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*WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY* 360 Degree Views of Abiquiu Lake & Ghost Ranch

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,475 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Full luxury in breathtaking natural beauty. Remote and private. So quiet you can hear your heart beat. At night, no city lights disturb your view of the star-studded sky.

From this 1,475 square foot Casita, you'll enjoy panoramic 360-degree views: Abiquiu Lake, miles of mesas, rolling hills, and the magnificent red cliffs surrounding the famous Ghost Ranch. To the south you'll see the 10,000-foot mountain known as El Pedernal, which Georgia O'Keefe made famous in her paintings, along with much of the near landscape.

Our Casita was built in 2008, and designed by a local architect in a southwestern yet modern style. It's fully furnished for comfort. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, including a Bosch gas stove with heavy gauge grills for those who really love to cook.

Check out the Master bathroom: you can choose between a slate shower or a deep soaking tub to soothe your body after an invigorating hike in the nearby Jemez Mountains. Besides the 2 bedrooms with Queen beds, there is a queen bed sofa in the Great Room with spectacular views of the lake and Ghost ranch.

Keywords: Casita in Abiquiu, New Mexico

More Details

Larry Richard
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

Why Larry Richard chose Youngsville

My wife and I have been visiting Northern New Mexico for almost 30 years. The skies, the red rocks, the mesas, the food, the locals, the hiking, the skiing…. are all so inviting. Finally, we decided that it was time to buy a place, not only to use as a getaway for ourselves, but for friends and family alike. We also want to introduce others to Abiquiu and Northern NM, so we’ve decided to make this a vacation getaway for you as well. We know you’ll be enchanted by NM as we have been.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Youngsville

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1475 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Great Room - 1 double bed , Full Size Air Mattress w/ Built-in High Capacity Airbed Pump
  • Queen size Beds, one in each of the bedrooms (2), plus a Full Size Air Mattress RAISED Inflatable Bed with Built-in High Capacity Airbed Pump and Fitted Sheets with Bed Skirt in the Great Room overlooking the lake. The second Bedroom has the same lovely views as the Master and access to an outdoor Portal (patio) through sliding doors. The views everywhere are amazing, and from the Living room they are absolutely SPECTACULAR!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • 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
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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*WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY* 360 Degree Views of Abiquiu Lake & Ghost Ranch
average rating of 4.9731545 based on 149 reviews

Simply Exquisite

  • 5 of 5

From the reviews, and I read every last one of them, I knew that the views from this house would be spectacular. However, the reality is far better.

I am a particular person, so I tend to over-research decisions and control my expectations. This home surpassed my best hopes. Everything is thought out for a wonderful experience. The first clue is the superb, detailed driving directions accompanied by wayfinding techniques that immediately put the first time visitor at ease. The second clue is the exquisite architecture of the home that manages to both command presence from its position on a bluff, yet meld into the landscape made famous by the celebrated painter Georgia O'Keeffe.

When one arrives at the house, the architectural and landscape designs place focus on comfort, privacy, and views. There are exquisite building details that pay homage to the natural landscape and traditional New Mexican culture (such as the stunning stone-faced fireplace that reminds one of a kiva and the wide-expanse wood ceiling that references vigas). Pride of craftsmanship and respect of place are easy to see in the impressive single pour slab and beamed ceiling which extend beyond the interior to meet the outdoors. and the IMAX like view created by an expanse of windows sets one up to connect with the incredible setting.

Sunrises and sunsets are magnificent (and if you like the night, do not miss the stars at night).

We had no trouble with any of the roads in our Subaru Outback. While we did make two-day trips, we all agreed that we would like to return and just remain still to enjoy the house and surroundings without interruption. Our best day was spent on the portal, doing little else.

The house is fully equipped and very comfortable. I did bring along a few kitchen things and regretted wasting the car space. I also want to say that I not only felt that Larry and Laurie were immediately responsive and communicative, but that they were positively welcoming and gracious in all of their dealings with me. We all felt like invited guests into their home. We would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 17/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul, Thank you for your kind words. You are always welcome back to our home ;-) All the best, Larry
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Great stay, amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Abiquiu for our elopement at Ghost Ranch and were so glad we found Vista De Lago. The location was just remote enough to relax and take in the amazing views while also being able to take some day trips. The house was everything we wanted to make our trip so memorable.

  • Review Submitted: 13/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kirstin, CONGRATS on the nuptials ;-) We would be thrilled to have you back anytime. All the best, Larry and Laurie
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An amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

This house is not only beautiful, but the view around it will indeed take your breathe away! Larry is very kind, and answers any questions you may have, with a fast response rate. We enjoyed ourselves and our grateful that they allowed us in their one of a kind home. We plan on returning!

  • Review Submitted: 12/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi M & M, You are welcome back glad you had a an enjoyable stay. All the best, Larry and Laurie
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Stop you’re searching!

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location!

A perfectly peaceful , majestic setting in an extremely comfortable and cozy home! I had spent hours in researching all the possibilities for lodging and location. Honestly , no need to look and further!

We loved our stay in this incredible place! Very hard to leave. Definitely book as long a stay as you can! Surprisingly the best sofa bed I’ve ever slept on!

Communication with Larry is flawless! The directions which are most definitely needed, are really well explained.

Thank you for sharing your home!

  • Review Submitted: 30/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joan. You're always welcome back to our Casita on top of the Mesa ;-) Larry and Laurie
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Great place to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

We only had two nights here but enjoyed every minute. It is away from lights which is what we wanted so we could see the night sky. It did not disappoint.

As the light changes during the day the rocks across river also change color creating a constantly changing view.

It was nice not to have TV too. I'm a news junkie and needed a break from the chaos.

  • Review Submitted: 03/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing... Breathtaking... Serene...

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot begin to describe the feeling one has when staying in this beautiful home. We needed a quiet retreat for respite from the hustle of Denver for reading, planning and reconnecting. After reading the reviews for this place we had high hopes which were all exceeded! Larry was super responsive and the directions were crystal clear.

The scenery is out of this world and the home is built to maximize a 360 degree view of the gorgeous surroundings. The accommodations are fantastic. We've stayed in several Air B&B's and there are none that have compared to this home. It was pristine and fully furnished. Not only was everything clean that we pulled out of kitchen cupboards, but we found everything we needed (no "making do" with what was available). From the sunset on the day we arrived to the sunrise on the day we left, we were constantly enthralled with the stunning beauty of this New Mexico getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 31/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Beth, THX so much for your kind words about our home. You are welcome back anytime. Peace, Larry and Laurie
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Black Mesa
Car: necessary

Ghost Ranch, Ojo Caliente Spa, Echo Canyon, Santa Fe Opera, Cumbre Toltec Railway--narrow gauge into Colorado, Plaza Blanca, Peace Desert Monastary, Abiquiu Lake


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Youngsville

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$405.51
One Time Cleaning AU$114.89

Quoted Rates are for up to 4 people, any combination of Adults and Kids.
Additional Guests (up to 2 additional guests) are $25 per night.
6.5 % state tax
One-time $85 cleaning fee
Glorious sunsets are FREE with every booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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