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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. One guest room has a queen size bed. The other has two twin beds. 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.

More Details

Wayne & Kimberly Pitts
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 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 Albuquerque

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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Albuquerque 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.
  • Casita Tranquila is a strictly no smoking 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
  • Blue Room - 2 twin/ single , The blue bedroom has carved Mexican headboards.
    Master - 1 king , The master bedroom has a kiva fireplace and 42' tv.
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , The queen bedroom has the feeling of a smaller master room.
  • The master bedroom has a king size bed, kiva fireplace, and 42" tv. The en suite is spacious with a jetted tub, double vanity, and walk-in shower. The queen bedroom has a small tv (without cable) and DVD/VCR combo. The master and queen bedroom have custom wrought iron beds. The Blue room has two twin beds on carved Mexican headboards and features rustic Mexican folk art. 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
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Las Vegas Nevada

Beautiful house. Whole family loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this house was a wonderful experience, felt safe and very quite neighborhood. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Safe, clean home that is close to the major places in the city.

  • 5 of 5

Clean house in a nice neighborhood. The beds were comfortable and there were plenty of towels. Nice backyard to drink coffee in the morning. The decor was Southwestern but not over the top. Powerful airconditioner kept things cool in the summer heat. The Pitts were on call and very helpful when we had questions about some of the controls on the house. All in all we had enjoyable stay for five days for four people.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect for our needs!!!

  • 5 of 5

Five ladies from church in El dorado AR rented it for a week while we were doing a VBS at To’hajiiee Indian Reservation. It was perfect for us!! We had been staying in a hotel in Albuquerque for the last 6 years and decided to try VRBBO. The owners were very gracious, the house was immaculate and decorated beautifully. We want to rent it again next year!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sun City, AZ

A Great Family Week on Albuquerque!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely quiet neighborhood is just the place for a family or friends reunion. The home is so comfortable....inside and out! We enjoyed the outside as much as the very well appointed inside. Decorations inside are so interesting and very nicely done. We had plenty of everything to work with in the kitchen and so enjoyed the openness. Most evenings we had fire in the outside fireplace and, of course, s’mores! All in all, our stay was great and made me look like a Queen because I made the arrangements!!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakewood, CO 80228

100% happy

  • 5 of 5

The photos and descriptions are accurate. This is a quiet, charming home with plenty of room to not be tripping over ones traveling companions. The covered back patio was an amazing place for morning coffee--and afternoon cocktails (and dinner). Lovely to look at the pergola and back yard from the covered patio--which is so cozy that we didn't venture into the other areas of the back yard where one could easily sit and relax. I highly recommend this lovely home. Also--the owners were very easy to work with and were in close contact, making our stay worry-free.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson, Arizona

Wonderful Comfortable Home

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this home and we are just as pleased as before. The home is nicely appointed, safe, quiet and very comfortable. The Pitts are very accommodating and we lacked for nothing. This place is a jewel.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200

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 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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