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Covered porch with bistro table and swing beckoning guests to relax

Covered porch with bistro table and swing beckoning guests to relax cottage entry reading nook candlelit bath shower outdoor by torchlight breathe... hammock outdoor massage fire circle just steps from cottage guest reception area afternoon entertainment... details... beautiful mountain biking hiking and bouldering our power grid cottage

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Last updated: 03/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sandia Park cottage description

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.





Keywords: casita, guest house, apartment

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Full mini-kitchen that is. Sink, two burners, mini-fridge, outdoor gas grill, complimentary selection of snacks and beverages...moreless

          • Catering Available:

            We can provide dinner if cooking is not enjoyable to you at $20 per person....moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            Well, actually, we offer evaporative cooling, or a "swamp cooler" as it is called out west....moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            Contemporary gas fireplace with remote control thermostat....moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

          Other Amenities

              • outdoor shower, small reading library

              Entertainment

              • Music Library
              • CD Player
              • Stereo

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Our lovely 26x8 covered deck with bistro table allows for enjoyable meals for two outside, climate permitting. ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Distant views of the Sandia Mountain Range. As well, the guests cottage sits a mere twenty feet from the base of a several hundred foot sandstone cliffside....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Cycling
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Shimmering Silent Seclusion

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                    Shimmering Silent Seclusion

                    • Guest MCL
                    • Date of stay 08/18/12
                    • Review Submitted 03/29/13
                    I stayed for 3 nights with Desert Harbor. Each day I eagerly watched the light play on rocks and cedars--while hiking over the dry creek beds, swinging in the glorious hammock, or lazily rocking in front of the guest house. My first breakfast was fabulous french toast--generous portions with strawberries and syrup. The second breakfast I chose was the huevos rancheros--made to absolute perfection with spicy salsa, fresh avocado, atop blue tortillas. My third breakfast include selections of green chile biscuits, scramble eggs, and mango. Each day the coffee was superb. The guest house is beautifully appointed, the mattress is very comfortable, and the kitchenette is a delight made of mosaic stone. The outdoor shower is divine--warm or cool as you like it. The grounds are wild yet well kept and cared for. In fact the sense of care pervades every part of Desert Harbor from the hand crafted labyrinth to the marked walking trail. I can't than Raymond and Wesley Jo enough for sharing this beautiful place.

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                  • Shimmering Silent Seclusion

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                    Shimmering Silent Seclusion

                    • Guest MCL
                    • Date of stay 08/18/12
                    • Review Submitted 03/29/13
                    I stayed for 3 nights with Desert Harbor. Each day I eagerly watched the light play on rocks and cedars--while hiking over the dry creek beds, swinging in the glorious hammock, or lazily rocking in front of the guest house. My first breakfast was fabulous french toast--generous portions with strawberries and syrup. The second breakfast I chose was the huevos rancheros--made to absolute perfection with spicy salsa, fresh avocado, atop blue tortillas. My third breakfast include selections of green chile biscuits, scramble eggs, and mango. Each day the coffee was superb. The guest house is beautifully appointed, the mattress is very comfortable, and the kitchenette is a delight made of mosaic stone. The outdoor shower is divine--warm or cool as you like it. The grounds are wild yet well kept and cared for. In fact the sense of care pervades every part of Desert Harbor from the hand crafted labyrinth to the marked walking trail. I can't than Raymond and Wesley Jo enough for sharing this beautiful place.

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                  • Desert Paradise

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                    Desert Paradise

                    • Guest Laurie
                    • Date of stay 08/22/12
                    • Review Submitted 03/29/13
                    April 28, 2012 Dallas, TX We just returned from a wonderfully relaxing weekend at Desert Harbor and it was everything we had hoped for. As soon as you walk in the door you can feel your stress melting away. The decor is simple and elegant, the views out every window breathtaking, and the soaking tub is heavenly (they even provide the candles). Everything you might want is there for you from beautiful coffee table books and board games to comfy robes and hot tea. The breakfasts prepared by Raymond and his wife, Wesley, were delicious and better than any we've had in a long time. We also enjoyed the fire pit nearby and the deck surrounding the cottage. For the most spectacular views, though, your best bet is the viewing deck up a short trail where you can relax in the hammock with a blanket or put your feet up in the comfy armchair made by the owner. Lastly, the hiking is great because you can push yourself if you want to or just stick to the flatter areas, and there is lots of space to cover. The rock formations are unusual and the sandstone is fun to scramble around on. Basically, this is the greatest getaway ever whether you need a break from the stresses of daily life or if you just want to spoil yourself. We'll be back!

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                  • Perfect Healing Getaway

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                    Perfect Healing Getaway

                    • Guest Chris
                    • Date of stay 09/17/12
                    • Review Submitted 03/29/13
                    I was looking for some relaxation, quiet, and a change of scenery and Desert Harbor exceeded my expectations in every way. The drive there whets your appetite with the remote and beautiful desert scenery on Historic Route 66. The first look of the exterior and interior of the grounds and casita are breathtaking. Every little touch is at the same time on purpose and yet so seamless. The reading nook, the amazingly comfortable bed, the artfully mosaic tiled kitchen and bathroom vanity, the soaking tub with candles, the fireplace, the simple and desert complimentary decor...and that's just the interior. The crazy clear and brilliant blue skies and natural vegetation do more than impress the exterior view. The organic and personally tailored cuisine is a definite highlight. Raymond and Wesley do everything possible to make your stay the best possible for you in every way. They truly serve you for the duration of your stay. I found everything I needed and so much more at Desert Harbor. I very highly and enthusiastically recommend it.

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                  • Highly Recommended

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                    Highly Recommended

                    • Guest TL
                    • Date of stay 10/15/12
                    • Review Submitted 03/29/13
                    We only had time to stay for one night at Desert Harbor but loved our time there. The cottage is beautiful and relaxing with so many fantastic details. The views from the cottage are spectacular. The peacefulness and beauty of the landscape are immeasurable. On top of the fantastic views and lovely cottage, the service was great. Our breakfast was delectable. Raymond was very friendly and open to answering all of our questions regarding our stay in New Mexico. We highly recommend Desert Harbor and hope to stay longer when we return.

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                  • Peace and Beauty

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                    Peace and Beauty

                    • Guest Karen
                    • Date of stay 10/30/12
                    • Review Submitted 03/29/13
                    Peace and beauty October 30, 2012 Desert Harbor is the perfect combination of naturally beautiful setting, gracious hospitality, delicious food, and luscious accommodations. The result is a serene stay that you won't want to end.

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                  • Perfect place for relaxation, solitude or romance

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                    Perfect place for relaxation, solitude or romance

                    • Guest C & S
                    • Date of stay 02/13/13
                    • Review Submitted 03/29/13
                    I stayed here with my husband a few weekends ago. The guesthouse is beautiful, comfortable and very clean. The scenery is lovely. If you like being able to enjoy wide open space in privacy, this place is perfect. I highly recommend paying extra for the Anniversary Celebration, which includes dinner. The food (both dinner and breakfast) was excellent during our stay - delicious and well presented. And we enjoyed the private campfire with cookies. Hoping to get another visit in when the weather warms up. The owners were helpful and unobtrusive.

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                  • Personal retreat in idyllic remote high desert set

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                    Personal retreat in idyllic remote high desert set

                    • Guest Chris
                    • Date of stay 12/20/12
                    • Review Submitted 03/29/13
                    I stayed at Desert Harbor for three nights a week before Christmas. Raymond's communication prior to my arrival was excellent, and he was able to accommodate my slightly awkward transportation needs, which I really appreciated. My stay was incredible. I spent hours hiking through the secluded desert landscape. Raymond really takes care to tailor the experience to his guests' needs; for my part, I got the space and solitude I had hoped for and then some. I was blown away by the attention to detail in terms of the comfort and beauty of the guest house as well as the service and personalized menu (including the best burger I've ever eaten). I would recommend Desert Harbor to anyone seeking a personal retreat in a beautiful wilderness landscape.

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                  • Wonderful Break

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                    Wonderful Break

                    • Guest Kn3Js
                    • Date of stay 12/27/12
                    • Review Submitted 03/29/13
                    We spent three days here and it was fantastic! We travelled with our two children 7 & 5 and they had a great time as well. The food was fantastic. Raymond and Wesley were great hosts. We went hiking, explored Santa Fe, played games and just relaxed. The cabin was very comfortable. All that you'd need is provided. While being away from it all, you are close enough to do day trips to Santa Fe or aBQ. There is a great hike not to far that has a Utah feel to it. Our kids loved it! Our first visit to NM, will make a return trip for sure!

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                  • Peace, Beauty, Comfort!

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                    Peace, Beauty, Comfort!

                    • Guest L & G
                    • Date of stay 01/06/13
                    • Review Submitted 03/29/13
                    We were looking for a retreat from the world. Desert Harbor was a great find and it is a lovely drive under an hour from albuquerque. Raymond was responsive and courteous and helped make our short holiday incredibly worthwhile. Go enjoy especially if you like privacy, fun hikes, inspiring views and returning from the outdoors to the cozy comfort of a thoughtful and lovely little house. Thank you for creating this beautiful space to recharge!! We can't stop talking about coming back to see all the seasons at Desert Harbor.

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                  Base Rate
                  1 night min stay
                  $149

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                  Additional Fees and Taxes:

                  $25 extra person fee for adults and children over 12

                  $10 extra person fee for children ages 5 to 12

                  6.25 % tax


                  Notes:

                  one night deposit required to reserve, remainder due upon check-out.


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                  Last updated: 03/18/2014
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                  Owner info

                  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!


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                  Photos

                  • Covered porch with bistro table and swing beckoning guests to relax

                    Covered porch with bistro table and swing beckoning guests to relax

                  • reading nook

                    reading nook

                  • shower outdoor by torchlight

                    shower outdoor by torchlight

                  • hammock

                    hammock

                  • fire circle just steps from cottage

                    fire circle just steps from cottage

                  • afternoon entertainment...

                    afternoon entertainment...

                  • beautiful mountain biking

                    beautiful mountain biking

                  • our power grid

                    our power grid

                  • cottage entry

                    cottage entry

                  • candlelit bath

                    candlelit bath

                  • breathe...

                    breathe...

                  • outdoor massage

                    outdoor massage

                  • guest reception area

                    guest reception area

                  • details...

                    details...

                  • hiking and bouldering

                    hiking and bouldering

                  • cottage

                    cottage

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, April 08, 2014

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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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