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Mountain Views, Private setting, Enclosed yard, Private hot tub and Sauna, High speed internet

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Arroyo Seco House Rental Overview

Dry Creek Road
Arroyo Seco, New Mexico, United States

4 Bedrooms   3 Bathrooms   Sleeps 13
Beds Setup: King or 2 twins, King or 2 twins+Twin sleeper, Queen, Queen, LR Queen sleeper, Double Banco (Spanish for built in bed / bench)
Property Size: 3,000 sqft.
No Smoking Allowed
Wheelchair Accessible
2.5 hours minutes from the Airport

Vacation Rental Description

MONTANA LUZ HACIENDA - ("Mountain Light") A signature Southwest residence, conveniently located a ranching community eight miles from the Village of Taos, NM and 10 from World class Taos Ski Valley. The hacienda is within walking distance to the Village of Arroyo Seco on a rural road which passes an old Penitente Morada, cemetery and the back of Julia Roberts' 50-acre ranch.

This cozy historic country home was built in the early '60s by sisters Sandra and Laurel Seth, Southwest adobe builders who developed a unique building architecture style and design. They are authors of a newly released book called "ADOBE!" - also known locally for their use of natural resources, hand-made adobes, brick, flagstone and timbered local wood.

The original 950 square foot structure was built on part of the Antonio Martinez Land Grant. Over the years, different owners have added their touches and more rooms to create what is currently a 3,000 square foot living space. Recently remodeled, the structure features a 400 square foot inner courtyard/portals and fountain with access from the kitchen, living room and northeast bedroom and an additional 2,000 square foot flagstone patio and connecting walkways surrounding the entire home.

Additionally there is an open ramada with a 12-jet hot tub, sauna, fire pit, several private patios and ample parking. The home is on approximately one acre of land, surrounded by an adobe and latilla (coyote fence).

Large viga ceilings are prominent throughout the hacienda, as are Spanish corbels and lintels. To the immediate left of the front door is an open kitchen with talavera tile counters and custom shelving. An eating area is nestled in a corner with bench seating for eight people. The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances: refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, electric stove featuring a ceramic surface and overhead microwave, dishwasher, disposal, double sink. Additional appliances include a coffee maker, blender, 4-slot toaster, crock-pot, griddle, hand mixer and service ware for 16 people. You will find all the necessary kitchen tools to complete any gourmet meal - right down to the wine and brandy glasses.

In the dining room opposite the kitchen, a traditional kiva fireplace captures one's eye. The center of this room also serves as additional table seating for four people. Of particular fascination is the raised window alcove banco (built in bed or bench) with latilla ceiling. The banco offers extended sleeping for 2 guests on a full size mattress.

An extensive entertainment center features a 27" (surround sound) satellite television, a video recorder with remote and a Sony AM/FM/CD cassette stereo system. A second television and video recorder are located in Bedroom 3. The four bedrooms are separated, two on each side of the living-dining- kitchen area, providing privacy and ease of movement throughout the house

At night, guests enjoy starry skies, glistening snow off the Sangre de Christo Mountain Range and the glowing valley lights of Arroyo Seco while relaxing in the 8 person 14 jet hot tub. The outdoor sauna is an additional amenity found in only a few Taos vacation rentals.

Montana Luz is ideal for families and groups desiring to be together under one very southwest roof for a true Taos experience!

Vacation Rental Rates Information (USD)

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Daily Rates from $210 to $650
Weekly Rates from $1,325 to $4,095

Period Rates
July through Labor Day 325
After Labor Day until mid October 275
Mid October until Thanksgiving 210
Thanksgiving until Christmas Holiday 325
Christmas Holiday through New Year Holiday 650
After New Year Holiday until Spring Break 325
Spring Break 650
After Spring Break to close of Taos Ski Valley 325
Close of Taos Ski Valley until mid May 210
Mid May through June 275

Additional Rate Information

Daily rates based on 4 to 6 night stay. Fewer nights call or book online / confirm next day. Rates quoted before taxes and fees.

Rates change with season and length of stay. Discounts for weekly / monthly. Call or email for rates or open Link to Calendar to also view rates!

50% deposit by check, balance by check or Master Card/Visa. All funds due 30 days before arrival except Christmas/New
Year/Spring Break 60 days.

Rates subject to change without notice. Click on Book Now Button for Rates

Vacation Rental Policies

Payment Options: Personal Check, Master Card or Visa
Check In:  Arrival 4:00 pm or after
Check Out:  Departure by 10:00 am
Required Stay:  Rates based on 4 night stay. Rates vary for less than 4 nights.
Deposits:  50% by check within 7 days of booking
Lodging Tax:  Lodgers Tax, Gross Receipts Tax, Reservation fees - total 15% Optional Travel Guard Insurance - 7% of total reservation.
Cancellation Policy:  21% more than 30 days from arrival. No refunds 30 or less days from arrival. Travel insurance available.
Other Fees:  None excluding potential damages.
Other Policies:  RESERVATIONS: Are confirmed & property is taken off market when contract is completely filled in, received by Premiere and funds are on deposit. 50% deposit is to be paid by check. 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). When paying by Credit Card, balance will automatically be charged on appropriate date and guest does not need to contact us to make payment. CHECK IN: Check-in is anytime after 4:00 pm Check-out is no later then 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 505-758-1811 - direct or 800-987-8423 and follow the prompts. 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: Properties are privately owned & cared for. Premiere Properties is acting as Reservation Service only for the use of the subject property. For homes with hot tubs, the renter understands 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, Premiere Properties will do all possible to move 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. For faster, more efficient service please phone us! 1-800-987-8423 1-575-758-1811 1423 Couse St., Taos, New Mexico, 87571 Heather Guarino - Co-owner/ Qualifying Broker Paulette Steensen-Jacobs - Co-owner/Founder Studios & 1 Bedrooms | 2 Bedrooms | 3 Bedrooms | 4 or more Bedrooms | Secluded Properties | Resort, Pool or Tennis Properties Taos Town | Taos Mesa | Arroyo Seco | Taos Ski Valley | Angel Fire Condos | All Rentals Alphabetically Taos Resources | Taos Maps | Sitemap | Download Discount Taos Ski Equipment Form Copyright© 1999 - 2011, Premiere Properties Vacation Reservations, LLC We reserve the right to refuse to do business. Rates and amenities and policies subject to change without notice

Property Amenities


Fireplace Fireplace (Gas) Heating
Linens Provided Mountain View Patio
Sauna Tile Floors


Blender Coffee Maker Dishwasher
Dryer Full Refrigerator Grill/BBQ
Microwave Stove Toaster


CD Player DVD Player Internet Access
Internet Access (Wifi) Satellite TV Stereo
Telephone TV VCR


Arts and Crafts Biking Nearby Casino Nearby
Cross-Country Ski Trails Fishing Nearby Golf Nearby
Hiking Nearby Historic Area Nearby Honeymoon
Horseback Riding Nearby Hot Tub Hunting Nearby
Kayaking Mountain Biking Night Club/Disco nearby
Restaurant Nearby Shopping Ski Slopes Nearby
Snowmobiling State/National Park Nearby Tennis Nearby
White Water Rafting Wineries and Vineyards


Reserved Parking

Other Unlisted Amenities

High-Speed Internet
Mountain Views
Hot Tub
Satellite TV
1 TV(s)
Washer / Dryer
Furnished Kitchen
4 Gas Log Fireplaces
Gas Grill
Patio and/or Deck
Mountain views, Traditional adobe architecture, extreme original southwest charm, oversized 8 person hot tub + sauna
Extensive flagstone patio and private courtyard
Latilla fence (Coyote fence) and Adobe privacy wall surround entire property
Master Queen bedroom - bathroom walk in shower, separate tub is old fashioned tin water trough, Guest bathroom #1 - tub only + hand held French shower, Guest bathroom #2 - walk in shower shared by 2 bedrooms on east side of house


My wife and I took the opportunity to be in TAOS for our anniversary. We stayed at Montana Luz….. WOW, what a romantic house. A lot of charm, very cozy. The views were spectacular. We had coffee on the patio each morning to start our day….and Jacuzzi at night. We didn’t want to leave after 7 days. Next time we’re bringing friends. Dan and Karen Rafferty, Ohio

My girlfriends and I stayed at Montana Luz for a long weekend. I must say what a fun place and very secure with the electric security gate. We all felt very comfortable. What a neat and clean true Adobe home. Your caretaker was wonderful. Thank you Sondra. Richmond, Texas
Sincerely, Wendy Severance & Nashville Friends

Montana Luz was the center of our stay. We came in from all over the country. Dallas, Montana, Illinois, Pennsylvania. We couldn’t have picked a better home. Montana Luz had everything even a great atmosphere. The Dry Sauna was a nice touch. We were close to everything we wanted…Mountains, Shopping, Great Restaurants. Thank you for keeping a beautiful home and opening it up to people like us. Wonderful memories. Tony Campeau, Montana

What a beautiful place for family to get together. We had lost my Uncle and wanted to bring the family back together. I could have stayed at Montana Luz the whole time. We skied and hung out. Montana Luz felt like home. We are now planning our next trip to come back and stay again. Thank you for letting us stay.
Diane & Matt O’Connor, Illinois

This was not an easy trip to get everyone on the same page. Once we got to Montana Luz the fun started. We felt right at home and still talk about how cool the place was. When we come back to Taos were staying at “Montana Luz”. Rocky Seale, Texas

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