outside sitting areainside view of living space and kitchenette
Downton Hideaway off Rio Grande
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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The space

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.

Guest access

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.


Cleaning Fee $25
Weekly Discount: 35%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check out by 12PM (noon)

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.
No pets.
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.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) and other pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

40 Reviews

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Samantha User Profile
July 2017
Jennifer is very nice and the responsive. Unfortunately, we did not enjoy our stay at this air bnb. The bed was uncomfortable and the room did not look the same as the pictures. However, I took down a star because the door to the bathroom didn't work well, so that made sharing the room with my boyfriend awkward. Sometimes it wouldn't close. Also, there was supposed to be an electric burner in the kitchen, but there was not.

Maddy User Profile
June 2017
Jennifer's place was great! Such a nice place to stay after a long road trip. Very clean and she was very helpful in answering questions & providing recommendations.

Evan User Profile
February 2017
Really pleased with my time in Albuquerque. The casita was clean and private, and close to some good grocery stores and the Rio Grande Nature Center. Recommended!

Kasey User Profile
December 2016
Super cozy and had all the basics. I stayed for almost a month while I was working. It felt nice to have a secluded spot to retreat to in the evening. Loved staying here and would come again.
Jennifer User Profile
Response from Jennifer:
Kasey was a fantastic guest! She was a very polite, respectful, and tidy guest for nearly a month. I would welcome her back any time and recommend her to others.
December 2016

Elise User Profile
October 2016
The casita worked out great and we felt completely comfortable in the neighborhood. We arrived very late due to some traveling delays but Jennifer was able to accommodate us. The previous tenants had wanted the heat on but we did not (which required the gas being turned off) and Jennifer got that taken care of very quickly. The bed was comfortable and the casita felt like home (we like Albuquerque a lot). We stayed for a week visiting friends and looking at the area. Rio Grande is close to both the I-40 and I-25, so it is convenient for traveling North, South, East, or West. We kept microwavable food in the fridge for snacks but ate out mostly.

Laura User Profile
October 2016
My partner and I were able to stay here during the Balloon Fiesta. We only had a couple of nights in Albuquerque and this AirBnB was perfect! Very quaint and comfortable. Had AC for the warmer weather, comfortable bed, shower, microwave, etc. Just as good as any hotel! This location is very close to Old Town Albuquerque. Close to parks, restaurants, shops, etc. Quiet neighborhood. The Host, Jennifer, was easy to get ahold of before our stay and checked in with us to make sure everything was okay after we arrived. She also provided very helpful information on the area. Would definitely stay again!

Leticia User Profile
October 2016
The directions Jennifer provided were extremely helpful and I appreciated the tips for the Balloon Fiesta. La Casita was centrally located and appreciated the tea and coffee for our use. She was comm

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United StatesJoined in June 2013
Jennifer User Profile

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.

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 75%
Response time: within a day

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