Duplex in residential neighborhood overlooking Taos Mountain, sleeps three, designer decorated, walking distance to historic Plaza, Bent Street Shops, Harwood Museum, Farmers Market & Kit Carson Park where a variety of art fairs and music events occur. Fully equipped kitchen, HD TV with Direct TV service and wifi, washer dryer. French doors lead to a private patio where guests will be able to see the array of stars in the night sky.
The view of Taos Mountain is vividly present from the front of the property, with cows grazing in the pastures in the foreground. A segment of a rural scene is juxtaposed within a family residential area, a short walk, about 15 minutes, (.5 miles), to the historic Taos Plaza, library, museums, Bent Street Shops, fine dining, farmers market and Kit Carson Park where many art fairs occur and music groups perform. It is about 19 miles to the Taos Ski Valley for exceptional skiing / snow boarding.
Our charming duplex originated as a renovation from a typical Taos 1930’s ranch house. It accommodates three, is approximately 600 square feet and some guests have described it as “intimate yet spacious”. The modern feeling of spaciousness may be due to the ceiling angles, at the high point the ceiling is close to 10 feet and at its low point, it is close to 8 feet. Architecturally, the Artists Retreat is a balance of archways with contemporary linear angles. The walls are all hand troweled with a very light peach gypsum stucco that emits a modulated contemporary veneer adding to the tactile warm appearance.
Upon entering guests pass under an arched passageway before approaching the living room. Guests wanting to prepare food will find the well equipped compact kitchen with a fridge, gas stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker & grinder, toaster oven, a variety of pots & pans, cutlery, utensils and dish ware. We provide organic coffee beans and an assortment of teas.
Rather than decorating and embracing a single period or style, we have contrasted modern furnishings with vintage and contemporary wall art, creating spaces that exude charm, travel and warmth which are intended to make guests feel relaxed in a comfortable atmosphere. The brown stained concrete flooring is enhanced with a variety of area rugs. The living room couch transforms into a single pull out mattress for a second sleeping area. Facing the couch, is a large 42” HD TV with Direct TV service, DVD player and wifi.
The bath room has a shower and tub, with high quality towels including a hair dryer. The stacked washer / dryer including detergent is convenient for those guests who have been on the road for a while and for those who may be traveling with children.
The large bedroom is designed for ease and comfort featuring two sizable closets with luggage racks, a queen size bed, Serta pillows, and high quality deluxe linens. The mid century bed board includes a reading lamp and clock. An oak dresser with end tables and crystal lamps offers ample storage. The french doors in the bedroom welcome a sunny space that opens to a private tree lined back yard and intimate patio where guests can enjoy coffee or tea in the morning or celebrate the evening with a glass of wine. The patio is situated in a private back yard with shade trees and a sitting area for four. Come summer, shade wings cover the sitting area for additional coverage. The back yard fencing, a traditional northern New Mexico "coyote fence”, made from "latillas" ( aspen poles ) surrounds the back yard giving a sense of privacy.
Natural gas heating with thermostat controls. No air conditioning but two table fans provide plenty of cross ventilation in summer.
Designated parking in front of the duplex accommodates a minimum of two cars. For guests arriving in the evening, an activated front light automatically turns on for convenience. This is a smoke-free premises. There is NO SMOKING permitted in the unit or on the property. This includes e-cigarettes, "vaping" or other forms of inhalants. No candles. We cannot accomodate pets as some guests have allergic reactions to pets. If you are visiting friends or family in Taos, their pets cannot be brought to the property. We do not permit parties, gatherings or events of any kind without prior approval of the host.
In essence, we offer a well-appointed home that speaks of art and a warm and welcoming environment for those that stay.
We respect the privacy of our guests who are available to contact us via email and phone at any time. We live in the out-skirts of Taos and will take us @ 20 minutes to meet guests for orientation upon their arrival at the airbnb. Our phone is a land line and cannot receive text messages, calling is best.
Interaction with guests
As Taos residents for over forty years, we are especially familiar with the arts and culture of the area. We are happy and available to share local and regional tourist information upon request...from the wonderful Wool Festival, San Geronimo Feast Day at Taos Pueblo, fall arts events and summer music festivals.
Check In Time 3:00 pm
Check Out 11:00 am
Special arrangements are required for early check in and / or late check out
This is a Smoke Free premise. There is NO SMOKING permitted in the unit or on the property. This includes e-cigarettes, "vaping" or other forms of inhalants.
We cannot accomidate pets as some guests have allergic reactions to pets. If you are visiting friends or family in Taos, their pets cannot be brought to the property.
We do not permit parties, loud music, gatherings or events of any kind without prior approval of the host.
No rearranging furniture or lamps except the pull out couch.
No more than two cars allowed.
Maximum Occupancy is limited to three guests
There is a $200 damage deposit required and held by airbnb
This deposit is not part of guest fees for the stay and is fully refunded if the following occur:
No damage to the home or contents,beyond normal wear and tear. Guests are expected to leave the premises in an identical manner as it was received on the first day of occupancy.
No missing, lost or damaged furniture, rugs, pillows, silverware, pots, pans, cutlery, appliances, artwork.
No stained or missing towels or linens, observe posted instructions in bathroom mentioning removing creams / oils before going to bed and not using a face wash with 10% benzyl peroxide.
All debris, rubbish / discards are placed in trash.
All recycled materials: paper, cardboard, glass & aluminum placed in container under the sink.
No soiled dishes, pots and pans, cutlery and other appliances.
No traces of cigarette smoke and or pet hair / odor in the premises
Do Not Flush anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products can be flushed down the toilet. If the plumbing is clogged and determined that feminine products resulted in clogging the system, a sum of up to $200 could be charged.
No exterior fires
Housekeeping: Housekeeping or daily maid service is not provided during your stay or included in your rental rate. Linens and bath towels are provided. A washer and dryer is available, laundry detergent included.
Guests staying will not hold owners liable for any damages to persons or property arising from any cause whatsoever, which shall occur in any manner in or about the said premises, and guests hereby agree to indemnify and save harmless owner from any and all claims and liability for damages to persons or property arising from any cause whatsoever, which shall occur in any manner in or about the said premises. Further, the owner will not be liable for any damages or losses to persons or property caused by other residents or other persons. The Owner also will not be liable for personal injury, damage, or loss of resident’s personal property from theft, vandalism, fire, water, rain, hail, smoke, explosions, sonic booms, acts of God, or other causes whatsoever.
My husband and I are artists / designers who love to travel and discover the magic of other cultures. We have lived in Mexico and have traveled throughout many countries in Central, South America and Europe. We love Taos because of its diverse cultural arts and the spirit of its people.