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!
The host was great - very communicative. The casita was super cute and could have easily fit many more had we traveled with our families. It was clean, well cared for, and easy access to old town. I recommend it!
Location, location, location. We picked this duplex so that we would not need to rent a car and this location did not disappoint us. We were less than .5 miles from a Lowe's, a full size grocery store (rare in a city), about .6 miles from Old Town and just a few blocks from the #66 bus line (it runs every 15 minutes) which took us all over the city. We felt safe in this neighborhood. A car is useful but not necessary at this lovely duplex.
We took the trolley tour of Albuquerque. It was wonderful with a host who you could tell loves and knows the history of his city. We recommend the botanic gardens. We took the #66 but but it is only a mile away from our place and we could have walked. We would also recommend the Railrunner Train to Santa Fe.
Laura and Ted were excellent hosts. They gave us a tour of the plantings in their back yard, information on the bus travel and even volunteered to pick us up and take us back to the Amtrak depot.
The duplex is huge and looks better than their pictures. We liked the idea of being in an adobe home with the very thick outer walls. The place is very homey and even included a washer and dryer. Bed and bedding were great. I really loved the paintings on their walls. My husband was delighted that the WIFI worked fine. We were encouraged to use either the private patio or the shared backyard with the plantings and fish pond.
We arrived into Albuquerque on a late flight. It was great because Laura has a key lockbox to let yourself in, except there was no key! I felt terrible calling Laura at 1 in the morning to let us in, but she was so sweet and came right over. She also called me the night before we checked out to let us know to take our time since there was no one else who was going to check in that day. She was communicative, very pleasant, and the house was comfortable and large with a great back patio.
Laura was an amazing host, and the house was everything we dreamed of! Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay while visiting Albuquerque. Great location, and very clean and charming. The garden out back was an especially nice attribute. I'd recommend this place to any and everyone -- can't wait to go back!
We arrived in the middle of the Night and every thing Worked out ok. The House was nice just as shown on the pictures and we felt welcome. The location suited US Well with short distances to old town and to our friends.
We can give our best recommandations to the old albuquerque Haven
Laura was very warm and welcoming. She was very prompt with her correspondence and made us feel right at home ! I loved the place it was better than in the pictures.
We had a very relaxing stay the place was well equipped with all amenties that one would need. I would definitely visit again.
We really enjoyed our stay at Laura's place - the best part was its accessible location in a quiet cul-de-sac off a major urban artery (Lomas). We found it very easy to get downtown and everywhere else. Laura was helpful and accessible and we enjoyed her back courtyard and cozy tiled bathroom with its unusual sunken tub/shower. We also appreciated the flexibility of sleeping arrangements and the kitchen. Laura and Ted's gardening and sustainability efforts are also admirable. Would definitely recommend to groups of five and fewer visiting ABQ.
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.