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Cheryl Harte

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish

Luxury Mountain Home, Sleeps 13 people, 5 min to ski resort

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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New Mexico House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11-13)

Located in Angel Fire, New Mexico, 'Mountain Serenity' is a beautiful luxury mountain home ideal to rent for family vacations. We have owned and rented this house for almost 10 years and as a result, we are experienced in knowing what families want and need from their vacation home. So we are dedicated to providing the best experience for our guests through maintaining a house that has up-to-date furniture, is clean and well-maintained, and has everything you’ll need for your stay, such as linens and towels, detergent for washing machine and dishwasher, shampoo & body wash, spices and olive oil. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need – even if you’re cooking Thanksgiving dinner! All you need to buy is the food! We even provide sleds in the winter.

The house is secluded and private yet only 1 mile from the grocery store and 2 miles from the ski lift. The house sleeps up to 13 people with 4 bedrooms (1 King, 3 Queens) and a kids room (bunk bed and elevated twin) and sleeper sofa. It has 2 full bathrooms and a half-bath. Perfect for families, adults can entertain themselves on the main floor while the children have fun on the bottom gameroom floor that has a TV, DVD player, air hockey table, kids room and large amount of games and toys for the kiddos.

One of the best features of the house is the view from the back deck. There is an expansive view of a greenbelt where all you see are trees and sky and one of the things we enjoy most is that we often see wildlife in the valley around dawn and dusk times. Another of my personal favorite times is when you are the in house during a snowstorm – watching snow fall across the valley onto the trees is just magical. Or when you are sitting on the front porch on the porch swing watching the rain fall in the front of the house, that’s memorable too.

It has satellite TV with many family/sports/movies/local channels on the TV in the master bedroom and the TV in the gameroom. Both TVs have DVD players. The stereo has radio and a connector for a smart phone. The house has high speed Internet and wireless DSL. Gameroom has an air hockey table.

There are many options for eating meals at the house to suit your mood or to separate adults/kids. The house features a huge, family-size dining room with doors and it seats 8, a kitchen table that seats 4 and 2 barstools.

We have a nice sized mud room to hang coats and put boots/shoes and we have front-load washer and dryer.

There’s a garage to keep your vehicle inside, away from the elements, which you’ll appreciate in the winter.

The Angel Fire hiking trail system is adjacent to the house which are great for family walks (the "Elk" trail is directly behind our house and there's a trail from our back yard to get to it). Our yard is a nice size to play around - in the summer, it's fun for the kids to explore nature – we have an empty lot on each side of the house so the kids can explore in the woods and in our yard, there’s a fort, a fire pit and a homemade see-saw. In the winter, our driveway is perfect for sledding and the yard perfect for snowmen and snowball fights.

We also own the house next door and it's available for rent if you want a different configuration or you have a big group that wants to rent houses close to each other. You can find more information about our other property called Elk Glade at homeaway #3834316

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cheryl Harte (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish

About Cheryl Harte

Our family is from the Dallas, TX area. The Mountain Serenity house is our family vacation home that we now share as a rental home.

Cheryl Harte purchased this house in 2006

Why Cheryl Harte chose New Mexico

We love the outdoors, so we enjoy Angel Fire in all seasons: in winter of course for the skiing, in spring we love to see the baby elk and deer, summers we enjoy hiking/golfing/rafting/fishing, and the fall colors are absolutely beautiful.


based on 28 traveler reviews

Luxury Mountain Home, Sleeps 13 people, 5 min to ski resort
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Mountain Serenity was PERFECT for our 2 families! VERY family friendly and comfortable! The owner was super accomodating when certain issues arose. Thank you!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and a well stocked kitchen

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Mountain Serenity. The kitchen was well stocked with staples and more (important for us since we cooked our entire week there). The location was nice and close to the slopes. Be prepared for snow on the road and a steep driveway, however. Bring your chains. The kids room was great (we have a 4 and 3 year old) and they had a blast on the bunkbed, reading new books. and playing new games. We loved the firepit outside and had a fire going 4 nights in a row. Only thing that was negative was the fact that there are only two full bathrooms. We were 6 adults and 2 kids so we made it work, but be prepared to fight for the shower! Recommend this property for a great family getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful spacious home, great for large families

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home with everything you need for a large family. The home met all our needs. We sat 12 around the dining room table for supper and had plenty of sleeping options. No problems with hot water when showering. The view out back is amazing... saw wildlife most days. A few minor issues were dealt with satisfactorily by the owner. We enjoyed our stay and would rent this house again. One word of caution- do not back all the way down the driveway to the garage during the winter unless you have four wheel drive or tire chains.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house for large groups!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was truly a fabulous house for a large group. We had 4 adults and 7 kids in the house and we had room for more! The floor plan was greAt for kids because our kids played with cousins on the lower level and had air hockey and games galore! The only hard thing was the driveway in winter. We got stuck in the snow once in driveway so opted to park in the street for the rest of the visit. Would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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The property was just as presented. Updated, clean and had all the amenities needed.

  • 5 of 5

All of our needs were met. We were able to go hiking, take walks and enjoy the fire pit. A doe came every night and laid down in our front yard.

We also saw several elk behind the house in the greenbellt. All in all it was a wonderful place to stay and we would do it again.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Frustrating experience

  • 2 of 5

We had 6 adults and 6 kids staying at the home. The house had plenty of room and a great view, but we had several issues. First, the driveway required four wheel drive. The only way to get down the driveway without it was to slide uncontrollably all the way down towards the house. We could not even get out of the driveway the next morning until they sent someone to cinder it. I felt this should have been taken care of in advance by the property manager or owners. Another issue was the lack of hot water. There was enough hot water for two people to shower (very quickly) each night, but that was it. There is only one electric hot water heater for the entire house and for a house this size, it needs a lot more! We couldn't even bathe all the kids each night. The final issue we had was a set of French doors on the balcony that were broken and couldn't be locked. The doors would not even stay latched so continuously came open throughout the day and night. I did contact the property manager about the door as soon as we got there and she told me the owners were aware of it. Once again, I felt this issue should have been resolved before we arrived. I felt that this home was not as luxurious as described in the ad. There were even sticky handprints all over the windows in the living room. It was a frustrating experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As an owner, I am saddened and embarrassed by this review. I know that getting time away with your family is such a special time and you want it to be amazing, not frustrating. We have owned and rented this house for 8 years and our “brand” is that it presents itself as your luxury home in the mountains, not your typical old ski rental with decades old furniture, signs everywhere telling you what you’re not allowed to do and no upkeep. Besides our local property manager in Angel Fire who takes care of the housekeeping and maintenance, we come to Angel Fire every 2 months and spend a day doing deep cleaning and paying attention to details in order to return it to the high standards we set for it. Each year in the summer we invest several thousand dollars back into the property to continually upgrade and enhance it. As you can see from our many 5 star reviews, guests nearly always have the experience that we intend. However in this case, there were several circumstances that contributed to this family not having the experience they should have and led to their frustration. The issue they discuss with the hot water was a problem with the hot water heater that has been repaired - so there is plenty of hot water available for our guests. I have already reached out to them to personally apologize and their experience has caused us to change a few things with our local help to ensure that the house is kept up to our standards in between the times when we are there to work on it. I am a super-responsive owner, so my only regret is that they would have notified me while they were there so that I could have addressed their issues during their stay to improve their experience.
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We are located 5 min drive from Angel Fire Resort for skiing and summer activities.


Rates & Availability

Angel Fire House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 21 2016 - May 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
May 27 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall I
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall II
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Booking $225 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 15.17%

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New Mexico House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Main floor master - 1 king
    Upstairs br - 1 queen
    Upstairs br - 1 queen
    Bottom floor Kids room - 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , bunk beds & twin
    Bottom floor br - 1 queen
  • Air Hockey
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 9 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
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