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Red cat house vacation apartment for couples

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

A wonderful little downtown apartment for couples or singles...

Red Cat House is a one of a kind vacation rental apartment in Taos. When inquiring about vacation accommodations in town, an often asked question is 'Are you walking distance from the Plaza?' Red Cat House is unique in that it across the street from the Historic Taos Plaza. In fact there are Plaza, town and mountain views from every window. This apartment offers convenience combined with a peaceful and quiet, spacious yet cozy, home away from home for two.

Red Cat House is located on Dona Luz Lane, 'The Garden Street of Taos' (landscaped by me, a professional landscaper) This street boasts a wonderful variety of shops and restaurants. It was once the 'Red Light District' in town and La Dona Luz was a madame. Most of the shops are women owned and we call ourselves 'The Ladies of Dona Luz'. I have a shop on the street. Red Cat Melissiana, two doors away It is a shop filled with a little bit of everything as long as it is fun and unusual- gifts, local folk art

Entry is down a little brick pathway surrounded by blooming plants with original outdoor art on all walls and an outdoor seating area. Upstairs is Red Cat House-a wonderful intimate world of its own. You will discover antiques, color and light, original art and whimsical touches in your own private little world.

The sunny eat in kitchen is well equipped for morning coffee, a gourmet breakfast or a romantic dinner for two.

The living room is a perfect spot for lounging with a comfortable couch, lamps, a flat screen TV, DVD's, books and a selection of music for just that right mood. Enjoy dinner at an 18th century walnut tilt top table for two looking out over the Plaza with a view of Taos Mountain in the distance. If you need to do a little work (not too much I hope), there is high speed internet available and a desk where you can write about your wonderful Taos adventures or even compose a spontaneous love poem. Many of my guests enjoy my record player and collection of albums.

The sunlight bathroom has a large shower, lots of towels, robes for two and some fun touches to discover.

The bedroom is so very special with an antique queen size, pillow top, four post teak canopy bed, down comforter, fine linens and lots of pillows. Hang your clothes in a tall mirrored English oak armoire. The bedroom is cozy with a gas log stove. The multi paned windows are screened to allow you to enjoy our wonderful mountain air that just invites snuggling-so cozy and romantic.

Summer visitors will enjoy window air conditioners in bedroom, kitchen and living room. There are also ceiling fans in living room and bedroom.

If you can tear yourselves away from the comforts of Red Cat House, all of Taos is just outside your door. You are within easy walking distance of all Historic District shops, restaurants, galleries and museums. You may browse the many guides and menus found in the apartment or just ask me for suggestions about 'All Things Taos'. Ask me where to go for live music and special events during your stay so you can meet folks who enjoy life and all the richness Taos has to offer. I enjoy sharing the charms and stories of our town with visitors.

Red Cat House has so much to offer. This is a little slice of Paradise in Taos-the perfect vacation spot you will always remember.

p.s. No significant other at the moment? Red Cat House is a perfect solo vacation spot too.

PLEASE NOTE: Even if my calendar shows a reservation for your dates take a look at Vrbo 513557 or Vrbo 598600. Both are similar apartments on the same street.

More Details

Melissa /Taos mgr.
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About Melissa /Taos mgr.

I own a shop on the street where The Red Cat House apartment is located. Red Cat Melissiana is a bit of everything--fun and unique.

Melissa /Taos mgr. purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Melissa /Taos mgr. chose Taos

The first time I saw this apartment I saw the potential for a wonderful vacation rental. It is cozy yet spacious and the location can't be beat. I receive so many compliments on my two other vacation rentals in town for my taste and sense of zany style and I love to garden so the combination of the apartment and the front garden was something I could not resist. This could become the most popular apartment in town! Everyone who sees it (including me) wants to move in!

What makes this apartment unique

I love the spacious, yet intimate feel. I love the way my eclectic taste with the furnishings (high end antiques, rustic, country and New Mexican pieces) All the art is original with great variety. I love all the nouances and fun, little touches to be found throughout the space.

Then there is the location--right in the heart of town and just across the street from the Plaza.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lucy, thanks so much for your enthusiastic review. I am so glad you were so pleased with your accommodations at my Red Cat House apartment for your Christmas visit. It truly is a delightful place to stay in Taos. This is a great street. As you mentioned you stayed above Substance Clothing for Women and I'm glad you spent time in my shop Red Cat Melissiana for your lingerie and flower purchases. If you return in the summer, you will enjoy all the gardens I plant on the street. Your little courtyard is especially beautiful. Melissa
Dec 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Taos

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Living room sofa (not a sofa sleeper) available for child. Bedding provided
  • $10 per night per dog fee
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large shower, lots of towels. Hair dryer, shampoo and soaps
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1) Antique, four post canopy teak bed. Living room couch has been used for third person on occasion. Couch bedding provided
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Red cat house vacation apartment for couples
average rating of 4.8271604 based on 84 reviews
Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA

Wonderful place, close to everything

  • 5 of 5

Red Cat House is as quirky, fun, happy as it looks in the photos. Also comfortable and beautifully outfitted. Just a block from the old square, we were able to walk everywhere, including two great restaurants right on the street. Would be thrilled to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 14/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice review! "Quirky, fun and happy" Good description!
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Cute can be spacious and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious and well done, cute and appealing, central location to check out Taos. Bed, bath, living area and kitchen were all thoughtfully arranged and supplied with a full range of conveniences and necessary items. Wi-fi and TV were easy to access and provided entertainment and connectivity just like home. Location was very nice - walk-able shops, restaurants and galleries as well as easy access to traffic routes to hiking and sight-seeing.

  • Review Submitted: 30/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice review. Covers everything! I have always loved this apartment and now that that I installed three window air conditioners it has everything!
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Layout was great, but window unit and swamp coolers were no match for the heat!

  • 3 of 5

The location can't be beat! Easy walk to shopping and dining. Apartment very charming and spacious but no central ac and Taos was very hot during our stay. Made for rough sleeping. Would definitely come back, but not in the summer, maybe fall or winter.

  • Review Submitted: 09/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, just to let you know that as we speak my guys have just finished installing air conditioners in the apartment. In Taos we always say that no one has air conditioning and that we have never had such a hot summer, but that's all just blah, blah, blah when you can't sleep because its too hot! From now on guests may want to bring their flannel jammies because now you can be at 70 degrees in apartment! kitchen, living room and bedroom. They make so much difference!!!
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Spacious, convenient, well appointed.

  • 4 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 05/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Much better than I anticipated.

  • 5 of 5

Great place, great location. Would definitely book again and recommend to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 01/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I had to laugh at the title of this review! "Much better than I anticipated". Had to wonder what you thought you would find... Maybe it is that for what you pay seems awfully reasonable so there must be something wrong. I have found that if I keep my rates on the low side I get so many more guests. I have friends who have vacation rentals and only book a couple of times a month. Their rates are much higher. I have non stop guests. I always like to make improvements in between guests and it's often hard to find a gap. Today is exciting! My guys are installing window air conditioners. This summer has been a scorcher and ceiling fans and swamp coolers just were not doing what they needed to. Now it's no longer an issue with window air conditioner in living room, bedroom and kitchen. Yay!!!
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Cool town but wrong time of year

  • 4 of 5

House was unique but adobe homes are different—no a/c and the walls need time to cool down—it’s nice in the morning but you sweat all night—it was June so I would just go when it’s colder—otherwise good location and great owner

  • Review Submitted: 28/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes adobes are different, but this unseasonable heat is a bit much! No one in Taos has air conditioning, but the times are a climate changing!. Actually I just ordered and received 3 Vornado fans. They are supposed to be the best I hear. Of course I ordered the "Retro" look. They look fat and 50's! Two green and one bright red! *********** I have come to the conclusion that hot Taos summers are the new norm and have just installed three very efficient window air conditioners (8/10/18) They make so much difference!
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This Vacation Rental is so very special. Just outside the door of this one bedroom apartment is all Taos has to offer. You are walking distance to shops, galleries, museums and restaurants in the downtown Historic District of Taos.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$144.77
Pet Fee AU$13.79

cleaning fee $75--$85 cleaning fee with pet

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.