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Abiquiu Lake Casita--Stunning Views of Red Cliffs and Lake

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Our View north: towards Abiquiu Lake and red cliffs surrounding Ghost Ranch

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Last updated: 05/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Located 75 min. north of Santa Fe, Abiquiu Lake Casita is far from highways and noise, but for the sounds of birds and wind.

Our casita (small house) is set on 13.5 acres on top of one of the highest mesas overlooking Abiquiu Lake, with unlimited 360 degree views north toward the lake and Ghost Ranch and south towards the Jemez Mountains and Cerro Pedernal, the 10,000 foot flat-topped mountain that Georgia O'Keeffe loved to paint, making the mountain into an icon of northern New Mexico. Historically, Pedernal is a sacred site for Native Americans and local inhabitants.

You can soak your body in a luxurious HOT TUB after a day of hiking, reading, painting, or writing. Our casita was designed in the traditional adobe style, including a Kiva woodburning fireplace (wood provided), pine hand-hewn vigas that help support the ceiling; tile floors with radiant heating; and thick walls to hold the warmth in winter and keep you cool in summer, walls hand-plastered in the adobe style; and Mexican antique furniture.

We added modern comfort throughout, including a modern and well-stocked kitchen, local art and track lighting on dimmers, and a spacious great room with a Mexican dining table that can be expanded with 3 leaves for art or writing projects.

To take advantage of the long and wide views across the valleys, we built two 'portales' (covered porches). You can dine on the north side while gazing down the valley and across the lake towards the red cliffs of Ghost Ranch, or you can bask in the warmth of the sun--even in winter--on the southern portale, as you look towards the Jemez Mountains and Pedernal. Both portales are furnished with a comfortable outdoor dining set. There's also a recliner and new gas BBQ.

Since there are no city lights to compete, billions of stars fill the night sky, part of the magic of New Mexico. Our favorite time for the hot tub is at night, gazing at the Milky Way and galaxies, frequently punctuated by numerous shooting stars; when it's not dark, moonlight bathes the rolling hills and desert floor.

Gentle warning: The views, the far off patterns of changing weather, and the warm coziness of the casita may make it difficult to leave the casita at all.

Abiquiu Lake Casita was featured in New Mexico Magazine, November, 2011.

We live in Santa Fe and are available to our guests by the hour.

We're located in an area called Piedra Lumbre, or Shining Stone, which you reach by taking Hwy. 84 past the town of Abiquiu for six miles, then turning west on Highway 96.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs are welcome. Must be socialable, other dogs in the area. We ask that dogs stay off all furniture please. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Extremely plush 17'' latex mattress. Firm support but soft for the joints. Sleep Sofa (1) Top of the line Queen with Air Mattress--very comfortable; extra Air Mattresses available, twin and queen....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    No tub--HOT TUB just outside the french doors is for soaking...moreless

  • Large, roomy shower, Mexican tile, shower head set at 6'

Other Amenities

  • Extremely Plush KING BED w) 17' mattress, and a Queen Sofa-bed w) AIR MATTRESS--very comfortable, Private, roomy Outdoor HOT TUB (facing Abiquiu Lake and the brilliant red cliffs), Traditional Kiva Fireplace, radiant heat (through floor), Two TV's (Satellite), 27' TV in living room and 20' flatscreen in bedroom, CD Player and Radio, Quality DVD's and CD's provided, Wireless Internet by satellite, Full Modern Kitchen, Blender, Toaster, Coffee bean grinder--Bring Coffee Beans, Waffle Iron and more, All Linens provided, Iron, No phone lines in this area--nice break-- but most cell phones work here and in other high areas, We've added mountain bikes, 2 new adult bikes, and 2 kids bikes...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Bookshelf with books about New Mexico, the surrounding area, & fiction section. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD player and over 35 quality DVD's. CD player and IPod docking station...moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library:

    A dozen CD's provided. Mostly classical, especially guitar and flute....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD player/radio combo; some CD's provided....moreless

  • Television:

    Large TV in Pine cabinet in LR and 20' TV in Bedroom. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Extensive DVD collection (over 35 quality DVD's, including drama, foreign, musicals and comedy....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Great hiking down to the lake, 1-1/2 miles, or in the nearby Jemez Mtns., 20 minutes away, and river walks within easy driving distance....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    All around mountain view: 360 degrees. Hiking around lake area and property is immediate; Jemez Mtns is just 15 - 20 minutes away; Chama and Bandolier is a day trip...moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    3 extra leaves make the table very large for more diners or for projects such as art or writing. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant heating (heated floor) throughout. ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Ample supply of large, soft towels and bed linens provided for King and queen sofa-bed....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spacious. Expandable dining table for projects. Electrical outlet in floor under dining table for convenience of working (or cooking waffles) at the table. ...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Plenty of parking available....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer & Dryer in the casita. Laundry soap supplied....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    We are wireless but an ethernet cable is provided as well....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Traditional Kiva fireplace in LR. Firewood provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee grinder--And battery charged frother!...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full selection for all kinds of cooking: Also a wok for Asian cooking, blender, crock pot, coffee bean grinder, French Press and automatic coffee maker. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    All appliances; also microwave, toaster & many special items: wok, slow cooker, spices, S &P, sugar, blender, sm. chopper, coffee grinder, milk frother., waffle maker. See others below....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Lots of spices and small utensils for cooking, bowls, roasting pan, even Dog bowls!...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large with large lower drawer for lots of frozen specialties from--we recommend--Trader Joe's in Santa Fe....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Mountain bikes available in shed next to house. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    North and south patios to capture main views. Two very comfortable patio dining sets with padded chairs....moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf courses near Espanola, 36 miles south on Hwy. 84....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Quality gas grill; propane provided....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    State of the art hot tub just outside back door with extraordinary views. Seats 4 easily....moreless

 

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Thanksgiving
Nov 25 - Nov 28, 2015
4 night min stay

$580
flat fee
Christmas
Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,015
flat fee
New Year's
Dec 28 - Jan 1, 2016
5 night min stay

$725
flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$145
$1,015

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • One-time Cleaning Fee $75
  • Tax Rate 6.5%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change prior to reservation being confirmed.

Payments by E-check are greatly preferred (10 days required), but credit card payments are welcome too.

Recommend you buy Trip Insurance.

Cancellation Policy: Deposit refunded up to 30 days prior to check-in. Recommend paying by E-ck so if you have to cancel, no fees will be deducted.


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Location

130 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albuquerque 130 mi. and Santa Fe 60 mi
16 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Abiquiu
36 Miles
Nearest Golf
Espanola
16 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Abiquiu
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Taos

Car: Necessary

Archeological Sites; gorgeous drive to a monastery; Hiking red cliffs of Ghost Ranch area, Jemez Mtns and along Chama river; Lake Swimming & Fishing; day trip to Ojo Caliente Hot Springs; great golf course approx. 30 minutes away, Bring your own boat for Motor boating or Sailing, Windsurfing--public access near the junction of hwys 84 & 96; Contact Ghost Ranch for classes in art, music, writing, Spanish, others, While out for a drive and sightseeing, visit wonderful restaurants in the various communities, from 20 to 45 minutes away, Bode's General Store in Abiquiu has a very good deli, fresh and packaged foodstuffs, wine, and other basic supplies, Two fine art galleries offer a wide range of local arts, and the Abiquiu Artists' Studio Tour brings collectors back to Abiquiu each fall, Ghost Ranch offers concerts, talks, classes, and other events, especially in summer, But mostly people come here to explore the incredible landscape and to relax, to read, to write, to paint, or to just be together with family, close friends--or someone special. We've had many engagements and marriages begun in our casita, and returns for anniversaries. Each year the stay becomes longer, a second home for many who have become friends.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Cassie and Conner are more photogenic than we are. We are former college English teachers who simply love the southwest. We live in Santa Fe.

Why the Owner Chose Abiquiu:
Having been in love with the southwest for a long time, we found this site in 2000 and it was more beautiful than any of the places we had seen--or have seen since-- during our travels throughout this extraordinary part of the country.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Peace, quiet, relaxation, endless views and walks, time to read and be creative. After that, we explore the villages, cultures and wilderness in and beyond Abiquiu.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Our View north: towards Abiquiu Lake and red cliffs surrounding Ghost Ranch

    Our View north: towards Abiquiu Lake and red cliffs surrounding Ghost Ranch

  • Kiva Fireplace & Pedernal Mountain to south

    Kiva Fireplace & Pedernal Mountain to south

  • Hot tub facing red cliffs

    Hot tub facing red cliffs

  • Dining room/living room from kitchen, Mexican Antique Furniture throughout

    Dining room/living room from kitchen, Mexican Antique Furniture throughout

  • Leather Recliner & Footstool--quite comfortable

    Leather Recliner & Footstool--quite comfortable

  • Spacious Bathroom, Talavera Sink, Laundry also in the bathroom

    Spacious Bathroom, Talavera Sink, Laundry also in the bathroom

  • Southern portal faces Pedernal & the Jemez Mtns., gas BBQ, 2 patio sets

    Southern portal faces Pedernal & the Jemez Mtns., gas BBQ, 2 patio sets

  • The Milky Way over the Casita

    The Milky Way over the Casita

  • Living Room looking east from Dining area, TV cabinet w) DVD & CD player, Desk

    Living Room looking east from Dining area, TV cabinet w) DVD & CD player, Desk

  • View south to Pedernal Mtn. with Sunflowers

    View south to Pedernal Mtn. with Sunflowers

  • Sunset on Cliffs Across Lake

    Sunset on Cliffs Across Lake

  • Cliffs Across Abiquiu Lake

    Cliffs Across Abiquiu Lake

  • Custom plastered walls, KIVA Woodburning FP, Pine Vigas on ceiling

    Custom plastered walls, KIVA Woodburning FP, Pine Vigas on ceiling

  • Dining room looking south to Pedernal (O'Keeffe's favorite painting site)

    Dining room looking south to Pedernal (O'Keeffe's favorite painting site)

  • Dining Room and well-stocked Kitchen, Antique Mexican dining set has more leaves

    Dining Room and well-stocked Kitchen, Antique Mexican dining set has more leaves

  • Bedroom King with 17' Latex Foam Mattress--you won't believe the comfort!

    Bedroom King with 17' Latex Foam Mattress--you won't believe the comfort!

  • TV and Dresser, Master Bedroom

    TV and Dresser, Master Bedroom

  • Roomy tiled Shower

    Roomy tiled Shower

  • Casita just after sundown

    Casita just after sundown

  • Interior Doors Custom Hand finished

    Interior Doors Custom Hand finished

  • Chama River Estuary one and a half miles below casita

    Chama River Estuary one and a half miles below casita

  • Chama River Canyon just above Abiquiu Town, on the way up to the Casita

    Chama River Canyon just above Abiquiu Town, on the way up to the Casita

  • Deepening Sunset on Cliffs

    Deepening Sunset on Cliffs

  • Pedernal from South Portal

    Pedernal from South Portal

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