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Northeast Heights, Casa Sandia in Gated Community

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community entrance, across from golf course


Last updated: 07/21/2009

The property's calendar has not been updated in over 71 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description


For a week or for a month, you’ll find a stylish retreat at our house, Casa Sandia, located in the Torrey Pines Section of Tanoan West, a gated community in North East Albuquerque near the Sandia mountains.

Centrally located in Albuquerque, with views of the Sandia Mountains from front windows and the master bedroom balcony, Casa Sandia provides serenity, comfort, and convenience for its guests.

This 2500 square foot home has all of the charm characteristic of southwestern adobe architecture, with stucco walls, saltillo tiled floors, and curved walls and niches. The garage faces the street and the entrance sidewalk winds around the side of the house through a tourqouise gate to the main entrance. The curving walls, abundant windows and skylights fill the house with southwestern sunlight and blue skies.

The generous living and dining areas are furnished for comfort and style. The gas fireplace warms cool evenings, and the table and chairs, handmade in Corrales, provide a place for gatherings of friends and family for dining or board games. A CD player and a TV with a DVD player, allow for family music or movie time. Board games and books beckon as a means of passing the time. The adjacent library provides a sanctuary for reading or a quiet nap on the comfortable couch.

The kitchen, adjacent to the living and dining areas, has been stocked with all the cooking implements — small appliances, cookware, pots, dishes and glasses — that are required by someone who really likes to cook. Your guests can sidle up to the counter on a stool and visit while dinner is being prepared.

There is a generously sized laundry room with washer, dryer, ironing board and iron, as well as a full bath on the first floor for your convenience.

Look for the paw prints of coyotes in the Saltillo tile in the hallway, laundry room, and kitchen floors, made while the tiles were drying outdoors in Mexico.

A curving staircase rises from the center hall to an open second floor hall, flooded with light from a skylight and large picture window, which lead you to the master bed and bath, two additional guest rooms and a full bath.

The master bedroom is on the second floor, with its own queen size bed, walk out balcony with a stunning, close-up view of the Sandia mountains. The attached, light filled large master bathroom boasts a skylight and large window. There is a shower, Jacuzzi tub (with a view of the Sandia mountains), double sink and walk-in closet. No complaint of cramped quarters can be lodged here. Greet the morning with views of the Sandia Mountains from the master bedroom balcony.

Two additional guests rooms and a full bath also are on the second floor. There is a king bed and TV in one guest room which also has its own walk out balcony overlooking the garden. The other guest room has two single beds and a view of the garden.

The patio and garden surrounded by a stucco wall with grapevines, provide a cool resting place in private surroundings, away from the cares of the day. A gas grill is provided for your enjoyment; humming birds visit for your entertainment.

Casa Sandia is about 15 minutes from the airport; from Old Town Albuquerque with its charming shops and restaurants; from Central Avenue (Old Route 66 and the Nob Hill area) with the University of New Mexico, shops and many restaurants. The Sandia Mountains and the Tramway to the top is only 5 minutes from the house. Across the street is the open arroyo land of the Albuquerque Academy where hikers and birdwatchers are welcome. Restaurants, shops and stores abound within 5 minutes of the house, including a Whole Foods, Smith's grocery, Starbucks, Einstein Bagel, and Walmart.

We rent by the week, even if you only stay a few days. Even though our calendar may look empty, this does not mean the dates are available, since we do not book our calendar until we have a signed contract, and sometimes we have booked maintenance and repair.

Keywords: House in Gated Community.


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renter must be at least 30 yrs old and stay at house for full term of rental; no more than 4 unrelated people; all occupants must sign lease....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Using first floor library pull out couch and first floor full bath...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    and are we serious! ...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Due to breakable objects as well as stairs and balconies, property more suitable to children ages 10 and older. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    wide doorways, first floor sleeping and full bathroom with walk in shower on first floor; seat in shower available....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • King size beds (1) Guest room has a daybed that converts to a king bed or two singles, Queen size Beds (1) Master BR has a queen bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twin single beds located in upstairs guest room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double pull out sofa bed in downstairs library....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • private yard/garden; kitchen equipped for lavish cooking/entertainment; full bath on first floor....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Various classical, jazz and guitar CDs...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV with standard channels....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Video Library


  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    see the Sandia range from master BR and balcony...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Tennis


  • Air Conditioning:

    Evaporative Coolers...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Wireless internet available through cable provider....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    3 cars...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Remote Control operated...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    All bed sheets, pillows, pillow cases, blankets, comforters, bath and kitchen towels provided...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Provided through cable provider....moreless


  • Cooking Utensils:

    see description under "Full Kitchen"...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    includes: large and small pots and pans, utensils for cooking and dining and full place settings of dishes and glasses for 8, mugs for 8, coffee maker, tea kettle, blender, knives, cooking spoons and utensils, can opener, corkscrew, paper towel holder, sponge holder, whisks, spatulas, steak knives, potato masher, bottle opener, food brushes, colander, mixing bowls/serving bowls oven to table casseroles, au gratin dishes, cookie sheets, cupcake pan, cake pan, pitchers, platters, cutting board, trivets, tablecloth, placemats....moreless

  • Microwave:

    One microwave located above stove and another microwave located in kitchen on counter....moreless

  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony:

    one off of master BR and one off of guest BR...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor furniture consists of one large round table and 4 chairs, two swivel chairs around round cocktail table, a bistro table with two chairs....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Covered area over back yard patio to provide shade....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa



Write a review 4.9
from 24 traveler reviews
Year Round ............... $ 900/week .. $3200/month (all fees and taxes included)
Balloon Festival ..... $1500/week for any week during the Festival
Nonrefundable deposit based on length of stay due upon reservation.
Balance due two weeks prior to occupancy.
Refundable damage deposit due upon payment of balance of rent.
Monthly rental available.      Check or money order, credit cards not accepted.
See calendar for availability.
No access for private golf course or pool available.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Gated community creates safe jogging, walking; 24 hour staffed guardhouse at entrance; guards patrol by car 24 hours.


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Speaks: english



  • community entrance, across from golf course

    community entrance, across from golf course

  • entrance gate to Casa Sandia

    entrance gate to Casa Sandia

  • entry hall and stairs to second floor

    entry hall and stairs to second floor

  • kitchen


  • downstairs full bath

    downstairs full bath

  • master bathroom

    master bathroom

  • upstairs king bedroom

    upstairs king bedroom

  • second floor bath

    second floor bath

  • front exterior of house

    front exterior of house

  • Entry to house

    Entry to house

  • living-dining room with gas fireplace and outdoor patio

    living-dining room with gas fireplace and outdoor patio

  • downstairs library/sitting room with pullout sofa

    downstairs library/sitting room with pullout sofa

  • master bedroom with balcony and view of Sandia Mountains

    master bedroom with balcony and view of Sandia Mountains

  • master bedroom deck

    master bedroom deck

  • upstairs singles bedroom

    upstairs singles bedroom

  • patio and fully enclosed yard; lanai above patio covered with wisteria

    patio and fully enclosed yard; lanai above patio covered with wisteria

VRBO #128285

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Monday, June 15, 2015

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/21/2009
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Northeast Heights, Casa Sandia in Gated Community

Albuquerque #128285

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