SANDIA HTS--SERENE/QUIET. FULL VIEW TRAM/MTNS. FIREPLACE, BICYCLES

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Beverly Abshere

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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SANDIA HTS--SERENE/QUIET. FULL VIEW TRAM/MTNS. FIREPLACE, BICYCLES

Albuquerque House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4 adults with cots or air mattress for kids)

Enjoy this cozy, 2 bedroom Sandia Heights home. On corner lot, with quiet and tranquil surroundings. Experience the serenity of the natural, high desert landscape; and appreciate the wildlife that visits you from the nearby arroyo. This property has Southwestern solitude, yet the amenities of a metropolitan city, and Albuquerque's diverse culture. From the comfort of your living room's leather recliners, you can view the Sandia Mountains; and see the entire length of the world's longest Tram. Or use the telescope or binoculars for stargazing or birdwatching. Experience the 'watermelon' sunset hues, while grilling and dining on the outdoor patio. Spend time on the swing with your children/grandchildren (when they are not enjoying the nearby playground and park). Or just relax with a margarita or cerveza.

You will be 5 minutes from the Sandia Peak Tram, and 10 minutes from the Sandia Resort & Casino (golf, dining, gambling, dancing, entertainment). The Tram is easy access to the 'back side' of Sandia Peak, for winter skiing and summer mountain biking. Sandia Heights is an epicenter for 'outdoor' living. Extensive biking/jogging/blading trail just steps away, with 2 BICYCLES and HELMETS PROVIDED (can provide additional bikes if needed). Property sits in middle of a hiker's paradise, with some of the favorite trails 5-10 minutes from your doorstep (La Luz Trail, Tramway Loop, Elena Gallegos Nature Trail, Pino, Domingo Baca, and Piedra Lisa Canyon). Ample library of maps and guide books furnished for your use.

Decorated in local color and Native art, this is a perfect spot for creativity, writing, or just relaxing with family. Located in the Sandia foothills just South of Paseo Del Norte and East of Tramway Blvd (Tramway Terrace Blvd, NE 87122).

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Beverly Abshere

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We are health professionals (dentist/PA) who live in a larger, multi-level home in Sandia Heights North. It is like coming home to a 'Resort' every night.

We love this area so much, that we wanted to secure additional property our family could enjoy.

As military medical officers in Navy Reserve and Air National Guard, we have had privilege to serve and travel, and are OEF/OIF veterans. Phil also Vietnam veteran (B-52 and T-28 instructor pilot).

Beverly Abshere purchased this house in 2007

When this very unique property came up for sale, we jumped on opportunity (literally day before Phil deployed for Afghanistan). We wanted a single level, smaller, and cozier home for our special needs sister who resides with us (if ever needed in the future). But with smaller properties, it is so rare to have these million dollar views! It is a corner property, surrounded by natural and mature landscaping on 3 sides. Purchased from original owners who maintained and updated property well. We have enjoyed customizing it with original and hand-made Southwest furniture and artwork.

Sandia Heights epitomizes all the benefits of living in New Mexico. High altitude with pure air, stargazing, city views and mountain views, High Desert natural landscaping (everygreens and cacti). And extraodinary views of Sandia Mountain and The Tram from the large picture window inside. And panoramic views outside from the cozy, but unobstructed courtyard, that extends into extensive 'open space' and park areas.

Kitchen is well stocked with every gadget/appliance for gourmet cooks, grill-masters, or group entertaining at Holidays (turkey roaster, crockpot, blender, toaster oven, food processor, teakettle). Drip, French press and Keuring coffee makers. Loose teamaker. Mixologists have everything they need to prepare and serve cocktails in appropriate glasses.

For those needing to 'take care of business' during their stay, there is corner workstation with writing desk and comfy/adjustable executive chair. High speed internet with either wireless or fixed connections; and printer/copier.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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Sandia Hts--Serene/Quiet. Full View Tram/Mtns. Fireplace, Bicycles
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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Sandia Hts--Serene/Quiet. Full View Tram/Mtns. Fireplace, Bicycles
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(505) 822-0658 (New Mexico, USA)
Albuquerque New Mexico
5

March in Albuerque

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
My wife and I escaped a brutal Minnesota winter by taking refuge in Albuerque for few weeks in March. We were fortunate to find a great house and location in the foothills of the Sandia Mtns - A quiet neighborhood with awesome views and easy access to a wide range of activities. Our hosts were very accommodating and helpful in pointing out interesting things to do in the area. I'd recommend the tramway to the top of Sandia peak for any visitors. Also, if you want to take a day trip to Sant Fe, try taking the train. The depot is a short car ride from the house with the Santa Fe depot located a short walk from the central plaza. Cost is $10 round trip. A day trip up to Taos is also well worth the effort. The Rio Grande river gorge is beautiful and 20 minutes north of Taos you'll find the Rio Grand National Monument where the Rio Grand and Red rivers meet. The views are spectacular. Hope to return next March for a longer stay.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
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Sandia Hts--Serene/Quiet. Full View Tram/Mtns. Fireplace, Bicycles
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p211716vb
(505) 822-0658 (New Mexico, USA)
Albuquerque New Mexico
Canandaigua, New York
5

As advertised

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
My husband and I stayed at this Sandia Heights home with our dog from late January through early March. Primarily, we were looking for a reprieve from our bitter, northeastern winter. Also, we know and love Albuquerque based upon numerous past visits to the area. Winters there are relatively mild. During our visit, daytime temperatures generally ranged from the 40s through the 60s; 50s are typical. The usually intense sun makes it seem far warmer.

I would simply reiterate the comments others have made. The owners have accurately characterized the attributes of the house, neighborhood and immediate area, not overstating anything. We found the house to be extremely comfortable and homey. My husband easily carried out his business remotely from a comfortable corner of the great room where there is a large desk and excellent Internet connection. The most enjoyable aspect of the house is its setting. The breathtaking mountain views were an endless source of enjoyment and inspiration. In this setting, it is hard to believe that a few minutes away, we found a wide array of stores and eateries. The nearby trails made it easy for us to take our daily walks and to bicycle whenever we wanted. The owners are generous and pro-active. They met us upon our arrival and spent a good deal of time reviewing the ins and outs of the house, especially since we planned a long stay. The bed was very comfortable and the room quiet. Certainly, the owners have attended to every detail in an effort to make their guests' stay comfortable and pleasurable. We were sad to leave and already are looking back upon our stay fondly.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Sandia Hts--Serene/Quiet. Full View Tram/Mtns. Fireplace, Bicycles
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(505) 822-0658 (New Mexico, USA)
Albuquerque New Mexico
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
5

Beautiful Sandia Heights Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Pros:
1. Beautiful, well kept, comfortable home with incredible views both front & back.
2. House was immaculately clean upon our arrival (and we are very picky).
3. House was extremely well stocked with essentials for the kitchen & bathrooms.
4. One floor makes it appropriate for seniors and children.
5. Access to some of the best hiking trails in the Sandia foothills right out the back door. Also a very nice, quiet, and safe neighborhood to walk around & enjoy. Great road biking available (on Tramway) as well.
6. Great location right off of Tramway - easy access to NE Heights as well as freeways.
7. Wonderful & responsive owner - easy to get a hold of, plenty of guidebooks available at the house, and even a welcoming package of locally sourced food & drink upon arrival.
8. Will definitely stay here again. Highly recommended to all interested in staying in ABQ.

Cons:
1. Sometimes hard to leave the house to do activities around town because of how comfortable the house is and because of the beautiful views. We could have hung out there all day & been satisfied.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Sandia Hts--Serene/Quiet. Full View Tram/Mtns. Fireplace, Bicycles
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p211716vb
(505) 822-0658 (New Mexico, USA)
Albuquerque New Mexico
Seabrook, Texas
5

Excellent Adventure in Albuquerque

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Our time there was amazing. The house has amazing light and the back yard and view are off the scale. My wife and I would get up early every day to see the sunrise over the mountains with coffee.

The subdivision is setup so that it feels like your own person view of the mountain. But your also near cool amenities in Albuquerque. Driving to Santa Fe is easy route. Getting to East side of mountain is also easy.

Perfect location for a home base in New Mexico.

We will be back.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Sandia Hts--Serene/Quiet. Full View Tram/Mtns. Fireplace, Bicycles
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p211716vb
(505) 822-0658 (New Mexico, USA)
Albuquerque New Mexico
Mechanicsburg, PA
5

Balloon Week

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
It’s difficult to add anything to what has already been said about this property and it’s owners but I’ll try nevertheless.
There’s always a bit of trepidation whenever one rents a home based upon someone else’s thoughts and opinions but in this case, they were spot on.
Everything about the house was even better than anticipated. The location at the foot of the Sandia Mountains was a wonderful vantage point to not only view such a scenic range but also the numerous mule deer, grouse, hares, scrub jays and quail that visited the feeder everyday. For someone coming from a suburban East Coast city, this was a major treat in and of itself. While the house was built in a close relationship to others, it was done in such a way as to have you believe that you were the only people in that area. It was dead quiet at night and the stars were clear and bright. Days were invariably sunny and dry while the evenings were cool. As many others have commented already, the property is tastefully decorated with so many Southwestern artifacts that it could easily make you think of a magazine layout. Nothing was left to chance from the Jenn-Air stove to the Bosch washer / dryer to the telescope/binoculars and the quality towels, faceclothes, bed sheets and comforters. As one would hope, it was also scrubbed clean and shining.
While we had arrived during the Balloon Festival period, it was not our reason for coming. There is so much to do and see in the Albuquerque area that it seemed almost a shame to limit yourself to spending time watching the balloons ascend each morning or evening . There are many walking trails available in the immediate vicinity of the house with varying degrees of exertion that you can do a different one twice every day and still not begin to exhaust the list in a week. To get a better understanding of your location and the beauty of the mountain, I’d urge taking a ride on the Tramway located very close to the house. Keep in mind that it’s considerably cooler at the top of the mountain regardless of what time you go. Don’t go without a camera as the views are hard to imagine.
Personally, we very much enjoyed time spent seeing the petroglyphs, the volcanoes, the Rio Grande Bosque, and Santa Fe with the return trip over the Turquiose Trail through the town of Madrid where the movie “Wild Hogs” was filmed. I only wish we’d had more time to see more of what the area offered.
The owners were unfailing anxious to help and advise without b
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Albuquerque International Sunport
Nearest Train
7 Miles
New Mexico Rail Runner
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 25
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
County Line Barbecue/Saloon;Jinja Pan-Asian Bistro
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Sandia Peak Ski Area (Tram side
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sandia Resort and Casino
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
County Line, Santiago's at Tram,Jinja, Flying Star
Car: necessary

5 minute walk to children's playground. 15 mile running/bike trail 150 yds away. Direct access to hiking trails in back yard. 5 minutes to skiing (winter) mountain biking (summer) from Sandia Tram.

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Availability & Rates

Albuquerque House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Balloon Fiesta
Oct 3 - Oct 14
$1,400
7 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 30
$1,400
7 nights
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 - Jan 1
$1,400
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$1,200
$3,000
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Notes Reduced Rates for Monthly rentals, ($750week vs $1200/week). Additional days prorated at $100 day.
Rentals > 2 weeks, have any ADDITIONAL days also reduced to $100/day. Monthly rentals during High Season will be reduced as well, but adjusted differently.
***During Balloon Fiesta 2014, weekly rental turnover date will be Wed Oct 8 (unless renting for entire month)***

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Albuquerque House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Mountain
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Backpack
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Southwest decor. Handcrafted Chilean Cactus-wood bed and dresser in Master. Tempurpedic mattress. Custom bedding with 700 thread count cotton sheets, down comforter., Queen size Beds (1) Detailed crafting on custom metal bed. Custom bedding, down comforter., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa bed in living area. Additonal Queen air mattress with bedding.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • caves
  • forests
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • water parks
  • theme parks
  • zoo
  • live theater
  • museums
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • horseshoes
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • cross country skiing
  • rock climbing
  • hot air ballooning
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snowmobiling
  • fishing
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • cycling
Notes:
Front-load washer/dryer, 2-way fireplace in kitchen/living room, outdoor patio sitting areas/swing. Spices, herb garden.
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