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Private Luxury Home, Scenic Views Santa Fe & Albuquerque

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms plus Den, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6+)

I have hosted guests on VRBO for 6 years and EVERY family has rated my property a 5-star experience! This beautiful custom-built home offers spacious living with a 360-degree view of New Mexico. It’s so quiet, you can only hear your thoughts during the day, and crickets and coyotes at night. Complete with a gourmet kitchen, wet bar, and outdoor grilling area with TV. It's the perfect romantic getaway, family gathering place, golf excursion, or launching point to New Mexico.

Wake up to an unobstructed 25-mile view of the mountains from your bed. From the coffee bar, pour yourself a strong cup of coffee, nibble on fresh fruit, and curl up in the sitting area with a book without leaving the master bedroom. My home includes a stationary recumbent bike and exercise equipment. This is your secluded, luxury home-away-from-home on 10+ private acres in a paved, luxury-home development.

If you hike, bike, rock climb, ski, snow shoe, golf, fly fish, hunt, or soar...this property provides you easy access to some of the best in the country. You can hike/bike directly off the property for miles on private land—where you’ll find ancient fossils, petroglyphs, and pottery shards from previous visitors along a creek. Later that evening, you can star gaze in the dark skies from your very private patio off the bedroom, or watch one of the 500+ movies available in a home theater with popcorn next to the fireplace on a snowy day.

After a few days, you might want to venture off the property…maybe. The club house to the nationally-rated Paako Ridge golf course is less than a 8-minute drive. Many say this 27-hole mountain course, designed by an award-winning architect, is the best in New Mexico. You can take flight in a sailplane out of Moriarty, staying up for hours in warm thermals rising off the desert in a high-performance glider.

Hike to the top of Sandia Crest, then drive back into history through the mining towns of Golden, Madrid, and Cerrillos, on your way to Santa Fe, only 45 minutes from the finest art, crafts, theater, music, museums and restaurants offered in the Southwest. Ride a hot air balloon over Albuquerque the next day.

Bandolier National Monument, site of ancestral pueblo and cliff dwellings, the Pecos Wilderness, and the famous Chaco Canyon are all day trips that usually start with a breakfast burrito. Welcome to New Mexico!

The perfect vacation home to rest, recreate, and explore the Land of Enchantment with family and friends. Only a 35-minute drive from the Albuquerque airport and to city amenities.

Hope to see you soon! Ted

Keywords: 10+ acres, estate, secluded, views, skiing, hiking, golf

More Details

Ted Kreifels
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Ted Kreifels

I'm a physicist in the defense industry. I want to share with you the beauty of New Mexico while staying in a contemporary casa that I designed and built. This is my home and you are my special guests.

Ted Kreifels purchased this house in 2007

Why Ted Kreifels chose Sandia Park

Scenic property only 45 minutes to Santa Fe and 35 minutes to central Albuquerque.

What makes this house unique

Hike off the property along a creek on private land. Drive along the scenic Turquoise Trail to Santa Fe for a day out shopping and site seeing. 10 minutes from Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sandia Park in Sandoval County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , my favorite room, very luxurious
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , powder bath, off main living area, kitchen and dining room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Den - 1 Large Double Bed , inflatable queen-size bed available w comfortable foam top
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Now WHEEL CHAIR accessible!


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Private Luxury Home, Scenic Views Santa Fe & Albuquerque
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews

Beautiful! Well appointed property with spectacular views!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place. All needs met! Can't say enough about the views!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. Perfect for our visit

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Sunrises

  • 5 of 5

His home was awesome with fantastic views and sunrises. I'd definitely stay there again. Also, great location to Paa'ko Ridge golf courses.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Ted's home was perfect! We really, really loved the home, the view, the location, etc. We highly recommend this home for a perfect vacation. We hope to return next year. Ted was very gracious.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home, Wonderful Owner

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to stay at Ted's place during the week of Thanksgiving. Ted was prompt, welcoming, and did a great job getting us settled. The home is unbelievably beautiful. We woke up to the sunrise above the mountains as we looked through huge windows in the master bedroom. Ted's dog is old and very sweet, our kids grew attached to him and looked forward to returning home to see Seltzer. The home is well away from other homes with garage access and a private drive. This made unloading and loading the car much easier than other places we have stayed in the city- not being worried about stuff being stolen, leaving the car open for an hour while unpacking, etc. The kids loved the stuffed animal collection and there were plenty of kids movies to watch. The kitchen is something folks have mentioned- it really is beautiful and functional. The beds are very comfy, and the whole place has a very luxurious feel. The mountain is close for ski season, and the local grocery store was friendly and had some pre-prepared meals that made things easy. Thank you, Ted!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wabasha, MN

Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

We had stayed two nights at another vrbo that was not as advertised. So I began searching for something in the Albuquerque area that was spacious and away from the crowds. We found this listing and the pictures looked unbelievable. We saw that it was available for the duration of our vacation so I booked it online. We soon after, within an hour, received a call from Ted. He personally welcomed us and explained some further details of his property. He was very personable and explained to us he would do whatever he could to make our stay at his property outstanding being that the previous place was a let down.

He emailed me explicit driving directions and all the personal nuances of his property.

When we pulled up to the house and entered, my wife and I almost dropped our jaws when we looked at the view out the windows. Spectacular doesn't do it justice. It is amazing!!

The house is first class in every detail. The kitchen is the nicest I have ever been in. I love to cook and could really feel like I was a first class chef in this kitchen. We love to walk. Every day we would take a 5 mile walk on the very quiet and uninhabited roads the led out of the property. I love to golf and found out that one of NM top rated courses was just minutes away. Great course. Coming from Minnesota and this being our very first trip to NM we found the area, the mountains and the house to be truly amazing.

After our first day my wife asked me to book it for next year she loved it so much.

If you like the outdoors, quiet and being away from it all, you will love this first class home.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Albuquerque Sunport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Sandia Crest
Car: necessary

Rock climbing in the nearby Sandia Mountains, top-rated sailplane/glider club in country at nearby Moriarty airport, nationally-recognized Paa-ko Golf Club only 7 minutes away


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £106.43
Damage Insurance £42.14
Damage Deposit £199.29

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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