ABIQUIU LAKE CASITA--STUNNING VIEWS OF RED CLIFFS AND LAKE

Scott Oury (or Glynn Anderson)

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ABIQUIU LAKE CASITA--STUNNING VIEWS OF RED CLIFFS AND LAKE

Abiquiu House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

WINTER SPECIAL: 3-6 nights $130/night; 7-14 nights $115/night

Located 75 min. north of Santa Fe, Abiquiu Lake Casita is far from highways and noise, but for the sounds of birds and wind.

Our casita (small house) is set on 13.5 acres on top of one of the highest mesas overlooking Abiquiu Lake, with unlimited 360 degree views north toward the lake and Ghost Ranch and south towards the Jemez Mountains and Cerro Pedernal, the 10,000 foot flat-topped mountain that Georgia O'Keeffe loved to paint, making the mountain into an icon of northern New Mexico. Historically, Pedernal is a sacred site for Native Americans and local inhabitants.

You can soak your body in a luxurious HOT TUB after a day of hiking, reading, painting, or writing. Our casita was designed in the traditional adobe style, including a Kiva woodburning fireplace (wood provided), pine hand-hewn vigas that help support the ceiling; tile floors with radiant heating; and thick walls to hold the warmth in winter and keep you cool in summer, walls hand-plastered in the adobe style; and Mexican antique furniture.

We added modern comfort throughout, including a modern and well-stocked kitchen, local art and track lighting on dimmers, and a spacious great room with a Mexican dining table that can be expanded with 3 leaves for art or writing projects.

To take advantage of the long and wide views across the valleys, we built two 'portales' (covered porches). You can dine on the north side while gazing down the valley and across the lake towards the red cliffs of Ghost Ranch, or you can bask in the warmth of the sun--even in winter--on the southern portale, as you look towards the Jemez Mountains and Pedernal. Both portales are furnished with a comfortable outdoor dining set. There's also a recliner and new gas BBQ.

Since there are no city lights to compete, billions of stars fill the night sky, part of the magic of New Mexico. Our favorite time for the hot tub is at night, gazing at the Milky Way and galaxies, frequently punctuated by numerous shooting stars; when it's not dark, moonlight bathes the rolling hills and desert floor.

Gentle warning: The views, the far off patterns of changing weather, and the warm coziness of the casita may make it difficult to leave the casita at all.

Abiquiu Lake Casita was featured in New Mexico Magazine, November, 2011.

We live in Santa Fe and are available to our guests by the hour.

We have a low mileage JEEP Liberty, an off-road SUV, available to rent: recommended at times in winter, and from spring to fall for off-road exploration.

SPECIAL RATE FOR JEEP: 10% off concurrent SUV rates (Enterprise).

You might also consider Amtrak travel; we'll pick you up at the historic Lamy station and send you on your way with our Jeep. We recommend buying groceries in Santa Fe and can guide you to the best stores.

We're located in an area called Piedra Lumbre, or Shining Stone, which you reach by taking Hwy. 84 past the town of Abiquiu for six miles, then turning west on Highway 96.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Scott Oury (or Glynn Anderson)

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
Speaks english
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Cassie and Conner are more photogenic than we are.

We are former college English teachers who simply love the southwest. We live in Santa Fe.

Scott Oury (or Glynn Anderson) purchased this house in 2000

Having been in love with the southwest for a long time, we found this site more beautiful than any of the places we saw during our travels.

Peace, quiet, relaxation, endless views and walks, time to read and be creative. After that, we explore the villages, cultures and wilderness in and beyond Abiquiu.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Abiquiu Lake Casita--Stunning Views of Red Cliffs and Lake
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5

GREAT PLACE

  • 5 of 5
We had 5 nights at this rental in mid June. Everything from the bed to the bbq is good quality. The kitchen is adequately supplied, it was a treat to have home cooked meals after 2 wks of staying in hotel rooms. The views off the north portal are visually addictive, you can get lost in the view of the lake and ghost ranch. Lots of good hiking within a 1/2 hr drive, Ghost Ranch, Plaza Blanco, Chama river, the bluff trails at the information center. Bodes is only a 30 minute drive or less and the green chili burgers really are worth the drive, delicious and large, its a fun general store, lots of variety. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this rental, a previous review said the hot tub was in the sightlines of the neighbors house, the building that you see is actually a studio and having been fortunate enough to meet Beth who's house is on the far side of the studio, I wouldn't be worried about your privacy in the tub at all.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Abiquiu New Mexico
5

A TREASURE!

  • 5 of 5
We've lived in northern New Mexico for many, many years and neither of us had ever seen it quite so splendidly displayed as we did on our first visit to the casita last winter. We came back to see if this place is really as magical as we remembered. It is, and then some. We had a full moon, a double rainbow, hummingbirds, wild flowers and, of course, 360 degrees of postcard grandeur. Scott has been consistently responsive, helpful and generous and on both visits we've felt almost like family. We'll be back (if we can find any open dates)!
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
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Abiquiu New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM, USA
4

BIRTHDAY, MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND

Birthday, Mother's Day Weekend
  • 4 of 5
What a beautiful place! A weekend was not enough! The house was extremely comfortable, and had everything we needed for our get away. We had a problem with the hot tub on the first night. The owner was responsive and resolved the problem by the next afternoon. The owner offered us two free nights in the future as compensation. We would have liked more privacy for the hot tub, a neighbor's house was in direct sight line. We would stay there again.
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Abiquiu New Mexico
Houston, TX
5

IT'S ALL TRUE!

It's all true!
  • 5 of 5
What can I say that hasn't already been said? Gorgeous views from every window? Check. Super comfortable, homey environment, awesome decor and the best stocked kitchen I've ever seen at a rental? Check. Magical moments under a star studded sky? Check. Complete and utter full body relaxation in the hot tub and warming up by the kiva fireplace? Yes! We feel blessed to have been able to stay there for three wonderful nights. Our only regret is not being able to stay longer (due to popularity). We will certainly be back. Scott, the gracious and friendly owner, goes out of his way to ensure comfort and happiness. Thanks for sharing your little slice of heaven with us!
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Washington, DC
5

FEAST FOR THE EYES, DAY OR NIGHT

  • 5 of 5
This comfortable casita is located on top of a Mesa with 360 degree views. There are countless hikes and other recreational opportunities nearby. At night the star-gazing is incredible. The hot tub is a revelation after being on one's feet all day. The kitchen has everything you need to cook great meals.

A couple of notable positives that haven't been mentioned previously: The bed is extremely comfortable. The large gas grill on the front porch works great. The casita stays nice and warm, even in the dead of winter. Wood and kindling are well stocked and available making the kiva a focal point of every evening.

Scott was extremely responsive and went out of his way to make me feel welcome. Just a wonderful experience from beginning to end. If you like solitude and remoteness, surrounded by spectacular beauty and countless options for recreation, you won't find better.
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Abiquiu New Mexico
Baltimore, MD
5

PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!

  • 5 of 5
By far the best vacation rental we have stayed at!! Gorgeous with plenty of amenities. It truly felt like a home away from home - fresh towels, coffee grinder, condiments, comfortable bed...

I could go on and on! My husband and I took our honeymoon here. It was perfect! The snow prevented us from exploring outside, but there was plenty to do: We built fires, cooked, watched tv, read the numerous books they had on New Mexican culture, and the best part was the hot tub! (We do recommend a 4-wheel drive vehicle if ever there is inclimate weather. The crossover we rented couldn't make it up the hill in the snow.)

We hope to return again! Thank you!
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
130 Miles
Albuquerque 130 mi. and Santa Fe 60 mi
Nearest Barpub
16 Miles
Abiquiu
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Taos
Nearest Golf
36 Miles
Espanola
Nearest Restaurant
16 Miles
Abiquiu
Car: necessary

Archeological Sites; gorgeous drive to a monastery; Hiking red cliffs of Ghost Ranch area, Jemez Mtns and along Chama river; Lake Swimming & Fishing; day trip to Ojo Caliente Hot Springs; great golf course approx. 30 minutes away, Bring your own boat for Motor boating or Sailing, Windsurfing--public access near the junction of hwys 84 & 96; Contact Ghost Ranch for classes in art, music, writing, Spanish, others, While out for a drive and sightseeing, visit wonderful restaurants in the various communities, from 20 to 45 minutes away, Bode's General Store in Abiquiu has a very good deli, fresh and packaged foodstuffs, wine, and other basic supplies, Two fine art galleries offer a wide range of local arts, and the Abiquiu Artists' Studio Tour brings collectors back to Abiquiu each fall, Ghost Ranch offers concerts, talks, classes, and other events, especially in summer, But mostly people come here to explore the incredible landscape and to relax, to read, to write, to paint, or to just be together with family, close friends--or someone special. We've had many engagements and marriages begun in our casita, and returns for anniversaries. Each year the stay becomes longer, a second home for many who have become friends.

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Availability & Rates

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Abiquiu House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Jan 2 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$135
$875
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$145
 

Additional information about rental rates

One-time Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 6.5%
Notes Rates are subject to change prior to reservation being confirmed.
Payments by E-check are greatly preferred (10 days required), but credit card payments are welcome too.
Recommend you buy Trip Insurance.
Cancellation Policy: Deposit refunded up to 30 days prior to check-in. Recommend paying by E-ck so if you have to cancel, no fees will be deducted.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Abiquiu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , No tub--HOT TUB just outside the french doors is for soaking
  • Large, roomy shower, Mexican tile, shower head set at 6'
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1) Extremely plush 17'' latex mattress. Firm support but soft for the joints. Sleep Sofa (1) Top of the line Queen with Air Mattress--very comfortable; extra Air Mattresses available, twin and queen.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Games
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • ruins
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • cycling
Notes:
Extremely Plush KING BED w) 17' mattress, and a Queen Sofa-bed w) AIR MATTRESS--very comfortable, Private, roomy Outdoor HOT TUB (facing Abiquiu Lake and the brilliant red cliffs), Traditional Kiva Fireplace, radiant heat (through floor), Two TV's (Satellite), 27' TV in living room and 20' flatscreen in bedroom, CD Player and Radio, Quality DVD's and CD's provided, Wireless Internet by satellite, Full Modern Kitchen, Blender, Toaster, Coffee bean grinder--Bring Coffee Beans, Waffle Iron and more, All Linens provided, Iron, No phone lines in this area--nice break-- but most cell phones work here and in other high areas, We've added mountain bikes, 2 new adult bikes, and 2 kids bikes
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