Quick note about rates: I use graduated discount rates - the longer you stay, the greater the discount. Rates also depend on which nights during the week are selected. See basic rate schedule below, but inquire about specific rates for your desired dates.
This home provides a cool respite from the summer's intense heat, or a cozy place to "hole up" by the fire during winter storms. Located at an elevation of 7100 feet in the Sandia Mountains. It is just off The Turquoise Trail, a National Scenic Byway that traverses the back country between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. On it you'll travel through the old historic mining towns Golden, Madrid, and Cerrillos where you can find art, crafts, theater, music, museums and more. The name comes from the blue-green turquoise first mined by the early Pueblo people and now nationally recognized as a precious stone that is typically set in silver. In fact, turquoise mined here found its way to the crown jewels of Spain.
You'll also pass by the Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve, a 1,350-acre Open Space Preserve managed by Santa Fe Botanical Garden. Like horseback riding? Try the Broken Saddle Riding Company in the Cerrillos hills; trot along Miner's Trail to Devil's Canyon and Cash Entry Mine while enjoying breathtaking vistas of the wondrous New Mexico landscape. Or drive 14 miles to the top of the Sandia Mountains (elevation 10,760 ft) for a spectacular view of the Rio Grande Valley and far away mesas. There is so much to do and see in every direction and you can use this home as a launch pad for your day trips.
The home sleeps six with a hide-a-bed sofa, or seven using the single-bed futon mattress on a sturdy 40"-wide cot. There's also a crib-size mattress for toddlers/babies. The living room is large and comfortable and the SPACIOUS KITCHEN offers all the amenities and cooking utensils. Towels, extra sheets and blankets are provided. A large wood stove (as an alternative to the electric heat) will radiate a comfortable warmth during the winter months; firewood is provided. The two-car car port provides shelter for your vehicle(s) during the winter months. There are two large redwood decks; one is covered providing a shady, cool and private respite among the surrounding pinon pines.
A HOT TUB is provided to help you recover from your sports-related injuries, or just to relax under the night sky. This is great both in winter and in summer and it's right outside the back door in a setting that is private, bounded on the sides by trees and above by the fabulous New Mexico night sky. The back deck also has wooden deck furniture (table with umbrella and chairs) and a large barbeque gas grill for evening cook-outs.
The location of this home is perfect - situated in the Sandia Mountains 12 miles east of Albuquerque, 35 minutes from the airport and less than an hour from Santa Fe. Providing a relaxing, getaway, it's less than 2 miles to grocery, gas, galleries and restaurants, 10 minutes to hiking in the Cibola National Forest or to the nationally-acclaimed Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Course, and 20 minutes to the ski area or to the city. It's quaint, homey, and private with attractions in every direction. A great place for your family members and friends to stay during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Balloon Fiesta, Spring Break, the State Fair or your summer vacation. If you need more detailed information or wish to inquire about a longer-term stay, please contact me by using the "email owner" form at right.
P.S.(Like to work on your ... 'vacation' ? No need to hassle with or risk bringing your laptop with you - a computer is provided for your convenience, loaded with common software applications such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Publisher, Outlook) , Open Office Suite, Google Earth, Skype and more, and of course, internet access.) Also, don't want to lug those golf clubs on the plane? I have 3 sets of golf clubs available free for your use.
READ THIS: Reservation Process: check availability by clicking the View Calendar button at upper right. Then, using the Email Owner dialog at right, fill in the text fields and inquire about anything else and submit. You will receive the Rental Agreement along with a complete layout of the costs via email for the period you requested. You can then review that and, if you decide to rent it, follow the instructions on making the confirmation payment in order to reserve those dates and have them shown as unavailable on the calendar. Calling is fine, but use the Email Owner dialog also so I can retrieve the information from anywhere and won't lose it.
This cute little house is perfectly located just 1/2 mile of the main road (the Turquoise Trail) so it's private and has access to open space right across the street. It's very private with trees surrounding the house and parking in the back. It's located just 7 miles from the Sandia Peak ski area, 2.5 miles from an excellent grocery store and hardware store and excellent resturaunt. An easy and comfortable downhill commute into Albuquerque through 'the canyon' (no stop lights). The large kitchen and living room have a very 'comfortable feel' and the kitchen is LOADED with kitchen gadgets and tools. While it has electric heat, the wood stove (wood provided) produces a warm feel that's hard to beat. The beds are excellent and firm.
About Rates: The advertised rates are approximate in that adjustments are made to the base rate to account for a) which days of the week are rented, b) the number of people lodging and c) seasonal electric consumption. For example, weekends are more desirable than weekdays, therefore multiple-night rentals are not discounted quite as much if they use the weekend versus weekdays only. The same is true for weekly rentals – if you rent from Saturday to Saturday (using two weekends), the weekly cost will be greater than a rental that goes from Thursday to Thursday, which uses only one weekend. Multiple-week discounts do not apply during holiday periods September through January. Other conditions that may affect the specific rate for your group’s individual rental include the number of days or weeks rented and the season (summer time, holidays or during local special events such as Balloon Fiesta) when demand is higher versus other times). The rates have been developed to offer the best and fairest price for each stay.
Games (kid and adult) and kid-videos provided.
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We stayed 3 nights (Thur, Fri, Sat). We thoroughly enjoyed the fireplace and hot tub. It was great to have a house with lots of room for the 3 kids and 3 adults. We even brought our dog, who enjoyed the fenced in yard. We enjoyed breakfast in the morning at the dining room table, and we made some good dinners. The location was great too -- close to ABQ (to ride the tram) and the ski resort (for sledding). Overall, great visit.
My husband and I took a much needed weekend away from the kids to spend some quality time together. We were hoping for a quiet couple of days, but what we enjoyed was that and so much more! This home is beautifully kept, squeaky clean and the homey ambiance just embraced us from the moment we arrived. The views of the night sky from the hot tub were incredible! The variety of books and movies is great, there is nothing like relaxing by the fire with a book or enjoying a good movie. Why spend money on a bed and breakfast, or a hotel when you can have more privacy with all the amenities at Tony's for the same price? Definitely a do-over for us!
Our family felt very comfortable and welcome in this home during our stay in spring 2011. The large, warm kitchen is well-equipped with thoughtful touches such as basic spices available for use in recipes. Star gazing from the hot tub on the private deck at night is a great way to end the day. For runners, the roads surrounding the property form a nearly perfect one-mile loop, and at 7,000 plus feet, is a challenge for those accustomed to lower elevations. Beautiful scenery, private and situated in a friendly mountain community just minutes from all the amenities of the nearby city of Albuquerque. Very comfortable for our family of three adults and a dog. The owner is local and quickly responds to any inquiries. He has stocked the home with an assortment of local guides and periodicals for familiarizing oneself with sites of interest and various events scheduled in the area.
My wife and I stayed for over a week and had another couple there for a weekend. The cabin is nice, quiet and relaxing. The area is beautiful and is close to Albuquerque sante fe and the east mountains. The owner is pleasant and helpful. We would certainly go again.
My family had been planning a vacation to the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area for about six months and after pricing hotels in the area decided to look for a vacation rental. We located this house in the perfect location at a rate LOWER than reasonable hotels for the four adults and two children. The house was extremely clean upon arrival and is larger than it appears in the photographs for a two bedroom house. The kitchen is stocked with spices, cooking utensils and dishes. One night we had a group of 10 adults together for dinner with plenty of space remaining. There were plenty of linens for those staying in the house and comfortable living areas. The memory foam bed was awesome. A significant library and movie collection let us relax indoors when we wanted to. We grilled outside several nights under the stars and took advantage of the hot tub once it cooled down. We drove daily to Moriarty which is about 30 miles east. Going into Albuquerque is a quick 15 mile drive west to near Kirtland AFB where there are plenty of restaurants and shopping opportunities. For the more ecelctic, try going to Madrid for lunch and turqoise hunting - about 30 miles north.
We loved the house --- loved the hot tub ---- The owner was willing to help in any way to make our stay a good one --- the house and area was a nice retreat from the heat --- temperature dropped at least 10 degrees just going up the mountain --- we sat outside every morning to have our coffee --- the nights where always cool and relaxing and perfect for the hot tub ---- GLAD I found this one!!!!
My husband and our 2 Beagles stayed in this charming house for 2 weeks and thoroughly enjoyed it. The location is great! Just a short drive back down I-40 to Albuquerque and also a short drive north to Santa Fe. Lots of tourist attractions in Albuquerque. Really enjoyed the Unser racing museum and the archaeological museum which is very near the house. Our dogs loved the fenced in yard. All the amenities were great - kitchen, deck, hot tub, outdoor grill - and the beds were very comfy. Lots of golf courses to choose from. Not much on the TV as no cable or satellite but plenty of reading material and DVDs. We hope to return again next summer!
We would rent this house again. My wife, child, and our three dogs had a very comfortable stay. The owner was very easy to communicate with and proactive in warning us of a snow storm expected on the day of our arrival, advising us to get there a couple of hours earlier so we could get there and unload our stuff before the bad weather hit. He even lit the fireplace and got it all warm and cozy just before we arrived. The place is about a 5 minute drive from NM-536, which leads to the Sandia Park Ski Area, and about 5 minutes the other direction to groceries, restaurants, bars, shopping. The photos are accurate. The place was very clean and well-mantained. I recommend this rental.
This was a great location, we used it as a launching pad for day trips all over central and northern New Mexico. We loved the scenery, the energy and the warm cozy fires as we watched it snow. We relaxed in the hot tub, built a few puzzles, played a few games and ate at Cedar Crust pizza (we managed to go on a night that Jimbo was playing it was awesome if you like classic rock). The beds were comfy and we had enough linens and cooking ware - it was just like being in our home - plus the natural beauty. We even had a person who was in our group who was worried about being away from "a city" - she was glad that it only took 11 minutes to get to the nearest Starbucks! Would stay here again and again!