"From the moment I found this beautiful casita on VRBO about 3 years ago, I knew that if I came to New Mexico, this was the only place that I wanted to stay. It did not disappoint in any way! My husband & I spent 6 wonderful nights here in the midst of a month long road trip, & there is little I can say that has not already been said before. The casita is beautiful, inside & out, extremely comfortably furnished, & the views from every side, with the ever changing light are simply spectacular. Because we were on a lengthy road trip, we chose to spend our time at the casita relaxing, & as such, did not do too much sightseeing while there, although we enjoyed a very good lunch at Bode's, hiked Chimney Rock at Ghost Ranch, picnicked at Lake Abiquiu. The owner, Scott, was very agreeable to deal with prior to our trip, & actually came out to the Casita while we were there to fix a minor problem with the bathroom sink-it was a pleasure to be able to meet him. We were not privileged to see the many stars that we had looked forward to on account of cloudy & sometimes rainy nights, but managed to enjoy the hot tub in the evenings nonetheless, & cannot express how wonderful the changing light was every day. To watch lightening storms, followed by spectacular rainbows was beyond beautiful!
Because we were on the road for such a long time prior to, & after, our stay in Abiquiu, we chose to eat in, & having stocked up at Whole Foods in Santa Fe, we thoroughly enjoyed barbequing our dinners on the front portal, & eating outside most evenings as we watched the sky go through it's many changes. The kitchen was extremely well stocked with all that was necessary to cook full meals & having laundry facilities was also greatly appreciated before we moved on to the next phase of our holiday. The many little touches, such as a great pair of binoculars on hand, a coffee grinder - all added to the perfection of this property.
Feeding the birds & watching them, & a squirrel, come to the feeder daily was so enjoyable, watching the jackrabbits & cottontails on the property was so nice, having Dakota (the poodle from next door) visit us daily was great fun, & it was lovely to meet his owner Beth as well. And the glorious silence was awesome - I stood outside the first night & thought perhaps I'd gone deaf as I could not hear a single sound anywhere. I cannot recommend this property enough - thank you so much Scott & Glynn for making your beautiful casita available to others!"
Guest: Cath and Gord
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: August 26, 2015