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Summer Sale! $115/Night for Charming North Valley Casita Near Rio Grande River!

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Front of the casita with enclosed garden

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Last updated: 07/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This is the ideal charming house for a memorable stay in ABQ. Our lovely casita is a mid-century gem right in the heart of the North Valley with easy access to the Rio Grande Nature Center and the entire city.

Many of Albuquerque’s best sights and experiences are nearby, including Old Town with its beautiful plaza and cute shops; downtown with its revitalizing core; and beautiful walks along the river. There are several American Indian pueblos with ceremonial dances all year within 1-2 hours drive.

Newly renovated by a talented designer/builder, this 2 BR/1BA house has a brand-new kitchen with nice appliances completely stocked for cooking and baking. Large master bedroom has a comfortable king-sized bed, teak dresser, reading chair and loads of closet space. Second bedroom has a comfortable twin bed, computer desk and chair and a decent closet. A futon couch in the living room folds out to a comfy double bed too. Very nice amenities, including cotton sheets, bamboo towels, crystal wine glasses, original art, colorful accents and nice furniture. New windows and insulation provide warm coziness and quiet.

Right out the front door you have easy access to open space, the Rio Grande State Park and Rio Grande river, shopping, and restaurants. The house comes equipped with computer wireless, a flat-screen TV with DVD player and Roku (HuluPlus, Netflix, Pandora, etc.), washer and dryer, and off-street parking. There's also decent public transit nearby if you are here without a car. Access to airport, train to Santa Fe and freeways is easy.

Ideal for corporate and film industry stays. LGBT friendly.

I'm a Native New Mexican and live close by, so this is my neighborhood too and I love it! I am happy to give you lots of ideas of things to see/do in ABQ and throughout New Mexico, including great restaurants, museums, cinema, theater, hiking, walking, skiing, scenic drives, and visits to Santa Fe, Taos, Truth or Consequences, Silver City, Las Cruces and various American Indian Pueblos.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outdoors....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Fold out futon couch (the kind of futon with a foam core - very comfortable)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Very nice bathtub for soaking/relaxing.

Other Amenities

  • Weekly cleaning available, including sheets and towels. Recently renovated with updated kitchen. New windows and insulation (so it's warm in the winter and cool in the summer). Nicely furnished with great amenities. Original art. Owner local and available for suggestions on what to do/see, local events....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Flat-screen TV, Hulu Plus (on Roku, can also stream NetFlix and other services)....moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD player, radio and Ipod dock....moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • 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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown is less than 10 minutes away...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    View of the Sandia mountains...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Here in the Southwest we have 'swamp coolers' which add both coolness and moisture to our dry air. Works great!...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Outdoor terracotta fireplace on private gated patio....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas heater with thermostat. Oil-filled portable heater for back up....moreless

  • Internet:

    wireless internet access ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Comfy cotton sheets and bamboo towels...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Off-street parking in a driveway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Private driveway....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Nice bamboo towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart automatic coffee maker, also French press and stove top espresso maker. Teapot and electric water kettle....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Cuisinart, blender, hand mixer...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Nice dishes and glassware, including wine glasses....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Energy Star Whisper Quiet model...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Dishwasher, nice gas stove, fully equipped for cooking. Also yummy foodstuffs supplied like olive oil, vinegar, spices, flour, sugar, etc. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Basics: oil, vinegar, spices, salt, pepper, sugar, flour, rice, pasta, tea....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Nice gas stove and oven - works well for real cooking....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Lovely gated and private outdoor side patio with terra cotta fireplace and gas grill....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Nice covered patio with seating and views of garden and the Sandia mountains....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
ABQ Intl. Balloon Fiesta
Sep 29 - Oct 10, 2016
4 night min stay
$175
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 28, 2016
3 night min stay
$160
Christmas
Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$160
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$115
$650 $2,250
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $75
  • Tax Rate 7.188%

Notes:

Balloon Fiesta is available for $160/night if rented on a nightly basis (four night minimum, and Fri/Sat required for weekend rentals). Cancellation Policy depends on the time of year of rental, with Balloon Fiesta the most stringent (please inquire).


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 07/25/2016
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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albuquerque International Sunport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Many options
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Many options
6 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak and NM Railrunner
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Both Interstates (I25 and I40)
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many options
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sandia Ski Resort

Car: Recommended

Easy access to all of ABQ, including Old Town and downtown. Quiet residential neighborhood. Rio Grande River access, Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, Balloon Fiesta (October), open space, local shopping and dining, bike/hiking paths, quiet neighborhood/great neighbors, easy freeway access, travel time to Santa Fe 1 hour.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: I'm a native New Mexican who is passionate about the outdoors, ABQ, beautiful New Mexico, red and green chile. I am also available for ideas of what to see/do while in the Land of Enchantment. Well-traveled artist and entrepreneur.

Why the Owner Chose Rio Grande Blvd, Albuquerque, NM, USA:
ABQ's Rio Grande valley is steeped in history and beauty. The near North Valley neighborhood is like living in the country while enjoying the advantage of being in the middle of the city. Access to and from the house is exceptional (the airport is only 15 mins away, decent public transit and it's only one hour to Santa Fe by car or 1 1/2 hours by train).

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Beautiful walking and biking right out the front door to Open Space and the Rio Grande Nature Center/State Park. There's also a natural foods co-op and the best place for coffee and dessert in the city within walking/biking distance. Enjoy the laid back and historical rural character of the Rio Grande Valley while having all the assets of being in the city.


Contact us

Speaks: english, some French; some Spanish

 

Photos

  • Front of the casita with enclosed garden

    Front of the casita with enclosed garden

  • Bright & comfortable living room with nice furniture, flat-screen TV, and music

    Bright & comfortable living room with nice furniture, flat-screen TV, and music

  • Kitchen leading into the laundry room and door to enclosed side patio

    Kitchen leading into the laundry room and door to enclosed side patio

  • Master bedroom with king bed, nice teak furniture & lots of closet space!

    Master bedroom with king bed, nice teak furniture & lots of closet space!

  • Nice bathroom with GREAT tub for soaking and relaxing!

    Nice bathroom with GREAT tub for soaking and relaxing!

  • Balloon overhead during International Balloon Fiesta in ABQ every October

    Balloon overhead during International Balloon Fiesta in ABQ every October

  • New Mexico green chile at nearby farmer's market!

    New Mexico green chile at nearby farmer's market!

  • Front porch seating with views of the Sandia mountains and enclosed garden

    Front porch seating with views of the Sandia mountains and enclosed garden

  • Fully-equipped kitchen and eating bar opens in the living room

    Fully-equipped kitchen and eating bar opens in the living room

  • Breakfast bar with curved walls leading to bedrooms and bathroom

    Breakfast bar with curved walls leading to bedrooms and bathroom

  • Sunny second bedroom with twin bed plus computer desk and chair

    Sunny second bedroom with twin bed plus computer desk and chair

  • Open space 5-minute walk away; fields have sandhill cranes and geese fall/winter

    Open space 5-minute walk away; fields have sandhill cranes and geese fall/winter

  • Nearby acequia walk with the Sandia mountains in the distance...

    Nearby acequia walk with the Sandia mountains in the distance...

VRBO #387307

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, July 25, 2016

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Speaks: english, some French; some Spanish
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