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Historic 1880s Victorian Adobe House By Old Town.

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4 adults comfortably. Futon could sleep children.

This is the first in a complex of 4 historic small adobes which has been completely restored. It maintains the original footprint of the house although it has a completely new and modern kitchen and bath. Although it is one bedroom, it has a second reading room/bedroom with a futon and the living room couch makes into a queen sized bed. It has both a small front yard and an enclosed back patio.

Kris Linton
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 April, 2018

About Kris Linton

We have been involved in historic preservation in New Mexico for over 35 years. This property had sat vacant for several years and the adobes were crumbling. The family was no longer interested in keeping the houses due to the large number of repairs. We had restored old houses before but not quite to this magnitude. We worked with a number of artisans specializing in adobes and plaster. The results have been very well received by local residents and guests alike. We made the choice to preserve the house in a manner that would allow others to experience living in an old yet modernized 19th century adobe.

Kris Linton purchased this house in 2014

Why Kris Linton chose Plaza Vieja

The houses that are located on more than a half acre outside of Old Town were virtually caught in time. We felt we would like to save the houses rather than see them demolished and new structures built in an historic neighborhood.

What makes this house unique

The house has walls that are almost a foot thick. Some of the floorboards were from the Santa Fe railroad. It is decorated with antiques and vintage artwork and has a few items that were left on the property.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Plaza Vieja in Albuquerque

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Totally new bathroom, all new fixtures, walk in shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Light, spacious bedroom with plenty of storage and a desk
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , second bedroom has a full closet and a futon sleep sofa.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
Situated minutes from Old Town. Street borders a large city park that is directly opposite the Art and History Museum, Natural History Museum and Children's Museum. It is within walking distance of many excellent restaurants and is a short drive to the city's zoo, aquarium and bio-park. The house itself is a historic adobe that was just restored and is located on a large lot that contains other adobe structures that are currently being restored.


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Historic 1880s Victorian Adobe House By Old Town.
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
fort worth, tx

Great roomy cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay, especially if you have a pet. It has 4 large rooms and a fireplace, and it really does feel like home. Walking distance to old town too.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great girls trip! Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for the end of the balloon fiesta. Our stay here was so wonderful. The house is so cute and inviting. Kris was so easy to work with and she had fresh empanadas for our arrival...yummy! Kitchen had everything we needed, great water pressure. I loved how the house was decorated. Walking distance to Old Town. Hope to make it back to Albuquerque and I woundn't consider staying anywhere else! Thanks again!

Emily from Georgia

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pala, CA

The entire property is beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay! Casa de Abuelita is a wonderfully restored adobe. You can see and feel all the love Kris and Terry put into the property. They had delicious empanadas and snacks waiting for us in the kitchen which was a very nice surprise. The adobe is walking distance from museums, old town plaza, and restaurants. There is a large park right across the street our kids loved spending time at. I highly recommend staying at Casa de Abuelita! Kris and Terry are great hosts!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property!!

  • 5 of 5

House was PERFECT! So unique and so much history. House was immaculate and was stocked with everything you could possibly need and all was in great condition. Being within the little compound was so neat and safe feeling. Kris was the perfect host and so friendly. Delicious empanadas were perfect treat. We will definitely be back and would stay no where else. Highly recommend it for anyone wanting somewhere special and unique to stay!!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house and grounds are well taken care of with attention to details!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at Casa de Abuelita and we will be returning soon! Kris has a great eye for restoring these old homes; keeping the character while updating for comfort. From the lovely antiques and funky decorations to the well stocked kitchen including complimentary empanadas, this place made us feel welcomed and at home while we were there. We enjoy breakfasts on the patio, walking to the museums and exploring Old Town, as well as listening to the concerts in the park. It is the perfect spot to call home while we are in Albuquerque!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing in every way

  • 5 of 5

My stay at this house was amazing. I'm not sure where to start. First of all the house is just beautiful....(the pictures on the web did not properly prepare me) outiside as well as the way it has been decorated inside, combining history and modernity so well, with everything in great condition and extremely clean. But before that I will start by saying that the help that Kris provided was great and made getting around and enjoying Albuquerque easier. She was great in making herself available for support before and during my stay.

Apart from it's beauty and comfort the house is very spacious and has everything you need from linens and kitchenware. Great possibilities for outside dining. Also great for people like me who stayed for over a week was a very simple and easy to use washer dryer system. To add to this the location is perfect. Opposite a great park, and a stones throw away from a couple of museums, Old Town Centre is literally less than five minutes walk away and is full of interesting shops and restaurants. Other main attractions are also easily accessible from this location. If I am ever in Albuquerque again I will stay here without a doubt and I highly recommend a stay here..

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £53.57
Damage Insurance £42.14

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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