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OLD TOWN - Great Historic old adobe

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Oldest Neighborhood, still zoned Agricultural Mixed, with River less than 1 mile away. Area surrounded by irrigation ditches and varied farmlands. Delightful and comfortable full 3 Bdrm/ 2 BA (sleeps 8) . Talvera tile and wood floors throughout the house add to the colorful nature of this home. House is fully furnished with a king in the master bedroom, queen beds in the other two bedrooms. In addition, there is a queen sofa sleeper in the living area and another in Mstr Bdrm. Kitchen has microwave, stove, all utencials, dishes and pans. Newly renovated. Front porch area, on site parking. Blk to bus stop and Historic Plaza, etc.


Owner
Pauline
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

About Pauline

Owner is a descendant of the Albuquerque 1706 founding families. A respected professional with the Albuquerque Public Schools

Pauline purchased this house in 1900

Why Pauline chose Albuquerque

My vision, as an owner, has been to provide out-of-towners with a property that reflects the history of Albuquerque and New Mexico and is just minutes away from a tremendous amount of important and historic sites, including museums, parks, shops, US Hwy 66 and more!

What makes this house unique

Sitting in the heart of the city,the oldest neighborhood (unplanned), historic, zoned agriculture/ mixed. This property's location makes a family vacation or a business trip convenient, accessible, enjoyable and memorable, just steps away from city transportation, or numerous area activities. Only 1 mile from the Convention Center, and 3 miles from UNM. Easy bus transportation to the Airport 5 miles away. For a daily dose of Albuquerque pictures (as well as local commentary), see the Duke City Fix web site. 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.

Amenities

West Old Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom w/ washer & dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom private to one bedroom
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 3 sleep sofa /futon , 1 Qn Sofa Bd in Master bdrm/ 1 Qn Sofa Bd in LivRm/ 1 twin
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom plus a convertible queen sofabed, Queen size Beds (1) Two additional bedrooms with queen beds. Convertible bed in living area and Master Bedroom are queens, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen Bed - Sofa sleeper in living area
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • swimming

Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

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OLD TOWN - Great Historic old adobe
average rating of 4.181818 based on 44 reviews
United States
4

Comfortable home in a good location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed recently for a couple days in Albuquerque. Our goal was to spend brief amounts of time at home and most of our time exploring New Mexico. This house was good for that purpose.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our stay not good.

  • 1 of 5

Sad to say that the pictures on the VRBO website is not the picture of the location. The house was dirty the carpets not vacuumed, not dusted, cobwebs under the microwave,, bathroom is disgusting, mugs in cabinet dirty, very very cluttered. Was left a note saying that they spray for bugs. Dead bugs all over the place, grossed out. I do not recommend this place unless these things are taken care of. I took pictures in case my comment is disputed.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The older home is always cleaned well, vacumed after each guest stay. If a mug was placed in the cabinet dirty by other guests, that was unknowable and unfortunate. The lid on toilet has two tiny chips that expose the "brown" wood underneath. I scrubbed the toilet and bathroom myself for this visit. The photo is ACTUAL home, I do not agree on this EXTREME and negative review, exaggerated to the point that the photo was not the actual location "Absurd" in itself tells how unreal this review is. I warned of exterminator treatment, needed for this old home. Again, this home is in a mixed use area, all homes surrounding are dirt, natural vegetation which is not a modern neighborhood, and anyone booking should be aware this area does not have as much control of the environments as other places do, due to historic nature. Booking a higher priced listing or newer construction may guarantee less "threats" that may come from historic natural environments.
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4

The real Albuquerque

  • 4 of 5

I rented the house from Pauline for a long week jammed packed with activities that included a graduation, memorial and cousins gathering. The place was clean, comfortable beds and ample parking, very quiet and receptive owner, Pauline. We had my bother and myself in the smaller rooms and my niece, grand niece and her 9 month old in the large room. I had read in the reviews about the bug problem, we had a few encounters, that be said I grew up in Albuquerque and this is a natural occurence for the desert. If your looking for a perfect little adobe facsimile sprayed with toxic chemicals go to the north east where I grew up. If your looking for the real adobe with history, eclectic charm and walking distance to wonderful Old Town this is your place.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Clean,authentic Historic Old Town Adobe, comfortable w/eclectic charm. These guests respectfully cared and appreciated the unique property in, its high desert and natural historic environment, that is always maintained. They were outstanding guests, leaving the home clean and organized. Hoping they will return soon. Thank you. Pauline
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Cockroach infested. And they have yet to issue us the refund they promised

  • 1 of 5

My wife and I got married on March 18th and we scheduled this for the bridesmaids and my wife to stay in. The overall quality of the place was unclean. And there were cockroaches everywhere. We were promised a refund and have yet to receive it. No returned calls or responses.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is unfortunate to receive a false review. They booked for 9 adults to stay in the home, but a few days before they asked for arrival at noon, since a bride and five brides maids had to get ready I accomadated. The NEXT day I received a TEXT and picture of three roaches, stating they decided not to stay. they saw that the three bedroom was not large enough for a large wedding party, a picture of 3 roaches and claim of uncleanliness and infestation, would guarantee a refund. Sad!!!
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5

Comfortable home very close to old town

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this home, it had all the accommodations you could need.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very kind group, who left the home in good order, hope they return in the future, a joy to host people who appreciate what is offered! Thank you much!! Pauline
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4

Cute little house

  • 4 of 5

The house was comfortable (king bed was really comfortable). The outside was a bit rundown, but not a big deal, though my first impression wasn't great from the outside. The house was clean and well maintained-it had all the necessities and was great to be so close to old town.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your stay. Home is clean and comfortable, with all necessities. At the end of the very ample yard, and now with warmer weather, we have the boards and small stacked lumber for carport construction away from yard,up against the fence, with no obstacle to parking and use of yard. We plan to re-stucco the south side where old carport had been attached.
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Map

Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Ladera, or UNM
Nearest Train
3 Miles
AMTRACK & Santa Fe Rail Runner
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Hwy 66 (2 blks) & Interstate 40 & 25 1/4mil
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many great places beginning 1 block from house
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Sandia Peak Tram
Car: not necessary

This historic 180+ year old adobe house is located in the heart of old-town Albuquerque - just 1 block from the celebrated plaza (Owner is a descendent of the founding families). There are dozens of unique New Mexican shops, savory restaurants, unusual boutiques, galleries, artist studios, historic churches, etc. A short walking distance from the plaza is the famous Albuquerque Museum, Natural History Museum, Explora Children's Museum, the Sculpture gardens, Albuquerque BioPark and Aquarium, Rio Grande Zoo, etc. The Tiguex park for playing football, basketball, volleyball, and children's play equipment. Property is just one block to the Main City bus system and US Route 66. Can take the Airport Shuttle to/from HOTEL ALBUQUERQUE and walk 1 1/2 blk to house.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $10

If over 7 people, a $20.00 pp additional cost

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.