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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.
This is a new Casita, 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
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.
As a British family, that has now spent several long summers visiting America, we try always to stay in rental homes rather than in hotels. We were always a little unsure of what the frequently-used word 'awesome' meant, but now we know. This house, perched on a bluff, overlooking Lake Abiquiu, with panoramic views, truly inspires 'awe'! In the evenings we were treated to lightning shows on several sides of the mountains circling us; every night we gazed at the stars, it could not have been more blissful.
It is a cosy house, cleverly but perfectly designed in a circle, with very comfortable amenities. If its privacy you want, look no further, and although another reviewer suggested stocking up on food before you arrive, we travelled about most days, and found the small shop in Abiquiu on the way home had plenty to suffice. Even the mile or two of un-tarred road leading up to the house wasn't a problem for us.
The owners were incredibly helpful before we arrived, and we are so grateful for all the communication with great tips and hints. We had a marvellous horseriding trek at Ghost Ranch, and on our way back from the amazing water pools at Ojo Caliente, pulled off the
road to watch a spectacular thunder storm with the biggest hailstones we have ever seen. As the sun glints off the lake and the colourful rocks around it, the view from the house could tranfix us for hours in the evenings!
We stayed at this house as a little piece of luxury before heading to the Sangre de Christo mountains as volunteers at the Philmont Scout Camp, and as geologists we would have happily spent many more days enjoying the beautiful scenery and bountiful rocks around Abiquiu. We would love to be able to come back here again one day!
What a beautiful home and get away!
The home sits up high with a spectacular and panoramic view.
The interior is so warm and lovely. A very inviting place.
The owners are wonderful to work with too.
What an amazing get away!
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Vista De Lago! The casita has probably the best views in the area, absolutely breathtaking. The architecture of the home perfectly showcases the views.
It should be noted that the interior of the casita is every bit as nice as the exterior!
Larry provided excellent directions. They seem a bit daunting when looking at a map, but if you follow his directions step by step you will easily arrive at a place that is soothing to the soul.
Our only regret was that our plans pulled us away from the casita every day. This is truly a place that you just want to sit back and soak it all in.
We do plan to return and we will plan accordingly next time.
Thank you Larry for sharing your piece of paradise!
Where do I begin... I was excited simply based on the photos from the website but when I got there I was stunned. I ran in a circle around the casita and actually giggled that I was that fortunate to be staying at a place that honored the beauty of the land in every direction! Pedernal Mountain, the canyons and red rocks of Ghost Ranch, snow-capped mountains in the distance, Abiquiu Lake and then sunset mixed with rain shafts in the mountains to the West. The sun and clouds changed the landscapes continuously. I smiled in awe every day I spent there. It is also a beautiful, well thought out and comfortable home that is well stocked and private with a porch that is remarkable all on its own. The owner of this amazing place was very friendly and informative and I am so grateful they have chosen to share their 'slice of heaven'. I certainly will return for a longer stay and will savor my experience there until I do!
Vista de Lago provided the perfect base for our northern New Mexico excursions. The house and setting were beyond compare. Private, serene, gorgeous home and beautiful views...we could just not ask for more. The hosts were so kind enough to allow us to bring our dog with us for which we are truly grateful. We have stayed in several VRBO properties over the years but Vista de Lago provided us with the best vacation experience we have had. The hosts, Larry and Laurie, were wonderful from the initial contact with them through to the very thoughtful thank you card received when we returned home. We appreciated and will always remember this great experience...thank you so much!!
My husband and I wanted a weekend getaway to relax and remove ourselves from the stresses of work and school. Vista De Lago answered our calling by providing breathtaking views, privacy, and a beautiful residence. A lot of thought was put into the architecture of the house to maximize the view of Pedernal mountain and Abiquiu lake from its remote location. The starry nights were gorgeous and it is extremely peaceful and quiet.
The kitchen is well stocked with pantry essentials (condiments, sugar, flour, oil, tin foil, paper towels, etc) along with cookware, utensils, and dishes. We brought a cooler filled with food and used the grill every evening. The house is very clean and the bed was very comfortable. The internet connection was slow on the first evening but increased greatly by the next morning. We have AT&T for our wireless carrier and had no problems making/receiving calls at 3 bars LTE.
We also had the pleasure of meeting with Ms. McDaniel who provided us with a lot of information about the area and the history of the development surrounding Abiquiu. We plan on booking your VRBO again in the near future and have already recommended it to friends, family, and co-workers.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful vacation home with us!
Ghost Ranch, Ojo Caliente Spa, Echo Canyon, Santa Fe Opera, Cumbre Toltec Railway--narrow gauge into Colorado, Plaza Blanca, Peace Desert Monastary, Abiquiu Lake
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
Quoted Rates are for up to 4 people, any combination of Adults and Kids.
Additional Guests: KIDS under 12 are $15 per night; ADULTS are $25 per night.
6.5 % state tax
One-time $85 cleaning fee
Glorious sunsets are FREE with every booking.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.