CASA BETITA,THE MOST PERFECT PLACE IN TAOS, NEW MEXICO

Melissa Howden

Speaks french, spanish, english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Melissa Howden

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CASA BETITA,THE MOST PERFECT PLACE IN TAOS, NEW MEXICO

Taos House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6) Outdoor amenities

Unique, Beautiful, Artistic, Historic Completely restored adobe.

Casa Betita is a completely restored historic adobe dating back to the mid 1800’s. Casa Betita was home to generations of the same family until 2007. Since then, the house has been completely restored offering the finest elements of the 21st century with the charm, colors, textures and décor of true New Mexico including hand plastered walls, Kiva fireplaces, vintage rugs and the artwork of local artists.

You can hear the waters of the Rio Pueblo and listen to Coyote’s gathering in the evening. The neighborhood horses and one donkey can be heard calling to each other and occasionally one might hear the bells from the church down the lane.This is not your ordinary impersonal vacation rental. This is a well loved home with many unusual and special details.

Keywords: Taos, New Mexico, casa, master suite, rural, adobe, spacious, comfortable,artist retreat, secluded, quiet, special

Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Melissa Howden (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2010
Speaks french, spanish, english

About Melissa Howden

I am an artist / writer / filmmaker / producer. I work and live primarily in California but love my home in New Mexico where my parents and grandparents from both sides were born and raised. When I am in Taos I spend time improving the garden, season by season, skiing and horseback riding, I also get some of my most important creative work done in the house which seems especially conducive to creative thought and activity. I am usually found with my co-pilot Dot, a 13-year-old Jack Russell Terrier.

Melissa Howden purchased this house in 2007

Why Melissa Howden chose Taos

Taos is a special place of many stories. History is rich here, and the journey of each visitor under the vast canopy of sky adds another layer to the richness of the place. Experience Taos for yourself. You will be changed and fulfilled. Northern New Mexico also has two generations of family history for me, so when the opportunity came to care for this house and restore it, I jumped at the chance.I did not purchase this house as a vacation rental. I purchased it as a home. I was able to live in Taos for two years but economic conditions and work called me back to the big city, for now.

What makes this house unique

A pleasant 15-20 minute walk past horses, alfalfa fields and through back lanes to Taos Historic Plaza, shops and galleries, this is a home you will want to return to year after year. Taos is a year round destination offering breathtaking views, intriguing history and intimate privacy making for the ultimate relaxing and healing getaway. Unlike many vacation rentals I supply everything except your food. The woodpile is continuously stocked, the propane for the grill, organic linens and soap, even robes. If you are a special person or family looking for a special Taos experience, Casa Betita is the place.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us. We have been coming to Taos for many years and love the peaceful surroundings. Casa Betita has everything you need yo relax and enjoy...Master bed is very comfy. We hope to be back soon. Thanks Again.
Dec 2010
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 39 traveler reviews

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Casa Betita,the Most Perfect Place in Taos, New Mexico
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews
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Taos New Mexico
United States
5

A superb home

  • 5 of 5
My wife, son, dog and I had a wonderful stay here. The home is beautiful and in a nice quiet location. There are many thoughtful touches for short term stays. The owner is very reliable and easy to deal with. We vacation in a lot of rental homes in a lot of different locations. This was one of the very best.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Taos New Mexico
Dallas, TX
5

A beautiful home in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5
The property is close to the center of Taos and is conveniently located, and yet feels very private and secluded. The home is surrounded by a large deck and the yard is nicely landscaped with two large and beautiful willow trees.

The home itself is lovely, comfortable, and nicely decorated. It stays very cool in the summer even without air conditioner. The kitchen is modern and fully equipped, and the is internet as well as washer/dryer and a hot tub. It is also very nice that the house is pet-friendly.

We especially loved the large window seats in two of the rooms, and the french doors that open to the yard, providing fresh air and a nice breeze.

Everything was very clean and well organized when we got there. There was information about local attractions. Overall, this was a great experience. We expect to be back.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Taos New Mexico
Sausalito CA
5

WOW!! What a place! Definitely the Most Perfect Place in Taos

  • 5 of 5
I agree with others. The photos are beautiful but don’t truly do justice to the actual experience of walking into this magnificently renovated adobe home. It is gorgeous, functional and so peaceful. Every room is filled with carefully selected pieces of art. Every wall and cove featured something new from the area. The experience was like being a special guest invited into someones treasured and truly loved home.The kitchen is well stocked with kitchenware, appliances and spices, etc. Anything you would need to help prepare meals. A short distance to the Plaza and lots of great restaurants nearby if you don’t want to cook. After days on the road driving and camping in Utah this was such a treat. Our only complaint was that we couldn’t stay longer.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taos New Mexico
Southold, NY USA
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There is no need to continue your search. Rent Casa Betita !

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I recently returned from spending two amazing months in Taos at Casa Betita. I would recommend Casa Betita to anyone looking for a truly authentic New Mexico experience. This newly renovated adobe is much more spacious than the photos portray. The setting is extremely private although you are only minutes from town. Taos is unique in the universe of " ski resort towns". The landscape of this high desert is unlike any other place. The alpenglow ( natural light in the mountains) is truly spectacular. This home is worthy of such a special spot on the planet.
Melissa, the owner made certain that the home was clean, well maintained and we had everything we could need, from a well stocked kitchen( definitely not your typical rental home), to comfortable bedding. She was always easily reachable to answer any questions or offer suggestions. The house is filled with pieces made by local artists that lend to the feeling that it had a history, despite such modern comforts as a wonderful hot tub on the property.
I can't think of anything I would change about this home or our stay, other than our time there flew by to quickly. I highly recommend renting this home.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your time at Casa Betita (even though the snow came late). I appreciate your appreciation of my home. That I believe is the difference (for example with the "well stocked kitchen") Casa Betita is my home. I was able to live there full time for two years. I can't be there as much right now but it is still my home and I believe that difference is reflected not only in it's design and provisions but also in the guests who come. I hope you will be able to return again and again.
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Bixby, OK
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Love Taos!!!

  • 4 of 5
The home was very nice even though the yard needed attention. If you are staying here the gate can be hard to open & close if you aren't a very big person. The water in the master bath shower wasn't working but a call to Melissa and it was fixed really fast, this was over a holiday weekend too!! There was an owl each day sitting in the tree in the front, which was amazing to watch - we all loved being tucked away in a private area that seemed miles from everything.
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Taos New Mexico
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5

Fantastic home base!

  • 5 of 5
We really loved the house. First, I own a vacation rental myself in Austin, TX. I would say our standards are high. The house is incredibly cozy, so darn warm. We loved the kiva fireplaces and radiant floor heating. Master bed and bath is just beautiful. Everything was very clean.

Casa Betita is incredibly well appointed, Melissa has stocked everything in the kitchen. Very nice sheets and towels, loved our fuzzy bath robes. We are family of 5 with 2 teenagers. We'd initially looked for a place with a 3rd bedroom but the bunkees did work fine for our 2 boys. Everyone agreed we had to have a hot tub and we were very happy with that decision.

Melissa has put a lot of thought into the house. The porches and yard are ideal for enjoying a quiet evening or time with loved ones. We would love to be back when everything is blooming. Communication was very easy and appreciated all of the suggestions Melissa shared on where to go.

We ski TSV and it's less than 30 minutes away. If I were there in the summer, I would make the walk to Taos Plaza as suggested (too cold when we were there). Very short drive. We loved the Love Apple (cash/check only) and had a fun NYE at the Taos Mesa Brewery. During Christmas/NYE we discovered that reservations were a must every night. That was not our experience last year when we stayed a week before Christmas. Heads up if you are traveling during a busy time. El Meze smelled great but we couldn't get in.
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Taos Pueblo
"This is one of my favorite places on earth. Christmas Eve is so special, an experience you w..."
Taos Plaza
San Francisco de Asis
"This church is famous for its architecture. Georgia O'Keefe and Ansel Adams were bot inspire..."
El Meze
Lambert's of Taos Restaurant & Bar
Michael's Kitchen
"Classic."
The Love Apple
"Great atmosphere. Limited menu. Must make reservations"
El Gamal
"Great falafal. Freshly made Challah on Fridays. "
Adobe Bar
"They don't call it the livingroom of Taos for nothing. Life music everynight. Gathering for ..."
Ranchos Plaza Grill
"Huevos Rancheros"
Trading Post Cafe
"Serves all the way through lunch to dinner."
Nearest Airport
130 Miles
Best Airport is Albuquerque
Nearest Train
88.6 Miles
Lamy
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Interstate 25
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
The Gorge
Nearest Ski
18.8 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
The Gorge
Car: necessary

Casa Betita is one mile North of the Martinez Hacienda and about 2.5 miles south of the Millicent Rogers Museum. The house is about 1.5 miles west of the Plaza.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Taos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low
Oct 26 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/NYs
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 7 2015
5 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes Holidays (Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Valentines Day) 3 night minimum. $250 a night for 2 people. Additional $25 per 2 people up to 6. Cleaning fee of $125 per stay. Month long stays require 2 cleanings a month. Reservations for 7 days plus receive 10% or one night reduction whichever is larger. Inquire about monthly rates.
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Amenities

Amenities

Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Internet
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Secure Parking
  • Split-System Heating
  • Alarm System
  • Living Area
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master Bath has a shower and soaking tub and two sinks. Second bathroom is shower only with one sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1) See Twin Single Bed description, Twin or Single Beds (2) Iron daybed with trundle which pulls out and pops up to make one larger bed, or you can keep as one or two separate., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The house has built wide set bancos in livingroom and smaller bedroom, designed for sleeping with dense foam. Very comfortable for childrens and adults.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Child's Swing
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Shed
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • whitewater rafting
  • swimming
  • rock climbing
  • basketball court
Notes:
100+ year old Willow Tree with a swing. Located in the one of the oldest placitas in Taos. 10 foot covered portal and also a deck and outdoor shower near hot tub. Numerous outdoor seating options. Also an outdoor fireplace.
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