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New Mexican Victorian Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath , Sleeps 6

Housemate wanted to share New Mexican Victorian Home. Perfect for artist or writer. Studio Space can be made available. $600.00 month. Utilities included. We are 35 minutes north of New Mexico Tech in Socorro, NM and 15 minutes south of Belen, NM. We are 55 minutes south of Albuquerque, and 1hr. and 50 minutes south of Santa Fe. Our home was built in 1890 and is located on the historic Camino Real. We are 10 minutes from the Bernardo Game Reserve and 50 minutes from Bosque del Apache National Bird Reserve. Our home is part of a small farming community in the Rio Grande Valley. Situated on (3) acres, our home offers a selection of patios, lots of trees, gardens, and lawn. We are on the fly away. Perfect for an artist's or writer's retreat, our home has three bedrooms, 1 bath, and is fully restored with a modern kitchen, wifi, and Direct TV. Hiking, biking, and camping spots are right out our back door. We offer a full Continental breakfast which includes homemade breads, and jam. Fresh eggs! We are 50 minutes south of Albuquerque and 1 hr and 50 minutes from Santa Fe. Socorro, NM is less than 30 minutes away. Host of New Mexico Tech, Socorro has a vibrant music scene, Macy Performing Arts Center, and a great selection of restaurants. San Lorenzo Canyon is less than 20 minutes away and offers great hiking and camping. We have an art studio adjacent to our house. This facility can be included in the rental as well.

Iva O'Connor
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
1 June, 2018

About Iva O'Connor

Brian O'Connor and Iva Morris are New Mexico artists. They live and work in their restored victorian home in the rural, farming community of Las Nutrias, New Mexico. Check out their work:

Iva O'Connor purchased this house in 1987

Why Iva O'Connor chose Veguita

Brian is a native New Mexican and loved the property on sight. A contractor, he couldn't wait to restore this beautiful property to it's former glory. Iva is a native of Western Maryland and has lived in New Mexico for 37 years. Her parents were antique dealers; she has enjoyed adding to Brian's accomplishment in the form of period antiques and gardens filled with native plants and vegetables.

What makes this house unique

The community of Las Nutrias is filled with unique characters and has some of the oldest most historic properties in the surrounding counties. Mission churches, haciendas, and a rich oral history add to the unique character of this small New Mexico town.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Veguita in Socorro County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:30 / Check-out: 12:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Each bedroom has (1) double bed. We have a pull out couch that makes a double bed as well. This would work for the kids!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • library
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
There are plenty of dirt roads to ride your bike. Belen-- a town 20 minutes away has a kickin' aquatic center open from 6:30-am till 8:30 pm.


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New Mexican Victorian Home
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
Portland, OR

Home with tons of character

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just finished a trip through New Mexico where we stayed exclusively in houses. This rental was a little different from most—an old, restored Victorian house full of antiques and a lot of character. The hosts, Iva and Brian, were super-friendly and we had great fun chatting with them. They supplied us with “breakfast”, which is unusual for a rental of this type. What it meant was that Iva and Brian showed up with a ton of food for us. We would have had to stay much longer to have eaten it all. We particularly enjoyed the bag of frozen roasted New Mexican peppers. Those went into quite a few meals during the rest of our trip.

Things you should know: the dogs really are super-friendly. We arrived when our hosts weren’t around and the dogs treated us as their best friends. The Victorian house is where Iva and Brian live when guests aren’t there; otherwise, they stay in the metal building that serves as their art studio. Don’t worry—the house is cleaned and set up for guests. There is no wifi at all, and the only internet connection is in the studio. Iva and Brian gave us access to their computer when we needed it. I know wifi access in the house is a priority for them and gave them some tips on how to get it set up, so it may already be there when you read this.

We visited the Bernardo Waterfowl Management Area (minutes away) and Bosque Del Apache NWR (about an hour away). Anyway, we had a great time, enjoyed the house, the hosts, the dogs and the birding.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great get away

  • 4 of 5

Our family spent a weekend in this wonderful Victorian restored house. The house is lovely, comfortable and has a lovely garden.The owners are great hosts and gave us lots of privacy.Breakfast was very nice.The beds are comfortable, the kitchen is spacious and the house is full of engaging art and books. It was the perfect place to retreat to after a day of hiking at nearby bird refuges. We really enjoyed our stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Belen, New Mexico
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Rio Communities
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Belen, New Mexico
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Belen, New Mexico
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Sandia Ski Area
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Veguita, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £37.68
Cleaning £37.68

Price per night is for (2) guests. Additional guests are $25.00 each per night. Our house can accommodate up to 8 guests. Owners will be on the premises. We have 4 dogs. The dogs stay with us. We have been hosting for a while and have never had a problem with our pets. We also have one outside cat. We have chickens as well. We have 2 wood stoves. No pets allowed for guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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