About this listing
One of the best locations in Albuquerque. Walk downtown, walk to Old Town. Quite dead end street. Roomy inside and out. Eco friendly-solar power, water harvesting, recycling.
... 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.
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 including a counter top oven big enough for a 13" pizza or a whole chicken. (the oven on the gas range is out of order at the moment). 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 theater, a live 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***
Make yourself at home. The front patio and the apartment are your private space while your here. Enjoy the back patio and feel free to wander the backyard.
Interaction with Guests
We live next door at 1613 Fruit Ave. We're available to answer any questions and help when we can but we don't want to be intrusive. This is your time and your home while your with us, please enjoy.
We ask that you respect the time and expense we invested in providing a place for your stay. Please adhere to our no-smoking policy. We also ask that guests not engage in any activities that would restrict the enjoyment of future guests.
Speak up about anything amiss. If we can't fix the problem right away we'll work to provide an alternative.
No boisterous parties between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. - house rule and city law.
Enjoy your stay!
Living room, fireplace is nonfunctional, the daybed doubles as single bed, 2 singles, or king
Laura and Ted are marvelous, interesting people, and great hosts. The adobe house is charming, comfortable and a wonderful new experience for me. The house is in a dead-end cul-de-sac in a great neighborhood; private, quiet but also friendly neighborhood, people out and about. The museums and a lovely park are within walking distance. The gem of the house is the shared "backyard" walled-in garden, koi pond, pathways, friendly cats, interesting plants & trees and a chance to see Laura & Ted as they garden or walk by. I left windows and doors open at night to let breezes in and still safe and private.
This is such a warm and inviting space. This place is really located in the best part of Albuquerque-Old Town with many good eating establishments and shops within walking distance of the apartment. Laura keeps the place well stocked with anything you might have forgotten or just want to try. The background complete with two friendly kitties adds to the casual and restful nature of this place. I hope to return again.
My colleague and I had a restful stay on our business trip at Laura's lovely place in Albuquerque. The house was equipped with everything we needed and stayed relatively cool even when outside temperatures were very hot. We particularly enjoyed the day beds and the tasteful paintings decorating the walls. As others have mentioned, the location is very convenient from the Old Town while also tucked away in a quiet residential neighborhood. Laura herself was a great host, staying up to meet us even though we arrived quite late and meeting us again when we took off early in the morning.
If you are looking for the best place to stay in Albuquerque, you found it! This apartment is lovely in every way; it's conveniently located, comfortable for four people (and probably one or two more) and it was so so clean. We were late checking in but Laura was so patient with us. You don't want to miss this spot!
Laura greeted us upon our arrival and showed us the place to help get us familiar. She had many suggestions on things to do and invited us to use her bikes to get around. The neighborhood is very quiet and close to everything. We enjoyed our stay.
Everything was as good or better than promised. Hosts are kind and helpful without being intrusive. I can't imagine why anyone would want to stay in an Albuquerque hotel when there is a gem of a retreat like Laura and Ted's place. Would highly recommend and can't wait for the occasion to go back.
I had a wonderful vacation staying at the Haven. The home is beautiful, with thick adobe walls and comfortable furnishings, thoughtfully designed, plenty of natural light and air, and a pretty landscaped courtyard. The hosts were communicative, welcoming, and helpful. They lent me a bicycle, and they are so centrally located that I could get to museums, food, Old Town, and the convention center easily without a car. The neighborhood is full of small, beautiful, unique houses.
About the Host, Laura
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.