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Charming Old Adobe on 5 Acres in North Valley

(15 Reviews)

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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 1 Bedroom (sleeps 2) + air mattress, 1 Bath

(Before requesting a booking, read fully to the end of this section where CAPITALIZED paragraphs provide important information.)

(We are planning to convert this house to a long-term rental in January 2018. We have the first occupant signed to begin in January 2018 and will no longer be taking new reservations for bookings to start beyond 2107. This status will continue indefinitely.)

Charming old adobe in the Village of Los Ranchos in Albuquerque’s North Valley on five acres of farmland with direct access to endless hiking/jogging/biking trails along the tree-filled bosque of the Rio Grande and easy drives to the Sandia Mountain Wilderness and to Old Town area of Albuquerque. It's an hour drive to the Santa Fe Plaza, or take the RailRunner train from the Los Ranchos station less than 2 miles from the house.

The walls of the present kitchen and dining room constituted one of the original houses on what is now Rio Grande Blvd. The present house has a layout typical of old New Mexico, where one room was added at a time. It is 1300 square feet, was completely renovated in 2004, and is fully furnished.

The semi-rural character and privacy make this an ideal and relaxing rental spot for anyone wanting to vacation in the Albuquerque area or for persons needing temporary furnished housing for work or study, visit to family, or getting ready for a move to the area.

There is one small bedroom (queen bed) with a generous adjacent sitting room with cable HD TV, DVD player with extensive video and reading libraries. The large living room has beamed ceiling, gas fireplace.

The dining area is a direct extension off the kitchen and has its own woodburning kiva fireplace with a unique copper mantel. There's a separate office with broadband internet connection and WiFi.

A bricked patio with a huge cottonwood, fruit trees, lawns, gardens, and 2 eating areas are enclosed with adobe walls. Great sunsets spread across 3-acre alfalfa field which is on this property to the west.

Daily, weekly, and monthly rates are available. Nightly rates decrease after the first seven days,

PROSPECTIVE RENTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CALL THE OWNER ABOUT RENTAL RATES BECAUSE THE AUTOMATIC CALCULATION MAY OVERSTATE THE ESTIMATED CHARGES, NOT FULLY ALLOWING FOR MUCH LOWERED NIGHTLY RATES AFTER THE INITIAL WEEK.

THE HOUSE IS COMFORTABLE AND MORE THAN AMPLE FOR TWO PERSONS. ADDITIONAL PERSON(S) CAN BE ACCOMMODATED, BUT DIRECT DISCUSSION ABOUT LIMITATIONS FOR SLEEPING (BLOW-UP MATTRESS), PRIVACY, ETC. IS ESSENTIAL PRIOR TO BOOKNG.

NORMALLY A BOOKING FOR LESS THAN 2 WEEKS IS NOT ACCEPTED MORE THAN 2 MONTHS IN ADVANCE UNLESS IT FITS CONTINUOUSLY WITH ANOTHER EXISTING BOOKING .

No smoking, (Smoking permitted outside the house.) Sorry, pets are discouraged.

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Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

    Available: a rolling bed (double); or a blow-up mattress....moreless

  • Queen size beds (1), baby cribs (1) on request, sleep sofa (1) in living room...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Security alarm system, extensive DVD and video libraries, reading library including southwest, boardgames and puzzles. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    extensive DVD and VHS...moreless

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Albuquerque's Old Town is just six miles away along with museums, zoo, and Biopark....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    To the east is the panorama of the Sandia escarpment with its red glow at sunset....moreless

  • Village:

    Los Ranchos is a village of its own in the North Valley area of the Rio Grande, immediately the north of Albuquerque...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Ductless mini-split in living room; evaporative cooling elsewhere...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Large gas fireplace is for heat in the living room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Ductless mini-split in living room, supplemented by gas fireplace; radiant floor heating elsewhere.....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Tons of space, literally around the entire house....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Not under cover....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Stacked washer and drier are in a utility space accessed through a separate exterior door....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood-burning kiva fireplace in dining area.in dining area...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Ask owner about a loaner; also rental bicycles available in the area....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    with eating areas...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large patio area with bricks, lawn and garden...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Not available on the property; but NM has numerous ski areas including Sandia right in Albuquerque...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Balloon Fiesta
Oct 6 - Oct 16, 2017
4 night min stay
$125
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$110
$770 $1,860

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $90

Notes:

Minimum stay is 4 nights. Standard rental rate is @ $110/night during first week ($770 for full week); then @ $70/night during second week (or $1,260 for 2-week stay); then @ $60/night until the monthly rate of $1,860 is reached; then @ $62/night beyond the initial month. Rental rate includes taxes and utilities.

NORMALLY A BOOKING FOR LESS THAN 2 WEEKS IS NOT ACCEPTED MORE THAN 2 MONTHS IN ADVANCE UNLESS IT FITS CONTINUOUSLY WITH ANOTHER EXISTING BOOKING.

Payments are either collected through HomeAway (or VRBO) website or made directly with the owner in US dollars by check, cash, or PayPal. Credit cards are accepted for payments to HomeAway, but not for payments directly to owner.

Rental agreement includes provision that renter is responsible for paying for damages beyond normal wear.

Special rate ($125/night) during the Balloon Fiesta in October. Standard rate applies for renters coming in for 2 weeks or longer during Balloon Fiesta.

Contact: bjwiese@comcast.net or call Bill Wiese (owner/manager) at 505-239-3215 for questions.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

13 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albuquerque Sunport
2.5 Miles
Nearest Train
RailRunner
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-40 & I-25
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many choices, nearest about a mile
11 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sandia Mountain, access by tram

Car: Necessary

Direct access from property to Rio Grande riparian ecosystem for hiking, biking, jogging, and birding.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We are a semi-retired physician/faculty at the University of NM and wife who has been a weaver and champion of the fiber arts. We have lived and raised our family here for 46 years on 2-acres including pasture with sheep and goats immediately next door to this adobe rental. As owners, we directly manage the rental property.

Why the Owner Chose Guadalupe Woods, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM, USA:
This is one of the original adobe houses built after the levees were constructed and controlled flooding along the Rio Grande in the 1930s. The five acres survives a special rural oasis in an area that has recently become more developed with residential homes. It has been important to us to preserve this property and this special house.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Access directly off the property to endless hiking/jogging/biking trails along the tree-filled bosque of the Rio Grande; easy 10 mile drive to trailheads in the Sandia Mountain Wilderness. Located in the North Valley, the property is just three miles to Balloon Fiesta Park, an easy five and a half miles directly to Albuquerque's Old Town and museums, six miles to Biopark and zoo, ten miles to the University area and Nob Hill. The Los Ranchos Saturday farmers' market is only a mile away. Nearby bridges provide ready access to the west side of the river and Rio Rancho. Interstates running north/south (I-25) and east/west (I-40) are easily reached, making this an excellent jumping off point for exploring the entire state.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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Photos

  • Living room from dining area doorway

    Living room from dining area doorway

  • Living room tapestry

    Living room tapestry

  • Kitchen window

    Kitchen window

  • Dining area table expands to seat six

    Dining area table expands to seat six

  • One bedroom with queen bed

    One bedroom with queen bed

  • Sitting room

    Sitting room

  • Bathroom, tub with shower behind door

    Bathroom, tub with shower behind door

  • House from enclosed patio area

    House from enclosed patio area

  • Portale from kitchen door

    Portale from kitchen door

  • Cutting sudan grass, 2015

    Cutting sudan grass, 2015

  • Cranes visit the field, Jan 2016

    Cranes visit the field, Jan 2016

  • Evening shower in July from patio west gate

    Evening shower in July from patio west gate

  • Living room toward door to patio

    Living room toward door to patio

  • Fully equipped kitchen viewed from dining area

    Fully equipped kitchen viewed from dining area

  • Dining area seen from kitchen

    Dining area seen from kitchen

  • Office, hallway past the bathroom toward kitchen beyond

    Office, hallway past the bathroom toward kitchen beyond

  • Sitting room, beyond makes this a bedroom suite.

    Sitting room, beyond makes this a bedroom suite.

  • Sitting room

    Sitting room

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Patio table

    Patio table

  • Along the west end of the property

    Along the west end of the property

  • Find Janislee as she welcomes a drop-in visitor

    Find Janislee as she welcomes a drop-in visitor

  • Gate to patio from driveway in front

    Gate to patio from driveway in front

VRBO #97186

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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