As of 11/01/16, this listing will change from an Entire Place to a Private Master Suite / Room with private patio & access. My place is close to Old Town Albuquerque, 7 miles from Balloon Fiesta Park, a few blocks from the Sawmill area's brewery and park area, and near a gorgeous bike/walking trail at the flowing river, and many local restaurants, a pharmacy, grocery store, and amenities. You’ll love my place's Adobe and southwestern style, the quiet neighborhood, and the country feel.
Authentic Adobe makes my home very unique. Adobe walls provide excellent insulation.
The Rio Grande River / bike trail is also stunning, and very close. The entrance is on Rio Grande Blvd NW just north of intersection with Griegos, a ten minute walk.
Guests are welcome to use the kitchen between 6:00 a.m.-midnight, as well as the ample living room, private patio adjacent to downstairs master suite, and large back yard.
The washer and drier are located within the upstairs master suite, inhabited as of 11/01/16 by the property manager. Guests are welcome to access the washer drier between the hours of M-F 6:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday between 2:00-9:00 p.m. Please check in with Joaquin if you need it at a different hour.
Beginning 11/01/16, property manager, Joaquin Sanchez, will inhabit the upstairs master suite of the listing; the bottom floor master suite will be rented out to guest, and it includes a private access door, a private full bath, and a private patio with chairs. It also includes access to the living room, and kitchen with full amenities: coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, utensils, plates, pots and pans.
I love the quiet serenity of this neighborhood, the safety, and the large trees and farm like atmosphere of the North Valley.
Public transit in Albuquerque is not stellar, but my house is easily accessible to I-40 (East/West) and I-25 (North/South). It is easy to locate for an Uber driver.
I recommend transportation apps if you do not have a vehicle; buses are fairly scarce and inefficient in Albuquerque.
El transporte público es muy lento en Albuquerque. Recomiendo o alquilar un auto, o pagar por los servicios Uber.
Now that the lovely fall weather is upon us, you may wish to use the fireplace. It makes for a very cozy stay, but please do not attempt it unless you are VERY familiar and accustomed to lighting fires. It is a very long chimney. As such, fires must be very small at the start, to ensure that the flue is properly opened - this part is TRICKY, as the flue moves continuously 360 degrees; you must tweak it to ensure it is opened.
Guests who attempt fires without ensuring the flue is properly opened risk filling the house with smoke. This would result in a cleaning fee being charged to the deposit, as it means that EVERY single cloth item - curtains, your clothing, all furniture coverings, and potentially the sofa itself, would have to be dry-cleaned to remove the smoke saturation.
There is firewood in the backyard, but again, I would urge that only FIRE PROS make the attempt.
Sincerest wishes for all to enjoy this lovely Adobe,
I am a native of New Mexico, and a teacher of English as a second language. I have always enjoyed international culture, travel, and foods. SE HABLA ESPAÑOL.
As a traveler, I backpack, stay with friends / friends of friends, and live on a shoestring; I take New Mexico chile and other treats, and always cook for my hosts. My favorite thing about traveling is the universality of the human connection.