This luxurious, private mountain retreat is located high in the Sandia Mountain foothills, yet downtown Albuquerque is only 20 minutes away. The spectacular property is located on 2 acres and borders the ten thousand acre Sandia Mountain Wilderness area.
The custom designed 4000 square foot adobe house is loaded with southwest charm combined with modern appeal and amenities. The 5 bedrooms are beautifully furnished, two have fireplaces and all include premium bedding and fine linens. The living room is furnished with comfy leather sofas, and has a 56'Sony HD entertainment center with Mirage surround sound stereo system. The house has 5 distinctive adobe fireplaces, brick floors, carved wood ceilings, Talavera tile baths, and 17 skylights. The kitchen has 2 kiva fireplaces, granite counter tops, an oversize Viking double-oven range, sub-zero refrigerator, and is furnished with everything needed to prepare a gourmet meal. From the huge outdoor deck off the kitchen, the stunning views span the horizon, overlooking the city of Albuquerque, Mount Taylor, and distant mesas beyond. The lovely yard features a seasonal garden with pond and waterfall cascading through the boulders. The setting is serene, and the wildlife is abundant; the quail and hummingbirds will greet you each morning. Hiking trails are located out the back door!
This house is both a peaceful retreat, and a convenient base for exploring both Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The closest market is 12 minutes away, the mall is 20 minutes, downtown Albuquerque is 20 minutes and Santa Fe is a 50 minute drive north. The tram up to the Sandia Peak Ski Area is only 10 minutes away.
An ideal location for couple getaways, artist retreats, business and company retreats, and family and friends reunions, this property is truly a magical, unique, elegant and serene resort in the wilderness.TripAdvisor property ID 2291019...Read more
5 BDR, Gorgeous Adobe, Spectacular Setting w/Views Albuquerque, New Mexico
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This spectacular property is located on 2 acres and borders the ten thousand acre Sandia Mountain Wilderness area on 2 sides. Hiking trails are located out the back door!
This house is both a peaceful retreat, and a convenient base for exploring both Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The closest market is 12 minutes away, the mall is 20 minutes, downtown Albuquerque is 20 minutes and Santa Fe is a 50 minute drive north.
An ideal location for couple getaways, business and company retreats, and family and friends reunions, this property is truly a magical, unique, elegant and serene resort in the wilderness.
“perfect setting for whole family to celebrate mom's 90th birthda”
Left on 10/26/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 26, 2011Stayed Oct 2011
My mom loves albuquerque so for her 90th birthday, we decided to surprise her by celebrating her birthday in albuquerque with all her children, their spouses and their children. There were 14 of us and we all wanted to be together, so I found Sandia Mountain, which looked like it could accommodate us. It did way beyond simply accommodating us!! Everybody kept telling me how wonderful the house was and that they didn't want to leave. The deck overlooking albuquerque is gorgeous, both at night and during the day- just spectacular. The kitchen was huge and very well stocked. We had intended to eat out each night, but ended up cooking in two nights because the kitchen was so lovely and the house was so nice that we just didn't have any incentive to leave. As my sister said, where could we go that we would we get views like this? Sipping margaritas on the deck was heavenly. The bedrooms were spacious and the beds quite comfortable. Sandy really thought of everything- there was even lovely shampoo and conditioner in each bathroom. Everybody had a fabulous time. We highly recommend this beautiful home
Left on 10/24/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 24, 2011Stayed Oct 2011
We spent 5 nights with our 11 children ages 10m to 19yrs and were delighted with the spacious house. The sunsets are stunning with the city lights in the foreground and in my opinion are the greatest attribute of the property. Our children loved hiking and bouldering nearby. There were plenty of different trails to keep them interested throughout the week. The owner came right over to address a problem with the entertainment system (loose cable) and was very friendly and helpful. There are a lot of steps in the house so maybe not the best for toddlers or adults prone to falls. The kitchen handled our mealtimes with ease and we ate on the deck most of the time to enjoy the view. House was very clean and well equipped. We enjoyed the tram, hiking, and a train ride to Santa Fe
The perfect day: coffee and breakfast on the deck, hike over to the tram and ride to the top of Sandia Peak, then hike back down to "your" house, nap, supper and watch the spectacular sunset on the deck again. Soak in one of the tubs, then fall asleep in the recliner watching a movie.
Left on 04/22/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | EricReviewed Apr 22, 2011Stayed Apr 2011
We had a two-part vacation in this wonderful, relaxing house. My brother, four buddies, and I celebrated a milestone birthday for several days - generally limiting ourselves to one activity per day and returning to relax and soak in the surroundings in this incredibly comfortable, quiet abode. Then, when the others pealed off to return to "the real world," my wife and two teenage kids joined me and we continued to enjoy this retreat. The house is as advertised and the owner is more than happy to give you tips on what to do when you decide to venture away. It was clean, well kept, and had plenty of room. Fantastic kitchen (Viking range, SubZero fridge). Lots of towels and sheets, all the spices and cookware you could hope for, and a great HD TV/audio room - plus speakers throughout the house and the ability to hook up your tunes. Wi-fi was an added bonus. Feel free to write if you'd like to know more. Eric
Left on 04/11/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 11, 2011Stayed Apr 2011
Spectacular. This house is truly Sandia Mountain Magic.
Every room was furnished with true NM style large open room with wonderful views. My children are both very creative in the kitchen and this house had a spectacular kitchen with
two fireplaces and a viking stove we spent a lot of time around the table just taking in the views. I already have plans
to return next year and many more.
Left on 03/24/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 24, 2011Stayed Mar 2011
First of all...the pictures do not do this place justice! The views are spectacular in all directions, the house and yard immaculate. Each room is spacious and bright, lots of light, decorated tasetfully and sparingly w/ regional decor making it easy to imagine you live here! The kitchen is well stocked w/appliances, utinsels and cooking essentials (salt, sugar, etc), the patio is a perfect spot to watch the city lights come on in the evening and fade away as the sun comes up in the morning. We had 9-11 family members throughout 7 days, we never lacked for privacy and there was ample space for all of us to gather. Comfortable and elegant, architectually New Mexican, if you do nothing else but stay in this house the entire week you'll feel like you've had a rich New Mexican experience! Rent it!
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