The Best Available! Historic Adobe Home in Old Town Albuquerque
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- Minimum stay:3-9 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Come enjoy the glamor and Southwestern charm of this old, territorial style house. The Old Town House in the museum district is an authentic adobe, built c. 1902. Directly cross the street from Tiguex Park, and about a block and a half from historic Old Town Plaza, the location is unmatched. With original wood floors, beamed ceilings, and foot thick walls, this house evokes the romance of the Old West, and is a fantastic base for your Albuquerque adventures.
Three bedrooms and two baths accommodate 6 (2 queen beds and 1 full bed, as well as a sleeper sofa in the living room, which adds flexibility in sleeping arrangements). The en suite master bath features a claw foot tub, the second bedroom has a gas kiva fireplace, and soft lighting is achieved in all three bedrooms with chandeliers. An open floor plan connects the living room and kitchen. All kitchen appliances are stainless. An adjoining sitting room (with its own gas kiva fireplace) allows views of the park through a side lit French door. The dining room seats 6 comfortably. There is off street parking for two vehicles parked in tandem (for example, a large pickup and regular sized sedan will both fit).
The back yard patio area is equipped with three bistro tables and six chairs, as well as a charcoal Weber grill.
Things to Do in Albuquerque: Check out the web site for Old Town Albuquerque. Also, the Duke City Fix web site for a daily dose of Albuquerque pictures (as well as local commentary). Photos are posted on the Albuquerque Photo Gallery near the top of the DCF home page. People post new ones daily, and there are often spectacular shots of the Albuquerque scenery.
Here are a few of local restaurants of note (there are many other fabulous ones in Old Town, and throughout Albuquerque, but these are some of my favorites):
The St. Claire Winery and Bistro - great food, often live music, and local New Mexico wines. About a five minute drive (with traffic).
Seasons - within walking distance - upscale, great food, good service.
Golden Crown Panederia - Bakery which gets rave reviews in my guest book.
Flying Star - About a 10 minute drive north on Rio Grande. In the summer, the shaded patio is particularly lovely.
There is a Starbucks (with a fireplace) about 4 minutes away by car, or about a 15 minute walk. For local coffee houses, try Velvet Coffeehouse in the Patio Market just off the plaza. Or walk 10 minutes east on Mountain Rd and visit Boiler Monkey.
Member since: 2006
- 1700 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Low Allergen Environment
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Clawfoot slipper tub in the master bath is a great spot to unwind.
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Dining Room
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer:
- Gas Fireplace
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Paper Towels
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
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Balloon Fiesta 2017
Oct 6 - Oct 14, 2017
9 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $400
- Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
- Tax Rate 7.19%
A deposit of $400 is separate from the rental fee, as it converts to a damage deposit upon arrival. It is fully refundable with the house left in good condition. The deposit and a signed rental agreement secure your reservation. I handle all payments through HomeAway's secure online payment system.
2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta dates (unconfirmed) 2-10 October.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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The house fronts Old Town Rd., a quiet street bordering Tiguex Park. The park is a place of towering cottonwoods, grassy fields, and a first rate playground. This is a walking neighborhood, with people out with strollers and dogs into the evening hours. Immediately across the park are several museums (Art and History, Science and Natural History, and Explora - the children's science museum). Excellent restaurants and interesting shopping are within leisurely walking distance. The Albuquerque Biological Park, including the zoo, aquarium and botanical gardens, is a short drive away.
Logistics are easy, with a short ride from the airport, a mile and a half to the train station and Convention Center, and about 1 hour to Santa Fe.
Albuquerque was recently ranked one of the five best cities in the U.S. to live in. The culture in the area is amazing and there is always something of interest going on. Come and enjoy!
Other Activities: Museums & Theaters (I-Max)
Ski: According to Google Maps, Santa Fe Ski area is 1 hour and 2 minutes from the house. Closer to town is Sandia Peak Ski Area, about 45 minutes away. Some drive to the Sandia Peak Tramway in the Northeast Heights, and take the tram to and from the ski area.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: I am a U.S. Naval officer currently teaching at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. While I will always love the maritime environment, I head for New Mexico whenever I get the chance. I am also fortunate enough to have excellent support staff for the house.
Why the Owner Chose Plaza Vieja, Albuquerque, NM, USA:
I am a fan of the blend of cultures, terrain, climate, and cuisine in New Mexico. The way the air smells, sharply blue sky, fab food, great people, public art. People are friendly and real. I like the vibe these things impart, and I like Albuquerque in particular. Thinking ahead to life following active naval service, I was delighted by the opportunities the Old Town House represented, even though I was stationed overseas at the time I happened across it. Since I love New Mexico as much as I love to travel, I thought it would be the perfect eventual home plate and launching pad for all sorts of adventures. It has turned out that my Navy life has continued on (now with academic and policy facets - spring 2017 will find me finishing course work for a phD in international relations - whew!). So I continue to enjoy sharing the Old Town house with people who seem to enjoy Albuquerque just as much as I do.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The outstanding location, adjacent to much loved Tiguex Park, and also within steps of the museums and the plaza, is hard to beat. While restaurants and shops are easily accessible, the environment of the house itself is quite calm. The house is full of charm and character, and old adobes sleep very well. It is fairly routine for balloons to launch at daybreak from the balloon park, and often their flight path takes them over Tiguex park, which makes them visible out the front windows as they approach.
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Front sitting room.
Comfortable living room.
Dining room looking toward kitchen and living room, front sitting room beyond.
Dining room looks onto back yard.
Front sitting room makes a cozy work space.
Back yard with herb bed looking east. Door leads to dining room.
Front of the house during early morning July monsoon rainstorm.
Taken from front yard across Tiguex Park. Natural history museum in background.
Entrance to the Old Town Plaza Vieja about a block and a half away.
Old Town house kitchen.
Kitchen farm table.
Toward front sitting room, which has a kiva fireplace and looks onto the park.
From front sitting room looking through nicho.
Rain shower head and faucet in master bath
Back yard looking southwest shortly after spring sunrise.
Front of house early on a spring morning.
From the front of the house looking across Old Town Rd. at Tiguex Park.
Standing in front of the house looking east on Old Town Rd. w/ snowy Sandias.
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Friday, October 28, 2016
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