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*WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY* 360 Degree Views of Abiquiu Lake & Ghost Ranch

Youngsville, NM, USA
  • House1475 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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


Larry Richard

Member Since 2008
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
Why Larry Richard chose Youngsville

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Great Room
        1 queen, European Sleeper Sofa; very sturdy, firm 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 everywhere are amazing, and from the Living room they are absolutely SPECTACULAR!


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • 2

      Location Type

        • Lake View
          Abiquiu Lake stretches out just below the Casita. About a 10 minute walk from front door to Lakeside.
        • Lakefront
          Abiquiu Lake stretches out just below the Casita. It's about a 10-15 minute walk from front door to Lake's shore and the boat launch
        • Monument View
          Pedernal, the sacred flat-topped mesa and mountain in the area is magnificent and in plain view from this Casita.
        • Mountain View
          The casita is actually surrounded by Red Rock mountains, canyons and lake views in 360 degree fashion. SPECTACULAR!
        • Water View
          SPECTACULAR views of Abiquiu Lake and the red rock cliffs of Ghost Ranch


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      All 100% cotton
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Recently installed on the roof and thru the ducting, a fully vented evaporative cooling system for use in the summer months.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      The clothes dryer is inside the Casita.
                    • Fireplace
                      Wood burning fireplace with LOTS of wood available.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Radiant heating throughout the house.
                    • Internet
                      Satellite Internet , modem and wireless router are on site and working properly. Use is for basic e-mail and Web-surfing,. Will not function for streaming media, gaming or more Broadband use.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Broadband Access
                      Satellite Internet , modem and wireless router are on site and working properly. Use is for basic e-mail and Web-surfing,. Will not function for streaming media, gaming or more Broadband use.
                    • Living Room
                      The 'Great Room' has spectacular views out thru the circular portal to Abiquiu Lake, Ghost Ranch and Pedernal Mountain
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      The Washing Machine is inside the Casita.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Satellite Internet , modem and wireless router are on site and working properly. Use is for basic e-mail and Web-surfing,. Will not function for streaming media, gaming or more Broadband use.
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      Wood burning fireplace with LOTS of wood available.


                        • Kitchen
                          The gas stovetop features heavy gauge iron burners favored by gourmet cooks.
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Microwave
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  We have many, many 500 piece and 1,000 piece puzzles and a round game table for working on them
                                • Music Library
                                  A SONY docking station for your iPOD allows guests to bring your music library with you.
                                • Television
                                  Flat screen in the great room for watching movies from our DVD collection
                                • Toys
                                • Video Library
                                  Lots of movies in the DVD library


                                    • Balcony
                                      The 'portale' or covered patio curves around the house, offering spectacular views, plus patios off of both bedrooms
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      The covered Portal is a 'wraparound' half circle shape with spectacular views
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      The 'portale' or covered patio curves around the house, offering spectacular views, plus patios off of both bedrooms
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Stainless steel BBQ grill is fully connected tot he house Propane gas, so it's always usable.


                                        • smoking allowed
                                          OUTSITE OF THE CASITA ONLY. No smoking is allowed INSIDE of the Casita.
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • bird watching
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • photography
                                                • boating
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • groceries
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          146 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Simply Exquisite

                                                          Paul B.

                                                          From the reviews, and I read every last one of them, I knew that the views from this house would be spectacular. However, the reality is far better.

                                                          I am a particular person, so I tend to over-research decisions and control my expectations. This home surpassed my best hopes. Everything is thought out for a wonderful experience. The first clue is the superb, detailed driving directions accompanied by wayfinding techniques that immediately put the first time visitor at ease. The second clue is the exquisite architecture of the home that manages to both command presence from its position on a bluff, yet meld into the landscape made famous by the celebrated painter Georgia O'Keeffe.

                                                          When one arrives at the house, the architectural and landscape designs place focus on comfort, privacy, and views. There are exquisite building details that pay homage to the natural landscape and traditional New Mexican culture (such as the stunning stone-faced fireplace that reminds one of a kiva and the wide-expanse wood ceiling that references vigas). Pride of craftsmanship and respect of place are easy to see in the impressive single pour slab and beamed ceiling which extend beyond the interior to meet the outdoors. and the IMAX like view created by an expanse of windows sets one up to connect with the incredible setting.

                                                          Sunrises and sunsets are magnificent (and if you like the night, do not miss the stars at night).

                                                          We had no trouble with any of the roads in our Subaru Outback. While we did make two-day trips, we all agreed that we would like to return and just remain still to enjoy the house and surroundings without interruption. Our best day was spent on the portal, doing little else.

                                                          The house is fully equipped and very comfortable. I did bring along a few kitchen things and regretted wasting the car space. I also want to say that I not only felt that Larry and Laurie were immediately responsive and communicative, but that they were positively welcoming and gracious in all of their dealings with me. We all felt like invited guests into their home. We would love to return.

                                                          Owner's Response:


                                                          Thank you for your kind words. You are always welcome back to our home ;-)

                                                          All the best,


                                                          Great place to get away from it all

                                                          Jane M.

                                                          We only had two nights here but enjoyed every minute. It is away from lights which is what we wanted so we could see the night sky. It did not disappoint.

                                                          As the light changes during the day the rocks across river also change color creating a constantly changing view.

                                                          It was nice not to have TV too. I'm a news junkie and needed a break from the chaos.

                                                          Amazing... Breathtaking... Serene...

                                                          Beth R.Centennial, CO

                                                          Words cannot begin to describe the feeling one has when staying in this beautiful home. We needed a quiet retreat for respite from the hustle of Denver for reading, planning and reconnecting. After reading the reviews for this place we had high hopes which were all exceeded! Larry was super responsive and the directions were crystal clear.

                                                          The scenery is out of this world and the home is built to maximize a 360 degree view of the gorgeous surroundings. The accommodations are fantastic. We've stayed in several Air B&B's and there are none that have compared to this home. It was pristine and fully furnished. Not only was everything clean that we pulled out of kitchen cupboards, but we found everything we needed (no "making do" with what was available). From the sunset on the day we arrived to the sunrise on the day we left, we were constantly enthralled with the stunning beauty of this New Mexico getaway.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Hi Beth,

                                                          THX so much for your kind words about our home. You are welcome back anytime.


                                                          Larry and Laurie


                                                          Megan B.Conroe, Texas

                                                          This home was the perfect getaway & was like a little haven during our NM explorations! We were delighted to have such a front row view of New Mexico’s beautiful landscapes and wished we could have stayed longer!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thanks Megan! Love the "front row" seats metaphor...pretty amazing views right from our Portal. You are welcome back anytime!

                                                          All the best,

                                                          Larry and Laurie

                                                          Beautiful home

                                                          MICHELLE S.Oklahoma City, OK

                                                          The views at this house are amazing! The home itself was well appointed, clean, and very comfortable. It was a great place to relax. Although we did get out to sightsee and visit points of interest in the area. The home is kind of remote so you will want to come stocked beforehand. We did have some utility issues (unforeseen and not the fault of the owner). Larry and the caretaker both worked quickly to get the issues resolved and were great about communication. We enjoyed our stay immensely.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thanks Michelle. You were very gracious as a guest in our home given the local area electrical outage we had for a few hours. You are always welcome back ;-)

                                                          Larry and Laurie


                                                          Craig S.

                                                          This is a very nice place I would stay again if staying in the area

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          THX Craig...you are always welcome at our home. Be well...Larry and Laurie


                                                          Youngsville, NM, USA

                                                          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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                                                          Tax Rate

                                                          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.

                                                          146 Reviews
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