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Refined Bungalow in the Heart of the City

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Last updated: 12/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Albuquerque bungalow description

Ideally situated between Old Town and Downtown, this charming home offers exceptional accommodations. Extensive renovations completed in 2009 integrate modern amenities in a manner that complements the original 1912 construction. The spacious interior of the 900 sqft main level contains splendid natural light, meticulous wood craftsmanship, and many other unique features.

The property includes front and rear yards with xeric landscaping and a generously sized off-street parking area. If relaxing outdoors is for you, you will appreciate the elegant front sitting porch, raised above street level, where you can enjoy the friendly neighborhood, and you may also delight in the privacy of the rear courtyard where you’ll find a brick patio and barbecue grill. Casa Roma -- a breath of fresh air.

Keywords: House, Bungalow, Downtown, Single Family Home, Historic


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Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

            Good for mature individuals and closely monitored youngsters who respect others' property....moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            Front stair provides relatively easy access into the elevated house. 5' risers/16' treads make for a gentle slope. It's also plenty wide, and the front door is 36' wide. There is no handrail on front stair, however (rear and indoor stairs have handrail)...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking of any kind is allowed in the house under any circumstances....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Depends on the pet! Needs to be discussed....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Queen size Beds (2) See photo. Loft bed shown in full daylight w/ shades open. Shades can be drawn to cover window and skylights to make a cozy sleep sanctuary by day as well. Sleeping space on main level is also featured in the photo section -- a pleasant room with good proximity to bathroom. Both bedrooms have reading lamps & operable windows. The main level bedroom has a ceiling fan....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


          • Vanity is outside the shower/toilet room. Hair dryer is provided.


          • Books:

            A few books for you to enjoy, most of which other guests have kindly left behind.....moreless

          • DVD Player


          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins
          • Water Parks
          • Winery Tours
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

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

          Location Type

              • Downtown:

                From the property you see mostly other neighborhood residences, but can also glimpse apartments and other larger buildings on Central Ave. (Route 66)....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Hunting
              • Ice Skating
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Paragliding
              • Racquetball
              • Rock Climbing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis


              • Dining:

                The dining table is pub-height with tall stools. I have a lower table and chairs that I'll bring upon request. ...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people


              • Air Conditioning:

                2 zones, very effective. Fujitsu split unit heat pump in loft (provides heat or cooling, depending on the direction of the cycle). ...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Samsung front loader in the house....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Gas furnace, ducted....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Leather sectionals with walnut side table and ottoman with storage....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Space for 3 cars, and/or motorcycles, bicycles, RV, etc....moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Samsung front loader in the house....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:



              • Catering Available:

                Various local options....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Mr. Coffee...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                For meals with up to 4 people....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Fisher & Paykel dish drawer, quiet and efficient....moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Stainless steel sink and appliances, stainless steel and custom wood countertops. Whirlpool gas range....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Haier brand....moreless


              • Balcony:

                Stair landing extends into a 1-person balcony overlooking the patio....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Table for 4 and adjustable umbrella on 10'x10' Brick area....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill


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              from 14 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Winter Holiday
              Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2015
              3 night min stay
              International Balloon Fiesta
              Oct 3 - Oct 11, 2015
              3 night min stay
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $840 $2,400

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

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

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Pet Fee $50
              • Taxes Not included

              Cancellation policy:

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

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              Last updated: 12/24/2014
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              6.04 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Albuquerque International Sunport
              0.9 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Sister 407 CENTRAL AVE.
              9.1 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Harper's Ferry Ct NW
              0.6 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Albuquerque Country Club
              1.05 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Albuquerque Transportation Center
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Interstate 40
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Monroe's New Mexican Food
              25.05 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Sandia Peak Ski Area
              1.6 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Tingley Beach 1800 Tingley Drive SW, 87102

              Browse through Art Galleries, Shop for Jewelry, Ride Sandia Peak Tramway, Hike in the Sandia or Manzano Mountains, Visit the University of New Mexico, Experience a Walking Tour or a Trolley Tour of the Neighborhood, Bicycle along the River Trails, Rejuvenate at a Park, See a Show at the Kimo Theater, Buy Produce at the Downtown Growers' Market, Watch a Rodeo, Go to the Movies, Learn about Life in the Bosque at the Nature Center, Ride the Rail Runner for a Daytrip to Santa Fe. Other local attractions include the Rio Grande Wineries, National Hispanic and Indian Pueblo Cultural Centers, ABQ Uptown, and Nob Hill. Farther afield are Bosque del Apache Nature Center, Chaco Canyon, White Sands National Monument, and Carlsbad Caverns.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2004

              About the owner: David has a passion for renovating old buildings, and enjoys hosting people in Albuquerque. I work as an architect with a focus on synthesizing beauty and energy sensibility. My wife and daughter and I love urban and mountain walks, cooking and eating diverse, wholesome food, and seem to always be renovating one building or another. We have 4 chickens, a small house, and strive to live simply. We share a car and ride bicycles and walk and ride buses and trains. I like yoga, soccer, sailing, and woodworking. I don't text much, and I prefer in-person interaction over computerized 'social networking.' I have traveled extensively and love opportunities to connect with people. I aim to be a host who responds quickly to the needs of guests, and I want to create inspiring places where people can rejuvenate and thrive.

              Why the Owner Chose Albuquerque:
              Albuquerque has much to offer, and the Downtown Neighborhood is ideal for visitors with easy access to just about everything one might desire. This traditional neighborhood is architecturally and socially diverse, very walkable, and offers many attractions! Several City parks are within walking distance, one with an amazing weekly growers' market in the warmer months! Here is an interesting article on the Duke City you might enjoy:

              The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
              Design features include efficient and quiet appliances as well as heating and cooling systems, reclaimed and artfully designed wood finishes, including hardwood floors, exposed structural members, and use of green household products. Good place for environmentally sensitive people, and folks who appreciate good design. Best of all is the location – in the heart of the City and the Land of Enchantment...Located in a unique and pleasant neighborhood, between the Rio Grande and the Cultural and Entertainment Districts. Walking distance to: Restaurants and Nightlife, Museums, Botanic Gardens, Zoo, Aquarium, Bicycle paths along the River, Historic Route 66 + main bus route (1-1/2 block), Albuquerque Transportation Center, RailRunner, and Mary Fox Park (1/2 block)

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              Speaks: english



              • Sitting/TV Area w/ Dining Table

                Sitting/TV Area w/ Dining Table

              • Sitting/TV Area

                Sitting/TV Area

              • Bedroom at Main Floor

                Bedroom at Main Floor

              • Loft Bedroom w/ stair

                Loft Bedroom w/ stair

              • Lavatory & Stair WC Door Open

                Lavatory & Stair WC Door Open

              • Study


              • Patio at North Side

                Patio at North Side

              • South Side & Front Porch

                South Side & Front Porch

              • Overview


              • View toward Kitchen

                View toward Kitchen

              • Bedroom at Main Floor

                Bedroom at Main Floor

              • Loft Bedroom

                Loft Bedroom

              • Laundry/Work Space

                Laundry/Work Space

              • Lavatory & Stair Door Closed

                Lavatory & Stair Door Closed

              • Loft Dressing/Sitting Area

                Loft Dressing/Sitting Area

              • North Patio

                North Patio

              VRBO #324717

              There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

              This listing was first published here in 2010.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

              $165 - $190 per night (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 12/24/14
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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              Member since: 2010
              Speaks: english
              • Response time: Within 12 hours
              • Response rate: 100%
              • Calendar last updated: 12/24/2014
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              Refined Bungalow in the Heart of the City

              Albuquerque #324717

              2 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 4

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