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Casita de Padre, Old Town Albuquerque

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Named "La porte du ciel" (Heaven's Gate) by a priest who lived here for years, he was only referred to by locals as the priest. No one knew his name but they saw him often as he walked about the area he knew as home. This is the second house to be completed in an old 19th century family compound of adobes that is being renovated just blocks away from Albuquerque's Old Town Plaza. A typical "shot gun" style house with a pitched tin roof, the house maintains its late 1800s original footprint although it has all the 21st century upgrades -- modern bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, central heating/cooling system, WiFi. There is also access to a laundry room that was originally bathrooms separate from the houses, not completed until 1957. What has been maintained is the simple architectural features of the house, the original plank flooring, high ceilings, a private backyard patio with access to a shared coyote fence ramada in the back lot. It is across the street from the Centennial Park and all the major museums which were the agricultural fields of old Albuquerque over 100 years ago. To view the larger casita that is located in the same compound, refer to listing 3895291. This makes a wonderful multi-unit for extended families or friends vacationing together.


Owner
Kris Linton
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About Kris Linton

I am a retired therapist who has always loved local history and architecture in Albuquerque, my native home. My husband and I have lived in and renovated old homes for over 35 years. We have one daughter who lives in London and also loves old buildings.

Kris Linton purchased this house in 2014

Why Kris Linton chose Albuquerque

It had been for sale for over 3 years and 3 of the 4 homes on the property were not inhabitable. Because of its wonderful location close to Old Town and across the street from the park, we were afraid someone may raze the old buildings and build something modern. We loved the old modest adobes.

What makes this house unique

We have made every effort to maintain the integrity of these old houses while providing modern conveniences that 21st century families expect. We have worked side by side with craftsmen that work with adobes, tin roofs, hand plastering and technicians that have made electrical wires, heating elements and plumbing features as discreet as possible.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Originally there was not a bathroom but this one follows the space of the one probably added after the 1960s. In compliance with plumbing codes since it is small, the bathroom is a "wet room" which means the entire floor and 3 of the walls are sealed. A shelf in the room was found in one of the old houses and refinished.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • As in traditional adobes, armoirs and chest of drawers provide space for storage instead of closets. The armoir was painted by a popular local artisan. The headboard was found in one of the old houses. The door was handpainted in the tradition of Santa Fe's La Fonda Hotel and protected with polyurethene which also provides an element of privacy. The second bed is a sleep sofa that is also a double. It is located in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Notes:
There is also a chimenea on the back patio. This is a type of terracotta free standing fire place that lends itself to evening conversations with a glass of wine or coffee.

Reviews

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Casita de Padre, Old Town Albuquerque
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews
5

Cute little house in Old Town!

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a conference and this house was perfect for a home away from home. Waking distance to great restaurants, breweries, museums, and shops. The house was great with a full kitchen of you prefer to cook. Kris was very friendly and gave great suggestions for local spots.

If we ever make it back to ABQ we would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

So wonderful - loved everything about it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming casita in Old Town Albuquerque...

  • 5 of 5

The casita was perfect for our needs, and the cost was very affordable compared to hotels in the area. Kris left some delicious breakfast empanadas, and we really appreciated the care that was put into making the casita more of a home than just a house to stay in.

The location is great, in the heart of Old Town, though we spent more time out and about in nature than enjoying the museums and tourist attractions in the area.

Just to note for future renters, the "second bedroom" is a living room with a pull out couch, and the bathroom door is inside the back bedroom. So, the casita will accommodate 4 as long as everyone is very comfortable with one another.

We'd definitely stay here again the next time we visit Albuquerque!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the very nice review. I did go back and look at the bedroom descriptions to see what happened and indeed it was listed as 2 bedrooms. We have changed this description so it reflects more accurately the layout of the house. I really appreciate you bringing this to our attention because we do not want to disappoint (or surprise!) guests.
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5

Heaven's Gate, home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

An aesthetically charming casita, equipped with all one needs for a long or short stay in Albuquerque, is just steps away from Old Town. Beautiful grounds, other casitas on site, laundry facilities, parking. This is a quiet oasis in the centre of Albuquerque. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location, unique home

  • 5 of 5

This casita was the perfect place for our recent trip to Albuquerque. The little home offered enough space for the four of us (and our dog) to relax after a day of exploring the city. Kris and Terry have done a marvelous job restoring these homes and making them available to travelers. The little touches, including the empanadas for breakfast added to our southwest experience. There is so much to do in Albuquerque, and we tried to take in as much as possible. Petroglyphs National Park, Gruet Winery and Isotopes Park were all a short drive from Casita de Padre. For those wanting to bring bikes, Albuquerque has lots of bike lanes and trails.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming & Quaint. A story in every corner. So much love & care the owners put into this property!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect location! Museums, green parks, local eateries, & Old Town right in your front yard. This adobe casita holds so much history and love. All the amenities you need are available. Truly, a home away from home. From wine & empanadas, music & wifi, to laundry facilities & private patios. We had the chance to meet our host ~ a kind and loving woman. Thank you for the perfect stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Plaza Vieja, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Balloon Fiesta
1 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£202
for 2 nights
From
£82
£509
£1,554
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£186
for 2 nights
From
£74
£466
£1,437
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38.84

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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