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"Sandia Vista"~ STUNNING Views~ Fantastic Reviews ~ SUPER WINTER SPECIALS!

Bedrooms 4
Space 157 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms ( 2 King , 1 Queen, 2 Fulls & 2 Twins), 2 Bathrms, Sleeps 10-12

We respond to EVERY Inquiry ASAP ... If you do not see a response from us ...PLEASE Be Sure To Check Your Junk/Spam Folder or Feel Free To Call :)

Remember we have FOUR Properties ... so just ask us what is available :)

****Please note: All Pricing is approximate and must be verified by owner through a Formal Quote ... Standard Rates based on 1-6 Guest****

The 2nd of Four Fabulous Dwellings Retreat Properties ~ 'Sandia Vista'!

**Be sure to See Our MANY Reviews at our La Vista Property #3470165 and Casa de Cielo Property #3788331 and the Newest Casa de Encantador #3994370 **

We call it 'Sandia vista' ~ for it's spectacular vistas, sensational sunrises, sunsets & sparkling city lights that will take your breath away ... The retreat backs up to open-space, with stunning views of the Sandia mountains & stunning city lights that shimmer & twinkle ... Not to mention the stars that put on their very own show!! A charming side entry | glorious kitchen ... Very well equipped with anything you could possibly need | fabulous eat at bar | the living room features 42in flat screen | views views & more views | refrigerated air through out | the bedroom & 2 Full Bath/Shower amenities lead you to believe your still relaxing at the spa with 600 thread count Egyptian cotton linens, luxurious towels,candles,soaps & toiletries | a wonderfully tiled & fully furnished open air patio (we call them a portal (por-tal') in the sw:) with room for outdoor dining, lounging and once again, gazing at that fabulous view | don't miss the gas grill, sunbrella's for relaxing in the shade & fire pit for those cooler nights!

'Sandia vista' is located just north of Albuquerque in the town of Rio Rancho, just minutes away from the charming town of Bernalillo, only about 35 minutes from Santa Fe & about 25-30 minutes from the ABQ airport. Casino's, golf and fabulous restaurants are less than 4 miles away!!

'Sandia Vista' is a 1700 square foot home, with stucco walls, tiled floors & carpet, soaring ceilings in the great room and SW furnishings that are not only quintessential New Mexico but a delight & comfort to each guest.

Come join us at 'Sandia Vista' and immerse yourself in the land of enchantment ... Be careful you may not want to leave.

This property is conveniently located minutes from shopping, grocery stores, gas stations, casinos,bars & restaurants while tucked away in a master planned community. 30 min to airport, 25 min to old town/downtown, museums, zoo, botanical gardens, 25 min to historic nob hill, 15 min to balloon fiesta, 20 min to tram which takes you to ski slopes, 5 min to nearest golf course with several beautiful golf courses within 15 min and only 45 min to Santa Fe!

Your stay at our vacation retreat 'Sandia Vista' is one that you will remember for a lifetime and it is truly our goal to provide a stellar experience! We strive to provide each & everything we think you could possibly need for your stay with many amenities and extra's: free internet,satellite TV, a fully equipped kitchen, 24/7 concierge!


Complimentary items that are always supplied for your use & enjoyment include spices,gourmet coffee, hot cocoa and an array of tea's, an array of sweeteners & fresh creams, pantry items like olive oil, vinegar's,syrup, flour, paper goods, ketchup, mayo, a plethora of mustard's, and of course; chilled bottled water!


~ Dinnerware,flatware,glassware, cutlery and utensils.

~ Stainless steel pots and pans plus non-stick saute' pans.

~ Bakeware, microwave/ovenware.

~ Mixing bowls, serving bowls, platters.

~ Plastic 'glasses' and Paper Plates

~ Coffeemaker, grinder and filters.

~ Blender,food processer, Immersion Blender.

~ Toaster, 2 Crockpots, hand mixer.

~ An abundance of zip-locks, foil, & saran wrap.

~ Lots of spices, salt & pepper, oils, baking supplies.

~ Placemats, hot pads/mitts, many trivets.

~ Cutting boards galore.

~ Coffee beans, Ground Coffee (caf & decaf).

~ A variety of teas & Hot Cocoa.

~ Dishsoap, dishwasher soap, sponges, towels.

~ Paper towels and paper napkins.

~ Cookbooks.

*if you have any special request just let us know and we will be glad to work on it for you

We even have books for reading ... Take it with you ... Just leave us one in return.

Bathroom/bedroom items such as : luxurious towels, 600 thread count sheets, designer blankets, candles & soaps, shampoo & conditioner, body wash, mouth wash, razors,hair dryer, ... Outside : SunBrellas , Ample Outdoor Seating, BBQ gas grill w/ gas, firewood for the outdoor fireplace, outdoor serapes/blankets, for those cooler nights ... The list goes on & on!!

We also stock the pantry, fridge, freezer, bar and bathrooms with additional items you might need for your convenience at a very nominal costs and a well stocked beverage fridge in the garage.

Your home away from home vacation awaits!

More Details

Nicolle and Robert
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2018

About Nicolle and Robert

Nicolle & Robert are your Inn Keepers and Sandy & Jerry are the property owners!!

Jerry and Sandy have always considered New Mexico a second home. Having the sights, sounds and smells of the high desert has always been a privilege.

Sandy was born in Santa Fe and having relatives in Albuquerque and Santa Fe has certainly made the stays in Rio Rancho welcoming and fun.

Even though Jerry was born in Atlanta he feels a strong affinity for the desert southwest and particularly the high desert area.

Nicolle and Robert purchased this house in 2006

Why Nicolle and Robert chose Rio Rancho

The proximity to Albuquerque and Santa Fe made Rio Rancho the ideal location to purchase a home for Sandy & Jerry!

The pleasure of being able to get up every morning and say 'Good Morning' to the Sandias is a piece of Heaven.

The neighbors are special and have always looked out for us.

What makes this house unique

Sandy & Jerry love these things about 'Sandia Vista':

Our family has always enjoyed the hiking, horse back riding and skiing that the area offers.

Pueblo feast days are enjoyed by everyone and the pueblo people always make visitors feel welcome.

We are surrounded by pueblos and they are very unique. Traveling up Highway 4 through the Jemez

Mountains is spectacular. Stopping along the Jemez river to listen to the river and eating lunch in Jemez Springs

makes everyone happy. Continuing up '4' through the Valle Caldera and onto Los Alamos then down through Santa Fe

makes for a full pleasurable day. Every time we head in a new direction there is so much to see and enjoy.

Just a day of shopping in Santa Fe or Old Town Albuquerque is unforgettable. The 'Rail Runner' (train stops in Bernalillo just down the road) to Santa Fe is full of vistas as it travels along side the pueblos and through Waldo Canyon. Since Sandy is an avid casino goer, the surrounding casinos are a draw. (Better than Vegas) Out of town guests are always waiting for the next invitation to come.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I like the house it was awesome sauce!

Aidan - 10 yrs old
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Rio Rancho

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 157 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Owners Retreat
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Guest Bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Red Hot Chili KING Guest Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , The Sienna Room QUEEN Guest Bedroom 3
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double bed , 2 single bed , The Bunk House Room Guest Bedroom 4
  • Beautifully appointed bedrooms with 600 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Linens,Luxury Towels ... truly there for your comfort! Sleeping 2 guests in each bed ... one guests each in Twin Top bunk beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • swimming
PLEASE BE SURE TO ASK ABOUT OUR CANCELLATION POLICY!! For Any Event, fees are capacity based and Must be negotiated by owner. House keeping fees will apply if needed approximately $100 per day. Kitchen Cleaning charge will be applied for Events, based on usage.


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"Sandia Vista"~ STUNNING Views~ Fantastic Reviews ~ SUPER WINTER SPECIALS!
average rating of 5.0 based on 68 reviews
League City. TX

Wouldn't stay anywhere else in Albuquerque!

  • 5 of 5

We've traveled extensively across the U.S. and Europe. We most often book homes versus hotels, because we have a large family and we crave privacy. We also love to cook and do life like the locals. So, you could say we've been around the block a few times... literally!!!

Having said that, this place is, by far, the best experience yet for us in a vacation home. I blame that entirely on the hosts. They were extremely attentive and accommodating. And they were very willing to help with anything. Moreover, the house was perfectly appointed with all the necessities and many extras. Exceptionally neat and they even had jazz playing for us upon arrival. It's how you imagine it would be, but can never expect. These people do it right! We will always stay at one of their properties whenever we are in the area!

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a touching and fan-tas-tic review! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It is really wonderful to hear how much you all enjoyed the trip. It was such a pleasure to host you and thank you so very much for taking such great care of the place. We sure hope you all can return sometime!! Warmly~ Nicolle & Robert
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Durango, Colorado, USA

A very clean and well-stocked and supplied rental that worked perfectly for our family and their dog

  • 5 of 5

As other reviewers have said, this rental is just as represented. It is one of the cleanest VRBOs we have stayed in and it is by far the best supplied---from the extensive condiments in the refrigerator to the variety of cooking utensils, pans, dishes, and silverware. Being able to purchase wine, individual beers and sodas was also a big plus, one that didn't occur to me until we needed a bottle of wine. And it was available, saving us a trip to the store. Although we were a little concerned when we arrived and saw the extensive directions from the managers on things to ensure were done before checking out, it really was a matter of reading through all of the material and becoming familiar with what was expected. My primary concern with the directions was about the return of my deposit, but a week later my deposit was returned in full. So I guess it wasn't that hard to be good tenants and leave things in proper order! If you are responsible people who want a very comfortable place to stay in Rio Rancho, this is the place.

  • Review Submitted: 18/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patty, We are so very glad that you enjoyed all that Sandia Vista has to offer!! Thank you so very, very much for the Five Star Review :) I must say that we were a little bit dismayed by your comments about our "Extensive Check-Out List" !!?? We are so very Sorry for any confusion ... We do have A HOUSE BINDER!!??, that is honestly there to help you with the workings of the Home & tell you about Trash Day, TV's, Wireless Internet, ALARM, Help to Prepare you for your Stay & Check-Out , Suggestions for Local Restaurants, Grocery Stores, Pharmacies, As well as the Many Brochures that we go and get for our Guests from the Chamber Of Commerce!! As you can imagine, it is a big place, we get lots of different questions, about different things & we have tried so hard to have an organized Binder, where most of the answers can be found :) We are also always only a call or text away!! We are just so, so, very sorry that this caused you any worry or concern at all & truly wish you would have mentioned it on one of your calls to us, we would have been happy to answer any questions & to help alleviate any concerns! As you can see by our many 5 Star Reviews ... Our Goal is Customer Service & That you have an Amazing, Enjoyable, Relaxing Time at Sandia Vista!! We were so glad to hear that the pup enjoyed the treats, toys & dog bed!! Thank you for your feedback & for telling us that this was one of the best , cleanest, well stocked VRBO's you had been too ... We really appreciate it!! Warmly~ Robert & Nicolle
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Another amazing stay at Sandia Vista!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this lovely home! The perfect combination of elegance and comfort. Even better than the well equipped house itself, the owners are terrific! At the last minute, we were arriving several hours earlier than expected - the owners were incredibly accommodating. As with our first stay, they are very fast to respond to calls, texts, and emails, and did everything possible to maximize our enjoyment of this lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: 30/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys are AMAZING!! We sure hope that you get to come again & thank you so very much for always leaving our home so great:) We are so honored that you returned & that you enjoyed Sandia Vista! It is truly our pleasure to have you all!! Warmly~ Nicolle & Robert
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Lakefield ON

Excellent location, clean and nicely decorated

  • 5 of 5

We filled the house to capacity and still didnt feel crowded. Used as a base for 5 nights. Had everything we needed. Well appointed. Nicolle was extremely helpful and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 24/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Sandia Vista & we sure hope that you get to come back some time!! Warmly~ Nicolle & Robert
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Just a very good program. Will use it again.

  • 5 of 5

The property was very nice. Had everything we needed and was very comfortable. Enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Review Submitted: 10/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed & Thanks again for choosing Sandia Vista! Warmly~ Nicolle & Robert
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forney, TX

would definitely rent again

  • 5 of 5

Rooms were nice, house was stocked very well and lots of space to stretch out. alarm was a little tricky at first, but the owners were a phone call away. beautiful mountain scene in the backyard. one thing I might recommend to the owners is leave a spare controller for the garage door, it was very rainy when we went so getting out to open the door was a little bit of a pain. only other thing, we could not find spare bags for the trash cans. we improvised with some larger bags.

  • Review Submitted: 03/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the Five Star Review!! We are So Very sorry you guys had trouble with the alarm the first day! ( As I mentioned the staff had put your code in incorrectly by one digit , so we gave you a back up code, that we always have at the ready :) We Truly, Truly pride ourselves in how Very well stocked the property is and We even have a couple notes in the house saying to Please, Please, just text or call if you have any trouble finding anything at all ... So so sorry about that!! We actually have 4 different sets of trash bags in an open basket in the bottom of the pantry and a container affixed to the wall in the pantry, that holds plastic grocery bags ... our small garbage pails are all made with handles that take plastic grocery bags (Trying to keep it Green :) We sure hope you guys get to come back sometime ... We typically get less than 10 Inches of rain per year and the storm you guys encountered was extremely rare ... but We do have umbrellas & hats hanging in the garage for your use ... just in case! I promise we ordered better weather for you guys :) We LOVE The Views at Sandia Vista TOO , they are truly Magical ... so glad that you enjoyed !! It was really great to host you all & Thanks for the tips, sorry again that it was not absolutely perfect for you , as that is always our goal!! If you ever want to come back, please Always be sure to contact us with any questions or issues ... we are truly here to help make your trip amazing :) Warmly~ Nicolle & Robert
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Albuquerque Sunport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Tamaya Resort
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Santa Ana Golf Club
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Rail Runner Downtown Bernalillo
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 550
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Prairie Star
Nearest Ski
48 Miles
Sandia Peak Ski Area

Rio Rancho is just a 15 to 20 minute drive to Albuquerque & Only 35 minutes to Santa Fe! Historic Albuquerque, New Mexico is a combination of the very old and the highly contemporary, the frontier town and the cosmopolitan city. It is a city with a rich history famous for its multiculturalism reflected in its public art, museums and architecture. The Albuquerque experience is not man-made or contrived. Our petroglyphs, vistas, sunsets, food, historic attractions and lifestyle exist with and without tourism. The Albuquerque experience is wrapped up in four wonderful seasons.

There are a variety of things to do in Albuquerque. Whether you're visiting one of our 14 beautiful golf courses, taking a hot-air balloon flight over the scenic Rio Grande Valley, mountain biking in the Sandia Mountains, hiking among dormant volcanoes, horseback riding along the river or strolling through Old Town or visiting a local winery, you'll find Albuquerque offers a real breath of fresh air. Don't miss the stunning views of the city from Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway, as it slowly climbs the 10,378-foot peak of the mountains that form Albuquerque's eastern border.

Prefer high heels to hiking boots? There are lots of indoor Albuquerque tourism opportunities as well. Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico, is packed with activities, cultural attractions and distinctive sightseeing opportunities. Start your Albuquerque experience with a visit to the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center or one of our 19 museums and immerse yourself in art, culture, cuisine and cultural performances. There is so much to do, you may need to add an extra day to your visit!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Rio Rancho

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
3 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$57 per night, per additional guest
Spring Break & Pow Wow
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
Balloon Fiesta 2018
3 Oct 2018 - 16 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$44 per night, per additional guest
Fall Holiday 2018
16 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$44 per night, per additional guest
Winter Holiday 2018
17 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$44 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$94.84 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$379.38
Property Damage Protection AU$74.61
Cleaning AU$189.69 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.58%


Seasonal & Holiday Rates Do APPLY! Rates & Fees are subject to Dates of Stay & Nights stayed, # OF GUESTS($35 each Guests each night of Entire stay*), bedrms /Airmattress used, Additional Bedding/Linens required & Events/Gatherings. Rates are subject to change until Reservation & ALL details confirmed & Deposit Paid.Please email Inquiry thru HomeAway for Formal Quote regarding your stay. Please note the rate quoted depends on YOUR INQUIRY! *PLEASE NOTE- The additional Guests per Night Fee is for Your Entire Booked Stay & It does not change if the additional Guests are not staying the entire stay, as we must still set-up/break down & do the linens for those guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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