4BR SPACIOUS SANDIA HEIGHTS-EXCELLENT CITY&MOUNTAIN VIEWS! $249 JUN/JUL SPECIAL!

Greg

Speaks english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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4BR SPACIOUS SANDIA HEIGHTS-EXCELLENT CITY&MOUNTAIN VIEWS! $249 JUN/JUL SPECIAL!

Albuquerque House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

We call our house Cristalera, which means window in Spanish, because our favorite feature of the house is the windows, which afford 360 degree view of the mountains, city and beautiful desert landscape. A trip to New Mexico can be as active or as relaxing, as adult-oriented or as family friendly as you choose. Our house accommodates families (including larger families) or multiple couples with four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. We have three queen beds and a king bed in the master bedroom. The master bath has a large jetted tub. With 2750 square feet indoors, plus plenty of outdoor living space there is plenty of room to relax.

Our house is surrounded by private courtyards and natural, southwestern landscaping. The covered back deck has an outdoor fireplace. In addition to the comfortable living room, there is a family room with a wii game console and dvd player. Both living room and family room have direct tv. There is high speed wireless Internet service in the house as well. The fully stocked kitchen is handy either for cooking meals or just snacks. Eight people can eat in the breakfast room or eat outside on the covered deck. You will be sure to see rabbits, road runners, hummingbirds, quail and lizards in the yard. We often see deer. For your convenience, there is a full size washer and dryer. Your vehicle will fit in our two car garage or in the spacious driveway.

Cristalera is located in a quiet, secluded residential area in the foothills of the Sandia mountains. The house is a five minute drive from the Sandia Tramway and from numerous hiking and biking trails. It is a fifteen minute drive to the historic and cultural offerings of downtown Albuquerque and a twenty minute drive to the University of New Mexico. Cristalera is a 25 minute drive from the Sunport international airport in Albuquerque. Santa Fe is an hour drive.A variety of supermarkets, pharmacies, department stores and restaurants are only a few minutes’ drive away (including Trader Joes, Target, Albertsons, CVS, Barnes and Noble, Starbucks)

Please consult our webiste and blogs (links below) for a comprehensive list of things to do in Albuquerque and nearby. We have found a plethora of activities for sports enthusiasts (hiking, biking, golf, skiing, horseback riding), adults (wineries, casinos, art galleries, shopping, sightseeing, fine and casual dining) and families (zoo, aquarium, small amusement park, childrens museum, petroglyphs, national parks and monuments).

Keywords: House, home, yard, kids, children, balloon fiesta, movie crew, reunion

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
My family very much enjoyed our stay at Casa Cristalera. The house was perfect for our reunion - we rode balloons, rode the tram and played at Old Town.

Thanks so much for sharing your home with us. My entire family appreciated it.
Oct 2013
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Greg

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english

Someday we will retire to Albuquerque. Until then we eagerly await the visits we make to New Mexico a few times every year. After our first family vacation to New Mexico in 2009, we found that we couldn’t stop dreaming about returning and kept planning return visits. We love the climate and the natural beauty of New Mexico, the delicious local food and the amazing history and culture of the area. We have yet to meet anyone in New Mexico who isn’t friendly and welcoming. There is so much to do. Every time we visit Albuquerque, we come home with a longer list of places to see and things to do on our next visit.

Cristalera is located in the peaceful and quiet residential area in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. We are enthralled by the beautiful views that surround the house and thrilled by the regular visits of local wildlife. The house has plenty of space to relax, indoors and outdoors, and has comfortable bedrooms and a convenient and pretty eating area. I love to look out the back window while cooking at bunnies and birds in the backyard and the city below. On a recent Fourth of July, I had the unique experience of sitting on the back deck in the evening and looking down on the celebratory fireworks exploding in the city.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

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4BR Spacious Sandia Heights-Excellent City&Mountain Views! $249 Jun/Jul Special!
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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4BR Spacious Sandia Heights-Excellent City&Mountain Views! $249 Jun/Jul Special!
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Albuquerque New Mexico
Fort Worth, Texas
5

SANDIA HEIGHTS RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
This was a wonderful rental. Although in Albuquerque for a funeral, this home gave us an enjoyable place to stay. We loved seeing the wildlife, including deer walking right up to the house. The beds were very comfortable and the furnishings perfect. Thank you Greg for your responsiveness during our stay, and for providing us with a last minute rental. We look forward to staying in your home again! Perfect for family and nature lovers. The home provided for all of our needs, and added a touch of luxury with the jetted tub, deck, and beautiful surroundings.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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4BR Spacious Sandia Heights-Excellent City&Mountain Views! $249 Jun/Jul Special!
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Albuquerque New Mexico
Colorado
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
House is in good shape, well kept and kitchen has good supplies. Beautiful area for walking, hiking, biking; very quiet for sleeping and comfortable beds. Short drive to good restaurants (Flying Star & Jinga) and grocery stores. The owner is very reasonable and pleasant to work with.
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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4BR Spacious Sandia Heights-Excellent City&Mountain Views! $249 Jun/Jul Special!
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Albuquerque New Mexico
Goodyear, Arizona
5

GREAT PLACE

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at this beautiful home was one we will always remember. The home was clean, well appointed, spacious and had beautiful views. We will definitely return to this home in the future.
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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4BR Spacious Sandia Heights-Excellent City&Mountain Views! $249 Jun/Jul Special!
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Albuquerque New Mexico
5

REVIEW OF VACATION STAY 06/30 TO 07/06/2013

  • 5 of 5
Very nice place. Well kept; well maintained. The owner was very responsive and helpful.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
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4BR Spacious Sandia Heights-Excellent City&Mountain Views! $249 Jun/Jul Special!
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Albuquerque New Mexico
Maple Grove, MN
5

GREAT MEMORIES MADE (BALLOON FIESTA 2012)

  • 5 of 5
What a beautiful home! Way more than we expected. Well maintained and very spacious. Was very comfortable for 1 couple and 3 singles. Everyone had their own space. Close to Balloon Fiesta, tram, restaurants and shopping. Views were panoramic - especially enjoyed our morning coffee out on the back patio overlooking the city and the balloons. Weather was fantastic - dryness was great after coming from Midwest humidity. Sunshine everyday! Great time had by all!

Thank you, Cathy and Greg, for opening up your home to us. We appreciate you being available for our questions and your prompt responses. We look forward to staying here again on our future trips to beautiful New Mexico.
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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4BR Spacious Sandia Heights-Excellent City&Mountain Views! $249 Jun/Jul Special!
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Albuquerque New Mexico
Los Angeles
4

BALLON FIESTA IN SANDIA HEIGHTS

  • 4 of 5
This is a well maintained, spotless home in a fabulous neighborhood. The owners are incredibly nice and very helpful. It is a perfect location if you are in town for the balloon fiesta with very easy access to one of the shuttle bus locations. We felt that given the location, and the niceness of the house, there are some changes that should be made. All of the bedding and towels should be upgraded. The sheets are old and rough. The towels are tired. The beds themselves are not particularly new or high end. There are no bed frames and very few chairs or other furniture items in any of the bedrooms. The bedroom walls are bare. The whole place is a bit more spare than the neighborhood and the house deserve. The pots and pans are inexpensive and warped. Only one of them sits flat on the stovetop making even simple cooking tasks difficult (like frying an egg). Though we would love to come back, we'd want to know that these items had been upgraded first.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July Special
Jun 13 2014 - Jul 2 2014
5 night minimum stay
$249
$1,449
 
 
4th of July
Jul 3 2014 - Jul 5 2014
3 night minimum stay
$399
 
 
July Special
Jul 6 2014 - Jul 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
$249
$1,449
 
 
Balloon Fiesta
Oct 3 2014 - Oct 13 2014
5 night minimum stay
$399
$2,499
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Dec 1 2014
5 night minimum stay
$399
$2,499
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
$399
$2,499
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$299
$1,799
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Notes Balloon Fiesta, holidays and local special events - $399 per night, 5 night minimum

Inquire for monthly rates; multi-month stays welcome

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Albuquerque House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Garage ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • Video Game Console ...
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • hot air ballooning
  • cycling
  • golf
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • hiking
Notes:
Short drive to Sandia Tramway (you can see it from the house!) and numerous hiking and biking trails.
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