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Casa Bosque Near the Nature Center

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Last updated: 03/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + 2 Lofts in 2 of the bedrooms, 2 Baths,

High vaulted ceilings of tongue and groove pine and rough cut beams make up clerestories and lofts in nearly every room in the house. The open floor plan of the living room, dining room and kitchen make entertaining ideal. Private patios and sundeck offer additional 'rooms' to meet and relax with friends to enjoy geese, ducks, heron and crane as they travel the Central Flyway directly overhead.

The spacious master bedroom provides two additional sitting areas to read and relax well isolated from the front of the house. Similarly, the front guest bedroom also provides a sitting area in the loft with views of the Bosque neighborhood.

Wonder out the front door and down to the Rio Grande Nature Center and Rio Grande River using the arroyos that crisscross the Valley connecting to the 4300 Rio Grande State Park (search: Use this same network of dirt trails to run, hike and bike for miles and to lead to the paved trail that runs from Corrales to South Albuquerque past the Zoo and and BioPark (search: bioparksociety).

Watch for balloons overhead and at the river doing Slash and Dashes (search: albuquerque splash and dash) or catch a ride from the many professional outfits available in the area.

Slip down to Old Town to buy jewelry or just sip a margharita with a big plate of enchiladas. Red is slow to fire with a sustained glow. Green flashes with the first bite. Which is hotter? Just depends on the batch. Try them both. Have them on the side. Or go 'Christmas'.

Like to drive? Yards, not miles...though it may seem like miles when you tee up at 5000' and watch your ball roll forever down the fairway. Try the 17th championship tee at Paako: Par 4, 419 yards. You are even with the top of a ponderosa pine. If you are a long ball hitter, you may well drive this green. Go ahead; try it.
And if you are trying to knock off the top 100 courses of the US, you will make progress in a few days right here in Albuquerque. Or, if you just want to play a few rounds of golf without breaking the bank, then there are plenty of municipal and other public courses that offer the same spectacular scenery found elsewhere with plenty of challenge on well-kept fairways and greens. (search: golfnewmexico and golf-link albuquerque)

Want to try your luck off the course? Most of the top courses are at casino resorts that offer top gambling venues with games and prizes that include cars and piles of cash.

Speaking of resorts, the Hard Rock is only minutes away by car. And all of the casinos feature national acts throughout the year (seach: itsatrip). Local venues provide nightly choices of rock, jazz, piano, theater and more. Let us know your interest and we will play concierge.

Are you a foodie? We have been accused and want to help you find special places to dine as well as provide you the opportunity to create your own meals from our unique ingredients that are nearly impossible to find elsewhere in the country.

And if you like beer or wine with your meal, then we have the tips for the outstanding microbreweries and wineries located minutes from your door.

Ready to daytrip. Drive the Jemez Mountains, lunch or dine in Santa Fe, cruz the Turquoise trial to the Mine Shaft Tavern, tour the oldest pueblo in the US - Acoma (Sky City) - and hear stories of the conquistadors. Continue onto the Ice Caves in the Land of Fire and Ice. Walk the ancient ruins of the Anasazi. All the while you are getting these kicks you will be cruising various stretches of RT 66.

Stretch your legs on the hundreds of miles of trails in the Sandia and Manzano Mountains that border Albuquerque or through the forests of Santa Fe.

Seattle back into your comfortable abode and open the window wide in the summer to let the cool, desert night air lull you into a deep, enchanted sleep in summer.

Remember to layer up your clothing year round as the average temperature range varies 35F or more from night to mid-day. Summer highs of 95F with evenings in the 60Fs and winter night lows of 13F are followed by days of 50F.

A vacation ot the Land of Enchantment is like no other. The scenery, scents and succulent cuisine will linger long after your return home and draw you back again.

Keywords: Lofted, adobe casa with hard wood, brick and carpeted floors.

You will feel the charm with your first steps into the home.

Clerestory lofts throughout, open floor kitching/dining/living room floor plan with sunken kiva fire pit.

Outdoor rooms of patios and sundeck to enjoy geese/heron flyover pathway - sometimes just 20 feet above you.

Roadrunners scoot around the neighborhood.

And the kid's can have a hideout in the master loft.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/20/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    We have two (2) cribs available. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside is permitted...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Loft


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Carpeted loft with a two section sofa is also available...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 double

    Queen is located in loft...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (2), Full Double Futons (2), Queen mattress/box set in a loft (limited privacy) Loft in the master bedroom is carpeted and suitable for kids camping out on the floor....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Two vantities...moreless

  • Shower only in the master bath with two vanities. Shower/tub in the other bedroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • I am your concierge and love sharing our state with visitors. Please...ask. The Bosque del Apache is a state park stretching nearly 100 miles along the Rio Grande river which features the Nature Center a pleasant 1/2 mile walk from the home, Acequia trails (irrigation arroyos) run throughout the Albuquerque valley and right past the casa allowing hiking/biking/running on dirt trails to and from the river and Bosque, Balloons blue herons geese road runners are common, And even the yip of a coyote or the howl of a peacock can be heard occasionally, Yet you are 2.5 miles from Albuquerque old town and the museums 3 miles from downtown 1-2 miles from I-40 and I-25 and 15 minutes from the airport, Rural setting on a cul de sac in the city. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Shakespeare to Clancy to Silverstein. Several coffee table books. Art history and travel books. Maps and guides for the New Mexico area....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    A few puzzles ...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Various toys, puzzles, games and a small, blow-up wading pool...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small collection ...moreless


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Again, immediate neighborhood is suburban, yet Old Town is just 1.5 miles away and you can actually walk via the bosque which makes the distance 2.5 miles. Not a bad hike for lunch....moreless

  • Monument View:

    San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church in Old Town was constructed in 1793...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Take a chair up on the sundeck above the dining room, relax and look toward the east at sunset. You may want to pretend that the other house rooftops are not there. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    While the immediate neighborhood is suburban, within 100 steps you are walking the irrigation ditches that line the valley and take you along nature preserve to the bosque state park...moreless

  • Water View:

    The Rio Grande river is 3/4 mile due west. You can't miss it. Resist the temptation to walk to the other side. The water isn't deep but the mud is. You'll probably lose a shoe....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Table seats up to 10 - 8 comfortably...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Air washer...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    With a small amount of dryer sheets...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning. Kiva style indoors Chiminea outdoors...moreless

  • Garage:

    1.75 car - it means you can get most of a second car into the garage, but probably not all of it. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas furnace for front half and electric baseboard in back half...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Sunken with hardwood floor...moreless

  • Parking:

    Garage fits one full sized car and a smaller car. Driveway allows for a total of six cars (fine to park on the grass - paving blocks make up the base - good for an RV). ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    On cul de sac...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Next to drive on the grass - paving blocks make up the base ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    With a small amount of detergent, bleach and stain remover...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Kiva style in the house with pillows for the sunken seating area. A chiminea is located on back patio. Wood is provided....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Provide one week notice and description of type of desired catering...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    And a some coffee beans with a grinder (two grinders really, but use the other one just for herbs - i.e. fresh rosemary from the yard)...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Most everything (one renter asked so we discovered that we even have three different types of cheese graters) ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Up to 12 place settings. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked with all cooking hardware and even some condiments, herbs and spices....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Starter supplies of most staples and select cooking herbs and spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Electric - LP grille on back patio...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Lofts are in two bedrooms and a loft is above the living-room/kitchen area...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (3) Front - enclosed with table and chairs; back patio with table and chairs, chimenea and BBQ; sun deck above kitchen with chairs. All patio tables and chairs are portable...moreless

  • Golf:

    Outstanding golf courses in the area. Contact us for recommendations....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Fenced back yard with some grass, gravel and wood chips. Raised beds for gardening. Gates are locked....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    LP Gas...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Taos is a four letter word for 'steep' - 3 hours away. We'll guide you (if we have to...with pleasure). Santa Fe is within 2 hours and Sandia is just a short drive....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Courts nearby...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Local within a mile - Valley High School - hours 6 am to 10 pm...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Balloon Fiesta
Oct 6 - Oct 15, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,987 $3,428
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Rental >month/cleaning $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • Pet Fee $150
  • Taxes Not included


NOTE: The pricing listed for the weekly rate is for 4-7 nights. Each additional night is $284.00.

50% refund with 21 day notice and full refund with 45 day notice.

Additional guest over a count of 6, add $30/day.

Failure to disclose pets or additional guests may result in forfeiture of damage deposit.

Smoking inside the house will result in forfeiture of damage deposit.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/20/2017
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9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albuquerque International
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Q-Bar in the ABQ Hotel or Seasons - rooftop nearby
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak and NM Railrunner
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-25 and I-40
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Paco's and Flying Star
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sandia/Santa Fe/Taos

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: I love traveling and I find that I like adventure in food, yet I prefer if not predictablitily in accomodations, then at a minimum pleasantness. Now that you have delved this far, I will tell you that pets are in fact negotiable, though with limitations. My dog had always traveled with me in the States until he passed away. We expect pets to be loved and respected. Leaving them in a bathroom for a day would not be loving, nor respectable for instance to the pet or the house. So, please bring your dog, yet do not leave him or her alone. Cats? Not wild about cats due to their ability to damage furniture and leave unwanted scents is mysterious places. Similarly, I treat our surroundings probably a little better than I do my own home...out of respect. That is why we ask for a relatively high damage deposit. I ski, hike, bike, cruz, hang and do just about anything that involves sun and friends.

Why the Owner Chose Rio Grande Blvd, Albuquerque, NM, USA:
This house was a first home-purchase and it is a perfect example of New Mexico modern architecture with its arches and adobe. I am from the East and love living in the West with all the sunshine. I embrace and like to share the beauty of the high, plains desert of New Mexico. It is truly the Land of Enchantment where your batteries recharge. Party meccas are elsewhere. This is the place of good food, good friends and a good place to put away a good book by Mark Twain or your favorite author as the sun slides over the western horizon. And the varied sights and senses with in an hour or so are spectacular. 13,000 foot peaks to ice caves to lava flows to radio telescopes to skin walkers (grab a Tony Hillerman book for that last one).

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Have you ever seen a road runner from ten feet. Just like your favorite movie star, this cartoon character is shorter then you expected. How about seeing a field full of blue heron and Canandian geese. They are all steps from the door step. And red or green? That is the question. Once you have a few tastes of the state chile, you will be hooked as a regular guest returning for the cuisine.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/20/2017

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  • Entrance and Garage

    Entrance and Garage

  • Livingroom


  • Kitchen


  • Livingroom from the kitchen

    Livingroom from the kitchen

  • Master Bedroom thru patio french doors.

    Master Bedroom thru patio french doors.

  • Master loft

    Master loft

  • Master Bath - two sinks

    Master Bath - two sinks

  • Guest Bathroom with Full Tub and Shower

    Guest Bathroom with Full Tub and Shower

  • 3rd bedroom/office with double bed/futon

    3rd bedroom/office with double bed/futon

  • Fireplace mantel

    Fireplace mantel

  • Backyard seen from roof deck

    Backyard seen from roof deck

  • Foyer


  • Hallway


  • Kitchen dining room with table that seats 8.

    Kitchen dining room with table that seats 8.

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Loft and Downstairs Sitting Area

    Master Loft and Downstairs Sitting Area

  • Other end of master loft

    Other end of master loft

  • Guest Bedroom with additional queen bed in loft

    Guest Bedroom with additional queen bed in loft

  • 3rd bedroom/office

    3rd bedroom/office

  • 3rd bedroom/office with desk

    3rd bedroom/office with desk

  • Backyard with infrared heater, shade sails, propane bbq, locked gates.

    Backyard with infrared heater, shade sails, propane bbq, locked gates.

  • Cul de sac of 10 houses

    Cul de sac of 10 houses

  • Typical sky with spiraling cranes

    Typical sky with spiraling cranes

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, March 20, 2017

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