|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
We walked in the front door and were blown away by the gorgeous mountain view! This patio home became our second home, purchased in 2005, for a destination contrasting with our tropical home in Hawaii. Albuquerque is the perfect spot - dry and not too hot and not too cold, and lots of opportunities for the outdoor life we love. The 1,600+ square foot unit has two bedrooms with excellent mattresses, living room, dining room, kitchen, garage and two patios, fully fenced in. The layout is easy: Walk in the front entryway and turn right to go down a hall to the bedrooms. Farthest is the large master bedroom with a large bath and large walk-in closet. Choice of tub or shower, and a separate toilet room. Next, across from the second bathroom, is the guest room with a queen size bed. Moving back toward the living room is the office which has two desk areas, a computer table and Hewlett Packard printer. Choice of wireless or broadband to connect your laptop computer to internet.
The Maytag washer and dryer are tucked in a little alcove before you get back to the living area. The living room has 12 foot ceilings and a set of sliding doors that look up to the Sandia Mountains nearby. The high ceilings, lots of windows, and white carpeting gave the area wonderful brightness. Outside the living room is an east-facing patio to greet the morning. That patio runs the length of the house with greenery and a big beautiful Aspen tree. Outside the dining room is another patio, also fenced, for sunset watching. The fully equipped kitchen is separated from the dining room by a glass brick wall, also adding to the bright atmosphere. Park one car in the garage and a second car just outside. The garage also has a long work bench with assorted essential tools. The house is also equipped with starter supplies of soaps, paper products, and condiments. We just ask that you replace what you use for the next person.
We love the time we spend in our house in Albuquerque, and are happy to share it with you when we are not there.
The neighborhood is very quiet, with the homes separated by fence/walls that provide great privacy.
As retirees, we wanted a new place to explore. Dave retired as a professor psychology at the University of Hawaii, and Abby worked in a creative health program for older adults. The Southwest holds great appeal for us with its wide open spaces, beautiful landscapes, exotic culture, and Indian art. From Albuquerque we explore Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. When we're at home, we hike and bike in and around the Sandia Mountains. We're also serious recreational bird watchers and have found wonderful birding buddies through the Central New Mexican Audubon Society and the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.
David Watson purchased this house in 2005
The Sandia Heights area is both beautiful and practical in that you can quickly get to anywhere in Albuquerque via Tramway, Paseo del Norte, I-40 and I-25. We love that we're really close to everything but feel like we're in the country, away from the bustle.
The neighborhood is quiet and safe. Shopping and recreation are close and convenient.
Besides our explorations, we love to eat and find New Mexican cuisine very much to our liking. Restaurants are 5 or 20 minutes from the house, and in an hour we can sample the great fare of Santa Fe. While our home is very private, we have met compatible neighbors as we walk around the complex and hike and bike nearby. There are several friendly churches nearby as well. A trip up the nearby Albuquerque tram is a great thrill as you can see the entire city, and once there you can hike in the clear mountain air. We love the cool dry air which gives us a change from Hawaii's warm days.
Spent Month of May at "Sandia Heights Patio Home" and can recommend without reservation! Spacious, nicely furnished, fantastic location & on a practical note - most household supplies, linens, and kitchen needs generously provided. Comfortable beds and amazing storage & closet space! East & West Patios, oversized garage and a gas fireplace were just a few of the strong "extras". Hosts provided a wealth of information on the area. Very helpful. As for Albuquerque - we loved it. Our location allowed easy access to parks, shopping, Old Town, dining & museums. We were within view of the Sandia Peak Tramway - a must. Also, don't miss the Elena Gallegos Park. Closeby & offers a variety of trails suitable for either a casual walk, or, for the more adventurous, a challenging wilderness exploration. "Land of Entrapment" really should be the state's motto. We were reluctant to leave and anxious to return.
Property was great....good location, clean, and just as described. Had plenty of room for two adult couples. Working with owners and local property manager was easy and efficient. Many places to eat and grocery stores nearby. Only 20 mins to Old Town.B
Very clean, spacious, comfortable home with a view of the Sandia Mountains. We found the house conveniently located for grocery shopping and driving to locations in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Our main goal was to attend the balloon festival and found we could easily drive to the festival within minutes.
My wife and I only have a few days remaining on our 1 month lease and as I sit on the east patio sipping my coffee, watching the sun rise and gettting caught up on my email I thought I better write a review so others may have the same opportunity if they come this way. The house is in a great location for anything you want to do from recreation to shopping. I lived in Albuquerque for 25 years and had many homes here and I can say with that background this is the place you should stay. The house is as advertised, open, bright with great views, clean and everything you need to just show up and start enjoying yourselves. While close to other homes it is surprisingly private and quiet. We come to Albuquerque often and will be staying here again. Thanks Abby
My husband and I are active seniours, we rented this home for the month of January 2012. The home was spotless, the owners commuication faultless, the listing photos are honest.
What a great home away from home, a quiet location in an upscale part of the city, view of the tram, close to trails, restaurants, and the city. With 2 bedrooms and two full baths this VRBO fit our needs perfectly. We had occasional visitors while in Albuquerque so having an ensuite as well as a comfortable 2nd bath close to the 2nd bedroom was wonderful. The owners, Abby and Dave have gathered an extensive library which we used to find hikes, day trips, research kachinas, and even discover which birds were feeding in the courtyard outside our windows. The kitchen is fully equipped, the floors are warm, the gas fireplace is a button push start, the mountain is right there, the living in this home is easy and I would recommend it to anyone.
We'd highly recommend this wonderful vacation escape. The view of the Sandia Mountains is breath-taking and a wonderful bike trail is right across the street. This home is beautifully decorated, and the owners are exceptionally accommodating to make sure you enjoy your stay. Don't miss eating at Chow's Asian Bistro if you enjoy unique, quality food.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$100 + Tax|
$2,450 a month (includes utilities);
$100 cleaning fee;
Weekly rate $1000 ($1,200 for Balloon Fiesta Week);
6% lodging tax for stays under 30 days.;
Reasonable cancellation policies;
*Dates available: Varies - Year Round
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.