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Charming 'Western' Guest House in Placitas; Peaceful Yet Close

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Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


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House, Studio + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Charming custom 850 sq ft. Placitas Studio Style Guest House, Sleeping Loft & seperate Office Space with a Western flair on 1 1/2 country acres in the foothills of the Sandias, minutes from Albuquerque & Santa Fe.

Sleeps 6 comfortably on Extra Comfey Queen Bed, Queen Lazy-Boy Sleeper Sofa (sleeps like a real bed) Plus Queen & Full Futon mattresses in sleeping loft. Evenflo Baby Crib/Bed is available at no extra charge..

Beautifully furnished with a Southwestern theme, Washer/Dryer, full kitchen, micro, toaster oven & coffee maker. All Linens, towels, kitchen items, paper products & soaps, etc. all included wtih daily or weekly rentals. Laptop computer available upon request for no extra charge.

RV/Camper space w/ water and elec .hookups available for $20 additional fee nightly. RV that sleeps 4 may be available at an additional $40 nightly. Plenty of Free Parking.

Wi-Fi, 57' Big Screen TV, DVD, VCR players w/ movie library (sorry, no cable - antenna picks up local digital stations ). Stereo CD/Radio, Gas Bar-B-Q and picnic table provided. Laptop Computer availble upon request.

Please NO SMOKING indoors, and pick up after your pets.

NOTE: We are trying to be environmentally friendly, so we don't use air fresheners or harsh cleaning chemicals or heavy perfumes in the guest house. Please do the same.

Next to walking and biking trails ( near 5,000 acres open space with wild horses ) Awesome Sunsets & Views.

30 min. to Airport and Downtown Albuquerque; 45 min. to Santa Fe Plaza, 45 min. to Jemez Springs Area, 15 min. to good shopping, restaurants, world class golf & Super Walmart. 1 1/4 Hour to Santa Fe Ski Basin or Sandia Peak Ski Area. 30 min to longest Tram in the world open year round. 10 min. to Roadrunner Light Rail Train that runs from Belen to Santa Fe.

Lovely corral available for your horse at $15 per night. We are currently caring for 3 wild young horses in our corral right outside your back window.

Come and stay with us!!! You'll love it!!!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Jake Finkelstein
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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About Jake Finkelstein

We moved to NM in 1970 and found it to be truly 'enchanting.' The weather, scenery and culture of this part of the country can't be beat. Our property is located far enough out of town to be beautiful, quiet & private, but only minutes away from all the advantages that cities have to offer. We look forward to your visit.

Jake & Robyn

Jake Finkelstein purchased this house in 2007

Why Jake Finkelstein chose New Mexico

We love the area, and it is close to friends and our work. This community is one of the best & most desirable places to live in NM.

What makes this house unique

Drive in any direction from Placitas and the area changes so dramatically that you will feel you have traveled to another country. Santa Fe is the art capital of the southwest, and yet is only the tip of the cultural iceberg in NM. There are 6 Indian Pueblos & many historical sites nearby, and great hiking & biking right outside your door. The house sits in a high canyon valley overlooking the Santa Ana & San Felipe Pueblo lands, with the Jemez mountains & Cabezon to the west. Wild horses often wander down the slopes, and they may surprise you on your hikes. World Class Golf at the Tamaya Resort is 15 minutes away, and Paako is just over the mountain. Take a ride on the longest tram in the world to the top of the Sandia (means 'watermelon' in Spanish) Mountain Range and watch the lights of Albuquerque come on following a magnificent sunset. There is so much to do and see you will want to come back often. And of course, don't forget the largest International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in the world through the first two weekends of October. Let us point you in the right direction, whatever your tastes may be. Bienvenidos! Welcome to New Mexico!


based on 14 traveler reviews

Charming 'Western' Guest House in Placitas; Peaceful Yet Close
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Great location and hosts!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed our stay. Jake and Robyn were very welcoming and great hosts. The house was as pictured and very comfortable. We were not expecting how well stocked the house was with supplies; everything from kitchen spices to a sewing supplies. The location was great, very safe and pet friendly. We enjoyed the nature trails around the property and around Placitas. I would recommend their property to others.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place and What a View!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the home for a month and enjoyed it immensely! Jake and Robyn were terrific. Gorgeous countryside with some beautiful views. We hiked with our dogs almost every day.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Retreat

  • 5 of 5

What an enjoyable, comfortable and homey stay we had for 2 months! Jake and Robyn are wonderful hosts, the views and the surrounding nature is more than you can ask for. Such a comfortable and homey, and thoughtful western decor made us feel right at home. There are many walking areas closeby, as well as lots of things to conveniently see and do around Placitas, ABQ and Sante Fe/Taos areas- but yet we felt like we were in a secluded nature environment. We had a great stay and look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Accommodations and Amenities for Pets

  • 5 of 5

We arrived very early in the morning and not only were we able to find accommodations for our horses ready and waiting, but so was Jake! It was very nice having the horses right across the driveway and a great place to ride the open spaces not far, like a ten minute ride. Sorry we did not take advantage of other riding locations during the visit, but maybe next time - this place is definitely on our need to return to list. The personal space was very large and well equipped for many needs, much more than we were there for. Owners do deserve the respect that they readily give their guests, they are very knowledgeable about the area and are ready to answer any question. The Ballon Fiesta is not to be missed if visiting at that time , but strongly suggest leaving earlier than you think you should as the traffic flow does not allow for mistakes and three times we were unable to get to the park due to traffic back ups. Again, looking forward to staying here again when next feasibly possible. Looking forward to riding more of the wide open spaces.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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sunny retreat

  • 5 of 5

I fulfilled a lifelong dream of visiting the Santa Fe area and stayed at the Charming "Western" guest house in Placitas. The setting was gorgeous and the hosts were more than helpful and friendly. I can't say we had any complaints whatsoever. It was close to both Albuquerque and Santa Fe so we were able to explore the area with ease. Jake gave us suggestions about getting to our destinations on scenic routes that took our breath away. The guest house was clean, quiet, and well-equipped for all our needs. We found the people in the area to be very friendly and helpful. I would recommend the guesthouse to those who want to experience life in that area rather than a motel that looks the same everywhere.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Placitas, NM USA

Jake and Robyn were lifesavers!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this adorable guest house for 7 weeks while awaiting the completion of our new house in Placitas. The accommodations were perfect for us and our dog. Everything you could need or want is available, including a laundry, which was really helpful for our extended stay.

Jake and Robyn are delightful hosts and we now consider them friends in our newly adopted community. We would highly recommend staying at this property. You are out in the country, with hiking trails and wild horses roaming nearby, yet very convenient to the Interstate and local area attractions.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Albuquerque International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Tamaya Resort
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Car: necessary

We are a short walk to 5000 acres of open space to hike, bike or horseback ride in.


Rates & Availability

Placitas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Holiday Season
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday Season
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 6.25%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Placitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , walk-in shower is wheelchair accessible
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bedroom space is connected to living room dining room studio
    Loft - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • The Studio Bedroom in located in a section of the large downstairs open floorplan. There is a super comfey Queen Bed and in the adjacent living area there is a comfortable LazyBoy Sleeper sofa with a real innerspring mattress. In the Loft there is a Queen Futon Mattress and a single futon Mattress. It is ideal for children or young adults who have a sense of adventure.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
HORSES WELCOME! Paddock, Riding Arena & OVER 5,000 ACRES OF GOOD RIDING TRAILS NEARBY - only $15 night additional per horse

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