|Minimum Stay||1 - 4 nights|
Red Cat House is a one of a kind vacation rental apartment in Taos. When inquiring about vacation accommodations in town, an often asked question is 'Are you walking distance from the Plaza?' Red Cat House is unique in that it across the street from the Historic Taos Plaza. In fact there are Plaza, town and mountain views from every window. This apartment offers convenience combined with a peaceful and quiet, spacious yet cozy, home away from home for two.
Red Cat House is located on Dona Luz Lane, 'The Garden Street of Taos' (landscaped by me, a professional landscaper) This street boasts a wonderful variety of shops and restaurants. It was once the 'Red Light District' in town and La Dona Luz was a madame. Most of the shops are women owned and we call ourselves 'The Ladies of Dona Luz'. I have a shop on the street. Red Cat Melissiana, two doors away It is a shop filled with a little bit of everything as long as it is fun and unusual--antiques, gifts, local folkart, lingerie and flower shop...
Entry is down a little brick pathway surrounded by blooming plants with original outdoor art on all walls and an outdoor seating area. Upstairs is Red Cat House-a wonderful intimate world of its own. You will discover antiques, color and light, original art and whimsical touches in your own private little world. Many of the furnishings are available for sale (if I can bear to part with them.)
You will often find fresh flowers from my home garden or my flower shop and there is always an array of plants throughout the apartment.
The sunny eat in kitchen is well equipped for morning coffee, a gourmet breakfast or a romantic dinner for two.
The living room is a perfect spot for lounging with a comfortable couch, lamps, a flat screen TV, DVD's, books and a selection of music for just that right mood. Enjoy dinner at an 18th century walnut tilt top table for two looking out over the Plaza with a view of Taos Mountain in the distance. If you need to do a little work (not too much I hope), there is high speed internet available and a desk where you can write about your wonderful Taos adventures or even compose a spontaneous love poem..
The sunlight bathroom has a large shower, lots of towels, robes for two and some fun touches to discover.
The bedroom is so very special with an antique queen size, pillow top, four post teak canopy bed, down comforter, fine linens and lots of pillows. Hang your clothes in a tall mirrored English oak armoire. The bedroom is cozy with a gas log stove. The multi paned windows are screened to allow you to enjoy our wonderful mountain air that just invites snuggling-so cozy and romantic.
If you can tear yourselves away from the comforts of Red Cat House, all of Taos is just outside your door. You are within easy walking distance of all Historic District shops, restaurants, galleries and museums. You may browse the many guides and menus found in the apartment or just ask me for suggestions about 'All Things Taos'. Ask me where to go for live music and special events during your stay so you can meet folks who enjoy life and all the richness Taos has to offer. I enjoy sharing the charms and stories of our town with visitors. I can also stock your refrigerator, make dinner reservations or whatever you might wish done before your arrival.
Red Cat House has so much to offer. This is a little slice of Paradise in Taos-the perfect vacation spot you will always remember.
Check out 'Smarter Travel' Feb., 5, 2012 'Most Romantic Small Towns' for an article about the charms of Taos for couples.
p.s. No significant other at the moment? Red Cat House is a perfect solo vacation spot too.
PLEASE NOTE: Even if my calendar shows a reservation for your dates, contact me. I have a total of 11--soon to be 12--Vacation Rentals in Taos so all sorts of accommodations available...
I own two shops on the street where The Red Cat House apartment is located. Red Cat Melissiana is a bit of everything--fun and unique. Red Cat For Her is a lingerie/gift shop. The Red Cat House is above the lingerie store.
Melissa Serfling purchased this apartment in 2012
The first time I saw this apartment I saw the potential for a wonderful vacation rental. It is cozy yet spacious and the location can't be beat. I receive so many compliments on my two other vacation rentals in town for my taste and sense of zany style and I love to garden so the combination of the apartment and the front garden was something I could not resist. This could become the most popular apartment in town! Everyone who sees it (including me) wants to move in!
I love the spacious, yet intimate feel. I love the way my eclectic taste with the furnishings (high end antiques, rustic, country and New Mexican pieces) All the art is original with great variety. I love all the nouances and fun, little touches to be found throughout the space.
Then there is the location--right in the heart of town and just across the street from the Plaza.
Lucy, thanks so much for your enthusiastic review. I am so glad you were so pleased with your accommodations at my Red Cat House apartment for your Christmas visit. It truly is a delightful place to stay in Taos. This is a great street. As you mentioned you stayed above Substance Clothing for Women and I'm glad you spent time in my shop Red Cat Melissiana for your lingerie and flower purchases. If you return in the summer, you will enjoy all the gardens I plant on the street. Your little courtyard is especially beautiful. Melissa
My husband and I loved this apartment! The pictures didn't do the place justice,it's decorated so beautifully and is walking distance to the plaza. We would stay here again in the future. Thank you Melissa for everything, it was fantastic!
What is better than returning to your vacation rental at the end of the day, finding yourself saying you're ready to go "home?!" That is what Melissa's Red Cat apartment was to us...very much a home away from home. It was so comfortable with everything any traveler could want & need: walking distance to most everything, cozy and eclectic, warm and lovely surroundings, a wonderfully comfortable bed, fireplaces...simply stellar.
The Red Cat House is a perfect Valentines Day/Romantic weekend get away for all couples!!
We choose the Red Cat House because it is truly within walking distance of all restaurants and shops in the very popular Taos Plaza.
Melissa was very helpful in recommending things to do and the apartment was super nice and decorated perfectly, plus she is VERY dog friendly.
Recommended for anyone wanting a great getaway in Taos for shopping, skiing or just relaxing and enjoying what Taos as to offer.
What a perfect, romantic apartment for two! We loved the Red Cat House, and Melissa was there to help along the way. We sat at the big window for breakfast and a couple of dinners that we made. We walked all over the plaza and to some of the museums. We walked to dinner and the grocery store. Just a perfect location. We parked right across the street and could see the car from the window. We had an easy time getting in and out of town to go see the gorge and other sights. Recommend to anyone particularly a couple on a getaway. Taos was having a warm winter and we took advantage of that to go hiking at several of the gorge national forest trail areas. We loved the decorations and the wifi was perfect. We never watched TV but did keep up on Facebook and emails with the wifi, and researched restaurants and driving tours. The bed was very comfy and all the windows let in perfect light all day, including great sunset colors to the big windows to the west at the back of the house. This would be great to use for the skiing and obviously for any kind of Taos tours in any season is perfectly located in town. And its very quiet and a feeling of seclusion up on the second floor. A real "getaway"!!
What an exceptional Taos experience. The Red Cat house was everything we could have hoped for a fun, romantic weekend. With a great big window overlooking the plaza and a beautiful canopy bed, the beautiful layout and decoration added a delicacy to the upstairs apartment, and the attention to detail made for an unforgettable stay. Plus, the location was absolutely perfect for wandering the plaza and was within walking distance to some fabulous restaurants.
The apartment itself is stunning and we can't wait to return in the summer when the garden leading up to the house is in full bloom.
Thank you for the lovely house. It made our stay in Taos all the more enjoyable. You have done a beautiful job
in making it comfortable and convenient. I would come back tomorrow if I could!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
cleaning fee $75--$95 cleaning fee with pet
Holiday rate: 12/21-1/3 $175 per night for 1-2 guests--additional guest $25