A 300 sq ft casita (i.e, guest house or bungalow) 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 and access to the irrigation ditch trails is close by. 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 site laundry services are available for long term guests in coordination with me. General cleaning supplies are provided inside the casita.
Please feel free to use any of the outdoor seating areas.
Interaction with guests
I live 5 minutes away and am on-site regularly and as requested. Please contact me with all needs and emergencies - after all I'm only around the corner :)
Other things to note
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 have a fenced flock of two chickens, which most people find charming and amusing. They will happily eat your food scraps. A rooster is no longer present at the property.
The outdoor seating outside the casita is here for your enjoyment, please feel free to use it.
Fires must be confined to the outdoor clay fire pit. Use the screen as you are responsible for any fire damage.
No smoking in or around the guest house. Smoking is permitted in the front yard, if needed.
Minimum of 1 night stay, although we'd like to see you more often.
Kitchen scraps (i.e., organic refuse) should be fed to the chickens and eggs laid therein are available for use by house guests.
Illegal activities within or surrounding the guest house shall forfeit any agreed upon terms and shall result in prompt eviction.
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 14 years. I'm originally from Pennsylvania. I'm passionate about local agriculture and foods. I enjoy traveling, camping, hiking, and yoga.