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Martinez Casita - Adobe on the Plaza

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Lush gardens surround the casita

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Last updated: 12/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Abiquiu house description

In the spring of 2010 Martinez Casita opened also for short term rentals. Conveniently located next to Barranca Plaza Casita, a favorite of many Ghost Ranch visitors for the last 7 years!

Barranca is an old Hispanic hamlet just west of Abiquiu above the Chama River. On its small plaza there are a few adobe houses, one of which is this very charming one bedroom, one bath vacation home.
The thick adobe walls have built-in banco's in the living area. Throughout the casita are tiled and wooden floors. A woodstove gives you great comfort in the winter. The thick walls keeps the house cool in the summer.

A large garden with fruit trees surrounds the casita.

In Barranca you will find a lively creek coming from the mountains. Follow the spring-fed creek up-stream and enter the Santa Fe National Forest with sensational views of the Abiquiu valley and the surrounding mountain lands. Badlands with goblin-like formations are nearby. The Chama River, along which are cattle ranches, is great for fishing.

The casita is just minutes from Georgia O'Keeffe's home and a short drive from the Piedra Lumbre basin. Ghost Ranch is worth many visits and don't forget to drive out into the Chama River canyon to hike or visit the Benedictine Monastery. The Chama River Wilderness is paradise for explorers.

The acequia, the traditional Hispanic community water system, is still held in high regard in Barranca. The mayordomo decides who irrigates when. The casita’s garden can be irrigated on Saturdays.

Great day trips can be made to Ojo Caliente Mineral Hot Springs, Taos en Taos Pueblo, the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Chama (with the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad), Bandelier National Monument, Chaco Culture National Historic Park, Valle Grande, etc. etc.

Family gatherings and reunions:
Both Martinez Casita and Barranca Plaza Casita offer full privacy. Yet since the casitas are sitting together on one end of Barranca Plaza, they form an ideal gathering place for groups of eight family members or old school friends. BBQ facilities are provided and there are great shadowy spots to linger under the trees. Special rates are available when both casitas are rented.




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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Dogs OK, no cats please....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 1-4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (1) A very comfortable new bed with all new linens. , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The sofa in the living room converts to a sleeper sofa for additional guests....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • Satellite / Cable:

            Dish Network programming available....moreless

          Attractions

          • Restaurants
          • Ruins

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Bird Watching
          • Horseback Riding
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                Red rock formations all around. White rock formations at Plaza Blanca....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Rafting
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Telephone:

                Please use calling card for long distance....moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                The casita is equipped with modem and router. ...moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                The livingroom has a great woodburning stove. Wood will be provided. The casita also 2 more heaters besides the woodstove....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Kitchen:

                The bright and sunny kitchen is fully equipped including microwave, crockpot etc. Just bring your preferred groceries....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill
               

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              Minimum stay 2 nights.
              1 or 2 persons ................... $85/night .. $525/week .. $1600/month
              Additional persons ............... $30/night
              Kids under 7 are free; age 7-18 .. $15/night
              Cleaning fee for dogs $5/night per dog
              Renting Martinez Casita AND Barranca Plaza Casita together will get you a
              reduction of the 2011 rates. Please contact us for details.
              

              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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              Last updated: 12/17/2014
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              Location

              120 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Sunport - Albuquerque
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 84
              3 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Abiquiu Inn
              60 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Santa Fe Ski Basin

              Car: Necessary

              Hiking all throughout Georgia O'Keeffe's country side. Ghost Ranch, where Ms O'Keeffe had her studio, is just around the corner, Fishing in Abiquiu Lake or the Chama River, Hunting in Santa Fe and Carson National Forests (offices for obtaining permits in nearby El Rito and Espanola), Sightseeing all through the Canones Canyon and Piedra Lumbre valley, Boating and Waterskiing in Abiquiu Lake, Rafting on the Chama River. You'll find restaurants in nearby Abiquiu, El Rito, Espanola. Each year in October - Columbus Days Weekend - Abiquiu has its Abiquiu Studio Tour. A great time to enjoy the changing colors of our cottonwood trees and art by local artists. You can visit about 60 artists in their Abiquiu studios, of which at least 5 of them are within walking distance of Barranca Plaza Casita. The 20th annual Abiquiu Studio Tour will be October 12, 13 and 14 2013. Tour maps available throughout Abiquiu.

               

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              Speaks: english

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              Photos

              • Lush gardens surround the casita

                Lush gardens surround the casita

              • Local artwork on the casita walls

                Local artwork on the casita walls

              • Fully equipped bright kitchen

                Fully equipped bright kitchen

              • Living with traditional banco's

                Living with traditional banco's

              • The bedroom adjoins a full bathroom

                The bedroom adjoins a full bathroom

              • We added a wonderful new shady patio in the casita's lush green yard.

                We added a wonderful new shady patio in the casita's lush green yard.

              VRBO #305491

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              This listing was first published here in 2010.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 12/17/14
              Owner
              Member since: 2006
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 12/17/2014
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              (575) 770-2724 (New Mexico, USA)

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