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Come enjoy our Lovely Executive Retreat located in Upscale Gated Community!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6). Gorgeous Mountain Views

Explore the Land of Enchantment. Visit Historical Old Mesilla, where Billy the Kid was Jailed. Play in the sand dunes at White Sands National Monument. Play golf at one of our four golf courses, 365 days a year. Visit nearby Sunland Park Race Track & Casino.

Stay at our Brand New Contemporary Southwestern Villa. We are located in a gated community with fabulous views of the Organ Mountains.

Our Upscale home is a 2300 sq. ft. home. It has 3 Bedrooms and 2 1/2 Baths. Amenities include a gorgeous community pool with a large enclosed cabana and locker rooms. Our home is fully secure with an alarm system and security camera at the front door. We have a gourmet kitchen that has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a gas cook top with pasta pot water faucet. The Kitchen is complete with all kitchen appliances, cookware, utensils, dishes, glassware and silverware.

Our Great Room is surrounded by mountain views. It is completely furnished with a micro-suede reclining sofa and a leather sofa and a 50 in.1080 Flat Screen TV. There are ceiling fans, lights, nichos and a gas burning Fireplace. We have a glass top breakfast table overlooking the great room and a separate dining room with a Pub style table that can be used for dining, cocktails or your favorite card game.

The Master Bedroom has a King-sized, Four Poster Bedroom set and a ceiling fan. The Master Bathroom has a walk-in shower with waterfall shower head, a jacuzzi bathtub and his and her closets.

We have two other bedrooms each containing a queen-sized bedroom set, ceiling fan and walk-in closets. They share a Jack and Jill Bathroom.

The Laundry room is equipped with a washer, dryer, ironing board and iron. All bedding, linens, towels are high thread count. There is a two car garage and we have RV Parking.

We are located close to the interstate which takes us to the local mall, New Mexico State University which has athletic events, concerts, the local Symphony and the Performing Arts center.

Our home is so comfortable and makes you feel like you are at your own home. We have tried to provide everything you might need. If there is something we forgot all you have to do is ask! We love treating our renters like family! Only the best service is what we provide!

More Details

JoAnn Garay-Lackey
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About JoAnn Garay-Lackey

We are retired business owners who bought this home as an investment and to allow family and friends a place to stay when they visit. We decided to share our beautiful vacation rental with travelers to the Mesilla Valley. We are residents of Las Cruces and look forward to meeting you and having you stay with us!

JoAnn Garay-Lackey purchased this house in 2008

Why JoAnn Garay-Lackey chose Las Cruces

Very Secure Gated community, convenient to restaurants, shopping and activities.

What makes this house unique

Upscale area with Fabulous Mountain Views!!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay in Las Cruces. A great place to get away from all the snow at home. We appreciated all the little "extras" that the owners provided - especially the wine and 1st nights snacks. Great house!
Feb 2015
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Las Cruces House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(19 traveler reviews)

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Come enjoy our Lovely Executive Retreat located in Upscale Gated Community!
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Well appointed house that feels like home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (2 adults, 2 teenagers, 2 cats and 1 dog), stayed for about a week over the Thanksgiving holiday. We arrived late at night to find the refrigerator stocked and breakfast goodies on the counter. It was a great start to our vacation! The house has a well equipped kitchen, which we utilized for making a few dishes for our Thanksgiving feast. The fenced yard was perfect for our mini retrevier, and the quiet neighborhood was very walkable with the dog. First Fitness is conveniently located about a mile away. Reasonably priced at $10/24 hrs lets you get two workouts in on consecutive days for one fee. White Sands is reallly close (<1 hr). We had such a great time there that we visited it twice, and added two sleds to the collection at the house. Did a little holiday shopping at the art fair in Mesilla (FYI- great jewelry prices!), and had a wonderful dinner at La Posta. Also went on an admissions tour at NM State U. Was very impressed by their facilities, programs and reasonable tuition.

We highly recommend this property, and anticipate returning!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer, So happy you, your family and fur babies enjoyed my home! It is located in a great area close to everything! Thank you and come back soon! Jo Ann
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West Lafayette, IN

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Great house, very good neighborhood,

we loved Las Cruces.

Thank you Joann

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What can I say our time here in the home and in Las Cruces has been incredible! The hospitality from the moment we walked in the house was overwhelming! Cereal, milk, juice, pastries, chips, toiletries! We got in late and I didn't have to rush to the store and pickup breakfast for my 6 and 7 year old! Jo Ann You have outdone yourself! I left wanting to pay it forward to someone else! Thank you and we will definitely be coming back to visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rose! Glad you enjoyed my home! I like to make my vacationers comfortable and take away some of the stress of traveling! Please come and visit again! JoAnn
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New Mexico

Organ mts view...

  • 5 of 5

Nice home with a nice view of the Organ Mts.

Home was nicely stocked with a good assortment of snacks and appropriate sundries.

JoAnn was a very accommodating host...

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice review! Glad you enjoyed my home! It's always a pleasure to have great guests! Come enjoy the view anytime! Regards, Jo Ann
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Very comfortable home with everything you could possibly need.

  • 5 of 5

It has everything! Joann is such a wonderful hostess. Great views, and so convenient. Would stay there another winter if we hadn't bought a house.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed my home and welcome to the neighborhood! It was a pleasure having you at my vacation rental!
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Very nice house in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Jo Ann's 3BR 2.5BA home is in an upscale community on the NE side of town. This is our second long stay here and probably won't be the last. Within a mile of the entrance to 'Los Pueblos' is a large Walmart, a Walgreen's, two gas stations, a gym and most importantly (to us) is the Sonoma Ranch Golf Course; a challenging, well-maintained test of golf that is open to the public. Adjoining the Pro Shop is the Sunset Grille which offers breakfast and lunch to golfers and non-golfers alike. The food there is some of the best around town.

As was the case on our first visit, owner Jo Ann has been attentive to our every need. Direct TV has more stations available than you can watch. We used the grill our back at least four times a week. Jo Ann had some sod added to the back yard and now we have bunnies! Two or more cottontails are considered to be a 'herd'. It's OK to feed them carrots.

Three mornings a week we walk through the neighborhood then out to the end of Northrise Blvd. a walk across flat land that takes 45 minutes. Los Pueblos has a community pool.

Medical facilities of all kinds are located within five minutes as well as multiple eateries.

We enjoy evenings on the patio with a partial view of the Organ Mountains, a spectacular mini-range of impressive mountains. It's easy to see why the area was named 'Las Cruces'.

Come to Jo Ann's house and have a relaxed visit with no worries.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Linda I'm glad you enjoy our home! The patio is great to sit out on in the evenings and those bunnies are fun to watch! You and John are the kind of excellent tenants I enjoy having!
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Nearest Airport
56 Miles
El Paso International Airport
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $75
Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $250

Cancelation policy 60 days ahead fully refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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