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Private Courtyard In Town With Mountain Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Casa del Pajaro (Bird House) is a warm and relaxing home away from home. It is centrally located in Taos, in a quiet neighborhood, close to the historic downtown district, shopping and restaurants. We have fully outfitted our home to provide you with most every convenience you may need.

You will enjoy forever mountain views from the large, private walled courtyard, that includes several seating areas and a BBQ grill.

Enter through the front door to view a charming kiva fireplace warming the living and dining room areas. This living space features original Native American artwork, giving our guests a unique Taos experience.

The living room includes a TV with access to Netflix and other program options. A laptop is provided for internet access, along with WiFi.

The kitchen is fully equipped to handle any kind of meal, with quality cooking utensils and appliances including toaster, blender, coffee maker and microwave oven.

Both bedrooms have queen size beds with fluffy pillows, comforters and extra blankets/throws.

A covered carport is attached to the home and available for parking.

More Details

Joanne Crass
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Joanne Crass

Michael and I have lived in Taos for over 30 years. Our daughter, Alex was born and raised here, and we have enjoyed becoming a part of the community. We love Taos and enjoy sharing our home and knowledge of the area with friends and family. We ski, hike, bike and have 2 dogs, Jack and Gracie and a cat, Kitty. We enjoy traveling and discovering new places and faces.

Joanne Crass purchased this house in 2008

What makes this house unique

The private courtyard provides a restful oasis from a day of exploring Taos. In the summer, the courtyard is alive with flowers, trees and birds. In the winter, enjoy the quiet contemplation of the snow capped mountains.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • 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:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Private Courtyard In Town With Mountain Views
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
Dana Point, CA

Very pleased with rental

  • 5 of 5

The two of us enjoyed staying here for 6 days. First, the owners met us there and walked us through everything to make sure we were comfortable. They were always available to help/answer questions/make suggestions.

Even on vacation we like to cook in a lot of time. The kitchen was very functional. It has all the appropriate dishes, cook ware, etc. It would've been nice to have a few extra items like oil and more seasonings but those are nice-to-haves.

The weather was great so we kept the windows open - including at night. - making for great sleeping. The beds were comfortable.

The little Bluetooth speaker was a nice add. The tv is small but we weren't there to watch tv.

Loved the patio both for enjoying coffee in the morning as well as eating outside in the evening.

The price is fair for what you get - I recommend

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lounging in Taos

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this location for 4 days. The place is very nice right in town but no noise to bother you during your stay. The couple were very nice and available if needed. We didn't use the fireplace as it was in the 90's the whole time we were there. I would certainly stay there again should I return to Taos.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

The Birdhouse was exactly the comfortable, quiet, clean home we were looking for during our short stay in Taos. Michael and Joanne were welcoming and communicative, and even brought us a newspaper and let us know about local events we may be interested in. Best part: the courtyard is fragrant and serene--the perfect place to end the evening. I will recommend this place to my friends!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home, Quiet location

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home with lovely courtyard catching early morning sun. Well equipped kitchen. Short drive to downtown. Peaceful, owner very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Taos Home with Gorgeous Mountain views in every direction!

  • 5 of 5

The very welcoming owners greeted us upon our arrival to their perfect home away from home in the gorgeous Taos area. The extremely clean home had everything we needed for our week long stay. The home is perfect for a family of 4 with 2 very comfy queen beds, cozy bedding and even gorgeous views from each room. I will forever miss the courtyard area where I spent every morning enjoying my coffee or breakfast and the magical sunsets sipping the perfect cocktail. We were in town for hockey tournament, with the home being less than a 2-minute drive to rink - this was a huge plus. Had we not had the hockey tournament bring us to Taos, I would still choose to stay at this lovely home for any return visit. It is in a very quiet, safe neighborhood away from the traffic of the plaza area. I was able to take walks in the neighborhood, with the beautiful mountains in every direction I looked. Had the fortune of seeing a hot air balloon on one of my morning walks, breathtaking... The home was very warm with radiant heating. We had some cold nights and never felt cold in the home. Very cozy and warm. We loved opening up the window blinds and being able to see the clear views of the surrounding area homes and mountains in the near distance from all rooms of the home. The kitchen was well stocked for meal preparation (I cook many meals while on vacation, so this was very much appreciated). The home was very close to many stores for groceries (Albertson's, Smith's, Walgreen’s, Wal-Mart). A bit of a further drive (10 minutes or so) will put you to a couple of the wonderful natural grocers on the north end of Taos (Cids and Taos Market, which we loved!) The plaza/shopping all within a 5-10 min drive. The home is perfectly situated for taking many day trips, which we thoroughly enjoyed while we were there: *Driving the Enchanted Circle (Taos to Questa, then Red River, over to Eagle's Nest Lake and down to Angel Fire and back to Taos). This was around a 6-hour trip with the stops we made. Headed out around noon and made it back to the home just in time for sunset. Very scenic drive going in and around the mountain ranges. *Ojo Caliente Mineral Spa - around an hour drive from the home. $20 for a day pass to spa and you will love it, so relaxing. *Hike down the side of the Rio Grande Gorge to Manby Hotsprings (also called Black Rock) - 30-minute drive from the home. So much to do and explore. We will definitely be back! Thank you, Joanne! :)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Spot with Great Views

  • 5 of 5

Spotless and cozy! The views, the kiva, the well stocked kitchen, great linens, and great hosts all made for a great stay in Taos. We will definitely keep this place on our top list. Thanks for offering such a warm and inviting home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Casa de Valdez Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Casa de Valdez & Guadalajara Grill
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
TSV, Sipapu, Angel Fire & Red River - 45min drive
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Taos, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Holiday Season
15 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £233.97

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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