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Casa Sandia Peak. ABQ Sandia Hts. Mtn/Tram Views. Serenity. Wildlife. Pets OK.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. Sleeps 4 adults (OK for 6 if children)

Enjoy this cozy, 2 bedroom Sandia Heights home. On corner lot, with quiet and tranquil surroundings. Experience the serenity of the natural, high desert landscape; and appreciate the wildlife that visits you from the nearby arroyo. This property has Southwestern solitude, yet the amenities of a metropolitan city, and Albuquerque's diverse culture. From the comfort of your living room's leather recliners, you can view the Sandia Mountains; and see the entire length of the world's longest Tram. Or use the telescope or binoculars for stargazing or birdwatching. Experience the 'watermelon' sunset hues, while grilling and dining on the outdoor patio. Spend time on the swing with your children/grandchildren (when they are not enjoying the nearby playground and park). Or just relax with a margarita or cerveza.

You will be 5 minutes from the Sandia Peak Tram, and 10 minutes from the Sandia Resort & Casino (golf, dining, gambling, dancing, entertainment). The Tram is easy access to the 'back side' of Sandia Peak, for winter skiing and summer mountain biking. Sandia Heights is an epicenter for 'outdoor' living. Extensive biking/jogging/blading trail just steps away, with 2 BICYCLES and HELMETS PROVIDED (can provide additional bikes if needed). Property sits in middle of a hiker's paradise, with some of the favorite trails 5-10 minutes from your doorstep (La Luz Trail, Tramway Loop, Elena Gallegos Nature Trail, Pino, Domingo Baca, and Piedra Lisa Canyon). Ample library of maps and guide books furnished for your use.

Decorated in local color and Native art, this is a perfect spot for creativity, writing, or just relaxing with family. Located in the Sandia foothills just South of Paseo Del Norte and East of Tramway Blvd.

*IF THIS PROPERTY BOOKED, please inquire about Cabana Eldorado at Santa Fe (VRBO # 724172). 2 Bed/1 Bath on 1.23 Acres; in upscale/rural community with miles of Biking/Equestrian trails, Swimming, Dog Parks, Library, Tennis/Volleyball, Senior Center, Grocery, Cafes, & historic Train Station.

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Sandia Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Duo showerhead, seat, hand rails. DBL sinks. Toilet separate
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Long Sink/Vanity area, separate from toilet/shower area.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Queen air mattress can sleep children in Master closet
    Den - pop up cots or air mattress for children
  • King size beds (1) Southwest decor. Handcrafted Chilean Cactus-wood bed and dresser in Master. Tempurpedic mattress. Custom bedding with 700 thread count cotton sheets, down comforter., Queen size Beds (1) Detailed crafting on custom metal bed. Custom bedding, down comforter. Additonal Queen air mattress with bedding.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
**Visit our other Vacation Rentals in Santa Fe (NM) and Palo Duro Canyon State Park (Texas) NOCONA LODGE at PALO DURO CANYON (VRBO #1088744) CABANA ELDORADO at SANTA FE (VRBO # 724172)


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Casa Sandia Peak. ABQ Sandia Hts. Mtn/Tram Views. Serenity. Wildlife. Pets OK.
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Fabulous place!

  • 5 of 5

A cozy little home located in the foothills of Albuquerque. Easy accessible hiking and shopping. We come here twice a year. Whether you are staying short or long the owners make you feel right at home. A great getaway for an active couple. The house is creatively decorated in Southwest decor and the views of sunrise and sunset are amazing!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great experience,again!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the Absheres property. Everything was excellent;well stocked with firewood,pots,pans,etc.

The owners are very attentive to our needs and requests.

Very clean

Very safe neighborhood with plenty of wildlife .

Lots of deer ,stellar and scrub jays,red breasted nuthatches. Did not see coyote this time but im sure they were around .

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Adventure!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to the 2017 International Balloon Fiesta began more than a year ago when we booked this house for our stay in Albuquerque. Beverly contacted us several times prior to our arrival, inquiring about our expectations and anticipating everything we could possibly need.

When we arrived we found it even better than advertised. It was clean and comfortable, beautifully decorated with a Southwest feel throughout, with everything you need to make your stay relaxing and pleasant. Unwinding in the chairs in front of the picture windows after the long flight, we were greeted with the amazing view of the mountains just outside.

The neighborhood is quiet with a secluded feeling, but conveniently located near main thoroughfares making travel to Fiesta Park and around Albuquerque very easy.

Beverly is a perfect host. She exhibits great attention to detail, including the hand-written personal welcome note left for us in the kitchen. She greeted us and gave us a tour of the house, explaining everything in great detail, and delivered snacks and a very tasty apple pastry as house-warming gifts.

The kitchen is fully equipped for any meal preparations. The laundry room was especially helpful because we packed light for a week-long stay. Be sure to ask Beverly about the chicken art she has used to decorate the house.

Sunrise over the mountains was amazing as the sky was bathed in ever-changing light and colors. From the daytime view of Sandia Peak and the Tram to the incredible starlight at night, we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Albuquerque. As others have noted, it is difficult to add anything to what has already been said about this property and its owners.

Thank you, Beverly for making it a wonderful adventure!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Fourth Stay Here

  • 5 of 5

We stay here every year about this time. You’ll see other reviews by us from previous stays. It’s always wonderful. The best vacation rental place we’ve ever stayed in with the most gracious owners. You will want for nothing. It has it all. Location, fully equipped and appointed, best views. We’ll be back next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful with Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying in the Abshere's Sandia Peak house. The house is beautifully decorated and very clean and comfortable. Beverly is a perfect host. She was there to welcome us and give us a tour on arrival and was so kind in giving us great food and activity recommendations in Albuquerque. The view of Sandia from the back of the house is absolutely beautiful. We loved sitting out back and watching the sunset. The house was only minutes from the Sandia Peak Tramway and lots of great restaurants. We had such a great time and we will definitely stay there again if we return to Albuquerque.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful mountain oasis.

  • 5 of 5

The house was not only beautiful but comfortable and homey. Beverly was a great host and gave us many wonderful ideas of what to do and where to eat. We enjoyed sitting out on the patio, seeing various wildlife and hitting the nearby bike trails. It was a wonderful place and I would highly recommend it to anyone traveling to New Mexico.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beverly and Philip Abshere
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Beverly and Philip Abshere

We are health professionals (dentist/PA) who live in a larger, multi-level home in Sandia Heights North. It is like coming home to a 'Resort' every night.

We love this area so much, that we wanted to secure additional property our family could enjoy.

As military medical officers in Navy Reserve and Air National Guard, we have had privilege to serve and travel, and are OEF/OIF veterans. Phil also Vietnam veteran (B-52 and T-28 instructor pilot).

Beverly and Philip Abshere purchased this house in 2007

Why Beverly and Philip Abshere chose Sandia Heights

When this very unique property came up for sale, we jumped on opportunity (literally day before Phil deployed for Afghanistan). We wanted a single level, smaller, and cozier home for our special needs sister who resides with us (if ever needed in the future). But with smaller properties, it is so rare to have these million dollar views! It is a corner property, surrounded by natural and mature landscaping on 3 sides. Purchased from original owners who maintained and updated property well. We have enjoyed customizing it with original and hand-made Southwest furniture and artwork.

What makes this house unique

Sandia Heights epitomizes all the benefits of living in New Mexico. High altitude, pure air, stargazing, city views & mountain views, and high desert natural landscaping (evergreens and cacti). Extraordinary views of Sandia Peak and The Tram from the large, trapezoid picture window. And panoramic views outside from the cozy, but unobstructed courtyard, that extends into extensive "open space" and park areas.

Kitchen is well stocked with every gadget/appliance for gourmet cooks, grill-masters, or group entertaining at Holidays (turkey roaster, crockpot, blender, toaster oven, food processor, teakettle). Drip, French press and Keuring coffee makers. Loose teamaker. Mixologists have everything they need to prepare and serve cocktails in appropriate glasses.

For those needing to "take care of business" during their stay, there is corner workstation with writing desk and comfy/adjustable executive chair. High speed internet with either wireless or fixed connections; and printer/copier.


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Albuquerque International Sunport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
County Line Barbecue/Saloon;Jinja Pan-Asian Bistro
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sandia Resort and Casino
Nearest Train
7 Miles
New Mexico Rail Runner
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 25
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
County Line, Santiago's at Tram,Jinja, Flying Star
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Sandia Peak Ski Area (Tram side
Nearest Point of Interest
Sandia Peak Ski and Aerial Tramway
Nearest Point of Interest
TRADER JOE'S Market (Albertsons across street)
Nearest Point of Interest
Sandia Heights Swimming Pool and Tennis
Nearest Point of Interest
Sandia Resort/Casino/Golf
Nearest Point of Interest
Albuquerque Airport (Sunport)
Car: necessary

5 minute walk to children's playground. 15 mile running/bike trail 150 yds away. Direct access to hiking trails in back yard. 5 minutes to skiing (winter) mountain biking (summer) from Sandia Tram.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $350

$50 per Pet per rental period.
Max Adult guests 4. **May be 6 guests if some are kids ($10 per person/kid, per night extra for >4 guests).
REDUCED RATES for MONTHLY RENTALS, ($900 week vs $1200/week, and NO TAX if > 29 days). Additional days prorated at $100 day. Rentals > 2 weeks, will have any additional days reduced to $140/day.
**NOTE: "Monthly" rental for Standard Weeks would be $3600 first 28 days(4 weeks), then $100 additional days
(or $700/week). No tax (if >29 days).
Quotes generated automatically from VRBO/Homeaway, and are frequently incorrect.

If you desire to book for a month or more, but this property not open for part of your desired dates---we can do a combination monthly rental with our Santa Fe property (Cabana Eldorado), giving you the best of both worlds!
Feel free to contact us directly if you'd like to discuss reservation details for any of our 3 properties

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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