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Enjoy this walkable gem all 4 seasons

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Relax and enjoy the best comforts of home--and more--in this newly built studio apartment. You can savor New Mexican cuisine at the many local restaurants, or prepare your own favorites in our fully appointed kitchen with service for four. Offering outstanding convenience as well as privacy, La Casita Rosada is secluded behind, yet separate from, a private home in a residential neighborhood. Whether you are traveling to New Mexico for business or pleasure, La Casita Rosada will provide exceptional comfort and many fine amenties to make your trip a success.

• Complimentary cable TV, internet, and Wifi and beginning Dec. 1, 2013!! Netfix Streaming is included

• Complete kitchen with service for 4

• King-size Beautyrest Classic with 4' memory foam topper

and Euro-style bedding

• Professionally landscaped patio with gas grill and multiple

seating areas

• Pet-friendly

• Wall-mounted, angle adjustable flat-screen TV

• Access ramp and other ease-of-mobility features

• Office area with an ample desk, Wi-fi

Spacious bathroom

• Convenient Route 66 location within 10 minutes from the Albuquerque International Airport, easy access to Downtown and historic Old Town. 1 hour to Santa Fe.

MAKE NOTE: NO ADDITIONAL FEES OR DEPOSITS . Price includes everything but 13% state and local tax. Payment accepted in US funds check, credit cards and even cash, just like in a hotel.

Keywords: Casita Rosada

More Details

Susan Deichsel
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2018

About Susan Deichsel

Back to year purchased: It was newly built in 2008 as a secondary structure behind our home in the Old Town/ Downtown neighborhood of Albuquerque and was therefore built to be exactly what it is. It was envisioned to be the kind of elegant, comfortable, private, and friendly place it is. And, we aren't just pet friendly, we love pets! We think of our cottage as a budget friendly, special accommodation for those who do not like the hustle of hotel travel.

Dick and Susan live in the house in front (that's us) and try to give our guests enough personal attention to feel attended to, and enough space and privacy to feel as if they are truly away from their every day lives in a special place in the quirky and historic center of the gorgeous Southwest, Albuquerque.

Susan Deichsel purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Susan Deichsel chose Downtown

We actually purchased the house in 2006 to use it as a short-term rental, but we were so quickly insinuated into the fabric of this very special community that we decided to stay on, but to still have a short-term rental by building one to order, and had fortunately purchased in a neighborhood whose zoning allowed such things.

We wanted it to be optionally walkable and bike-able to many of the neighborhood attractions and to also be near the historic center of the city, so that it wouldn't just feel as if it was just a suburb, that could be anywhere. . It is therefore not large, as is the case in central city locations, but has just the right mix of both interior features to enjoy and hassle free attractions to avail oneselves of. You will feel right at home in La Casita Rosada, with owners who treat it like a business but also offer the 'high-touch' usually found at special resort properties.

What makes this cottage unique

Location, location, owners, on-site pets and lovely amenites. Just read our reviews.


Downtown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Small groups of visitors allowed on approval. Pets upon approval and with daily fee. Infant under 2 may share bed with adults.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is deluxe sized with a 3' pocket door and ample space to turn in a wheel chair or with other assistance devices. It is not entirely ADA compliant, but is large and luxurious. It sports a TOTO double flush toilet, oversized tiles shower with a bench. Multiple grab bars, and well lighted mirror for make-up, a fully-mirrored linen closet for storage and extra supplied. We also stock very high quality amenities, including make-up wipes and Kiss My Face body care items. It is decorated with original art.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) Beautyrest Classic with 4' memory foam topper. Luxury pressed bed linens.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
access ramp and other accommodations for those with mobility difficulties but not entirely ADA accessible. Ask for specifics.


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Enjoy this walkable gem all 4 seasons
average rating of 4.890625 based on 64 reviews

Fantastic stay for Balloon Festival.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for five nights in this lovely studio. It is well located just a short distance from old town shops, museums, the Bio park and the Bosque bike trial in one direction and downtown in the opposing direction. We were staying for the Balloon Fiesta which is approximately 15 to 20 minutes away. It is a private comfortable bungalow in a mellow quiet neighborhood. It comes with everything you could need for either a short or extended stay. The owners are active citizens of the City of Albuquerque, offered great advice, a warm reception and hospitality.

We spent a great deal of time at the Balloon Park and had the good fortune to go up in a balloon with Rainbow Riders on a mass ascension day with hundreds of other balloons. We typically awoke at 4am and made our way up Rio Grande Blvd to the balloon park to avoid traffic. On the last day of our stay we slept in and explored the shops in old town and took a long bike ride down the Paseo Del Bosque bike trail stopping at the zoo for an excursion. There are restaurants and a grocery store within walking distance of the property. We would not hesitate to book this room again in the future and would recommend staying here to our friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review Jeff. We were so pleased to have you as guests during Balloon Fiesta. It was such a great year for weather.
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A Perfect find!

  • 5 of 5

La Casita Rosada, with it's hosts Susan and Dick, is a perfect find in Albuquerque. Very walkable area to Old Town, several of our favorite restaurants Duran's and Vegetarian and Lowe's market a few blocks away when you feel like staying in. The Casita is quiet and peaceful and Susan adds the extra touches, a bed you just melt into, patio area with grill, a nice little table for 2 near a water feature should you want to enjoy a nice evening, the perfect essentials in the kitchen....all in all a wonderful gem to just relax . Thank you so much Susan and Dick

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to both of you for staying with us during what has proven to be the most perfect Balloon Fiesta season ever. We have yet to have a day cancelled. Wish you could have stayed longer. Susan
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Fabulously Little Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Susan and Dick hit a home tun in this little place. It lies in The center of it also feels like a quiet retreat. We will definitely visit there again during our next trip to Albuquerque.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Susan. We have worked very hard to make our little vacation rental- La Casita Rosada, comfortable, luxurious, well-equipped, and welcoming. We even iron the top sheets and pillow cases because we want to offer, whether or guests consciously notice it or not, a Euro-style experience. Our linens-those on the bed and bathroom-have been seriously budgeted items, and are analyzed carefully for level of luxury, value and usefulness. It is so nice when someone notices these thing. I really appreciate your kind review.
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Very private and accommodations luxurious.

  • 5 of 5

This was the second year straight that I stayed in this lovely casita. It is just behind the owners' home which made me, a woman and a small dog, feel very comfortable and safe. The accommodations were perfect. A very comfortable bed, high-tech tv, kitchen, kitchen table and chairs, study area and a large bathroom. I was even provided with coffee, tea, fresh water, sugar and most condiments. It was just a few blocks from OLd Town and Albuquerque's museums and downtown. The windows were plentiful and there was a lovely view of the Sandias. The perfect place to stay for myself and my dog for three months.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time. Nice nice people. Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Susan and Dick were the best hosts anyone could ask for. The studio is separate from the house and a perfect location in the City. Apartment is stocked with everything you could need, including your privacy. Lots of room for my 2 dogs to have their space outside. Bed extremely comfortable and a good nights sleep. Restaurants are walking distance as well as Lowes Grocery Store and Old Town. Will definitely stay here when passing through Albuquerque. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect walking location in town

  • 5 of 5

This casita is in a perfect location! During our stay, we walked each day to many attractions in Alburbuque. Farmers markets, old town, downtown and the railyard. It is also easy to get onto the major roads in the area. The property is exactly as pictured and very clean. Susan and Dick were perfect hosts. We especially enjoyed the welcoming committee, (cat and dog), very friendly! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend or stay again myself!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. We have worked very hard over the years, beginning with the actual design of the suite. We had it "purpose-built" from the ground up in 2008, and hope we didn't miss anything. We even Iron the sheets and pillow cases. We have no idea if our guests ever notice such details, but hope nonetheless, that those items add to a nice experience while they are in residence.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
ABQ: Albuquerque Sunport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Draft Station (Microbrewery)
Nearest Ferry
813 Miles
Coronado Ferry Landing, San Diego, CA USA
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Los Altos
Nearest Train
1.2 Miles
Amtrak and Rail Runner
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Hwy 40 Hwy 25
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Cucina Azul
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Sandia Peak
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Tingely Beach at the Botanical Gardens
Car: not necessary

September: Globalquerquerque, New Mexico's Annual celebration of World Music and Culture, Downtown Albuquerque Arts Festival

October: Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Sandia Mountain Tram open year round. Sandia Ski area minutes away in season.

Christmas Season: Luminaria walks in Old Town


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $40
Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.31%

High season rate refers to international Balloon Fiesta which usually books many months in advance. It is always in early October.

Great weekly & monthly rates. Call or email.
All rates are subject to state and local taxes ranging from 0% for stays of 30 nights or longer, 7.1875% for stays of 14-29 nights and 13% for stays of 2-13 nights. There are no additonal fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.