Enjoy a complete southwestern experience in this Pueblo-style home in a gated community in the comfort of refrigerated air conditioning This fully furnished vacation home features an incredible outdoor living space including shaded pergola, covered outdoor patio area, built-in Weber grill, and a kiva fireplace with lots of seating. The master bedroom features exposed wooden vigas, a in-room gas kiva fireplace, and the master bath features a jetted garden tub with two walk-in closets. The two guest rooms are furnished with two twin beds each. All the bedrooms are decorated in a rustic Mexican style. Leather sofas, a kiva fireplace, lighted nichos, create a relaxing ambience. The fully equipped kitchen has a gas range, dishwasher, and coffee bar.
The covered enclosed patio off of the kitchen provides an additional dining area. The backyard is shaded by a large cottonwood tree and features desert-friendly landscaping. The terraced grill area sets this property apart from most others. You'll really enjoy this outdoor space. The backyard s fully enclosed to allow children and pets to explore safely.
There is two car enclosed garage. The rental includes WiFi, and cable with DVR. If you must work while on vacation, there is private office space. The house also includes a washer and dryer.
The owners, Kim and Wayne, moved to Albuquerque for graduate school and fell in love with the southwest. After spending three years living in Oaxaca, Mexico, the couple decided to build their first home to raise their two boys. You'll see custom features heavily influenced by their time in Mexico throughout the home.
Their oldest son is studying at UNM.
Wayne and Kim completed their doctoral degrees at UNM and their first professional jobs required them to leave the state. Currently, Wayne resides in Research Triangle Park near Raleigh, NC and Kim is a university professor in Kentucky.
This house is perfectly situated with easy access to I-40. The owners invested in this part of town because they enjoyed the appeal of living in the southwestern quadrant of Albuquerque. It's close to Old Town and there were a lot of nearby attractions for children including the world-class zoo, the aquarium and biopark, the Children's Museum, and the Museum of Natural History. There are also some fantastic New Mexican restaurants nearby.
Because we built the home using a custom builder, we were able to add some special features. From the moment you enter the hand-carved front gate in the courtyard to the carved posts on the pergola on the back patio, you will notice the special details of this house. All of the furnishings have a unique history and many were made by Mexican artisans.
In the fall, the smell of roasted green chile fills the air and the home is perfectly situated to enjoy the sights of the Sandia Mountains. Don't be surpised to see a hot air balloon fly directly over the house.