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Rare Abiquiu Lakefront Home - Experience O'Keeffe Country in Luxury. 360 Views!

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
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Holiday Rental House
'It's the most wonderful place you can imagine..' Georgia O'Keeffe on Abiquiu. Since opening our doors in 2010, The Casita del Lago has had the pleasure of welcoming guests from all over the world who find this hidden gem and choose this lakefront home as their home base while visiting Northern New Mexico. Guests from as close as Santa Fe and as far away as New Zealand have discovered this spot in paradise, and many of them return year after year. We look forward to welcoming you, also, to our family of guests and to being a part of your visit to our beautiful Abiquiu community. We built The Casita del Lago (Little House on the Lake) with great attention to quality and beauty. Located on lakefront property on Abiquiu Lake, 70 miles north of Santa Fe, the custom adobe style home is s...'It's the most wonderful place you can imagine..' Georgia O'Keeffe on Abiquiu. Since opening our doors in 2010, The Casita del Lago has had the pleasure of welcoming guests from all over the world who find this hidden gem and choose this lakefront home as their home base while visiting Northern New Mexico. Guests from as close as Santa Fe and as far away as New Zealand have discovered this spot in paradise, and many of them return year after year. We look forward to welcoming you, also, to our family of guests and to being a part of your visit to our beautiful Abiquiu community. We built The Casita del Lago (Little House on the Lake) with great attention to quality and beauty. Located on lakefront property on Abiquiu Lake, 70 miles north of Santa Fe, the custom adobe style home is situated on 22 acres in the heart of O'Keeffe country. This land is magical. You won't find strip malls or traffic lights, but you will find stillness, inspiration and adventure. It is our mission to provide a luxury vacation rental experience for you in the Land of Enchantment. We work hard to earn our five star reviews and it is our goal to provide you with the same level of service and commitment. THE HOME The adobe home is built into the shore above Abiquiu Lake and has two bedrooms, two baths, a full and modern kitchen, an open concept family room and dining area, and laundry facilities. There are floor-to-ceiling windows to capture the amazing views from every direction: Abiquiu Lake, the Chama River, Red Rocks, green fields, Cerro Pedernal, Carson National Forest, Ghost Ranch, and more. Outside, you will find heated patios, amazing spots to sit and take in the views, a BBQ grill, a hot tub built into the rocks, a fire pit overlooking the arroyo, a hiking path to the lake, and 22 acres to explore. The home is like no other in terms of design and amenities. Imported granite countertops, custom handmade Spanish Pueblo arched doors, imported Mexican furniture, resort quality bedding and linens, authentic southwest lit nichos, handmade Kiva lighting sconces, plastered interior walls, radiant floor heat, top rated appliances, indigenous rock woodburning fireplace, air conditioning, modern technology, and furnished outdoor living spaces. The east and west portals are attached with heated floors and one-of-a-kind views. The southern portal just off the kitchen offers warm, sunlit days in even the coolest high desert New Mexico temps. We subscribe to cable TV and the fastest Internet in the area - and both are offered to you free of charge. We also include firewood, laundry supplies, BBQ supplies and many spices/seasonings. SURROUNDINGS Literally, you will feel as if you have stepped into a Georgia O'Keeffe painting right from your doorstep! The home is located on 22 acres of private Abiquiu lakefront property in a gated community with lake access. While you have neighbors, you also have space and privacy. The drive down towards the water with the incredible Sedona-like views is worth the trip in itself! You will be amazed at the views that surround you and you will want to wake up early just to witness the break of dawn. Then settle in for an afternoon siesta on one of the outdoor daybeds; or curl up to a book; go down to the water; start a gourmet meal; sightsee (if you must); horseback ride; photograph; hike the arroyos on your property; draw, paint, write, dream, and much, much, more. The location provides an absence of both noise and light pollution. The lakefront property provides guests with lake access for swimming, fishing, hiking - or bring your kayaks or boat to explore the lake. There is a cove at the shore on our property perfect for swimming. The 6-person hot tub is nestled among huge rock boulders just off the western portal and it reserves it own spectacular views for itself, especially at night when the billions and billions of stars come out. For the more adventuresome, a short hike to the 'Stonehenge Firepit' at sunset for a spectacular outdoor viewing and nighttime fire atop the arroyo is a perfect setting for s’mores and your favorite ghost story. ABIQUIU LOCATION We have a deep appreciation for the land and history of this area - from dinosaurs, to Native American pueblos, to Spanish explorers, to cattle wrestlers, to ghosts and witches, to Georgia O’Keeffe - all the way to our current age where the past history and culture blends with the artist colony that Abiquiu has become. The home is conveniently located near Ghostranch, Echo Amphitheater, Monastery of Christ in the Desert, Plaza Blanca, Pedernal, and the Carson National Forest. You will also want to explore the Purple Adobe Lavender Farm, whitewater rafting down the Chama River, the Ra Paulette Cave Tour, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs, Native American pueblos, and other amazing sites. Plan easy day trips to Santa Fe, Taos, Cumbres and Toltec Railroad, and Bandelier National Monument.More
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2014
Interaction with guests
When you rent the home, you rent the entire house for yourselves - you do not share the property with anyone else. However, if you need anything, just call us or text us. Our property manager and housekeeping manager both live in the neighborhood. You will be given a door code programmed for your stay so there is no need to coordinate your arrival time - simply arrive at the home and let yourself in with your code. We help our guests plan their time in Abiquiu before they arrive. Just let us know what your interests are and we will provide you with suggestions on things to do/see. We are happy to share local knowledge with you. Our goal is to provide every guest with exceptional service - before, during and after your stay.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place to stay, but you must love the great outdoors and driving on dirt roads. Carolyn is a great host.

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank AstrofanfromKaty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first stay In Abiquiu! What a beautiful house, secluded ideal for couples celebrating their anniversary. The views were spectacular. The house had everything we needed and more! It was so relaxing drinking wine on the back deck while my hubby grilled. We...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank NorthStar50894959024
GlobeTrotting776709, VR Owner at Rare Abiquiu Lakefront Home - Experience O'Keeffe Country in Luxury. 360 Views!, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Anita, Tom and I want to thank you for staying at Abiquiu Lake Mesa, and for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate both! So glad you loved the home, the views and amenities! It is a magical spot, that is...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2019

My friend and I stayed for seven nights at Casa de Lago on Abiquiu Lake. We found the home to be beautiful with first rate appliances including washer and dryer, dishwasher, and a fully furnished kitchen including freshly ground coffee for brewing. Three of the...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Pamela G
GlobeTrotting776709, VR Owner at Rare Abiquiu Lakefront Home - Experience O'Keeffe Country in Luxury. 360 Views!, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Pamela, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! So glad you enjoyed the home and location! Glad you were able to visit Chama, Los Alamos and Bandelier, too. It's so hard to leave - you will just need to come back! Best, Carolyn

Reviewed October 5, 2019

Casita Del Lago is a VERY special rental property, much loved and cared for by the owners Carolyn and Tom. We were lucky enough to meet this gracious and welcoming couple, and were treated to a tour of the magnificent B 'n B they are...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Compass44913301819
GlobeTrotting776709, VR Owner at Rare Abiquiu Lakefront Home - Experience O'Keeffe Country in Luxury. 360 Views!, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aw...perfection is what we strive for! Thanks for staying at The Casita del Lago. It was great to meet you and Tom and I are so glad you loved the home, location and area. It is a special place, for sure! Come back again soon!...More

Reviewed September 27, 2019

Casita Del Lago is a dreamscape we'd love to return to. We made amazing memories gazing out over the canyon at dawn, daybreak and dusk; spectacular views and beautiful interior too! Carolyn is an incredibly thoughtful, gracious and kind host who truly goes the extra...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Ryan G
GlobeTrotting776709, VR Owner at Rare Abiquiu Lakefront Home - Experience O'Keeffe Country in Luxury. 360 Views!, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Ryan, thank you so much for staying at our home! You guys were wonderful and we are so glad you had a perfect time and created lasting memories. Hope to see you back on your anniversary! Best, Carolyn

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Private Fishing Lake/River
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Hot Tub
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
With striking views from every window, The Casita del Lago offers a unique and rejuvenating experience for all guests. The Casita is conveniently located between Santa Fe and Taos (60 miles northwest of Santa Fe and 90 miles southwest of Taos) and is just across the lake from Ghost Ranch. The Casita del Lago is nestled above the lake shore and is surrounded by 250 million year old red rock cliffs, 12 mile long Abiquiu Lake, the Chama River, Pedernal, Sangre de Cristo mountains, Jemez mountains, Carson National Forest, Santa Fe National Forest, and Ghost Ranch. The area is also know as Piedre Lumbre (Shining Stone) and is a pollutant-free environment in one of the most pristine places left on our planet. Definitely in keeping with the New Mexico state motto 'The Land of Enchantmen...
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A car is necessary! We recommend a 4WD or AWD in the winter months. Reach out to us if you are interested in hiring a driver for your excursions.
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