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Cozy Casa Carmelita features a Brilliant Kiva Fireplace, Unique Patio & Hot Tub!

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Casa Carmelita, also known as Casa Encantada #7, has plenty of charm, romance and magnetism that is tucked away in a serene setting. `Casa Encantada is situated on original Taos Pueblo land dating back over 400 years and is one of the premier properties in Taos. Located one block off Kit Carson, it is an easy walk or drive to free parking just minutes from the Plaza for shopping, galleries, restaurants, music and museums, and just moments to the El Monte Sagrado Resort and Spa.

Casa Carmelita is a classic adobe casita that opens into a beautifully landscaped, grassy common area. There you will enjoy a unique totem pole surrounded by large cottonwood and aspen trees. This one bedroom gem sleeps 4 people comfortably with a King bed (memory foam) and a Queen, American Comfort Sleeper Sofa with premier memory foam mattress, no bars, no springs, no compromise. We are dog lovers and are a dog friendly casita upon approval. Guest will enjoy the large Kiva wood-burning fireplace for warm cozy nights. French doors open to the spacious private patio showcasing a bistro set with a wood-burning chiminea for a "quite" happy hour, then top the evening off with a relaxing soak in the hot tub. Additional amenities include, fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, microwave, dishwasher, Roku/Smart TV with wireless Sony headphones, blu ray DVD, CD player with Bluetooth, fiber optic high speed internet, gas grill and a guitar for your musical pleasure.

David visited Taos for the first time in 1971 on a art scholarship through his University. We hope you will enjoy his original paintings that hang in the casita and are available for purchase. He also displays at Natural Accents Gallery located on the Plaza. Carmelita, a retired Oncology Registered Nurse enjoys the culinary experience of New Mexico and the Southwest, as well as making and sharing her speciality, homemade dog treats.

We are excited to share Casa Carmelita with you.

More Details

Owner
Carmelita Leake
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Carmelita Leake

In 2014 we rented Casa Carmelita, (Casa Encantada #7) in search of a vacation home to buy. The appeal was instant, we looked at each other and said WOW! It had everything we were looking for and more.

Carmelita Leake purchased this bungalow in 2014

Why Carmelita Leake chose Taos

Casa Carmelita has been a very successful vacation rental in the past, under the name Casa Encantada #7. One of Taos' Premier Properties.

What makes this bungalow unique

Casa Carmelita is an easy walk or drive to free parking just minutes from the Plaza for shopping, galleries, restaurants, music and museums. It is just moments away from El Monte Sagrado Resort and Spa.

Guestbook comments from the owner

These casitas are lovingly cared for, and beautifully equipped to provide a wonderful home away from home. We will come back as often as we can.

- M. Harrold
Jan 2017
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full bathroom with tub / shower combo
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Romantic king bedroom (memory foam) with viga ceilings. Beautiful privacy drapes shielding bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • 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:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
We invite you to enjoy all that Taos has to offer, it is a beautiful spritual place!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Cozy Casa Carmelita features a Brilliant Kiva Fireplace, Unique Patio & Hot Tub!
average rating of 4.92 based on 34 reviews
5

We will definitely be back!

  • 5 of 5

This cozy casa definitely added to the whole Taos experience. It was very well equipped with everything we needed. Lots of towels, toiletries, sheets/bedding, appliances, unbreakable plates and bowls for the kids, a smart TV, starter sticks for the fire, cooking necessities, board games for all ages, etc. We really didn't have to buy anything and could've left a bunch of stuff home. The king sized bed and the sofa bed were both extremely comfortable. The fireplace was warm and stunning when the fire was set. It was very cool watching the snow through the french doors and yes, it snowed during spring break! So cool! I took a bunch of pictures while in Taos and the most popular ones that I shared were of the casa. It's very charming! We want to come back without our kids next time because it's such a romantic setting with the outdoor seating and the Jacuzzi. The instructions for arrival and departure were very clear. This was our first experience with this style of heating system and we were huge fans. We've only experienced central heating where the blowing air dries you out. This was a system designed in a way that I don't quite understand, but it works brilliantly! At no point were we cold. The temperature was always just right. Even when it snowed! We honestly have no complaints.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this wonderful detailed review. It really is a romantic Casita with a very special patio. We hope you will come back again soon! Carmelita and Dave
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5

Cozy and Warm Weekend Escape

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at Casa Carmelita celebrating my birthday. It was a great location and an easy walk to the Taos Historic District shops and restaurants. The home is beautifully decorated and we loved having a fireplace and jacuzzi for cozy evenings in. Thank you for the welcome bottle of wine-it was a very thoughtful touch.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. We hope you will come back again. Thank you, Carmelita and Dave
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Colorado Springs
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our romantic get away to Taos and this bungalow was one of the highlights. The property was quite, very clean, beautifully decorated (with artwork by the property owner), comfortable bed, nice shower and super cozy. We enjoyed the hot tub in the private patio on a clear New Mexico night w/ a bottle of wine we had waiting for us upon arrival to the bungalow. (very nice touch) The fireplace inside was AWESOME! Our stay could not have been better! We will be back and have already recommended to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this heart warming review! Carmelita and Dave
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5

So so very charming!!

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot describe this place!!

Absolutely beautiful, peaceful, clean and every little attention to details did not go unnoticed!! Definitely would recommend this little piece of heaven!! Thank You!!

Considering returning for a wedding in the beautiful courtyard and bringing lots & lots of family!!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful review. We couldn’t agree more, a little piece of Heaven! Carmie and Dave
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Erie, Colorado
5

Great place, great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I opted for a few days in Taos in lieu of exchanging Christmas gifts. This space is well stocked for cooking, the bed was super comfortable (as were pillows). I’m typically not a “hot tub” person- my husband is... however, I used it everyday. The outside cool air was a perfect balance. The private courtyard is a nice feature. And a bottle of delicious wine, a generous gift, awaited our arrival. I highly recommend. We walked to the El Monte and enjoyed a cocktail and appetizer at their amazing “snake sculptures” bar. Wish we didn’t have to work as much as we did- but it was a comfortable space to do it.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. We hope you will come back again soon! Carmie and Dave
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San Antonio, TX
4

Cozy!

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed staying in this casita - well equipped, comfortable and convenient! Perfect for 2 people.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. We hope you will come back again! Carmie and Dave
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Location

Located 1 block off Kit Carson, it is an easy walk or drive to free parking just minutes from the Plaza for shopping, galleries, restaurants, music and museums and moments to the El Monte Sagrado Resort and Spa!

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £42.23
Pet Fee £35.2
Damage Insurance £41.53
Damage Deposit £351.95

We are excited to share Casa Carmelita with you. Our casita is a perfect getaway for 2, but can accommodate 4. Our casita is non smoking and non vaping. Casa Carmelita is a pet friendly casita, however pet approval is required.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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