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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 - 3 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 guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

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
    PAK N PLAY - 1 Cot , Pak N Play
  • 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 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 49 reviews

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We'd love to come back and stay here next time we're in Taos. This place had everything we needed and the hosts were very pleasant.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to meet you two. Come back any time!
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A beautiful house close to Taos and the countryside

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time during our stay at Casa Maravilla: it's a beautiful house in a beautiful setting. It is particularly nice being surrounded by the fallow farmland and wilderness: relaxing in the jacuzzi as the late day sun filtered through the green leaves was a lot of fun. It's also nice being close to Taos proper -- we had a good time walking into town with the kids and getting cool stuff at the farmers market. We had a great time and are looking forward to returning!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding choice

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Casa Maravilla casita in Taos earlier this month. The casita is beautifully appointed on a spacious property and the private hot tub was a special treat. We couldn’t ask for more friendly, helpful, and available hosts. The Danons were there for any need (although there were none) and were genuinely concerned that we were pleased with our accommodations. They provided virtually all basic kitchen, bathroom and household supplies. The location is private yet is only a short walk from the Plaza. It would be a delight to stay at the Maravilla casita on our next trip to Taos.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review. It was so nice to meet you both and please come back again! Best regards, Tara + Jean
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Awesome experience!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week for the second time. The casita is beautiful, as is the surrounding property. This is such a relaxing and peaceful place for us. Tara and Jean Jaques were lovely hosts. Helpful, friendly and cheerful! We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another magical stay at the casita! We couldn't wait for our second visit!

  • 5 of 5

Once again our family loved our time at this beautiful casita. The sleeping arrangements, kitchen and bathroom are all great. The covered porch, hot tub (which they had just cleaned right before our arrival) and tranquil surroundings are all so wonderful. I always wish this was my home! Thank you for making our time in Taos even more special.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved all that the casa had to offer and we hope to return in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • 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
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
25 Mar 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Low Season
1 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
21 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
25 Nov 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
17 Dec 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas/New Years
23 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £188.95
Cleaning Fee £37.79

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! 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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