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Casita de Padre, Old Town Albuquerque

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Plaza Vieja

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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Kris Linton
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016

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.


based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

Casita de Padre, Old Town Albuquerque
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Delightful Stay

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I came through the door of this Casita, I felt at home. From the empanadas that Kris left on the kitchen table to greet me to all of the small thoughtful things that she included throughout the Casita, I had everything I needed. Kris dropped by a couple of times when I was outside and I really enjoyed my visits with her.

I was staying alone and felt very safe in the area. Truly this is a unique, special place. I will be coming back to Albuquerque and I will stay here again if it's available!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AMAZING! Relaxing, beautiful, peaceful and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

This place has it all. It is beautifully but comfortably appointed and architecturally interesting. The home was very spacious, and yet felt cozy all at the same time. Pride of ownership definitely shine through on this unique group of properties. We actually stayed in the larger Casita De Madre', we had the pleasure of speaking with the couple staying in Casa De Padre', they echoed our sentiments about their stay as well, saying they come to ABQ twice a year and will not stay anywhere else! I certainly understood why. The lovely park across the street was perfect for an early morning walk, and the property was so convenient to all of the shops and charm of Olde Town, we actually walked there twice. Kris, the owner, was easy to reach and very thoughtful, as proven by the delicious, homemade cherry empanadas that she left for us. I'd make a trip back just for those! If you ever have an opportunity to stay at one of these lovely casita's, I would highly encourage you to do so! I would not hesitate to stay here again on my next excursion to ABQ. As a matter of fact, like our travelling neighbors said, we probably won't stay anywhere BUT Casa De Madre' or Padre'!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a relaxed and comfortable place with a real New Mexico feel. And very convenient to Old Town.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for four days. Very convenient to our conference at Hotel Albuquerque. Lovely ambience and friendly host Kris. Would highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super Comfortable, Great Location, and Beyond Hospitable!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Casita de Padre five nights and enjoyed my stay from the second I walked in. I was greeted with a few personal notes from Kris and the smell of delicious home made fruit empanadas. The immediate feel as I walked through the casita was, "comfortable, warm, and cozy". They have made amazing use of the space and filled it with just the right amount of charming furniture, a fantastic collection of New Mexico decor, and everything you need for a great stay, including a bunch of items waiting in the fridge when you arrive. I so appreciated many of the conveniences the casita offers: the ability to park inside the beautiful casita grounds, to walk to Old Town and many of the nearby museums, to do laundry right on the grounds, and to just plop on the couch and eat a yummy pizza from Old Town Pizza Parlor or delicious huevos rancheros from Cocina Azul. The owners also supply everything you would want during your stay - from a blender in the kitchen and toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion) and a blow dryer in the bathroom to a DVD player, a great working desk, and plenty of high quality towels and even a nice bathrobe. You will love this cozy little place - I know I will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We LOVED our stay at the casita!

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful place to stay! Spotlessly clean, very comfortable, and with everything we could possibly need right at hand. The location, Old Town, can't be beat. The property is across a quiet street from a park, and a block from the Plaza. The resortation of the casita is just perfect - it has all of the modern conveniences while keeping the charm of old Albuquerque. Kris could not be a better hostess. Check-in was a breeze, and she left empanadas for our breakfast the next morning (and a treat for our little service dog!). The beautifully equipped kitchen even had a blender. The sleeper sofa has a very high quality mattress, as does the bed in the bedroom. We all slept great! Our little service dog loved running out the back door into the private, enclosed courtyard. The only negative was having to leave! I can't wait until we can return for another stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Historic Casita, prime location, perfect for couples!

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing! We booked because it was in a great location for walking in to Old Town and had a cute look, with a neat back story, but the pictures don't even do it justice! It is decorated with knick knacks and accessories that create an at home feeling, and while it has preserved it historic look on the outside, the inside has all the modern amenities. The three rooms (living, kitchen, bedroom) are spacious enough that you don't get the feeling that the place is as small as it looks on the outside. The bed was comfy and it was very quiet the nights we stayed. It is advertised as sleeping 4, but one of the beds is a sofa sleeper. We had a third but he stayed with family so I cannot speak as to the comfort of the couch. Sharing the small bathroom between more than a couple might be awkward as it is in the bedroom and very small. but maybe a family with small children would find it sufficient. The wifi worked well and there were CDs/DVDs/games provided, although we were too busy to partake. We met the owner briefly when we arrived and she was very nice. While we did not see her again, I feel certain she would have responded promptly to any issues or requests; I believe she lives quite close. The owners stocked the fridge with a few cokes and juices and had fresh pastries laid out for our arrival. I would highly recommend this place to any couple looking for a cozy, romantic getaway in Albuquerque, or as an alternative to any hotel room for anyone visiting Duke City!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Plaza Vieja, New Mexico

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1 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay
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Cleaning £41

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Plaza Vieja in New Mexico

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
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.

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