Hacienda de la Luna - Exquisitely refurbished, elegant adobe home on the National Historic Register, was the home of Oscar Edmund Berninghaus, one of the original founders of the Taos Society of Artists in 1915. Located in town and within easy walk to the Plaza, there is a wonderful feeling of seclusion and serenity as guests stroll around the beautifully landscaped grounds. Each of the 3 upscale master bedrooms has access to a private yard area. In addition to the formal living room is a den / family room with Queen Sleeper sofa making this a 4th sleeping area with its' own half bathroom.
The completely modernized chef's kitchen is fully equipped for the avid cook and offers a natural gas grill immediately outside and connected to the house. A large and gracious formal dining room with wood burning kiva fireplace has hosted many grand and festive meals over the 100+ years.
Guests can imagine and feel what it must have been like for this historic family living as part of "Early Taos Society" in this well over 160 year old adobe gem.
Also, rare and unique to Taos, Hacienda de la Luna comes equipped with an efficient and central evaporative cooling system that functions in desert climates only. Those who have never experienced "swamp cooling" as a form of air-conditioning are in for a real treat.
Proudly offered by Taos Premiere Properties Vacation Rentals, LLC., this extremely gracious luxury home was on the "2003 Taos Home and Garden Tour". Truly a Taos lodging experience not to be missed.
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.