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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

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

66 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

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

1.3 ACRE WITH FENCED YARD - MOUNTAIN VIEWS - HOT TUB - FREE WIFI - NEW QUEEN MICROFIBER SLEEPER SOFA (NO PHOTOS YET SO SOFA SHOWN IN PHOTOS HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH NEW ONE), NEW TWIN SLEEPER SOFA, AND NEW ROCKER/GLIDER

***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.

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 new queen sleeper sofa and a new twin sleeper love seat, a new 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 new 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, lodging

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

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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Reviews

5
based on 66 traveler reviews

Casa De Luz-1.3+ Acre-Fenced Yard-Hot Tub-Free Wifi-Mtn Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 108 reviews
5

Absolute Heaven

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, Vickie! I've shared your wonderful review with my "team," the family who helps me and who works so hard to make your experience at Casa de Luz be the best it can be. Knowing your are a long-time "regular" in Taos, we are so flattered to hear Casa de Luz has been the best choice as your vacation home and for your birthday celebration. Thanks for paying us the highest compliment. We look forward to planning your next celebration when you return to our Enchanted Circle!
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5

Wonderful Vacation House!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Anne, for letting us and others know why Casa de Luz was the right choice for you. You named all the reasons why I chose the property to call home and to share with those looking for a getaway from it all while still enjoying the amenities of home, whether staying in or enjoying nearby activities. We'll look forward to your family returning to your Taos home!
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Grayslake, IL
5

A Very Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cheryl, thanks for sharing with others some of the adventurous day trips in the area followed by good dining at nearby restaurants when not enjoying our wildlife and mountain viewing from inside or outside at Casa de Luz. What an honor to welcome you at Casa de Luz during your first trip to our Land of Enchantment where we hope to see you again!
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5

Aaaahhhh

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Larry, for the kudos and letting us know your stay was relaxing with our plentiful songbirds at the feeders and hot tub with mountain views. Our travel tip guide is an ever changing work in progress over the years, including with guests' input, so your thoughtful mention of it it makes all the effort put into writing and updating it for guests worthwhile. You made our day by sharing with us and others!
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Lawrence, KS
5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place to stay! Never disappoints! Coffee on the deck in the morning with the view is amazing! Great kitchen if you don't feel like going out to eat. Restorative!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: KeaMinnie, your kind comments highlight what Casa de Luz is all about -- getting away from it all while surrounded by beautiful views. Thanks so much for taking the time to let us and others know that Casa de Luz was the right choice for you!
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Felt like home

  • 5 of 5

Such a comfortable house; we knew it was good when our dog plopped down on the floor and wagged her tail. Great location - quick to coffee and good grocery store, and quick to get to trailheads. The yard was beautiful - so many colorful birds! Just a really relaxing peaceful place.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gina and Richard, thanks for sharing with us and others about Casa de Luz and the conveniences of the surrounding area. Pet owners will agree that our canine companions are a good indicator of the right choices for us. So thank you, too, Chloe, for your "two paws up" review, and please come back to your Taos home anytime!
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Albuquerque
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
12 Miles

Taos Pueblo, Historic Churches, Art Galleries & Smoke-Free Taos Mountain Casino

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Rates & Availability

El Prado House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday 2016
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break 2017
Mar 11 2017 - Mar 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$225
 
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 $200
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

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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.
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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
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.

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