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Des Montes Studio Casita

Bedrooms 1
Space 355 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

This is a newly remodeled and outfitted casita. There are traditional features, such as vigas and wood ceiling and thick masonry walls.

The south wall has glass windows and doors that opens to a large

private court yard. The casita is attached to a garage but 150 ft from

the main house. There is a fireplace that can be used with instruction and radiant floor heat. There is a full bath and a kitchen. Upgraded internet and a tv with dish service is provided.

Don Suskiewich
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2017

About Don Suskiewich

I graduated from the University of Colo, but of I am more of craftsman and was a builder for 35 years. I was originally from

Conn and have lived in Boulder Colo. I have a vacation house

on the coast of Maine where I get my boating in each summer.

I like this site as it has fruit and other trees and the high mesa views also. I am mostly retired and manage a office complex I built.

Don Suskiewich purchased this studio in 1990

Why Don Suskiewich chose New Mexico

This site has both the mtns and the mesa views. There are many trees and and an irrigation ditch. The Taos Ski Valley is only 8 miles away. The casita is on a driveway with other homes in a safe neighborhood.

What makes this studio unique

This casita is like a sampler of the taos architecture I built for many years.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Arroyo Seco in Taos County

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 355 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: 13:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • resort ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • there is a tub and tiled shower. there is a skylite and vent fan.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • full size very comfortable bed There is a full bed in the studio with a full bathroom. The casita feels much larger as the south wall has many windows that opens to a large Private court yard.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great little house nestled in the trees

  • 5 of 5

A really nice little one room house with yard, patio & parking. Has most everything you will need. Plenty of towels, comfy, warm bedding. The radiant floor heat keeps it really toasty. If you have a Roku account you stream all your channels and Pandora. Also has dish tv. Lots of area to go for walks. Very comfortable and relaxing. Good restaurants close by. About 15 minutes north of Taos and 10 minutes west (?) of the village of Arroyo Seco. The main grocery stores,etc are in Taos.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully built and situated casita! A peaceful stay close enough to enjoy the local attractions and far enough away to get immersed in the magic of nature. Excellent host whose presence is helpful but never intrusive. I highly recommend you getaway to this special place. Great for writers, artists, adventurers, couples and singles.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful, rural casita just North of Arroyo Seco

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this little casita as the perfect spot for a peaceful, rural Taos experience. It's north of Taos by ~ 8 miles, and only ~ 1-2 miles from Arroyo Seco. I used it as my jumping off point for day trips. It's extremely clean and comfortable, furnished in Ikea, cosy, with an intimate studio apartment style lay out that's perfect for a single person or couple. The kitchen had all the utensils I wanted, I simply brought my own spices & food. The yard is partly fenced, and my large dog loved it. Internet service was excellent. Many thanks to Don, the owner, and his dog Ralph, who were very accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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sweet sweet mello taos

  • 5 of 5

thanks for letting use stay at your casita. had a fantastic time. got the get away we were looking for. the beauty and quiet of the area where its located was just great. hope to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WonDer full stay, cozy and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, cute place, very quiet, would certainly stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Casita Stay

  • 5 of 5

Don's casita is a wonderful place to experience New Mexico in the Taos outskirts of Arroyo Seco and Des Montes. It is very private with a nice fenced in outdoor courtyard area. It is quiet and has some beautiful views of the mountains and desert. The studio is nicely built and furnished including a fireplace. Owner is helpful and respectful of casita's privacy.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
santa fe
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Taos golf course
Nearest Train
100 Miles
lamy nm
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Taos ski valley
Car: necessary

There are fine country roads to cycle right from the casita.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Arroyo Seco, 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
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
ski season
15 Dec 2017 - 15 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38.84
Damage Insurance £45.83

for stays one week or shorter and without pets I will accept a $100 refundable deposit, contact me to arrange

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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