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Every home comfort, walk to Plaza

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Spacious Home, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6), free wifi & cable TV

Great Rates for a luxury, fully-equipped 2-bedroom/2-bathroom home that works well for couples, families, and small adult groups. Do read the reviews from our previous guests, who have consistently given us 5-Stars for all aspects of their stay.

We are about 10 minutes walk from the centre of Taos and the historic Plaza, with its wonderful restaurants, innovative galleries, and antique shops.

Taos Ski Valley is an easy 30 minute drive, Sipapu 40 minutes, and Angel Fire about an hour away. Santa Fe is a little over an hour's drive.

This truly is a home-away-from-home, which has been carefully and tastefully furnished and equipped as our second home - we keep everything in excellent order. The style is traditional adobe beautifully integrated with Moroccan decor, which gives the interior a rich ambience. The feel is cosy and comfortable, with warm inviting colours, and furniture you can relax in. The 2-storey unit is self-contained: the end-unit of three adobe-style homes in a small private community.

If you love to cook, the kitchen is fully equipped with appliances, including a microwave, food processor & blender, coffee maker & grinder, electric kettle, toaster, as well as a complete set of baking dishes, utensils and chef tools. Basic groceries are kept newly stocked up, and quick meals are available if you arrive late.

The upstairs master suite and lounge is unusually spacious, with a King bed, full bathroom, 2nd satellite TV, DVD player, and a well-equipped office space with wireless DSL, printer, and office supplies.

The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed, and is right next to the second full bathroom. No stairs to climb!

Perfect for 2 couples to have their own space.

The upstairs walled deck looks over the community gardens and has a gas BBQ grill, dining table, chairs, and umbrella for the summer.

Guests have the use of the beautiful and serene gardens while staying with us.

There is a queen size sofa bed in the living room.

The property is approx. 1400 sq ft.

During the summer, the Rio Grande offers rafting and kayaking for all levels, and walkers can enjoy anything from a stroll around the pretty local neighborhoods, to day-long mountain hiking.

We ALWAYS respond to you with in a few hours. If you haven't heard back from us within 8 hours, please contact us directly at CapricornRentals at Gmail dot com or call us on 575 587 1076

Note that our rates are based on up to four guests: there is a small charge for 5-6 guests and/or use of the sofa-bed. VRBO is unable to reflect this in their automatic quote system, so be sure to check the Notes section in the Rates, thanks!


We also accept payment in UK pounds

Keywords: House, Townhome, Adobe, Condominium, Casa

More Details

Lise and Nick
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, Some Danish, some French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Lise and Nick

We love Taos, and have finally retired here after many years in Silicon Valley.

We originally come from the south of England, and particularly enjoy the colourful gardens in and around Taos, which remind us of home.

There is so much to do here, that we still have a list of 'must-sees' that's several pages long!

We love to entertain, so we make sure that our guests have everything they need (plus a few little luxury extras!).

We now enjoy creating art - from May through October be sure to visit us at our gallery in Penasco: Gaucho Blue Fine Art.

Lise and Nick purchased this house in 2003

Why Lise and Nick chose New Mexico

This has been our second home since we bought it; we love staying here! The gardens around the condo are quiet and peaceful. It's the perfect location for us: we can stroll into town to look around the galleries, and walk home after a wonderful dinner at one of the local restaurants. It's a great base for exploring northern New Mexico, with so many historical and cultural sites an easy drive away. Santa Fe is just an hour's drive, so you can take advantage of Taos lodging rates while exploring Santa Fe.

What makes this house unique

Our condo is located in one of the most sought-after communities in Taos, and on one of the prettiest streets. The quiet gardens with the koi pond are perfect for sitting peacefully with a book, and maybe a glass of wine.

Inside the unit, there are two separate sitting areas, great for families or groups who would like a little private space to themselves. The upstairs office space is a quiet place to check in to work (if you must!) The private deck is our favourite place to have breakfast and watch the birds in the garden.


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San Francisco de Asis
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Lambert's of Taos
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El Gamal
"El Gamal is a great breakfast and lunch restaurant behind the Plaza. They offer a wide rang..."
Adobe Bar
"A locals' gathering place, the Adobe Bar (in the Taos Inn) has live music several times a week."
The Love Apple
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World Cup Cafe
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Pizanos Pizza
"Just past the 'Old Blinking Light' crossroads north of town, Pizanos is one of the best pizz..."
Living Spa At El Monte Sagrado
"A spa-resort built completely on green and sustainable principles, this is Taos' luxury plac..."
Taos Pizza Out Back
"Our other favourite pizza place. A very funky atmosphere with found-object decor. You only..."
Sushi a la Hattori
"The only place in Taos that offers great sushi and informal Japanese food. Their bento lunc..."
Made In New Mexico
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
El Monte Sagrado
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
El Monte Sagrado
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Taos Pueblo
Nearest Point of Interest
El Monte Sagrado
Nearest Point of Interest
Farmers' Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Kit Carson Park events
Nearest Point of Interest
Kit Carson galleries

Native American culture, Art galleries, art and craft schools & classes, Earth ship tours, Alternative health & wellness providers. Art and music festivals. Fibre producers & suppliers. Local Farmers' markets


Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom 2 contains a stacking washer/dryer
  • Bathrooms are well-equipped and supplied with basic toiletries.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Large upstairs Master Suite has a lounge & office area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Downstairs, next to 2nd bathroom
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa-bed in lounge
  • Roomy California King with Serta mattress in Master Suite. Twin down duvets. Queen size Bed in downstairs bedroom with Serta mattress & oversized duvet. Spacious comfortable queen sofa bed in living room. Optional twin futons (2) in Master Suite.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Beautiful landscaped garden with koi pond, trees, seating, available for enjoyment by owners and guests. Parking for the unit is available immediately outside the back door. Upstairs master suite has a large living area with 2nd TV and a well equipped office area. Each unit is self-contained and doesn't have the 'crowded' or 'public' feel of other condo developments.


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Every home comfort, walk to Plaza
average rating of 4.894118 based on 85 reviews

The perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was the best condo we've ever rented (and we travel a lot). The kids loved the pond with fish in the front of the condo, and we enjoied the big bedroom and the nice terrace upstairs.

I really appreciated the fully equiped kitchen, and all the nice utensils, silverware and plates. The condo is extremely nice decorated, very functional, and everything is well organized.

The owners were very friendly, and made us fell like home.

We're lookng forward to going back.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We go the extra mile to make our guests feel welcome and to provide all those little things you have at home. We have such joy in sharing our home with the wonderful people who have stayed with us, and know that you will love it too! Lise and Nick
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Great in-town experience with extremely well-stocked condo and very accommodating owners.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed one day short of 3 weeks in late summer. The condo is very spacious, with a bdrm and bath downstairs and a spacious master suite upstairs with balcony and bath. The complex is quiet and shady, a five-minute walk to top-rated restaurants and shops and the Plaza. Very well-stocked w/ dishware, utensils, supplies, and a full library of maps, booklets, brochures about the area. The owner is quick to respond to requests. When I quibbled about the old TV prior to arrival, they got a new one, and the W-Fi is plenty adequate for streaming programs via Roku - the cable system has good standard offerings, as well. We would definitely stay there again were it not that we prefer to be on the outskirts of town - we missed the sunrises and sunsets and views of Taos mtn.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Two couple get away

  • 5 of 5

Excellent experience! Highly recommend. Very nice, very responsive owners.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this condo. The kitchen had everything you would need to enjoy cooking. The beds were quite comfortable. We enjoyed the balcony with the grill in the evenings. The condo is in a fabulous location close to the plaza. It is a wonderful place to stay while enjoying taos,.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property and hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Lise and Nick's condo in Taos. The complex is small and quiet and well located within walking distance to the plaza, but not in the middle of traffic. The kitchen had everything you could want and more. I especially enjoyed coffee on the balcony in the morning--with the view of the pond and the peaceful quiet. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip to Taos.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, well-stocked condo - Very convenient location to Taos Plaza

  • 4 of 5

Hosts were very responsive by email and we found everything we needed at this condo which was exactly as pictured. There were books and videos and information about the local area and plenty of supplies and staples in the kitchen with wonderful gas stove, very large microwave, and nice toaster and coffee pot. Wifi was good. Location was super convenient with Smith's grocery store very close by. We were able to easily walk to the Plaza and to the Fireworks in the park on the 4th of July. Only downside was rather shabby, uncomfortable furniture. I would not recommend for senior citizens because of tripping on throw rugs, steep winding stairs and bath tub hard to get in and out of. It would be great for a family. Upstairs bedroom is huge! Be aware that there is no air conditioning and we found it uncomfortable at times upstairs since we were there in July. The grounds were lovely with a little pond. Neighborhood was quiet. We had a lovely stay. Thank you, Lise and Nick.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning & Housekeeping $120

Rates are for 1 - 4 guests using the two bedrooms. (Couples Getaway: 1-2 Guests using one bedroom)
Additional Guests and/or use of sofabed/futons: $15/pp/night.
Thanksgiving: min stay 3 nights, $200/night
Check in is normally after 4:00pm, unless we have guests checking out that day, in which case we may need a little longer to get ready for you.
Check out is by 10:00am, unless we have guests checking in that day, in which case it'll be 9am so our housekeeper can get started!
Ask about pets at time of enquiry. We may allow small pets for a small nightly or flat fee!
British Pounds & Euros accepted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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