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Casa La Huerta - The Orchard House - Historic Adobe Home

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


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!


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.


- 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
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:
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 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. Michael is more than happy to share with you his local knowledge about nearby cultural sites, markets, shopping, restaurants and entertainment. He knows Albuquerque and New Mexico like the back of his hand - just ask!

Mr. Michael Aragon purchased this house in 2014

Why Mr. Michael Aragon chose Rio Grande Blvd

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 a clean, sanitary, safe, functional, well maintained and comfortable vacation residence that represents an unbeatable value for money.


Rio Grande Blvd House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Our Cancellation Policy for all holidays (e.g. Christmas, Labor Day) and Special Events (e.g. Balloon Fiesta) is NO REFUNDS without 60 days notice.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Bathroom has heated floor. Hair dryer.
  • Towels and personal care amenities provided.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
Cell phone signal strength inside the house is approx. 2 to 3 signal bars when connected to the AT&T or T-Mobile network.


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Casa La Huerta - The Orchard House - Historic Adobe Home
average rating of 4.909091 based on 55 reviews

What a lovely house

  • 4 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Well equipped house, really lovely outside areas and a peaceful location.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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beautiful property, lots of privacy, intimate yet room to relax

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Moore, OK

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 enjoyed the spaciousness and cozy feel of the home. We especially loved the gated outdoor area and beautiful landscaping...our kids enjoyed watching the occasional lizard scurry through the yard! Beautiful place and would gladly stay here again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shawnee, Ks.


  • 5 of 5

My friend and I had such a positive experience staying at this property! It was even better than the pictures---everything was very clean, orderly, and we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. No details were overlooked! Perhaps the best part was the outdoor areas. They were beautifully landscaped and a great place for morning coffee or an evening cocktail. We would go back in a heartbeat!! Michael was very accommodating and helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this charming casita. Will definitely book it again.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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A Slice of Paradise in Albuquerque, NM

  • 5 of 5

We have rented homes in Portland, Austin, Mexico, Chicago and many more places. This was by far one of my favorite home rentals! There is good reason why this home has such high ratings and such wonderful reviews! As soon as we pulled up, I smiled from ear to ear! Upon opening the front door, we were immediately impressed with the “slice of paradise” that we had found in Albuquerque and we were so happy that we had the WHOLE week to enjoy it!

Every detail you can imagine had been thought of here! Michael was a wonderful and very gracious hostess. And if the gorgeous property was not enough to drop my socks, we were greeted with a bowl of freshly picked peaches & plums from the organic fruit trees that are growing on the property that Michael had picked for us that day! Yum! Yum!

The layout of the home is perfect and the outside courtyard areas are simply amazing! There is the perfect outdoor spot for sun, fun & shade throughout the day. We loved our morning coffee time and our late night dinners or wine time outdoors.

The location of the home is wonderful! Yes you can walk to breakfast or purchase all of your healthy grocery goods at the local co-op just a short distance from the home. We loved the close proximity to the walking/biking & running trails along the Rio Grande and enjoyed a long morning walk most every day of our stay!

We would rent this home again! Do yourself a favor and stop looking at other properties because you have already found the perfect vacation home. This was truly a “slice of paradise” in Albuquerque. Casa La Huerta - The Orchard House.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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 Event (e.g. Balloon Fiesta) and Seasonal Rate Periods (Thanksgiving, Labor Day, Christmas, etc.) Cancellation Policy is: NO REFUNDS without 60 days notice.


Manager'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.