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Five Star Adobe Casita

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom adobe on 5 acres 10 minutes from town . Refundable cleaning deposit.

Casita Dona Linda is an elegant, authentic adobe on five acres, surrounded by junipers and native grasses, nestled in Taos Canyon on the scenic Enchanted Circle drive - yet only 5 miles from historic Taos Plaza. Truly a four season experience, with vibrant spring and summer gardens, golden autumn cottonwoods, and snow covered pines in winter. The property has a private trail culminating in a canyon-view.

bench before it joins national forest. A rustic bridge crosses the Rio Fernando. A 1/3-acre pond reflects the landscape - except when the pet trout jump or the ice sparkles in winter.

Location:

Approximately 5 miles East from Taos Plaza, 18 miles to Angel Fire and 24 miles to Taos Ski Valley – on the Enchanted Circle byway. Very convenient to hiking, biking, snow shoeing trails and all the shopping, dining and culture Taos has to offer.

Amenities:

Beautiful outdoor setting with patio furniture and the backdrop of the Carson National Forest. Covered parking just outside the front door. Radiant heated saltillo tile flooring and a large kiva fireplace. Generous skylights set between high ponderosa ceiling vigas accent the softly curved mud plaster walls. Lots of closet space for storage. Washer/dryer available with iron and ironing board. Satellite Dish TV, wireless Internet and courtesy phone offered. Fenced-in, private, separate dog yard (shady, sheltered and fairly escape proof for the pooch!)

Baths:

One full with tub/shower, pedestal sink, bright skylight, cabinetry and custom tile work. Lots of towels and a hair dryer.

Kitchen:

Galley style: fully equipped with gas stove, double sink with disposal, refrigerator, coffee maker and bean grinder, blender, electric beater, microwave, large crock pot, toaster oven and an ample supply of dishes (crystal glassware), silverware and cookware. Custom cabinetry and tile create an efficient work place. Built-in desk great for computer stationing set-up. View of adjacent private patio, pond and pine covered hills.

Living/Dinning:

Curved kiva fireplace with raised sandstone hearth and adjacent adobe banco seating. TV, library (may be supplemented by owner’s collection) “Kennedy” oak rocker, two-love seat/sleeper couches, coffee table, ample lighting, Sheepskin rug. Navaho weaving and other art works.

Coved dining area with 4 chairs, round table and window views into the expanse of the pond and forested hills – good birding!

Bedding:

Total comfort! Queen – “Select Comfort” (individual firmness controls), ceiling fan, skylight, cross ventilating windows, dedicated room thermostat. Romero for clothing items. Close to bath. Down comforter, lots of pillows and bed linens provided.

Heating/ Cooling:

Radiant floor heat on two separate thermostats. Nice warm floors for winter! Kiva fireplace in living area. Thick adobe walls, trees, and cross ventilation keep it naturally cool in summer.

Sq. Ft.:

Approx. 800 sq. ft., in an open, well designed floor plan with softly curved mud plaster walls, skylights, solid natural wood and tile. Beautifully decorated and furnished. The casita is attached by a double-thick adobe wall to the owners’ home, which creates a quiet, private space to call your own. Sheltering front porch entry and latilla privacy fence along back patio.

Policies:

This is a non-smoking property. Dog friendly (sorry, no cats…..) with Dog Guidelines attached to contract. Maximum capacity 4. This home is a good fit for adults and older children. Due to the 8 ft. deep pond and also the delicate, mud plaster interior walls it may not be advisable for young children.

Deposit and Cancellation:

$150 fully refundable cleaning/damage deposit.

No reservation refund. Trip insurance has worked well for those anticipating the need.

More Details

Owner
Linda Malm
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Linda Malm

We are retired! Donn has been a museum director, back to the land farmer and insurance/investment broker. He is an avid sportsman with a knowledge of NM hiking and biking trails and is a telemark skier.

Linda is a former professor and academic dean of Art who is now a poet. She is a Master Gardner and past president of the Taos Native Plant Society. She occasionally swims, kayaks and snowshoes.

Why Linda Malm chose New Mexico

The architecture exhibits excellent design and the finest materials. The setting includes orchard, field, extensive gardens, mature native trees, a pond, the Rio Fernando and a private trail joining National Forest. All this and yet only five miles from historic Taos Plaza.

What makes this house unique

Leaping pet rainbow trout.

Special savings - fully refundable damage deposit!

Amenities

Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Our insurance requires no swimming and the wearing of life jackets when using the row boat. Children must be carefully supervised.
  • No fishing, but trout chow is available so you can see them.
  • Please exert care when around the pond, crossing the bridge, and using the trail.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large pedestal sink, tub/shower, radiant heated floor, storage, skylight, beams (Vigas), custom tile. Lots of towels and hair dryer provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • One Queen size Sleep Master bed with dual firmness controls, king pillows and down comforter, Two love seats in the living room open into beds. Custom linens, king pillows and polar arctic blankets.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Excellent shopping, dining, cultural activities and entertainment in town only five or less miles away. Pond note: The trout are pets, not dinners! Our insurance does not allow swimming. Besides it is cold!

Reviews

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Five Star Adobe Casita
average rating of 4.970297 based on 101 reviews
5

Comfy and cozy casita in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

A ton of thought and effort went into making this casita so comfortable and welcoming. It is beautifully decorated and has all the amenities you would need. Having the private patio surrounded by beautiful flowers, the pond, and the trail out back made it even more enjoyable - especially since we had our dog with us. Linda and Don are super helpful with tips for seeing the area and recommending hikes. Linda even brought us fresh cucumbers and raspberries from her garden. Yum. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harper, Texas
5

Treasure in Taos!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful hideaway for those who enjoy the beauty of fabulous gardening and bird watching! Whether you come to see the sights of Taos or to get away from the 'noise of life,' this is a treasure that will not disappoint! Thank you for the warm welcome and gift of hospitality that you provided! Bob and Rose

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely casita with great amenities, stunning grounds, lots of quiet places to relax in nature

  • 5 of 5

Linda and Don have created an oasis for one's base camp to enjoy discovering the beauty of this area. Helpful with proven true suggestions on where to dibe and shop, they are also quick with a warm smile when they come upon you as you stroll the grounds. Truly a lovely place!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson,Az
5

A peaceful soulful retreat

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place to relax , this is it. Ten minutes from Taos, but quiet and peaceful with your own pond where you can feed the trout. Or just sit on the dock and read a book or watch all the birds at the bird feeder. We enjoyed our breakfast each morning under the awning on our private patio looking out over the pond. Your hostess is a Master Gardener and you will see here work everywhere. The décor is Southwest contemporary and the size of the casita is 2 to 3 times larger than what you expect in a casita.

Linda and Don are great hosts and very helpful. Look at the pictures in the listing and you will find it is even better!

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

Lovely adobe house surrounded by mountains and pines.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely adobe house. Beautiful grounds/gardens. We enjoyed hiking, bird watching, and feeding the trout on the property. Also an excellent location to explore Taos and the surrounding area. Linda and Donn are wonderful hosts/owners; very nice and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A SMALL PEICE OF "HEAVEN"

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful adobe home nestled in the pines of Taos Canyon only 5 minutes from Taos. This property delivers on solitude with its picturesque pond, complete with a row boat, and nearby mountain stream. Your private hiking trail out the backdoor is a plus! The amenities of the house are plentiful and in almost new condition. Linda and Donn are delightful hosts and are readily available. When we visited in July, the floral display at the house was gorgeous! We look forward to another visit in the near future. For the price of a hotel room, it was great to have the extra space and special amenities that come with this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
El Monte Sagrado
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Via Escondito
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
El Monte Sagrado
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Taos Ski Valley 24 miles, Angel Fire 18 miles
Car: necessary

Casita Dona Linda is set back from the Enchanted Circle National Scenic Byway by a field and orchard, but is only ten minutes from historic Taos Plaza. The front is nestled in junipers and the back has a view of a pond and National Forest. Guests are more than welcome to walk the grounds which include beautiful flowers and a vegetabe garden. The property is both convenient and rural. If requested, the resident retired owners can provide expert cultural and sports information.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $100

Our weekly rates are calculated to provide one free night. Our damage deposit is fully refundable!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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