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Ellen Wood

Member since: 2005
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Speaks english

Ski, Walk to Plaza, Romantic adobe, fenced in backyard, KING bed, HD TV, Netflix

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of the Taos vacation cottage rental

Casita, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, KING bed, fenced-in backyard, driveway parking, HD TV

Save money on this cozy adobe casita with a private backyard 3 blocks from historic Taos Plaza. It’s the perfect place for romance and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Minimum stay is TWO NIGHTS (except holidays). The KING bed is very comfy. Two nights to two or three weeks, but we do not offer monthly rentals since our cleaning crew needs steady work - and they're the best.

If you're drawn to Taos, you're probably a skier (it's excellent at nearby Taos Mountain) or you’re spiritual (our upstairs loft even has a meditation bench) or you’re into health and fitness (yoga mat and weights supplied.)

Wood floors and ceilings in both rooms add a special charm and the hand-plastered walls in the bedroom are tinted a salmon color that makes your skin look fantastic. The bedroom has a comfortable king-sized bed and, of course, a reading lamp on each side. There's a full-length mirror plus an iron and ironing board.

The tall cottonwood trees in the backyard keep the casita cool, but if there’s a heat spell, just turn on the a/c. The backyard has a small wrought-iron table with 2 chairs and is completely fenced in, but sorry, the enclosed hot tub in front of where you park is for guests of Casa Montoya (VRBO #67696), the larger property in front that sleeps 2 to 4 people and features a large, fully-equipped kitchen, wood fireplace, king bed and HiDef TV and Netflix.

This casita has a kitchenette in the living room with 2-burner gas cook top, under-counter refrigerator, deep stainless steel sink with filtered water pitcher, toaster-oven, electric kettle, microwave and coffee maker. If you don’t feel like cooking, there are excellent restaurants within walking distance.

Bring your laptop (we have wireless internet) and your cell phone (we don’t have a telephone). If your favorite TV show is on while you'll be gone, just record it. We have Dish Hi Definition TV with DVR. And Netflix! A gas stove in the living room has a thermostat so you can be as toasty as you want. The bedroom has A.C., baseboard electric heat and there's a separate electric heater in the bathroom. The bathroom is small (no tub) with Mexican tiles and hand-painted sink, and a Saltillo tile floor - plus a portable heater and hair dryer.

Casita Montoya is less expensive than our other two vacation rentals in Taos, but it’s quite charming and comfortable. It's small but larger than a motel room and has a large backyard. In the summer it’s always cool, (we have A.C.) and toasty warm in winter! It’s a hefty walk to the historic Plaza with lots of charming stores and galleries along the way on Kit Carson Road. The fenced-in backyard has tall cottonwoods which keep it shady for your dog.

This is a non-smoking rental. One well-behaved dog (well… maybe two) can roam the fenced-in backyard.. Private parking in the driveway.

Please note that I just lowered the nightly rate so I could increase my bookings.

Considered 'sacred' by many of the residents, Taos Mountain is a world-class ski resort. Taos has a rich history and cultural heritage, with numerous galleries, museums and festivals you can walk to from Casita Montoya. You'll love this place!

Keywords: casita

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children not allowed
  • pets considered
Ellen Wood (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks english

Location

Historic Taos Plaza is 3 blocks away, walk to restaurants, galleries, museums, the park, shops, the theater (Taos Community Auditorium), private backyard

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Taos, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
early December
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
C$104
C$678
 
 
Christmas/NewYears
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$224
C$1,481
 
 
Ski season
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
C$130
C$856
 
 
Ski - spring break
Mar 6 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
C$154
C$1,014
 
 
April
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
C$104
C$678
 
 
May
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
C$130
C$856
 
 
High Season
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
C$157
C$1,053
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$104
C$678
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning C$72 + Tax
Pet Fee C$26 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.19%

The base rate of $70/night is our lowest rate and is in effect for early November, early December and the month of April. Our highest rate, $150/night, is for the Christmas/New Years holiday season. May is $87/night. In summertime and the ski season the rates are $97/night. A one-time cleaning fee of $50 to $60 is charged. Plus pet fee if you bring your pooch. ALL TAXES ARE INCLUDED – importa

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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Taos

Property Type:
  • cottage
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) Guests often ask where we bought the caramel-colored duvet cover and throw. (Casa Montoya and Casita Montoya have the same covers.) A white down comforter adds warmth and coziness.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children not allowed
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
This casita is just 2 rooms plus small bath but does have a curved stairway to a charming loft for meditation, relaxing, enjoying private space, gazing out the window, looking down on your partner preparing dinner, storing your luggage, You can't stand up in it (unless you're really, really short) but there's a meditation bench and a table with short legs, a rug and pillows, The yoga mat and weights are in the bedroom closet downstairs, along with the iron and ironing board and extra pillows