|Minimum Stay||1 - 4 nights|
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This home has three bedrooms, two full tiled baths, a large eat in 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 fireplace and of course more plants. There is ample parking and surrounding garden spaces. A fun addition is big storage shed which is now 'The bunkhouse' a perfect spot for the young or young at heart. The home sleeps 2-6 in beds. There is a family room sofa for one guestand 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 less than a five minute walk through a pleasant old 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-three (vrbo 490376.) If you choose to also rent this casita this Compound can sleep 12 guests A truly perfect getaway for 2- 12 guests!
GREAT/FUN NEWS FLASH!!! This house and the little Casita Juliet (Vrbo 490376) on the property were featured on The Taos Home & Garden Tour the summer of 2015 I got to show off what I love to do to over 500 folks! A very good day indeed...
From Foreclosure to Tour material is quite a compliment and very exciting!!! So often Tour homes, while often quite lovely have that 'professional designer' look. The architect is there, the Builder, the Landscaper and all the owner knows is that they wrote a lot of checks to make this happen. Believe me, I know ALL about these houses since I performed all above roles as well as laborer and general schlepper... My style, my time, my creativity and sense of whimsy at work.
PLEASE NOTE: Even if my calendar shows a booking for your dates contact me. I have a total of 10 Taos Vacation Rentals so I have all kinds of availability...
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 Serfling purchased this house in 2013
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!!!
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.
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.
Perfect spot for us! We had a girls weekend at Melissa's house and it was just great. The front deck was our favorite place to relax and chat. It was just lovely with all the plants, apricot tree, etc. The house was cozy and roomy enough for 4 of us with plenty of room to spare. Just a 10 minute walk to the plaza in a quiet neighborhood; just perfect. It felt more like borrowing a friend's house than a rental in a way. Not super crisp (e.g. some of the lamps didn't work...which I'm sure Melissa would have done something about if we asked) but cozy and clean and a fun layout with thoughtful and creative personal touches. We were also allowed to bring a (well-behaved) dog and that was very helpful.
I have already recommended this place to friends and will surely rent again next time I head to Taos. What a find! Thanks!!
Casa Madre is the best place we have stayed. A charming and beautiful property that exudes the Taos style. The furnishings, decorations and outdoor areas are great. We loved the outdoor back patio and the great front deck. Also loved the floor plan with doors to outside from two of the bedrooms. The laundry room was convenient too. Also the Taos cooler climate was a welcome relief from the Texas heat. If we return to Taos would definitely stay here again. Melissa created a wonderful place for guests.
We arived and everything was as advertised. This home was well setup and had everything we needed
Thanks for a great mini vacation spot..
The house was beautiful and well accommodated and clean. Unfortunately, the beds were very uncomfortable and there was very little air circulation making the house stuffy. The fans helped but couldn't really move the air about.
so much character in this home! We really enjoyed the coziness and also the convenient location. You can definitely walk to downtown area. The beds were a bit too firm for us but still highly recommend.
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
spr brk 2017
Feb 26 2017 - Mar 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Contact owner for additional fees for over six guests