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Erica Enyart

Member since: 2014
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Speaks english, spanish

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

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this Albuquerque holiday house

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. 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.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Erica Enyart (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english, spanish

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 house in 2008

Why Erica Enyart chose New Mexico

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 house 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.


based on 17 traveller reviews

Sandia Heights Dream Suite - 1100 Sq Ft Foothills Wilderness/City Retreat
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

Quiet, clean, off the beaten path.

  • 4 of 5

The house was beautiful and well-maintained and clean and quiet! Though it was a bit of a drive off the main road to the house, it was something we got used to quickly and something you don't enjoy in the city. If you like driving, it would be perfect. Staying there can put your mind at ease and fully relax you. The furniture, kitchen, sheets, utensils were top notch. The only regret we have is that we didn't stay longer!! Definitely recommend to family and friends. Already did. We plan on returning for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, that last mile of the Forest Rd. 333 is the 'wilderness' part of the "wilderness-city" location - assures serenity, but kicks up dust too! Erica - host at Sandia 'Wilderness' Suite
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The property was very clean, fully equipped and we'll maintained.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this home. It is remote and very quiet location which made for a very relaxing getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, great mountain location, nice interior, peaceful

  • 4 of 5

Located up a dirt road, in canyon, in a quiet cabin neighborhood, this peaceful upscale basement apartment is a wonderful escape. Erika is a gracious host, and immediately accessible if needed. The view of the imminent mountain is breath taking. The drive to town is a haul, but nothing is far in ABQ. The dirt roads were a bit much for my wife, otherwise this would have been 5.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Woodlands, TX

Wonderful hideaway in the Sandia foothills

  • 5 of 5

This suite is the perfect place if you're looking to get away from the rat race. The patio faces directly into the Sandia range, and the location is tucked back into a canyon such that the hustle and bustle of the city is completely hidden. Perfectly serene. The road in and out was a bit daunting for me the first couple of times but I got used to it (it didn't bother my husband at all), and honestly I enjoyed being in the suite so much that there were several days I didn't feel the need to leave for town. There are several great hikes just off the doorstep, or you can just sit on the patio and watch the wildlife and weather.

The suite is very well appointed and clean. The posted photos are accurate. Overall the suite was very comfortable and lacked for nothing, including the kitchen and laundry room. Erica is an excellent host and excellent company if you have time to join her for sunset views on her balcony.

Can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: NASA physicist Ivy and husband Chris were 'dream guests' - frequent hikers and energetic sightseekers. Bonus feature - they are über intelligent company at a "sundowner"! I hope you can visit again soon. All best wishes, host Erica.
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Cincinnati, OH

Peaceful, perfectly located between ABQ, Santa Fe and Taos.

  • 5 of 5

The photos of the suite were accurate and just as beautiful in person. Our hostess was very welcoming and thoughtful. We spent a lovely evening watching the sunset as we shared good wine and great stories. Everything we needed was provided, and we were very comfortable. The location made it easy to go in any direction to visit the many fabulous art galleries of Taos, the pueblos and tours with well educated guides. The turquoise trail up to Sante Fe was delightful, as were the many wineries. I definitely recommend the Sandia Suites for a great getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location, beautifully furnished, beautiful star gazing.

  • 4 of 5

We reserved this as a writer's retreat. It was perfect to go hiking as a break in the middle of the day. And incredible for watching falling stars at night. The furnishing is impeccable but also incredibly comfortably. There is everything you could need. There are not real doors on all the bedrooms and some of the doors have frosted glass rather than solid barriers. For most this probably would not be an issue; for us as colleagues and not family this was a little less comfortable. We also had a small problem that the owner attempted to do some scheduled construction on the unit while we were there. I suggested letting people know before they rent the space that there would be construction so that individuals can make their own choices if that would work for them. Given that the main draw of this very isolated unit is the beauty and the peace the construction seemed a real issue. The owner apologized and seemed to understand, however a day of the four days we rented was far from what it should have been with saws and construction on right on top of our heads.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • 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 house in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving Holiday
23 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest
Christmas & New Year Holiday
18 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning A$132
Refundable Damage Deposit A$132


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 14 days from check-in.
NO REFUND if cancellation is less than 14 days from check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Albuquerque

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
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 6 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 Mbr 2 twin beds in BR2 1 convertible couch - queen sleeper for extra guests; in great room/dining area, open
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.