Casa Bonita

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  • Property Type : House
  • 2 Bedroom
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 to 6 Sleeps

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Description


Casa Bonita – An authentic, historic adobe home, sitting on the north side of the “original Taos plaza”, now the La Loma Plaza - which is listed on the National Historic Register. This charming “casa” is conveniently located just three blocks, a comfortable walk, from the heart of Taos Village shops, museums and restaurants.

Remodeling the house in 1986, prominent Northern New Mexico developer Vishu McGhee, took the utmost care to preserve the original, authentic, southwest charm. Shortly after he finished, Casa Bonita was discovered by its current owners (Charlie and Natalie) who became hooked on Taos after a few times skiing the incredible Taos mountain. As they told their story to Premiere, "We didn't need, nor could we afford, a house in Taos. We were just hooked on Taos". One day, just for fun, they toured a few homes to get the "Taos feel".

The next morning they bought Casa Bonita, the first place they had seen the previous day. As "Taos" was for Natalie and Charlie, "Casa Bonita" was love at first sight.

Why Taos and Casa Bonita? Winter warm and summer cool, thick old abobe walls with traditional 4 feet of dirt on the roof (great natural air conditioner and heat retainer) - wood burning kiva fireplace, hand hewn vigas overhead - a tunnel going from a trap door in the front closet toward the center of the old plaza for escape from early invaders. What history is in this special Taos homestead, attached as it is to the historic La Loma chapel - now used 3 or 4 times a year for intimate weddings and baptisms.

As an added bonus, both front and back yards are enclosed for guests with "little ones" and for added privacy and sense of seclusion.

Natalie and Charlie invite you to "Try Casa Bonita. But watch out. You, too, could get hooked on Taos".


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RESERVATIONS: Are confirmed & property is taken off market when contract is completely filled in and received by Premiere. For reservations made more than 30 days from arrival, 50% deposit is to be paid by check due within 7 days of booking. Balance can be paid by check or Master Card/Visa and is due 30 days before arrival (60 days Xmas/NY's, Spring Break and reservations of 14 or more nights). Reservations made within 30 days of arrival will be charged to a Visa or Mastercard. If check is late, deposit will automatically be run on Visa or Mastercard 8 days after the booking date including a 5% service charge.

CHECK IN: Check-in is anytime after 4 pm. Check-out is no later than 10:00 am so housekeeping can be ready for next party arrival at 4:00 pm.

CANCELLATION POLICY: More than 30 days before arrival (60 days Xmas/NY's, Spring Break, and reservations of 14 or more nights) cancellation fee is 21% of total reservation. Less than 30 days before arrival, (60 days Xmas/NY's, Spring Break, and reservations of 14 or more nights) forfeiture of 100% of full reservation unless property is rebooked for entire stay at same rate. If booked for less, refund portion will be prorated (less the 21% cancellation fee). There are no refunds for late arrival or early departure.

CUSTOMER SERVICE: Each property has a private caretaker to assist guests with maintenance issues, lost keys, directions, etc. Guest is to contact caretaker for such issues. If there is an urgent matter and caretaker does not respond with 30 minutes guest should then call Premiere at 800-987-8423.

DEPARTURE: Property is to be left in good order by following the printed guidelines in each home. Should the guidelines be missing common sense should rule. Should property be left in poor order please read "SECURITY DEPOSIT" below.

GUEST POLICY: Should there be more overnight guests (including children) other than number disclosed in contract (other than prior approved visits) the party will be required to immediately vacate the premises without refund and full security deposit will be forfeited. If a large party gathers without prior disclosure to "Premiere" the full security deposit shall be forfeited and party will immediately terminate.

SECURITY DEPOSIT: Should damages (see direction sheet for partial explanation of possible damages) or extra cleaning occur, your credit card will be charged $500.00 dollars plus a $25.00 dollar non-refundable service charge. A check for $500.00 will be sent to the Homeowner along with guest name, address and phone number, and damage issues will be handled directly with the Homeowner, caretaker & guest. Prorated refund will be returned directly by Homeowner. Evidence of unauthorized pets or smoking in the house will result in forfeiture of full security deposit. Premiere Properties will be held harmless and will not be involved in damage negotiations.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: This property is privately owned & cared for. Premiere Properties is acting as Reservation Service only for the use of the subject property. For homes with hot tubs, I understand the risks of hot tub/Jacuzzi use, and recognize that for some people adverse reactions can occur, including but not limited to skin rash. Neither Premiere Properties, nor the Owner or their Agents will be held liable or responsible for personal injury, accidents, loss of life, valuables or personal property due to fire, theft, neglect, or any catastrophe or natural disaster which might occur at the above named property during the above stated time period. If this property becomes unavailable, due to unforeseen circumstances, I understand Premiere Properties will do all possible to move my party to an equal or upgraded option.

PAYMENT: All funds due within 30 days of arrival (60 days Christmas, New Year, Spring Break and reservations of 14 or more days). 50% deposit of total reservation due by check within 7 days of booking. Deposits by check not received within 7 days of booking will be automatically run on credit card on 8th day + 5% surcharge.


Amenities & Activities

Bathroom
  • Shower
Bedding
  • Queen Bed
  • Sofa Sleeper
Entertainment
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
Fireplace
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
General
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
Kitchen
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Gas Grill
Laundry
  • Washer/Dryer
Outside Living
  • Deck
  • Patio
Nearby Attractions
  • Near Skiing

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Inviting traditional southwest ambiance with viga ceilings and kiva wood burning fireplace

Fully equipped large working kitchen complete with dishwasher

Tasteful bedding coordinated with hand painted double thick adobe walls

Quiet and serenc Queen bedroom #2 showing Owner/Artist\\\'s artwork along ceiling and behind bed

Cozy fireside amviance, archway to bedroom #1 on right, bedroom #2 on left and large bathroom in between

Lovely new dining table & chairs coming soon

Kitchen showing door to 1/2 bath with shower/commode and extra sink in backgroun

Computer desk view to sun room game / computer table

Historic southwest perspective from start to finish, wall to wall, ceiling to floor

Custom imported tile bathroom offers full tub/shower, viga ceilings and thick adobe walls is great buffer between bedrooms

Popular Taos spiral pillars support original viga ceilings

Den with computer desk equipped with printer/fax

Den has futon sleeping for 2 children

Quiet and serene Queen bedroom #1 with Satellite TV

Queen bedroom professionally custom painted for added southwest charm

Front exterior approach

Large working kitchen with extra wash bowl sink

Sun room with game or compuuter table acts as buffer between kitchen and den

View through kitchen from extra wash bowl sink

Popular Taos spiral posts supporting viga ceilings



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