CASA FLORA QUIET & COZY DOWNTOWN PLAZA APARTMENT

Melissa Serfling

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
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CASA FLORA QUIET & COZY DOWNTOWN PLAZA APARTMENT

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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
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Melissa Serfling

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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

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!

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.

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

CASA FLORA Quiet & Cozy Downtown Plaza Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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CASA FLORA Quiet & Cozy Downtown Plaza Apartment
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p513557vb
+1 415 497-7761
Taos New Mexico
5

FANTASTIC CASA FLORA

  • 5 of 5
My two daughters, 9 and 16, and myself stayed at Casa Flora over spring break. We came to Taos to ski and we did! The apartment is in a great location, a short 25 min from the slopes. The interior is beautifully decorated with antiques in great casa adobe style. The kitchen is well equipped and fully functional. It gets very... very... quite at night. The two gas stoves warm the place up quickly and add to the charm. Melissa is a great host, discrete, and always there to help. A fantastic place to stay in central Taos.
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
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CASA FLORA Quiet & Cozy Downtown Plaza Apartment
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p513557vb
+1 415 497-7761
Taos New Mexico
5

ENCHANTING CASA FLORA

  • 5 of 5
We stopped through Taos on our way home from CO and wanted to stay in a central location and this was as good as it gets. The plaza was literally across the street, and everything downtown was a skip away. We were lucky that Melissa the owner accommodated us last minute.

Casa Flora embodied the magic of this special town. From the original detail of the structure and the owners extensive emporium of antique treasures, Casa Flora is exactly what we imagined!

The casita was generously stocked with linens and towels. The bed was probably one of the most comfortable I've ever slept on!
Even though we didn't get to use the kitchen, it was stocked with the basic necessities and some sweet extras like coffee, sugar, and spices. The kitchen was very cute and we appreciated having the option.

Overall we really enjoyed our first visit to Taos and hope to come back soon. Hopefully during the Spring or Summer to view the gardens in all there glory.

I would definitely recommend Casa Flora to couples looking for a romantic holiday or a couple of friends looking for some enchantment.
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Denise for your review. I so enjoyed meeting the two of you and our chats. Do come back in the summer when my courtyard is over the top! Take care of that lucky little lucky red cat Tony and so glad you liked Casa Flora,my newest apartment. You are my first review.
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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 Beach
10 Miles
John Dunn Bridge
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Alley Cantina
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
next door--El Gamal or Antonios
Car: not necessary

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

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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
$135
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$115
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

Taos Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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 sleep sofa /futon , 1 baby crib , 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:
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
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
  • ski privileges optional
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
  • hot air ballooning
Notes:
You will love Casa Flora! It's special and very unique/eclectic/Melissiana...
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