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Casa Madre 2+ guests downtown

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom/2 Bath Home With Everything! 2-6 guests

This home has three bedrooms, two full tiled baths, a large kitchen, living room/dining room, a family room and separate laundry room. It has a big front deck with mountain views and flowering container plants everywhere. The deck is shaded by a big apricot tree, just delightful on a hot afternoon. There is also a back covered portal/patio with table and chairs, BBQ and of course more plants. There is ample parking and surrounding garden spaces. A fun addition is 'The bunkhouse' a perfect spot for the young or young at heart. The home sleeps 2-6 in beds. There is also a family room sofa sleeper and bunk house sleeps two. The Bunk house is summer lodging although there is a heater and electric mattress pads...

The home is furnished with my antiques, consignment store and yard sale treasures, original art, folk art pieces and my whimsical style throughout. All bedding, towels, kitchen supplies and appliances are new and inviting.

If all this is not enough, my home is a five minute walk through a pleasant historic neighborhood to the downtown Plaza area with shops, galleries and restaurants.

There is an additional one bedroom casita on the property (separate parking and fenced for privacy) which will sleep two(vrbo 490376.) If you choose to also rent this casita this Compound can sleep 6 guests in beds. A truly perfect getaway for 2- 6 guests!

If Casa Madre is booked for your dates please look at Casa Grande Vrbo 860840 which is another one of my homes. Also three bedrooms and two baths and walking distance to the Plaza.

More Details

Owner
Melissa /Taos mgr.
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Melissa /Taos mgr.

Some women collect shoes. Some collect husbands. I seem to collect houses!

I am the VRBO Queen of Taos with two homes, a downtown apartment and now another house and soon (within the month) a little casita for guests.

I so enjoy buying old adobes, remodeling and reviving and then furnishing them and renting them to visitors. My houses are always booked and I get great reviews.

I am a busy Taos woman. Aside from my vacation rentals, I own a fun, eclectic downtown shop called Red Cat Melissiana. The name is a combination of my red cat Nellie and my name. Melissiana is a made up word and means 'anything I want since it's my shop'. I have unique gifts, flowers and lingerie in a wonderful old adobe building with great history on a street known as 'The Garden Street of Taos' planted of course by me. I am active in my community, on two board of directors and certainly never have a bored moment.

I moved to Taos 8 years ago from the San Francisco Bay area after raising my three children as a successful landscaper. I wanted a small town with lots to do, real mountains and four seasons. I got all this and more. I can't imagine living anywhere else and love sharing my town with my guests.

Melissa /Taos mgr. purchased this house in 2013

Why Melissa /Taos mgr. chose Taos

I've known this home for years. A friend of mine owned it and I often went to garage sales at the house. It had a nice feel to it and I liked the location. It went into foreclosure two years ago and I honestly forgot about it. I had enough else going on. A real estate friend of mine mentioned it to me and we went to see it. I immediately saw the incredible potential as a wonderful vacation rental, but no longer had my 'California money or California mentality'

My mom is 96 and talked about wanting to do something for me while she was still alive to enjoy it. She wrote a check and I had another house.

I bought it in March and it was quite the challenge, but 4 months later I have an amazing showcase vacation rental!

Thanks mom! I've named it 'Casa Madre' for you!!!

What makes this house unique

This home has a wonderful feeling to it. Ok, part of it is my style and taste I know, but it is inviting and friendly with a spacious, yet cozy feeling.

Floors are wood or mexican tile, there are lots of windows and it has a welcoming feel.

The house is constructed of 'cross ties' which are railroad ties, but not treated with creosote so the walls are thick and it is cool on the warmest days. I splurged on two gas log stoves for that fireplace feel without the firewood chore. All rooms now have heat. It must have been quite chilly in the past, but will now be warm in the winter.

The house has a nice layout and will be comfortable for one to three couples in the three bedrooms.

The neighborhood is great. Nice homes, peaceful and quiet. Birdsong in the day, crickets at night and occasionally the intriguing sound of someone's peacock! (A peacock in Taos? I swear it is...)

There are two homes on the property, but each have their own parking area, are separated by gardens and a fence so everyone maintains a sense of privscy.

The property is completely fenced and I am a dog friendly lady who knows how many folks travel with their pet.

This is a very special home and I am proud to offer it as a vacation rental.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Melissa, we had a wonderful stay in your house. So cozy and tons of character and charm!



We especially appreciated the fully stocked kitchen. Made cooking so much more pleasant.



We look forward to coming back for another visit.
Oct 2013
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Amenities

Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shared by Master and front bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Just off family room and private bath for 3rd bedroom
  • Both bathrooms feature Mexican tile counters and accents and whimsy galore!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom is spacious, opens onto back patio
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed, bright and sunny
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Separate from other bedrooms for privacy.
  • All bedrooms are furnished with antiques, treasures, art and whimsy. Closets and dressers and robes for two in all
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
In all due modesty--NO, with great pride I attest to the fact that this a truly amazing home. It had the bones. I had the vision and the creativity to see the potential and bring it to life. And I have a wonderful, generous mother who made this happen for all of us. I know the guests who stay at Casa Madre will take home wonderful memories of a very special house in Taos and will return for future visits!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Casa Madre 2+ guests downtown
average rating of 4.8472223 based on 74 reviews
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5

Wow!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying in Casa Madre for 4 nights April 27- May 2. We loved this house. What started out as 4 adults quickly turned into 6 adults with 2 staying in the bunkhouse. The 2 that stayed in the bunkhouse opted out of their hotel rooms after seeing the house. There was plenty of comfortable space to hang out in. Although it was chilly outside the house warmed up quickly and was very comfortable. Everyone commented on the artwork, furniture and decorations. We all found the beds very comfortable, even the bunkhouse bunk beds. This house became the gathering place for all my family in the area. If we find ourselves back in the Taos area we will definitely be renting this house again. Added bonus, easy walk to a lot of shops and restaurants.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey, thanks for the great review! I love this home and my guests do too. Had to chuckle that your friends preferred staying in my bunkhouse than a hotel! Too funny! It used to be a storage shed...
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4

An enjoyable stay.

  • 4 of 5

Our group of 4 ladies enjoyed our stay at Casa Madre. The décor in this spacious house had a touch of whimsy and some fun and interesting art works and objects.

The house was very clean and the beds and linens were quite comfortable. One of us even took advantage of the bunkhouse and enjoyed the patter of the rain on the tin roof.

The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, glassware and most of the basics one would need for cooking.

We loved the porches even though it was really too cool to enjoy (had some coffee there in the morning when the sun came up).

Improvement could be made in the lighting throughout the whole house. The kitchen in particular is very dark at night even though there are 2 overhead lights. The picture shows a bright countertop so wondering if we missed some under the counter lighting?

We were also a little taken aback after paying $100 cleaning fee to be instructed to wash all the dishes, take out the garbage, and strip all the beds before we left.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed my home for your ladies getaway. Yes the outdoor spaces are delightful in clement weather. Actually I think the living/dining room is quite well lit. One floor lamp, three table lamps and an overhead ceiling light. The kitchen is well lit at night with under cabinet LED lights. Looks like a airstrip. There is a switch on kitchen wall with a note that this is the switch for under cabinet lights. Seems to work well for most guests... The information on the refrigerator for departure is there because so many guests ask what they can do on morning of departure. No guest is "instructed" to do any of this. These are simply requests. Personally I cannot imagine leaving a sink full of dirty dishes or a kitchen garbage can with my garbage in it, but that's just me...
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5

Lovely place to stay in Taos

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property with two verandas - in the historic section on Taos. Good beds in large bedrooms and OK bed in small bedroom. Perfect for two couples, but could accommodate an additional couple. A small writing cabin with bunk beds great for kids. Unusual and interesting décor - whimsical and enjoyable. Lots of plants. Ate on the kitchen patio every evening and had drinks on the front veranda - very civilized! Quite neighborhood. No sidewalks and narrow lanes, so be very careful when walking to the plaza.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and glad you njoyed your stay. Guests always enjou the two outside living areas and my gardens. I provide flashlights in case you want to walk to or from Plaza at night.
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5

nice place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying on this property. Lots of room with a cozy feel. Clean and fully stocked with all needed items including lighter fluid and charcoal for the grill.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Great house great location very comfortable

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Short and sweet, but hits the high points. A very nice home in a quiet residential neighborhood within walking distance to the Plaza where you feel relaxed and comfortable on vacation
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4

Very Nice! Excellent Location!

  • 4 of 5

Great Spot! Loved the house, well decorated, fabulous back patio and front porch! Very relaxing with a big barbecue (charcoal) to cook some steak and veggies on. Weather was awesome, monsoon rains in the afternoon and cool in the morning. Brought the wife, kids and grandparents up! Everybody loved it! Super Green!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi and thanks for your review. Looks like you made the most of your short visit with family. Glad you liked decor and all amenities. Yes the front deck and covered back patio are great outdoor spaces and you get a front row seat for our summer monsoons there. It's always hard to believe you are as close to the Plaza as this is such a quiet residential neighborhood.
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
Albuquerque Sunport Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Alley Cantina/ Teresina Lane
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Train
85 Miles
Lamy, New Mexico
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Gorge
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
John Dunn Bridge/Rio Grande River

So much to do in Taos whether your interests are outdoor adventures (ski, snowboard, white water rafting, hiking) cultural events (6 museums, lecture series) shopping (numerous, fun shops in walking distance) art galleries (Numerous galleries on Ledoux Street, Kit Carson Rd., Bent Street--all in walking distance) Many restaurants within walking distance

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110
Pet Fee $50

Contact owner for additional fees for over six guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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