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Southwest Ambiance, Beautifully Appointed, Fully Stocked

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,445 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

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

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 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 brightly colored 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.

2019 INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA, Oct 4 - 13 (We have vacancy). The past fiesta had 672 balloons from 22 countries and 888,000 guests! Book now. 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 and no indoor smoking.

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

More Details

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 guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018

About Owner/Manager Charly Bullock

I am a retired educator. I have been married to Cathy, also an educator, for 49 years. We have two sons and many grandchildren. We enjoy traveling, hiking, bicycling, reading, writing, crossword puzzles, and spending time with our family. 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's westside where modern meets ancient. The vibrancy of the city butts up against ancient rock art carved onto volcanic rock just over a mile away from Casa de Paz. The townhouse is conveniently located 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 (6 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, a 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." Casa de Paz provides an ideal location providing quick and easy access to our city's many wonderful features.

Many publications have ranked Albuquerque as one of America's top travel destinations. National Geographic Travel named Albuquerque as one of "The Best Cities in the United States." 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.


Villa De Paza Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1445 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please complete the rental agreement that we will be attached, scan it and email it back to us. If you can't scan it, you may mail it via USPS.
  • We have a play pen available for use by infants if you need it
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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
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 to be relaxing spots after a day of seeing the sites of Albuquerque.


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Southwest Ambiance, Beautifully Appointed, Fully Stocked
average rating of 5.0 based on 50 reviews

Beautiful condo in Albuquerque's west side

  • 5 of 5

The owner met us on arrival with a sweet New Mexico themed welcome package which was so thoughtful. The home was beautiful and very spacious; it was also immaculent. It had rained the night we arrived and the owner even offered to come clean of the patio again. The home was in a great location and we felt very safe during our stay. There was good parking right next to the unit. They also accommodated our small pets and that was very much appreciated. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dru for writing such a wonderful review. It was very nice meeting you. We are pleased that you appreciated the beauty, spaciousness, and the cleanliness of Casa de Paz. We also are pleased that the location was convenient for driving to UNM for the Medical School graduation. I'm sure you felt proud seeing your son-in-law graduate! You were great guests. Even though we tell our guests to leave the laundry for us to do (that's our job - you're on vacation!), you stripped the beds and laundered the towels and sheets that were used. Thank you, but next time just relax and don't worry about chores. We do hope you return.
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Santa Fe

Great for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

Charlie really went out of way to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The town home had plenty of room for the whole family. It was extremely clean and had everything that was needed to feel right at home.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle for the very nice review. I am glad that you and your family felt comfortable, not crowded, and right at home at Casa de Paz. I hope that you and the youngsters had success in your shopping for back-to-school clothing while in Albuquerque. A brand new shirt with tags that belongs to one of your young shoppers will go in the mail to you tomorrow. You were wonderful guests and we look forward to your return visit in the future.
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Affordable, beautiful, safe neighborhood, outstanding hosts, great location, near restaurants.

  • 5 of 5

This home was by far the most beautiful home we have stayed in for the past several years in using HomeAway. We were a family of four and there was plenty of space for all of us. Charly had set up the house with fresh fruit, milk, cereal, snacks, salsa, and chips which we appreciated after arriving close to midnight and being too tired to get groceries. His communication response is quick and helpful. The home is decorated with art throughout with a book describing each piece and where it came from during Charly and Cathy's travels. This was an adventure in itself following the pictures and enjoying their travels with them. The back patio is a quiet and comfortable spot for enjoying morning coffee or evening snacks. If we had more time, we could have had a cookout and invited friends. After leaving the home and six hours on the road, we realized we forgot a small back pillow but it was too late to try to retrieve it. When we got home, Charly sent a picture of the pillow asking if it belonged to us and he sent it to us Priority Mail. It almost beat us home! We travel to Albuquerque often and I will look for this home's availability each time before I look anywhere else. It is near restaurants, has easy access to the interstate, and is a safe neighborhood with a park nearby. This is the place to be in Albuquerque for the most comfort and with excellent hosts who are available to answer any questions. There are three large bedrooms that have plenty of space with great sunlight, but also darkening curtains if you want to sleep in. Thank you Charly and Cathy for offering your home on HomeAway and sharing it for all to enjoy!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, what a tremendous response, Darlene! Cathy and I feel happy that you and your family enjoyed the townhouse and the private patio and then wrote such a glowing review! And we're glad that the left-behind pillow arrived at your home safely - it is our stated policy to return any items that our guests unintentionally leave at the townhouse. We're glad that you enjoyed the groceries that we had stocked for your visit. We understand that families are frequently tired after a long journey, so we don't want our guests to have to rush off to buy groceries. We're pleased that you found the neighborhood so convenient to restaurants and close to the interstate. We are also pleased that you enjoyed our townhouse community's park and playground. You were such great guests leaving the townhouse so clean after your 5 day stay. We look forward to hosting you during your next visit to Albuquerque. Thank you, Darlene!
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mesa arizona

Very nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Was perfect for our needs. House nicely decorated clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dawn, Thanks for your review. We are happy that you found Casa de Paz to be clean, comfortable, and perfect for your stay in Albuquerque. Thanks also for your nice response in our guestbook in which you wrote, "Everything was AWESOME!" We are glad that your aunt liked our hand carved bench and was interested in buying one like it. I hope she found the website I sent where the bench is currently on sale. We hope you return to Casa de Paz.
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Rapid City, SD

A great quiet place to work and explore Albuquerque and Rio Rancho New Mexico.

  • 5 of 5

What a comfortable quiet place with great hosts. We loved our week there and it felt like a home. We will definitely book again and want to thank Charly for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm pleased that you found Casa de Paz to be a quiet and comfortable place for you to work while in Albuquerque. I'm also happy that your family was able to enjoy the townhouse and our small townhouse community. Cathy and I loved the nice notes left by your daughters in our guestbook. We look forward to your next work/vacation in Albuquerque and hope that you will stay at Casa de Paz again. You were great guests!
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Boulder City, Nevada

Everything you Need

  • 5 of 5

We've been renting Vacation Homes for over two decades - probably over 25 places all over the world.


-The owner has really put a lot of thought into what vacation renters might need. Probably one of the best supplied rentals we've ever been in.

-The location is perfect. Very easy to get to and very near some key tourist areas (Old Town, Petroglyph National Monument, The Rio Grande, etc.)

-Small dogs are welcome.

-Beautifully decorated with lovely small touches.


-Nice private patio with a clean BBQ

-More towels and bedding than I've ever seen in one house. All high quality too.


-The neighborhood is older and not all of the units are kept up. We did feel safe there though.

-No grassy area on the property for the dog. But there is a dirt park across the street and a grassy park around the block.

-Not at all walkable (no close by grocery and very few decent restaurants). However there are plenty of places up and down Coors, just not in walking distance. So you really need a car.

-Only one full bath for three bedrooms. But you're on vacation, so it's not really a deal breaker. And there's a powder room downstairs.

The best thing I can say about this rental is that we happily will stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your comprehensive review. You three were wonderful guests and left the townhouse just as you had found it - clean and well-cared for. I'm glad that you found everything that you needed for your stay. We try to anticipate our guests' needs by having everything handy so you don't have to buy additional items. We are pleased that you found our location excellent for area attractions such as Old Town, Petroglyph National Monument, and the Rio Grande. We are also happy that you enjoyed our private patio. We are sorry that you couldn't walk to a grocery store. You are correct in stating that one needs a car since our nearest grocery is one mile away. One also needs a vehicle to reach the many restaurants located along Coors Blvd. We hope the three of you will return.
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Pet Fee $25
Property Damage Insurance $59

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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