Casa Azul/Charming Downtown Casita

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In-room dining
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, DVD player, books, video library
TV, DVD player, books, video library

Overview of Casa Azul/Charming Downtown Casita

Entire home

Casa Azul/Charming Downtown Casita

9.4/10 Exceptional

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
Taos, NM

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTwirl Toystore and Playspace7 min walk
  • Popular LocationTaos Plaza8 min walk
  • Popular LocationD.H. Lawrence Ranch8 min walk
  • AirportTaos, NM (TSM-Taos Regional)14 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
700 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Casa Azul/Charming Downtown Casita

Cottage in Taos with kitchen and patio
This charming and private casita is perfect for one - three guests. It's a short walk (three blocks to the downtown Plaza) with on site parking. It has been totally remodeled and renovated by me with new windows, bath and kitchen complete re do.
Casa Azul is furnished in my always popular "Melissiana Style" which is antiques, Consignment Store and Estate Sale treasure, all original Taos art and of course my sense of whimsy throughout!
You enter down a flagstone pathway to your cozy little house. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you might need. I always say that if I don't have it, you won't need it! Refrigerator and gas stove with oven. Great random tile counters and I do have so much fun re purposing kitchen cabinets...
The living room has a loveseat sofa sleeper with a gel foam mattress for one with all bedding, coffee table and entertainment cabinet. I put in a corner gas log stove for heat and wonderful ambiance. Just like a wood burning stove, but no logs or ashes to deal with.
There is an equipale (Mexican style) table and two chairs. Bright, fun and festive dishes with nice big coffee mugs.
The bathroom is totally re done with random tiles and all amenities.
The bedroom has a tongue and groove wood floor that I "played" with after a staining mishap. (Don't believe you can stain and seal with one product and don't stain boards outside on a hot/sunny day!) Queen bed, good reading lights of course. There is a closet complete with cozy robes and a dresser.
There is a totally private rear landscaped walled back courtyard garden with table/chairs and a BBQ. The patio is flagstone with a large shade structure. As with all my properties Casa Azul is dog friendly I provide dog sheets for furniture and bed as well as mutt mitts for clean up. Dog fee is $10 per dog per night which may be left upon departure.
This casita is part of a compound with a main house (Casa Grande VRBO 860840) with three bedrooms/two baths and another Casita (Casa Verde Vrbo 920144) one bedroom available. All can be rented separately or can sleep a group of 2. Each space has a private entry and private wall garden courtyard. The only space that is shared is the full laundry room which is available for all guests. All have off street parking.
This entire downtown compound was featured on the 2017 Taos Home & Garden Tour. On a Saturday in August I got to show off my style to 500 tour goers!
If Casa Azul is booked for your dates please look at Casa Verde Vrbo 920144 which is very similar and in the same compound.
Guest accommodations at this cottage offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Melissa /Taos mgr.



Property amenities


  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Optional ski privileges
  • Snowboarding nearby


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Parking on site


  • Blender
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Refrigerator
  • Spices
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster


  • Bedroom
  • Bedsheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Living room


  • Books
  • DVD player
  • TV
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Patio


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a village
  • In the city center
  • Near a health/beauty spa
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Optional golf privileges on site
  • Optional ski privileges on site
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horseback riding nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Wildlife walks nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • 1 room
  • Sleeps 2
  • Unit size: 700 square feet (65 square meters)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation
Note from host: Private walled courtyard

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Note from host: twin sofa sleeper in LR

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

Casa Azul/charming Downtown Casita House Taos
Casa Azul/charming Downtown Casita Taos
Casa Azulcharming Casita Taos
Casa Azul Charming Casita Taos
Casa Azul/charming Downtown Casita Taos
Casa Azul/charming Downtown Casita Cottage
Casa Azul/charming Downtown Casita Cottage Taos

About this area


Located in Taos, this cottage is in the city center. Blumenschein Home and Museum and D.H. Lawrence Ranch are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Carson National Forest and Kit Carson Park. Twirl Toystore and Playspace and Kakawa Chocolate House are also worth visiting. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Historic Ledoux Street - 4 min walk
  • Taos Historic Museums - 6 min walk
  • Twirl Toystore and Playspace - 7 min walk
  • Taos Plaza - 8 min walk
  • D.H. Lawrence Ranch - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) - 154 min drive


  • The Burger Stand at Taos Ale House - 18 min walk
  • McDonald's - 9 min walk
  • Michael's Kitchen - 15 min walk
  • Alley Cantina - 7 min walk
  • The Coffee Apothecary - 2 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Casa Azul/Charming Downtown Casita pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Casa Azul/Charming Downtown Casita?

As of Mar 26, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Casa Azul/Charming Downtown Casita on Mar 30, 2023 start from $125.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

What time is check-in at Casa Azul/Charming Downtown Casita?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Casa Azul/Charming Downtown Casita?

Check-out is at 10:00 AM.

Where is Casa Azul/Charming Downtown Casita located?

Located in the heart of Taos, this cottage is within a 5-minute walk of Historic Ledoux Street, Harwood Museum of Art, and Blumenschein Home and Museum. Harwood Foundation Museum and Navajo Gallery are also within 10 minutes.




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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Excellent

Tad H., Tabernash, USA

Energizing Getaway
Loved this property, and perfectly located. We enjoyed walking short distances to various activities and exploring the culture. Just a relaxing time and being in no rush.
Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2023

6/10 Okay

Kate F.

Cute casa in a great location, but some drawbacks
The rental property itself is very cute and in a wonderful location mere minutes from the town square, shopping, food by foot. The baseboard heaters in the bedroom and bathroom were really all we needed to keep the whole place warm since it is so nice and open. We LOVED the private yard for our dogs and the provided dog sheets to put on the couch and bed so our senior pups could be comfortable just like at home. However, the property definitely needed a deep cleaning; food crusted to oven knobs, cobwebs on artwork, dead mosquito stuck to wall in bathroom, light switches with smudges on them, etc. The bathroom and kitchen had definitely been wiped down before our stay, but the floors were quite dirty and I had to pick a few hairs off of the pillowcases in the bedroom that definitely did not belong to us or our dogs since we had just arrived. Trying to get access to the house was the hardest. We had not received instructions 24 hours prior, so I messaged Melissa on VRBO app. She emailed me at 4:50 a.m. the day of our arrival with a line that said "Tree house and airstream summer lodging. Melissa " That was I emailed back and asked how we accessed the property. A few hours passed, we tried calling, no answer, called VRBO customer service, they called, no answer. We kept trying and my husband got her on the phone, providing my name, email address, etc. for our stay. She messaged in email and VRBO she would send access, but another 2-3 hours pass, we're arriving into town in 2 hours, and nothing arrived in my email or my VRBO messages or spam. I called and was able to get the access instructions over the phone from her but not before she blamed my husband for, and I quote, "mucking things up." Not sure how he "mucked things up" by providing all my contact details. That did not leave us feeling very confident about booking with this property manager which is shame because the whole compound at that property was absolutely charming and so very convenient to downtown Taos. Be vigilant about getting access instructions 24-48 hours before your stay here and bring some light cleaning supplies, and this is a great spot.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent

Sally B., Boulder, Colorado USA

Nice casita!
Lovely little Taos casita! Near the plaza in the historic district.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2023

8/10 Good

Michelle E.

Great location
Wonderful location close to shops and restaurants. Decorated very nice. Loved the private yard for the dogs. Unfortunately most of the yard is dirt. Would recommend rocks or mulch would be great to help keep the dogs paws clean. Melissa is always great to work with!
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent

Amanda H.

Just right
Just right- size, location, feel, and dog friendly. Comfortable and tasteful without being fancy. Warm, cute, and well lit. Just minutes on foot to the Harwood and to the plaza.
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2022