HOT TUB, POOL TABLE & FIRE PIT: TWO HOMES SIDE BY SIDE

Linda

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Sleeps17
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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HOT TUB, POOL TABLE & FIRE PIT: TWO HOMES SIDE BY SIDE

Taos House Rental Photos and Description

Home - 6 Bedrooms + Other (See Description) - 4 Baths - (Sleeps up to19)

Compound at Stargazer* PLEASE CALL 575.770.2818

6 Bedrooms and 4 Bathrooms,

Sleeps 18,

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]*

Home A:

One King Bed,

One Queen Bed,

Two Twin Beds

Sleeper Sofa in Game Room,

Sleeps 10,

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].

Home B:

Two King Beds,

Two Twin Beds + trundle

One Queen Sleeper Sofa in Living Room,

Sleeps 9,

Two full baths,

Dining Room

Living Room

Kitchen,

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

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
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...
Jul 2012
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Linda

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Speaks english
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Sleeps17
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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4.4
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Hot Tub, Pool Table & Fire Pit: Two Homes Side by Side
average rating of 4.375 based on 16 reviews
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Hot Tub, Pool Table & Fire Pit: Two Homes Side by Side
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p206197
+1 575 770-2818
Taos New Mexico
Dallas
5

GREAT LOCATION!!!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Taos New Mexico
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
5

FABULOUS VACATION FOR OUR GROUP! HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Taos New Mexico
San Francisco
5

GROUP LODGING

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
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Taos New Mexico
Seattle, WA
5

PERFECT PLACE FOR A GREAT VACATION

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Hot Tub, Pool Table & Fire Pit: Two Homes Side by Side
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Taos New Mexico
carrollton, georgia
5

NEW MEXICO AT IT'S FINEST

New Mexico at it's finest
  • 5 of 5
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.....
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
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Taos New Mexico
Chicago, Illinois
1

THIS PROPERTY IS NOT AS ADVERTISED. PHOTOS AND DESCRIPTIONS ON WEBSITE AND VRBO ARE MISLEADING.

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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.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am truly sorry that you were disappointed with my home, it saddens me. Please note that both the guests who stayed the week before you and the week after you enjoyed my property. I have come to realize that not every property is for everyone. I welcome all critiques and compliments, though I must say your accountant of things lacks accuracy, and your malevolence is curious. I take pride in my home, it is my livelihood, be assured issues you mentioned were immediately addressed.
I revised my website stating that I am in the process of editing the site plan and floor plan of one home. You are right, there is no Gazebo/Pergola on the Compound at Stargazer, there is however, an extra deck, and an additional 20’ x 30’ ten foot high Game room with a Pool Table. Before you booked, we spoke and I explained the change in the site and then followed up with an email that included a very detailed list of each home. I apologize that it was confusing to you.
I purchased a marble table and chrome and wicker chairs for outside dining and the three decks. [You claimed there were four plastic chairs outside total. During your stay there was: 10 plastic chairs, a wooden bench, and logs to sit on around the bonfire].
I believe that renter and owner should be working as a team to make sure the the renter has the best visit possible. To obtain that goal, our signed contract stated: “Lessee is obligated to notify lessor or lessor’s agent of any problems, immediately.” You and your party stayed 5 nights without contacting me regarding a single concern you may have encountered. And, even though our signed contract states “all monies shall be non-refundable”, I offered you a “good will” refund to try and appease you. Your response was to negotiate. I never rescinded my offer.
While hoping to resolve your issues, we exchanged several emails after your visit. One of the many things I clearly expressed to you
was that the doors are top of the line Marvin Doors and they absolutely lock. Yet you chose to relay your false statement on the internet. It would have taken 3 minutes to explain to you how to lock them, if you had only called.
The architectural term for your “large dirt pile”, is called a berm. You are right, there is a berm in front of the yard shared between the two homes that are rented. It adds privacy, and frames the views of the majestic mountains beyond, when guests are using the fire pit or hot tub or enjoying the compound.
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Taos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Base Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
 
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 4
7 night minimum stay
$6,020
 
 
SPRING BREAK
Mar 8 - Mar 15
7 night minimum stay
$4,550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes Cleaning fees may apply.
Taxes: 5% Lodger's Tax
7.125% NM GRT
PLEASE CALL FOR ACCURATE QUOTE. Rates vary due to season, length of stay, number of guests and availability. HOLIDAY RATES ARE HIGHER.
Notes PLEASE CALL FOR ACCURATE QUOTE. Rates are competitive with comparable homes. Call for last minute availability DEALS.
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Amenities

Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Mountain
General:
  • Dialup Access
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , 2 twins and a trundle
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twins
    Other - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper Sofa
    Other - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper Sofa
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • hunting
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • fly fishing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • basketball court
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • rafting
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
Outdoor Fire Pit for Bonfires. Only Home B can welcome pets. Fenced in backyard. No Pets Allowed in Home A.

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