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Private Casita - In The Heart Of Old Town - Walk To Everything...

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2, hot tub, patio, and more...

Charming Private Casita in the heart of Albuquerque's Historic Old Town, with all the charm and character you would expect in Old Town. Two minute walk to the central plaza galleries and shops. 20+ restaurants and cafes within a half mile, less than a 5 minute stroll to most. The following Albuquerque museums are all less than 400 yards away: Albuquerque Museum of Art, Museum of Natural History, and Explora Science Center (which is interactive and AMAZING for kiddos too)! The location of this comfy cozy romantic casita is perfect for any visit to Albuquerque, especially if you prefer not to drive everywhere. Enjoy evening/weekend events and concerts all year round, but especially summer, Balloon Fiesta, and Christmas. Christmas in Old Town is an experience everyone should have at least once in their lives! Use our bikes to ride to the Zoo or the Rio Grande River Bosque Trail, where you can ride along the river without ever crossing traffic for 20+ miles. Your host Lily, who lives in the main house, will make you feel totally welcome and at home, but also give you privacy, as if you have your own little resort retreat, right in the middle of old town. This separate private Casita is a 400 sqft studio with a queen bed, cable tv and internet, kitchenette with microwave and fridge, and a private bathroom with a pristine, beautiful new shower. There is a cute yard and patio with string lights and firepit to enjoy our wonderful year round climate! Book it now! Two cute, friendly cats live in the main house and may visit you on the patio, but not in the Casita please.

David Stafford
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About David Stafford

I am from New York city, but have been in Albuquerque for decades now and I love it, and I know you will too.

David Stafford purchased this guest house in 2016

Why David Stafford chose Plaza Vieja

I absolutely LOVE living in a walkable historic neighborhood like Old Town. I live in the main house and have two beautiful separate lockable guest casitas. We may meet in person during your stay, or we may not, either way I am available to help with anything you need during your stay.

What makes this guest house unique

Walkable, cozy, stylish, romantic, reasonably priced. Hot tub and 2 cruiser bikes for guest use.


Plaza Vieja Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
We have two cruiser bicycles guests may use. Laundry is free onsite!


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Private Casita - In The Heart Of Old Town - Walk To Everything...
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews

Relaxing, enjoyable stay at the casita

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The casita was cozy, nicely furnished in every detail, and had everything I needed. I was out every day and then was glad to come back to my comfortable private casita.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

i was traveling alone for a couple of days and i found this gem- within walking distance to Old Town shops, restaurants, park and museums!

Clean, efficient, welcoming, private and cozy. what more could i ask for? I had coffee and water provided, a nice surprise. my first VRBO experience - i will be back here for sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully comfortable and outfitted with all you need. Loved being walking distance to Old Town. Thank you for a nice stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing little place!

  • 5 of 5

An absolute perfect place to stay if you are in Albuquerque! Particularly if it's just for one person, the place was comfortable and had any accessory you could need for your stay. From little things like having a quality iron to big things like having peace and quiet, the owners really want you to have an amazing experience.

I would highly recommend and I will be staying there again if my work ever brings me to Albuquerque again.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect! True...home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

First, the property and casita are immaculate. Second, it was the perfect place for my husband, myself and our little Yorkie, Brady. Third, we would stay there again in a heartbeat. Lily and David have thought of everything in this lovely space. It was just the right size for the three of us and it is EXACTLY as advertised. They used the space perfectly and managed to make it feel like a home away from home...including a very functional kitchen area. Brady thoroughly enjoyed running around the patio area and we were comfortable with his enjoyment because it was totally enclosed. We also took another guest’s suggestion of taking the 5 minute walk to the Backstreet Grill in Old Town where we had dinner both nights we were in town. Jimmy had the shrimp and avocado cocktail which he said was the best he’s ever had. He also had other shrimp specialties. I had the tenderloin which was juicy and a truly top shelf meal. So thanks to Lily and David...we were so lucky to have found them and their charming casita in Old Town. We hope to be back sooner than later...and Lily...maybe I will bring some New York pickles or some Little Italy provolone!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Small, but adorable.

  • 5 of 5

Nice efficiency style casita. Small (esp. the bathroom) , but comfortable for 1-2 people. I was there with my small dog, and we loved it. There is a very nice patio area which provides sizable outdoor space. We would sit out there in early morning or evening when it was cool. Comfortable patio furniture. There's a hot tub and fire pit (I didn't use, but they are available). Most importantly was the location. It was a 5 minute walk to the enormous park, museums, and historic old town. It was only a 10 min drive to downtown and university. I know the property also has another rental, it may be larger - but as far as my needs this was great. I've stayed in probably 50 vrbo. rentals, and this one is a gem.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $39
Pet Fee $40
Refundable Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.