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Clever and Elegant Nob Hill Retreat

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Living Area and Retro Kitchen


Last updated: 08/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Albuquerque house description

This house glows with life and creativity. The architect designed windows and skylights to fill the interior with a distinctive Southwestern light which enhances the vivid hues of the polished walls. Each room opens onto its own secluded, outdoor space with lavender, rosemary and native plants bordered by rock walls and stone benches. It’s a remarkably peaceful refuge only a block away from the restaurants, cafés, clothing stores, and eclectic boutiques of Albuquerque’s hippest district – Nob Hill on Old Route 66. It is a 10-15 minute walk away from the University of New Mexico, including the medical school and hospital.

The kitchen is fully equipped with vintage, Route 66-era red gas stove and refrigerator, as well as a contemporary toaster, microwave and both French press and drip coffee makers. In the pantry, you’ll find an energy-saving Swedish washer and dryer. A farm-house table allows you to take full advantage of the light streaming through the French windows to the west. A step down from the kitchen, across the bamboo flooring, is the main living area. It is equipped with a large, recessed flat screen television and blue-ray DVD and plug-in Bose equipment for your I-Pod. The elegant down couch is comfortable enough for a good afternoon nap. The gas-burning stove gives extra warmth on chilly days.

The house rises to accommodate the landscape as you move towards the study and the master bedroom. The study has two desks and full internet/wireless service on request. A leather couch folds out into a full bed. The walls are hung with pieces from the largest private collections of photographs by Tony Gleaton, known for his portraiture of people from the African Diaspora in the New World. Next to the study is a full bathroom in audacious pink. Down the hall, the master bedroom offers a queen-size bed and its own regional gas stove. It flows into a changing area and large bathroom, complete with a Jacuzzi bath and shower.

For sunny New Mexico days, outdoor dining and seating dot the front and back courtyards in which a boutique landscape designer has orchestrated an array of seasonal blooms.

Because we care about the environment and don't want to expose people to unnecessary toxins, we use green products only to care for our home.

Keywords: House, Southwest, Green

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1


              • Office


              • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) a comfortable, Queen-sized, deep padded leather fold-out -- no sharp springs, not a futon...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                indoor light-filled area with full table and seating for 4-6; outdoor, umbrella covered table for 4-6...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Fully equipped for cooking, baking, entertaining...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                basics: oil, herbs and spices, flour and sugar...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Parking Off Street:

                covered carport attached to house and to kitchen entry...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                in main living area and in master bedroom...moreless

              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine
              • Covered Parking
              • Air Conditioning
              • Linens Provided


              • Music Library:

                loaded I-pod with broad range of music -- world, contemporary, children's, classical, jazz, R & B...moreless

              • Books:

                contemporary and classic novels, history, art, children's, poetry...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Boze system to use with your I-pod or ours...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Video Library


              • Computer Available:

                printer available for use with your computer...moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                high-speed wireless and cable attachment...moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    private landscaped back patio with outdoor eating area, as well as three landscaped patios outside French doors...moreless


                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View


                      • Restaurants
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Golf
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Tennis
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Hiking
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cycling
                      • Skiing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sledding
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Cinemas
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Museums
                      • Zoo
                      • Live Theater
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Playground
                      • Ruins
                      • Arboretum
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Synagogues
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Antiquing
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Hunting


                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 25 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Base Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $700 $2,400
                      Balloon Fiesta
                      Oct 3 - Oct 14
                      3 night min stay
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Taxes Included


                      Rates are subject to being changed until confirmed.

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                      Last updated: 08/31/2014
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                      Car: Recommended

                      The house is an ideal site from which to set off on day hikes in the mountains, boutique hunting in Nob Hill, bicycling along the Rio Grande, birding in the Bosque del Apache, enjoying the wine bars and jazz in town, experiencing cuisine based on locally grown foods at Los Poblanos and Jennifer James 101, taking excursions up to galleries in Santa Fe by train or road trips to Indian pueblos and, seasonally, taking in balloon ascensions during the early October balloon fiesta, skiing at our local Sandia resort or further north, golfing at courses with national rankings for their exceptional design and beauty (Paa-ko and Tamaya), experiencing rejuvenation at yoga retreats, pursuing enrichment at university conferences, viewing performances at the Tricklock international theater festival in February and Globalquerque world music festival in September.


                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2008

                      About: We are retired academics who are currently working on a biography of John Mercer Langston, the son of a slave and a major political figure in the 19th century. We enjoy the natural beauty of the Southwest and the opportunities for dining, walking, listening to jazz and exploring that Nob Hill and the greater Albuquerque area offer. And then there are our grandchildren who live just outside of Albuquerque. . . Here I am with my grandchildren on a Mexico adventure. My daughter, Pamela, in the background of the photo, takes care of the house for us. -- Aimee

                      Why Albuquerque:
                      Nob Hill is filled with interesting little shops and restaurants to explore as well as peaceful neighborhoods. This house is a character-filled, lovely and quiet writer's retreat near the liveliest part of town. It's the best of both worlds.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Proximity to major university, jazz, restaurants, wine bars, art galleries, paths along the river and mountains, availability of skiing and outdoor sports.

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                      Speaks: french



                      • Living Area and Retro Kitchen

                        Living Area and Retro Kitchen

                      • relax


                      • Master bedroom

                        Master bedroom

                      • Master bathroom

                        Master bathroom

                      • Front bathroom.

                        Front bathroom.

                      • Spring


                      • light-filled dining

                        light-filled dining

                      • read


                      • Master bedroon

                        Master bedroon

                      • Work.  Peace.

                        Work. Peace.

                      • Outdoor Dining

                        Outdoor Dining

                      VRBO #267909

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

                      $115 - $175 per night (USD)

                      1 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 08/31/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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