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When you truly want an escape from the noise and clutter of everyday life, to reconnect with yourself or that special someone, consider making Desert Harbor Retreat your next port-of-call. Just a 45 minute drive from Albuquerque, yet a world away, Desert Harbor is a 34 acre, completely solar powered facility, committed to providing an unparalleled experience of rest and relaxation.
The cottage is nestled at the base of a multi-colored sandstone cliff, thousands of years in the making, and is designer engineered and appointed to seamlessly integrate into the surroundings. It boasts no loud colors or patterns, but achieves a degree of elegance and luxury that is distinct and soothing.
Whether sipping our freshly roasted artisan coffee in the early morning hours to the howl of coyotes and call of borrowing owls, or watching a sunset leisurely drift away in a hammock, or hiking the neighboring 500 acres of virgin wilderness, or showering outside to the brilliance of the moon and shimmering stars, you will not soon forget your stay.
We offer luxury bedding, plush spa robes, Aveda hair care products, a complimentary full breakfast made of organic ingredients and... quiet.
To top off your relaxing getaway, we offer in-cottage massages and the option to include organic dinners - customized to your particular tastes and preferences. (Massage rates: $70/60 min, $100/90 min. Organic dinners delivered to the cottage: $25 per person.)
Because of our remoteness, we do not offer television, internet or phone service, (Verizon, Sprint and Virgin Mobile get cell reception) and the closest restaurant is twenty minutes away.
But if you have read thus far, you might be wiling to forgo these for something even rarer- a chance to breathe, to slow down- rest.
The guest cottage has a queen bed and seven foot built-in reading nook, which comfortably sleeps one. It has a sleeping loft with two twin beds, accessed by a ships ladder (kids love this little loft, but can accommodate adults also). It has a full, luxury soak tub with shower wand, and outdoor shower with hot water and rain showerhead. It has a fully stocked kitchenette with sink, dual propane burner, fridge and outdoor gas grill.
The guest cottage is a part of Desert Harbor Retreat facility, which we find to be a convenient marriage of autonomy and presence. I.E. if you want to be alone, you will be, but if you would like to share a bottle of wine, or have questions about the area, we are only minutes away.
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Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Raymond, Wesley and Stella Linam take great pleasure in offering their guest cottage to others wanting to get away. Raymond personally designed and constructed all buildings comprising Desert Harbor, is a life coach and generally interesting person. Wesley is mental health counselor, spiritual director and former southern belle. Stella Grace is a most adorable and entertaining toddler.
Why the Owner Chose Sandia Park: We couldn't find a more beautiful and peaceful property within 45 minutes of Albuquerque.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: It is off-grid - the sun provides the electricity. Its' access to a beautiful public wilderness area, a four minute walk from the front door- with no public access!