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Wonderful, Downtown Treasure

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, hob, coffee/tea maker
TV, books, music library, stereo
TV, books, music library, stereo

Overview of Wonderful, Downtown Treasure

Entire apartment

Wonderful, Downtown Treasure


4.6/5 Wonderful

Entire apartment

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
Taos, NM

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTaos Plaza2 min walk
  • Popular LocationD.H. Lawrence Ranch3 min walk
  • Popular LocationKit Carson Home and Museum4 min walk
  • AirportTaos, NM (TSM-Taos Regional)14 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
650 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Common area
    1 queen bed
    2 sofa beds
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Wonderful, Downtown Treasure

Family-friendly apartments in Taos
This apartment is right downtown and convenient to everything Taos has to offer including restaurants, shops, galleries and museums.
For five years this was my popular shop Red Cat Melissiana. One day I realized my passion was Vacation Rentals (I have 11) and not retail so it was time to re invent myself once again... Red Cat Melissiana Apartment is located in an 1880's building with all the charm of old Taos and so much history. Originally this was a street with small homes and shops across the street from the Plaza and the original Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. This street was once the Red Light District of Taos with a network of underground tunnels leading to interesting destinations and all kinds of varied stories. There are many spirit activity reports for juicy stories to share. Just ask me...
This apartment is now a newly re furbished space decorated with my antiques, original art and sense of whimsy throughout. It's everything you could want on your vacation for 1-4 guests and so very 'Taos'.
Built in the 1880's, the building has many wooden vigas (ceiling beams), creaky old wood floors, 14" walls and many windows.
The living room has a queen sofa sleeper with a gel foam mattress and sleeps an additional two guests with bedding stored in antique trunk/coffee table. ($25 per person per night) There is a big flat screen TV if TV is something you want on your vacation. It's located in a one of a kind cupboard in the living room behind closed doors. I also have a record player and albums for that retro feel.
The bedroom features a queen bed with high end bedding and a decorative quilt. There is a trastero/armoire for your clothing and just leave your robes at home since there are two just waiting for your cozy moments here.
The kitchen features an eclectic tiled counter, vintage cooktop, sink and refrigerator combo. It is well equipped and offers all amenities for any cooking at home. Table for two-four and extra chairs if you need them.
The bathroom features a fully tiled corner shower and a sink set in an antique Mexican cabinet. There are lots of towels and any supplies you might need.
Winter heat is provided by two stoves. One gas and one electric. Operate gas log stove only by the wall thermostat. NEVER turn off main gas line. For summer there are ceiling fans and a swamp cooler, but the 14" thick walls keep this space comfortable year round.
If you visit in spring, summer or fall you can enjoy 'Melissa's Secret Garden' a private little private oasis under a box elder tree surrounded by container plants, a wall fountain, outdoor lighting and lots of assemblage garden art. I am also offer a BBQ grill and string lights so my guests can enjoy this outdoor space.
My style of decor is Melissiana Eclectic. What is this? it's a mix and match style with antiques,yard sale and consignment treasures, original art and more--always fun things for my guests to discover, appreciate and enjoy.
This downtown historic building actually has three private apartments and is perfect for single travelers and couples or combine the three and bring a bigger group of friends and families. The three apartments will sleep up to ten guests in total. All kinds of possibilities (Check out my other two apartments on this street Vrbo 422849 (the Red Cat House) and Vrbo 513557 (Casa Flora)
As with all of my properties this apartment is dog friendly. I provide dog sheets for bed and sofa as well as a decorated mutt mitt box in the side courtyard. $10 per night per dog. Just leave on kitchen table.
Great prices, nicely furnished with a quirky sense of style, well equipped, comfortable beds,old adobe with thick walls for peaceful nights and privacy, right downtown and parking across the street. WOW!

Guest accommodation at this apartment offers coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Melissa /Taos mgr.
Speaks English

Property amenities


  • Snowboarding and cross-country skiing nearby


  • Massages


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car required


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Paper towels
  • Spices


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Hairdryer
  • Soap


  • TV
  • Games
  • Music library
  • Books
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Lift
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In the city centre
  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Snow sports gear
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 650 sq ft (60 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

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About this area


Located in Taos, this apartment is in the city centre. Blumenschein Home and Museum and D.H. Lawrence Ranch are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Taos Country Club and El Valle Escondido Golf Course. Take in the nearby slopes with cross-country skiing, snowboarding and skiing, or try out other outdoor activities such as snowmobiling. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Taos Plaza Theater and Arts Center - 2 min walk
  • Taos Plaza - 2 min walk
  • Navajo Gallery - 3 min walk
  • D.H. Lawrence Ranch - 3 min walk
  • Kit Carson Home and Museum - 4 min walk


  • Stella's - 2 min walk
  • The Gorge - 3 min walk
  • Lambert's - 4 min walk
  • La Cueva - 4 min walk
  • Adobe Bar - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) - 153 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 33 out of 48 reviews
5 - Excellent 69%
Rating 4 - Good. 13 out of 48 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 48 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 48 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 48 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4/5 Good

Good location. Nice property.
Nice property in a good location. Wonderful art decor throughout appartment. Adjacent to historic plaza with lots of shopping and restaurants. Property is dog friendly and our little yorkie had no issues there.

4/5 Good

Wonderful decor, awesome location!
I loved the style of this apartment, my favorite kind of kitschy decor. I loved listening to old Patty Page and Johnny Cash records too. The location is great—walking distance to the plaza and many things. I was a little freaked out about a black widow spider inside, but hopefully after letting the owner know they will be more diligent with the cleaning. I would stay here again. It’s so unique and eclectic!

5/5 Excellent

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Hi, I don’t want to see my name on an Review. Just a quirk of mine. I thought the place was great. But with 3 of us 2 nights were just the right amount of time.

4/5 Good

Four nights at the Red Cat
We enjoyed our stay at the Red Cat while attending a music festival in Taos. We particularly liked the location which was essentially just across the street from the west side of Plaza, so just a short walk to there and stores and restaurants in that area. The bed was comfortable and the rooms were very clean. The only real drawback we experienced was the TV. We had access to Sling and Netflix, but no access to the Network channels where we could have watched a college football game (A&M vs. Colorado) which we were wanting to watch. Melissa has two swamp coolers in the apartment that would normally keep the rooms cool during the day, but Taos was unusually hot for early September and rooms were somewhat warm during the daylight hours, but were fine by the time we returned from the music festival each night Don't think that would be a problem most of the time based on previous trips to Taos at this time of year, Other than not being able to watch the football game, we enjoyed our stay and would do it again if we return next September for the festival.

5/5 Excellent

Great little place !!
Perfect location, cute and cozy :)