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Gorgeous new casita - 7 minute walk to town- only 30 minutes to Ski Valley!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Newly Built 1 Bedroom "Casita". Walk To Taos Plaza

Enjoy the comfort of a brand new guesthouse located at the far side of our one-acre property. Casa Maravilla is in the historic district of Taos, New Mexico. Right in the heart of town, but is very private and quiet so you feel like you are miles away.

Just a seven-minute walk to Taos Plaza, shops, restaurants, galleries and entertainment. The picturesque drive to the Taos Ski Valley only takes 30 minutes.

Our casita greets its guests with a long shaded porch, to sit and enjoy nature and the gardens, or savor a relaxed meal outdoors, with a view of Taos Mountain. Inside the 700 sq.ft. house is a spacious, open floor plan with pastoral and private views through its many windows. The main area hosts a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and living and lounging spaces, including a cozy window seat that could accommodate a child, and the living room area has an L shaped couch that converts to a very comfy double bed. The bedroom features a queen-sized bed and french patio doors to view Taos mountain and morning sunrise.

The interior is contemporary and sophisticated, and accented with a bit of 'Taos Zen.' Soft muted colors, carpets and artifacts from our travels around the world meets the flavor of Taos whimsy. The decor features original works from local Taos artists.

Casa Maravilla is the perfect peaceful spot for relaxing while watching the brilliant New Mexico sunsets, millions of stars that appear in the night sky. All in all, a delightful and truly Taos experience.

More Details

Tara and Jean Jacques Danon
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2017

About Tara and Jean Jacques Danon

We enjoy a simple life here in Taos. We love the outdoors and spend a lot of time working in our organic veggie and flower garden. Cooking the food we grow and feeding our friends is our happiness. We have travelled all over the globe and truly understand what it takes to be a gracious host and a grateful guest. We believe its the small details that make a difference.

Tara and Jean Jacques Danon purchased this house in 2007

Why Tara and Jean Jacques Danon chose Taos

Taos is such a special place. A small town that has so much variety, so much to see and do, interesting mix of people and a unique quality of life that makes Taos a perfect and memorable vacation spot. Experience the big sky, the colors and light, stunning mountain views and the pueblo architecture that defines this part of the country. .

What makes this house unique

We live on the property in the main house, a 1938 original adobe nestled on a one acre property at the end of a private road. The casita is private and at the back. Every window boasts a pastoral view. Located just minutes to town but we feel miles away from everything. A rare lush, tree filled valley, with an ancient irrigation "acequia madre" running along the perimeter. We built the casita so our children and grandchildren will come and stay in comfort. And we also wish to offer the casita to vacationers to enjoy the many wonderful activities that Taos has to offer. The architecture of Taos is so interesting and unique. All the lovely and unusual interior accents, like 15 inch thick walls, soft archways and pigment colored plaster walls along with radiant floor heat - make your stay all the more pleasant. An extra generous covered porch ( called a portal in New Mexico) allows you to enjoy the outdoors in style. Our casita is oriented to receive solar gain and intentionally built to be cool in the summer and cozy warm in winter.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Taos in Taos County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Rain shower head and other lovely details.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Gorgeous views of Taos Mountain through glass patio doors.
    Sofa Bed in Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Very comfortable double bed.
    Window Seat - 1 Child Bed , To accommodate a smaller person or child.
    Single Cot - 1 Single Bed , Fold out single cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Enjoy everything Taos has to offer in very close proximity. Surrounded by pastureland..you feel like you are in the country but only 5 minutes to downtown and 30 minutes to the Taos Ski Valley! After a day of hiking or skiing come back and relax in the Hot Tub!


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Gorgeous new casita - 7 minute walk to town- only 30 minutes to Ski Valley!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best places we have stayed. Very quiet and close to town, the fields around the cottage are like from a story book. Everything one needs is provided and the casa is very clean and well maintained.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michael and Fran, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. It was a pleasure to meet you both!
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Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful 5 Star Casita , cozy and beautiful. All of the needed amenities. Very private. Great furnishings.The hot tub is wonderful at night to star gaze

  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay was only 2 nights; we wish it had been 2 weeks. We highly recommend this HomeAway gem.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Miami Florida

Just perfect ♥️

  • 5 of 5

House was very Cozy and accommodating. House owner was very welcoming .

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wee bit of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for close proximity to downtown Taos AND peace and quiet in the country-this is the casita for you. Beautifully decorated, clean as a whistle, lovely owners-and a hot tub to boot! Literally 10 minutes from downtown by foot.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Augustine, Florida

Stay Here in Taos!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this spacious casita! If you want privacy, this is the place. Very well appointed, with robes and flip flops for the hot tub and everything you need to eat in. You won't want to leave! A very short pleasant walk into the plaza. Our hosts were gracious and went above and beyond to make our stay perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Located in the lovely historic district of Taos, New Mexico. Just minutes to the Taos Plaza, restaurants, entertainment, galleries and shops. A picturesque 30 minute drive to Taos Ski Valley makes it a great ski rental in winter, to enjoy the best of both worlds!! Enjoy the pueblo style architecture The big sky and all the colors, rio grand gorge and stunning mountain views. Pure eye candy!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Taos, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
22 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £37.36
Refundable Damage Deposit £186.8
Tax Rate 8.13%

Maximum people is 5. Parking for 2 cars only.
Cancellation policy.
Full Refund 60 days prior to reservation. 50 % refund up to 30 days before reservation. No refund after that unless property can be re- rented at the same price during the same time period. (If home can be re-rented with short notice then refund will be pro-rated based on re-rent)

Please consider purchasing trip-cancellation insurance from a reputable website!
http://www.insuremytrip.com/ may be a good place to start for trip cancel insurance

• Cleaning fees are always refunded if the guest did not check in.
• Any service fee from VRBO is non-refundable.
• If there is a complaint notice must be given within 24 hours of check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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