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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

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Entire home

Steam Shower/Hot Tub-Fabulous Views! In/Out Fireplaces-Free Wood-300+ reviews!

4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Hot Tub

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Taos, NM

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRottenstone Pottery6 min drive
  • Popular LocationJohn Dunn Bridge11 min drive
  • Popular LocationBlack Rock Hot Springs11 min drive
  • AirportTaos, NM (TSM-Taos Regional)18 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
900 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bathroom 1

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About this area


Located in Taos, this vacation home is in a rural area and in the mountains. Taos Ski Valley and Taos Country Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Carson National Forest and Black Rock Hot Springs. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests love the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Rottenstone Pottery - 6 min drive
  • John Dunn Bridge - 11 min drive
  • Black Rock Hot Springs - 11 min drive
  • KTAOS Solar Center - 14 min drive
  • Manby Hot Springs - 18 min drive


  • ACEQ — 5 min drive
  • Taos Cow — 6 min drive
  • Abe's Cantina Y Cocina — 6 min drive
  • Sabroso Restaurant and Bar — 6 min drive
  • Medley. — 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) - 173 min drive

About this property

Entire place

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

Steam Shower/Hot Tub-Fabulous Views! In/Out Fireplaces-Free Wood-300+ reviews!

Family-friendly vacation home with spa tub and sauna
Casita Ave Maria is everyone's favorite. She is a 900-square foot, OPEN designed casita that was created and built by the Clancys. Casita Ave Maria has over 300 positive reviews. NEW MEXICO SAFE CERTIFIED.

Casita Ave Maria showcases a radiused front wall that opens up the floor space and makes the large kiva fireplace a focal point. David Clancy sculpted the incredible kiva and colored it with the perfect hue to offset it on the adobe-colored plaster that adorns all the walls. Natural wood cabinets shaped and built by David, knotty pine doors and tongue and groove ceilings wrap their warmth around you as you sit in this spiritual space and gaze out the Southern windows at the canyon, the Southwestern windows at the valley below and amazing sun sets or the mountains from the Eastern patio.

The original design of this casita boasts a HUGE patio on the Southern side, a serpentine-paved patio edged with decorative block piers with lighting insets. The Southwestern side hosts a large patio which can be accessed out the bedroom door. A 6-person hot tub and grande, outdoor fireplace await your arrival on this side and you can sit in the hot tub and marvel at the valley and canyon views, watch the sun rise and set, or count the shooting stars at night.

Talavera-tile adorns the kitchen cupboards and kitchen island. Brick-paved flooring with RADIANT FLOOR HEATING warm every step you take in this precious space. All NEW, stainless steel appliances await your use. Large, stackable washer and dryer is in its own closet.

The bedroom area is in the OPEN area of the entire casita but tucked away in the SouthWest side of the open space.

A door to the SouthWest patio is off of the bedroom area making quick visits to and from the hot tub or the outdoor fireplace delightfully easy!! Pets are welcome with a pet fee. $150.00 minimum for one pet and it goes up depending upon length of stay and amount of pets. We strongly prefer only one pet--there is no fenced in yard.

Spirit-soothing STEAM shower is stunningly slate-tiled with a glass door that encloses you in what we call the ''Enchanted Cave'' shower. Steam and dream away!

Starting supplies of wood are supplied for your use in both the indoor and outdoor fireplaces, basic start-ups of some spices, laundry and dish soap and paper products are supplied for your pleasure. Exterior camera on driveway/parking area.

This can be rented with Casa de Cuentos (3 beds/2baths) for a larger party. VRBO # 129625

Dog/Pet Fee-$150 minimum pet fee per dog

Everyone loves Casita Ave Maria! You will, too!

We require payment in full to hold your booking unless your total is over $1000 and more than three months out. If you need to split payments, just ask. Ask for our cancellation policy-we do have one. Will refund $$ minus 20% cancellation fee if cancelled before 60 days of arrival. We highly recommend CFAR Travel Insurance.

If you need a larger home with more beds/baths and an enormous, fenced-in yard-check out Casa de Cuentos-our original! You can rent this one with that one for a LARGE family.
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and washers/dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and hair dryers. Televisions come with DVD players. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided on request.

Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a spa tub and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Tammi Clancy
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Beach towels


  • Cross-country skiing and snowboarding nearby


  • Spa tub
  • Sauna


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car required


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee grinder
  • Spices
  • Toaster
  • Blender


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Video library
  • Music library
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby

Safety features

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


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 900 sq ft (84 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


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

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
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
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include 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
Property Registration Number 8994

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 132 out of 141 reviews
5 - Excellent 94%
Rating 4 - Good. 8 out of 141 reviews
4 - Good 6%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 141 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 141 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 141 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

5/5 Excellent

Amazing views at a very special casita!
LOVE LOVE LOVE this property! It is probably the best place we have ever stayed away from home. We went here for our 10th anniversary and it was a very romantic setting. The pictures (even though they are good) do not do it justice. The views were incredible, the bed was very comfortable, and the casita was stocked with everything we could have needed for our stay. The area is magical and the sunsets, sunrises, and view of the night sky from the deck and hot tub cannot be beat! We loved that they provided wood for the fireplaces and the nearby towns of Arroyo Seco and Taos were wonderful to explore. Even though it is a bit of a drive we went to Ghost Ranch while we were there as well and it is very worth the drive! Especially when paired with a relaxing night soak at Ojo Caliente on the way back. Tammi was a very communicative host who responded promptly and went the extra mile to welcome us for our anniversary :) We will never forget our magical stay here and hope to return some day. Highly recommend staying here if you get the chance!

1/5 Terrible

Fun place to stay
Casita was well equipped. View was beautiful. Bedding was very soft and comfortable. Suggest a small step stool. At 5 feet tall and 60 years old it was a tough climb to get into the bed.

5/5 Excellent

Favorite vacation rental
We loved Casita Ava Maria! The layout of the place is well thought out. We have absolutely no complaints! The star gazing on the patio is unbelievable. We had great recommendations for food, live music, and entertainment. Our host was attentive and we had everything we needed.

5/5 Excellent

Amazing views, great outdoor space, cutest interior!
This casita was amazing! Upon arrival, we were mesmerized by the beautiful views from the huge deck. The deck has a hot tub, fireplace, grill and tons of space to hang out. The inside was much larger than the pictures online appear! So even though it is all in one room, we did not feel crowded at all. The casita is equipped with everything you will need. The indoor kiva was so nice with supplied wood and other materials to have a nice fire. The steam shower is an added bonus! The location is outside of Taos about 15-20 minutes but just a few minutes from the little village of Arroya Seco where there are plenty of cafes and restaurants to get coffee and meals. Tammi was so helpful in providing recommendations for restaurants and other things to do and was particularly gracious is helping me ensure the casita would work for my husband who is in a wheelchair. You will love this place. We cannot wait to go back!

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic property
This is a fantastic property: warm, cozy, inviting, relaxing. Great view from the patio, heavenly bed, super kitchen, steam shower, hot tub, perfect location to enjoy all that Taos has to offer! The hosts are fantastic! Whether you are a return visitor or are considering your first trip to Taos, you should stay in Casita Ave Maria!