About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
The perfect place for enjoying your Old Town stay and its many activities, La Perla is a private adobe casita/guesthouse in Albuquerque's historic Old Town neighborhood. Lovingly restored after years of neglect, this property is convenient to restaurants, museums, galleries and shopping. To our delight, guests often describe La Perla as a home away from home with both Southwest charm and modern conveniences.
The casita sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children with a queen-size bed in bedroom and double sleeper sofa in the living room. Enjoy the lovely courtyard during the warm weather months; sip a glass of New Mexico wine while relaxing in front of the living room's inviting gas kiva fireplace in the winter. Brick floors, a slightly vaulted ceiling, along with a traditional banco, dining space for 4 and a comfortable sofa complete the living room.
The bedroom has a courtyard entrance, queen-sized plush mattress, dresser, closet, and shower bath. The kitchen is fully equipped with coffeemaker, microwave and washer/dryer (but no dishwasher.) Maid service is provided every other week for extended stays.
In addition to the courtyard which is shared with the front unit (usually the owners), there is a small, private patio off the kitchen to enjoy your morning cup of coffee or tea.
We hope you'll join our family of La Perla guests.
Key words: Guest house
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
Rob Rispoli and Phyllis Harper-Rispoli are the proud owners of La Perla in Old Town. Having traveled a great deal ourselves, we know how important the little things can be and take delight in providing a "home away from home" for our visitors from around the U.S. and the world. Phyllis, with years of experience in career development, has assisted numerous men and women on how to improve their careers or find new passions. Her experience with people and her dedication to their needs can be seen in the care and consideration she provides to each person that stays at La Perla. Rob has spent decades provide real estate services to families throughout the U.S. He still maintain a mortgage lending company but more often than not you will find him in the courtyard working on the flowers and pond that make the courtyard a quiet peaceful place to 'hang out'. As only the third owners in a hundred years our obligation is to watch over and manage this beautiful historic property for others to enjoy...Rob and Phyllis
Phyllis purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why Phyllis chose Plaza Vieja
We moved a great deal and while Tempe, Arizona was our base we lived in Palo Alto, CA, Minneapolis, MN, Durango, CO, Greenville, SC AND Albuquerque. As Tempe and the Phoenix area grew, we decided it was the right time to relocate to a smaller city and a less stressful lifestyle. One day, while on a business trip to Albuquerque, Rob noticed a for sale sign being pounded into the ground in front of a just-renovated Old Town property. He stopped, greeted the owner, went inside, called Phyllis and the rest as they say is history! We love our property and want you to feel as comfortable and relaxed as we do everyday when we greet the day. Come stay with us and enjoy the very best of our town in old town...!
What makes this Cottage unique
La Perla is located in the heart of Old Town. We are close to parks, museums and great shopping. We are a block from the beautiful plaza which has restaurants, art galleries, and authentic Native-American jewelry. We are on the main bus grid and you can be downtown with access to the 'Railrunner' to Santa Fe in eight minutes. We have great local dining and lots of music venues in the summer. We are one mile from the Bio-Park and so much more. Park your car and walk, enjoy the great views, the great weather, and tne wonderful atmosphere of old town! (We do, everyday)
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We loved staying in the Albuquerque, N.M., casita! Phyllis and Rob were great hosts. They answered many of our questions about the area as we had never been to N.M. before. They gave us privacy and/or conversation whenever we wanted. They even had a great little white lab that played with our sheltie while there! We were in walking distance of Olde Towne, which we enjoyed and walked to frequently. So much rich history not in our history books to investigate. We certainly would recommend staying there. In fact, we
plan on going back when the steam locomotive engine is finally fully repaired and begins it's run on the tracks! (My husband, who loves steam engines, discovered this site in Abq.!) We certainly would recommend this property. Thank you Phyllis and Rob!
Having you two (& Clancy) for a March stay was the highlight of our Winter. You were a joy to have as guests and we anxiously await your return for the locomotive launch! Rob& Phyllis
Comfortable and pet friendly casita within walking distance of Old Town
The guesthouse casita was perfect for our stay during a bike event which started in downtown Albuquerque which was very close by. We brought our dogs and bikes and Phyllis and Rob were very accommodating and made us all feel at home. Upon arrival, we had a minor system glitch with our reservation but once that was cleared up the rest of our stay was perfect and Phyllis and Rob were very apologetic for it. The property has a beautiful courtyard where our dogs could run around in and enjoyed playing with Phyllis and Rob's lab. The casita was comfortable and had everything we needed and more. We would definitely stay again.
What lovely, gracious guests you were! And outstanding pet owners! We enjoyed having you and the dogs and hope you will come back to Albq. and La Perla again soon. Plus, you have inspired us to train for next year’s Day of the Tread bike ride!
Phyllis & Rob
A slice of Albuqueque and a special home
A warm visit with hosts Rob and Phyllis who provided everything we needed, and then more. A traditional adobe home, just perfect for two, with all the conveniences, with a beautiful garden. We walked the one block to Old Town several times, for fun and food. Any time we return to the area, this is the place to call home for a few days.
Clean and convenient!
Every thing you need at your fingertips.
Great location, walking distance to Old Town and many restaurants.
We traveled with our two dogs and the fenced in yard was an added bonus!
Awesome! Clean,well cared for patio and gardens. Quaint area to sit by pond and have lunch.
Our overall experience was just fabulous. We loved the casita and how it provided all the comforts of home. Also the owners could not have been any nicer. They tended to our every need with patience, kindness and a great sense of humor. They absolutely made us feel comfortable the moment we met them...Phyllis and Rob are definitely in the right business, their people skills are a quality we all should have. I would return/recommend La Perla to all of my friends,family and acquaintances.
Thank you so much, Gloria. As long as life continues to send us such delightful guests as you two, we will stay in the business of welcoming guests to La Perla. Stay wonderful!
Classic casita in the perfect location
I stayed 4 weeks at La Perla and I completely enjoyed my time there. Phyllis and Rob are excellent hosts, very friendly and welcoming. The casita is an updated, charming place to relax and has all the comforts of home. I recommend this place for a short-term or long-term stay in the Albuquerque area.
Thank you for your positive comments, Andy. We're pleased you chose LaPerla for your business stay and couldn't have asked for a lovelier guest! Come back any me. Phyllis & Rob
Yoga studios nearby. Happy to recommend if asked.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
NIGHTLY STAYS: 2-nite stays accepted up to 2 weeks prior to arrival; 3-night stays accepted up to 45 days prior. PET GUESTS: Up to 2 Dogs are welcome with prior approval. Must be sociable as they are sharing the courtyard with our young Labrador. STAYS of 28+ days are not required by New Mexico State law to pay taxes.