We are following Guidelines set out by airbnb, homeaway and other booking sites in terms of disinfecting. We are also allowing extra days between bookings to give us more time to clean and disinfect after allowing ample time for the virus to die off on surfaces on its own; plus extra time AFTER we clean to do the same before you arrive. Since this is an entire private cottage, there are only 1-2 people allowed in to clean and disinfect, and they are wearing mask and gloves as a part of following accepted protocols. Truth or Consequences had no deaths as of 5/22/20 so please use your own best practices on your travels here and during your time in this small community to not bring it here with you. : )
Yes! There is an 8' privacy fence between this side of the duplex and the other side, and entrances are on opposite sides of the house. The rest of the yard has 6' high privacy fences. One you are in the bedroom, bathroom and back yard, no one can see you. If you want privacy in the kitchen and living room, simply close the living room drapes, and Voila! you are in your own private hideaway. Shed those clothes and enjoy.
There is a one square mile aquifer under downtown Truth or Consequences (which was actually called Hot Springs until 1950), but each pocket of mineral water has its own temperature. The commercial hot springs establishments came about when water wells tapped into hot water. This well tapped into a cool pocket, with a natural temperature of about 80 degrees as it comes out of the Earth. Aquarius Soak & Chill has an on-demand heater near the pump and soaking tub, and there are separate faucets for cold (direct from the well) water and hot water which is well water fed through the on-demand heater. NO chemically treated city water is added; there is NO hook-up to city water--it ALL comes from the mineral water well, so YOU control how the hot and cold water are mixed. If the water comes out of the Earth hot, there is no way to cool it down immediately; but there is a way to heat it and have it all be natural as it comes from Mother Earth. It is wonderful in the summer to be able to have NO hot water and just straight from the well cool water!
Park on the 'packing pad' between the house and the sidewalk. It's like a mini-circular driveway. You can pull in the 'wrong' direction so your car faces left when standing on the sidewalk looking at the house; this will put your trunk closest to the gate for easy unloading. Please do not block the driveway for the other side of the duplex. You may also park on the street.
Discounts vary depending on length of stay and are subject to change, but if you lock in a discount that will not change, of course. Discounts range from 10% to 45% off regular nightly rates. These are automatically applied in the website apps typically.
Bike rentals $20/week (or stay if shorter) for BOTH bikes, not per bike, includes 6' combo locking chain for security when you decide to go into a shop or restaurant. We will check the air pressure before you arrive.
Two plus hooded cotton robes with pockets are hanging in the closet for you to use.
Beach towels are located in the storage bench by the soaking tub, along with cushions and pillows for the chairs. You should bring flip flops to wear out to the soaking tub and perhaps some comfy house slippers for inside the house.
The Directory has numerous pages to it. It has a 6 or 7 page document that lists Where to Find Stuff in alphabetical order; Celeste's Favs (restaurants for now); a Directory of Art with the provenance of all the art by room; several Instruction pages to help you figure out the Heater/AC, Keurig, Wifi, Washer/Dryer, Sofa bed, Mirage Heat-focusing Patio Heater (seasonal) etc.