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8600 Square Feet Of Luxury On 100 Acres Just Minutes From Town

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

6+ Bedrooms, 8 Baths 2 Laundry Rooms, Huge Game Room, Amazing Kitchen

Beautiful 8600 Square foot home on 100 acres just west of Roswell near the bypass. Large master bedroom with office and large master bathroom. Three fireplaces, two dishwashers, ice maker, sub-zero refrigerator, trash compactor. Theater room with very large projection screen. Additional separate TV room. 1800 square foot recreation room with air hockey, Foosball, pool table, ping pong table, 2 skeeball machines, pinball machine. Three car garage, fire pit, outdoor fireplace, Horse stalls. Has large pool with secure electric pool cover.

Chris Kolker
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Chris Kolker

My wife and I worked with a seasoned Santa Fe architect to design this spacious house. Much thought went into each detail. The quality of workmanship is superb.

Chris Kolker purchased this house in 1999

Why Chris Kolker chose New Mexico

The layout of this house was designed with a large family in mind (ours). The kids bedroom wing has four bedrooms, each with it's own full bathroom. Between the bathrooms is a shared laundry room. The living area is VERY spacious and open for entertaining many guests. The kitchen has a Sub Zero refrigerator with walnut paneled doors, two dishwashers, trash compactor and ice maker. The kitchen is completely open to the living and dining areas. The 1800 square foot basement is an awesome recreation room which includes a kitchenette with a full size freezer.

What makes this house unique

While this house gives you great privacy and a feeling of being remote, it is only minutes from town.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

8600 Square Feet Of Luxury On 100 Acres Just Minutes From Town
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Petaluma, CA

I have stayed in more than 50 Vrbos', and this is the nicest place of this size I have ever rented.

  • 5 of 5

Wow, not usually how I start a paragraph but in this case it is appropriate. This is quite possibly the nicest house in Roswell. We were lucky enough to have this last Thanksgiving at this location, and it was a great experience. Yes, this is expensive, but when you compare it to the cost of multiple hotel rooms if you have a group of people, it is not a close call. The house itself is extremely roomy, and completely set off by itself. We had a herd of Antelope walk by the back fence one afternoon. The downstairs playroom is great for kids, and the theater room was a big hit as well. The host was the best he could be. He offered to help with anything we needed, but because the house was completely turnkey, we never actually meet in person, just a phone call upon arrival, and one when we left. Thank you Kris, we hope to make it back to your place in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was equally a pleasure having you as a guest. The home was well cared for by you and your family. You are always welcome back!
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Great place to relax and enjoy the quiet of the countryside in style.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful high level home. The host was great and checked in with us several times - very responsive to questions and requests. We were all very happy with the experience. The very large projection theater room made the visit extra special (and inspired me to do the same at my home). You will need to explore the home to find it (hint: on second floor but not the TV set in the small room upstairs).

A few little things missing (and I stress little):

- No hot tub.... for a home of this quality & location, a hot tub/spa is really needed (great for the winter time or cool nights)

- Handout left in the home said no fireplace fires:

Best if owner converted inside fireplaces to gas as having a fire is almost a must have... for the outdoor fireplace,

I would suggest use be allowed as little risk for damage.

- Need more wine glasses.. the ones there are few and what wine connoisseurs call "joker" glasses. This means they

are not sized properly for red wines. Given the quality of wine we brought with us, we stopped and bought our own glasses.

- Expensive wine to good pizza: there was no pizza cutter.. we bought one and left it for the house use.

- No meat temp probe.. we bought a very cheap one and left it for the house use (I would suggest a Thermapen by ThermoWorks).

==> Kitchen was wonderful.. just needs to be better stocked for cooking & entertaining.

- Pool is not heated & not available for use starting in the fall. Would be easy to add solar heating panels for year round use.

- BBQ worked but the house needs to add a charcoal starter chimney (or add a propane BBQ). Luckily we found liquid charcoal

lighter in the garage - however, for high quality meat on a BBQ, one should never use charcoal lighter fluid (the BBQ snob in me).

But small items aside.. beautiful home (inside and out) and I highly recommend it to anyone. Absolutely would rent again.

Thank you for sharing this amazing home.

Warm regards,



- For a nice place to eat try the Cattle Baron. Prime Rib and extensive salad bar was great.

- Lincoln city (Billy the Kid era) is worth the day trip as well as the lava fields (biggest in North America) and old military forts.

- Carlsbad Caverns (classified as a World Heritage) is well worth the two hour drive to go see.

- Alien museum was a disappointment - make it the last thing to do on your trip (so if you miss it it won't matter).

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, It was great having you and your guests stay in our home. I would say you left the home cleaner than any quest I've had in it. My cleaning people basically twiddled their thumbs after your stay. Thanks! Regarding the use of the fireplaces, I am not sure what you are referring to. The only fireplace we ask not to be used is the one in the basement. The one in the master bedroom, the living room and the outdoor fireplace as well as the fire pit are all OK to use. Our house rules spell that out. There was also wood there for your use. I hope you can make it back again in the future and take advantage of that. Regarding heating of the pool, it is a 36,000 gallon pool and would take an enormous number of solar panels to heat it effectively. I do intend to add that in the future, but for now, the pool does start cooling down this time of the year. My kids and I can still handle the temp this time of year, but some people can't. I really don't start winterizing for another month or so. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks!
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I guesss the best reccomendation is this is "As advertised"

  • 4 of 5

Just what you expect from the pictures. No surprises.

If you are looking for a quite stress free vacation, then here is the place.

We called a it no agenda vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your visit. It was a pleasure having your family stay. We hope you can visit again!
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Great time had by all

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week stay. It is a beautiful, elegant home with everything you could want to have fun as a family. Very clean with everything you need. The pool was cool, but not cool enough to stop everyone from swimming and having fun. I especially enjoyed the peaceful and quiet surroundings, with the antelope in the field and the little bunny living in the wood pile. Our only complaint is that the 2nd floor was a little too warm to enjoy. We spent time one day at the small lake near Roswell, and rented paddle boards and a paddle boat which was very fun.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed our home. I apologize for the warm temperature upstairs. After your stay we had the AC guy check it and it was completely out of freon. It's working great now. We hope you come again next year.
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  • 5 of 5

For Thanksgiving 2015 my family met up in Roswell for the week to see other family members and in lieu of all staying in a hotel we decided to rent this particular house. There were nine of us including two children and we felt like we all had our privacy and comfort. It was a grand idea and everybody still talks about the great time we all had and what a great idea it was. It is spacious and the game room was a plus for the younger kids. The TV room was great and comfy and got plenty of use. We will definitely rent here again if needed. The owner was very accommodating when we had questions. The house is situated outside of town which was actually nice. There are nice views and it was extremely quiet and private. Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the most amazing vacations we have had!

  • 5 of 5

Chris was amazing. He checked on us periodically to make sure we had everything we needed. His immediately responded when we had a simple question about the property. The 8600 square foot mansion is a "steal" for the price. It had a huge game room for kids and adults. The bedrooms were plenty big for each of our kids and grandkids. Lastly, the open concept had plenty of room for us to cook, play games, and listen to music. The property was very clean and well maintained. I would highly recommend to anyone traveling in the area. We will be staying there again in the future. Thanks Chris for having such an amazing property listed online!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stuart, It was a pleasure having your family stay in our home. We appreciate how well you took care of our home during your stay. We look forward to your next stay. Chris
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Sit on the spacious deck and enjoy the beautiful views of the unique New Mexico terrain on this 100 acre estate.


Rates & Availability

Roswell House Rental Rates

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May 18 2017 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
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May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $200

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.
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Roswell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 8600 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 28 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet
  • Each bedroom has it's own bathroom. In the kids area there are four bedrooms, each with it's own bathroom and a 'jack and jill' laundry room in addition to the main laundry room.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms are large and include large closets with closet organizers. Most bedrooms include bay windows with a bay window seat with storage area. Four of the bedrooms include very large sliding glass door 'mirrors'.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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