$195 / night
Total guests, Nights

Artistic sanctuary, where comfort, beauty and tranquility meet! – Home 6904317 Guest house

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Artistic sanctuary, where comfort, beauty and tranquility meet! – Home 6904317

  • Guest house
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Famed Taos artist "Rod Goebel" designed this gem - 1100 sq foot guest house, with brick, infloor heating, hand carved wood details, thick adobe walls, central living room fireplace + unlimited firewood, large covered patio & gas grill, outdoor hydrotherapy jacuzzi for 3 - yours to use 24/7. Enjoy six acres, with several outdoor seating areas. Our kitchenette 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. Enjoy the feeling of being surrounded by nature though you are close to everything. There are a great variety of birds at various times of year including falcons, owls, ravens, finches, hawks, songbirds & magpies. The acres-large backyard is yours to enjoy and we encourage you to walk the land that is entirely fenced. Leave the living room window cracked open a bit at night to hear serenading coyotes which frequent the property when you're all tucked in. A large, central, living room fireplace has a fan for those chilly nights that can give the home a heat burst once the fire is going strong. We leave the flue open so it's all ready for use. In the summer, we provide a portable swamp cooler to humidify and cool any part of the home. We have additional coolers as needed. The bedroom has a ceiling fan. All lights in the home are dimmable. The home also includes Dish Network for hundreds of channels to enjoy and a DVD player with some movies provided. The Wifi signal carries into the patio in case you want to use your devices outside.

In response to Covid-19 & any winter virus, we thoroughly disinfect the home with germicidal UVC lights, UV air cleaners & anti-viral spray between stays. All linen is laundered per stay, including pillow cases & pillow protectors and duvet covers.

In winter, we have snow removal done on the driveway normally by noon. You don't need a 4 wheel drive in Taos as the roads are kept clean and salted during snowy days.

The fall is a festival of colors, with the aspen grove turning bright yellow. The winter is deeply quiet, with some snow expected from December - spring. The Taos Ski Valley has a shuttle service just around the corner for skiers and snowboarders. The summer is flower filled, the trees lush & full, providing lots of shade and beauty. Wintertime the greenhouse is closed due to the freezing temps.

This property is committed to your healing, well being, relaxation, and enjoyment. My home is nearby but you are assured 100% privacy.

In the kitchen area you'll find organic coffee, teas, local raw honey, stevia, brown sugar, Himalayan salt, organic black pepper, a full spice rack plus organic olive oil for your use. We provide non-toxic, non- stick German frying pans and the 14" electric frying pan is also non-toxic. We do not offer a full kitchen but we provide the following appliances for your use; Mr. Coffee, French press, water kettle, small convection oven, microwave, 3 in 1 Ninja cook pot, bagel toaster, electric hot plates, indoor grill, large size electric frying pan, char-broiler + gas burner (in your patio) and a full size refrigerator/freezer. Please use only one major appliance indoors at a time to prevent a power outage. Combine the outdoor grill with some indoor sauté or visit one of many fine restaurants in Taos.

The front door has a combination lock. The door code, wifi password along with other details are on an info sheet under the TV.

Smoke whatever you like in the patio where you'll find ashtrays. No smoking indoors, please.

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 fire restrictions may be in effect. When in use, the fire pit must always be attended to and put out with the nearby hose.

We want you to thoroughly enjoy the property, explore the different areas, visit the screened-in porch on the hillside for amazing views (or photos) of the Sangre de Cristo mountains and valley. You are welcome anywhere on the property during your stay.

You will find local attractions & scenic hiking trail maps online at the Taos Visitor Center. Hiking trails are also detailed online.

We maintain a peaceful, quiet atmosphere and we have a 9 pm quiet time outdoors though the private jacuzzi is available 24/7 all year.

PS. We do all the home cleaning, including the fireplace, bed linens and trash removal. If you'd like your trash removed for a lengthier stay, just let us know and we can pick it up in your patio or you can deposit in the large black trash can out in the patio. Any items you need, or info about Taos or restaurant recommendations, please feel free to ask anytime.

Enjoy this quintessential Taos home and the surrounding land as your own!

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
  • 1 Full bath


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Bring a car as there are no taxis or uber rides and only limited bus service to very limited areas.

Interaction with guest

We are happy to interact with you as our time permits and as you desire. . Above all, please feel right at home, relax and enjoy what this natural sanctuary offers!!


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 12:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

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.


About the owner

Vivien B.
Average reply time:
12 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 Nov 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





32 reviews

Very Good

“Perfect place, wonderful owner”

Reviewed 17 Oct 2021

El Santuario is indeed a sanctuary. We love everything from the artwork to the amenities to the beautiful grounds and view. We love being nestled in a grove of aspens and having our choice of sittin… More

Response from the owner This family is one of my favorite set of guests, so warm and supportive and kindhearted! They are just what the world needs more of at this time in our history. I hope I can continue to provide El Santuario for their rest and respite from this crazy world! Thank you!

“A Lovely Place”

Reviewed 22 May 2021

My husband and I just spent a very relaxing and enjoyable week here. The casita is beautiful - it’s artistically pleasing, beautifully decorated and very, very comfortable. The patio is fabul… More

Response from the owner Thanks so much and it was a total. pleasure to have you both stay and be able to take it all in!! It makes my heart very happy to know my honored guests enjoy themselves here!! You are always welcome here!!

“"Life is a journey..."”

Reviewed 29 Jul 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, … More

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

“El Santuario was Magical and Mystical...”

Reviewed 10 Jun 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:… More

Response from the owner 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

“Henry David Thoreau meets Paradise Island meets Twilight Zone”

Reviewed 29 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. … More

Response from the owner 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 love her, and I know this land misses yours!! See ya soon!

“Yes, it's pure bliss!”

Reviewed 9 Jan 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 … More

Response from the owner 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!

“Stay away from Trip Advisor.”

Reviewed 13 Nov 2018

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

Response from the owner 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. \


Reviewed 19 Aug 2018

This is our second time to stay at El Santuario, two years in a row. We will be back year after year as long as Vivien will have us. This place is seriously a little piece of Heaven. The inside of thi… More

Response from the owner Thank you for your kindness Virginia. Your beauty as a person matches what this humble land gives back to you. Your steps are surely missed by the land and by us at El Santuario.

“Beautiful inside and out!”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2018

Location is excellent for enjoying all the sights around Taos. Beautiful accommodations and grounds. Loved sitting on the porch and feeling the cool breezes. Will definitely be back!

Response from the owner Thanks Georgiann! You're always most welcome at El Santuario.

“Beautiful setting, stunning authentic adobe casita.”

Reviewed 18 Jun 2018

The casita just outside of Taos was pure heaven. Beautifully appointed, peaceful and within easy driving distance of all that Taos has to offer. The owner was gracious and accommodating. We will re… More

Response from the owner Thanks LarisaMarie! Anytime Taos calls, you can call El Santuario your second home!

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Vivien (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Vivien (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Vivien (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Vivien the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Vivien (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Vivien (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Vivien (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this property you need to pay through the Flipkey website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to the property when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

Find out more about booking safely.

How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Vivien (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Vivien (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Vivien (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Vivien (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Vivien (the owner) a message.

If Vivien (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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