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Abiquiu Vacation Rental - The Casita del Lago located on 22 acres on Abiquiu Lake.  Views!  Beauty!
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Abiquiu Vacation Rental - The Casita del Lago located on 22 acres on Abiquiu Lake.  Views!  Beauty!
Abiquiu Lake. The Casita del Lago is a lakefront property on Abiquiu Lake.  Spectacular Views! Your Abiquiu Lake vacation home, The Casita del Lago. 'Best place we've ever stayed' - John S, 10/17
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Abiquiu Vacation Rental - The Casita del Lago located on 22 acres on Abiquiu Lake.  Views!  Beauty!
Abiquiu Lake. The Casita del Lago is a lakefront property on Abiquiu Lake.  Spectacular Views!
Your Abiquiu Lake vacation home, The Casita del Lago. 'Best place we've ever stayed' - John S, 10/17
Enter paradise right from the front door!
Open concept living area with fireplace, TV, desk, and dining area.
'Thishome rental comes highly recommended and will be on our favorites list from now on.'  Denise, 2/18
'The amenities and the location were exactly what I  was seeking for serenity, solitude' - Susan, CA
Eating area seats eight.
A bright and airy floor plan.
The perfect place to relax.
Viga ceilings add to the authentic New Mexico charm.
Authentic hand carved doors, arched doorways, lit nichos - beautifully constructed home.
Pantry stocked with items you just might find you forgot.
You bring the food, drink and specialty items - we supply the rest!
Dining with a view.
Views!
Working 'from home'.
Books, games, puzzles, reference materials - all to help you enjoy every second.
Master bedroom with en suite bath, TV, views, king-sized bed with luxurious linens.
Master bedroom has an en suite private bath.
Master bedroom.
En suite master bathroom, granite counter tops, tiled shower, separate toilet room.
Sunrise Suite second bedroom with queen-sized bed, twin bunk beds and views!
Second full bath.
New front loading washing machine and dryer.
The hot tub overlooks the lake and is nestled into the rocks.  It is the best seat in the house!
The best happy hour location in Abiquiu.
'I cannot imagine that there is a more perfect place to experience New Mexico' Sharon K, 2017
The Chama River.
Cove Below Casita
Things to do and see around The Casita.  Conveniently located near major attractions and hiking.
Bring your canoes or kayaks and enjoy the lake.
Enjoy a day on the lake.
Great locations for horseback riding.
Abiquiu Lake - the best swimming spot.
There are many things to do in Abiquiu.  Fish from the shore of the home.
Take a horseback ride trip through Ghost Ranch.
Experience the Native American culture.
Abiquiu Lake has some of the best fishing in New Mexico.  Fish from the shore below the home.
Explore Bandelier National Monument.
Abiquiu Lake, surrounded by red rock formations, just below the home.
Amazing Views of Lake, Red Rocks, Ghostranch
Abiquiu Lake
Lake with Pedernal in Background
Beautiful Views
Abiquiu Lake
The Casita is surrounded by lake and mountain views.
Colorful mountains - amazing vistas.
Cerro Pedernal - Old Flat Top - stands guard over the lake.
Abiquiu Lake shoreline below The Casita del Lago.
Visit and hike Plaza Blanca.
Ancient petroglyphs nearby.
There are great vistas for photography everywhere you look.
Sunset over Abiquiu lake.
The rainbow lighting up the lake.
Beautiful vistas everywhere.
Plaza Blanca - a wonderful place to hike.
(Politics aside...) George W Bush visits to paint the vistas.  Pedernal Mountain in the background.
Hike Ghost Ranch.
Abiquiu Lake from a higher mesa top.
View of the home from the lake.
Winter is beautiful in Abiquiu.  The warm sun makes winter bright.
Proud to be the only Abiquiu area vacation home to win the Certificate of Excellence.
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Abiquiu, New Mexico

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Richelleh...
Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Serenity”
Reviewed 18 May 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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The views, location and casita were really great. It was very peaceful. We loved the area and the serenity. We've stayed at numerous rentals and what you see online is not always what you get, but with this rental, the description and pictures are very accurate.

The hot tub cover has been repaired, but really should be replaced. We have a hot tub and if you don't have a good fitting cover, the heat is not held in and you're paying extra $$ for electricity.

The kitchen and fridge were well stocked as others have mentioned, but almost too stocked. There are a lot of extra gadgets, pans, utensils, etc. that aren't in good shape. We brought our own pan, but needed to use one of theirs too and had to throw out the food because of the metal taste. Removing some clutter from the drawers/cabinets also makes it easier to wipe out. The under sink cabinet was also messy and in need of a good clean.

I'd prefer to not have someone else's leftover condiments and such. It makes it much harder for the fridge to be cleaned between guests and we had to wipe out the fridge and move quite a bit of out of date condiments/dressings out of the way to be able to put our items in. Having the fridge be messy and unclean gave us a feeling that we had to clean other parts of the casita and that's not what we expect to do on vacation. Fortunately, the rest of the casita was clean, which is not always the case with rentals.

The bathroom drawers also had quite a bit of leftover items including a pair of men's underwear. There were also medicines leftover which is definitely not safe. The master closet was full of a strange array of items and made me feel like it was more a storage area for the owners than a place where we could put our clothing. Since there isn't a dresser, it would be better to have the clothing rack separated from the spare items that are being stored.

In summary, we loved the location and the privacy. The casita is beautiful and well made. I'd just suggest paring down items throughout to make it easier to clean between guests.

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Liked best: Peacefulness
Liked least: Clutter
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
4 Jun 2015
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on Flipkey - we really do value hearing from our guests. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and found the "serenity" we all seek! We also appreciate your views on the stocking of the pantry and refrigerator. Because our home is located remotely, away from grocery stores, the majority of our guests appreciate finding condiments, spices and other groceries that they may have forgotten. We do try to balance the wishes and needs of all guests, and I appreciate hearing your view. Also, thank you for your feedback on the pans - we immediately replaced all pans in the home. Again, thank you for staying with us and we welcome you back next time you are in the Abiquiu/Santa Fe area!
Best,
Carolyn
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Janek51
Portland Or
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Really was extraordinary!”
Reviewed 15 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We had a fantastic week here at the Casita. The home was so easy to settle into. After a day or so, we felt like we'd been here a week (that's a good thing). The views are fantastic in every direction. Quiet and peaceful. Kitchen was well-equipped and laid out. Loved the radiant heating in the floors, especially on the patio, and hot-tubbing under the stars. Tom & Carolyn were quick to respond to a confusion on our arrival and that was appreciated. We spent a lot of time walking the gravel roads and watching the changing light and clouds over the landscape. It was just a wonderful time!

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Liked best: The views, the peace, quiet and privacy. The style of the house.
Liked least: Was a little out of the way, but that's the trade-off for privacy.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
18 May 2015
Hi John,
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review - and thank you for your kind words. We always feel like it is such a gift when we pull up to The Casita because the vistas are just so beautiful. Glad you were able to seek solace here for awhile. We welcome you back any time!!!
Thanks again,
Carolyn
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Joanne M
Calgary, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Simply Beautiful and Peaceful”
Reviewed 5 April 2015 for a stay in April 2014

The Casita del Lago is a modern casita that sits above the shore of Abiquiu Lake. The inside is perfect - two bedrooms and two full baths. Full kitchen that was stocked with spices, seasoning. They have a large full size washer and dryer. Counters are marble, doors are solid wood - this is just a beautiful place. Seems new, very well taken care of. The outside is indescribable. The casita sits above the lake so you have views everywhere you look. The house is on 22 acres, we hiked all around. There is a hot tub, too. It is about a four mile drive on gravel roads to get to the house. We loved that -- we would never have known this area existed. The house is convenient to Ghostranch, Echo Amphitheater, Bodes, and downtown Abiquiu. We have stayed at Ghostranch in the past and I will tell you - those are cabins that share bathrooms. This was luxury. I highly recommend it.

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Liked best: the location and the quality home
Liked least: There isnt a major grocery store in abiquiu. Bodes is a general store with some things, but make sure you do all your shopping before you arrive.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
18 May 2015
Thank you so much for your kind remarks and wonderful description of The Casita and the surrounding area. Tom and I are so glad you enjoyed your stay and took advantage of the property. It really is hard to describe the beauty - you need to see it for yourself and I'm glad you had that experience. We appreciate you selecting our home and treating it as your own. Please do reach out to us next time you are in the area.....
Best,
Carolyn
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ShellBell...
1 review
“If you go to New Mexico, you must stay here!”
Reviewed 14 February 2015 for a stay in December 2014

my husband and I stayed here and it was fabulous. The cures are unbelievable. The Casita is fabulous. Modern, Mexicsn furniture, great supplies in kitchen, comfortable beds. The hot tub at night is so relaxing. Just a great place to stay - near Ghost Ranch, Abuquiu. You don't want to stay anywhere else!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Feb 2015
Thank you for your review. Tom and I are so glad you had a great vacation. The hot tub is such a great place to soak and end your day - I hope you saw lots of shooting stars! Thanks again for your kind comments. We hope to see you back again in Abiquiu soon.
Best,
Carolyn
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DU S
Denver, Colorado
1 review
“This is where you want to stay.”
Reviewed 11 February 2015 for a stay in April 2014

We came to Abiquiu for our first time and chose to stay at The Casita del Lago because 1) it is a lakefront property, 2) it's in a gated community and 3) it is secluded and off the beaten path. Wow - the views were amazing. Abiquiu Lake and The Chama River are seen through floor to ceiling windows. Hot tub is a great place to wind down at night and saw so many shooting stars. Tom and Carolyn were so helpful and made the trip so easy. We will be back.

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Liked best: The Hot Tub, The Views, The Lake
Liked least: Nothing comes to mind
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 Feb 2015
We are so happy that the Casita and its location exceeded your expectations. We are blessed with amazing views - some of the most beautiful vistas anywhere. Thanks for choosing our home and we hope you will be back!
Carolyn and Tom
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