Newly Renovated Historic Adobe
- English, Spanish
About Marcus Best
I'm the luckiest guy I know. I'm truly thankful to be a part of this beautiful community and also be able to travel often and far. I've been welcomed into people's homes all over the world, and though I've been fairly nomadic most of my life, now for the first time I have my own place, which I have renovated and am offering as a getaway for fellow travelers to enjoy. I grew up in Snyder, Texas, surrounded by pump jacks and fields of cotton. In the summers when I was a kid, my family would pile into the Good Times van and hit the road for weeks, escaping the 110 degree West Texas heat: Vermont, Florida, Wyoming, northern California, and all in between. When I was fourteen I spent a summer in Germany on an exchange program, and since then I've been hooked on travel. I studied biology writing in college and after graduating worked for the Fish & Wildlife Department in Alaska for a summer. I then worked in Nicaragua as a carpenter for over a year and slowly made my way to Taos, New Mexico, where I've lived for almost thirteen years. My most recent journey was a 16-month solo motorcycle trip around the world and to the bottom of Africa. Taos has a lot to offer for a lover of the outdoors like myself. I spend a lot of time in the nearby mountains, skiing, hiking with my dogs, fishing, biking, and motorcycling. I've always enjoyed many sports, and I regularly play soccer, tennis, basketball, and volleyball.
Marcus Best purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Marcus Best chose Taos
I've always been somewhat of a nomad, but I've found my home base in Taos. I try to live simply and wanted a small but comfortable place in town, but I've never been attracted to typical condominiums. I wanted character and history, something with personality that I could make my own. I knew when I first saw it that this property was exactly what I had been looking for.
What makes this Apartment unique
The location of Best Casa is remarkable. It is just far enough from the main roads that you can't tell your in the heart of Taos, but so close to the center that just about everything you need is within walking distance. The apartment itself has an old-world feel, with double adobe walls and classic mid-century windows. I've always thought of the kitchen as the heart of any home, and this kitchen is the focal point of the apartment; designed with simplicity and functionality in mind. Though the apartment still has a historic feel, it also features high-tech comforts that you won't find in most Taos adobes. You can access and control your music wirelessly through the entertainment system or send movies or videos from your portable device to the HDTV. The tile floor of the bathroom is heated (very nice for bare feet in the morning), and there's even a heated mirror that won't fog up after you take a shower. When I completed the renovation, which took five months, I was very satisfied with the result, but I didn't truly fall in love with the place until I stayed there myself for a week. Best Casa is truly a hidden gem.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Womderful Casita in Taos
My wife and I had a splendid five day holiday in Taos. We stayed at a beautiful one bedroom Casita a block from the Main Plaza. Marcus was a wonderful host and welcomed us upon our arrival. He showed us around the place and gave us great advice on things to do and places to eat in Taos. The Casita was extremely clean and comfortable and had all the amenities. We hope to come back!
Great place great host
The Padre Martinez property is perfect for our visits of two to three weeks. Marcus is a congenial and generous host/owner and we have thoroughly enjoyed our stays at this property.
Everything at this place was high end, appliances, comfortable bed, towel and even a stocked pantry. Close to the plaza and many great eating places. Fun to shop and people watch. Had a wonderful time and would return. Marcus was wonderful, he even gave us some folding chairs to use, so we could go and sit in the plaza for the music concert on Thursday nights. 5+ stars!!!!!
Best Casa VRBO
Well appointed spot . I’ve stayed there twice now, and enjoyed it each time immensely. Close to the town square. Comfy bed. Walking distance to most things you’ll probably need . Recommend highly !
Quiet oasis in Taos
The apartment was super clean, calming, cool and very well located. I would come back in a heartbeat!
We had the loveliest time in Taos and it had a lot to do with the stay here! Clean, perfect location, well appointed. Marcus is super friendly. He gave us perfect restaurant recommendations. Would stay here again in a heart beat! Thank you Marcus!!