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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).
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
Welcome Dogs of all sizes. (All Cats and other "Pets" considered--please ask!).
But need to keep 2nd bedroom/bath area off-limits to all animals, so at least 1 sleeping area stays somewhat dander free. Living area, Kitchen, and Master Bedroom OK for pets.
**Please note 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
Manual chairs only. Motorized wheelchairs are too wide. ...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. Additonal Queen air mattress with bedding....moreless
Bathroom 1: toilet, shower
Duo showerhead, seat, hand rails. DBL sinks. Toilet separate...moreless
Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower
Long Sink/Vanity area, separate from toilet/shower area. ...moreless
New, state of art Samsung, dual-flex Induction stove.
Front-load washer/dryer, 2-way fireplace in kitchen/living room, outdoor patio sitting areas/swing. Spices, herb garden....moreless
Plenty of adult and children books, local guide books...moreless
SAMSUNG FLEX DUO CONVECTION OVEN. Unique design allows easy switching from one Large single cavity, to Double Oven with removable "Smart Divider" (2 separate convection fans). Bottom warming drawer....moreless
Refrig with freezer. Automatic ice and filtered water in door....moreless
SAMSUNG INDUCTION slide-in Range with Virtual Flame Technology. Induction cooking is faster, more efficient, and allows better control than Gas or Electric. Exceptional for high altitude cooking!...moreless
4 slice toaster for bagels or toast.
Toaster oven with pans and bakeware to fit. ...moreless
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
Deck / Patio:
Outside dining area with fantastic open mountain view.
BBQ grill, table/chairs, benches, and swing. Picnic ware also available....moreless
Sandia Resort Golf course and Arroyo del Oso city course 10 minutes away....moreless
Lawn / Garden
Large propane grill with tools, skewers, and extra grills/planks for preparing vegetables/fish. ...moreless
Outdoor Grill Gas
Porch / Veranda
Ski & Snowboard:
Sandia Ski Mountain viewed from backyard. Beginning/Intermediate skiing. ...moreless
Balloon Fiesta Oct 1 - Oct 12, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Wednesday
Thanksgiving Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2015 7 night min stay
Christmas Dec 20 - Jan 1 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 7 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Pet Fee$150 + tax
additional guest over 4$10 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$350
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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County Line Barbecue/Saloon;Jinja Pan-Asian Bistro
Sandia Resort and Casino
New Mexico Rail Runner
County Line, Santiago's at Tram,Jinja, Flying Star
Sandia Peak Ski Area (Tram side
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.
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.