CASA MADRE 2+

Melissa Serfling

Speaks english, english
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
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CASA MADRE 2+

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3 Bedroom/2 Bath Home With Everything! 2-10 guests

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!

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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...

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Melissa Serfling (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
Speaks english, english

About Melissa Serfling

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

Why Melissa Serfling chose Taos

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!!!

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Oct 2013
  • 1 of 2
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Casa Madre 2+
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
business
Casa Madre 2+
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p482097vb
Taos New Mexico
Woodland, CA, USA
5

Southwestern Charm

  • 5 of 5
We found this place to be exactly as expected. The images in the description could have been taken the day we were there. If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy the Taos area, I highly recommend Casa Madre 2. The two patio areas of the house were where we spent most of our time. It was very quiet, restful, and the weather in August couldn't have been better. Melissa has thought of everything, from towels and toilet paper to making sure the BBQ is ready to go if you want to use it. There were six of us, all over the age of 50 and everyone would recommend this home for a short or long stay. While we didn't need her, Melissa made sure we could reach her at any time during our stay. Thanks Melissa!
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What a nice review. I always appreciate it when folks notice my special touches and attention to detail on my rentals. I have stayed in so many vacation rentals myself and usually wished for something that was not there so....robes, hair dryers, games, kitchen and bath supplies, cookbooks, BBQ supplies even an iron & board.

I take credit for all of it except the weather although you are right that August in Taos is heaven.

Come back and visit in the winter. You won't be on the front deck, but the house is so warm and cozy on a cold winter day.
business
Casa Madre 2+
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p482097vb
Taos New Mexico
5

Just what we needed!!!

  • 5 of 5
This house was everything we needed and more!!! Very comfortable and soooooo cute!!!
The front porch was lovely! We already talked about coming back again for a family gathering. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Casa Madre 2+
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p482097vb
Taos New Mexico
Dallas, TX
5

A Beautiful Stay in June

  • 5 of 5
I can’t express the pleasure we had at Casa Madre. The kitchen was fantastic with all the amenities that anyone could ask for. All of the bedrooms were decorated with care and charm, the living area was perfect; the front porch to die for! Melissa was helpful and there for my daughter while she attended school in Taos. She was a wonderful hostess and delightful person. This location was well worth the stay. We will definitely come back!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Katie, I'm so gratified you and your two children had such a nice visit. I'm also glad I thought to give my cell number to your daughter when I realized she was going to be in school here this summer and didn't know anyone. I'm a mom too and would have so appreciated that from another. When she called me in a panic that her computer had eaten her term paper it was super to give her the phone number and name of my computer guy who rescued her. Small town friendliness...
business
Casa Madre 2+
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p482097vb
Taos New Mexico
tucson, arizona
5

kudos to Melissa

  • 5 of 5
Melissa's got it together... she has taken a 'foreclosure' and turned it into a beautiful property.. situated on a quiet residential street ten minutes walk from Taos town square... with beautiful gardens within, Our family and pets truly enjoyed our 3 night stay.. A large kitchen with plenty of space and large out door deck in the front of the home.. a great time was had by all... Thanks Melissa...
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. You guys were great and so much fun to meet too. I know one of the reasons you chose my home was because I am "dog friendly" at no extra cost. The fenced yard is great for that and dogs and two legged guests love hanging out on the big shaded front deck and rear covered patio. Hope to see you again in Taos.
business
Casa Madre 2+
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p482097vb
Taos New Mexico
tucson, arizona
5

Kudos to Melissa

  • 5 of 5
Melissa's got it together.. she has taken a 'foreclosure' and turned it into a beautiful property... situated on a quiet residential street ten minutes walk from the Taos town square.. with beautiful gardens within. Our family and pets truly enjoyed our 3 night stay.. A large kitchen with plenty of space and a large out door deck in front of the home,,, A great time was had by all... Thanks Melissa
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Casa Madre 2+
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p482097vb
Taos New Mexico
tucson, arizona
5

kudos to Melissa

  • 5 of 5
Melissa's got it together... she has taken a 'foreclosure' and turned it into a beautiful property.. situated on a quiet residential street ten minutes walk from the Taos town square... with beautiful gardens on the grounds. Our family and pets truly enjoyed our 3 night stay.. A large kitchen with plenty of space and large out door deck in the front of the home.. a great time was had by all... Thanks Melissa...
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Stephen, thanks so much for your nice review. I enjoyed meeting all of you and so glad that you enjoyed my home. My gardens are flourishing and I am excited about showing what I do to 900 folks in August when this home will be featured on the Taos Home & Garden Tour. From foreclosure to Tour is pretty much a real compliment to my style!
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
Albuquerque Sunport Airport
Nearest Train
85 Miles
Lamy, New Mexico
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
John Dunn Bridge/Rio Grande River
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Alley Cantina/ Teresina Lane
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Gorge

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

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Availability & Rates

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Taos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
christmas/new years
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning/2 $85
Notes 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

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shared by Master and front bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Just off family room and private bath for 3rd bedroom
  • Both bathrooms feature Mexican tile counters and accents and whimsy galore!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom is spacious, opens onto back patio
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed, bright and sunny
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Separate from other bedrooms for privacy.
  • All bedrooms are furnished with antiques, treasures, art and whimsy. Closets and dressers and robes for two in all
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf
  • tennis
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
  • basketball court
  • hot air ballooning
Notes:
In all due modesty--NO, with great pride I attest to the fact that this a truly amazing home. It had the bones. I had the vision and the creativity to see the potential and bring it to life. And I have a wonderful, generous mother who made this happen for all of us. I know the guests who stay at Casa Madre will take home wonderful memories of a very special house in Taos and will return for future visits!
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