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Private, Quiet -Relax, Read, Recharge In Comfy Home, North Valley

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,560 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

1560 Sq Feet Of Luxury, Comfort And Quiet!

Beautiful, private and perfect place to relax in the heart of one of the oldest neighborhoods in the beautiful North Valley of Albuquerque. Newly renovated and minutes from I-40 and I-25. Rural feel but in the city and close proximity to Old Town, Downtown, Balloon Fiesta Park. If you're up for exploring the natural beauty of the north valley acequias, walking and biking trails, it's a short jaunt that leads you to the Bosque and the Albuquerque Open Space or the Rio Grande Nature Center where you can enjoy flocks of geese grazing on their way south or are part of our permanent flocks. Just around the corner one can find restaurants to suit any palate, good old NM food (red or green, chile that is) and fine dining such as Antiquity in Old Town (our favorite!) Additionally there are other great cafes and breweries (Albuquerque is developing a reputation for fine craft brews) featuring live music on a regular basis. Albuquerque is a small town but has big city culture with our museums and art events - theater, music, performance art, something for anyone.

We look forward to sharing our city and our home with you and we hope you enjoy your stay!

More Details

Valerie & Tomás
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

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 teenage daughters, one a sophomore in college and the other a freshman.

Valerie & Tomás purchased this house in 2016

Why Valerie & Tomás chose Los Griegos

Having lived next door in the north valley for 16 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.

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!


Los Griegos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Separate toilet & bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Walk in closet & dresser with mirror, luggage rack
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Walk in closet, armoire, luggage rack
  • Couch is comfortable and can sleep one person
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Business travelers or others with a laptop, we have a computer desk/armoire and a printer available for workspace or writing.


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Private, Quiet -Relax, Read, Recharge In Comfy Home, North Valley
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

Great house and location!

  • 5 of 5

Brought the family for a week to experience the Balloon Fiesta. This was a great house for us and our 2 teen boys. Plenty of space and the cul-de-sac was perfect for throwing the football. The house had everything we needed. Valerie and Thomas greeted us upon arrival and were available if we needed them. Nothing but a positive experience for us!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Yvonne! So glad you were comfortable and enjoyed Albuquerque! Hope to see you again real soon!
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Great Location, but Needed Some Deep Cleaning

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ken & Nancy, Thank you for the constructive feedback. We have addressed all your concerns. Thank you visiting us. Best regards, Valerie & Tomás
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Awesome Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

Home was clean and comfortable. Several extras really appreciate. Local cookies cold water on arrival. Was a little hard to find at 2am after extremely long day traveling. Responded to question/need very quickly. Would recommend

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nice house and clean.

  • 4 of 5

Home was comfortable and a good size for us. The master br got very cold. Everything worked. Missing a few kitchen items but all in all in all a nice stay. Thought the neighborhood was going to be nice more an area to go for a walk. But it was kind of industrial. Still close enough to things we we doing

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our stay

  • 5 of 5

Quiet & comfortable with everything we needed for our stay

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you all and we're glad you enjoyed your stay and visit to Albuquerque. Hope to see you again in the future! All the best! Valerie & Tomás
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Nearest Airport
9.5 Miles
Albuquerque International Sunport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Red Door Brewing or Canteen Brewhouse
Nearest Ferry
14.7 Miles
Sandia Peak Tramway
Nearest Golf
5.8 Miles
Arroyo Del Oso Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.8 Miles
New Mexico Rail Runner Express-Montano station
Nearest Motorway
5.3 Miles
I-25 & I-40 exchange
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Flying Star to the west, Garcia's to the east
Nearest Ski
32.2 Miles
Sandia Peak Ski Area
Car: recommended

Rural setting with the acequia (irrigation ditch) that is accessible to walk and enjoy the beautiful outdoors, amenable in all seasons.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.