House sits on one acre, 3,000 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, views, patios.
About Jan Fiala
Owner / caretaker lives in attached wing of the house with private entrance. Jan (Honza) is originallyfrom Prague, Czech Republic. He came to New Mexico in 1979 and he settled down in Corrales in 1986. Jan is outdoor enthusiasts who traveled, hiked and backpacked the southwest region of US extensively. He can provide intimate inside to guide you to local attractions. Jan is also accomplished landscape photographer.
Jan Fiala purchased this House in 1986
Why Jan Fiala chose Corrales
Few headlines from guest's reviews: An exceptionally wonderful property; Fantastic; An excellent value, great hospitability, and wonderful location; Wonderful, peaceful hacienda; Synonymous with perfect; Sacred space-an oasis with hart; Wonderful vacation home; The perfect place; This rental made for perfect vacation; Perfect retreat; Charming, quiet, -great home.
What makes this House unique
House sits on one acre, very private, far from neighboring houses. Corrales is rural village with green pastures and irrigation ditches, close to nature preserve by Rio Grande. Neighborhood is quiet and safe. House is open concept with ample space indoor and outdoor, well decorated with modern amenities, yet maintaining the charm of old hacienda.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Property was set in a quiet, fabulous neighborhood with great access to activities, places of interest and food. Lovely house with everything (and I mean everything) you need for your stay. Owner was available and responded to all inquiries. This has to be one of my favorite stays of any in my history with VRBO. Highly recommended! Thanks Jan
Corrales second stay
Beautiful home. Well supplied. Great owner. The views are unbelieavable.
Beautiful hacienda with several intimate outside garden areas overlooking the Sandia Mountains.
The hacienda, gardens and views of the Sandia's were absolutely fanfastic. The family very much enjoyed the property. The interior was cool and comfortable in the heat of the day, and located in a very quiet ranch type neighborhood with horses. There are many areas in the interior of the home for gathering and conversation; library, TV area, main room with a conversation pit and fireplace, large dining area and a well appointed kitchen. The second floor master suite has an extremely comfortable queen size bed, a sofa and table in the large screen TV area, bathtub with double shower heads, adjacent vanity, writing table and an outside balcony with views of the Sandia's and Albuquerque.
There are two first floor bedrooms. One room has a double bed and the other a single with a separate bathroom which includes a sunken bathtub.
The home has an extensive collection of beautiful glass works and art. There are several of Jan's personal photographs that he has taken of the New Mexican landscape displayed on the bedroom walls that are quite beautiful.
There are many restaurants (local and chain eateries) and shopping areas within a few miles of the property, including an Albertsons and Sprouts grocery stores.
Jan was an outstanding host. He always responded to my emails in a timely manner.
We would absolutely recommend this property to anyone that is traveling to Albuquerque for a truly New Mexican experience.
Three old guys get together twice a year to catch up on our life progress. This was our second visit to "The Palace in Corrales" and we love it. Great location, views, and accommodations. Just sorry it is not available for our Fall Thing.
Nice house and beautiful area
We enjoyed our week vacation. The house has charm and Corrals is a beautiful area. The owner, Jan, was very nice, greeted us when we arrived and made sure we enjoyed our stay. We had a great time....
Everything was spectacular!
Jan's property was perfect in every way! Whether you are looking for a short term getaway or, as in our case, an extended stay, I highly recommend this property.
The Village of Corrales is bordered on the east by the Rio Grande and, across the river, by the Sandia Indian Reservation. To the south is the City of Albuquerque while to the west and north is the City of Rio Rancho. To cross the borders into Corrales is to step into another time and place where the stresses of twenty-first century life give way to the grace and pace of another era.
Corrales aggressively strives to retain a rural lifestyle. Prehistoric sites indicate the Corrales Valley has been occupied as early as 500 A.D. when the ancestors of the present-day Indian Pueblos derived sustenance from the fertile valley. Subsequent populations, including Hispanic, European and American families, settled here to raise grapes, apples, and livestock. Today, Corrales is distinguished by its broad green pastures and orchards, its rich historic and artistic character, and of course the sounds and scents of roosters, cows, horses and sheep.
There are fiestas and harvest celebrations, wine tasting events, and traditional Hispanic and Native American dances and religious observances throughout the year. Two of Corrales' most historic buildings are available for viewing. Casa San Ysidro Museum s a 1650's estate that is now operated by the City of Albuquerque Museum. The Old San Ysidro Church (1850’s) is also a Southwest treasure not to be missed.
For outdoor activities Corrales Bosque Nature Preserve offers spectacular views over Rio Grande, Bosque and The Sandia Mountains in the background. There are multiple trails ideal for hiking, mountain biking, horse back riding, birds and wildlife viewing.
Close proximity to Albuquerque offers many attractions like: Old Town, Rio Grande ZOO, Rio Grande Botanical Gardens, Aquarium – ABQ Bio Park, Museums, Golf courses, Sandia Peak Tramway, numerous cultural events, restaurants with famous New Mexico cousin, live music and micro breweries.
Day trips to surrounding area include world wide renown locations like: Santa Fe, Chaco Canyon and Bandelier National Monuments, Ojo Caliente Hot Springs, Bosque Del Apache Refuge just to mention few.