The new owners of this Taos historic home spared nothing as their dreams for a perfect renovation unfolded. Extreme detail was given to every aspect of renovation as this outstanding Taos vacation rentals was in creation. Now, available to Premiere's discriminating guests as of March, 2007.
Casa Artesia, perfectly located as the nearest neighbor to the nationally renowned Harwood Museum offering workshops and exhibits on a "World Class" scale, is available to groups of 14. For last minute lodging it can be made available to parties as small as 1 to 4 or 6 to 8. Inspite of Casa Artesia's central location the tranquil setting is unsurpassed as an in-town Taos vacation rental home. Overlooking the park-like grounds of the "now gone" historic fish hatchery guests experience in town peace and quiet as they gaze from the second story balcony to a southern mountain view. The professionally landscaped yard with deck for dining, entertaining, pre dinner hors d'oeuvres or morning coffee overlooks acres of park like intown grass and trees. Take a three minute walk to Taos Plaza for shopping, dining, and historic sight seeing or walk up neighboring Ledoux street to peek in at various galleries and artist studios.
Casa Artesia has multiple uses as one very large 4,400 square foot total dwelling or can be divided into 4 separate combinations:
4.5 bedrooms/4 bathrooms/2 kitchens/2 sitting rooms/2 great rooms, 2 laundry rooms = entire house (East and West Wings + upscale suite)
For clarity, the home is divided into 3 suites all sharing a common foyer with 4 doors. The entry door and a door to each of the 3 suites.
West Wing = Great room with kitchen/2 bedroom/2 bathroom + den - sleeps 6 with King or 2 Twins, King or 2 Twins, Queen sleeper sofa sleeps 6
East Wing = Large living/dining combo/kitvhen with breakfast bar/1 bedroom/bathroom - sleeps 4
Upstairs suite = kitchenette/living room combo + King bed
Featured on the 2012 Taos Home and Garden Tour and stated on the placard: "A spacious home built in the 1880's and remodeled by owners into 3 elegantly appointed vacation rentals is managed by Premiere Properties Vacation Rentals, LLC. The west wing and oldest portion of the building was originally a grainery built in the 1860's. Former residents have included artists Agnes Martin and Ted Agri as well as a toymaker. The 3 foot thick adobe walls, 5 kiva fire places and first floor vigas are original to the building. The naturalized garden includes antique iris over 100 years old. Decorative elements inlude leaded glass windows, hand made tile, Navajo rugs, weavings and paintings by local artists. Enjoy the work of Ken Daggett and Lorraine Alexander, Artists in the Garden at this location."
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.