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Casa De Paz - Family-Friendly Vacation Getaway - Wonderfully Appointed

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,425 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, Private Patio, Great Location, Sleeps 6

Casa de Paz: Our charming 2-story townhome, built in the mid-1970s, has been completely updated. All rooms are colorful, comfortable, and artistically appointed with Southwestern art. The master bedroom features a new King-size bed, 2 bedside tables with reading lamps, an antique dresser with mirror, and two double closets. Our pine headboard with marble stone insets was hand-crafted in Mexico, and our colorful bedspread was hand woven in the Zapotec village, Teotitlan del Valle, in the Mexican state Oaxaca. The middle bedroom has a Queen-size bed, bedside table, wall mounted reading light, and a spacious closet. The third bedroom contains twin beds, bedside table, wall-mounted reading lights, an antique dresser, and a large closet. Additional towels, linens, and blankets are available in each bedroom closet. There is an iron and ironing board in the master bedroom closet, and each bedroom closet contains a luggage stand.

The living room has a Southwestern couch with 2 reclining seats, microsuede reclining chair, brown fabric love seat, 32-inch TV with cable, DVD player, WiFi, and a bookcase with books, puzzles, and games. Along with other books, there is a set of 15 hardback Navajo mysteries by Tony Hillerman. The well-equipped kitchen has a breakfast bar with three stools and is open to the dining room which has a dining table that will seat 6, a love seat, a corner computer desk, a side table with a radio & cassette/CD player and music CDs. The dining room’s sliding glass door opens to our private patio that is completely enclosed and partially covered. The patio has a table with umbrella, 8 chairs, wicker love seat, BBQ grill (charcoal & starter fluid provided), flagstone flooring, a high adobe wall and wood fence, and a seating banco. There are a washer and dryer next to the kitchen. The home has one full-bathroom and one half-bath. The full bathroom is upstairs by the 3 bedrooms and has a tub/shower combo. Both bathrooms are spotlessly clean! The home has refrigerated air conditioning and forced air heating controlled by a thermostat, and each bedroom has an additional fan. We have parking for two vehicles in the driveway & carport and additional parking is nearby.

Free WiFi reaches throughout the townhouse.

2018 INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA, Oct 6 - 14 (We have 5 nights still available). 2017's fiesta had 672 balloons from 22 countries and 888,000 guests! Book soon for the remaining 5 nights. Our location provides easy access to one of the fiesta's Park-N-Ride locations.

We are located on the west side of Albuquerque with quick access to I-40. We are close to the Petroglyph National Monument Visitor’s Center (1.5 miles), Ladera Golf Course (1.3 miles) and only a short drive to Old Town (4 miles), many museums (6 within 4 miles), Cottonwood Mall (6.5 miles), the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park (5 miles), the Rio Grande (access to the river & bosque is close by), Open Space Visitor Center (4 miles), Botanic Garden & Aquarium (4.5), Rio Grande Zoo (5.5), walking trails, theaters, and restaurants. Albuquerque is an easy city to get around in.

Please: no partying, no indoor smoking, no pets.

We accept longer-term reservations and can offer special rates for snowbirds & others who desire an extended stay.

More Details

Owner
Owner/Manager Charly Bullock
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 1, 2017

About Owner/Manager Charly Bullock

I am a retired educator. I have been married to Cathy, also an educator, for 47 years. We have two sons and many grandchildren. We enjoy traveling, hiking, bicycling, reading, writing, crossword puzzles, and spending time with our family. Our 19-year-old granddaughter lives with us. I grew up in Oklahoma (elementary school years) and Colorado. Cathy grew up in Colorado. We met and married at Colorado State University. Cathy and I moved to New Mexico in 1974 and we love living in Albuquerque. I take the main responsibility for our townhouse, but Cathy happily pitches in when needed. We live near the townhouse and are always available to help with planning your time in Albuquerque.

Owner/Manager Charly Bullock purchased this townhome in 2012

Why Owner/Manager Charly Bullock chose Villa De Paza

We love Albuquerque because of the great quality of life here. Our townhouse is conveniently located on the westside of Albuquerque near the intersection of I-40 and Coors Blvd allowing quick and easy access to ABQ's many wonderful attractions. We are only minutes away from the Petroglyph National Monument Visitor’s Center (1.5 miles) and its many hiking trails, Ladera Golf Course (1.3 mi), Old Town (4 mi), many museums (5 within 4 mi), the Botanic Gardens & Aquarium (4.5 mi), Rio Grande Zoo (5.5 mi), the Rio Grande Nature Center (5.5 mi), Open Space Visitor Center (4 mi), city parks, multi-use trails in the bosque paralleling the Rio Grande, Pueblo Indian Cultural Center (4.5), Cottonwood Mall (6.5 miles), theaters, balloon rides, great restaurants, and so many other great attractions. Our location offers easy access to our diverse cultures, history, art, architecture, food, concerts & live theater productions, outdoor activities, and our outstanding university. Our location offers easy access to the Park & Ride buses available during the Balloon Fiesta (early October).

What makes this townhome unique

Our adobe-walled, private patio is the place to begin your day with a cup of coffee or tea, and then it's the place to relax with your favorite beverage after your day of sightseeing and exploring. Huffington Post calls Albuquerque "one of America's Five Secretly Cool Cities," offering authentic southwest culture by the bucketful, seemingly endless number of multi-use trails, an inexpensive gondola ride to the peak of Sandia Mountain, and, of course, artisanal green chile cheeseburgers. Add in the region's unique multicultural heritage (architecture, a ton of good food, festivals, local traditions, and so many wonderful people!) and you've got a city that's not staying under the radar forever. Many publications have ranked Albuquerque as one of America's top travel destinations. Casa de Paz provides an ideal location providing quick and easy access to our city's many wonderful features.

WalletHub rates Albuquerque as one of the top sites for Perfect Summer Getaways. Today's Parent says ABQ is one of the best destinations for Springtime Family Travel. Travel+Leisure and Groupon say that we are one of the friendliest cities in America. Travel+Leisure also picked ABQ as one of the most charming cities to visit. USA Today says that we are one of the most Wildlife Friendly cities. ABQ is on Outside Magazine’s list of the 10 Best Big Cities for Active Families. National Geographic says the 550 hot air balloons that launch during our Balloon Fiesta present a "forest of billowing color." This is perhaps the only mass launch of balloons where visitors can wander the 78-acre field right next to the launching balloons. And the Travel Channel places our Botanic Garden in the top 5 in the country. The Botanic River of Lights display was named one of "The 15 Most Spectacular Holiday Light Displays in the U.S." by MSN. So please come stay at Casa de Paz and enjoy the many wonderful virtues of our city!

Amenities

Villa De Paza Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1425 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The upstairs bathroom is near the 3 bedrooms
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , The downstairs half-bathroom has a sink and toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , reading lights, dresser, large closet, window, artwork
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , bedside tables, reading lamps, dresser, 2 closets, 2 windows
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , bedside table, reading light, window, spacious closet
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Our private front porch sitting area features a wooden bench hand-carved in Mexico, a chair, small end table, and a hand-painted tile mural featuring a Mexican village scene. Our guests find both the front sitting area and the large, private patio relaxing spots after a day of seeing the sites of Albuquerque.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
5

Beyond all expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This rental exceeded all expectations! We were a group of 5 with 2 teenage boys. The unit is meticulously cared for. There were welcome gifts upon our arrival, and basic items in the refrigerator. Owners were very attentive and quick to offer suggestions on dining, entertainment, and activities. The unit is very close to the freeway, offering easy travel to anywhere in the city!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kristen for this wonderful review! It was a real pleasure meeting you and your family. I'm so very happy that you were able to enjoy so much while in Albuquerque: the 2017 International Balloon Fiesta, the Sandia Mountain Tram, Old Town, the Rio Grande BioPark (both the zoo and the botanical garden). Wow, you all experienced so many great attractions in your 6 days in Albuquerque! I know local residents who haven't experienced all of those wonderful activities. I'm glad you enjoyed Casa de Paz and found that the townhouse and amenities exceeded your expectations. We hope you will visit again. Thank you for being wonderful guests!
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5

Exactly like the photos

  • 5 of 5

Roomy adorable townhome. Seemed to be 15 minutes from anything we wanted to do in ABQ. The proximity to the main interstates made getting around very easy. Owner had many special touches including basic groceries, brochures, information on local spots and a thoughtful welcome note. The little park inside the townhome community was a great place to throw the football with a 9-yr. old and to work out. Nice enclosed patio out back. The owner made everything easy. Our family would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michele, you and your family were great guests! I'm glad that you found Casa de Paz's location convenient to every place you wanted to go. The weather for our 2017 International Balloon Fiesta was excellent, so I'm glad that you were able to watch the balloons launch and fly over ABQ. I'm also glad that you were able to enjoy our community park for exercise and tossing the football. I'm pleased you enjoyed our private patio. You left the townhouse just as you found it which we greatly appreciate. You even washed and folded the towels, something we don't ask our guests to do, so thanks for your extra effort. We look forward to having you stay at Casa de Paz the next time you visit New Mexico.
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5

The property was clean, warm & welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

It was decorated with notable art and Southwest accent pieces. The owner stocked the refrigerator with common groceries such as milk butter, yogurts, etc. The cupboard was stocked with cereal, coffee, flour, etc. We would return in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bruce for your nice review. I enjoyed meeting you and your family, and I'm glad that you will be our neighbor (not too far away) fairly soon. It's great that our location worked out for you to meet with design folks planning for your new home. I am pleased that you found Casa de Paz to be comfortable for the four of you. I look forward to seeing you again and hosting any family members that come to visit you once your are relocated.
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5

Colorful, Fun and Everything We Needed.

  • 5 of 5

We are full time travelers (LivingNomadStyle.com). So we have stayed in many, many HomeAway/VRBO properties.

Casa De Paz was a wonderful town home to stay in. The owners were extremely courteous, attentive and helpful throughout our entire stay.

Casa De Paz is located in a housing division called Villa De Paz. It is a nice and peaceful area with a park and pool in the center of it. We enjoyed walking, for exercise, around it daily.

Villa De Paz is conveniently located on the West Side of Albuquerque and just off of a main road that you can literally find almost anything you want.

The interior of the house was outfitted with all of the amenities that we needed. The beds and furniture were comfortable and the outside patio space was an enjoyable retreat to read books under the Albuquerque sun.

I have no problems recommending anyone to stay in Casa De Paz.

Safe Travels!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chase for the fine review of Casa de Paz. You and your family were great guests and we are pleased that you found your two-month stay (May & June) at our townhome so enjoyable. I'm glad that I was able to meet your family. You packed a lot into your long stay, visiting many of Albuquerque's wonderful sites along with excursions to Santa Fe, the Turquoise Trail, and the Sandia Mountains. I'm pleased that you enjoyed family hikes in Petroglyph National Monument and in the Sandia Mountains. Cathy and I enjoyed reading your blog posts about your experiences in New Mexico. We wish your family wonderful journeys as you explore each of our 50 states!
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. Great place to stay. The patio is especially nice! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was very nice meeting you and your son. I'm glad that you both enjoyed your stay at Casa de Paz. I was quite interested in hearing about the adventure that brought you here. You are the first person I've met who is involved in that exciting experience. I wish you the best of luck! We look forward to seeing you next year. Thanks for leaving the townhouse very clean.
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Great location. The property is beautiful and very clean. Anything we thought about wanting was available. Thanks! I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, Amy. We are glad that Casa de Paz met your group's expectations for your long weekend in Albuquerque. And thanks for the very nice note you left in our guest book. We are pleased that the four of you enjoyed putting together 2 of our puzzles. Amy, the four of you left the townhouse extremely clean - thank you for your consideration. We hope you will return one of these days.
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"Fine dining at Old Town - lively balcony dining as well as inside dining"
San Felipe de Neri Parish
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
Rio Grande Nature Center
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Casa Rondena Winery
Old Town Basket & Rug Shop
Albuquerque Botanical Garden
Pueblo Harvest Cafe
ABQ BioPark Aquarium
The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
Petroglyph National Monument
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Flix Brewhouse Albuquerque
Chow's Asian Bistro
Costco Wholesale
Sakura Sushi & Grill
Garduno's of Mexico
Albuquerque Aquarium
"Don't miss the shark tank and the stingray pool"
Church Street Cafe
"Large back patio for outdoor dining"
Scalo Northern Italian Grill
Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts
Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Albuquerque International Sunport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Ladera Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrack & NM Railrunner
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Interstate 40
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hibachi One

We are located near the intersection of I-40 and Coors Blvd. We like this location because of the quick and easy access to so many wonderful attractions. We are only minutes away from the Petroglyph National Monument, Old Town, many museums, the Botanic Gardens and Zoo, parks, Ladera Golf Course, hiking trails in the bosque paralleling the Rio Grande, Pueblo Indian Cultural Center, shopping, balloon rides, great restaurants, and so many other great attractions.

We love Albuquerque because of the great quality of life including New Mexico's diverse cultures, life styles, history, art, architecture, food, dance, theaters, outdoor activities, and our outstanding university.

Huffington Post calls Albuquerque one of America's "Five Secretly Cool Cities." ABQ offers authentic Southwest culture by the bucketful and is wildly underrated as a destination for lovers of the great outdoors. Noteworthy microbreweries like Marble and La Cumbre are the place to be once work is done. And let's not forget the seemingly endless number of multi-use trails, the cheap gondola rides to epic, high-elevation hiking, or the artisanal green chile cheeseburgers. Add in the region's unique multicultural heritage (think architecture, think a ton of good food, festivals, local traditions) and you've got a city that's not staying under the radar forever.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.5%

Guests must purchase CSA Damage Protection Insurance for $59. Special rates can be arranged for longer term stays.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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