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SECLUDED SERENITY. LUXURY ABIQUIU LAKEFRONT CASITA. GHOST RANCH & LAKE VIEWS!

Tom Calfee

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Tom Calfee

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 25, 2015
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SECLUDED SERENITY. LUXURY ABIQUIU LAKEFRONT CASITA. GHOST RANCH & LAKE VIEWS!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Abiquiu House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bdrm 2 Bth, Sleeps 6-7, Furnished, Hot Tub, 23 Acres, Gated, Lakefront, Int

[Sale for Month of February!! Our daily price includes all fees and taxes, with the exception of the $90 cleaning fee and additional lodging fee if your party has more than 4 members. You may use the 'Book it Now' button to reserve using e-check or credit card or you may mail us a check. Please check out our website at www.thecasitadellago.com.]

The Casita del Lago on Abiquiu Lake is located on one of the most beautiful spots in the world. Step into a Georgia O'Keeffe painting right from your doorstep! The Casita del Lago is a modern adobe style vacation home that is like no other in design and amenities. Imported granite countertops, custom handmade Spanish Pueblo arched doors, imported Mexican furniture, resort quality bedding and linens, authentic southwest lit nichos, handmade Kiva Lighting sconces, plastered interior walls, radiant floor heat, top rated appliances, indigenous rock woodburning fireplace, and 4 furnished outdoor living spaces!! The east and west portales are attached with heated floors and one-of-a-kind views. The southern portal (porch) just off the kitchen offers warm, sunlit days in even the coolest high desert New Mexico temps. And the hot tub will be an experience unique to each guest!

Casita del Lago (Little House on the Lake) is a secluded lakefront vacation home with lakefront access sitting on a river embankment right where the Chama River meets the 12 mile long Abiquiu Lake. This stunning thick-walled adobe style casita sits on 23 acres of natural surroundings and is crafted to true New Mexican style. It is well positioned on a gradually sloping hillside for privacy and it's close proximity to the sky blue water and 250 million year old layered Red Rock cliffs provide for spectacular one-of-a-kind views and pictures---right from your home.

Although you can stay inside the 1158 sq. ft. glass walled paradise and never plug-in any entertainment device, this deluxe casita is designed to include them. A large LCD HD TV is positioned above the wood burning rock fireplace and speakers for MP3 and Ipod players are included. If you want to move your entertainment outdoors to the heated floor portales where there are as many outdoor living spaces as indoor living spaces, then hook up to the fastest wireless internet in the area or position yourself to watch the flatscreen TV, or do what I do, take an afternoon siesta.

The 6 person hot tub is nestled among huge rock boulders just off the western portal and it reserves it own spectacular views for itself, especially at night when the billions and billions of stars come out. For the more adventuresome, a short hike to the 'Stonehenge firepit' at sunset for a spectacular outdoor viewing and nighttime fire atop the arroyo is a perfect setting for your favorite ghost story--or fairy tale story for the little ones.

Extra care was taken to craft your casita to be more than sleeping quarters with a kitchen.

It is a work of art in itself, erected without one tree being uprooted. And while the window space was maximized--Casita del Lago remains very energy efficient and green. Often, indigenous materials were utilized by local craftsmen. For you who have not visited New Mexico before, you will immediately notice the absence of noise, air, and light pollutants. We absolutely love it here and we hope you will, too. You can check in with us for more information about the area and its rich history.

For those of you familiar with the area, Casita del Lago is spectacularly unique. The drive down towards the water with the incredible Sedona-like views is worth the trip in itself! This is the area's most private and secluded resort setting; you will be amazed at the views that surround you and you will want to wake up early just to witness the break of dawn. Then settle in for an afternoon siesta on one of the outdoor daybeds; or curl up to a book; go down to the water; start a gourmet meal; sightsee (if you must); horseback ride; photograph; hike the arroyos on your property; draw, paint, write, dream, and much, much, more.

Keywords: Vacation Home, Casita del Lago, Abiquiu Lake, Abiquiu, two bedroom, rental home, Ghost Ranch, Georgia O'Keeffe, Abiquiu hotel, Abiquiu Inn, Best place to stay in Abiquiu!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Tom Calfee (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 25, 2015

About Tom Calfee

We fell in love with Abiquiu Lake and the surrounding area during a trip here several years ago. We balance raising our family, managing our careers and trying to spend as much time in Abiquiu as we can. We are pretty much regular folk who fell in love with Abiquiu and wanted to create something very special. We love it here as do our 3 teenage kids, riding horses on the property with Hollywood stuntman Fred. Our goal is to spend as much time here as time allows. When we can't be here, we rent out our home so others can enjoy the experience.

Tom Calfee purchased this house in 2009

Why Tom Calfee chose Abiquiu

Quite simply, this place found us and the timing could not have been better. There are only four Lakefront parcels in the area, and only one remains available for sale (and that is the property we own adjacent to Casita del Lago.) When you visit here, and you view many of the scapes Georgia O'Keeffe painted in their original context, you will understand why she could never leave.

What makes this house unique

Paradise! Signature Casita on the shores of Abiquiu Lake - it is a house and property like no other and the only Lakefront vacation rental with lake access to Abiquiu Lake. Casita del Lago is built in traditional adobe style with 14' thick walls. The New Mexican charm is enhanced by the fully arched architectural doorways and the pair of built in lighted nichos opposite the woodburning fireplace. But it incorporates todays most modern conveniences. It is very private but also very conspicuous to boaters as it sits high on the hill overlooking the river. You can be as private as you would like to be, because you have 23 acres to roam. Bring your camera to photograph the vistas, relax in the two outdoor daybeds, take in the stars at the incredibly luxurious hot tub, light a fire indoors, or on the western portale, or venture out to the western outdoor pit. Admire the sunrise, or heat up the Eastern Portale and enjoy it from the bench. Walk down to the water for solitude or to drop a line in. Or just curl up on the 5' circular oversized chaise on the south portal and warm up to the afternoon sun. And those are just a few of the daily options you have at Casita del Lago.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Most grateful that this place, this magical place, whose us. This place -under the meteors, the white fluffy clouds, among the red orange purple cliffs and equally brilliant sunset - we begin our new life together.
Aug 2013
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 40 traveler reviews

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Secluded Serenity. Luxury Abiquiu Lakefront Casita. Ghost Ranch & Lake Views!
average rating of 4.975 based on 171 reviews
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Secluded Serenity. Luxury Abiquiu Lakefront Casita. Ghost Ranch & Lake Views!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257579vb
-(847) 710-1550 (Illinois, USA)
Abiquiu New Mexico
5

Perfect Secluded Winter Get Away

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at this amazing home over Christmas. This stay ranks as one of our most favorite ever. This home is super cozy with warm colors, ambient heated floors, crackling fire place and incredible views of Abiquiu Lake and mountains. Viewing the star-filled night sky while soaking in the hot tub made for a most perfect Christmas Eve. Our Christmas stay was complete waking up to a snow covered NM landscape. Absolutely beautiful!! We hope to return in the future and recommend it highly to anyone looking to get away. If you have children, the guest bedroom has plenty of space with a bunk bed and an additional queen (I believe) as well as a full guest bathroom.
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a wonderful Christmas at The Casita! Definitely one of our favorite times of the year. Thank you for your kind comments and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Please come back again next time you are in Abiquiú!
Best,
Carolyn
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Secluded Serenity. Luxury Abiquiu Lakefront Casita. Ghost Ranch & Lake Views!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257579vb
-(847) 710-1550 (Illinois, USA)
Abiquiu New Mexico
Four Corners
5

restorative weekend

  • 5 of 5
We four friends enjoyed a relaxing weekend in this beautiful home! Very well-equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, roomy hot tub. All of those amenities help to enhance the pleasure of the gorgeous views. The owners did a great job of providing detailed information by email before our arrival as well as having an extensive reference book for guests. Highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Sara,
Thank you for your nice comments. We are so happy you all enjoyed your time at The Casita. Please come back and visit us again any time!
Best,
Carolyn
business
Secluded Serenity. Luxury Abiquiu Lakefront Casita. Ghost Ranch & Lake Views!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257579vb
-(847) 710-1550 (Illinois, USA)
Abiquiu New Mexico
-
5

Wonderful views and lovely casita!

  • 5 of 5
The casita is as pictured and the views are spectacular. Stayed several nights and would like to return some day. Enjoyed the quiet surroundings with views in all directions. Also, Carol was very responsive with any questions before and during our stay. Had a wonderful time exploring the area and just simply relaxing at the casita. No complaints, wonderful home, beautiful views...highly recommend this vacation property.
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Secluded Serenity. Luxury Abiquiu Lakefront Casita. Ghost Ranch & Lake Views!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257579vb
-(847) 710-1550 (Illinois, USA)
Abiquiu New Mexico
Houston, Texas
5

No Words

  • 5 of 5
I truly cannot gather words from the English language that describes this place. We spent Thanksgiving week there to celebrate our 20th wedding annv. and from the moment we precariously drove onto the property to the day we left trailing sunrise, it was sensory overload. Visually, the views are spectacular, 360 degrees. We were rejuvenated, and sad to leave.
The owners have done a fantastic job of making you feel welcome, have outlined everything in the house in a book so you don't have to worry about what turns on what, where to go for this etc. The home is perfect for families. You just need to bring your food and clothes and you are set. They supply you with paper goods and soap as well as shampoo and conditioner.
  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Hi Karri,
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving AND a great anniversary. I'm delighted that you were able to experience The Casita and the views; we are in awe every time we are there! Thank you for staying at our home -- we hope you will stay with us again when your travels bring you back to Abiquiu!
Best,
Carolyn
business
Secluded Serenity. Luxury Abiquiu Lakefront Casita. Ghost Ranch & Lake Views!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257579vb
-(847) 710-1550 (Illinois, USA)
Abiquiu New Mexico
Houston, TX
5

Love, Love, Love this place!

  • 5 of 5
We actually got married here. The setting was gorgeous and the solitude we needed for our honeymoon was perfect.
  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Gaynelle, thanks for the great feedback! I love the fact that The Casita will forever be in your memories from your wedding/honeymoon! We have several guests who have spent their honeymoons there - and a couple who exchanged vows there. So special. Thank you for choosing our home for such a special event.
Thanks,
Carolyn
business
Secluded Serenity. Luxury Abiquiu Lakefront Casita. Ghost Ranch & Lake Views!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257579vb
-(847) 710-1550 (Illinois, USA)
Abiquiu New Mexico
Albuquerque NM
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful place! It was a beautiful home in a magical setting. The home was very clean with beautiful décor. The floor to ceiling windows which allowed you to look out onto the lake were perfect. It made you feel like you were outside even in the house. One of the best features was the hot tub in which you could soak at night and look up at the stars. Carolyn was a great hostess! I will definitely be back hopefully soon.
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Camilla, thank you for your kind words! I'm so glad you were able to visit and yes - the hot tub at night is the best. We are always shocked by the number of shooting stars. Please come back again soon - we would love to have you!
Carolyn

Map

El Farolito Restaurant
Ghost Ranch
Echo Amphitheater
Bode's General Store
New Wave Rafting Co
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Christ of the Desert Monastary
Carson National Forest
Plaza Blanca
Puye Cliff Dwellings
Bandelier National Monument
"See ancient Native American drawings."
Ghost Ranch Museum
Abiquiu Lake
Frosty Cow
El Paragua
Ojo Caliente
purple adobe lavender farm
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Chimayo
Nearest Airport
90 Miles
ABQ or Santa Fe Municipal
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Abiquiu
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Towa
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Abiquiu
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Ski Santa Fe
Nearest Beach
Casita is located on shore of Abiquiu Lake.
Car: necessary

Across the Lake from Ghost Ranch, Near Georgia O'Keeffe Home and Studio Tour, Numerous hiking trails, Dinosaur fossils, Indian Ruins, Petroglyphs, Carson National Forest, Echo Amphitheater, Christ in the Desert Monastary, Abiquiu Lake and Dam, Plaza Blanca, Horseback Riding, near Black Mesa Golf, Towa Golf Resort, Bodes General Store for Licenses, Taos Ski Valley, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Opera, Tesuque Pueblo Flea Market, Art Galleries, Indian Pueblos, Bandelier National Monument, Toltec Railroad, Albuquerque Old Town, Rio Grande Gorge, Spas and Mineral Springs, Albuquerque Balloon Festival

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Rates & Availability

From $195 Per night

Abiquiu House Rental Rates

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February
Feb 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$210
Fri,Sat
$1,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$210
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,295
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Notes Base rate includes lodging fees and wireless Internet. A one-time $85 cleaning fee is applied. Rates are based on 4 guests; there is a $15/day charge for additional guests (5 or more). A credit card must be on file per the deposit policy. Sorry, no smoking and no pets. Amazing Sunsets and Views are included free! Contact owner to pay by check (preferred)or "Book Now" to use credit card.

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Amenities

Abiquiu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1160 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , shower , In addition to indoor showers, outdoor hot tub for soaking!
    Master Suite Bath - toilet , shower , Private bath in master bedroom. Separate toilet area.
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Other Sleeping Option - Convertible Bed - Day bed outside on the portal can be brought in doors.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Luxury bedding, walk in closet, private master bathroom, TV.
    Sunset Suite (Guest Suite) - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Room contains a queen bed and twin bunk beds.
  • King size beds (1) Premium Quality in Master Suite., Queen size Beds (1) Deluxe Comfort in the Second Bedroom Sunrise Suite., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Daybeds Can Be Brought in from Western Portal for Additional Sleeping Indoors, or Left Outdoors for the More Adventurous., Bunk Beds (1) For Additional Sleepers, Also in the Second Bedroom Sunrise Suite.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Casita sits above the shore of Abiquiu Lake. The Casita is across the lake from Ghost Ranch. The Casita has unique outdoor living spaces and two have heated floors. Amazing views from every spot. 22 Acres. Bird watchers, artist and writer's paradise. Guests may select the 'Book Now' feature to use a credit card to book your vacation. Or, you may email us at calfee.tom@gmail.com to send a personal check. We prefer personal checks! Thank you.

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