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Family-Friendly Pueblo-Style Casita in Gated Community

(46 Reviews)

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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About the Property

3 bedroom, 2 bath with kiva fireplaces inside and out

Enjoy a complete Southwestern experience in this Pueblo-style home in a gated community in the comfort of refrigerated air conditioning This fully furnished vacation home features an incredible outdoor living space including shaded pergola, covered outdoor patio area, built-in Weber grill, and a kiva fireplace with lots of seating. The master bedroom features exposed wooden vigas, a gas kiva fireplace, and a 42' TV. The master bath features a jetted garden tub with a walk-in shower. The two guest rooms are furnished with two twin beds each. All the bedrooms are decorated in a rustic Mexican style. Leather sofas, a kiva fireplace, lighted nichos, and a full book shelf in the living room create a relaxing ambiance. The fully equipped kitchen has a gas range, dishwasher, microwave and coffee bar.

The covered enclosed patio off of the kitchen provides an additional dining area. The backyard is shaded by a large cottonwood tree and features a small grass area. The terraced grill area sets this property apart from others. The outdoor space is quite enjoyable. The backyard is fully enclosed to allow children and pets to explore safely.

The enclosed garage fits two cars and the parking pad provides sufficient space for another two cars. The house includes WiFi and cable with DVR. If you must work while on vacation, there is a separate office space. The house also includes a washer and dryer.

PLEASE NOTE: This a single-family dwelling in a gated community. We cannot accommodate more than 6 overnight guests or any large parties (more than 10 people). Move-in time is after 3PM and move-out is by 10AM.
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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: french, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1660 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Children love roasting marshmallows in the kiva fireplace in the backyard....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    One level. There is a seating bench available in the master shower....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    We request that guests respect the no smoking policy inside the house....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    The backyard and front courtyard are fully enclosed and a convenient pet door allows your pet to enter and leave with ease....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master: 1 queen

    The master bedroom has a kiva fireplace and 42' tv....moreless

  • Blue Room: 2 twin/ single

    The blue bedroom has carved Mexican headboards....moreless

  • Horse Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Carved horse headboards add southwest charm....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) The master bedroom has a new mattress from Carolina Mattress Guild. The Natural Living collection of beds and foundations embraces the best sleep technology available, using some of the healthiest and most sustainable ingredients that nature has to offer. Eco-friendly! Twin or Single Beds (1) Each guest room has two new twin eco-friendly bamboo mattresses. Plenty of extra linens and pillows are available in the linen closets....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Double vanity and two closets round out the master bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    An assortment of books for teens and adults are on located on the hand-carved Mexican bookshelf in the living room....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    The living room has a DVD player....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DVR capable and scores of cable channels are available in the living room and master bedroom....moreless

  • Stereo:

    A radio/CD player is mounted under a cabinet in the kitchen....moreless

  • Television:

    The living room and master bedroom have a 42 inch HD tv. The Horse bedroom has a small tv with a VCR/DVD player. The tv in the Horse bedroom does not have cable....moreless

  • Video Library:

    A few family-friendly videos are available at the house....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Volcano
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    There is an incredible expansive view of the Sandia Mountains....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Refrigerated air makes this a comfortable retreat....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    A fully-functioning dryer is available....moreless

  • Garage:

    The house has a two- car garage with remote control....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    (2) Kiva fireplaces add a cozy ambiance to the master bedroom and living room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room, with 16 feet carved viga ceilings and a kiva fireplace, is a great place to relax. Quality leather sofa and loveseat provide ample seating to watch a movie on a 42' wall-mounted tv....moreless

  • Parking:

    In addition to parking in the garage, the driveway pad provides two additional parking spaces....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cordless phones are available in the house for local calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of towels are provided in the master bathroom and hallway linen closet....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    A washer and dryer are available and laundry detergent is provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless Internet is included....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    A wood-burning kiva fireplace with seating for more than a dozen guests is a feature of the back yard....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    A coffee bar with a 12 cup coffee maker/grinder is included as well as complementary coffee....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    The kitchen is well- stocked. If we don't have what you need for meals, just send us a text or email and we will have any item delivered to the house....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    The kitchen is well-stocked with a selection of dishes and quality utensils with everything from hand-blown margarita glasses to tapas dishes. Ikea plastic BPA-free dinnerware is provided for kids....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Clean-up in the kitchen is easier with the automatic dishwasher....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is fully-equipped and well-maintained....moreless

  • Microwave:

    A built-in microwave/convection oven is conveniently located above the range....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Sugar, flour and spices are included....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Ice and filtered water are in the door....moreless

  • Stove:

    The gas stove makes roasting green chiles easy....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    An enclosed patio with a Mexican equipale table and chairs is a cozy place to start the day with some New Mexican piñon coffee....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Benches under a carved-post pergola topped with latillas and floored with flagstone is a great place to relax....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A Weber gas grill, built into an island topped with Mexican Talavera tile, makes cooking out a treat. There is no need to worry about a gas tank; there is a hard-line connection....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    A jetted garden tub is in the master bedroom....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 46 traveler reviews
There's no better place to call home when visiting Albuquerque. 07/08/2016

VRBO Bear stayed here:


We were so pleased to pull into this quiet, gated community in Southwest Albuquerque and found that the house was just around the corner from the entrance - it was so inviting! We walked through the lovely front garden, and into the entrance, finding it perfectly air-conditioned, which as a furry bear is quite important. The spacious living room with gas fireplace, comfy couches, and a well-stocked bookshelf (including DVDs) were just what we needed to relax before heading out on our adventures. We hiked the Sandia Mountains, took the train to Santa Fe, visited our bear family in Los Lunas, and took in the general loveliness that characterizes New Mexico. Each night, we enjoyed the evening air out on the back patio. We felt like we were in our own backyard oasis getaway with plenty of privacy. We were delighted by the oversized garage for the car as well. I highly recommend making this casita your home base next time you’re in Albuquerque.

The VRBO Bear
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Balloon Fiesta
Oct 7 - Oct 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
$1,400
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150
$875 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

There is a $100 one-time cleaning fee for stays of less than four nights. Special event rates apply during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

A $50 pet fee is required for all guests with pets.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albuquerque International Sunport
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tanoan Country Club
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-40
35 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sandia Peak Ski Area

Car: Recommended

The house is conveniently located near Interstate 40 making access to anywhere in Albuquerque convenient. A Balloon Fiesta shuttle stop is within walking distance-two blocks from the house. Volcanoes and Old Town are less than five miles. Santa Fe is less than an hour away by car or take the Railrunner train and see the beautiful scenery.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: The owners, Kim and Wayne, moved to Albuquerque for graduate school at UNM and fell in love with the Southwest. They built the house when their boys, Forrest and Walker, were little. Kim decorated it with furniture, handicrafts and art from their travels throughout Latin America. Wayne's job moved them away from Albuquerque, but they kept the house and hope to return to live there one day. Forrest and Walker also attended UNM. Walker is now in the Army and Forrest is working full-time. The Land of Enchantment has captured our hearts.

Why the Owner Chose Encanto Village Hoa, Albuquerque, NM, USA:
This house is perfectly situated with easy access to I-40. The owners invested in this part of town because they enjoyed the appeal of living in the southwestern quadrant of Albuquerque. The house is close to Old Town and there are a lot of nearby attractions for children including the world-class zoo, the aquarium and biopark, the Children's Museum, and the Museum of Natural History. There are also some fantastic New Mexican restaurants nearby.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Because we built the home using a custom builder, we were able to add some special features. From the moment you enter the hand-carved front gate in the courtyard to the carved posts on the pergola on the back patio, you will notice the special details of this house. All of the furnishings have a unique history and many were made by Mexican artisans. In the fall, the smell of roasted green chile fills the air and the home is perfectly situated to enjoy the sights of the Sandia Mountains. Don't be surpised to see a hot air balloon fly directly over the house.


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Speaks: french, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/22/2017

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Photos

  • Welcome to Casita Tranquila

    Welcome to Casita Tranquila

  • A little secret garden inside the courtyard

    A little secret garden inside the courtyard

  • The living room is a great space to read or watch TV with friends or famil

    The living room is a great space to read or watch TV with friends or famil

  • Relax in the living room by the kiva fireplace and watch a movie on the 42' TV

    Relax in the living room by the kiva fireplace and watch a movie on the 42' TV

  • The Blue Room is furnished with Mexican folkart

    The Blue Room is furnished with Mexican folkart

  • The guest bath and the linen closet are fully stocked with plenty of linens.

    The guest bath and the linen closet are fully stocked with plenty of linens.

  • The kitchen is equipped with everything one would need for a great meal

    The kitchen is equipped with everything one would need for a great meal

  • The dining room has a coffee bar for those early mornings

    The dining room has a coffee bar for those early mornings

  • The master bedroom is a relaxing space to unwind at the end of the day

    The master bedroom is a relaxing space to unwind at the end of the day

  • The master bath has a walk-in shower and double vanity

    The master bath has a walk-in shower and double vanity

  • The covered patio offers a private space for dining or relaxing with some drinks

    The covered patio offers a private space for dining or relaxing with some drinks

  • The pergola offers a shaded place for relaxing

    The pergola offers a shaded place for relaxing

  • The Land of Enchantment awaits

    The Land of Enchantment awaits

  • Touches of Mexico are splashed throughout the house

    Touches of Mexico are splashed throughout the house

  • There's plenty of seating for the family

    There's plenty of seating for the family

  • The entrance into the guest bedrooms and bath

    The entrance into the guest bedrooms and bath

  • The Blue Room is light and airy making for a comfortable environment

    The Blue Room is light and airy making for a comfortable environment

  • The Horse Bedroom is ready for some cowboys

    The Horse Bedroom is ready for some cowboys

  • The dining room has seating for six

    The dining room has seating for six

  • If you must work, the office is a comfortable space

    If you must work, the office is a comfortable space

  • The master bedroom also has a kiva fireplace and 42' TV

    The master bedroom also has a kiva fireplace and 42' TV

  • Relax in the jetted tub in the master bath

    Relax in the jetted tub in the master bath

  • Roasting marshmallows in the evening is an enjoyable experience for the family

    Roasting marshmallows in the evening is an enjoyable experience for the family

  • The built-in Weber grill is waiting for green chile cheeseburgers

    The built-in Weber grill is waiting for green chile cheeseburgers

VRBO #430773

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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