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Magical 5 Bdrm Retreat, Spectacular Setting/W Views!!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Although this home has a 4 night minimum, sometimes there are only 2-3 nights available in-between bookings. Please send an inquiry if you are interested in booking for one of these shorter stays.

This luxurious, private retreat is located in the Sandia Mountain foothills, yet is only a 20 minute drive to downtown Albuquerque. The 4000 square foot adobe house has both southwest charm and modern appeal and amenities. The kitchen has 2 kiva fireplaces, granite counter tops, an oversize Viking double-oven range, sub-zero refrigerator, and is furnished with everything needed to prepare a gourmet meal.

The 5 bedrooms are beautifully furnished, 2 have fireplaces, and all include premium bedding and fine linens. The charming living room has a high end entertainment center with a surround sound stereo system, a fireplace, wet bar, and windows overlooking the beautiful oaks and the city lights beyond. The house has 5 distinctive adobe fireplaces, brick floors, and 17 skylights. The lovely yard features a garden with pond and waterfall cascading through the boulders. From the huge outdoor deck off the kitchen the stunning view spans the horizon, overlooking the city of Albuquerque, Mount Taylor, the distant mesas, and the luminescent, constantly changing, New Mexico sky.

This spectacular property is located on 2 acres and borders the ten thousand acre Sandia Mountain Wilderness area on 2 sides. Hiking trails are located out the back door that can lead you along the face of the mountain to the Sandia Peak Tramway, or all the way to the top of the mountain along the La Luz Trail. A short 5 minute walk takes you to one of the Sandia mountain's beautiful watersheds, with a seasonal rushing stream and waterfalls.

This house is both a peaceful retreat, and a convenient base for exploring both Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The closest restaurant is 5 minutes away, more restaurants and markets are 10 minutes away, the mall is 20 minutes, downtown Albuquerque is 20 minutes and Santa Fe is a 50 minute drive north.

An ideal location for couple getaways, retreats, family reunions, and special celebrations, this property is truly a magical, unique, elegant and serene resort in the wilderness of Albuquerque.

Keywords: Adobe home, Sandia Mountain, hiking, private, views, secluded, retreats, family reunions, celebrations, writer's retreats, artist's retreats, business retreats

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About Sandy

Three things I love about New Mexico: the glorious sky, the hot green chile, and the unique character of buildings made out of mud (adobe).

I love hiking in the Sandia Mountains, and from this house the trails begin out the back door.

Sandy purchased this house in 2005

Why Sandy chose Northeast Heights

My family lived in the house from 2005 to 2008. It has the ambiance and serenity of living in the mountains but you are very close to shopping, dining and entertainment. The views of the city, mountains and desert mesas beyond are spectacular. This all-adobe home was built by a well-known artist/builder with very little disturbance to the surrounding landscape. It is set within huge boulders and ancient oak trees. The top floor of the 3 level home is built into the mountain side, so from the windows you are eye level with the ground and have an inspiring view of the natural landscape. The mountain wilderness surrounds you, yet shopping and restaurants are only 10 minutes away.

What makes this house unique

Watching the sky from the deck can be mesmerizing, the hummingbirds always put on a great show, you might spot a bobcat from a window (don't worry, they're scared of you), enjoy a good book by one of the 5 kiva fireplaces, watch the snow build a winter wonderland all around you, hike to a waterfall or to the top of Sandia Mountain out the back door, drive 10 minutes to a great restaurant, enjoy a good movie or listen to your favorite music with the amazing entertainment system, spend time preparing a meal together in the spacious, comfortable, beautiful, gourmet kitchen, sleep in and enjoy the deep stillness of the mountains surrounding you. Forget all the sightseeing plans, you won't want to leave!


Northeast Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • tennis
Spectacular mountain, city, sunset and distant views.


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(49 traveler reviews)

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Magical 5 Bdrm Retreat, Spectacular Setting/W Views!!
average rating of 4.9183674 based on 49 reviews

A great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this house to all traveling to Albuquerque. We had 8 people staying and there was more than enough room. The kitchen is amazing and all bedrooms were great, but the best feature we thought was the deck and the views it provided, mountains all around and a spectacular view of the city down below.

The only knock I have was my devices could not connect to the wifi but others in my party had no problem.

Sandy was really great to work with and very accommodating to any needs we had.

We will definitely stay there again if we go back to Albuquerque.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We couldn’t have asked for more!! Spectacular!! We had a group of 8 and it appealed to all ages. Sandy was lovely and being in the mountains was the best choice/experience!! Highly recommend this property! Trust me, you will not be disappointed!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular location, great house.

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 10 women very much enjoyed our stay at this amazing home. We loved the hiking trail adjacent to the property, the large deck for viewing breathtaking sunsets, the comfortable beds, well appointed kitchen, and large living room for evening gatherings. The home is not too far from downtown ABQ and a little over an hour to Santa Fe and the Jemez Mountains/Hot Springs. Linens and towels were clean. Sandy, the owner, left directions to the remotes and local markets and attractions.

Though not a problem for our group, people with mobilty concerns might have difficulty navigating the multilevel house and front yard walkway.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than the pictures!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was awesome! Had everything we needed for our stay- enough bedrooms, baths, fully stocked kitchen and an amazing deck! Perfect place for our family reunion!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond Awesome

  • 5 of 5

How do you make an awesome weekend gathering with olds friends better? STAY HERE! It is perfect in every way. The home is stunning and feels like home as soon as you walk in. The view of Albuquerque from the deck is spectacular. Always nervous when you are inviting friends in for a stay. Is the place going to be ok? Rest easy if you stay here, it is BEYOND AWESOME.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very impressive!

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this property to anyone. The title to the property says "Magical" and indeed it was! We were truly spoiled with this vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Albuquerque Sunport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Sandia Resort and Casino
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Rail Runner Station (commuter train to Santa Fe)
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Sandia Peak Ski Area
Car: necessary

Sandia Casino and Golf Course is 5 minutes away, balloon park is 10 minutes, several fine golf courses are less than a 15 minute drive, Old Town Albuquerque is 20 minutes, movie theaters are 15 minutes.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $250

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10.00 per night, per additional guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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