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Artistic sanctuary, where comfort, beauty and tranquility meet!

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Aspens provide autumn colors each year.
A side view of the home and spa.
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Famed Taos artist 'Rod Goebel' designed this gem - 1100 sq foot guest house, with brick, in- floor heating, hand carved wood details, thick adobe walls, central living room fireplace + unlimited firewood, large covered patio & gas grill, outdoor hydrotherapy spa for 3. Sits on six acres, with several outdoor areas for your enjoyment. Our galley kitchen and outdoor grill offer an easy way to make a great meal! The bathroom includes double rain showers, a soaker bathtub, towels, robes, sandals and organic soap and hair products. Here you enjoy the feeling of being surrounded by nature though we are close to everything. There are a great variety of birds including falcons, owls, ravens, finches, songbirds & magpies, many of whom have annual nests in the tree-filled landscape. The acres...Famed Taos artist 'Rod Goebel' designed this gem - 1100 sq foot guest house, with brick, in- floor heating, hand carved wood details, thick adobe walls, central living room fireplace + unlimited firewood, large covered patio & gas grill, outdoor hydrotherapy spa for 3. Sits on six acres, with several outdoor areas for your enjoyment. Our galley kitchen and outdoor grill offer an easy way to make a great meal! The bathroom includes double rain showers, a soaker bathtub, towels, robes, sandals and organic soap and hair products. Here you enjoy the feeling of being surrounded by nature though we are close to everything. There are a great variety of birds including falcons, owls, ravens, finches, songbirds & magpies, many of whom have annual nests in the tree-filled landscape. The acres-large backyard is yours to use and we encourage you to walk the land that is entirely fenced. Leave the living room window cracked open a bit at night and you'll hear serenading coyotes which frequent the property when you're all tucked in. A big, central living room fireplace offers a fan for those chilly nights that can give the home a heat burst very quickly. In the summer, we have two swamp coolers (our version of a/c) that are portable to make you more comfortable when needed. The adobe holds the cool very well due to its thick walls but if you need any additional heat or cool, just holler. You are my honored guests and I will do anything to ensure you have a great stay!! In response to Covid-19 & the Flu, we disinfect the home with germicidal UVC lights, Nasa rated air cleaners & lysol. Please take a mask to town as restrictions require it while shopping in NM. We care for your health and safety and want you to be and feel safe and sound when you stay!!! The fall is a festival of colors, with the aspen grove turning bright yellow, and a variety of shrubs turning red and orange. The winter is deeply quiet, often snow packed, convenient to the Taos Ski Valley with an airport and ski valley shuttle service just down the road. The summer is flower filled, trees lush & full that provide lots of shade when needed most. There may be some nice organic veggies for you in the greenhouse dome. Have a gander the greenhouse and feel free to meander the land anytime. This property is committed to your healing, well being, relaxation, and enjoyment. Anything we can do to enhance your stay, we are available nearby. In the kitchen area you'll find organic ground coffee, teas, local raw honey, stevia, brown sugar, Himalayan salt, organic black pepper and a spice rack, and olive oil for your use. Dishes and cooking utensils are non-toxic and non- stick. We do not offer a full kitchen but we provide the following appliances for your use; coffeemaker, tea kettle, convection oven, microwave, 3 in 1 Ninja cook pot, bagel toaster, electric hot plates, indoor grill, char-broiler (in your patio) and a full size refrigerator/freeze. Additional food prep space is available on a kitchen cart with cutting boards. Please use only one major appliance indoors at a time to prevent a power outage. Combine the outdoor grill with some indoor sauté and you've got a great meal! The front door has a combination lock so no keys are needed. The door code and wifi password along with other details are on an info sheet under the TV. Locking the door is optional since we are completely fenced and this is a very safe neighborhood. Do lock up if you brought valuables. Smoke what you enjoy in the patio where you'll find ashtrays. We offer an outdoor fire pit adjacent to the jacuzzi that can be used when there is little to no wind in the forecast. Please let us know in advance of using the fire pit to prevent any unnecessary fire danger as our weather can change quickly. When in use, the fire pit must always be personally attended and put out when you're done with the hose nearby. We want you to thoroughly enjoy the property, explore the different areas, visit the screened-in porch on the hillside for amazing views of the mountains and valley. You are welcome anywhere on the property during your stay. You will find local attractions & scenic hiking trail maps in the home. We maintain a peaceful, quiet place and we have a 9 pm quiet time outdoors though your jacuzzi is available 24/7. PS. We do all the home cleaning, including the fireplace, bed linens and trash removal. If you'd like your trash removed during your stay, just let us know and we can pick it up in your patio or you can deposit in the large trash out in the patio. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We welcome smoking in our adjacent outdoor patio areas. We will provide ashtrays. Be mindful of your butts and make sure there is nothing tossed in the yard. Fire hazards are high. Children are absolutely welcome and love to explore the property! A small, well trained pet may be considered so please give us the details and we'll give you an answer. A leash is required at all times, sandwich bags are provided to clean up any outdoor poops, guest assumes full responsibility for any damages.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Vivien B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2015
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Reviewed 29 July 2019

“Life is a journey…. not a race.” At El Santuario you are reminded that slowing down, escaping the speeding milieu of today’s tweets, news by the minute, enforced deadlines, bigger, faster and sense of impending doom is not only possible - it’s attainable. Whether reading...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank MarkA934
vbonzo, VR Owner at Artistic sanctuary, where comfort, beauty and tranquility meet!, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2020

This has to be one of my favorite review in the whole wide world!! I'm am so honored to have such beautiful guests!!

Reviewed 11 June 2019

El Santuario was located in a cool neighborhood...with a long driveway. The house was:decorated with incredible art and statues inside and outside; super comfortable: bird watching from dining table: amazing walks outside to different buildings: NICE hot tub! ; beautiful view of the mountains from...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Voyage29758203529
vbonzo, VR Owner at Artistic sanctuary, where comfort, beauty and tranquility meet!, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2019

Thanks so much for visiting and gracing this land with your beautiful music and prayers! You are always welcome to come and share your divine voices with our little slice of heaven~ Much appreciated!! Vivien

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Reviewed 30 May 2019

This exquisite property is too fantastical for ordinary words. We have stayed twice and can never do it any justice describing its energy and beauty of the place and graciousness of the host, Vivien. We carry it in our hearts until we see it again....More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Riofriowoman
vbonzo, VR Owner at Artistic sanctuary, where comfort, beauty and tranquility meet!, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2019

This was by far the most poetic, deep and beautifully nuanced review El Santuario has ever had!! You are so kind for returning and for gifting us and others these words. And you know, they say land can miss the feet of people who really...More

Reviewed 10 January 2019

I loved this place for many reasons: 1) The owner is a lovely person. She clearly wants you to have a peaceful, relaxing, and wonderful vacation. 2) The location of the property is awesome and the views are amazing. We were fortunate because it snowed...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank TravelJDKA
vbonzo, VR Owner at Artistic sanctuary, where comfort, beauty and tranquility meet!, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2019

oh boy! I love it when my guests enjoy this amazing property! Thank you for being so kind and taking excellent care of the home!

Reviewed 14 November 2018

Trip Advisor is a nightmare to deal with. Work with the owner directly to avoid hidden charges and extremely poor customer service.

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Escape827732
vbonzo, VR Owner at Artistic sanctuary, where comfort, beauty and tranquility meet!, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2018

I'm so sorry that Paul could not get a full refund for his cancellation. It was out of my hands as the property owner. \

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Patio
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
City Getaway
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Great area for long walks or leisurely stints in the garden areas. The home is easily accessed from two main highways, north of the town of Taos about 12 minutes yet feeling like you're off the beaten path. Here on the property there dining tables and seating in different areas along with a covered patio lounge on the hillside to take in some incredible views of the valley. The Chapel on the property is awaiting some restoration but you are free to wander the land and pick some beets or carrots or other veggies if they are ready from the greenhouse. The berry orchard produces great berries in the late summer and fall. Please help yourself!
Getting around
Bring a car as there are no taxis or uber rides and only limited bus service to very limited areas.
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