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Luxury Adobe Heart of the Historic District Book for Ski Season: Snow is here!!!

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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4 - 7 nights


Taos House Rental Photos and Description

Convenient to Taos Ski Valley: 4 bedrooms + den, 3 full baths, sleeps 12, HotTub

Desert Oak is an authentically restored, architecturally designed adobe home. From the moment you walk through the custom latilla gate into a private courtyard, you are surrounded by the comfort of a unique home designed in an elegant, southwestern style. Custom details include hand-sewn timber beams, imported Mexican tile and a traditional fireplace. French doors and skylights allow an abundance of sunlight and air to flow throughout the interior. There is a large courtyard in front (with a view of majestic Taos Mountain) and a secluded backyard with a private hot tub. A flexible plan allows the Main House (sleeps 8) or the Suite (sleeps 4) to be rented individually. They may also be combined to create a 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2 kitchen home that will comfortably accommodate to 12 people. 'Live the Essence of Taos'. You will be within walking distance of over 15 Restaurants, many Bars, Galleries, Shops & Museums Very Convenient to Taos Ski Valley, Angel Fire, Red River and Santa Fe.

To find out all about Desert Oak, please visit the extensive web site which includes detailed photographs of the interior and exterior of the home as well as the amenities, floor plan, maps and links.

Our home was featured on TV on the program, 'Around the World in 80 Homes,' the Fine Living channel.

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
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May 6, 2016
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based on 14 traveler reviews

Luxury Adobe Heart of the Historic District Book for Ski Season: Snow is here!!!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Taos Bliss

  • 5 of 5

WOW!!! Stay in a real adobe home with character, authentically restored. Walk everywhere in town & convenient to Taos Ski Valley. Linda's concern and attention was invaluable. Great find, can't wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mission Hills, Kansas

Location and Charm

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights in this wonderful home last August - My husband, myself, and our three sons. The house was perfect! Within easy walking distance of the main street with restaurants and shops. And in a terrific neighborhood. We slept with the windows open every night, and it was so peaceful. The house has authentic charm and decor, the beds are comfy, the kitchen has everything you could ever need, and the bathrooms were well stocked. We spent our days hiking canyons, going to galleries, and eating great food! We also met the next door neighbor, Dhari, and her awesome dog, Bodhi. She is terrific! The house has a warm, historic, family feel and is updated to the 21st century. We'd definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Location! Location! Location!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place for a ski trip stay. TSV only 20 min drive away. After skiing, this place has everything you need to make your stay comfortable. Everyone in our group had a comfortable bed. Enough bathrooms to prevent morning log-jambs and allow for après-ski showers. Great hot-tub. New BBQ. Kitchen is fully stocked with all the gear you need to put on a spread. Cozy fireplace to add to the comfort. All the best restaurants and bars and shopping are within a short walk or an even shorter drive. The owner (Linda) is very helpful with any issues, which were few, and is a knowledgeable resource for all things Taos. You won't be disappointed by choosing Linda and her charming and fully-equipped rental. This is our 2nd stay and we will be back! Mark Lowery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mississauga, Ontario Canada.

Great Hide Out!

  • 5 of 5

Great location in the town of Taos near shops and restaurants. Nicely appointed with BBQ, hot tub, fully equiped kitchen and laundry. The owner is a great hostess and personally looked after all of our needs. I would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thamesford, Ontario, Canada

Authentic Charm

  • 5 of 5

Having been wanting to stay at Desrt Oak for some time, and was not disappointed when the opportunity arose. The authentic adobe craftsmanship along with the cosy interior decor, convenience to center of town and the wonderful history of Desert Oak and the owner's delightful, warm, considerate vibe, all contributed to our fantastic stay in Taos. Clean and well stocked kitchen and baths, peaceful neighborhood. I will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marshall, TX

Charming and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Desert Oak was perfect for us. The listing description proved true in every way. It is an easy drive to skiing and a short walk to shopping and restaurants, not to mention the charm and authentic feel of the adobe home. The tile throughout is especially lovely. There was plenty of room for our large party and I was amazed at the well equipped kitchen (I needlessly brought kitchen extras ony to discover that the owner thought of everything!) I also appreciated Linda's personal attentiveness during our stay. She was very helpful,and accommodating, always available, but not intrusive. I highly recommend Desert Oak.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taos Ski Valley


Rates & Availability

Taos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas & New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 4
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 16.0%

PLEASE CALL FOR ACCURATE QUOTE. Rates are competitive with comparable homes. Call for last minute availability DEALS.
The taxes above are: 5% Lodger's Tax + 8.1875% New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax = 13.1875%
3% CC Fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , White Bath
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Cream Bath
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Suite Bath
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Eastlake Bedroom - 1 queen , White Bath Attached, door out to back yard & hot tub
    O'Keefe Bedroom - 1 queen , door out to backyard & hot tub
    Court Bedroom - 4 twin/ single , 2 sets of twin trundle beds
    Suite Bedroom - 1 queen , door out to back yard & hot tub
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
3 queens, 4 twins, plus queen sleeper sofa in den or 5th bedroom; Hot tub outside, jacuzzi inside

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