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Spectacular 360 Degree Views of Abiquiu Lake and Ghost Ranch

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,475 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Full luxury in breathtaking natural beauty. Remote and private. So quiet you can hear your heart beat. At night, no city lights disturb your view of the star-studded sky.

From this 1,475 square foot Casita, you'll enjoy panoramic 360-degree views: Abiquiu Lake, miles of mesas, rolling hills, and the magnificent red cliffs surrounding the famous Ghost Ranch. To the south you'll see the 10,000-foot mountain known as El Pedernal, which Georgia O'Keefe made famous in her paintings, along with much of the near landscape.

Our Casita was built in 2008, and designed by a local architect in a southwestern yet modern style. It's fully furnished for comfort. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, including a Bosch gas stove with heavy gauge grills for those who really love to cook.

Check out the Master bathroom: you can choose between a slate shower or a deep soaking tub to soothe your body after an invigorating hike in the nearby Jemez Mountains. Besides the 2 bedrooms with Queen beds, there is a queen bed sofa in the Great Room with spectacular views of the lake and Ghost ranch.

Keywords: Casita in Abiquiu, New Mexico

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

Why The Owner chose New Mexico

My wife and I have been visiting Northern New Mexico for almost 30 years. The skies, the red rocks, the mesas, the food, the locals, the hiking, the skiing…. are all so inviting. Finally, we decided that it was time to buy a place, not only to use as a getaway for ourselves, but for friends and family alike. We also want to introduce others to Abiquiu and Northern NM, so we’ve decided to make this a vacation getaway for you as well. We know you’ll be enchanted by NM as we have been.

Amenities

Youngsville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1475 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Great Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , European Sleeper Sofa; very sturdy and comfortable;
  • Queen size Beds, one in each of the bedrooms(2), Queen Sleep Sofa (1) There is a sleeper sofa is in the living room. The second Bedroom has the same lovely views as the Master and access to an outdoor Portal (patio) through sliding doors. The views from the Living room especially are absolutely SPECTACULAR!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Spectacular 360 Degree Views of Abiquiu Lake and Ghost Ranch
average rating of 4.9774437 based on 133 reviews
5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

This home has left me at a loss for words. I thought of every superlative I know to describe the experience of being at Vista de Lago, and while they would all be appropriate, none can truly capture the special magic of this spot. Nothing quite prepares you for the sweeping views of the countryside or the organic way the house takes advantage of its situation high on the mesa. This is truly a perfect marriage of nature and architecture. It is, quite simply, the most comfortable and comforting place I have ever spent 5 days. The owners have provided everything you might need and it is all in good working order. The walk to the Lake is 15 minutes and especially beautiful late in the day. Plaza Blanca is 20 minutes by car and truly not to be missed. But what I really recommend is arriving with enough food and drink to allow you to stay put for as long as possible. You will want to watch sunrise from the portal and then move to catch sunset from one of the west-facing porches. In between you will be overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of what lies before you, and the amazing way your hosts have maximized your opportunity to enjoy it all. Sound like I am raving? Well, I am. We are now eager to experience Vista de Lago in all its seasons. Staying here is an experience you will never forget.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pat, Thank you so much for your kind words about Vista de Lago. Yeah, we find it very difficult to leave our little Casita. Yes, there are SO many wonderful things to do (Ghost Ranch, the Lake, Georgia O'Keeffe's studio, hiking, the Monastery, etc.) And yet more often than not, we just can't bring ourselves to leave for even a few hours. It's just so peaceful...so satisfying to just take it all in from our little spot on top of the Mesa. It's actually even harder to tear ourselves away when we have to leave to catch a plane. So you are welcome back anytime, and we look forward to your return. All the best, Larry and Laurie
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Gilbert, AZ
5

Quiet and Peaceful in September

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place to get away from the world and decompress, you have found the right place. The house sits upon a Mesa over looking the lake. The views are to die for. The house has all the amenities you will need for your stay and a fire-pit in the front of the house to roast those marshmallows (or burn some sage.) The house is decorated in a fashion to highlight the color palate of the scenery and immediately you find yourself opening up to the high desert and it's gift to clear the mind. The Master bath has a deep soaking tub to relax and unwind.

Make sure to bring your food and drink supplies with you as the trek to the small store via the long dirt driveway from the house is slow rolling. Larry the host was available for any issues and was immediately responsive to any questions. My family had a great stay and I highly recommend staying here.

Deb

Gilbert AZ

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Deb, So glad it all worked out and you could stay with us. You're welcome back anytime. All the best, Larry and Laurie
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Pagosa Springs
4

Great views with peace and quiet

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in a rental in the neighborhood previously and I would pick this rental over that one because of the views. My husband prefers the other rental because of the hot tub at that one, but was very happy with this rental (it has a large soaking tub).

Verizon 3G with 3 bars so we were able to stream a football game with minor buffering.

We are a couple, but there is enough privacy and room for two couples.

Some minor maintenance issues, but the owner was very communicative and receptive.

Some close neighbors, but we didn't hear them other than when two men and dogs were running around below the mesa.

As others have said, bring food and drink and just enjoy.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Richelle, Glad you enjoyed out spot on top of the Mesa. Come back to visit us again ;-) Larry and Laurie
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5

Beautiful Home and Area

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for visiting us at Vista de Lago. All the best, Larry and Laurie
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San Antonio, TX
5

Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to relax and unplug!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Wanda, Yep, it's hard not to relax up on top of our mesa. Come back anytime ;-) All the best, Larry and Laurie
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5

Enchanting, Relaxing, Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

When the loudest "noise" for 5 days is the sound of the wings of Hummingbirds, you know you are in for a fabulously relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle of reality. We stayed for 5 nights from 9/4 to 9/9 at Vista de Lago. My husband was still on the mend from a knee replacement so we really didn't venture out but that was just fine... as other reviewers stated - get your groceries, settle in and enjoy! The view is spectacular, the place is so very comfortable, you have no other option but to relax. A few things for fellow travelers - when we went, there were 2 couches - which was a blessing since we were really just chilling and watching movies much of the times - the pictures only show 1 couch. Also, we flew into Albuquerque and it sounded to me like I could pick from any number of grocery stores in Santa Fe -- I expected Santa Fe to be much bigger - and perhaps it is but the road we came through didn't yield any obvious grocery stores. We actually went through town and had to circle back and ask - so if you are planning on food shopping in Santa Fe - make sure you know where you are going!! They are the only tips I can offer (aside from when you are looking out from the house, the gate you see to the right is NOT the one you want - yes we got a little lost but we were so, so very happy when we found our way back to the blue markers - just follow those - thank you Larry - much needed) just enjoy the view, enjoy our company and rest, relax and rejuvenate! Hope to return again someday!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sherri, Thank you for all your kind words about our place. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. Come back again...we look forward to having you return. All the best, Larry and Laurie
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Map

El Farolito
Ghost Ranch
Abiquiu Lake
Abiquiu Inn
Christ of the Desert Monastary
El Bruno's Cantina y Restaurante
Plaza Blanca
Chama
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa
Santa Fe
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Black Mesa
Car: necessary

Ghost Ranch, Ojo Caliente Spa, Echo Canyon, Santa Fe Opera, Cumbre Toltec Railway--narrow gauge into Colorado, Plaza Blanca, Peace Desert Monastary, Abiquiu Lake

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One Time Cleaning $85
Tax Rate 6.5%

Quoted Rates are for up to 4 people, any combination of Adults and Kids.
Additional Guests (up to 2 additional guests) are $25 per night.
6.5 % state tax
One-time $85 cleaning fee
Glorious sunsets are FREE with every booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.