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Affordable Luxury: the Most Fabulous Views in Taos, New Mexico

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Featuring Hot Tub, Wi-Fi, Cable (with Flat Screen TV) & Free Long Distance Calling

Surrounded by sweeping, 40-mile vistas of the spectacular Sangre de Christo mountains, our cozy, adobe-style Southwestern home is situated on a pristine, landscaped two-acre lot located just 11 miles from the Taos Ski Valley and 7 miles from downtown restaurants, galleries and shops.

Our charming, 2-bedroom casa, which affords stunning, unobstructed 360 degree mountain views, is comfortably furnished in Southwestern décor and beautifully appointed with folk art, textile art and Talavera tile throughout.

Our Kiva fireplace is supplied with plenty of wood for your stay and a private patio with hot tub is perfect for amazing star-gazing!

Our fully-equipped kitchen provides all of the amenities of home, including quality cookware, utensils and a full complement of herbs and spices. Enjoy fresh, pure mountain well water for drinking and cooking!

SLEEPS UP TO 6: two bedrooms comfortably accommodate four guests in queen-sized beds with top-of-the-line Simmons Beautyrest pillowtop mattresses and quality bedding and pillows (Tempurpedic pillows available upon request). Raised aerobeds, twin or queen-sized, with heated mattress pads are available for extra guests.

Children and pets are warmly welcomed.

HIGH SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET is available for our guests with laptop computers and other wireless devices.

Many Taos area vacation home owners live elsewhere and are forced to pass pricey overhead for property management companies on to you. Because we live in Taos year round and manage our own properties, we strive to provide exceptional value at an affordable cost!

To insure that we offer the best value, we continuously monitor rental rates for similar vacation home properties in the Taos area. We are certain that you will not find a comparable vacation home in Taos at a more reasonable cost!

We will do everything possible to insure your comfort and privacy during your stay. If there is something that you need for your convenience or comfort that you do not see listed, please do not hesitate to ask.

*****ALSO INQUIRE ABOUT OUR VRBO (TAOS) LISTING #160054: Charming Artist's Guesthouse/Casita with stunning western views, beautifully appointed, fully equipped and perfect for 1-2 persons(or a couple with a small child). Located on another parcel of land two acres away, our Casita is available separately or in conjunction with the house at a discounted rate for larger

Please e-mail us directly to receive the best rates and with your questions or reservation requests. If you prefer a personal response, please include your telephone number or feel free to call us. You will receive a prompt and courteous reply!

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017


El Prado House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) Raised queen aerobed with heated mattress pad for additional guests, Twin or Single Beds (2) Raised twin aerobeds with heated mattress pads for additional guests
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Private Hot Tub on Landscaped Patio, Kiva Fireplace, Saltillo Tile Floors with Radiant Floor Heating, Computer with Internet Access, Telephone with Answering Machine/Free Long Distance(USA), VCR/DVD, Bose Radio with CD Player, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Coffee Maker, Espresso Maker, Coffee Grinder, Cooking Utensils, Linens, Bicycles with Car Rack Available Upon Request, Cleaning and Grocery Services Available, Free Maps and Tourist Information


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Affordable Luxury: the Most Fabulous Views in Taos, New Mexico
average rating of 4.898305 based on 59 reviews

A charming home with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

This house is lovely. Everything one could possibly want is furnished. And the mountain views surround the entire house. They are breathtaking!! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yeah Bunnies!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. It was the perfect size for the 2 of us, each having our own room, but it would also be fine for a family or 2 couples. The house was really comfortable and the views cannot be overstated. It was so beautiful. We had everything we needed for a 2 day stay. If we come back to the area we will definitely rent this house again. Also there are bunnies everywhere.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet property

  • 4 of 5

The location is quite isolated and 15 minutes North of Taos.

The living room is comfortable with a gorgeous view of the mountain.

The yard is not fenced, so even though pets are accepted, they can't be let loose because of the wild life. Coyotes were singing their concerts all through the night.

The house is well appointed, although extremely stuffy and in need of ventilation.

The hot tub is in need of maintenance, the dials don't work and the area is over-run with ants. The owner did agree to spray.

Overall, we enjoyed our quiet time.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're sorry that this guest found the house to be stuffy! It was brutally hot across the country this summer and unseasonably warm, even here in Taos. That being said, there are virtually no homes in the Taos area which are air-conditioned as there is rarely a need for air-conditioning in our lovely, high dessert climate! We fear that our guest may not have followed our instructions to shut windows and solar shades during the day (to keep hot air out) and to open them at night (to let our lovely, cool night mountain air in). Following this procedure has kept the temperature very comfortable in my house, which is a few acres over and of similar construction! The dial on the hottub has been replaced! Folks often twist the dials too far and break them (which I think is a Softtub design flaw, not the fault of our guests!)...much so that we keep a supply of extra dials on hand...😄 With the extreme heat so come Ants to the Mesa! We're sorry that our guests didn't call us sooner: we would have sprayed for them immediately.
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Quiet location

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed the great linens, comfortable beds and lots of very nice thick towels. The hot tub worked well and was easy to access. Unfortunately the view from the patio was not the best. The location was quiet and not too far from town. The weather was hot and the house could use better ventilation. Perhaps more ceiling fans would help. (The house did not cool easily.) Some minor deferred maintenance was evident. The kitchen was functional but a few more dishes and cups would be appreciated.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very sorry to hear that this guest was uncomfortable with the temperature in the house, providing us with our first and only less than 4/5-Star rating! It was brutally hot across the country this summer and unseasonably warm, even in Taos. That being said, virtually no homes in the Taos area are air-conditioned as there is rarely a need for air-conditioning in our lovely, high desert climate! We fear that our guest did not follow our instructions to shut windows and solar shades during the day (to keep hot air out) and to open them at night (to let the cool night mountain air in). Following this procedure will keep the temperature in the house very comfortable! (There is also a large ceiling fan in the Great Room and Vornado fans provided in each bedroom closet!) Thanks to this guest for her suggestion to add some additional dishes. Upon inspection, it does appears that we have lost a few due to breakage! We also repaired a cabinet door which needed a new hinge.
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Perfect Desert Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property for a week end retreat with friends. Not only is the location awesome, but the home was so comfortable and beautifully decorated. You truly had a sense of being in Taos. We enjoyed watching the sunrises and sunsets. We were treated to rainbows across the desert on a couple of occasions. The hot tub was so relaxing after a day of sight seeing (walking store-to-store on the Plaza can be tiring! lol). Great location for early morning or evening strolls. At night the sky seemed to glow from the moon and all the stars! We certainly hope that we will be able to return and stay here again. (This was quite comfortable for 2 couples--even sharing a bathroom was not that big of a deal). The beds were very comfortable & the furnishings were great. The home is also extremely clean. One note: This home is not airconditioned, although the owner provides several fans/overhead fans. The cross breezes through the house made it quite comfortable for us. It might be a little warm in the middle of the summer.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the positive comments! As a point of interest, homes in the Taos area generally are not air-conditioned as air-conditioning is just not needed. Our lovely high desert climate affords a significant drop from daytime to evening temps, making for wonderful sleeping weather during the summer months!
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Great pied e terre for hiking & Taos visits

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place for our quick weekend visit - house was perfectly suited for my sister and I & my dog! Great views, nice walks, and close to 522 for jaunts into Taos!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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World-Class Skiing at Taos Ski Valley, Trout Fishing, Canoeing, Birding and Wildlife Watching, Fabulous Dining and Shopping, Taos Pueblo, the Enchanted Circle, Native American Ceremonies and Events, San Geronimo Festival, Wool Festival, Spring Arts Festival, Galleries, Art


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning fee $50

Please contact Owner for inclusive quote. Seasonal/Holiday rates may apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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