Refined Bungalow in the Heart of the City

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Last updated: 05/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Ideally situated between Old Town and Downtown, this charming home offers exceptional accommodations. Extensive renovations completed in 2009 integrate modern amenities in a manner that complements the original 1912 construction. The spacious interior of the 900 sqft main level contains splendid natural light, meticulous wood craftsmanship, and many other unique features.

The property includes front and rear yards with xeric landscaping and a generously sized off-street parking area. If relaxing outdoors is for you, you will appreciate the elegant front sitting porch, raised above street level, where you can enjoy the friendly neighborhood, and you may also delight in the privacy of the rear courtyard where you’ll find a brick patio and barbecue grill. Casa Roma -- a breath of fresh air.

Keywords: House, Bungalow, Downtown, Single Family Home, Historic

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Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Good for mature individuals and closely monitored youngsters who respect others' property....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Front stair provides relatively easy access into the elevated house. 5' risers/16' treads make for a gentle slope. It's also plenty wide, and the front door is 36' wide. There is no handrail on front stair, however (rear and indoor stairs have handrail)...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking of any kind is allowed in the house under any circumstances....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Depends on the pet! Needs to be discussed....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Queen size Beds (2) See photo. Loft bed shown in full daylight w/ shades open. Shades can be drawn to cover window and skylights to make a cozy sleep sanctuary by day as well. Sleeping space on main level is also featured in the photo section -- a pleasant room with good proximity to bathroom. Both bedrooms have reading lamps & operable windows. The main level bedroom has a ceiling fan....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Vanity is outside the shower/toilet room. Hair dryer is provided.


  • Books:

    A few books for you to enjoy, most of which other guests have kindly left behind.....moreless

  • DVD Player


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    From the property you see mostly other neighborhood residences, but can also glimpse apartments and other larger buildings on Central Ave. (Route 66)....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    The dining table is pub-height with tall stools. I have a lower table and chairs that I'll bring upon request. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    2 zones, very effective. Fujitsu split unit heat pump in loft (provides heat or cooling, depending on the direction of the cycle). ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Samsung front loader in the house....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas furnace, ducted....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Leather sectionals with walnut side table and ottoman with storage....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Space for 3 cars, and/or motorcycles, bicycles, RV, etc....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Samsung front loader in the house....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:



  • Catering Available:

    Various local options....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    For meals with up to 4 people....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Fisher & Paykel dish drawer, quiet and efficient....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Stainless steel sink and appliances, stainless steel and custom wood countertops. Whirlpool gas range....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Haier brand....moreless


  • Balcony:

    Stair landing extends into a 1-person balcony overlooking the patio....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Table for 4 and adjustable umbrella on 10'x10' Brick area....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
International Balloon Fiesta
Oct 1 - Oct 9, 2016
4 night min stay
Standard pricing
3 night min stay
$840 $2,400

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/27/2016
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6.04 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albuquerque International Sunport
0.9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sister 407 CENTRAL AVE.
799 Miles
Nearest Ferry
San Pedro Port to Catalina Island
0.6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Albuquerque Country Club
1.05 Miles
Nearest Train
Albuquerque Transportation Center
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 40
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Monroe's New Mexican Food
25.05 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sandia Peak Ski Area
1.6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Tingley Beach 1800 Tingley Drive SW, 87102

Browse through Art Galleries, Shop for Jewelry, Ride Sandia Peak Tramway, Hike in the Sandia or Manzano Mountains, Visit the University of New Mexico, Experience a Walking Tour or a Trolley Tour of the Neighborhood, Bicycle along the River Trails, Rejuvenate at a Park, See a Show at the Kimo Theater, Buy Produce at the Downtown Growers' Market, Watch a Rodeo, Go to the Movies, Learn about Life in the Bosque at the Nature Center, Ride the Rail Runner for a Daytrip to Santa Fe. Other local attractions include the Rio Grande Wineries, National Hispanic and Indian Pueblo Cultural Centers, ABQ Uptown, and Nob Hill. Farther afield are Bosque del Apache Nature Center, Chaco Canyon, White Sands National Monument, and Carlsbad Caverns.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: David has a passion for renovating old buildings, and enjoys hosting people in Albuquerque. I work as an architect with a focus on synthesizing beauty and energy sensibility. My wife and daughter and I love urban and mountain walks, cooking and eating diverse, wholesome food, and seem to always be renovating one building or another. We have 4 chickens, a small house, and strive to live simply. We share a car and ride bicycles and walk and ride buses and trains. I like yoga, soccer, sailing, and woodworking. I don't text much, and I prefer in-person interaction over computerized 'social networking.' I have traveled extensively and love opportunities to connect with people. I aim to be a host who responds quickly to the needs of guests, and I want to create inspiring places where people can rejuvenate and thrive.

Why the Owner Chose Downtown, Albuquerque, NM, USA:
Albuquerque has much to offer, and the Downtown Neighborhood is ideal for visitors with easy access to just about everything one might desire. This traditional neighborhood is architecturally and socially diverse, very walkable, and offers many attractions! Several City parks are within walking distance, one with an amazing weekly growers' market in the warmer months!

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
Design features include efficient and quiet appliances as well as heating and cooling systems, reclaimed and artfully designed wood finishes, including hardwood floors, exposed structural members, and use of green household products. Good place for environmentally sensitive people, and folks who appreciate good design. Best of all is the location – in the heart of the City and the Land of Enchantment...Located in a unique and pleasant neighborhood, between the Rio Grande and the Cultural and Entertainment Districts. Walking distance to: Restaurants and Nightlife, Museums, Botanic Gardens, Zoo, Aquarium, Bicycle paths along the River, Historic Route 66 + main bus route (1-1/2 block), Albuquerque Transportation Center, RailRunner, and Mary Fox Park (1/2 block)

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Speaks: english



  • Sitting/TV Area w/ Dining Table

    Sitting/TV Area w/ Dining Table

  • Sitting/TV Area

    Sitting/TV Area

  • Bedroom at Main Floor

    Bedroom at Main Floor

  • Loft Bedroom w/ stair

    Loft Bedroom w/ stair

  • Lavatory & Stair WC Door Open

    Lavatory & Stair WC Door Open

  • Study


  • Patio at North Side

    Patio at North Side

  • South Side & Front Porch

    South Side & Front Porch

  • Overview


  • View toward Kitchen

    View toward Kitchen

  • Bedroom at Main Floor

    Bedroom at Main Floor

  • Loft Bedroom

    Loft Bedroom

  • Laundry/Work Space

    Laundry/Work Space

  • Lavatory & Stair Door Closed

    Lavatory & Stair Door Closed

  • Loft Dressing/Sitting Area

    Loft Dressing/Sitting Area

  • North Patio

    North Patio

VRBO #324717

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Sunday, September 18, 2016

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