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michael young

Member since: 2013
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3 Bed/Best Of Taos Living; Featuring Indoor/Outdoor Living

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this El Prado holiday house

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Breathtakingly beautiful. One look at the spectacular mountain views and you'll be transported into the best of Taos living. Whether you plan to enjoy the recreation of Taos Mountain or the unique shops and dining on the plaza. This is the place to unwind and relax. Southwest elegance. There is really no other way to describe this private Taos home. You will receive an authentic Southwest mountain experience with 3 kiva fireplaces and soaring 12 foot authentic viga beamed ceilings; all professionally decorated in New Mexico-themed decor. This home also features a covered 800 ft. outdoor living space with incredible views, outdoor grilling and kiva fireplace; all next to a large outdoor hot tub. Without a doubt you will know you are in a Southwest mountain retreat but also surrounded by elegant luxury. From stainless steel kitchen appliances to original art curated from local Santa Fe artists, you'll quickly realize this is no ordinary mountain home. You'll love the private master suite with yet another kiva fireplace and en suite master bathroom. There are also two additional spacious yet comfortable bedrooms; one featuring a queen bed and the other with two twin beds; all which offer high thread count natural fiber linens and an additional full bath for family and friends. Stay connected with free satellite TV and high speed internet available throughout the home. But we won't be surprised if you arrive and suddenly decide to keep your phone and laptop out of sight. Even though you could stay at the retreat your entire vacation, you would really be missing out on everything Taos has to offer. It's a X-minute drive into the heart of town where you'll find fantastic restaurants and shopping. Or enjoy year-round mountain recreation;either hiking and biking in the summer or skiing and boarding in the winter. And just remember you'll have a hot tub with mountain views waiting for you when you return home. Whatever you choose to do on vacation this home has everything you could possible want. There really is no better place to retreat from the busyness of life. We believe when you stay, you just might not want to leave. Welcome to your Taos Retreat!

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
michael young (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks english

Why michael young chose New Mexico

The view, the ski area and the charming town


based on 19 traveller reviews

3 Bed/Best Of Taos Living; Featuring Indoor/Outdoor Living
average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews

Nice accomodation and great location

  • 4 of 5

At first we thought we had been taken. The door bell was hanging loose by the wires and the curtains looked sad and faded plus we could not find a lock box.

We double checked that we had the correct address and tried again and then we found the lock box in the galvanized watering tank that was the planter.

We walked in and took a sigh of relief. The place was very nice. The curtains we saw by the entry faced south and needed to be closed all the time - thus the faded look from the outside.

The wifi and television system was easy to figure out. The furniture was comfortable. There was no air conditioning, but at night we opened some screened windows and they had fans available in just about every room and it was really comfortable. And oh my, the view from the covered patio was beautiful. And they had a great table out there plus a little sitting area. We spent mornings out there having our breakfast and after hiking and fishing we would take a break and sit out there. It was lovely. The hot tub was nice and in great shape. They could have used a much smaller grill - it was charcoal, but so large that it was ineffective for just a couple people. The beds were very comfortable. They could have had better pillows - king size, flat and hard. But fortunately we drove so we had a couple good pillows with us.

We loved the location as we were mainly hiking and fishing north of Taos - it was easy to get the Rio Grand Gorge, Questa or Red River or the Ski Valley from there.... you didn't have to wind through the heavy traffic in town. Also the laundry facility was very nice. And since we cooked a couple meals a day there -- I will mention that the huge knives they had were veeerrrry dull and there was no small knife - so I ended up buying a set to use that I took home. But they had everything else in the kitchen that you might need and some condiments - so that was great and the kitchen appliances were great. I loved the microwave drawer as I had one in our old house and miss it.

If we came back to Taos we would rent this place again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay in Taos. Spacious, great location, civered patio with best Taos Mountain view

  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Adobe on Blueberry Hill, Good Location for Exploring

  • 4 of 5

House is pretty nice and as pictured. Good location for exploring the area. Check in/out times (5pm and 10am) were a little annoying, especially when greeted with a long list of all the things you are required to clean (like stripping the beds, putting the laundry in the laundry room for them, washing the towels, and washing and putting away all dishes) on the morning before leaving. A little difficult to do all this when you've got a hoard of children with you and are trying to get out at the early check out time of 10am. Just felt like for the price point a standard cleaning service would have been more appropriate. Never had any personal communication with the host. GPS directions don't work to the spot, but the directions you get by email do. The house was clean, well-appointed, and well-located. The hot tub was kept legit hot and well-maintained. It was divine to soak out in it in the mornings especially after the snow had fallen. Would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable 3 bed room 2 bath

  • 3 of 5

Upscale. Comfortable. Lovely mountain view. Nice hot tub. Kitchen very usable and well-equipped. Inappropriate table for eating--sharp edges ripped clothing. Master bedroom lacked blinds/window treatment for two windows. Sun shines through early a.m. Extensive instructions on care of furniture and bedding out of place for rental and off-putting when suitable accommodation not provided , e.g. no chest on which to place decorative pillows and duvet, broken lamp fixture, loose towel racks. Otherwise very pleasant, çlean, and neat home.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much, Michael, for a wonderful vacation. The house was beautiful and incredibly clean!! The beds were great, and all of the furniture was super comfy. On our first night, we couldn't get a fire started in the fireplace and at 8:30 at night, the caretaker, Anna, came out helped us get one going. She was amazing, and so friendly. Anytime we had a question Michael and Anna were there to help. The house had absolutely everything we needed and was a terrific home away from home. And, the views are amazing! We will totally stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Awesome

  • 5 of 5

This is "the place" to stay in Taos.

Owners and care taker are exceptional.

Had a blast and will return.

The home is located just far enough away from town. Taos square is just 3 miles away. All ski resorts are within 35 min.

Home was cozy and clean. Linens were top notch. Kitchen was awesome as well.

The hot tub was meticulously maintained.

What a find!!!

Thank you for such a wonderful experience.

David Segura

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Taos country Club
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Taos ski valley


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in El Prado, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas New Years
17 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
Spring break
3 Mar 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$78
Cleaning A$131
Pet Fee A$131
Tax Rate 8.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in El Prado

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • Additional Queen Futon in Breakfast Nook
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis