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Family friendly, quiet, private and views and sunsets galore.

Stephen Gates

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, turkish
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Stephen Gates

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, turkish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015
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Family friendly, quiet, private and views and sunsets galore.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

Special Offer! New listing with reduced rates through 2015 April 15 - December 31

Taos House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with incredible views of mountains, sunsets and Rio Grande

2000 square foot house with ceiling to floor dining room windows, extensive outdoor patio with barbecue and fully equipped kitchen. Three bedrooms include master with queen bed, full size bunkbeds in kid's room (big enough for adults) and queen in guest bathroom which also has it's own bath. TV room with Direct TV, including NFL Direct in season, outdoor fireplace area with seating, 40+ tree orchard with peaches, apricots, nectarines, apples, cherries and plums in season (you're welcoem to help yourself). Wireless internet, Apple TV, unlimited free local and long distance calling within US and Canada.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Stephen Gates (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, turkish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015

About Stephen Gates

Family of four, Steve an attorney and business owner, Perihan owns her own business as well and two sons, Aydin (15) and Koray (12).

Stephen Gates purchased this house in 2006

Why Stephen Gates chose Taos

We were simply awestruck by the beauty seen from the homesite. When the agent took us up there and we stepped out of the car, our first thought was OMG, which I said out loud, probably costing us another $10K. We've never been in a place with such varied and magnificent views and with sunsets and rainbows like we've never known. They call NM the land of enchantment and being up on this mountainside looking down to the valley below and mountains around us is exactly what the brochures claim, as hard as that may be to believe. Enchanting is the correct word.

What makes this house unique

Odd as it may sound, we have a lot of birds here even though it's a dryer kind of forest (pinon and juniper) with some sagebrush. We do have a water feature, an orchard and some special plantings for birds, so we end up with nesting Mountain Bluebirds, Towhees, Hummingbirds and a wide variety of other birds large and small. Our floor to ceiling windows in the dining room give a real birds-eye view (sorry, couldn't help myself) of their shenanigans.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Family friendly, quiet, private and views and sunsets galore.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
Oklahoma
5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home. The sunsets were absolutely stunning.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Oklahoma
5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home. The sunsets were absolutely stunning.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Dallas, Texas
4

Lots of Space - Great Layout!

  • 4 of 5

We were impressed with the amount of space and the great layout for 2 families in this 3/2 home. Owner super friendly and responsive. Lots of outdoor area for kids to play and run around. Had fires every night (and of course S'mores). Lots of board games/ DVDs for kids/family.

Tons of Pros....but like any property - there are cons - and only list them for constructive feedback for owner - not to deter anybody's stay - as you will not be disappointed!

The only reasons I gave 4 stars (instead of 5) are:

1. Queen Size beds (2) are not very comfortable.

2. Kitchen lighting poor (for us old folks trying to cook!) :-)

3. Laundry area (which we used alot with kids and skiing) needs better cleaning / organization

4. Totally missing a garbage disposal (but that may be a septic issue and not addressable)

5. Not enough hot water for large families to shower (hot water out after 2 showers).

5.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback. It's spring cleaning time so we've already started the laundry room clean. We're also going to take your suggestion and figure out how to get more light directly over the stove, an issue we've noted ourselves. In the daytime it's fine as there's so much light in the house, but at night there isn't enough. We'll fix that. As for the garbage disposal, it can't be done with a septic system unfortunately, as you surmised. Funny thing about beds is that they are quite an individual taste. Truth be told, many have commented how they like the beds and given that they're quite new, not sure what to do about that! Thanks again for the feedback. We always appreciate hearing how we can make it better. Hope you find your way back someday. Steve
Dallas, TX
5

I'm impressed.

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at many places in different areas and different states and this particular location was different than anything we'd experience. In short, because of its location in the middle of open fields and the architecture of the house, we felt we took in a piece of New Mexico back with us. The kids just loved the place, inside, outside, there was always something to stay entertained with (there's board games and tv with lots or movies to watch and wifi works great). The views outside were awesome. A spent two evenings and two mornings outside with coffee, camera, and tripod. Being isolated from the rest of society was new to us but that's what made our stay memorable. We would definitely stay here again as the owner's hospitality around his home is felt without his precense.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Santa Fe
4

love all of the books and the sun

  • 4 of 5

Nice, expansive home suited for one large family or a couple of families. We had a wonderful time. Ask to pay by credit card to avoid issues with payment, which we experienced.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many apologies for the mix-up with the payment. I incorrectly gave the wrong address to mail the payment. Have that fixed now.
Rio Rancho, NM
5

Loved everything about it!

  • 5 of 5

Had a most enjoyable stay. Will be staying many, many more times!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
83 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Old Martina's Hall
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Train
83 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Motorway
1.3 Miles
US 68
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Numerous
Nearest Ski
21 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: necessary

Taos has virtually everything would could want in a vacation destination. There's great outdoors, rich culture, wonderful restaurants and shopping, beautiful and varied scenery all over and warm and friendly people.

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Rates & Availability

From $149 Per night

Taos House Rental Rates

Special Offer! New listing with reduced rates through 2015

Special Offer From:
Dates Apr 15, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015

We just listed this home a few months ago and would like to invite you to check it out through 2015 with special rates well below standard for the area.

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off season
Apr 6 2015 - May 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$149
$799
$2,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Season
May 19 2015 - Sep 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$209
$1,099
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Off season
Sep 20 2015 - Nov 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$169
$799
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 29 2015
6 night minimum stay
$300
$1,500
 
 
Winter Season
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$209
$1,099
 
 
Christmas & New Year's
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
6 night minimum stay
$450
$2,200
 
 
Winter Season
Jan 4 2016 - Feb 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$209
$1,099
 
 
March
Mar 1 2016 - Mar 31 2016
6 night minimum stay
$250
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $75

Cancellation Policy

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

Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Bunkbed Room - 1 bunk bed
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom window looks south toward Georgia O'Keeffe's Pedernal Mountain. Shares bathroom with bunkbed room. Guest bedroom has it's own bath.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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