Casa Bosque Near the Nature Center
The owner has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more
- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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: emnrd.state.nm.us/prd/rgnc). 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.
When you're ready to book, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Paying with a credit card on VRBO protects your payment for up to $10,000 against listing fraud. We recommend completing your booking on VRBO.Learn more
Member since: 2011
- 2400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 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
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Monument View:
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 23 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
Oct 1 - Oct 8, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $750
- Pet Fee $20
- Rental >month/cleaning $200
- Taxes Not included
NOTE: The pricing listed for the weekly rate is for 4-7 nights. Each additional night is $273.
50% refund with 21 day notice and full refund with 45 day notice.
Pet fee $20/day.
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
Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now
Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.
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.
- Primary: 5053445578
- Click Here to see All My Rental Listings
Entrance and Garage
Livingroom from the kitchen
Master Bedroom thru patio french doors.
Master Bath - two sinks
Guest Bathroom with Full Tub and Shower
3rd bedroom/office with double bed/futon
Backyard seen from roof deck
Kitchen dining room with table that seats 8.
Master Loft and Downstairs Sitting Area
Other end of master loft
Guest Bedroom with additional queen bed in loft
3rd bedroom/office with desk
Backyard with infrared heater, shade sails, propane bbq, locked gates.
Cul de sac of 10 houses
Typical sky with spiraling cranes
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Enter dates to see accurate pricing
Booking confirmation within 24 hours
Peace of mind when checking out through VRBO
- We'll back you with our Book With Confidence GuaranteeTM
- You'll get comprehensive payment protection when checking out on our website
- We're always here for you with customer service available 24/7
Read more about our Book with Confidence GuaranteeTM
Send a message to owner
Anonymously report this listing
We appreciate your participation and assistance with our efforts to operate the most secure and trusted vacation rental marketplace in the industry
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center.