1560 Sq Feet Of Luxury, Comfort And Quiet!
Valerie & Tomás
- english, spanish
About Valerie & Tomás
Valerie and Tomás are native New Mexicans, Valerie is from a small northern town called Santa Cruz which was an early Spanish settlement. Tomás is a native of Albuquerque. Valerie owns a small CPA practice but is an artist at heart and Tomás is an elementary school teacher, farmer, beekeeper, wine maker and avid reader. We have two beautiful college daughters, one a junior and the other a sophomore.
Valerie & Tomás purchased this House in 2016
Why Valerie & Tomás chose Los Griegos
Having lived next door in the north valley for 18 years, we know the area and the beauty of the north valley and how conveniently located it is to both I-25 & I-40, major interstates through Albuquerque. In addition we have close access to walking and bike trails, and are less than 10 minutes from the Balloon Park, Old Town, UNM area & Nob Hill, or Uptown.
What makes this House unique
We are next door, so we can provide anything that you lack. In addition, you can wander through our orchard and pick fruit (summer and fall) or come by and sample some homemade wine (mead actually made with honey from our bees), or just enjoy the rural experience and quiet of the north valley!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Good location for balloon festival
The home was a nice size. Bedrooms were decent, the bathrooms were large. The pictures led us to believe there was a bigger backyard than what was really there. Location was good. it was easy access to get to the balloon festival, which is why we were there, restaurants and the highway. The owners were very quick to respond. Would have liked to have TV's in the bedroom.
Perfect home away from home
Very comfortable home in nice quiet friendly neighborhood
Host and Hostess .....wonderful people !!
We would stay at this property again ! Well maintained,equipped and clean.
Convenient to all attractions . Valerie and Tomas are most interesting and willing to share their wonderful lifestyle. !
Perfect to interact with if required or desired .
lovely comfortable home
The owner was very helpful to us while we were there, to navigate the new neighborhood and figure things out. The home itself was very nicely decorated and very comfortable, and well supplied with necessary items such as coffee, condiments and other spices, laundry detergent, etc. The neighborhood was quiet and restful. It was a great base for exploring Albuquerque.
Thank you for staying with us! We enjoy meeting people and so glad you enjoyed the Balloon Fiesta and other nice areas in Albuquerque & NM! Hope to see you again sometime in the future!
Great Location, but Needed Some Deep Cleaning
We drove from OH to stay a month and soak in the culture. After 3 weeks, our daughter & twin grands joined us. The house is quiet and private and in great proximity to a lot of things: we rented bikes and rode the Bosque 2x, we liked the Flying Star Restaurant & Mary & Tito's, we did about a dozen museums, took a Segway tour, rode the Tramway, visited The Nature Center, visited Pueblo Ruins, hiked. But when we wanted down time in the evening, the LR & DR did not have adequate lighting for reading, doing jigsaw puzzles, needle work. The two lamps both focused the lighting upwards. We had to bring a BR lamp to the dining table and hook up with an extension cord (which we brought), until we needed that table the 4th week. There are throw rugs and accent rugs everywhere. For a "newly renovated" house, it fell short, in our opinion. The light w/w carpets were not replaced when they bought the house. There are dirty walking paths on the carpeting. We are in our mid-70's; stepping over throw rugs and accent rugs that won't lie flat is a concern. We finally removed as much as we could. But we also noticed during the first week that the home needed some deep cleaning. We hand cleaned the oven, all 4 drip pans, the microwave, cleaned out toaster crumbs, cleaned out the vacuum cleaner (3x) and re-vacuumed, washed throw rugs, potholders, bedspread, comforts, and removed heavy, dirty cobwebs from under the dresser. They have a family member doing the housekeeping. When we rent we expect the rental to be cleaner than this property was. Also, during the 4th week when there were 5 of us, for which we paid extra, we found having a person sleep on a 5' couch (not a hide-a-bed), did not work. It also prevented our enjoyment of the TV. Linens were not provided for the couch; we had to ask. As to wheelchair accessibility, keep in mind - both bathroom entry doors are only 21" wide. They kindly provided a brand new crock pot and lots of baking pans when we pointed out our needs. But twice they merely dropped items off at the front door and quickly left. They are both busy people with full time jobs. We were disappointed that they were so preoccupied with other things; we were merely "the renters". Our 15 year old granddaughters have been taking Spanish, and we were hoping there might be time for some conversation. Overall, a disappointing rental due to lack of cleanliness, and it didn't live up to expectations. We gave it points for Location.
Hi Ken & Nancy,
Thank you for the constructive feedback. We have addressed all your concerns. Thank you visiting us.
Valerie & Tomás
Awesome Vacation Rental
My wife and I felt the accommodations here were much better than we expected. The house was furnished with everything we could possible need for our comfort. Very nice furnishings in the living room and dining area. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare our meals and also had very good modern appliances The bedrooms were furnished with very excellent quality beds and had ample dressers and bed side tables. The bathrooms and closet storage areas were also excellent. The location of the house was at the end of a cul-de-sac where we felt very secure and safe with our vehicle inside a spacious double size garage. Grocery stores and restaurants were very good and close.
We found this rental location was excellent for the many things we wanted to see around the city and with the excellent street layout driving to various locations was relatively short and easy. Valerie and Thomas were very gracious hosts and kept in contact to make sure we had everything we needed to make our stay as pleasant as possible. In summary, when we return for another visit we will definitely try to stay in this rental home again. We just do not see how we could possibly improve on this experience for comfort and location.
Rural setting with the acequia (irrigation ditch) that is accessible to walk and enjoy the beautiful outdoors, amenable in all seasons.