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Beautiful & Gracious Accommodations in the Sandia Foothills

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,908 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom (Sleeps 10)

Relatively New To Vacation Rental Market -

We moved from this home a few years ago and decided to make a vacation rental out of it because we knew folks would really appreciate the warmth and charm of it and the incredible setting and views from the deck, not to mention the proximity to both the natural Soutwestern environment and 'civilization.' There is so much to do and see in the area most people who have come to visit wish they had more time to spend. We have another smaller vacation rental property nearby and have enjoyed hosting many guests in the past couple of years. That listing is VRBO #279332 and you can read some reviews from some of our guests who have stayed with us there. Both properties can be rented together for large family gatherings or weddings, accommodating up to 16 guests.

Jake Finkelstein
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2017

About Jake Finkelstein

We were both born in Brooklyn NY but met in Taos NM in 1971, got married and raised our family between New Mexico and Upstate NY through the years. We finally chose NM as our permanent home, and found this hidden GEM in Placitas about 15 years ago. It is close enough to a population center to pursue my career as an auctioneer, but out in the country where we had room to roam, enjoy the peace and quiet of rural setting, gorgeous sunsets, starry nights and even keep horses.

Jake Finkelstein purchased this house in 1998

Guestbook comments from the owner

NOTE LEFT: Thanks You for opening your guest house to us. I felt like I was sleeping with a king. God Bless to All. Nora C

PS Hall mirror makes me look fat LOL
Oct 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Placitas in Sandoval County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1908 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Shared bathroom has Tub/shower combo, Master Bath has shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Bedroom has its own Bathroom with Shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Includes a small desk & easy chair with reading lamp
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Includes recliner
  • All bedrooms have full closets and a chest of drawers
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(20 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful & Gracious Accommodations in the Sandia Foothills
average rating of 4.95 based on 21 reviews
Midland, TX

Great location and excellent owners.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the weekend with my wife's family and had a great time. We wanted to be out of the city but close by and this place fit the bill. A quiet house in a neat neighborhood. Jake was excellent! He made sure that we had plenty of room to park our trailer with 4wheelers and even got us in contact with a friend of his to show us the best places around to hit the trails. He went above and beyond. It was a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Antonio, TX

Best Sunset View in Placitas Area

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place! Cool furnishings and artwork. The steel puzzle thing was a gas to all.

Hope this property will still be available for our next trip to New Mexico in the near future.

Viewing the night sky from the huge deck was fantastic also. Saw several shooting stars. What a cool place. Our only regret? We couldn't stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing no worry rental

  • 5 of 5

Great location and nice home to spend time with family. House is spaceous, with plenty of places to relax and spread out. Comfortable seating and room to play board games and even put a puzzle together. Kitchen area is large, stocked with all you need to make and serve meals when going out is not what you want. Location is quiet and has great vistas to the north and west to enjoy the sunsets and see the stars at night. Hosts were very accommodating and made the visit easy. Will definitely consider this as an option for staying in the area again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enchanting and Relaxing Home!

  • 5 of 5

This home offered a unique and quiet location which is conducive to complete relaxation. The house was perfectly suited for our group of 10. The home was well stocked with everything needed for the kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, etc. The scenic views were stunning especially from deck that was perfect for entertaining. The owners were extremely helpful with any questions regarding the home and points of interest. We definitely would recommend this property to our friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flemington, NJ

Great location and owners

  • 5 of 5

We visited during Balloon Fiesta and were very happy with the location and Jake and Robyn were great hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Welcoming, large home

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy with our stay in this home. The house was so spacious, and had everything we needed. There were nine of us (four kids) and we had extra space. Jake was more than helpful, and was extremely responsive to our needs. The beautiful deck gave us even more space to enjoy the beautiful Sandia Foothills. We enjoyed a grilled out dinner watching the amazing sunset. The neighborhood was quiet and friendly. My kids loved the selection of DVD movies available. We really wanted a New Mexico experience in terms of the scenery, and home. And we did not want to be right on top of the neighbors. We had that and more at this house, yet we had easy access to Albuquerque and many of the surrounding attractions. If you are looking for a spacious home that has everything you will need (and more) for your stay - look no further. You have found it in this home. Thank you for allowing us our home away from home !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Car: necessary

adjacent to 5000 acres of Open Space for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Horse stalls available on property for small extra charge. Beautiful rural setting but only 10 minutes to good shopping, restaurants, casino resorts and major highway access. 15 minutes to the International Balloon Fiesta Park, site of the largest Hot Air Balloon Festival Event in the World every October. Awesome day-trips into the Jemez Mountains and Santa Fe. Truly a Way Out West Experience.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Placitas, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Balloon Fiesta 2017
5 Oct 2017 - 16 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Thanksgiving Season
21 Nov 2017 - 28 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter Vacation
20 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.39
Cleaning £115.41
Tax Rate 6.25%

Up to 2 well behaved, quiet and housebroken dogs allowed. $69 prepaid insurance option required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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