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Flora Sanchez

Member since: 2014
Speaks english, spanish

Nature & Bird Lovers: unique, colorful, peaceful, rural

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Albuquerque holiday apartment

1 BR apt on quiet family farm, near open space & dedicated walking trails & ci

Wake to face large windows overlooking verdant acres; winter walks delight with cries of hundreds of sandhill cranes; relax with glass of wine on private patio; visit family chapel or stroll the pasture with llama and goats. You'll find our little 2nd story house of colors, with unique hand-carved elements, an enchanting retreat.

Accommodate two, adults only, no pets. Minimum stay 2 nights. No extra fees.

Newly renovated. Extremely clean. Living space: 550 sq ft with private secure parking in family compound


- Pool (June - Sept) and Hot Tub

- Heating, air conditioning and celling fan

- High speed wireless internet

- Sleeping: Queen Sleep Number Bed; sofa bed in living room

- 2 Bed stands with lamps, alarm clock

- Make-up vanity with bench, mirror and hair dryer

- Walk in closet with iron board, iron, full length mirror, bench, plenty hanging space

- Shower with rain shower head

- Towels, basic toiletries

- Flat screen TV with DirecTv channels

- 4 ring stove & oven

- Keurig Pro 2. Coffee pod for each guest for each day of stay

- Toaster

- Microwave

- Service ware for 4, wine glasses

- Cookware and cooking utensils

- Mixing and storage bowls

- Set knives

- Basic pantry items, including oil, salt/pepper

- Paper towels

- Dish soap

- Washer & dryer, detergent & dryer sheets

Outdoors: private brick patio, bench & chiminea

Other: lap pool (June 1-Sept. 15), hot tub, gym with treadmill, BoFlex, row machine, mirrors and flatscreen TV

Property features: private family chapel, farm animals (llama and goats)

Suitability: non smoking only, 2nd floor not accessible for limited mobility, adults only, no pets

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Flora Sanchez (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, spanish

About Flora Sanchez

My husband Sam and I were both born and raised in Albuquerque. We bought this 8 acre property in 1982. We built our home and raised our two children here. Eventually we deeded an acre to each of the children; they built their homes here and are raising our grandkids next door. Friends and family call it 'the Sanchez village'. Over time we've added several structures to the estate, most recently the recreation building (which houses the Casita along with Sam's wood shop, the RV garage, and a small gym) and the family capilla or chapel. We raise grass hay and Boer goats on the back pasture, an open space that attracts hundreds of cranes and geese here in the winter. A farmer coop will soon begin planting organic vegetables and building a hoop house to extend the growing season.

Flora Sanchez purchased this apartment in 1982

Why Flora Sanchez chose New Mexico

Sam and I are both retired and have enjoyed sharing our guest room with friends and family. After our granddaughter moved into her own home we converted her transition living space to a rental and look forward to welcoming new friends to this place.

What makes this apartment unique

Everyone who visits this property comments about how beautiful and quiet it is. The property's east boundary is a cottonwood forest that borders the Rio Grande. A 1/4 mi walk will take you to the banks of the Rio Grande River where you can enjoy the wildlife, especially birds being drawn to the Valle del Oro National Wildlife Refuge directly across the river. Walking trails connect you to three open space properties within 1 mile radius, including the historic Gutierrez Hubbell House History and Cultural Center just 1/4 mi south. We are right on the original Route 66.

When ready to see more of the city an easy 7 mi drive will take you to downtown ABQ and Old Town. Balloon Fiesta Park is just another 7 mi north. Santa Fe is a quick one hour's drive as is Acoma (Sky City) Pueblo. At the end of a long day of sightseeing you'll enjoy returning to your quiet, restful abode for a soak in the hot tub, a moonlight swim, or just a cup of coffee on your own patio.


based on 20 traveller reviews

Nature & Bird Lovers: unique, colorful, peaceful, rural
average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews

A great week at a wonderful rental!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed for a week at Casita de Colores and it was wonderful! Flora and Sam were gracious hosts and their property was lovely! Quiet and removed from the city but easy access to all the sights and things to do. Very close to the airport which was great! We 100% recommend staying at this well equipped, comfortable apartment!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jill. Thank you for your nice review. We are always looking to improve so if you have a bit of time we'd appreciate learning what we could do to earn a 5. Thank you!
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Quiet place close to town

  • 5 of 5

Quaint casita close to town but in a pretty rural setting, just as shown in the photos. Thank you Flora for hosting us.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice, relaxing get-a-way!

  • 5 of 5

Very quaint, nice, relaxing and very clean.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A quiet space close to the city

  • 5 of 5

The casita was comfortable-perfect little kitchen, comfortable bed, great shower. The setting was quiet with benches for reading. Flora and her husband Sam were gracious hosts. Because it was a holiday weekend, they were gone quite a bit, but any questions I had, I could contact Flora via text, or her son was available next door. The great thing about this property was how close it was to the city attractions, yet one feels far removed from the hustle of the city. I will definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prescott Valley, AZ

A little treasure

  • 4 of 5

This quaint little Casita is a perfect escape from hotel travel. The property is beautiful and Sam and Flora were perfect hosts. I was injured when I arrived, so they graciously helped bring my personal belongings up the stairs. It was a treat to look out the wall of windows and watch the neighbor's horse grazing each morning and I certainly would have liked more time to rest in their tranquil homestead but alas, this was a business trip for me. Thank you both, I'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego

A Bit of the Good Life

  • 4 of 5

Sam and Flora are gracious hosts, and a stay at their lovely little casita was to experience the good life, Albuquerque style. Situated in a rural/farmland setting, the casita was wonderfully quiet and clean and near the Rio Grande. If you would like to be away from the tourist crowds in downtown Albuquerque, we definitely recommend a stay here. Joan and Gary

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Albuquerque International Sunport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
UNM South Course & Isleta Pueblo
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Our property is on Isleta Blvd, the original Route 66

Gutierrez Hubbell House History & Cultural Center 1/4 mile south

Isleta Pueblo and Resort & Casino are 6 miles south

National Hispanic Cultural Center 5 miles nortth


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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2 night minimum stay

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Note: Returning guests are offered 7th night free on a week's booking. Once payment is received I will forward packet of information to assist your planning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Albuquerque

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • One bath with shower, toilet and sink
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • One BR--bank of south facing windows offers beautiful view of neighboring farm. Contains Queen Sleep Number bed, two bed stands with lamps, alarm.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis