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Great Value & Warm Hospitality in a 2, 3, or 5 Br home!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 homes to choose from 2 br home , 3br traditional, or 5 br home

Thats right! Rt66 Vacation Homes offers you a one of a kind vacation option with all the conveniences of home and more! We can offer you one of our many homes. We have a 2 br home 1100 sq. ft., 3 bedroom 2000 sq foot traditional home, and last but not least a 5 br mansion with a game room and swimming pool on a full acre of land, depending on the number of occupants, at rates starting at $150 per night. Our spacious homes are completely furnished with all the amenities of home and many of those you would find in a luxury hotel or inn. Amenities such as tennis courts, children's playground and best of all large back yard with gas BBQ grill, are among the list of conveniences along with an optional rental sedan.

We have first class accommodations and services with a warm hospitable approach that will make you feel like you are visiting a relative or very close friend in New Mexico 'The Land Of Enchantment'. As our guest, you will be greeted by our staff and offered concierge service that will help you pick the right restaurant, or plan a day trip excursion. We love to talk about our beautiful cities and state.

'Route 66 Vacation Home' is located off of the the old Route 66 Highway now known as 'Central Avenue' It is a spacious luxurious fully furnished home with a fireplace, remote garage entry with a private courtyard and backyard suitable for entertaining. There is a covered patio, bi - level wooden deck, and play area. This home comes equipped with all the finer linens, Stearns & Foster Mattresses and first class service.

'Route 66 Vacation Home' The home has 3 bedrooms with 2 king size beds and 1 Queen, all linens are Egyptian cotton. The great room has two full size leather reclining sofas and has Direct TV or cable. The best way to enjoy the wonderful four seasons of the southwest is in the private backyard which has an exclusive deck, gas grill and patio furniture as well.

'Route 66 Vacation Home” is conveniently located within 5 minutes from Old Town, and downtown Albuquerque with easy access to I-40. It is a 15-minute drive to Balloon Fiesta Park, and the University of New Mexico. It's a 20 minute drive to Intel and Rio Rancho and 1 hour to Santa Fe.

Please call for details and rates on this home as we have plenty of availability.

Currently, there is an optional Car Rental. There is a discounted rate for guests of Route 66 Rentals. Please ask for details when reserving dates. Many types of packages may be put together to personalize your stay.

Travel information about the state of New Mexico and luxury accommodations and tours of other famous cities and towns can be arranged.

This home and services are affiliated with Route 66 Vacation Homes which is registered with state of New Mexico and the City of Albuquerque. Route 66 Vacation Homes provides the ultimate first class service

Finally, all you need to do now is pack your bags, be our guest and leave the rest up to our staff. Let our first class touch make your visit to the Land of Enchantment an unforgettable one.

Route 66 Rentals has other properties available for rental; If the date you are traveling on is already reserved, send a request for the dates you need, we may have other accommodations at one of our other property sites.

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Horace Martinez
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Horace Martinez

The owner of RT66 Vacation Homes is Joe Horace of Albuquerque NM and has been in the hospitality industry for 15 years with an emphasis on client convenience and warm 'Attention to Details' hospitality. Retired from the aerospace industry, Horace began driving clients around as a limo and tour guide operator and then as a vacation home renter. The staff's goal is to provide a convenient 'One Stop/One Call' approach to guest services free of all the hassles of everyday travel at a terrific value. Horace and his staff are always looking for ways to make their clients stay be a memorable and fun filled vacation. Horace was once quoted, 'I got into the vacation homes business to help my limo clients have a unique alternative to lodging as opposed to the high priced hotels that nickel and dime their guests by charging for parking, internet, and cable tv' 'When you want convenience and luxury, you shouldn't have to receive a bill that is 3 times larger than when you started out!'

Horace Martinez purchased this house in 2008

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was a real treat having these outgoing fun loving guests from Ohio. From the 1st day of their arrival when they chose the Mercedes Compressor Sedan, I knew this yuppie couple wanted to see and do all that they could. We unloaded the golf clubs sent them off to dinner and the adventures began. The golfed in town, out of town at Black Mesa, visited the pueblos I suggested, and even saw the bio park, aquarium and the zoo. I had the pleasure of chauffeuring them to dinner in our stretch limo to old town for a fine dining experience in the old town plaza complete with a stop on the top of 9 mile hill to experience the sight and sound of the "Lights of Albuquerque". Everyday that they were here I saw them zooming in and out in the sports sedan they rented from us and always had a smile on their faces. They really took our suggestions to visit the wineries and the lavender farm, a day in the Historic Santa Fe Plaza, as well as the restaurants we commonly suggest. To sum up, it was indeed a pleasure to offer our concierge services to the wonderful gracious guests. It would be impossible to forget these folks from Ohio as they left no stone unturned, always thanked us and expressed their appreciation every step of the way. I hope to see Vicky & Todd again her soon or when I visit Ohio!

Keep on traveling, seeing the world, and the wonderful people in it!
May 2015
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Albuquerque Original Townsite House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Living Room - A twin high quality tempurpedic bed is available
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2) Sterns & Foster 3k Mattress, Queen size Beds (1)Sterns & Foster 2k Mattress
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Great Value & Warm Hospitality in a 2, 3, or 5 Br home!
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews

Yes, it's a bit removed from downtown Albuquerque...

  • 5 of 5

But as first time visitors to the Balloon Fiesta, we loved this rental's location, and enjoyed the home's comfortable furnishings and amenities. Mary was great to work with, from making the reservation, to coordinating arrival plans, and throughout the stay, always quick to respond. She even upgraded us to this particular rental at no charge. And the welcome basket of chips and salsa was a nice touch too, especially after a long day of travel, and fighting through Balloon Fiesta traffic.

Things we particularly liked:

- The location 10 minutes from Old Town, yet reasonably close to other services like grocers, restaurants, etc., and easy access to freeways so we could skirt downtown Albuquerque traffic when heading to the Balloon Fiesta, the Sandia Crest Tram, and other points north.

- An immaculately clean home, tastefully decorated, and with comfortable furnishings. It might be a tiny bit small for three couples, but it worked great for the four of us.

- Limited responsibilities at check-out (in contrast to longs lists of things to be done in other places we've stayed). As Mary said, "it's your vacation!"

Things we didn't like so much:

- Getting up at 3:30am to attend the Balloon Fiesta. We'd been warned about the traffic, so we set the alarm so as not to miss our scheduled balloon flight. As it turned out, because of the location convenient to skirting downtown Albuquerque, we probably could have slept in until 4:00. :-)

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Steve! You made our job easy. We are glad you liked the upgrade to this home and are happy we could offer it to you. Sorry, I miscalculated that extra "1/2 hour" of sleep for you the day of your balloon ride- just wanted to get you there early enough. I hope the coffee was good when you got there? Make sure to come back and see us soon. Mary, Sue and Horace.
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Great Place to Stay!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay. Clean and refreshing. I would recommend this house to stay for everyone. The central location to the Balloon. Festival was great . The house was clean and the Blue motif is great. Looking forward to staying at Rt. 66 again.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle, It was our pleasure to work with you. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay during the Balloon Fiesta. You make sure you come back; I felt bad some of your friends could not make it this year. Come back and see us soon! Mary, Sue and Horace
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First Class experience in Albuquerque

  • 5 of 5

We stay in Rt 66's 3bdrm home during the Balloon Fest and had a great time! We are Diamond International Resort owners and our accommodations at Rt 66 were on par with Diamond. We were met by Mary and Sue who were very friendly, helpful, and professional. The kitchen is complete with anything you need. Two large double recliners, with cable TV and a gas fireplace in the LR, King size beds in the bedrooms, bathrooms completer with towels, shampoo, conditioner. A nice deck in back with two tables and chairs, and a BBQ grill. Washer and dryer complete with detergent. SO much nicer than 3 families staying in 3 hotel rooms, AND for similar price! If you are going to be in Albuquerque, stay with Rt66 and you will definitely enjoy your stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bill! We enjoyed meeting you and your family. I am glad we were able to get you in those last few days of the Balloon Fiesta. You were great renters. Hope to see you again in our beautiful city of Albuquerque. Mary, Sue and Horace.
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent girls weekend, plenty of conformable bedrooms and easy location. Mary and her girls were awesome!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kate, it was our pleasure working with you. We enjoyed setting up everything with the car rentals and lodging for you ladies! Come back and see us. Mary, Sue, Teresa and Horace.
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Beyond Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough about my stay, the location of the home, the hospitality of Horace, Mary, or Sue. The home is beautiful, the car is fantastic, and the people treat you like family. The home was spotless, the beds are super comfortable, and the option of a car is wonderful. The home is 15 minutes from most attractions - close enough to get there quickly, far enough away to avoid the bustle if you want to. Do not hesitate to book with Rt. 66 - they will give you a wonderful experience, a fantastic go-to for Albuquerque rentals, and life-long friendships! I will most certainly be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jessica. It was nice to meet you all. Your as great as Horace said you were. We enjoyed you and the conversations. Hope to see you back again. Mary, Sue, & Horace.
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great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The home was great, everything we needed and comfortable beds, a nice area and close to a park and walmart less than 5 minutes away. Horace's friends greeted us as soon as we got to Albuquerque and were super-helpful. Maybe 15 minutes away from most attractions. I would recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Albuquerque International
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak $ NM Rail Runner
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Miles
Interstate 40
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Tenampa & New Dragon
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
Sandia Peak
Car: recommended

5 Las Vegas Style Casinos


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Balloon Fiesta period is $25 higher at $200 per night and may require a 1 week minimum unless a 3 day slot is available on calendar.

Upon Booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.