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Midtown Charmer, Enjoy Thanksgiving or Winter Weekends - $900 or $350 TOTAL

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

Come and enjoy Thanksgiving and winter weekends in the mountains of Southeastern New Mexico. The four nights of Thanksgiving Break are $900, weekends are $350 and a full week is $750. This includes cleaning fees and lodging taxes. Extra guests and pet would apply if there are a total of 10 or 11 guests and/or any of your furry friends join (max of 2 dogs or 3 if small in size). If you are interested in saving fees charged by VRBO and paying via check or cashiers check- contact me directly.

The 'Heart of Ruidoso' is a 3 bedroom, 2 full bath home offering a cozy respite for a family or group of friends and is pet friendly. The three rooms can comfortably sleep up to 9 with additional space for 2 on a queen size air mattress ($25-$50 fee for 1-2 extra guests.) The entire house has been renovated in the last 6-8 years with new laminate, carpet and tile flooring. The appliances have been replaced and maintained in the kitchen and cabinetry + all rooms updated with paint. We strive to keep a clean, working and comfortable home and maintain, replace and refresh as needed. Please let us know if something has escaped our attention and we will get right on it!

Tired of eating out? The fully stocked kitchen makes it easy to have a homecooked meal or barbecue on the gas grill. Plenty and plush are the linens in both bathrooms and on all beds. The front covered porch is ideal for drinking coffee in the morning and the backyard offers a larger deck for more privacy. The backyard also boasts a privacy fence that can provide a safe place for both kids and pets (up to 3 small or 2 medium/large dogs allowed with a one time pet rent fee.) We have provided games, puzzles and videos for both child and adult entertainment for those rainy/snowy times or when you just want to stay in for the night!

The convenient central location, in a family neighborhood, gives you the option of walking right into the mid-town shopping district of restaurants and extensive stores. Wingfield Park, Grindstone Reservoir's trails or the Ruidoso Athletic Club are within blocks for some exercise in the crisp mountain air. Other attractions of the outdoors, resorts, and shopping the area has to offer are within short driving distances. The Inn of the Mountain Gods is a 10 minute drive, the convention center and 2 golf courses are 10 minutes the other direction and direct access to Sudderth Drive which takes you to the Ruidoso Downs Race Track or to Mechem Drive and Ski Apache.

If this is your first time or the 100th, our hope is that your visit is unique and a memorable one with the addition of your stay in the home that holds a special place in our hearts. Information is available upon request to help you prepare your vacation for the maximum amount of fun, activities and relaxation!

Keywords: house, midtown, pets, kid friendly, fireplace, fenced backyard, decks, gas grill

More Details

Candice Makowski
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017

About Candice Makowski

The 'Heart of Ruidoso' is owned by mother/daughter team, Marcia and Candice Makowski. This is the home that Candice grew up in and renovated in 2006 to rent out on short term basis so that the family could enjoy it also. Marcia hopes to retire to the area by 2015 and live in the home again.

Candice Makowski purchased this house in 1978

Why Candice Makowski chose New Mexico

This home has been in the family since 1978 and my mother hopes to retire here in the future.

What makes this house unique

The backyard is perfect for cook outs, adding to the living space of the property and yarded for our pets to enjoy. The location makes it convenient to walk to the shopping and dining of mid-town.


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Midtown Charmer, Enjoy Thanksgiving or Winter Weekends - $900 or $350 TOTAL
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
Horizon City Texas

Great home

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do the property justice the house is very nice and very clean which is rare when renting in ruidoso. The back yard was perfect for out dog to play and it was nice not having to get all dressed just to take him out since it was fenced. Had a great time skiing and could walk to shopping

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice and clean home !!!!

  • 4 of 5

We had a very comfortable and nice stay at this house. There were eleven of us and no one felt like we were cramped. The location is very close to downtown and convenient for shopping!! I would highly recommend this home for your vacation needs.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Dog Friendly Winter Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We chose this house for our first ever ski vacation due to the positive reviews, being dog friendly, and convenient location. Once we arrived, we really realized how convenient the location is and how charming and clean the house is! During our 5-day stay, we spent 3 days to Ski Apache (~ 40mins drive, as the mountain road only allows for 25mph) and the other 2 days explored the town and neighboring trails. We had 2 snowy days, and the experience of watching snow while having breakfast with family was surreal! Deers visited us almost every morning. Solid fence in the backyard to make sure our dog did not become an escapist. Fast Wi-fi, cable TV, many boardgames and movie DVDs. The open-floor plan allowed the whole family to enjoy the living room & kitchen & dinning table at the same time. Real fireplace was a surprise to us! We bought firewood from Thriftway and enjoyed the fireplace almost every night. Just a tip for people from more humid area (like us from Houston): it can get pretty dry especially when you have warm ac running. I will bring a humidifier next time we visit. And, yes, we will want to come back and recommend to friends!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

Clean, cozy and convenient

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I came to Ruidoso from Arizona for a mountain vacation including mountain biking, hiking, shopping and dining. We had it all just outside the door of this house. We chose this rental for price, location and fenced yard for our two dogs. It had everything, even a park just down the street which was great for a quick walk with dogs. House was clean and comfortable and Candice worked with us to accommodate our needs. Couldn't have asked for more!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Spring Break Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed here with our family over Spring Break (March 2014). Our kids wanted to see snow and maybe go skiing. We got to do both and more. The home was very clean and it had everything we needed. It's smack in the middle of town and a few miles from the ski slopes. My kids are already asking when can we come back. Candice was very responsive and accommodating when we wanted to extend our stay. This will be my place to stay when we come back to Ruidoso.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kelle - we LOVE having our guests return to make more memories. Look forward to hosting your vacation again!
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pet friendly house

  • 5 of 5

The house is close to everything and is very comfortable and inviting. Our dogs loved it, the back yard is perfect. Me and my wife will definitely be coming back on our next visit to house hunt. It is almost like having a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Ruidoso House Rental Rates

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Ski Season
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $95 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.88%

Stays longer than minimum are not charged a cleaning fee. Payments made by check receive $15-$50 off dependent on amount of total reservation. All rates are subject to change until confirmation of reservation. THANKS!!!

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Ruidoso House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a futon in the bunk room and a queen size air mattress for additional sleeping option., Bunk Beds (1) Double bed for the lower bunk
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
Small Pets considered with a pet rental fee.

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