About the property
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
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 Plaza Vieja
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.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Well-located, well-managed, and thoroughly delightful.
The property has four casitas in a private compound. All are old adobes and each has a unique decor and mood. All are charming inside and out.
Unique charming casita with historic charm and all the modern amenities. Delightful!
Such a fun place to stay. Private and peaceful with lots of outdoor space. So many things to do in this lovely historic neighborhood-museums, restaurants, Old Town shopping, coffee shops and restaurants all within short walking distance. A jewel! Thanks for the great stay. My family visits albuquerque often and this is the best place to stay for a relaxing and fun time.
Old Town Gem
We so enjoyed our stay in this historic and lovingly restored home. We had a great time exploring Old Town and the museums. The empanadas were a tasty treat!
Shotgun Home with Loads of Character
If you love homes with character and history, you must stay here! This house was absolutely amazing. It is in walking distance (about 3 mins) from old town, where there a bunch of restaurant and cute little shops. To top it off the owners were fabulous! They surprised us with little treats for us and our pups. I highly recommend staying at this wonderful little home.
Kris and Terry did an amazing job on restoring these shotgun houses. Totally relaxing and our dog enjoyed the enclosed area. Loved being able to walk to Old Town and enjoyed the lovely park just across the street. Also, we felt very secure with the locked gate..It was especially great to meet Kris at our arrival, she is a very warm and caring host...Highly recommend this casita.
lots to do
Very nice and everything worked great. Great neighbourhood with lots to bo within walking distance. Would recommend to anyone looking for rustic retreat.