Extraordinary Lakefront Luxury Casita on Abiquiu Lk. Ghostranch Views!
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- 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,
- 1160 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
- 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
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Wood Fireplace:
- Parking Off Street:
- Linens Provided:
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- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
Pool & Spa
- Deck / Patio:
- Water Sports Gear:
- Outdoor Grill
- Porch / Veranda
- Tourist Attractions
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
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:
- Whitewater Rafting
- Freshwater Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Bird Watching
- 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...moreless
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This has been the second time that my wife and I have spent a weekend at the Casa del Lago! Each stay has been wonderful and has made it herder and harder to head back to the city. This last stay, another couple came with us and shared in our enjoyment and confirmed that the casita lived up to all the stories and comments that i had spoken of. The owners, Tom and Carolyn, are wonderful people and were in communication with me and were able to fulfill our requests when it came to pay-per-view fights that we wanted to view while we were there. Thank you for your hospitality and for making your home available to us! We will be bringing other friends and family to the casita as long as it is available to us!!!
- Guest Mario M. (Kosovo)
- Date of stay 11/15/13
- Review Submitted 11/21/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.
Clean, well-equipped, beautiful home & location. Peaceful, and the hot tub has great jets! My 2nd time at the rental and it is starting to feel like home. Great hiking at nearby ghost ranch or just sit and stare at the lake. Santa Fe an hour or less away with all the things to do there, but we enjoyed simply relaxing and cooking together right there at the house with a movie afterwards in the cozy living room.
- Guest Hazel (Albuquerque)
- Date of stay 11/01/13
- Review Submitted 11/06/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
We spent a week at the Casita on Abiquiu Lake & it was amazing. The property was exactly as picutes & description in listing. The drive in was a bit challenging for the first time but after that it was fine, it certainly was very private & so quiet & relaxing. The home was very well equipped & spotless. We really enjoyed the hot tub, the views & the stars were amazing. We enjoyed the hiking at Ghost Ranch, & we found there was so much to do in the area without having a long drive. I would recommend this property to friends & relatives. It was the start of our retirement & I hope the rest of our retirement is as good.
- Guest Retired (Dorchest, Ontario,Canada)
- Date of stay 09/22/13
- Review Submitted 10/16/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
PEACEFUL SETTING + FANTASTIC VIEWS + COZY HOME X 5 WONDERFUL DAYS minus nothing = GREAT VACATION!
- Guest Jack and Diane_HAC68007 (Neosho, MO USA)
- Date of stay 09/29/13
- Review Submitted 10/06/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.
View from every Direction Captivated UsGuest comment entered by owner
View from every Direction Captivated Us
What an enjoyable week we were able to spend here away from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. The view from every direction captivated us every hour as it changed and yet stayed the same. The petroglyphs were fun to find. Our kids enjoyed learning so much about this area and it's history. Ghost Ranch was amazing. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us.
- Guest The E Family - Ohio
- Date of stay 07/19/13
- Review Submitted 08/17/13
Lovely and Unforgettable WeekGuest comment entered by owner
Lovely and Unforgettable Week
What a lovely and unforgettable week we had at your beautiful home here on Lake Abiquiu! Early morning walks upon waking, taking photos during the different times of the day capturing the changing light on the landscape, days filled with canoeing and swimming (your cove worked as a perfect launching spot), hiking to Chimney Rock at Ghost Ranch, experiencing Mozart's Marriage of Figaro at the Santa Fe Opera House, playing board games, watching summer thunder storms from the living room, walking in the cool rain, preparing wonderful meals together in your thoughtfully and well-equipped kitchen, peaceful nights of good sound sleeping, enjoying the surrounding areas flora and fauna (we loved seeing the green and yellow lizards about). There is something so wonderful about this place - a place with reminds you of the importance of slowing down and paying attention. What gifts this serene and astoundingly beaufil place has given us! Thank you, Thank you!
- Guest M, P & T - Connifer, Colorado
- Date of stay 07/11/13
- Review Submitted 08/17/13
We Definitely Recommend this Vacation SpotGuest comment entered by owner
We Definitely Recommend this Vacation Spot
The Casita del Lago sure was great to us. What a wonderful vacation - the most peaceful place on earth. We enjoyed Ghost Ranch, White Water Rafting, and sitting in the hot tub. We would definitely recommend this vacation spot to anyone. The only downfall was the long driveway, which we weren't expecting. What a wonderful vacation with memories to last a lifetime.
- Guest D & S, Franus Creek, WI
- Date of stay 07/02/13
- Review Submitted 08/17/13
:)Guest comment entered by owner
We had such a wonderful time! The sunsets were incredible! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with our family :) We will always remember the memories made at The Casita. God Bless.
- Guest The K Family, Tarkington Prairie, Texas
- Date of stay 06/26/13
- Review Submitted 08/17/13
Abiquiu is PerfectGuest comment entered by owner
Abiquiu is Perfect
Both Jimmy and I travel locally four times a year. This, our first visit to New Mexico, has been wonderful. The tranquil view and spectacular scenery are second to none. Abiquiu and its surrounding areas are just perfect. I believe we will be back to Casita del Lago.
- Guest Jim and Stephanie - Warren, MI and Ft Myers, FL
- Date of stay 06/16/13
- Review Submitted 08/17/13
Wonderful Weekend at the LakeGuest comment entered by owner
Wonderful Weekend at the Lake
We had a wonderful weekend at the lake! Beautiful views, great weather shared with our best friends. Can't get better than that!
- Guest D, P, B & S
- Date of stay 06/08/13
- Review Submitted 08/17/13
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2 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
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Deposit of 50% is due at the time of booking. Payments can be made via check or Mastercard/Visa.
- Cleaning Fee: $85
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Airport: ABQ or Santa Fe Municipal at 90 Miles
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.
- Primary: (847) 710-1550 (Illinois, USA)
Links to more information:
The Casita del Lago and Hot Tub (to the far right above .com)
Incredible view of the casita from the water
Spanish Pueblo handmade doors, lit nichos, handmade sconces, radiant floor heat.
Leather sectional, Handcut vigas, import Mex. Furniture, spectacular 180' views
View from the Kitchen table, handmade and imported from Mexico. Seats 6.
Entering the master bedroom.
Sunrise Suite New Mexico style sleeping quarters. Cedar Queen and Bunks
View from inside Casita del Lago looking Northeast into Carson Nat'l Forest
The 'Sendero de dos arboles muertos' trail to the water
Calfee Cove where we beach our boat.
Looking over The Casita from the mesa top.
Follow the road over the mesa top to the casita. A perfect waterfront location.
The Casita and the amazing New Mexico sky!
An eating area with a most amazing view!
The Casita del Lago on the shore of Abiquiu Lake.
Imported Granite, copper sink, top line apps, and a favorite outdoor space
Master Suite w/ imported Mexican furniture,TV, private bath and incredible views
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.
Horseback riding around Lake Abiquiu and the Petroglyphs. s park
Nearby Ghost Ranch for hiking, horseback riding, exploring, classes/seminars.
The Casita at night...absolutely no light polution out here! Just stars!
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