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Family friendly, quiet, private and views and sunsets galore.

Stephen Gates

Member since: 2014
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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Turkish
People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Stephen Gates

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Turkish
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Calendar last updated:
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Family friendly, quiet, private and views and sunsets galore.

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

Special Offer: New listing with reduced rates through 2015 15 April - 31 December

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Taos - The Eyrie

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with incredible views of mountains, sunsets and Rio Grande

2000 square foot house with ceiling to floor dining room windows, extensive outdoor patio with barbecue and fully equipped kitchen. Three bedrooms include master with queen bed, full size bunkbeds in kid's room (big enough for adults) and queen in guest bathroom which also has it's own bath. TV room with Direct TV, including NFL Direct in season, outdoor fireplace area with seating, 40+ tree orchard with peaches, apricots, nectarines, apples, cherries and plums in season (you're welcoem to help yourself). Wireless internet, Apple TV, unlimited free local and long distance calling within US and Canada.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Stephen Gates (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Turkish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2015

About Stephen Gates

Family of four, Steve an attorney and business owner, Perihan owns her own business as well and two sons, Aydin (15) and Koray (12).

Stephen Gates purchased this house in 2006

Why Stephen Gates chose Taos

We were simply awestruck by the beauty seen from the homesite. When the agent took us up there and we stepped out of the car, our first thought was OMG, which I said out loud, probably costing us another $10K. We've never been in a place with such varied and magnificent views and with sunsets and rainbows like we've never known. They call NM the land of enchantment and being up on this mountainside looking down to the valley below and mountains around us is exactly what the brochures claim, as hard as that may be to believe. Enchanting is the correct word.

What makes this house unique

Odd as it may sound, we have a lot of birds here even though it's a dryer kind of forest (pinon and juniper) with some sagebrush. We do have a water feature, an orchard and some special plantings for birds, so we end up with nesting Mountain Bluebirds, Towhees, Hummingbirds and a wide variety of other birds large and small. Our floor to ceiling windows in the dining room give a real birds-eye view (sorry, couldn't help myself) of their shenanigans.

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People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

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Family friendly, quiet, private and views and sunsets galore.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
Oklahoma
5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home. The sunsets were absolutely stunning.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Oklahoma
5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home. The sunsets were absolutely stunning.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Dallas, Texas
4

Lots of Space - Great Layout!

  • 4 of 5

We were impressed with the amount of space and the great layout for 2 families in this 3/2 home. Owner super friendly and responsive. Lots of outdoor area for kids to play and run around. Had fires every night (and of course S'mores). Lots of board games/ DVDs for kids/family.

Tons of Pros....but like any property - there are cons - and only list them for constructive feedback for owner - not to deter anybody's stay - as you will not be disappointed!

The only reasons I gave 4 stars (instead of 5) are:

1. Queen Size beds (2) are not very comfortable.

2. Kitchen lighting poor (for us old folks trying to cook!) :-)

3. Laundry area (which we used alot with kids and skiing) needs better cleaning / organization

4. Totally missing a garbage disposal (but that may be a septic issue and not addressable)

5. Not enough hot water for large families to shower (hot water out after 2 showers).

5.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback. It's spring cleaning time so we've already started the laundry room clean. We're also going to take your suggestion and figure out how to get more light directly over the stove, an issue we've noted ourselves. In the daytime it's fine as there's so much light in the house, but at night there isn't enough. We'll fix that. As for the garbage disposal, it can't be done with a septic system unfortunately, as you surmised. Funny thing about beds is that they are quite an individual taste. Truth be told, many have commented how they like the beds and given that they're quite new, not sure what to do about that! Thanks again for the feedback. We always appreciate hearing how we can make it better. Hope you find your way back someday. Steve
Dallas, TX
5

I'm impressed.

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at many places in different areas and different states and this particular location was different than anything we'd experience. In short, because of its location in the middle of open fields and the architecture of the house, we felt we took in a piece of New Mexico back with us. The kids just loved the place, inside, outside, there was always something to stay entertained with (there's board games and tv with lots or movies to watch and wifi works great). The views outside were awesome. A spent two evenings and two mornings outside with coffee, camera, and tripod. Being isolated from the rest of society was new to us but that's what made our stay memorable. We would definitely stay here again as the owner's hospitality around his home is felt without his precense.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Santa Fe
4

love all of the books and the sun

  • 4 of 5

Nice, expansive home suited for one large family or a couple of families. We had a wonderful time. Ask to pay by credit card to avoid issues with payment, which we experienced.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many apologies for the mix-up with the payment. I incorrectly gave the wrong address to mail the payment. Have that fixed now.
Rio Rancho, NM
5

Loved everything about it!

  • 5 of 5

Had a most enjoyable stay. Will be staying many, many more times!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
83 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Old Martina's Hall
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Train
83 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Motorway
1.3 Miles
US 68
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Numerous
Nearest Ski
21 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: necessary

Taos has virtually everything would could want in a vacation destination. There's great outdoors, rich culture, wonderful restaurants and shopping, beautiful and varied scenery all over and warm and friendly people.

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Prices & Availability

From $149 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Taos, New Mexico

Special Offer: New listing with reduced rates through 2015

Special Offer From:
Dates 15-Apr-2015 to 31-Dec-2015

We just listed this home a few months ago and would like to invite you to check it out through 2015 with special rates well below standard for the area.

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Off season
6 Apr 2015 - 18 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$522
for 3 nights
From
$149
$874
$2,975
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Season
19 May 2015 - 19 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
$702
for 3 nights
From
$209
$1,174
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Off season
20 Sep 2015 - 20 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
$582
for 3 nights
From
$169
$874
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Week
21 Nov 2015 - 29 Nov 2015
6 night minimum stay
$1,875
for 6 nights
From
$300
$1,575
 
 
Winter Season
30 Nov 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
$702
for 3 nights
From
$209
$1,174
 
 
Christmas & New Year's
19 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
6 night minimum stay
$2,775
for 6 nights
From
$450
$2,275
 
 
Winter Season
4 Jan 2016 - 29 Feb 2016
3 night minimum stay
$702
for 3 nights
From
$209
$1,174
 
 
March
1 Mar 2016 - 31 Mar 2016
6 night minimum stay
$1,575
for 6 nights
From
$250
$1,325
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $200
Cleaning $75

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Taos in New Mexico

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bunkbed Room - 1 Bunk Bed
    Guest Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master bedroom window looks south toward Georgia O'Keeffe's Pedernal Mountain. Shares bathroom with bunkbed room. Guest bedroom has it's own bath.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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