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Melissa /Taos mgr.

Member since: 2009
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Speaks english

Wonderful, Downtown Treasure

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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Photos and Description of the Taos vacation apartment rental

Historic Downtown Apartment 2-4 guests

This apartment is right downtown and convenient to everything Taos has to offer including restaurants, shops, galleries and museums.

For five years this was my popular shop Red Cat Melissiana. One day I realized my passion was Vacation Rentals (this is my 7th) and not retail so it was time to re invent once again... Red Cat Melissiana Apartment is located in an 1880's building with all the charm of old Taos and so much history. Originally this was a street with small homes and shops across the street from the Plaza and the original Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. This street was once the Red Light District of Taos with a network of underground tunnels leading to interesting destinations and all kinds of varied stories. There are many spirit activity reports for juicy stories to share. Just ask me...

This apartment is now a newly re furbished space decorated with my antiques, original art and sense of whimsy throughout. It's everything you could want on your vacation for 1-4 guests and so very 'Taos'.

Built in the 1880's, the building has many wooden vigas (ceiling beams), creaky old wood floors, 14' walls and many windows -all operable and screened for summer breezes.

The living room has a futon couch and sleeps one to two guests with bedding stored in antique trunk/coffee table. There is a big flat screen TV if TV is something you want on your vacation. It's located in a one of a kind cupboard in the living room behind closed doors.

The bedroom features a queen bed with high end bedding and a decorative quilt. There is a trastero/armoire for your clothing and please leave your robes at home since there are two just waiting for your cozy moments here.

The kitchen features an eclectic tiled counter, vintage cooktop, sink and refrigerator combo. It is well equipped and offers all amenities for any cooking at home. Table for two-four and extra chairs if you need them.

If you visit in spring, summer or fall you can enjoy 'Melissa's Secret Garden' a private little private oasis under a box elder tree surrounded by container plants, a wall fountain, outdoor lighting and lots of assemblage garden art.

The new bathroom features a fully tiled corner shower,a sink set in an antique New Mexican cabinet, lots of fluffy towels and everything you need for your stay.

Your winter heat is a big gas log stove--the feel of a wood burning stove without the hassle of firewood.

My style of decor is Melissiana Eclectic. What is this? it's a mix and match style with antiques,yard sale and consignment treasures, original art and more--always fun things for my guests to discover, appreciate and enjoy.

This downtown historic building actually has three private apartments and is perfect for single travelers and couples or combine the three and bring a big group of friends and families. The three apartments will sleep up to ten guests in total. All kinds of possibilities (Check out the other two apartments Vrbo 422849 (the Red Cat House) and Vrbo 513557 (Casa Flora)

Great prices, nicely furnished with a quirky sense of style, well equipped, comfortable beds,old adobe with thick walls for peaceful nights and privacy, right downtown and parking across the street. WOW!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Melissa /Taos mgr. (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks english


Nearest Airport
150 Miles
Sunport Albuquerque
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Alley Cantina
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Bellas Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
John Dunn Bridge
Car: necessary

Wonderful downtown location. Across the street from downtown Plaza. Walk to shops, galleries, museums and restaurants


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
xmas 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
spr brk 2017
Feb 26 2017 - Mar 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee added C$113
Pet Fee C$33

Cleaning for 1-2 guests $75. More than 2 guests or with pet $95

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Taos

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Big, bright and well supplied
  • wonderful sink area- from antique S.W. cabinet tiled corner shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large and private
    other - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Second bedroom/studio apartment adjoining for two + couples
  • Queen bed with quality bedding. Good bedside reading lights Double futon in adjacent living room with bedding for 1-2 additional guests
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
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
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
A wonderful private space in an 1880's old adobe. Across the street from the Plaza. Walk to a dozen restaurants. The 'Secret Garden' This apartment can be rented with adjacent apartments for additional guests