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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,785 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 9 nights


About the property

2-story, 3 bedroom/3 bath, Comfortable King, Queen, and Full beds, Great views


RECENT REMODEL: Fall 2017 we transformed our kitchen with contemporary cabinets, quartz countertops, rheostat lighting, and stainless steel deep sink. New tile floors downstairs for a clean, sleek look. New GE slate appliances (side-by-side refrigerator with ice maker, microwave/convection oven, electric oven and stove, dishwasher). Our guests tell us it’s amazing!

TV/WIFI: 48” flat screen TV in living room and flat screen TVs mounted in master bedroom and second bedroom. Free WI-FI (150 Mbps —- Fast!). Premier Xfinity Cable Channels. Docking stations for phone/tablet/computer. Stereo.

OUR GOAL: We will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible, typically within one hour. We strive to make our home a perfect fit for you. We know you have options when traveling, and we thank you for booking with us

OUR MISSION:. We are committed to delivering an exceptional guest experience.

ABOUT US: Established May 2015. We are NOT a property management company or real estate brokers. We are a hardworking, mother-daughter team who pay special attention to detail. We’ve lived in Albuquerque since 1974.

REVIEWS: Please read our 5-star reviews. Our guests brag about their stay and many have booked multiple times. Several of our guests were first time with VRBO and reported having a wonderful experience.

YOUR STAY: No fumbling for keys. The electronic entry pad offers you convenience and piece of mind. We provide you with a personalized entry code — we simply ask that you text us at check-in and check-out. 505-220-1776.

PROPERTY: 3-bedroom/3-bath on golf course with spectacular views of mountains from balcony, patio and 13 windows. Refrigerated air conditioning (not swamp cooler). Partial view of Petroglyph National Monument. Balloons glide overhead and sometimes land on the golf course. Three bedrooms upstairs. Master bedroom has balcony with rocking chairs. Well-groomed backyard with Kentucky Bluegrass, flower gardens, patio tables and umbrellas, bird feeders, BBQ grill. Quiet neighborhood. Two-vehicle parking in driveway. Three ceiling fans and free standing fans.

LOCATION: Just minutes from airport, Downtown, Old Town, Balloon Fiesta Park, zoo, biopark, children’s museum, brew pubs, restaurants, hospitals, hiking trails, shopping, banks, grocery stores. Walking distance from several parks -- neighborhood park, 18-hole disc course, and Petroglyph National Park.

KITCHEN: Remodeled October 2017. New GE stainless steel appliances. Quartz countertops. Fully equipped with Ninja blender, crockpot, tea pot, Keurig, coffee pot, four-slice toaster, rice maker, dishes, flatware, glassware, wine glasses, bakeware, pots and pans, mixing bowls, roaster, serving platters, plastic glasses, utensils, baking sheets, cutting boards, spices, hot pads, mittens, Tupperware, aluminum foil, zip lock bags, plastic wrap, paper towels, paper plates, plastic ware, napkins, dish soap, sponges, cleaning supplies and more.


#1 - Master bedroom with king bed, dresser, side tables, full length mirror, luggage bench, mounted TV with Premier cable, bathroom with barn door, sliding glass door with access to balcony that overlooks golf course, two windows that overlook golf course and mountains;

#2 - Queen bed dresser,, mounted TV with Premier cable, treadmill, two windows.

#3 - Full bed, dresser, side table, one window. Downstairs - Euro bed .

OTHER AMENITIES: We provide many extra amenities that are typically not provided in other properties: BBQ grill, patio furniture, electronic keyless entry, electric fireplace, treadmill and free weights, washing machine and dryer, iron and ironing board, two hair dryers, makeup mirror, full length mirrors, toys, board games. Plenty of hangers, closet space and use of dressers and closets. Luggage stands. Complementary coffee, tea, hot cocoa. Laundry soap, fabric softener, and stain remover. Flashlights, reading glasses, magnifying glasses, umbrellas, ice scraper. Sewing kit, shoe-shining kit, and first aid kit. Cookbooks. Shampoo, conditioner, bath soap, hand lotion, q-tips, cotton balls.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS: Let is know if you need a cooler, freezer packs, backpack, thermos.

WILDLIFE: Quail, cranes, geese, hawks, roadrunners, finches, hummingbirds, doves, woodpeckers, rabbits, squirrels, and butterflies are often seen. We provide binoculars and bird watching guide.

CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT: 2:00 PM check-in. Noon check-out. Let us know if you need early check-in or late check-out.

PRICING: Pricing is approximate and must be verified by us through a formal quote.

SAFETY: Fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide detectors, smoke alarms, security door, outside motion lights, indoor automatic lighting, flash lights

CONTACT: Property manager, Phyllis Taylor,1-505-299-5285, or owner, Shariesse Taylor McCannon, 1-505-220-1776 Monday-Sunday, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM MT.

Thank you for booking with us.


Phyllis and Shariesse

More Details

Shariesse Taylor McCannon
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Shariesse Taylor McCannon

We are a mother-daughter team who pay special attention to detail. We started with VRBO in May 2015, and we have had a lot of fun.

Bird watching is a favorite hobby. We have logged over 50 species of birds in the field guide that have come to the feeders. We feed them peanut butter and jelly, suet and seed. The baby Quail are just darling. It is peaceful to watch the mountains change colors in the evening from pink to purple to gray. We love to be outdoors.

Shariesse Taylor McCannon purchased this house in 1987

Why Shariesse Taylor McCannon chose Ladera West

The view, of course ;-)) Tesoro del Alma is located on a golf course and we can see for miles in all directions -- Sandia Mountains to the east, the city to the south, Petrogyyphs to the west, and golf course to the north. The colors of the mountain change throughout the day, and in the evenings turn from pink to purple to gray. The 2-story townhouse is just the right size -- about 1700 square feet. It is peaceful to sit on the veranda or patio More than 50 species of birds, including finches, roadrunners, woodpeckers, and hummingbirds have visited the property. It's always fun to see hot air balloons fly over the house and sometimes land on the golf course just yards from the property. The back yard is well manicured with Kentucky Blue Grass, flowers, and vines. There is easy access to all the popular sites -- Balloon Fiesta Park, Zoo, Old Town, Railrunner, BioPark, Museums, Rio Grande River. There are several parks within walking distance -- a neighborhood park, 18-hole Frisbee course, Dog Park and the Petroglyph National Park. It is 11 miles from Albuquerque International Airport. Just a mile from the interstate and minutes from hospitals, banks, grocery stores, and shopping malls. Santa Fe is about an hour away.

What makes this house unique

Spectacular views of mountains from the patio, backyard, veranda, and 13 windows and sliding doors. Balloons glide overhead and land on the golf course. Baby quail visit the property in the Spring. Hummingbird and seed feeders.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Ladera West, New Mexico

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1785 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 29
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Text us when you check in and check out 505//220 1776
  • Children not allowed on balcony without constant adult supervision. Do not climb over balcony or walk on delicate roof membrane.
  • Do not flush anything in the toilets except toilet paper.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs bathroom for guests in bedroom #2 and #3
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs master bathroom with owner's closet.
    Powder room - toilet , Downstairs powder room
  • Three bathrooms. Master bathroom and full bathroom upstairs. Powder room downstairs. Owner's closet in master bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King bed, golf course&mnt views, TV, dresser&night stands
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen bed, TV, treadmill, exercise bike, free weights, table
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Full bed, dresser, side table, lamps
  • 3 bedrooms upstairs. Bedroom #1 - King bed in Master Bedroom with mountain and golf course views. Sliding glass door to veranda with rocking chairs and table and chairs. Dresser, stands, end table. Flat screen TV. Bedroom #2 - Double bed, cot for child. Dresser and side table.Games, toys, books. Bedroom #3 Queen bed, mounted flat screen TV, treadmill, exercise bicycle, and free weights. Table. Full size Euro Bed (Click-bed) downstairs in family room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
This two-story property has spectacular views of the Sandia Mountains, Golf Course and City Lights. Easy access to Zoo, Museums, Biological Park, Old Town, Petroglyph National Park, Shopping Malls, Downtown, Balloon Fiesta Park, Hospitals, Open Space Trails, groceries, banks. Property is well maintained and owners are very friendly.


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  • 5 of 5

We easily give our stay a 5 star rating. The home is sparkling clean, nicely and brightly furnished with every possible accommodation. Shariesse, the owner, went out of her way to ensure we had everything we might need during our stay. Very comfortable & cozy. Great view of Albuquerque lights from the upper deck in the evening. We will come again.

  • Submitted: 24-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome! We greatly appreciate the five-star review. We love VRBO, and we do our best to make your vacation the best ever. We enjoyed having you, and look forward to your return. Thank you so much for leaving the house spotless. ;-) We give you a 5++ review. Fondly Shariesse and Phyllis
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Albuquerque hospitality at its finest

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough wonderful things about this beautiful home - Shariesse and her mother Phyllis are the quintessential hosts - we have stayed in the best hotels and inns around the world and never have we met two more gracious hosts nor a more fully appointed residence. This did not feel like a rental - it truly felt like good friends were loaning us their home. The location on the Ladera Golf Course was ideal, especially for early morning balloon sightings. We are not sure we want to rave TOO much about this lovely property because we are concerned that it will become so popular that it will not be available the next time we want to rent it! :-). Truly, we enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend El Tesoro de Alma to anyone who wants to have a comfortable, clean, well furnished and fully stocked vacation home. We rate it 6 stars out of 5, and we look forward to returning soon.

  • Submitted: 1-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beyond Expectations

  • 5 of 5

A true home away from home! Shariesse is so easy to work with & so accommodating! Everything was perfect. The property is located close to many attractions & parks. The views are spectacular, we saw balloons every morning & the quails are so much fun to watch! Shariesse provided us with all the comforts of home, her extra touches included flowers in the rooms, luxury towels, a welcome basket, fully equipment kitchen with coffee & tea! The home was clean & beds comfortable. She responsed immediately to any questions & was a great resource in planning our trip. We can’t wait to visit again & highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: 20-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This townhome was very clean, conveniently located to the west side of Albuquerque and Old Town.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed working with Shariesse and Phyllis! From the first phone call asking if the property would fit our needs to the warm, personal communication when we arrived and a very pleasant sendoff on our way home. Their home was clean and well equipped. We had a brand new kitchen to play in and we enjoyed using all the new appliances. We opened the windows rather than use the air conditioner, so we heard more neighborhood noise than we expected but all the neighbors were pleasant and it got quiet just after nine each night. :) This was perfectly located for our needs, very close to friends we were visiting, not far off the I-40 freeway. Close to all sorts of shopping (old town tourist shopping, grocery, hardware & clothing). We will definitely choose to stay here again! (Steve, Elizabeth, Mike & Laura)

  • Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you stay with us, and we greatly appreciate the five-star review. Please visit again soon.
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  • 5 of 5

Is there a six star rating available?? :-) This property is a spectacular "home away from home"! Very quiet and comfortable. The kitchen is stocked with all the pots and utensils you would need for any cooking. The gas grill is awesome. The back patio is a wonderful spot to soak up the day with the beautiful mountains in the background. Zero traffic noise but yet it is one mile from Walmart, Krispy Kreme, and many others "hot spots". My wife and I with our three children loved our time here. We will definitely stay here again, Lord-willing!

  • Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Better than expected! Owners went above and beyond.

  • 5 of 5

I recommend this property for anyone looking for a quiet get away. The house was fabulous. The rooms were spacious and the view was spectacular. The location was great for our purposes, in a quiet neighborhood and easy access to I-40. The owners were very attentive, with a cool house and soft music playing on arrival to daily check-ins to make sure everything was going well. From the very beginning they were concerned about the house being the best fit for me and my family of 6. It was! I have no complaints. I had high expectations because of the pictures and those expectations were exceeded.

Plan on having extra time to spend at the house enjoying the back yard. Watching the birds and seeing the occasional hot air balloon were unexpected treats.

My family consisted of me and my wife, my recently retired parents, and my two preteen girls. All of us loved the house. If available, I will stay here on every trip a make to Albuquerque.

  • Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7.4 Miles
Albuquerque International Sunport
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Ladera Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
New Mexico Railrunner
Nearest Motorway
1.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Sandia Peak Ski Area and Tramway
Car: recommended

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, with 500+ hot air balloons, is a world-renowned attraction the first two weekends in October. Sandia Peak Tramway - the longest tramway in the world. Petroglyph National Park and Old Town nearby.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Ladera West, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nightly Rate
Oct 5 2018 - Oct 15 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Please contact owner, Shariesse Taylor McCannon - or (505) 220-1776
E-check preferred
Now accepting credit card

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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