Roomy house on 56 acres in New Mexico with two horses to care

Magdalena, NM, US
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Ian and Margreet
Home & pet owner

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We are Ian and Margreet Jenness, a retired couple who love to travel. We have three daughters who all live a long way away and relatives in Europe and New Zealand so we often travel for lengthy periods. Ian and I have two horses and a dog

Home & location

Our house is situated in rural New Mexico at 6500 feet elevation. We are surrounded by higher mountains where the hiking is great. We enjoy the peace and quiet of our area and love the climate. Even in winter most days will have sun even

  • House
  • Basic WiFi
  • Mountains
  • Countryside
  • Sitters need a car
  • Use of car included


Our two elderly horses, Mickey a 31 year old registered paint and Diamond a 26 year old Mustang Quarter horse, have the run of our 56 acres. They have a stall where they are fed with an attached tack room and hay storage. The get fed a

Meet the pets

  • Skippy

    under 1

  • Diamond

    29 years

  • Micky

    American Paint Horse

    30 years

Sitter feedback (7)


We were so thrilled to be chosen by Margreet and Ian to housesit in the beautiful Magdalena mountains. They welcomed us with a cozy meal, a private apartment

Stayed · 19 Dec 2019 - 05 Apr 2020

As always, we had such a relaxing time at Ian & Margreet’s - reading, napping, hiking...! The time flew by all too quickly, even with us arriving a day and

Stayed · 21 Nov - 25 Nov 2018

Our 3rd time at Ian & Margreet’s serene ranchero. Quiet & comfortable, and the horses seem more buddy-buddy each time. Lovely star gazing, and this trip we

Stayed · 14 Sep - 20 Sep 2018

Beautiful house nestled in the countryside with an adorable cat, two sweet horses, lots of fun wildlife critters to watch and views to die for! Routines are

Stayed · 20 Apr - 28 May 2018

Another great time soaking in the tranquility of Margreet & Ian’s homestead & the personalities/energy of their animals, and we were happy to have been able

Stayed · 29 Jan - 02 Feb 2018

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