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Northeast Heights, Casa Sandia in Gated Community

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
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About the property

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


For a week or for a month, you’ll find a stylish retreat at our house, Casa Sandia, located in the Torrey Pines Section of 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, provide a place for gatherings of friends and family for dining or board games. A CD player and a TV with a DVD player, allow for family music or movie time. Board games and books beckon as a means of passing the 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 cooking 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 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, Jacuzzi tub (with a view of the Sandia mountains), double sink and walk-in closet. No complaint of cramped quarters can be lodged here. 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 and TV 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; humming birds visit for your entertainment.

Casa Sandia is about 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 5 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 by the week, even if you only stay a few days. Even though our calendar may look empty, this does not mean the dates are available, since we do not book our calendar until we have a signed contract, and sometimes we have booked maintenance and repair.

Keywords: House in Gated Community.

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2009


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Northeast Heights, Casa Sandia in Gated Community
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews

Balloon Fietsa Home Base

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our 2nd stay as much as the 1st!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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White Christmas

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pefect House for Balloon Fiesta

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family time

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Golf Couple

  • 5 of 5

Casa Sandia is one of our favorite places to stay. ABQ golfing is great and the house is perfectly located. Amenities in the house are excellent. The linens are luxurious and the furnishings are quite comfotrtable. The owner is so helpful. This was our fourth time to stay at this property. We look forward to the next trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Gated community creates safe jogging, walking; 24 hour staffed guardhouse at entrance; guards patrol by car 24 hours.


Rates & Availability

Albuquerque Original Townsite House Rental Rates


  • $900-$1500/wk - $3200/mo
  • US Dollars
  • Year Round ............... $ 900/week .. $3200/month (all fees and taxes included)
  • Balloon Festival ..... $1500/week for any week during the Festival
  • Nonrefundable deposit based on length of stay due upon reservation.
  • Balance due two weeks prior to occupancy.
  • Refundable damage deposit due upon payment of balance of rent.
  • Monthly rental available. Check or money order, credit cards not accepted.
  • See calendar for availability.
  • No access for private golf course or pool available.
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Albuquerque Original Townsite House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Guest room has a daybed that converts to a king bed or two singles, Queen size Beds (1) Master BR has a queen bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twin single beds located in upstairs guest room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double pull out sofa bed in downstairs library.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
private yard/garden; kitchen equipped for lavish cooking/entertainment; full bath on first floor.

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