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New Custom Home! Casita De Azulejo, Abiquiu, 360 Views, Onsite Hiking & Ruins

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Tranquility In The High Desert. 360 Wide Open Spaces. Hikers Paradise.

Brand new home! Completion December 2015.

Casita de Azulejo known as the Little house of the Bluebird. Also check our other home here in Abiquiu called Casita de Chuparosa! (Little house of the Hummingbird) We've been in business for 12 ½ years with over 350 Guest reviews here on VRBO. We have a business page on line to find our link to visit our main web page for more photos, details, policies, location etc. Payments & Reservations can still be made through VRBO.

Casita de Azulejo is Located 7-8 minutes to Abiquiu Village - Bode's General Store - Georgia O'Keeffe Home & Studio Tour - 8 minutes to Plaza Blanca Hiking area, 20 minutes to Ghost Ranch Hiking area, O'Keeffe Landscape Tour & Horseback riding at Ghost Ranch, 30 minutes to Ojo Caliente Mineral Hot Springs & Spa, 40 minutes to Christ in the Desert Monastery, 45 minutes to Bandelier National Monument and Valles Caldera National Park, 55 minutes to Santa Fe & Santa Fe Airport, 1 Taos, 2 hours to Albuquerque Airport. 2 hours to Pagosa Springs, Colorado, 2 ½ hours to Chaco Canyon, 3 hours to Durango, Colorado, 5 hours to Denver, Colorado.

Where the High Desert meets the Rocky Mountains! Incredible 360 Sunset & views of Georgia O'Keeffe Country on 10 acres, backs up to 1000's of wide open acres. Incredible views of neighboring Sierra Negra Mountain and a picture perfect view of the distant Pedernal (Flat topped mountain that Georgia O'Keeffe painted & loved) Silhouetted every evening during sunset!

Incredible star gazing & thunderstorm watching, Big views of the wide open plains. Property Backs up to 1000's of acres of BLM land to hike/ mountain bike ride on. Miles/miles of hiking trails outside your front door! See attached photos of scenery all around the home.

Brand new (completion Dec 2015) charming, inviting Contemporary Southwest Style Home, tasteful modern and southwest furnishings on heated in colder months stained concrete floors , Original art, Original Paintings, Native rugs, Native Pottery and local Chimayo weavings. Big views from every window!

Living room with seating for 6 with a traditional "Kiva" wood burning fireplace with plenty of complimentary Pinon Firewood. French doors open up to big sunset views under the covered Portal (patio). Bose Sound touch 10 Internet radio/Bluetooth speaker to connect with your laptop, You can download the Bose Soundtouch 10 APP to use with your tablet/Ipad or smart phone. 24" Samsung Smart TV for streaming of your favorite TV Shows. Read one of our many books, or you if you must, you can stream videos on your laptop or table. Built in wall Air Conditioner to cool off main living area, dining area and kitchen during very rare extra warm summer days. Advise to close bathroom & bedroom doors to help cool home faster, then open up bedroom doors for cool air to come inside. Ceiling fan in Living room.

Fully equipped Gourmet Kitchen with Gas stove/Big Oven and Dishwasher, Microwave. Dining area with table that seats 4. (More kitchen description below)

2 Bedrooms each with Queen beds with quality bedding. Each with Closets with hangers, Night stands on each side of beds with reading lamps, overhead recessed ceiling lights with dimmers, Ceiling fans, View windows. Heater thermostats in each rooms. The Master Bedroom is slightly larger and has a dresser and a mirror (Pictured). Extra pillows, sheets, blankets, comforters and colorful Pendleton blankets.

There is also a double sized pull out sofa in the Living Room with extra sheets, blankets, comforters and pillows.

Spacious Bathroom with walk in shower, Big Mirror with make up lights, Lots of shelves for storage for personal items, Lots of extra fully towels, View window, Blow dryer, First aid kit, Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotion, Shower gel, Hand soap, Plenty of quality toilet paper.

Laundry Room with Washer/Dryer. Laundry detergent provided. Shark Vacuum cleaner, Broom, Mop, non toxic cleaning supplies, extra paper towels..

Front flagstoned courtyard (Sunny in morning, shaded in afternoon) has a table with 4 chairs, perfect for morning coffee, Back Covered Flagstoned Portal (Patio) Shaded in morning and Sunny in afternoon. With a Love seat for 2, 2 chairs, Cocktail table and side table looking out on the open plains with big sunset views. Trail down to the Ramada (Covered Patio) with chairs and rock bench. Enjoy wildlife, Big sunsets, Stargazing!

Extra features - Radiant floor heat on stained concrete floors keeps home very warm in winter, Home is very well insulated, cool in summer, warm in winter. Built in Air wall Conditioner in Living Room to cool house on rare extra hot summer days.

Kitchen is equipped with Big view window, Plenty of counter space, French door refrigerator with ice maker, Gas stove with 5 burners, Large gas oven, Dishwasher, Microwave, Cuisinart coffee maker, Coffee bean grinder (OK to bring unground coffee beans) #4 coffee filters provided, Ninja Hi performance blender, Krups Toaster, Lots of Fiestaware dishes, Glassware, wine glasses, coffee mugs, Quality pots and pans, Baking utensils and dishes, Cutlery, Cooking utensils, Sugar for coffee - No cream, Baking supplies, Placemats, Reverse Osmosis Filtered water at kitchen sink, Also Filtered 5 gallon water bottle dispenser full with 2 extra 5 gallons of water, Dish soap, Dishwasher soap, Paper towels, #4 Coffee filters, trash bags all provided. Extra water can be purchased at our local Bode's store for .40 cents a gallon, bring 5 gallon bottles provided with you.

Guest Access

Private Home, the whole home is yours. Nearest neighbor 10-20 acres away. Private Road, Locked gate at Road and locked gate at driveway. The home is very private, quiet and serene. Big wide open spaces and huge views surround home. Please note - It is the responsibility of the guests to close and lock gates after entering and exiting, Thank you!

Interaction with Guests

I (Jeff) live 8 minutes away and am available 24/7. I've lived in Abiquiu for 12 ½ years and am familiar with everything to see and do here. I'm also available to come over anytime you need anything or suggestions on things to do in the area. I can show you all the hiking trails from the home and also be your hiking guide too! Please also check out my Casita de Chuparosa here in Abiquiu. My web page has tours, area and hiking information. Please bring gate codes with you and my cell and land line phone numbers with you during your outings, in case you get lost or if you have car trouble.

I prefer to communicate via text during your stay. It's a quick and easy way for me to address your questions and requests. E-mail works good too. Cell service at my main house is sketchy and texts and e-mails go through to me faster.

The Neighborhood

Big wide open spaces. Very private. Lots of acreage between homes. Only 2 homes on road. There is a sacred adobe chapel down the private road (Pictured) Walking distance to beautiful rock formations, the best hiking trails all around, Hike up to Sierra Negra Mountain from home, Caves, ruins, artifacts, all around home. 1,000's of open acres around home, Awesome rock outcroppings all around, Hikers haven!

Getting Around - A car is necessary. 4WD or AWD is recommended but not required to get around. There are many off the beaten path areas to explore where a high clearance vehicle would be advantageous like driving out to the Monastery. Our road is dirt and gravel about 2000 feet from the paved County Highway.

Public transportation is now available by White Buffalo Specialty Shuttle Service, Abiquiu.

More Details

Jeff Beeman
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

About Jeff Beeman

I've owned my Casita de Chuparosa B & B style Vacation home for 12 ½ years (Since Jan 2005 with over 350 reviews on VRBO) and now we've added Casita de Azulejo. I love meeting all the wonderful guests who have stayed here, so many repeat guests return year after year, and so many are now very close friends.

I'm an animal lover I have a horse, Mini donkeys . Llama and Alpacas along with My Corgi and Mini Tibetan terrier and 2 kit kats all at Casita de Chuparosa. Also an avid hiker & mountain bike rider, healthy vegan and love traveling to Panama frequently, hoping to build a Eco friendly , Off Grid, Vegan Bed and Breakfast there. within the next few years.

Moved to Abiquiu 12 ½ years ago after living in Santa Fe for 3 years, Moved to New Mexico from San Francisco 15 years ago, I lived there for 10 years, several years on my sailboat at the San Francisco Marina and also in Sausalito. I also lived at the Sea Ranch on the Sonoma Coast for 10 years and Santa Barbara for 8 years. I'm available as a hiking or area guide on foot, car or horseback!

I'm my Mothers caretaker here next to Casita de Chuparosa, she's in her 80's and she keeps all the bird feeders and water bowls filled in the front court yard year-round at Casita de Chuparosa, 1000's of birds visit every day. We live next door to Casita de Chuparosa in our main house and keep a very low profile and are only around when you need anything/anytime. If you do want to chat, we love to meet our guests and can provide you will anything you would like to know about and see and do in Abiquiu and for those thinking about moving to Abiquiu, we can tell you all the ins and outs, pros and cons, what it's like to live here!

Everyone is welcome at Casita de Chuparosa and Casita de Azulejo! I live 8 minutes from new Casita de Azulejo and am available 24/7 to guests.


El Rito House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Spacious bathroom with single sink and large walk in doorless tiled shower. Plenty of extra fluffy colorful towels. Big view window in front of toilet. Plenty of open shelves for your personal items.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms are decent sized. Both with Queen beds, Nightstands with reading lamps, Overhead recessed lighting with dimmer switches, Heat thermostats in each room for the radiant floor heat. Ceiling fans in each room. Stained concrete heated floors with native handmade rugs throughout each room. Big view windows in each room, Dresser with mirror in Master Bedroom, 2nd bedroom has a handmade bench to place items ons. Extra pillows, sheets, blankets, comforters and several colorful Pendleton Blankets. Closet with wood hangers.
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

New Custom Home! Casita De Azulejo, Abiquiu, 360 Views, Onsite Hiking & Ruins
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews
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With a beautiful view of Pedernal, a magnificent place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Casita De Azulejo is a wonderful place to spend a few relaxing days. The casita itself is exquisite with wonderful touches - up to date appliances, beautiful polished concrete floors, walk in shower, very comfortable beds, etc. There are also little touches of the Southwest in its interior design which delight the senses - authentic throw rugs, vigas and so on. The back patio is an ideal place to drink a glass of wine as you watch the sunset over Pedernal, the mountain about which Georgia O'Keefe said that if she painted it often enough she hoped God would give it to her!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Doug and Dad Murray were delightful guests, so complimentary and considerate. Doug was a great communicator, left the Casita in immaculate condition (with a generous tip for my housekeeper) I'm so glad they enjoyed their stay, they are welcome back anytime. I sure hope they return again.
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Perfect place for a perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

Private, quiet, peaceful, isolated ... with beautiful views, both inside and out. Pedernal is always in sight to anchor the day outside. The original artwork inside is extraordinarily well done. Everything you could want is provided and easily within reach. Casita De Azulejo is a gem, a rare find. Highly, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, NM

Beautiful home with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

If you like to rent houses because you like to cook your own meals, this kitchen is supplied with everything from fantastic knives to a Ninja blender. The cabinet of art supplies was fascinating to a non-artist and broke a life long fear of artistic expression by drawing the view from the patio. I loved the NM weaved rugs on the floor and the book collection of NM artists, adventures and architecture. Abiquiu is what I call my happy place as I've been camping and renting homes there at least annually for several years and Casita De Azulejo, as well as Casita Chuparosa, owned by the same hosts, are my favorite places to stay. The suggestions for things to do provided by the host is exhaustive if you feel the need for an outing. The host is respectul of your privacy but attentive to anything you'd need.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Casita Azulejo is very tastefully appointed, Jeff the owner excels in his customer service, and quite honestly our whole experience here far exceeded expectations.

The casita is located in a beautiful setting with amazing views from every window. The kiva was great and firewood was provided- really, the casita has everything you might need!!

Jeff the owner is attentive and very helpful. Anytime I had a question - I would send him a text and he got back to me right away. He is very knowledgeable about the area.

i am so glad we stayed here and I will most definitely be back!! Thanks again Jeff!!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mendota Heights MN USA

see the Milky Way

  • 5 of 5

In our search for "Dark Skies" we found the perfect place to see a massive and sparkly night sky at Casita de Azulejo. We have been staying with VRBO locations nationally for 8 years and this gorgeous house and location is by far as close to perfection as I can imagine. We chose the dates to coincide with moonless nights so that every night we settled into our lawn chairs under a true and spectacular blanket of stars and planets. It was absolutely breathtaking. The remote desert location is very quiet and free from any city glow so that gazing into the glitter of the universe is magical . If you wake early enough you could see Jupiter rising through the kitchen window and Venus setting from the patio window at the same time. Want to go on a hiking adventure? Just grab a water, put on your boots, open the door and go. You will be surrounded by the most stunning desert, mesa, mountain terrain imaginable.

Jeff has meticulously furnished and appointed this beautiful home with the best of everything. Along with a complete set of high end cookware, this kitchen has everything, really! Ex: I travel with my stove top espresso maker only to open a cabinet door in the casita to find one waiting for me. Definitely a first. The bath and bed linens are the best and the whole place is filled with local art, weavings, ceramics and books. it is beautifully and comfortably furnished but the best part was that there was NO TV!!! yayyyy. You just don't know how great that can be unless you experience it. (There is, however, a great sound system just in case you want some background music to go with the majestic views) Thank you, Jeff, for making our visit FIRST on our list of Best Vacations.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Four days of soul recharge

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented the Casita De Azulejo for four days. It was the most amazing four days and we could have stayed forever. We fell in love with the small village of Abiquiu. Our host, Jeff, super exceeded every expectation as a host. He literally thought of everything from soft music playing as we entered the casita to restaurant suggestions and everything in between. The casita is very private and a wonderful place to recharge the soul. It has magnificent views day and night. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. We left on a Saturday and starting planning on Sunday our trip to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Albuquerque Airport 80 miles, Santa Fe 40 miles.
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Los Caminos
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Buffalo Thunder Golf Course Hilton Hotel
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Amtrak - Santa Fe Station in Lamy
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Abiquiu Inn
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Ski Santa Fe - Taos Ski Valley
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

El Rito House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $60
Pet Fee $10

Our cancellation policies are more strict that what VRBO posts. 50% payment due at booking, balance due 90 days before arrival. Reservations made within 90 days of arrival, full payment due. Cancellations after booking is made, 3% credit card fee + $25 handling charge. No charge or changes allowed up to 90 days before arrival. No cancellations or changes within 90 days of arrival. Please consider buying trip insurance. Some exceptions considered depending on your scenario to cancel or make changes. Pet fees are $10 per pet, per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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