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Pet-friendly Pueblo-style Casita in Gated Community

Encanto Village Hoa, Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • House1650 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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.


Wayne & Kimberly Pitts

Member Since 2012
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english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 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

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          There is an incredible expansive view of the Sandia Mountains.


            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Refrigerated air makes this a comfortable retreat.
                    • Fireplace
                    • Garage
                      The house has a two- car garage with remote control.
                    • Gas Fireplace
                      (2) Kiva fireplaces add a cozy ambiance to the master bedroom and living room.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      A fully-functioning dryer is available.
                    • Linens Provided
                      All linens are provided.
                    • 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.
                    • Parking
                      In addition to parking in the garage, the driveway pad provides two additional parking spaces.
                    • Telephone
                      Cordless phones are available in the house for local calls.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Plenty of towels are provided in the master bathroom and hallway linen closet.
                    • Washing Machine
                      A washer and dryer are available and laundry detergent is provided.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Wireless Internet is included.
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      A wood-burning kiva fireplace with seating for more than a dozen guests is a feature of the back yard.


                        • Microwave
                          A built-in microwave/convection oven is conveniently located above the range.
                        • Coffee Maker
                          A coffee bar with a 12 cup/single serving coffee maker is included as well as complementary coffee.
                        • 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.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Clean-up in the kitchen is easier with the automatic dishwasher.
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          The kitchen is fully-equipped and well-maintained.
                        • 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.
                        • Oven
                          There is a conventional oven and a microwave/convection oven.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Sugar, flour and a wide selection of spices are provided along with paper products.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Ice and filtered water are in the door.
                        • Stove
                          The gas stove makes roasting green chiles easy.
                        • Toaster
                          A conventional toaster is part of the small appliances provided.


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  An assortment of books for teens and adults are on located on the hand-carved Mexican bookshelf in the living room.
                                • DVD Player
                                  The living room has a DVD player.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  DVR capable and scores of cable channels are available in the living room and master bedroom.
                                • Stereo
                                  A radio/CD player is mounted under a cabinet in the kitchen.
                                • 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.
                                • Video Library
                                  A few family-friendly videos are available at the house.


                                    • 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.
                                    • Gazebo
                                      Benches under a carved-post pergola topped with latillas and floored with flagstone is a great place to relax.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      The backyard has a small grassed area.
                                    • 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.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • alternative lifestyle
                                        • limited accessibility
                                          One level. There is a seating bench available in the master shower.

                                          Pool / Spa

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


                                                • library
                                                • arboretum
                                                • churches
                                                • coin laundry
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • volcano
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • 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

                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              62 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              We loved our visit!

                                                              Alison K.

                                                              The casita was a perfect home away from home. ....... perfectly appointed for a travelers every need! The decor was stunning, the beds comfy and everything organized for a delightful visit. Thank you for the wonderful recommendations of where to eat and visit!

                                                              The home was cozy and clean. We had everything we needed to enjoy our stay.

                                                              Dan W.

                                                              The owners reached out to us right after we arrived. It was a nice touch and she gave me a nice run down on the house and the Area. I highly recommend this home.

                                                              Nice and comfortable

                                                              Hartmut B.

                                                              The house was nice in a secure neighborhood and a great location.

                                                              It was well equipped maybe with the exception of pots. The owners were easy to deal with and we very much enjoyed our stay there.

                                                              Only place to stay in Abq

                                                              Mike A.

                                                              We stayed here for mother in laws surgery. This place was more than a house it was a Home! I was in constant contact with owners and they responded very quickly. I will only stay here when coming back to visit family and friends. My dogs do not stay in many places comfortably but they adapted here very soon. They actually spent many mornings in yard exploring. Thans Pitts family!

                                                              Very nice!

                                                              amanda r.

                                                              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!

                                                              Captures Charm of Southwest

                                                              David F.

                                                              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.


                                                              Encanto Village Hoa, Albuquerque, NM, USA

                                                              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

                                                              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.

                                                              62 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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