The bay windows of the living area.Living Room - looking east to the sunrise

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

Cute, cozy and compact cottage that has all you need--queen bed + queen mattress in the loft, a private patio with stunning views and the quiet of a country setting at Los Pajaritos. If you are 5'11 or taller the loft may not be for you. Like so much of Taos, you will need a car to get here. PLEASE USE MY DIRECTIONS to find us.

The space

Our light filled Country Cottage is a stone's throw from our house -- Los Pajaritos -- and sports a sleeping loft with a queen sized mattress and a separate bedroom with a queen sized bed. One bath with shower, + a sunny living/dining room wrapped in glass and with views of Taos Mountain and Picuris Mountain complete the picture. In terms of the setting, we are a short hop into town, but like a recent guest said, the coyotes visit daily--the other day they spotted the magpies chasing one. And our outdoor cats come over to visit even though they are not allowed in. To cut the edge of the summer, we do have A/C. Your own beautiful and private outdoor patio let you relish and drink in the big Taos skies by day or warm by a fire in the outdoor fire pit and watch the stars at night. Sunrises and sunsets are yours to enjoy and come nightfall, all those stars look close enough to pick out of the sky. A short stroll across the field you can enjoy wine and hor'd oeuvres at a picnic table. If you stay with us please use the directions provided; do not attempt to find us via mapquest or a smartphone. And if you are a light sleeper and sleep late we have earplugs - our rooster is an early bird.

Guest access

Lots of land to walk on; snow shoes; some bikes; any cooking utensils and equipment that you don't find in the well stocked kitchen we will provide from our home next door. Outdoor gas grilling- yes. A fire pit - yes.

Interaction with guests

Happy to help you navigate our town, our valley and northern NM. We have lots of books on our area and love to guide visitors to restaturants, hiking, rafting, skiing and galleries.

Other things to note

The cottage comes with a washer and dryer and if grilling outside is your thing we have one waiting. We also have a fire pit to beat back the chill while you sit outside and enjoy the clear starry night sky.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Doorman


Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price: $79 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Short Term Rental Contract
Our home, the Cottage at Los Pajaritos is located at the south end of Taos, NM
1. CHECK-IN TIME IS AFTER 4 P.M. MST AND CHECK OUT IS (email hidden). Special arrangements are required for early check-in or late check out.
2. This is a NON SMOKING home.
3. Pets are not permitted in our home. We the home owners assume no responsibility for illness or injury that may occur to humans while on the premises.
4. DAMAGE DEPOSIT- A damage deposit of $200 is required. This must be received upon check in. The deposit is NOT applied toward rent; however, it is fully refundable provided the following provisions are met.(URL HIDDEN)a. No damage is done to home or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear.(URL HIDDEN)b. No charges are incurred due to contraband, pets or collection of rents or services rendered during the stay.(URL HIDDEN)c. All debris, rubbish and discards are placed in refuse containers, and soiled dishes are cleaned.(URL HIDDEN)d. No linens/silverware/art/crockery/appliances are lost or damaged.(URL HIDDEN)5. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY- The maximum number of guests is limited to four (4) persons.
6. NO DAILY MAID SERVICE – While we take pride in giving you a clean home, daily maid service is not included; however it is available for an additional fee.
7. FALSIFIED RESERVATIONS – Any reservation obtained under false pretenses will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check in.
8. WATER AND SEPTIC: Our home is on a well and a septic system. The septic system is very effective, however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed into it. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime. If it is determined that feminine products were flushed and this results in a clogged septic system, you could be charged damages of up to two hundred dollars ($200).
9.SOLE AND SEPARATE: This contract exists solely between you, the guest and Sanjay Poovadan. Sanjay Poovadan is a licensed NM REALTOR who practices with The Lora Company - Real Estate. However, the leasing of this property and its management, is conducted by Sanjay Poovadan solely and separately from The Lora Company - Real Estate.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

245 Reviews

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Marcia User Profile
May 2017
I enjoyed the location off the beaten track - followed Sanjay's easy directions. The cottage was just the right private place for my time off.

Julie User Profile
May 2017
Sanjay was easy to get in touch with, and the cottage was just right. Beautiful view and nice patio. Very secluded and filled with light.

Andy User Profile
May 2017
Off the beaten track, quiet, comfortable. Neighborly stray cats. Magpies. Nice spot in Taos.

Robin User Profile
May 2017
Absolutely wonderful, private cottage. This accommodation was everything we needed to explore Taos or to just relax. We would not hesitate to book this listing again. Superb! We felt grateful to have found such a great place.

Kathleen User Profile
May 2017
Great place good location clean and comfortable

Neal User Profile
May 2017
Excellent value

Judy User Profile
April 2017
Sanjay's directions were spot on! Appreciate knowing not to trust maps etc. The house was darling and had everything we needed. Sanjay was very gracious and helpful with local information, route suggestions for the next leg of our journey and graciously flexible when unexpected snow hit Taos. thanks again for a wonderful stay! J & G

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Taos, New Mexico, United States · Joined in July 2010
Sanjay User ProfileSanjay is a superhost.

In these parochial times it is worth saying - I immigrated to these United States 40 years ago; I first came to the strange land of NM to go to College in Santa Fe and then fell in love with this place that I would argue is a place so unlike and un-American as any other; I left for 15 yrs to to do the life of the big city but always felt the pull to return and so I have made Taos home since 2002. Travel has always been a big part of my life - I have been to all but 2 states and much of Canada and - India, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, Poland, Turkey, Paris, the Netherlands, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Spain, Portugal, Italy, & England. But I am always glad to return to our Valley.

Things I love--Taos Ski Valley is one of the great ski mountains of North America and I feel very lucky to be skiing it and learning it and loving it every winter. And then there is mountain biking and hiking and the art and complex and rich culture of northern NM that I love.

We have our home in a rambling old adobe that started out in the ~1890s as a couple of weavers cabins that were slowly transformed into a single home before 1960. So very like Taos - we bought this house from an old Austrian lady who had filled it with the stories of her amazing life in the shape of antiques - old bibles from the beginning of the printing press; rugs; art - a Renoir, Hokusai prints and Klimt drawings. As we make it ours we are trying to bring the land back to life, taking it back from the sage--this is a work in progress.

We have been hosts since 2004 - long before the arrival of this portal and so we can claim to be experts - our guide in this -- as in so much of life - is the principle of do unto (URL HIDDEN) our homes are warm, welcoming, artfully assembled, comfortable -- like home.

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