|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Compound at Stargazer* PLEASE CALL 575.770.2818
6 Bedrooms and 4 Bathrooms,
Newly Remodeled Kitchen + Bath + Floors
Additional Game Room w/ Pool Table
Spectacular Views in Every Direction*
Perfect for Large Gatherings & Family Reunions*
Two Private Homes Side by Side [rented together]*
One King Bed,
One Queen Bed,
Two Twin Beds
Sleeper Sofa in Game Room,
Two full baths, [one newly remodeled]
Game Room with Pool Table,
Dining Room ,
Dining Table to accommodate 16 people
Kitchen, [newly remodeled]
Washer & Dryer
[No Pets Allowed in this home].
Two King Beds,
Two Twin Beds + trundle
One Queen Sleeper Sofa in Living Room,
Two full baths,
Washer & Dryer
Fenced in back yard.
[Pet Allowed for additional fee plus cleaning fee & cleaning deposit].
The Compound is rented as one and therefore has one Private Hot Tub Washer & Dryer
Our group of 15 seniors have been re-unioning every other year since 1996. This year we came to Stargazer to commune with the Sangre de Cristos, adobe, and the spectacular night skies. We gathered from far flung places: Maryland, Michigan, Vermont, Oregon, New Zealand, Hawaii, California, Georgia, Texas, and Colorado. Stargazer was the perfect home(s) for us and we appreciate the attention to detail Linda provided. Having fueled the northern New Mexico economy, we are leaving with fond memories and no regrets. Stargazer will always be remembered in our group...
We rented both houses at the same time. The owner left beautiful flowers on the table and treats in the refrigerator on our arrival. The houses were spotless and the beds were very comfortable. The location is fantastic and it is easy to get to any part of Taos within a few minutes drive. The plaza, Arroyo Seco, and the Ranchos plaza are all about a 10 minute drive. The Martinez Hacienda is also just around the corner! The view is spectacular, I just wish we would not have been under a fire ban so we could have enjoyed the great fire pit. The large table in the one house was perfect for our large group, giving us space to have everyone get together to eat and the kitchens were stocked with almost every kind of cooking pot (EVEN A CROCK POT!!!) anyone would need. There were also pots and pans to cook for groups up to 20. The grill outside was large, clean, and ready to use. I really like the fences as they provided privacy since the backyard is along Blueberry Hill. The Stargazer is also easy to find. The houses are decorated in a very tasteful style with some artwork we desperately wanted to buy! The owner was a fantastic host, constantly available to respond to any requests and provided a HUGE packet of brohcures, maps, and current infomration on the events in the area occurring during our stay. The addition to the one house also provided an extra area for entertaining the kids, complete with pool table, large couches, and a huge (but short) table perfect for my young kids to use as an art table without needing chairs. What a great place!
Last week I visited Taos with a large group of friends and we needed the space of Compound at Stargazer. When we arrived, we were delighted. In the past, I had stayed at Desert Oak, Linda's traditional adobe in the historic district. The Compound was very well equipped for our group of 16 and it was a great place to return home to after daily jaunts around Taos. We found it spotless and well appointed, in an ecclectic mix of Taos funk and charm. It was so convenient and had great views of the mountains. At night, we dined under the stars, with seating for all, around a marble table. Conveniently there was a 6 burner gas grill right there. After dinners we sat around the campfire and counted shooting stars. We had a running Pool tournament during the week and relaxing in the hot tub was always a delight. When we arrived we were greeted with a beautiful bouquet of flowers, along with a bottle of wine, chips and salsa at each of the two homes. Linda's extensive website and photos were clear, accurate and very helpful. But most important was her attentiveness to us. She answered many questions, as only a local can, before our arrival and then checked in with us during our stay. She joined us for dinner one evening...I felt I was returning to visit an old friend. I can't wait to return. Fall in the mountains was spectacular.
I have stayed at the Stargazer several times with groups of at least 15 students. For the past 17 years I have stayed in nearly every group lodge available in Taos. The Stargazer is by far the best lodge in Taos for larger groups because of the spacious design of the bedrooms, kitchen and meeting room. The Stargazer is a wonderful place to enjoy such a magical region.
The compound was perfect for our large group in mid-August, 2012. The website and the owner were very helpful and clear about what to expect, and we were not disappointed. We loved our big comfortable communal dinner gatherings in the houses and spent lots of time outside enjoying the views of the mountains, the fire, the hot tub and the stars. In addition, the owner, Linda, was very attentive and made many thoughtful suggestions about things to do and see in the area to make our visit the wonderful experience it was. This was my second stay the Coumpound at Stargazer, and I look forward to my third.
Having lived in the west, New Mexico and Taos were splendid! We were a group of 15 from all over the country...we call ourselves "watermelonheads"...Our stay at stargazer was perfect....clean homes, beautiful views...Linda was very helpful with all our needs. If you want everything to be like home or an up-scale expensive resort...don't come here....this place is a well kept secret....I would definately come back...and recommend it to others.....
The following is a list of issues (with photos) that I sent to the owner of this property following our girlfriends getaway to Taos in July 2012. Her first response included a small (compared to what we paid) "good will check, with the understanding by everyone involved that this matter is satisfied and over." I declined and asked for a refund of one night stay (out of four) for each of the guests (8) and I was immediately dismissed and the "good will" refund was rescinded. The images that were formed based on photos and descriptions on her website and VRBO are very different than the reality of the condition of the property.
* VRBO states "Two Private Homes Side by Side" when actually there are 3 homes that share a property. They are not private. Homes B and C (not rented) share a front lawn. The Site Plan on your website is not accurate at all. (NOTE: immediately following this concern the website site plan included a note that "the site plan is being revised")
* VRBO also states that there is a Gazebo and your site plan shows a covered pergola... neither existed.
* The "spectacular" and "expansive" views from all directions include a large dirt pile, a home with numerous rundown cars in front, a backyard with blue tarps covering who knows what, knocked over garbage cans, fencing, power lines, a highway, a dog house / play house with garbage inside and construction material leaning on it and a bright silver Air Stream trailer.
* The firewood was not covered and was wet
* There are 4 cheap plastic chairs outside. TOTAL. No table or chairs on any of the decks.
* The "private hot tub" is not private (see above)
* The bathrooms had one roll of toilet paper and no extras. There were also no extra garbage bags. Both of which we had to purchase.
* There is no privacy glass or shade in the 2nd bathroom (House A) and part of the fence is missing in the yard that is in between the bathroom and the highway, thus giving people driving by a pretty good show.
* The grill is filthy.
* The larger beds in home A are sitting on the floor and there is construction material leaning against the wall in the room with twin beds.
* The backyard security system is wire wrapped around the french door handles which does not hold the doors shut. None of the french doors locked properly and they can be opened/ closed from both sides by pulling / pushing on the handles
We spent NO time outside relaxing at this property due to the conditions. It's a shame, NM is beautiful.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee $150/house||$300 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$150 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
|Refundable Pet Damage De||$500|
|Notes||PLEASE CALL FOR ACCURATE QUOTE. Spring Break rates are higher. Rates are competitive with comparable homes. Call for last minute availability DEALS.|
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