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Speaks: english

Viento Del Rio, Abiquiu Private Getaway, , Pristine Natural Environment, Relax

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights

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Private 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath On The Chama River With 360º Mountain View

Designed as a personal private retreat by a Chicago architect, this modern adobe style home harmonizes perfectly with the natural simple environment. The cozy casita's well-lit living room is furnished with traditional Mexican leather tub chairs, a comfortable sand-colored love seat, and the owner's original paintings.

The well-appointed kitchen features hand-carved and painted Mexican cabinetry and the dining area seats four comfortably in French leather bistro chairs.

The two bedrooms feature queen beds with brand new pillowtop mattresses covered with high-thread count sheets and down comforters. Both bedrooms feature ensuite baths, tiled with Mexican terra cotta tile, featuring spacious vanities with ample storage, Egyptian cotton towels, and hotel quality robes.

While well separated from the main house, guests at the casita may avail themselves of the hot tub, grill, and bocce ball court. The casita has its own ramada, perfect for enjoying a night cap and staring at the mulitudes of stars.

Plaza Blanca, with its white cathedral stone spires made famous by Georgia O'Keefe, is only a five minute drive away. The famous Ghost Ranch, former winter home of Ms. O'Keefe, is just twenty minutes away and features creative workshops, horseback riding, rock wall climbing, hiking, or you can simply sit and soak in the dramatic beauty. Or if you wish to explore your creative side, the owner, the established abstract artist Susan Schuler offers private and small group instruction for all skill levels.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Susan (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About Susan

I am an abstract painter and I moved to Abiquiu, NM about 3 1/2 years ago. I fell in love with the beautiful area and the artist community. The community is warm and friendly and it seems that Abiquiu has become the new hot spot of NM. Most people are not that familiar with the area. The landscape is filled with red rock mountains, and blue mountain ranges. The Sangre de Cristo mountains are the backdrop for the casita and most of the year they are snow capped against that western blue sky. Ghost Ranch and Georgia O'Keefe's home are in Abiquiu.

Susan purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Susan chose New Mexico

I did not intend to move to NM. I was visiting friends and decided to look at property for the fun of it. When I entered the 24 acres right on the river and my beautiful home which was originally built by a Chicago architect and his partner , I knew I was home. Both the casita and my home are filled with light and no matter which window you gaze out of the view is spectacular. I could not get the property out of my mind. The casita was a bonus as it is a wonderful space for family and friends to unwind and it gives me the opportunity to rent it out to new people exploring the area. I love meeting my interesting guests and hope that they enjoy the space as much as I.

What makes this cottage unique

Abiquiu is only 50 minutes out of Santa Fe and about 1 hour and 15 minutes to Taos. We are also only 50 minutes from Los Alamos. There is a superb chef owner restaurant that has opened in Abiquiu called Arioso. Lunch and dinner reservations must be made online and you bring your own beverage and aperitif to be enjoyed with your delightful meal. The Chef Julian goes out of his way to create 4 courses that are divine. The reataurant is very close to Viento del Rio.

There is hiking, rafting , and kayaking. Abiquiu Lake which recently put in a new beach is only 20 minutes away. A wonderful art gallery called the Rising Moon gallery has local and international artists work. Jaye Buros , who is the proprietor and herself an artist has a wide variety of entertainment at the gallery from authors talks, gallery openings and music through the area.


based on 32 traveler reviews

Viento Del Rio, Abiquiu Private Getaway, , Pristine Natural Environment, Relax
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews

5 STARS in my life of travel

  • 5 of 5

In a bucket list move last year to attend a workshop at Ghost Ranch, I stumbled upon Susan's home. What a lovely spot, the river, Pedernal and Susan's amazing hospitality. The experience was so rewarding that I decided to travel back for no other reason than to just stay at Viento Del Rio this summer. Susan's warm, charming casita and open hospitality makes it hard for me to think about going anywhere else ever. If you are hoping for an authentic Abiquiu experience - stop looking and stay here. Thank you Susan!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely little home

  • 3 of 5

My wife and I recently stayed at Viento Del Rio while traveling around the Southwest. We honestly didn't spend too much time at the house. There's so much to see and do in and around New Mexico! The house served as a good mid point. During our stay we visited Taos, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Chaco Canyon, and Mesa Verde.

Susan was very nice host. Booking was easy and she was responsive to emails and phone calls. She was helpful leading up to our stay and gave us a warm welcoming. The house itself was exactly what we were hoping for. It was quiet, secluded, with the look and feel of New Mexico. Unfortunately, there was an unwanted mouse staying with us. The mouse ate most of the goodies in Susan's welcome basket, and it ate several things my wife purchased as gifts. I told Susan and the house keeper about the mouse. Apparently, they already knew of the rodent infestation. A warning would have been nice to make sure we didn't leave any food out (the mouse even ate my wife's chap-stick right through the plastic and its droppings were all over). Aside from the mouse, and the first morning when we didn't have hot water due to a faulty water heater and showered with ice cold water, our stay worked out. hahaha!

A recommendation I have for the place (aside from getting the mouse out and making sure the water heater works) is to add some shades to the house. Susan was not intrusive, but she lives next door, and we didn't feel comfortable walking around the house as we pleased knowing we were completely exposed.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Retreat Location

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect. Beautiful views. Very comfortable. Owner very gracious, surprised us with a basket of treats. Wounderful location when visiting the Abiquiu area. The road was an adventure and we had some good laughs. The ladies were all very happy that I bought new tires before our journey. We visited Abiquiu for the Studio Art Tour and were able to visit 34 artists. What a joy and my little car was packed full of treasures when we left the area. I look forward to visiting again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you could stay with us and enjoy the Abiquiu Studio Tour. I hope you will come back to Viento Del Rio! -Susan
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3 gals

  • 5 of 5

Susan, you have a real gem! We had a great time and appreciated all of the extras that you provided. You live in paradise and I am so glad that we were able to experience it. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jane, I wish you could have stayed longer also. I do hope that you return to Viento del Rio along with the other 2 gals!!! Susan
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Viento del Rio

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful casita with a lovely view and peaceful environment. We had a great get away with the family. Susan was a wonderful hostess! We look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Erica, It was wonderful having you and your family as guests at Viento del Rio. Please come back soon.
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Best part of our southwestern trip

  • 5 of 5

My husband made all the arrangements for our month long trip to the southwest. Every stop along the way had been lovely; two places in Utah, and one in Colorado. It was fun for me to be surprised by each spot, and the beauty of our hikes and day trips is memorable in many ways.

I am a painter, and the only information I had gotten from Lee before we arrived in Abiquiu was that the owner of the house where we were going to stay is also a painter, so I was intrigued as an artist, knowing how this area has historically been, and remains a vibrant artists' community. Driving down the driveway at Viento Del Rio, I was awed by the beauty of the landscape - the color of the rocks, sky, wildfowers, trees and river is difficult to describe in words. I immediately wanted to draw and paint.

Then we met Susan, who welcomed us with a basket of goodies and a feeling that she was truly glad we came. The casita is a lovely, cozy home, beautifully furnished, impeccably clean, comfortable, and filled with art - Susan's own paintings and works by other artists. The views from every window are amazing, the outside patio area is perfect for drawing the landscape or just sitting with a book and watching the sun set. Additionally, my husband and I did a lot of hiking in the area, but we always came back to Viento del Rio at dinner time. We made wonderful dinners with a fully equipped kitchen, that includes beautiful ceramic dishes, sturdy pots, pans, cutlery, and a barbecue grill. We never went out to eat during our entire stay because the casita feels like home, only more magical.

We will definitely come back again to stay at Viento del Rio. Thank you, Susan for providing such an perfect place to stay in Abiquiu.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Debbie, I loved having you and Lee staying with me at Viento del Rio. One of the gifts of renting the casita are the wonderful people that I meet and the positive energy that they bring to my home. It was truly a pleasure having you here and I hope to see more of you in the future. Thank you for the wonderful review. Blessings and happy days to you .Susan
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Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Santa Fe Municipal Airport
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Abiquiu Inn, Mamacita;s , El Farolito (El Rito)
Nearest Ski
58 Miles
Santa Fe
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Abiquiu Cottage Rental Rates

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Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2018
30 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.5%

Rates are based on 2 guests using 1 bedroom. The second bedroom is not rented out, but if you wish to use both bedrooms for 2-4 people the price is $175.00 a night.

The pet fee is $10.00 per night for each pet. Pets limited to one dog, 30 pounds or under.

Monthly rates do not include cleaning fees which are $60.00 a week. This is only for monthly renters

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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New Mexico Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • East Bedroom Bath - toilet , shower , Spacious vanity with plenty of storage
    West Bedroom Bath - toilet , shower , Spacious vanity with plenty of storage
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • East Bedroom - 1 queen , Ensuite bath, television/DVD
    West Bedroom - 1 queen , Ensuite bath, desk, love seat
  • Both bedrooms feature brand new pillow top mattress and luxurious bedding with ensuite bathrooms. If you are using both east and west bedroom the rental fee is up to 200.00 per night for up to 4 guests. The sleeper sofa is very comfortable and will sleep 2 children or one adult.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • 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
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Bocce ball court.

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