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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
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2015
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CHARMING TAOS ADOBE

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

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...

More Details
Suitability:
  • pets considered
Melissa Serfling (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2015

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
  • 1 of 9
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Charming Taos Adobe
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 33 reviews
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Charming Taos Adobe
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255317vb
Taos New Mexico
5

Timeless New Mexico comfort

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed this charming adobe home for two relaxing days. The proprietor was very responsive, helpful and quite accommodating. The property is comfortable, spacious and projected the theme of New Mexico style throughout. It was simple and timeless in its adornment and layout, and felt like a home from the 1800s (with modern updates, of course). Soft-curved adobe walls, pine log beams supporting a wooden ceiling, brick floors, living areas full of daylight and a lovey mountain view from the large dining table in the kitchen/dinning area. It is located in an easily accessible semi-rural Taos neighborhood not far from old town Taos, and has a pleasant private garden area in the front and a deck off the main bedroom out back. We were visitors in snowy conditions and absolutely loved the four kiva wood-burning fireplaces and the three gas flame faux wood stove heaters.
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming Taos Adobe
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255317vb
Taos New Mexico
5

4 adults, one child, 4 dogs

  • 5 of 5
We just stayed at this charming 200 yr old home. We had everything we needed, the area is quiet. A fence allowed our dogs to go outside and play. Would stay there again.
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Im so glad you enjoyed staying in my home. It is indeed a charming old adobe, but so nice that it has a spacious yet cozy feel to it. I was glad that I had the porta crib available for your little one. Guests always appreciate the fenced yard and dog friendly ambiance. Hope to see you again in Taos
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Charming Taos Adobe
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255317vb
Taos New Mexico
Plano, TX
5

Quiet, real New Mexico experience; PERFECT host!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this house recently with our 3 kids and it was AMAZING! We loved the outdoor space, the kitchen was very well appointed, beds were very comfortable and cozy, overall a very good experience. Melissa was a great host as well, quick when recommendations whenever we asked. Thanks for a wonderful stay!
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hey Jill, thanks for your review! So glad it was a special time! You silly lady. You neglected to say you were married in my front yard! I've had proposals, birthdays, birthdays anniversarys, even conceptions, but you were my first wedding!

I like the term "Amazing" Amazing is always good!

The fenced yard is great to corral kids or pups. I pride myself on my well appointed kitchen and am so glad you found my house to be comfortable as well as cozy!

Good luck on your new married life and come back to Taos for a visit. Thanks, Melissa
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Charming Taos Adobe
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255317vb
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
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255317vb
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: VRBO, from 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
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255317vb
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!

Map

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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Taos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Xmas 2015
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $95
Notes $150/ 2-4guests 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.

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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