CASA FLORA QUIET & COZY DOWNTOWN PLAZA APARTMENT

Melissa Serfling

Advertiser since 2009
Speaks english, english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Melissa Serfling

Advertiser since 2009
Speaks english, english
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CASA FLORA QUIET & COZY DOWNTOWN PLAZA APARTMENT

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Taos Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Casa Flora Apartment Convenient To Everything

Casa Flora is a complete little two room apartment just off Taos Plaza and close to everything Taos offers.

Enter through a brick courtyard lined with summer blooming flowers and outdoor seating area for an evening glass of wine or a morning cup of coffee.

Casa Flora has a living room/kitchen which is comfortable and inviting. The kitchen is well equipped for at home dining. The living room sofa is a double hideabed for two additional guests or children. The room is heated with a gas log stove and the skylight offers wonderful Taos light.

The bedroom features a queen bed with premium bedding, good reading lights cozy robes, and charming gas log stove.

The full bath has a tiled shower and plenty of towels and bath supplies. Leave your hair dryer at home.

Casa Flora is located in an adobe building built in the 1880's and has wooden floors, hand hewn beamed viga ceilings and many multi paned operable windows. 14' thick adobe walls assure winter warmth and summer coolness.

Casa Flora is furnished with antiques, original Taos art from some of our exceptional artists and my sense of whimsy throughout.

PLEASE NOTE: Even if my calendar shows a reservation for your dates, contact me. I have a total of 11 Vacations in Taos--soon it will be 12 so I have all sorts of accommodations available...

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

About Melissa Serfling

I moved here from Marin County California in 2005. I wanted a simpler life in a small town and have found my niche in Taos. I have a shop (right in front of Casa Flora) called Red Cat Melissiana with lingerie, gifts and a flower shop (hence Casa Flora...) I serve on a number of Board of Directors and still find time to landscape much of downtown Taos. I love sharing information about this wonderful town with my many guests.

I actually own a total of six vacation rentals in Taos. Everything from two little downtown apartments to two and three bedroom homes. All are special and decorated in a very 'Melissiana' style Many of my guests comment that they are what they always thought Taos should be...

Melissa Serfling purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Melissa Serfling chose Taos

Some women collect shoes, some collect shoes. I seem to collect houses. I love to furnish, decorate, equip and manage these spaces as vacation rentals. I consider myself 'The Vacation Rental Queen of Taos' I had finished my last project--two homes right downtown on a property that had been in foreclosure for two years. Now it will be on the Home & Garden Tour this summer! Quite a compliment to my style...I needed a new project and decided to turn the back two rooms of my shop into another rental. It's just so much fun!

What makes this apartment unique

Casa Flora is quiet and private. There is room for a couple to stretch out, enjoy, cook at home, but outside the front door is everything downtown Taos with shops, galleries, museums and a dozen restaurants within walking distance. There is even free overnight parking right across the street.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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CASA FLORA Quiet & Cozy Downtown Plaza Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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CASA FLORA Quiet & Cozy Downtown Plaza Apartment
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p513557vb
Taos New Mexico
Snowmass, Colorado
5

Authentic, Great Location!

  • 5 of 5
I had lived and worked in Taos for years previously. My lady and I were returning for a friends wedding and found this place on VRBO. Fabulous space with a real authentic feel. Super clean and comfortable. Half a block of the historic Taos Plaza, just cant beat that location!
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Rory, it was nice to see you back in Taos to catch up. I'm so glad you enjoyed Casa Flora. Yes it's pretty authentic in an 1880 building and you are right. It is convenient to everything downtown. Come back for another visit.
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CASA FLORA Quiet & Cozy Downtown Plaza Apartment
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p513557vb
Taos New Mexico
Ruidoso, New Mexico
5

Bright & Beautiful

Bright & Beautiful
  • 5 of 5
Everything you might need is at Casa Flora! Including enjoyable and intriguing décor that will keep you joyfully engaged. Central village location was perfect for our purpose of attending the Art Show and Wool Festival. It turned out to be even better than expected with the expansion of the Art Show to six venues which included Guadalupe Church and locales in the square. The abundance of windows gave a great feeling of openness and continual sunshine on the 3 fantastic days we spent in Taos! Expect to hear from us again as Taos is by far my favorite NM destination.
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed my little Casa Flora. It is one of my favorite rentals. Actually, I love all six and soon to be seven rentals. Each is so different, but all have my eclectic "Melissa" style.

Casa Flora is special though. The building is circa 1880 and I always love to point out the hand hewn viga ceilings and the 14" thick walls. I love all the operable windows- screened and yet they all let the wonderful night time breezes in. Of course it's getting to the time where closed windows, cozy gas log stoves and down comforters are more desirable. Please keep me in mind for an upcoming visit to this wonderful little town.

Melissa
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CASA FLORA Quiet & Cozy Downtown Plaza Apartment
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p513557vb
Taos New Mexico
5

Casa Flora, Better Than Home

  • 5 of 5
Where do we start, we use home rentals while traveling and found Casa Flora to be a real gem. Very comfortable residence with all one finds at home. It's location to the plaza and surrounding points of interest could not have been more convenient.
Melissa is quite possibly the greatest gem this property has to offer. Her warmth as well as her knowledge of all things Taos made this an exceptional trip. We've been to Taos before, but because of Melissa, we were able to see it thru new eyes.
We'll definitely be back...to visit our new friend.
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Jim and Eileen.what a sweet review! Thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed Casa Flora for its location decor, quiet and of course it's hostess! I so enjoyed our chats in the courtyard. Safe trip home and I will send Eileens glasses off tomorrow. Too bad they weren't my presription since they are my color--turquoise!!! Hope to see the teo of you again--perhaps in my new downtown apartment? Melissa
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CASA FLORA Quiet & Cozy Downtown Plaza Apartment
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Taos New Mexico
Manhattan, Kansas
5

Ready to go back

  • 5 of 5
We arrived late and hungry to a host awaiting our arrival with an offer of food and drink! Our place was spotless and the decor inspiring to say the least! The kitchen has the capability to fix a meal for family and friends and the pantry was well stocked too. My husband and I are frequent travelers and we highly recommend this roomy apartment.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Cindy, thanks for your nice review! It was kind of random for me to offer you cold pizza at 11 p.m., but I could see you needed food! Glad you liked my gesture and Outback Pizza is the best!

It was so nice to meet both of you. You were delightful guests and I'm glad you liked Casa Flora. You did a lot of fun things during your stay and made the most of what Taos has to offer. Hope to see you again in Taos.
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CASA FLORA Quiet & Cozy Downtown Plaza Apartment
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Taos New Mexico
Golden, CO
5

Memorable Get-Away

  • 5 of 5
My two girlfriend's and I needed to get away from the stress of everyday life...no better place than Taos. Melissa's sweet apartment was the perfect location to relax and chill. The decor and gardens are such a joy!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nicole for the review. You guys were great and had SO much fun. I'm glad Casa Flora was part of it and that it worked so well for the three of you on your girls getaway. Bet I'll see you agsin...
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CASA FLORA Quiet & Cozy Downtown Plaza Apartment
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Taos New Mexico
5

Perfect sisters Getaway to Taos!

  • 5 of 5
My sister and I had the best stay in Taos at Casa Flora. The location could not have been better. We loved being right in the heart of Taos, across from the main plaza but tucked away behind our beautiful garden entry. Melissa was very available and gave great tips on enjoying the area. The casita had everything we needed and was very open and comfortable. I can't wait to come back again.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice review. I'm so glad you enjoyed Casa Flora! You and your sister had such a great time and I was glad to be part of it. I know you both enjoyed being right downtown. Summer is delightful and my gardens were at their best. Casa Flora is delightful in winter too. Cozy and the two gas log stoves are just perfect for heat and ambiance. Hope you get a chance to re visit.
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Map

Map

Taos Pueblo
"A must! The longest inhabited settlement in the U.S. Over 1000 years"
Taos Plaza
"El corazon, the heart of Taos and looking more inviting all the time with a bit of my floral..."
Martinez Hacienda
"Well worth seeing--life as it was in Taos in the 18th century-great photo ops"
Orlando's New Mexican Cafe
"Best Northern New Mexican food- fun, good service and great food. A favorite with locals an..."
Guadalajara Grill
"A locals favorite. Fast service and great prices. Good for family dining"
Taos Pizza Out Back
"A great favorite--Taos funky with great pizzas and must try the pesto dressing on salads. W..."
Lambert's of Taos Restaurant & Bar
"New location on Bent Street--lovely old building, really good service and memorable food. B..."
World Cup Cafe
"Where locals and visitors gather each morning. On the Plaza entrance"
Adobe Bar
"Taos Living Room. Great gathering place for Margaritas and nachos. Live music every night ..."
Ranchos Plaza Grill
"Great food and location. Best Cobb Salad I've ever had! Is it lunchtime???"
Antonios Taste of Mexico
"If visitors ask me where it is, I'll direct them. If they ask what I think of it, I direct ..."
Pizanos
"Great little restaurant, mountain views and their salmon ravioli is to die for..."
Byzantium
"An "only in Taos" dining experience. Owner is host, waiter and chef-- varied menu, make a l..."
Old Martina's Hall
"Wonderful building with a lot of past and recent history. Great dance floor for kicking up ..."
The Alley Cantina
"Ah yes, the Alley. You will see us there twice a week. Katy and The Business--fun cover ba..."
El Meze
"One of my favorites--great food, good service and a wonderful adobe building with killer pat..."
El Gamal
"A favorite of mine! Of course it is right next to my shop Red Cat Melissiana, but even if i..."
La Cueva Cafe
"Fun little place. Definitely worth a visit for good Mexican food right downtown!"
Kit Carson Home and Museum
"Have to love this spot. Great little museum and I landscaped the courtyard!!!"
The Gorge Bar and Grill
Millicent Rogers Museum
"My favorite Taos museum. The woman had taste!"
Taos Pizza Out Back
"A great favorite--Taos funky with great pizzas and must try the pesto dressing on salads. W..."
Trans Lux Storyteller Cinema
Nearest Airport
150 Miles
3 hrs. Albuquerque
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Alley Cantina
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
next door--El Gamal or Antonios
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
John Dunn Bridge
Car: not necessary

This apartment is ideal for those who want a quiet, private location right downtown

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Availability & Rates

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
$100
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75
Notes $75 cleaning fee per stay for two guests. I send you my simple contract and directions. I like to chat with my guests and answer questions about my homes or Taos in general. I believe in the personal touch and am always available by email or my cell. I want your vacation in Taos to be the best!

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
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Antique corner sink, vintage lighting, new tiled shower. All amenities including hair dryer. Lots of turquoise towels. Baseboard heat and entertaining artwork (naked ladies...)
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , porta crib available
  • Cozy bedroom with queen bed. Premium sheets, down comforter and quilted spread. Good reading lights. Antique dresser, clothes pegs, two robes for lounging. Wood floor, viga ceiling and operable windows. Corner gas log stove--a fire in the bedroom, but no firewood or ashes to deal with. Ceiling fan for summer coolness, but with 14' thick walls not much of a problem
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
You will love Casa Flora! It's special and very unique/eclectic/Melissiana...
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