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Clever and Elegant Nob Hill Retreat

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Living Area and Retro Kitchen

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Last updated: 08/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Office

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  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books:

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

  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

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

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

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

  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    high-speed wireless and cable attachment...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    printer available for use with your computer...moreless

  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • Telephone:

    local service...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

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

 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$120
$700 $2,200

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $100 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $73 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates are subject to being changed until confirmed. Holidays and Balloon Fiesta Week are subject to higher rates. The refundable damage deposit may be paid by a refundable $200 check.


Cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 08/29/2015
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Location

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.


Contact us

Speaks: french

 

Photos

  • Living Area and Retro Kitchen

    Living Area and Retro Kitchen

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    Master bedroon

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Outdoor Dining

    Outdoor Dining

  • light-filled dining

    light-filled dining

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    read

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Front bathroom.

    Front bathroom.

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VRBO #267909

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Date last modified - Sunday, August 30, 2015

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: french
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  • Calendar last updated 08/29/2015
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