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Your Own Private Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

2 Bedroomd, 1 Bathroom, 6 Sleeps

Casita Charlotte is a stand alone 1300 sq ft adobe home surrounded by 3.5 acres of private land. Solitude, vast mountain views, and breathtaking night skies are only a few of the amenities this rustic and modern charmer has to offer.

Please note that Casita Charlotte is located at the end of a rocky dirt road, please plan accordingly when it comes to transportation to and from the Casita.

Filled with natural light and modern southwestern decor, Casita Charlotte, is located at the end of a rocky dirt road surrounded only by nature. While you're here hike to petroglyphs, take in the mountains at sunset, dine outdoors, stargaze or play some horseshoes. The casita comfortably hosts six people and is also a spacious fantastic retreat for one or two.

- 2 queen size beds, 1 queen size pull out couch

- 1 bathroom with shower and vanity

- Open design kitchenette with stove, oven, microwave, full size fridge

- Dining room table seats up to 6

- Washer and dryer

- Smart TV with Netflix, HBOGO, Pandora and HULU and Ipod Dock

- Air conditioner, 2 ceiling fans

- Built in desk area in living room

- Board Games/Books/Local Maps

- 2 Gear/Storage rooms for bikes, hiking gear etc.

- Doggy door and gated area for dog to run.

- Out door seating, horse shoe area

Placitas is an old bohemian village located in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. Known for its mountain views, vast skies, and roaming wild mustangs this town has been a popular destination for artists, writers, cyclists and hikers alike. Five minutes away from the Casita is the town's center offering great restaurants, a market, salon, and art gallery. All through out Placitas are pristine hiking and biking trails to explore.

Casa Charlotte is located 20 minutes outside of Albuquerque and 35 minutes from Santa Fe making it an excellent location for exploring the cultural highlights of New Mexico while staying among it unique nature. If you want to explore more one-of-a-kind nature, the casita is 45 minutes to Kasha Katuwe-Tent Rocks National Monument and under two hours to Jemez Mountains, home to Bandelier National Monument and the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

Guests have full access to property.

At Casita Charlotte there is plenty of safe storage for bicycles and hiking gear. If you plan on bringing your dog the casita is equipped with a doggy door and gated dog run.

No smoking.

No fires on the property.

Please keep outdoor noise levels as a reasonable level after 9pm.

The Rail Runner stop Sandoval Co./ US 550 is 15 mins away by car and 40 minutes by bike.

Please note that Casita Charlotte is located at the end of a rocky dirt road, please plan accordingly when it comes to transportation to and from the Casita.

More Details

Ashley Hanosh
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 January, 2017


4.8/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Your Own Private Retreat
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Nice, comfortable casita

  • 5 of 5

The casita was perfect for me and my wife and very comfortable. Great views of the Sandias! Ashley was very nice and helpful. We would come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Little Place off the Beaten Path

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, along with another couple, spent two nights here while visiting the Albuquerque area. We were looking for an alternative to a hotel, to allow us to relax and just hang out a bit. The Casita fit the bill wonderfully. We were able to cook, play games, and spend some time with a third couple who dropped by for a morning. The view from the front yard swing was refreshing, particularly during sunsets. Our dog enjoyed the run of the fenced in front-and-back yards, and we let her into the back "mud room" area, which has a doggie door and which we chose to close off from the rest of the house. We found the house to be clean and in good condition, and Ashley was very customer-oriented, offering to provide as much or as little assistance and information as we needed during our stay.

Things to note (none of this information is new, but this is my take on it):

1. The Casita is not large. There's one enclosed bedroom, an upstairs bedroom whose end and stairway are open to the downstairs living area, a bathroom, and a nice, open living area/kitchen. I believe the living room couch has a hide-a-bed, but we didn't use it.

2. A/C: There are two A/C units. We stayed during some hot days in mid-July, and the units kept the house pretty cool once they got caught up. There's also and evaporative cooler (swamp cooler) on the end of the house, but it wasn't part of Ashley's brief, so we weren't sure if it was functional.

3. Road: Ashley warns of the gravel road leading to the Casita. My take is that it's a perfectly suitable road (I wouldn't hesitate to drive a standard-height sedan or coupe over it), but it will take you a couple of minutes longer than you think to get in/out of the Casita because you'll want to take it slow on the road.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Private & quiet retreat but close to everything. Beds were super comfortable. Only drawback was shower was too small for big person but do-able. If you want a quit place to relax this is the place!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

I want to start by saying the best part of this rental is Ashley, the owner. She was so easy to work with and is responsive and very personable. All my questions were answered quickly. BUT, don't get the wrong idea - the house is really nice, too. It's small, but it was perfect for our group of 3 adults. The house is in Placitas, just north of Albuquerque, and set back in the foothills at the end of the road so there was NO traffic, which was very nice. The last part of the drive to the house is a rocky, dirt road but our little all wheel drive sedan did just fine. The house has been totally renovated (it's an old adobe home) and was very well equipped for our needs. 2 bedrooms (with very comfortable mattresses), one downstairs, one upstairs in the loft. We didn't cook but there was a small stove and all the necessary pots, pans, and utensils. Coming back to the peace and quiet of the house after a busy day out was wonderful and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. Thank you again, Ashley!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albuquerque Airport
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Rail Runner
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Placitas, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £40
Property Damage Protection £48
Refundable Damage Deposit £242

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Placitas, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 13502 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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