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

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 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 56'Sony Wega HD entertainment center with Mirage surround sound stereo system and speakers throughout the house. 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.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

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 the 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 Albuquerque

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 an 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!


Tierra Monte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • 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 ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • tennis
Spectacular mountain, city, sunset and distant views.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Magical 5 Bdrm Retreat, Spectacular Setting/W Views!!
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a family of 10 stay at the house for 4 nights. This was the coolest, most beautiful, most unique house we have ever rented for a vacation. It pretty much sits in the mountain (one of the bedrooms has a view of a beautiful boulder right outside the window) and has beautiful views throughout. The pictures here are accurate and many times the pictures don't even do it justice as to how beautiful it is. The view from the kitchen and main bedroom, and the back deck are of Albuquerque below and mountains in the distance. What a great way to start the day sitting out there with coffee. And the sunset views from the deck were incredible. So much great hiking is available right outside the door, from easy hikes to very difficult 7 mile hikes. The owners were so responsive to anything that was needed. The house has everything you need: towels, extra blankets, spices and everything you could possibly need for cooking, books, movies, etc. The kitchen was incredible and many meals were made there. If you are coming to Albuquerque and renting this house, make sure you leave time to enjoy the house. You won't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We just left this home and cannot say enough about it. It is as beautiful as the photo's and description indicate. The location was fabulous, near everything that was needed and words cannot describe the view. Very clean and well-maintained. I definitely recommend this property to anyone staying in Albuquerque. This home made our trip even more special. It is magical.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The most beautiful house and location, the views are breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time, the house and location were incredible. The pictures on the website don't do justice to this amazing place. There were seven of us, but with five bedrooms and three and a half baths, there was plenty of room and we never felt crowded. We all fell in love with the gourmet kitchen, and actually cooked Thanksgiving dinner in the great space! The views from the patio are incredible, although it was a little chilly, we were able to build a small snowman with the first snow/sleet storm of the season. We visited old town Albuquerque, the zoo, and aquarium which are an easy drive from the house. The trail adjacent to the house was hiked by two of the younger more fearless members of our party, they had a blast. We had our elderly parents with us celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, although the steps to the front door were difficult for them, we used the side door and the inside stairs with the handrail was not a problem. They both had a fantastic time. We loved this place and can see ourselves coming back here in the near future. If you are looking and thinking of renting here, do not hesitate, you will not be disappointed! Everything about it is better than advertised!


Stan and Maria

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We still can't stop talking about this beautiful home and location! Everything was perfect for our family reunion and we were all sad to leave. We cooked almost all of our meals in the HUGE fully equipped kitchen, spent lots of time soaking up the views on the deck, and took advantage of the trails right outside the front door. Pictures truly don't do it justice and we can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay for our family group who gathered from around the country for a wedding.

  • 5 of 5

The house and grounds were beautiful. The house had everything that we needed for a several day stay. The owners were responsive to any problems (garbage disposal) but not intrusive. We were so pleased with the property, it was very pleasant and relaxing at the house.Plenty of room for family members to gather indoors or out. We would love to go back some time.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We rented this wonderful house for a family reunion, when eight of us (four couples) stayed here for several days. It was beautiful and suited our needs perfectly. The view from the balcony was spectacular both day and night, and the rooms were beautifully furnished and comfortable. We made several meals in the kitchen, which had everything we needed. The owners were easy to get hold of when we could not connect to the internet and they quickly solved the problem. I enjoyed a 17 mile hike from the back yard to the top of the Sandia Crest, and several other family members took shorter hikes on the trails behind the house. This will definitely be my first choice in accommodations when I return to Albuquerque.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Tierra Monte House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Balloon Fiesta 2018
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Balloon Fiesta 2017
Oct 9 2017 - Oct 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter Holidays
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

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

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