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

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House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 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 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 (thick L.L. Bean ones) 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.

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:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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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Ellen Wood

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
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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 and 13 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

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.

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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Walk to Plaza, Romantic Adobe, Hot Tub, Fireplace, A/C
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Taos New Mexico
Dublin, Ireland
5

UNTITLED

  • 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: Mar 2007
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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5

WARM AND CHARMING!

  • 5 of 5
We had such a warm, relaxing time at this wonderful casita! So many charming touches from the wooden floors to the romantic kiva fireplace, cheerful artwork, bright dinnerware, diverse book and dvd collections (so fun to see Gary Larson's work again). The California King sized bed was a real California King and we just sunk in and wrapped ourselves in the soft comfort, the beddings were so nice my wife was trying to find some like it. Casa Montoya was clean, well-kept and made our trip to Taos extra special. Thanks to Ellen for wanting to make sure we had everything we needed and had a great time. We sure did!
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Taos New Mexico
Denver, CO. area
5

CHARMING RENTAL

  • 5 of 5
This is a cozy, warm retreat in Taos. It's within a comfortable walking distance to the plaza and all of the galleries, shops and restaurants in and near the Historic District. It's quiet and offers a fireplace, hot tub, Wi-Fi connection, washer/dryer and fully equipped kitchen. There is no land line in the unit so bring your smart phone. Do not come to Taos expecting everything to be as it is in the big city. Taos is a small rural town with many historic attractions as well as an active artist community. We found this rental to be a very comfortable "home base" for any number of excursions or just a warm spot to hang out and unwind. The owner is attentive and seriously interested in the comfort and satisfaction of tenants. We will return.
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Taos New Mexico
Austin, TX
5

THE PICTURES TELL THE STORY

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay at this lovely, well maintained property. It's proximity to old town was an easy walk, though I was a little disappointed in the surrounding properties. A minor problem with the WiFi was quickly addressed by Ellen. I would recommend this property for couples looking to enjoy the beautiful area of Taos. While there, be sure to take the Enchanted Circle Drive. Absolutlely beautiful.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Taos New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
5

LOVED IT!

  • 5 of 5
We just had the most enjoyable stay at Casa Montoya. The house is so comfortable and well appointed. No detail was forgotten. The proximity to Taos Plaza was great. We walked everywhere and thoroughly enjoyed the Fiestas on the Plaza and nearby restaurants and shopping. We will definitely recommend Casa Montoya to family and friends.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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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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Availability & Rates

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Taos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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

cleaning 85
Pet Fee 10
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.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
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
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • snowboarding
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • rock climbing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • golf
  • hunting
  • cross country skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • hot air ballooning
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • freshwater fishing
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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