NATURE RETREAT**GREAT NIGHT SKIES***

Darlene Dean

Speaks french, english
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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NATURE RETREAT**GREAT NIGHT SKIES***

Albuquerque House Rental Photos and Description

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

The home's spacious, 2100 sq. ft., and open interior expands through the many large windows revealing vistas of the mountain ranges, mesas, and Rio Grande valley. Enjoy the quiet morning sunrises to evening sunsets from inside the house or outside on the patios. The front entrance patio faces the Sandia Mountains and the 50 ft-back patio, the mesas, Rio Grande valley and more mountains. From inside, every window has a million dollar view. Serenity, comfort, and romance best describe this home in the foothills.

In all, there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, living room, kitchen, and two car garage. One guest bedroom can double as an office.

This Santa Fe style home offers a master bedroom with a kiva fireplace and viga and latilla ceilings. Wake up and open the shades to view the garden and Sandia Mountains. The elegant master bathroom marble tile surrounds the walls, Jacuzzi, and large mirror reflecting the Mountains.

Nature is just off the back patio. On this two-acre lot, you may see rabbits, chipmunks, coyotes, and a variety of birds.

Because of the cacti and critters, this property is more suitable to children 10 and older. However, we welcome children of all ages.

Night skies are vibrant here. Stars galore! Bring your telescope, binoculars, and camera.

Friday night wine tasting at the local store and gourmet dining next door, at the Bistro, are a must and only five minutes away.

Albuquerque is only 20 minutes away and Santa Fe, 40 minutes. Beautiful drives in both directions, but why not take the train? Ticket to Santa Fe is less than $10 round trip. Train station is only 10 minutes away.

Come to see the grandeur of these vistas!

Sledding/Tubing, Health/Beauty Spa, Horseshoes, Hot Air Ballooning

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Darlene Dean (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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Speaks french, english

About Darlene Dean

This home was the perfect bachelor pad until Dave and I married. We honeymooned in this mountain home for five years before renovating and moving into the house next door. We enjoyed entertaining dinner guests with our sunset grilling, on the patio, and dining. Star gazing and watching the wild life and birds offered a constant change in daily life. Eating breakfast and dinner on the back patio was a must, just to be a part of nature and to take in the vistas and fresh mountain air. Now it is your turn to experience the freshness and naturalness of the mountains.

Darlene Dean purchased this house in 1999

Why Darlene Dean chose Albuquerque

Dave purchased this property because of the amazing views, the design flow of the floor plan, and easy access to the main highway and interstate highway.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have missed the NM light and I am reminded again why the painters flock here. The house was awesome! Quintessential upscale Santa Fe charm, great hiking right out the front door, easy drive to either Santa Fe or Albuquerque and views views views! Thank you so much to Darlene and family for making us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. We will return.



We enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with our family in your beautiful home. Loved watching the sun come up over the valley. Thank you for your warm hospitality and the delicious cupcakes.
Nov 2010
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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4.9
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Nature Retreat**Great Night Skies***
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 21 reviews
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Nature Retreat**Great Night Skies***
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p368169
+1 505 507-0450
Albuquerque New Mexico
memphis, tn
5

Tennessee Travelers

  • 5 of 5
we spent a week at Darlene and Dave's Nature Retreat, and had a great time. the house was just as pictured, beautifully appointed and in a great location (the sunrises and sunsets were gorgeous). The hospitality from Dave and Darlene was exceptional, and we were made to feel right at home.
this was our third time to stay in the Albuquerque area, and the Nature Retreat has been our favorite place to stay there. we would definitely stay here again if in the area, and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a home away from home.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Nature Retreat**Great Night Skies***
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p368169
+1 505 507-0450
Albuquerque New Mexico
Mississippi
5

A great, relaxing week!!!

  • 5 of 5
I knew that by booking a house on VRBO that I would be getting a clean, nice property, but what Darlene did for us was above and beyond the call of duty!! A month before we were to go on vacation, my wife fell and broke her upper arm, had to have surgery, screw put in, and the whole 9 yards. Bottom line, she could not sleep in bed, had to sleep in a recliner! I called Darlene and asked if the house had a recliner, and she said no. I told her the sad story about my wife having to sleep in a recliner and she said "give me a couple of days; I've been thinking about getting another piece of furniture for that house". I called her 2 days later and she said that she had JUST PURCHASED A ROCKER RECLINER!!! How's THAT for service?!? We were able to take the trip, and of all the trips we've taken and used VRBO for accomodations, this was by far the nicest house we've ever stayed in! I would heartily recommend it to anyone who will be in the ABQ/Placitas area. Darlene and Dean are perfect hosts and the property was indeed perfect for our vacation needs.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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Nature Retreat**Great Night Skies***
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Albuquerque New Mexico
Carrollton, Texas
5

Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5
Homemade chocolate chip cookies upon arrival, we felt like we were home! Darlene was a wonderful hostess, whatever we needed, she filled our requests. Their home really is a Nature Retreat providing unbelievably amazing, mountain, sunrise, sunset and stargazing views. You can't stop looking at the views, really!! The kids enjoyed their adventures on their beautiful property, Darlene even found some shovels for the kids to play with. Their home has the perfect floor plan for family gatherings indoors or out.

My sister is from Phoenix and I am from Dallas, we were hoping to meet in the middle. We found Placitas, NM to be a hidden jewel near Albuquerque and we are so excited. The location was perfect, for our families to visit Albuquerque, a great zoo, and aquarium, and skiing in Sandia (great service at the Sandia Ski Resort too). We had a great dinner at Blades Bistro, a charming restaurant nearby. Although we didn't make it to Santa Fe, it would have been an easy trip as the train depot is very close. We thank you Darlene and Dave for your wonderful hospitality. We hope to make this a tradition!!
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nature Retreat**Great Night Skies***
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Albuquerque New Mexico
Richardson, Texas
5

Lovely Open, Spacious, Private Retreat

  • 5 of 5
As a single female, I decided to splurge and rented this home just for myself for a week. I was NOT disappointed. No pictures could do it justice. Many huge picture windows, high ceilings, and numerous skylights give it a very open feel. Almost every exterior wall has pictures windows, each with a stunningly view. Even the bathroom has a picture window looking out from the large jacuzzi. It is hard to see in the pictures, but there are thermal shades that can be pulled down on every window. However, because of the private setting of the home, I rarely used them. The master bath, bedroom, sitting area, and closet are huge! The master bedroom looks out on the lovely, secret garden, as does the living room. With flowers and herbs, it has been lovingly laid out and tended by the gracious owners, Darlene and Dave. The spacious kitchen looks out into the living room and dining area - and is very well stocked. Darlene has even included hand lotion by the sink! The covered back patio's sitting area is large enough for families and has a wonderful view of the valley and far away mountains. From birds to wildlife, sunsets and the wonderful night sky there is much to enjoy. The owners are just up the road. They are attentive but not intrusive. I spent a day just staying at the home and enjoying it and the views from all those wonderful windows! Thank you, Darlene and Dave, for a most memorable week!
  • Submitted: May 26, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Albuquerque New Mexico
Lowell, MA
5

beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5
We stayed on this gorgeous property for a week. The owners were so accommodating and sweet. Our two year old felt right at home and had a great time. This property is well equipped, and is located in a safe beautiful location. We can't wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2011
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Nature Retreat**Great Night Skies***
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+1 505 507-0450
Albuquerque New Mexico
4

Quiet and peaceful! Great place to relax

  • 4 of 5
Darlene,
You have a jewel in your nature retreat getaway. It provided the perfect backdrop for a our fall/winter vacation. And, what a great treat in that there was some snowfall while we visited. The home is warm and inviting and offered tranquility every evening after visiting the near-by towns, wineries, restaurants and other attractions.

Thank you again for your hospitality and great insight about where to go and things to see and do.


Sheila and Lawrence
Houston, TX
  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Placitas is 20 Miles to Albuquerque & 40 Miles to Santa Fe

Other Activities: Downhill/Alping Skiing, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Basketball Court, Miniature Golf, Shopping, Boating, Snowboarding, Cross Country Skiing

Ski: Three ski slopes within 120 miles. Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos

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Availability & Rates

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Albuquerque House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Balloon Fiesta
Oct 4 - Oct 13
4 night minimum stay
$280
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
$3,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Notes Reservation Fee of $250, same as Refundable Damage Deposit, may be paid by check or credit card. After Fee is paid, dates will be reserved on the internet calendar.

Add Cleaning Fee of $150.

Regular rates are $1000 per week.
Seasonal/Event Rates are $1400 per week.

Monthly Rate $3080
All weekly rates are calculated on a 5 day stay.
One week is 5-7 days.
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Amenities

Amenities

Albuquerque House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Living Room
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Heating ...
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Garage
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Shampoo
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Convertible Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • ruins
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • outlet shopping
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • rock climbing
  • hot air ballooning
  • cross country skiing
  • basketball court
  • tennis
  • golf
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski privileges optional
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • mountaineering
  • ice skating
Notes:
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer; Mountain View, Free Long Distance: Free calls within the USA. Two-car garage. No hook-ups for campers. Minimum Age Limit for Renters. Hiking--1/2 mile to the nearest hiking trails. Need a hiking guide? Darlene is a local hiking leader. Skiing--Plenty of room to store skis.
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