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Tammi Clancy

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, Love

Soaring Splendor -Steam Shower/Hot Tub-Fabulous Views! 100+reviews~

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

El Prado House Rental Photos and Description

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)

Casita Ave Maria is LOVED by all and it is a 900-square foot, OPEN designed casita that was created and built by the Clancys. Casita Ave Maria has over 100 positive reviews.

(Will book one/two nights for more money per night than three nights per night-- IF it fits with other bookings-just ask-especially last-minute.)

Casita Ave Maria showcases a radiused front wall that opens up the floor space and makes the large kiva fireplace a focal point. David Clancy sculpted the incredible kiva and colored it with the perfect hue to offset it on the adobe-colored plaster that adorns all the walls. Natural wood cabinets shaped and built by David, knotty pine doors and tongue and groove ceilings wrap their warmth around you as you sit in this spiritual space and gaze out the Southern windows at the canyon, the Southwestern windows at the valley below and amazing sun sets or the mountains from the Eastern patio.

The original design of this casita boasts a HUGE patio on the Southern side, a serpentine-paved patio edged with decorative block piers with lighting insets. The Southwestern side hosts a large patio which can be accessed out the bedroom door. A 6-person hot tub and grande, outdoor fireplace await your arrival on this side and you can sit in the hot tub and marvel at the valley and canyon views, watch the sun rise and set, or count the shooting stars at night.

Talavera-tile adorns the kitchen cupboards and kitchen island. Brick-paved flooring with RADIANT FLOOR HEATING warm every step you take in this precious space. All NEW, stainless steel appliances await your use. Large, stackable washer and dryer is in its own closet.

The bedroom area is in the OPEN area of the entire casita but tucked away in the SouthWest side of the open space.

A door to the SouthWest patio is off of the bedroom area making quick visits to and from the hot tub or the outdoor fireplace delightfully easy!! Pets are welcome with a pet fee.

Spirit-soothing STEAM shower is stunningly slate-tiled with a glass door that encloses you in what we call the ''Enchanted Cave'' shower. Steam and dream away!

Starting supplies of wood are supplied for your use in both the indoor and outdoor fireplaces, basic start-ups of some spices, laundry and dish soap and paper products are supplied for your pleasure.

Dog/Pet Fee-$50 for a three-night booking per dog and for more nights-$15.00 per night/per dog-$95 for a week's booking (Will discount for two dogs depending upon length of stay.)

Everyone loves Casita Ave Maria! You will, too!

We require payment in full to hold your booking unless your total is over $1000 and more than three months out. If you need to split payments, just ask.

If you need a larger home with more beds/baths and a enormous, fenced-in yard-check out Casa de Cuentos-our original! VRBO.com/129625

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Tammi Clancy (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, Love

About Tammi Clancy

Welcome to Casita AveMaria in Taos! We, the Clancys, purchased our vacation/future retirement home property in 2007. We had often visited Taos and enjoyed our short stays. It was during the filming of a short, indie-film for a friend, with Taos as the location, that Tammi declared she wanted to retire in Taos. The Taos magic blessed that statement. We have had the most amazing guests and they have all added to the charm of our home. We built the casita, Casita Ave Maria, and finished it in 2010-across from Casa de Cuentos-our original home first purchased in 2007. We thought we would "retire" in it and built it to our liking. Alas, we have never simplified enough so we stay in our large house down the road and guests get to enjoy the design and coziness of Casita Ave Maria.

Tammi Clancy purchased this house in 2007

Why Tammi Clancy chose New Mexico

The Land of Enchantment, truly, enough said. One has to experience it to know that it IS.

What makes this house unique

Unparalleled views! The Hondo Valley below and the Taos Mountains behind--turquoise sky everywhere. Sit back and breathe in the peace.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(104 traveler reviews)
Soaring Splendor -Steam Shower/Hot Tub-Fabulous Views! 100+reviews~
average rating of 4.9423075 based on 104 reviews
5

The perfect place to getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and had great views from the large patio where we could sit and watch the humming birds. We loved all the windows. The amenities were perfect. We cooked several great meals but we were close enough to Taos to enjoy the restaurants too. We couldn't have asked for anything more from our vacation getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Fantastic place to unwind

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casita Ave Maria and would definitely like to visit again sometime soon. The home offers the latest amenities set on a perch of land offering spectacular views to the Taos Valley. It's a quiet, pristine environment, and owners David and Tammi were very friendly and accommodating. We really can't wait to return again!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

Soaring Splendor was absolutely a wonderful place to stay. The listing description was very accurate. Although it is much more beautiful in person. The property was very clean and very well maintained. I would definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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AWESOME!!

  • 5 of 5

Casita Ave Maria is everything and more that you could want in a vacation rental. The house is open and cosy at the same time, luxurious yet casual and comfy. Everything you need is provided. Every morning I drank my coffee on the patio gazing at the most amazing scenery - it was totally relaxing, which is exactly what I wanted and needed. There is plenty to do and see nearby if you want to get out. And the music scene in Taos is excellent and covers many genres. This place is definitely going on my recurring vacation list! Thank you Tammy and Dave!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed!

  • 4 of 5

We felt at home with all conveniences. Slept great on king size bed. Loved feeling of solitude and privacy; yet only easy drive into town. Hot tub was great under the stars. We will stay again.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Peaceful, comfortable oasis

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing spot to get away from it all and relax. The hot tub on the deck is a great place for stargazing, the neighborhood is very quiet, and the casita is as comfortable and relaxing as it could possibly be. You will not regret booking this one.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Car: necessary

Other Activities: Shopping, Cross Country Skiing, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Health/Beauty Spa, Racquetball, Hot Air Ballooning

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Rates & Availability

El Prado House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Last-minute Special
Aug 30 2016 - Sep 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
$169
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$169
$999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$175
$999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Ski 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$145
$799
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter SKI Season 2017
Jan 6 2017 - Mar 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$169
$999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
SPRING Break 2017
Mar 6 2017 - Apr 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
$189
$1,099
$3,899
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$149
$859
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

$50 Pet fee is min for a min stay. For a longer stay than 3 nights, the pet fee will be recalculated at $15 per night up to a max of $95 for a week's stay for one pet. 2 pets would be more. Will discount for 2 depending upon length of stay.

WILL BOOK TWO NIGHTS IF IT IS LAST-MIN. OR FITS BETWEEN TWO OTHER BOOKINGS FOR A HIGHER RATE THAN OUR NORMAL NIGHTLY RATE.

Ex. Person Fee-$15 per night

EMAIL for last-minute rates (within 10 days of arriving) and TWO-NT. Stays (last-minute) for great deals!


If you are staying a week or less-we prefer total payment up front. If your total is more than a week's booking and more than two months out--we will take half the payment up front and the other half is due on or before two months of arrival.

Cancellation Fee: If you cancel before three months of arrival-you get your booking $ back MINUS a 20 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 90 days of arrival-you forfeit the amount UNLESS we are able to rebook. Refund will be minus the cancellation fee. We highly recommend traveler's insurance-google for the best companies and rates. We don't travel without it when we prepay for travel and lodging.

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Amenities

El Prado House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
  • Gorgeous, rejuvenating STEAM SHOWER and rain shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • ALL open..no walls except for bathroom/steam shower. Aero bed for third/fourth person. King Bed: The bed in in its own area of the casita and part of the OPEN design. It is not walled off from the rest of the house. The bathroom is the only enclosed space besides the closets. Convertible Bed: AERO bed for third.fourth person may be available IF requested ahead of visit. The courch is extra large and cozy and many have been known to prefer that for sleeping vs. aero bed. Crib: Can be made available IF requested ahead of visit
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Steam Shower
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Cable/Satellite TVDVDCD PlayerPrivate Hot Tub: 6-person LARGE SUMATRAN Hot springs--has incredible jets and a 'big-person' lounger. The amazing view of the canyon and valley during the day and the SHOOTING stars at night are indescribable!! WOW, is all you will say!! Sauna: Aromotherapy Steam Shower in bathroom--can be used as regular shower or used as a sauna/steam shower.. Deck/Patio: Large deck/patio out of bedroom door that hosts the 6-person hot tub and grande outdoor fireplace-lots of outdoor seating. Balcony: Giant, brick-pavered serpentine patio with balcony that overlooks canyon and valley-lots of outdoor seating. Brick-pavered radiant floor heating, all new stainless steel appliances, large outdoor fireplace, indoor huge KIVA fireplace, STEAM SHOWER with slate tile, talavera tiled kitchen, aero bed for third person/fourth IF requested ahead of visit

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