WALK TO PLAZA, ROMANTIC ADOBE, KING BED, HOT TUB, FIREPLACE, A/C

Ellen Wood

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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WALK TO PLAZA, ROMANTIC ADOBE, KING BED, HOT TUB, FIREPLACE, A/C

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Overview

Taos House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom w/KING bed + Convertible QUEEN sofabed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

You will love it here! Casa Montoya is a very romantic, charming adobe vacation rental house 3 blocks from historic Taos Plaza. The tall cottonwood trees in the backyard keep the house cool in summer and provide a graceful backdrop for the private hot tub. If it's too hot, we have a new A.C. Watch the stars in the private hot tub - there's a tall fence surrounding it.

The high-end furniture, including a KING bed guests rave about, is a suave mixing of old country charm and sophisticated comfortable furnishings designed by an award-winning designer from Paris. Cook a great meal in the big kitchen which is fully equipped, and let the dishwasher do the dishes - or walk to the wonderful restaurants nearby. The bathroom (tub and shower) has Mexican tile and hand-painted sink. The floors in the house are wood and Saltillo tile and the ceilings are wood. You'll sleep well in the King bed in the bedroom with four big pillows and three small ones. For more than two guests, there's a Queen sofa bed in the living room. The brick patio is for outdoor eating or relaxing in summertime. The gas BBQ grill is easy to use.

You can enjoy a romantic weekend or longer vacation and delight in all the amenities of home in this 'magical, enchanting abode' (words of a guest.) There's a small casita in the back of the property which I sometimes rent out, but so far only fabulous people have been drawn to this property on Montoya Street.

And Ahhhh. A massage feels good anytime, but it’s especially good after a day on the slopes. My friend Christina is a licensed massage therapist, one of the best in Taos County. It's $70 for a one-hour massage and Christina will bring her massage table so you don’t even have to leave Casa Montoya. Just enjoy the massage, then take a snooze in your bed.

Bring your laptop: we have DSL and wireless internet connection. If your favorite TV show is on while you'll be gone, just record it. We have DirecTV with TiVo. VCR & DVD player, CD & stereo, dishwasher, gas grill, humidifier, yoga mat, 8 & 10 lb. weights. Cooking utensils, linens, towels, and firewood provided. There's a water filter on the kitchen faucet for pure drinking water (Taos water tastes unpleasant.) The laundry room has a washer and dryer and laundry detergent is supplied.

This is a non-smoking rental. Pets are welcome, but there is an additional pet fee.

Please note that taxes ARE included. The 2.7% is an admin fee if you use the BOOK IT NOW button. If you prefer to use a check, do not hit the BOOK IT NOW button. Also, there's a $250 security deposit ONLY IF YOU BRING A DOG so if you're bringing your dog, I'll ask you to send me a check for $250 which I'll hold until inspection on the day of departure and then shred it. Not to worry, we've never had a problem.

If you want a larger place that's about the same price as Casa Montoya, check out my daughter Winton's Casa Paloma. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and you'll love Winton's sweet energy. Go to www.vrbo.com/262087.

Considered 'sacred' by many of the residents, Taos Mountain is a world-class ski resort. Taos has a rich history and cultural heritage, with numerous galleries, museums and festivals you can walk to from Casa Montoya. You'll love this place - only fabulous people have stayed here!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ellen Wood (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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Speaks english

About Ellen Wood

My wonderful, beautiful daughter Winton has been managing Casa Montoya and Casita Montoya for me for quite a few years now - but it's time for her to move on so at this time I'm managing them myself. Since 2007 I've been writing and giving inspirational talks (about growing younger!) and I'm currently writing my second book. My website is www.howtogrowyounger.com. Can I brag a little? My audio book, 'Think and Grow Young - Powerful Steps to Create a Life of Joy' won the 2011 gold Nautilus Award and I am blessed with four children, two stepchildren, two foster daughters, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. And for you, I'll do my best to make sure the rentals are well stocked and super clean.

Ellen Wood purchased this house in 2004

Why Ellen Wood chose Taos

There's no place more magical or inspiring than Taos! I live 35 miles north of Taos in the boonies but I get to Taos at least once a week - usually to babysit Winton's two precious little girls and go to the supermarket.

What makes this house unique

In the summer it's always cool and toasty warm in winter!

Guestbook comments from the owner

(from an e-mail sent 5/3/06)

Ellen,



Dee and I forgot to write anything in your little red book but we had a wonderful time and staying in Casa Montoya was extremly very pleasurable. Staying at Casa Montoya versus "suite" hotel is a no brainer.. Casa Montoya is far more relaxing..



We did recommend you to a couple that we met at the Apple Tree at dinner on Saturday..They had never heard of the idea of staying in a house but liked it and we gave them the web site and Casa Montoya name.. Hope they stay as they were nice people.



Best of luck and we will be back..
May 2006
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 41 traveler reviews

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Walk to Plaza, Romantic Adobe, KING bed, Hot Tub, Fireplace, A/C
average rating of 4.878049 based on 77 reviews
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  • 5 of 5
Fantastic place and equally fantastic service. I would happily recomment Casa Montoya to friends and family - in fact we are hoping to get back again in 2008. Very central to Taos and the ski valley, Casa Montoya has everything we needed for our ski trip - the hot tub was the icing on the cake! Thanks again for your attention to detail and your warm welcome.
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2007
  • Stayed: Feb 2007
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Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed at the Taos Inn and several Bed & Breakfasts while visiting Taos, but our stay at Casa Montoya was the most memorable. Everything you could need was available.
A lovely kiva fireplace and a very comfortable hot tub. It is an easy walk to the plaza and the main drag.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Travellin' Girl

Travellin' Girl
  • 5 of 5
What a great find.....Casa Montoya was all and more than I ever imagined. Ellen has thought of everything to furnish this lovely home. And, the location is perfect....a quiet area within walking distance of the plaza. Casa Montoya is a perfect place to land....it is truly magical here. I felt all of my worries melt away. We loved the Bear Claw for breakfast and the Farm House for lunch! Ojo Caliente was a real treat.....mineral waters and excellent spa services. Thank you, Ellen, for sharing this wonderful Casa (and Casita) for curious and adventurous travelers to Taos!
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This marvelous Travelin' Girl stayed at both the Casa and Casita Montoya. She's another one of my fabulous guests. I'm so blessed!
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Taos New Mexico
5

A much needed getaway -made very special by this casita

  • 5 of 5
What an oasis. A true escape from the noise. We had a lovely time in Taos as always. A favorite place in the world for me. Comfortable home and breathtaking hot tub and cool evenings looking at the sky. Thank you. We will be back.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm so delighted with our guests and love when they say they'll be back. We have quite a number of "regulars" now and they get 10% off the nightly rate when they return.
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Tennis Players come to Taos

  • 4 of 5
Thanks Ellen. We came up here to play tennis and got to relax in a wonderful Spot. Hot tub especially appreciated. We'll be back.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Taos New Mexico
Santa Rosa, CA, USA
5

A Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
We loved Casa Montoya! There was such a sweet charm to that little place. It felt just like home for us. A very nice retreat for our road trip (so far the best place we have stayed yet). We even like how the Mexican restaurant down the street delivered to us (the girls paid thru the "drive through window"). Thanks so much!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This wonderful family's youngest daughter chose to write a school report about New Mexico so they all drove to our state so she could have an up-close experience. How blessed I am that they stayed at my casa.
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Map

Map

Car: recommended

A.C. COOL in summer, Ski nearby at Taos Mountain in winter, visit the museums, galleries, shops and casinos, and stroll around historic Taos Plaza. Enjoy good, healthy organic foods from Cid's, a large health good supermarket. Visit one of the world's highest bridges, which spans the Rio Grande. Also must see: Wild Rivers Recreation Area, a deep canyon where the Rio Grande meets Red River and is great for hikers with lots of energy. Great Sand Dunes National Park is just over the border in Colorado.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $107 Per night

Taos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 1 - Oct 31
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
early November
Nov 1 - Nov 20
2 night minimum stay
$107
 
 
Thanksgiving Week (dates vary)
Nov 21 - Nov 28
4 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
early December
Dec 1 - Dec 20
2 night minimum stay
$107
 
 
Christmas/New Year's Holidays
Dec 21 - Jan 4
5 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Ski season
Jan 5 - Mar 31
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
April
Apr 1 - Apr 30
2 night minimum stay
$107
 
 
May
May 1 - May 31
2 night minimum stay
$135
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$107
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
cleaning $85
Tax Rate 2.7%
Notes The base rate of $107/night is our lowest rate and is in effect for early November, early December and the month of April. Our highest rate, $225/night, is for the Christmas/New Years holiday season. May is $135/night. In summer, fall and ski season the rate is $150/night. A one-time cleaning fee of $80 to $85 is charged. A per night pet fee is usually charged. ALL TAXES ARE INCLUDED.

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Amenities

Amenities

Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) This is a REALLY comfy bed, and guests often ask where we got the covers., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The red suede sofa in the living room turns into a queen bed. Sheets and blankets are in the trunk coffee table.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Upscale Furniture, air conditioner, Kiva Fireplace with Firewood provided, DirecTV with TiVo, HBO, Laundry room with Washer & Dryer, Private Hot Tub in back yard with tall cottonwood trees, Brick Outdoor Patio with Gas Grill (BBQ), Humidifier, Yoga Mat, 8 & 10 lbs, weights, Water filter on faucet in kitchen for good, clean, pure drinking water, (Taos water tastes unpleasant, ) In the winter you can enjoy world-class skiing at Taos Mountain, then relax your muscles in the private hot tub while looking at the stars, enjoy a cozy fire, and then sleep well in the King bed. If you are looking for 2 bedrooms, we have a lovely rental you can see at vrbo.com/262087
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