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

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights


Tierra Monte House Rental Photos and Description

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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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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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!


based on 35 traveler reviews

Magical 5 Bdrm Retreat, Spectacular Setting/W Views!!
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews

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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A real surprise

  • 5 of 5

What a surprise! We have rented many nice homes but this one is spectacular. The view is gorgeous, the kitchen is gourmet and each bedroom is luxurious. The whole family loved it. We spent many days exploring the area: Santa Fe, Old Town, and if you have kids, don't miss Tinkertown on the drive to Sandia Crest! It was always a treat to come back to this house. When we arrived, we couldn't connect to the internet but Sandy's husband stopped by that evening and got it working right away. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Five stars

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect place for our short stay. We were hunting on the nearby Laguna Pueblo Reservation and the facilities provided easy access and room to park the vehicles. The closed gates at night made it easier to go to sleep at night and not to worry about theft of our equipment. Sandy was very nice and accommodating. The rental area was comfortable and relaxing. We would enjoy returning and using this rental again.

Thanks Sharyn !

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house is really fabulous and very spacious. Wonderful kitchen with everything you need to cook should you decide you want to. The views are wonderful, and there is hiking right out the door. Go to the grocery store before you get there, as you will never want to leave. Beds are all very comfortable also. Highly recommend this house. There are some steep stairs if you have someone with mobility problems this is not the house for you, but other than that you will really enjoy your stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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This is a great home for a family reunion.

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing! It was built in the Adobe tradition, the right way!

The owner, Sandy, paid attention to every detail in the design and selected the artwork for the house. She was also available for anything we had questions about. The house was fully stocked with everything we needed.

From the master bedroom and the balcony the view with all of Albuquerque spread out in the foreground with the mesa in the background was breathtaking! The pictures on the website do not do the house justice.

At the core of the home is a gourmet kitchen with Viking Range, Island and plenty of room to move around, The living room with the leather couch 55”TV and surround sound were great.

All of the bedrooms are off the main area hallway but feel like your own special area with an Adobe Archway and steps leading to them.

The water feature sounded like a babbling brook that created a very nice setting weather you were out on the deck or in the far bedroom, very relaxing.

There is a lot to do locally from the house. We went up on the Tram to the top of the Sandia’s one day and down to Old Town the next. Old Town was very nice, I enjoyed the shops going to Old Town as much as if not more than Old Town center.

This is a great home for a family reunion.

I felt so at home in this very warm estate that I didn’t want to leave.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • 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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Holidays
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Balloon Fiesta
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holidays
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
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

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Tierra Monte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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