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Dos Tusas Grand & Gorgeous Summer Smiles

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Spectacular Mountain Views, Perfect Setting for Group, Beautifully Appointed

The ideal setting, Dos Tusas is a grand and gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with majestic views of the mountains and the wide open New Mexican Mesa.

Travel just 4 serene miles from the historic Taos plaza and find yourself at our elegant 3500 square foot, 5 acre property. Let yourself in and relax in the elegant living room. Choose from one of the 3 over-sized chairs or the warm caramel-colored leather sofa. Make it even more cozy by lighting a fire in the Carmen Velarde fireplace or turning on some tunes with the Life Style Music System. The living room boasts 15 foot high ceilings with traditional vigas and latillas.

The kitchen with its many cabinets and tons of counter space is a cook's dream come true. It is well-stocked with many small appliances, a dishwasher, a microwave, an electric range, oven as well as a large refrigerator. Sit and snack at the large kitchen island or enjoy a meal, a beverage or time with your book in the dainty breakfast nook just off the kitchen.

The large dining room with its graceful table, seats a party of 10 comfortably, but more can squeeze in easily along the lengthy cushioned bench.

The living room, dining room and kitchen all have gigantic windows with sweeping views of the surrounding fields and mountains.

The 3 main bedrooms are privately located up 6 Saltillo-tiled stairs and share a long hallway.

The sumptuous master bedroom has its own large Mexican-tiled private bathroom with a deep bathtub or if you prefer, an upright shower. Enjoy the master's intimate view of the rock and flower garden. Sleep so well on the king bed which comes made up with fine cotton linens and a down comforter. Afghan treasure chests, a vibophone, African artwork, antique lamps and an Asian-inspired armoire appoint this gorgeous room.

In Queen Room #1, the bed is also clad in cotton linens and a down comforter and the window frames a private view of the back of the house's peaceful garden.

In Queen Room #2, you will find original Taos artwork, an Indian relief, an Afghan hope chest and a darling Asian-inspired tiny chair.

The Queen Rooms share a bathroom which is conveniently located in the hallway between them. This charming bathroom with its large bathtub, Mexican tiles and traditional vigas, is easy to share.

Down the 6 stairs from the 3 main bedrooms is the fun and functional kid's room with two twin beds, a kid-sized table and chairs, plenty of puzzles and games, art supplies, and a TV with satellite.

The crowning jewel of Dos Tusas is the library. With another Carmen Velarde fireplace, thousands of books, a sleeper sofa, a luxurious leather couch, a tapestry-covered reading chair, satellite TV, and a DVD player; the library is everyone's favorite room. Although each room is perfect and comfortable in its own way, the library is exceptionally welcoming and nurturing: a perfect quiet retreat.

When the weather calls you outside, enjoy the song of the wind through the aspen trees on our flagstone patio where there is a table to fit a comfortable 6 or a cozy 9 person dinner. Located in the Los Cordovas section of Taos, Dos Tusas has been tastefully landscaped with poplar trees, lush green grass, latilla fencing and local flowers.

Dos Tusas also comes with a two car garage, a washer and dryer and plenty of closet space. We use environmentally friendly cleaning products.

A ski party's destination, Dos Tusas is a convenient drive up Blueberry Hill Road to Highway 150, only 20 miles to the Ski Valley. A dreamy drive down highway 240 will get you to the center of town in less than 10 minutes; or take 240 the opposite way, to the south side of town, and you're on you're way to Santa Fe.

What truly makes Dos Tusas unique is that it is so large and also so cozy. The antique furnishings, original artwork and incredible views of the beauty of Northern New Mexico make it a destination unto itself. Please enjoy the grand escape that Dos Tusas is, all by yourself or with your family and friends! Often we can be flexible regarding length of stay and rate so, please send us an inquiry; we invite you to come and stay!

More Details

Owner
Saskia
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 8, 2017

About Saskia

I am originally from the eastern flat lands of the Netherlands, or as I like to call it, 'the Iowa of Holland.' Although I love traveling and big cities; I am small town spirit whose heart resonates with the enchanting New Mexican nature. I have two amazing daughters, love playing the piano, and am happiest when I'm doing math. With gratitude and gracias, enjoy your Taos Adventure at Dos Tusas.

Amenities

Ranchos de Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Private Bath/Main Bedroom - toilet , tub , shower
    3rd Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main - 1 king
    Queen - 1 queen
    Queen2 - 1 queen
    KidsRoom - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming

Reviews

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Dos Tusas Grand & Gorgeous Summer Smiles
average rating of 4.980769 based on 52 reviews
5

Cousins' Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting houses for 20 years and this was one of the best! The views and home were fabulous. The pictures of the house didn't do it justice. Saskia promptly replied to any questions we had and was very easy to work with. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX
5

A bit of heaven in the Sangre de Cristos

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned home from a visit to Taos and a four night stay at Dos Tusas, and our only regret is that we hadn’t rented this wonderful home for an entire week! We’ve been renting VRBO properties every summer for the past ten years or so, and Dos Tusas has to rank at the top of that list.

The house sits just south of Taos proper, in Ranchos de Taos, just a short drive from Taos Plaza. From almost every room in the house (even the shower!) there are expansive views of Taos Mountain to the north and the Sangre de Cristos to the east. The property is beautifully landscaped, with a verdant lawn and cool, shading aspen trees. Just next door is the property’s namesake, a large prairie dog village. We spent lots of time and countless photos documenting the “neighbors” every day.

The graceful adobe house itself is a delight, with large, open rooms, beautifully detailed. Perfect for families or couples traveling together, Dos Tusas has plenty of places to gather as a group, a spacious patio overlooking the mountains, a living room with kiva fireplace, an inviting, well-stocked kitchen. But it’s also large enough to allow everyone a cozy space to retreat for some wonderful soul-enriching peace and stillness. The cool, shady library was a particular favorite for some afternoon down time.

Saskia, the owner, provided us with everything we could have wanted for our stay; ever thoughtful, she even mailed us an electronics charger that one of our group had left behind.

We couldn’t have enjoyed our stay at Dos Tusas more, and eagerly look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overland Park, Kansas
5

Beautiful, spacious, well maintained, view to die for, convenient, a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was my family's third visit to Dos Tusas. We can't describe enough how much we enjoy staying there. From 3 years to 64 years, there is so much home to enjoy. I particularly just like sitting on the back patio and watch the setting sun's light play with the mountains. It's so convenient to all things Taos. Saskia is a gracious and wonderful hostess. We will return.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, NM
5

A beautiful, comfortable home that is classic Taos!

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely gorgeous! So relaxing and comfortable. Every detail has been considered. The owners love their home, and it shows. Traditional saltillo tiles, coyote fences, beautiful tile in the bathrooms and kitchen, visa, lovely furnishings. Saskia was the perfect host! The view of Wheeler Peak is spectacular. A great price. I can't say enough about our stay. We had such a wonderful time that we didn't want to leave! We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place to stay in Taos

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Exemplifies what Taos is about.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best place you could choose to stay in Taos. The house made our Taos experience complete.

  • 5 of 5

With room to roam and unbeatable views, Dos Tusas was the only option for us and will be in the future when staying in Taos. Just enough outside of town to have perfectly still and quiet nights, but still an easy drive to town for breakfast. All that could be heard when waking in the morning were coyotes, chickens, and maybe a few cows in the distance. It was exactly the calm get-away we were looking for!!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $30
Cleaning $100

Rate quoted is for double occupancy. Additional Guests are $20/night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.