|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
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Enjoy this cozy, 2 bedroom Sandia Heights home. On corner lot, with quiet and tranquil surroundings. Experience the serenity of the natural, high desert landscape; and appreciate the wildlife that visits you from the nearby arroyo. This property has Southwestern solitude, yet the amenities of a metropolitan city, and Albuquerque's diverse culture. From the comfort of your living room's leather recliners, you can view the Sandia Mountains; and see the entire length of the world's longest Tram. Or use the telescope or binoculars for stargazing or birdwatching. Experience the 'watermelon' sunset hues, while grilling and dining on the outdoor patio. Spend time on the swing with your children/grandchildren (when they are not enjoying the nearby playground and park). Or just relax with a margarita or cerveza.
You will be 5 minutes from the Sandia Peak Tram, and 10 minutes from the Sandia Resort & Casino (golf, dining, gambling, dancing, entertainment). The Tram is easy access to the 'back side' of Sandia Peak, for winter skiing and summer mountain biking. Sandia Heights is an epicenter for 'outdoor' living. Extensive biking/jogging/blading trail just steps away, with 2 BICYCLES and HELMETS PROVIDED (can provide additional bikes if needed). Property sits in middle of a hiker's paradise, with some of the favorite trails 5-10 minutes from your doorstep (La Luz Trail, Tramway Loop, Elena Gallegos Nature Trail, Pino, Domingo Baca, and Piedra Lisa Canyon). Ample library of maps and guide books furnished for your use.
Decorated in local color and Native art, this is a perfect spot for creativity, writing, or just relaxing with family. Located in the Sandia foothills just South of Paseo Del Norte and East of Tramway Blvd.
*IF THIS PROPERTY BOOKED, please inquire about our ELDORADO at SANTA FE location. (2 Bed/1 Bath on 1.23 Acres; in upscale/rural community with miles of Biking/Equestrian trails, Swimming, Dog Parks, Library, Tennis/Volleyball, Senior Center, Grocery, Cafes, & historic Train Station).
We are health professionals (dentist/PA) who live in a larger, multi-level home in Sandia Heights North. It is like coming home to a 'Resort' every night.
We love this area so much, that we wanted to secure additional property our family could enjoy.
As military medical officers in Navy Reserve and Air National Guard, we have had privilege to serve and travel, and are OEF/OIF veterans. Phil also Vietnam veteran (B-52 and T-28 instructor pilot).
Beverly Abshere purchased this house in 2007
When this very unique property came up for sale, we jumped on opportunity (literally day before Phil deployed for Afghanistan). We wanted a single level, smaller, and cozier home for our special needs sister who resides with us (if ever needed in the future). But with smaller properties, it is so rare to have these million dollar views! It is a corner property, surrounded by natural and mature landscaping on 3 sides. Purchased from original owners who maintained and updated property well. We have enjoyed customizing it with original and hand-made Southwest furniture and artwork.
Sandia Heights epitomizes all the benefits of living in New Mexico. High altitude, pure air, stargazing, city views & mountain views, and high desert natural landscaping (evergreens and cacti). Extraodinary views of Sandia Mountain and The Tram from the large picture window inside. And panoramic views outside from the cozy, but unobstructed courtyard, that extends into extensive 'open space' and park areas.
Kitchen is well stocked with every gadget/appliance for gourmet cooks, grill-masters, or group entertaining at Holidays (turkey roaster, crockpot, blender, toaster oven, food processor, teakettle). Drip, French press and Keuring coffee makers. Loose teamaker. Mixologists have everything they need to prepare and serve cocktails in appropriate glasses.
For those needing to 'take care of business' during their stay, there is corner workstation with writing desk and comfy/adjustable executive chair. High speed internet with either wireless or fixed connections; and printer/copier.
My wife, Luisa, and I had 9 days and nights of bliss in Albuquerque! The accommodations were beautiful, very clean, and very well appointed. The view of Sandia peak from the backyard was without compare! The location was perfect and gave us easy access to the various attractions of Albuquerque and Santa Fe as well as restaurants, grocery stores and other amenities. Perhaps the most delightful part of our stay was meeting and talking with our hosts, Bev and Phil. They are very bright and engaging hosts and went way out of their way to make sure that we were comfortable. Bev is also a wealth of information about the area and its many cultural, historic, and natural features. Without a doubt, this was one of our most memorable vacations and we highly recommend a stay at this property without reservation or qualification. Glenn Cooke, Victor, New York.
Its the perfect house to getaway for a couple. My husband and I have been staying here for years. We are big fans of the hiking in Albuquerque and the wonderful weather to be outside all year long. The house is perfectly set up for our long stays to cook and rest. Great amenities and the owners are the best hosts to make you feel welcome.
From the view of the mountain during the day to experiencing the stars at night, we thoroughly enjoyed our time in this "home away from home." We prepared dinners with a kitchen that is the best stocked we've ever encountered in a VRBO, down to a dozen gourmet spices available, plus fresh herbs grown and available for picking in the backyard. We had dinners most nights on the patio with our family. One night I made a mistake and threw something in the garbage disposal that I shouldn't have. Beverly and Phil responded immediately to my text. They came by twice to correct the problem, and never made me feel bad for what may have dismayed another. Beverly and Phil are the most gracious of all the hosts we have ever met in VRBO's. The home is joyfully and thoughtfully decorated, and we will happily return in a second. Having stayed at other homes in the area, we would definitely rate this one the best for view, privacy, access to major highways, grocery shopping, and wonderfully inviting hosts. Book it today!
I...love...this house. Beverly and the Colonel have anticipated everything one could possibly need. The kitchen, bedrooms, bath, I lacked for nothing. My daughter, whom I was visiting, was just blown away by the home. It may seem remote but the home is close to grocery stores and restaurants. I used Uber the whole time I was there and it was no problem. There are two bedrooms and two baths. The master has an emperor size bed. The view from the couch in the living room never gets old. And if you like Woody Allen I left three Woody Allen books in the shelves because they weren't what I thought they were when I bought them. I give Beverly and the Colonel's house my highest rating, ten thumbs up.
Our family has rented many vacation homes. I can easily attest that this was our BEST rental experience on EVERY level!
Firstly, Beverly and Phil are gracious hosts. They really care about their guests, and it is reflected through their immaculate attention to detail.
We based our initial search by location. The pictures of the home were outstanding and the reviews were ALL 5 star. The price listed for a weekly rental was entirely fair.
We placed a request to stay at the residence and were immediately contacted (literally a few hours later) by Beverly. She was extremely prompt and very accommodating. She worked carefully to meet our scheduling needs.
Before our stay, Beverly contacted us several times with ideas for the best Albuquerque had to offer. She made sure to inquire about our vacation expectations, and she prepared her home accordingly.
When we arrived, we were greeted by Beverly and Phil and were personally shown the property and its benefits. The home was actually MORE beautiful than the photographs, as they had installed lovely upgrades and had updated the interior decor. Beverly even created a gift basket with New Mexican food and gift items, as well as a guide to Albuquerque itself. Amazing!
Some of our favorite aspects about this property included: 1. The location and privacy of the lot. 2. The open floor plan with picturesque views from every room. 3. The outstanding view of the Sandia Mountains from the backyard. We daily dined & relaxed on the covered porch while enjoying the nature that completely surrounded us.
The interior of the home was completely Southwest and very cozy. Every detail was in place. I appreciated the FULLY stocked kitchen, the memory foam mattress with silky sheets (in BOTH rooms), plentiful bath towels and dispensers in each bathroom shower complete with shampoo/soap. There wasn't anything that we needed that wasn't already in place. There was an ample amount reading materials, and even a Bose stereo to play relaxing music throughout the home.
The Sandia peak tramway was about a 5 minute drive from the property, and we enjoyed watching the tram cars ascending and descending the mountain. Beverly assisted us with attaining tickets for ourselves.
What more can be said?!? I would recommend to stop your search and book this home immediately. You'll never find another rental property or owners of this caliber.
Thank you, Beverly and Phil, for making our time in New Mexico outstanding!
Our stay could not have been more wonderful. The house is lovely and perfectly located for great views of the Sandia Mountains out the enormous back windows and of the Rio Grande Valley and city of Albuquerque out the front windows. Walks through interesting neighborhoods as well as hikes to the mountain can be accessed right out the back and front doors. The house is very well equipped, and the kitchen has every pot, pan, and utensil you could possibly want. Bev and Phil are wonderful hosts and are most attentive to ensure a pleasant stay.
5 minute walk to children's playground. 15 mile running/bike trail 150 yds away. Direct access to hiking trails in back yard. 5 minutes to skiing (winter) mountain biking (summer) from Sandia Tram.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$350|
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|
Max Adult guests 4. **May be 6 guests if some are kids ($10 per person, per night extra for >4 guests).
May rent for 4-6 days only if dates abut against booked dates. (but include $100 cleaning fee). REDUCED RATES for MONTHLY RENTALS, ($900 week vs $1200/week, and NO TAX if > 29 days). Additional days prorated at $100 day. Rentals > 2 weeks, will have any additional days reduced to $140/day.
**NOTE: "Monthly" rental for Standard Weeks would be $3600 first 28 days(4 weeks), then $100 additional days
(or $700/week). No cleaning fee. No tax (if >29 days).
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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.