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Charming Adobe Home In Corrales New Mexico

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 3,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Kid & Pet Friendly On 1 Acre, 3 - 4 Bedroom Home That Can Sleep Up To 10

A home with room for the whole family. Tile floors, 2 fireplaces and a pellet stove to cozy up in front of for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops and two 6-foot bath tubs(!). Sleeps 8 to 10 easily.

-6 miles to balloon fiesta park in albuquerque - watch the hot air balloons from the deck off the master bedroom, or travel to the balloon fiesta 15 minutes away.

-you are also less than 1 hour away from the wonderful galleries, restaurants and shops in santa fe.

-space available to park any size rv.

-plenty of places to explore along the nearby irrigation ditches which are perfect for biking, walking or horseback riding.

Note: Our house is available, during your stay, for small parties and receptions with 30 or less people. Our house is on a private well and septic system, and is not set up for large parties. If you indicate you would like to have a reception, there may be a small event fee (usually $500) to cover excess wear and tear on the property and the septic system.

More Details

Chip and Linda Babb
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 April, 2017

About Chip and Linda Babb

Linda and Chip are both artists, and the barn on the property was used as a studio for years. Their daughter did horsey stuff from age 12 to 18, hence the horse stalls and tack room on the property.

Chip was born and raised in New Mexico, Linda is a Glendale, California transplant (Chip took her away from all that...).

Chip and Linda Babb purchased this house in 1991

Why Chip and Linda Babb chose New Mexico

Corrales is just a lovely little village (population 8K). Listed as one of the "Top 25 Small Towns". There are galleries and restaurants, horse ranches, orchards and farms. It's just far away enough from Albuquerque to be rural, but close enough if you need a big shopping mall (Cottonwood Mall) or movie theaters. The house is also only about 15 minutes from the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta park, and starting in September through October there are frequent hot air balloons flying overhead.

From the house you can get to the Rio Grande in a few minutes and stroll, run or bike along the "Acequia Madre" (mother ditch) or through the "Bosque" (wooded area next to the river), or head to the Sandia mountains for hiking, skiing or mountain biking in about 20 minutes. Santa Fe is less than an hour away, and makes a good day trip.

Note: Wagner lane is a dirt road next to a working farm. When/if we get significant rain, there will be puddles in the road, but nothing that a normal car cannot negotiate.

What makes this house unique

You're right next to a working farm! During summer months, Wagner Farms is 1/2 block West of the house, where you can buy fresh corn on the cob, tomatoes, string beans, green chile, apples, etc.

In the Fall you'll smell the Green Chile roasting - what we like to call "Corrales Aroma Therapy". In winter, the scent of Piñon smoke in the air throughout the Village is magical...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dan and his wife were the perfect guests, and left the house spotless. They are welcome back anytime.

They were having difficulties posting their review, so they emailed it to us directly:

Hi. I have been trying to get my comments to go through on the VRBO site. I have filled it out three times now and nothing happens. We enjoyed your house very much - you too - so I gave it a 5 star rating. I am sending you what I wrote: I hope this helps.

Rating: 5 stars

Title of your review

The house is both an interesting and welcoming Southwest style.

Your experience:

The house was large, immaculate, and still cozy with two fireplaces and a pellet stove. The wifi was trouble free and easy to log on. The owners had labeled the kitchen doors and drawers so that it was easy to find things. They had stocked some basics which was much appreciated.

The owners were great - helpful, friendly, but not at all intrusive. We enjoyed the whole experience.
Jan 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Corrales in Sandoval County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , 6 foot long tub!
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Jacuzzi , 6 foot long jetted tub!
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , includes a sink (don't know why that's not an option here.?)
  • Bathrooms have tile floors with throw rugs. Large hot water heater provides plenty of water.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Upstairs Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Downstairs Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Large Family Room with own 1/2 bath can be 4th bedroom
  • Upstairs Master Bedroom has 2 rooms and a walk-in closet, plus a large deck with mountain views. Master bath has a 6 foot long jetted tub.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Charming Adobe Home In Corrales New Mexico
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Corrales is a great central location for a visit to New Mexico. It is a unique community, with horses and cows living next door to beautiful homes like this one. The house has a well equiped kitchen and laundry, and really nice outdoor spaces for enjoying the beautiful weather. The yard is completely fenced in, with an inner fence around the lovely back patio. Internet service is fast and easy to access. There is also a deck off the upstairs master bedroom for enjoying the sunset over the Sandias. Direct T.V. is a bonus. If you like to walk, Corrales is the perfect place to stay as the ditch irrigation system provides the path for walkers, horse riders, dog walkers and everyone is very friendly. We enjoyed our stay, and thank our gracious hosts, Chip and Linda.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your visit, you're welcome back anytime!
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Large comfortable home in rural setting

  • 5 of 5

Spent one month in the large beautiful home and property. The furniture was comfortable with many sofas and chairs to choose from. The owners Chip and Linda were quick to respond and very accommodating when we asked for assistance operating items in the home. The pantry was well stocked. We could not have asked for a better location to address our needs. We would also not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone and plan to book it again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Celebration Central in Corrales!

  • 5 of 5

This place was exactly what we needed and the pictures don't do it justice. The interior of the house is gorgeous. My wife and I booked this house for our bridal party during our wedding weekend and could not have been happier. I would like to especially note that their kitchen was well-stocked with all the necessary appliances and utensils and the welcome basket of wine, salsa, and chips was a special touch that went above and beyond expectations. They also had plenty of blankets and towels for our 6 guests. The Bride prepared for the wedding here and found it to be a perfect location and setting. We both highly recommend this accommodation! Chip was an excellent communicator and was flexible with our requests and made sure we knew exactly where things were and how it all worked. Thanks for the great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Concord CA USA

Albuquerque in January

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to Albuquerque was a trip to get family together and see old friends. We arrived in the early evening and were met by Chip, who gave us the grand tour, and a bottle of wine :)

We loved this house! It was cozy and warm with a pellet stove and 2 other wood fireplaces to add to the overall comfy feel of the house.

We had 2 different nights with family and friends over and had plenty of room for everyone. The kitchen was well stocked making the meals easy.

I look forward to my future trips to Albuquerque and staying in this house if available.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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House is beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Chip and Linda were incredibly responsive. The house was perfect, exactly what we needed. Stay could not have been better. Thank you chip and Linda!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redondo Beach, CA

Lovely, spacious, well-equipped home. Secluded, yet near conveniences.

  • 5 of 5

This home is about a quarter-mile down a gravel road off the main street in Corrales, which is a quiet village NW of ABQ. The house has ample room for many people to stay - it comfortably housed my family of 4 along with my in-laws, and had room for more.

It's a lovely house, getting lots of natural light, but well-situated to avoid harsh afternoon heat. The backyard has lots of seating for the cool evenings, and is quiet and secluded. The upstairs master bedroom has a deck that overlooks the backyard and has a nice view of Sandia peak.

The kitchens and bathrooms were well-stocked; you really don't need to bring much other than your food, clothes, and basic toiletries. Everything was very clean and well-kept.

I like that this place feels remote and private, but is still just a short drive from many amenities. We happened to get to stay here during Corrales' Harvest Festival, which was fun for us and our kids.

Chip was very communicative in the booking and preparation process, and greeted us with a generous "goodie basket" and overview of the home. There was an accidental cancellation through the VRBO system, and he helped work it without any trouble. He also tipped us off about the harvest festival, what to see, and where the road closures were for that event.

We would highly recommend this location for families looking for a quiet getaway without having to go too far from civilization, and hope to return the next time we visit family in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Corrales Bistro Brewery
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Club Rio Rancho
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Indigo Crow
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Sandia Peak Ski Area
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Corrales, 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
1 Oct 2017 - 16 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £115.95
Property Damage Protection £45.61
Tax Rate 8.0%

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.
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