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RED CAT HOUSE VACATION APARTMENT FOR COUPLES

Melissa Serfling

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
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:
December 27, 2014
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RED CAT HOUSE VACATION APARTMENT FOR COUPLES

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

Taos Apartment Rental Photos and Description

A wonderful little downtown apartment for couples or singles...

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...

More Details
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Melissa Serfling (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 27, 2014

About Melissa Serfling

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

Why Melissa Serfling chose Taos

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!

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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
Dec 2012
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Red cat house vacation apartment for couples
average rating of 4.851852 based on 30 reviews
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Taos New Mexico
Los Angeles CA & Wilsall MT

Location location location!

  • of 5
My husband and I thoroughly our stay and, unless you're skiing, the apartment is walking distance to EVERYTHING! Great location, cute place.
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer, thanks for your review and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes, this is a great apartment 1/2 block to Plaza. If you return and are skiers, remember the ski bus shuttle is just across the street so enjoy downtown walking distance to shops, galleries, museums and restaurants and convenient transportation to the Ski Valley. Thanks, Melissa
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Taos New Mexico
5

Taos Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful apartment in a great location, very close to the heart of Taos. Melissa was very accommodating and gave some great recommendations for food and drink options. La Cueva Cafe!!!
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Jason, so glad you enjoyed the apartment and everything went so well. Thanks for enjoying my apartment, the location and my suggestions. La Cueva is a nice little restaurant. One of at least a dozen you can walk tofrom the Red Cat House. Melissa
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Taos New Mexico
Durham, NC, USA
5

Full of light and room!

  • 5 of 5
This was a great place to stay for a few days - there was plenty of room to spread out and full of natural light! The separate living room and kitchen meant someone could get up early and start coffee/read/watch TV without disturbing the other person. Definitely intended as a romantic get-away place. Lots of little touches! It is in walking distance to all of the shopping and restaurants in the plaza at Taos without being in the middle of the hubbub.
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in the Red Cat House. It is indeed a sweet space. I love how it is upstairs where you have all the town and mountain views. I am a big fan of lots of windows too and these are all screened so you get our wonderful Taos air anytime you want.

It is roomy indeed. At almost 1000 sq. ft. it is amazingly spacious for a one bedroom apartment.

I am big on romance and Red Cat House is ideally suited, but I often have single guests who also love the space.

It is indeed walking distance to so much--galleries, museums, shops and many restaurants. A perfect Taos destination.

I hope to see you again in the Red Cat House or any other of my six--soon to be 7 Taos Vacation Rentals. Melissa
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Taos New Mexico
Southwest
5

Unique Quaint Apartment - Perfect for Two!

  • 5 of 5
Melissa has this cute and comfortable place decorated so uniquely. The art, antiques, and special decorative touches just made it seem that you were "home". (I wished I had her creative talent!) The location is great for experiencing the Taos downtown/plaza area -- shops, art, museums, restaurants -- everything within easy walking distance. We had a great getaway, and Melissa was always available to answer any questions we had. We will definitely be back! We'd love to try some of her other properties,too!
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice review. Yes, I certainly have the "Melissa Eclectic" thing downpat! It's what I love to do and so much fun!

I used to have an antique store. Problem was I bought what I loved and hated to sell my antiques. A bit of a problem with an antique store! A bit too eccentric even for Taos. Then, aha, vacation rentals! I get to use my antiques in rentals for others to enjoy and don't have to part eith them. Your tilt top dining room table is ONE piece of walnut, probably 1780-1800. Now how could I sell that? Talk about one of a kind...

It is always so gratifying when guests mention my style and enjoy it. I've had guests stay two weeks and say they were still discovering interesting touches when they packed to leave. My plumber described my style the best when he said, "Nothing you do makes any sense, but when it's all done it just works"!

I'm working on my 7th vacation rental, another downtown apartment and have everything from these apartments to a one bedroom casita/cottage, two and three bedroom homes and a compound that sleeps 12+ all great locations, good rates and very "Melissa"...
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Taos New Mexico
4

Lovely place to stay!

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I booked the Red Cat House after a last minute decision to check out Taos. We found it to be really lovely and couldn't have asked for a better location. Melissa was very accommodating and helpful. We had a medical emergency and had to leave earlier than we wanted, and we were so disappointed! We recommend Red Cat House; it was comfortable and quaint.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Judy, thanks for the nice review. We were all sad that you had to cut your vacation short due to your husbands medical issues, but he needed to go home and right away! It was sweet how grateful he was when he explained the situation to me and I whipped out my checkbook and refunded you for two nights stay. Rules are rules, but there are always times to change them and this was one of them. I do hope things are going well for you and that in the future you can come back to Taos and stay awhile--you, your husband and your sweet, mellow little dog Sophie.
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Taos New Mexico
Amherst, MA USA
5

Red Cat Apartment is Lovely!

  • 5 of 5
I spent three nights at the Red Cat, and it was perfect for me. It's conveniently located near the Taos Plaza, and had all the amenities I needed. Besides having a charming kitchen, spacious living room and romantic bedroom, the apartment is decorated with art, antiques, and whimsical creations made by the owner and others.
The owner provides for all your needs, including bathrobes, hair dryer, movies, CD's books, and every dish and cooking utensil anyone would need. The lovely four-poster bed is very comfortable and there is plenty of light and heat, as needed. Also, the entire apartment was very clean, including floors, appliances, linens and furniture.
Furthermore, the owner is often nearby in her office or garden, if you need her. She is very relaxed and friendly and made me feel very welcome.
If I return to Taos, I will very likely try to book the Red Cat again!
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Laurie, thanks so much for the nice review. I'm so glad the apartment worked out so well for you. You certainly made the most of your time here and saw so much. It was fun meeting you, showing you some "Taos Times" and your photos were much appreciated. Hope to see you again in Taos.

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This Vacation Rental is so very special. Just outside the door of this one bedroom apartment is all Taos has to offer. You are walking distance to shops, galleries, museums and restaurants in the downtown Historic District of Taos.

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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Taos Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
christmas/new years
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$125
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75
Notes $95 cleaning fee with pet

Holiday rate: 12/21-1/3 $175 per night for 1-2 guests--additional guest $25

Cancellation Policy

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

Taos Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Antique, four post canopy teak bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) Living room couch has been used for third person on occasion, Child Beds (1) couch could work for a child's bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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