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Want Charm? Private romantic escape for 2 & pet! Between Taos and TSV

Bedrooms 1
Space 69 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Casita w/ big private yard and hot tub,1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath,

This little home is beautifully furnished and the best kept secret get away in Taos. The house has a latilla fenced yard with lovely gardens and private parking, on a dead end road in one of the quietest areas in Arroyo Seco. Centrally located between Taos Plaza and Taos Ski Valley, it is a great home base for all the sights and activities in our beautiful area. We welcome your best friend dogs, too! (There is a one time $50 pet fee).

The Casita has a gourmet kitchen furnished with lots of spices and basics plus all the accoutrements including French press, blender, microwave, and both gas and charcoal grills. The living area is attached with a comfy daybed and lots of pillows plus a trundle for sleeping downstairs if you don't feel like going up to the queen loft with gorgeous views of the mountains and even a waterfall! The little sundeck off the bedroom is always the best place to catch some rays, and the beds are bamboo and 600 count cotton sheets with down comforters and pillows. There are 2 TV's, one in the bedroom and a large screen in the living area, plus a stereo-CD-tape player and free WI-FI. There is a big deck with a hot tub, and a few reading nooks under the shade trees in your quiet fenced yard.

There are lovely roads to walk or bike ride from your door, and its only 2 or 3 miles into the charming village of Arroyo Seco with great coffee shops, dining and shopping and even a little grocery store. For bookings over 2 weeks we provide maid service after the 14th day. The serenity and privacy make this an exceptional place to relax and rejuvenate.

Keywords: Casita, Private Home, Bungalow, Studio

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Arroyo Seco

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 69 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Daybed/ trundle
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Privacy on a single lane dead end country road, unbelievable star watching, even in the winter from your private hot tub


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Want Charm? Private romantic escape for 2 & pet! Between Taos and TSV
average rating of 4.911111 based on 50 reviews

Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

From the welcome visit by Guido, the black lab ambassador, to the split of Gruet sparkling wine from Kitty, our arrival after a long day of driving was a delight. The casita has a carport to protect your vehicle, a hot tub, and all of the items you need to have a relaxing stay. Our dog, Tucker, especially liked the fenced-in, grassy casita yard, surrounded by an even larger fenced-in, grassy main yard. The loft bedroom is cozy and charming. A great place to stay near Taos.

  • Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us Marie, Bill and the inimitable Tucker! We truly enjoyed having you and watching you all enjoy our Taos charm ~ and all of the area. We're glad you got to use the Casita as your jumping off place to explore the whole Taos area. We look very forward to having you again. All the best, Kitty Joe and Guido
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Austin, TX

Great romantic getaway just minutes from Taos and Skiing

  • 5 of 5

Kitty’s place was cozy and very well stocked with supplies...blankets, toiletries, kitchen utensils, etc. We loved the hot tub out on the deck and used it every day. Our 2 small dogs had a great time exploring the fenced yard. What a beautiful house it is and so remote- feeling yet just minutes away from tons of restaurants, bars, Taos and the Taos Ski Valley.

The house has a sleeper sofa as well as a loft bed upstairs. The stairs were fine for us but a little steep for the dogs. I think if older folks were staying here it might be good to have some anti-slip backing or paint on them. Lots of windows and great natural light through the whole house. Internet was fine for checking email and surfing Web. Had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: 6-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The owner was very accommodating and very sweet! We would definitely recommend this place and more than likely will return!

  • Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Ashleigh and Lance.... it was great having you. We welcome you back anytime!
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Wayland MA

Peaceful and pastoral

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week staying at Kitty's, enjoying the beautiful location and cozy ambiance of the casita. Loved stargazing from the hot tub after a long hike and too much dinner! Also had fun playing fetch with Guido, the resident Lab. (as former lab owners) Great spot and very attentive hostess! Enjoy!

  • Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado

Great dog friendly adobe in Arroyo Seco

  • 5 of 5

Rented Kitty's casita from Aug. 5th - 8th of this year. The pictures looked great and the actual rental, even better.

The adobe casita sits on the back of Kitty's property and is very private. Large fenced in yard for our dogs, they loved it. The hot tub was a great way to chill and relax after a long day. The main level consists of the living area and kitchen with the bathroom around the side hallway where there is a large closet for hanging clothing as well as shelves. The stairs up to the bedroom area are rather steep, and the dogs did not want to venture up. The bedroom , which is a loft is very comfortable with plenty of storage in the dresser.

The area surrounding the adobe is very quiet and peaceful. It is just a short 2 mile drive into Arroyo Seco, and Taos is just another easy 9 mile drive down the road. We thought we had made a mistake staying so far out of Taos, but it ended up being the main reason we will return again.

Thank you Kitty for letting stay in your casita, we will be returning soon.

  • Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us, and treating the property so well! We would love to have you come back any time, and welcome you to be in touch in the future about your next trip to Taos. So glad that you enjoyed the quiet and privacy. We look forward to your return Kitty
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Paradise in Arroyo Seco

  • 5 of 5

The nine days I spent at Kitty's Casita in Arroyo Seco (5 miles outside of Taos) were thoroughly delightful---everything I'd hoped for in a 'retreat' and base for reconnecting with the magic of Taos after 22 years away. Kitty was a wonderful host; I especially appreciated her thoughtfulness in checking to see whether I was home before mowing the lawn or bringing in a service person. She was both friendly and respectful of my privacy. The Casita itself is darling and lovingly tended. Clean, comfortable, well- appointed, and with cooling shade trees in the backyard. The new hot tub was great--though I will say it would have been preferred had the heating element not run nearly perpetually; personally, I much prefer the lovely quiet of the surrounding area, sans hot tub noise! Just my preference. The only other 'heads up' to an otherwise glowing and appreciative stay ( and review) is that the steps to the sleeping loft are very (!) steep; wise to hold both of those hand rails and not to try to carry too many things up/ down at a given time. All-in-all, I HIGHLY recommend Kitty's Casita; it was tough to leave and I look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: 12-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us Tracey and your thoughtful review. We take it all to heart, and are glad you got to enjoy the new hot tub and the cool shade of our big trees, and the wonderful Taos charm that you remember! We wanted you to enjoy the new hot tub so we hurried to install it, but we are in the process of changing the electrical service to 220 that will eliminate the humming of the heater. It will be ready when you come back! Thanks again, we really enjoyed having you. Best regards ~ Kitty and Joe
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Kitty Franzetti
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Kitty Franzetti

My husband Joe and I have lived in Taos for over 30 years and love it!

Kitty Franzetti purchased this cottage in 1991

Why Kitty Franzetti chose Arroyo Seco

I built this little casita in Taos just before my mother died in 1991. I wanted a small private cozy house that was easy to maintain in a quiet area, its really a dream come true!

What makes this cottage unique

One of the best qualities of this property is the views and the quiet of the area. The property sits on 1 and a half acres, and because we are in a very rural area the stars at night are unimaginable, and really wonderful to enjoy from the warmth of the hot tub, even on very chilly nights (as long as you don't get your hair wet!)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Twenty-five years ago we came through here, a honeymoon trip, on motorcycles leaded with sleeping bags, tents and miscellaneous gear.

Twenty-five years laer at Kittys

Casita ~ soft beds, cozy sheets, warms showers, red wine and steak and lobster!! AHHHH ~ age does have its advantages!

A beautiful week ~ in a beautiful place.

Thank you
Oct 2010
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Arroyo Seco

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break
Mar 10 2018 - Mar 19 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee C$127.15
Pet Fee C$63.58

please note we do not allow children under 10. Please note there is an extra person fee of $25.00 per night for each additional guest after 2. The casita is one bedroom with an open loft to the living room area with sleeper sofa.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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