|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
Location: Paa-ko Ridge Golf Course, Sandia Park, New Mexico USA (Albuquerque )
This property is ideally situated 17 miles (20 minutes ) from Albuquerque and 45 miles (50 minutes) from Santa Fe traveling along the scenic Turquoise Trail. Sandia Park is a mountain community (7000 ft in elevation) suburb of Albuquerque.
Accommodations: Luxury Golf Course Home. This home features 4 bedrooms each with its own private bath (sleeps 8). One of the bedrooms are convertible to either two twin beds or one king size bed per your desires. The 6000 square foot home is spacious yet oh so comfortable and relaxing, The three levels of large covered decks provide you with ample opportunity to find a quiet place and just take in the tranquility and enjoy the unbelievable views, not to mention a chuckle or two as you watch fellow golfers struggle in the same sand trap you encountered a couple of hours prior. Master bedroom has wrap around shower and large jet tub for soothing tied muscles after your round of golf. Elegance and comfort are a perfect blend in this featured “Parade of Homes” participant. It is located on the 20th hole and overlooks the 19th, 20th, and 21st holes.
“Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club is ranked as the third best public golf course in the United States, according to a newly released Readers’ Choice Poll by subscribers of Golf World magazine, a Golf Digest publication”.
“In August, Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club was ranked No. 28 on Golf magazine’s 2008 list of the “Top 100 Courses you can Play,” moving up two spots from its 2006 ranking. Paa-Ko Ridge also is one of just 17 golf courses to be rated at five stars by the Golf Digest/Fodor’s “Best Places to Play” guide. Paa-Ko Ridge was rated by the 2008 Zagat Survey as “Extraordinary,” the only course in the Southwest to receive that highest-possible rating.”
The golf course itself features panoramic views that are seldom matched anywhere in the world to get an idea of the splendor of this course. Each window of this home has a view of the plush course. Amenities are too numerous to mention but sampling would include a home theatre equipped with Bose audio, granite/marble throughout, outdoor Viking BBQ/outdoor refrigerator on the 2nd level deck, three hole putting green on site, exercise room with Olympic bench and full dumbbell rack & Schwinn air dyne bike, large garage with room for the largest of RV’s, and recreation room with beautiful pool table, WiFi connection and Satellite TV (DirecTV) on all three floors. This home provides the ultimate in golfing vacations with world class 27 hole course but equally enjoyable will be the sunrise vista’s overlooking the Ortiz Mountains to the East and the amazing sunsets (see promotional photo) as the sun drops below the Sandia (watermelon in Spanish) mountains to the west.
Should you choose to visit the Land of Enchantment in the winter you will be delighted at the quality snow skiing available. Sandia Ski Area is within sight of our back porch and is but a short 20-minute drive to the 1st lift. Santa Fe Ski Area is @ 1.5 hour, Los Alamos/Pajarito 2.0 hours and world class Taos is 3.0-hour drive away. With lifts opening at 9:00, all of these areas are worth the effort for a day trip. Taos is an amazing mountain for the accomplished skier. On a personal note I’ve skied through out the west and enjoy this mountain more than any other, it is fantastic. This luxury golf home easily converts to a hub for skiing adventure as you return each night to the remote control fireplace and thick carpet to warm you up.
Year round attractions for friends and family who might want to venture out for some other entertainment have many options. A drive to the top of the crest (10,700 feet), which overlooks the entire city of Albuquerque with literally 70 mile, views in all directions. The ride up the longest tram in the world takes you up to the same crest but from the city side. Dining at the High Finance restaurant while watching the sunset is a memory not soon forgotten. You may be fortunate enough to watch as daring hang gliders step off the shear face of the mountain and glide for hours toward the valley. The Old Town plaza, which dates back to 1640, is a wonderful place to shop for southwestern jewelry and all types for interesting cultural items. If you choose to come stay around
Around Christmas be sure to go on the luminaria as it is a site to see! These decorations are a small factor that plays into the beautiful picture that is set in the Old Town Plaza. The Old Town area is home to many art galleries and museums for your enjoyment.
Sorry but we only rent to families and do not allow parties or commercial activity of any type on the property. This includes weddings, birthdays, corporate, drinking or any group gathering of any sort that involves more people gathering than who is registered to stay on the property. Paa-ko Ridge is a quiet and peaceful place to live and visit so let's keep it that way. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!
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Your Paa-ko House host is Jim Summers. I am a professional firefighter officer, Realtor, avid outdoorsman and love to travel to places where I can spearfish and enjoy the ocean. The Owners of this beautiful home were guests who came to us for a relaxing golf get away, fell in love with the home and bought it! The family has an appreciation for art, nature, functionality and cleanliness. They are wonderful people who really care that you have a great experience while you stay here. The beautiful girl in the photo is granddaughter Haylee.
Jim Summers purchased this house in 2010
Beautiful views, peaceful, comfortable, functional, location, activities and a great host.
We rented this house over Christmas weekend to serve as a gathering place for our friends and family both local and from out of town. This house could not have worked out better. Each bedroom has its own attached bathroom, there was plenty of space for all generations to do their own thing. The weather made it too cold to enjoy the balconies but the views of the golf course and mountains were great. Jim even hooked us up with a real Christmas tree and decorations for no extra charge. Highly recommend and would definitely come back.
In case it helps...the house is about 1/2 hour - 45 mins from the ABQ airport and about 20 mins from Madrid (another place worth checking out)
BEAUTIFUL HOME! Our group of 8 adults and 5 children stayed here while skiing New Mexico for a week. The home is spacious and welcoming. We loved eveything about it! We all gathered in the media room for Monday night football & popcorn. What fun memories! There was room for everybody. The home is very well stocked for your vacation. Would love to come back in the summer and explore more of the outdoors!
Our stay at Paa Ko Ridge was excellent! The home was beautiful. Everything we needed was in the home. The home was extremely clean. Plenty of room for our 3 couples. Jim, the host, was excellent. The home sits on the 20th fairway of the number one rated golf course in NM. I would highly recommend this home to anyone. Hope to be back there soon1
We stayed over the Thanksgiving holiday and found the home to be wonderfully appointed. We had plenty of room for the extended family (5 different family units staying) and had lots of room for everyone. There were plenty of dishes, etc for a large holiday meal, which was great. Jim was fabulous and promptly answered each of my many questions upon arrival. The one thing we wished we could have changed was we would have liked having the radiant heat turned on as the week got pretty cold and we would have appreciated the ability to customize the temperature in each room a bit more. That being said, we understand totally that November can be really warm as well, so it is a roll of the dice this time of year whether or not radiant heat would be needed. Would recommend this home to anyone looking for a comfortable vacation spot.
Great house the view from balcony was amazing. Jim was very helpful with activeities and places to eat. Whole family would like to return soon
Great home for four couples who love to play golf. This house has every thing. A challenging 27 hole golf course surrounds this home. From each deck you have views of the 19th and 20th holes. A wonderful kitchen and a great out door grill ther is no need to ever leave the area.
Base Fee is included in all bookings except for monthly reservations. This fee is part of the rental amount and is what allows us to book for less than 7 nights.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.