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
About the Host, Laura
I never expected to travel but it seems since retirement we've been here, there but not yet everywhere. It's hard to pick a favorite from all the wonderful places we've been but I would like to return to Laos. New Zealand is on my bucket list.
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. In 2014 I purchased another property close by. The Botanical Garden Delight went live October 2, 2015.
I enjoy meeting our guests but we like to give them their privacy too. 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. I have 33 acres of mountain property an hour from Albuquerque - which is for sale by the way.