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Sweet Historic Adobe Home in Old Town Area

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Very centrally located on a quiet, safe street, Casa de Calderones is a 99 year old adobe home with thick walls and an Old World feel. Lovingly restored with an artistic touch, the rooms are spacious and comfortable.

The Dining Room showcases the original red painted wood floor and a large dining table. The Bedroom is carpeted and has a cozy wood stove. The Living Room with two comfortable leather couches, is carpeted and has a gorgeous Persian rug.

The Kitchen has a is slate tile floor, granite countertops and sunny breakfast nook. The delightful, Victorian-esque bathroom has heated ceramic tile and a claw foot tub with shower.

The lovely Outdoor Patios round out the property with dining areas set among the native plants and flowers and frequented by hummingbirds. The whole property is a delight to the senses.

A recent comment from an inquirer maybe sums it up best:

** 'The past week I have gone over the VRBO listings for Albuquerque and area repeatedly, and there is no doubt in my mind that your house has the best combination of features, location, and value of any other property. All this is supported by the many glowing comments from previous guests and the fact that yours is in such high demand. And I must add that the photos and presentation(staging) of your house is first rate.' **

More Details

Sara R. Stewart
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Sara R. Stewart

As a native New Mexican, I love to share and promote Albuquerque and its surroundings. It is the unsung hero of the Southwest; a wonderfully diverse town with great weather, the amenities of a fairly large city, and yet in close proximity to abundant outdoor activities and wilderness areas. Free time finds me hiking and mountain biking in the Sandias, or exploring our many beautiful National Forests.

Sara R. Stewart purchased this house in 2014

Why Sara R. Stewart chose Los Duranes

My parents had stayed at the Casa de Calderones on their yearly month-long visits to New Mexico. They loved the house! So when it came on the market, we jumped at the chance to own and manage this lovely, well maintained property. The previous owner lovingly renovated the home, doing most of the work himself. We feel lucky to inherit his efforts and devotion to this property.

What makes this house unique

The location of this property is nearly perfect; close to the river for walking and birdwatching, close to Old Town, the heart of the city, with museums and restaurants, and with easy access to the highway. Many important parts of the city are within 20 minutes, and yet it feels very private and quiet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This home looks like something out of a magazine. Not only is it beautiful, but it is very comfortable as well. If you're looking for a quiet and relaxing place to stay, this is it! We had a great time and would definitely stay here again. I highly recommend it!
Sep 2008
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Los Duranes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Claw foot tub with shower. Heated tile floor. Automatic exhaust fan. (Tub is higher than standard tub, so people who are not steady on their feet may find it trickier than most tubs to step into.)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One queen size bed with memory foam mattress.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding


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Sweet Historic Adobe Home in Old Town Area
average rating of 4.821429 based on 53 reviews
Tucson, AZ

Very nice, well located, clean and functional

  • 5 of 5

What else would you want? We spent two weeks here visiting friends and enjoying Albuquerque and New Mexico. Not far from the I40, yet very quiet neighborhood. The house was comfortable. Bed and shower/bath were good. Everything we needed was there. The swamp cooler worked fine (in June), ABQ air is usually dry. We would definitely come here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Natick, MA

Very Sweet Little Home

  • 5 of 5

Sara's casita was perfect and she is a thoughtful and gracious hostess. We were greeted by coffee and cookies fresh from the bakery which was a welcome snack after a day on the road. Sara also provided a comprehensive outline of where everything was in the house and how it all worked. The kitchen is well equiped for two, bath and linens are luxurious, and washer/dryer were very much appreciated. The off street parking was a nice plus. We enjoyed breakfast outside in the courtyard every morning and the house is spotlessly clean. Sara was amazing to work with, She was very responsive and flexible with a last minute request about guest accomodations.

We loved the house. It is decorated with a New Mexico flair and Sara provides a ton of information and liteature on local resources icluding a pass to the nearby Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. It was a perfect location for us since most of the activities we had planned were in the North West portion of the city. It is also very close to Old Town.

Thank you for a wonderful, easy, comfortable stay. We would love to return another time!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique, historical centrally located place to stay in new mexico

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Sara's place was great. The 1917 house is unique and historical. It is older and even more historical than most of the structures in Oldtown. We found it well equipped with all modern conveniences and lacked for nothing. The setting was beautiful with a gorgeous courtyard. And we could watch hummingbirds on the flowers through the living room window. We found the casita convenient for day trips throughout New Mexico.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay while visiting the area.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this cute place in Albuquerque. It was very clean and quiet. Close to Old Town and many activities and restaurants. Heated floor in the bathroom! We felt right at home the minute we walked in the door. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale, AZ

Wonderful historic house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay - the house was immaculately clean, comfortably furnished, and the kitchen had all the necessities. The washer and dryer looked new and worked perfectly. The location couldn't be better for easy freeway access. I'm looking forward to my next trip to ABQ so I can stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, private healing oasis

  • 5 of 5

The casa was everything that I had expected from the photos and more. Spotless, private, and colorful with a beautiful, flowering courtyard. I appreciated the spirit of energy conservation with the use of passive solar heating and a wood stove in the bedroom if needed. Located about a 1/2 mile from a community food cooperative, it met my needs for fresh, organic produce and earth-friendly products. It is a wonderful haven after a venture into Albuquerque, and is within easy driving distance of Santa Fe and access to the Sandia Mtns. I would return here with pleasure and in fact hope to so do next year. The owner, Sara, was easy to contact and a pleasure to do business with!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Historic Old Town Albuquerque, just 5 minutes away along Rio Grande Blvd, is full of great restaurants, shops and sight-seeing, museums and galleries, and summer-time events in the central plaza gazebo.

Downtown Albuquerque, less than 10 minutes away, with the convention center, hotels, restaurants and movie theater.

Rio Grande Nature Center, 5 minutes to the north. Rio Grande Bosque with nature trails and bike paths is a short drive or walk from the the house.

Hiking on trails in the Sandia Foothills area: 20 minutes from the house.

Hiking on cool mountain trails to the east: 45 minutes to Sandia National Forest area.

Sandia Tram: 30 minutes away with incredible views!

Large upscale malls: 20 minutes and 30 minutes.

Balloon Fiesta Park: approx. 10 miles to the north

Betty's Bath and Day Spa: 5 minutes way, soaking and massages.

Petroglyph National Monument: 15 minutes away.

Santa Fe: within an hour to the north with excellent restaurants, museums and galleries.

Farther afield are numerous Native American pueblos many of which have feast days open to the public.

In the Jemez Mountains, one hour north is Bandelier National Monument for hiking and seeing cliff dwellings and kivas.

Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge: one hour south for migratory birdwatching.

Acoma Sky City and Chaco Canyon, a majestic pueblo construction, are day trips to the west.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Damage Deposit $100

A deposit of half the total rent amount is usually required to hold reservation. The remaining rent is due two weeks prior to arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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