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Walk to Plaza, Romantic Joyful Adobe, KING bed, New Hot Tub, A/C, HD TV, Netflix

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Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Taos House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom w/KING bed, 1 Bath, Hot tub, HD TV, Netflix, QUEEN sofabed, A/C

You will love it here! Casa Montoya is a very romantic, charming adobe vacation rental house 3 blocks from historic Taos Plaza. The tall cottonwood 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 new 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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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ellen Wood
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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About Ellen Wood

My wonderful, beautiful daughter Winton has been managing Casa Montoya and Casita Montoya for me for quite a few years now - but it's time for her to move on so at this time I'm managing them myself. Since 2007 I've been writing and giving inspirational talks (about growing younger and living happy!) and I'm currently writing my second book. 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, 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. And for you, I'll do my best to make sure the rentals are well stocked and super clean.

Ellen Wood purchased this house in 2004

Why Ellen Wood chose New Mexico

There's no place more magical or inspiring than Taos! I live 35 miles north of Taos in the boonies but I get to Taos at least once a week - usually to babysit Winton's two precious little girls and go to the supermarket.

What makes this house unique

In the summer it's always cool and toasty warm in winter!

Guestbook comments from the owner

(from an e-mail sent 5/3/06)


Dee and I forgot to write anything in your little red book but we had a wonderful time and staying in Casa Montoya was extremly very pleasurable. Staying at Casa Montoya versus "suite" hotel is a no brainer.. Casa Montoya is far more relaxing..

We did recommend you to a couple that we met at the Apple Tree at dinner on Saturday..They had never heard of the idea of staying in a house but liked it and we gave them the web site and Casa Montoya name.. Hope they stay as they were nice people.

Best of luck and we will be back..
May 2006
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(72 traveler reviews)

Walk to Plaza, Romantic Joyful Adobe, KING bed, New Hot Tub, A/C, HD TV, Netflix
average rating of 4.9027777 based on 108 reviews
Council Bluffs, IA


  • 5 of 5

Casa Montoya is a really unique home for a stay whether it be a couple of days or and extended period of time. The appointments are superb with everything a person might need and more. We always look for a comfortable bed and this met that desire. The owners take special care, checking in to make sure everything is going as planned. We couldn't ask for more and will return when going to Taos.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado

Comfortable home and organized host

  • 5 of 5

Ellen was a great host - the house was very clean and comfortable for our weekend getaway to Taos. We loved the ammedities including private hot tub and indoor fireplace. Would definitely recommend to friends and would to come back again!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Cozy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Casa Montoya was such a great place for my family to stay. The amenities was used by all, from the hot tub to the fire place.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Montoyo

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our visit to Taos and loved having Casa Montoya as our home while there. The house was as described and the owner had considered all our needs, even providing coffee!!One evening we ate Italian food at Stella's, and it was delicious! We were also able to meet some interesting people staying in the casita. It's was a great trip, and we're glad we stayed at the Casa Montoyo.!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a great way to spend a week away from Houston, TX. We wanted to escape the heat and this was an ideal location. The accomodations were perfect and Casa Montoya had everything we needed and more. This was our first time to Taos and we will definitely be back, it is absolutely gorgeous here. Thanks again for advertising your home and for being such a great host. Our dogs also had a fantastic time. All the best

Brian and Rhonda

Houston, TX

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chandler OK

A great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

A much needed break for us! Casa Montoya​ provided just that. Taos is always lovely, and I was able to see an old friend I haven't seen in over a decade. I was also most grateful to see Julie enjoy the Plaza as well as other sights. We will return!

Marshall & Julie

Chandler, OK

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Car: recommended

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.

Rates & Availability

Taos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
early December
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Ski Season
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
ski season spring break
Mar 6 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $85 + Tax
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.19%

The base rate of $107/night is our lowest rate and is in effect for early November, early December and the month of April. Our highest rate, $225/night, is for the Christmas/New Years holiday season. May is $135/night. In summer, fall and ski season the rate is $150/night. A one-time cleaning fee of $80 to $85 is charged. A per night pet fee is usually charged. ALL TAXES ARE INCLUDED.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 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
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Queen sofabed in Living Room
  • King size beds (1) This is a REALLY comfy bed, and guests often ask where we got the covers., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The red suede sofa in the living room turns into a queen bed. Sheets and blankets are in the trunk coffee table.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Upscale Furniture, air conditioner, Dish HiDef TV with TiVo and Netflix , Laundry room with Washer & Dryer, Private Hot Tub in back yard with tall cottonwood trees, Brick Outdoor Patio with Gas Grill (BBQ), Humidifier, Yoga Mat, 8 & 10 lbs, weights, Water filter on faucet in kitchen for good, clean, pure drinking water, (Taos water tastes unpleasant, ) In the winter you can enjoy world-class skiing at Taos Mountain, then relax your muscles in the private hot tub while looking at the stars, enjoy a cozy fire, and then sleep well in the King bed. If you are looking for 2 bedrooms, we have a lovely rental you can see at

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