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23 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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3 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Rio Rancho - Sandia Vista

4 Bedrooms ( 2 King , 1 Queen, 2 Fulls & 2 Twins), 2 Bathrms, Sleeps 10-12

We respond to EVERY Inquiry ASAP ... If you do not see a response from us ...PLEASE Be Sure To Check Your Junk/Spam Folder or Feel Free To Call :)

Remember we have FOUR Properties ... so just ask us what is available :)

****Please note: All Pricing is approximate and must be verified by owner through a Formal Quote ... Standard Rates based on 1-6 Guest****

The 2nd of Four Fabulous Dwellings Retreat Properties ~ 'Sandia Vista'!

**Be sure to See Our MANY Reviews at our La Vista Property #3470165 and Casa de Cielo Property #3788331 and the Newest Casa de Encantador #3994370 **

We call it 'Sandia vista' ~ for it's spectacular vistas, sensational sunrises, sunsets & sparkling city lights that will take your breath away ... The retreat backs up to open-space, with stunning views of the Sandia mountains & stunning city lights that shimmer & twinkle ... Not to mention the stars that put on their very own show!! A charming side entry | glorious kitchen ... Very well equipped with anything you could possibly need | fabulous eat at bar | the living room features 42in flat screen | views views & more views | refrigerated air through out | the bedroom & 2 Full Bath/Shower amenities lead you to believe your still relaxing at the spa with 600 thread count Egyptian cotton linens, luxurious towels,candles,soaps & toiletries | a wonderfully tiled & fully furnished open air patio (we call them a portal (por-tal') in the sw:) with room for outdoor dining, lounging and once again, gazing at that fabulous view | don't miss the gas grill, sunbrella's for relaxing in the shade & fire pit for those cooler nights!

'Sandia vista' is located just north of Albuquerque in the town of Rio Rancho, just minutes away from the charming town of Bernalillo, only about 35 minutes from Santa Fe & about 25-30 minutes from the ABQ airport. Casino's, golf and fabulous restaurants are less than 4 miles away!!

'Sandia Vista' is a 1700 square foot home, with stucco walls, tiled floors & carpet, soaring ceilings in the great room and SW furnishings that are not only quintessential New Mexico but a delight & comfort to each guest.

Come join us at 'Sandia Vista' and immerse yourself in the land of enchantment ... Be careful you may not want to leave.

This property is conveniently located minutes from shopping, grocery stores, gas stations, casinos,bars & restaurants while tucked away in a master planned community. 30 min to airport, 25 min to old town/downtown, museums, zoo, botanical gardens, 25 min to historic nob hill, 15 min to balloon fiesta, 20 min to tram which takes you to ski slopes, 5 min to nearest golf course with several beautiful golf courses within 15 min and only 45 min to Santa Fe!

Your stay at our vacation retreat 'Sandia Vista' is one that you will remember for a lifetime and it is truly our goal to provide a stellar experience! We strive to provide each & everything we think you could possibly need for your stay with many amenities and extra's: free internet,satellite TV, a fully equipped kitchen, 24/7 concierge!


Complimentary items that are always supplied for your use & enjoyment include spices,gourmet coffee, hot cocoa and an array of tea's, an array of sweeteners & fresh creams, pantry items like olive oil, vinegar's,syrup, flour, paper goods, ketchup, mayo, a plethora of mustard's, and of course; chilled bottled water!


~ Dinnerware,flatware,glassware, cutlery and utensils.

~ Stainless steel pots and pans plus non-stick saute' pans.

~ Bakeware, microwave/ovenware.

~ Mixing bowls, serving bowls, platters.

~ Plastic 'glasses' and Paper Plates

~ Coffeemaker, grinder and filters.

~ Blender,food processer, Immersion Blender.

~ Toaster, 2 Crockpots, hand mixer.

~ An abundance of zip-locks, foil, & saran wrap.

~ Lots of spices, salt & pepper, oils, baking supplies.

~ Placemats, hot pads/mitts, many trivets.

~ Cutting boards galore.

~ Coffee beans, Ground Coffee (caf & decaf).

~ A variety of teas & Hot Cocoa.

~ Dishsoap, dishwasher soap, sponges, towels.

~ Paper towels and paper napkins.

~ Cookbooks.

*if you have any special request just let us know and we will be glad to work on it for you

We even have books for reading ... Take it with you ... Just leave us one in return.

Bathroom/bedroom items such as : luxurious towels, 600 thread count sheets, designer blankets, candles & soaps, shampoo & conditioner, body wash, mouth wash, razors,hair dryer, ... Outside : SunBrellas , Ample Outdoor Seating, BBQ gas grill w/ gas, firewood for the outdoor fireplace, outdoor serapes/blankets, for those cooler nights ... The list goes on & on!!

We also stock the pantry, fridge, freezer, bar and bathrooms with additional items you might need for your convenience at a very nominal costs and a well stocked beverage fridge in the garage.

Your home away from home vacation awaits!

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Nicolle and Robert
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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About Nicolle and Robert

Nicolle & Robert are your Inn Keepers and Sandy & Jerry are the property owners!!

Jerry and Sandy have always considered New Mexico a second home. Having the sights, sounds and smells of the high desert has always been a privilege.

Sandy was born in Santa Fe and having relatives in Albuquerque and Santa Fe has certainly made the stays in Rio Rancho welcoming and fun.

Even though Jerry was born in Atlanta he feels a strong affinity for the desert southwest and particularly the high desert area.

Nicolle and Robert purchased this house in 2006

Why Nicolle and Robert chose New Mexico

The proximity to Albuquerque and Santa Fe made Rio Rancho the ideal location to purchase a home for Sandy & Jerry!

The pleasure of being able to get up every morning and say 'Good Morning' to the Sandias is a piece of Heaven.

The neighbors are special and have always looked out for us.

What makes this house unique

Sandy & Jerry love these things about 'Sandia Vista':

Our family has always enjoyed the hiking, horse back riding and skiing that the area offers.

Pueblo feast days are enjoyed by everyone and the pueblo people always make visitors feel welcome.

We are surrounded by pueblos and they are very unique. Traveling up Highway 4 through the Jemez

Mountains is spectacular. Stopping along the Jemez river to listen to the river and eating lunch in Jemez Springs

makes everyone happy. Continuing up '4' through the Valle Caldera and onto Los Alamos then down through Santa Fe

makes for a full pleasurable day. Every time we head in a new direction there is so much to see and enjoy.

Just a day of shopping in Santa Fe or Old Town Albuquerque is unforgettable. The 'Rail Runner' (train stops in Bernalillo just down the road) to Santa Fe is full of vistas as it travels along side the pueblos and through Waldo Canyon. Since Sandy is an avid casino goer, the surrounding casinos are a draw. (Better than Vegas) Out of town guests are always waiting for the next invitation to come.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I like the house it was awesome sauce!

Aidan - 10 yrs old
Apr 2014
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average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews

Birthday celebration at the ballon fest

  • 5 of 5

My nine friends and I, mostly friends since kindergarten , decided to celebrate our 60th birthdays at the balloon fest this year. This house accommodated all of our needs! It was comfortable, stocked extremely well, and centrally located to our daily excursions! The patio was great for balloon watching and incredible sunrises! We had a wonderful time!!!! Nicole was very helpful and available to answer any questions and had a binder with excellant suggestions for restaurants and activities. Besides the balloon fest we would highly recommend Bandelier National monument, Jemez for the hot springs, and Petroglyph National Monument!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for a great place to stay, the house was very warm and welcoming when we arrived and we felt extremely comfortable during our stay! You guys and your staff have the house very well equipped with all the amenities for a home away from home!! What amazing views of the mountains and great location for the balloon festival!! We would definetly book again!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

Great views of the mountains, everything we could possibly need to make our stay as smooth as possible, beautiful furnishings, , spacious...... what more can I say?

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing. And cozy.

  • 5 of 5

Extremely cozy home with all the amenities you could possible think of. Beautiful balcony and nice open floor plan . We couldn't wait to get back after our daily baseball games to relax and enjoy our family time ! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Very clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Great amenities and safe neiborhood. Very nice owners and all around fantastic time!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much ... we are so glad you enjoyed "Sandia Vista"!! Hope you get to come see us again sometime :) Warmly~ Nicolle & Robert
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  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful, very clean and we felt very much at home. Nicolle was very easy to work with and the communication was awesome. I would love to rent this house every time we come to Rio Rancho. The welcome basket was a very nice surprise.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Albuquerque Sunport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Tamaya Resort
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Santa Ana Golf Club
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Rail Runner Downtown Bernalillo
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 550
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Prairie Star
Nearest Ski
48 Miles
Sandia Peak Ski Area

Rio Rancho is just a 15 to 20 minute drive to Albuquerque & Only 35 minutes to Santa Fe! Historic Albuquerque, New Mexico is a combination of the very old and the highly contemporary, the frontier town and the cosmopolitan city. It is a city with a rich history famous for its multiculturalism reflected in its public art, museums and architecture. The Albuquerque experience is not man-made or contrived. Our petroglyphs, vistas, sunsets, food, historic attractions and lifestyle exist with and without tourism. The Albuquerque experience is wrapped up in four wonderful seasons.

There are a variety of things to do in Albuquerque. Whether you're visiting one of our 14 beautiful golf courses, taking a hot-air balloon flight over the scenic Rio Grande Valley, mountain biking in the Sandia Mountains, hiking among dormant volcanoes, horseback riding along the river or strolling through Old Town or visiting a local winery, you'll find Albuquerque offers a real breath of fresh air. Don't miss the stunning views of the city from Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway, as it slowly climbs the 10,378-foot peak of the mountains that form Albuquerque's eastern border.

Prefer high heels to hiking boots? There are lots of indoor Albuquerque tourism opportunities as well. Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico, is packed with activities, cultural attractions and distinctive sightseeing opportunities. Start your Albuquerque experience with a visit to the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center or one of our 19 museums and immerse yourself in art, culture, cuisine and cultural performances. There is so much to do, you may need to add an extra day to your visit!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall Special 2016
11 Oct 2016 - 17 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
Fall Holiday
18 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
Winter III 2016
28 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
Winter Holiday
16 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
Winter I Special 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
Balloon Fiesta 2017
5 Oct 2017 - 16 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £49
Refundable Damage Deposit £247
Cleaning £123 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.58%


Seasonal & Holiday Rates Do APPLY! Rates & Fees are subject to Dates of Stay & Nights stayed, # OF GUESTS, bedrms /Airmattress used, Additional Bedding/Linens required & Events/Gatherings. Rates are subject to change until Reservation & ALL details confirmed & Deposit Paid.Please email Inquiry thru HomeAway for Formal Quote regarding your stay. Please note the rate quoted depends on YOUR INQUIRY!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Rio Rancho, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Owners Retreat
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Guest Bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Owners Retreat
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Red Hot Chili Guest Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , The Sienna Room Guest Bedroom 3
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , The Bunk House Room Guest Bedroom 4
  • Beautifully appointed bedrooms with 600 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Linens,Luxury Towels ... truly there for your comfort! Sleeping 2 guests in each bed ... one guests each in Twin bunk beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • swimming
PLEASE BE SURE TO ASK ABOUT OUR CANCELLATION POLICY!! For Any Event, fees are capacity based and Must be negotiated by owner. House keeping fees will apply if needed approximately $100 per day. Kitchen Cleaning charge will be applied for Events, based on usage.

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