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Casita Juliet in Taos, New Mexico

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Casita Juliet Is A Wonderful Little House With Charm And Personality

Casita Juliet has it all for the single traveler or couple. Located on a quiet, downtown street and five minute walk to the Plaza. It is a one bedroom (Queen) little home with a well equipped kitchen, separate eating area, large living room ( couch could sleep one additional guest or child comfortably). It is decorated in my style of antiques, art and whimsy.

Casita Juliet has all new appliances, dishes and kitchenware, towels and bedding in a charming intimate yet roomy little house. It has two outdoor living areas and of course a ridiculous number of plants--a signature of mine...

Although there are two homes on this property, both have a feeling of privacy with separate off street parking, garden and outdoor living spaces.

Casita Juliet can also be combined with the main house 'Casa Madre' as a family compound for a larger group of up to 8 in four bedrooms

As with all of my properties Casita Juliet is pet friendly.

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PLEASE NOTE: although my calendar may show reserved dates, please contact me. I have a total of 10 Vacation rentals in Taos with accommodations for any size group.

More Details

Melissa /Taos mgr.
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Melissa /Taos mgr.

Some women collect shoes or husbands. I seem to collect houses! I love buying old adobes, renovating them, furnishing and decorating then turn them into hugely popular vacation rentals

Casita Juliet is my fifth home and has a wonderful story. This casita is part of a downtown compound and like the big house on the property (VRBO #482097) was in foreclosure for two years. I saw the potential of this property and am lucky enough to have a mother who at age 96 wanted to do something for me while she was still here to be part of it. I bought the two houses on this property in February 2013 and got to work. Casa Madre was finished in June and has proven to be a very popular rental.

Casita Juliet while on the same property has a wonderful sense of privacy. It is separated from Casa Madre by two over the top garden areas, a latilla fence and has it's own private parking area. It is named for my dear friend Juliet who once lived there and is my garden helper and housekeeper.

I love all five of my properties, but Casita Juliet is very special to me.

Melissa /Taos mgr. purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Melissa /Taos mgr. chose New Mexico

As I said earlier I do love buying old adobes, bringing them back to life and making improvements along the way.

I fell in love with this property long before I bought it. I was friends with the owner and a fellow yard sale fanatic. When it came up for sale in a foreclosure I told my mom about it and as they say, the rest is history.

What makes this cottage unique

Casita Juliet is a 1000 sq. ft. complete little house for one person, a couple (or three since the living room couch is big and I have bedding for it) The remodel was fairly gruesome since it entailed removing the roof and raising the ceilings. The original ceilings were only a little over 6' and I'm 5'11' myself. Now the rooms are open and inviting, cozy, but not crowded, decorated with my antiques, art and sense of whimsy throughout. I saved what was charming and unique and repaired or replaced what was just not right or did not appeal to me.

The kitchen is small, but well equipped. There is a separate eating area, and a utility room with a washer/dryer.

There are two delightful, private outdoor areas under portals for dining or just relaxing. AND this property is just, a five minute walk to the downtown Plaza through a nice, historic neighborhood.

I am a plant lover and in summer Casita Juliet is a garden wonderland with in ground plants and flowering pots everywhere. Even in winter you can enjoy all my indoor cactus and succulents in unique pots. No two alike and it's a container if it holds soil! Cowboy boot, oil can, saucepan, bucket...

Another advantage to Casita Juliet is that combined with the main house Casa Madre and the Bunk House (so much fun!) this property can be a family compound and sleep 12.

It is also fenced and pet friendly!

Please note: even if my calendar shows a reservation for your requested dates, contact me. I have six listings on Vrbo and manage another5 also on Vrbo. Everything from one and two bedroom apartments to one, two and three bedroom homes, condos and even family compounds. I can find a rental for you!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Melissa, My family so enjoyed our stay in Taos. Casita Juliet has everything a small family needs--comfortable and nice and toasty upon our arrival late in the evening--a real treat for sure!

Casita Juliet was a perfect home base as we explored everything and no downtown parking hassles. You were right. We could walk everywhere. We'll be back for sure!
Oct 2013
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Taos Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Leave your hairdryer home!
  • Very Southwestern with Mexican tile details and Saltillo tile floor. Nice big turquoise towels and fun stuff to check out. Wait till you see my art on the door...
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Sunny bedroon with Queen bed and unique headboard. Good reading lamps, saltillo tile floor and turquoise robes for two!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
I just know you will love Casita Juliet! It's a very special home away from home in Taos.


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Casita Juliet in Taos, New Mexico
average rating of 4.888889 based on 29 reviews

Pure Taos Charm

  • 5 of 5

My extended family and I came to stay in Taos for a weekend of memorializing our mother. We rented both Casa Madre & Casita Juliet. It was perfect! The cozy front porch, outdoor sitting areas and large, open dining area allowed us to spend time together eating, talking and playing games. Everything we needed was provided. We also loved how close it was to downtown, yet how "tucked away" it felt. So charming!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. I'm sure it was a mixed weekend for all of you with sadness yet family time. I am so glad you all had the chance to gather at my property and enjoyed what I offer.
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Great Casita!

  • 4 of 5

A really cute, southwest space! It was just the perfect spot for us and look forward to visiting again. The casita is adorable, loved the furnishings and decor! Great location to the plaza and loved, loved the record player! Thank you for sharing, Jerry and Debbi Donner

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed Casita Juliet. It is a fun space. I had a good time decorating it. Quiet neighborhood yet short walk to Plaza. Glad you liked the record player too! Melissa
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spring break ski trip

  • 5 of 5

my daughter and I had a great time for our annual ski trip. Very quiet location, great kitchen and barbecue with all the equipment. Melissa was, as usual, a great host and helped resolve a wifi issue which was on the provider side. This was fixed during our first day. I highly recommend the Casita Juliet.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for nice review and your return visit to one of my rentals. Glad we light a fire under Century Link on their Internet issue so your daughter could complete her homework! Hope to see you again next Spring Break.
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Love Casita Juliet!

  • 5 of 5

I first stayed at Casita Juliet in 2014 and loved it! Returned in 2015 and 2016 - it's a perfect place for my two pups and me. It's a lovely home away from home and extremely comfortable. Coffee on the porch in the morning, walks around the neighborhood in the evening, distant howls of coyotes at night, convenient to The Plaza - couldn't ask for anything more. It still feels private even if there are guests in the "big house" in front. I highly recommend Casita Juliet!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This review is long overdue, but I would be remiss if I didn't alert other travelers to the unbelievable charm and tranquility of Casita Juliet. My husband, our dog and I stayed for 3 nights in late May and we had a fabulous time. You can't beat the charm - beautiful artwork, super comfortable bed, and the location. It's perfect for walking into downtown Taos and yet removed enough that we were able to enjoy peaceful evenings. The kitchen is decked out with all the essentials and we enjoyed using the grill during our stay. I would highly recommend this property - Melissa is a fantastic hostess and her pride in ownership shines throughout this wonderful little casita. Thank you so much Melissa!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how amazing this casita was! Beautiful decorations, comfortable bed, and the location was outstanding!! We had a great time and wished we had booked for another day. Thank you, Melissa for allowing us to stay in your adorable home :)

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
Albuquerque Sunport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Alley Cantina--short walk
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Taos Golf & Country Club-open to the public
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Lamy, New Mexico
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
John Dunn Bridge on the Rio Grande
Car: recommended

Taos has something for everyone. In a small town of less than 6,000 residents we boast great restaurants, galleries, museums shopping, a myriad of outdoor activities and of course the Taos Pueblo--longest occupied settlement in North America)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Pet Fee $50

large living room sofa with bedding available

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.