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Every comfort, close to ski areas,walk to Plaza

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


About the property

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

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Great Rates for a luxury, fully-equipped 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!

NOTE: If you are planning on bring a pet, please let us know in your initial enquiry. We will not accept bookings with a pet after that point.

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:
April 27, 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.


Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(76 traveler reviews)

Every comfort, close to ski areas,walk to Plaza
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 76 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 location.

  • 5 of 5

Overall great place to stay. Close to downtown in a nice quite neighborhood. House was well stocked and Lise and Nick are great host.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Lise and Nick where awesome to work with.

We've been going to towels for many years during Christmas break and I've stayed in a lot of places through Vrbo. This was by far the best one yet. It was my wife &I our two kids (21 & 18) my two nephews (both 18) and niece (14). We had plenty of room. Lise & Nick Honda place set up very neatly also had instructions for everything even the linen had separate containers showing where everything went you couldn't have asked for a better organized place to stay with plenty of room and comfort I definitely recommend this place to stay at while you're there I also want to thank you so much for letting us stay there and we plan to say there in the future.

Victor & Christine

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Victor and Christine, it was a pleasure having you all to stay with us, and you were perfect guests - left our home in great shape - clean and tidy! We'd love to have you back to stay with us. Lise and Nick PS, had a few chuckles over your auto-filled text :-) made my day!
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Casa de Canciones was the perfect locale for our family Christmas.

  • 5 of 5

I have rented many, many vacation homes in the US and throughout Europe, and this was, by far, the most well equipped one ever. Lise and Nick provided a beautiful home in an ideal location and saw to every detail to make sure our stay was perfect. We hope we can make it back to their home in Taos again next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much David, we're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return visit! Lise and Nick
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This lovely home was very comfortable, kitchen was well equipped and it was a very special stay.

  • 5 of 5

Lise was a lovely host and offered dining out ideas. The home was very clean and well supplied. We were traveling with my 95 years young mother and it worked out well for her to have the main floor bedroom and bathroom and she loved the radiant heat. The patio off the upstairs bedroom would be wonderful in warmer weather. It is a very quiet area and yet is close to the Plaza. We would certainly rent again next time we are in Taos. LaVerne

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much LaVerne, we're happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that our condo worked out well for your young mother. We'd love to have you stay with us again. Happy Holidays! Lise and Nick
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Perfect 4 day home in Taos!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 4 days three years ago when we brought our Spanish visitor from Our home in Texas to New Mexico and it was perfect.. great location, beautiful home, plenty of room and privacy, and such nice welcoming arrangements by Lise and Nick ( fully stocked kitchen, welcome package of wine and snacks even). Just stayed again last week with two more friends from Spain, and again it was perfect! Can't recommend this highly enough.. it is such a perfect home away from home in beautiful Taos!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
El Monte Sagrado
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

Taos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Bargain Breaks
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Summer-Fall Fiestas
Jun 15 2017 - Oct 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Couples Get-Aways
Oct 19 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
2017 Winter Holidays
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

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.
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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