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Wonderful, Downtown Treasure

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 4 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Taos - Red Cat Melissiana apartment

Historic Downtown Apartment 2-4 guests

This apartment is right downtown and convenient to everything Taos has to offer including restaurants, shops, galleries and museums.

For five years this was my popular shop Red Cat Melissiana. One day I realized my passion was Vacation Rentals (this is my 7th) and not retail so it was time to re invent once again... Red Cat Melissiana Apartment is located in an 1880's building with all the charm of old Taos and so much history. Originally this was a street with small homes and shops across the street from the Plaza and the original Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. This street was once the Red Light District of Taos with a network of underground tunnels leading to interesting destinations and all kinds of varied stories. There are many spirit activity reports for juicy stories to share. Just ask me...

This apartment is now a newly re furbished space decorated with my antiques, original art and sense of whimsy throughout. It's everything you could want on your vacation for 1-4 guests and so very 'Taos'.

Built in the 1880's, the building has many wooden vigas (ceiling beams), creaky old wood floors, 14' walls and many windows -all operable and screened for summer breezes.

The living room has a futon couch and sleeps one to two guests with bedding stored in antique trunk/coffee table. There is a big flat screen TV if TV is something you want on your vacation. It's located in a one of a kind cupboard in the living room behind closed doors.

The bedroom features a queen bed with high end bedding and a decorative quilt. There is a trastero/armoire for your clothing and please leave your robes at home since there are two just waiting for your cozy moments here.

The kitchen features an eclectic tiled counter, vintage cooktop, sink and refrigerator combo. It is well equipped and offers all amenities for any cooking at home. Table for two-four and extra chairs if you need them.

If you visit in spring, summer or fall you can enjoy 'Melissa's Secret Garden' a private little private oasis under a box elder tree surrounded by container plants, a wall fountain, outdoor lighting and lots of assemblage garden art.

The new bathroom features a fully tiled corner shower,a sink set in an antique New Mexican cabinet, lots of fluffy towels and everything you need for your stay.

Your winter heat is a big gas log stove--the feel of a wood burning stove without the hassle of firewood.

My style of decor is Melissiana Eclectic. What is this? it's a mix and match style with antiques,yard sale and consignment treasures, original art and more--always fun things for my guests to discover, appreciate and enjoy.

This downtown historic building actually has three private apartments and is perfect for single travelers and couples or combine the three and bring a big group of friends and families. The three apartments will sleep up to ten guests in total. All kinds of possibilities (Check out the other two apartments Vrbo 422849 (the Red Cat House) and Vrbo 513557 (Casa Flora)

Great prices, nicely furnished with a quirky sense of style, well equipped, comfortable beds,old adobe with thick walls for peaceful nights and privacy, right downtown and parking across the street. WOW!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Melissa /Taos mgr.
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
30 November, 2016
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About Melissa /Taos mgr.

This downtown apartment was originally my first and in all likelihood my last retail experience. I spent five years re inventing myself. I was an antique store, but liked my treasures too much to sell them... a lingerie store with great pieces, but...I was a flower shop with amazing floral designs, but... Then a popular gift store with truly unique pieces, but nothing ever quite worked... Once more it time to re invent. I realized I did so well with my six Vacation Rentals. I loved furnishing all my places (all those antiques...) and a reason to go to yard sales and my favorite consignment stores. I filled my homes with eclectic bits and pieces. My style was Melissiana eclectic. As my plumber said, 'Nothing you do makes any sense, but when it's all done, it just works!' I had a reason to buy all the original art that spoke to me. I have stayed in so many vacation rentals myself that I have a good idea of just what amenities and extras I wanted to offer vacationers. I enjoy interacting with all my guests and sharing what I love about this little mountain town I have called home for eleven years.. I received so many positive reviews that I decided to close the shop and pursue my passions so Vacation Rental #7! So much fun!!!

Melissa /Taos mgr. purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Melissa /Taos mgr. chose New Mexico

I fell in love this this historic little street and love the charm of old adobes. It has a great location right downtown, ample parking across the street. The street has so much charm and is beautifully landscaped! That would be me. I was a professional landscaper in Northern California before I moved to Taos and am proud that this street is now considered, 'The Garden Street of Taos'! I even won a Taos Beautification Award. All in my spare time. Ha Ha! It gives locals and visitors so much pleasure every summer and I love the color and vibrancy of my plants.

What makes this apartment unique

Charming old adobe with 14' thick walls, lots of windows, hand hewn vigas (ceiling beams), creaky wood floors. Great privacy and a downtown location that is the best! Comfortable, whimsical and the Secret Garden too...

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Wonderful, Downtown Treasure
average rating of 4.52 based on 25 reviews
5

So personal! So "Taos" !

  • 5 of 5

I have now stayed in two of Melissa's casitas, and their furnishings are so personal, I feel like I have met her face to face! This one is literally a stone's throw from the wonderful farmers' market, and anything else that is happening on the Taos Plaza. Thanks, Melissa! I loved them both, but of course will have to try the others too, because they are each so quirky and unique...like Taos itself! ;)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amarillo, Texas
5

Unique and fun!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location and lots of fun!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Germantown
3

convenient location

  • 3 of 5

This is a cute (and small) apartment, but extremely convenient to Taos square. The interior lighting was very dim so I replaced some lamp bulbs.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great, creative, artistic place close to the square

  • 4 of 5

Very cool little place a block off the square.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is downtown and convenient to good restaurants and interesting shops. We took two small dogs with us and it worked out well for them too. We hope to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it. Hope you and your dogs got to spend some time in my side garden courtyard.
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4

Very pretty, perfect location

  • 4 of 5

A perfect spot for a weekend getaway. Can't find a better location.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it Petra. Fun sharing my favorite places too.
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Location

Nearest Airport
150 Miles
Sunport Albuquerque
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Alley Cantina
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Bellas Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
John Dunn Bridge
Car: necessary

Wonderful downtown location. Across the street from downtown Plaza. Walk to shops, galleries, museums and restaurants

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Taos, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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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
£702
for 4 nights
From
£159
 
 
spr brk 2017
26 Feb 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£484
for 3 nights
From
£139
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£167
for 1 night
From
£99
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee added £67
Pet Fee £20

Cleaning for 1-2 guests $75. More than 2 guests or with pet $95

Manager's 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 apartment in Taos, USA

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Big, bright and well supplied
  • wonderful sink area- from antique S.W. cabinet tiled corner shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large and private
    other - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Second bedroom/studio apartment adjoining for two + couples
  • Queen bed with quality bedding. Good bedside reading lights Double futon in adjacent living room with bedding for 1-2 additional guests
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
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
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
A wonderful private space in an 1880's old adobe. Across the street from the Plaza. Walk to a dozen restaurants. The 'Secret Garden' This apartment can be rented with adjacent apartments for additional guests

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