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***
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!
Great visit and wonderful accommodations! Laura made my family feel completely at home with everything we would need and more. Being winter, we knew we would be inside in the evenings or in poor weather, so we were really pleased there was enough room to move around and not be in top of each other. The house slept the 3 of us easily, and we still had the living room and enclosed porch where we could relax when "home." Hope to return in the future, to enjoy the backyard!
We enjoyed our stay -- the location was very convenient to the Old Town and museums, the rooms were comfortable and well-maintained and Laura was kind and hospitable. She had provided fruit, organic milk, coffee and granola -- the essentials for a nice breakfast. The kitchen has many conveniences and the availability of a washer-dryer made the rest of our trip worry free.
Our stay started with a warm welcome from Laura, who lives next door, and a quick tour of the house. We found the house exactly as advertised. It was spacious, comfortable, warm, weloming, secure and well-stocked (plush 6' bath towels!, yoga mats, wash & drier, full kitchen, coffee, spices, condiments, etc).
The house is old (1930s?) and retains the southwest charm with thick adobe walls but the kitchen is modern and the rest of the house was spotless and well maintained. We didn't use the private front patio, or the shared backyard, since the weather was quite cold; but in warmer months both would be a delightful place to spend an afternoon with a book and a glass of wine.
If we're ever back in Albuquerque we'd certainly stay with Laura again.
Laura and Ted are the most gracious and generous of hosts! I have stayed with them twice now, each time for a month, and I could not have been happier. The house is delightful, with lots of space, comfortable and attractive furnishings, a full kitchen and laundry room, and a quiet and pretty patio garden. All set in a nice, peaceful residential neighborhood. It is ideally located for work on the UNM campus as well as for visiting local sites and attractions. My family visited for thanksgiving and we pulled off an entire meal, with a lovely patio setting for our dinner, in the sunny beautiful fall weather -- all thanks to the wonderful surroundings that Laura has created for her guests. I thank her from the bottom of my heart for the restful sanctuary she provided me.
Laura's house was comfortable and had everything we needed and more. She was a welcoming and interesting lady happy to share her experiences. The location couldn't have been better, it was walking distance to "old town" and eating places and an easy drive to anywhere.
A perfect spot in a gorgeous city. Thanks Laura.
We had a great time! So wonderful. The owner was amazing and we would definitely come back!
We had a wonderful stay at the Old Albuquerque Haven! My mom and I took a trip to New Mexico for the balloon fiesta, and Laura and Ted's place was in a perfect location. I was impressed by all the amenities offered and the back patio was perfect for dining and playing cards in the evenings. You can walk to Old Town and great restaurants like Monroe's (eat there!) and it's very close to the Albuquerque Bio-Park. While you're central to a lot of sites, it is still quiet and on a dead end street - reducing traffic past the home at night. Laura made us feel instantly welcome and gave us a tour of the place and offered directions to a couple dining options. Otherwise, they offered us plenty of privacy but were right next door if we needed anything. As a first time visitor to Albuquerque, I felt as comfortable as I do in my own home and the location and place made me feel safe. I will definitely return to Laura and Ted's place next time I'm in Albuquerque - it contributed to a perfect vacation!
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.