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Casa La Huerta - The Orchard House - Historic Adobe Home

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath adobe home on private and beautifully landscaped 1/3 acre

Welcome to Casa La Huerta! This authentic, Northern New Mexico-style adobe home hosts guests in the residential Rio Grande district of Albuquerque’s North Valley. Leave the car behind and walk to local favorites like Flying Star Café – an eclectic eatery with something for everyone.

Enjoy outdoor spaces at the front and back Casa La Huerta, overseeing 1/3 of an acre with native landscaping and scented by sunflowers, lavender, and our small fruit orchard. When they’re in season, feel free to step outside and pick fresh fruit from the trees!

Interstate freeway access is quick and easy here. Enjoy a quiet neighborhood that’s nevertheless conveniently located to many attractions of greater Albuquerque.

Walking paths, orchards, lavender fields, wine vineyards, open spaces, and horseback riding await you. Don’t forget to bring your bikes or hiking shoes: This area is a cyclists and walkers’ paradise!

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS + LOCAL CONNECTIONS

The main section of Casa La Huerta was built in 1890, and the home has undergone several renovations since then. Now it presents a great combination of authentic, vintage, and modern with wood/brick floors, talavera tile in the kitchen and bath, heated bathroom flooring, and a retro-style Wedgewood range in the kitchen. Ideal for couples, couples with young children, and friend trips.

The privacy and comfort of our guests are paramount. Rest assured that this lovingly cared-for rental will be spotless upon your arrival. The adobe walls and fencing that surround the property assure your privacy.

MORE PERKS:

- Gated and private

- Spacious and gated off-street parking for 2 cars or RV

- Office area with network color printer and HD monitor

- Fully equipped kitchen with many modern appliances

- High Speed Wireless Internet

- High Definition TV with Dish TV (190+ channels) + Netflix/Apple TV in both Living and Master Suite

- Full Size Washer & Dryer

- Main Bedroom - Queen bed with medium firm Sealy Posturepedic mattress

- 2nd Bedroom - Queen bed with firm Sealy Posturepedic mattress

- Living Room - Full size Sleeper Sofa

- 24 Hr. Armed Response security alarm

Patio Furniture and Gas BBQ available year-round.

Room Dimensions (in feet) :

Main Living Area: 11 x 17

Master Bedroom: 12 x 15

Kitchen: 10 x 10

Dining Area: 10 x 12

2nd Bedroom: 11 x 13

More Details

Property Manager
Mr. Michael Aragon
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Mr. Michael Aragon

Michael manages this vacation rental. He’s an Albuquerque native who lives less than one mile from the property, and he’s dedicated to making your stay hassle-free and memorable. Talk to him for his local knowledge about nearby cultural sites, markets, shopping, restaurants and entertainment.

Mr. Michael Aragon purchased this house in 2014

Why Mr. Michael Aragon chose Albuquerque

At its heart is Old Town, just minutes from Casa La Huerta, the site where the original city was founded in 1706. Cobblestone streets and adobe walls characterize this neighborhood where Native American and Spanish cultures still mingle. You'll also find a certain level of kitsch, deposited from the hey-day of US Route 66 that runs through the heart of town. The downtown area's décor consists of neon signs and funky souvenir shops. Head farther out and you'll find expansive homes and lush vineyards in the North Valley, where Casa La Huerta is located, and Cottonwood Heights.

Albuquerque stays true to its roots. Hispanic flavors can be found in many of the city's restaurants (prepare for the ear-popping heat of New Mexico's favorite ingredient, the chile pepper). Native American arts and crafts adorn many a gallery window. But despite its old age—the city celebrated its 300th birthday in 2006—Albuquerque is nothing short of cosmopolitan, boasting funky boutiques, top-notch performance venues and exciting nightlife. To top it all off, the city's proximity to the stunning Sandia Mountains makes it a great home base for Southwest discovery.

What makes this house unique

Casa La Huerta was originally constructed in the late 1890's and was enlarged to its current configuration in the 1930's. It is therefore not configured like a modern home or hotel. It has abundant character and charm reflective of New Mexico, and is very much a historic showcase of what a modest family home in New Mexico was like in the late 1800's. This is what our guests rave about and enjoy, and what makes Casa La Huerta a special place and a very successful vacation rental. We take pride in delivering to our guests a very clean, sanitary, safe, functional, well maintained and comfortable residence for our guests enjoyment that represents great value for money.

Amenities

Los Griegos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Bathroom has heated floor. Hair dryer.
  • Towels and personal care amenities provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa in in Great Room converts to full size bed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen Sealy Posturepedic medium firm mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Firm Sealy Posturepedic mattress.
  • See photos.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • tennis
Notes:
Cell phone signal strength inside the house is approx. 2 to 3 signal bars when connected to the AT&T or T-Mobile network.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Casa La Huerta - The Orchard House - Historic Adobe Home
average rating of 4.9148936 based on 47 reviews
Williams Bay, WI
5

What a conformable, beautiful little place. Perfect for two, would also be fine for 4.

  • 5 of 5

We really liked this house. Michael, the manager, was very good and nice to deal with. He was prompt and friendly with our needs and offered local information and a nice list of restaurants.

We traveled around NM and the location was perfect to get around. Would definitely stay here again, if not to just enjoy the landscaping!

Mike and Maria

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

All the comforts of home in a wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at this casa, and we enjoyed it as much as before. Everything you could possibly need is furnished. All you need to bring are your clothes. The casa itself is very quaint, combining a 175 year old adobe house, with a nice remodel. The wall enclosed yard is simply beautiful, with extensive landscaping. Location is perfect for shopping, restaurants and exploring. We are already planning our next visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, better than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

Cass Huerta was beautiful and exceedingly clean. I have never stayed in a vacation rental as true to pics. The yard was amazing! There are beautiful sky lights all over the house and the ones in the bedrooms have shades for added comfort. Micheal was great to work with and accommodated our late arrival. My two friends and I went to ABQ for a girls get away and it was awesome! We visited tons of great restaurants (try The Grove for breakfast...Fork And Fig or El Patio or Farina Pizza- must try the butterscotch budino at Farina). Checked out some local coffee (go to Prismatic!) And craft breweries (go to Bosque in Nob Hill)..or Check out old town, visit a museum, take the Rail Runner to Santa Fe for the day or go hike in the Sandias. Great trip! Great rental home! Great city!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and immaculate place!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it at Casa la Huerta! Beautifully maintained and comfortable home in a great location with amazing gardens.

Michael is friendly and helpful. We'd love to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Perfect! House & yard beautiful. Michael available & helpful when needed. Definitely stay again.

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect home away from home. The house is charming. Love all the light coming in. The garden is beautiful. Could spend all day in the garden. This was a resting place on a 5000 mile trip. Could not have chosen a better spot for a few days rest. Would definitely go here again. In fact we look forward to it. Michael is a wonderful host. Very helpful and available when needed.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

A wonderful, comfortable week, in January, no less!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in Casa La Heurta in mid-January of 2017. The weather was colder than usual for Albuquerque in January. The gas fireplace and bedroom space heater kept the adobe house quite comfortable. Even better: we rate the Casa's kitchen as "best equipped" of all the vacation homes that we have rented! We had a really good week: we toured, we played bridge, and we came back to a marvelous little house.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Albuquerque Sunport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Ladera Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Rail Runner - Montaño Road Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 40
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Flying Star Cafe - Rio Grande Blvd.
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Sandia Peak - Aerial Tramway
Car: necessary

This property is located a short 7 min. drive from Historic Old Town Albuquerque, 1.3 miles from the Rio Grande Nature State Park, and 7.5 miles from Albuquerque's Balloon Fiesta Park. Situated right in the heart of of Albuquerque's green belt, the verdant North Valley. A short (2 mile) drive to Interstate 40 and you're quickly and conveniently on your way to visit all Albuquerque and the Land of Enchantment has to offer. Petroglyph Monument, local wineries, Los Ranchos Village Market, and charming Corrales village are all within easy reach. Take a short walk or one minute drive to the Flying Star Cafe on Rio Grande Blvd. for coffee as well as a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Walking paths, orchards, lavender fields, vineyards, open spaces, and horseback riding await you. This area is a cyclists and walkers paradise. Don't forget to bring your bikes or your hiking shoes!

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Rates & Availability

Los Griegos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Labor Day 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$158
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Balloon Fiesta 2017
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$220
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$158
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$158
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$118
From
$124
Fri,Sat
$790
$2,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80

Special rates for long term rentals available - please ask for a quotation. Actual monthly rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.

Minimum Rental Age is 25 yrs. Proof of age may be required at check-in.

Check-In time: after 3:00 PM

Check-Out time: 11:00 AM

General Cancellation Policy - Short Term Stay:
14 days or more notice: Full Refund less $15 Fee
Less than 14 days notice - NO REFUNDS

Special Rate Event (Thanksgiving/Christmas, etc.) Cancellation Policy: NO REFUNDS

Balloon Fiesta - Rental Balance is due 45 days prior to occupancy.

NOTE: THIS PROPERTY IS NOT SUITABLE OR AVAILABLE FOR LARGE PARTIES, WEDDINGS, EVENTS, ETC. OUR NO PETS POLICY IS STRICTLY ENFORCED.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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