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Spectacular 360 Degree Views of Abiquiu Lake and Ghost Ranch

105 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Youngsville House Rental Photos and Description

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.

This is a new Casita, 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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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.

Reviews

5
based on 105 traveler reviews

Spectacular 360 Degree Views of Abiquiu Lake and Ghost Ranch
average rating of 4.990476 based on 105 reviews
Devon, UK
5

Awe inspiring!

  • 5 of 5

As a British family, that has now spent several long summers visiting America, we try always to stay in rental homes rather than in hotels. We were always a little unsure of what the frequently-used word 'awesome' meant, but now we know. This house, perched on a bluff, overlooking Lake Abiquiu, with panoramic views, truly inspires 'awe'! In the evenings we were treated to lightning shows on several sides of the mountains circling us; every night we gazed at the stars, it could not have been more blissful.

It is a cosy house, cleverly but perfectly designed in a circle, with very comfortable amenities. If its privacy you want, look no further, and although another reviewer suggested stocking up on food before you arrive, we travelled about most days, and found the small shop in Abiquiu on the way home had plenty to suffice. Even the mile or two of un-tarred road leading up to the house wasn't a problem for us.

The owners were incredibly helpful before we arrived, and we are so grateful for all the communication with great tips and hints. We had a marvellous horseriding trek at Ghost Ranch, and on our way back from the amazing water pools at Ojo Caliente, pulled off the

road to watch a spectacular thunder storm with the biggest hailstones we have ever seen. As the sun glints off the lake and the colourful rocks around it, the view from the house could tranfix us for hours in the evenings!

We stayed at this house as a little piece of luxury before heading to the Sangre de Christo mountains as volunteers at the Philmont Scout Camp, and as geologists we would have happily spent many more days enjoying the beautiful scenery and bountiful rocks around Abiquiu. We would love to be able to come back here again one day!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I know it was a long way to come from Europe, but we are so happy that you found Vista de Lago to be everything you had hoped for. Please come visit us again, as you are always welcome back. All the best, Larry
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Florida
5

Peaceful and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to Vista De Lago. The first time that we drove out there on the gravel roads (about 4 miles), we were really grateful that Larry had supplied detailed directions. It seemed like a long distance. But, each time traveling it, the road seemed shorter. Our first reaction on arriving at the house was WOW. The house was wonderful. The views are really beyond description. We stayed two nights, soaking in the sunsets that reflected off the red rocks of Ghost Ranch. But, here was the best part - the silence. Each of the two mornings, I sat on a rock overlooking the plain for about an hour each day. The first morning I heard (1) a car on the gravel road and (2) a few airplanes high above, and (3) hummingbirds, and more non-human sounds that we rarely hear. On the second morning, the only human sounds made were those of a few airplanes way, way overhead. For an hour. My breath slowed. My perspective broadened and deepened. Thanks to Larry and Laurie for opening their lake/Ghost Ranch house and view to we who visit from other parts.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa, Florida
5

Our favorite place

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Abiquiu and Our second stay at Vista de Lago. The morning hikes are extremely peaceful, thr views from the Mesa are breathtaking, and the time that we spent there will always be cherished.

In a world that seems to spin faster and faster everyday this is a perfect retreat. My wife and I used our time there to disconnect from everything and to reconnect with each other. We prepared all of our meals there and thoroughly enjoyed the house and the surrounding area. It is absolutely incredible. We have told everyone we know about this place and can't wait to go back again. This place is magical.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's such a pleasure to have guests such as you return to Vista de Lago. Clearly it has captured your heart as it has ours. We hope to see you again up on the Mesa ;-) All the best, Larry and Laurie
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5

Excellent owner hospitality and unforgettable property experience

  • 5 of 5

Our family's thanks to Larry for outstanding responses to booking procedures; questions and arrival information. His responses were immediate and gracious. The arrival and property information were well-thought and communicated clearly. We felt as if we were family guests invited for a visit....the family pictures inside made us feel as if they had just stepped away for a few moments and might be right back. Having a local contact was reassuring even though we did not need it.

Other VRBO properties could use his procedures as a model.

Had we just camped out on the portales and looked at the view, we would still have felt the journey up to the property and the rental fees were worth it.

The view is unforgettable; the casita thoughtfully appointed.

I queried my family as to their top 3 favorite experiences from our journey from ALBQ Sunport throughout northern New Mexico and we covered a lot of ground. They are:

Meow Wolf in Santa Fe; Vista de Lago; Sanctuario de Chimayo - 18 yr old

Meow Wolf; Vista de Lago; Ojo Calientes - 26yr old

Meow Wolf, Vista de Lago; Taos Pueblo - 46 yr old

Unfortunately, the casita was available for only 3 days of our visit, but obviously was a memorable experience ranking with top tourist attractions! So if you are considering this property, book when you see it!

A recommendation - stop by a supermarket and bring all your food supplies; Bodes General store is good for a fill-in trip for milk, etc.

We would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cheryl, Thanks to you and your entire family for your kind words. We'd be delighted to have you visit us again. Safe travels, Larry and Laurie
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5

Did not want to leave! Ever!

  • 5 of 5

One of the most beautiful places on this earth. The casita is in absolutly perfect condition. Very comfortable, well appointed, yet not stuffy. We stayed three nights, and had planned all sorts of touristy adventures. Did none of them! The furthest we went was five minutes away for a swim. I can't say enough about this home, and it's owners. So helpful. And the price was more than right. Later on the trip, we stupidly paid twice the price, for another casita in Taos. No comparison, not even close. Thanks Larry.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words about our place Monica. Yeah, it's really hard to leave once you get there and are captivated by the majesty of it. You're welcome back anytime ;-). All the best, Larry and Laurie
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Newark, Delaware
5

Tears inducing beauty

  • 5 of 5

Vista de Lago in Abiquiu is an OUTSTANDING home with a view that cannot be beat. It is so gorgeous that it is hard to put into words. from the round porch, to the right is the majestic Pedernal peak, moving to the left there are beautiful meadow and mesas, the lovely Abiquiu Lake, the red rock cliffs of the Ghost Ranch, and then to the rear are more mountains and mesas that host the evening sunset. Sitting by the fire pit out front you will find fabulous quietude and ever-changing landscape due to the lighting.

The house is well appointed. The kitchen with gas stove (and a nice gas grill outside) and great room are adjacent, with large windows. There are two bedrooms and two full baths and laundry facilities. The mattresses are extremely comfortable and both rooms have sliding doors to the outside.

The weather was perfect and due to the elevation the days (for us) were in the upper 80's and the nights around 60. Larry was extremely helpful providing all of the information we needed to prepare for the stay. He was also available during our stay to attend to any questions we had.

This area is remote with some fun wildlife. We enjoyed the cotton tail and jack rabbits, lizards, the howling coyotes in the distance, evening nighthawk displays, horned larks, and hummingbirds (and lots of other bird species). There are great walks through the area and down below the house is a large prairie dog facility. We explored the draws and mesa and saw no snakes or undesirable insects.

Taos and river rafting the Rio Grande are near, as is Santa Fe, Bandolier, Los Alamos, Chama, and LOTS of wilderness areas to explore. The Georgia O'Keefe house and studio is near. Catch a delicious meal at the Abiquiu Inn and shop for food and needs at Bode's General Store (where they make a mean green chile cheeseburger).

If we ever come to this area again, we will stay here! This is a must-visit home.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David and Linda...Thanks SO MUCH for your kind words about our place. We're glad that you enjoyed not only our house but the surrounding area and all it has to offer. Please come back and visit again! All the best, Larry and Laurie
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Map

El Farolito
Ghost Ranch
Abiquiu Lake
Abiquiu Inn
Christ of the Desert Monastary
El Bruno's Cantina y Restaurante
Plaza Blanca
Chama
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa
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

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Rates & Availability

Youngsville House Rental Rates

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Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay
$205
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.5%

Quoted Rates are for up to 4 people, any combination of Adults and Kids.
Additional Guests: KIDS under 12 are $15 per night; ADULTS are $25 per night.
6.5 % state tax
One-time $85 cleaning fee
Glorious sunsets are FREE with every booking.

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Amenities

Youngsville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1475 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 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!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • 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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