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Sandia Heights Suite - 1100 Sq Ft Foothills Wilderness/City Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom apartment - 3 beds + futon; bath, laundry, chef's kitchen. Sleeps 6.

Extraordinary Sandia wilderness boundary residential suite - just 3 miles from Tramway Blvd! A destination in itself, our contemporary retreat offers 1100 sq ft of urban comfort in the heart of high country spectacle. Suite is private guest apartment attached to Host property. Location is a 15 minute scenic drive up from I-25 in North Albuquerque.

Please note - the last mile of FR 333-D to the Suite property is an unpaved, rocky forest road, so you may want to slow down and enjoy the scenery!

Sandia Suite is a 2-bedroom contemporary open plan walkout apartment with a private entrance patio. The Suite has it all - a great room entertainment area, vista sunroom dining area and high bar, fully equipped chef's galley kitchen, laundry room, a spacious bath, private patio with superlative mountain views and a chiminea fireplace. The Sandia Suite comfortably sleeps up to 6 people. All this in a spectacular up-close Sandia mountain setting with direct access to wilderness trails and city venues.

Suite electronics include WiFi internet, Netflix streaming movies, and 20+ over-the-air TV channels. Guests also have access to resident host Erica's extensive DVD and book lending libraries upon request.

Host also welcomes Suite guests to share sunset and city views from the Reception south deck - upon request.

More Details

Erica Enyart
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
8 April, 2018

About Erica Enyart

I am a long-time fan and resident of the Land of Enchantment! - and also a custom home builder in the area for more than 30 years, specializing in solar architecture.

Erica Enyart purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Erica Enyart chose Albuquerque

This wilderness boundary property in the Sandia foothills is the realization of a dream for me - to be surrounded by the serenity of nature - with the vitality of urban engagement close at hand. All in one place!

My 2009 whole-house solar make-over of this vintage off-grid residence was a challenging personal test of my professional commitment to solar building. The extraordinary beauty of this mountainside location was a big incentive - and a spectacular gratification!

What makes this apartment unique

The best of both worlds come together here. The conveniences and excitement of urban Albuquerque are just a few scenic minutes away from the luxury of contemporary lodging at 7000 feet in the Sandia foothills. Because the last mile of Forest Road 333-D is unpaved and rocky, a 4-wheel drive vehicle is a good choice for comfortable access.

Your Sandia Suite delivers incomparable up-close views - and access - to mountain spectacle right from the lounge chairs of your Suite's private patio - or from inside through the 12' wide solarium window wall!

Your Suite features a chef's kitchen and solarium dining area and bar - an invitation to entertain 'ensuite.' Or take a scenic 15-minute drive to area restaurants and live music venues - and return for an exceptional night's sleep in the quiet embrace of the mountain.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Albuquerque

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Toilet, tub/shower; 2 vanity counters; natural light; second glass door into laundry room.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • 1 queen bed in Master bedroom 2 twin beds in Bedroom nook 1 futon couch/queen sleeper - Grt room area, open
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski pass optional
The Sandia Suite mountain retreat is a short walk to numerous Cibola National Forest trails. The Suite itself is at 7000' elevation on the boundary to the Sandia Wilderness Area in the Cibola NF.


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Sandia Heights Suite - 1100 Sq Ft Foothills Wilderness/City Retreat
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews

Absolutelly perfect!

  • 5 of 5

In all my VRBO experience I have never met someone as hospitable as Erica, she went above and beyond to make our time there wonderful. We even had a battery problem with the Suburban we rented and she immediatelly came down to help us.

Her place is not only GORGEOUS but also equipped with everything her guests could possibly need. The views are breathtaking, that kind of place that makes you feel in touch with God and nature.

Cant wait to go back !

  • Review Submitted: 28/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Quiet, Well Appointed, Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

A very clean, quiet, well appointed (great amenities) and perfect for 2-4 people. Loved the hiking trails, bright sunshine, and away perfect hideaway for hiking, enjoying mountains, morning coffee magic . Erica was a super hostess.

  • Review Submitted: 30/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A pleasure, as always

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here multiple times, and it never disappoints. Beautiful views and peaceful surroundings. Comfortable furnishings and well-equipped kitchen. We definitely appreciate the laundry room, which allows us to wash all the dust out after a hike through the nearby trails.

We look forward to our next stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 23/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home with beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

This place or our host did not disappoint ! We planed this trip for two years for ballon fiesta and was worth the time and wait! Our host went above and beyond for us when we had late flights in. The house had everything you could need. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 20/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Place

  • 5 of 5

Visited for a long weekend with my girlfriend and my parents. We were very happy to find an interesting place to stay outside of the city. We were even more happy when we arrived. This was our first time staying in the foothills and the extra 15 min drive was well worth it. The house is only a mile from the La Luz trail head which we hiked during our stay. Definitely would recommend staying here in the foothills. Erica was a gracious host and the place was even more impressive in person than the pictures.

  • Review Submitted: 13/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place by Sandia Mountains, surrounded with nature and peace!

The host and her family are just amazing!!

Highly recommended, and planing to be back!

Thank you, Erika!

Thais and John Totzke

  • Review Submitted: 02/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sunport International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
County Line Restaurant at Tramway Blvd.
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Sandia Casino Resort at I-25 and Tramway Rd.
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5.5 Miles
Sandiago's at Sandia Peak Tramway base terminal
Nearest Ski
5.5 Miles
Sandia Peak Ski area via Tramway
Car: necessary

We are located in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains at 7000 feet elevation in the far northeast of the Albuquerque metro area, 15 minutes - 7 miles - up from I-25 via Tramway Rd. and FR 333.

Host's Directions:

Take I-25 exit 234 at Tramway Blvd. north, drive East 3.1 miles, turn left turn (north) on Forest Road 333, proceed north for 2 miles on curvy paved road then straight on DIRT road FR 333-D - proceed 1 mile further - past Piedra Lisa parking lot and through community gate - it is not locked - to 'T' at Circle Drive street sign, turn left (South) to second house (69) on your left.

Our immediacy to I-25 makes it a short 30-minute drive to and from the Sunport International Airport - and a very scenic 60 minutes to Santa Fe’s charms.

Fifteen minutes down the forest road from your Suite and another 15 min. freeway drive via I-25/I-40 takes you to the cultural hub of Albuquerque at historic Old Town - including the stunning NM Museum of Natural History and the Alb. Museum of Art and History. The Albuquerque BioPark and Botanic Garden is also found here – along with the acclaimed Alb. Zoo - on the banks of the fabled Rio Grande.

From Old Town, visitors can 'cruise' east on Historic US 66 - now Central Ave - through Albuquerque's vibrant downtown club and gallery scene to the University of New Mexico campus and its many exhibit and entertainment venues!

For lunch, or after, you may want to continue your explorations east up Central into the Nob Hill historic district for Albuquerque's best boutique shopping - and more fine dining and live music possibilities!

For the archaeologically and geologically 'hands-on' adventurers, Albuquerque's 'west side' has some big draws - the Five Sisters volcanoes, the world-class Petroglyph National Monument rock art loop trails - and the informal playground of the BLM sand dunes just north off Nine-Mile Hill...


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Albuquerque

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Family Summer Special
8 Jun 2018 - 5 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Balloon Fiesta
5 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
21 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas-New Year Holiday
21 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$128.39
cleaning AU$128.39


FULL REFUND - less $100 Cancellation Fee - of any confirmed Booking if cancelled 30 days or more ahead of Guest check-in date.
FIFTY PERCENT (50%) Booking REFUND if booking cancelled less than 30 days from check-in date but more than 15 days from check-in.
NO REFUND if cancellation is less than 15 days from check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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