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

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Susan
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Abiquiu in Rio Arriba County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • East Bedroom Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Spacious vanity with plenty of storage
    West Bedroom Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Spacious vanity with plenty of storage
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • East Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Ensuite bath, television/DVD
    West Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse 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
Notes:
Bocce ball court.

Reviews

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Viento Del Rio, Abiquiu Private Getaway, , Pristine Natural Environment, Relax
average rating of 4.847826 based on 46 reviews
Minnesota
5

Clean, Comfortable and Oh! those night skies!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed at Viento Del Rio while my grandson attended a camp in Albuquerque. What a great place. The casita had two bedrooms and two bathrooms which worked perfectly for us. When I stay somewhere, first and foremost, I want it to be clean. Viento Del Rio met that expectation. I also expect comfortable beds. Expectations exceeded. In fact, the beds were so comfortable that my daughter wanted to take hers home with her. Each bedroom was equipped with a variable speed ceiling fan that kept the sleeping conditions very comfortable. The casita doesn't have air conditioning but none was needed even on the hottest days.

The casita had a kitchenette with a small refrigerator, an electric stovetop and countertop oven. There is even a gas grill outside. It was more than adequate for our needs. We spent most days exploring northern New Mexico, so we rarely ate at the casita.

The property has a locked gate that you open by punching in a code. It is comforting to know that there won't be any unexpected guests. The area is probably very safe, but coming from a big city, I felt safer because of that gate.

If you are just looking for a place to relax, this is it. While not exactly in the middle of nowhere, the casita makes you feel removed from the rest of the world. Nice views of the mountains and the Charma River is a short walk away. Hummingbirds are regular visitors. It is relatively quiet but the highway is still close enough that you can hear traffic. Fortunately, it is not heavily traveled so noise was not an issue.

If daytime at Viento Del Rio isn't relaxing enough, pull the chairs out from under the patio roof, sit and enjoy the sky. It is amazing. The sky is so dark that the Milky Way is clearly visible and billions of stars light up the earth. You haven't seen the night sky until you've seen it from Viento Del Rio.

If you are looking for a place to stay in Northern New Mexico, this is it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Allen, You and your family were the perfect guests and I was honored that you chose Viento del Rio for your night photography, sunsets and the river views. I do not know which of your photos are my favorites but I can't wait to share them with others on Viento del Rio Website with credits to you. I know there are many places to explore in life, but if you happen to yearn for the high dessert I hope that you will return to Viento del Rio. Many thanks for a lovely review. Peace and happy traveling to you and you family, Susan
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Santa Fe, NM
5

Quintessential Abiquiu

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Susan's casita! She is very accommodating and the Guest House oozes New Mexico charm. The view from the portale is fantastic with a slight "pop" of Cerro Pedernal in the distance. (It's conveniently located about 15 minutes south of Ghost Ranch.) At night, you can see the Milky Way and the Chama River will sing you to sleep.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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indianapolis
4

Great Stay!

  • 4 of 5

Casita was perfect for my trip and very relaxing.Thank you for everything, it was a beautiful place to stay!

Jeff

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque NM
4

Great Stay

  • 4 of 5

This was a lovely casita and a very pleasant stay. The location along the River is both picturesque and quiet. Perfect place for a little rest and relaxation. The owner greeted us with a complementary bottle of wine and a basket of treats. We totally enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Stellar views...

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful view and an amazing night time sky! Quiet but could occasionally hear neighboring dogs barking and highway noise. Also, the wifi wasn't reliable. Susan was very friendly and we enjoyed her hot tub. Thank you for a lovely stay!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

I went to Viento del Rio to work, not to relax, so my perspective is somewhat different from other reviewers. I'm a writer and I needed to jumpstart my manuscript with two weeks of solitude so I could focus on writing. Lucky me, I just happened to pick one of the loveliest spots in Georgia O'Keeffe country. The casita is spacious, beautifully furnished (Susan is a talented artist,) and QUIET. Susan is a delightful, friendly and accomodating host, making sure I had everything I needed, but never intruding. Whenever I needed a break I could go for a walk down to the Rio Chama or on one of a number of hikes nearby. If I didn't feel like cooking, there was Bode's or the Abiquiu Inn. And at the end of a solid day of work...a fire in the fireplace and a glass of wine and a view of the sunset over the river and the Pedernal. I can't wait to go back, maybe just for a romantic getaway with my husband!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Abiquiu, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£249
for 2 nights
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£125
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £19.5 per person per night
Pet Fee £7.8

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 up to $200 .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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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