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Casa De Luz-1.3+ Acre-Fenced Yard-Hot Tub-Free Wifi-Mtn Views

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

1.3 ACRE WITH FENCED YARD - MOUNTAIN VIEWS - HOT TUB - HIGH SPEED WIFI

***Rates are based on 2 guests *(any age)*; $25/night for each additional guest *(any age)* up to 4-5 guests.***

Casa de Luz ('House of Light') is a private residence with views in a location in a quiet/private setting with 2 bedrooms, each with their own bath, in a 1400 square feet 1-level home situated on 1 and 1/3+ acre including a large area enclosed by an 8' latilla fence for guests seeking privacy. Please be assured we respect both your privacy and safety. Casa de Luz is secured by an outdoor camera system focused on the property's perimeter.

Casa de Luz is nestled in a rural high-desert meadow a short distance from the Town of Taos & below Taos Ski Valley with panoramic views of Wheeler Peak (the tallest point in New Mexico), Taos Mountain & the Sangre de Cristo ('Blood of Christ') Mountains. You will enjoy a location away from the Town of Taos's traffic noise/congestion & night light pollution yet convenient to both the Town of Taos & Taos Ski Valley while staying in a home furnished with local artists' works & modern living comforts yet with the feel of Old Taos.

No parties, large groups, or loud music. Please enjoy the quiet surroundings while being respectful of our neighbors in our rural residential neighborhood.

INSIDE: Fully furnished open living, dining, bar & kitchen area with floor to ceiling windows for mountain views, radiant brick floor heating throughout, high ceilings graced by beautiful unpeeled vigas & recessed lighting, a cozy free-standing gas log stove, a surround sound stereo system with speakers in all main rooms & MP3 player connection & alcove with desk with high-speed Internet/DSL connection & high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the house.

LIVING AREA AND KITCHEN: Open living, dining & kitchen area include a queen sleeper sofa and a twin sleeper love seat, along with two rocker/gliders, a 39' satellite HDTV, including digital video recorder (TiVo) & DVD player, wired through stereo speakers in the Great Room and bedrooms, new full stereo system including iPod/MP3 player connection and CD player. The kitchen, with its custom tile countertops & hand-carved cabinets, is fully equipped with dishware/silverware/cookware/glassware/modern appliances, including microwave/toaster oven/crockpot/blender/food processor/steamer/coffee pot & grinder,etc.

BED/BATH: Each bedroom has its own 32' satellite HDTV with digital video recorder (TiVo), DVD player, iHome clock/radio/bluetooth/USB port, separate radiant floor heating system, ceiling fan, mountain views, a queen-size bed, phone, & private entrance to the covered portal where the hot tub is located. Each bathroom, one with a bathtub/shower & one with a shower, is furnished with a hairdryer, hand-carved cabinets, ceramic-tiled vanities, talavera sinks & brass fixtures.

OUTSIDE: FABULOUS VIEWS! 8' LATILLA FENCED BACK YARD for privacy with open-air bricked patio with charcoal grill (bring your own briquettes & lighter fluid), seasonal hummingbirds & songbirds & year-round cottontail rabbits & birds, separate covered & latilla fenced portal area with entrances from each bedroom to the hot tub. This is truly a place to retreat for privacy & serenity to enjoy & relax with magnificent mountain views by day & enchanting stargazing by night.

NEARBY: 15 minutes to Taos Ski Valley; 5+ minutes to Town of Taos. Wonderful restaurants, wine store, live music & dancing only 1 mile away.

Keywords: Taos vacation rental home

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

About The Owner

Nature, music & arts lover inspired by the endless joy & balance they bring. Casa de Luz is my Taos home offered for your own private retreat in this magical place known as 'The Land of Enchantment.'

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose New Mexico

Taos & its surrounding area known as 'the Enchanted Circle' offer so many gifts -- arts, entertainment, Southwestern cuisine, multi-cultural events, historic sites, Pueblo dances, a casino & of course, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, kayaking & much more.

What makes this house unique

A beautiful location with a beautiful home and unobstructed views of Wheeler Peak & Taos Pueblo's sacred Taos Mountain. The Town of Taos has traffic noise & limited mountain views & star-gazing. Casa de Luz is only a short drive to Taos Plaza yet offers quietude, mountain views with incredible sunrises, sunsets & night sky stargazing from your own private hot tub with nearby dining, entertainment & outdoor activities, including Taos Ski Valley, hiking & trout fishing. Casa de Luz a private retreat from the hustle/bustle of urban life or for anyone looking for personal space.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time! We love that this house is away from the Plaza and quiet! We loved the house, decor, light, and views. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!
Oct 2011
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Amenities

El Prado House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , New Queen Sleeper Sofa and New Twin Sleeper Loveseat
  • Each bedroom has a queen-sized bed and HDTV with Dish Network satellite service and DVD player The living room has a new queen-sized sleeper sofa and a new twin-sized love seat.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
Notes:
Casa de Luz is a Non-Smoking property. Base rate is for 2 guests; for each additional guest, please add $25/night per guest, regardless of age, including children. Amenities include Free Wireless and Wired Hi-Speed Internet Service, Private Landline Phone with Answering Machine, iPod/CD/FM/AM Receiver in Great Room, DISH Satellite HDTVs with DVRs (TiVo) and DVDs in Great Room and both bedrooms. Washer/Dryer/Laundry Detergent, Iron/Ironing Board, Cookware, Utensils, Dishware, Linens, & Towels are provided. Daily housekeeping service is not provided. Children are subject to pre-approval (children under the age of 12 are not allowed in the hot tub) and some restrictions may apply. We are Pet Friendly (no cats, please); some restrictions apply. Well-behaved dogs are subject to pre-approval by Owner and approval by guest of Owner's pet policy. There is a $25-$100 nonrefundable pet cleaning fee per pet per stay. An additional refundable damage deposit may apply.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(72 traveler reviews)

Casa De Luz-1.3+ Acre-Fenced Yard-Hot Tub-Free Wifi-Mtn Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 114 reviews
5

Great Condo

  • 5 of 5

It was a great condo. The pics did not do it justice. Perfect distance between town and

the ski hill. Easy access and we loved the hot tub. I would recommend to anyone who

was going to ski Taos. Thanks for everything we had a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bonita Springs, FL and Albuquerque, NM
5

Very nice. The property was well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. I would come back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place to stay !!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I have been coming to Taos for 22 years and this is now my favorite place to stay!!! Thank you, Sharon, for meeting all our comfort needs. The hot tub was great after our long day of skiing and is placed just right so we could gaze up at the Milky Way. When we first entered the house, wonderful music was playing and wine glasses and wine were awaiting us. The sunset views were amazing to watch from the front or back yard. Again, Sharon, thank you for sharing your home with us.

Heidi

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We came up for a few days during a holiday weekend. The owner of this property has thought of everything! A very comfortable house, and very relaxing after a long day of skiing. We also had our two dogs with us, and they loved the backyard and enjoyed bird watching. This absolutely felt like a home away from home. We will most definitely be back if we plan on heading to Taos again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sonia, we're so glad you and your pups enjoyed Casa de Luz, its comforts of home, and a fenced yard where our canine guests can safely play when ready for outdoor time. We'll look forward to your return to our Enchanted Circle and Casa de Luz!
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Austin
5

Wonderful, restful property

  • 5 of 5

The prospect of cold Thanksgiving week weather in the Taos area called us out of steamy warm Texas. From the initial inquiry through checkout Sharon could not have been more responsive and welcoming. Her home was comfortable, well stocked and outside the lights of town so the stars at night were awesome. Sharon provided details, directions and suggestions for things to do in town. If you are looking for a comfortable place to visit i hghly recommend Casa de Luz.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Pam, for letting us and others know that your family enjoyed their Thanksgiving stay at Casa de Luz, especially with good early snows that even us locals love to enjoy. These past few months, Taos has been blessed with good rains and snows for which we're so grateful. Cheers to you and your family!
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Buffalo, Texas
5

Would Give A 10!

  • 5 of 5

You can't imagine how sad it was to leave this beautiful home and Taos! If I could find any fault at all, it would be that we could barely tear ourselves away from Casa de Luz to do anything else!!! We would debate every morning on whether to go shopping, sightseeing or stay put and enjoy the peaceful beauty at the house and grounds! Our children (dogs) had the best time in the yard, even Mollie who is around 15, hard of hearing and losing her eyesight. They ran and played and rolled around in the cool, green grass. They don't have a nice yard here where we live...nothing grows but weeds in our sandy soil. It was pure heaven to them. We put food out for the birds (we have dozens of feeders here at our own place) and enjoyed watching the doves, magpies and chickadees. All in all we had a blessed time. We did manage to eat at some of our favorite places like Taos Diner, Michael's, Pizza Outback, Taos Cow. We tore ourselves away to visit Abiquiu and The Ghost Ranch which next to your house was a highlight.

Once again, great, great time! When you leave a place with a tear coming down your cheek...that proves how wonderful it is! We have stayed at B&Bs and other houses over the years there in Taos but have never experienced the peace and quiet and the concern for our comfort and enjoyment as here at Casa de Luz. Sharon knows what she is doing and from the other reviews, I think that is very apparent! Hope to return again, God willing!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rhonda, your kind comments sum up how I feel about Casa de Luz and reading them, I even teared up! Thank you for describing the natural beauties of Casa de Luz and the area so others understand what our Land of Enchantment has to offer. I'm so glad your pups enjoyed the large fenced yard which we built especially with our canine guests in mind. We'll look forward to your return!
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Rates & Availability

El Prado House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Break 2017
Mar 11 2017 - Mar 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 7.12%

Rates are based on 2 guests (any age); $25/night for each additional guest (any age) up to 4-5 guests. To obtain an accurate rental quote, please include the number of all guests. We do not offer monthly or extended stays.

Guest must agree to our Reservation Agreement that we will e-mail you upon request and before accepting a "Book It Now" reservation. All guests and pets must be registered. Guest must also complete and return our Reservation Form that we will e-mail to you to provide contact info and disclose all guests and pets staying so that we can e-mail you a Reservation Confirmation with directions and check-in instructions.

Hot tub use is restricted to children 12 years of age and older.

Pets are welcomed upon approval by Owner, with some restrictions. Guest must agree to our Pet Policy which we will e-mail to you. There is a $25-$100 non-refundable pet fee per pet per stay which cannot be calculated and included in VRBO's "Book It Now" or "Get A Quote" system because the pet fee varies, depending on your pet's weight, breed, and age. Our housekeepers determine the pet fee that is paid to them. Please let us know how many pets will be staying and their approximate weight, breed, and age, and we'll let you know what the pet fee will be. We can send or adjust your quote or if you choose "Book It Now," we will send you a separate payment request for the payment fee once you have approved the Pet Policy and fee.

We do not offer monthly or extended stays.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Albuquerque
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
12 Miles

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