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Bosquecito Preserve - birder's retreat on the Rio

SuperhostSan Antonio, New Mexico, United States
Entire house hosted by Wenda
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds2 baths
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This light and bright ranch-style house sits on 25 acres with the Rio Grande as the western boundary. It is a great location for wildlife observations, hiking, stargazing, and general exploring of miles of adjacent public lands. Bosque del Apache NWR is about 20 minutes south, San Antonio is nearby, and Socorro is 20 minutes north for shopping and entertainment. Birding is great here. It's quiet and peaceful with plenty of room to spread out. There is wifi at the house.

The space
At 2000 square feet the house has two bedrooms (one with a queen and a second with two twin beds), 2 baths, living and dining, a sunroom (with a double futon), a fully equipped kitchen, and lots of storage space. There are front and back patios, a carport, and a fenced-in yard. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Bosquecito Preserve is a non-smoking property.

Guest access
The whole house and yard are yours while you are our guests. There is a large room (formerly a garage) that we do not rent but if guests need extra storage space or even space for temporary visitors they can have access to this space. It has a double/full bed. There is a double futon in the sunroom so the house can accommodate more than 4 people, although there are only two "real" bedrooms. About 9 acres are fenced, so it may be possible to arrange to have up to 3 horses. Please contact us before booking if you are interested in this option.

Other things to note
There is a two-day minimum rental time for most of the year, but a three-day minimum in Covid-19 times because of needing more time between guests. Longer stays are discounted - 20% less for one-week rentals and 40% less for one-month rentals. Please note that each additional guest beyond 4 will add $10 per day to the rental cost.

We have WiFi in the home. It is satellite-based and may be slow at times, especially in bad weather.

CORONAVIRUS NOTES: We are doing everything we can to make sure that Bosquecito Preserve is as safe and comfortable as it can be during this period of concern. To that end we have:
1. Adjusted our cancellation policy so that you can cancel up to the day before you arrive with no penalty (we don't have control over fees that Airbnb charges).
2. instituted a minimum of 72 hours between guests.
3. Added products that "kill 99.99 % of germs and viruses" to our typical green cleaning products.
4. installed a lockbox so that you can access the keys without interacting with anyone unless you request contact.
5. Instituted a 3-day minimum rental period so we can keep 72 hours between guests.


The nearest neighbors are at least a football field from the rental and you can keep your interaction with others to zero should you choose. As noted in the description, there are miles of public lands north of the rental where you can walk or ride bikes without encountering anyone.

Of course, there are no guarantees, but we hope these adjustments show that we are taking this seriously and doing our best to enable Bosquecito Preserve to be somewhat of a refuge during these challenging times.
This light and bright ranch-style house sits on 25 acres with the Rio Grande as the western boundary. It is a great location for wildlife observations, hiking, stargazing, and general exploring of miles of adjacent public lands. Bosque del Apache NWR is about 20 minutes south, San Antonio is nearby, and Socorro is 20 minutes north for shopping and entertainment. Birding is great here. It's quiet and peaceful with plenty of room to spread out. There is wifi at the house.

The space
At 2000 square feet the house has two bedrooms (one with a queen and a second with two twin beds), 2 baths, living and…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

Amenities

Wi-Fi
Kitchen
Hangers
Free parking on premises
Iron
Hair dryer
Dryer
Heating
Washing machine
Air conditioning

Accessibility

Getting inside

Step-free path to entrance
Wide entrance for guests

Moving around the space

Wide hallways

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San Antonio, New Mexico, United States

The neighborhood is rural and there are a few other houses within sight, but they are spread out so that there is a lot of privacy without isolation. A recent guest described the drive along Bosquecito Road as “authentically New Mexico True.” In nearby San Antonio are two famous restaurants specializing in green chile cheeseburgers and a good Mexican restaurant. Please note that the closest place for grocery shopping is Socorro, 20 minutes away.
The neighborhood is rural and there are a few other houses within sight, but they are spread out so that there is a lot of privacy without isolation. A recent guest described the drive along Bosquecito Road as…

Hosted by Wenda

Joined in July 2014
  • 25 Reviews
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  • Superhost
Active mature adult who loves traveling, birding, hiking/walking, and hanging out with family and friends.
Co-hosts
  • Lynn
  • Gregg
  • Barbara
During your stay
There is a small cabin located on the preserve where we spend about one week a month. When we are not there, a neighbor will assist you with any needs that come up.
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm