Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Jemez Springs - 'Casa de Luz'
House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
Rest, relax, and rejuvenate in this gorgeous home in a serene, stunningly beautiful setting. I call it 'Casa de Luz' as the beautiful light of the New Mexican sky pours into the house from most rooms.
By day, relax on the riverside deck, watching the river ripple by just below you under the famous New Mexico blue sky and watch the light constantly change on the surrounding cliffs. By night, there are a billion stars for gazing while listening to the ever-present soothing sounds of the river.
This architect-designed, custom-built luxury contemporary southwest home is perfect for personal or family/small group retreats or celebrations. Its unique ‘butterfly’ roof structure allows stunning sky, cliff, and mesa views from large windows in almost every room, which are placed to maximize views yet ensure privacy.
The house is located 1.5 miles south of the charming Village of Jemez Springs, with its variety of restaurants, western-style bar, chic coffee shop/bakery, and historic hot mineral spring bathhouse and other outdoor hot mineral bath pools. Nearby Canon Del Rio Day Spa has a swimming pool and full spa services; the village bathhouse offers massage in addition to private hot mineral springs baths. Access from the house to the main road is easy.
The Great Room combines the living room, kitchen, and dining room. Three doors open directly onto the riverside deck creating nearly seamless indoor-outdoor living.
The views from the deck and river are fully natural; there are no structures between you, the river, and the 1,700’ red rock cliff. Many people have commented that the setting is like having a national park all to yourself!
The living room area features an L-shaped leather sofa, 2 occasional chairs, and a media center. The room is dominated by the kiva fireplace centered on an almost all-glass 28’ high wall facing the river and 1,700’ red rock cliff.
The kitchen area is fully appointed and has stainless steel appliances. There is an island/bar with stools for casual meals as well as full-size, expandable dining table.
House comfortably sleeps 4 – 5 adults:
Master suite has a king bed. Large windows allow views of spectacular red-rock mesas on both sides of the canyon and stargazing at night.
Riverside guest room has a queen bed. Location allows you to fall asleep to the sounds of the river. This room has direct access to the riverside deck.
Riverside all-glass enclosed sunroom/sleeping porch has a double bed. Room has a full, unobstructed view of the river as well as maximum river sound. A privacy screen is provided for the north wall. (Note: not usable in deep winter.)
Master bath features a glass block shower with pebbled floor as well as an antique clawfoot tub. Large windows on three sides provide stunning sky and mesa views but privacy is maintained by their strategic placement.
Second bath has antique clawfoot tub with shower attachment.
Keywords: Riverside, Cliffview, Red-Rock, Home, Views, Private, Modern, Comfortable, Luxury, Peaceful,
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
Why Anne Bradley chose Jemez Springs
This is a dream-home in a dream-setting. The Jemez Springs area is stunningly beautiful, the perfect retreat from the pressures of everyday life.
What makes this house unique
In addition to unsurpassed high-desert red-rock scenery, there are numerous hot mineral water pools and a historic bathhouse for soaking. The house was custom-designed to capture and maximize the sky, cliff/mesa, and river views. The river is about 15 feet wide, and runs all year. It's great for watching or wading in, maybe even some fishing, although there are far richer fishing spots in many other parts of the river upstream. The locals are friendly, welcoming to visitors, proud of their community. Just one hour from Albuquerque and 1.5 hours from Santa Fe, this gorgeous home in a stunning setting is truly 'so near, yet so far' from busy bustling everyday life.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you for allowing us to inhabit this magnificent space. It is a feast for the senses and a great place for creating the next phase of life.