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Arlene or David

Member since: 2010
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Speaks english, spanish

Close to everything on the river. Sleeps 11-13

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Ruidoso holiday house

1- king, 3 queen, 1 twin, 1 sleeper sofa. 4 bedroom 2 bath

A home away from home atmosphere. All the amenities for the entire family. Ideal for vacation, family reunions and large families. We are central in Ruidoso on the road to the Inn of the Mountain Gods.

Close to shopping. One of the few properties in Ruidoso that has easy year round access.

Separate quarters perfect as a master suite, with its own kitchenette, living area, and full bath. Also has two electric fireplaces and opens up to the serene river setting in the back yard. The gazebo sets next to the river and accommodates seating for everyone. A fire pit for marshmallow roasting or a quiet evening with a glass of wine.

Bring the whole family or just enjoy it as your own private retreat.

Keywords: On river, hot tub, game room with pool table and ping pong, gazebo,close to everything ,near shopping, park, kids entertainment. Plenty of out door seating for bbq or relaxing including a 16 ft picnic table near the river.

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Arlene or David (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks english, spanish

About Arlene or David

My name is Arlene Edwards. My parents built the house the year I was born in 1959. My father Alfred and mother Cidelia raised 8 children in this house, with 1 bathroom --just imagine.

I purchased the house after my mother died in 1985. She was 46 years old. I bought the house and finished raising my 5 younger brothers and 2 daughters in this same home. This house holds lots of wonderful memories and brought lots of joy to our family. We still celebrate our Christmas together in this home, with as many as 5 christmas trees, more food than can be eaten and sometimes as many as 100 people. No, we don't have a sit down dinner but we do play lots of musical chairs thoughout the night. If you get up you basically loose your seat. We totally enjoy our time together as we watch the younger children attack Santa when he comes in the door. So we continue to make special memories year after year. We hope that you, your families and your friends enjoy this house as much as we have through the years. We also hope that you find peace and relaxation and hurry back to spend time at Rio Del Oso our special home in beautiful Ruidoso NM.

Arlene or David purchased this house in 1985

Why Arlene or David chose New Mexico

Easy access--sleeps 13 max- close to everything. Jan- Feb Ski Free at Ski Apache. We will give you 2 FREE passed to Ski Apache for reservations made in Jan- Feb.

We are an easy access property. You'll love the river that runs behind the house all year long. Wild life fresh air and a comfortable environment. Our separate master suite is perfect for those in your party who want or need a little added privacy. 5minutes from everything you want or need.

What makes this house unique

We are close to town , shopping and all kinds of fun activities. River runs all year long


based on 19 traveller reviews

Close to everything on the river. Sleeps 11-13
average rating of 4.4210525 based on 19 reviews

Labor Day Stay 2016

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. Plenty of room for all of us. Location was great. Very clean and well maintained.

I would rent this house again in the future. Good communication with the owner, very nice.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2nd Annual Girls Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room and beautifully decorated. Enjoyed the rain while sitting out on the patio. The creek in the back was awesome. We plan on staying here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, had everything we wanted but had some issues!

  • 3 of 5

Upon our arrival we found there were no keys nor complimentary wine. This is not a home for small children due to the slope in the floor, no railings on the stairs, the one short railing was loose as was some of the wooden chairs. The yard was not well maintained, broken outdoor lighting, the play house for the kids was full of spider webs and mouse droppings. I know in the outdoors there's going to be critters but the uncut grass was full of large spiders. The bbq grill was quite dirty, had to clean it prior to use. The only issues I reported to the owner was about the keys and wine, the rest I didn't because we only had the house 2 days and I didn't want to spend that time getting repairs done not to mention these issues looked like they had been existing for some time. Also there was a handful of remotes for the tv and dvd players but could not find one to operate the tv and had no clue how to operate the sound system (would have been nice if there was instructions). In spite of all this we made the best of our time there, thank goodness for the game room and go cart track! One more note, it states it sleeps 11-13 we were allowed 9.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: She was right upon arrival the spare key was mistakenly taken by the cleaning service, but within 15 minutes of her call a key was taken to her. The house is on a code pad ,so it did not keep her from accessing the home. When she called and told me about the key I asked her if there were any other issues she said no, but that there was no wine in the welcome basket, but she quickly said she didn’t care because they didn’t drink wine. The yard was maintained, it wasn’t cut by the river because it’s been pouring rain everyday and the cleaning crew was unable to cut it. The big spiders are water spiders and your in the mountains and by the river, I can’t do nothing about nature. Spider webs in the play house are the same, your in nature. Not sure what the issue with the remotes were, because the renters that came in the next day had no issues with any of the equipment. We do sleep 11-13 as stated in the description, as a matter of fact we have added an full size futon in the playroom that we don’t include in that number. 3- queen beds 1 king bed 1 twin bed Queen sleeper 2 couches bigger than a twin bed And now the futon was added. The remarks left in our guest book were…. Had a great time. Great house.
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Abilene, Tx. 79602

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed staying at this property. Lots of room.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

The property was great and so convenient; home had a lot of character and a great backyard with fire-pit near the river. The game room and hot tub were an added bonus to the home, which was clean and comfortable. Home owner even left us a gift basket with wine!

We had a great weekend and would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

What a great home and owner. Loved location, home and the memories our family made. Owner left wine for us and home was clean and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
WPS and Quarters
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Inn of the Mountain of gods/ Cree/ Links
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 70
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cattle Baron / Pizza Hut / The Buttery/ Irish pub/
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Ski Apache
Car: recommended

We are kid friendly and have the cutest play house you've ever seen out back.

We have a custom 16 ft and a 8 ft picnic table near the river for everyone to enjoy the river and a tire swing.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Ruidoso, New Mexico

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$262
Pet Fee A$164 + Tax
cleaning fee A$196
Tax Rate 8.68%

Seasonal Rates apply to all months except February and April.. With the exception to Easter Holiday

Call and ask me about renting the separate master suite with complete access to all the grounds. Privacy at it's finest for that special couple getaway. $200 a nite 2 nite min. or stay for a week 6 nights 7 days for $1000.00.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Ruidoso

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Beautiful all glass with rain showerhead
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , off the master suite
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Several outside areas both in the front and the back yard. Great for clubs and retreats. We have tables and chairs upon request. Play house and toys for chidren- 16 foot pic nic table and 8 foot