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Dos Tusas Grand & Gorgeous Summer Smiles

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Spectacular Mountain Views, Perfect Setting for Group, Beautifully Appointed

The ideal setting, Dos Tusas is a grand and gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with majestic views of the mountains and the wide open New Mexican Mesa.

Travel just 4 serene miles from the historic Taos plaza and find yourself at our elegant 3500 square foot, 5 acre property. Let yourself in and relax in the elegant living room. Choose from one of the 3 over-sized chairs or the warm caramel-colored leather sofa. Make it even more cozy by lighting a fire in the Carmen Velarde fireplace or turning on some tunes with the Life Style Music System. The living room boasts 15 foot high ceilings with traditional vigas and latillas.

The kitchen with its many cabinets and tons of counter space is a cook's dream come true. It is well-stocked with many small appliances, a dishwasher, a microwave, an electric range, oven as well as a large refrigerator. Sit and snack at the large kitchen island or enjoy a meal, a beverage or time with your book in the dainty breakfast nook just off the kitchen.

The large dining room with its graceful table, seats a party of 10 comfortably, but more can squeeze in easily along the lengthy cushioned bench.

The living room, dining room and kitchen all have gigantic windows with sweeping views of the surrounding fields and mountains.

The 3 main bedrooms are privately located up 6 Saltillo-tiled stairs and share a long hallway.

The sumptuous master bedroom has its own large Mexican-tiled private bathroom with a deep bathtub or if you prefer, an upright shower. Enjoy the master's intimate view of the rock and flower garden. Sleep so well on the king bed which comes made up with fine cotton linens and a down comforter. Afghan treasure chests, a vibophone, African artwork, antique lamps and an Asian-inspired armoire appoint this gorgeous room.

In Queen Room #1, the bed is also clad in cotton linens and a down comforter and the window frames a private view of the back of the house's peaceful garden.

In Queen Room #2, you will find original Taos artwork, an Indian relief, an Afghan hope chest and a darling Asian-inspired tiny chair.

The Queen Rooms share a bathroom which is conveniently located in the hallway between them. This charming bathroom with its large bathtub, Mexican tiles and traditional vigas, is easy to share.

Down the 6 stairs from the 3 main bedrooms is the fun and functional kid's room with two twin beds, a kid-sized table and chairs, plenty of puzzles and games, art supplies, and a TV with satellite.

The crowning jewel of Dos Tusas is the library. With another Carmen Velarde fireplace, thousands of books, a sleeper sofa, a luxurious leather couch, a tapestry-covered reading chair, satellite TV, and a DVD player; the library is everyone's favorite room. Although each room is perfect and comfortable in its own way, the library is exceptionally welcoming and nurturing: a perfect quiet retreat.

When the weather calls you outside, enjoy the song of the wind through the aspen trees on our flagstone patio where there is a table to fit a comfortable 6 or a cozy 9 person dinner. Located in the Los Cordovas section of Taos, Dos Tusas has been tastefully landscaped with poplar trees, lush green grass, latilla fencing and local flowers.

Dos Tusas also comes with a two car garage, a washer and dryer and plenty of closet space. We use environmentally friendly cleaning products.

A ski party's destination, Dos Tusas is a convenient drive up Blueberry Hill Road to Highway 150, only 20 miles to the Ski Valley. A dreamy drive down highway 240 will get you to the center of town in less than 10 minutes; or take 240 the opposite way, to the south side of town, and you're on you're way to Santa Fe.

What truly makes Dos Tusas unique is that it is so large and also so cozy. The antique furnishings, original artwork and incredible views of the beauty of Northern New Mexico make it a destination unto itself. Please enjoy the grand escape that Dos Tusas is, all by yourself or with your family and friends! Often we can be flexible regarding length of stay and rate so, please send us an inquiry; we invite you to come and stay!

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks english, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Saskia

I am originally from the eastern flat lands of the Netherlands, or as I like to call it, 'the Iowa of Holland.' Although I love traveling and big cities; I am small town spirit whose heart resonates with the enchanting New Mexican nature. I have two amazing daughters, love playing the piano, and am happiest when I'm doing math. With gratitude and gracias, enjoy your Taos Adventure at Dos Tusas.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Ranchos de Taos

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Private Bath/Main Bedroom - toilet , tub , shower
    3rd Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main - 1 king
    Queen - 1 queen
    Queen2 - 1 queen
    KidsRoom - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming


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Dos Tusas Grand & Gorgeous Summer Smiles
average rating of 4.9636364 based on 55 reviews

2018 Ski Trip

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Taos many times over the last decade, and I think we just found our favorite rental.

A few days before our rental date winter weather was forecasted to move through NM, Texas, and Oklahoma. At the last minute we asked Saskia if we could adjust our dates to beat the weather, she was quick to respond and worked wonders in getting the house ready to accommodate us early. She is a kind and approachable person, and always went the extra mile to help us enjoy our stay.

As other renters have said; the house and property is spacious, beautiful, and clean. The VBRO pictures are good, but you don't get to appreciate how much attention to detail went into each piece of artwork, the unique (and still comfortable) furniture, and furnishings in every room. Each room is different from the others, but it all works together beautifully.

A very relaxing and enjoyable place for people of all ages.

  • Submitted: 19-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home

  • 4 of 5

The house was great and we really enjoyed staying there. Wished we had booked a longer vacation.

  • Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dos Tusas Grand Friend's Weekend

  • 5 of 5

If you want an amazing place to stay, this is it! Friends for over 40 years, we were looking for a place that would suit all our needs. This beautiful property and home did not disappoint. It is far enough away from town but close enough to everything you would need. The views are amazing. We took advantage of the country road for a brisk walk. We also sat on the large rocks in the backyard for a time to sit, talk and laugh. This home gives everyone a space to be quiet. And, gathering spaces to tell old stories and create new ones. You will love staying here and we plan on making this an annual event!

  • Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cousins' Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting houses for 20 years and this was one of the best! The views and home were fabulous. The pictures of the house didn't do it justice. Saskia promptly replied to any questions we had and was very easy to work with. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

A bit of heaven in the Sangre de Cristos

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned home from a visit to Taos and a four night stay at Dos Tusas, and our only regret is that we hadn’t rented this wonderful home for an entire week! We’ve been renting VRBO properties every summer for the past ten years or so, and Dos Tusas has to rank at the top of that list.

The house sits just south of Taos proper, in Ranchos de Taos, just a short drive from Taos Plaza. From almost every room in the house (even the shower!) there are expansive views of Taos Mountain to the north and the Sangre de Cristos to the east. The property is beautifully landscaped, with a verdant lawn and cool, shading aspen trees. Just next door is the property’s namesake, a large prairie dog village. We spent lots of time and countless photos documenting the “neighbors” every day.

The graceful adobe house itself is a delight, with large, open rooms, beautifully detailed. Perfect for families or couples traveling together, Dos Tusas has plenty of places to gather as a group, a spacious patio overlooking the mountains, a living room with kiva fireplace, an inviting, well-stocked kitchen. But it’s also large enough to allow everyone a cozy space to retreat for some wonderful soul-enriching peace and stillness. The cool, shady library was a particular favorite for some afternoon down time.

Saskia, the owner, provided us with everything we could have wanted for our stay; ever thoughtful, she even mailed us an electronics charger that one of our group had left behind.

We couldn’t have enjoyed our stay at Dos Tusas more, and eagerly look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overland Park, Kansas

Beautiful, spacious, well maintained, view to die for, convenient, a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was my family's third visit to Dos Tusas. We can't describe enough how much we enjoy staying there. From 3 years to 64 years, there is so much home to enjoy. I particularly just like sitting on the back patio and watch the setting sun's light play with the mountains. It's so convenient to all things Taos. Saskia is a gracious and wonderful hostess. We will return.

  • Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Ranchos de Taos

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning C$132.84
Pet Fee C$39.85
Refundable Damage Deposit C$332.1

Rate quoted is for double occupancy. Additional Guests are $20/night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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