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3Br Mountain Getaway, Peaceful, Near All Amenities in Sandia Heights

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2-Floor, 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Spacious Master, Newly Renovated Kitchen

Enjoy this beautiful, spacious two-floor home with three bedrooms and two and a half baths located just off Tramway Blvd. across the street from the Sandia foothills, a short walk to miles of hiking and biking trails, including Elena Gallegos Open Space.

Our home is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood at the base of the Sandia Mountains. Our comfortable living room features a gas fireplace and flat-screen TV with digital cable and HBO. The dining room easily seats six with our extendable table featuring a hidden leaf and an additional two-seat bench. The fully-stocked and recently renovated kitchen includes a breakfast nook with mountain views. Just off the living room is a quiet study, perfect for reading and catching up on email via the high-speed wireless internet.

The large master suite is located on the first floor with a king-sized bed, flat-screen TV, large walk-in closet, and spacious bathroom with a soaker tub and separate, private shower area.

Two additional, comfy bedrooms are located upstairs, one with a queen-sized bed, the other with two twin beds, both with ample closet space. Another full bathroom is located upstairs for your guests' convenience.

Our home also features a full-sized washer and dryer as well as a two-car garage.

The nearest Starbucks, Albertsons grocery store and CVS Pharmacy are only 1 mile away (3-minute drive). Close to Trader Joe's, shopping, casual and upscale dining.

Just seven minutes away is the Sandia Peak Tramway, the world's longest tramway. Ride the tram to the top of Sandia Mountains to enjoy beautiful views of the city of Albuquerque below, access to Sandia Peak Ski Resort in the winter and mountain biking in the summer.

Sandia Resort & Casino is only 10 minutes away, featuring an award-winning golf course open to the public, spa services, restaurants and concerts throughout the year.

Take a quick drive via I-25 and I-40 to historic Old Town where you can shop the Plaza for authentic turquoise and silver jewelry handcrafted by the First Nations vendors selling their wares. Get your fill of red or green chile (or ask for Christmas for both!) at many local New Mexican restaurants before heading over to Museum Row, featuring Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, and Explora Science Museum for kids of all ages!

Our house is conveniently located near I-25 to head north for a short drive up to Santa Fe for a day trip. Or for a more leisurely and scenic drive up to Santa Fe, simply head south on Tramway Blvd. and around the Sandia Mountains to the Turquoise Trail.

And when Balloon Fiesta rolls around in early October, our home is conveniently located to both South and North entrances to Balloon Fiesta Park. This is a must-see event with balloonists coming from all over the world for this one-of-a-kind experience. Throughout the rest of the year, head to Balloon Fiesta Park to visit the Albuquerque International Balloon Museum to learn all about the "Hot Air Ballooning Capital of the World".

More Details

Christopher Boone
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

About Christopher Boone

We moved to Albuquerque in the summer of 2007 for a bit of adventure, and have been thrilled to make the Land of Enchantment our family's home ever since. Jennifer is a physician at Presbyterian Hospital and Christopher is a screenwriter and filmmaker. We live in the North Valley of Albuquerque, and Christopher is available to renters should you have any questions during your stay in our Sandia Heights home.

Christopher Boone purchased this house in 2015

Why Christopher Boone chose Northeast Heights

We love spending time in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. Jennifer regularly runs on the trails of Elena Gallegos Open Space (recently named a "Rave Run" by Runner's World Magazine), and we love to bring the kids up to the trails for hikes and picnics.

Jennifer's parents come and stay in Albuquerque for two months every winter, so we wanted to find a home for them to use during their stay. For the other ten months of the year, we decided to rent out the home for short-term rentals to give other travelers like Jen's parents the ability to experience the beauty of Albuquerque and the surrounding Southwest.

There is really nothing like walking out your front door and gazing upon the Sandia Mountains at any time of the day, but especially at sunset when the mountains turn a watermelon pink (hence, their name: "sandia" is Spanish for watermelon).


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Northeast Heights

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
    Powder Room - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Queen Bedroom (upstairs) - 1 large double bed
    Twin Bedroom (upstairs) - 2 single bed
  • Master bedroom features a king-sized bed, flat-screen TV, large walk-in closet, en suite master bathroom with double sinks, soaker tub and separate shower room. Upstairs, the queen bedroom and twin bedroom both feature large closets and are located adjacent to a full bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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3Br Mountain Getaway, Peaceful, Near All Amenities in Sandia Heights
average rating of 4.875 based on 56 reviews

First VRBO Stay

  • 5 of 5

Recently our home had a water leak requiring a short stay away while contractors worked on the damage.

We found Chris’ home available & comparable to any hotel. The place is clean, quiet, comfortable & welcoming. The views of the Sandias were a treat as well as the puzzles, books & board games provided for guests.

We would highly recommend it to out of town folks in particular because of the New Mexico style decor & easy access to tourist attractions & outdoor activities.

For us, our situation was made far less stressful than it could have been! Thanks, Chris, for making your self & your home available.


The Armijos

  • Review Submitted: 19/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, good neighborhood and easy to get to.

  • 5 of 5

The property is in great condition and very clean. It looks just like the pictures! Entry access upon arrival was simple. We were pleasantly surprised with every aspect of the home. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking. The master bedroom bed was very comfortable with great linens. Didn't try the other beds. The floors were easy to clean and touch up. There were grocery stores close. The neighborhood was quiet. Great place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: 29/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

This home is great! It is very clean with cozy furniture and comfy beds. The neighborhood was quiet and felt safe. It is away from the hustle and bustle of the city yet shopping conveniences were nearby. It was a perfect location for us. The owner was great with communication and very easy to work with. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 27/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious Getaway with lots of light

  • 4 of 5

The house looks like in the pictures. It is spacious, quiet with lots of light and a step away to the sacred mountains (tram) and good restaurants. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 19/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect House

  • 5 of 5

The owner, Chris, was very nice accommodating our request of cheeking in a little early!

The house was nice and cute, with all the tools needed for our stay!

We will definitely be back on our next visit in Albuquerque!

Thank you Chris! Thais

  • Review Submitted: 09/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great stay in Albuquerque. The host was great - quick to respond to questions and very accommodating of our needs. We have already dubbed it "our place in ABQ" for future stays.

  • Review Submitted: 12/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Albuquerque International Sunport
Nearest Golf
6.5 Miles
Sandia Golf Club
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Sandia Pueblo Rail Runner Station
Car: recommended

This beautiful 3-bedroom, 2-floor house is located across the street from the Elena Gallegos Open Space, a 640-acre park in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains with miles of trails for walking, running and biking.

Easy access to Balloon Fiesta Park. Close to I-25, I-40, and the Turquoise Trail for day trips to Santa Fe. Minutes away from Sandia Tramway, Sandia Resort & Casino (featuring the award-winning Sandia Golf Course), and many restaurants. 1 mile (3-minute drive) to nearest Starbucks, major grocery store and dry cleaners.

20 minutes from historic Old Town, Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, and Explora Children's Science Museum.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$139.84
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$279.68

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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