2 Bedrooms + Den with queen hide-a-bed, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
We're Merv and Brenda, and are long-time residents of Albuquerque, albeit transplants from Vancouver BC. We moved from green, wet, and sea level to turquoise, dry, and 6,000 feet. And we've never regretted it. We enjoy the Southwest, and especially the uniqueness and richness of our local culture and our Land of Enchantment. Our air is clean. Our skies are big. Our sunsets are like none others. We raised our daughters in Albuquerque and have no intention of leaving. This is truly a glorious place to live. And because inquiring minds want to know, we'll tell you now: Merv prefers green, and Brenda likes Christmas. (You'll know what we mean when you put in your first order at one of our many authentic New Mexican restaurants.)
Merv purchased this House in 2016
Why Merv chose Bear Canyon
We fell in love with this home the first time we saw it. It had a southwest charm that we've enhanced in our renovation for easy maintenance and trouble-free living. Not too big, not too small - whether you're 2 people or 6, you'll easily spread out on this property and enjoy a nice quiet, restful vacation. One word for this location: convenience! The home is in a quiet neighborhood where the neighbors are friendly and look out for each other. Walk 4/10 of a mile to Starbucks for your morning coffee. Across from Starbucks is a superbly stocked Whole Foods grocery store. Sushi around the corner. Wal-Mart, Smiths grocery, and other shopping in the mall in the next block. Walk to India Grill for lunch or dinner. And just across Wyoming from the home is a 4 mile walking/jogging trail that is a local favorite. If you want to drive, the Arroyo del Oso golf course is about 2 miles. Local cinemas and restaurants are 10 minutes away along I-25. Churches, medical facilities, hair and nail salons - all close.
What makes this House unique
It's all about location. It's all about quiet. It's all about convenience. That's what we love about our home. And that translates into one thing -- it's all about you! You'll definitely enjoy your stay with us.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great for all
Very lovely owners who are more than accommodating to the needs of their guests. The house is beautifully decorated and still very kid and dog friendly. Would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a unique New Mexican retreat right in the city!
Thank you, Dana. We loved meeting you and the family, and chuckled when you told us that the children found the toys so quickly. Thanks for leaving the home so clean when you left, given that we had someone coming in right behind you. It helped us get the home cleaned and sanitized for the next guests in a timely way. Hope the portable crib worked well for the youngest.
This was -- by far -- the cleanest, most well-stocked vacation rental I've ever stayed in, and there have been plenty! Merv and Brenda were very kind and have thought of every detail! You would be happy with your choice if you chose this rental.
Thank you Joanna and Matthew for this great review, and for how clean and tidy you left the home. You are welcome back anytime, and when you do come back, remind us of this stay and receive your returning guest bonus.
We love staying here. The home is nice, updated, very clean and located in a nice neighborhood. This was our second stay and we have enjoyed both stays. House has a nice yard which is great for cook outs, family gatherings and is very secure for our dog. Overall, this is a great place to stay. We plan to rent it again.
Yay! We love our returning guests. Thank you for your vote of confidence.
Merv and Brenda are stellar hosts!
Merv and Brenda provide a beautiful, comfortable and exceptionally clean home for their guests. The home is conveniently located to many amenities and access points. It’s in a lovely neighborhood that is quiet and safe. Some of the things we really enjoyed were dining outside, admiring the views from the rooftop deck, and utilizing the Academy’s walking trails that are only a block away. Merv and Brenda have thought of every detail and obviously take great pride in what they do. Simply put, they are superb hosts and their house is top-notch! We highly recommend staying here!
Thank you so much for your review. In our own travels we have always valued cleanliness and all of the amenities one would need to feel like home. We have worked hard to provide these two basic comforts for our guests. to make the accommodation part of their stay the easy part.
And what a great thing to have your daughter and son-in-law be able to join you for a few days. You were wonderful guests! Please come again.
We stay in VBRO properties every year for extended 3 month stays and this property is by far the best experience we have ever had. The home was beautiful, it exceeded our expectations. Merv and Brenda were wonderful hosts, we left feeling like we were saying goodbye to good friends. They were always there for us whenever we needed them. I can't put into words how beautiful this home is. The attention to detail was amazing. Upon our arrival a lovely gift basket was waiting for us filled with New Mexico goodies and a bottle of wine. this was definately a first for us in a VBRO property. We felt like we were checking into a 5 star resort. The amenities in the home were outstanding, it's beautifully decorated looks exactly like the photos. The huge patio was gorgeous with beautiful seating areas throughout to enjoy a romantic dinner in the rose garden watching the hummingbirds who frequently visited. The big surprise not in the photos was the amazing rooftop deck where we sat every evening watching the sunset over the beautiful Sandia Mountains. If you are looking for an experience of a lifetime this is the home for you. We will always remember our stay in Albuquerque and are looking forward to coming back in the future. Thank you so much Merv and Brenda!!
Thank you Holly for this very generous review. Thank you for your trust in us to meet your vacation needs and the ability to allow you to work remotely during your stay . We know that you used our home as your base of exploring the surrounding area - in fact, you've officially been to more sights around Albuquerque than we have - and we've lived here for over 25 years!
We'd be glad to host you again. And thank you for the gorgeous pictures that you took from our rooftop deck. They certainly do show off this Land of Enchantment.
Nice house, good location, nice hosts.
We were there for all of March 2019.
The house is in a safe, quiet, suburban neighborhood, a ten minute walk to Whole Foods and Starbucks, and a half-mile walk to a Smiths supermarket and a Walmart.
There is an excellent walking/biking path around and through the ABQ Academy School one block away. Costco is three miles away.
In addition to being well located the house is exceedingly well equipped.
locked gate to the street
all appropriate kitchen tools (except a garlic press, which is asking a bit much)
Keurig coffee maker
electric glass-top stove
five independent wall mounted AC/Heat units in bedrooms and main areas
pleasant sheets, pillows, blankets
(Our hosts even supplied Q-tips)
Overall: a very nice house — clean, well equipped, well-located — in a pleasant safe neighborhood, Five stars. We would be pleased to return.
Jo, Paul - thank you so much for such a fine review. We were excited to see how much you enjoyed the home and the neighborhood. We're putting the final touches on the rooftop deck, so please do come stay again and capture some magical sunrises over the Sandias from the deck. You'll also be eligible for our returning guest cash back!