Casa Bonita

Town - 3 blocks to Taos Town, 18 miles to Taos Ski Valley, Easy walk to town, Enclosed yard


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Inviting traditional southwest ambiance with viga ceilings and kiva wood burning fireplace
Inviting traditional southwest ambiance with viga ceilings and kiva wood burning fireplace
Southwest dining ambiance
Southwest dining ambiance
Fully equipped large working kitchen complete with dishwasher & imported talavera tile cunter tops
Fully equipped large working kitchen complete with dishwasher & imported talavera tile cunter tops
Den sleeper sofa for 2 children
Den sleeper sofa for 2 children
Queen bedroom #1 with tasteful bedding coordinated with hand painted double thick adobe walls for serene quiet sleep
Queen bedroom #1 with tasteful bedding coordinated with hand painted double thick adobe walls for serene quiet sleep
Queen bedroom #1 for quiet sleeping with buffered double thick adobe walls plus satellite TV
Queen bedroom #1 for quiet sleeping with buffered double thick adobe walls plus satellite TV
Queen bedroom #2 for quiet adobe wall sleeping showing former Taos artist owner's artwork along ceiling and behind bed
Queen bedroom #2 for quiet adobe wall sleeping showing former Taos artist owner's artwork along ceiling and behind bed
Queen bedroom professionally custom painted for added southwest charm
Queen bedroom professionally custom painted for added southwest charm
Cozy fireside ambiance, archway to bedroom #1 on right, bedroom #2 on left and large bathroom in between
Cozy fireside ambiance, archway to bedroom #1 on right, bedroom #2 on left and large bathroom in between
Front exterior with lush green flowering vines showing adobe walled enclosed private front yard
Front exterior with lush green flowering vines showing adobe walled enclosed private front yard
Enclosed yard with traditional coyote fencing so popular in Santa Fe & Taos affords privacy front, back and side yards
Enclosed yard with traditional coyote fencing so popular in Santa Fe & Taos affords privacy front, back and side yards
Large working kitchen showing door to 1/2 bath with shower/commode & wash bowl sink in background
Large working kitchen showing door to 1/2 bath with shower/commode & wash bowl sink in background
Ample counter work space, toaster oven, microwave, dishwasher
Ample counter work space, toaster oven, microwave, dishwasher
Sun room with game or compuuter table acts as buffer between kitchen and den, washer / dryer behind louvered doors
Sun room with game or compuuter table acts as buffer between kitchen and den, washer / dryer behind louvered doors
Happy colorful den with sleeper sofa for 2 children, computer desk, flat screen cable TV and sliding glass doors to enclosed back yard
Happy colorful den with sleeper sofa for 2 children, computer desk, flat screen cable TV and sliding glass doors to enclosed back yard
Former photo with set table before chandlier and art work changed out - new photo coming soon
Former photo with set table before chandlier and art work changed out - new photo coming soon
Den provides computer table & flat screen cable TV
Den provides computer table & flat screen cable TV
Popular Taos spiral posts supporting historic viga ceilings
Popular Taos spiral posts supporting historic viga ceilings
Custom imported tile bathroom offers full tub/shower, viga ceilings and thick adobe walls is great buffer between bedrooms
Custom imported tile bathroom offers full tub/shower, viga ceilings and thick adobe walls is great buffer between bedrooms
Enclosed private patio and grill
Enclosed private patio and grill
Casa_Bonita_historic_register_plaque
Casa_Bonita_historic_register_plaque
Winter at Casa Bonita is cozy & warm inside thick adobe walls also showing attached historic chapel used on occasion for local wedding ceremonies
Winter at Casa Bonita is cozy & warm inside thick adobe walls also showing attached historic chapel used on occasion for local wedding ceremonies
Casa Bonita* Info 2.5 Bedrooms / 1.5 Bath
1,400 Square Feet

Sleeps 6
SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS

Queen, Queen, Double sleeper sofa in sun room

4 adults in 2 bedrooms + 2 children or 2 teens in sun room = 6 max

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AMENITIES
dot High-Speed Internet
dot Dishwasher
dot Satellite TV
dot 2 TV(s)
dot Phone
dot Washer / Dryer
dot Linens
dot Microwave
dot Furnished Kitchen
dot 1 Wood Fireplace
dot Wood Provided
dot Gas Grill
dot Patio and/or Deck
bullet Total Taos Southwest ambiance with historic vigas, hand troweled plaster walls over double thick adobe bricks
dot Quiet, serene carpeted bedrooms with double adobe walls separated by bathroom
dot Enclosed yard, 3 block walk to town and Taos Plaza
dot 2 shared bathrooms. 1st-Tub shower combo, 2nd- shower only with commode. Vanity & sink in kitchen alcove. Sun room office doubles as 1/2 bedroom with futon

Property Description
During a “just looking” day with Judy Buck, an agent at CB Lota Realty, Vicky and Don came across this wonderfully cozy home on La Loma Plaza in the historic section of Taos.

“We didn’t really expect to be buying a home. Our ideal was a place within walking distance of Taos Plaza. Everything available with that description seemed to be condos or newer homes. Just not our style.” As soon as they saw Casa Bonita they knew they had found what they didn’t even know they wanted – a vacation home in Taos!

Remodeling the house in 1986, prominent Northern New Mexico developer Vishu McGhee, took the utmost care to preserve the original, authentic, southwest charm.

When it was completed, the result was Casa Bonita - Winter warm and summer cool, thick old adobe 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, once the church rectory and still attached to the historic La Loma chapel - now used 3 or 4 times a year for intimate weddings and baptisms. This is a natural happening for the "Bride and Groom" to be with an attached chapel and honeymoon suite all in one. Request special arrangements for use of chapel.

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

Casa Bonita owners, Vicky and Don, invite you to stay at Casa Bonita (now Casa de la Capilla – House of the Chapel). Taos is beautiful, changing with the seasons. Come and enjoy a home and town that have a sense of drawing you in. Be careful – you might end up with a vacation (or even full time) Taos home.

For further information on the property, call 575-758-1811 or visit www.casadelacapilla.com. For information regarding what’s going on in town, visit www.taosandmore.com and www.taos.org.

Guest Comments about this Home
I just want to thank you for the use of your delightful vacation home in Taos. It is beautifully done and was a real treat during our stay. I and a friend, both of us architects, are probably a little more observant of buildings than the average person. We enjoyed the details, the careful planning--all in fabulous adobe. We want to thank you for letting us share your home. B.W. from L.A.

What a delightful house you have in Taos! After a horrible trip down from Boulder (a long story) how pleased we were to be surprised with Casa Bonita instead of a little condo. The kids loved it and so did we. Your notes were helpful, and everything was first class. I hope you get to enjoy it often. Longmont CO Yours, Becky E., Longmont, CO

We have been enjoying your Taos home for the last few weeksand it has been great for us. We admire the artwork done by Mrs. Douglass. Lee, my wife is also an artist and has created a couple of nice paintings while here. Architecturally, the place is very interesting and you've done a fine job of renovating. It's our first experience in an adobe structure and we're enjoying the "quiet", the sense of solitude that comes with these thick walls and the deep, viga supported, dirt filled ceilings. We're leaving in a few days and wanted you to know how much we enjoyed your home. Sincerely, L & B Goode, Connecticut

We had a fabulous five days at Casa Bonita.The details of this home are amazing. The kitchen actually had spices that we left at home. We have made a tradition of skiing in a state that we haven't been for superbowl weekend. We rated Casa Bonita with the best accommodations of the seven states we have visited for this tradition. Simply loved this home." Debbie C, Bailey, CO

We have loved our stay at Casa Bonita! We were so comfortable and the owners have thought of everything. We most enjoyed: the fireplace, the kitchen, and the comfortable bedrooms. We appreciate how the kitchen was well stocked and how many towels were here. It also was fantastic that it stayed warm and cozy during our Spring Break March vacation. We hope to come back next year. Jones Family, Austin, TX

Gerald M Knowles, Author of "Route 66 Chronicles" left Casa Bonita a copy of his book with the inscription "Thanks for sharing your wonderful home! Gerald M Knowles

Great Casita in Taos. A Great vacation experience. The adobe is clean and well located. Has all kitchen implements and linens needed. Would stay again in a heartbeat! T. Schroeder

We truely enjoyed our stay at the Casa Bonita! We found everything we needed and more. The decor was very special. We are already planning a return next summer. The location was awesome! Thanks again for an incredible vacation stay! C. Creed

Great house! We will return! This quaint adobe house just minutes walk from the square was perfect! It had all the little things. The kitchen was fully stocked with spices and baking needs. The house had all the linens necessary, including paper towels, tissue, and TP. We way over packed thinking this place would be like most other rentals. The condition of the house was immaculately clean. I would recommend this rental to everyone! It has apple TV and a mac mini with printer/fax and wifi. It is a historic home with 21st century pleasures! S. Neli

We had a great stay at Casa Bonita! After long days at the Wool Fest we returned to our little retreat to look at all our buys and knit away. We were close to great restaurants that we thoroughly enjoyed...especially Byzantium. The Wool Women, Colorado Springs


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