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

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property
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People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Youngsville - Abiquiu Lake Casita

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 new gas 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.

We're 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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Scott Oury
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Spanish, Owner speaks Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 December, 2016
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About Scott Oury

We are former college English teachers who simply love the southwest. We live in 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, we explore the villages, cultures and wilderness in and beyond Abiquiu.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(175 traveller reviews)

Abiquiu Lake Casita--Stunning Views of Red Cliffs and Lake
average rating of 4.977143 based on 175 reviews
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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2007
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The perfect place to get away for a few days...

  • 5 of 5

If you like the views of Abiquiu Lake and the red bluffs of Ghost Ranch, this is your spot.. We have stayed at 2 other VRBOs in this area and believe Lake Casita has the best views without a doubt... The Casita itself is well maintained and very "comfy".... Mornings and evenings were so relaxing... mornings with a cup of coffee and evenings with a glass of wine and cold beer.. we will be back...

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing place to visit. We will go back next year in August.

  • 5 of 5

The casita I well maintained and very beautifully decorated. The land was so refreshing for us, It was just a perfect fit. We've already recommending it to our friends and family. Thank you for sharing your beautiful casita.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Amazing

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect place to rest and enjoy amazing sunsets. It was quiet, peaceful and relaxing, just what we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best place for a long weekend

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd long weekend at the casita. Everything was great as usual. Nothing better than a nice long soak with a view. If you are looking for quiet solitude this is the place for it. We will be back next year. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome views and a beautiful, well-equipped casita.

  • 5 of 5

The casita was clean, comfortable and had all the amenities we needed. Star-gazing from the hot tub was a special bonus! The front and back porches provided comfortable seating to enjoy the views of Ghost Ranch and Cerro Pedernal. If you're looking for a quiet, secluded location as a base for exploring the Abiqui area, the casita is a great choice. The trail descriptions that were in Scott's information book were very helpful in finding several great hikes nearby. Due to its remote location and the unpaved roads leading to the casita, I would recommend bringing your own food for dinner rather than driving to a restaurant. The kitchen is well-stocked. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Youngsville, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
November thru Feb.
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£293
for 2 nights
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£800
£2,535
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£317
for 2 nights
From
£125
£941
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20 + Tax
One-time Cleaning Fee £67
Tax Rate 6.5%

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.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Youngsville, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
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 ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , No tub--HOT TUB just outside the french doors is for soaking
  • Large, roomy shower, Mexican tile, shower head set at 6'
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • King size beds (1) Extremely plush 17'' latex mattress. Firm support but soft for the joints. Sleep Sofa (1) Top of the line Queen with Air Mattress--very comfortable; extra Air Mattresses available, twin and queen.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse 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

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