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Sally Ooms

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Mountains in Your Face

24 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

New Mexico House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 1-6; 2 Bedrooms (3 beds), 2 Baths, 1 lrg. pull-out in living room.

Summer is a delight in Taos, the delicious time of warm days and cool nights. Come relax at Luna Vista in Taos, a spacious adobe home. Enjoy the glorious views of Taos Mountain and the Sangre de Cristo Range from the front porch or the hot tub. Or, take in the views from Luna Vista's roomy interior. Sleeping features are a bedroom with a massive king sleigh bed and another with two queens. The sofa pulls out to a queen in the living room as well. The house is built with traditional viga ceilings and tile floors and sports furniture built for comfort, a complete kitchen with enough room for two cooks, original Southwestern art work and a cozy TV nook with recliners off the living room. The banquet-type dining table and openness make for great for entertaining yet the home encourages intimate getaways as well. While in Taos, visit the Taos Pueblo, or any number of shops, restaurants, music venues, museums and art galleries. Enjoy Taos Ski Valley or one of the many colorful towns nearby, then return to the serenity of your accommodations.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Sally Ooms (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Sally Ooms

I have a career as a print journalist, and wrote a non-fiction book at a casita on the property. The book is called Finding Home: How Americans Prevail. A native of Kansas City, I lived in New Mexico for more than 20 years. I moved to the California Delta in 2013 after an extensive book tour, and am plotting another book.

I still make all the bookings and oversee operations from afar. A manager on site sees to visitors' needs.

My mate and I are travelers, part gypsy. We have spent eight weeks in New Zealand junketing about in a camper van, then four weeks traveling around Australia. We have a BMW motorcycle which we took to Alaska a few summers ago, the north shore of Lake Superior and the Grand Canyon.

Cooking, gardening, hiking, swimming and painting all top my list of fun things to do, along with appreciating my partner's photography.

Sally Ooms purchased this house in 2003

Why Sally Ooms chose New Mexico

The mountains and quality of light found in and around Taos have become part of my soul. I love the organic feel of an adobe house. Plus I am a sucker for a view. That's why I chose my particular viewing spot. The sunrises and sunsets always delight. Watching the moon rise from the portal is magic.

Reviews

5
based on 24 traveler reviews

Mountains in Your Face
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

A peaceful retreat with views galore!

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing time staying at Mountains In Your Face. It was easy to find and the short, gravel road to the house was easily accessible in a car.

We sat outside a lot on the shaded patio just watching the huge clouds float over the mountains, casting their moving shadows. We also saw Taos' famous traveling rainbows following a brief rain. The views from the house, patio, and hot tub were spectacular.

Madrona, the manager, was a joy. She was available immediately if we needed anything, and so helpful and friendly. Yet you have total privacy for your entire stay.

The house is located on the edge of town with easy access to the Narrows Bridge and Taos. We loved the location.

The house itself had great views, beautiful southern decorations, and was stocked for anything you might want or need. It also had nice beds which ensured we slept great so we were energized for all our outings.

We hope to stay here again next summer!

Thank you for the best week we could've asked for!

Angie & Phil

Belleville, KS

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angie and Phil, It makes me so happy that you had such a good time. We think Luna Vista (Mountains in your Face) is a special place and love being there as well. Ah-the rainbows. Yes! Thanks.
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5

Great location outside of Taos

  • 5 of 5

The place was great. Excellent place for watching birds outside the windows. The place did warm up in August but we were able to leave the screened windows open with box fans on to cool down the house. The hot tub was clean and helped out my back that got stiff from driving the Enchanted Circle.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful House In Taos

  • 5 of 5

Spent three days at Sally’s house this July. I have to say that this house is absolutely gorgeous. It was everything as advertised, if not more. The furnishings were all fantastic and very comfortable. The kitchen had everything I needed. Master bedroom had a tv, which is a super plus for me. It is about 4 miles or so from town, but an easy drive. Madrona, the caretaker, was fantastic and showed me around the house. My dog loved looking out all the windows in the great room. I would recommend Sally’s house to my friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time and found the house to be all you expected and needed. Come back and see us soon. Sally
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Edinburg, Texas
5

Incredible in the wintertime!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Luna Vista. It is an absolutely beautiful home that is very well appointed, comfortable and welcoming. The location is ideal being a few minutes out of town but still very close. The Christmas tree, fresh flowers and fruit we a very nice touch. Thank you Sally for opening up your home to us. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado
5

Perfect House for the Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Luna Vista is a truly beautiful house with amazing mountain views all around. The photos really don’t do it justice. You get a true Taos feel from this house with all of the beautiful viga ceilings, tile floors, comfortable furniture, local artwork and rugs. The kitchen was fully stocked with dishes, pots & pans and spices. The hot tub and grill were great to have too. The house is beautifully landscaped with places to sit and enjoy the scenery. Although with all of the great windows & views you can enjoy views from the couch too. Sally was extremely accommodating, accepting our reservation just as she was leaving for a trip of her own. Casey, the property manager was very nice and helpful as well. This home is centrally located just minutes from downtown Taos, the gorge and the enchanted circle. It was spotlessly clean and very comfortable for our week’s stay. Thank you Sally for sharing your wonderful home. We hope to return soon & often.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place for a relaxing weekend at Woolfest

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay. The house was a lovely adobe style home, clean and well stocked (lightbulbs were available for replacement when a lamp went out) and there was a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers for our arrival. Really could not think of any improvements. Enjoyed the hot tub and sitting outside with friends. It was very comfortable for 5 people to relax and cook and visit...and spacious enough that we could take time out for a nap. I could have stayed another day just to read Sally's lovely books. Lovely views. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lori. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. Come back again any time.
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Map

Nearest Airport
130 Miles
Albuquerque

Two Hour Drive from Albuquerque Airport, 15 Min. from Taos) The ski valley for winter fun is 25 minutes away (Taos Ski Valley) and there are others in the area. The house is a nice base in the summer for people who want to hike, raft, walk, enjoy Taos Pueblo or excellent small museums and great restaurants.

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Rates & Availability

Taos House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$120
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.25%

Pets are welcome. When you arrive, you will be asked to give my managers a check for $50 per pet as a refundable deposit. The check is then torn up after the maid checks the home. Usually no problem. There is no fenced yard. Pets must be walked and taken with you when you go out or kenneled. I have a kennel if you don't want to travel with one.

I send a contract stating the amount for deposit which is normally half the rent minus the tax. Renters may return the signed contract with a check or write in their credit card. If they are not comfortable with that, they are able to call me with the number. After I receive the contract and payment, I send an invoice showing the rest of the amount due upon arrival. Last minute is thru e-mail.

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Amenities

New Mexico House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • + Convertible bed(s)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Mountain View. Handicapped and Wheelchair Accessible (may have limitations). Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer.

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