Unique, Beautiful, Artistic, Historic Adobe, and first time available to renters.
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 d'cor 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.
My childhood summers were spent with my grandmother Betta in Northern, New Mexico. It has long been my dream to restore an old adobe in this part of the country, where my parents and grandparents were born and raised. Once realized I named my house in honor of my Grandmother - Casa Betita
Casa Betita is the dream realized. Named after my grandmother, the 100 year-old house was home to the same family for several generations. The house has been lovingly restored in traditional adobe style complete with 900 square feet of covered outdoor living (a table & chairs for 8 for dining alfresco), two kiva fireplaces, and coved and latilla ceilings. The two-foot thick adobe walls have been hand plastered by local craftsmen. The pastoral country property is completely secluded and private surrounded as it is by 8 foot coyote fencing and nestled under a giant 100 year old Willow Tree with a swing.
Casa Betita has all modern conveniences including a 6 person Hot Tub with outdoor shower, Gas BBQ grill, radiant heat floors, a fully equipped kitchen, two flat screen televisions with DVD players, Direct TV, Wireless Internet and a Bose iPod Dock, an outdoor fireplace and several outdoor seating areas to choose from.
Casa Betita is the perfect place for a family vacation, romantic get-away, or solitary retreat for writers, artists and those in search of renewal.
According to University of New Mexico Anthropology Professor Emeritus Sylvia Rodriguez, Casa Betita is situated in one of the oldest placitas in Taos, called La Purisima. The name of the placita presumably is derived from the name of the little church (actually a capilla) at the end of the lane.