Abiquiu Lake's Luxury Vacation Home with Majestic Views.
1150 Sqft Vacation Home hosted by Abiquiu
6 Guests . 2 Bedrooms . 2 Bathrooms


"There is something so perfect about the mountains, the lake and the trees..." Georgia O'Keeffe.

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.

The Casita del Lago (Little House on the Lake) is a custom adobe style home situated on 22 acres of lakefront property on Abiquiú Lake. We designed the home to be situated in the rocky shore above Abiquiu Lake, with spectacular views of the lake and Chama River, Ghost Ranch, Cerro Pedernal, and Carson National Forest. Our guests have described it as "the most beautiful place on earth", "nirvana" and "the best vacation rental home they have ever stayed at". It is a special place, on special land, where you can truly experience the beauty and peace of The Land of Enchantment.

The home has two bedrooms, two baths, a full and modern kitchen, an open concept family room, desk area and dining area, fireplace and laundry facilities. 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, 22 acres to explore, and a lakefront cove perfect for fishing and swimming. If you have kayaks, launch them at the nearby boat launch.


With 1,100 square feet of living space your vacation home will comfortably accommodate up to 6 people. The hand-carved wooden doors lead you into the open concept living space with comfortable couches, a fireplace, a desk, and bookshelf with games, puzzles and books. You will be welcomed by the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lake, the indigenous stone fireplace that warms the family room, and the authentic and comfortable furnishings. If you must, you can view cable TV on two high-definition TVs, use the complimentary WIFI or hook your phone up to the docking speaker system for music.

The kitchen was remodeled in 2018 and is stocked with dishes, pots, pans, glasses, silverware, seasonings, spices and much more! The electric stove, refrigerator with ice-maker, microwave and dishwasher are all high-end and stainless appliances. A BBQ grill sits outside the sliding door on the back portal (patio).

Enjoy your meals inside at a table for six that looks out onto the lake views or dine al fresco on the portal overlooking the lake. Or, be more adventurous and eat at the picnic table located amongst the rocks and trees.

The two-bedroom suites are positioned at opposite ends of the home: the master has a king-sized bed, high-definition TV and ensuite bathroom and the guest suite has a queen bed and a set of twin bunk beds with a shared bath. Luxurious linens, plush towels and amenities are stocked so you can enjoy a perfect vacation.

Full size washer and dryers are in the home, along with laundry supplies.

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 niches, handmade Kiva lighting sconces, plastered interior walls, radiant floor heat, top rated appliances, indigenous rock wood burning 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.

Authentic southwestern art lines the walls – and every picture tells a story. We are proud to feature several works by local artist Brian Thomas who recreates Abiquiú vistas using rock.

As wonderful as the home is indoors, it is just as amazing when you step outside. Lounge chairs facing the lake are the perfect spot for morning coffee. The outdoor table has an umbrella to provide shelter from sunny days. Chairs and a picnic table are located in various spots throughout the 22 acres.

Outside you can enjoy the 6-person hot tub which is nestled among huge rock boulders just off the western portal and it reserves its 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.
Explore the 22 acres of open spaces and settle in to one of the many outdoor seating areas. Hike down to the lake through arroyos. Bring your fishing poles, kayaks and canoes! Being lakefront property, we have our own cove at the water’s edge where you can swim, fish, explore or relax.


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 Abiquiú lakefront property in a gated community with lake access. The drive to the home 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 where our kids love to swim.


We have a deep appreciation for the land and its history of this area - from dinosaurs, to Native American pueblos and cliff dwellings, 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 Abiquiú has become.

The home is conveniently located to Georgia O'Keeffe's Home and Studio, Ghost Ranch, Echo Amphitheater, Monastery of Christ in the Desert, Plaza Blanca, Cerro Pedernal, and the Carson National Forest. You will also want to explore the Purple Adobe Lavender Farm, whitewater rafting down the Chama River, horseback riding through O'Keeffe country, the Ra Paulette Cave Tour, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs and Pools, Native American pueblos, and other amazing sites. Plan easy day trips to Santa Fe, Taos, Cumbres and Toltec Railroad, and Bandelier National Monument.
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Sleeping Configuration

Master Bedroom Suite
1 king bed
Ensuite bath, TV and DVD player, authentic furniture, luxurious linens. Spectacular views.
Guest Suite
1 queen bed, 1 bunk bed
Guest Suite with queen bed and twin bunks. Bathroom located directly outside room. Majestic views.
Full size kitchen with modern stainless steel appliances. Dishwasher, stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer.


Family/Kid Friendly
Children's books and toys
Parking Included
Plenty of free parking at property.
No Pets Allowed
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Not Suitable for Events


Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Air Conditioning
What we supply
We supply bath soaps, toilet paper, paper goods, spices, laundry detergent, firewood, charcoal and more.
Hot Tub
Charcoal Grill
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Cable TV
Satellite TV
Stereo/DVD Player
iPhone Dock
Full Kitchen
Ice Maker
Water Purifier
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher


Fishing Charters
Cross country skiing
Mountain biking
Mountain climbing
Rock climbing
Whitewater rafting
Fly fishing
Horseback riding
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching

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Hello and welcome to our vacation home in paradise! We are Carolyn and Tom Calfee, owners of Abiquiu Vacation Homes. We love helping guests discover Abiquiu while staying at one of our two Abiquiu Lake vacation homes: The Casita del Lago (two-bedroom, two-bath home) and Abiquiu Lake Mesa (one-bedroom, one-bath home).

We enjoy sharing the beauty and magic of our home in the Land of Enchantment and allowing others to experience this incredible location…if you haven’t seen the sun rise or set over Abiquiu Lake and the red rocks, or, if you haven’t experienced an absence of noise and light pollution - then, well, you’ve missed the best part of Abiquiu.

We have met people from all over the world who have discovered The Casita del Lago and Abiquiu Lake Mesa in Abiquiu Lake. Honestly, we are frequently surprised by how many people know about the little village of Abiquiu…how a couple in Australia heard about our home or why a guest from Spain would choose our home so he could swim (train) in Abiquiu Lake every morning. Meeting our guests - who quickly become part of our Casita del Lago family - is the best part of this experience. We pride ourselves in setting an example as honest, ethical hosts who want every guest to have a perfect experience. Because of this, we have a high rate of return guests.

And this is why we continue to rent out our home: meeting new friends; the positive stories, reviews, and pictures; and guests who never want to leave at the end of their stay - that is the beauty of the vacation rental journey.

Reach out to us at any time!

Safe travels,
Carolyn & Tom
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Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - Flexible
Check Out11AM

We will email you a code to unlock the door.

House Rules
Sorry, no pets allowed.
No smoking or vaping is permitted in the home. If you smoke outside, all cigarette butts must be collected and discarded.
No boat or RV parking on the property. Contact owner to discuss boat parking in the water.
All events and parties must be pre-approved with the owner.
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Payment Policy
50% due at time of booking, remainder due 6 weeks before your trip.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation Policy
Contact the homeowner if you need to change or cancel your reservation. We encourage all renters to purchase traveler’s insurance as we are not able to provide refunds due to health issues, weather, road conditions or travel delays.

The homeowner will provide a cancellation refund as follows:
-Early cancellations (greater than 60 days before check in): 75% of rental amount refunded
-Late cancellations (between 60 days and 14 days prior to check in): 50% of rental amount refunded
-No refunds can be given for cancellations during the two weeks prior to your check-In date.
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-Sorry, no pets allowed.
-No smoking or vaping is permitted in the home. If you smoke outside, all cigarette butts must be collected and discarded.
-No boat or RV parking on the property. Contact owner to discuss boat parking in the water.
-All events and parties must be pre-approved with the owner.
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The Casita del Lago is a Vacation Home located in Abiquiu Lake, New Mexico, USA. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 6 guests
The Casita del Lago has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Sep 2018

Listing # 4757 - 12 Views