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Casita Juliet in Taos, New Mexico

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


About the property

Casita Juliet Is A Wonderful Little House With Charm And Personality

Casita Juliet has it all for the single traveler or couple. Located on a quiet, downtown street and five minute walk to the Plaza. It is a one bedroom (Queen) little home with a well equipped kitchen, separate eating area, large living room ( couch could sleep one additional guest or child comfortably). It is decorated in my style of antiques, art and whimsy.

Casita Juliet has all new appliances, dishes and kitchenware, towels and bedding in a charming intimate yet roomy little house. Ceiling fans in bedroom and living room as well as screened windows and door for summer visits. Electric baseboard heaters in all rooms insure cozy winter stays. It has two outdoor living areas and of course a ridiculous number of plants--a signature of mine...

Although there are two homes on this property, both have a feeling of privacy with separate off street parking, garden and outdoor living spaces.

Casita Juliet can also be combined with the main house 'Casa Madre' as a family compound for a larger group of up to 8 in four bedrooms

As with all of my properties Casita Juliet is pet friendly.

If Casita Juliet is booked for your dates, please look at vrbo 797997 (Casa Azul) or Vrbo 920144 (Casa Verde) which are also downtown one bedroom casitas.

Please note Casita Juliet can be booked with Vrbo 482097 on the same property for larger groups.

More Details

Melissa /Taos mgr.
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2018

About Melissa /Taos mgr.

Some women collect shoes or husbands. I seem to collect houses! I love buying old adobes, renovating them, furnishing and decorating then turn them into hugely popular vacation rentals

Casita Juliet is my fifth home and has a wonderful story. This casita is part of a downtown compound and like the big house on the property (VRBO #482097) was in foreclosure for two years. I saw the potential of this property and am lucky enough to have a mother who at age 96 wanted to do something for me while she was still here to be part of it. I bought the two houses on this property in February 2013 and got to work. Casa Madre was finished in June and has proven to be a very popular rental.

Casita Juliet while on the same property has a wonderful sense of privacy. It is separated from Casa Madre by two over the top garden areas, a latilla fence and has it's own private parking area. It is named for my dear friend Juliet who once lived there and is my garden helper and housekeeper.

I love all five of my properties, but Casita Juliet is very special to me.

Melissa /Taos mgr. purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Melissa /Taos mgr. chose Taos

As I said earlier I do love buying old adobes, bringing them back to life and making improvements along the way.

I fell in love with this property long before I bought it. I was friends with the owner and a fellow yard sale fanatic. When it came up for sale in a foreclosure I told my mom about it and as they say, the rest is history.

What makes this cottage unique

Casita Juliet is a 1000 sq. ft. complete little house for one person, a couple (or three since the living room couch is big and I have bedding for it) The remodel was fairly gruesome since it entailed removing the roof and raising the ceilings. The original ceilings were only a little over 6' and I'm 5'11' myself. Now the rooms are open and inviting, cozy, but not crowded, decorated with my antiques, art and sense of whimsy throughout. I saved what was charming and unique and repaired or replaced what was just not right or did not appeal to me.

The kitchen is small, but well equipped. There is a separate eating area, and a utility room with a washer/dryer.

There are two delightful, private outdoor areas under portals for dining or just relaxing. AND this property is just, a five minute walk to the downtown Plaza through a nice, historic neighborhood.

I am a plant lover and in summer Casita Juliet is a garden wonderland with in ground plants and flowering pots everywhere. Even in winter you can enjoy all my indoor cactus and succulents in unique pots. No two alike and it's a container if it holds soil! Cowboy boot, oil can, saucepan, bucket...

Another advantage to Casita Juliet is that combined with the main house Casa Madre and the Bunk House (so much fun!) this property can be a family compound and sleep 12.

It is also fenced and pet friendly!

Please note: even if my calendar shows a reservation for your requested dates, contact me. I have six listings on Vrbo and manage another5 also on Vrbo. Everything from one and two bedroom apartments to one, two and three bedroom homes, condos and even family compounds. I can find a rental for you!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Melissa, My family so enjoyed our stay in Taos. Casita Juliet has everything a small family needs--comfortable and nice and toasty upon our arrival late in the evening--a real treat for sure!

Casita Juliet was a perfect home base as we explored everything and no downtown parking hassles. You were right. We could walk everywhere. We'll be back for sure!
Oct 2013
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Taos

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Leave your hairdryer home!
  • Very Southwestern with Mexican tile details and Saltillo tile floor. Nice big turquoise towels and fun stuff to check out. Wait till you see my art on the door...
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Sunny bedroon with Queen bed and unique headboard. Good reading lamps, saltillo tile floor and turquoise robes for two! Ceiling fan and screened windows
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
I just know you will love Casita Juliet! It's a very special home away from home in Taos.


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Casita Juliet in Taos, New Mexico
average rating of 4.866667 based on 32 reviews
Colorado Springs, CO

Melissa always delivers

  • 5 of 5

Over the years we have stayed in a number of Melissa's properties and have always been impressed. Properties are always well thought out and stocked. We can bring our dog is we want. You can beat it. Casita Juliet is no exception. Thanks Melissa

  • Submitted: 6-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. Return guests are so important! They say a lot about how they like my ten places in Taos. Lots of choices for vacation rentals in town and so many guests seek out mine. I have fun decorating and as far as stocking my places I always say if I don't have it, you won't need it! Yes all of my properties are dog friendly.
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Cute house in Taos

  • 4 of 5

Casita Juliet was very cute and I'd stay there again. The unit itself was great, but Wifi / internet were constantly in and out , and there is no cable. Of course none of this is an issue if you are trying to completely unplug :) Also, the hot and cold water was switched in the shower which took a little time to figure out. A little further from the Plaza than I'd thought, but cute and charming!

  • Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Casita Juliet. Yes Internet can be the bane of existence in Taos! It often goes in and out for no apparent reason or when the wind blows, heavy snowfall or hard rain! It is also the reason I cancelled Direct Tv which is prone to all the same issues. I find a Smart Tv with Netflix, sling and numerous local channels more reliable. Most of my guests consider a five block walk to the Plaza to be walking distance.
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Cozy and quaint

  • 5 of 5

Great location... fabulous interior design... peaceful porch sitting... I would highly recommend for a romantic get away

  • Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed Juliet for your romantic getaway! Private, fun decor and as you say great location. I'm glad you two had time to relax and enjoy my two outdoor seating areas surrounded by gardens.
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Pure Taos Charm

  • 5 of 5

My extended family and I came to stay in Taos for a weekend of memorializing our mother. We rented both Casa Madre & Casita Juliet. It was perfect! The cozy front porch, outdoor sitting areas and large, open dining area allowed us to spend time together eating, talking and playing games. Everything we needed was provided. We also loved how close it was to downtown, yet how "tucked away" it felt. So charming!!!

  • Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. I'm sure it was a mixed weekend for all of you with sadness yet family time. I am so glad you all had the chance to gather at my property and enjoyed what I offer.
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Great Casita!

  • 4 of 5

A really cute, southwest space! It was just the perfect spot for us and look forward to visiting again. The casita is adorable, loved the furnishings and decor! Great location to the plaza and loved, loved the record player! Thank you for sharing, Jerry and Debbi Donner

  • Submitted: 5-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed Casita Juliet. It is a fun space. I had a good time decorating it. Quiet neighborhood yet short walk to Plaza. Glad you liked the record player too! Melissa
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spring break ski trip

  • 5 of 5

my daughter and I had a great time for our annual ski trip. Very quiet location, great kitchen and barbecue with all the equipment. Melissa was, as usual, a great host and helped resolve a wifi issue which was on the provider side. This was fixed during our first day. I highly recommend the Casita Juliet.

  • Submitted: 25-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for nice review and your return visit to one of my rentals. Glad we light a fire under Century Link on their Internet issue so your daughter could complete her homework! Hope to see you again next Spring Break.
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
Albuquerque Sunport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Alley Cantina--short walk
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Taos Golf & Country Club-open to the public
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Lamy, New Mexico
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
John Dunn Bridge on the Rio Grande
Car: recommended

Taos has something for everyone. In a small town of less than 6,000 residents we boast great restaurants, galleries, museums shopping, a myriad of outdoor activities and of course the Taos Pueblo--longest occupied settlement in North America)


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Taos

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$135.22
Pet Fee C$12.88

large living room sofa with bedding available

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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