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Brenda Smith

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

High Mesa Cottage - Stunning Adobe Between Ski Area and Town

41 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Arroyo Seco House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

High Mesa Cottage is located on a 1.1 acre lot about fifteen minutes from the ski area and ten minutes from Taos Plaza. The house was built in 2004 on a mesa about five hundred feet above the town of Taos, and offers stunning 360 degree views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Rio Grande Valley. No house in the area has better views of New Mexico's highest peaks and O'Keefe's much-painted Cerro Pedernal. No highway noise can be heard on this quiet lane as it is surrounded by open space, horse properties, and just a few other houses. Not many surrounding lights make ideal conditions for viewing the night sky through the supplied telescope or from the private hot tub located just outside. A high-speed wireless broadband internet connection is present allowing guests to keep in touch with the rest of the world.

Inside, the house has a modern, open floor plan with a large kitchen opening up to dining and living areas with 12 foot viga ceilings. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances, granite countertops, and high-quality cookware and utensils. The living room has an adobe fireplace as well as an entertainment center with satellite TV, stereo, and DVD. Radiant heated floors throughout the house make walking barefoot a pleasure. The house features numerous custom touches such as limestone windowsills, skylights and ceiling fans in each bedroom.

The master suite consists of a large bedroom with king-size bed, five-piece bath, and large walk-in closet, along with a satellite TV/DVD. The other bedrooms have queen beds, large closets, and mountain views.

Once here, we are convinced you will agree that this is a very special location and will want to return. Please take a look and call or email for more information.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Brenda Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

About Brenda Smith

Hello from High Mesa Cottage owners.

Brenda Smith purchased this house in 2004

Why Brenda Smith chose New Mexico

This is a stunningly beautiful area.

What makes this house unique

This is a stunningly beautiful area.

Reviews

5
based on 41 traveler reviews

High Mesa Cottage - Stunning Adobe Between Ski Area and Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews
5

Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Brenda and Ben have a lovely home that is nicely laid out, furnished and stocked. Didn't feel like a rental. The rooms are all a good size and the furniture was good quality and comfortable. They have created an English-style garden so lots of flowers to enjoy and stunning views for miles. Loved watching the horses across the street wander about the field.

There were 5 of us and we had additional family staying nearby and we were able to comfortably prepare and host a couple dinners for a total of 11 with all the appliances, cooking and dinnerware we could need. We were there in early July so there were mosquitos in the early morning and evening but the many windows and doors were well screened so we could avoid them without feeling closed in. The temperatures inside and out were great.

It's a little bit of a drive into town (10-15min), especially when Taos is busy as the main street gets very slow but the Smith's and Albertson's were well stocked. The slightly closer Cid's just didn't have enough selection and was significantly more expensive.

High Mesa cottage is only a couple miles from Arroyo Seco which has a mellow, artsy main street where you can get pottery and ice cream and we walked over or stopped on our way back from hiking a few times. We went to the 4th of July parade there which I can only describe as a hoot.

The cottage is well located overall and it was pretty easy access from the house to some great hikes in the north east ski valley area (~20min), a little bit longer to some southern hikes and rafting (~45 min or an hour). There was also a well stocked outdoor store in Taos (Taos Mountain Outfitters) that was very helpful in replacing my husband's hiking boots and finding some shirts for my son.

When back in the Taos area we would definitely come back to High Mesa Cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and Beauty in Taos

  • 5 of 5

We have rented homes before from VRBO and this home was great. We arrived late at night and upon opening the door the home was very welcoming and clean. The views from the hot tub were superb and the gardens were beautiful. I enjoyed the peace and solitude in the hot tub each morning with the beautiful mountain views. We did not want to leave! I would highly recommend this property, it's amazing!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED staying in this home! The photos are a perfect representation of how lovely this home is. Beautiful, peaceful decor. Spectacular mountain views from every window. Very quiet. Loved the hot tub and beautiful gardens. We will definitely stay again!! Cannot recommend highly enough.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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HIGH MESA COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5

My favorite house in Taos!

Beautiful, impeccable, gorgeous views, beautiful grounds, relaxed, and just an all-around wonderful stay!

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning

  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxing and rejuvenating stay at High Mesa and hope to be back!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous

  • 5 of 5

This is such a lovely home - immaculately clean, comfortable beds and furnishings throughout, and BREATHTAKING views out every window! I especially enjoyed the horses against the backdrop of the majestic mountains. This is truly an idealic place.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Rates & Availability

Arroyo Seco House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Late Autumn
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
$150
$900
 
 
Holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
$1,950
 
 
Holiday weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$205
$1,200
 
 
Holiday weekend
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$205
$1,200
 
 
Holiday weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$205
$1,200
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$205
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,110
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning $95
Refundable damage deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Arroyo Seco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Large counter area with 2 sinks.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Inflatable queen size bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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
  • tennis

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