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

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
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 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.

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
July 21, 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!


Northeast Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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.


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Magical 5 Bdrm Retreat, Spectacular Setting/W Views!! JULY SPECIAL!
average rating of 4.9069767 based on 43 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: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in an equally amazing location. A great place to hang your hat for a week or rwo.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place and had lots of supplies, all the kitchen utensils, and kitchenware you would ever need. Highly recommend it to anyone wanting to visit Albuquerque and the surrounding area. Absolutely stunning!!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A truly unique Albuquerque experience

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and well equipped home with great ambiance and southwest architectural detailing. Unique setting in the foothills provides a tranquil setting, great access to hiking trails and spectacular views of Albuquerque below. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family house for son's wedding.

  • 2 of 5

I rented this home for my siblings that were here for my son's wedding and I was hoping to give them a great New Mexico styled home. I was hoping to use the home for family dinners and visits, however when I actually got the entrance code, I discovered that neither entrance could be used for my elderly mother to access the home. We easily changed plans. My family told me of a few issues within the home. My sister contacted the owner about these issues, and I believe the owner will take care of them. The house is beautiful inside, however, because of the different levels and steps from one room to another, I wish that the VRBO site would have stated that it can be a challenge for elderly with no handicap access. I don't remember reading anything that would have dissuaded me from renting.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your concerns. I am so sorry to hear that your mother had issues accessing my home! I wish I had known you were planning to entertain in the home and had special needs so I could've helped you prepare in advance. Guests typically ask about access (or I let them know if I am aware) if their group includes someone with mobility issues since the VRBO listing clearly states that the house is on 3 levels and the pictures show lots of steps. Many groups with elderly or physically challenged members have chosen to rent the house anyway when I explain that once inside the house only one step is involved to access the kitchen, dining room, outside deck, master bedroom and bath. This has worked out very well for folks who primarily stay at "home" during their visit, enjoying the peace and quiet, beautiful wilderness setting, and spectacular views. I encourage future guests to contact me directly about specific needs rather than decide not to rent based on this review. I wouldn't want anyone to miss out on the opportunity to experience this very special home and I'm happy to work with you if possible to meet your special needs.
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  • 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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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

Northeast Heights House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July Special
Jul 11 2017 - Jul 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Balloon Fiesta 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Balloon Fiesta 2018
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
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

Cleaning fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $250

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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