|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
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.
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, 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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!!
Our second stay here at Casa De Luz. We can't wait to return for another visit. This is by far the best house for pet owners. Such a wonderful yard, fenced, grassed and safe. For us, it has everything we needed. Peaceful, quite, comfortable and cozy. I've spent my birthday here two times, and was so happy to do so. I recommend this house to anyone who needs peace and quite, pet owners and those that just want to be halfway close to all activities in Taos yet still enjoy the fabulous views.
Sharon is so thoughtful. Not only did we enjoy the bottle of wine she left for us (great choice too) our pups enjoyed their little treats as well.
I want to add, we have stayed here in Taos/Arroyo Seco area every summer for the past 22 years. Many houses rented here, mostly in the prestigious Los Altos development. This home is so much more friendly, comfortable and hospitable. This is the way to have a vacation.
We were extremely happy with Casa de Luz. It's great to find a place where we can have our dogs; the communication with the charming owner was easy and quick; the location is great (north of Taos, right off the road to the Taos Ski Basin), close to town and amenities but off the main highway; the house was very well appointed and comfortable (lots of dishes and pots and pans, as well as some staples) (oh, and the beds were also comfortable) (and we should mention the lovely yard, with its grass and flowers and birds). We absolutely loved it and hope to return.
This was our first trip to New Mexico and we are so happy we decided to stay at Casa de Luz. We arrived to soothing music playing, a wonderful bottle of wine and some chocolates and even doggy treats for our pooch. The views of the mountains were specatular and the indoors were aesthetically pleasing. We especially enjoyed the evenings when we would relax in the hot tub or just enjoy the cool mountain breezes. There are a lot of birds and bunnies abound and we even heard some coyotes. Sharon provided us with a ton of resources and we liked dining at Michael's Kitchen, Melody, Orlando's, and Pizanos (all had great food). We visited the downtown Taos, Taos Pueblo, the Rio Grande Royal Bridge, Bandelier National Park, Sante Fe. I hope we get a chance to return!
Well maintained, spotless, layout was easy to link with and use. Great birdwatching, quiet, hot tub was wonderful to enjoy. Very convenient to surrounding attractions. Sarah's visitor guide is better than any we found at visitor centers and free of obnoxious ads. Sarah kept us up to date on what was going on with the property. We'd give "the Luz" more stars if they were available.
Taos Pueblo, Historic Churches, Art Galleries & Smoke-Free Taos Mountain Casino
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
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.