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3 blocks from the Plaza. Thick adobe walls, artisan iron work and 2 courtyards

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

2 (or 3) Bedrooms, historic adobe & casita 3 blocks from the Plaza

Historic and centrally located Casa Rosa has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 sitting rooms, 2 courtyards and 1 kitchen . If you need a 3rd bedroom and bath, Casita de Lilas, across the courtyard is available to rent separately. Inquire for prices and availability of Lilas or, for full description and pictures, follow this llnk:

Located in the very heart of Taos, Casa Rosa is just 3 blocks from the Plaza where, in the warmer months, you can dance to live music on Thursday evenings and browse the farmers market on Saturday. In the winter, leave your car in town and take the shuttle at the Plaza,, to the Ski Valley for a nominal charge. Shops, restaurants, museum and parks are just a few minutes walk from the casa and casita all seasons.

Casa Rosa has plenty of light, unusual for an historic adobe. It has 2 bedrooms, each with a king bed and traditional, beautiful fireplaces that that we fill with candles..

We've been told Casa Rosa works well for 2 couples since each bedroom adjoins a sitting room. If you have a third couple, rent Casita Lilas as well.

The two baths in Casa Rosa have Mexican hand painted tiles. One comes with a spacious shower that easily fits two, and the second has both tub and shower. The bathrooms in this historic, quirky adobe are not adjacent to the bedrooms.

The kitchen is well stocked -- make breakfast, latkes or Christmas cookies or in the summer bake an apricot tart with fresh apricots from the farmers market or cherries or apples (if you time your visit right) from the trees in the patio. Enjoy that tarte--- or breakfast or cocktails--- on one of Casa Rosa's two courtyards planted with flowers and fruit trees.

Off street, private parking for both Lilas and Rosa. One parking space per property.


More Details

Cheryl Gibert
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french, spanish, dutch
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

About Cheryl Gibert

I'm a New Orleanian who fell in love with Taos many years ago. Taos has been our family's second home ever since.

Cheryl Gibert purchased this house in 2014

Why Cheryl Gibert chose Taos

Casa Rosa on Martyrs Lane is 3 blocks from the plaza, around the corner from Bent Street's shops and restaurants. All of Taos' urban pleasures are right outside the door and Taos's natural wonders are a short car ride away. Casa Rosa is an historic property. It oozes charm with its Mexican tiled bathrooms, thick adobe walls, adjoining courtyards and its custom iron work wrought in a forge in Questa north of Taos. Look for the iron snakes, frogs, and other garden animals on the windows amidst the iron vines twining up the bars. We simply fell in love with this charming, quirky house. We hope you will too.

What makes this house unique

Location: center of Town. 20 Minutes to Nature.

Architecture: Historic, charming and quirky.

Great Shops nearby, galleries, markets (flea and farmers)

Culture: Native American, Hispanic, Anglo

Spirituality: Churches, synagogues, mosques... nature

Music from classical to blue grass to rock

Festivals: Solar to Wool to Pueblo.

Art: in museums and on the street. In workshops and festivals.

So much diversity and unpretentious sophistication for such a small and friendly town.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Taos

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Instant bookings require that government id be sent to owner at time of reservation. Can be done via VRBO
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Casita de Lilas Bathroom: - toilet , shower enclosure , Not included unless Lilas is rented with Casa Rosa.
  • Casa Rosa's two baths have Mexican hand painted tiles. One comes with a spacious shower that easily fits two, and the second has both tub and shower. The bathrooms in this quirky adobe are not adjacent to the bedrooms; the kitchen and tv room or the living room come between. However, for two couples sharing the casa, there is plenty of privacy. Because the sitting room with the tv is adjacent to the north bedroom and the living room adjoins the south bedroom, each couple has, in effect, a suite. Casita de Lila's simple tiled bathroom has a toilet, shower and sink. Like the rest of the casita it is white and off white. Lilas books separately from Casa Rosa. See VRBO Listing # 693480
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Casita de Lilas VRBO # 693480 - 1 large double bed , Lilas books separately. Shares courtyard See VRBO # 693480
  • In Casa Rosa: 2 private bedrooms each with king beds, spacious closets and kiva fireplaces, lit with candles. We can also make up a single rollaway bed, enabling a fifth person to stay in the cottage. In Casita de Lilas (booked separately Casita de Lilas is across the courtyard from Casa Rosa. A second story studio apartment with queen bed, kitchenette, sitting area, bathroom with shower and balcony. If booked, with Casa Rosa, it adds a third bedroom One of the nicest features of Lilas is its balcony with table and chairs overlooking the courtyard and El Salto Mountain in the distance. For a full description and pictures of Casita de Lilas follow this link:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We can book a massage for you, either at the casa, or on the smaller, more private courtyard or in town. For stays longer than a couple of weeks, we do require the casa to be cleaned by our housekeeper. The charge is a minimum $80 for 4 hours bi-weekly If you would like the casa cleaned more frequently during your stay, we can arrange for a housekeeper.


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3 blocks from the Plaza. Thick adobe walls, artisan iron work and 2 courtyards
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Cozy, quiet, yet in the heart of Taos!

  • 5 of 5

Cheryl’s Casa Rosa was perfect! Exactly as described and block from shopping and restaurants! Her Home is well furnished and equipped, attractive and quiet, even though it’s in the center of everything. We woke to the singing of birds and chime of the church bells! Our king sized bed was incredibly comfortable and bedroom secluded in the back of the home. We planned to travel with another couple and use both bedrooms, however they cancelled due to an injury...Cheryl happily refunded the extra person fee for us, which was unexpected given late notice! Generous! Well equipped kitchen, beautiful courtyard for sipping coffee in morning, cocktails at night! Really just a perfect stay...we’ll be back! Communication with Cheryl was quick, clear, timely! You must stay at Casa Rosa when visiting Taos. Note: Martyrs Steakhouse with bar right across the spicy margarita and cucumber basil Gimlet outside of our home-made variety! Highly Recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 20/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Suzanne for the kind review--- and recommendation for those spicy marguerites at Martyrs Steakhouse! Didn't know about those! Look forward to your return!
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Great location, great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The location is as good as it gets. The place is fantastic for a variety of family and friend combinations. Very well equipped kitchen, cool interior and exterior. Loved this place. Hope to stay here again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 14/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Joe! Hope to see you for the Wool Festival again next September!
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October 2017`

  • 4 of 5

Nice, clean and especially quiet home very close to many shopping opportunities.

  • Review Submitted: 23/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super cute place, right in the middle of all the fun in Taos.

  • 5 of 5

Great place, would be good for two couples, plenty of room and privacy . Would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 02/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, close to the Plaza, restaurants, park. Clean and comfy.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 28/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for our girl trip to Taos

  • 5 of 5

Quaint adobe home well appointed and great location near the Plaza. Easy walking distance to farmers market, shops and dining. Two bedrooms and two living areas plus a courtyard allowed lots of room either gather or spread out. Would highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 11/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: not necessary

Because of its amazing light, Taos has always attracted artists. Gorgeous and varied wilderness surround the town, and Taosenos take full advantage by skiing, biking, hiking, fishing, birding or just sitting quietly and enjoying the quiet. Nature is very much why people come to Taos.

In town there is the farmers market and quirky and interesting shopping, museums and galleries that focus on the many artists who have been drawn to Taos as well as on the Pueblo Indians who predated all.

Taos has great antiquing and flea markets.

The festivals are numerous and varied, from the Feast Days at the Pueblo to the Hispanic Fiesta in the summer to the Wool Festival in the Fall to many art and music festivals. And don't miss the July fourth parade in Arroyo Seco. There are writers conferences and Chamber Music and Blue Grass Festivals.

Food is varied and good. Green chili or Red-- you'll have to choose at the many New Mexican restaurants in town. But there are lots of good restaurants in town to satisfy whatever you may be yearning for whether its sushi, Thai, French or Fusion or Mid Eastern, breakfast or a hamburger.

Taosenos, who are Native Americans, Hispanics, and Anglos, celebrate life.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house around the Taos

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season: Summer/Fall
25 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
Holiday 2018
14 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$686.1
Final Cleaning AU$192.11

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Full refund upon cancellation, minus $150 cancellation fee, if we are able to re-rent the house for the period of your reservation
No charge for payment by e-check.
VRBO gives you the option of paying by e-check (which is free) or by credit card (for which VRBO charges us and we pass on to you in the "CC charge" above under fees.
For Rentals a month more, house cleaning is required at a minimum of biweekly. Guest pays this charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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