Downton Hideaway off Rio Grande

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Frederick Place Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87104, United States
Your host, Jennifer
19 Reviews
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Response time: within a few hours

The Space

A 300 sq ft casita (i.e, guest house) is available near I-40 and Rio Grande Blvd. This area is generally the division between the “North Valley” and “Downtown" areas of Albuquerque. The casita is within walking distance to the natural food co-op and a regular grocer; 5 minutes away from bosque (i.e., wooded river) bike trails, zoo, botanical gardens, and the old town plaza. A small community park is three houses away. The guest house is located behind my home and through its own private access gate to the yard.

The casita consists of a furnished open living space with a combined bed and kitchenette area plus a bathroom containing a shower, sink, and toilet. The kitchenette is very basic (coffee maker, microwave, cook plate, refrigerator, and dishware). Bath towels and bed linens are included in your stay. There is heating and air conditioning. Off-street parking, some garage storage, and free Wi-Fi internet is available. Laundry access is available inside the main house and can be scheduled with the homeowner. General cleaning supplies are provided too.

Nearby restaurants include St. Clair Winery, Flying Star, and Village Pizza. This location is 15 minutes from downtown eateries, such as Slate Street Cafe and Farina.

I keep a quiet property; however, children of all ages are always welcome. The nearby park offers a nice grassy place to run around. I have a fenced flock of chickens, which most people find charming and amusing. Guests are provided with a handful of eggs during their stay.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $200 /week
Monthly Price: $500 /month
Cleaning Fee: $18
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s) and Other pet(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Jennifer's Downtown Hideaway was perfect. Very charming, had everything I needed, conveniently located, and very quiet. The chickens and cats in the backyard were a great bonus! Would definitely stay here again!

    Jennifer is also a great host. I had a last minute schedule change and she was very understanding and accommodating.

    June 2014
  • Jennifer is a fantastic host! Very friendly and accommodating. The casita is clean, cozy, and comfortable. I highly recommend booking your stay with Jen!

    June 2014
  • We were so happy with our accommodations at Jennifer's little casita! The location is just a short drive to downtown and old Albuquerque and it was conveniently right off of the freeway. We didn't have the pleasure of meeting Jennifer in person, but she was very responsive to all of my messages and texts. The casita was perfect for us both, it was comfortable and private. I really enjoyed feeding the chickens!! Luckily, both of us are early risers so the rooster in the morning didn't bother, but I can see that being an issue to someone that prefers to sleep in.

    April 2014
  • I enjoyed my stay at Jennifer's little Hideaway. It was quiet. Jennifer is extremely accommodating which was really nice. There were nice paths to walk along the canals and a food coop less than 5 minutes away by car. Every morning the chickens would greet me as I left for my course. Great place little place!

    April 2014
  • Another fabulous stay! The location could not be better. I loved parking right in the driveway. The neighborhood is quiet & nice.

    March 2014
  • I found the casita perfect for my needs. I was attending a conference located in the Old Town area of Albuquerque, and the casita was a quick and easy walk away from that area of town ... yet far enough that it felt quiet and calm. I did not have a car or bicycle, yet felt like I could easily get where I wanted by foot from this area. The casita had all the amenities one could expect -- wifi, heat and A/C, kitchenette. The kitchenette is small enough that one wouldn't want to cook a three-course meal there, but could easily do basic things. There is a nearby coop grocery that has a great selection of food as well as prepared meals (sandwiches, hot bar, salads, etc) that I found very convenient. Plus, the casita is just super cute and well-decorated! I can't recommend it enough.

    March 2014
  • Jennifer's place is clean, cozy, private & close to walking paths, co-op grocery, historic Old Town, highways, etc. She was a friendly and accommodating host and we were happy with our stay. The only minor issue we had was with cooking. The basic kitchenette was limited and dishes had to be washed in bathroom pedestal sink. (Our fault for not considering this before we got there.) Perfect place though if you aren't going to cook too much or too often. Would definitely go back again.

    January 2014
  • The Casita was a perfect place for my month long stay while working at the New Mexico VA. Very easy to get to and quite close to I40. Small but adequate accommodation for 1 person. Jennifer was very gracious and had me park in the driveway. Jennifer is very nice and helpful and addresses any problems promptly

    January 2014
  • Jennifer's casita perfectly suited our needs! Loved the chickens!

    November 2013
  • Jennifer was a great host and I would highly recommend staying with her! The casita was very clean when I arrived and had everything I needed.

    November 2013
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I'm happy to be able to provide you with comfortable accommodations during your travels away from home. I'm a wildlife biologist and environmental regulatory specialist who has lived in New Mexico for 13 years. I'm originally from Pennsylvania. I'm passionate about local agriculture and foods. I enjoy traveling, camping, hiking, and yoga.
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