1600 sq ft 2 bdrm,2 Living Rooms,1bath,deck/grill,backyard creek,hammock,firepit
Jim and Mari Lu Jensen
- english, spanish
About Jim and Mari Lu Jensen
We are baby boomers, 24 years into a great marriage. We're both still quite active and hope to be for some time yet. Mari Lu is a Santa Fe native and Jim is a native Oregonian. Mari Lu loves cooking and we both enjoy the rural mountain life, hiking, fishing, 4 wheeling, camping, canoeing, remodeling, and look forward to some traveling in the future.
Jim and Mari Lu Jensen purchased this House in 2010
What makes this House unique
We were moving from the Oregon desert and wanted mountains and trees. Mari Lu was originally from Santa Fe and has family in the area. Once we found Chamisal and met the wonderful people here, things just started falling into place. The first time we walked through the front door, even though it was night, I knew this was our home. The creek in the back yard clinched it. It was in need of remodeling yet as a retired carpenter and the remodelers that we are, we knew we could do it. We moved in and went to work replacing the roof, exposing and coving the vigas, tearing out the old flooring and putting in the hardwood flooring, adding the wood stove, replacing doors, adding the patio and deck, etc., etc. It's been a labor of love and we are very happy to make it available for others to enjoy. Perhaps some day we will move back into it.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful and relaxing
The property was everything that we asked for! Nice hammocks by the water, house was well laid out and clean, property was nicely landscaped, area was quiet (except for the hummingbirds!)
Thanks for thoroughly enjoying yourselves and relaxing! Especially on the hammocks and watching all those hummingbirds. We hope to see you again!
Just breath taking
Great place for a quick vaca. The house was peaceful serene situated next to a beautiful stream. That can be heard from the second floor window. Jim and Mari Lu were great hosts for showing me the ropes to VRBO and provided us with fresh salsa which is amazing. Thanks so much we definitely will stop again maybe for a longer stay.
Summer is a great time to enjoy the water. Thanks for being wonderful guests and thanks for the review. Our wishes are that you have a great summer & we hope to see you again.
Property was well kept and in a beautiful setting. We enjoyed our stay very much in the quiet, relaxing atmosphere. I would recommend this home as a place to stay for anyone looking to come to area.
Thank You for visiting here at Adobe Mountain Retreat Chamisal. It was nice having the opportunity to meet you all. We do appreciate how nice you left our home. Please come and visit us again.
Perfect place to relax!
We stayed for 6 peaceful, relaxing days. The temperature was perfect. Outside was chilly at night, which gave us the perfect excuse to make hot cocoa and "churros". We had plenty of things to do since the property is close to Taos, Chimayo, and the Santa Barbara hiking trails in the Carson National Forest. We enjoyed our walks there very much! There were flowers everywhere.
The house had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. It had a very well equipped kitchen and the bathroom had many extras. It was a treat to watch the hummingbirds in the morning while enjoying our coffee in the deck.
Mari Lu and Jim were always a phone call or email away for all our questions. This is the second time we have been there and we are already planning our next visit.
Thank you, Mari Lu and Jim for sharing your house.
Thank you for staying at Adobe Mountain Retreat Chamisal but most of all thank you for the beautiful review you left. We are looking forward to hosting you again. You have always been great guests and any host would love to have you stay with them. You have honored us with your company we look forward to your return . Jim and MariLu
This was a very relaxing stay. Great wood burning stove and close to Toas. We will be back next year!
We love the feel of the wood heat it is inviting. Hope to see you again.
Very Lovely and Relaxing Stay
I rented this property with my wife and daughter for a week long get-away and very much enjoyed my time. The stream behind the house was, to me, the most enjoyable part. There is open green space on either side of the stream and they have a nice picnic area there. The hammocks were also a nice touch.
Inside the house was also very nice. The kitchen had the essential cooking dishware for meals in-house and there was outside seating. There were labels in some locations to help us find our way around the various switches and such. They were nice to have when we first arrived until we got used to the place.
The owners were very kind and engaging as well. Before we arrived Mari Lu called us and gave us a rundown of the local area (what to see, where to eat, attractions). This was helpful getting us started and made the trip more enjoyable.
I would recommend this property for those looking for a relaxing weekend in the New Mexico Rocky Mountain Region.
It was wonderful to have you as our guests! Thank You for the review & we hope you will visit our area again.