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NorthEast Heights Luxurious Retreat, Large Group Capacity

Bedrooms 5
Property type estate


About the property

Estate, 5 private bedrooms, 2 large common rooms, 4 baths, gardens, hot tub

***Please note we charge $65 per person per night for large groups 10 or more and charge by the room otherwise (please inquire in a message and we will give you a quote) .***

The House of Peace and Love is a 5,000 sq ft private estate at the base of the Sandia Mountains in the Beverly Hills of Albuquerque. This is the perfect place to relax, renew, rejuvenate, and create new memories. The house has five uniquely decorated private rooms and two large common areas with a flat screen TV & pool table. We rent individual rooms as a bed and coffee, but can rent the entire property for large groups. We comfortably sleep up to 25 people. Our guests have come together to celebrate the big O Birthdays (40,50,60, 70, 80.), family reunions, weddings, and gatherings for grieving the loss of a loved one. The kitchen is fully stocked, and all private rooms have small individual refrigerators and microwaves. Bedding and towels are provided.

The house has four lovely gardens with fountains, hammocks, hot tub, and mediation areas. There is outdoor dining and seating for 20, with an outdoor kitchen/BBQ area. In the spring, roses and sunflowers bloom with grape arbors and wild flowers. We are close to Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Wal-Mart and Smiths for shopping. There is laundry, off-street parking, and additional refrigerators for food storage. We also have children's toys, videos, and books available.

This is a great temporary housing situation if you are tired of staying in hotels with kitchenettes and like to cook and relax. Many film support crews as well as the cast have had long term stays. Traveling doctors, nurses, athletes in training, and business executives have all enjoyed their long term stays here.

You will have fun, feel comfortable, meet interesting people, and thoroughly enjoy your stay. It is guests' responsibility to read the terms and conditions prior to booking.

Keywords: Estate/Home

More Details

Dr. Suzanne Lopez
Member since: 2006
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Dr. Suzanne Lopez

Your host is nationally acclaimed author and artist Dr. Suzanne Lopez.

Dr. Suzanne Lopez purchased this estate in 2006

What makes this estate unique

Experience a "night at the museum" in my beautiful home filled with international art in Mexican, Balinese, Indian, and Chinese styles.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I am writing this in regards to my stay at Casa Paz Y Amour, located at 9100 Luna Del Oro Albuquerque, NM 87111. I booked my stay for July 14 to July 26, 2013 and I’ve truly enjoyed it here. The house is spacious with many different patios for all to enjoy. All the rooms have plenty of space to relax and sleep comfortably. The host, Dr. Lopez is very friendly, gracious and accommodating. She truly makes one feel welcomed. The backyard has several different seating; relaxing arrangements from hammocks to a Jacuzzi. The trees also provide shade if one wants to sit on the grass. The house is a true gem with beautiful architecture and artwork. It’s definitely a great place to stay in Albuquerque.
Jul 2013
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Academy Estates East Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Claw-foot tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • Large groups renting the entire property will need to share bathrooms. Guests renting a single room will be assigned a private bathroom.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Mexican Fiesta - 1 queen
    English Garden - 1 queen , Includes small fainting couch suitable for small child
    Folk Fantasia - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Twin beds are a day bed with trundle
    Casita - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Double bed is in loft, bunk bed has double bottom/twin top
    Anjelica's room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Twin is day bed with trundle
    Red Room/Common Area - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 murphy bed , Twin is day bed with trundle
    Great Room/Common Area - 3 twin/ single , 1 day bed with trundle
    Studio area - 3 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk with double bottom/twin top, 1 day bed with trundle
  • Access to outdoors from Red room, Studio, Great room. Access to gardens from Mexican Fiesta room, Casita. Access to hot tub/gardens from Anjelica's room. Cot available for children upon request.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
There is a large yard with fountains and meditative retreat areas. **Online quotes are per person, per night for large groups renting entire property**


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NorthEast Heights Luxurious Retreat, Large Group Capacity
average rating of 3.8888888 based on 21 reviews
Allen, TX

Not clean & huge disappointment

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This was such a disaster we did not stay but rather moved to a hotel. We were told this property was located in "the Beverly Hills" of Albuquerque, but I would characterize this as run down and very dirty. We were scheduled to stay in the great red room, but in the room there were used tissues, a dirty bowl with a spoon, a used drinking glass, and dirty gardening shears upon our arrival. We were offered another space, but this space did not appear to have been cleaned in quite some time as evidenced by the giant cobwebs throughout. Also, the light was not working in that space. The owner was extremely disorganized around who would let us in the property. Since the person was not there, she attempted to direct us on a tour over the phone. The property clearly was not ready for us, but when I asked for a refund, the owner offered a voucher and then stopped corresponding. Extremely unprofessional, and extremely disappointing for our girls' weekend for three childhood friends. I would not recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The property is located in the equivalent of the Beverly Hills of ABQ. It was cleaned by a professional cleaning company.prior to their arrival.There are not gieant cobwebs anywhere in the house I live in the house and conduct business there . We are in the high desert, this time of year we have dust storms and intense fall weather. The property is monitored to be prepared before guests arrive The client called complaining about arranging a trip for two childhood friends whom she did not want to be traveling with and appeared to have outgrown the relationships. She wanted her own room they wanted to be all together so they were offered group space to accommodate her . This space is less expensive than the private rooms. There are three and they could choose from. upon arrival. . I was out of town and arranged and paid to have another adult who helps me meet them at the property. They were suppose to call her and she would go an hour ealry dust, empty small trash , pick up water glasses bowls etc. spray with fabrieze , etc. to make sure that everything was ready . Instead they just showed up at the house and did not call. . There was a glass and a small waste basket with three or four tissues in it.which would have been dealt with if they had called as directed. When they came my book keeper was at the house and she didn't know what to do so she let them in. I was called and had my work interrupted. I told them that the helper was on her way. I attempted to guide them through the property , hot tub, gardens, water machine in the kitchen etc. while waiting for my helper to arrive. I offered the clients two private rooms for them to stay in since they were unhappy . This was offered to them at not cost. The helper arrived . They were loading their luggage. refused to engage with her. drove away. Allll of their concerns would have been met if they had followed our directions and contacted the person an hour prior to arrival I do not refund after check in. However ,I was happy to offer a voucher to use at a later date with out her friends so she might return and enjoy herself. My book keeper said that the she was very positive and nice and her friends were complaining and unhappy about everything. After I offered a voucher ,I did not hear from her again until her negative review.
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Great place for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very interesting, but more important for large groups, there is plenty of space. We had a great time at Suzanne's and recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Odessa, TX

The Burning House of Love!

  • 4 of 5

Suzanne's friend and professional fire fighter emeritus entertained our pyromaniac son with all sorts of questions about fire, flame, heat... the house is labyrinthine but definitely bohemian and full of love. Felt trusted by the hostess like old friends - how can you beat that! Location to the ABQ side of Sandia Peak is very convenient! Definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved loved loved having you as guests. You really blessed my home! Please come again anytime.
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Westcliffe Co. USA

Paz Casa

  • 5 of 5

Casa la Paz was the most interesting home we have ever stayed in. The art work the furniture the intimate spaces the hot tub the warm and gracious hostess made for a relaxing comfortable stay

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson Arizona

A Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our five days were wonderful, a relaxing combination of sight seeing and conversations in the evening in the warm and comfortable living room. We would recommend this well furnished convenient residence to everyone seeking to really experience the "Land of Enchantment".

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friend Reunion with Paz y Amor

  • 5 of 5

The Casa de Paz y Amor was the perfect home to host our large group for my 30th birthday celebration during the Balloon Festival. Dr. Lopez and her assistant Brittany were helpful months in advance to make sure we had the home to ourselves and that we would know how to take advantage of the area and the festival. Both had great restaurant recommendations and made us feel at home in ABQ. The home is only a 5 min drive from the festival shuttle and a few minutes (some of my friends even walked when needed) to grocery stores, restaurants and shopping. Our favorite area was the beautifully and eclectically decorated outdoors where we grilled, all ate together, and were able to play games and catch up in the vibrant outdoor gathering spaces. The home has Dr. Lopez's personal creative art, memorabilia from all over the world and warm southwestern charm. From the pool table, to the hot tub to lounging in hammocks to a fully set kitchen with pots and pans to having a clean, comfortable bed for each guest---the home was just what we needed for a relaxing weekend getaway. Perfect balance between large group gathering spaces and private nooks for the introverts to recharge. Dr. Lopez's assistant, Alicia stayed with us the entire weekend taking care of trash and helping us navigate the home. She was great about giving us our private space and we enjoyed having her for our game night. I would be careful with small children with all the art (we did not have any with us) and beautiful decorations. Thank you, Dr. Lopez for a great weekend and for opening your home to us! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Abby and her friends and family were wonderful guests. We were sooo happy to host them. Abby gave all the staff thank you cards at the end of their stay! Simply a delight. Please come back any time and we would love to have you.
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee (5+) $100 + Tax

Regular rate is $65 per person per night for large groups. Children 12-15 are $25 per night, and children under 12 are free. Balloon Fiesta/Holiday rate is $75 per person per night, children 12-15 are $35 per night, and children under 12 are free.

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.

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