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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Newer, fully-furnished townhouse with weekly cleaning. 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 three 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

Owner
Owners Bill Davis or Joseph Hoffman
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017

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 Albuquerque

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

We provide weekly cleaning and towel/linen change for guests staying longer periods of time, but this is negotiable.

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 (nhccnm.org). 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 (www.albuquerque.cervantes.es).

www.indianpueblo.org 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 Homeaway.com 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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Amenities

Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 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:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , collapsable crib available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , twin-sized inflatable available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Great central location near Old Town / Downtown / I-40 and I-25
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 43 reviews
4

Great location within walking distance of local attractions and restaurants

  • 4 of 5

Clean, well kept and spacious as well as nicely decorated. Easily accessible parking. Bill, one of the owners, met us at the condo when we arrived and oriented us so we never had to try to find a switch or figure out how to operate an appliance. Also gave us suggestions for local attractions and eateries. He was very gracious and accommodating, making us feel very welcome.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Deserves 10 Stars!

  • 5 of 5

I hated to leave this awesome condo; I could live there. It is beautifully decorated, with original and unique art pieces. The bed and pillows were extremely comfortable as well as the chairs. There is a large balcony and landscaped patio for outdoor seating. The Golden Crown bakery is directly across the street; their pizza is one of the best. And two doors down is Cocina Azul, where you can have breakfast without getting in the car. The museums are a few blocks away; so is Old Town. This is a quiet, safe location. The airport is a 10 minute drive away. AND, it is pristinely clean. The owners are so welcoming and gracious. If I get back to Albuquerque, I would definitely prefer this condo to any hotel.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Location near Old Town

  • 5 of 5

Everything in GREAT shape & very clean. Excellent location to Old Town, owner very helpful. Private sitting area to enjoy outdoors. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location in the heart of Albuquerque. Very comfortable and beautifully appointed.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the home and location. The patio is a quiet place to sit in the shade and watch hummingbirds. Would definitely choose this place again on our next trip to ABQ.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Hard to find anything better!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in a lot of VRBO/Home Away properties, and this is absolutely among the very best. We'll simply say ditto to all of the other great reviews this place has received, and try to add some info that others didn't cover to underscore why this is a decision you'll be glad about. First, communications with the owners before arriving -- easy, timely, and clear. Sounds simple, but it's a very important thing you can't take for granted. Second, the property is quiet. That's paramount to us. If you Google Map the address, the default photo is two condo units facing the street -- actually, if you rotate the aspect you'll see that the unit is the furthest of two behind that. Very little street noise at all. There is a shared wall, but we never heard a peep from the neighboring unit (we did meet them and they were very nice). The houses and businesses around the unit were also very quiet. Finally, communications with the owners after arriving -- they live close by and are available when needed, don't mind at all if you call them for anything, and are very responsive. The bottom line -- would we come back, would we recommend this place friends -- yes and yes!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!! Close to Breaking Bad RV Tours Pickup!

  • 5 of 5

Bill & Joseph's home description is very accurate regarding location, layout, and amenities. Their home is very clean and well-maintained. The owners provided excellent customer service - they are readily available but non-intrusive. We already recommended their home to our family and friends.

We visited Old Town, the ABQ BioPark Zoo & Aquarium, two nearby museums, and two casinos, The highlight of our visit was the Breaking Bad RV Tour - AWESOME FOR FANS OF THE SHOW! Their pickup location is in nearby Old Town.

There is a bakery right across the street (Golden Crown Panaderia) that has good pizza with green chili crust. Lowe's grocery is really close, too - they have nice avocados (hard to find now!). Don't miss picking up some Los Chileros Original Salsa while you are there! Fresh & only slightly spicy.

Enjoy!

Sue & Dave

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Sunport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Old Town area
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrak, Rail Runner to Santa Fe
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
I-40
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.

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Rates & Availability

Downtown Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$80
$500
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $40 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 7.5%

Single .. $125/nt .. $650/wk .. $1875/mo
Double .. $135/nt .. $725/wk .. $2075/mo
Triple .. $155/nt .. $825/wk .. $2375/mo
Quad .. $170/nt ..$910/wk .. $2595/mo
Lower weekly rate given for 6 nights. Lower monthly rate for 3 wks.

7.188% tax on stays less than 32 days. Weekly cleaning included for longer-term guests. $15/wk linen fee if only 2 guests need both bedrooms.

$20 fee for all cancellations.

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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