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Charming Adobe Home In Corrales New Mexico

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 362 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 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:
February 22, 2018

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 Corrales

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 Amenities for this vacation house rental in Corrales

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 362 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , 6 foot long tub!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , 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 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Upstairs Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Downstairs Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /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 ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Charming Adobe Home In Corrales New Mexico
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 24 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.

  • Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your visit, you're welcome back anytime!
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Beautiful, spacious, and 100% free of scorpions!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a month in January 2018 as we traveled south for the winter.

Family of 2 adults & 2 kids. I spent about a week alone to write a book.

The ONE THING my 7yo wanted while in New Mexico was to NOT run into a scorpion. I can satisfactorily report that this property is free of scorpions! ;)


1) Plenty of room to spread out.

2) Large yard and room for the kids to run around or have friends over.

3) The property is gated, and I could relax about the kids staying out of the road.

4) Kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry were well-stocked. We even found extra folding tables to set up a daughter's travel piano and set up our homeschool in a separate room.

5) Skylights throughout the house helped keep things bright.

6) The hosts are super responsive and really gracious!

7) The bathtubs are huge and perfect for soaking. We used these 2-3 times a week.


1) The furnace is in the wall between two of the bedrooms and it is VERY LOUD when it kicks on. It took a couple nights for my daughters to sleep through the noise.

2) This property uses well water so there was the occasional scent and care associated with that.

3) Part of the house is heated by central heat. The other rooms have either a wood fireplace or a wood pellet stove. I learned with a few attempts and the help of YouTube how to build a fireplace fire and got pretty good at getting a great fire going in 2 minutes or less! The kids learned how to collect the right sizes of wood. The wood pellet furnace was so simple and fun to use my kids would argue over who got to help Mommy start it.


We had a fantastic time here! We were greeted by Chip and a lovely assortment of snacks we really appreciated. We used our time here to get to know the people at the Corrales Library just a few minutes away, eat yummy pizza at Village Pizza down the road, find petroglyphs and run into jackrabbits at Piedras Marcadas, travel to Santa Fe and climb into ancient pueblo cliff dwellings at Bandelier Monument, visit the international hot air balloon museum with newfound friends, and walk through the bosque just a street over from this house.

During our stay, we enjoyed seeing roadrunners on the property, a rabbit that hung out in the yard, and cows in the neighboring property for about 1/2 the time we were there. We all had a good time and are very grateful to the hosts Chip and Linda.

Best of all -- according to my kid -- NO SCORPIONS!

  • Submitted: 7-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place for a large family reunion.

  • 5 of 5

We traveled from Montana for our daughter's wedding. Gathering with us in this remarkable home was our other son and daughter with grandchildren, from Wyoming and Washington. This was absolutely the best rental we could have chosen and accommodated the bunch of us nicely. We would not hesitate to take advantage of this again. The family had a lot of room to stretch out, but as always, mostly concentrated in the kitchen area which was really nice. We took plenty of walks between the unusual rain storms. HA! Using the beautiful master bedroom upstairs to prepare and change into wedding dresses was a bonus for sure. The welcome basket was a warm gift and positive way to start our adventure in Corrales. Thank you Chip and Linda.....for everything.

Steve and Terrie Nylund

Choteau, MT

  • Submitted: 3-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thoughtful owner, generous amenities

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property that is immaculate. The house is very spacious and it was perfect for our family. We were in town for a wedding and spent the week there. Air conditioning was a life saver. The kitchen is very well equipped.

  • Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great family getaway with lots of space and comfort

  • 5 of 5

Located in beautiful and rustic Coralles this great adobe is quiet and restful. Outdoor space is wonderful.

  • Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • 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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Corrales

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$190.5
Property Damage Protection C$74.93
Tax Rate 7.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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