services: Casa Bella Vacation Rental
Located in Los Altos, 1 mile from the village of Arroyo Seco and 8 miles straight up Taos Ski Valley road with no stops or lights, is the only “single family resort community in Taos, New Mexico. Casa Bella Compound, with a 4 bedroom / 4 bathroom main house and optional studio guest house, is an upscale, extremely popular Taos Vacation Rental. Comfortably sleeping 10 or 14 guests, both homes enjoy their private setting on a babbling stream referred to as the “Arroyo Seco Acequia”. The acequia is part of New Mexico’s thousands of miles of irrigation water and was made famous by the true story and book, “Millagro Bean Field War”. History buffs would do well to pick up a copy of the compelling story about this all important water source in New Mexico’s high desert. It will add another dimension to an already mystifying vacation in Taos, New Mexico.
Guests at Casa Bella Main House enjoy a well-equipped gourmet kitchen with Wolf oven/range and large, inviting roof covered deck overlooking the acequia stream with sweeping views of Taos Mountain. The deck comes equipped with gas grill, hot tub, comfy wrought iron deep seated cushioned patio loungers plus dining for 10 or 14. Guests often report the large deck as being the central gathering spot for their group. The back yard terraced garden abounds with breathtaking views of multi-colored wild flowers and more sweeping Taos Mountain views. Giant Willow trees shade the south end of the house and casita and add a rare sense of privacy and calm for vacationers.
Summer temperatures rarely need indoor cooling. However, for the faint of heart or those who need a promised backup, Casa Bella’s central evaporative cooling system await the flip of a switch and cool moist air will traverse the interior. Casita Bella (the studio guest house), with thick adobe walls and far less window / glass area stays naturally cool. There is promised relief with 2 portable fans that hardly, if ever, are used. Winter ambiance centers around the cast iron pot belly gas log fireplace.
Master bedroom #1 has separate “His and Her’s” bathrooms. “His” offering a walk in shower only and “Hers” comes equipped with massage room, separate commode/bidet room, jumbo 2 person shower + large jet soaking tub. Master bedroom #2, with its own little red cast iron pot belly fireplace for romantic ambiance, offers a glass walk in “shower only” bathroom with granite counter vanity and tiled walls. The guest bathroom with tub only is shared by the adjacent guest bedroom and den bedroom. When optional “casita” studio guest house is included, it becomes a third master bedroom property for a total of 5 bedrooms & 5 bathrooms sleeping up to 14 guests.
Casita Bella is nestled in acequia curve and guests enjoy a private deck overlooking the stream. A gas grill for outdoor cooking and a large hot tub for stargazing and relaxing are provided along with umbrella patio table and two chaise lounges. A front flagstone patio, well hidden by a giant blue spruce tree, is a second private area for quiet calm and listening to the babbling stream. In addition, a large flat screen satellite TV, Wi-Fi, washer / dryer, garage, silent radiant floor heat and delightful cast iron gas log pot belly for ultimate warmth and ambiance are provided for guest convenience and pleasure.
The Los Altos Clubhouse with outdoor tennis, indoor pool and lounge is complimentary for guest use and is a sweet 1/8 mile stroll from Casa Bella or you can drive and enjoy ample parking at the club house. Getting to Taos Ski Valley for hiking, biking, snowboarding, skiing, dining is 8 miles up the beautifully curving Taos Ski Valley Road without a stop sign or stop light. A gorgeous round trip mountain drive is guaranteed both ways. Driving down into town is another 8 mile 15 minute 2 stop light drive. Enjoy crisp mountain air evenings during summer months and pleasantly balmy summer days. Located in Arroyo Seco, Casa Bella, Casita Bella compound is in the heart of things up in Los Altos resort community.