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Blue Bird Farm - Spacious Stylish 5 bed/3 bath Taos Farmhouse

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 10+

On the westside of Taos, in the Colonias Valley on 2 acres, with magnificent views of Taos Mountain - our spacious adobe farmhouse has 2 living rooms, 5 bedrooms and 3 baths, 2 decks and 2 patios, private parking and just 30 minutes to Taos Ski Valley and 10 min to town and shopping is our well-appointed, thoughtfully laid out large home that is the perfect base to rest, to relax and to explore the Taos Valley. This is our newest listing and the lack of reviews reflects that; to read about our hosptiality check out Stella Luna Taos our long time vacation rental in Arroyo Seco. The Hot tub is in. As we work on this property look for more landscaping to come.

Sanjay Poovadan
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 2017

About Sanjay Poovadan

Look me up

Sanjay Poovadan purchased this house in 1998

Why Sanjay Poovadan chose El Prado

This was our home for our 4 children. It started out live as an FHA adobe in the early 80's and was expanded. When Marah bought it in 1998 it had been Blue Bird Herb Farm for 2-3 years but it was still a 2 bedroom home. Marah designed and built the second floor addition to make room for the growing family. The 3 boys, the pool table and the mess went upstairs. In 2005 we renovated again, adding decks, patios, new doors and landscaping....and we are still working on the outside.

What makes this house unique

Spacious public spaces with large bedrooms all with views. Two living rooms, one on the main floor and one upstairs means you can have one group playing games and another watching television without crossing wires. Adobe - means quiet.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Jacuzzi , Master bathroom - ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , On the first floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , On the second floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Second bedroom downstairs - public bath with shower/tub
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , East facing bedroom with Deck and early sunrises
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , North west facing bedroom with 2 twins
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , South - west facing Bedroom - has its own flat screen TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Bedroom with en Suite Bath + its own flat screen TV
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Blue Bird Farm - Spacious Stylish 5 bed/3 bath Taos Farmhouse
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews
Athens, Alabama

Fantastic host, location and home!

  • 5 of 5

Sanjay was a fantastic host and the house was absolutely stunning. It was in a great location and made for a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend! We truly appreciate your hospitality Sanjay and we hope to see you again in the future when we book this house again next year!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yearly Sister trip to Taos

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Blue Bird Farm. We enjoyed the spacious home that had plenty of room for all of us. I would definitely recommend this place to others. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I are currently posted overseas and came back to the US for a month to visit family. We didn't want to hop around from place to place (we did that last September and were exhausted by the time we got back), so we decided to rent a place and ask family / friends to come see us. This worked out well as everyone got a little vacation out of it.

We had anywhere for 9 to 4 people at different times in the house and never felt like we were stepping on each other. We loved that there was both an upstairs and downstairs living room so the kids could have their own space. In addition, we were pleasantly surprised by the swingset / jungle gym in the yard. The boys had a lot of fun playing and climbing on it.

While the location was about 15 minutes from town (too far to walk for a cup of coffee), we did enjoy the location. It was easy to get to a number of places we wanted to go: Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Taos Ski Valley, Red River Adventure Park, Angel Fire Ski Valley, Hot Air Ballooning, White Water Rafting, Santa Fe, Chimayo, Rancho de Taos, Taos Pueblo, Arroyo Seco, Taos Cooking School, Miriam Rodgers Museum, Harwood Museum, Fechin House, etc. We were in the area for 3 weeks and only repeated activites twice (White Water Rafting and the Georgia O'Keefe Museum in Santa Fe). Overall, we loved the location.

In terms of the house, if you are here for a week or less, it would be a great place for a large group. As we were here for 3 weeks, we noticed a lot of things, and would say it needs some TLC. Towels bars, shower handles, and door knobs on drawers need to be tightened up. In one bedroom upstairs, the smoke detector is literally hanging off the wall, and the ceiling fan looks like it could come off the ceiling. In addition, the "screen" doors are in rough shape and were literally falling off. Lots of little holes in walls that need patching. Everything could use a good scrubbing, including comforters, pillows, etc.

The managing agent, Sanjay was very responsive to questions, call-outs, issues. But it was confusing as the neighbor was also helping out, so I wasn't sure who I was supposed to be communicating with. Lastly, the recycling process needs to be sorted out. Again, if you are there for a week, probably not an issue, but it was only removed once in the 3 weeks we were there and the bins were overflowing by the time we left. For the price we paid, I would gave expected the property to be in better condition.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Tranquil, spacious, scenic, and charming farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights and had a lovely experience making Blirbird Farm our home base. Home spacious with multiple siting spaces and outdoor areas. It's farm house decor and scenic views outside most windows made for a beauty inspired weekend. Close to town. Owner very attentive. I recommend and would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family reunion at the Blue Bird Farm

  • 5 of 5

We had 7 adults and 3 children and had plenty of room at the Blue Bird Farm. Everything you could think of was provided and the back yard is large enough for the children to explore. The trip into Taos is short and easy and the back yard deck and hot tub are perfect for evening relaxing. We will be sure to be back.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tons of space for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

The location of the house is awesome! Close to the mountains and to go shopping in town. The owners were quick to respond to any questions we had while we were there. The only suggestion we would make is to put a new mattress or memory foam topper in the downstairs master. My parents bought one to use while we were there and it made it a little more comfortable. All in all, a great trip!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
165 Miles
Taos (private) Santa Fe (American & United) Abq -
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Adobe Bar+Alley+TreeHouse
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Train
85 Miles
Lamy - outside Santa Fe
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in El Prado, 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
Christmas and New Year
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
Spring Break
9 Mar 2018 - 17 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £43.93
Cleaning £137.73

Minimum stay of 6 nights (during the Holidays) is based on 10 person (14 and over) occupancy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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