|Minimum Stay||1 - 4 nights|
This home has three bedrooms, two full tiled baths, a large eat in kitchen, living room/dining room, a family room and separate laundry room. It has a big front deck with mountain views and flowering container plants everywhere. The deck is shaded by a big apricot tree, just delightful on a hot afternoon. There is also a back covered portal/patio with table and chairs, BBQ and fireplace and of course more plants. There is ample parking and soon many more surrounding garden spaces. A fun addition is big storage shed which is now 'The bunkhouse' a perfect spot for the young or young at heart.
The home is furnished with my antiques, consignment store and yard sale treasures, original art, folk art pieces and my whimsical style throughout. All bedding, towels, kitchen supplies and appliances are new and inviting.
If all this is not enough, my home is less than a five minute walk through a pleasant old neighborhood to the downtown Plaza area with shops, galleries and restaurants.
This home sleeps 2-6 guests in the three bedrooms. The family room sofa converts into a double bed and the bunkhouse sleeps 2. There is an additional one bedroom casita on the property (separate parking and fenced for privacy) which will sleep two-three (vrbo 490376.) A truly perfect getaway for 2- 12 guests!
GREAT/FUN NEWS FLASH!!! This house and the little Casita Juliet (Vrbo 490376)on the property were featured on The Taos Home & Garden Tour this summer! I got to show off what I love to do to over 500 folks! A very good day indeed...
From Foreclosure to Tour material is quite a compliment and very exciting!!! So often Tour homes, while often quite lovely have that 'professional designer' look. The architect is there, the Builder, the Landscaper and all the owner knows is that they wrote a lot of checks to make this happen. Believe me, I know ALL about these houses since I performed all above roles as well as laborer and general schlepper... My style, my time, my creativity and sense of whimsy at work.
PLEASE NOTE: Even if my calendar shows a booking for your dates contact me. I have a total of 11 Taos Vacation Rentals--soon to be 12 so I have all kinds of availability...
Some women collect shoes. Some collect husbands. I seem to collect houses!
I am the VRBO Queen of Taos with two homes, a downtown apartment and now another house and soon (within the month) a little casita for guests.
I so enjoy buying old adobes, remodeling and reviving and then furnishing them and renting them to visitors. My houses are always booked and I get great reviews.
I am a busy Taos woman. Aside from my vacation rentals, I own a fun, eclectic downtown shop called Red Cat Melissiana. The name is a combination of my red cat Nellie and my name. Melissiana is a made up word and means 'anything I want since it's my shop'. I have unique gifts, flowers and lingerie in a wonderful old adobe building with great history on a street known as 'The Garden Street of Taos' planted of course by me. I am active in my community, on two board of directors and certainly never have a bored moment.
I moved to Taos 8 years ago from the San Francisco Bay area after raising my three children as a successful landscaper. I wanted a small town with lots to do, real mountains and four seasons. I got all this and more. I can't imagine living anywhere else and love sharing my town with my guests.
Melissa Serfling purchased this house in 2013
I've known this home for years. A friend of mine owned it and I often went to garage sales at the house. It had a nice feel to it and I liked the location. It went into foreclosure two years ago and I honestly forgot about it. I had enough else going on. A real estate friend of mine mentioned it to me and we went to see it. I immediately saw the incredible potential as a wonderful vacation rental, but no longer had my 'California money or California mentality'
My mom is 96 and talked about wanting to do something for me while she was still alive to enjoy it. She wrote a check and I had another house.
I bought it in March and it was quite the challenge, but 4 months later I have an amazing showcase vacation rental!
Thanks mom! I've named it 'Casa Madre' for you!!!
This home has a wonderful feeling to it. Ok, part of it is my style and taste I know, but it is inviting and friendly with a spacious, yet cozy feeling.
Floors are wood or mexican tile, there are lots of windows and it has a welcoming feel.
The house is constructed of 'cross ties' which are railroad ties, but not treated with creosote so the walls are thick and it is cool on the warmest days. I splurged on two gas log stoves for that fireplace feel without the firewood chore. All rooms now have heat. It must have been quite chilly in the past, but will now be warm in the winter.
The house has a nice layout and will be comfortable for one to three couples in the three bedrooms.
The neighborhood is great. Nice homes, peaceful and quiet. Birdsong in the day, crickets at night and occasionally the intriguing sound of someone's peacock! (A peacock in Taos? I swear it is...)
There are two homes on the property, but each have their own parking area, are separated by gardens and a fence so everyone maintains a sense of privscy.
The property is completely fenced and I am a dog friendly lady who knows how many folks travel with their pet.
This is a very special home and I am proud to offer it as a vacation rental.
Melissa, we had a wonderful stay in your house. So cozy and tons of character and charm!
We especially appreciated the fully stocked kitchen. Made cooking so much more pleasant.
We look forward to coming back for another visit.
This house was hands down the coolest place we've ever stayed! The pictures don't even begin to do it justice. It's got so much personality, it just makes you want to hang out there. Bunk house was awesome, the little fireplaces were amazing. All the doors to the outside added to the feel of it. The crazy little decorations everywhere making us laugh just made it more fun! Apart from how fun the house was, it really accommodated us well. This is the perfect place for big groups like ours! Lots of living space and with esentally 4 bedrooms and a pullout, we had lots of room and didn't ever feel cramped. So close to town, among a cute little group of houses, even had a cute little front and back porch and fenced in parking area. It was a perfect central location as we skiid Taos and Angelfire! As an experienced VRBO'er, we would highly, highly recommend this place!!! We hope to be back!
Casa Madre is just as described in the available material and is well situated for walking to the plaza, outings to spas and restaurants and art galleries and proximity to great skiing. The accommodations worked really well for four adults and two dogs. The design of the home provides both privacy and wonderful common space for cooking, eating, puzzles and games.
We had a great trip to Taos with our base at Casa Madre. It had plenty of room for six adults. We spent an evening on the back porch enjoying the sunset views over the adobe wall. The next night we barbequed on the front porch. This house is perfect, New Mexico style! It is beautifully decorated and the artwork is very interesting. We enjoyed a fun night at the Taos Brewery and a beautiful hike in the mountains outside of town. The shopping was great and the people were very friendly. We will come back to Taos and we all want to stay at Casa Madre again.
This house was perfect for our big family gathering. The pictures don't do it justice. We had the room we needed, the splendid front and back porches and Melissa's help with restaurants & ideas for activities--not to mention the delight of looking around at all the eclectic art. You could not ask for a better host. Highly recommend this property! Easy to walk to the Plaza too...and plenty of off street parking. I want to go back!
we came from florida to visit our daughter and her family. they stayed with us in the house. it was very unique. had the cutest, unusual knick knacks all over the house. you could look for days and still not see it all. the house was very roomy. we could all be in a different part of the house if we wanted to at any given time. we loved the front porch. very nice to sit out there in the mornings and evenings. the kitchen has everything you would need and good stuff too. some places have run down items. the washer and dryer were a plus for sure. we came on the day after the place was featured in a magazine which added to the great condition of the place. congrats on getting that honor. the only thing I really missed was not having cable tv. I like to get my morning news with coffee. you couldn't even watch local channels.. only thing you could get on the tv was Netflix and the family room didn't seat all of us at one time to watch a movie. so that was a disappointment. overall the stay was very nice. when we come again we will definitely consider staying here again.
We have traveled to Taos for the past 8 years to attend the wool festival and wish that we would have found Casa Madre 8 years ago. The house is very comfortable, relaxing, clean... a perfect place to stay. It was wonderful to come back to Casa Madre in the evenings and have a beautiful patio where we could relax and enjoy a quiet dinner with friends. We discovered the farmers market in the plaza on Saturday, so it was wonderful to have the BBQ for grilling. The house is very roomy, nice large kitchen, has everything you need and very private. Casa Madre is in a very nice location, very quiet and within about a 10 minute walk to the Plaze.
The listing is very accurate with good pictures. Melissa was wonderful and has thought of everything. She is very prompt in getting back with you and makes sure that you can get a hold of her if you need anything. We would highly recommend Casa Madre... We actually re-booked for October of 2015 a few day after I got home. Thank You Melissa, We look forward to meeting you next year!
So much to do in Taos whether your interests are outdoor adventures (ski, snowboard, white water rafting, hiking) cultural events (6 museums, lecture series) shopping (numerous, fun shops in walking distance) art galleries (Numerous galleries on Ledoux Street, Kit Carson Rd., Bent Street--all in walking distance) Many restaurants within walking distance
|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
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
Upon confirmation, I mail a simple contract and directions Please note, I do not charge a pet fee, just a higher cleaning fee
Cleaning fee based on number of guests $85 for two guests
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.