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CASA FLORA Quiet & Cozy Downtown Plaza Apartment

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Taos - Casa Flora

Casa Flora Apartment Convenient To Everything

Casa Flora is a complete little two room apartment just off Taos Plaza and close to everything Taos offers.

Enter through a brick courtyard lined with summer blooming flowers and outdoor seating area for an evening glass of wine or a morning cup of coffee.

Casa Flora has a living room/kitchen which is comfortable and inviting. The kitchen is well equipped for at home dining. The living room sofa is a double hideabed for two additional guests or children. The room is heated with a gas log stove and the skylight offers wonderful Taos light.

The bedroom features a queen bed with premium bedding, good reading lights cozy robes, and charming gas log stove.

The full bath has a tiled shower and plenty of towels and bath supplies. Leave your hair dryer at home.

Casa Flora is located in an adobe building built in the 1880's and has wooden floors, hand hewn beamed viga ceilings and many multi paned operable windows. 14' thick adobe walls assure winter warmth and summer coolness.

Casa Flora is furnished with antiques, original Taos art from some of our exceptional artists and my sense of whimsy throughout.

PLEASE NOTE: Even if my calendar shows a reservation for your dates, contact me. I have a total of 11 Vacations in Taos--soon it will be 12 so I have all sorts of accommodations available...

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Melissa Serfling
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016
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About Melissa Serfling

I moved here from Marin County California in 2005. I wanted a simpler life in a small town and have found my niche in Taos. I have a shop (right in front of Casa Flora) called Red Cat Melissiana with lingerie, gifts and a flower shop (hence Casa Flora...) I serve on a number of Board of Directors and still find time to landscape much of downtown Taos. I love sharing information about this wonderful town with my many guests.

I actually own a total of six vacation rentals in Taos. Everything from two little downtown apartments to two and three bedroom homes. All are special and decorated in a very 'Melissiana' style Many of my guests comment that they are what they always thought Taos should be...

Melissa Serfling purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Melissa Serfling chose New Mexico

Some women collect shoes, some collect shoes. I seem to collect houses. I love to furnish, decorate, equip and manage these spaces as vacation rentals. I consider myself 'The Vacation Rental Queen of Taos' I had finished my last project--two homes right downtown on a property that had been in foreclosure for two years. Now it will be on the Home & Garden Tour this summer! Quite a compliment to my style...I needed a new project and decided to turn the back two rooms of my shop into another rental. It's just so much fun!

What makes this apartment unique

Casa Flora is quiet and private. There is room for a couple to stretch out, enjoy, cook at home, but outside the front door is everything downtown Taos with shops, galleries, museums and a dozen restaurants within walking distance. There is even free overnight parking right across the street.


based on 35 holidaymaker reviews

CASA FLORA Quiet & Cozy Downtown Plaza Apartment
average rating of 4.857143 based on 35 reviews

I've deemed Casa Flora my personal retreat site.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Flora is right in the hub of Taos so there is no need to drive. It's artistically beautifully decorated, incredible inviting, quaint, charming, comfortable and memorable. It's a special place.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just right, charming, great location!

  • 4 of 5

Class Flora worked out great for us. No surprises & Melissa, the landlady was helpful and attentive.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your weekend stay. It was fun to make suggestions of things to do!
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Small not too clean, inside smells old. No air to breathe.

  • 1 of 5

Was not able to stay there, due to no air conditioning. I have two small children and the second bed she has a pull out bed, which looked old and dirty. Had to find another place to stay. Owner refuses to refund my money, she doesn't care about your vacation. Stay away from this place, find something better, there is plenty to find and a lot better too.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry you were angry! You arrived late with two fussy children, but I felt you were out of control and just wrong! You are right. The apartment does not not have air conditioning. Few homes in Taos do. The screened windows were open, ceiling fans on and the temperature was very reasonable and pleasant. My description states this and does not say air conditioning anywhere. These old adobes are cool in the summer and warm in the winter with 14" thick walls. You know very well that the sofa sleeper was not old or dirty. You are simply venting. I even told you that I would put apartment back on the calendar and if I could re rent it, I would return that fee. However it was 10 o'clock at night and did not re rent. Technically through vrbo a refund is only given if 30 days prior to arrival. Be sure that next time you read all information carefully and if you have specific questions call the host. I know from my many positive reviews that this is a great and popular rental
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is a great location for my sister and I and my 15 year old daughter. We walked everywhere in the downtown Taos area. It was close driving distance to Taos Pueblo, the Rio Grande bridge, and the Manby Hot Springs. The Grocery store is also close. There were plenty of towels, soft linens, and a fully stocked kitchen. Thanks for your hospitality, Melissa!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It's the cat's meow!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time staying at this downtown casita and I'd never stay anywhere else.

It's clean, cute and so easily located. The bed is extremely comfortable and the natural light from the skylight in the kitchen area makes this a very cheery place.

If you're looking for convenience and a fun, funky place to lay your head, look no more.

If you get a chance to speak with Melissa, the owner, you'll find her warm and engaging and very knowledgeable about Taos and the area. We got some excellent ideas from her on things to do as well as places to eat. Also, the garden in the front is great to have your morning coffee in, or a glass of wine in the evening. It's steps away from the Plaza and walking distance to several excellent breakfast and dinner restaurants.

I highly recommend this charming place.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Eileen for the nice review. I love how guests becoome friends. So glad you like Casa Flora and my sense of style! Yes my courtyard garden is amazing this year and how nice you got to hang out there. I think of you everytime I look at my great, crazy little frog you sent me!
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Taos is wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Great cultural experience for the holidays! Melissa is a kind host.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your holiday stay in Taos and appreciated my suggestions on where to eat. You tried them all!
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
3 hrs. Albuquerque
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Alley Cantina
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
next door--El Gamal or Antonios
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
John Dunn Bridge
Car: not necessary

This apartment is ideal for those who want a quiet, private location right downtown


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Taos, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Xmas 2016
18 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
spr brk 2017
26 Feb 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

cleaning £70
Pet Fee £20

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Taos, USA

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Antique corner sink, vintage lighting, new tiled shower. All amenities including hair dryer. Lots of turquoise towels. Baseboard heat and entertaining artwork (naked ladies...)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , porta crib available
  • Cozy bedroom with queen bed. Premium sheets, down comforter and quilted spread. Good reading lights. Antique dresser, clothes pegs, two robes for lounging. Wood floor, viga ceiling and operable windows. Corner gas log stove--a fire in the bedroom, but no firewood or ashes to deal with. Ceiling fan for summer coolness, but with 14' thick walls not much of a problem
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
You will love Casa Flora! It's special and very unique/eclectic/Melissiana...

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