The Old Albuquerque Haven

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Fruit Ave, Albuquerque, NM 87104, United States

Location, location, location. Roomy inside and out. Eco friendly-solar power, water harvesting, recycling.

Your host, Laura
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Location, location, location. Roomy inside and out. Eco friendly-solar power, water harvesting, recycling.

The Space

... conveniently located on a quiet dead end street between Historic Old Town and downtown, within walking distance of public transportation, bicycle and segway rental shops, museums, parks, restaurants, live theater, movie theater, restaurants and more.

One of three vernacular adobes built by brothers in the 1930’s, this one was “duplexed” with the middle adobe and a complete remodel was finished in 2000. Much of the original woodwork, ceilings and floors were kept to help retain the feel of the original home. A front sun room, bedroom, bathroom and utility room have been added and the kitchen completely remodeled to add comfort and modern conveniences. As with many vernacular adobes the ceilings at 7 ½’ feel low. The doorway leading to the bedroom and bathroom is a scant 24” wide. The back patio has a glider, table and chairs for dining out while dining in, and wooden boxes for recyclables.

We live in the adjoining duplex and share the backyard, fish pond with two cats - who do not have access to the rental. Bucky and Sidi have agreed to let well behaved dogs visit - if they stay in the house or front patio - the back yard being restricted to feline friends and guests. There's a nice dog park within walking distance. When you book your reservation please count your dog as a guest.

The house has a private patio in the front. It's furnished with antiques, reproductions and a collection of original artwork. The bedroom has a queen bed. The living room has a reproduction day bed and trundle bed that can be used as two singles or a king. The front sun room has another day bed that sleeps one and blackout blinds. These day beds have innerspring mattresses. The kitchen is fully furnished with Wow! cabinetry and appliances. We provide the makings for coffee and tea.

Non-smoking. Free High-Speed Internet (Wi-Fi), 27"-screen player for DVDs, VHS and network TV. Full size washer and dryer. Off-street parking for one car. We provide coffee beans, tea and general cleaning supplies i.e. laundry detergent, hand soap etc. We do not provide meals or maid service during your stay.

We’re next to Manzano Day School, two blocks from the Central Ave bus route. Attractions close by include Historic Old Town, the Natural Science Museum, the Albuquerque Art and History Museum, the Botanical Gardens and Aquarium, the Rio Grande Zoo, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Tingley Beach for fishing, and the riverine bosque for hiking and bike trails. Several moderately priced restaurants are within walking distance as is a full grocery store. We are close to downtown which has restaurants, galleries and bars, a 12 screen movie (email hidden) theater, and the transit center – where you can catch the Rail Runner train to Santa Fe. Our guidebook has more information on area attractions.

We've lived here for over 30 years and think this area is one of the best locations in Albuquerque.

***Weekly and monthly rates do not apply during Balloon Fiesta***

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $580 /week
Monthly Price: $1480 /month
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Laura and Ted are very hospitable and caring hosts. One morning I was reading on the back porch, and Laura came out and adjusted the water fountain so I could enjoy the sound of water while reading. I so appreciated Laura's flexibility, accommodating my early arrival, and allowing me to stay an extra day. Thank you, Laura!

    I loved the old style adobe architecture, and the neighborhood was convenient for exploring Old Town, and close enough to the Rio Grande to enjoy a morning run.

    The home is well equipped; we were delighted to be greeted by a supply of delicious coffee. My favorite morning ritual was grinding fresh coffee beans and enjoying a cup of hot coffee in the cool desert morning air. I highly recommend Laura and her little haven.

    June 2014
  • The old albuquerque haven worked out really well for my wife, twin toddlers and me. The house itself was comfortable and stayed cool even during one day of 90 degree heat. The backyard is a great place for kids to explore and the location is really convenient for those interested in the albuquerque biopark and old town. Laura and Ted were both very friendly. I would not hesitate to recommend this listing.

    May 2014
  • It was great to arrive at the Old Albuquerque Haven and have it look just as it did in the pictures. Laura's directions about everything were very thorough and clear. We truly had everything we needed and more. I wish we had had more time to spend relaxing at her place, but we were really busy everyday soaking up the sun and every restaurant and tourist spot we could find! The shower and bed were luxurious treats after a long, busy day.
    I would definitely return, the house is very central to everything!
    Thank you, Laura, for your hospitality. :)

    May 2014
  • Loved my stay here! Laura was delightful, accommodating my early arrival and provided a new coffee maker pronto. This home is immaculate, cozy and very comfortable with all the amenities that one would require. I was here attending a conference and was absolutely delighted to feel so at home. The location was perfect for easy access to the convention center, easy walk to Old Town (a must for great New Mexican food), close to the Botanical Gardens which were fabulous. Everything is easy access to both Rt. 40 and 25 and you can get anywhere in Albuquerque in 15-20 minutes. I wish I traveled here often as I would stay every time!

    May 2014
  • My husband and I were in Albuquerque for a few days and this was a great place to stay! Definitely within walking distance of the old town area and easy access to just about anywhere else we wanted to go. The house is actually really large for 2 people, more can easily fit. We loved the shower (silly, but true) and the backyard was great for breakfast.

    May 2014
  • Lovely little house. Very well equipped. Great location. Would definitely rent again.

    May 2014
  • It was a nice place. I think that 4 people in 4 beds with one bathroom was a little tight. It would work excellently for a couple with a couple of kids.

    April 2014
  • The only problem with the haven is that at some point, you have to leave. Not only is Laura a perfect host, but the location is great (check out Monroe's around the corner!). The house is very well stocked with not only everything you need for your stay, but guidebooks and magazines to plan your ABQ visit. We have stayed at the haven twice, and as a Albuquerque native, I can say with some authority that it is the perfect place for a great New Mexico vacation.

    December 2013
  • Loved it! Great location, close to Old Town and lots of yummy places to eat. The host was lovely even when we arrived late and had no means of communication, we even made friends with the family felines. Highly recommend Laura's place when staying in Albuquerque!

    December 2013
  • A truly lovely house in an excellent location. It is near good restaurants, walking distance from historic old town, and very easy to get to the university and downtown. The bed is comfy and the house has everything you might need for a short or longer stay.

    December 2013
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I never expected to travel but it seems since retirement we've been here, there but not yet everywhere. After staying in several AirBnB locations we decided to convert our unfurnished duplex apartment into a furnished AirBnB location. We went "live" October 3, 2012. Other interest include planning a.k.a. dreaming, building-including alternative building methods such as straw bale, forest health and the responsibilities we have because of our opposable thumbs, and drug awareness esp. the dangers of meth and heroin.
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