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Artist's Adobe Casita 'Tween Taos/Ski Vly Dog Ok View, Charm

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Casita, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2) NO smoking

Hi! -- if we don't have the nights you want, please check out our other listing VRBO 138474. It's on the same piece of land and has a separate entrance, larger fenced yard, awesome view, and a dishwasher!!

Note: dog policy at the end :D

The casita (this listing) is located on a high ridge between Taos and Ski Valley on the Valdez Rim Road with a spectacular view of the Valdez Valley. An authentic old adobe casita, it's serene, quiet and private. Only 15 beautiful minutes up the mountain to the ski lift, five minutes to the charming town of Arroyo Seco with great restaurants and shops, and a lovely 20-minute drive back to town!

Adjacent to an artist's home, the casita features TWO kiva fireplaces, skylights, saltillo tile floors, and an old viga beam ceiling - a typical Taos adobe! And a large portal (porch) to enjoy the cool breezes and the awesome view. It has it's own laundry room and it's own, fully-equipped kitchen. Honestly, you can pay a lot more and not find a place as wonderful!

(See the floor plan by clicking on the 'FLOORPLAN' link which follows.)

The living room has a banco (a large window seat) with a wonderful view of the valley and mountains, a signed kiva fireplace built by a local legend (this 73-year-old Hispanic genius - a grandmother - climbed on the roof with a chainsaw to cut the hole for the chimney!), and a satellite TV with over 100 channels. A single futon in the living room is available for sleeping, as is the couch and a large window seat (banco).

A complete laundry room comes with washer and dryer, a fullly equipped kitchen with colorful Mexican tiles, a romantic bedroom with down comforters, a queen-sized bed and a kiva (traditional New Mexican fireplace). The casita has it's own entrance and a separate telephone line so you can be very quiet and private.

This old home is a local landmark with a wonderful view out over the Valdez Valley to the Sangre de Cristo mountains from two covered porches.. wonderful for writing, painting, or simply getting away from it all.

Our check-in time is 3:00, checkout is 11:00 -- we know you'll hate to leave!

Pets: The casita has a private entrance and separate fenced yard -- we welcome one or two good dogs.*(see note). Sorry, no cats (our good dog will eat them).

Smoking: There is NO SMOKING in the casita.

TO MAKE A RESERVATION: We have a 3-night minimum. We are not often home to answer the phone! Thanks.

*dogs must be housebroken, people! No peepads. No pooping in the house! I can't believe I had to say this.

Keywords: Casita,ski,view,vacation,quiet,home,writer,artist,yard,dog,paved,

More Details

Owner
anncole@newmex.com
Member since: 2002
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About anncole@newmex.com

Do you like my self-portrait? I'm a former D.C. lobbyist, a sometime artist who drove up the canyon road past the hairpin turn one weathery afternoon, over the top to the view, and into the rest of my life.

anncole@newmex.com purchased this cottage in 1999

Why anncole@newmex.com chose El Prado

The old adobes of Taos are very special. Handmade, each one unique, with soft welcoming curves. History, romance, old legends, an historic neighborhood, and astoundiing views.

What makes this cottage unique

The casita was originally a workshop with a primitive bedroom and bath. It was so much fun creating a unique, special, evocative place to relax and be inspired. Old adobe is magical. The magic rubs off -- you'll see!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I absolutely love it!! We needed a getaway from our kids and it's perfect!
Feb 2017
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in El Prado

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1) fireplace
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
TWO wood burning kiva fireplaces, flowers, candles, private Phone/wireless computer access, lots of books, freezer, private fenced yard, private entrance.

Reviews

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Artist's Adobe Casita 'Tween Taos/Ski Vly Dog Ok View, Charm
average rating of 4.9298244 based on 88 reviews
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Casita with view

  • 5 of 5

Cozy clean well stocked casita . Very dog friendly and great location. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it,

  • Review Submitted: 29/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Casita was wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Ann has a wonderfully clean, bright and perfectly located gem in the Taos area where we were able to access the ski area for hiking, Aroyyo Seco and of course Taos central. It’s location will suit the home body with a peaceful quiet location overlooking the valley or the adventurer!

Ann is very responsive to email and even called to make sure all things were well with the Casita. We’d stay here again for sure!

Tim, Audie and Ginger the Dog!

  • Review Submitted: 17/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Casita was really cute, just what the 2 of us needed for a retreat.

  • 4 of 5

Ann was a wonderful host - easily contacted by phone when we arrived. She also sent us a nice email recommending places to eat. We cooked in quite a bit and had every utensil we could have wished for. The grounds could use some work, but it was nice sitting on the porch to watch the sunset each evening. We would come again.

  • Review Submitted: 11/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Serenity!

  • 4 of 5

Very peaceful and great views!

  • Review Submitted: 02/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Ii loved it

  • 5 of 5

vrbo is so mixed up sometimes!

  • Review Submitted: 24/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed my stay

  • Review Submitted: 12/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Taos airport is for small planes only
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
taos ski valley
Car: necessary

5 Museums, more than 85 Art Galleries, great restaurants, historic homes, Taos Pueblo. Beautiful scenery. Great for artists, photographers, writers, poets.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$74.15

We love having you and your dogs (up to two) and don't charge a pet deposit for good ones!
There is a $55 weekly cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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