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El Prado New Mexico 87529 United States of America

Listing # 35926

Rates From USD 1000 Weekly
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Last Updated: Monday, September 3, 2018

Sangoma: An Adobe Home Between Taos Ski Valley and Taos

Come experience a quiet private sanctuary overlooking open ranch land owned by movie star Julia Roberts. Enjoy sweeping views of a pasture where coyotes, red-tail hawks, bald eagles, and other wildlife can be seen and heard. Living in our adobe Taos home is about becoming one with the big sky and the rhythms of nature. This house is one level and 2300 square feet with many amenities including tasteful art and furnishings, an expansive patio, and colorful gardens. The house has 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, a small living room, small kitchen, large dining room, expansive patio for lounging and dining, and a separate office. Writers, take heart, there are 3 desks in the house with comfortable desk chairs. The house has Wifi, TV, and a music system.

Although the house feels rural, it is located only 7/10 of a mile from the hip gentrified village of Arroyo Seco, which is filled with restaurants, galleries and shops. And the house is located halfway between the Taos Ski Valley (a 15 min drive) with world class skiing and amazing hiking and the town of Taos (a 15 min drive), which is steeped in history, filled with art galleries and restaurants, and is known for its adobe architecture. This is the perfect abode for a couple or one to two individuals who wish to read, reflect, and resonate with nature. Hiking, river-running, biking, skiing, movies, music, museums, art openings, lectures, and dining are all close by. A “sangoma” is a southern African healer, and this house is a special healing place. Come and be transformed.

Living & Dining Accommodates 6
Full Kitchen
Master Bedroom Suite (queen bed)
One Additional Bedroom (queen bed)
Three Full Baths
Office with Huge Desk
Two other Desks in Bedrooms
Two Kiva Fireplaces
Comfortable Furnishings & Artwork

Expansive patio with outdoor dining, lounge chairs, and grills
Spectacular Gardens
Incredible Views!!

7/10 mile to Arroyo Seco
10.5 miles to the Taos Ski Valley
9.3 miles to Taos Plaza
6.1 miles to the First Hiking Path in Carson National Forest along the Taos Ski Valley Rd.

We have one tiger-striped cat, named Tamu. Usually she stays at home in Taos. Sometimes we take her with us on our swaps, but if we don't, you'll need to care for her.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
2200 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type


Available from Thursday, January 17, 2019 until Friday, February 1, 2019
Minimum Stay
2 week(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City El Prado
Postal Code - State or Province 87529 NM
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Arroyo Seco
Closest University University of New Mexico-Taos
University nearby University of New Mexico-Taos

Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Sea Ranch
Sea Ranch
Postal Code
State or Province
United States of America

Destination 2: Las Catalinas
Las Catalinas

Guanacaste Province
Costa Rica

Destination 3: New York
New York

State or Province

United States of America

Rental Price:

USD 1000 Weekly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Mountains

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Long Term
  • Architectural Gem
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: Care required for resident house cat, Tamu.


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Look after Pets
  • Care for Plants
Housesitting Comments
Tamu, our cat, stays in our house unless we can swap and bring her to your home.

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Independent Scholar Independent Scholar (working outside traditional academia) & Retired Academics
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Member referred by Phillip Gibbs
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About Me
My husband, Phillip, and I live in a lovely adobe home in Taos, NM. We are in our 50's and 60's and are known for our clean organized house with its one resident cat, Tamu, which means “sweet” in Swahili. We have worked in international development and for NGOs for most of our lives and I still run a nonprofit. We are now semi-retired and can work from anywhere with good internet access. We rent our home, swap our home, and sometimes look for house-sitters for periods of two weeks to up to several months. We also are keen to swap with people who live near Taos: people who have homes in Aspen/Snowmass, Telluride, and Boulder, etc. In addition, we would like to do swaps of a month or longer with people who have a home in Sea Ranch, CA, and in Vancouver, Canada. And we are ALWAYS open for swaps with people located in Namibia or Botswana. We would desire a car exchange too for Namibia.

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Our stay at Sangoma was brilliant! The house is southwest chic and more. It is a wonderful blend of east meets west that creates an air of peacefulness and stirs the creative instincts. Wonderful beamed ceilings, perfect lighting, luxurious bathrooms and hi-tech everything. Best of all are the Tibetan prayer flags that surround the property and the delightful wind chimes. AND, the views are incomparable. You will not want to leave.

Excellent Rosemary Hutchison 5/1/2009 10:24:00 AM