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NW Valley Gem - Secluded Retreat in town

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom 1 bath adobe style house- rural setting in town

Very private, secluded, quiet rural retreat in town. Private driveway entrance. Comfortable house sleeps 4. Pets welcome to play in fully fenced 1 acre. Property with large cottonwood trees, adjacent to Albq. Open Space - private access for walking viewing balloons & wild geese. Views of western mesa and Sandia Mountains. Back yard for outdoor dining. Air cooled living room and bedroom. Restful & beautiful.

Margot T Beattie
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 2, 2017

About Margot T Beattie

I am a psychoanalyst living and practicing in San Francisco, CA. I raised my children in New Mexico and have loved the southwest ever since.

Margot T Beattie purchased this house in 2005

Why Margot T Beattie chose Los Ranchos de Albuquerque

I need to feed my soul with some access to the magic of New Mexico. The woman who sold this house to me did so because my grandparents settled in New Mexico before it became a state in 1912.

What makes this house unique

This is a very unique property. It is in town, at the end of a street - no cars - no traffic. Near Old Town, museums, restaurants, Betty's massage, 1 hour from Santa Fe, and is incredibly quiet and peaceful. Evenings and mornings are especially beautiful.


Los Poblanos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Garbage Day is Friday. Put cans outside gate onto street
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • tennis
1 Gardener on premises Saturday or Sunday morning for a few hours - watering - unobtrusive, no use of house.


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NW Valley Gem - Secluded Retreat in town
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 15 reviews
Albuquerque, NM, USA

Lovely adobe nestled under the Cottonwoods in Albuquerque

  • 5 of 5

After a major flood in our home in Albuquerque, we had to move out for 3 weeks and found this delightful adobe. It was very close to our home and although we were not on vacation - work and school were in full gear - it still felt like a vacation. The house sits at the end of a long drive and is bordered by open space. Coyotes howl at night, hawks swoop above the open fields, and at sunset there is a spectacular view of the Sandia Mountains as they change color to watermelon pink. There are trails for biking or walking. A tiny wooded gate is your private access to the open space. Quiet and spacious, the classic old adobe compound house has slate floors, huge vigas in the ceiling, lovely rugs, a large wood harvest table for family meals, and very comfortable beds. Secluded, yes, but 10 minutes to downtown Albuquerque. The sky seemed bigger and the stars at night brighter - it is a magical place. A delightful home from which to explore Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and New Mexico.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth

Get Farm Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Margot's Secluded Retreat for Balloon Fiesta Weekend!!! This farm house retreat is located just enough out/in the city to make sure that your close to everything without feeling like their are tons of people around you. Margot was pleasant to work with and was their for us when we needed her! Thanks again for little us stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Morton Grove, IL

Fantastic home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed one week in April. Great to find a dog-friendly house with a fenced yard. Home has plenty of room and lots of authentic touches. Modern kitchen with all the amenities. Miles of walking trails literally right at your doorstep, yet plenty of privacy. Will definitely stay here again. Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX; Tijeras, NM

Great Place with Huge Fenced Yard Adjacent to Open Space

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for 2 weeks during a work assignment at UNMH. Brought my dog along, so the 1 acre fenced yard was great! Big trees, nice grass, you open the little locked gate in the front yard and are on the Open Space trails. Saw coyotes, beautiful birds during daily and nightly dog walks. Quiet, safe area with a grocery store and several restaurants a couple blocks away. The house is an old Adobe, so has some old house quirks (fine with me but I love old houses). The bathroom has not been renovated, but was totally fine, the kitchen is very nice with new appliances. It was great to have a washer&dryer. Comfortable bed, furniture. Good internet. The heat worked very well. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old and funky, but functional with great access to open space

  • 3 of 5

Very old traditional New Mexico flat roof, timbered house on a great secluded large lot, with gate access to a community farm/open space. In a neighborhood of older homes with some gentrification in pockets. Nice, well stocked kitchen. Main living area also in good shape. Bathroom needs an update. Beds comfy, fixtures and furnishings very old. Close to shopping and main hghways. We had our 4 year old grandson with us who liked the hide and seek opportunities in the yard, as well as the open space. The outside and the older living areas could stand a spruce up.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute Casa

  • 4 of 5

The home was quite comfortable and had a very nice setting, located next to a natural area. It was convenient to all the events we wanted to attend in the area. It was also convenient to restaurants and a grocery store. The kitchen was wonderful with updated appliances. I would highly recommend the home to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 25 to Santa Fe
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sadies and Sophie's
Car: necessary

House with large yard is adjacent to protected Albuquerque 'Open Space' for walking and being in nature. Very private hide-a-way close in town.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $250

For Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter holidays and special events including Balloon Festival, rate is $165 per night, 3 night minimum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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