About this listing
Spacious, private four room suite in elegant and sophisticated southwestern contemporary home. Located on edge of national forest in Taos' most exclusive neighborhood yet only four minutes to Taos Plaza, half an hour to Taos Ski Valley and Angel Fire
Casa de Ventanas is on the edge of the Carson National Forest yet within biking distance of Taos Plaza.
Elegant upscale Mexican contemporary on edge of national forest in Taos foothills. Serene and secluded but only four minutes to Taos Plaza, thirty minutes to Taos Ski Valley and about the same to Angel Fire. The guest wing that I rent out is actually a spacious suite of four rooms: bedroom with queen bed with memory foam mattress; full bath; sitting room with large screen tv, mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven; office with desk and daybed. I generally rent to single people or couples.
If you like animals I have them and they're friendly. The dog, horse, and mini-donkey are all available for petting.
The guest wing has its own entrance from the west end of house plus a private outdoor sitting area. The great room and east wing of the house are for my personal use although long term guests can use washer/dryer by special arrangement.
Interaction with Guests
It depends on whether I'm here or not and how busy I am.
Quiet, exclusive neighborhood of custom homes on large, treed lots bordering Kit Carson National Forest. Local trails are popular with hikers, mountain bikers and dog walkers but only four minutes to center of town.
Ample parking on my acreage but no public transportation. You really need a car to stay with me.
Other Things to Note
Shampoo, conditioner,hair dyer and various styling potions and lotions provided as well as basic dishes/glasses/cutlery, and some do-it-yourself breakfast items.
Well-behaved,non-shedding dogs are welcome. Yard is fenced. Please use separate entrance to guest wing accessed from parking area and west portal. Appliances in guest wing are for breakfast and snack preparation but not suitable for major cooking. No smoking anywhere, please.
Susan's home was a delight. Private entry to our comfortable 4 room quarters made coming and going a breeze. She met my wife and I upon our arrival and quickly and politely made us feel welcome. Her insights into the attractions and dining in the Taos vicinity were spot on. As this was our first experience with Airbnb we figured it would either be a pleasure or a disaster, Susan made it the former.
Susan is a great host and her place is simply spectacular.
The location is exactly as described... right up against a national forest but also a very short drive to town.
The views from the porch are so beautiful that we decided to simply "stay in" one evening because it would be really hard to beat watching the sun set from anywhere else.
The "suite", and that's what it really is, is an incredible bargain. It is part of a beautiful custom home that Susan herself designed and had built.
Susan's animals are a delight. Her horse, mini-burro and cat are all visitor friendly and make the stay unique and wonderful.
Finally, Susan is gracious, fun and helpful. In short a perfect host! All in all, highly recommended!
Susan was a bit distracted when we first arrived - said she was putting her house up for sale - brusque, but she warmed up as time went on and was helpful.
This was such a beautiful place to stay in Taos! We loved New Mexico, and this was the perfect place to sleep! Thanks so much Susan, you were very kind to us!
You'll never want to leave. I know I didn't! Susan is a gracious & accommodating host with a gorgeous space. Bedroom, office, living space, and bathroom, plus the porch overlooking stunning mountains and the valley below, all for your use. The occasional whiny of her horse was lovely to me. Susan keeps a nicely stocked frigde with breakfast items along with micriwave, toaster oven, coffee press & more. She even coordinated a horseback riding outing for me with one of her friends. She also leaves a book with comprehensive local info from restaurants & grocery stores to hiking trail elevation maps. You won't be disappointed!
Susan was really great, and very helpful with everything! She was 3/3 on awesome food experiences, and her house is incredibly beautiful.
Susan was very welcoming. The guest suite was just as described. Everything is amazingly decorated. I never wanted to leave.
About the Host, Susan
My cat and I lead a quiet life, punctuated by the occasional dinner party attended by hyper verbal creative types. I'm a writer/editor/designer but my real passion is my horse, Chance. (It used to be skiing moguls until I wore out my knees.) I've lived all over the United States and, for five years, in New Zealand on a dairy farm and in Christchurch. (And I often wish I were still there!)