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Views Abound in this High Desert Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

House On 3 Acres - Sleeps 8-9 360° Views Of Mts, Gorge, Taos

Looking for swank sophistication, objects d'arte? Sorry, you'll have to look elsewhere. . . If you want ease, charm, and kick-back relaxation this is your home away from home! 2000 s/f of fully equipped comfort on 3 acres. We also have a 2 bedroom "Casita"-details below. We are 20 minutes from Chair 1 at Taos Ski Valley. 15 minutes from Taos Plaza. Year Round beauty and seasonal outdoor activities abound in our region and our home is smack in the center of the best of it!

Settle in on a heated banco surrounding the table in the fully equipped kitchen. Share a meal with all your pals at the banquet-sized dining table. Enjoy your favorite hot beverage in front of the signature 'Trini Velarde' Kiva fireplace in the sunken living room, or cool beverage on the shady portal, then tumble into bed in one of 3 large bedrooms. There are 2 baths, each with tub & shower (packnplay crib available upon request).

The main house has a 200 s/f mudroom with clothes-line, washer & dryer - you can clean and dry your gear and be back in action the next morning! Family-friendly Fun - Stocked game closet, super-sized fenced yard and plenty of (heated in winter) floor space. We've been renting and exchanging since 2010. We love our home and love knowing others do too! References/Reviews available - please inquire.

We are a FAMILY. We are not a business that 'invested' and now pays 'property managers'. We OWN our home. We LOVE our home. We love our neighborhood and our neighbors. Adjacent our Casa Grande is our "Casita" which can be rented in addition to the main house, or by itself. Our Casita has 2 small bedrooms (twin bunks in one and queen in other), a full kitchen, and bath with large shower but no tub. It sleeps up to 4 people but is best for a couple or small family as the bedrooms are not sound-proof. Please inquire for more details and photos of the Casita!

More Details

Francine Lindberg
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french, spanish, * some French & Spanish, not fluent
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

About Francine Lindberg

We built this house from the ground up in 1988. We raised a family here and are now 'scattered to the winds'. We retain this home because we all treasure it and return as often as possible. When we are not using the home ourselves we enjoy knowing others are! We are two retired professionals with four grown sons and one grandchild. The nearest lives an hour and a half away in Southern Colorado the furthest in Atlanta, GA.

Francine Lindberg purchased this house in 1988

Why Francine Lindberg chose Arroyo Seco

The boys all learned to ski and snowboard and love winter sports & are avid hockey buffs. Taos Rec Center has an official size rink in the winter (roller-rink in Summer). We love the extensive outdoor sports available literally steps outside the door - hiking, mountain biking, tennis & swimming (several nearby venues), great massage and other therapies at the local spas. Wonderful Southwestern Cuisine. World Heritage Site, Taos Pueblo. Art, Night-life, Theater and Community events abound. Seasonal Farmer's Mkts are a great place to stock up on local products. Arroyo Seco has two small grocery stores and many great places to dine. The list goes on and on!

What makes this house unique

The Views. Hands-down single most amazing thing is the view. And it is constantly changing. From season to season and hour to hour. Watch the birds and the bees in the garden by day, 'light shows' of distant lightning almost nightly in Summer, the mountain-side turning from snow-covered white, to green, to gold in Autumn. It is just a breathtaking location. The Comfort. Make no mistake the home is Not shiny and new, but it is 2000sf of unpretentiously charming, clean, and well-kept comfort.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Arroyo Seco

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We love our home & happily share it with others willing to treat it with respect. By booking you agree to monitor children & pets At All Times.
  • Your booking is your agreement to indemnify and hold harmless the owner for any harm to any person or pet in your group regardless of fault.
  • The house is 100% non-smoking. Summer 2018 High Fire Risk!!! Taos County mandate - NO OUTDOOR SMOKING. Period.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1st Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , delightful Mexican Saltillo Tiles decorated with fishes
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , heated tile floor, Saltillo tile throughout
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap and towels provided. Basic first-aid and assorted sundries are provided at no extra cost (e.g. sunscreen, lotion, q-tips, toothpaste).
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • First Bedroom - 1 queen , (closest to bath) large windows face the Mountains
    Family Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Picture window with mountain views. Crib on request.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Spacious layout with huge closets.
  • Master Bedroom - has a leather swivel chair and small table beside the window. Great place for some private time. Plenty of heated, carpeted floor-space for yoga or stretching out tired muscles. Views to North and West. Additional bedrooms are spacious and equipped with large closets, bedside tables and chairs and views. A cot and crib are available upon request. Living room couch can be made up to approximate a twin-sized bed. Each room has its own unique style and homey detail including shelves with local artifacts and books to read.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Our Casita sleeps 2-4 and can be rented in addition to the Casa or as a separate unit. It is equipped similarly to the main house. Please inquire for more details.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Phoenix, AZ

Great Long Weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a long weekend here to do some rafting and hiking with our 3 kids (ages 10-12-14). It is out of town a little ways, but that's what we wanted for more privacy. Good amount of space and the kitchen was nicely stocked with extras like seasonings and olive oil spray - which came in handy :) House was clean and owner was very easy to work with - would stay here again.

  • Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house, good deal

  • 5 of 5

The descriptions are accurate. The photos may undersell the house. It was very comfortable with lovely views. My son loved the breakfast nook and thinks we should have one now. It was very reasonably priced. Recommended.

  • Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house on large, secluded property

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location and house. Definitely take time to watch a sunrise and sunset during a stay. Also, must go out at night and see the stars. Perfect for our family of 4. 10 minutes to ski area or town. Highly highly recommend.

  • Submitted: 24-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property, location, and value

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as promised. Beautiful views and house was perfect. I will try to stay here again if I come back to Taos. Don't wait book now.

  • Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas

Spacious and Cozy with BEAUTIFUL Sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need is at your fingertips and Francine is very helpful. The house is big enough for 2 families to hang out comfortably. This was our second spring break at this house. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: 22-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson, AZ

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the house. We decided to cook in every night because the kitchen and house was so comfortable. Only 20 minutes to ski valley. We hope to rent this house again when we come back to Taos.

  • Submitted: 5-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Taos Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Taos Cow
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: necessary

We have a 2 bedroom Casita which sleeps 2-4, or the 3 bedroom main Casa which sleeps 8. The Sangre de Christo Mountain trails are minutes away by car or head straight out the door by bike or on foot! These mountains are the Southern Tip of the Rocky Mountain Range. Taos Ski Valley is a world renowned resort with a high percentage of challenging terrain. There are several more ski areas nearby for those desiring a more laid back ski experience. Babysitting and ski school are available. Village of Arroyo Seco is a lovely 1 mile walk. There you will find quaint shops, groceries, restaurants, post office, bars and seasonal music and festivals. The famous Town of Taos with its many art galleries, studios, historic pueblo, fine and affordable dining, spas, tennis, etc., etc. is a short 10 minute drive south.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Arroyo Seco

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Peak
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Casita Rate
Mar 16 2019 - Apr 30 2019
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning 1-4 guests C$106.27
Cleaning 5-8 guests C$166.05
Refundable Damage Deposit C$398.52

Reduced rates considered - please inquire.
Prefer "PayPal Friends & Family" or an e-check over regular Paypal or a Credit Card, as CC's charge 3%.

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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