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Extraordinary, Custom, Luxurious Home on Abiquiu Lake

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Breath taking, panoramic views and a palate of vivid colors...

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Last updated: 11/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

'Breathtaking,' 'Fabulous,' 'Stellar,' 'Magical' - Casa del Rio, a unique southwestern home awaits those who seek a glimpse into what the West was like – before it was “won.”

Completed in April of 2014, Casa del Rio offers timeless views of the Rio Chama, Abiquiu Lake, Ghost Ranch - with no other habitation to confound the imagination. The house rests on a mesa about 100 feet above the narrowest part of the Rio Chama, just before it empties into Abiquiu Lake. Unique to this area, a private path winds its way directly to the water. Four circles of stones (tipi rings) found on the land are silent proof that these vistas have been enjoyed by people for hundreds of years.

Inside the 1500 square foot house you will find all the luxuries and amenities of the 21st century. An open floor plan includes great room, dining area and kitchen; all under hand-hewn vigas harvested from the San Juan forest. Leather couches, swivel chair, Taos-made furniture - all make it a pleasure to take in the ever changing landscape in any direction. (Be sure to catch the dawn when the morning light descends upon the water). Hand painted retablo and santos, Navaho and Zapotec rugs, prints by RC Gorman, and Georgia O'Keefe all enhance the experience of being immersed in the southwest.

The kitchen features granite countertops, energy saving appliances, and an island with cooktop. A 42” LED satellite TV, WiFi, and sound bar provide connection to the modern world. (for those who must) Soft foam, queen size mattresses, resort quality bedding ensure your night’s rest – so you can be prepared for your next day’s adventure...

Located in the heart of the Piedra Lumbre (Valley of the Shining Stones) Casa del Rio was designed for outdoor living. Covered portales on the east, north and west sides provide shade from the ever bright New Mexico sun. The concave shape of the house provides shelter from wind and wraps around an additional 800 square feet of a Colorado red flagstone courtyard. On the courtyard, or under the portal, you will find; a moveable chiminea (fireplace), a four burner gas grill, two lounge chairs, a love seat, and table and dining chairs for four.

To complete your Abiquiu experience there is an outdoor hot tub positioned for panoramic river and mountain views. For those who prefer, there is also a two-person, heart shaped bath. Full moon nights are are so bright you can see colors on the walls of the river canyon. On moonless nights the stars seem so close you could almost reach up and touch them...

The waters of Abiquiu provides an important resting place for migratory birds; a virtual oasis in a land of desert and mountains. Eagles, osprey, geese, and many other species take time to have their needs met on their way to other destinations. Perhaps this description may one day apply to you!

Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved critters will be considered. Let's talk!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Master : 1 queen

    Ceiling fan, dimmable lights, trombe wall....moreless

  • Second Bedroom: 1 queen

    Ceiling fan, dimmable lights, trombe wall....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Hall Bath: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, jetted tub

    Shower and two person jacuzzi tub....moreless

  • Master bath with shower and two person, heart shaped jacuzzi tub.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There is a handful of books relevant to NM history, culture and animal life....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Monopoly, chess, checkers, scrabble....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Small collection of westerns and some New Mexico favorites....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Closest to Abiquiu lake; on some days you will hear the waves against the shore....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Ghost Ranch, Rio Chama, Canjillon Peak, Mesa de los Viejos, and Mesa Prieta....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant, in floor....moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi provided by Hughes satellite service....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The 600 square foot portal provides views to the east, north, and west, and lots of protection from the sun. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    This is a great location for experienced paddlers with their own watercraft. Abiquiu lake from the water is stunning with lots of coves to explore and breathtaking view of Pedernal and Ghost Ranch....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Four person outdoor hot tub overlooking the Rio Chama....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter I
Nov 28 - Dec 18, 2016
2 night min stay
$175 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,100
Winter II
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$175 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,100 $3,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$205 $235
Fri, Sat
$1,350
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee. $95
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 6.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 11/28/2016
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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
NM 96
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Abiquiu Inn
95 Miles
Nearest Ski
Taos Ski Valley

Car: Necessary

Rafting on the Chama, Georgia O'Keefe studio tour, Plaza Blanca, Ghost Ranch conference center and museums (and horseback riding), Christ in the desert monastary, Abiquiu music festivals and studio tour, Abiquiu dam visitor center, Pueblo ruins and petroglyphs, Ojo Calliente mineral spa, Healing with Horses (empowerment training), Echo ampitheater, Toltec-Cumbres scenic railroad, Mount Pedernal, the continental divide trail, the Valle Caldera, the Santa Fe and Carson National Forests: Unlimited places to explore

 

Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Youngsville, NM, USA:
A 15 minute drive from the highway, Casa Rio is situated at 'the end of the trail' leading to Abiquiu lake. When you look to the East, North, or West there is no sign of human habitation to distract the eye. The landscape has remained this way for millions of years. Hollywood crews have been coming to this area for decades to shoot films requiring vivid scenery typical of the wild west. Some movies made in the area include: the Lone Ranger, Brothers, Silverado, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, No Country for Old Men, The Missing, Wyatt Earp, 3:10 to Yuma, Red Dawn, the Last Outlaw, and City Slickers.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It offers sensational, undisturbed views of the lake, river canyon, and mountains. This is the only lakefront property with a private trail to Abiquiu Lake, opening up a whole new world to be discovered. This is also a great 'base camp' for exploring more of northern New Mexico. An ideal location for nature lovers, anglers, paddlers, astronomers, archaeologists, paleontologists, botanists, geologists, historians, birders, artists, writers, musicians, hikers - of all skill sets. This is an amazing place for anyone with a sense of wonder!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

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Photos

  • Breath taking, panoramic views and a palate of vivid colors...

    Breath taking, panoramic views and a palate of vivid colors...

  • Portales (covered decks) wrap around three sides of Casa del Rio.

    Portales (covered decks) wrap around three sides of Casa del Rio.

  • Patterns on the lake.

    Patterns on the lake.

  • Master Bedroom.

    Master Bedroom.

  • The Great Room includes Satellite TV, blu ray player, and sound system.

    The Great Room includes Satellite TV, blu ray player, and sound system.

  • All the conveniences of home.

    All the conveniences of home.

  • New, eco foam mattresses.

    New, eco foam mattresses.

  • When the water is calm you may think you are seeing double.

    When the water is calm you may think you are seeing double.

  • A New Mexico fishing license is required at the lake.

    A New Mexico fishing license is required at the lake.

  • Abiquiu moon rise.

    Abiquiu moon rise.

  • Ice forming in Winter.

    Ice forming in Winter.

  • Patio dining

    Patio dining

  • The Valley of the Shining Stones.  Please note: all photos taken on site.

    The Valley of the Shining Stones. Please note: all photos taken on site.

  • Outdoor, four person hot tub.

    Outdoor, four person hot tub.

  • Casa del Rio from the South.

    Casa del Rio from the South.

  • Reflections of clouds upon the water.

    Reflections of clouds upon the water.

  • To compete with views like this.

    To compete with views like this.

  • Dining area for up to four.

    Dining area for up to four.

  • Two person, heart-shaped indoor jacuzzi.

    Two person, heart-shaped indoor jacuzzi.

  • View to the north.

    View to the north.

  • Keep your eye to the sky; you never know what may appear next.

    Keep your eye to the sky; you never know what may appear next.

  • Sun glow on the water at the end of an extraordinary day.

    Sun glow on the water at the end of an extraordinary day.

  • The land of Enchantment.

    The land of Enchantment.

  • All photos were taken from the property!

    All photos were taken from the property!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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Extraordinary, Custom, Luxurious Home on Abiquiu Lake

Youngsville, NM, USA #574618

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