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Great Value! Location! $85 Nite on Last Minute Bookings!

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Property type house


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Large 3 bedroom comfortable home 2 blocks from center of town and Taos plaza. Two full bathrooms. One with master bedroom, the other in hall for other bedrooms. Nice wood floors. Fireplace w/wood provided. Nicely refurbished kitchen that works well as central gathering spot with butcherblock peninsula counter with stools, brand new stove and granite countertops. Pleasant patio with swing love seat for BBQ's and lounging. Multiple entries and ample parking for multiple vehicles and RV's, boats etc. and covered car port.

Newly remodeled kitchen, back patio and large utility room for skis, equipment etc. Situated directly accross the street from, and with delightful views of lovely Kit Carson State Park. Great play park for kids with all of the playground equipment as well as track and baseball diamond. This property includes a second small 'Casita' cottage (VRBO listing #272424) which is available at special combo rates with this main house.

Keywords: Spacious 3 bdrm, 2 bath home w/BBQ patio, covered parking, prime north downtown district, walk to everything!

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About The Owner

This property was inherited last year and I am managing it on behalf of myself and my brothers. I live in Berkeley California and own and operate a restaurant there. I visit Taos frequently.

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why The Owner chose New Mexico

This is an inherited home. Our Grandparents, Murl and Lucy Packard built the home in the late 1940's. They owned and operated the Plaza Supermarket, the main grocery store in Taos from the early 1940's to the 1970's. Grandpa served on the Taos City Council and was instrumental in the construction of the Gorge Bridge over the Rio Grande. Our Mother, Rosemarie Packard was president of the Taos Chamber of comnmerce during the 1990's and cared for her parents here untill their passing. Rosemarie passed away in 2008. This house was a special place for all of us, filled with laughter and family gatherings. We hope your stay here fills you with the same good feelings.

What makes this house unique

Taos is fantastic any time of year but especially for its world famous skiing and summer rafting on the Rio Grande. Many cultural activities and an amazing array of neat shops and fine restaurants for a small town. Of course Taos pueblo is a must see. The location of this property is prime. Easy strolling to downtown plaza and all of the shops, taverns and restaurants as well as the local Farmers Market around the corner. Slightly north of the plaza in the more upscale part of town, it provides easy access without the center town traffic jams to north side attractions like the pueblo, ski valley and Rio Grande gorge recreation areas. People who've visited always comment on the peaceful spirit of the house, very clean and tidy. Nice patio for BBQ's and large rear entrance laundry/utility room perfect for staging recreation items like skis and boots and fishing gear. As this home is inherited and paid for, overhead is low and we just want people to enjoy themselves and allow us to maintain it for multiple uses of family and friends. So for the consumer it's a great bargain for a great location! Need extra accomodations? Rent the adjoining Cottage/Casita (vrbo #272424) and this house together for only $200 per night!


Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2) New simmons beds bought 2009, Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Great Value! Location! $85 Nite on Last Minute Bookings!
average rating of 4.8292685 based on 41 reviews
Las Cruces, NM

We enjoyed our stay here

  • 4 of 5

The place was very big for the price. It is centeally located and within walking distance to everything downtown. They beds were very comfortable and clean. The kitchen was very nice with everything you need. We enjoyed the back porch but wish their was more seating outside. Lots of parking for everyone. We will stay here again.

The only reason why I didn't give them 5 stars... No AC but it stayed semi cool during the day with windows open. The couches were very dirty under the cushions. I dropped my phone and had to lift the cushion. The ceiling fans didn't all work. The TV was set to a different output and it took us 20 minutes to figure out how to change it so we could watch Tv. One of the bedrooms didn't have a remote. Just minor things that we didn't mind. Overall great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Felt like I was at my Granny's house. Very cozy, clean and inviting. Will definitely return and have already suggested to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot right in the heart of Taos!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, we really wished we could have stayed here longer! We had the place rented for two nights but unfortunately couldn't get there in time for the first night. We showed up at about 9pm on our second day and only got to be in the house for about 13 hours before checking out but, from our brief stay there, it was wonderful and exceeded all expectations.

Of all the available VRBO rentals, I think this one is the closest to the center of town. We literally could walk out our front door and wander 50 feet to a first-class restaurant. I think all of the restaurants worth visiting (and galleries and other stores) were within walking distance.

The actual house was beautiful. Nice classic adobe with hard-wood floors. All three bedrooms were very nice, as was the kitchen, living room, dining room, and bathrooms. There was a nice little patio out back, good for hanging out in. Water pressure was great. Kitchen had most of the amenities one could hope for. Never could figure out how to get the TV to work, but that really wasn't a big deal--I just wanted some white-noise for when I was going to bed....

And, amazingly, since we couldn't make it to Taos on time, David was nice enough to refund part of the rent, even though it was no fault of his own that we just couldn't arrive on time.

The only downside was the noise (we happened to be there during the annual biker meet-up), but, well, we were staying right in the middle of town, so we didn't expect it to be quiet (plus, he was very clear in the listing that it could be noisy at times, so this should have come as no surprise at all).

Overall, I can't recommend this place more highly--it really was fantastic. Very charming house. Would love to come back and stay here again (or, even better, to buy this place!).

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great value

  • 5 of 5

This house was clean, comfortable, and perfectly located in town. We could easily walk to the plaza and surrounding shops. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Location!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, great location... especially for the price! Planning to book again in the future

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great value on a nice house!

  • 5 of 5

This house was so enjoyable, and the big backyard was a great place to hang out with the kids and dog. We walked to the plaza, short film festival, and played in the park across the street. It was a great week.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Jan 1 2017 - Jan 1 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25

No other taxes or charges except pet fee one-time charge of $25 and cleaning fee $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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