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Wayne & Kimberly Pitts

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: french, spanish

Family-friendly Pueblo-style Casita in Gated Community

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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3 bedroom, 2 bath with kiva fireplaces inside and out

Enjoy a complete southwestern experience in this Pueblo-style home in a gated community in the comfort of refrigerated air conditioning This fully furnished vacation home features an incredible outdoor living space including shaded pergola, covered outdoor patio area, built-in Weber grill, and a kiva fireplace with lots of seating. The master bedroom features exposed wooden vigas, a in-room gas kiva fireplace, and the master bath features a jetted garden tub with two walk-in closets. The two guest rooms are furnished with two twin beds each. All the bedrooms are decorated in a rustic Mexican style. Leather sofas, a kiva fireplace, lighted nichos, create a relaxing ambience. The fully equipped kitchen has a gas range, dishwasher, and coffee bar.

The covered enclosed patio off of the kitchen provides an additional dining area. The backyard is shaded by a large cottonwood tree and features desert-friendly landscaping. The terraced grill area sets this property apart from most others. You'll really enjoy this outdoor space. The backyard s fully enclosed to allow children and pets to explore safely.

There is two car enclosed garage. The rental includes WiFi, and cable with DVR. If you must work while on vacation, there is private office space. The house also includes a washer and dryer.

PLEASE NOTE: This a single-family dwelling in a gated community. We cannot accommodate more than 6 overnight guests or any large parties (more than 10 people). Move-in time is after 3PM and move-out is by 10AM.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Wayne & Kimberly Pitts (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: french, spanish

About Wayne & Kimberly Pitts

The owners, Kim and Wayne, moved to Albuquerque for graduate school and fell in love with the southwest. After spending three years living in Oaxaca, Mexico, the couple decided to build their first home to raise their two boys. You'll see custom features heavily influenced by their time in Mexico throughout the home.

Their oldest son is studying at UNM.

Wayne and Kim completed their doctoral degrees at UNM and their first professional jobs required them to leave the state. Currently, Wayne resides in Research Triangle Park near Raleigh, NC and Kim is a university professor in Kentucky.

Wayne & Kimberly Pitts purchased this house in 2000

Why Wayne & Kimberly Pitts chose Albuquerque

This house is perfectly situated with easy access to I-40. The owners invested in this part of town because they enjoyed the appeal of living in the southwestern quadrant of Albuquerque. It's close to Old Town and there were a lot of nearby attractions for children including the world-class zoo, the aquarium and biopark, the Children's Museum, and the Museum of Natural History. There are also some fantastic New Mexican restaurants nearby.

What makes this house unique

Because we built the home using a custom builder, we were able to add some special features. From the moment you enter the hand-carved front gate in the courtyard to the carved posts on the pergola on the back patio, you will notice the special details of this house. All of the furnishings have a unique history and many were made by Mexican artisans.

In the fall, the smell of roasted green chile fills the air and the home is perfectly situated to enjoy the sights of the Sandia Mountains. Don't be surpised to see a hot air balloon fly directly over the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for the travel tips--those were very helpful!! I really hope a get a chance to sit down with some of the books that you mentioned. We loved staying at your house--it was absolutely perfect for us.
Oct 2012
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based on 38 traveler reviews

Family-friendly Pueblo-style Casita in Gated Community
average rating of 4.894737 based on 41 reviews

Comfortable House in a Quiet Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Wayne & Kim's very nice home. It is very comfortable with a great backyard. Being able to park in a garage was great. The house is close to the freeway. We enjoyed being able to come home and relax after a day in Albuquerque or Santa Fe. Wayne called after our arrival to make sure we were settled in and to answer any questions. Both Wayne and Kim were very easy to work with. They also left a detailed guide to restaurants and other Albuquerque sights that was very helpful. We ate a lot of great food based on their recommendations. We really enjoyed El Pinto. I would recommend staying in their home. I will stay here again when I return to Albuquerque.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable weekend at an affordable cost

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time I stayed at a home while on holiday. Wayne's home was absolutely comfortable, cozy, and clean. Everything went like clockwork and he was available every time I contacted him. The home is in a gated community and felt secure the entire time we were there.

I would absolutely recommend this home to anyone who was looking to stay the weekend in Albuquerque. Thank you so much Wayne... you and your wife for allowing us the opportunity to enjoy our family time in your home. It sure did beat the cramped feeling of a hotel room... most definitely.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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We would love to stay there again !

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely pleased with our stay !

It is a very beautiful and authentic house.

We found the house very clean, well maintained and had everything a family might need for their stay.The owners were kind and made sure we had all the information we need. They were quick to answer all of our questions and to accommodate us in the best way possible.

Overall we enjoyed our stay and we are very grateful for the owners' kindness and understanding.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect House!!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Albuquerque to visit family for Thanksgiving. We cooked a great meal in the well stocked kitchen. We absolutely loved the house!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a lovely, comfortable home.

  • 4 of 5

We really love the home and yard. The only thing I would say since I am asked is that the lighting was not very conducive for reading especially in the living room. Also the dining area overhead light was not that bright. I would love to see more lamps in the entire house. Except for that, the four of us who stayed at the house really loved it and would rent it again.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Wonderful! I am ready to stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful!!! Lovely home, very comfortable. We stayed three nights during the balloon fiesta, and loved it! Easy to get around town, and can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Albuquerque International Sunport
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Tanoan Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Sandia Peak Ski Area
Car: recommended

The house is conveniently located near Interstate 40 making accessing anywhere in Albuquerque convenient. A Balloon Fiesta shuttle stop is within walking distance-two blocks from the house. Volcanoes and Old Town are less than five miles. Santa Fe is less than an hour away by car or take the Railrunner train and see the beautiful scenery.


Rates & Availability

Albuquerque House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200

There is a $100 one-time cleaning fee for stays of less than four nights. Special event rates apply during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

A $50 pet fee is required for all guests with pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double vanity and two closets round out the master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen , The master bedroom has a kiva fireplace and 42' tv.
    Blue Room - 2 twin/ single , The blue bedroom has carved Mexican headboards.
    Horse Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Carved horse headboards add southwest charm.
  • Queen size Beds (1) The master bedroom has a new mattress from Carolina Mattress Guild. The Natural Living collection of beds and foundations embraces the best sleep technology available, using some of the healthiest and most sustainable ingredients that nature has to offer. Eco-friendly!, Twin or Single Beds (1) Each guest room has two new twin eco-friendly bamboo mattresses. All sheets are organic cotton.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis

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