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CASA FLORA Quiet & Cozy Downtown Plaza Apartment

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Casa Flora Apartment Convenient To Everything

Casa Flora is a complete little two room apartment just off Taos Plaza and close to everything Taos offers.

Enter through a brick courtyard lined with summer blooming flowers and outdoor seating area for an evening glass of wine or a morning cup of coffee.

Casa Flora has a living room/kitchen which is comfortable and inviting. The kitchen is well equipped for at home dining and can seat four. The living room sofa is a double sofa bed for two additional guests or children. The room is heated with a gas log stove and the skylight offers wonderful Taos light.

The bedroom features a queen bed with premium bedding, good reading lights, cozy robes, and charming gas log stove.

The bath has a tiled shower and plenty of towels and bath supplies. Leave your hair dryer at home.

Casa Flora is located in an adobe building built in the 1880's and has wooden floors, hand hewn beamed viga ceilings and many multi paned operable windows. 14' thick adobe walls assure winter warmth and summer coolness.

Casa Flora is furnished with antiques, original Taos art from some of our exceptional artists and my sense of whimsy throughout.

If this apartment is booked for your days please look at Vrbo 422849 or Vrbo 598600. Very similar and on the same street. Vrbo 598600 is an adjoining apartment and can be rented together with Casa Flora for larger groups. Vrbo 422849 is just upstairs.

More Details

Owner
Melissa /Taos mgr.
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Melissa /Taos mgr.

I moved here from Marin County California in 2005. I wanted a simpler life in a small town and have found my niche in Taos. I have a shop (right in front of Casa Flora) called Red Cat Melissiana with lingerie, gifts and a flower shop (hence Casa Flora...) I serve on a number of Board of Directors and still find time to landscape much of downtown Taos. I love sharing information about this wonderful town with my many guests.

I actually own a total of six vacation rentals in Taos. Everything from two little downtown apartments to two and three bedroom homes. All are special and decorated in a very 'Melissiana' style Many of my guests comment that they are what they always thought Taos should be...

Melissa /Taos mgr. purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Melissa /Taos mgr. chose New Mexico

Some women collect shoes, some collect shoes. I seem to collect houses. I love to furnish, decorate, equip and manage these spaces as vacation rentals. I consider myself 'The Vacation Rental Queen of Taos' I had finished my last project--two homes right downtown on a property that had been in foreclosure for two years. Now it will be on the Home & Garden Tour this summer! Quite a compliment to my style...I needed a new project and decided to turn the back two rooms of my shop into another rental. It's just so much fun!

What makes this apartment unique

Casa Flora is quiet and private. There is room for a couple to stretch out, enjoy, cook at home, but outside the front door is everything downtown Taos with shops, galleries, museums and a dozen restaurants within walking distance. There is even free overnight parking right across the street.

Amenities

Taos Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Antique corner sink, vintage lighting, new tiled shower. All amenities including hair dryer. Lots of turquoise towels. Baseboard heat and entertaining artwork (naked ladies...)
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , porta crib available
  • Cozy bedroom with queen bed. Premium sheets, down comforter and quilted spread. Good reading lights. Antique dresser, clothes pegs, two robes for lounging. Wood floor, viga ceiling and operable windows. Corner gas log stove--a fire in the bedroom, but no firewood or ashes to deal with. Ceiling fan for summer coolness, but with 14' thick walls not much of a problem
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
You will love Casa Flora! It's special and very unique/eclectic/Melissiana...

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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CASA FLORA Quiet & Cozy Downtown Plaza Apartment
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5

A Taos Treasure!

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with our stay at the charming Casa Flora August 10th-13th. It was charming, cozy, comfortable, and could not have had a more convenient location. Even though it was exceptionally hot and muggy by Taos standards, the swamp cooler allowed us a cool, comfortable sleep each night. The unit was well appointed and could not have been more appealing in its décor. I also thought it very reasonably priced and would confidently recommend this rental to any of my friends. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at my Casa Flora. Guests always comment on how quiet and private it feels considering it is right downtown and across the street from the Plaza. In 1894 they built thick walls. Yes the swamp cooler was a good investment for my summer guests. The cooler along with ceiling fans and operable screened windows insures cool temperatures. I'm glad you liked my decor. I surely have fun furnishing and decorating my ten properties! I hope you took some time to relax in my front courtyard garden. My prices are almost ridiculously low for what you get, but I would rather have lower prices and more guests than high prices and few guests. Just call me crazy!!
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5

Perfect Location Perfect Ambiance

  • 5 of 5

We knew CASA FLORA was close to the Plaza, but didn't realize it was just a block from everything! And despite being downtown, it had viable parking just across the street.

We loved the thought that was put into the furnishings and décor. We are so glad we chose to stay here rather than a hotel/resort in the area. It was the perfect way to immerse ourselves into the great Southwest vibe Taos offers.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. Yes Casa Flora is walking distance from everything downtown. Glad you liked my furnishings and decor too! I'm sure you can see just how much fun I had and luckily my guests like it too. Whimsy and all original Taos art. Great combination for sure.
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Cute little place a block away from the plaza. It had everything we needed and Melissa is a great host! I needed an iron, I called her and she told me right where it was! We'll stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the apartment. Even though it is small it does not feel confined. I like to think I have everything guests might need. I like to say that if I don't have it, you won't need it. Do come again. You had my summer gardens to enjoy, but it is also so cozy in the winter.
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5

Loved the quaintness, decorations and old Taos style. Thank you for a very enjoyable retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Melissa has provided a beautiful getaway in the center of Taos with great funky decorations, a quiet location, easy walk to all of downtown and making us feel at home. Thank you for a most enjoyable stay at Casa Flora!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the prompt and nice review. Yes Casa Flora is a great getaway. There is something about a building from the 1870's that just appeals. Plus even though it is right downtown those foot thick walls keep it so quiet. I'm glad you like my decorating style. I just have too much fun. I enjoyed the evening we spent together and know I will see you two again since you want to be Taosenos!
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5

Cozy with Authentic Taos Style

  • 5 of 5

This is where you want to stay if you're looking for the atmosphere of old Taos. This is as close to the plaza as you can get, but quiet and private as well. Small but workable kitchen and everything you need to cook or just snack. The kitchen sink is a little small for dishwashing but we managed. I highly recommend this for a 2-3 people who want an authentic Taos experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, thanks for the review. Yes this is a great space and great location. It's right downtown, but this 1880's building with 12" thick walls gives privacy and peace and quiet. Sink may be smallish, but I thought I was pretty clever to insert a bar sink in an antique dry sink!
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5

A great place to stay in Taos just a few steps from the Plaza.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Flora exceeded my expectations. If we visit Taos in the future, I am certain we will stay there or in one of the other properties managed by Melissa.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. It was fun meeting you two and giving a tour of my tunnels and "Spirits" in the cellar. Thanks also for your purchases from my shop.
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Map

Nearest Airport
150 Miles
3 hrs. Albuquerque
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Alley Cantina
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
next door--El Gamal or Antonios
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
John Dunn Bridge
Car: not necessary

This apartment is ideal for those who want a quiet, private location right downtown

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Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $95
Pet Fee $25
after 2 guests $25
pet fee $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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