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Abiquiu Lake Casita--Stunning Views of Red Cliffs and Lake

Scott Oury

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Scott Oury

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015
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Abiquiu Lake Casita--Stunning Views of Red Cliffs and Lake

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Abiquiu House Rental Photos and Description

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

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'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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Scott Oury (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015

About Scott Oury

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 purchased this house in 2000

Why Scott Oury chose Abiquiu

Having been in love with the southwest for a long time, we found this site in 2000 and it was more beautiful than any of the places we had seen--or have seen since-- during our travels throughout this extraordinary part of the country.

What makes this house unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 106 traveler reviews

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Abiquiu Lake Casita--Stunning Views of Red Cliffs and Lake
average rating of 4.9716983 based on 106 reviews
5

Stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Very comfy, clean, cozy and well appointed with not over the top artwork. Nice books. Which is a good thing because it rained the entire time I was there! I did have intervals of seeing the views, which were likely so much more impressive when you only get glimpses through the rain. So, it was nice that at least I had such a wonderful place to stay in a rainstorm. Thanks owners.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Denver, Colorado
5

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The casita is in a beautiful location on the top of a hill overlooking Lake Abiquiu. It was very clean upon arrival, and has all of the comforts one would need to feel at home. There are great hikes in the area, and the atmosphere of the area is incredibly peaceful. Sitting on the deck in the morning with a cup of coffee is magical (and is equally as magical with a glass of wine in the evening). I would strongly recommend a stay in the casita as you travel through Northern New Mexico!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Couldn't Be Finer

  • 5 of 5

I knew the moment I visited Abiquiu the first time that driving through was not enough - so the minute I left my Ghost Ranch Tour I pulled over on the side of the road and searched house rentals for the next year. I was alone the first time but needed to share the beauty with someone else. I saw The Casita on-line and knew immediately it had to be this one. We arrived in October I drove across country my husband flew in. We went to the ABQ Balloon Festival and that was beautiful but not as lovely as the owner's casita. We spent most of the week just enjoying the views, taking pics, and relaxing in the nicely decorated space. The hot tub is a real plus and we used it regularly! There is plenty to do if you are willing to drive which we did as well. Highly recommend the lunch at the Abiquiu Inn and browsing the antique gallery close by. The little market has everything one needs and we like to cook and had no difficulty purchasing the ingredients. We also did the train ride which was a lot of fun but do plan on a whole day.

This was one of our favorite vacations and would never think of spending a visit to the area elsewhere. VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS - best in all NM, in our opinion. The owners were a pleasure to work with. Thanks so much for sharing your home! We will be back in October 2016.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
London, England UK
5

Serenity at it's best

  • 5 of 5

The casita fullfilled our dream of an escape in a beautiful and unspoilt environment. It is a stunning place where you will want to come back, if you are lucky enough to be able to do so. The interior decor and comfort are exceptional, the 360 views spectacular, the surroundings so beautiful. We only spent 2 nights there but so wish it could have been more. We are very lucky however to have experienced it. It is a rare gem of a place where dreams are made.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Lovely views in and out.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner cooked and eaten in the casita. Attractive plastic glasses enabled us to drink our Mimosas in the hot tub.

The dirt road route to the casita seems quite long but it does lower the highway noises. As previous reviewers have noted the hot tub could use a fence or other privacy barricade.

We definitely would like to come back for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
St Petersburg, FL
5

Serenity and Seclusion

  • 5 of 5

I booked the casita on a weekend trip to Abiquiu with the intention of real estate shopping. As it turned out, I never left this exquisite property from the time I arrived until the time I checked out. Its elevation on the mesa overlooking the lake and surrounding valley provides 360 degrees of breathtaking views. No detail was forgotten, as this recent construction provided modern conveniences while maintaining its rustic Southwestern charm. Exceptional care and attention was given to the finishing touches. Cleanliness was above and beyond. In spite of the chilly temperatures (which maximized my enjoyment of the kiva fireplace), I opted to try out the hot tub on the back deck and can give this my highest recommendation. Overall, this was truly a first-rate experience and I intend to be a repeat visitor.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
130 Miles
Albuquerque 130 mi. and Santa Fe 60 mi
Nearest Barpub
16 Miles
Abiquiu
Nearest Golf
36 Miles
Espanola
Nearest Restaurant
16 Miles
Abiquiu
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Taos
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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Rates & Availability

From $145 Per night

Abiquiu House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
$580
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2015 - Dec 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,015
Flat fee
 
 
New Year's
Dec 28 2015 - Jan 1 2016
5 night minimum stay
$725
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$145
$1,015
 

Additional information about rental rates

One-time Cleaning Fee $75.00
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:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
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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