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Cute Home Along Turquoise Trail Nestled in Sandia Mountains

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spacious living room with wood stove for alternative, comfortable warmth


Last updated: 07/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Sandia Park house description

This home provides a cool respite from the summer's intense heat, or a cozy place to 'hole up' by the fire during winter storms. Located at an elevation of 7100 feet in the Sandia Mountains. It is just off The Turquoise Trail, a National Scenic Byway that traverses the back country between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. On it you'll travel through the old historic mining towns Golden, Madrid, and Cerrillos where you can find art, crafts, theater, music, museums and more. The name comes from the blue-green turquoise first mined by the early Pueblo people and now nationally recognized as a precious stone that is typically set in silver. In fact, turquoise mined here found its way to the crown jewels of Spain.

You'll also pass by the Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve, a 1,350-acre Open Space Preserve managed by Santa Fe Botanical Garden. Like horseback riding? Try the Broken Saddle Riding Company in the Cerrillos hills; trot along Miner's Trail to Devil's Canyon and Cash Entry Mine while enjoying breathtaking vistas of the wondrous New Mexico landscape. Or drive 14 miles to the top of the Sandia Mountains (elevation 10,760 ft) for a spectacular view of the Rio Grande Valley and far away mesas. There is so much to do and see in every direction and you can use this home as a launch pad for your day trips.

The home sleeps six with a hide-a-bed sofa, or seven using the single-bed futon mattress on a sturdy 40'-wide cot. There's also a crib-size mattress for toddlers/babies. The living room is large and comfortable and the SPACIOUS KITCHEN offers all the amenities and cooking utensils. Towels, extra sheets and blankets are provided. A large wood stove (as an alternative to the electric heat) will radiate a comfortable warmth during the winter months; firewood is provided. The two-car car port provides shelter for your vehicle(s) during the winter months. There are two large redwood decks; one is covered providing a shady, cool and private respite among the surrounding pinon pines.

A HOT TUB is provided to help you recover from your sports-related injuries, or just to relax under the night sky. This is great both in winter and in summer and it's right outside the back door in a setting that is private, bounded on the sides by trees and above by the fabulous New Mexico night sky. The back deck also has wooden deck furniture (table with umbrella and chairs) and a large barbeque gas grill for evening cook-outs.

The location of this home is perfect - situated in the Sandia Mountains 12 miles east of Albuquerque, 35 minutes from the airport and less than an hour from Santa Fe. Providing a relaxing, getaway, it's less than 2 miles to grocery, gas, galleries and restaurants, 10 minutes to hiking in the Cibola National Forest or to the nationally-acclaimed Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Course, and 20 minutes to the ski area or to the city. It's quaint, homey, and private with attractions in every direction. A great place for your family members and friends to stay during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Balloon Fiesta, Spring Break, the State Fair or your summer vacation. If you need more detailed information or wish to inquire about a longer-term stay, please contact me by using the 'email owner' form at right.

P.S.(Like to work on your ... 'vacation' ? No need to hassle with or risk bringing your laptop with you - a computer is provided for your convenience, loaded with common software applications such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Publisher, Outlook) , Open Office Suite, Google Earth, Skype and more, and of course, internet access.) Also, don't want to lug those golf clubs on the plane? I have 3 sets of golf clubs available free for your use.

READ THIS: Reservation Process: check availability by clicking the View Calendar button at upper right. Then, using the Email Owner dialog at right, fill in the text fields and inquire about anything else and submit. You will receive the Rental Agreement along with a complete layout of the costs via email for the period you requested. You can then review that and, if you decide to rent it, follow the instructions on making the confirmation payment in order to reserve those dates and have them shown as unavailable on the calendar. Calling is fine, but use the Email Owner dialog also so I can retrieve the information from anywhere and won't lose it.

Note: 10 percent of profits from this enterprise are donated to organizations dedicated to improving education programs for Native American children from various Indian Tribes across the west.

Keywords: house, casita, cabin, B&B, HOT TUB, skiing, hiking, golfing, private, trees, mountain, wood stove, cozy, Santa Fe, Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque,

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

          • Bedroom 1


          • Bedroom 2


          • Convertible bed(s)


          • Queen size Beds (1) very comfortable firm mattress (Simmons Beauty Rest), Double Beds (1) Memory foam mattress., Twin or Single Beds (1) A single bed futon mattress on a very sturdy 40' wide cot with sheets and bedding provided., Baby Cribs (1) No crib, but a crib mattress is stored in the closet; bedding also provided., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa-bed: hardly ever used and therefore quite comfortable....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            very spacious kitchen with butcher-block table and kitchen/dining table that seats 6 comfortably....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Dining
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Air Conditioning:

            Evaporative cooler (common in arid environments like New Mexico)....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            With hanging screen so you can watch the fire in winter....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            There is a two-car carport...moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            Two-car 3-sided car port....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine


          • Video Library:

            Excellent collection of mostly academy-award winning films plus many non-mainstream and foreign films. Video store 2 miles away....moreless

          • DVD Player
          • VCR
          • CD Player
          • Television
          • Music Library
          • Stereo
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Games


          • Wireless Internet

          Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lanai / Gazebo


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


              • Zoo
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Skiing
              • Hiking
              • Basketball Court
              • Kayaking
              • Water Skiing
              • Tennis
              • Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Racquetball
              • Mountain Biking
              • Rock Climbing
              • Snowboarding
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Rafting
              • Hunting
              • Swimming
              • Golf
              • Fitness Center
              • Medical Services
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Recreation Center
              • Ruins
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Sailing
              • Live Theater
              • Scenic Drives
              • Horseback Riding
              • Sledding
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shopping
              • ATM/Bank
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Mountain Climbing


              Write a review 4.8
              from 20 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
              1 night min stay
              $795 $2,195
              State Fair
              Sep 9 - Sep 21, 2014
              1 night min stay
              $795 $2,195
              Balloon Fiesta
              Oct 3 - Oct 12, 2014
              1 night min stay
              $795 $2,195
              Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
              1 night min stay
              $795 $2,195
              Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
              1 night min stay
              $795 $2,195
              My Standard Rate
              1 night min stay
              $715 $2,095
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Pet Fee $24
              • Taxes Not included


              All dates not explicitly listed above roughly follow the Low Season Rate of $140/nt, $715/wk, $2095/mo.

              This rate schedule is constrained by the limited drop down menus and pricing options provided by this website and is therefore APPROXIMATE. The actual rates vary depending on number of days rented, which days of the week, the number of people staying, etc. More than 1 night may be required.

              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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              Last updated: 07/02/2014
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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1992

              About the owner: We lived in this home for 10 years and continue to take good care of it. The location and 'feel of the house' is just so good, we couldn't part with it. I am a geohydrologist with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, working on the adjudication of water rights for Indian Tribes in the Bureau's Southwest Region (New Mexico and Arizona). We have lived in 'The Land of Entrapment' (Land of Enchantment) since 1985. Be careful, if you stay too long, you may not want to leave.

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              • spacious living room with wood stove for alternative, comfortable warmth

                spacious living room with wood stove for alternative, comfortable warmth

              • dining room table seats six people comfortably

                dining room table seats six people comfortably

              • Second bedroom, full size, memory-foam mattress

                Second bedroom, full size, memory-foam mattress

              • Sandia Peak Ski Area 20 min drive

                Sandia Peak Ski Area 20 min drive

              • Albuquerque's Balloon Fiesta - early October

                Albuquerque's Balloon Fiesta - early October

              • spacious and well-equiped kitchen

                spacious and well-equiped kitchen

              • the "Queen room" - with private bathroom

                the "Queen room" - with private bathroom

              • winter time - my favorite season

                winter time - my favorite season

              • New Mexico's winter bright skies

                New Mexico's winter bright skies

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              This listing was first published here in 2010.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, April 09, 2014

              $140 - $160 per night (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 7

              View calendar: Updated 07/02/14
              Minimum stay: 1 nights
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