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CASA FLORA Quiet & Cozy Downtown Plaza Apartment

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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Property
apartment
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 4 nights

Description

Taos Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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. The living room sofa is a double hideabed 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 full 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Even if my calendar shows a reservation for your dates, contact me. I have a total of 11 Vacations in Taos--soon it will be 12 so I have all sorts of accommodations available...

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Melissa Serfling
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2016
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About Melissa Serfling

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 Serfling purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Melissa Serfling 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

CASA FLORA Quiet & Cozy Downtown Plaza Apartment
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 38 reviews
4

Great location! Cozy and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Close to everything in old Taos, loved the original and historic adobe building, well equipped for cooking small meals, breakfast, etc.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great for Anyone Wanting to Experience SW Culture and History

  • 5 of 5

We loved this tucked away adobe abode in Taos. It was an easy walk to the Plaza, the Kit Carson Museum, and many restaurants and shops. Parking was available right across the road. There is a little courtyard which must be beautiful in summer when the plants are blooming. Everywhere there are ornaments--in the garden, hanging from ceilings, in the entryway. Once inside, you are in a truly historical setting. Beamed ceilings, antiques, and two gas stoves that provide heat and atmosphere.

There was a minor issue with barking dogs next-door. This was quickly alleviated by Melissa who immediately contacted the owners. The barking had completely stopped by the time we returned from dinner. We had a little trouble with the keys working. My husband found salad oil in the fridge, applied it to the key, and no more problem.

A lot of thought has been put into decorating the apartment. There is a skylight in the kitchen area, and several mobiles swing. There is folk art everywhere.

Bed was very comfortable. Bathroom is a little tight, but very cute, and historical. Nice shower.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Taos getaway.

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect apartment for our long weekend getaway. It was cozy and comfortable, with a southwest feel. The location was perfect within easy walking distance of all the shops and restaurants. It was easy to work with Melissa and get it set up on short notice. We would love to come back and stay again! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I've deemed Casa Flora my personal retreat site.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Flora is right in the hub of Taos so there is no need to drive. It's artistically beautifully decorated, incredible inviting, quaint, charming, comfortable and memorable. It's a special place.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just right, charming, great location!

  • 4 of 5

Class Flora worked out great for us. No surprises & Melissa, the landlady was helpful and attentive.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your weekend stay. It was fun to make suggestions of things to do!
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Small not too clean, inside smells old. No air to breathe.

  • 1 of 5

Was not able to stay there, due to no air conditioning. I have two small children and the second bed she has a pull out bed, which looked old and dirty. Had to find another place to stay. Owner refuses to refund my money, she doesn't care about your vacation. Stay away from this place, find something better, there is plenty to find and a lot better too.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry you were angry! You arrived late with two fussy children, but I felt you were out of control and just wrong! You are right. The apartment does not not have air conditioning. Few homes in Taos do. The screened windows were open, ceiling fans on and the temperature was very reasonable and pleasant. My description states this and does not say air conditioning anywhere. These old adobes are cool in the summer and warm in the winter with 14" thick walls. You know very well that the sofa sleeper was not old or dirty. You are simply venting. I even told you that I would put apartment back on the calendar and if I could re rent it, I would return that fee. However it was 10 o'clock at night and did not re rent. Technically through vrbo a refund is only given if 30 days prior to arrival. Be sure that next time you read all information carefully and if you have specific questions call the host. I know from my many positive reviews that this is a great and popular rental
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"A must! The longest inhabited settlement in the U.S. Over 1000 years"
Taos Plaza
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"Well worth seeing--life as it was in Taos in the 18th century-great photo ops"
Orlando's New Mexican Cafe
"Best Northern New Mexican food- fun, good service and great food. A favorite with locals an..."
Guadalajara Grill
"A locals favorite. Fast service and great prices. Good for family dining"
Taos Pizza Out Back
"A great favorite--Taos funky with great pizzas and must try the pesto dressing on salads. W..."
Lambert's of Taos
"New location on Bent Street--lovely old building, really good service and memorable food. B..."
World Cup Cafe
"Where locals and visitors gather each morning. On the Plaza entrance"
Adobe Bar
"Taos Living Room. Great gathering place for Margaritas and nachos. Live music every night ..."
Ranchos Plaza Grill
"Great food and location. Best Cobb Salad I've ever had! Is it lunchtime???"
Antonios Taste of Mexico -- CLOSED
"If visitors ask me where it is, I'll direct them. If they ask what I think of it, I direct ..."
Pizanos Pizza
"Great little restaurant, mountain views and their salmon ravioli is to die for..."
Byzantium
"An "only in Taos" dining experience. Owner is host, waiter and chef-- varied menu, make a l..."
Old Martina's Hall
"Wonderful building with a lot of past and recent history. Great dance floor for kicking up ..."
Alley Cantina
"Ah yes, the Alley. You will see us there twice a week. Katy and The Business--fun cover ba..."
El Meze Restaurant
"One of my favorites--great food, good service and a wonderful adobe building with killer pat..."
El Gamal
"A favorite of mine! Of course it is right next to my shop Red Cat Melissiana, but even if i..."
La Cueva Cafe
"Fun little place. Definitely worth a visit for good Mexican food right downtown!"
Kit Carson Home and Museum
"Have to love this spot. Great little museum and I landscaped the courtyard!!!"
Gorge Bar and Grill
Millicent Rogers Museum
"My favorite Taos museum. The woman had taste!"
Taos Pizza Out Back
"A great favorite--Taos funky with great pizzas and must try the pesto dressing on salads. W..."
Trans Lux Storyteller Cinema
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

Taos Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Xmas 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
spr brk 2017
Feb 26 2017 - Mar 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$125
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $85
Pet Fee $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Taos Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
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
  • 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 ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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...

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