FIVE STAR ADOBE CASITA

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Linda Malm

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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FIVE STAR ADOBE CASITA

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1 bedroom adobe on 5 acres 10 minutes from town

Casita Dona Linda is an elegant, authentic adobe on five acres, surrounded by junipers and native grasses, nestled in Taos Canyon of the scenic Enchanted Circle drive - yet only 5 miles from historic Taos Plaza. Truly a four season experience, with vibrant spring and summer gardens, golden autumn cottonwoods, and snow covered pines in winter. The property has a private trail culminating in a canyon-view bench before it joins national forest. A rustic bridge crosses the Rio Fernando. A 1/3-acre pond reflects the landscape - except when the pet trout jump or the ice sparkles in winter. The setting and home are a bit of Shangri-La!

Location:

Approximately 5 miles East from Taos Plaza, 18 miles to Angel Fire and 24 miles to Taos Ski Valley – on the Enchanted Circle byway. Very convenient to hiking, biking, snow shoeing trails and all the shopping, dining and culture Taos has to offer.

Amenities:

Beautiful outdoor setting with patio furniture and the backdrop of the Carson National Forest. Covered parking just outside the front door. Radiant heated saltillo tile flooring and a large kiva fireplace. Generous skylights set between high ponderosa ceiling vigas accent the softly curved mud plaster walls. Lots of closet space for storage. Washer/dryer available with iron and ironing board. Satellite Dish TV, wireless Internet and courtesy phone offered. Fenced-in, private, separate dog yard (shady, sheltered and fairly escape proof for the pooch!)

Baths:

One full with tub/shower, pedestal sink, bright skylight, cabinetry and custom tile work. Lots of towels and a hair dryer.

Kitchen:

Galley style: fully equipped with gas stove, double sink with disposal, refrigerator, coffee maker and bean grinder, blender, electric beater, microwave, large crock pot, toaster oven and an ample supply of dishes (crystal glassware), silverware and cookware. Custom cabinetry and tile create an efficient work place. Built-in desk great for computer stationing set-up. View of adjacent private patio, pond and pine covered hills.

Living/Dinning:

Curved kiva fireplace with raised sandstone hearth and adjacent adobe banco seating. TV, library (may be supplemented by owner’s collection) “Kennedy” oak rocker, two-love seat/sleeper couches, coffee table, ample lighting, Sheepskin rug. Navaho weaving and other art works.

Coved dining area with 4 chairs, round table and window views into the expanse of the pond and forested hills – good birding!

Bedding:

Total comfort! Queen – “Select Comfort” (individual firmness controls), ceiling fan, skylight, cross ventilating windows, dedicated room thermostat. Romero for clothing items. Close to bath. Down comforter, lots of pillows and bed linens provided.

Heating/ Cooling:

Radiant floor heat on two separate thermostats. Nice warm floors for winter! Kiva fireplace in living area. Thick adobe walls, trees, and cross ventilation keep it naturally cool in summer.

Sq. Ft.:

Approx. 800 sq. ft., in an open, well designed floor plan with softly curved mud plaster walls, skylights, solid natural wood and tile. Beautifully decorated and furnished. The casita is attached by a double-thick adobe wall to the owners’ home, which creates a gentle, quiet, private space to call your own. Sheltering front porch entry and latilla privacy fence along back patio.

Policies:

This is a non-smoking property. Dog friendly (sorry, no cats…..) with Dog Guidelines understood and cleaning fee. Maximum capacity 4. This home is a good fit for adults and older children. Due to the 8 ft. deep pond and also the delicate, mud plaster interior walls it may not be advisable for young children.

Deposit and Cancellation:

$100 refundable cleaning/damage deposit.

$50 refundable dog cleaning/damage fee (plus non refundable $10/day fee)

30 day cancellation policy.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Linda Malm

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We are retired! Donn has been a museum director, back to the land farmer and insurance/investment broker. He is an avid sportsman with a knowledge of NM hiking and biking trails and is a telemark skier.

Linda is a former professor and academic dean of Art who is now a poet. She is a Master Gardner and past president of the Taos Native Plant Society. She occasionally swims, kayaks and snowshoes.

The architecture exhibits excellent design and the finest materials. The setting includes orchard, field, extensive gardens, mature native trees, a pond, the Rio Fernando and a private trail joining National Forest. All this and yet only five miles from historic Taos Plaza.

Leaping pet rainbow trout.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Reviews

Property Reviews

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Five Star Adobe Casita
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
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Five Star Adobe Casita
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439697vb
575-758-8753
Taos New Mexico
5

Great !!

  • 5 of 5
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  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We stayed in this Casita and it was perfect ! Great location ... very private, quite, and comfortable. All furnishings, kitchen utensils, and bath are all completely first class. The grounds are beautiful, and the trout pond and the private hiking trail to a canyon overlook is a plus. The owners are very hospitable, and very helpful as to area activities and suggestions for shopping and restaurants. The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking and eating in if desired. The Casita is very clean and is exactly as the photos depict. We will definitely stay here again.
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Five Star Adobe Casita
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439697vb
575-758-8753
Taos New Mexico
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5

Peaceful, serene luxury casita

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
My husband and I spend hours looking for off the beaten path places to stay. Linda and Don's place is it! Luxury to the highest! We brought lots of things, but didn't need them. This place has it all, including a spectacular view from the living area. Their hospitality is thumbs up in my book! We will definitely be back.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Five Star Adobe Casita
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439697vb
575-758-8753
Taos New Mexico
-
5

Peaceful, serene luxury casita

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
My husband and I spend hours looking for off the beaten path places to stay. Linda and Don's place is it! Luxury to the highest! We brought lots of things, but didn't need them. This place has it all, including a spectacular view from the living area. Their hospitality is thumbs up in my book! We will definitely be back.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Five Star Adobe Casita
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439697vb
575-758-8753
Taos New Mexico
5

Refreshing hideaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
My husband and I took a short vacation this past February, choosing to explore the Taos region. This was the first VRBO we have stayed at and we were both EXTREMELY pleased with the entire experience. Linda and Don have created a wonderful home-away-from-home! The casita is exactly as described, but honestly, the whole place is even better once you see it in person. One major highlight was the trail up the ridge behind the property which we hiked every day. It felt good to be able to get outdoors so close to "home." I also enjoyed all of the natural lighting from the skylights, and we both appreciated the heated tile floors. (Oh, and it might be a small thing, but the shower's water pressure was amazing. I get sad now remembering how good it was!) The casita was very well maintained and we had everything we could have possibly needed. Don was so helpful in suggesting local hiking trails that we could enjoy with our dog, and Linda was able to point us in the direction of Michael's Kitchen in Taos - which we ate at every morning we were there! (It's very, very good.) It's a short, scenic drive down into Taos, but far enough away to feel like we had our own private getaway.

Thank you so much, Don and Linda! We would highly recommend your casita to anyone thinking of visiting the area!
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Five Star Adobe Casita
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439697vb
575-758-8753
Taos New Mexico
5

Great Valentine's Weekend

Great Valentine's Weekend
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We picked the perfect place for a great Valentine's weekend. The casita was very lovely, a home away from home. The casita had beautiful furnishings and was very clean. The kitchen was very well equipped. My husband enjoyed the heated tile floors and the adobe fireplace. I was very pleased when we came back from town and found a very pretty plant on the front porch for us. Linda and Donn were very friendly and helpful with information and directions about Taos. We would recommend this lovely vacation home to all of our family and friends. We hope to visit again someday soon.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
El Monte Sagrado
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Taos Ski Valley 24 miles, Angel Fire 18 miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Via Escondito
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
El Monte Sagrado
Car: necessary

Casita Dona Linda is set back from the Enchanted Circle National Scenic Byway by a field and orchard, but is only ten minutes from historic Taos Plaza. The front is nestled in junipers and the back has a view of a pond and National Forest. Guests are more than welcome to walk the grounds which include beautiful flowers and a vegetabe garden. The property is both convenient and rural. If requested, the resident retired owners can provide expert cultural and sports information.

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Availability & Rates

Taos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Summer Season
May 23 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$140
$910
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Sports I
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
$140
$910
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 1 2015
$200
$1,300
5 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Sports II
Jan 2 2015 - Feb 27 2015
$140
$910
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
$125
$812
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150.00
Pet Fee $50.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.12%

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Covered Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large pedestal sink, tub/shower, radiant heated floor, storage, skylight, beams (Vigas), custom tile. Lots of towels and hair dryer provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • One Queen size Sleep Master bed with dual firmness controls, king pillows and down comforter, Two love seats in the living room open into beds. Custom linens, king pillows and polar arctic blankets.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseshoes
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • ski privileges optional
  • whitewater rafting
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • hot air ballooning
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • golf
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • hunting
Notes:
Excellent shopping, dining, cultural activities and entertainment.
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