About this listing
To cross the borders into Corrales is to step into another time and place where the stresses of twenty-first century life give way to the grace and pace of another era. Corrales is distinguished by its broad green pastures and orchards, its rich historic and artistic character.
Unique design, incredible views, rural, quiet and safe neighborhood, outdoor living with mature landscaping.
Guests have access to the whole house.
Interaction with Guests
The owner may interact with guests as much as they want, or as little as they want.
Other Things to Note
Two nights minimum stay.
Smoking only outdoors.
If you plan larger social gathering, please coordinate first with Host.
Jan was waiting for us as soon as we arrived. He showed us around the house, all the different locations of lights and A/C switches, TV, kitchen appliances, etc. He made sure to provide all his contact info so that we could reach him at any time we needed. Although we were busy and out of the house most of the time, Jan took some time at the end of our stay to introduce himself some more and his dog as well. He keeps a gorgeous house in a beautiful part of Albuquerque. Very friendly and easy going, wonderful host.
Jan made us feel very welcome! Met us at the front door and helped us carry everything in. We were overwhelmed. This home is spacious, welcoming, scenic and we had everything we needed. Even coffee was available! Most of the time when you rent homes, you have to go to the store for little items you may need, but Jan either already had it or would run it over.
OH and the beds! I LOVED the beds. I wish more owners would consider how important a good nights rest is. The mattress was wonderful and I even looked at the brand of the sheets to see if I could find them.
The neighborhood is quiet and we enjoyed walking up the hill, seeing the sunrise and on Sunday 36 ballon's were up.
Just a tremendous experience. Thank you Jan, I wish we had had more time to get to know you and your home!
My wife and I stayed in the house for 5 nights, while in town for our grandson's first birthday. Thus, we didn't get to meet Jan after the initial greeting and tour. Jan responded to messages quickly and curiously. The house area is separate from Jan's living area, making it appropriate for our strange hours. The was quite and comfortable. The internet, washer and TV with DirecTV all worked well. The house is cooled primarily by evaporator coolers, not what we are accustomed to living with. There are many seating areas and a balcony to enjoy Jan's plants, landscape, viewing a roadrunner, the city lights and Sandia Mountains, one with a grill and mister. The kitchen is configured for a large group and entertaining. There are several areas in the house for individual activities.
The area is quite (near the end of a dead end street), except for the night a storm rolled through, knocking the power out for 5+ hours. We lit several of the candles that Jan has around the house. I just found a nice sitting area with my Kindle and enjoyed the sound of crickets and distant chain saws. It made for an unexpected relaxing evening.
The hacienda was very spacious with lots of patios. We were warmly greeted and given the tour and some cold water.
Location was great and close to every thing.
Enjoyed our stay. Thank you Jan!
Jan's getaway in Corrales was everything we could have asked for. The bedrooms were all comfortable, and the house and surrounding yard offered plenty of cozy nooks and comfortable spaces for our crew to spread out and enjoy the quiet space. The kitchen is well stocked and had everything we needed to prepare our meals.
Jan was a great host -- he was there to greet us when we arrived, he answered any questions we had, and he made himself available for us should we need anything. He lives on site (in a completely separate space) so he's immediately there in case of questions. He is incredibly quiet and considerate! Plus, Argos was a gracious host -- if you like dogs, this fella might make himself your quiet, gentle guest.
The neighborhood is great, too. Corrales is a semi-rural neighborhood, so there will be wildlife. I enjoyed watching the raptors, listening to the quail, and spotting a coyote on my walk up the quiet road.
Thanks for hosting us, Jan!
The house exceeded our expectations. It has tastefully furnished rooms, which feature Jan’s photographs and memorabilia from many places in the world. Bedroom suites are comfortable with modern bathrooms. The house features a number of comfortable patios, some of which afford a splendid view of the Sandia Mountains and the lights of Albuquerque after sunset. A very well equipped kitchen makes food preparation simple with shops located not far from the house. Jan is a wonderful, interesting and caring host, who shares his dog, Argos, with those who want and need a daily dog fix like our selves. We loved our time in Jan’s house in Corrales and plan to return.
Jan was a great host. Very welcoming. The house has everything. Gourmet kitchen, washer/dryer, TVs, Netflix, WIFI, patios, all the conveniences of home. It's in a nice quite neighbourhood but close to shopping centers. Argo the host dog greeted me every morning as I sat out in the nice garden and had my coffee. You can see the Sandia mountains from the balcony of the master bedroom on the second floor. I am so glad we chose the house over regular hotel rooms. I don't usually visit the same place twice because there are too many places in the world I want to visit but I would definitely stay here again.
About the Host, Jan
Owner / housekeeper lives in attached wing of the house with private entrance. Jan (Honza) is originally from Prague, Czech Republic. He came to New Mexico in 1979 and he settled down in Corrales in 1986. Jan is outdoor enthusiasts who traveled, hiked and backpacked the southwest region of US extensively. He can provide intimate inside to guide you to local attractions. Jan is also accomplished landscape photographer.