1 BR detached apt on quiet family farm, fully equipped for comfortable stay.
- english, spanish
About Flora Sanchez
My husband Sam and I were both born and raised in Albuquerque. We bought this 8 acre property in 1982. We built our home and raised our two children here. Eventually we deeded an acre to each of the children; they built their homes here and are raising our grandkids next door. Friends and family call it 'the Sanchez village'. Over time we've added several structures to the estate, most recently the recreation building (which houses the Casita along with Sam's wood shop, the RV garage, and a small gym) and the family capilla or chapel. We raise grass hay, Boer goats and Dolly Llama on the back pasture, an open space that attracts hundreds of cranes and geese here in the winter. We share small garden vegetable area with friends. Our guests are welcome to harvest fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs and flowers.
Flora Sanchez purchased this Apartment in 1982
Why Flora Sanchez chose South Valley
Sam and I are both retired and have enjoyed sharing our guest house with friends and family. After our granddaughter moved into her own home we converted her transition living space to a rental and look forward to welcoming new friends to this place.
What makes this Apartment unique
Everyone who visits this property comments about how beautiful and quiet it is. The property's east boundary is a cottonwood forest that borders the Rio Grande. A 1/4 mi walk will take you to the banks of the Rio Grande River where you can enjoy the wildlife, especially birds being drawn to the Valle del Oro National Wildlife Refuge directly across the river. Walking trails connect you to three open space properties within 1 mile radius, including the historic Gutierrez Hubbell House History and Cultural Center just 1/4 mi south. We are right on the original Route 66. When ready to see more of the city an easy 7 mi drive will take you to downtown ABQ and Old Town. Balloon Fiesta Park is just another 7 mi north. Santa Fe is a quick one hour's drive as is Acoma (Sky City) Pueblo. At the end of a long day of sightseeing you'll enjoy returning to your quiet, restful abode for a soak in the hot tub, a moonlight swim, or just a cup of coffee on your own patio.
Pool / Spa
Children not allowed - Small child in own bed may be accommodatedSmall child in own bed may be accommodated
Max guests: 2 - Small child may be accommodated in their own bedSmall child may be accommodated in their own bed
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Charming, quiet retreat
My husband and I recently stayed at this lovely casita, and though it's only minutes away from so much Albuquerque has to offer, we found Casita de Colores to be a quiet, relaxing haven. We were fortunate to be there at a time to experience the migrating sand hill cranes and Canada geese as they stopped to feed in the pasture along side the resident goats and llama. That was an unexpected treat. But the true "icing on the cake" was getting to know our gracious hosts, Flora and Sam. I just can't say enough about how welcoming they were in sharing with us some history of the area, along with suggestions on places of interest. We're already looking forward to our next visit. Thank you, Flora and Sam!
Great location. Sam and Flora are great. Property is amazing
Came to town for balloon festival property is close to everything we needed. Eat at Abuelitas Mexican right up the road. Green chili stew is fabulous.
South Valley Quiet
We enjoyed being away from the hustle and bustle and seeing the South Valley.
Lovely farm with wonderful hosts
Quite a nice property if you like a more relaxed, bucolic stay.
Flora and Sam were really gracious and we enjoyed feeding the goats and visiting with Pearl, the Weimaraner. It would be even better with more comfortable seating areas and windows that allow cross breeze to enjoy the cool desert night air. Very close to the airport!
Excellent property and wonderful hosts
Our property is on Isleta Blvd, the original Route 66
Gutierrez Hubbell House History & Cultural Center 1/4 mile south
Isleta Pueblo and Resort & Casino are 6 miles south
Balloon Fiesta 12 miles north. All Albuq activities within 20 miles.