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Kitty Franzetti

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Arroyo Seco Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Chalet, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

This little home is beautifully furnished and the best kept secret get away in Taos. The house has a latilla fenced yard with lovely gardens and private parking, on a dead end road in one of the quietest areas in Arroyo Seco. Centrally located between Taos Plaza and Taos Ski Valley, it is a great home base for all the sights and activities in our beautiful area. Please note we do not allow children under the age of 9 due to the steepness of the stairway.

The Casita has a gourmet kitchen furnished with lots of spices and basics plus all the accoutrements including French press, blender, microwave, and both gas and charcoal grills. The living area is attached with a comfy daybed and lots of pillows plus a trundle for sleeping downstairs if you don't feel like going up to the queen loft with gorgeous views of the mountains and even a waterfall! The little sundeck off the bedroom is always the best place to catch some rays, and the beds are bamboo and 600 count cotton sheets with down comforters and pillows. There are 2 TV's, one in the bedroom and a large screen in the living area, plus a stereo-CD-tape player and free WI-FI. There is a big deck with a hot tub, and a few reading nooks under the shade trees in your quiet fenced yard.

There are lovely roads to walk or bike ride from your door, and its only 2 or 3 miles into the charming village of Arroyo Seco with great coffee shops, dining and shopping and even a little grocery store. For bookings over 2 weeks we provide maid service after the 14th day. The serenity and privacy make this an exceptional place to relax and rejuvenate.

Keywords: Casita, Private Home, Bungalow, Studio

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
Twenty-five years ago we came through here, a honeymoon trip, on motorcycles leaded with sleeping bags, tents and miscellaneous gear.

Twenty-five years laer at Kittys

Casita ~ soft beds, cozy sheets, warms showers, red wine and steak and lobster!! AHHHH ~ age does have its advantages!

A beautiful week ~ in a beautiful place.

Thank you
Oct 2010
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Kitty Franzetti

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My husband Joe and I have lived in Taos for over 30 years and love it!

Kitty Franzetti purchased this cottage in 1991

I built this little casita in Taos just before my mother died in 1991. I wanted a small private cozy house that was easy to maintain in a quiet area, its really a dream come true!

One of the best qualities of this property is the views and the quiet of the area. The property sits on 1 and a half acres, and because we are in a very rural area the stars at night are unimaginable, and really wonderful to enjoy from the warmth of the hot tub, even on very chilly nights (as long as you don't get your hair wet!)

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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4.9
based on 29 traveler reviews

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Arroyo Seco New Mexico
New York City
5

5 STARS ARE NOT ENOUGH!!! WE GIVE IT 10!!!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I just got home (back to NYC) from Kitty's Casita and we are already thinking about going back next month! This casita is MAGICAL!!!
If you are looking to check into a dream and leave inspired, transformed and blissed out….look no further.
This TOTALLY private dream like dwelling has everything you need. Breaktaking views from all windows, well maintained outdoor hot tub, beautiful outdoor flowers, bbq, authentic stone floors and rugs, full kitchen (with all you need to cook up a great meal), cozy couch TV watching area and very very clean!!!
The casita is close enough to walk into the unique, whimsical town of Arroyo Seco (which I did every morning to get my coffee at the Taos Cow or a green juice at the Natural Food Market.)
Our plan was only to stay for one night and after spending one hour at the casita we entended our trip to stay 4 more days…and that was too short!
On top of all the magical beauty and comfort that fills the home, Kitty and Joe are THE BEST hosts, starting with their welcoming bouquet of flowers, suggesting the best local spots to eat and their authentic love of their property is purley contagious!
The home is perfect to expereince the magic of Arroyo Seco and only 10 minutes to the heart of Tao's town center. We hiked (so many amazing hikes nearby) or white water rafted during the days, took late afternoon hot tubs/naps and then headed out to delicious restaurants (ACEQ was our favorite located less than 5 minutes from the casita..we actually ate there twice it was so good!).
Although, we traveled as a couple, I would also recommend this for a single traveler (a great place to finish your novel, work of your painting or find yourself again). While Kitty and Joe allow you maximum privacy, it feels nice to know they are down the driveway in their lovely home.
As a couple who travels to some of the top hotels around the world, we give this the highest raves for an authentic, dream-like vacation!
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Arroyo Seco New Mexico
Louisville, KY
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PLACE TO RELAX

  • 4 of 5
This is a great place to stay if you want to relax, if you want to go to town or if you want to engage in several different sports activities. We chose to relax, and it worked great. The casita is far enough from town to feel open, but close enough to town to go shopping or eat at any of the myriad of restaurants.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Arroyo Seco New Mexico
Oklahoma
5

WONDERFUL!!

  • 5 of 5
I brag to EVERYBODY about how perfect our stay was at the casita. It was just perfect for my boyfriend and I. The hot tub was great after a long day of skiing. I loved being able to wake up in the morning and the first thing I see is a mountain out of the bedroom window! Kitty was a great host. She recommended several places to eat in Taos. I would definitely stay here again and again as well as recommend it to other couples visiting Taos!
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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LOVE THE LOCATION AND HOSPITATLITY!

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful view from the loft bedroom picture window of El Salto mountain. Heated floors keep entire casita warm day and night. Cozy and comfortable. Thanks Kitty. We'll keep coming back!
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Owner's Response: Thanks again, Kevin and Barbara for your return visits! We love seeing you and the pups again, and really appreciate your feedback. We are
thankful you choose our little casita to relax and enjoy your time in Taos.
We'll look very forward to your next visit!
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A LITTLE HEAVEN IN NEW MEXICO

  • 5 of 5
Having stayed at Kitty's before, I already knew it was a place I would enjoy for many years to come. It is the perfect location for a peaceful,quiet,private getaway. The closeness of attractions such as the Taos Gorge, Angel Fire, Red River, Santa Fe and many galleries, restaurants as well as Taos ski mountain and the pueblo makes it a great start point for them all. Kitty and Joe have built the ideal getaway and Kitty is a gracious hostess. The first thing you will hear her say after you arrive is "Call me if you need anything." This is a place I will use winter, spring, summer or fall. There are seasonal adventures everywhere at your doorstep. Ron and Terry, OKC, OK.
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your helpful review, Ron and Terry. We really appreciate your feedback and that our little Casita can be a great base
for exploring all the amenities the area has to offer. We look very forward
to your return!
Thanks again
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THREE-DOG STAY AT THE CASITA

  • 5 of 5
This is a wonderful place to come even if you don't have dogs, but since this pack travels with three, it was so nice to have a place that is so comfortable for humans---and welcomes the four-leggeds. Having a yard was a big bonus. The stairs to the loft are a little steep, but our dogs are agile. We enjoyed several hikes in the Taos ski valley and other areas. We also reveled in how dog-friendly Taos is. We took the pack to dinner every night. The list:
Alley Cantina
Cozy little alley, with smokers. But reasonable food and prices.
Dragonfly Cafe and Bakery
Very relaxing patio with umbrellas. East Indian food on Mondays.
Graham’s Grille
They serve excellent Yappy Hour meals for dogs! And the humans food is excellent.
Aceq in Arroyo Seco
Farm-to-table restaurant close to the Casita. Great fried chicken and inventive dishes.
La Cueva
Little corner place on the south side with two patios and really good regional Mexican dishes.
Tim’s Stray Dog Cantina
This place welcomed all of us on a deck over the Rio Hondo, even though only one of us is really a stray dog. The humans ordered us a hamburger patty, which was large, juicy and about $9.
Gutiz
Excellent patio, super dog friendly, and fun breakfast and lunch food for the humans. Dogs got a grilled chicken breast.
Sol Food Market in Arroyo Seco
A big selection of tasty sandwiches and quality food stuffs.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: what a wonderful review from wonderful guests... human and 4 legged!
Thanks again for staying with us and all the research for dog friendly spots, too! we look forward to your return!
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Arroyo Seco Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Base rate
Jan 4 2014 - Nov 21 2014
3 night minimum stay
$135
$810
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
$400
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$135
$810
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

pet fee $50
Notes please note we do not allow children under 10.
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Amenities

Arroyo Seco Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Catering Available ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Daybed/ trundle
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • shopping
  • horseshoes
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • rock climbing
  • basketball court
  • skiing
  • fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • snowboarding
  • rafting
  • racquetball
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • cycling
Notes:
Privacy on a single lane dead end country road, unbelievable star watching, even in the winter from your private hot tub
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