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Extraordinary Lakefront Luxury Casita on Abiquiu Lk. Ghostranch Views!

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Last updated: 09/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Abiquiu house description

Step into a Georgia O'Keeffe painting right from your doorstep! The Casita del Lago is a Modern Adobe Style Vacation Home that is like no other in design and amenities. Imported granite countertops, custom handmade Spanish Pueblo arched doors, imported Mexican furniture, resort quality bedding and linens, authentic southwest lit nichos, handmade Kiva Lighting sconces, plastered interior walls, radiant floor heat, top rated appliances, indigenous rock woodburning fireplace, and 4 furnished outdoor living spaces!! The east and west portales are attached with heated floors and one-of-a-kind views. The southern portal (porch) just off the kitchen offers warm, sunlit days in even the coolest high desert New Mexico temps. And the hot tub will be an experience unique to each guest!

Casita del Lago (Little House on the Lake) is a secluded lakefront vacation home with lakefront access sitting on a river embankment right where the Chama River meets the 12 mile long Abiquiu Lake. This stunning thick-walled adobe style casita sits on 23 acres of natural surroundings and is crafted to true New Mexican style. It is well positioned on a gradually sloping hillside for privacy and it's close proximity to the sky blue water and 250 million year old layered Red Rock cliffs provide for spectacular one-of-a-kind views and pictures---right from your home.

Although you can stay inside the 1158 sq. ft. glass walled paradise and never plug-in any entertainment device, this deluxe casita is designed to include them. A large LCD HD TV is positioned above the wood burning rock fireplace and speakers for MP3 and Ipod players are included. If you want to move your entertainment outdoors to the heated floor portales where there are as many outdoor living spaces as indoor living spaces, then hook up to the fastest wireless internet in the area or position yourself to watch the flatscreen TV, or do what I do, take an afternoon siesta.

The 6 person hot tub is nestled among huge rock boulders just off the western portal and it reserves it own spectacular views for itself, especially at night when the billions and billions of stars come out. For the more adventuresome, a short hike to the 'Stonehenge firepit' at sunset for a spectacular outdoor viewing and nighttime fire atop the arroyo is a perfect setting for your favorite ghost story--or fairy tale story for the little ones.

Extra care was taken to craft your casita to be more than sleeping quarters with a kitchen.
It is a work of art in itself, erected without one tree being uprooted. And while the window space was maximized--Casita del Lago remains very energy efficient and green. Often, indigenous materials were utilized by local craftsmen. For you who have not visited New Mexico before, you will immediately notice the absence of noise, air, and light pollutants. We absolutely love it here and we hope you will, too. You can check in with us for more information about the area and its rich history.

For those of you familiar with the area, Casita del Lago is spectacularly unique. The drive down towards the water with the incredible Sedona-like views is worth the trip in itself! This is the area's most private and secluded resort setting; you will be amazed at the views that surround you and you will want to wake up early just to witness the break of dawn. Then settle in for an afternoon siesta on one of the outdoor daybeds; or curl up to a book; go down to the water; start a gourmet meal; sightsee (if you must); horseback ride; photograph; hike the arroyos on your property; draw, paint, write, dream, and much, much, more.

Keywords: Vacation Home, Casita del Lago, Abiquiu Lake, two bedroom, Rental home,

Property Type

  • House
  • 1160 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            A Kid's Paradise - exploring the 22 acres around the casita, hiking, fishing, and animal watching. Horseback riding, rafting nearby. ...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Doors May Be Too Narrow....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

            Luxury bedding, walk in closet, private master bathroom....moreless

          • Sunset Suite (Guest Suite): 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

            Room contains a queen bed and a bunk bed with two twin beds....moreless

          • Other Sleeping Option - Convertible Bed

            Day bed outside on the portal can be brought in doors....moreless

          • King size beds (1) Premium Quality in Master Suite., Queen size Beds (1) Deluxe Comfort in the Second Bedroom Sunrise Suite., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Daybeds Can Be Brought in from Western Portal for Additional Sleeping Indoors, or Left Outdoors for the More Adventurous., Bunk Beds (1) For Additional Sleepers, Also in the Second Bedroom Sunrise Suite....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Main Bathroom: toilet, shower

            In addition to indoor showers, outdoor hot tub for soaking!...moreless

          • Master Suite Bath: toilet, shower

            Private bath in master bedroom. Separate toilet area....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Fully stocked kitchen with dishes, pans. You bring your own food although many condiments are stocked. Newer electric appliances. Kitchen leads to outdoor portale, with grill. ...moreless

          • Dining:

            The dining area with the most incredible views of The Chama River and Abiquiu Lake!...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Many spices, oils and condiments are stocked....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Dishwashing supplies included....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Freezer
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Wood Fireplace:

            One indoor fireplace and one outdoor fire pit on the West of Hot Tub in the Stonehenge Firepit for Night Gatherings. Come Prepared with Your Campfire Stories....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Ample Parking Next to the Casita for Vehicles and on the Mesa top....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All High Quality Top of the Line Linens...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Comfortable circular sofa. Desk area....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            New Frontload. Detergent Provided....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Portable air conditioning unit....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Above the Casita on the Mesa....moreless

          • Heating:

            Radiant floor heating. ...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Indoor fireplace....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            New Frontload....moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • The Casita sits above the shore of Abiquiu Lake. The Casita is across the lake from Ghost Ranch. The Casita has unique outdoor living spaces and two have heated floors. Amazing views from every spot. 22 Acres. Bird watchers, artist and writer's paradise. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                High Quality Satellite Service with Flat Panel TV's in the Great Room and Master Suite....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Minimal. If This is Your Thing, Please Bring Your Own Favorites....moreless

              • Television:

                Two televisions: family room and master bedroom....moreless

              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Available Indoors or Out. Provided free....moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                The Fastest Available in the Area....moreless

              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Holds 6-7 and is in an Incredible Setting of its Own. Ready for You Upon Your Arrival....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    2 Patios. Both have heated floors to you can enjoy year-around. Spectacular views. There is as Much Living to Do Outdoors as Indoors....moreless

                  • Boat:

                    Bring your own boat. Abiquiu Lake has a public ramp and you can tie your boat up in the cove on on property (at your own risk)....moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    We provide the lake -- you provide your own water sports gear, kayaks, canoes. If you have a boat, please call us....moreless

                  • Porch / Veranda:

                    Two outdoor seating areas....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Lakefront:

                    Hike down to the water via the Old Cattle Path to the Water. The Chama River and Lake Abiquiu Are Great for All Water Activities. Boats Need to Be Launched at Public Ramp But Can Be Anchored Here---at Your Own Risk....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Jemez Mountains, Sangre De Cristos, and surrounded by Carson National Forest. Cerro Pedernal. The Sun Rises and Sets in the Mountains---Making for Spectacular Events Twice a Day....moreless

                  • Monument View:

                    Cerro Pedernal. Red Rocks of Piedre Lumbre. Carson National Forest Surrounds Casita Del Lago....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Museums
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Rafting
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Swimming
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Zoo
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Forests
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Sailing
                  • Churches
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Shopping
                  • Fishing
                   

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                  2 night min stay
                  $195 $235
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                  $1,195

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning Fee $85
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  A one time $85 cleaning fee will be charged.

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; there is a $15/day charge for additional guests (5 or more).

                  A daily lodging fee of $15 per day will be charged.

                  A credit card must be on file per the deposit policy.

                  No Smoking.

                  No Pets.

                  Wireless Internet Included.

                  Amazing Sunsets and Views are Included!


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                  Last updated: 09/21/2014
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                  Location

                  90 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  ABQ or Santa Fe Municipal

                  Car: Necessary

                  Across the Lake from Ghost Ranch, Near Georgia O'Keeffe Home and Studio Tour, Numerous hiking trails, Dinosaur fossils, Indian Ruins, Petroglyphs, Carson National Forest, Echo Amphitheater, Christ in the Desert Monastary, Abiquiu Lake and Dam, Plaza Blanca, Horseback Riding, near Black Mesa Golf, Towa Golf Resort, Bodes General Store for Licenses, Taos Ski Valley, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Opera, Tesuque Pueblo Flea Market, Art Galleries, Indian Pueblos, Bandelier National Monument, Toltec Railroad, Albuquerque Old Town, Rio Grande Gorge, Spas and Mineral Springs, Albuquerque Balloon Festival

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2009

                  About the owner: We fell in love with Abiquiu Lake and the surrounding area during a trip here several years ago. We balance raising our family, managing our careers and trying to spend as much time in Abiquiu as we can. We are pretty much regular folk who fell in love with Abiquiu and wanted to create something very special. We love it here as do our 3 teenage kids, riding horses on the property with Hollywood stuntman Fred. Our goal is to spend as much time here as time allows. When we can't be here, we rent out our home so others can enjoy the experience.

                  Why the Owner Chose Abiquiu:
                  Quite simply, this place found us and the timing could not have been better. There are only four Lakefront parcels in the area, and only one remains available for sale (and that is the property we own adjacent to Casita del Lago.) When you visit here, and you view many of the scapes Georgia O'Keeffe painted in their original context, you will understand why she could never leave.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Paradise! Signature Casita on the shores of Abiquiu Lake - it is a house and property like no other and the only Lakefront vacation rental with lake access to Abiquiu Lake. Casita del Lago is built in traditional adobe style with 14' thick walls. The New Mexican charm is enhanced by the fully arched architectural doorways and the pair of built in lighted nichos opposite the woodburning fireplace. But it incorporates todays most modern conveniences. It is very private but also very conspicuous to boaters as it sits high on the hill overlooking the river. You can be as private as you would like to be, because you have 23 acres to roam. Bring your camera to photograph the vistas, relax in the two outdoor daybeds, take in the stars at the incredibly luxurious hot tub, light a fire indoors, or on the western portale, or venture out to the western outdoor pit. Admire the sunrise, or heat up the Eastern Portale and enjoy it from the bench. Walk down to the water for solitude or to drop a line in. Or just curl up on the 5' circular oversized chaise on the south portal and warm up to the afternoon sun. And those are just a few of the daily options you have at Casita del Lago.


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                  Photos

                  • Looking over The Casita from the mesa top.

                    Looking over The Casita from the mesa top.

                  • The Casita del Lago on the shore of Abiquiu Lake.

                    The Casita del Lago on the shore of Abiquiu Lake.

                  • The Casita at night...absolutely no light polution out here!  Just stars!

                    The Casita at night...absolutely no light polution out here! Just stars!

                  • An eating area with a most amazing view!

                    An eating area with a most amazing view!

                  • View from the Kitchen table, handmade and imported from Mexico. Seats 6.

                    View from the Kitchen table, handmade and imported from Mexico. Seats 6.

                  • Entering the master bedroom.

                    Entering the master bedroom.

                  • Sunrise Suite New Mexico style sleeping quarters. Cedar Queen and Bunks

                    Sunrise Suite New Mexico style sleeping quarters. Cedar Queen and Bunks

                  • View from inside Casita del Lago looking Northeast into Carson Nat'l Forest

                    View from inside Casita del Lago looking Northeast into Carson Nat'l Forest

                  • Horseback riding around Lake Abiquiu and the Petroglyphs.
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                    Horseback riding around Lake Abiquiu and the Petroglyphs. s park

                  • Nearby Ghost Ranch for hiking, horseback riding, exploring, classes/seminars.

                    Nearby Ghost Ranch for hiking, horseback riding, exploring, classes/seminars.

                  • Pedernal from the lake.

                    Pedernal from the lake.

                  • The Casita del Lago and Hot Tub (to the far right above .com)

                    The Casita del Lago and Hot Tub (to the far right above .com)

                  • The Casita and the amazing New Mexico sky!

                    The Casita and the amazing New Mexico sky!

                  • Spanish Pueblo handmade doors, lit nichos, handmade sconces, radiant floor heat.

                    Spanish Pueblo handmade doors, lit nichos, handmade sconces, radiant floor heat.

                  • Leather sectional, Handcut vigas, import Mex. Furniture, spectacular 180' views

                    Leather sectional, Handcut vigas, import Mex. Furniture, spectacular 180' views

                  • Imported Granite, copper sink, top line apps, and a favorite outdoor space

                    Imported Granite, copper sink, top line apps, and a favorite outdoor space

                  • Master Suite w/ imported Mexican furniture,TV, private bath and incredible views

                    Master Suite w/ imported Mexican furniture,TV, private bath and incredible views

                  • Sunrise view from the The Casita del Lago Sunset Portal

                    Sunrise view from the The Casita del Lago Sunset Portal

                  • The Hot Tub, 50 feet from casita, lit up at night and with spectacular views.

                    The Hot Tub, 50 feet from casita, lit up at night and with spectacular views.

                  • Calfee Cove where we beach our boat.

                    Calfee Cove where we beach our boat.

                  • Amazing sunsets.

                    Amazing sunsets.

                  VRBO #257579

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, August 14, 2014

                  $195 - $235 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

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