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CASA DE CUENTOS-MYSTICAL BLISS-VIEWS! HOT TUB, BAR, LARGE FIREPIT AREA

Tammi or Dave

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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CASA DE CUENTOS-MYSTICAL BLISS-VIEWS! HOT TUB, BAR, LARGE FIREPIT AREA

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Arroyo Seco - Casa de Cuentos HOUSE OF STORY

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)

Casa de Cuentos - House of Stories - a picture-perfect place to BE to find your 'story.' Tranquil and mystical, your daydreams and nightdreams here will delight you. Located halfway between the town of Taos and the Taos Ski Valley, our adobe 'home-away-from-home' is private YET close to everything you may want to do while in the Taos area... IF you feel like leaving. (15 minutes to town and 15 minutes to ski.)

As of DEC. 2013: Den has been remodeled/redecorated with enlarged KIVA fireplace, new furniture, Flat screen, BAR and BEER COOLER.

MASTER BATHROOM BEING REMODELED JANUARY 2014--NEW SOAKING TUB and TALAVERA TILED SINK AND WALLS AND FLOORS.

We are convinced you will love our home as much as we do and not care to leave the premises often, yet you could choose to do so with ease. Our hot tub, pool table, movie and book library will provide lots of entertainment. Sit by one of the four Kiva fireplaces to dream stories, tell stories or write stories.

Wood-beamed ceilings, wood and saltillo tiles throughout add to the warmth and tenderness of Casa de Cuentos. There is a separate recreation room area with additional living room and Kiva if one needs space from others while visiting. A beautifully, talavera-tiled breakfast bar sits in-between open kitchen/dining area.

CASA de Cuentos: The main house has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a HUGE den with a BAR and BEER COOLER. You have fabulous views of the mountains out the north-side: large windows frame the mountains perfectly and let them in to the living/dining area. To the south - you have expansive views of the valley and hot air balloons can be viewed floating eye-level or below in the distance. Daytime: Taos-blue skies during the day and STARS in the night-sky are so close you can touch them while sitting in the hot tub in the courtyard. (I just got out of the hot tub and I need to report there are more stars here than I ever knew existed...it is 'plum' full of stars--as my Grandma used to say.)

Pinons and sagebrush are the native plants that blanket the grounds of Casa de Cuentos and their sweet smells are all of the aromatherapy you will need while at this tranquil adobe. Two outdoor living areas: a deck with a hot tub in N.E. courtyard facing the mountains and a new patio on the South-side facing the valley below.

NEW OUTDOOR PATIO AND FIREPIT FALL OF 2013-We provide the wood.

Beginning supplies of: basic spices, laundry soap, shower/bath gel, paper products and firewood all provided.

Casa de Cuentos - the perfect place for a few people to have solitude and/or for a family or two to come together to share and create more life stories.

1 hour from Santa Fe/2.5 hours from Albuquerque/3.5 hours from Colorado Springs/4.5 hours from Denver/Right next to your heart!

Casa de Cuentos - House of Stories - Live your story!

Guest comment : My husband and I, our two grown daughters, son-in-law and grandson had the best vacation ever at Casa de Cuentes! The home is cozy and warm -- very relaxing and peaceful, comfortably furnished and well maintained. Our family could not have been made to feel more at home. KC, the caretaker, is just as the owner described her -- the 'nicest lady we have ever met'! The views from the living room and dining room windows are spectacular. The location is secluded but also convenient to both town and the ski valley. We will absolutely stay here again.

Guest Comment: A magical place! The photos do not do it justice -- it is serene, romantic, beautiful, peaceful, idyllic... My boyfriend and I were so inspired we decided to get married while we were there! My Mom and brother were so inspired at what we did, they mended relations after years! The magic continues....Thanks to K.C., Tammi and Dave!

Keywords: Casa de Cuentos, home, house, adobe, paradise, vacation, dream, romantic, peaceful, solitude, rest, lodging, vacation rental

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
We spent a wonderfully relaxing month at Casa de Cuentos in the fall of 2009. The private location has great mountain views from the deck, the hot tub or through the large picture windows in the house. We spent a lot of time in the well-equipped kitchen cooking up the fresh food we bought at the Taos Farmers Market. Loved the kiva fireplace for those chilly fall nights at the 7000 foot elevation. When we were not vegging out, the location was a great jumping off point for day trips all around northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. Tammi and Dave Clancy are welcoming owners and we could not have asked for friendlier and more helpful caretakers in KC & Kevin Kierst.
Dec 2009
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Tammi or Dave

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Welcome to Casa de Cuentos in Taos! We, the Clancys, purchased our vacation/future retirement home in 2007. We had often visited Taos and enjoyed our short stays. It was during the filming of a short, indie-film for a friend, with Taos as the location, that Tammi declared she wanted to retire in Taos. The Taos magic blessed that statement.

After a bit of remodeling, we decided to try the vacation rental business and we have loved renting our home out for others to enjoy! We have had the most amazing guests and they have all added to the charm of our home. Our lovely caretaker, KC Kierst, watches over our home and our guests while we are in Colorado Springs. If guests need anything, she is there to meet their needs and see to their comfort.

Addendum 2014: WE NOW LIVE HERE! How lucky we are! But, we so love the vacation rental business--that we rent out our 'big' house when we travel. Tammi now teaches at Taos Academy--10th and 8th grades--AND, Dave manages our vacation rentals and keeps the homefires burning!

Views, privacy, luxury and coziness above all!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Reviews

5
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Casa De Cuentos-Mystical Bliss-VIEWS! Hot tub, Bar, Large Firepit Area
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p129625vb
7199640110
Arroyo Seco New Mexico
México city
5

GREAT SPRING HOLIDAY IN TAOS

  • 5 out of 5
We had a great time in Casa de Cuentos, Taos. Since the day we booked, the owner and her friend that is in charge of the house, sent us a lot of useful information for our trip. The day we arrived the house received us with a cosy ambience and a bottle of red wine, so charming. The house is in excelent conditions, fully equiped and very comfortable. The location is great since its just 15 min to Taos center and best of all, 15 min to Taos Ski Valley. I recommend to visit Río Grande Gorge and all the great natural places that New Mexico offer.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Casa De Cuentos-Mystical Bliss-VIEWS! Hot tub, Bar, Large Firepit Area
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7199640110
Arroyo Seco New Mexico
Frisco, Tx
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 out of 5
We had a great time at the Casa. It had everything we needed, including a portable crib, high chair, humidifier, fully stocked kitchen, and washer & dryer. Our favorite part was the pool table, though! ;)
  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
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Arroyo Seco New Mexico
Omaha, NE
5

I MISS IT ALREADY!

  • 5 out of 5
This was one of those few perfect vacations! This was our 25th anniversary and we wanted to treat ourselves by going someplace neither of us as been before - - which is tough, as my husband travels 2-3 weeks of every month for work! We wanted somewhere where we would not get caught up in what I call that "tourist chaos" you often find in other vacation spots, somewhere where we could unplug, spread out, relax and get away from the stresses of life. The house was everything the description said it would be. This is clearly was a well-cared for home and not just a rental. Taos and other nearby towns were fun and welcoming - - you could be as busy and sociable as you wanted to be, and there didn't seem to be the division between "locals" and "tourists" that you often find while on vacation. Red River, a nearby ski area, was a wonderful surprise we stumbled on while driving through the mountains. I get the feeling this is a New Mexico secret - - a Breckenridge or Frisco before the rest of the country discovered them. And we enjoyed an afternoon exploring the Rio Grande Gorge from a nearby local access point that Tammi/KC directed us to, rather than the usual ones in the tourist guides. The whole area was stunningly beautiful and the fall colors were a bonus. We sat in the hot tub every evening, let the stars swallow us up and watched the nearly full moon rise. KC and Tammi made sure our every possible need/want was met, including a long list of local hangouts and making sure we were comfortable during a week when temperatures varied widely. We left relaxed, re-energized and ready to face real life again, and we will definitely try to come back.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Casa De Cuentos-Mystical Bliss-VIEWS! Hot tub, Bar, Large Firepit Area
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7199640110
Arroyo Seco New Mexico
5

PERFECT ENDING TO A LONG VACATION

  • 5 out of 5
Our family of 6 was extremely pleased when we finally arrived after a grueling week and a half of non-stop driving from destination to destination. With 3 teenagers, the game room was PERFECT! The quiet is so full it is almost too much for the mind to comprehend at first. The hot tub was wonderful, the stars beautiful and the hummingbirds enchanting. Thank you for sharing this treasure and putting such thought and care into everything the restless spirit needs to bring it back to it's sense of peace. We will definately be back to find ourselves again when the rat race takes it's toll! May God bless your journey to retirement in such a lovely home.
  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Casa De Cuentos-Mystical Bliss-VIEWS! Hot tub, Bar, Large Firepit Area
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p129625vb
7199640110
Arroyo Seco New Mexico
Park Ridge, IL
5

THIS SUMMER AT CASA DE CUENTOS

  • 5 out of 5
Truly a comfortable home away from home. Property was completely as advertised, with all amenities in perfect order. Peaceful, beautiful setting. Try new restaurant Aceq in Arroyo Seco - great!
  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Casa De Cuentos-Mystical Bliss-VIEWS! Hot tub, Bar, Large Firepit Area
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7199640110
Arroyo Seco New Mexico
Richardson Texas
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 out of 5
Casa De Cuentos was a "Home Away from Home." It was so nice to be on vacation in a home that had all the comforts of your own home. At least that is how it felt to my family. The patio area was amazingly tranquil with the hottub and all the furnishings. I loved cooking in the spacious modern kitchen. The kids loved the gameroom with the big screen TV, pooltable, and comfy chairs, sofa and best of all it was private as a door closes off the gameroom from the rest of the house. We did not have the opportunity to utilize the Kiva fireplaces as it was too hot but it did not matter as the views, serene setting and the overall location was really great for our family. It was such a nice home that we had a hard time leaving!
  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Location

NATURAL HOTSPRINGS-there is a book in house with map explaining locations

OJO CALIENTE-HOTSPRINGS AND SPA about 1 hour-Deemed sacred by indigenous Native Americans of Northern New Mexico, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs has been a gathering place and a source of healing for hundreds, even thousands of years. Come retreat to our secluded refuge. Relax with a massage and our signatureRejuvenate in our legendary waters. ojocalientesprings.com RAFT the RIO GRANDE!

TAOS PUEBLO INDIAN TOURS - Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years. We welcome you to visit our village when you travel to northern New Mexico. Regular hours are from 8am-4:30pm (Monday-Saturday) and 8:30-4:30pm (Sundays) with guided tours available. TAOS SKI VALLEY is known for its "CHAMPAGNE powder".

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Thanksgiving
21 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
5 night minimum stay
$1,700
for 5 nights
From
$325
$1,774
 
 
Christmas
19 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,325
for 5 nights
From
$450
$2,475
 
 
Winter Ski Season
5 Jan 2015 - 5 Mar 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,575
for 5 nights
From
$300
$1,874
 
 
Spring Break
6 Mar 2015 - 5 Apr 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,075
for 5 nights
From
$400
$2,275
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$1,075
for 4 nights
From
$250
$1,375
$4,075
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $90
More than One pet Ex. $75
Notes This is our personal home and it recently was a vacation rental. We are vacation rental owners and our homes welcome you when we go on vacation. Our caretaker lives just down the road. Casa de Cuentos has every luxury of a home as it is our home. (You will love the "beer" refrigerator and new bar.)

If you are just TWO people wanting to rent our home-- TWO people for $1100 per week.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Arroyo Seco in New Mexico

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Computer Available
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Catering Available ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom-InnerSpring-Comfort-Filled Duvet **NEW Casita has a King Bed, Queen size Beds (2) 2nd Bedroom and 3rd bedroom-InnerSpring-Comfort-filled bedding New Casita has an air mattress for a third person, Baby Cribs (1) New Portacrib and an antique highchair provided, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Futon in Living Room Aero Bed Available when booking for larger parties for use in closed off Den area **New Casita has aero bed for 3rd person...
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library ...
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Pool Table
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • hot air ballooning
Notes:
Portable Fans and ceiling fan in kitchen--Gorgeous wood, interior doors, Recreation room/Den with Pool Table, Kiva Fireplace and LARGE, separate living area from Main living area for those that want quiet time or more party space, RADIANT FLOOR HEAT, wood-beamed ceilings throughout, wood and saltillo floors throughout... Recreation room has authentic, adobe "mud" flooring. Lovely rugs throughout. Library with local books, CD's, DVD's and Videos...fiction/non-fiction and travel books for the area with maps. Kitchen will have a beginning supply of coffee/tea/basic spices. Hair dryer in master bathroom
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