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Sandia Hts--Serene/Quiet. Full View Tram/Mtns. Fireplace, Bicycles

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Easy access to ABQ amenities, but backyard wildnerness & access to Sandia mtns.

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Last updated: 03/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Albuquerque house description

Enjoy this cozy, 2 bedroom Sandia Heights home. On corner lot, with quiet and tranquil surroundings. Experience the serenity of the natural, high desert landscape; and appreciate the wildlife that visits you from the nearby arroyo. This property has Southwestern solitude, yet the amenities of a metropolitan city, and Albuquerque's diverse culture. From the comfort of your living room's leather recliners, you can view the Sandia Mountains; and see the entire length of the world's longest Tram. Or use the telescope or binoculars for stargazing or birdwatching. Experience the 'watermelon' sunset hues, while grilling and dining on the outdoor patio. Spend time on the swing with your children/grandchildren (when they are not enjoying the nearby playground and park). Or just relax with a margarita or cerveza.

You will be 5 minutes from the Sandia Peak Tram, and 10 minutes from the Sandia Resort & Casino (golf, dining, gambling, dancing, entertainment). The Tram is easy access to the 'back side' of Sandia Peak, for winter skiing and summer mountain biking. Sandia Heights is an epicenter for 'outdoor' living. Extensive biking/jogging/blading trail just steps away, with 2 BICYCLES and HELMETS PROVIDED (can provide additional bikes if needed). Property sits in middle of a hiker's paradise, with some of the favorite trails 5-10 minutes from your doorstep (La Luz Trail, Tramway Loop, Elena Gallegos Nature Trail, Pino, Domingo Baca, and Piedra Lisa Canyon). Ample library of maps and guide books furnished for your use.

Decorated in local color and Native art, this is a perfect spot for creativity, writing, or just relaxing with family. Located in the Sandia foothills just South of Paseo Del Norte and East of Tramway Blvd.

*IF THIS PROPERTY BOOKED, please inquire about our ELDORADO at SANTA FE location. (2 Bed/1 Bath on 1.23 Acres; in upscale/rural community with miles of Biking/Equestrian trails, Swimming, Dog Parks, Library, Tennis/Volleyball, Senior Center, Grocery, Cafes, & historic Train Station).

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    One level. Large open space in back yard for running, throwing. Short walk to children's playground, 15 mile bike trail....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Forfeit of deposit and termination of contract (without refund) if any evidence of smoking on premises. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Welcome Dogs of all sizes. (Cats considered). But all off limits to 2nd bedroom/bath area, to keep this area dander free. But please know that yard is with natural landscaping and wipe open views; so there is no fence (some owners have brought temporary fencing for their smaller dogs). ...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Manual chairs only. Motorized wheelchairs are too wide. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Queen air mattress can sleep children in Master closet ...moreless

  • Den

    pop up cots or air mattress for children...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Southwest decor. Handcrafted Chilean Cactus-wood bed and dresser in Master. Tempurpedic mattress. Custom bedding with 700 thread count cotton sheets, down comforter., Queen size Beds (1) Detailed crafting on custom metal bed. Custom bedding, down comforter., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa bed in living area. Additonal Queen air mattress with bedding....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Sink area separate from toilet/shower area. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Dual showerhead, bench seat, hand rails. Double sink/vanity....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Front-load washer/dryer, 2-way fireplace in kitchen/living room, outdoor patio sitting areas/swing. Spices, herb garden....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Plenty of adult and children books, local guide books...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Blue Ray and DVD player...moreless

  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Bose Stereo with CD/Radio. CD's available. Player for I-pod....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    In Den and Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Direct TV with DVR in Master Bedroom and Living area. ...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    Breathtaking, unobstructed view of Sandia Mountain and entire length of Sandia Peak Tram. Open space to east/south of property, viewing High Desert Landscape at 6000+ ft elevation....moreless

  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Evaporative Cooler...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front-load....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Corner electric fireplace in Master bedroom. Wood burning, 2-way fireplace in living room and kitchen....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Custom bedding. Down comforters. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:

    Room for 3 vehicles in driveway....moreless

  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Front-load...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Large, two-way fireplace, open to living area and kitchen. Cedar and Pinon wood provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    x3--Automatic drip, Keurig single serve, and French press with insulated carafe...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All ammenities for gourmet cooks and bartenders. Table settings for 8+. Blenders, Crock-pot, Thermal drip coffee system, French coffee press, coffee grinder, large pots/skillets. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Jenn-Air stove with convertible cook-top/broiler system. Fully stocked cocktail, barbecue, and picnic supplies. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    1000 watt Panasonic...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Refrig with freezer. Automatic ice and filtered water in door....moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Hybrid bikes suitable for both pavement and off-road biking. Various size bikes/helmets for adults & adolescents. Bike lock, air pump for tires, and tools to adjust if needed. ...moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    Outside dining area with fantastic open mountain view. BBQ grill, table/chairs, benches, and swing. Picnic ware also available....moreless

  • Golf:

    Sandia Resort Golf course and Arroyo del Oso city course 10 minutes away....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large propane grill with tools, skewers, and extra grills/planks for preparing vegetables/fish. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Sandia Ski Mountain viewed from backyard. Beginning/Intermediate skiing. ...moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Balloon Fiesta
Oct 1 - Oct 12, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,400

Changeover Day: Wednesday

Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,400
Christmas
Dec 20 - Jan 1
7 night min stay

$1,400
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,200 $3,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Pet Fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6.063%

Notes:

No extra charge for children, but max guests 6. May rent for 4-6 days only if dates abut against booked dates. (+ $100 cleaning fee). REDUCED RATES for MONTHLY RENTALS, ($900 week vs $1200/week, and NO TAX if > 29 days). Additional days prorated at $100 day. Rentals > 2 weeks, will have any additional days reduced to $120/day. $350 Damage Deposit delayed until 1 week pre-arrival, on all rentals.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 03/26/2015
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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albuquerque International Sunport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
County Line Barbecue/Saloon;Jinja Pan-Asian Bistro
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sandia Resort and Casino
7 Miles
Nearest Train
New Mexico Rail Runner
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 25
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
County Line, Santiago's at Tram,Jinja, Flying Star
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sandia Peak Ski Area (Tram side

Car: Necessary

5 minute walk to children's playground. 15 mile running/bike trail 150 yds away. Direct access to hiking trails in back yard. 5 minutes to skiing (winter) mountain biking (summer) from Sandia Tram.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We are health professionals (dentist/PA) who live in a larger, multi-level home in Sandia Heights North. It is like coming home to a 'Resort' every night. We love this area so much, that we wanted to secure additional property our family could enjoy. As military medical officers in Navy Reserve and Air National Guard, we have had privilege to serve and travel, and are OEF/OIF veterans. Phil also Vietnam veteran (B-52 and T-28 instructor pilot).

Why the Owner Chose Albuquerque:
When this very unique property came up for sale, we jumped on opportunity (literally day before Phil deployed for Afghanistan). We wanted a single level, smaller, and cozier home for our special needs sister who resides with us (if ever needed in the future). But with smaller properties, it is so rare to have these million dollar views! It is a corner property, surrounded by natural and mature landscaping on 3 sides. Purchased from original owners who maintained and updated property well. We have enjoyed customizing it with original and hand-made Southwest furniture and artwork.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Sandia Heights epitomizes all the benefits of living in New Mexico. High altitude, pure air, stargazing, city views & mountain views, and high desert natural landscaping (evergreens and cacti). Extraodinary views of Sandia Mountain and The Tram from the large picture window inside. And panoramic views outside from the cozy, but unobstructed courtyard, that extends into extensive 'open space' and park areas. Kitchen is well stocked with every gadget/appliance for gourmet cooks, grill-masters, or group entertaining at Holidays (turkey roaster, crockpot, blender, toaster oven, food processor, teakettle). Drip, French press and Keuring coffee makers. Loose teamaker. Mixologists have everything they need to prepare and serve cocktails in appropriate glasses. For those needing to 'take care of business' during their stay, there is corner workstation with writing desk and comfy/adjustable executive chair. High speed internet with either wireless or fixed connections; and printer/copier.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Easy access to ABQ amenities, but backyard wildnerness & access to Sandia mtns.

    Easy access to ABQ amenities, but backyard wildnerness & access to Sandia mtns.

  • View from large picture window in living room, to open space in 'back yard'.

    View from large picture window in living room, to open space in 'back yard'.

  • View from dining room.

    View from dining room.

  • Two-way fireplace as viewed from kitchen/dining area.

    Two-way fireplace as viewed from kitchen/dining area.

  • Open and large enough to entertain guests; yet cozy for 1-2 people.

    Open and large enough to entertain guests; yet cozy for 1-2 people.

  • Cheerful custom Queen bed/bedding  in 2nd bedroom.

    Cheerful custom Queen bed/bedding in 2nd bedroom.

  • Backyard view of Sandia Peak Tram (other homes only visible when ascending berm)

    Backyard view of Sandia Peak Tram (other homes only visible when ascending berm)

  • And you might have other visitors drop in to enjoy what is theirs.

    And you might have other visitors drop in to enjoy what is theirs.

  • And Quail too----

    And Quail too----

  • Baby Bobcats
(photo by Ruth Friesen)

    Baby Bobcats (photo by Ruth Friesen)

  • Lightning storm over downtown Albuquerque.
.

    Lightning storm over downtown Albuquerque. .

  • Just enough snow to enjoy the winter!

    Just enough snow to enjoy the winter!

  • Large, trapezoid window in living room gives unobstructed view of Sandias.

    Large, trapezoid window in living room gives unobstructed view of Sandias.

  • Back Yard on snow day. Immediate access to trails/arroyo for sleds or snowshoes,

    Back Yard on snow day. Immediate access to trails/arroyo for sleds or snowshoes,

  • Fully stocked kitchen and Utility. Teak dining table seats 6-8.

    Fully stocked kitchen and Utility. Teak dining table seats 6-8.

  • Enjoy views, open living area, TV, & fireplace while working from corner desk.

    Enjoy views, open living area, TV, & fireplace while working from corner desk.

  • Chilean Cactus King in Master. Custom luxurious bedding on TempurPedic mattress,

    Chilean Cactus King in Master. Custom luxurious bedding on TempurPedic mattress,

  • Telescopic viewing for Tram and Sandia Mountain.

    Telescopic viewing for Tram and Sandia Mountain.

  • Quiet, secluded back yard dining. Large Gas grill w accessories, fresh herbs.

    Quiet, secluded back yard dining. Large Gas grill w accessories, fresh herbs.

  • If the carnivore grillmasters provide for the vegetarians---they will come!

    If the carnivore grillmasters provide for the vegetarians---they will come!

  • Hawk in backyard.

    Hawk in backyard.

  • Beep Beep!
(photo by Lief Isaacson)

    Beep Beep! (photo by Lief Isaacson)

  • After the storm---Sandia Heights.
(photo by Kendrick Frazier)

    After the storm---Sandia Heights. (photo by Kendrick Frazier)

  • But the sun always prevails in Albuquerque...

    But the sun always prevails in Albuquerque...

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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    House
  • Reviews
    18
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 24 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/26/2015
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