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

El Prado, NM, USA
  • House1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 5 nights

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


***Rates are based on 2 guests; $25/night for each additional guest up to 4 guests. No children under the age of 12.***

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



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Calendar last updated:
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About 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.'

Owner purchased this House in 2004

Why Owner chose El Prado

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • 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 queen-sized sleeper sofa and a twin-sized love seat.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
          • Rural


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        Sheets provided
                      • Broadband Access
                        Free DSL ethernet connection and wireless service throughout the house
                      • Fireplace
                        Free standing gas log stove with easy on/off during winter months
                      • Gas Fireplace
                        Free standing gas log stove with easy on/off during winder months
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Radiant Floor Heating with thermostats in each room
                      • Internet
                        High-speed WiFi Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Living Room
                        Queen sleeper sofa, twin sleeper loveseat, rocker/glider, swivel rocker glider, 39' HDTV/DVD, CD/MP3 player, stereo receiver, and Mountain Views
                      • Parking
                        Parking at your door
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone
                        Private land line (long distance calling not provided); cordless phone in each room
                      • Towels Provided
                        Towels provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        Laundry detergent provided
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Free wireless internet throughout the house
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Coffee Maker, Coffee Grinder, and Coffee provided
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Full set of dishware, glassware & utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                            Full-size refrigerator and freezer (no ice maker)
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully equipped with dishware, silverware, cooking utensils, and every appliance needed to prepare meals
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Cooking utensils provided
                          • Oven
                            Self-igniting and self-cleaning oven with clock and timer and separate toaster oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Some spices and cooking oil provided
                          • Refrigerator
                            Full-size refrigerator and freezer (no ice maker)
                          • Stove
                            Self-igniting gas stove with four elements/burners, clock, and timer
                          • Toaster
                            4-slice toaster and large toaster oven


                              • Dining
                                Dining table with 4 chairs and bar with 4 barstools
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                    Leisure reading, including books and magazines, are available
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                    Each of the 3 TVs located in Great Room and bedrooms has its own DVD player. No Blu-Ray.
                                  • Games
                                    Board games provided include Monopoly, Scrabble, Chess, Checkers, Yahtzee, Trival Pursuit, and playing cards.
                                  • Music Library
                                    Our DISH Network service offers SIRIUS music channels and Pandora Radio.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Great Room has 39' HDTV and each bedroom has 32' HDTV, all with Dish Network, DVR (TiVo), and DVD player. Over 1,000 free movies, games, and apps including Facebook and Pandora Radio.
                                  • Stereo
                                    Stereo receiver provides surround sound for TV/radio/CDs/iPod and iPod/MP3 player connection. There is a 6-player CD. Each bedroom has an iHome clock radio with bluetooth and USB port.
                                  • Television
                                    Great Room has 39' HDTV and each bedroom has 32' HDTV, all with Dish Network, DVR (TiVo), and DVD player. DISH Network service offers over 1,000 free movies.No HBO, Showtime, or Pay-Per-View movies.
                                  • Video Games
                                    Our DISH Network service applications has some free games.
                                  • Video Library
                                    More than 1,000 free movies are offered through our DISH Network service. Small video library or DISH Network Pay-Per-View movies. Nearby video store with a large selection of movies.


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Open air patio with patio table & 4 chairs (umbrella provided during warmer months)
                                      • Golf
                                        Taos Country Club Golf Course is open to the public.
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Rio Grande River is great for white water rafting and kayaking.
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        Covered portal with hot tub & small bistro table & 4 chairs and small fenced yard
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        1.35 acres with large fenced area (8' tall latilla fence) and flower gardens during warmer months
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Charcoal grill (please bring your charcoal and lighter fluid)
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Taos Ski Valley is 12 miles away.
                                      • Tennis
                                        Taos Tennis at Quail Ridge 1 mile away; must purchase pass at Quail Ridge


                                          • not suitable for children

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                Quail Ridge outdoor swimming pool 1 mile away; must purchase pass at Quail Ridge
                                              • Hot Tub
                                                Private hot tub under covered portal with mountain view. NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 12 IS ALLOWED IN THE HOT TUB. There are certain health risks associated with hot tub use. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
                                              • Sauna
                                                El Monte Resort Spa 7 miles away


                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • photography
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • sledding
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hot air ballooning
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snowboarding
                                                              • snowmobiling


                                                                  • 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. Casa de Luz is not suitable for children under 12. 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. Well-behaved dogs ( no cats, please) are subject to pre-approval by Owner and approval by guest of Owner's pet policy. Some restrictions apply. $25-$100 nonrefundable pet cleaning fee per pet per stay. An additional refundable damage deposit may be required.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    94 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Perfect For Our Needs

                                                                    Greg P.New York City, San Francisco

                                                                    Nice comfy place. Beautiful views from the couch.

                                                                    Very convenient for our days in Taos and our two visits down to Santa Fe.

                                                                    Great yard for our dog. Very dog friendly, our dog made some new friends in the neighborhood.

                                                                    All in all a great place for a vacation.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    What an honor for you to choose Casa de Luz for your return to the area after all these years! Thank you for your kind comments; I especially enjoyed hearing of your travel plans and activities to make the most of what New Mexico has to offer. We're glad Buddy enjoyed his stay, too -- he and his human companions are welcome back anytime you may return to our Enchanted Circle!

                                                                    So Comfortable

                                                                    Pam B.

                                                                    Great view of surrounding mountains. Nice to see bluebirds and magpies visit in January. Instructions for using house were very helpful. The gas fireplace added so much warmth. The location was perfect for services and shopping in Taos. We were so comfortable staying here at the Casa De Luz and hope to return soon.

                                                                    We enjoyed our stay

                                                                    BigTexDallas, TX

                                                                    Very centrally located. Very clean, and very Taos. We would stay here again. Owner service was as good as I've experienced on any vacation stay with Vacation rental sights

                                                                    Beautiful Home Away From Home!! Comfy & cozy with absolutely everything you need and more!

                                                                    Kirsten P.Tustin, California

                                                                    This beautiful adobe style house is in a wonderful location just outside of Taos. There are several dining options close by and also in Arroyo Seco. Taos is nice, but it gets crowded so this location was perfect. The house is warm and cozy and super clean. It is equipped with everything you will need and a nice bottle of wine was waiting for us when we arrived. Sharon has thought of it all and it makes your stay so effortless. The back yard is perfect for the dogs and the hot tub was wonderful before bed. We highly recommend Casa del Luz for your stay and would love to come back!!! Thank you Sharon!!!

                                                                    Great getaway

                                                                    Patty T.

                                                                    Beautiful views, great back yard for our pups and Sharon made us feel welcome, including treats for the dogs and wine for us, very appreciated after long drive. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!

                                                                    Lovely home away from home

                                                                    Molly H.

                                                                    This classic adobe home was a perfect spot to stay while we spent a week exploring the gorgeous natural beauty of the surrounding area. Casa De Luz is a complete home, comfy, very clean, beautiful mountain views, quiet. Sited on 1.3 acres, though neighboring homes are nearby, we never heard a sound from them (living in a rather noisy area, quiet surroundings while vacationing is key to us). The owner provides her own comprehensive guide to dining and activities - very helpful. Relaxing in the private jacuzzi after a day of mountain biking, taking in the stars, we felt grateful to have found Casa De Luz.


                                                                    El Prado, NM, USA

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

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Additional Guest Fee
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                                                                    50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund. Rates are based on 2 guests (any age); $25/night for each additional guest (any age) up to 4 guests. Additional pet fee is calculated/quoted once guest provides pet info. To obtain an accurate rental quote, please include the number of all guests and pet info. Not suitable for children under the age of 12. We do not offer monthly or extended stays. Unless your reservation is confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Guest must agree to our Reservation Agreement that we will e-mail you upon request and before accepting a "Book It Now" reservation. Guest must disclose all guests and pets staying so that we can e-mail you a Reservation Confirmation with directions and check-in instructions. All guests and pets must be registered. 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 e will send you a separate payment request for the pet fee once you have approved the Pet Policy and fee.

                                                                    94 Reviews
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