CHARMING TAOS ADOBE

Melissa Serfling

Advertiser since 2009
Speaks english, english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Melissa Serfling

Advertiser since 2009
Speaks english, english
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CHARMING TAOS ADOBE

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Taos House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)

This is a wonderful old Taos adobe home. The original house (now bedroom #2) was once the home of a family of 9-kitchen and bath then were outdoors. It is thought to be 250+ years old and is considered an historical property. Like many Taos homes it was added to in the ensuing years.

This home is delightful for a couple. It is a spacious home which is unusual for an old adobe. The layout is perfect for a couple and is also suitable for a group stay and would be especially comfortable for two couples since the two good sized bedrooms each have full, private baths and are separated by the sunroom and great room. There is a double futon in the sunroom and another in the great room for additional guests. (Up to a total of 8) The house is cozy in the winter due to thick adobe walls, four kiva fireplaces and a very efficient gas heater. There is always a good supply of firewood under the carport. Summer is delightful and cool inside and great for outdoor living with a deck off master bedroom and a wonderful front flagstone patio with table and chairs, BBQ and outdoor fireplace. The house is furnished with interesting antiques. sculpture and original art. The kitchen is fully equipped and ready to produce those gourmet feasts or a quick snack for two. Bathroom #2 has a washer and dryer for those chores that call out even on vacation. The yard is fenced and well behaved dogs are welcome at a small additional fee.

The house has a wonderful, peaceful feeling and yet is only a few minutes from all Taos has to offer..good restaurants, shops including MY shop Red CatMelissiana. ,galleries, the Taos Pueblo and many great outdoor activities).

Keywords: cozy, yet spacious, beautifully decorated and mountain views too and pet friendly

PLEASE NOTE; Even if my calendar says this property is reserved contact me. I have a total of 11 Taos rentals (soon it will be 12...) and have accommodations for any size group...

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
Melissa Serfling (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
Speaks english, english

About Melissa Serfling

I was a California landscaper who wanted a simpler life so I moved to Taos. I fell in love with an old adobe home by the river and bought it. Then I fell in love with another old adobe and bought it for a vacation rental. I have a shop in downtown Taos Red Cat Melissiana 110 Dona Luz in the Guadelupe Plaza just behind the main Plaza. It is very 'Taos Eclectic' and must be seen to be believed...

Melissa Serfling purchased this house in 2007

Why Melissa Serfling chose Taos

I love old adobe homes. They have such substance, personality and character This house has a cozy and welcoming feeling that everyone who has stayed here comments on and yet for an old adobe is amazingly spacious. The house has a private enclosed yard, is nicely landscaped (next project big container plants and an irrigation system) and great mountain views.

What makes this house unique

This home has the charm of an old adobe (original room 250 years+) but has all the modern amenities we expect. It is in a quiet location, yet only minutes from all Taos has of offer (i.e. restaurants, galleries, the pueblo and outdoor adventures) I love the deck for sunsets and the outdoor patio, the 4 kiva fireplaces (each bedroom, great room and sunroom) the wood and brick floors and the 46 (count them!) overhead vigas as well as the 14' thick walls. Owner lives 5 minutes away to answer any questions or provide information.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved staying in your wonderful house. I loved your gardens, both flower and vegetable. We enjoyed three meals from your vegetable garden and each was such a treat. I picked apples off the ground and will make jelly when I go home. I'll send you some. Our week in your home was everything we could have asked for and more. You have created a paradise. Thank you for sharing it!
Aug 2012
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Charming Taos Adobe
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 30 reviews
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Charming Taos Adobe
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Taos New Mexico
5

Authentic Taos Experience

  • 5 of 5
This Taos Adobe home is the authentic choice for a lifetime Taos adventure and memory trip! We planned a trip to sink into Taos just as the locals do, with very little tourist time, and sacks full of everything unplugged. This home was our Adobe perfection! Filled with antique touches, taste, a history filled grace and love for the landscape, both inside and out. Aiello Road has a tucked away kind of quiet feel...you would not know you were just a few miles from the center of town. Our week long stay allowed us to cook most nights on the pinion fire and we shared the courtyard with mugs of spice tea and numerous hummingbird friends. Great spots for warm conversations and for these Texans...an appreciation of the cool New Mexico summers. We did not want to leave, this home left an impression on us and we will be back soon to visit our new found friend. Thank you, thank you Melissa for sharing your home and your passions.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Jayne, I can't tell you how much your review meant to me! I have hundreds of five star reviews from guests who have stayed at my six various Taos Vacation rentals but none until this one have made me all teary eyed! You SO eloquently captured what I do and why I do it. I put so much into all my homes and love it when guests leave feeling they have spent time in the essence of Taos. I loved your phrase of "sinking into Taos". That is always what I hope my guests feel. This is such a special little town that I love sharing with others. It is so much more than just making a living. I do share my homes and my passion with my guests and thank you, thank you so much for expressing this in your review. Please come back again anytime!
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Charming Taos Adobe
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Taos New Mexico
5

A Taste of Taos

  • 5 of 5
We're from Wisconsin, so this was our first visit to Taos other than once driving through the city. We stayed for two nights in Melissa's beautiful adobe rental and just loved it. It's tastefully decorated with antiques and artwork, the beds were comfortable, and the kitchen was nicely appointed. There was a brief glitch when we got there as there was no water. However, after a quick call to Melissa, the personable handyman came over and had everything running in about 20 minutes. Those of us who were up early were treated to sunrise over the mountains from the kitchen window. The beautiful mountain painting in the dining area (I took lots of photos!) was painted by a previous owner making us feel as though we were staying at a friend's house. It was a bit chilly the first night but the gas log fireplaces kept us cozy and warm. We shopped at the square in Taos and ate in several restaurants (Orlando's being one) that had terrific New Mexican food. Our nineteen-year-old grandson was along with us for the trip and he especially enjoyed the trip out to the Gorge over the Rio Grande (amazing) and just a bit farther to Earthship Biotecture, where houses are being built totally off the grid with some amazing architectural designs. Our grandson wants to do a three-week internship there in a few years when he turns 21. It was a real treat to wake up to a home-cooked breakfast (our son and grandson) and just hang out for a couple of hours in the enclosed courtyard basking in the sun before we took off for the day. I've never stayed in an adobe house before and I have to say that everything about an old 250 year old house like this is irregular which is part of its charm. I definitely recommend this house to anyone who is looking for a rental that isn't ordinary. We'd definitely go back!
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Diane, thanks so much for your review. I always love first timers to Taos. You did and saw a lot in your short stay. I'm so glad you really enjoyed my home. I hope to see you again in the future.
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Charming Taos Adobe
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Taos New Mexico
5

Perfect Getaway - Quiet but Close!

  • 5 of 5
What a gem! This house was perfect for my husband and myself when we made a quick trip to Taos to meet some friends. I have stayed in many Taos rentals over the years, but this home stands out. I want to come back as soon as our schedule allows! The yard is great if your pets are welcome, and the outdoor fireplace is good for socializing. The interior is lovely - the history of the home is blended beautifully with necessities for modern living (or vacationing!) In case you needed it to get better, it is close to downtown but being in Ranchos de Taos is still rural! All in all, a great rental, one of the few I've stayed in that I WANT to return for another vacation.

Thanks again, Melissa, for providing such a great rental.
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. I have so much fun decorating and furnishing my homes--six now and soon a seventh! What is even more fun is to have guests like you folks who so appreciate my efforts. Hope to see you again!
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Charming Taos Adobe
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Taos New Mexico
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5
The house was so comfortable and charming. My son and his wife had two dogs, and the fenced yard was wonderful. The layout is perfect for two couples, as we each felt our privacy. It was quiet and peaceful - a little out of town but easy access to downtown. It is charming and we would certainly rent again. We really enjoyed our stay.
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I'm always so gratified when guests like what I love doing. This house is special and you are right. It is perfect for two couples since each bedroom has a private bath and the bedrooms are nicely separated for everyone's privacy and comfort.
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Charming Taos Adobe
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255317vb
Taos New Mexico
Ohio
5

Old New Mexico--historical and enchanting!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband had "Spend some time in a New Mexican Adobe in Taos" on his bucket list so when I started to look around, Melissa's lovely home stood out. We booked this home for two weeks in the fall and we were not disappointed in this old beauty. If you are looking for "perfect" keep on looking but if you are looking for "charming, interesting, historical and comfortable," book this house!! Melissa is a busy lady but so knowledgeable about the area when she shares her stories. Her love for creating "homes away from home" is apparent. Melissa is a gem and so is this house. Enjoy!
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It's not every day I get to be on a "Bucket List" So glad you chose to stay in my home. I'm also glad you liked my suggestions and my stories of this little town I love.
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Charming Taos Adobe
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Taos New Mexico
Rockville Centre New York
5

It feels like home!!!

  • 5 of 5
We have rented "Casa Melissa" four times so yes it does reach out to us with welcoming arms. The comforts it provides are more than physical, the history of the house surrounds and pulls one out of the chaos the 21st century has brought . Each time we come, we have found a home clean and waiting for us. Melissa has decorated with such care that it does not look contrived , more like we are waiting for the original owners to return from shopping. Which by the way is an amazing activity in Taos. See you in March
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Karin, I always love to hear from you that once again you need to spend some time with those grandbabies. So perfect to just walk across the road to gather them up for a day.

I'm so glad you discovered my home and enjoy it so much. Yes, we'll see each other in March again!
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Car: necessary

This home is on a back road, fileds, pastures, horsrs and cattle yet only 5 minutes to the Plaza (Back roads bypass traffic such as it is in a small town) Mountain view from home

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $155 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
 
xmas holiday
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$155
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $95
Notes $155/ 2 guests Additional guests up to 8 total +$25 each per night

Cleaning/2 $85, 4+/$95 Cleaning/pet $100

Holiday rates 12/21-1/3 $225 per nt/2 addl. $25 each per nt.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) Beautiful antique brass and iron queen bed in master bedroom, Double Beds (1) antique wood double bed in second bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
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