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The Pool House' Golfers, Movie Crews, Weddings, Families, Groups

Jim Summers - Albuquerque

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Jim Summers - Albuquerque

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015
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The Pool House' Golfers, Movie Crews, Weddings, Families, Groups

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


Albuquerque House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrms + Guest house, 2900 s/f, 3 F Baths, Sleeps 8-14, Hottub, 1/2 acre

Fun and cozy rustic home located in the North Valley close to the Balloon Fiesta Park, just up the street from the Convention Center and only a few miles from Sandia Casino and Golf Course. From May 1st to Septmeber 30th enjoy the clean in-ground pool! Year round is a large hot tub great for relaxing after busy day. Property is completely fenced with an automatic gate for security and privacy. Driveway can accommodate 4 vehicles or two with trailers. Street parking in front of home with electric available can accommodate any size RV. Front park like yard is relaxing and a great place to enjoy a meal outside or BBQ on the grill. Pool and hot tub are private and snuggled between main house and the pool/guest house. Pool has a deep end and is heated when needed. Pool house is included in the rental and has a full bath, queen bed and kitchen.

Great property for Families, Vacations, Movie Crews, Team Sports, Reunions, Family Holiday Get-Together and more!

Please read the rate section as this website headline only shows a nightly rate and does not show the true fee. Thanks!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jim Summers - Albuquerque (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Jim Summers - Albuquerque

I am a retired firefighter for the City of Albuquerque, Realtor, avid outdoorsman and love to travel to places where I can spearfish and enjoy the ocean. This photo is of a King Salmon from Bodega Bay CA.

Jim Summers - Albuquerque purchased this house in 2001

Why Jim Summers - Albuquerque chose Albuquerque

We started renting vacation homes over 14 years ago in Bodega Bay, CA and have been hooked ever since. The amount of money we saved by cooking at the rental home and spending fun time with our family and friends was so much better than sitting in a hotel room waiting for the others to get ready and sitting....again... at the restuarant. I love cooking together, playing games and having drinks in the hot tub afterwards. Try it and I believe you will too!

What makes this house unique

Our kitchens are stocked full of everything you need to cook a fantastic meal! When we decided to start renting out our former residence we knew exactly what was needed for a great vacation home as we had ten+ years experience by renting others. HOT TUB & POOL IS A MUST! What better way to wind down a long day of touristing than to relax in a private clean hot tub and cool off in the pool. Outdoor patio is required to have a social gathering vs watching TV. Enjoy your friends and family by cooking & playing together vs waiting for people to get ready in a hotel room and then go sit down again at a restaurant.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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"Thanks Jim, the Pool House was awesome. We know it's a money maker for you but you can tell you put alot of heart into it. You make it a great place with the fire pit, grills, and all the care for the yard & flowers and details on things people need for their stay. Nobody else does this. Wish we could stay longer and know we will look you up again on our next stay. PS - if you see some snails with numbers on them it was for the races we had out back."

(I promise I did not pay them to write that! Jim)

"Albuquerque May 24-28 A wonderful week in a great house with so nice friends! (drawings of four happy faces and names + hearts) (then paragraph written in another language... says from Norway) Thanks for letting us stay at the house. We had a great time enjoying the sun & the wind! The pool was wonderful too. Mostly talking with our cherished friends from Norway & our beloved family. May 31, 2008"

"June 22-29, 2008 Jim, we enjoyed the interior and exterior of the Pool House. Very good atmosphere! Take care and God Bless. College of Sante Fe Brotherhood Reunion"

"Raptors 2008 Football Banquet. Everyone enjoyed this years location!"

"7-6-08 We fed the dog. (refering to life sized german shepard that protects the house) Loved the house! (comments about some who got sick) Thanks for getting rid of the mosquitos for us! The pool's great. We milked your cows. (refering to huge black and white cow collection in the kitchen) Thanks for the memories! (15 signatures)"

"Hugh Heff loved the arrangement. Many bunnies galore. 8/12/08 - 8/18/08 (with nice drawing of Playboy bunny)

Jim, thanks for everything. We had such a blast! We had an 80"s party on Thursday night. So everyone was dressed like 80's and 80's music was rocked throughout the night. It was like a flashback to my childhood. It was awesome. My family LOVED the house so much. They really felt at home here. There was plenty of room for all of the bodies in this house."

"Why so serious?" along side a very nice pen drawing of the Joker?

"Aug 26 - party of ten from Conneticut, California, Arizona, Pennsylvania & Mass. We love your house, it's such a blessing... We're here for our Christian Recovery Home Conference. What an awesome day!!! We had a huge BBQ about 50 people!!! ( nice drawing of a hand in the peace position) Dios es amor!"

"Thank you so much for the use of your wonderful home! We had a great week & enjoyed having such a fun place to spread out!"

I hope you enjoyed re
Dec 2008
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The Pool House' Golfers, Movie Crews, Weddings, Families, Groups
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 41 reviews
Norway, Europe

Lovely vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from 9 days in the "Pool House", and already we long to go back. Too bad it is so far from where we live.

The house is charming, and contained everything we needed, and more. The pool is clean and was a big hit with both grown ups and kids.

We have Family in Abq, so we got to spend a lot of time with them both at this place and theirs, as well as exploring different Places in and about the town. We recommend hiking in Tent Rocks!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Mount Pleasant, SC

Great Place for a Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for our family reunion and it was absolutely perfect for our needs. While not everyone in the reunion stayed at the home (we had over 30 people) it had plenty of space for everyone to meet and eat together. The pool was wonderful and was very clean and the hot tub was well maintained as well. The yard was by far the best in the area and provided space to sit outside in the shade and talk. We used both grills, which were enough to cook for everyone. The kitchen was also big enough to host everyone.

Jim was very easy to work with. He stopped by a couple times during our stay to make sure everything was going well. The temperature in ABQ was in the mid to high 90's while we were there, but the inside of the house always remained cool.

The location of this home is ideal for seeing all that ABQ has to offer. It is just a couple of minutes from the Hot Air Balloon museum and park, Sandia Peak, the Petroglyphs, Route 66, Olde Towne and more. We drove a mile or two and watched hot air balloons being launched off of Coor's Blvd at sunrise. I would also give a huge recommendation for Sadie's restaurant which is just up the street from this house. They catered enough for all of us with tons of delicious mexican food to spare and it was less than $150.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Spring Golf Trip

  • 4 of 5

Our group of six male golfers stayed very comfortably in the pool house in April 2013. Each guy had his own room while sharing three full baths. The house and grounds have a lot of character and Jim was an outstanding host. We especially enjoyed the large common areas - dining area for 9 and media room for 8. The property also had two nice gas grills for our cook-outs and a large, clean hot-tub. The gated property is in a quiet North Valley neighborhood with easy access to I-25. Not to be missed is Sadie's Resturant for authentic New Mexican food just a few blocks from the house, and Paa-Ko Ridge for outstanding golf.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great Home Away from Home

  • 4 of 5

This was a great house for families with kids. We had a family reunion and the our family members with children loved the home. The pool was a hit. The house was clean, comfortable. and homey. A lot of good memories were created here with the cousins. There were good restaurants and the Cottonwood Mall closeby. There are several places in the home that has a step up or down which is not good for people with disabilities. But overall we loved the space. We would absolutely rent it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Billie, thanks for the great review! I am glad your family made some good memories here and we would love to see you back here again if you ever decide to come back to Albuquerque. You are absolutely correct in that the house does have a couple internal steps. The original part of the house was built back in the early 40's and the slab was to low to the surrounding fields. When they built the additions they raised those floors a couple inches to keep water out in event the field borders ever broke and the house flooded. Of course these days there are no longer any fields irrigated near the house but the step-ups due remain. Best wishes, Jim
Austin, TX


  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned from a week at the pool house. The rooms had enough separation so that three generations could enjoy time together and separate space as well. The owner was available and very helpful. Front yard shady when sun on the pool in the afternoon so adults could watch kids play in the pool. One reviewer had a long list of complaints, but certainly was not honest. It was convenient to stores and restaurants, and easy distance to mountains and scenery. We definitely enjoyed it. Thank you, Jim!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Andrea for the honest review. After almost 50 positive reviews for over 4 years I think we have done alright! I appreciate your family choosing the Pool House and we hope to see you again someday. Jim

Don't believe the pictures

  • 1 of 5

The "pool house" was disapointing to say the least.The pictures of the home on the website were nothing like the actual home.The pool was not heated( heater was not operational) and the pond was empty and surrounded by piles of dirt.there were no paper towels, trash bags, toilet paper, laundry soap or even gas for the grill.The air conditioning was not on when we arrived and could not sit in the house for the first six hours we were there.I would not recommend the pool house unless some maintenance is performed. I was really looking forward to staying there but extremely dissatisfied with the condition of the home.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Don't Believe" is correct. This guest is a fraud and did not pay for the rental and is using this complaint as a way out of his bill. During his stay he never made a single phone call, text or email. After his stay, and he still had not paid, I demanded the money and then we get this review but still no contact. My lawyer has been contacted and he will now have to come back to NM once again to meet the New Mexico court system. June 17, 2012 update. After legal action initiated he finally replied and stated he would pay the bill but has not as of yet. He did send some photos of the proeprty stating the house is "junk". So let's go over them. Photo #1 rock pond in landscaping, yep it was out of service due to a broken landscape pipe next to it. #2 pile of dirt next to sprinkler box and rock pond, yes pile of dirt as we were replacing plumbing and valves underground. This is in the landscaping and did not interfere w/the pool, hot tub, grass, playground or any other area a guest might want to use. #3 inside of the old brick housed grill we don't use anymore. We bought a new black & stainless steel Kenmore grill to replace it. Brick stack is cool looking and I am not going to tear it down. #4 laundry room showing we hang up broom, swiffer and other cleaning tools. Yes we are organized so not sure what the complaint was. #5 is confusing as it is of some bricks blocking a gap where a raccoon tore off a vent and some bricks to get into the attic. We trapped her & relocated her to the river south of town. The bricks are there to keep cats out until a mason can come repair the area. I am guilty here as this is up on the roof and is a low priority as it has nothing to do with the house rental use. #6 we place our ladder and those long poles for cleaning the swimming pool on top of the shed that is behind the pool house. What else do you do with 12ft long things? The area is totally out of site and no visible from the main property. The last photo is that of our front road gate looking at our neighbors yard. Yes we do have a gate and neighbors across the street. Again like every photo not an important part of the rental. If the photos were of broken beds, green pool, dirty kitchen, lack of supplies or anything that is any kind of importance I would be concerned. It is apparent this review is clearly about getting out of a bill. Please read the other 40+ reviews that say the exact opposite of this garbage and you be the judge. Best wishes until next time! Jim


Car: recommended

North Valley Albuquerque, close to casinos, downtown & more. Quick and easy access to freeway and Westside. Only 2-3 blocks from Paseo Del Norte and the Rail Runner Train Depot.

Other Activities: Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Racquetball, Miniature golf, Kayaking, Hot Air Ballooning


Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Albuquerque House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2014 & Spring 2015
Oct 5 2014 - Apr 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
Summer Pool Season 2015
May 1 2015 - Oct 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
Balloon Fiesta 2015
Oct 2 2015 - Oct 11 2015
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2015 Spring 2016
Oct 12 2015 - Apr 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
Weddings 4 Nights Thur - Mon
May 5 2016 - May 8 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Base Fee - see below $750
Notes We simplified it! All inclusive rate so you know exactly the total amount due NOW! Nightly rate + base fee (that's it) includes rental, all taxes, all supplies & cleaning fees and yard/pool/hot tub fees. No minimum or maximum number.
Example - for a $200 night time period 4 nights x 200 = 800 + 750 base = $1550
Need to add a night +200, remove a night -200! That easy and NO hidden fees ever!

Cancellation Policy

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Albuquerque House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Guest House - 1 queen , Full Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Office with full bed
    Living & Sunroom - 3 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out couch and two trundle beds
  • The office has a full bed and is used as a bedroom except no permanent closet. There is a clothes hanging rack and dresser. In the sun room there are 2 trundle beds that you can set up as well as in the living room a sectional sofa queen hide a bed. The Guest house has a Queen bed and another chair that converts to a single bed.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Shade tree covers the front grass area. Kid friendly, small kids play ground toys and more. Property is totally fenced and pool has automatic safety cover. 2 BBQ grills. One portable on back patio and a brick BBQ grill in the front yard picnic area. Propane is provided. Private Pool: Pool is Open form May 1st till October 15th! In ground 33'x16' with automatic cover. High speed internet is provided and a wireless modem is in the house however we do not provide diagnostic services nor do we guarantee your computer will connect to it.

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