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Victorian Casita year round and artist's residence for a winter retreat

Bedrooms Studio
Space 53 m²
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom 2 bath winter rental, 2 separate casitas available year round

Relax and enjoy this unique Taos landmark designed and built by

renowned sculptor and painter, Thom Wheeler.

Wake up to the sunlight streaming through beautiful stained glass windows and sit on your private decks and watch the stars at night. The landscaped gardens, fountain and nearby creek are a local attraction and have been featured on the Taos garden tour three times and the subject of numerous magazine articles.

The main residence is available for monthly winter rental.

A freestanding victorian style casita is filled with old world charm with all the modern amenities to make your visit both memorable and comfortable.

A detached one bedroom studio apartment is also available on request for an additional charge. It is on the second story, newly constructed, beautiful views. Kitchenette with refrig and microwave. Perfect for family or friends traveling together.

Keywords: Modern casita with old world charm. Filled with stained glass, marble and stainless steel kitchen, contemporary bath, laundry. Peaceful setting minutes from plaza, galleries and restaurants.

More Details

Lavinia Wheeler
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Lavinia Wheeler

Thom Wheeler is a prominent sculptor and painter, living in Taos since 1985 when he built his castle studio and home. His work is nationally and internationally renowned and in prominent collections around the country.

Why Lavinia Wheeler chose Taos

For skiers or anyone looking for a truly Taos winter escape the artist"s personal home is available to rent on a monthly basis.

The detached casitas offer a peaceful garden setting year round, to relax and enjoy the beauty of Northern New Mexico

What makes this studio unique

An artist sanctuary, mountain views, beautiful gardens peaceful surroundings


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation studio rental in Taos

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 53 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Detached Unit - 1 king
  • King bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
hiking trails and waterfall nearby, beautifully landscaped peaceful gardens, art gallery on property, potential for an additional studio apartment for rent.


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Victorian Casita year round and artist's residence for a winter retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Colorado Springs, CO


  • 5 of 5

Truly a magical place. Thom and Lavinia are wonderful hosts. Do yourself a favor and spend some time with them.

  • Submitted: 2-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Such a pleasure to share our home with such beautiful people
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Very relaxing and enjoyable stay.

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful Christmas escape for my wife and me. Lavinia and Tom were great hosts. We enjoyed our time with them very much. I must also mention their two great dogs, Shelley and Scout. The property is truly unique and we feel fortunate to have experienced it. We plan to return sometime in the summer or early fall to enjoy it in another season.

  • Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You won't be disappointed here.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 nights here in October. Everything was perfect. They provided coffee and creamer for the coffee pot. A bottle of wine was waiting for us when we arrived. Thom and Lavinia were the perfect host. They both made you feel at home and you could talk to them like you have known them forever. Location was fantastic. I hope to make it back one day.

Don't pass up this Place!

  • Submitted: 6-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thom and Lavania were so hospitable! It felt more like a bed and breakfast than a typical VBRO. The apartment was clean and comfortable. One downside was there was not wifi available in the room. We mentioned this to the owner and they stated they are not able to make it better, but you can access if you sit outside.... this is not a bad option because the porch is very quaint.

  • Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely sweet little place

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this place twice now and always look for it when we plan to head to Taos. It's a sweet quirky place on beautiful property. Deliciously comfy bed. Gracious hosts.

  • Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It is a pleasure to have you both as guest. Hope to see you again soon
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kerrville, texas US

value and comfort

  • 5 of 5

We loved this casita, and Thom and Lavinia were perfect hosts. The casita is thoughtfully and fully furnished, and since we do most of our own cooking while traveling we especially appreciated the excellent kitchen.Security was excellent - we had no problem leaving for the day. We both also work full-time (even while on vacation) using the internet so we were very happy with the high speed connection. You could not do better for a short or long term stay in Taos. You may want to inquire if the upstairs will be occupied while you are there - it was for a few days while we were there and while there was really no problem you could definitely hear people moving around. We will absolutely book again on our next visit to Taos.

  • Submitted: 14-Oct-2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation studio rental in Taos

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 29 2018 - Apr 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$32.03
Pet Fee C$25.62

Holiday rates vary

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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