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Great central location near Old Town / Downtown / I-40 and I-25

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,150 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 1-4),

Newer, fully-furnished townhouse. We are located in a small, four-unit complex, our unit being the largest and most private. Everything is provided for you except the groceries! Built in 2008, this two-story modern townhouse offers 1,050 sq. ft. and accommodates up to four persons. Short, medium and long term rental available with minimum stay of four nights. No tax required for stays of longer than one month.

Excellent central location within walking distance to Old Town, downtown Albuquerque and convention venues, and with easy access to I-40 and I-25. Neighborhood restaurants outside your door. An excellent neighborhood market one quarter mile to the south.

Clean and comfortably furnished with attention to detail. South-facing, private courtyard with deck and motorized awning. Warm, sheltered spot for colder weather sun worshippers.

Bicycle rental shop in Old Town.

More Details

Owners Bill Davis or Joseph Hoffman
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2018

About Owners Bill Davis or Joseph Hoffman

Bill, a retired kindergarten special education teacher originally from Oklahoma (and other parts) has lived in Albuquerque since the early 1970s. Joseph, now retired from physical therapy, has been a resident since 1987 and was born and raised in west central Wisconsin near the Mississippi. Our combined knowledge of Albuquerque and New Mexico enables us to answer many questions a visitor to the area might have. We also enjoy giving our opinion about living in Albuquerque and areas of the city for those contemplating a move.

We are now devoting more time to our two properties, getting more exercise, and doing some road trips. We enjoy Mexico and Europe in particular.

Owners Bill Davis or Joseph Hoffman purchased this condo in 2008

Why Owners Bill Davis or Joseph Hoffman chose Downtown

Our other vacation rental, located in a 100-year-old casita, provides an intimate, nostalgic feeling. We decided that we would also like to host guests nearby in a larger, more modern setting. Both properties are approximately 1/2 mile from Old Town.

What makes this condo unique

For bikers, walkers, joggers and birdwatchers, we are approx. 1.75 miles from Tingley Beach (fishing ponds), the Paseo del Bosque biking/walking/jogging trail and the Rio Grande itself. If you prefer, you can take the unpaved trail in the bosque (the cottonwood greenbelt) that parallels the river. Check out bicycle rental at Routes in Old Town. They also offer tours.

Birdwatchers and nature lovers will not want to miss a drive south on I-25 to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, best visited in the colder months when thousands of Sandhill cranes, snow geese and other feathered friends overwinter.

For those a little less active, walk or drive the 1/2 mile to the Old Town area to visit the iconic San Felipe de Neri church, stroll and shop. Right there also are the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, the Museum of Natural History and Science with the Lodestar Astronomy Center, and the Explora Children's Discovery Museum. The botanic gardens and aquarium are located another 1/3 mile from Old Town. From here you can take the little train to the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo to spend a few delightful hours.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is 2.2 miles away ( It has an excellent art museum with permanent and current exhibits. And if you're staying in our city for a longer period of time, try a Spanish course at Instituto Cervantes ( will give further information about the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ("Gateway to the 19 pueblos of New Mexico"), located just 1.1 miles north of Sandia Mountain Condo.

In summary, you will not have a lack of things to do at centrally-located Sandia Mountain Condo! The owners, Bill and Joseph, can answer any questions you may have about getting the most out of your stay in Albuquerque.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are new to and this rental represented our first foray into this internet site. We worked hard at making the right choice among so many appealing offerings. We simply could not have done better than Sandia Mountain Condo! What you see is exactly what you get.........only better. This place is amazing. Absolutely spotlessly clean, fully furnished, environmentally friendly, beautifully decorated, bright, cheerful, and secure. The owners, Bill and Joseph, have taken a condo, lavished it the love and an eye to detail, and made it a home. The patio is a real joy and a relaxing place for a wake-up cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine at sunset. Downstairs is compact, but oh so comfortable. As far as media is concerned Bill and Joseph have got you covered. (Be sure to listen to FM 95.5 for soothing music any time of the day or night.) The two bedrooms are upstairs at the top of a short set of stairs, complete with a well-secured metal railing which was greatly appreciated. The bedrooms, especially the master, is more than roomy and has a huge walk-in closet. Area rugs help make the pine flooring attractive. Lighting is no problem and the beds are more comfortable than the ones we use at home. The entire condo is as environmentally friendly as one could make it. Sandia Mountain Condo is relatively new, thus everything was in working order and well maintained. If you needed anything, the owners were only a phone call away. They have thoughtfully provided their guests with a three-ring binder full of maps, information, flyers, suggestions, and advice regarding shopping, touring, and restaurants (sample menus even!). Now, as to location, the condo could not be better situated. You are within a three block walk to Old Town and the many museums, a fabulous bakery is right out your font door and

in New Mexican food is only a half block away. Bike rentals, a splendid grocery store, 7-Eleven and more are all within walking distance. Back to the bakery. Their products, all made on site, are amazing, most especially the pizza. The green chile bread, multi-grain bread are fabulous. So are their sweets, especially the empanadas and the best biscochitos in the State of New Mexico. If you want to travel by car, the interstates are only blocks away with easy access. We are so glad we made this choice. You will too. Thank you, Bill & Joseph. Terry, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky
Apr 2013
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Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , collapsable crib available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , twin-sized inflatable available
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Radio/IPod docking station in master bedroom, writing desk, reading corner in master bedroom, tankless hot water system, dual flush toilets, stained concrete floors downstairs, wood stairs and second story floors, Bosch appliances.


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Great central location near Old Town / Downtown / I-40 and I-25
average rating of 4.92 based on 49 reviews
Grosse Pte Farms,MI

Well appointed, very clean, comfortable patio.

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed this gem of a condo with full attention to every detail. The bed was very comfortable , a plus after full days of hiking in the many wonderful trails within 2 hours drive. Having access to outside private space is such a treat. Would highly recommend and would come again.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stylish condo centrally located

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully furnished condo with all the necessities. Close to many restaurants and Old Town. Easy walk to museums.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Nice, quiet, central location, and thoughtful owners.

  • 5 of 5

The owners are considerate gentlemen--they made sure I had everything I might need and respected my privacy. The home is tasteful, quiet, and comfortable. There's off-street parking. The bakery across the street serves the best empinadas in ABQ. Great place, great owners.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Humphrey was a great guest and easy to communicate with during his stay. We enjoyed hosting him and look forward to hosting him in the future. I have to agree the Mexican bakery across the street is amazing.
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay. Very comfortable and great food next door. Only drawback was bad tv reception. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good Stay

  • 5 of 5

Bill and Joseph were friendly and helpful.

The condo is clean, comfortable, and attractive.

This is really a good location. Great restaurants and attractions walking distance.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing place to stay in Albuquerque! We absolutely loved it and will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Old Town area
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrak, Rail Runner to Santa Fe
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cocina Azul, Golden Crown Panaderia
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Sandia Ski Area
Car: recommended

One-half mile from Old Town, one mile from downtown. Two restaurants outside your door.

Other Activities: Shopping, wildlife viewing, snowboarding, rock climbing, cross country skiing, hot air ballooning.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $38 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 7.88%

Refundable damage deposit. Please take care as some facial oils and lotions stain or bleach colored towels/hand towels/washcloths; avoid excessive body oils that might permanently discolor linens. Replacement cost will have to be applied if this occurs. Normal body care products will not result in staining/bleaching. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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