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Casa Sandia Peak. ABQ Sandia Hts. Mtn/Tram Views. Serenity. Wildlife. Pets OK.

Sandia Heights, Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • House1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. Sleeps 4 adults (OK for 6 if children)

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 Cabana Eldorado at Santa Fe (VRBO # 724172). 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.

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Beverly and Philip Abshere

Member Since 2008
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Beverly and Philip Abshere

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 and Philip Abshere purchased this House in 2007

Why Beverly and Philip Abshere chose Tramway Terrace

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.

What makes this House unique

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). Extraordinary views of Sandia Peak and The Tram from the large, trapezoid picture window. 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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Queen air mattress can sleep children in Master closet
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Den
        pop up cots or air mattress for children
      • King size beds (1) Southwest decor. Handcrafted Chilean Cactus-wood bed and dresser in Master. Tempurpedic mattress. Custom bedding with 700 thread count cotton sheets, down comforter., Queen size Beds (1) Detailed crafting on custom metal bed. Custom bedding, down comforter. Additonal Queen air mattress with bedding.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Duo showerhead, seat, hand rails. DBL sinks. Toilet separate
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Long Sink/Vanity area, separate from toilet/shower area.

        Location Type

          • Mountain
          • Mountain View
            Breathtaking, unobstructed view of Sandia Mountain and entire length of Sandia Peak Tram. Open space to east/south of property, viewing High Desert Landscape at 6000+ ft elevation.
          • Town


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        Custom bedding. Down comforters.
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Backpack
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Fireplace
                        Corner electric fireplace in Master bedroom. Wood burning, 2-way fireplace in living room and kitchen.
                      • Firewood
                      • Garage
                        2 car garage. Room for 1 regular size car or SUV. Not suitable for full size pickup trucks or large vans.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Central Heat with Nest control. Also electric fireplace in Master Bedroom, and 2-sided wood burning fireplace in Living area.
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Central Air Conditioning with Nest control
                      • Living Room
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Room for 3 vehicles in driveway.
                      • Printer
                      • Scanner
                      • Shampoo
                      • Telescope
                      • Thermos Bottle
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Fireplace
                        Large, two-way fireplace, open to living area and kitchen. Cedar and Pinon wood provided.


                          • Ice Maker
                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Maker
                            x3--Automatic drip, Keurig single serve, and French press with insulated carafe
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            All ammenities for gourmet cooks and bartenders. Table settings for 8+. Blenders, Crock-pot, Thermal drip coffee system, French coffee press, coffee grinder, large pots/skillets.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Stoneware for 8. Placemats, cloth napkins. Multiple sizes of glassware, and cocktail glasses. Plastic plates/cups for children, or for picnics.
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Kitchen
                            Ample heavy duty cookware for Induction stove. Baking pans for both full size and toaster oven. Fully stocked cocktail, barbecue, and picnic supplies.
                          • Microwave
                            1000 watt Panasonic
                          • Oven
                            SAMSUNG FLEX DUO CONVECTION OVEN. Unique design allows easy switching from one Large single cavity, to Double Oven with removable "Smart Divider" (2 separate convection fans). Bottom warming drawer.
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                            Refrig with freezer. Automatic ice and filtered water in door.
                          • Stove
                            SAMSUNG INDUCTION slide-in Range with Virtual Flame Technology. Induction cooking is faster, more efficient, and allows better control than Gas or Electric. Exceptional for high altitude cooking!
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster
                            4 slice toaster for bagels or toast. Toaster oven with pans and bakeware to fit.


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Music Library
                                    Bose Stereo with CD/Radio. CD's available. Player for I-pod.
                                  • Books
                                    Plenty of adult and children books, local guide books
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                    Blue Ray and DVD player
                                  • Games
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    In Den and Master Bedroom
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    Direct TV with DVR in Master Bedroom and Living area.
                                  • Toys
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Bicycles
                                        Hybrid bikes suitable for both pavement and off-road biking. Various size bikes/helmets for adults & adolescents. Bike lock, air pump for tires, and tools to adjust if needed.
                                      • Binoculars
                                      • Child's Swing
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Outside dining area with fantastic open mountain view. BBQ grill, table/chairs, benches, and swing. Picnic ware also available.
                                      • Golf
                                        Sandia Resort Golf course and Arroyo del Oso city course 10 minutes away.
                                      • Large Cooler
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Charbroil Infrared Grill with tools, skewers, and extra grills/planks for preparing vegetables/fish. Extra propane tank in garage.
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Patio
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Sandia Ski Mountain viewed from backyard. Beginning/Intermediate skiing.
                                      • Small Cooler
                                      • Terrace


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                          • wheelchair accessible
                                            Manual chairs only. Motorized wheelchairs are too wide.

                                            Onsite Services

                                              • Concierge


                                                  • museums
                                                  • arboretum
                                                  • caves
                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • forests
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • playground
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • ruins
                                                  • synagogues
                                                  • theme parks
                                                  • water parks
                                                  • waterfalls
                                                  • winery tours
                                                  • zoo

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • horseshoes
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • photography
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • sledding
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • golf privileges optional
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hot air ballooning
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • ice skating
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • paragliding
                                                              • parasailing
                                                              • racquetball
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • roller blading
                                                              • ski lift privileges
                                                              • ski privileges optional
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snowboarding
                                                              • snowmobiling
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis


                                                                  • **Visit our other Vacation Rentals in Santa Fe (NM) and Palo Duro Canyon State Park (Texas) NOCONA LODGE at PALO DURO CANYON (VRBO #1088744) CABANA ELDORADO at SANTA FE (VRBO # 724172)

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    37 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Everything you need and breathtaking views!

                                                                    Joan T.

                                                                    This VRBO really does have everything you need and the owners really care about your experience. Beverly asked ahead of time what we are interested in so that she could recommend specific things to do and places to eat or shop.

                                                                    I asked if they had a blender like a bullet and even though they didn't have one at this home she had one and let us use hers during our stay. We wanted to try and make healthy smoothies for a week!

                                                                    The home is very clean and has all the pots/pans spices, utensils and supplies that you probably need.

                                                                    The beds are very comfortable with lots of extra blankets on hand. The shower in the master was so nice and lots of extra towels, soap, shampoo provided in both bathrooms.

                                                                    The view really does look just like this. It is so nice to look out the window and see those beautiful mountians. We also had 5 deer in the backyard one morning. For us the location was very convenient and quiet.

                                                                    The hosts are quick to respond and want to make sure that everything is taken care of if anything is needed.

                                                                    This rental is a 5+ for sure and the hosts are terrific. I hope we can make it back some day! Thank you for helping to make it such a nice vacation!


                                                                    Michelle R.

                                                                    This is such a wonderful rental - my favorite place I've ever stayed! Beverly has added so many caring touches to the place - from all kinds of appliances (a soda maker!), to beautiful artwork, and calming oil fragrances - I felt like I was at a retreat the entire time I was here. The views outside were incredible. We'll be back!

                                                                    Beautiful Home, Great Location with Fabulous Views of Mountains

                                                                    Bill D.

                                                                    My wife and I spent 30 days here and had a great time. The home location in the foothills gives a view of the Sandias from sunrise to sunset. What a great thing to wake up to! The backyard leads right out to the hiking trails. The host has the backyard set up with feeders so that we were visited by deer, a bobcat and all sorts of birds, including quail. Plenty of space in the home for when our daughter came for a weekend. The home has plenty of space, a very open layout, a fully equipped kitchen and a very comfortable bed. This served as our base as we spent the entire month exploring the area. So much to do and see from the museums to hiking in the open spaces. The north side of town location made it easy to pop up to Santa Fe, Tent Rocks and Chimayo for day trips. If (when) we come back to New Mexico, we will definitely stay here again.

                                                                    Fabulous place!

                                                                    Kimberly S.

                                                                    A cozy little home located in the foothills of Albuquerque. Easy accessible hiking and shopping. We come here twice a year. Whether you are staying short or long the owners make you feel right at home. A great getaway for an active couple. The house is creatively decorated in Southwest decor and the views of sunrise and sunset are amazing!

                                                                    What a great experience,again!!!

                                                                    Greg A.

                                                                    This was our second visit to the Absheres property. Everything was excellent;well stocked with firewood,pots,pans,etc.

                                                                    The owners are very attentive to our needs and requests.

                                                                    Very clean

                                                                    Very safe neighborhood with plenty of wildlife .

                                                                    Lots of deer ,stellar and scrub jays,red breasted nuthatches. Did not see coyote this time but im sure they were around .

                                                                    Amazing Adventure!

                                                                    Jim E.

                                                                    Our trip to the 2017 International Balloon Fiesta began more than a year ago when we booked this house for our stay in Albuquerque. Beverly contacted us several times prior to our arrival, inquiring about our expectations and anticipating everything we could possibly need.

                                                                    When we arrived we found it even better than advertised. It was clean and comfortable, beautifully decorated with a Southwest feel throughout, with everything you need to make your stay relaxing and pleasant. Unwinding in the chairs in front of the picture windows after the long flight, we were greeted with the amazing view of the mountains just outside.

                                                                    The neighborhood is quiet with a secluded feeling, but conveniently located near main thoroughfares making travel to Fiesta Park and around Albuquerque very easy.

                                                                    Beverly is a perfect host. She exhibits great attention to detail, including the hand-written personal welcome note left for us in the kitchen. She greeted us and gave us a tour of the house, explaining everything in great detail, and delivered snacks and a very tasty apple pastry as house-warming gifts.

                                                                    The kitchen is fully equipped for any meal preparations. The laundry room was especially helpful because we packed light for a week-long stay. Be sure to ask Beverly about the chicken art she has used to decorate the house.

                                                                    Sunrise over the mountains was amazing as the sky was bathed in ever-changing light and colors. From the daytime view of Sandia Peak and the Tram to the incredible starlight at night, we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Albuquerque. As others have noted, it is difficult to add anything to what has already been said about this property and its owners.

                                                                    Thank you, Beverly for making it a wonderful adventure!


                                                                    Sandia Heights, Albuquerque, NM, USA

                                                                    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.


                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Tax Rate

                                                                    $50 per Pet per rental period. Max Adult guests 4. **May be 6 guests if some are kids ($10 per person/kid, per night extra for >4 guests). 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 tax (if >29 days). IF YOU ARE RECEIVING AUTOMATED, Detailed QUOTE HIGHTER THAN Noted above Quotes generated automatically from VRBO/Homeaway, and are frequently incorrect. If you desire to book for a month or more, but this property not open for part of your desired dates---we can do a combination monthly rental with our Santa Fe property (Cabana Eldorado), giving you the best of both worlds! Feel free to contact us directly if you'd like to discuss reservation details for any of our 3 properties

                                                                    37 Reviews
                                                                    Exceptional 5/5
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