Sunny front porch with blackout blinds and daybed - for reading/sleeping/or surfing the webLiving room, fireplace is nonfunctional, the daybed doubles as single bed, 2 singles, or king
The Old Albuquerque Haven
4 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Great walking location- walk downtown, walk to Old Town via the Watson addition, walk through the Old Country Club area. Quite dead end street where you can still see the character of the old neighborhood, a safe area known 40 years ago as "the rough end of Fruit" Solar power, water harvesting, recycling.
Dogs are permitted to accompany their families. A $10 per day per dog fee will be collected after booking via the AirBnB Resolution Center. Discounts do not apply during Balloon Fiesta.

The space

A one bedroom duplex, approximately 800 sq. feet, with washer and dryer, private front patio, shared back yard and off street parking.

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 and the rooms are small by today's standards. 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 with guests and 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. A $10 per day per dog fee will be collected after booking via the AirBnB Resolution Center.

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 - purchased new when we opened. 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 has blackout blinds, although a high west window lets in morning light. The day beds have innerspring mattresses. The kitchen is fully furnished with Wow! cabinetry and appliances. We provide the makings for coffee and tea but not breakfast or groceries.

Non-smoking. Free High-Speed Internet (Wi-Fi), Roku TV with network connection. 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.

Guest access

There is a lock box for 24 hour access. You'll receive the combination by email before your arrival.

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.

Other things to note

We usually part our car in the garage so there are really 2 off street parking areas.

Wireless Internet

Extra people $10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $60
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
3 sofa beds

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

No boisterous parties between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. - house rule and city law.

Enjoy your stay!

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

153 Reviews

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Michael User Profile
September 2017
Quiet, clean, comfortable place, well situated; gracious, generous hosts. What more can you ask?

Amos User Profile
August 2017
I stayed here for two months and I couldn't imagine staying anywhere else in Albuquerque. Laura's home was warm and inviting and had everything you could need to live there for a weekend or for a couple of months.

Helen User Profile
June 2017
Laura's place is quiet and inviting and in walking distance to Old Town and the museums. An authentic piece of the Southwest. A full and well-appointed kitchen was a plus for us.

Cary User Profile
June 2017
Our stay in Albuquerque was fabulous! Staying in the house made us feel so relaxed and at home! The home is fantastic with absolutely no complaints!! Laura and Ted were so diligent to provide for our needs, help with suggestions and just made us feel so welcomed! We will definitely stay again upon a return trip!!

Karen User Profile
May 2017
Laura's place was such a comfortable place for our family to stay! Well accommodated (all of our needs were met, even laundry); quiet, friendly neighborhood (except for the 3am gunshots from a movie being filmed locally, :); peaceful, lovely back patio and garden area; excellent location (able to walk to shop, dine and explore Old Town), wonderful, informative hosts. Will definitely come back to stay longer!

Sandra User ProfileSandra is a superhost.
May 2017
Great place to call home in Albuquerque. Hosts quickly answered all communications. EXTREMELY CLEAN!!!! Well decorated and appointed with everything you would need in a home away from home. Book this home, you won't regret if!!

Berta User Profile
May 2017
On a leafy cul-de-sac, strolling distance to great eats and drinks, this quiet old adobe will charm you and let you relax. Everything you might need is provided, beds are comfy, art on the walls is intriguing. You might make friends with kitties!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United StatesJoined in November 2011
Laura User ProfileLaura is a superhost.

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. Ted named it The Old Albuquerque Haven. It went "live" October 3, 2012. In 2014 I purchased another property close by as a "retirement" home. The West Old Town - BioPark Oasis 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.

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