|Minimum Stay||1 - 4 nights|
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This is a wonderful old Taos adobe home. The original house (now bedroom #2) was once the home of a family of 9-kitchen and bath then were outdoors. It is thought to be 250+ years old and is considered an historical property. Like many Taos homes it was added to in the ensuing years.
This home is delightful for a couple. It is a spacious home which is unusual for an old adobe. The layout is perfect for a couple and would be especially comfortable for two couples since the two good sized bedrooms each have full, private baths and are separated by the sunroom and great room. There is a sofa sleeper in the sunroom and and in the great room is a sofa for an additional guest.(Up to a total of 7guests) The house is cozy in the winter due to thick adobe walls, four kiva fireplaces and a very efficient gas heater. There is always a good supply of firewood under the carport. Summer is delightful and cool inside and great for outdoor living with a deck off master bedroom and a wonderful front flagstone patio with table and chairs, BBQ and outdoor fireplace. The house is furnished with interesting antiques. sculpture and original art. The kitchen is fully equipped and ready to produce those gourmet feasts or a quick snack for two. Bathroom #2 has a washer and dryer for those chores that call out even on vacation. The yard is fenced and well behaved dogs are welcome at a small additional fee. ($25 per dog per visit)
The house has a wonderful, peaceful feeling and yet is only a few minutes from all Taos has to offer..good restaurants, shops including MY shop Red CatMelissiana. ,galleries, the Taos Pueblo and many great outdoor activities).
Keywords: cozy, yet spacious, beautifully decorated and mountain views too and pet friendly
PLEASE NOTE; Even if my calendar says this property is reserved contact me. I have a total of 10 Taos rentals (soon it will be 14...) and have accommodations for any size group...
I was a California landscaper who wanted a simpler life so I moved to Taos. I fell in love with an old adobe home by the river and bought it. Then I fell in love with another old adobe and bought it for a vacation rental. I have a shop in downtown Taos Red Cat Melissiana 110 Dona Luz in the Guadelupe Plaza just behind the main Plaza. It is very 'Taos Eclectic' and must be seen to be believed...
Melissa Serfling purchased this house in 2007
I love old adobe homes. They have such substance, personality and character This house has a cozy and welcoming feeling that everyone who has stayed here comments on and yet for an old adobe is amazingly spacious. The house has a private enclosed yard, is nicely landscaped (next project big container plants and an irrigation system) and great mountain views.
This home has the charm of an old adobe (original room 250 years+) but has all the modern amenities we expect. It is in a quiet location, yet only minutes from all Taos has of offer (i.e. restaurants, galleries, the pueblo and outdoor adventures) I love the deck for sunsets and the outdoor patio, the 4 kiva fireplaces (each bedroom, great room and sunroom) the wood and brick floors and the 46 (count them!) overhead vigas as well as the 14' thick walls. Owner lives 5 minutes away to answer any questions or provide information.
We loved staying in your wonderful house. I loved your gardens, both flower and vegetable. We enjoyed three meals from your vegetable garden and each was such a treat. I picked apples off the ground and will make jelly when I go home. I'll send you some. Our week in your home was everything we could have asked for and more. You have created a paradise. Thank you for sharing it!
Upon arriving at house the temperature inside the house was at least 85 degrees and outside temperature was in the 80, horrible conditions to arrive in. We called the owner and she said there was no AC and to turn on the fans and open the doors and the temperature should be down by morning. Which was not unacceptable and we would never leave doors open as the house wasn't in the greatest of neighborhoods. We ended up not staying and and calling around and found a bed breakfast and got a room where we could be comfortable. We asked the owner if she could give us credit for a future stay but she was not willing to do so. it was advertised as heating & AC. But there was no AC. Sad, whatever happened to customer service?
I stayed at this property on February 26, 2016 through February 28, 2016 with my fiancé and two friends. We were all delighted with how cozy and clean this rental was. I would definitely consider returning to this rental for our next visit to Taos!
side note: we were surprised when we entered inside and saw how much space there was as I didn't get the full impression from the photos.
I liked the rustic feel of the house and the fenced in yard was great for our small dogs. My husband was unhappy with the "vintage" tv that had no reception. Once we saw how much traffic there is in town I was glad that we were in a quiet area.
Just as the name of this Taos adobe states, it is indeed charming. Quiet residential location away from the traffic and tourists in town. We thoroughly enjoyed our evenings outside on the patio with a toasty fire burning in the built-in pit, seeing brilliant stars and the super moon without commercial lights to dim the experience. Melissa had provided everything you might need except for a few minor items I found oddly absent. The lighting in the home is abysmal...not enough to read in bed; had to rearrange lamps at bedside to accommodate my nighttime reading habit and then it was not sufficient. Lighting okay in kitchen, but the adjoining living area had just one low watt floor lamp and a tiny desk light. Perhaps the wiring is old and can't handle higher wattage, but because of the uneven flooring, it could be somewhat of a hazard walking about. The house is not really for older people who have balance problems, due to the uneven levels both inside and out. There needs to be a drinking glass in the bathrooms...my room was distant from the kitchen and had to make my way without much light in the middle of the night to get one. A water glass would be a great convenience in the bathrooms - even plastic cups would do! I liked the setting, the old thick walls and vigas throughout the house, the fence surrounding the property was "decorated" with old artifacts, implements within frames - Melissa has a very creative touch! I just couldn't give it 5 stars, despite my enjoyment of her property, because it was a tad worn and tired looking within and did present some safety issues for less sure-footed and sighted travelers. We got great service, directions, suggestions from Melissa who has a unique shop downtown. It would be a great place for a younger guys or girls' group getaway.
We enjoyed this historic home. It was truly a treasure. Filled with unique furnishings and everything we needed for our stay.
It was spacious enough that we hosted a dinner for twelve during our family gathering. Plenty of room for all.
I wish it had new cooler and we would have taken advantage of the kiva fireplaces.
Quiet neighborhood and privacy.
If you want an authentic experience , this is the place.
Other than a few communication glitches regarding directions, this was a great experience. Phone service can be spotty so make sure you have your GPS directions printed out on hard copy in advance. It might help to have listed directions in addition to the map, especially at night. The place had a lot of steps, and uneven floors so not ideal for those who may have trouble with these obstacles. 3 steps down to front door...2 more steps down once inside to main floor, 2 steps up to bedroom #1, 1 step up to bathroom in bedroom #2 etc...my friend tripped and skinned a knee. Other than that it was very positive. We grilled, chilled and found our way around the area quickly.
This home is on a back road, fields, pastures, horses and cattle yet only 5 minutes to the Plaza (Back roads bypass traffic such as it is in a small town) Mountain view from home
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|dog per visit||$25|
more than four guests $25 per person per night. Contact owner for total additional fee