Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 950,000 listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

'Zoo View Cottage' Cozy Historic Cottage Near Old Town, the Zoo, and Downtown

You sent a message to this owner.

Calendar

Last updated: 07/29/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Albuquerque cottage description

The first thing that will catch your eye is the colorful front door and flower-filled window boxes. Inside the large open great room has an office area, living area, TV area, and kitchen area. The rattan couch is wide enough to comfortably sleep one. I can also provide a single bed air mattress.

The bedroom is small but well organized. It has a new double bed that can sleep two, with a comfortable new foam-type mattress. New luxurious bedding and pillows will make you want to spend all day in bed--but you won't--because there's so much else to do!

The kitchen is fully equipped to cook for yourself or your family. There's a French door leading out to the back with a roomy, shady deck and a table with 4 chairs. Follow the new walk-way around and you'll find another seating area. Container plants and an inground garden abound.

Another great thing about this property is the location. It's right around the corner from the zoo, within walking of the Flying Star (a great restaurant and meeting place) and the Bosque Bakery. An easy hop over to Old Town and the botanical gardens and aquarium.

Need anything special provided? Just let me know and I'll do my best to accommodate you.

Be sure to ask me about my other vacation rental property, listing number coming soon' It's a studio with all new furnishings, a walk-in closet and a large tiled shower. An outdoor courtyard is the perfect place for your morning coffee.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            A small dog or inside cat is possible with pet deposit. Speak to the owner....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

            Sleeps 2. New foam-style mattress. So comfortable!...moreless

          • The bedroom sleeps 2. There is a couch/daybed in the living room that could sleep one and a twin sized air mattress. The bedroom has an open closet with built-in drawers. Ironing board, iron, and luggage rack provided....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            An old-fashioned claw-foot tub with great water pressure!...moreless

          • Complementary shampoo and conditioner. A hair dryer is available too.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            The kitchen area has plenty of storage with a butcher block island. ...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            All new, all provided. Fully equipped....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            12 cup coffee maker. ...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Basics provided....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            2...moreless

          • Toaster
          • Seating for 2 people

          Amenities

          • Heating:

            If you need the heat and the AC all in one day--it happens often--just a flip of a switch and you're all set. ...moreless

          • Parking:

            2 cars can fit tandemly in the driveway and there is always a space in front of the house. ...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            A stackable washer and dryer is provided....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Pluffy....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • For stays longer than a week, weekly housekeeping is provided.

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Bring a book, take a book....moreless

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo

              Communications

                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Activities

                  • Arboretum
                  • Hiking
                  • Skiing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Walking
                  • Fishing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Synagogues
                  • Playground
                  • Library
                  • Churches
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 14 traveler reviews
                  Loading...
                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Balloon Fiesta
                  Oct 3 - Oct 13, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $165

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

                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $110 $114
                  Fri, Sat
                  $693 $1,800

                  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

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Pet Fee $10
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Cancellation policy: Full refund if cancellation made by 30 days before the reservation date. After that, no refunds, and once occupancy has been taken there will be no refunds for stays cut short.

                  Pet fee $10.00 per night, quotes will be updated to reflect correct pricing for pet fees.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


                  Please wait... Book with confidence

                  Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


                  Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                  Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
                   

                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/29/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates
                   

                  Location

                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Albuquerque Sunport
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I-40 and I-25

                  Car: Recommended

                  This cottage is located downtown, around the corner from the zoo..you can hear the bark of the seals and the roar of the lion..and within two miles of the botanical gardens, where concerts are held every Thursday and Friday night i. The summer. There are restaurants and clubs within an easy walking distance. The museums and scenic Old Town are about a mile away. The courthouses and business offices and the hospitals are all within 2 miles.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About the owner: I'm originally from Boston via LA. I landed in Albuquerque in 1998 and never left. I've been a teacher (I was in the Middle East all of the 80s), a writer, a house renovator, and a Realtor, now with two properties to offer for short term vacation or business rentals. I love Albuquerque and can help you find just what you are looking for to make your trip here special.

                  Why the Owner Chose Albuquerque:
                  I had just sold my last house--one that I had renovated and updated--and was looking for my next project. A friend had just put this cottage on the market, and when I drove up to the property, then walked inside, I just knew I had to have it. The next day I made an offer and closed on it within the month.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  The first thing that struck me was how cute it was. I added window boxes, along with a neighboring cottage, and it became even cuter. The colorful front door, the wide plank reclaimed pine floors, and the bank of windows all around drew me to it. And the openness made this 600 sq ft home feel so much bigger. The private deck and backyard clinched the deal.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • This house makes everyone smile.

                    This house makes everyone smile.

                  • A cozy reading area in a light-filled room.

                    A cozy reading area in a light-filled room.

                  • A comfortable seating area/TV viewing and work area.

                    A comfortable seating area/TV viewing and work area.

                  • The bedroom closet

                    The bedroom closet

                  • That's an original claw foot tub from the 1920's. Enjoy a shower or long soak.

                    That's an original claw foot tub from the 1920's. Enjoy a shower or long soak.

                  • Another shot of the deck and some flowering container plants.

                    Another shot of the deck and some flowering container plants.

                  • The backyard has carefree grass--green all year round!

                    The backyard has carefree grass--green all year round!

                  • On this street there is a row of adorable cottages from the 1920's, all redone.

                    On this street there is a row of adorable cottages from the 1920's, all redone.

                  • Cozy dining area with copper top table

                    Cozy dining area with copper top table

                  • Cozy and crisp and clean

                    Cozy and crisp and clean

                  • There's plenty of storage

                    There's plenty of storage

                  • Fresh new towels

                    Fresh new towels

                  • Enjoy your morning coffee or evening meal on this shady deck.

                    Enjoy your morning coffee or evening meal on this shady deck.

                  • A second seating area in the backyard.

                    A second seating area in the backyard.

                  • October is Balloon Fiesta season, but balloonists can drop in at any time!

                    October is Balloon Fiesta season, but balloonists can drop in at any time!

                  VRBO #479374

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

                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Friday, July 11, 2014

                  $110 - $165 per night (USD)
                  14

                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 07/29/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
                  Dates are unavailable
                  Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                  This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                  Book It

                  Detailed Price

                  Owner
                  Email owner

                  505-450-7448

                  Speaks: english
                  Please wait... Book with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
                  Add vacation protection services to your booking

                  Three services to protect your trip:

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                  Get it now

                  advertisement

                  Share this property

                  Sharing makes you 30% cooler
                    Please correct the following errors and resend:
                  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
                  • Enter a subject for your email.
                  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.

                  Hi, I'd like to share this property with you.

                  http://www.vrbo.com/479374