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View the sunsets from our gazebo in our 2-acre southwest 'garden'

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2000 sq.ft adobe w/2 bdrms and 2 baths -sleeps 4 + 1000 sq.ft casita - sleeps 2

What comes to mind with the words 'New Mexico' ....'gorgeous skies'? ....and 'Taos'?...... Maybe: open space , sun and light , color , inspiration YES!!! All of the above...... and much more. All can be enjoyed from our home - both indoors and out.

Our 3000 sq. ft home is made up of 2 units: the first one is our main home (2000 sq. ft.) which has a large master bedroom (king-size bed) with full attached bath and cozy kiva fireplace; a second bedroom/study with a single bed/couch (a trundle bed that makes up into 2 twins or converts to a king-size bed) with attached bath and separate shower, and a large open space -kitchen/dining/livingroom w/another woodburning kiva fireplace. There is also an attached sunroom w/passive solar heating to enjoy a sunny winter day at home. During summer and Fall, you'll probably always spend you time out doors - either enjoying the many outdoor activities that Taos has to offer (although close to town, we're right on the edge of Taos canyon for some great hikes), or just enjoying a barbeque on the 'portal' or sunset margaritas in the gazebo.

The second unit is a 1000 sq. ft casita - one bedroom, bath, kichen and living/dining room with it's own private courtyard.

More Details

Gloria Galecki
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 9, 2017

About Gloria Galecki

After growing up in the Chicagoland area and finishing university in Kansas, Gloria's adventurous nature led her first to a jaunt in the Peace Corps in Africa then, finally settling in Rome where she met LIno, her partner, a native Venician. Gloria welcomely volunteered when Lino expressed an interest to see more of the USA, .... leading them to Taos for the first time in 2002.

Gloria Galecki purchased this house in 2009


Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) in the master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) a trundle bed that can be made into 2 twins or converted to a king-size bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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View the sunsets from our gazebo in our 2-acre southwest 'garden'
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Beauty is in the details

  • 5 of 5

This home was built with relaxation and absorbing the natural beauty, fully in mind. The humming birds flittering about in the early morning, the gazebo has panoramic views where we enjoyed our morning coffee, the large deck faces west to catch every sunset and star-filled night sky, the artwork in strategically placed little cubbies, the doors alone and surrounding jams were works of art! The location was perfect: close to town but far enough away (and up toward the mountains) to feel completely removed from the world. The fireplace provided the ancient peace of calming visual meditation coupled with conversation and a glass of wine. The fully fenced yard was fantastic for our golden to explore the new terrain without worrying about her venturing off too far. Everything we needed in the kitchen was provided (I am a chef, and wanted for nothing). Each room is spacious and the high ceilings offer a wonderful sense of grandness. We visited in the summer heat yet never felt uncomfortable in the home; the high ceilings allowing heat to rise and the screened windows and doors providing wonderful cross-breezes. The nights were breezy and even a little brisk. Every piece of furniture comfortably perfect for its purpose. We will be returning frequently to this magical home in such an enchanting place.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay in Gloria's home in Taos. It was an easy and short drive to the plaza, restaurants and shopping. But, also, great place to kick back, relax on the huge porch watching birds and squirrels or reading.

Only minor glitch was the lack of hot water at one of the sinks in the master bath.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fayetteville Ar./Lawrence Ks.

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Great stay! Beautiful, private, clean, relaxing, no hassle. Would recommend bringing a blue tooth speaker- we forgot. Didn't need anything else. Garden/sunroom was our favorite. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and a great getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay, very roomy and relaxing. A price of quietness yet close to everything you need. My wife, son and I had a fantastic weekend here and we will definitely come back. Very nice rooms and sunroom. I'd give it 5 stars but the only thing we didn't like was the feeling of being rushed due to the housekeeper being outside 45 minutes before check out waiting for us to go. Other than that a fantastic place to get away too. Thanks for the stay

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cave creek, Arizona

A beautiful home in quiet surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful home for a couple of weeks in July. A very quiet place where hummingbirds and many kind of birds sing and nest. Despite the cool air and a regular afternoon rain, we could enjoy the outdoors most of the time and visited valleys and mountains as much as we could, played golf and took advantage of some wonderful restaurants. Gloria the owner has been extremely nice and provided us with everything, even zero gravity chairs to rest outdoors.

The house is very large and quite comfortable. It was a treat to be able to live with open doors and windows coming from 105F in Scottsdale Arizona.

We warmly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, CO USA

Quiet Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home with us Gloria - especially in celebrating our 30th anniversary! It was indeed very special!! Your house, the area, & Taos itself fed our souls in a most delightful way! The pictures you have on VRBO looked great - but the house itself is so much better!!! We love the woodwork, sunroom, & portal areas. There is just a wonderful peacefulness about the place. We even got to experience a real soaking rainstorm last night. It will be hard to leave here as we really enjoyed everything! Thank you again for sharing your wonderful home!!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Albuquerque International Airport
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $17.67 + Tax
cleaning $117.83 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.12%

Occupancy by 2-4 persons are are already considered in the monthly rates and for the Christmas holidays.
Add 10% for weekends during ski season (Fri & Sat) if only staying 2 nights
Prices are for main house only. The casita is unavailable at this time.
Pet fee is $15/nt/animal for the 1st 3 nts;$10/night forea. night thereafter (max. $100)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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