RED CAT HOUSE VACATION APARTMENT FOR COUPLES

Melissa Serfling

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
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RED CAT HOUSE VACATION APARTMENT FOR COUPLES

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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...

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • alternative lifestyle
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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Melissa Serfling

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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.

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

4.8
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Red cat house vacation apartment for couples
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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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Taos New Mexico
TX/United States
5

Perfect Taos Charm - Right Off the Square!

  • 5 of 5
Melissa is such a sweet, gracious host! Her "Red Cat" apartment is a cozy, upstairs loft with stylish details in the decor that's impeccably "Melissiana." The essence of Taos - artsy, yet not overdone or cheesy. Classy, but informally comfortable and liberating. Awe-inspiring view towards Taos square with Wheeler Peak in background to the north from the large picture window in main room. Whimsical recycled media art and local artists' landscape paintings adorn the walls, nooks and crannies. Classical oil portraits in all the right places. Antique armoire, trunk, table, bentwood chairs - perfectly juxtaposed by modern flatscreen tv/on-demand tv, and plenty of other 21st century amenities. Full-functioning kitchen - everything you'd ever need to cook your own quaint meals -- pots, pans, waffle-maker, coffee pot, microwave... you name it and it's provided! Super-comfy, romantic, 4-poster bed. Screened windows open up in every room to let in the fresh mountain air, while gas fireplaces keep the frosty nights at bay. Simply put, a perfect choice in lodging for couples wishing for a secluded get-away near some of Taos' best eateries and square shopping, but without the bustle of being right on Paseo del Pueblo Norte. Two coffee shops within a five minute walk, as well as the John Dunn Shops as well.

Thanks, Melissa, for making my birthday ski getaway special! Keep an eye out for my books in your mailbox!
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Chad, thanks for review. I'm so glad your fasmily stayed at the Red Cat House. This makes two of my properties you have stayed at since you spent a holiday at my "Charming Taos Adobe last year! You will just have to keep coming back since now I have a total of six rentals and will soon be working on a 7th! Your two Fly Fishing books arrived and my fishing sweetheart is enjoying them. Can't wait to see "Fly Fishing in New Mexico"!
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Red cat house vacation apartment for couples
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422849vb
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Taos New Mexico
dallas
5

Wonderful stay - would go back when in Taos!

  • 5 of 5
Perfect location, very clean, and perfectly decorated apt. We plan to say there anytime we go back to Taos.
  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hi Anja, thanks for the nice review and hope to see you again in the future. Melissa
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Red cat house vacation apartment for couples
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Taos New Mexico
5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5
We loved our time at Red Cat House. The location was perfect and the apartment was cozy (despite the very cold weather) and beautifully appointed. We really enjoyed our stay!
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Elizabeth, "cozy and beautifully appointed" What I sought to do and it works! Come visit me again and thanks for the review
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Taos New Mexico
Seattle, WA
5

So tasteful

  • 5 of 5
We loved this place. Everywhere you looked there was something beautiful. Melissa has wonderful taste. The bed was comfortable, the apartment warm and we enjoyed eating next to the large window that looked towards the center of town. It was also very quiet. It snowed while we were there and it was great just to be able to ignore the car and walk where we wanted. Melissa was away but Margaret was very helpful even giving me a small vase of flowers when I came into the shop to buy some for the apartment. There is free parking on the other side of the church so once you unload your car just move it there.
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Vicki, I am sorry we did not meet. I always love to interact with my guests to answer any questions and show off my spaces! Ah, but the beaches of Kauai called to me. I'm glad Margaret took care of you. I have a great shop staff. I am also glad you enjoyed what the Red Cat House apartment offers and hope to see you again. p.s. I have a new apartment downstairs since you were here. I know, I work fast. Check out "Casa Flora" Vrbo 513557 another delightful downtown space.
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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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Availability & Rates

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Taos Apartment Rental Rates

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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

Amenities

Taos Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Elevator
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
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:
  • Television ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • alternative lifestyle
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
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