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Casita Bella Guest House With Stream, Hot Tub, Pool & Tennis, Skiing

Bedrooms Studio
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Very efficient, very charming studio guest house, sleeps 4

Casita Bella, a charming guest house to Luxury upscale Casa Bella main house is well separated from main house and can be rented separately. Located in prestigious Los Altos Casita Bella offers private hot tub, deck, stream, and access to clubhouse pool, tennis and steam room. Located half way between Taos Ski Valley and the charming village of historic Taos, NM - 8 miles both ways and 1 mile from the quaint village of Arroyo Seco with shops and eateries. Private treed & landscaped setting with flagstone patio, private deck with mountain acequia stream and views. Full kitchen with full size appliances and dishwasher, washer/dryer. This fully equipped casita (mini house) offers all the conveniences of home and is a favorite for many repeat guests for over 8 years.

Paulette Jacobs
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2017


Arroyo Seco Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Waterfront ...
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Casita Bella Guest House With Stream, Hot Tub, Pool & Tennis, Skiing
average rating of 4.142857 based on 7 reviews
Santa Fe, NM

Nicely Sweet Casita

  • 5 of 5

This is a darling little sweet spot. A steam babbles under the shade of trees that surround the casita. There is a hot tub and outdoor grill with a little table under the elderberry tree and a hawks nest in the tree next to it. Washer and dryer and all the kitchen amenities. Murphy bed folds about of the way when not in use. The caretaker was very helpful and responded immediately to any of our questions. Paulette, the owner was sweet as could be. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your kind review. Such reviews are the whipped cream & cherry on top of the hot fudge sunday! I am glad to know that you enjoyed your stay and I would be happy to see you back anytime. Take care, Paulette
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Wonderful, Affordable Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Casa Bella Casita is wonderful. The furnishings are nice and comfortable. The space is reasonably large for only being a studio. Could easily fit a family of 4 without feeling too crowded. The location is very central to all there is to do and see in the area. Very peaceful, private, and friendly location. The hot tub is a bonus and was very clean. Kitchen is well equipped, and has a washer and dryer!!!! All in all, Casa Bella Casita offers everything other rentals have at a much more affordable price. Definitely will stay again!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your 5***** review. That makes us smile "real big". We hope to see you back with us anytime you make it up this way! Happy travels, Happy year! Sincerely, Paulette
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Albuquerque, NM

Spring Skiing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Great location, halfway between Taos and Taos Ski Valley. The hot tub was nice after skiing all day.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sundance, WY


  • 5 of 5

Love this little place. One of my favorite places to recharge.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, Colorado

So close to really good.

  • 2 of 5

Property was not clean. BBQ grill was really dirty. We stayed here before and really loved lt but the casita seems to have been neglected. The electricity went out. There were bugs. No Internet access. Water pressure at night was so low that showering was impossible. We asked the property manager to help us wi th the DVD and he said that he would but never did return. This was very disappointing because we love the location of this little place. It is quiet and cozy. But this last time was really a turn off. Maybe the owners/managers can do a bit more to bring it up to a moderate standard of accommodation. We are not that picky but this was a bit hard to handle even for us!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are baffled by this review. Our guests were in residence from 7/23 - 7/29. They called 7/26 to report that the electricity was out. We immediately went up to check and discovered a large number of electrical appliances were being operated simultaneously causing the breaker to turn off. They acknowledged their error which was not an issue for us. The problem was remedied with good nature and a pleasant exchange of greetings and visiting. When asked how everything else was, they mentioned a cable for the DVD player was missing and that all else was lovely. There was no mention of bugs, dirty grill, internet problems, water pressure. They went on to rave about Casita Bella being perfect for them and that this was their second visit and they hoped to come back for a month this autumn. We left saying we would return with a replacement DVD cable that a prior guest probably took by mistake. On the way into town we received word that a family member's house had been lost in the Colorado Springs fire. With that news we regretfully lost sight of delivering a new cable and prepared and left for Colorado in support of the family crisis. We sincerely apologize for this oversight. Upon returning to Taos, guests had departed and caretaker reported the bed had been broken and that she had fixed it. It was of no consequence and we would not have considered charging a repair fee. In lieu of this mystery, we invite you to Google Taos Casita Bella to read unsolicited reviews from previous guests. Sincerely, Paulette Jacobs, Owner
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Albuquerque, NM

Too warm during the day & the hot tub has a mildew smell.

  • 2 of 5

It was much too warm during the day for no air conditioning. We asked for a fan on the 2nd day & were told we would get one, but it never arrived. Fortunately it rained & cooled off that evening. The hot tub had a distinct odor. Not sure what it was so we only went in it briefly once & did not return because of the smell. Could probably use a change of water & a good cleaning. Don't want to seem like we are complainers, because we are not, but it could have been cleaner all around. We stayed at a very nice place this past winter in taos & it was only a few dollars more. We were expecting the same. This was a last minute trip for us, so we did not have much to choose from. This was just a little below our standards and we would not recommend it to friends or family.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: High summer temperatures in Taos have a duration of approximately 5 to 7 days a year. Several fans are kept in the attached garage for guest use. Instructions for controlling summer comfort levels are posted in our properties and they are to close blinds and curtains on sunny windows and open blinds and windows on shaded windows. This works like magic in our arid environment. Add a fan and it is every bit as cool as air conditioning. Our Texas travelers are always in awe of these results. As for mention of the hot tub smell, unless we get a call from a guest having a problem, we are unable to check and correct things. We invite you to Google Taos Casita Bella to read unsolicited reviews from other past guests. Sincerely, Paulette Steensen Jacobs
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Car: necessary

Largest per capita artist community in the U.S. Indian ruins, cliff dweller ruins, white water rafting, skiing, fishing, gambling casino, million dollar mountain views, famous Taos Pueblo is oldest inhabited pueblo in the U.S. still without electricity and running water, museums, galleries, historic home of Kit Carson, historic adobe architecture, mountain biking, hiking, hot air ballooning.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $63

Additional pet fees of $15/night for 1 dog and $25/night for 2 dogs will apply.

CANCELLATION POLICY: More than 30 days before arrival (60 days Xmas/NY's, Spring Break, and reservations of 14 or more nights) cancellation fee is 21% of total reservation. Less than 30 days before arrival, (60 days Xmas/NY's, Spring Break, and reservations of 14 or more nights) forfeiture of 100% of full reservation unless property is rebooked for entire stay at same rate. If booked for less, refund portion will be prorated (less the 21% cancellation fee). There are no refunds for late arrival or early departure.

50% deposit by check. Balance due 30 days before arrival (60 days for Christnas, New Year, Thanksgiving and Spring Break) Check, Master Card or Visa

CANCELLATION POLICY: More than 30 days before arrival (60 days Xmas/NY's, Spring Break, and reservations of 14 or more nights) cancellation fee is 21% of total reservation. Less than 30 days before arrival, (60 days Xmas/NY's, Spring Break, and res

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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