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Tammi or Dave Clancy

Member since: 2007
Speaks English

Casa De Cuentos-Mystical Bliss-Hot Tub, BEST Views! Firepit w/wood supplied!

67 Reviews
People12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Taos - Casa de Cuentos HOUSEofSTORIES

House, up to 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-12)

Casa de Cuentos - House of Stories -3400-square feet COZY and LUXURIOUS home- NEW ADDITION and remodeling: Art-Studio 1000 square foot addition and remodeling in our home as of Feb. 2016-a picture-perfect place to BE to find your 'story.' Tranquil and mystical, your daydreams and night dreams 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 20 minutes to ski.)

Our home is just recently back on the vacation rental market after a hiatus where we lived in it and remodeled it on and off for three years. It was a vacation rental as far back as 2007 and much loved by guests as you can tell by reading the reviews. We are excited to offer it, once more, to vacationers in the Taos, New Mexico area.

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, den-bar area, art studio, and game/movie and book library will provide lots of entertainment. Sit by one of the four Kiva fireplaces and Firepit Courtyard area 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 4 bedrooms (a KING bed in master and QUEEN beds in the other two bedrooms-.the 4th being a art/studio- living area-mini-kitchen with sleeping-built in TWO XL Twin beds and another regular twin bed) and 2 bathrooms (one with a large shower and the master bathroom has a deep, soaking tub) and a HUGE den with a BAR and BEER COOLER-with extra sleeping space. (There are three living areas where extra aero beds supplied if needed-up to 12. There are actual beds for 10.) You have fabulous views of the mountains out the north-side: large windows frame the mountains perfectly and let them into 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-turquoise 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.)

The views from the second-story NEW art-studio-living-mini-kitchen area are THEE best in Taos--360 degrees of turquoise skies and mountains and sunrises and sunsets. Watch the moon rise, watch the sun rise and sun set..from the art studio-heaven!

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 with new flagstone patio with a built-in firepit facing the mountains and a new patio on the South-side facing the valley. The NorthEast courtyard has a huge fenced in area (fence is 6-ft. tall) for dogs' pleasure and well-being.

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.

(Can you tell Dave loves to design and build?)

35 minutes from Red River/50 minutes from Angel Fire/1 hour from Ojo Caliente/1.5 hours 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!

We require payment in full to hold your booking unless your total is over $1000 and more than three months out. If you need to split payments, just ask.

Guest comment : My husband and I, our two grown daughters, son-in-law and grandson had the best vacation ever at Casa de Cuentos! 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. 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 Tammi and Dave!

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Tammi or Dave Clancy (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks English

About Tammi or Dave Clancy

Tammi teaches at Taos Academy Charter School and Dave maintains the vacation rentals. We love Taos!

Tammi or Dave Clancy purchased this house in 2007

Why Tammi or Dave Clancy chose New Mexico

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 home fires burning!

What makes this house unique

Views, privacy, luxury and coziness above all! Oh, and enchantment-fancy word for magic.

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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Reviews

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based on 67 holidaymaker reviews

Casa De Cuentos-Mystical Bliss-Hot Tub, BEST Views! Firepit w/wood supplied!
average rating of 4.970149 based on 69 reviews
5

Excellent Property!

  • 5 of 5

Casa de Cuentos was an excellent choice for our group of 4 adults and 4 kids. Lots of room inside and out and very comfortable. The house is fully equipped for all cooking, entertaining and relaxing. We especially liked the the outdoor living areas that made for great sunrise and sunset viewing. Great hiking and biking right out the front door with amazing views of the Sangre de Christo Mountains and the little town of Arroyo Hondo. The house is located just outside of Taos and situated so that we could easily get to most anywhere on the Enchanted Hwy. We were able to visit all the ski resorts in the area and the trout fishing options were simply amazing! Dave even came by to maintain the hot tub daily and make sure all was in order for the day. Casa de Cuentos will surely be one of our top vacation destination choices for years to come.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very welcoming and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Home is very spacious and warm! Great for a big family - lots of space! Amazing views! Love this place! We are already planning our next trip!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful House, Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time visiting Casa de Cuentos! It was perfect for a reunion of three families with plenty of privacy for small groups to hang out as well as lots of big open spaces for the whole group to gather. The kitchen is a great place to cook together and is very well-stocked (though you'll need to bring your own garlic press). The hot tub is clean and affords great views of the night sky. The second floor bedroom/art room is charming and light-filled and gives 360 degree views of the mountains. The master bathroom is beautiful and the deep soaking tub is lovely. The house stayed cool despite the 100+ degree temperatures outside. We loved the Black Rock hot springs and swimming hole nearby as well as our visit to Taos Pueblo. This place has everything you need for a great vacation. We almost didn't want to leave the house during our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are grateful for your thoughtfulness with our home. That darn garlic press-where did it go? We will get another one and have it in the kitchen for your next visit.
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Beautiful Art Studio/One bedroom

  • 5 of 5

We spent a night in the new art studio wing, which consisted of the master suite and two story art studio. The views from the second store are fantastic, and over all the space is very large. The location between Taos and the ski area was perfect for our trip. I would absolutely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful time at Casa de Cuentos. It is a beautiful setting and a quiet place for a getaway. We used it as a homebase to explore the surounding area including hiking at the Ski Mountain and at Wild Rivers in the Rio Grande del Norte Nat Monument. The house had plenty of space and privacy for days when you want to do nothing as well! The outside decks and hammock were a wonderful place to lay back and read a book or eat a casual dinner! I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the Taos area

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taos Style!

  • 5 of 5

Casa de Cuentos is open and inviting. Fireplaces inside and out and the owners supply the wood. Southwest colors warm all the rooms. We loved the den with Rooster's Bar--with an honor bar! Beds are comfortable and there is lots of room for large or small groups of people to mingle and to have solitude, too. Oh and the views--the views! The hot tub was a welcome respite at the beginning and end of each day. Thank you Clancys!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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. 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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Taos, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Last-minute Special
28 Jul 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£406
for 3 nights
From
£135
£679
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2016
3 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£510
for 3 nights
From
£170
£877
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
30 Oct 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£451
for 3 nights
From
£150
£755
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
19 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
£892
for 4 nights
From
£223
£1,208
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre-Christmas 2016
16 Dec 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£1,206
for 4 nights
From
£302
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year's Eve Week
31 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,508
for 4 nights
From
£377
£2,191
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Ski Season 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 9 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£633
for 3 nights
From
£211
£1,057
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break 2016
10 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,194
for 4 nights
From
£298
£1,511
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2017
7 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£451
for 3 nights
From
£150
£755
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer/Fall 2017
6 May 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£610
for 3 nights
From
£203
£1,057
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£519
for 3 nights
From
£173
£876
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

$50 Pet fee is min for a min stay. For a longer stay than 3 nights, the pet fee will be recalculated at $15 per night up to a max of $95 for a week's stay for one pet. 2 pets would be more. Will discount for 2 depending upon length of stay.

WILL BOOK TWO NIGHTS IF IT IS LAST-MIN. OR FITS BETWEEN TWO OTHER BOOKINGS FOR A HIGHER RATE THAN OUR NORMAL NIGHTLY RATE.

Ex. Person Fee-$15 per night

EMAIL for last-minute rates (within 10 days of arriving) and TWO-NT. Stays (last-minute) for great deals!


If you are staying a week or less-we prefer total payment up front. If your total is more than a week's booking and more than two months out--we will take half the payment up front and the other half is due on or before two months of arrival.

Cancellation Fee: If you cancel before three months of arrival-you get your booking $ back MINUS a 20 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 90 days of arrival-you forfeit the amount UNLESS we are able to rebook. Refund will be minus the cancellation fee. We highly recommend traveler's insurance-google for the best companies and rates. We don't travel without it when we prepay for travel and lodging.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Taos, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Deep soaking tub in master with hand held shower and walk in shower in hallway bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , New!-Upstairs-Sleeps 4/2 Twin X LONG/1 Twin Regular/1 folds
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom-InnerSpring-Comfort-Filled Duvet Queen size Beds (2) 2nd Bedroom and (3) 3rd bedroom-InnerSpring-Comfort-filled QUEEN bedding (4) 4th bedroom in **New addition has fourth sleeping area AND living area-- two deluxe XL twin bancos in the Upstairs art studio in new addition. One regular twin bed and one folding twin bed that is easily moved. Plenty of room for Aero beds in there, too, or any of the three other living areas. Baby Cribs (1) Portacrib Beds for 10--Aero Beds Available when booking for larger parties for use in closed off Den area, Master Study, Living Room or in Art Studio
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
Notes:
Portable Fans and ceiling fan in kitchen--Gorgeous wood, interior doors, Recreation room/Den with Large Fireplace and Bar and Games, Kiva Fireplaces, Woodstove and THREE 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 and bar with commercial beer refrigerator...Lovely rugs throughout. Bar with commercial Bar refrigerator, 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. NEW, ART STUDIO. Hair dryer in master bathroom

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