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*WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY* 360 Degree Views of Abiquiu Lake & Ghost Ranch

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


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

Larry Richard
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

Why Larry Richard chose Youngsville

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.


Youngsville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Great Room - 1 queen , European Sleeper Sofa; very sturdy, firm 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 everywhere are amazing, and from the Living room they are absolutely SPECTACULAR!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


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*WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY* 360 Degree Views of Abiquiu Lake & Ghost Ranch
average rating of 4.971831 based on 142 reviews

Simply Exquisite

  • 5 of 5

From the reviews, and I read every last one of them, I knew that the views from this house would be spectacular. However, the reality is far better.

I am a particular person, so I tend to over-research decisions and control my expectations. This home surpassed my best hopes. Everything is thought out for a wonderful experience. The first clue is the superb, detailed driving directions accompanied by wayfinding techniques that immediately put the first time visitor at ease. The second clue is the exquisite architecture of the home that manages to both command presence from its position on a bluff, yet meld into the landscape made famous by the celebrated painter Georgia O'Keeffe.

When one arrives at the house, the architectural and landscape designs place focus on comfort, privacy, and views. There are exquisite building details that pay homage to the natural landscape and traditional New Mexican culture (such as the stunning stone-faced fireplace that reminds one of a kiva and the wide-expanse wood ceiling that references vigas). Pride of craftsmanship and respect of place are easy to see in the impressive single pour slab and beamed ceiling which extend beyond the interior to meet the outdoors. and the IMAX like view created by an expanse of windows sets one up to connect with the incredible setting.

Sunrises and sunsets are magnificent (and if you like the night, do not miss the stars at night).

We had no trouble with any of the roads in our Subaru Outback. While we did make two-day trips, we all agreed that we would like to return and just remain still to enjoy the house and surroundings without interruption. Our best day was spent on the portal, doing little else.

The house is fully equipped and very comfortable. I did bring along a few kitchen things and regretted wasting the car space. I also want to say that I not only felt that Larry and Laurie were immediately responsive and communicative, but that they were positively welcoming and gracious in all of their dealings with me. We all felt like invited guests into their home. We would love to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul, Thank you for your kind words. You are always welcome back to our home ;-) All the best, Larry
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  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice place I would stay again if staying in the area

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Casita , great views , plenty of room for 6.

Close enough to Taos, Santa Fe, Redriver, an Angel Fire for day trips.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve and Jane, Happy New Year! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our place...thank you for your kind words. We'd be delighted to have you back anytime. All the best, Larry
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Spectacular Views!!!!! Great Accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

This was truly one of the most amazing vacations. The views can't be described by words alone. The home exceeded all of our expectations. Kitchen was complete with everything needed to prepare your meals. Comfortable beds and living area with a great fireplace for those toasty nights and stunning views from every angle and from every room. We will definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Harley, So very happy that you could spend the HOLIDAYS with your lovely family at Vista de Lago. You are welcome back ALWAYS! All the best, Larry and Laurie
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  • 5 of 5

Stunning property! The pictures are accurate but cannot convey how beautiful this home and the area are in person. The portico and view from the living room are spectacular during the day, but to see so many stars from inside at night is something special. We wanted stillness and quiet, but were surprised at how calm and peaceful this was. Perfect setting! The home has everything you need, and extra supplies are available. Although we were there for Thanksgiving, we chose to eat an excellent meal at the Abiquiu Inn to celebrate, however we cooked the remainder of our meals. The kitchen has everything you need, even an electric water kettle. Larry and Laurie thought of every detail and are excellent hosts. All of our questions were promptly answered, including where to hike with our dogs. We hope to return in the future to explore more and to reconnect with this peaceful place. Thanks to Larry and Laurie for sharing their casita with us.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen... you and your family are such a pleasure. We're so glad you had a great time in the area and particularly at our home. Please come back again ;-) All the best, Larry and Laurie
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Beautiful and quiet, very remote

  • 4 of 5

The home and the view are amazing. The peaceful nature of location and the view of the lake, especially at dusk with all the shadowing is really something special to see.

The great room makes for amazing views of sunrise and sunset.

I was surprised by just how remote this home is. As long as you come prepared with plenty of food, then it's fine. The kitchen is stocked pretty well with the exception of extra large pots (had to make chili using two pots) and tupperware for storing cooked food.

The shower pressure in the extra bathroom is very poor. And the internet is super slow. I understood that satellite can only do so much; however, we kept getting an error message stating that data usage had gone over the limit which was slowing the internet down even more. I contacted the owner about it on the 2nd or 3rd day of our visit hoping they would up the plan or something. Unfortunately, they did not and we continued getting this error message for the remainder of our week stay.

They have an amazing bath tub; however, while filling it, the hot water ran out which made for a lukewarm bath. I was also surprised at how dirty the water was in the bath tub (water from kitchen faucet and ice maker were just fine).

This is the perfect place for relaxation and quiet time. It does get a bit windy, but overall it was great!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Catherine, We're very happy you enjoyed yourself. Surprised that you didn't let me know - in real time - while you were there that there was an issue with water pressure or temperature, as we would have had the maintenance guy and the plumber out to remedy the situation immediately. We can't repair something in real time if we don't know about it. Satellite internet service in remote areas is great for email and basic web surfing, which you clearly had no problem with. There was no additional slowing down of the Internet service, just the usual basic Satellite speeds. Unfortunately, guests have a habit of taking Tupperware with them so we are constantly replacing these items, so thank you for keeping us apprised of this, as we will again stock more of them for guest use. We hope you had a great time at our place and in the Abiquiu area in general. Safe travels, Larry and Laurie
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Abiquiu Lake
Abiquiu Inn
Christ of the Desert Monastary
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Plaza Blanca
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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
One Time Cleaning $85
Tax Rate 6.88%

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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