PLACITAS NEW MEXICO ADOBE SANDIA FOOTHILLS RURAL RETREAT

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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PLACITAS NEW MEXICO ADOBE SANDIA FOOTHILLS RURAL RETREAT

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House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Casa de Paiz is a classic, cozy split-level 1100 square foot adobe home, sitting on a secluded acre of Pinon-Juniper woods at the north end of the Sandia Mountains, within easy driving distance from Santa Fe and Albuquerque. It's a perfect couple's getaway featuring a large and luxuriously appointed master bedroom with a California-king size bed and a decorative kiva fireplace, a large bathroom with separate tub and shower, new completely equipped kitchen, nice views from large windows, a covered patio in front next to the lily pond, and a very private patio outside the master bedroom. The bedroom and den both have flat screen LCD TV's, with access to Netflix and Hulu streaming movies and TV shows plus over-the-air network tv. All your computing and communications needs are met with a desk-top computer, printer, wi-fi and landline telephone. A double size futon (sofa bed) in the den can be used by a 3rd and 4th guest.

In warm weather enjoy the cool breeze in the shade of the portale waiting for hummingbirds to visit the flowers and dragonflies to visit the lily pond, or the beautiful view of the Jemez Mountains 40 miles away while sunbathing on the bedroom patio. Star-gazing is excellent on clear, moon-less nights, as the lights of Albuquerque are hidden on the other side of the mountain. Year-round birding opportunities abound in the area with many feathered friends visiting our feeders and the lily pond.

Recreation and outdoor adventure opportunities abound in the area, with the 10,600 foot Sandia Mountains at hand with winter snow sports and summer mountain biking and many miles of hiking trails including nearby trails in the foothills that are accessible year-round. The annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, featuring hundreds of colorful hot air balloons from around the world, is held in early October and is just 20 minutes away.

Nearby Indian Pueblos offer excellent golf courses, casino gambling and entertainment venues. Throughout the year Pueblos have traditional dances that are open to the public.

Experience the colorful Southwestern culture, unique shopping opportunities and fine dining in Santa Fe and Albuquerque Old Town, both an easy drive from Placitas. But there are great restaurants close by as well in Placitas and the town of Bernalillo.

Your hosts Joel and Mary Lou live nearby in Albuquerque (25 minutes away) and are readily available to help make your stay very enjoyable and comfortable.

Please note that Casa de Paiz is ADULTS only, and NO PETS are allowed.

CONCERNED ABOUT WINTER ACCESS? Not likely to be a problem as this area just gets a little more snow than Albuquerque - 1-3 inches several times a year, rarely more. When it does snow the road crews clear Highway 165 quickly.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
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Joel and Mary Lou live in Albuquerque, and use Casa de Paiz as a second home. Joel is retired and Lou has a custom floral business. We manage Casa de Paiz ourselves.

The Owner purchased this house in 1985

After recent extensive renovations we decided to make it available to others looking for a unique place to stay in New Mexico.

Relaxation induced by quiet and wooded seclusion, with beautiful views of both mountains and desert.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Placitas New Mexico Adobe Sandia Foothills Rural Retreat
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
business
Placitas New Mexico Adobe Sandia Foothills Rural Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p374174vb
505-250-6038
Albuquerque New Mexico
Lemon Grove/San Diego, California
5

"Outstanding Casita!"

"Outstanding Casita!"
  • 5 of 5
We had such a wonderful time in this beautiful and well-appointed casa that we are already planning to visit again. The personal touches were comforting and we looked forward to coming 'home' every evening after visiting the many surrounding sites. All of the views are spectacular and the fact that nature is right outside of your door is special. This is definitely the one place everyone needs to consider when staying near Albuquerque & Santa Fe. Thank you Joel and Mary Lou for everything and we will see you again!
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Placitas New Mexico Adobe Sandia Foothills Rural Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p374174vb
505-250-6038
Albuquerque New Mexico
Wichita
5

Adobe Delight

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I have stayed in quite a few VRBO properties, as well as other private listings, in a lot of different places over the past several years. None equal this crazily wonderful in so many different ways place called Casa de Paiz. Beautiful private setting with amazing indoor and outdoor spaces. A place that lacks nothing for creature comforts and good for the Soul. Really hard to leave(after 7 days). We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
Placitas New Mexico Adobe Sandia Foothills Rural Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p374174vb
505-250-6038
Albuquerque New Mexico
5

Spring Get-Away

  • 5 of 5
We spent a great week here in early April. The property is in a pleasant setting with a sense of seclusion, yet only a short distance from the main road. The location is very convenient to take day trips to ABQ, Santa Fe, Tent Rocks, Jemez Mountains (hot springs) and more. The property is well maintained and appointed, even down to a backpack and coolers for day trip picnics. The owners description is spot on. We would recommend this property to our friends and would stay there again.
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Placitas New Mexico Adobe Sandia Foothills Rural Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p374174vb
505-250-6038
Albuquerque New Mexico
5

Exactly As Promised!

  • 5 of 5
Joel and Mary Lou were there to greet us and show us around when arrived late that evening. That was such a nice touch.

Everything about this location was exactly as promised. The house was immaculate and the location couldn't be beat. At the end of Highway 165, we didn't hear traffic, noise, or anything except the birds.

Close enough to Albuquerque but far enough from town to be a peaceful retreat. We enjoyed watching the birds and checking out the area. At the end of the highway (about 1/2 mile from the house) is a dirt road that was full of adventure (the Sandia Cave hike), beauty (a gorgeous creek in the woods), and fun. I highly recommend off roading a bit.

Prompt with communication, help, and with the return of our security deposit, Joel and Mary Lou are definitely the ones to rent from!
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
business
Placitas New Mexico Adobe Sandia Foothills Rural Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p374174vb
505-250-6038
Albuquerque New Mexico
5

A Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent 8 nights at Casa de Paiz over Christmas and really enjoyed it. The house is very well equipped with everything you need to make it a home. Also, the king-sized bed in the bedroom is very comfortable. We highly recommend staying here.
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
business
Placitas New Mexico Adobe Sandia Foothills Rural Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p374174vb
505-250-6038
Albuquerque New Mexico
MA
5

Armann's

Armann's
  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for a nice secluded place in the mountains. This is the place. This home is so cozy and comfortable that you don't want to leave. It had everything you could possibly need. Mary Lou and Joel thought of everything. It was nice just sitting outside and taking in all the views. We went out for the Balloon Fiesta. We had a great time. We would definitely recommend this place.
thank you so much
Mary Lou and Joel
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Albuquerque
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Railrunner station at Bernalillo
Nearest Motorway
8.75 Miles
Interstate 25
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Blades Bistro
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Santa Ana
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Blades
Car: necessary

Sandia Peak Tramway, Casinos with entertainment venues, world-class golfing, Santa Fe, Albuquerque Old Town, Railrunner train service from Bernalillo to Santa Fe and Albuquerque, Hyatt Tamaya Resort

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Availability & Rates

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Albuquerque House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Apr 1 2014 - Oct 3 2014
3 night minimum stay
$130
$780
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Balloon Fiesta
Oct 4 2014 - Oct 12 2014
4 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Oct 13 2014 - Dec 23 2014
3 night minimum stay
$125
$825
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 6.02%
Notes 3 nights $450. 3 or more guests add $75 cleaning fee. Full refund up to 30 days before arrival.
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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:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Printer
  • Secure Parking
  • Free Local Calls
  • Gas Heating
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Computer Available ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Complimentary Shampoo, Conditioner and Hand Soap
  • Separate Tub and shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) California King-size with new Sealy mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double size futon sofa-bed; air mattress available on request.
Entertainment:
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • churches
  • library
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • shopping
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • cross country skiing
  • hot air ballooning
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
Notes:
Covered flagstone patio in front, lily pond, private bedroom patio. Fresh cut flower arrangements.
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