplaces, skylights, saltillo tile floors, and an old viga beam ceiling - a typical Taos adobe! And a large portal (porch) to enjoy the cool breezes and the awesome view. It has it's own laundry room and it's own, fully-equipped kitchen. Honestly, you can pay a lot more and not find a place as wonderful!

(See the floor plan by clicking on the 'FLOORPLAN' link which follows.)

The living room has a banco (a large window seat) with a wonderful view of the valley and mountains, a signed kiva fireplace built by a local legend (this 73-year-old Hispanic genius - a grandmother - climbed on the roof with a chainsaw to cut the hole for the chimney!), and a satellite TV with over 100 channels. A single futon in the living room is available for sleeping, as is the couch and a large window seat (banco).

A complete laundry room comes with washer and dryer, a fullly equipped kitchen with colorful Mexican tiles, a romantic bedroom with down comforters, a queen-sized bed and a kiva (traditional New Mexican fireplace). The casita has it's own entrance and a separate telephone line so you can be very quiet and private.

This old home is a local landmark with a wonderful view out over the Valdez Valley to the Sangre de Cristo mountains from two covered porches.. wonderful for writing, painting, or simply getting away from it all.

Our check-in time is 3:00, checkout is 11:00 -- we know you'll hate to leave!

Pets: The casita has a private entrance and separate fenced yard -- we welcome one or two good dogs. Sorry, no cats (our good dog will eat them).

Smoking: There is NO SMOKING in the casita.

TO MAKE A RESERVATION: We have a 3-night minimum. Please email anncole@me.com to make a reservation. We are not often home to answer the phone! Thanks.

Keywords: Casita,ski,view,vacation,quiet,home,writer,artist,yard,paved,

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
We are having a wonderful time!  SO are the dogs!  Love love love the casita.  I have never felt so comfortable away from home. You can't peel us off the front porch!  What a peaceful, inspiring place.
Jul 2013
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anncole@newmex.com

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2002
Speaks english

Do you like my self-portrait? I'm a former D.C. lobbyist, a sometime artist who drove up the canyon road past the hairpin turn one weathery afternoon, over the top to the view, and into the rest of my life.

anncole@newmex.com purchased this cottage in 1999

The old adobes of Taos are very special. Handmade, each one unique, with soft welcoming curves. History, romance, old legends, an historic neighborhood, and astoundiing views.

The casita was originally a workshop with a primitive bedroom and bath. It was so much fun creating a unique, special, evocative place to relax and be inspired. Old adobe is magical. The magic rubs off -- you'll see!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

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Artist's Adobe Casita 'Tween Taos/Ski Vly Dog Ok View, Charm
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Artist's Adobe Casita 'Tween Taos/Ski Vly Dog Ok View, Charm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16035vb
Arroyo Seco New Mexico
Sandia park, nm United States
5

best kept secret!!!

  • 5 of 5
The Valdez valley is at your footsteps. Very comfortable Casita. We like to visit taos every year and we have found the best place to stay right here. Love it!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Artist's Adobe Casita 'Tween Taos/Ski Vly Dog Ok View, Charm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16035vb
Arroyo Seco New Mexico
5

Beautiful getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful casita. Our stay was just perfect. Everything that is mentioned is right on. Beautiful views, quiet. The perfect place to get away from it all. We can't wait to come back in October. Thank you Ann for making this place available.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Artist's Adobe Casita 'Tween Taos/Ski Vly Dog Ok View, Charm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16035vb
Arroyo Seco New Mexico
5

Cozy and Sweet

  • 5 of 5
Our stay for five days was perfect in every way. Real Taos charm with beautiful afternoon sunsets. The kitchen was fully equipped and we enjoyed our late night meals and the warm lighting in the living room. The bed was so comfortable and cozy. This authentic gem made our stay truly memorable.
  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Artist's Adobe Casita 'Tween Taos/Ski Vly Dog Ok View, Charm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16035vb
Arroyo Seco New Mexico
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
5

Cathy and Dan, Mt Horeb Wisconsin

  • 5 of 5
Perfect casita as a home base for seeing entire Taos region. Arrived on a chilly but beautiful evening to find heat turned on for us and the fireplace ready to be lit. We had every privacy yet Ann checked in with us often enough to answer any questions. Felt like a home for the five days we spent here. The pictures are accurate but the place itself is even more charming and picturesque than the photos. And the bed was so comfortable, not a small matter when out hiking and walking a lot all day.

The location along the Valley Rim was gorgeous, with view of Taos Mountains right out the front door. Very quiet, yet also close enough to Taos, Arroyo Seco to be an easy drive in and back for a meal or shorter day trips. We would stay here again and highly recommend to anyone.
  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Artist's Adobe Casita 'Tween Taos/Ski Vly Dog Ok View, Charm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16035vb
Arroyo Seco New Mexico
Denver, Colorado
4

Peace and Quiet

  • 4 of 5
This casita is such a wonderful respite from the hustle and bustle. Quiet, comfortable, and cozy, it's the perfect place to relax and recharge before heading back into the world. Taos is only about 10 minutes away, with all its wonderful galleries and shops (and I highly recommend the rellenos at Doc Martin's). Then, at the end of the day, pour a glass of wine and enjoy a fire in the kiva fireplace, or sit on the portal and listen to the wind in the pines and feel peace fall over you like a blanket.

Truly a wonderful refuge - I will be back many, many times.
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
Artist's Adobe Casita 'Tween Taos/Ski Vly Dog Ok View, Charm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16035vb
Arroyo Seco New Mexico
5

A cozy hideaway, close to the ski valley!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights over the New Year during a ski trip in Taos. This casita was absolutely perfect! It is so cozy, cute, and authentic New Mexican with kiva fireplaces, beautiful artwork and tilework, and vigas and adobe walls. The queen bed is very comfortable, the living room has plenty of comfy seating, and the bathroom has plenty of counter space for your things. This is a perfect place for a couple or even parents with one or two kids (the couch and loveseat could sleep small children). The location is great for easy access to the ski valley and close to Arroyo Seco with some great restaurants (Taos Cow, Pizanos, and Sabroso are ones we really like). And the price can't be beat! You can't get a better deal than this. Why stay in a hotel room when you could stay here? We had a wonderful time and will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Oh gosh, we love this review but have to caution that it isnt
suitable for children, darn it.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Taos airport is for small planes only
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
taos ski valley
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: necessary

5 Museums, 85 Art Galleries, great restaurants, historic homes, Taos Pueblo. Beautiful scenery. Great for artists, photographers, writers, poets.

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Availability & Rates

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Arroyo Seco Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $55
Tax Rate 7.12%
Notes We love having you and your dogs (up to two) and don't charge a pet deposit for good ones!
There is a $55 weekly cleaning fee.
We require a 50% deposit when you book. The balance is due when you arrive. Deposits will be refunded with 2-week notice OR if we can rebook your nights. For stays 3 weeks or longer we require 4-weeks notice.
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Amenities

Amenities

Arroyo Seco Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1) fireplace
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Games
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • sledding
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • hot air ballooning
  • snowmobiling
  • fishing
  • rafting
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • cycling
  • hunting
  • golf
  • fly fishing
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • whitewater rafting
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
Notes:
TWO wood burning kiva fireplaces, flowers, candles, private Phone/wireless computer access, lots of books, freezer, private fenced yard, private entrance.
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