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Spectacular 360 Degree Views of Abiquiu Lake and Ghost Ranch

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,475 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

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.

Our Casita was 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

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

Why The Owner chose 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.


Youngsville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1475 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Great Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , European Sleeper Sofa; very sturdy and comfortable;
  • Queen size Beds, one in each of the bedrooms(2), Queen Sleep Sofa (1) There is a sleeper sofa is in the living room. The second Bedroom has the same lovely views as the Master and access to an outdoor Portal (patio) through sliding doors. The views from the Living room especially are absolutely SPECTACULAR!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Spectacular 360 Degree Views of Abiquiu Lake and Ghost Ranch
average rating of 4.984 based on 125 reviews

A Wonderful House in a Spectacular Setting!!!

  • 5 of 5

One of the best places that my wife and I have ever stayed. The views are magnificent - magnificent! - and the design, appointment, and siting of the house are unique and impeccable. We've never seen a combination quite like this before.

Also, the owner's instructions were thorough and clear, and he was very responsive and helpful in his correspondence. Everything was easy and worked the way it should.

One of the draws to this venue is its seclusion -- extremely quiet and away from things. Visitors are well-served to "provision up" with food at a supermarket in Santa Fe, Taos, etc., on the way in.

Again, we highly recommend Vista de Lago and plan to return soon. It's a knockout!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tom, Thanks so much for your kind words about our place. We are so glad that you had a great time. You are welcome back anytime! All the best, Larry and Laurie
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  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place. If you want privacy and serenity this is the place to go. The owners went above and beyond to ensure we were taken care of.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed our little Casita Cathy ;-) Please come back to visit us anytime. All the best, Larry and Laurie
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  • 5 of 5

My husband, our two dogs, and I had a very restful 4 night stay in this home. I cannot say enough about the views, the quiet, the night sky, and the home itself. Nicely furnished w/ everything we needed to feel at home. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mary, Thank you for your kind words about our home. You are always welcome back to Vista de Lago. All the best, Larry and Laurie
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Beautiful views and wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

I had the great opportunity to spend Spring Break at this wonderful property. The home itself was wonderfully furnished. The views of Abiquiu Lake were amazing. The home is close to Ghost Ranch... do take a horseback tour....Also, be sure to visit The Monastery of Christ in the Desert and eat a burger at Bodes. At the end of the day, make sure to take time to sit on the patio and watch the sunset and stars appear...its truly a magical experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dawn, Thank you for your kind words. Yes, the horseback tours at Ghost Ranch are wonderful. You are always welcome back to visit us at Vista de Lago. All the best, Larry and Laurie
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Great views and clean

  • 4 of 5

We used the property for a girls weekend. It was a modern house, clean and had a lot of amenties. At night the stars were spectacular. The view of the lake was very nice. I thought the lake would be in walking distance but it was pretty far away. Also the ad did not mention the unpaved road you must take to get to the house. Overall, it was a great stay and I would recommend you check out this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dara, We're glad you enjoyed our home. You're welcome back anytime. BTW: Perhaps you forgot the conversation we had about our little community: remote location behind private gates, and needing an SUV or other vehicle with a bit of extra clearance because of the dirt roads. This same info is also in the documents I emailed to you with the directions and helpful hints about our place. Oh, and we have a private boat launch and swimming area for our little community right on the lake. I wish you had called me and asked to clarify the directions to the simple 10 minute walk from our home to the lake. There's no need to drive to the lake from our home. Be well, Larry and Laurie
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Feels like you are on top of the world!

  • 5 of 5

Wow!...doesn't even begin to sum up this fabulous place. The views and seclusion are spectacular and surreal. At night we sat outside and we were enveloped with stars. It is a great place to get away from hectic schedules and noise and just enjoy the simple life of family. I slept on the pull-out couch with my two granddaughters. I couldn't believe how comfortable it was; I didn't even wake up with a stiff back! That was a plus, but the amazing views from within the house that we experienced after all the lights were what simply took my breath away. It out could bring goosebumps to your skin. It was as if we were sleeping outdoors. The moon and stars were surrounding us. I am not an early riser; however, the artwork in the sky in the twilight at break of dawn brought such an awe to my spirit that I had to sit up and take in all in. The seating outdoors was a welcoming oasis to sit and have a quiet cup of coffee and watch the jackrabbits and lizards scurry into their day. The entire set up of the house was both inviting and immaculate....even the storage area for the garbage was clean! It has 2 comfortable bedrooms with luxury feeling linens and the 2 bathrooms were both roomy and amply supplied with fluffy towels and toiletries. Lastly, something that added a special touch to our trip was that both my son and daughter-in-law are geologists, so the variety of rocks in the landscape was both interesting and occupying for their girls and them.The location of the house at first seemed so far away because of its solitude feel, but we made trips to the lake, Bandolier Nat. Park, Echo Canyon, Abiquiu Inn, and Ghost Ranch during our stay all within 20 minutes I think? I didn't time it and was in the back, but it was not a very long ride. The only thing that was a bit disappointing was we thought we'd read that the lake was a ten minute walk. Since we had plans of hiking each day, that was exciting for us. We searched several avenues to no avail for a walking access to the lake. There are fences wherever we searched blocking access. Like I mentioned before, we did go to the lake sometimes 2 times a day, but had to take the van. It was a short ride that the girls loved seeing who could count the most prairie dogs along the way. At the lake the girls and my son fished, they played in the small beach area and we had a picnic. I would love love love to return and be able to stay longer than 3 1/2 days to hopefully get to enjoy the wonderful fire pit area.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Beverly, Yeah, we do get lost in the stars and the 'painted sky' each morning and evening when we are there....NEVER GETS OLD! Our granddaughters love it there as yours did. BTW: when you return to Vista de Lago next time, make sure to ask me directly for the exact location of the walking path to the lake and to the private boat launch / swimming are near our property. You are always welcome at our home... All the best, Larry and Laurie
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El Farolito
Ghost Ranch
Abiquiu Lake
Abiquiu Inn
Christ of the Desert Monastary
El Bruno's Cantina y Restaurante
Plaza Blanca
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa
Santa Fe
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Black Mesa
Car: necessary

Ghost Ranch, Ojo Caliente Spa, Echo Canyon, Santa Fe Opera, Cumbre Toltec Railway--narrow gauge into Colorado, Plaza Blanca, Peace Desert Monastary, Abiquiu Lake


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night

Quoted Rates are for up to 4 people, any combination of Adults and Kids.
Additional Guests (up to 2 additional guests) are $25 per night.
6.5 % state tax
One-time $85 cleaning fee
Glorious sunsets are FREE with every booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.