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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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 wood- burning 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 a propane 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.

The Casita 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

Owner
Scott Oury
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish, Owner speaks Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Scott Oury

We are former college English teachers who love the southwest. We live in Tesuque, just north of Santa Fe.

Scott Oury purchased this house in 2000

Why Scott Oury chose New Mexico

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, explore the villages, cultures and wilderness in and beyond Abiquiu.

Amenities

Youngsville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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 , Shower has tile seat. (Hot Tub outside the french doors.)
  • Large, roomy shower, Mexican tile, shower head set at 6'
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size bed, plush 17'' latex mattress. Firm support but soft for the joints. Queen Sleep Sofa, comfortable.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Abiquiu Lake Casita--Stunning Views of Red Cliffs and Lake
average rating of 4.935323 based on 201 reviews
Houston, TX
5

Days and nights in paradise

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at the casita!! It a beautiful gem of an abobe which has been thoughtfully decorated and stocked to make for a comfortable, worry-free stay. Scott and Glynn have even prepared a large notebook which includes all you need to know about the property and the beautiful area surrounding it. The views from the casita are stunning and ever changing with the weather and time of day. the hummingbirds, bunnies, and prarie dogs are fun to watch. We hope you have a clear night and walk out to see the big dipper glowing like a neon sign in the sky as we did. Although you could easily stay there all day, you will not want to miss the stunning scenery in any direction you drive from the casita. Be sure to take the thrilling 13 mile dirt road drive to the Monastery of Christ in the desert!! Thank you, Scott and Glynn, for sharing your beautiful casita with us and others!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Georgia O"Keeffe thought that God made this landscape for her. In turn, through her paintings, she introduced it to thousands of others. When we first saw it, I cried, and we said that no one should feel they owned it. So it makes us happy to share our discovery with as many people as possible. Just as O'keeffe said to the owners of Ghost Ranch about the casita they lent her, one of our renters who returns every year once said to us, "it's my casita!" And it is.
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Washington, D.C.
5

High Desert Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The house sits under the spell of the Pedernal Mountain, a spiritual mountain in the area. My family loved the wildlife we witnessed including prairie dogs , jack rabbits, and coyotes. One sunrise there was the sound of an Indian flute and chants drifting up from the lake area. The house is very comfortable and sunrise and sunset simply breathtaking every single day. As a student at the Ghost Ranch it was a wonderful retreat from the sparse ranch accommodations, but it is a 30 minute trip back and forth. The kitchen really is well stocked in cooking supplies for a rental house. For a rural setting the internet and television connections excellent. Loved the daily visit from the neighbor's poodles.

Easy to visit Taos and Santa Fe for day trips.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Albuquerque
4

Peaceful escape!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a 2-day retreat at this lovely casita. It is both well furnished and well stocked, and best of all, it is FAR away from the rest of the world. The bed was too soft for our taste, but we tend to like ridiculously firm mattresses so our opinion is a bit skewed. Aside from that very small detail, it was a wonderful experience. We enjoyed watching the hummingbirds, were treated to a stunning sunset, as well as more stars than one could ever hope to count. The hot tub was fabulous - and sparkling clean. Thank you, Glynn and Scott, for putting so much time and love into creating - and SHARING - your lovely casita!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A tranquil peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

The views are stunning, and simply have to be seen to be believed. The casita is so comfortable, and has been provisioned with everything you could need. There is a 3 mile unpaved track to access the casita, but as long as you keep your speed down, it shouldn't be a problem; we had a Nissan Altima, if that is any guide.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just enjoyed our second stay in the Abiquiu Lake Casita. I'll never forget the first time I sat on the back porch and took in the view. I remember thinking,"I may never, ever leave this place!" When we returned earlier this month for our second stay, I wondered if I would still feel the magic-and I did!

If you crave serenity, high desert air and incredible scenery, you will love this place. We sat on the porch watching the birds in the mornings, swam in the beautiful lake in the afternoons, and counted the stars from the hot tub at night. We are already looking forward to returning next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Casita

  • 5 of 5

If you wanna get away from it all, this is the perfect place. It was an absolutely quiet and tranquil place and we enjoyed our stay immensely. The skies at night are like none other and the view of the lake from the casita is perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Pet Fee $25

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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