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Cozy Cottage Near Old Town, Downtown, & the Zoo. (1)

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom convenient to just about everything.

This Tiny House (598 square feet) feels larger than you'd think. The first thing that will catch your eye is the colorful front door and flower-filled window boxes. Inside the large open great room has an office area, living area, TV area, and kitchen area.

The bedroom is small but well organized. It has a new double bed that can sleep two, with a comfortable new foam-type mattress. New luxurious bedding and pillows will make you want to spend all day in bed--but you won't--because there's so much else to do!

The kitchen is fully equipped to cook for yourself or your family. There's a French door leading out to the back with a roomy, shady deck and a table with 4 chairs. Follow the new walk-way around and you'll find another seating area. Container plants and an inground garden abound.

Another great thing about this property is the location. It's right around the corner from the zoo and the Bosque Bakery. An easy hop over to Old Town and the botanical gardens and aquarium.

This address has a Walkscore of 83 and a Bikescore of 90.

A small dog is allowed but check with me first.

Check-in time is between 3 and 5 pm. There is a $50 late check-in fee for arrivals after 8 pm.

Check-out time is usually 9 am if I have someone coming in the same day.

If my calendar here is booked for the dates you need, check out my property next door: listing number 728477.

More Details

Owner
Blythe Camenson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Blythe Camenson

I'm originally from Boston via LA. I landed in Albuquerque in 1998 and never left. I've been a teacher (I was in the Middle East all of the 80s), a writer, a house renovator, and a Realtor, now with two properties to offer for short term vacation or business rentals. I love Albuquerque and can help you find just what you are looking for to make your trip here special.

Blythe Camenson purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Blythe Camenson chose South Valley

I had just sold my last house--one that I had renovated and updated--and was looking for my next project. A friend had just put this cottage on the market, and when I drove up to the property, then walked inside, I just knew I had to have it. The next day I made an offer and closed on it within the month.

In addition to this property I own another one right next door. If the calendar is full here, check out the other listings gn #728477.

What makes this cottage unique

The first thing that struck me was how cute it was. I added window boxes, along with a neighboring cottage, and it became even cuter. The colorful front door, the wide plank reclaimed pine floors, and the bank of windows all around drew me to it. And the openness made this 600 sq ft home feel so much bigger. The private deck and backyard clinched the deal.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We This cottage is a little slice of beachy heaven in the middle of the desert. We can't rave about the space enough–perfect for a traveling couple, and decked out with all the amenities you could ask for. We were so pleased with the property that we extended our stay for 2 months. Our dog, Amble, joined us for this stay, and she loves the space as much as we do. Great little backyard, ample storage in the shed, and delightful landscaping for any plant lovers. We will definitely be staying here again during our next visit to ABQ. Bonus points: Walking distance to Java Joe's, Vital Foods, and Firenze Pizza (and all of downtown just a short distance away). Highly recommended.
Mar 2016
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Amenities

Barelas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • $50 for false alarm with police dispatched. $100 for lost alarm fob. $50 fee for arrivals after 8. No arrivals after 10.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , An old-fashioned claw-foot tub with great water pressure!
  • Complementary shampoo and conditioner. A hair dryer is available too.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Sleeps 2. New foam-style mattress. So comfortable!
  • The bedroom sleeps 2. There is a couch/daybed in the living room that could sleep one or a twin-sized air mattress. The bedroom has an open closet with built-in drawers. Ironing board, iron, and luggage rack provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
For stays longer than a week, weekly housekeeping can be provided at an hourly rate.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Cozy Cottage Near Old Town, Downtown, & the Zoo. (1)
average rating of 4.7714286 based on 36 reviews
Mount Kisco, NY
5

Adorable, comfortable, and clean cottage living

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing cottage with a clean, beachy feel. The furnishings and decorative touches really made us feel at home, and the comfortable bed and furniture made us feel as if we were at a posh hotel. There are plenty of services within walking/biking distance, even though we did have a car. We made use of the fully-stocked kitchen quite a bit, which made our vacation even better. We were able to use the cottage as a home base and cook our own meals whenever we wanted. We couldn't be happier with our stay!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann Marie and Josh, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. I try to make sure the cottage kitchen is fully stocked. Thanks for the barbecue tongs you donated! And it is fun eating dinner out on the deck. Although I love Albuquerque, the one thing it is missing is the beach, so you did catch that. I try to give the cottages a summer vacation beach feel. (Without all the sand!) You are welcome back anytime. Blythe
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5

Just wonderful! Such a beautiful, cozy cottage in quiet, quaint downtown ABQ.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cozy cottage!! Located in my favorite part of ABQ--downtown: accessible, quiet neighborhood! It was the best place to continue recuperation from a broken leg. BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED with very tasteful decorative elements. The kitchen is fabulous! Fully furnished with Pyrex, pretty dishes, tools, flatware; and pans without Teflon, yay! Soft comfy bed, lovely linens, and the truly beautiful wood floors made it extra nice. After 30+ years away, I am still in love with the Land of Enchantment. My spouse and I were married about 12 blocks away 36 years ago this May. A UNM graduate and former dependent of a KAFB officer, I was ecstatic to spend time in this very lovely space. Thank you, Blythe.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. The cottage does make a nice base for a reunion visit to Albuquerque, and also a comfortable place to recuperate. Hope your leg is better! And I would be happy to welcome you back on your next visit.
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5

Location, location location!! Great ownership! Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a great place to stay look no further!!! We stayed in this cute and cozy cottage for three weeks while in ABQ for work and everything was of five star quality!

Blythe takes PRIDE IN OWNERSHIP and it shows. This cottage is well equipped with everything we could possibly need for our 3 week stay and noticed immediately upon arrival how CLEAN everything was! The kitchen was well equipped for cooking for two and this small cottage feels surprisingly very spacious! The internet worked great, no issues (I worked from the house everyday). The yard was perfect (flowers were lovely) with a nice deck for sitting outside and was great for our dog! We found the bed to be very comfortable! The cottage is decorated in great taste and really felt like our home away from home for the 3 week stay!

The neighborhood is a nice older area with great access to Downtown, Old Town, Nob Hill, the Zoo and pretty much less than 10-15 minutes to most restaurants and microbreweries! Location, location, location!!!

Blythe was a great hostess and we are so happy that we picked this place! She was there 24/7 if we had any questions! Couldn't have wished for a better hostess! Thank you Blythe for your exceptional hospitality and we will look forward to staying with you again for future trips!!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the cottage and the neighborhood. I do take pride in ownership, as you said. My two cottages are very important to me, and it's equally important to me that everyone who stays finds a clean, comfortable, cute and cozy cottage! And what a great time in the spring! The lilacs and tulips are all blooming and the window boxes have fresh flowers. It's probably my favorite time of the year. I look forward to your next stay. Blythe
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5

Cute cottage close to downtown. Has everything you'll need!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this cottage for 8 weeks during my travel nursing assignment. The cottage is located between downtown and old town, giving me the best of both worlds! The cottage is immaculate, the bed is extremely comfortable, kitchen is very functional and supplied with everything I needed to cook my meals. There are a ton of cute cafes, hip coffee shops and a great pizzeria just blocks away! Blythe, the owner, was absolutely amazing! Always making sure everything was okay! She even took me out to dinner!!! Would definitely stay here again, I've even mentioned this cottage to fellow travel nurses because it was absolutely perfect!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. The cottage is definitely conveniently located. I love that it is so close to the zoo, sometimes you can hear the monkeys and sea lion. It's only a few blocks to the downtown area and the movie theater and just a few blocks in the other direction to Old Town. There are quite a few places to eat nearby, plus the Bosque Bakery, right around the corner. Thanks for the referral to future traveling nurses. I've had quite a few traveling nurses stay at my cottages, as well as movie crews, too. They make perfect guests.
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5

Casita in Old Town District of Albuquerque! The only way to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The little house was very charming and comfortable. The owner was extremely kind and accommodating.

It was centrally located for our move and allowed us to access all of Albuquerque and it's wonderful parks and restaurants.

Moving is very stressful and this part of was a respite.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and it's good to know that staying in the cottage while buying your home and relocating to Albuquerque made things just a little bit easier. Let me know if I can be of further service. Blythe
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5

Great space!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great experience. Blythe was quick to communicate, and met us at the property for check-in. The space was very clean and comfortable, with easy access to Old Town. We had no complaints whatsoever. Would recommend to anyone! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience here in Albuquerque...again! Hope to see you back again soon!
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Albuquerque Sunport
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-40 and I-25
Car: recommended

This cottage is located downtown, around the corner from the zoo..you can hear the bark of the seals and the roar of the lion..and within two miles of the botanical gardens, where concerts are held every Thursday and Friday night i. The summer. There are restaurants and clubs within an easy walking distance. The museums and scenic Old Town are about a mile away. The courthouses and business offices and the hospitals are all within 2 miles.

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Rates & Availability

Barelas Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2017 Balloon Fiesta
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$115
From
$120
Fri,Sat
$650
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $10

Cancellation policy: Full refund if cancellation made by 30 days before the reservation date. After that, no refunds, and once occupancy has been taken there will be no refunds for stays cut short. Pet fee $10.00 per night, quotes will be updated to reflect correct pricing for pet fees. Check-in time is between 3 and 5 pm. There is a $50 late check-in fee for arrivals after 10 pm. Check-out time is 9 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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