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FIVE STAR ADOBE CASITA

Linda Malm

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Linda Malm

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
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FIVE STAR ADOBE CASITA

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Taos House Rental Photos and Description

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Linda Malm (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Linda Malm

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.

Why Linda Malm chose Taos

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.

What makes this house unique

Leaping pet rainbow trout.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 37 traveler reviews

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Five Star Adobe Casita
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely casita. Beautiful setting. Clean and very comfortably appointed. The kitchen is probably the best equipped of any we've experienced on vacation. We especially enjoyed the fireplace, the bird watching, the pond, the hike up to the ridge, and conversation with the gracious and very interesting host. We hope to return in a warmer day and see the gardens in all their glory! Very highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at the Casita was nothing short of perfect. We have been looking to get away to the mountains, ski Angel Fire, and let the kids enjoy the snow (something we do not see much of at home). We were not disappointed. Not to mention, we had an extenuating circumstance that caused us to have to delay our trip and the owners were gracious to work with us on our arrival date. We all had a wonderful and relaxing time, even the dog seemed to love it there. The hosts were warm and helpful. We hope to be back and would definitely recommend this wonderful place to anyone looking to spend time in the Taos area.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Family Fun at the Casita

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Casita was absolutely wonderful!! My husband proposed a spur of the moment road trip from Dallas to Taos to enjoy the snow and scenery, and we were so lucky to come across this amazing property. I am 5 months pregnant, traveling 11 hours by car with my husband, our 15 month old daughter, and dog, seemed a daunting proposition. However, it was well worth it. Our gracious hosts were very warm and welcoming, and the Casita was perfect!! Everything about the property was pretty spectacular.. The location was great, the trail and pond out back were lovely, the floors were heated, the space was very clean and well stocked, the water was hot right out of the tap and had amazing water pressure. I could go on and on. We enjoyed ourselves so much, we are thinking of making this an annual family trip! If you are on the fence, don't hesitate any longer... I can assure you you'll love it as much as we did. :)

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Tucson, AZ
5

Hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Great quiet spot a little removed from life. No cell service!! yay! Everything you need and close to the plaza. I would recommend it and I would stay again.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Antonio
5

Vacation To Tahoe

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable time at this Casita. Owners were very nice and treated us like family as well. Highly recommend for a relaxing get away and yes we would go back again.

Everything showed on the listing is accurate, well maintained and squeaky clean. Anyone who books will enjoy thoroughly and appreciate the work put into this place of relaxation.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Antonio
5

Taos, NM. Great Trip

  • 5 of 5

We had an adventurous, peaceful time. The Casita was without a doubt a relaxing pleasure to stay. The owners lived on the joint property a beautiful Adobe made home. They made us feel like family and treated us very nice. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
El Monte Sagrado
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Via Escondito
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
El Monte Sagrado
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Taos Ski Valley 24 miles, Angel Fire 18 miles
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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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Taos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Sports II
Jan 16 2015 - Mar 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$140
$910
 
 
Winter/Spring Break
Mar 7 2015 - Apr 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
$980
 
 
Summer/Fall
May 23 2015 - Oct 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$140
$910
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Sports I
Dec 12 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$140
$910
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$125
$812
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $50 + 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.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
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:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Excellent shopping, dining, cultural activities and entertainment.

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