2 bedroom apartment - 3 beds + futon; bath, laundry, chef's kitchen. Sleeps 6.
- english, spanish
About Erica Enyart
I am a long-time fan and resident of the Land of Enchantment! - and also a custom home builder in the area for more than 30 years, specializing in solar architecture.
Erica Enyart purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Erica Enyart chose Placitas
This wilderness boundary property in the Sandia foothills is the realization of a dream for me - to be surrounded by the serenity of nature - with the vitality of urban engagement close at hand. All in one place! My 2009 whole-house solar make-over of this vintage off-grid residence was a challenging personal test of my professional commitment to solar building. The extraordinary beauty of this mountainside location was a big incentive - and a spectacular gratification!
What makes this Apartment unique
The best of both worlds come together here. The conveniences and excitement of urban Albuquerque are just a few scenic minutes away from the luxury of contemporary lodging at 7000 feet in the Sandia foothills. Because the last mile of Forest Road 333-D is unpaved and rocky, a 4-wheel drive vehicle is a good choice for comfortable access. Your Sandia Suite delivers incomparable up-close views - and access - to mountain spectacle right from the lounge chairs of your Suite's private patio - or from inside through the 12' wide solarium window wall! Your Suite features a chef's kitchen and solarium dining area and bar - an invitation to entertain 'ensuite.' Or take a scenic 15-minute drive to area restaurants and live music venues - and return for an exceptional night's sleep in the quiet embrace of the mountain.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Glorious views abound!!
Erica was a delightful host and made us feel most welcome. This property boasts 360 degree views that are breathtaking. Close to hiking trails, nestled in the mountains, the location was perfect for us.
Erica thought of everything we could possibly have asked for and we look forward to our return.
James and Colleen were stellar guests, virtually hosting themselves - super tidy, communicative, and enthusiastic about New Mexico!
Pleasant mountain escape
This property was wonderful for my family of three. It feels like a fairly remote mountain retreat, but is still only minutes to Albuquerque. The apartment was clean and generally well equipped. The host was great. I would stay there again and recommend it to others.
Peaceful and lovely
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property. It is one of my favorite VRBO rentals so far. The location was beautiful with hiking right out the back door. Erica invited us onto her deck where we could enjoy a beautiful view of the city at night. The accommodations were comfortable and thoughtful. Thank you, Erica. You were a great host!
The wind chime is now safely remote - and the cholla are sorry for their spines...
You folks - Rockland and Reina included - are admirable back country explorers! And über civilized 'in house'...
All the best,
Sandia mountain getaway
Beautiful location in the foothills of the Sandias, multiple trailheads nearby. Quiet and isolated place to get away from it all. Clean, spacious, comfortable spot to relax, our hostess was friendly, welcoming, and informative. Hope to return!
very tastefully decorated, easily accessed, very comfortable
Great choice to be in the mountains and yet close to city. Easy access, Erica was very gracious and accommodating. Would highly recommend!
The apartment was lovely!! So many amenities! Clean, comfortable and nicely appointed! Erica was a great hostess!
We are located in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains at 7000 feet elevation in the far northeast of the Albuquerque metro area, 15 minutes - 7 miles - up from I-25 via Tramway Rd. and FR 333.
Take I-25 exit 234 at Tramway Blvd. north, drive East 3.1 miles, turn left turn (north) on Forest Road 333, proceed north for 2 miles on curvy paved road then straight on DIRT road FR 333-D - proceed 1 mile further - past Piedra Lisa parking lot and through community gate - it is not locked - to 'T' at Circle Drive street sign, turn left (South) to second house (69) on your left.
Our immediacy to I-25 makes it a short 30-minute drive to and from the Sunport International Airport - and a very scenic 60 minutes to Santa Fe’s charms.
Fifteen minutes down the forest road from your Suite and another 15 min. freeway drive via I-25/I-40 takes you to the cultural hub of Albuquerque at historic Old Town - including the stunning NM Museum of Natural History and the Alb. Museum of Art and History. The Albuquerque BioPark and Botanic Garden is also found here – along with the acclaimed Alb. Zoo - on the banks of the fabled Rio Grande.
From Old Town, visitors can 'cruise' east on Historic US 66 - now Central Ave - through Albuquerque's vibrant downtown club and gallery scene to the University of New Mexico campus and its many exhibit and entertainment venues!
For lunch, or after, you may want to continue your explorations east up Central into the Nob Hill historic district for Albuquerque's best boutique shopping - and more fine dining and live music possibilities!
For the archaeologically and geologically 'hands-on' adventurers, Albuquerque's 'west side' has some big draws - the Five Sisters volcanoes, the world-class Petroglyph National Monument rock art loop trails - and the informal playground of the BLM sand dunes just north off Nine-Mile Hill...