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Cute Home Along Turquoise Trail Nestled in Sandia Mountains

(28 Reviews)

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spacious living room with wood stove for alternative, comfortable warmth

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Last updated: 03/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7), DirectTV and internet

This home provides a cool respite from the summer's intense heat, or a cozy place to 'hole up' by the fire during winter storms. Located at an elevation of 7100 feet in the Sandia Mountains. It is just off The Turquoise Trail, a National Scenic Byway that traverses the back country between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Drive 7 miles to the Sandia Peak Ski area or 14 miles to the top of the Sandia Mountains (elevation 10,760 ft) for a spectacular view of the Rio Grande Valley and far away mesas. There is so much to do and see in every direction and you can use this home as a launch pad for your day trips.

The home sleeps six with a futon couch, or seven using the single-bed futon mattress on a sturdy 40'-wide cot. There's also a crib-size mattress for toddlers/babies. The living room is large and comfortable and the SPACIOUS KITCHEN offers all the amenities and cooking utensils. Towels, extra sheets and blankets are provided. A large wood stove (as an alternative to the electric heat) will radiate a comfortable warmth during the winter months; firewood is provided. The two-car car port provides shelter for your vehicle(s) during the winter months. There are two large redwood decks; one is covered providing a shady, cool and private respite among the surrounding pinon pines.
A HOT TUB is provided to help you recover from your sports-related injuries, or just to relax under the night sky. This is great both in winter and in summer and it's right outside the back door in a setting that is private, bounded on the sides by trees and above by the fabulous New Mexico night sky. The back deck also has wooden deck furniture (table with umbrella and chairs) and a large barbeque gas grill for evening cook-outs. The DirectTV Ultimate package plus free-wifi internet access is also provided.

The location of this home is perfect - situated in the Sandia Mountains 12 miles east of Albuquerque, 35 minutes from the airport and less than an hour from Santa Fe. Providing a relaxing, getaway, it's less than 2 miles to grocery, gas, galleries and restaurants, 10 minutes to hiking in the Cibola National Forest or to the nationally-acclaimed Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Course, and 20 minutes to the ski area or to the city.
It's quaint, homey, and private with attractions in every direction. A great place for your family members and friends to stay during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Balloon Fiesta, Spring Break, the State Fair or your summer vacation.

READ THIS: Reservation Process: check availability by clicking the View Calendar button. Then, using the “send email” button on the right under “Owner”, fill in the text fields and inquire about anything else and submit. You will receive the Rental Agreement along with a complete layout of the costs via email for the period you requested. You can then review that and, if you decide to rent it, follow the instructions on making the confirmation payment in order to reserve those dates and have them shown as unavailable on the calendar. Calling is fine, but use the "Send Email" dialog also so I can retrieve the information from anywhere and won't lose it. Please see Notes under the Rates button.

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Note: 10 percent of profits from this enterprise are donated to organizations dedicated to improving education programs for Native American children from various Indian Tribes across the west.
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Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Convertible bed(s): 1 double

    futon couch - very comfortable...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) very comfortable firm mattress (Simmons Beauty Rest), Double Beds[futon couch] (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) A single bed futon mattress on a very sturdy 40' wide cot with sheets and bedding provided., Baby Cribs (1) No crib, but a crib mattress is stored in the closet; bedding also provided....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Excellent collection of mostly academy-award winning films plus many non-mainstream and foreign films. Video store 2 miles away....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Evaporative cooler (common in arid environments like New Mexico)....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    DSL...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Two-car 3-sided car port....moreless

  • Garage:

    two-car carport...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    There is a two-car carport...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    With hanging screen so you can watch the fire in winter....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    very spacious kitchen with butcher-block table and kitchen/dining table that seats 6 comfortably....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar (Spring Break)
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$166
$836
Apr, May, 1/2 Jun
Apr 1 - Jun 15, 2017
1 night min stay
$160
$818
1/2 Jun, Jul, Aug
Jun 16 - Aug 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$172
$855
State Fair
Sep 7 - Sep 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$172
$855
Balloon Fiesta
Oct 6 - Oct 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$172
$855
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$172
$855
Christmas/NewYear
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2018
4 night min stay
$172
$855
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$160
$818

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $80
  • Pet Fee $24
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rental rates vary depending on the number of days rented, which days of the week, whether is a holiday season or not, the number of people staying, etc. This website's mechanism for inputting the rates is designed to enable them to provide you an automatic quote. However, the mechanism used is more constrained and less flexible than my complicated spreadsheet formulas and the automatic quote is therefore APPROXIMATE.

There are basically two rates, low season and high season. Low season is $148/nt, $756/wk while High season is $163/nt, $810/wk. Spring Break is an average of low and high. Multiple-night discounts start a 3 nights or more. Rates are for four people or less; slight surcharge for additional people. Similarly for cleaning fee.

Best to fill out the "instant quote" box in order to send the inquiry and I will promptly reply with an accurate quote.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 03/29/2017
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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albuquerque Sunport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lazy Lizard
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Paako Golf Course
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Greenside Cafe
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sandia Peak Ski Area
 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: We lived in this home for 10 years and continue to take good care of it. The location and 'feel of the house' is just so good, we couldn't part with it. I am a geohydrologist with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, working on the adjudication of water rights for Indian Tribes in the Bureau's Southwest Region (New Mexico and Arizona). We have lived in 'The Land of Entrapment' (Land of Enchantment) since 1985. Be careful, if you stay too long, you may not want to leave.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

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Photos

  • spacious living room with wood stove for alternative, comfortable warmth

    spacious living room with wood stove for alternative, comfortable warmth

  • dining room table seats six people comfortably

    dining room table seats six people comfortably

  • Second bedroom, full size, memory-foam mattress

    Second bedroom, full size, memory-foam mattress

  • Sandia Peak Ski Area 20 min drive

    Sandia Peak Ski Area 20 min drive

  • Albuquerque's Balloon Fiesta - early October

    Albuquerque's Balloon Fiesta - early October

  • spacious and well-equiped kitchen

    spacious and well-equiped kitchen

  • the "Queen room" - with private bathroom

    the "Queen room" - with private bathroom

  • winter time - my favorite season

    winter time - my favorite season

  • New Mexico's winter bright skies

    New Mexico's winter bright skies

VRBO #287436

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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