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3 blocks from the Plaza. Thick adobe walls, artisan iron work and 2 courtyards

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 3 nights

About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 bath, light-filled, historic adobe 3 blocks from the Plaza.

In the very heart of Taos, Casa Rosa is just 3 blocks from the Plaza where, in the warmer months, you can dance to live music on Thursday evenings and browse the farmers market on Saturday. Shops, restaurants, museum and parks are just a few minutes walk from the casa. In the winter, leave your car in town and take the shuttle, a block away, to the Ski Valley for a nominal charge.

Casa Rosa has plenty of light, unusual for an historic adobe. It has 2 bedrooms, each with king beds and traditional and beautiful fireplaces that do burn wood but that we fill with candles. We've been told Casa Rosa works well for 2 couples since each bedroom adjoins a sitting room.

The two baths have Mexican hand painted tiles. One comes with a spacious shower that easily fits two, and the second has both tub and shower. The bathrooms in this historic, quirky adobe are not adjacent to the bedrooms.

The kitchen is well stocked -- make breakfast, latkes or Christmas cookies or in the summer bake an apricot tart with fresh apricots from the farmers market or cherries or apples (if you time your visit right) from the tree in the patio.

Enjoy that tarte--- or breakfast or cocktails--- on one of Casa Rosa's two courtyards planted with flowers and fruit trees (apple and cherry)

Off street, private parking.

Also available is our Coyote Guest Suite, suitable for a single, a couple or couple with a child. It is located on the way to the Ski Valley, near Arroyo Seco, about 20 minutes from Casa Rosa. Gorgeous views, gorgeous sunsets.. 1 bedroom with queen bed, bath, microwave and small frig. Large portale with hammock for lounging and reading and enjoying the views as well as table and chairs for meals al fresco. Please inquire.

More Details

Cheryl Gibert
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2017

About Cheryl Gibert

I'm a New Orleanian who fell in love with Taos many years ago. Taos has been our second home and my family's ever since. We have not only Casa Rosa in town but a smaller guest suite with a private and independent entrance that sleeps 2, plus a child, closer to the Ski Valley, up the mountain from Arroyo Seco on the way to the Ski Valley. Write us if you prefer a less urban or smaller accommodation. See last picture in our photos.

Cheryl Gibert purchased this house in 2014

Why Cheryl Gibert chose New Mexico

Casa Rosa on Martyrs Lane is an historic property. It oozes charm with its Mexican tiled bathrooms, thick adobe walls, adjoining courtyards and its custom iron work wrought in a forge in Questa north of Taos. Look for the iron snakes, frogs, and other garden animals on the windows amidst the iron vines twining up the bars. We simply fell in love with this charming, quirky house. We hope you will too.

What makes this house unique

Location: center of Town. 20 Minutes to Nature.

Architecture: Historic, charming and quirky.

Great Shops nearby, galleries, markets (flea and farmers)

Culture: Native American, Hispanic, Anglo

Spirituality: Churches, synagogues, mosques... nature

Music from classical to blue grass to rock

Festivals: Solar to Wool to Pueblo.

Art: in museums and on the street. In workshops and festivals.

So much diversity and unpretentious sophistication for such a small and friendly town.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

3 blocks from the Plaza. Thick adobe walls, artisan iron work and 2 courtyards
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Denver, CO

Cozy get away right in the heart of town.

  • 5 of 5

I needed a quick get away from the City and couldn't have found a better location or more comfortable place to be. Thank you for the clean and comfortable place! I will definitely be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Dusti. We look forward to your return!
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Linda & Jay T.

  • 5 of 5

We have now stayed at Casa Rosa for two summers in a row. We love the central location in Taos where we can walk to restaurants and shops that are on and around the Plaza. There is a wonderful courtyard with an outdoor dining area and another sitting area with a hammock. Both areas are brightened up by beautiful flowers. The house is a cozy, comfortable adobe that we came to consider as our home away from home. Cheryl is the perfect landlady always paying attention to details and personalizing our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southlake, Texas

The property was very clean and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying in the heart of Taos. Property was in walking distance to great restaurants and shops. A 30 minute drive to Taos Ski Valley and Red River. Great place to stay if you are planning a family ski trip. We will stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Attractive Casa in Great Location

  • 4 of 5

About our stay at Casa Rosa in December 2015: It is a warm and delightful place. We had a great time in Taos and surrounds and the skiing was wonderful. We thought the kitchen was good for cooking, the living room was very comfortable and the bedrooms were well set up with good mattresses, lighting and space for clothes in drawers and closets. The house was very clean. I hope we can come for another stay at Casa Rosa, and explore Taos area in summer/fall seasons.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas in Taos, 2015

  • 5 of 5

Great location perfect for our family. What really made it exceptional is that Cheryl asked us if we would like a Christmas tree. When we arrived there was a Christmas tree in the living room already decorated/ popcorn and hot chocolate. It is always those little things from the owner and property manager that makes a vacation memorable.

Thank you Cheryl and Kris.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Adobe in lovely Taos

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and I had a wonderful stay in Casa Rosa. This lovely old Adobe has lots of charm with all the comforts of home. From the lovely ceramic tiles in the kitchen and bathrooms, to the comfy beds and great sitting rooms to relax, read and watch TV, this is the perfect home away from home and only the great shops and restaurants located steps from the Casa could induce us to leave. Perfect for two couples or a family, you will love your visit. We can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: not necessary

Because of its amazing light, Taos has always attracted artists. Gorgeous and varied wilderness surround the town, and Taosenos take full advantage by skiing, biking, hiking, fishing, birding or just sitting quietly and enjoying the quiet. Nature is very much why people come to Taos.

In town there is the farmers market and quirky and interesting shopping, museums and galleries that focus on the many artists who have been drawn to Taos as well as on the Pueblo Indians who predated all.

Taos has great antiquing and flea markets.

The festivals are numerous and varied, from the Feast Days at the Pueblo to the Hispanic Fiesta in the summer to the Wool Festival in the Fall to many art and music festivals. And don't miss the July fourth parade in Arroyo Seco. There are writers conferences and Chamber Music and Blue Grass Festivals.

Food is varied and good. Green chili or Red-- you'll have to choose at the many New Mexican restaurants in town. But there are lots of good restaurants in town to satisfy whatever you may be yearning for whether its sushi, Thai, French or Fusion or Mid Eastern, breakfast or a hamburger.

Taosenos, who are Native Americans, Hispanics, and Anglos, celebrate life.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £406
Final Cleaning £122

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Full refund upon cancellation, minus $150 cancellation fee, if we are able to re-rent the house for the period of your reservation
No charge for payment by e-check.
VRBO gives you the option of paying by e-check (which is free) or by credit card (for which VRBO charges us and we pass on to you in the "CC charge" above under fees.
For Rentals a month more, house cleaning is required at a minimum of biweekly. Guest pays this charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Taos, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The two baths have Mexican hand painted tiles. One comes with a spacious shower that easily fits two, and the second has both tub and shower. The bathrooms in this quirky adobe are not adjacent to the bedrooms; the kitchen and tv room or the living room come between. However, for two couples sharing the casa, there is plenty of privacy. Because the sitting room with the tv is adjacent to the north bedroom and the living room adjoins the south bedroom, each couple has, in effect, a suite.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • 2 private bedrooms each with kings, spacious closets and kiva fireplaces. lit with candles. We have a single rollaway bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We can book a massage for you, either at the casa, or on the smaller, more private courtyard or in town. For stays longer than a couple of weeks, we do require the casa to be cleaned by our housekeeper. The charge is a minimum $80 for 4 hours bi-weekly If you would like the casa cleaned more frequently during your stay, we can arrange for a housekeeper.

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