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