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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

1600 Sq ft, 3 Bedroom ( 2 Kings, One Queen Sleeper ) 2 bath

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**

**Be sure to See Our MANY Reviews at our La Vista Property #3470165, Casa de Cielo Property #3788331 and Sandia Vista Property #3594781 **

The Newest SPECTACULAR Home brought to you by Dwellings ~ Casa de Encantador!

Walking Distance to Old Town Plaza, Downtown & Museums and Fabulous Dining & Shopping!

Charming Abode nestled in the shadow of the charming Albuquerque Country Club District... JUST MINUTES to The Zoo, Botanical Gardens, EXPLORA and Only 45 minutes to Santa Fe!!! Gorgeous Property with a lovely courtyard and private backyard. Majestic Cottonwood Trees create a cozy & peaceful space. Classic SW Architecture with a contemporary sensibility including slate floors & Pergo floors (no carpet), beamed ceilings, Stunning Fireplace, Gorgeous Kitchen with concrete counters, Stellar SW Art, Outstanding 8 ft.French Door's lead to a charming patio w/ Gas barbecue & Firepit. Fabulous Oversized Serene King Owners Suite with High End Doctors Choice Mattress, THREE Flat Screen TV's Total & Custom SW furniture! And YES! Our Second Bedroom is also a KING with High End Doctors Choice Mattress, Flat Screen TV & Custom SW furniture!! Don't miss our Cozy patio and Backyard. This Stunning Patio Home has a Fabulous Floor-plan with ample, gracious rooms. Come enjoy the open, airy feeling ... Simply South West ... Simply BEAUTIFUL!

Very Well Equipped with anything you could possibly need | The Kitchen Includes a Fabulous Eat at Farm Table | The Living Room features a woodburning Fireplace, Stunning SW Style, 48in Flat Screen in Great Room| The Bed Room Amenities Lead you to Believe Your Still Relaxing at The Spa and all beds are luxurious with 600 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Linens, Luxurious Turkish Towels,Candles,Soaps & Toiletries | Wonderfully Furnished Patio (We call them a Portal (por-tal') in the SW:) | Don't miss the Gas Grill & the firepit for those cooler nights!

This home is so close to everything Albuquerque has to offer.

It is so very charming and quintessentially SW! It is a close in location with great access to I-25 and I-40. 'Casa de Encantador' is located just Minutes to Old Town Plaza in Albuquerque, Minutes to Downtown, Close to the Zoo, Botanical Gardens Museums, Tingley Beach, Nob Hill and oh so many shops and restaurants!! Only about 45 minutes from Santa Fe & about 10-12 minutes from the ABQ airport. Just Minutes to Casino's, golf and fabulous restaurants , many are walking distance!!

Come and let us WOW you !! ;)


Please Remember, Your Well Behaved Four Legged Family Members Are Always Welcome ... We Always have Comfy Pet Beds, Toys, Designer Bowls & Gourmet Treats ... We can also arrange for any special pet food needs & pet sitting (for an additional fee). ** See Pet Policy Below

We even have a Personal Chef for our Human Guests & Breakfast or Brunch can be prepared at the Retreat, as well as, 'On The Go Baskets' for you to take with while you are out & about in The Fabulous Land Of Enchantment (for an additional fee).

Your stay at our Vacation Retreat "Casa de Encantador" 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 wireless internet,satellite TV, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, 24/7 Concierge!

Complimentary items that are always supplied for your use & enjoyment include Spices,Gourmet Coffee 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 spring water!


~ Dinnerware,flatware,glassware, cutlery and utensils.

~ Pro Grade Anodized & 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, Crockpot.

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

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

~ Hot pads/mitts

~ Cutting boards galore.

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

~ A variety of teas.

~ Dishsoap, dishwasher soap, sponges, Kitchen 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

Bathroom/Bedroom items such as : Luxurious Turkish Towels, 600 thread count sheets, Designer Blankets, candles & soaps, shampoo & conditioner, body wash, mouth wash, razors, hair dryer, ... Outside : BBQ GAS GRILL, Firewood for the two fireplaces (1 inside , one out), Outdoor Serapes/Blankets for those cooler nights ... the list goes on & on!!

We also stock the pantry, fridge, freezer and Bathrooms with additional items you might need for your convenience at a VERY nominal costs ;)

Your Home Away From Home Vacation Awaits!!

**Pet Policy**

Discriminating canines are invited to accompany their humans to Casa de Encantador for a special doggie rate of $25 per night ( max $100 per Visit). We will do our best to ensure that you and your human have plenty to wag about!

As a good boy/girl, please make sure:

Your humans do not abandon you inside Casa de Encantador, while they go off and have fun. We can recommend doggie-camp options or companion visits to prevent this all-too-common tragedy.

Your human has been trained to take you to a proper outdoor location to complete your regular business in the dignified manner to which you are accustomed. And, that your human does the cleanup job for which they were so well designed.

Your human does not cause you to howl, bark, whimper, whine, and potentially face an embarrassing charge.

Your human remains leashed to you when anywhere outside the gates of Casa de Encantador , since you’re not allowed off leash and would never have gone unless coerced.

Your human pays for any damage s/he causes you to inflict, as usually happens at home.

Casa de Encantador welcomes you for an enjoyable bit of panting and wagging, and invites you to sniff for a special treat upon check-in. La Arf at Casa de Encantador !

More Details

Nicolle and Robert
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

About Nicolle and Robert

We work hard ... But have no fear we play hard too!

Whenever time allows, we can be found cooking up a fabulous concoction in the kitchen (red wine in hand) & we often share with our guests too;) or we may be out & about walking the rio grande with our 4 (yes! Four), four legged family: Rio, Bella, Buck and Hank ... On many occasions, we visit the plethora of dog friendly restaurant patio's and can often be found on our bikes headed to a new SW Adventure in The Land Of Enchantment.

Nicolle and Robert purchased this house in 2010

Why Nicolle and Robert chose Albuquerque

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 truly rich history!!

The petroglyphs, vistas, sunsets, food, art, historic attractions and lifestyle captured our hearts. The Albuquerque experience is wrapped up in four distinct & truly wonderful seasons ... all of which are stunning.

There are a variety of things to do in Albuquerque. Whether we were visiting one of the 14 beautiful golf courses & spas, taking a hot-air balloon flight over the scenic Rio Grande Valley, hiking among dormant volcanoes, horseback riding along the river, strolling through Old Town & Nob Hill to visit the many eclectic shops, being drawn into the amazing Art Galleries or visiting one of the local wineries to taste the grape! We found that Albuquerque offers a real breath of fresh air with a fantastic climate & warm wonderful people.

Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico, is packed with activities, cultural attractions and distinctive sightseeing opportunities & plenty of people watching too ;).

There was so much to do ... we stayed!

It is Our Primary Goal to make sure you Feel at Home & Have an Amazing Vacation Experience ... not just a trip!!

We would love to share our knowledge of this Amazing City & We have Tons of Tips for Santa Fe too ... Come Enjoy The Land Of Enchantment & Our Beautiful Retreat!!

At Casa de Encantador - For some it is the peacefulness, for others the proximity to Old Town/Downtown. Most will mention the perfect weather, four distinct seasons without harsh extremes.

But almost everyone's answer will include something about the SW charm!

What makes this house unique

Know we have said it ... But is so Very CHARMING!

We are also very central to everything & minutes from The Bosque, Hiking Trails, Dog Parks, Downtown, Old Town, Nob Hill, The Zoo, Museums, Golf, Spa & Several Wineries!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Huning Castle, New Mexico

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Master with double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Guest bath just across hall from 2nd Bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Guest Room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Sleeper Sofa with 4 inch Memory Foam and 600TC Sheets
  • 8 Guests (2 guests in each provided bed) can be accommodated by a 24" Queen Pillow Top Air Mattress with beautiful bedding & 600 thread count sheets ... however the ONLY place for this is in the Master Suite and it must be set up by our staff with prior approval & notice! *Additional Charges Apply
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming
PLEASE BE SURE TO ASK ABOUT OUR CANCELLATION POLICY!! We do have a Personal Chef and meals can be arranged for an additional well as Breakfast/Brunch at the Retreat or Breakfast/Lunch Baskets on 'The Go' for an additional fee.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

Best VRBO that we have ever rented! Clean, beautifully decorated, comfy beds, all the essentials!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great sisters getaway at this home over a long weekend. All the linens were provided and essentials were available to us. The house was super clean, and we loved how the home was decorated in the Mexican motif. The kitchen had all the needs for cooking great meals. The owners provided all the little things you might forget to bring. Walking distance to local restaurants and Old Town. The beds were super comfy! The owner Nicole, was very easy to communicate with and was available for any questions we had. We enjoyed the fire pit at night with a glass of wine! Thank you for a great weekend, your house is charming and top notch!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you all had such a good time!! Thank you so very much for the review and for being such great guests ... we sure hope that you get to return sometime!! Warmly~ Nicolle & Robert
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Amazing Stay at Casa de Encantador

  • 5 of 5

We were blessed to stay at Casa de Encantador for 5 days in February for a business trip. This was our first time in Albuquerque. Nicolle (host) was extremely helpful in letting my family know the best places to eat, best family activities for a 2 year old and best places to visit. She was a text or phone call away literally. The home is amazing. It is meticulously decorated and I could not think of one thing that she missed. The house is well stocked. The beds were very comfortable and the linens and towels were top quality. My son had plenty of space to play both inside and outside. It was such a nice surprise to see additonal toiletries, toys and coloring books for kids. The small details made such a difference. Anytime we left and came back my son referred to the rental as home. I have rented many homes all over the world and I have never felt so well taken care of as a traveler. I must add that I left an expensive piece of jewelry and Nicolle returned it to me. If you want an amazing vacation in a lovely home look no further. You will not regret your stay. We plan on returning again this summer.

Thank you Nicolle for being such an amazing host!

The Connor's

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is an absolutely perfect property to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed everything about this property. Plenty of space for five. The house is very tastefully decorated, and everything we could want or need was provided. Nicolle & Robert are the best hosts and managers we have met in long time. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are sure glad that you all enjoyed Casa de Encantador!! We really hope you get to come back sometime:) Warmly~ Nicolle & Robert
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Adorable house in historic Old Town area - Everything we hoped for and MORE!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property! We knew nothing about the area, and were trying to find accommodations for five people in close proximity to the Convention Center. We were looking in the suburbs, (which would have been a much longer commute) so that we'd have enough elbow room. We took a chance on this little charmer and could not have been happier. We visited the zoo, parks, walking trails, and the Old Town area. Restaurants we liked included High Noon and Monroes. Took a day trip to Sante Fe and the Sandia Tram - wonderful visit. Nicolle made sure we had every convenience we could have wanted - would definitely stay here again! The Brannons,

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kim & Family! Thank you for the wonderful review. It make's Robert and I very happy that you all enjoyed your stay. It was a genuine pleasure to host you guys. Thank you for sharing some of the things you like about the area with future guests! We hope you get to come back sometime:) Warmly~ Nicolle & Robert
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I don't usually do reviews...

  • 5 of 5

Unless I absolutely love something! And this house is worthy. It is in a great location, family-friendly, and just so wonderful all around. Everything really was perfect, from the well-stocked kitchen to the cozy bed linens and fluffy towels. Nicolle was super friendly and very easy to work with. We had a very minor problem shortly after we got to the house and they made sure it was resolved in about an hour. We absolutely loved the house and we can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you LOVED it!! Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a great review and we sure hope that you all are able to return sometime :) Warmly~ Nicolle & Robert
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The home was a wonderful place for our Balloon Fest stay. It was clean and perfectly stocked.

  • 5 of 5

I would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear it Steve!! We sure hope you all get to come back sometime :) Warmly~ Nicolle & Robert
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
ABQ Sunport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Old Town Downtown
Car: recommended

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 Huning Castle, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
4 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$46 per night, per additional guest
Summer I
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$46 per night, per additional guest
Summer II 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$46 per night, per additional guest
Balloon Fiesta
5 Oct 2017 - 16 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$46 per night, per additional guest
Fall Holiday 2017
17 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$46 per night, per additional guest
Winter Holiday 2017
17 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$46 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$46 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$99.49 + Tax
Property Damage Protection A$78.26
Refundable Damage Deposit A$397.95
Clean Fee A$198.97 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.5%

PLEASE BE SURE TO ASK ABOUT OUR CANCELLATION POLICY!! 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*), Pets: Dogs Only/No Cats($75each), Bedrms used /Air Mattress Set Up($75), Addtnl Bedding/Linens required ($25) & Events/Gathering($500+). 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! We do need to discuss and approve ANY guests over 6 and ANY sleeping arrangements that require more than the Three Actual Beds Supplied. The Couch is NOT for sleeping purposes. Thank you so much.
*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 canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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