This newly remodeled three bedroom, two is tiled, with new appliances, including a dishwasher and a washer in the utility room. It's well equipped and supplied for cooking at home. I always like to say if I don't have it, you won't need it! There is a separate dining room with antique table and leather covered chairs, beautiful mountain views and great tin chandelier. The buffet has serving dishes, extra dishes, glassware, place mats and cloth napkins.
The spacious living room is nicely furnished and comfortable with a big sofa, two wing chairs and lots of light. There is a fireplace with plenty of fragrant cedar firewood provided and a flat screen TV with DVD player and satelite. The front bedroom is furnished with a queen bed, the middle bedroom has a double bed (covered in a quilt made by a great aunt of mine) and the master bedroom has a king-sized bed. Each bedroom has closet space and a dresser and I provide two cozy robes in each bedroom for lazy mornings and comfy evenings. There are two fully tiled baths with towels, soaps, shampoo, conditioner and hair dryer provided.
This is such a great home! When I bought this property I called it my "fourplex from Hell". It had been long term rentals for many years with an out of state owner and very little regard to maintenance. My inspection report was 49 pages! What was I thinking??? But it had good bones and was in a great location only three blocks from the Plaza. Each of the four units had private walled courtyards just waiting to be landscaped. The compound is located on a quiet, one block, dead end street with plenty of off street parking. I love renovating neglected properties. In fact I now own ten of them. I have a great crew and a lot of creativity and just have so much fun!
Casa Grande was totally remodeled in early 2016. It was quite an undertaking! Of course all walls and kitchen cabinets were painted a warm cream. All new operable screened windows were installed. I added all new trim and tongue and groove ceilings staining 1,300 feet of tongue and groove to boot. (Whew!) New trim tile was added in the blue bathroom and the mango bathroom is all new.
Then the fun part, the furnishing and decorating! I furnish with my antiques and treasures from local consignment stores and estate sales. All my bedding and towels are from my favorite Company Store catalogue, with all bright colors and high quality. I love original Taos art, so you will find it in every room. I have a penchant for whimsy and you'll find it here and there in every room. I am often asked about my decorating style - I call it "Melissiana". Actually my plumber said it best when he said, "Nothing you do makes any sense, but when you are done, it all works!"
As this home is located on a quiet one block dead end street, the only sounds you hear are birds, a wind chime and the church bells from Our Lady of Guadalupe a block away. There is private on site parking. The walled courtyard with big trees and lilacs offer outdoor living spaces for two and four legged guests. I was a professional landscaper in California before I moved to Taos and it is still my passion. Inground flowering plants as well as rustic planter boxes decorated by me and big ceramic pots full of color are everywhere.
There are two outdoor living areas in front. To the left of the front gate there is a vintage glider and to the right a table and six comfortable chairs as well as a large BBQ grill. There is an additional outdoor living area off the master bedroom in the back. Just as all ten of my properties, Casa Grande is pet friendly.
I live in one of the little casitas which is part of this fourplex, so am always available to answer any questions. There are also two additional casitas that I rent for short term visits, Casa Azul And Casa Verde. Each have living/dining, tiled baths and queen bedrooms. Each also have private walled courtyards. Often guests rent the compound for large groups. I can sleep up to ten guests here.
A centrally located laundry room is provided for all my guests.
Please contact me for rates and reservations, or reserve this beautiful Taos vacation rental home online! ~ Melissa