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

People4
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:
18 October, 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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Youngsville in Rio Arriba County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
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 ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 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 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • 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 ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Abiquiu Lake Casita--Stunning Views of Red Cliffs and Lake
average rating of 4.937198 based on 207 reviews
Maricopa AZ
5

This was our 4 annual stay at the casita. We will be staying longer next year

  • 5 of 5

You will never want to leave

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to this and all of our returning guests! Reviews like this make us feel as if everyone staying at Abiquiu Lake Casita comprises one extended family.
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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.

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

Amazing Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

The property is as advertised, a place to get away from it all with amazing views in all directions. My wife and I enjoyed our stay very much. Very comfortable house, especially the Stressless chair ( I have one at home). Unfortunately for us there was a full moon so the stars were obliterated from view, although the moonlight was something too.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A magical retreat on the mesa

  • 5 of 5

We have traveled extensively, staying in many rental homes and this casita is definitely one of the best! The 360 views to start with, the fantastic display of clouds. Add to that the beautiful decor and the well appointed amenities. Then imagine climbing in the hot tub under the full moon then the next night indulging in glorious sunset from your warm hydro massage. Oh, and if you are a bird watcher, the slow drive over gravel road on the mesa is a great chance to see kestrels, finches, doves and more. Oh, yes, the bunny rabbits peacefully grazing off the back patio and the hummingbirds at the feeder. This is a place of great peace and beauty. Thank you Scott and Glynn.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Don't miss this!!

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolute gem! The casita sits high atop a hill. Out one window we could see the lake and the red rocks, out the other, Perdonal. From the hot tub we gazed at the stars in all their profusion. The casita itself is so warmly decorated we could literally feel the gracious presence of the owners. (I'd love to have met them.) It not so much a rental as being invited to someone's home. It was provisioned with almost anything one could need. If you love the Abiquiu area don't miss this casita; for the views, for the quiet, for the stars. Abiquiu Inn nearby is a plus for meals, though the kitchen is fully provisioned.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough about this property - what a fantastic place to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary! The Oury's definitely have a gem in this property. The mountainous views during the day, the starry nights, and everything you could ever think of needing! We loved this property and fell in love with New Mexico here. We hope to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, 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, USA

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
£305
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£907
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £18.95 + Tax
One-time Cleaning Fee £64.44
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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