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Clever and Elegant Nob Hill Retreat

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Office, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This house glows with life and creativity. The architect designed windows and skylights to fill the interior with a distinctive Southwestern light which enhances the vivid hues of the polished walls. Each room opens onto its own secluded, outdoor space with lavender, rosemary and native plants bordered by rock walls and stone benches. It’s a remarkably peaceful refuge only a block away from the restaurants, cafés, clothing stores, and eclectic boutiques of Albuquerque’s hippest district – Nob Hill on Old Route 66. It is a 10-15 minute walk away from the University of New Mexico, including the medical school and hospital.

The kitchen is fully equipped with vintage, Route 66-era red gas stove and refrigerator, as well as a contemporary toaster, microwave and both French press and drip coffee makers. In the pantry, you’ll find an energy-saving Swedish washer and dryer. A farm-house table allows you to take full advantage of the light streaming through the French windows to the west. A step down from the kitchen, across the bamboo flooring, is the main living area. It is equipped with a large, recessed flat screen television and blue-ray DVD and plug-in Bose equipment for your I-Pod. The elegant down couch is comfortable enough for a good afternoon nap. The gas-burning stove gives extra warmth on chilly days.

The house rises to accommodate the landscape as you move towards the study and the master bedroom. The study has two desks and full internet/wireless service on request. A leather couch folds out into a full bed. The walls are hung with pieces from the largest private collections of photographs by Tony Gleaton, known for his portraiture of people from the African Diaspora in the New World. Next to the study is a full bathroom in audacious pink. Down the hall, the master bedroom offers a queen-size bed and its own regional gas stove. It flows into a changing area and large bathroom, complete with a Jacuzzi bath and shower.

For sunny New Mexico days, outdoor dining and seating dot the front and back courtyards in which a boutique landscape designer has orchestrated an array of seasonal blooms.

Because we care about the environment and don't want to expose people to unnecessary toxins, we use green products only to care for our home.

Keywords: House, Southwest, Green

More Details

Property Manager
Pamela Cheek
Member since: 2009
Speaks: french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Pamela Cheek

We are retired academics who are currently working on a biography of John Mercer Langston, the son of a slave and a major political figure in the 19th century. We enjoy the natural beauty of the Southwest and the opportunities for dining, walking, listening to jazz and exploring that Nob Hill and the greater Albuquerque area offer. And then there are our grandchildren who live just outside of Albuquerque. . . Here I am with my grandchildren on a Mexico adventure. My daughter, Pamela, in the background of the photo, takes care of the house for us. -- Aimee

Pamela Cheek purchased this house in 2008

Why Pamela Cheek chose Albuquerque

Nob Hill is filled with interesting little shops and restaurants to explore as well as peaceful neighborhoods. This house is a character-filled, lovely and quiet writer's retreat near the liveliest part of town. It's the best of both worlds.

What makes this house unique

Proximity to major university, jazz, restaurants, wine bars, art galleries, paths along the river and mountains, availability of skiing and outdoor sports.

Amenities

Nob Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bathroom has large sunken bath and separate shower. Front bathroom equipped with full bath/shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) a comfortable, Queen-sized, deep padded leather fold-out -- no sharp springs, not a futon
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Clever and Elegant Nob Hill Retreat
average rating of 4.877551 based on 49 reviews
5

We loved it! From the first step inside, we knew we'd made the best choice.

  • 5 of 5

The home is lovely, beautifully designed and decorated and so comfortable too. It's conveniently located to Nob Hill restaurants and shops, Whole Foods too. We were so enamored with the home and its outdoor spaces, we hardly left. We'll return again for sure, especially since the owner was so accommodating and helpful with ideas for our stay.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Beautiful place, well positioned.

  • 5 of 5

Such a characterful apartment. The photos don't do it justice. Interesting design, well stocked with appliances and what-not. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Artistic Spacious Home with Patios - Inexpensive in a Nice Location

  • 5 of 5

Interesting wall colors, art, and decor. Spacious with high ceilings. Feels like a home rather than a rental. Priced modestly. Unique layout with more outside than inside doors. Very pleasant place to stay. Very accommodating landlord. We hope to return annually.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

clean, close to nob hill restaurants

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would stay there again when we need to be in Abq.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsford, NY
5

Outstanding, as we anticipated!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, Art and I, stayed at Pamela's Nob Hill gem for our third time! We love it!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon, USA
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this beautiful southwestern home. Located near the university, in Nob Hill near restaurants and shops, it's well-appointed and comfortable. We particularly enjoyed the oversized bathtub and walk-in shower. It also has lovely outdoor space.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

The house is an ideal site from which to set off on day hikes in the mountains, boutique hunting in Nob Hill, bicycling along the Rio Grande, birding in the Bosque del Apache, enjoying the wine bars and jazz in town, experiencing cuisine based on locally grown foods at Los Poblanos and Jennifer James 101, taking excursions up to galleries in Santa Fe by train or road trips to Indian pueblos and, seasonally, taking in balloon ascensions during the early October balloon fiesta, skiing at our local Sandia resort or further north, golfing at courses with national rankings for their exceptional design and beauty (Paa-ko and Tamaya), experiencing rejuvenation at yoga retreats, pursuing enrichment at university conferences, viewing performances at the Tricklock international theater festival in February and Globalquerque world music festival in September.

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Rates & Availability

Nob Hill House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$120
$700
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Rates are subject to being changed until confirmed. Holidays and Balloon Fiesta Week are subject to higher rates. The refundable damage deposit may be paid by a refundable $200 check.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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