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Private Retreat and Golf, Lake Recreation, Nat'l Monument

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Casa Alegra is spacious yet quite cozy with a great room, two bedrooms, two baths, Saltillo tile throughout, a fully equipped kitchen and an oversized covered deck which is cool even on the hottest days. We have a large yard fully surrounded with privacy fencing, an entry courtyard and attached two car garage.

From the moment you leave the interstate and begin your 12 mile drive toward Cochiti Lake, you'll realize you're entering a different world. It is truly a stunning drive as you head towards the Jemez Mountains. Our home is located in the community of Cochiti Lake which is approximately 5600' altitude. Less than five minutes away is the beautiful Cochiti Lake golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones with it's driving range, practice greens and clubhouse. In addition, there is Cochiti Lake itself which is one of the 10 largest earth-fill dams in the United States. Recreation includes boating, windsurfing, camping, picnicking, fishing and a swim beach. Just a few minutes farther is the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and hiking trails along with Pueblo de Cochiti on whose land all of these wonderful things exist. It is their generous stewardship which allows us to share their land.

There is a quiet here that calms the soul, heals the spirit and rejuvenates the weary body. We're 30 minutes from Santa Fe and about 40 minutes from Albuquerque. Both cities are unique and fabulous in their own rights. I believe however, the essence of NM is in its land and its people. It would take volumes to do adequate justice to northern New Mexico.

This house is all on one level and may be easier for those with limited mobility. There is one step at the front door. There is one step into the garage and one onto the deck. One of the baths has a large walkin shower.

Internet services are limited at this location. Currently, Verizon is the only reliable provider and they do NOT offer an unlimited plan for this area. So for those folks who need constant internet connection, we would have to say it is not available. We did try to offer wi-fi, but very quickly found that it incurred costs of $300 to $500. per renter. As a result, this service was removed.

We look forward to sharing our vacation home with you.

More Details

Mona Evans
Member since: 2017
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Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018

About Mona Evans

My husband and I are from the Midwest. New Mexico is our second home where we go for rejuvenating, de-stressing, Vision and to visit with friends we've met over the 28 years of our many sojourns. Casa Alegra has fulfilled our desire to have a home in this Land of Enchantment.

Mona Evans purchased this house in 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had the nicest and most restful vacation we've had in a long while in your very comfortable authentic home. My husband still talks about how well he slept and the wonderful leather furniture. The stunning views are amazing. We just felt so much at home. Golf at Cochiti was fantastic. What a beautiful course. We'll definitely be back!
Apr 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cochiti Lake in Sandoval County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets considered if trained service dog essential for renter. Talk with owner. Pet Fee will apply.
  • No fires of any kind allowed outside due to fire danger of this area.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • One bath with tub and shower combined. The other bath with a walk in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • One with king bed. Other bedroom with a queen bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Private Retreat and Golf, Lake Recreation, Nat'l Monument
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews

Relaxing and close to Santa Fe

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. Very relaxing and quiet! We had a small issue with the air conditioning but it was rectified quickly. The property manager was very friendly and had good information on the area. We loved that we could be in Santa Fe in 30 minutes but didn't have to stay and fight the tourists. Our views from the patio were phenomenal and this is where we spent the majority of our time. The owners have decorated the home with Southwest decor and very casual and comfortable furniture. There is a convenience store within 5 minutes and a beautiful golf course within 10 minutes. Lake Cochiti is close by with a swim beach area and picnic area. We definitely recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your delightful review. Having you as our first guests was truly a rewarding experience. Please do come again! Mona & Gary
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the house very much. The patio was amazing, we spent a lot of time there. The area is absolutely beautiful. The house was very clean and it really felt like we were at home. The property manager who assisted us was very nice and helpful. We would stay here again! We give it a 5-star rating!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a great get away. Great house with all the necessities

  • 5 of 5

It was wonderful, would have liked some WIFI. But a great get away for me and my friends.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was in a fabulous location, with great views of Sandia peak. Being able to park in the garage was a fantastic bonus. The manager was friendly and right across the street, in case we had issues. Our only criticism is the master shower wasn’t as clean as we would have hoped. Highly recommend this charming house rental!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You want solitude?

  • 5 of 5

I live in a relatively rural area in the Colorado mountains and enjoy the peace and quiet. We wanted something somewhat off the grid and that’s exactly what we got. If you enjoy golf, fishing ( both only 5 minutes away) and total solitude this is the place for you. The golf course was in great condition and the little fishing we did was successful as well. Everyone we met in the area were engaging and helpful. The home was clean and we enjoyed the large deck. This home isn’t for everyone. It does take awhile to get downtown, but we ( two retired guys) came specifically for golf and fishing. I have already made reservations for another trip this fall.

Enjoyed every minute of our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house and views were amazing!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay, the house was fantastic. The neighborhood was very quiet and the views were amazing. The only compliant I have is that the house was advertised to have internet but when we got there we were told that the modem was removed due to prior renters. We spent most of our time hiking so it wasn't the end of the world but when I rented the house it was advertised to have internet. A heads up would have been nice.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Albuquerque Int'l airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Stone Kiva Bar &Grill
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Cochiti Lake Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Rail Runner at Pueblo Santo Domingo
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Lupita's Valley Cafe, Pena Blanca
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Cochiti Lake
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £62.75
Pet Fee £15.69
Property Damage Insurance £46.28

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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