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Pet-friendly Pueblo-style Casita in Gated Community

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

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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Encanto Village Hoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The HOA does not allow overnight parking on the street. All cars should be parked in the garage or parking pad.
  • Clean up all pet refuse from the yard. Do not allow pets on beds or other furniture. Do not leave pets unattended inside or outside the house.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , The walk in shower has a tiled bench and the tub is jetted.
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen , The master bedroom has a kiva fireplace and 42' tv.
    Blue Room - 2 twin/ single , The blue bedroom has carved Mexican headboards.
    Horse Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Carved horse headboards add southwest charm.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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


There's no better place to call home when visiting Albuquerque.

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jul 8, 2016

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.

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Pet-friendly Pueblo-style Casita in Gated Community
average rating of 4.913793 based on 61 reviews

Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was a pleasure! Your house is lovely with interesting southwest decor throughout. The backyard is nicely landscaped. During the day, we were off on adventures playing golf, visiting shopping areas and dining out, but we looked forward to returning to your pleasant abode. Your booklet had helpful suggestions of places to visit. All in all, our stay at your charming house one one of the best parts of our trip. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Captures Charm of Southwest

  • 5 of 5

The Kimberly's home is a charming, wonderful retreat - a terrific place to stay for an extended rest - or for an exploration of Albuquerque & its environs. The interior of their home is splendidly furnished in southwestern/Mexican decor, with a strong bent toward original furnishings & artwork. After my wife & I opened the front door & unloaded our gear, we immediately fell in love with their home. And, as a special note for kitty owners, our 14-year-old Siamese was never more relaxed. Historically, it takes her two to three days to acclimate herself to new gigs. She was instantly in love with our new found gem.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lewes, Delaware

Would definitely recommend this property! Owners couldn't have been any more accommodating!

  • 5 of 5

A perfect location and very accommodating. The owners were easy to work with and gave us great places to try while visiting New Mexico. Will definitely stay here again if coming back in the area!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Florissant, MO

Exactly what we hoped for

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautifully decorated and comfortable. Everything you would need for a great vacation. It rained all week, but it didn't matter because the house itself was a vacation. Owner was very accomodating. Convenient to all Albuquerque has to offer. Will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

The home was wonderfully appointed and well stocked for those of us who like to cook.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful !

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Casita Tranquila. Before we even arrived, the owners were very easy to work with and everything went like clockwork. The house was nice and cool when we arrived, as well as super clean! The house stayed so cool in the 100 degree weather that we found ourselves too cold with the air on over night. That was perfect for a person who likes it cool like me! The beds were comfortable and the rooms were a nice size. The yard was great with the built in barbecue, which we put to good use. The location was quite convenient too as every time we mapped something, it came up as 20 minutes away. Overall we had a great time and appreciated the house very much!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that the house was a reprieve from the summer heat.
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Wayne & Kimberly Pitts
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Wayne & Kimberly Pitts

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.

Wayne & Kimberly Pitts purchased this house in 2000

Why Wayne & Kimberly Pitts chose Encanto Village Hoa

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for the travel tips--those were very helpful!! I really hope a get a chance to sit down with some of the books that you mentioned. We loved staying at your house--it was absolutely perfect for us.
Oct 2012
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Albuquerque International Sunport
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Tanoan Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
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.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50

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 if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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