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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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:
August 18, 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
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.

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Casa De Luz-1.3+ Acre-Fenced Yard-Hot Tub-Free Wifi-Mtn Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 124 reviews
San Antonio, TX
5

Perfect Taos Home Away!

  • 5 of 5

The location is what first drew me to select this rental: on the high plain between Taos Plaza and Taos Ski Valley, more specfically between El Prado and Arroyo Seco, it offers almost 360º views of mountains and every-changing cloud patterns. The home is thus convenient to both the town - shopping & museums, Taos Pueblo and the Ski Valley. The home itself is extremely comfortable and has a well-appointed kitchen. The fenced in yards were enjoyed mostly by the little dogs with us, but the humans also enjoyed them. We would definitely like to return here for another Taos retreat.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Tucson, AZ/Southwest of the US
5

Wonderful Stay at Casa de Luz

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect holiday at Casa de Luz. The design of the house with two bedrooms each with its own bath is an excellent layout. The bedrooms are quite large and along with the bathrooms work very well for two couples. The kitchen is extremely well equipped with a large dinning table and the TV and sound system are great. The fold out couch in the living room works well if the group needs an additional bed. The fenced backyard is a real treat for the dog. We loved the floor in Casa de Luz as it works very well for those with pets. Saturday when we arrived in Taos there were 3 concerts so with the associated traffic it was best to avoid the center of town. No problem as we ate at Sabroso which is just outside Arroyo Seco and only 2 miles from Casa de Luz. We celebrated our grandson's 22nd birthday and it was perfect weather on the patio with an excellent menu. The next night we had pizza at Pizanos which also very near Casa de Luz. Every day we hiked on the various trails around Taos. We used the material provided to identify trails but also highly recommend the Taos Visitors Center for their material about the history of Taos and also trail maps. Two other interesting sites to visit are the Gorge of the Rio Grande and World Headquarters of Earthship Biotecture which is off Highway 64 just west of the Gorge. We had stayed in Taos before but in a different area close to other restaurants. Taos has so many excellent restaurants and cantinas and therefore we appreciated the chance to learn about Arroyo Seco. We especially recommend breakfast at the Taos Cow in Arroyo Seco followed by one of their famous ice cream treats--just this once forget about the diet. Thanks for providing such a wonderful house--we hope to have a chance to return to Taos and Casa de Luz in the near future.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

House of light

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location just north of Taos on the road to the ski valley- close to everything and yet set back on a quiet private dead-end street away from traffic and noise. An acre-plus lot with plenty of privacy, fantastic mountain views out every window and especially from the wonderful back patio. Our dogs loved the grassy, fenced backyard area and we all enjoyed watching the hordes of hummingbirds and other birds at the backyard feeders. The interior is a perfect fusion of comfort, convenience, and authenticity, with reclaimed wood beams and traditional tile flooring, walls of windows that let the mountain light spill inside, comfy furnishings, and modern conveniences like wifi, surround sound, and a hot tub with perfect mountain views. We enjoyed sleeping with the windows open to let in the fresh mountain air, and looking up at a perfect sky full of stars. A wonderful property, so glad to have found it.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property met all our expectations, beautiful area and great amenities.

  • 5 of 5

Casa de Luz was a comfortable home with a fenced in lawn/garden.

The dogs were able to run around and enjoy being 'off leash' and we

could eat outside and look at great mountain views. The owner took

time to send us information about Taos events, restaurants, etc. prior

to our arrival. The house is equipped with everything to make your

stay comfortable. Extra niceties (wine, chocolates, dog biscuits)

greeted us.

We were able to travel easily in the area. Restaurants are nearby or

in Taos. If we had any questions or requests, the owner responded

in a timely manner.

We recommend this property, especially if you have a dog, because

it's hard to find a nice house with a fenced-in yard.

It was a wonderful, relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

House was beautiful, spacious, quiet with great views.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Casa De Luz,, what a wonderful place. This was our first time in Taos, so area interests and recommendations were important, Sharon had prepared well for that. The house was beautiful, well appointed, eye candy everywhere. Large kitchen with everything we needed, large comfortable bedrooms, made us feel like we were at home. Nice fenced yard and hot tub with views, yet privacy. We were lucky to get to meet Sharon when we got there, what a wonderful, gracious hostess. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Cheyenne, OK
5

Very nice, great facilities and great time

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed everything about the property and our stay, it was out second year in a row to stay there we will be back. Great Place.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Albuquerque

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 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
 
Spring Break 2018
Mar 10 2018 - Mar 24 2018
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

Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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