Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

Pet-friendly Pueblo-style Casita in Gated Community

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,650 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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 gas kiva fireplace, and a 42' TV. The master bath features a jetted garden tub with a walk-in shower. One guest room has a queen size bed. The other has two twin beds. All the bedrooms are decorated in a rustic Mexican style. Leather sofas, a kiva fireplace, lighted nichos, and a full book shelf in the living room create a relaxing ambiance. The fully equipped kitchen has a gas range, dishwasher, microwave 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 a small grass area. The terraced grill area sets this property apart from others. The outdoor space is quite enjoyable. The backyard is fully enclosed to allow children and pets to explore safely.

The enclosed garage fits two cars and the parking pad provides sufficient space for another two cars. The house includes WiFi and cable with DVR. If you must work while on vacation, there is a separate 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

Owner
Wayne & Kimberly Pitts
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Wayne & Kimberly Pitts

The owners, Kim and Wayne, moved to Albuquerque for graduate school at UNM and fell in love with the Southwest. They built the house when their boys, Forrest and Walker, were little. Kim decorated it with furniture, handicrafts and art from their travels throughout Latin America. Wayne's job moved them away from Albuquerque, but they kept the house and hope to return to live there one day. Forrest and Walker also attended UNM. Walker is now in the Army and Forrest is working full-time. The Land of Enchantment has captured our hearts.

Wayne & Kimberly Pitts purchased this house in 2000

Why Wayne & Kimberly Pitts chose Encanto Village Hoa

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. The house is close to Old Town and there are 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
  • 1 of 3

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Encanto Village Hoa, New Mexico

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The HOA does not allow overnight parking on the street. All cars should be parked in the garage or parking pad.
  • Clean up all pet refuse from the yard. Do not allow pets on beds or other furniture. Do not leave pets unattended inside or outside the house.
  • Casita Tranquila is a strictly no smoking house.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Master bath - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , The walk in shower has a tiled bench and the tub is jetted.
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Blue Room - 2 single bed , The blue bedroom has carved Mexican headboards.
    Master - 1 extra lg. double bed , The master bedroom has a kiva fireplace and 42' tv.
    Queen Bedroom - 1 large double bed , The queen bedroom has the feeling of a smaller master room.
  • The master bedroom has a king size bed, kiva fireplace, and 42" tv. The en suite is spacious with a jetted tub, double vanity, and walk-in shower. The queen bedroom has a small tv (without cable) and DVD/VCR combo. The master and queen bedroom have custom wrought iron beds. The Blue room has two twin beds on carved Mexican headboards and features rustic Mexican folk art. Plenty of extra linens and pillows are available in the linen closets.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jacuzzi ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(68 traveller reviews)

91% Complete
8% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Pet-friendly Pueblo-style Casita in Gated Community
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 71 reviews
5

Safe, clean home that is close to the major places in the city.

  • 5 of 5

Clean house in a nice neighborhood. The beds were comfortable and there were plenty of towels. Nice backyard to drink coffee in the morning. The decor was Southwestern but not over the top. Powerful airconditioner kept things cool in the summer heat. The Pitts were on call and very helpful when we had questions about some of the controls on the house. All in all we had enjoyable stay for five days for four people.

  • Review Submitted: 02/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Absolutely perfect for our needs!!!

  • 5 of 5

Five ladies from church in El dorado AR rented it for a week while we were doing a VBS at To’hajiiee Indian Reservation. It was perfect for us!! We had been staying in a hotel in Albuquerque for the last 6 years and decided to try VRBBO. The owners were very gracious, the house was immaculate and decorated beautifully. We want to rent it again next year!!!

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Sun City, AZ
5

A Great Family Week on Albuquerque!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely quiet neighborhood is just the place for a family or friends reunion. The home is so comfortable....inside and out! We enjoyed the outside as much as the very well appointed inside. Decorations inside are so interesting and very nicely done. We had plenty of everything to work with in the kitchen and so enjoyed the openness. Most evenings we had fire in the outside fireplace and, of course, s’mores! All in all, our stay was great and made me look like a Queen because I made the arrangements!!

  • Review Submitted: 01/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Lakewood, CO 80228
5

100% happy

  • 5 of 5

The photos and descriptions are accurate. This is a quiet, charming home with plenty of room to not be tripping over ones traveling companions. The covered back patio was an amazing place for morning coffee--and afternoon cocktails (and dinner). Lovely to look at the pergola and back yard from the covered patio--which is so cozy that we didn't venture into the other areas of the back yard where one could easily sit and relax. I highly recommend this lovely home. Also--the owners were very easy to work with and were in close contact, making our stay worry-free.

  • Review Submitted: 25/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Tucson, Arizona
5

Wonderful Comfortable Home

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this home and we are just as pleased as before. The home is nicely appointed, safe, quiet and very comfortable. The Pitts are very accommodating and we lacked for nothing. This place is a jewel.

  • Review Submitted: 02/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

It was a very nice property. The security system was a but much but not enough to ruin our stay

  • Review Submitted: 15/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Albuquerque International Sunport
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Tanoan Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-40
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Sandia Peak Ski Area
Car: recommended

The house is conveniently located near Interstate 40 making access to 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.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Encanto Village Hoa, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Balloon Fiesta
5 Oct 2019 - 13 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$270
 
 
Balloon Fiesta
3 Oct 2020 - 11 Oct 2020
3 night minimum stay
AU$270
AU$1,651
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$202
AU$1,179
AU$3,706
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$67.39
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$269.56

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

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Contact Owner
Available
Unavailable

Other Holiday Properties