Private room
2 Guests
1 Bed
Per Night
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Courtyard with desert flowers in bloom (April)

Courtyard with desert flowers in bloom (April)

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $400 /week
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Tortugas is one of the rooms in our Bed and Breakfast. It has a queen bed. There is a private bath in the room. Tortugas is located in the main house and has immediate access to a living room and a private patio which leads to the courtyard with a fountain.

Whether your group is 1 or 10, we can fit you in. Our B & B is located in a rural residential neighborhood, with 1.5 miles of country roads to reach the best vista of El Paso in the area. Like, quiet, peaceful surroundings with no traffic noise? - we have your place.

Rate listed is for single travelers. Double Occupancy for this room $75, Weekly rate for single is $400, double $500. Monthly rate single $1500, double $1800.
Rates quoted include continental style breakfast with fruit and breads. Full cooked breakfast available in dining room for $8 extra/person.

Where are we located exactly? - well we sure wish (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Maps could figure that out as well. We are 35 minutes from the El Paso airport, 15 minutes from the NW part of El Paso, (I-10 & Exit 8.) We are in NM between Santa Teresa and La Union, sitting high on a mesa overlooking the valley of the Rio Grande River with 3 mountain ranges in view from the back patio. Each room has a private bath, private entrance and private patio, and there is a huge back patio and courtyard with a fountain for common space outdoor living.

We are located on the edge of open desert, with hiking and horseback riding available just outside the door. Because of the country roads, our location is not suited for bicycles, motorcycles or large heavy moving vans. It is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts who want to experience the Southwest desert firsthand. We have a dog onsite who loves to entertain guests in exchange for tummy rubs. Visiting dogs are welcome in Tortugas with prior approval and $16 pet fee.

Children 6 and over are welcome. There are many cacti in the gardens which can present problems for younger kids.

Arrival time is between 3 - 7 pm. If you need an arrival time outside of that time frame, please mention that in your request.

For more information and tons of photos, visit our web site w(URL HIDDEN)

Guest Access

Each room has a private patio, but there is also lots of common space outside to enjoy the sunny weather of the southwest. There is a common living room which people will have access to, and if the host is at home, the dining room can also be used. There is a Kiva fireplace in the dining room for chilly nights during the winter.

Interaction with Guests

Marlene lives on site with Peanut, the concierge dog. Our day starts early and ends early, but we love visiting with guests if schedules permit. We prefer to have you arrive early so we can show you around and make sure you are comfortably settled in.

The Neighborhood

We are located in the open desert in a rural residential neighborhood. Most guests enjoy the quiet atmosphere and will take walks in the desert, or sit on the back patio with a vista of mountain ranges in two countries and two states.

There are riding stables 10 minutes away, and a variety of things to do in El Paso, which is 15 minutes away.

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Getting Around

We are on the edge of open desert, and there is no mass transit available in the immediate area. A car is really a necessity to get to dinner and do sightseeing and other things.

There are several restaurants within 20 minutes of the house.

There are 3 wineries within 15 minutes of the house - most have tasting Fri - Mon, and several have live music on the weekends.

El Paso is nearby and has a variety of things to do, places to eat and nightlife.

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House Rules

No smoking inside main building or in rooms.
Pets require prior approval and $16/visit fee.
No access to main kitchen (sorry licensing doesn't allow this), there is a microwave & small frig in central area.
Check-in time is between 3:30 - 7 pm. Call for special arrangement if outside these times). Late night check in will mean a self check in, which is less preferable to the host.
Evening quiet time is 10 pm.
Because of rural desert location, check in during warm months is recommended before dark. There are rattlesnakes in the area which are more active after dark. Doors need to be closed to prevent unwanted guests from coming in the house.

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About the Host, Marlene

El Paso, Texas, United States
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