This vacation rental apartment is right downtown and convenient to everything Taos has to offer including restaurants, shops, galleries and museums.
For five years this was my popular shop Red Cat Melissiana. One day I realized my passion was Vacation Rentals (this is my 7th) and not retail so it was time to re-invent once again ... Red Cat Melissiana Apartment is located in an 1880's building with all the charm of old Taos and so much history.
Originally this was a street with small homes and shops across the street from the Plaza and the original Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. This street was once the Red Light District of Taos with a network of underground tunnels leading to interesting destinations and all kinds of varied stories. There are many spirit activity reports and juicy stories to share. Just ask me...
This apartment is now a newly re-furbished space decorated with my antiques, original art and a sense of whimsy throughout. It's everything you could want on your vacation for 1-4 guests, and so very 'Taos'.
Built in the 1880's, the building has many wooden vigas (ceiling beams), creaky old wood floors, 14" walls and many windows -all operable and screened for summer breezes.
The living room has a futon couch and sleeps one to two guests with bedding stored in an antique trunk which doubles as a coffee table. There is a big flat screen TV if TV is something you want on your vacation. It's located in a one of a kind cupboard in the living room behind closed doors.
The bedroom features a queen bed with high end bedding and a decorative quilt. There is a trastero / armoire for your clothing, and please leave your robes at home since there are two just waiting for your cozy moments here.
The kitchen features an eclectic tiled counter, vintage cooktop, sink and refrigerator combo. It is well equipped and offers all amenities for any cooking at home. Table for two-four and extra chairs if you need them.
If you visit in spring, summer or fall you can enjoy 'Melissa's Secret Garden' a private little oasis under a box elder tree surrounded by container plants, a wall fountain, outdoor lighting and lots of assemblage garden art.
The new bathroom features a fully tiled corner shower,a sink set in an antique New Mexican cabinet, lots of fluffy towels and everything you need for your stay.
Your winter heat is a big gas log stove - the feel of a wood burning stove without the hassle of firewood.
My style of decor is Melissiana Eclectic. What is this? It's a mix and match style with antiques, yard sale and consignment treasures, original art and more - always fun things for my guests to discover, appreciate and enjoy.
This downtown historic building actually has three private apartments and is perfect for single travelers and couples, or combine the three and bring a big group of friends and families. The three apartments will sleep up to ten guests in total, offering all kinds of possibilities (Check out the other two apartments, the Red Cat House and Casa Flora
Great prices, nicely furnished with a quirky sense of style, well equipped, comfortable beds,old adobe with thick walls for peaceful nights and privacy, right downtown and parking across the street. WOW!
Please contact me for rates and reservations, or reserve this beautiful Taos vacation rental home online! ~ Melissa