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Northeast Heights, Casa Sandia in Gated Community

Northeast Heights, Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • House2500 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)


You’ll find a stylish retreat at our house, Casa Sandia, located in Tanoan West, a gated community in North East Albuquerque near the Sandia mountains.

Centrally located in Albuquerque, with views of the Sandia Mountains from front windows and the master bedroom balcony, Casa Sandia provides serenity, comfort, and convenience for its guests.

This 2500 square foot home has all of the charm characteristic of southwestern adobe architecture, with stucco walls, saltillo tiled floors, and curved walls and niches. The garage faces the street and the entrance sidewalk winds around the side of the house through a tourqouise gate to the main entrance. The curving walls, abundant windows and skylights fill the house with southwestern sunlight and blue skies.

The generous living and dining areas are furnished for comfort and style. The gas fireplace warms cool evenings, and the table and chairs, handmade in Corrales, NM provide a place for gatherings of friends and family for dining or board games. A CD player and a TV with a DVD player and internet access allow for family music or movie time. The adjacent library provides a sanctuary for reading or a quiet nap on the comfortable couch.

The kitchen, adjacent to the living and dining areas, has been stocked with all the implements — small appliances, cookware, pots, dishes and glasses — that are required by someone who really likes to cook. Your guests can sidle up to the counter on a stool and visit while dinner is being prepared.

There is a generously sized laundry room with washer, dryer, ironing board and iron, as well as a full bath on the first floor for your convenience.

Look for the paw prints of coyotes in the Saltillo tile in the hallway, laundry room, and kitchen floors, made while the tiles were drying outdoors in Mexico.

A curving staircase rises from the center hall to an open second floor hall, flooded with light from a skylight and large picture window, which lead you to the master bed and bath, two additional guest rooms and a full hall bath.

The master bedroom is on the second floor, with its own queen size bed, walk out balcony with a stunning, close-up view of the Sandia mountains. The attached, light filled large master bathroom boasts a skylight and large window. There is a shower and tub (with a view of the Sandia mountains), double sink and walk-in closet. Greet the morning with views of the Sandia Mountains from the master bedroom balcony.

Two additional guests rooms and a full bath also are on the second floor. There is a king bed in one guest room which also has its own walk out balcony overlooking the garden. The other guest room has two single beds and a view of the garden.

The patio and garden surrounded by a stucco wall with grapevines, provide a cool resting place in private surroundings, away from the cares of the day. A gas grill is provided for your enjoyment; a fountain soothes your cares; humming birds visit for your entertainment.

Casa Sandia is 15 minutes from the airport; from Old Town Albuquerque with its charming shops and restaurants; from Central Avenue (Old Route 66 and the Nob Hill area) with the University of New Mexico, shops and many restaurants. The Sandia Mountains and the Tramway to the top is only 10 minutes from the house. Across the street is the open arroyo land of the Albuquerque Academy where hikers and birdwatchers are welcome. Restaurants, shops and stores abound within 5 minutes of the house, including a Whole Foods, Smith's grocery, Starbucks, Einstein Bagel, and Walmart.

We rent for a minimum of three days, including weekends. Even though our calendar may look empty, this does not mean the dates are available, since we also rent through other media and sometimes need to perform maintenance and repair. please contact us.

Keywords: House in Gated Community.


Kathy Baber

Member Since 2007
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Kathy Baber

We live in a 130 year old house, have four adult children and now our first grandchild. We love travel, babies, dogs and red wine, best in combination.

Kathy Baber purchased this House in 2006

Why Kathy Baber chose Tanoan Comm

We fell in love with Albuquerque and its surrounding areas in the 1990s and try to convey the feeling of the Southwest to our guests by the rugs, pottery, Saltillo tile floors and other decorative items in Casa Sandia.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, with en suite bath and patio overlooking Sandias
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, with patio overlooking garden
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, 2 twin extra long
      • Convertible bed(s)
        1 sleep sofa /futon, in library


        • 3 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Downtown
                Old Town is 5 miles and 10 minutes away.
              • Mountain View
                see the Sandia range from master BR and balcony


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Evaporative Coolers
                      • Garage
                        2 cars
                      • Gas Fireplace
                        Remote Control operated
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        All bed sheets, pillows, pillow cases, blankets, comforters, bath and kitchen towels provided
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Parking
                        2 spaces in garage and two on driveway
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Provided through cable provider.


                          • Kitchen
                            includes: large and small pots and pans, utensils for cooking and dining and full place settings of dishes and glasses for 8, mugs for 8, coffee maker, tea kettle, blender, knives, cooking spoons and utensils, can opener, corkscrew, paper towel holder, sponge holder, whisks, spatulas, steak knives, potato masher, bottle opener, food brushes, colander, mixing bowls/serving bowls oven to table casseroles, au gratin dishes, cookie sheets, cupcake pan, cake pan, pitchers, platters, cutting board, trivets, tablecloth, placemats.
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            see description under "Full Kitchen"
                          • Microwave
                            One microwave located above stove and another microwave located in kitchen on counter.
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Music Library
                                    Various classical, jazz and guitar CDs
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Cable TV with standard channels.
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Balcony
                                        one off of master BR and one off of guest BR
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Outdoor furniture consists of one large round table and 4 chairs, two swivel chairs around round cocktail table, a bistro table with two chairs.
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        Covered area over back yard patio to provide shade.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        fountain and wisteria-covered lanai above.
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • not suitable for children
                                          • wheelchair accessible
                                            wide doorways, first floor sleeping and full bathroom with walk in shower on first floor; seat in shower available.


                                              • cinemas
                                              • live theater
                                              • museums
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • cycling
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • hot air ballooning
                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • rock climbing
                                                      • skiing
                                                      • snowboarding
                                                      • tennis


                                                          • House Rules: - Guests must enter through the gate on Academy Road; we will contact gate attendant in advance with your name and length of stay. - No parties or large gathering. - No smoking in house. - No parking of cars overnight on street. garage holds two cars and the driveway fits another car, so parking should be no problem - No parking of RVs or other large vehicles, trailers or boats is permitted at any time on street, driveway or garage. - Garage door must remain closed at all times when not in use. - For all maintenance issues, call Kevin at (505) 288-0872 - private yard/garden with seating for 6, tables/chairs, fountain and gas grill; kitchen equipped for lavish cooking/entertainment; full accessible bath on first floor.

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            30 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Absolutely loved it !!

                                                            Debra C.Virden , New Mexico

                                                            What a wonderful place , we loved it !! House was perfect place to stay for the balloon festival!! In a great location ... beautiful house ,

                                                            Perfect for our 45th wedding anniversary !!!

                                                            Thanks. We hope to come again ...

                                                            Balloon Fietsa Home Base

                                                            Dave F.

                                                            This is the 2nd time we have stayed at Case Sandia and had another wonderful stay. The house is big, clean, in a nice community and easily accessible. The shuttle to Balloon Fiesta was walking distance from the house and we were able to even see balloons from the upper deck (although pretty far away). Casa Sandia is the perfect home base for a fantastic week (or more) in New Mexico!!!

                                                            Loved our 2nd stay as much as the 1st!

                                                            Stephanie L.-

                                                            Once again, we had a fabulous time at Casa Sandia. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. Having lived in Tanoan for so many years, it's the perfect spot for us on the all too rare occasions when we can get back to ABQ. The house is beautifully decorated and furnished to the hilt. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you could possibly need - although we ate out most meals hitting all of our favorite restaurants. The courtyard out back was so relaxing. Even with record breaking heat for NM, the weather was beautiful and such a relief from the muggy Gulf Coast. We tell all our local friends to use Casa Sandia for out of town guests and as long as Casa Sandia is available for rent, we will never rent anywhere else.

                                                            White Christmas

                                                            Casa Sandia was a perfect place to spend a cozy family holiday. The furnishings and décor are first rate. The bathrooms were recently updated and are beautiful. The owner and property manager are very responsive and instructions very straight forward and clear. The kitchen is appointed with everything you could possibly need. We look forward to staying there again.

                                                            Pefect House for Balloon Fiesta

                                                            Gavin T.

                                                            Casa Sandia was the perfect house to stay in while attending the balloon fiesta. It is located across the street from the park and ride church which makes getting to the fiesta a Breese. On the mornings we didn’t attend the fiesta we were able to have coffee on the patio and still see the balloon launch. The back patio was one of our favorite features. The weather provided us with the ability to eat most meals outside and relax by the fountain the rest of the time. The house is located in one of the nicest gated communities in Albuquerque. We had 3 couples and a baby in our group and PLENTY of room for each couple to have privacy. The house was very clean, newly remodeled and decorated with the perfect SW feel. The owner was easy to work with and VERY accommodating to our requests. They also provided a very helpful guide to local restaurants, shopping, and tourism attractions. We will definitely be staying here again!

                                                            Family time

                                                            Mom and DaughterHouston

                                                            Case Sandia is my favorite place to stay in Albuquerque. I enjoy going to Albuquerque for the amazing weather, food and outdoor activities. This home is perfectly located to experience all of these and more! The property is immaculate, furnished with everything you would need/want to have a relaxing vacation. I always enjoy sitting on the patio early in the morning and in the evening watching the sunset on the balcony. The home has a wonderful southwest feel and is decorated with beautiful artwork. The beds are very comfortable and the home has updated finishes with beautiful furnishings. The owner is very responsive, professional and helpful. I have stayed at Casa Sandia several times over the past few years and look forward to many more!


                                                            Northeast Heights, Albuquerque, NM, USA

                                                            Gated community creates safe jogging, walking; 24 hour staffed guardhouse at entrance; guards patrol by car 24 hours.


                                                            30 Reviews
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