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Midtown Charmer, $300 Weekends, $500 Weeks until Thanksgiving!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-9)

The feel of Fall is in the air. Our rates for October and the weeks leading up to the holidays are Falling too! $300 weekends and $500 weeks to include lodging taxes and cleaning fees. VRBO, extra guests and pet fees would apply if you pay online, 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 can pay 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
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 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 2020 and live in the home again.

Candice Makowski purchased this house in 1978

Why Candice Makowski chose Ruidoso

This home has been in the family since 1978 and my mother hopes to retire here in the future. We enjoy it a couple of times a year. It is our goal to make it feel like a home away from home.

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.


Golfing, Horse Racing, Casinos


Ruidoso House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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
  • 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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Midtown Charmer, $300 Weekends, $500 Weeks until Thanksgiving!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Great location. Very clean and organized.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay. The house was clean and location was very convenient. Candice was extremely attentive and helpful.

Thanks alot

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rental in the center of town.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, one block off of Sudderth Dr., a block away from Wingfield Park, less than a mile from Grindstone Lake trails, a mile and a half from Cedar Creek trails... Interior was clean with all of the accouterments of home. Yard is fenced in and pet friendly.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy that you made our home yours while enjoying the mountains for Memorial Weekend. We love return guests, come back soon!
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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: January 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: December 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: December 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: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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!!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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