Lovely 700 square foot casita five minutes from Old Town; 10 minutes from Downtown Albuquerque. Quiet end-of-street 1 acre property with one other home, beautiful landscaping and swimming pool. Beautifully furnished carpeted living room with adobe-style fireplace and sleeper sofa; Dining room seats 6 comfortably; large bedroom sleeps two and has additional sitting area.
Bathroom and kitchen are decorated with Saltillo tile floors and traditional Mexican tile countertops. Lovely patio off of kitchen is perfect for outdoor grilling or just enjoying the beautiful New Mexico sky.
Keywords: house, casita
I traveled cross country with my 3 teenagers and we had the most wonderful time at our stay in La Casita. I just would like to say that Jill and Marty were exceptional hosts! Jill welcomed us and gave us a tour of the property, which includes a lovely backyard, horseshoe pit, fireplace, garden, and of course a pool. The house was perfect for the four of us (2 in the bedroom and 2 on the sofa bed). The house was decorated with items that Ms. Sue (Jill's mother) collected through her years living there. Everything was clean, labeled, and organized for visitors convenience. Jill and Marty told us about great local restaurants and places to visit while in Albuquerque. After being out and about all day, my daughters wanted to swim at 10:00 at night. I messaged Jill and got a response of "That's absolutely fine." Marty checked in on us in the mornings and let us know if they were going to be out & about or not (this way we knew if we needed to reach them for anything). We really enjoyed our stay at La Casita...what a blessing it was to meet Jill and Marty! I hope to visit with my husband sometime in the future :)
Jill and Marty were wonderful hosts and made us feel completely at home. Clearly, they put a lot of effort into ensuring their guests have everything they need for a wonderful stay (e.g. they've created information binders which include everything from the WI-FI password to menus of local eateries). There are also helpful labels throughout the casita to help you understand where things are, and how they work. They truly seem to have thought of EVERYTHING you might possibly need during your stay!
The property is awesome and its layout and design create a feeling of relaxation and serenity. The back porch of the casita is a particularly nice (and secluded) place to relax.
I could go on...but, suffice to say, this is a wonderful casita and Jill and Marty are exceptional hosts who ensure you have everything you need for a wonderful stay. We could not have been more pleased.
Our vacation home for 8 nites. Very comfy for 2 adults. OK as well for 2 older children. Kitchen a gem with so much provided. Secure enclosure for car. Warm, friendly, helpful hosts with book of tour, activity ideas. Close to Old Town, downtown, museums. We definitely would stay again.
Ann & I spent four weeks in the Casita from December through first week of January. Our hosts Jill and Marty were wonderful and we felt a part of the family. They even decorated the Casita for Christmas for us! They’re both very knowledgeable of the ABQ area and had many recommendations for us … River of Lights, El Churritos, and the Ranch Market to name a few. The casita was the home of Jill’s mother and reflects her personality and interests. The walls and shelves are lined with her treasures. Everything we needed to make ourselves at home was provided. If we are back in the ABQ area we’ll definitely check to see if the casita is available. It's a great base to explore Albuquerque and the surrounding areas. And best of all we now have two new friends.
Truly a perfect stay and a real New Mexico experience for this solo traveler considering relocation. The furnishings and decor in the casita are authentic and lovely. I cooked many of my meals because of dietary preferences and the kitchen met all my needs. How sweet to be able to dine on my own patio under the shade of the latilla - and that was just one option for dining; you also have your own dining room and a kitchen island with stools. The location is quiet yet close to many major attractions: Old Town, Tingley Beach, the Botanic Gardens and Zoo, Rio Grande Nature Center State Park and a whole lot more. As others have commented Jill and Marty are superb hosts who truly care about your comfort and enjoyment. They simultaneously manage to give you all the space you want while also being available to help with anything you might need. I wish I could rate this stay 10 stars!
Of course Leon and I loved our week's stay at El Casita. Jill and Marty are always a delight. This week was more about finding a house than vacationing, but there is something about that New Mexico air that makes it always seem like a vacation. We had a great time having dinner with Jill and Marty on their patio. This place is peaceful and should be called "Vacation Gold" because of how relaxing the atmosphere is. We are planning our third trip next year so that we can look at more houses, and hopefully land the one we want!