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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:3-4 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

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Children Welcome:

                Pack n' Play for small children...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Accessible

              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

                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Music Library:

                    Classical music...moreless

                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television:

                    HD TV...moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

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

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain:

                    Views of several mountain ranges...moreless

                  • Mountain View
                  • Rural

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

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

                  Arrival Day

                      • Flexible

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 8 people

                      General

                      • Activities Guide
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Covered Parking:

                        two-car attached garage...moreless

                      • Fireplace
                      • Firewood
                      • Free Long Distance:

                        Free calls within the USA...moreless

                      • Garage
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating:

                        Radiant heat...moreless

                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                        plenty of parking space...moreless

                      • Security System
                      • Shampoo
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Telephone:

                        Free unlimited calls within the USA...moreless

                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Fireplace:

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

                      Kitchen

                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Blender
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Freezer
                      • Kitchen:

                        Kitchen with views...moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio:

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

                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Patio
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

                      Payment Type

                      • Discover
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Jacuzzi
                      • Jetted Tub:

                        Located in the master bathroom...moreless

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional
                               

                              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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                              The property's calendar has not been updated in over 3 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

                               

                              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.


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                              Speaks: english, french

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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 - Monday, December 15, 2014

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

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                              Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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                              Member since: 2010
                              Speaks: english, french
                              • Calendar last updated: 08/20/2014
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                              Albuquerque #368169ha

                              3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 7

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