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CASA FLORA Quiet & Cozy Downtown Plaza Apartment

Melissa Serfling

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, english
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Melissa Serfling

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2015
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CASA FLORA Quiet & Cozy Downtown Plaza Apartment

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


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...

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melissa Serfling (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2015

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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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
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based on 16 traveler reviews

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CASA FLORA Quiet & Cozy Downtown Plaza Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Wichita Falls Tx

Chill-axing in Tao

  • 5 of 5

This unique property had everything I needed. It was comfortable and cozy. The location was perfect for shopping, dining, and walking. Will def do again and recommend to others. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. Can't beat "perfect for everything"! This downtown apartment is indeed comfortable and cozy for 1-4 guests. The location can't be better for shopping, dining and walking and it is indeed cozy and comfortable and even though right downtown, these adobes offer cozy in winter and cool in summer with those wonderfully thick walls. Thanks for offering recommendations to friends and please do return to Taos for another stay at Casa Flora.

Spring break for the second year in a row

  • 5 of 5

I came back with my 2 daughters for 5 days of skiing in the Ski Valley. The apartment location is great, close to everything in town and a very quick 30 min to the slopes. Beautifully decorated, cozy, super quiet at night. Melissa is a wonderful guest. We love the place and plan to come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nic and thanks for you nice second review on your return visit! It is so great to reconnect with you and your daughters for a return Ski vacation in Taos! This is truly a great location downtown and close to everything you could want as far as restaurants and convenience and yes only 30 minutes to the Ski Valley. I am glad you appreciated the furnishings and decorations of the apartment , the little gift I gave your younger daughter and that you enjoyed the cozy feeling of the apartment and noted that although downtown, it was "super quiet". This 18880's building with 14" thick thick walls does offer that plus so much more. I did laugh at your designation of my as the "Perfect Guest" Ha Ha, don't worry, I am the "Perfect Hostess" with all kinds of suggestions, but am not a guest in your home although my office is across the hall for any questions... Looking forward to your return visit next Spring Break and seeing you and your great girls once again.

Cozy & Close to everything

  • 5 of 5

Much more comfortable than any hotel room. Very cozy during a snowy weekend with great fireplace heaters and heavy blankets. Close to everything in town and even close enough for daily trips to the ski slopes.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review. I think that more folks are realizing that a Vacation Rental home or apartment is so much nicer than a hotel room. I offer all my guests a private space where they may choose to do some home cooking or not, more room to spend time in as a couple or family and so many little interesting touches to discover. I furnish all nine of my rentals with antiques that I purchased for my shop, but could not bring myself to actually sell them... a bit of a problem in retail, but great for my guests and for me. I love original art, especially local Taos art and love my bits of whimsy throughout. I pride myself on all the amenities I offer and like to say that if I don't have it, you probably won't need it. I love quality bedding and good mattresses as do all my guests. I always enjoy sharing information about this special town with my guests and welcome many returning guests to my rentals. You enjoyed a cozy winter weekend at Casa Flora. Please also consider a return visit in the summer and spend time in my courtyard flower jungle. A perfect spot for a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine.
Palo Alto, CA

White Christmas

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were very happy with our stay here over Christmas. The apartment is adorable, the perfect size for 2 and well-equipped. Close to the square, quiet, and Melissa was a wonderful guest. Definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Best rental house in Taos by far!

  • 5 of 5

I have been going to Taos for five years now and usually go about four or five times a year. I have stayed pretty much everywhere and nothing is as comfortable and convenient as this apartment. The location was perfect, it’s next to some of the best bars and restaurants in town, and there’s no need to drive anywhere. The apartment is well furnished and fully equipped with anything you possibly need or want for that matter. The property is well taken care of room was extremely clean. I picked the place apart and could not find any negatives.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marcel, thanks for the great review! I enjoyed meeting you and your lady and so glad you enjoyed my apartment. I think it is pretty special, but so nice when my guests agree! Yes, the location is perfect--walk to a dozen restaurants and dance at the Alley Cantina and no need to drive. I'm glad you liked my furnishings. It was great that I provided your robes, hair dryer and shampoo and conditioner that you had not packed. You didn't need them. I had them here for you. I always like to say in all 10 of my rentals--large or small that if I don't have it, you probably aren't going to need it! I loved your statement that you "picked the place apart and no negatives"! A tough critic and now here you are returning to Taos again this very next month and staying in my upstairs apartment this time! I forsee another great review and wait till your lady sees the queen, antique canopy bed...
Albuquerque, NM

Charming, Cozy Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Casa Flora. The owner has a great eye for decorating spaces, and the apartment is well-equipped with everything we needed, including for cooking. The location is less than a block from the Plaza and is on a very quiet street. We will surely be back, the next time we visit Taos!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. It's always great to greet returning guests and I do know how much you enjoy Casa Flora. I do have so much fun with decorating my rentals and nice that it is so appreciated. Your kitchen is compact, but it does have just what you need to cook at home even though you can walk out the door to a dozen restaurants. Hope to see you again soon in Taos


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"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
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"My favorite Taos museum. The woman had taste!"
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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


Rates & Availability

From $115 Per night

Taos Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Xmas 2015
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75
Pet Fee $10
Notes $75 cleaning fee per stay for two guests. $85 for additional guests

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Taos Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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...)
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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
You will love Casa Flora! It's special and very unique/eclectic/Melissiana...

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