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Nature Retreat**Great Night Skies***

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Welcome to the Nature Retreat home. Photo by Jim S.

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Last updated: 08/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Albuquerque house description

The home's spacious, 2100 sq. ft., and open interior expands through the many large windows revealing vistas of the mountain ranges, mesas, and Rio Grande valley. Enjoy the quiet morning sunrises to evening sunsets from inside the house or outside on the patios. The front entrance patio faces the Sandia Mountains and the 50 ft-back patio, the mesas, Rio Grande valley and more mountains. From inside, every window has a million dollar view. Serenity, comfort, and romance best describe this home in the foothills.

In all, there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, living room, kitchen, and two car garage. One guest bedroom can double as an office.

This Santa Fe style home offers a master bedroom with a kiva fireplace and viga and latilla ceilings. Wake up and open the shades to view the garden and Sandia Mountains. The elegant master bathroom marble tile surrounds the walls, Jacuzzi, and large mirror reflecting the Mountains.


Nature is just off the back patio. On this two-acre lot, you may see rabbits, chipmunks, coyotes, and a variety of birds.

Because of the cacti and critters, this property is more suitable to children 10 and older. However, we welcome children of all ages.

Night skies are vibrant here. Stars galore! Bring your telescope, binoculars, and camera.

Friday night wine tasting at the local store and gourmet dining next door, at the Bistro, are a must and only five minutes away.
Albuquerque is only 20 minutes away and Santa Fe, 40 minutes. Beautiful drives in both directions, but why not take the train? Ticket to Santa Fe is less than $10 round trip. Train station is only 10 minutes away.

Come to see the grandeur of these vistas!
Sledding/Tubing, Health/Beauty Spa, Horseshoes, Hot Air Ballooning

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Children Welcome:

                Pack n' Play for small children...moreless

              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer; Mountain View, Free Long Distance: Free calls within the USA. Two-car garage. No hook-ups for campers. Minimum Age Limit for Renters. Hiking--1/2 mile to the nearest hiking trails. Need a hiking guide? Darlene is a local hiking leader. Skiing--Plenty of room to store skis....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Radio
                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Television:

                    HD TV...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Music Library:

                    Classical music...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Away From It All
                  • Adventure
                  • Family

                  Attractions

                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Cinemas
                  • Zoo
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Museums
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Synagogues
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Ruins
                  • Festivals

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  local services and businesses

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

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View
                  • Rural
                  • Mountain:

                    Views of several mountain ranges...moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Snowboarding
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Ski Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Skiing

                  Arrival Day

                      • Flexible

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 8 people

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card

                              General

                              • Living Room
                              • Covered Parking:

                                two-car attached garage...moreless

                              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                                plenty of parking space...moreless

                              • Wood Fireplace:

                                (2) One kiva fireplace in the living room One kiva fireplace in the master bedroom...moreless

                              • Free Long Distance:

                                Free calls within the USA...moreless

                              • Activities Guide
                              • Alarm Clock
                              • Ceiling Fans
                              • Firewood
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Laundry Soap
                              • Local Activities Guide
                              • Local Maps
                              • Paper Towels
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Security System
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Parking
                              • Heating:

                                Radiant heat...moreless

                              • Fireplace
                              • Sofa Bed
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Iron & Board
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Garage
                              • Parking Off Street
                              • Internet
                              • Air Conditioning
                              • Linens Provided
                              • Telephone:

                                Free unlimited calls within the USA...moreless

                              • Wireless Internet
                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Shampoo

                              house cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Optional

                                  Kitchen

                                  • Kitchen:

                                    Kitchen with views...moreless

                                  • Stove
                                  • Dishes & Utensils
                                  • Coffee Maker
                                  • Toaster
                                  • 4 Ring Stove
                                  • Freezer
                                  • Blender
                                  • Coffee Grinder
                                  • Oven
                                  • Stove
                                  • Cooking Utensils
                                  • Dishwasher
                                  • Microwave
                                  • Refrigerator

                                  Outside

                                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                  • Patio
                                  • Deck / Patio:

                                    (2) Exceptionally large patio on the back of the house. Small patio by the front door....moreless

                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                  • Lawn / Garden

                                  Payment Type

                                  • Visa
                                  • Mastercard
                                  • Discover

                                  Pool / Spa

                                  • Jetted Tub:

                                    Located in the master bathroom...moreless

                                  • Jacuzzi
                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Balloon Fiesta
                                  Oct 4 - Oct 13
                                  4 night min stay
                                  $280
                                  My Standard Rate
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $200
                                  $3,300
                                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Fees:

                                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                                  • Taxes Not included

                                  Notes:

                                  Reservation Fee of $250, same as Refundable Damage Deposit, may be paid by check or credit card. After Fee is paid, dates will be reserved on the internet calendar.

                                  Add Cleaning Fee of $150.

                                  Regular rates are $1000 per week.

                                  Seasonal/Event Rates are $1400 per week.

                                  Monthly Rate $3080

                                  All weekly rates are calculated on a 5 day stay.

                                  One week is 5-7 days.


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                                  Calendar

                                  Last updated: 08/20/2014
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                                  23 Available
                                  21 Unavailable
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                                  23 Selected dates
                                   

                                  Location

                                  Car: Necessary

                                  Placitas is 20 Miles to Albuquerque & 40 Miles to Santa Fe

                                  Other Activities: Downhill/Alping Skiing, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Basketball Court, Miniature Golf, Shopping, Boating, Snowboarding, Cross Country Skiing

                                  Ski: Three ski slopes within 120 miles. Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos

                                   

                                  Owner info

                                  Year Purchased: 1999

                                  About the owner: This home was the perfect bachelor pad until Dave and I married. We honeymooned in this mountain home for five years before renovating and moving into the house next door. We enjoyed entertaining dinner guests with our sunset grilling, on the patio, and dining. Star gazing and watching the wild life and birds offered a constant change in daily life. Eating breakfast and dinner on the back patio was a must, just to be a part of nature and to take in the vistas and fresh mountain air. Now it is your turn to experience the freshness and naturalness of the mountains.

                                  Why the Owner Chose Albuquerque:
                                  Dave purchased this property because of the amazing views, the design flow of the floor plan, and easy access to the main highway and interstate highway.


                                  Contact us

                                  Speaks: french, english

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                                  Photos

                                  • Welcome to the Nature Retreat home. 
Photo by Jim S.

                                    Welcome to the Nature Retreat home. Photo by Jim S.

                                  • A New Mexico Welcome    Photo by Ted N.

                                    A New Mexico Welcome Photo by Ted N.

                                  • Views of the Rio Grande Valley and Mesas from the Kitchen!

                                    Views of the Rio Grande Valley and Mesas from the Kitchen!

                                  • Master Bedroom. Wood Fireplace. Sandia Mountain View. New Mattress.

                                    Master Bedroom. Wood Fireplace. Sandia Mountain View. New Mattress.

                                  • Back patio for grilling, dining, and watching weather and sunsets.

                                    Back patio for grilling, dining, and watching weather and sunsets.

                                  • Yes, it's real, not a painting.  Photo taken from back patio by

                                    Yes, it's real, not a painting. Photo taken from back patio by

                                  • Spring in the high desert.     Photo by Jim S.

                                    Spring in the high desert. Photo by Jim S.

                                  • Even winter is beautiful.  February.  Photo by Ted N.

                                    Even winter is beautiful. February. Photo by Ted N.

                                  • Front courtyard in summer       Photo by Jim S.

                                    Front courtyard in summer Photo by Jim S.

                                  • Walk Into Living Room Spaciousness.  Be Awestruck by the Views

                                    Walk Into Living Room Spaciousness. Be Awestruck by the Views

                                  • What a Joy to Cook and Entertain in This Natural-Light Kitchen!

                                    What a Joy to Cook and Entertain in This Natural-Light Kitchen!

                                  • Master Bathroom. Jacuzzi with Mountain View. Marble Tile. Two Sinks.

                                    Master Bathroom. Jacuzzi with Mountain View. Marble Tile. Two Sinks.

                                  • Golden Sunset on the Back Patio. View of Sandias in background.

                                    Golden Sunset on the Back Patio. View of Sandias in background.

                                  • Mr. Muledeer says, "Who is in the Nature Retreat home today?"  Photo by Bill

                                    Mr. Muledeer says, "Who is in the Nature Retreat home today?" Photo by Bill

                                  • Hiking trail within walking distance from the Nature Retreat home.  Photo by Bil

                                    Hiking trail within walking distance from the Nature Retreat home. Photo by Bil

                                  • Whatever the season, this home is charming.

                                    Whatever the season, this home is charming.

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                                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                                  Date last modified - Wednesday, March 05, 2014

                                  $200 - $280 per night (USD)
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                                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 7

                                  View calendar: Updated 08/20/14
                                  Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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