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Cute, Cozy, Eclectic, Funky Artist's Casa Seeks Guests for a Memorable Stay

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the living room with view into the bedroom

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Last updated: 08/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Albuquerque cottage description

Greetings and Salutations vacationers...I am glad that you have clicked on our add. Let me tell you more about our charming little house. For starters, we have always referred to it as the Bird House, and indeed there are 4 chickens in the back yard. We called it this because it is bright and colorful, and as a result attracts humans with all different kinds of plumage.
It is a two bed room house built in 1949, with rounded eves, a cute 50's style (cobalt blue, avocado and lime green) kitchen, turquoise living room, hard wood floors throughout, tiled bathroom, and available baby crib.
The house is located behind a huge cinder bloc wall, painted a deceptively unremarkable sand color on the outside, but a lovely Moroccan lavender on the inside and enclosing a secret garden oasis with a tree of heaven, grass, various vines and herbs and flowers and a winding stone path and a small patio area and porch perfect for sitting outside with your cup of joe under dappled shade.
From the porch you come into the sitting room, which leads to the left to the spare bedroom/family room and to the right to the kitchen, bathroom and main bedroom. Both bedrooms over look the oversized backyard, with chicken coop, flowering trees and vines, and best of all a room sized tiki themed enclosed patio, equipped with fire pit and tiki amenities perfect for outdoor entertaining. Please feel free to use anything you can find. Condiments and teas and pantry items are all up for grabs. Please make yourselves comfortable and feel free to put your feet on the coffee table. This house is casual, funky, somewhat cluttery, and a little kitschy but cozy, lively,spirited and full of character, and if you have read this far, we are guessing you won't mind and will feel right at home. We hope you will.

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Bring your kids! we have one cott available for a teenager but there is plenty of room in the second bedroom for sleeping bags. There is currently a queen sized bed in the second bedroom, and a crib can be moved in on request. ...moreless

              • Smoking Allowed:

                Please feel free to smoke anywhere on the property, but please not in the house....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                All pets welcome, bring your dog, cat, parrot or iguana....moreless

              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

                There is currently both a queen and a baby crib in this room...moreless

              • We have two bedrooms available. One with a queen sized pillow top mattress, and the other which doubles as an adult or kids room, decorated for the delight of the young or young at heart, but with queen pillow top mattress and flat screen tv....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              • all tile,with a comfortable tub with wooden rim, perfect for setting a beverage....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                We have an eat in kitchen and the table can be pulled from the wall to seat 5 or six if you really like eachother...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                colorful Fiesta wear dishwear, Zwillinge silverware, as well as an eclectic mix of handmade and vintage peices...moreless

              • Toaster:

                toaster runs hot, please turn it down if you want non cajun style toast...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                an adorable 50's style kitchen with eating nook style dinette, seats 5...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                coffee and espresso maker, and good coffee at your service...moreless

              • Stove:

                full size gas range, perfect for roasting green chilis...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                full size fridge, stocked with various condiments...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                a variety of dry goods and international items...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                5...moreless

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dishwasher
              • Oven
              • Seating for 5 people

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning:

                It's not exactly air conditioning, it's a swamp cooler, or technically and evaporative cooler. it's new and keeps the house a chilly 65 degrees on even the hottest day and will keep you sleeping comfy...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Washer and dryer available in converted studio garage but shared with our lovely tenants of the back rental unit adjacent to the property, Hunter ( a marathon runner) and April ( a flamenco dancer) ...moreless

              • Parking:

                We have a drive way and a parking pass for street parking. make sure it's on the dashboard though if you park on the street, the university area parking attendants are ruthless!...moreless

              • Living Room:

                mostly turquoise with large lotus mural. perfect for relaxed and intimate entertaining, retro barware always available on a mad men style tray, Booze available on request...moreless

              • Heating:

                The floor mounted heater keeps it toasty warm on cool nights and the fireplace in the studio garage has a couch for a fireside night....moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                Fireplace in the studio garage converted for sitting ( and art making if you are so inclined)...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                faux fireplace in living room, real one in converted studio garage...moreless

              • Garage:

                studio garage for the intrepid artist complete with supplies...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                linens provided and extras in the linen closet...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                towels provided and extra in the linen closet...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • This house will wrap you up in it's cozy, funky vibe, sweep you off your feet and put them on the coffee table. You will immediately feel welcome and at home. It will be a stay you and your family will never forget. Promise....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Stereo:

                    An old timey tuner with CD player and record player, with full surround sound on old style stereo surround sound speakers. Also has a hookup for all iPhone like devices for the technophiles amount you...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    We have a bunch of Disney classsics, The entire Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars trilogy on, wait for it, VHS! ...moreless

                  • Games:

                    We have a game cupboard full of cards, Monopoly, Settlers of Catan, Magic Cards, Bannagrams and Cribbage, amoung others...moreless

                  • Books:

                    Everything is Illuminated, Dune, The Poisonwood Bible, Love in the Time of Cholera and other greats...moreless

                  • DVD Player:

                    not only a dvd player and selection of dvds, but VHS and a selection of those! amazing!...moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    Eclectic cd collection and some old records for the sentimental among us...moreless

                  • Toys:

                    especially interesting to the pre k and inner child...moreless

                  • Television:

                    wide flatscreen tv with netflix hookup...moreless

                  Communications

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Bicycles:

                        let us know if you want to use our bikes, their is one 10 speed road bike and one red banna seated touring bike...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Very cozy private covered porch for watching monsoons...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        gas and standard, large and small, also fire pit...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        raided bed herb garden, and small lawn...moreless

                      Theme

                      • Adventure
                      • Budget
                      • Family
                      • Romantic

                      Location & View

                          • Mountain View:

                            stand on the street and see the gorgeous hot pink sunset...moreless

                          Activities

                          • Botanical Garden
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Laundromat
                          • Hospital
                          • Groceries
                          • Fitness Center
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Walking
                          • Medical Services
                          • Zoo
                          • Playground
                          • Museums
                          • Live Theater
                          • Library
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Cinemas
                          • Churches
                          • Restaurants
                          • Cycling
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Ballon Fiesta
                          Oct 1 - Oct 15, 2014
                          4 night min stay
                          $150
                          $900
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $100
                          $600 $1,600
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Tax Rate 5.25%

                          Notes:

                          Pets stay free! Both yards are fenced. Bring your parrot, peacock, pooch or cat! Enjoy your pet friendly vacation!


                          Cancellation policy:

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


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 08/25/2014
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                          Location

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                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Albuquerque Sunport
                          1.5 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          I-25 and 40
                          1.5 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          El Patio
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Tingley Beach
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2008

                          About the owner: Ryan and Jess met in Seattle in 2007 and shared a mutual dream of owning a funky home with studio access for Ryan's pottery and Jess's painting and enough yard for chickens. We lived in this house for 5 wonderful years, regularly having come as you are bring what you can brunches, themed costume parties, and memorable gatherings like our annual Easter Egg and Beer Hunt (kids hunt for eggs, adults hunt for Red Stripe bottles festooned with bunny ears blindfolded with the aid of their partner), Dia De Los Muertos Party (always with pinata and many costumes) and many nights spent in the tiki lounge. Now that we have our lovely daughter Piper (10 months) we have moved to a bigger house but still love the Bird house (we were married in the back yard) with sweet sentimentality and hope you will too.

                          Why the Owner Chose Albuquerque:
                          We had just moved to the amazing intentional sustainable community apartment complex next door (which is still in operation and is now pretty much a full on hippie commune) and were taking a break on the curb talking about our future plans when we saw a roadrunner! I was up and after it while Ryan stared in disbelief (he thought they were only on cartoons) and it hopped over one of the fences and so did I! As soon as I saw the property had a studio converted garage, I knew it was the one we were looking for and told Ryan he should call the real estate agent (it was conveniently for sale) and he was already on the phone! We have been in love with it ever since

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          This house is within 10 minutes walk to various coffee shops, (there is actually one independent roaster directly across the street, so like 2 minute walk), 30 minutes to the heart of the funky shopping districts of Nob Hill and the Harvard Ave, had an amazing community of earth children dedicated to sustainable living next door, has room for our chickens and tiki lounge in the back yard, and total privacy a dappled shade from the noise of the street and the burn of the hot Albuquerque sun in the front yard!


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                          Speaks: english, french, german

                           

                          Photos

                          • the living room with view into the bedroom

                            the living room with view into the bedroom

                          • the front yard with chickens( who live in the back yard and can stay there)

                            the front yard with chickens( who live in the back yard and can stay there)

                          • the front porch

                            the front porch

                          • the living room and door to the converted studio garage

                            the living room and door to the converted studio garage

                          • the old school stereo

                            the old school stereo

                          • the view into the main bedroom

                            the view into the main bedroom

                          • feel free to add your postcards and memorabilia to the fridge

                            feel free to add your postcards and memorabilia to the fridge

                          • the bathroom

                            the bathroom

                          • the view from the back yard tiki lounge

                            the view from the back yard tiki lounge

                          • the bar (and the barkeeper) at the backyard tiki lounge

                            the bar (and the barkeeper) at the backyard tiki lounge

                          • the back yard sun garden (visible from bedroom)

                            the back yard sun garden (visible from bedroom)

                          • the front yard

                            the front yard

                          • the front door

                            the front door

                          • the front porch

                            the front porch

                          • the couch with lotus mural and companion leopard

                            the couch with lotus mural and companion leopard

                          • The front door from the inside in the living room

                            The front door from the inside in the living room

                          • still from a film shot in our kitchen in Abq's 2013 48 Hr Film Fest

                            still from a film shot in our kitchen in Abq's 2013 48 Hr Film Fest

                          • The main bedroom

                            The main bedroom

                          • flat screen tv, dvd player and vcr, replete with full selection of videos

                            flat screen tv, dvd player and vcr, replete with full selection of videos

                          • the tub with window (frosted for privacy)

                            the tub with window (frosted for privacy)

                          • the tiki lounge

                            the tiki lounge

                          • the owners (in the back yard tiki lounge)

                            the owners (in the back yard tiki lounge)

                          • Farm fresh eggs come with every stay! ( some assembly required)

                            Farm fresh eggs come with every stay! ( some assembly required)

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                          This listing was first published here in 2014.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, September 09, 2014

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                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

                          View calendar: Updated 08/25/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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