About the property
- House850 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights
House, 1 Bedroom w/KING Bed, 1 Bath, Hot Tub, HD TV, WiFi, QUEEN sofabed, A/C
You will love it here! Casa Montoya is a very romantic, CLEAN, charming adobe vacation rental house 3 blocks from historic Taos Plaza. Clean, private Hot Tub. WiFi - HiDef TV - Netflix. The tall shade trees in the backyard keep the house cool in summer and provide a graceful backdrop for the private hot tub. If it's too hot, we have A.C. Watch the stars in the private hot tub - there's a tall fence surrounding it. Two nights to two or three weeks, but we do not offer monthly rentals since our cleaning crew needs steady work - and they're the best.
The high-end furniture, including a KING bed guests rave about, is a suave mixing of old country charm and sophisticated, comfortable furnishings designed by an award-winning designer from Paris. Cook a great meal in the big kitchen which is fully equipped, and let the dishwasher do the dishes - or walk to the wonderful restaurants nearby. The bathroom (tub and shower) has Mexican tile and hand-painted sink. The floors in the house are wood (a little squeaky but they're old) and Saltillo tile and the ceilings are wood. You'll sleep well in the King bed in the bedroom with four big pillows and three small ones. For more than two guests, there's a Queen sofa bed in the living room, which guests tell us is very comfortable. The brick patio is for outdoor eating or relaxing in summertime. The gas BBQ grill is easy to use. The red living room furniture surrounds a Kiva gas fireplace - just turn the knob (inside the Kiva) counterclockwise if it gets chilly. Of course, we also have a furnace - just adjust the thermostat on the wall.
You can enjoy a romantic weekend or longer vacation and delight in all the amenities of home in this 'magical, enchanting abode' (words of a guest.) There's a small casita in the back of the property which I sometimes rent out, but so far only fabulous people have been drawn to this property on Montoya Street.
Bring your laptop: we have wifi. If your favorite TV show is on while you'll be out, just record it. We have Dish Hi Definition TV with DVR. And Netflix! There's also a CD stereo player, dishwasher, gas grill, humidifier, yoga mat, 8 & 10 lb. weights, iron and ironing board, full-length mirror, hair dryer, ski rack in the entryway and portable bathroom heater. Cooking utensils, linens and towels are also provided and be sure to check the fridge and cupboards before grocery shopping. There's a Brita pitcher for pure, filtered drinking water (Taos water tastes unpleasant.) The laundry room has a washer and dryer and laundry detergent is supplied.
This is a non-smoking rental. A dog (well... maybe two) is welcome but there is a flat pet fee. Smaller casita vacation rental is next door. VRBO listing #143844.
If you want a larger place that's about the same price as Casa Montoya, check out my daughter Winton's Casa Paloma. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and you'll love Winton's sweet energy. Go to VRBO Listing #262087.
Considered 'sacred' by many of the residents, Taos Mountain is a world-class ski resort. Taos has a rich history and cultural heritage, with numerous galleries, museums and festivals you can walk to from Casa Montoya. You'll love this place - only fabulous people have stayed here!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Ellen Wood
Since 2007 I've been writing and giving inspirational talks (about growing younger and living happy!) My newest book is "Joy! Joy! Joy! 7 mind/body/spirit Self-Help Practices for Relieving Stress and Anxiety, Reversing Memory Loss and Living Happy." Can I brag a little? My audio book, 'Think and Grow Young - Powerful Steps to Create a Life of Joy' won the 2011 gold Nautilus Award and I am blessed with four children, two stepchildren, two foster daughters, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. And for you, my wonderful, beautiful daughter Harper manages Casa Montoya and Casita Montoya. Her artistic nature and attention to detail makes sure the rentals are beautiful, in shape, well stocked and super clean.
Ellen Wood purchased this House in 2004
Why Ellen Wood chose Taos
There's no place more magical or inspiring than Taos! This is a joyful house, full of character and charm. It's close proximity to Taos attractions, yet on a quiet street make this casa very appealing. It is so sweet, it feels magical and inspiring too, just like Taos!
What makes this House unique
It's charming and comfortable. (And, lucky us! It only attracts fabulous people.) In the summer it's always cool, and toasty warm in winter! It's an easy walk to the historic Plaza with lots of delightful stores and galleries along the way. Enjoy the private hot tub, even in the summertime since nights are always cool because of the altitude. Sit back and watch the hummingbirds flitter about.
Pool / Spa
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Third Time's The Charm!
Charming is right! We were hoping to rest, relax and calm our nerves.
This is absolutely the right spot. The only times that we left the Casa were for groceries or to eat. The sun on the patio was keeping us warm even though
it was chilly outside. We really did enjoy the quiet. This Casa is a gem!
We are so darned blessed to have Lary and Linda come back again and again. We could not ask for more perfect guests.
Perfect, and more
Everything was perfect. It was stocked better than my cupboards at home. Quite, cozy, romantic. We have found our home away from home when we go to Taos now. Ellen even had fresh flowers for us as it was our anniversary. Attention to detail is first and foremost at this little Taos paradise. Can't go wrong staying here.
Nicely decorated, conveniently located little house
We stayed at Casa Montoya in February 2018 for a ski vacation. The house is very cute, well appointed and very convenient to town. Loved the private hot tub and gas fireplace. Owner and Manager are very friendly and helpful.
Cozy and quaint beautiful home
Loved staying at this home. The owner is very nice and provided everything you would need. The husband and I wanted to go skiing for our anniversary and spend some quality time together. She made that easy with this beautiful home. After a long day of skiing we got to come back to a long soak in the private hot tub. Thank you again for being available for us to stay couldn't imagine staying anywhere else.
See? Like these guests, only fabulous people are attracted to Casa Montoya. We are so blessed.
Casa Montoya is an outstanding VRBO property. Beautifully appointed, efficiently equipped and an easy walk to downtown Taos. We hiked, toured the sites and shopped with all of the comforts of home. We will be back.
Two Weeks of Fun!
I chose Casa Montoya for my two-week stay in Taos because of the charming pictures and the washer and dryer! Such a comfortable accommodation, charming hostess and once I arrived, I was amazed by the extras. Everything one would need has been provided. It's centrally located...only a minute's drive to a huge grocery market. When I return to Taos, I will come back to Casa Montoya.
A.C. COOL in summer, Ski nearby at Taos Mountain in winter, visit the museums, galleries, shops and casinos, and stroll around historic Taos Plaza. Enjoy good, healthy organic foods from Cid's, a large health good supermarket. Visit one of the world's highest bridges, which spans the Rio Grande. Also must see: Wild Rivers Recreation Area, a deep canyon where the Rio Grande meets Red River and is great for hikers with lots of energy. Great Sand Dunes National Park is just over the border in Colorado.