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Perfect North Valley Casita W/King-Sized Mbr! Near Old Town & Nature Center

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Front of the casita with enclosed garden

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Last updated: 07/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Albuquerque house description

This is the ideal sweet house for a memorable winter stay in ABQ. Our lovely casita is a mid-century gem right in the heart of the North Valley with easy access to the entire city.

Many of Albuquerque’s best sights and experiences are nearby, including Old Town with its beautiful plaza and cute shops; and crisp winter walks along the river. There are several American Indian pueblos within 1-2 hours drive, and there are ceremonial dances at different times during the winter.

Newly renovated by a talented designer/builder, this 2 BR/1BA house has a brand-new kitchen with nice appliances completely stocked for cooking and baking. Large master bedroom has a comfortable king-sized bed, teak dresser, reading chair and loads of closet space. Second bedroom has a comfortable twin bed, computer desk and chair and a decent closet. A futon couch in the living room folds out to a comfy double bed too. Very nice amenities, including cotton sheets, bamboo towels, crystal wine glasses, original art, colorful accents and nice furniture. New windows and insulation provide warm coziness and quiet.

Right out the front door you have easy access to open space, the Rio Grande State Park and Rio Grande river, shopping, and restaurants. The house comes equipped with computer wireless, a flat-screen TV with DVD player and Roku (HuluPlus, Netflix, Pandora, etc.), washer and dryer, and off-street parking. There's also decent public transit nearby if you are here without a car. Access to airport, train to Santa Fe and freeways is easy.

I'm a Native New Mexican and live close by, so this is my neighborhood too and I love it! I am happy to give you lots of ideas of things to see/do in ABQ and throughout New Mexico, including great restaurants, museums, cinema, theater, hiking, walking, skiing, scenic drives, and visits to Santa Fe, Taos, Truth or Consequences, Silver City, Las Cruces and various American Indian Pueblos.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Optional
      • Massage
      • Private Chef
      • Concierge
      • Staff

      Suitability

      • Non Smoking Only:

        Smoking allowed outdoors....moreless

      • Children Welcome
      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Events Allowed

      Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

      • Bedroom 1

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      • Bedroom 2

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      • Convertible bed(s)

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      • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Fold out futon couch (the kind of futon with a foam core - very comfortable)...moreless

      Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

      • Bathroom 1

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      • Very nice bathtub for soaking/relaxing.

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Kitchen:

        Dishwasher, nice gas stove, fully equipped for cooking. Also yummy foodstuffs supplied like olive oil, vinegar, spices, flour, sugar, etc. ...moreless

      • Coffee Maker:

        Cuisinart automatic coffee maker, also French press and stove top espresso maker. Teapot and electric water kettle....moreless

      • Pantry Items:

        Basics: oil, vinegar, spices, salt, pepper, sugar, flour, rice, pasta, tea....moreless

      • Stove:

        Nice gas stove and oven - works well for real cooking....moreless

      • Dishes & Utensils:

        Nice dishes and glassware, including wine glasses....moreless

      • Dishwasher:

        Energy Star Whisper Quiet model...moreless

      • Cooking Utensils:

        Cuisinart, blender, hand mixer...moreless

      • Dining Area Seats:

        3...moreless

      • Refrigerator
      • Microwave
      • Toaster
      • Seating for 3 people

      Amenities

      • Air Conditioning:

        Here in the Southwest we have 'swamp coolers' which add both coolness and moisture to our dry air. Works great!...moreless

      • Heating:

        Gas heater with thermostat. Oil-filled portable heater for back up....moreless

      • Fireplace:

        Outdoor terracotta fireplace on private gated patio....moreless

      • Linens Provided:

        Comfy cotton sheets and bamboo towels...moreless

      • Parking:

        Off-street parking in a driveway...moreless

      • Towels Provided:

        Nice bamboo towels...moreless

      • Parking Off Street:

        Private driveway....moreless

      • Washing Machine
      • Clothes Dryer
      • Hair Dryer
      • Iron & Board
      • Living Room seats 6

      Other Amenities

          • Weekly cleaning available, including sheets and towels. Recently renovated with updated kitchen. New windows and insulation (so it's warm in the winter and cool in the summer). Nicely furnished with great amenities. Original art. Owner local and available for suggestions on what to do/see, local events....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Flat-screen TV, Hulu Plus (on Roku, can also stream NetFlix and other services)....moreless

          • Stereo:

            CD player, radio and Ipod dock....moreless

          • Television
          • Music Library
          • DVD Player
          • Books
          • Video Library
          • CD Player

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet
          • Broadband Access

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            Lovely gated and private outdoor side patio with terra cotta fireplace and gas grill....moreless

          • Porch / Veranda:

            Nice covered patio with seating and views of garden and the Sandia mountains....moreless

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Romantic
          • Family
          • Away From It All
          • Historic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                View of the Sandia mountains...moreless

              Activities

              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Rock Climbing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Paragliding
              • Roller Blading
              • Ski Privileges Optional
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Golf
              • Tennis
              • Rafting
              • Snowboarding
              • Mountain Biking
              • Hiking
              • Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Massage Therapist
              • Swimming
              • Spelunking
              • Hunting
              • Fishing
              • Snowmobiling
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Kayaking
              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Laundromat
              • Groceries
              • Zoo
              • Cinemas
              • Arboretum
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Ruins
              • Synagogues
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Theme Parks
              • Restaurants
              • Festivals
              • ATM/Bank
              • Antiquing
              • Sledding
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Hospital
              • Walking
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Bird Watching
              • Photography
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Hot Air Ballooning
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              ABQ Intl. Balloon Fiesta
              Oct 1 - Oct 13, 2014
              4 night min stay
              $160
              $950
              Thanksgiving
              Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $145
              Christmas
              Dec 22 - Dec 31, 2014
              4 night min stay
              $145
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $135
              $735 $2,100
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning Fee $75
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Tax Rate 7%

              Notes:

              Balloon Fiesta is available for $160/night if rented on a nightly basis (four night minimum, and Fri/Sat required for weekend rentals). Cancellation Policy depends on the time of year of rental, with Balloon Fiesta the most stringent (please inquire).


              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 07/09/2014
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              Location

              10 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Albuquerque International Sunport
              6 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Amtrak and NM Railrunner
              2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Both Interstates (I25 and I40)
              2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Many options
              30 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Sandia Ski Resort
              15 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Many options
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Many options

              Car: Recommended

              Easy access to all of ABQ, including Old Town, and Downtown. Quiet residential neighborhood. Rio Grande River access, Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, Balloon Fiesta (October), open space, local shopping and dining, bike/hiking paths, quiet neighborhood/great neighbors, easy freeway access, travel time to Santa Fe 1 hour.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2010

              About the owner: I'm a native New Mexican who is passionate about the outdoors, ABQ, beautiful New Mexico, red and green chile. I am also available for ideas of what to see/do while in the Land of Enchantment. Well-traveled artist and entrepreneur.

              Why the Owner Chose Albuquerque:
              ABQ's Rio Grande valley is steeped in history and beauty. The near North Valley neighborhood is like living in the country while enjoying the advantage of being in the middle of the city. Access to and from the house is exceptional (the airport is only 15 mins away, decent public transit and it's only one hour to Santa Fe by car or 1 1/2 hours by train).

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Beautiful walking and biking right out the front door to Open Space and the Rio Grande Nature Center/State Park. There's also a natural foods co-op and the best place for coffee and dessert in the city within walking/biking distance. Enjoy the laid back and historical rural character of the Rio Grande Valley while having all the assets of being in the city.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english, some French; some Spanish

               

              Photos

              • Front of the casita with enclosed garden

                Front of the casita with enclosed garden

              • Bright & comfortable living room with nice furniture, flat-screen TV, and music

                Bright & comfortable living room with nice furniture, flat-screen TV, and music

              • Kitchen leading into the laundry room and door to enclosed side patio

                Kitchen leading into the laundry room and door to enclosed side patio

              • Master bedroom with king bed, nice teak furniture & lots of closet space!

                Master bedroom with king bed, nice teak furniture & lots of closet space!

              • Nice bathroom with GREAT tub for soaking and relaxing!

                Nice bathroom with GREAT tub for soaking and relaxing!

              • Balloon overhead during International Balloon Fiesta in ABQ every October

                Balloon overhead during International Balloon Fiesta in ABQ every October

              • New Mexico green chile at nearby farmer's market!

                New Mexico green chile at nearby farmer's market!

              • Front porch seating with views of the Sandia mountains and enclosed garden

                Front porch seating with views of the Sandia mountains and enclosed garden

              • Fully-equipped kitchen and eating bar opens in the living room

                Fully-equipped kitchen and eating bar opens in the living room

              • Breakfast bar with curved walls leading to bedrooms and bathroom

                Breakfast bar with curved walls leading to bedrooms and bathroom

              • Sunny second bedroom with twin bed plus computer desk and chair

                Sunny second bedroom with twin bed plus computer desk and chair

              • Open space 5-minute walk away; fields have sandhill cranes and geese fall/winter

                Open space 5-minute walk away; fields have sandhill cranes and geese fall/winter

              • Nearby acequia walk with the Sandia mountains in the distance...

                Nearby acequia walk with the Sandia mountains in the distance...

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

              $135 - $160 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 3

              View calendar: Updated 07/09/14
              Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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