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Restored Adobe Casita with New Mexico Charm near ABQ and Santa Fe

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Bernalillo - Casa de Pancho

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Casa de Pancho is a restored adobe casita with approximately 1000 sq ft of indoor living space. Located in the Las Cocinitas area of the historic town of Bernalillo, parts of the home are over 250 years old. This home has been restored with all modern conveniences and attention to detail. The thick adobe walls provide a comfortable and quiet stay.

Our comfortable casita has a front brick patio under an old shade tree. Walk in the front door to a sunroom with a desk and day bed. The laundry room is located conveniently off of this room. Walk into the kitchen to find a fully furnished place to cook your own meals or settle into the dining room to enjoy your favorite meal. The living room has a plush arm chair, an antique rocker and a large sectional couch. Watch the 37' flat screen tv or enjoy a crackling fire in the traditional kiva fireplace. The bathroom has been completely updated and has a walk in, tile shower as well as a full tub. The bedroom has a king sized bed a dresser, closet, rocking chair and 37' flat screen tv. From the bedroom access a covered, screened in porch. From the porch access the back yard which has a large, redwood deck under a large shade tree with a hammock and patio table and chairs.

The town of Bernalillo is located conveniently off of Interstate 25. It is 10 minutes from Albuquerque, 40 minutes from Santa Fe. Great golfing, nightlife, hiking, sightseeing are minutes away. Casa de Pancho is located a short 5 minute walk away from the downtown Bernalillo Railrunner station which will take you to Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Belen, Los Lunas and the airport.

Numerous great restaurants and all modern conveniences are located in the area. Bernalillo is a great place to stay with lots to do and see in the area. The world famous Range Cafe is located nearby serving homemade pastries, breakfast, lunch, dinner and the Lizard Rodeo Lounge with live music 5 nights a week.

Keywords: Quaint and cozy house with fenced back yard with private deck

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
4 October, 2016
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About Matt

Your hosts are Matt and Lou. We've traveled all over the world and know what makes a comfortable place to stay.

Matt purchased this house in 2007

Why Matt chose New Mexico

We loved the house and knew it would make a great place for out of town guests to stay. It took over a year and a lot of work to restore the original charm of this comfortable house. We live and work in the area and think it has a lot to offer someone who wants the comfort of a nice hotel, but the charm of a house.

What makes this house unique

We love the quiet and comfort of the home and enjoy spending time there when it is available. Bernalillo is a town with a lot of history. We have lived in the area since 1986 and believe it is a great place to stay while discovering New Mexico.


based on 25 holidaymaker reviews

Restored Adobe Casita with New Mexico Charm near ABQ and Santa Fe
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews
Maryville, MO

Quaint and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

This VRBO has everything you would want while staying in the Albuquerque area. We were traveling with friends and stayed a couple of days here. Enjoyed all the sites and had the best dinner at The Range Cafe just across the way from the house. This Casita is conveniently located and the owner a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend this VRBO to anyone traveling to the area.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia Beach on the Chesapeake Bay


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for 5 nights and it was the perfect spot to enjoy the Balloon Fiesta as well as Santa Fe, Albequrque and other New Mexico sites!! We took advantage of everthing the casita had to offer from the comfortable beds, two televisions and the washer and dryer. The place was clean, comfortable and charming. My only caveat is be very careful leaving the bedroom as there are two brick steps and I tripped several times in the middle of the night on the way to the bathroom...I kept forgetting about them.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Penrose, CO

Cozy and great location!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed in various casitas/cabins throughout northern New Mexico and Colorado. This is by far the best one we've stayed!! Very quiet neighborhood, next to a New Mexico icon, the Range Café, it has been restored to perfection to please the guest and still feel the charm of northern New Mexico with its proximity to Albuquerque. The closed yard was perfect for our dogs. We will definitely stay there again when we visit the ABQ area!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington, Ma

Charming bungalow

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay! The cozy bungalow has been completely renovated and has everything needed for a relaxing vacation. Although the Range Cafe (same owner as the bungalow!) is across the street, the kitchen is fully equipped for meal preparation for two or more! But also go to the Range for a breakfast or dinner and you won't be disappointed! We love having a king sized bed, the two terraces and the comfortable living room. Since we spend a good bit of our time hiking, we love the location, closer than Albuquerque to the Sandia and Jemez mountains. The owners were very available to answer questions or help with anything to make our stay more pleasant. We'll be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy, Clean Home Away From Home !

  • 5 of 5

My cousins and I had the most relaxing and wonderful stay in Casa De Pancho during Balloon Fiesta.

Such a lovely property, tastefully decorated and a super plus is that the famous Range restaurant is

right across the street! We enjoyed several wonderful meals at The Range during our stay in Bernalillo. The four of us were very comfortable. We enjoyed the walk in shower, modern kitchen appliances, washer and dryer, kiva fire place etc.The kitchen was also well stocked with everything needed for making a few of our own meals too. We had plenty of everything we could possibly need including soaps, shampoos and firewood. A great location also. Getting to the Balloon Fiesta was quick and very easy, plus Santa Fe is just minutes away.I highly recommend Casa De Pancho and must say that Matt is a very kind and helpful host. We want to return very soon !

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved Casa de Pancho

  • 5 of 5

Description and photos of the Bernalillo Casita were accurate. Owner/Partners (Matt & Lou) were accessible and helpful...........though we had no "special requests" during our 7 night stay. We noticed and appreciated many "little amenities" present for our use inside the Casita that we have rarely seen in other rentals. For us, proximity of the Casita to THE RANGE CAFE accross the street was a VERY BIG PLUS; and we found the food, libations and live music excellent in every respect. Nearby proximity to excellent golf (Twin Warriors, Santa Ana, Cochiti & Sandia) and the Santa Ana and Sandia Resort Casinos met our expectations as well. The only caveat for us, because we were accompanied by our small dog, was that the nearest "patch of pet friendly green grass" was the Rotary Park located 4 blocks from the Casita; and "Cali" (our dog) was tormented throughout our stay by some type of small "brown burr" which invariably attached itself to multiple places in her non-shedding fur each time we allowed her feet to touch the ground both inside the brick-paved fenced area in front of the Casita or even in the graveled parking area adjacent to the Casita. If you aren't accompanied by your "furry friend" when you come to Casa de Pancho, you will likely be VERY HAPPY with these thoughtful and security conscious accommodations as we were. L & C from Hot Springs, Arkansas.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"located in the beautiful Hyatt Tamaya resort"
Prairie Star Restaurant & Wine Bar
"great fine dining with exquisite views of the Sandia mountains. Located in an old adobe mansion"
Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lizard Rodeo Lounge
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Santa Ana
Nearest Train
0.02 Miles
New Mexico Rail Runner
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Range Cafe
Nearest Ski
15 Miles

Located two blocks from Railrunner station, steps away from world famous Range Cafe. Library, grocery store, post office, galleries are walking distance. Tamaya Resort, soccer fields and Santa Ana Casino are 5 minutes away by car. Bernalillo is a quaint, historic New Mexico town with a small town feel. Bernalillo is considered the gateway to Sandoval County. Some of the most scenic and beautiful areas are located nearby.

Hiking along the Rio Grande is 5 minutes away, or be up in the Sandia Mountains in minutes. Lots to do and see in the area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bernalillo, New Mexico

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Base Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Balloon Fiesta
1 Oct - 27 Oct
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Discounts: 27 nights or more: £45 Nightly

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £49
Pet Fee £0 + Tax

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bernalillo, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • walk in shower, full tub, pedestal sink
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Sealy Posteurpedic with 1000 thread count sheets, down comforter, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) day bed with pull out that can be made into two single beds with mattresses or put together to make a queen sized bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
fully restored adobe casita, brick and tile floors, kiva fireplace, thick adobe walls, coved ceilings with vigas, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, microwave, coffee maker, fridge with water and ice dispenser, granite counter tops, breakfast counter, full sized washer/dryer, ironing board, dining room seats up to 8, living room with chair/ottoman 37' flat screen TV, sectional couch, day bed with pull out, bedroom with king sized bed, rocker, dresser and closet, 37' flat screen TV, full bath with shower and tub, screened in porch, front patio with patio table and chairs

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