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Designers classic adobe home in Taos, available for a select few yearly

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 185 m²
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Stylish, art filled calming space offering 2 private bedrooms, for 4 or fewer


Casa Nueva Vida (New Life), also known as Casa Encantada #5 and was combined with #4 to make one stylish space years ago. This is THE jewel property of the Casa Encantada compound with approximately 2,000 square feet of art filled space and ample outdoor space for lounging, dining or enjoying the shade and nature. Even while sitting in the hottub.

Greetings! You have found THE perfect Taos home for your visit, especially if you wish to stay in someone's HOME and not just a rental property with typical rental property furniture.

We are a well traveled and PARTICULAR couple who are seeking like minded individuals who understand high end furnishings and art. We are offering our beautiful, two-story, adobe casita within an easy walk to the Taos Plaza, restaurants and galleries, but only to a few select couples or small groups per year.

Dating back to the 1700's and sitting on land once farmed by the Tiwa tribe of the Pueblo Native Americans, our casita is an authentic example of early adobe structures. Our main structure dates back to 1910 as part of a family compound. The property then became a Bed and Breakfast in the 1980's named Casa Encantada, and then wonderfully updated in 2005 into several individual residences, retaining the Casa Encantada name.

Our special adobe home was originally two adjacent Casitas which we purchased separately and then combined to provide approximately 2,000 square feet of fabulous interior space and two fully- stocked kitchens.

Consisting of two master-suite bedrooms with private baths, a front sunroom with a fold out sofa and 1/2 bath. Enjoy our two fireplaces, one wood burning and one gas. The gas one can be used year round, the wood burning one is in the downstairs bedroom. You'll definitely find extreme detail at every turn. Enjoy our private, spacious outdoor area with plenty of room to appreciate the high desert climate. Soak in our large outdoor hot tub and watch the stars at night. Or have dinner under our beautiful portal that makes for great outdoor dining in the spring, summer and fall. Light the oil lamps in our fire pit and enjoy a glass of wine before dinner.

If you want a true Taos experience with privacy and serenity, this is the place. Our home and possessions are important to us, so we are particular. Although we would prefer parties that would not include young children (under 10), each offer would be considered on a case by case basis. We love children, we just need to have further discussion if younger than 10. Special rates to couples (2) looking to enjoy our private space. Sorry, although we love them, NO pets are ever allowed. All guests must also be non smokers, although smoking is allowed outside if you pick up after yourselves. No parties or gatherings are allowed in our home, and only approved guests may enjoy it. NO daytime visitors other than those approved on the contract.

Casa Nueva Vida ESPECIALLY welcomes couples for romantic weekends, and offers consideration when the party is just two people, depending on availability and we consider parties up to 4 adults, and 2 children (or so).

NOTE: If you need more sleeping space than we offer or if you have friends/family that are coming at the same time, inquire about the casita next to ours owned by our daughter and her husband. Their studio is listed on VRBO as Casa Encantada #3. #636014 and is right next door, so easy back and forth access. This studio is handled by a management company and you would not be in touch with us regarding the rental and availability for studio #3.

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Mike and Lola
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation bungalow rental in Taos

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , two full baths and one half bath available.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 full baths and one half bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    sleeper sofa - 1 queen
  • Two private bedrooms and baths, one upstairs and one downstairs. Both have queen sized beds. 1/2 bath downstairs as well as a fold out sofa. NOTE: Our home is perfect for FOUR, but can handle six on a case by case basis.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
It is possible you've not encountered property owners as selective as we are. Casa Nueva Vida is our home and is filled with cherished possessions therefore we restrict our rental consideration to like-minded couples, adult parties (6 or less) and families with extremely well-behaved children who are respectful of the property of others. We simply ask you to treat our home as you would want us to treat yours. Having said that, we encourage dreamers, artists, writers, global nomads and all-around good human beings to write with questions. We like adventure-seeking, kind-hearted couples and families interested in experiencing life, but not from the lounge of a five-star hotel. Sorry, no smoking and no pets (no exceptions).


Nearest Airport
134 Miles
Albuquerque, NM
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
El Monte Sagrado Resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
El Monte Sagrado Resort
Nearest Ski
19.4 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: recommended

We're just a few blocks to the famous Taos Plaza, an easy walk for most times of the year.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation bungalow rental in Taos

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 29 2017 - Dec 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
Jan 11 2018 - Mar 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 2 2018 - Mar 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mar 21 2018 - Jun 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
4th of July weekend
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day weekend
Aug 29 2018 - Sep 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$223.55
Property Damage Protection C$126.46
Refundable deposit C$638.7

Unlike other Taos properties, our home is just that, our home. We prefer select couples, for romantic getaways. Therefore we are particular and only offer Casa Nueva Vida a few weeks per year. Prior to arriving you will receive detailed instructions on caring for our property. We also require at least one phone conversation between us and renters prior to arrival date. Our property caretaker will greet you with keys and show you our home. Feel free to reach out with questions!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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