Authentic mud-construction adobe house in a quiet cul de sac neighborhood in the North Valley. Our home exhibits the culture of New Mexico, with traditional saltillo tiled floors, exposed adobe walls, vega ceilings, and a terrazzo tiled kitchen. You will have great views of the Sandia Mountains, hot air balloons and the Balloon Fiesta fireworks show. This is a perfect location for either a short drive to the Balloon Fiesta park, or for watching the balloons and/or fireworks from the comfort of your own patio or cul de sac. Enjoy your morning coffee in the patio atrium as hot air balloons fly over. You will be just minutes away from the Sandia Peak Tramway, and the New Mexico Rail Runner train station for a quick day trip to Santa Fe or a ride to Downtown Albuqueurque. The famous El Pinto restaurant is just around the corner, with delicious New Mexican cuisine and a long list of famous celebrity clientele. Our home has two bedrooms, one full bathroom, a fully stocked kitchen with dishwasher, washer and dryer, and a living room with TV, free Wifi and cable, lots of board games and wood-burning stove (fold-down futon bed available if more than 4 guests; $10 per night, per person extra charge if more than 4 people). One bedroom has a charming Chiminea fireplace nestled in the corner. There is plenty of room for parking, and big grass yard for relaxing or playing yard games. Upon check-in, you will be greeted by the owner and provided with freshly baked cookies. Pets considered upon discussion with owner (additional -$25 per pet- fee will be charged if accepted).
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 6 Sleeps
- Calendar last updated:
- 22 Jan 2019
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Charming Home with Beautiful Natural Lighting
Our stay here was amazing! The home and its owners are so warm and inviting; we wish we could have stayed longer. Out of all of the cozy blankets and comfy seating, the fully furnished kitchen (with a waffle iron!), and the abundance of card games and board games, my favorite part about our stay here was opening all of the curtains in the morning to let in the morning sun! This property has beautiful natral lighting, and for me, that is a huge bonus! We hope to return sometime in the future and bring our families! There is so much to see and do in this area; I hope you get a chance to explore!
Wonderful place, wonderful attention to detail and very welcoming owner. We had the best christmas!
The place is cozy, warm and just a delightful stay for Christmas. They even set up a Christmas tree for us and had cookies for our arrival. What a great place.
Clean but not many comforts here.
If you just need to be close to Balloon Fiesta Park, and don't really care what the place looks like, then this may be for you. The beds were OK, though small. The cable television needs updated to provide a something more than local channels (Not much beyond that) and not really a very nice area at all. Mostly trailer park. Furniture is a bit dated and old. But Ok and the owners are very nice.
I am SORRY our casa did not meet your expectations! We have always had very high ratings.
Guests stated, “Clean but not many comforts here,” and “if you don’t really care what the place looks like.” We strive to provide a truly unique New Mexico experience. The house has exposed adobe walls, vigas, ceiling beams, saltillo flooring, talavera tile accents in a passive solar adobe. We provide a pillow top queen bed in one bedroom and a similar full size bed in the other bedroom featuring high thread count linens, outdoor brick patio with water feature, fire pit, wood burning stove, fully stocked kitchen and kitchen staples, games, books, laundry soap, bath toiletries, as well as other comforts and amenities.
Guest states, “not really a very nice area at all. Mostly trailer park.” New Mexico typically has a diverse building mix in neighborhoods from custom homes to old traditional casas and manufactured homes. Our neighborhood is a mostly owner occupied quarter acre to one and a half acre home sites with this traditional mixture.
The guest states “the furniture is a bit dated and old” We have decorated in traditional New Mexico flair providing equipale (authentic Mexican tanned pigskin) tables and chairs, handmade southwestern bench, antique armoire wardrobe from the Fred Harvey’s hotel and an antique four post bedroom set with new pillowtop mattress.
Our goal has always been to strive for 5 star ratings and a home away from home feeling. Imagine our SURPRISE at the 2 star rating when we have had 5 stars and a couple of 4 stars on all of our booking sites. We have had six guests who have booked return visits, and given nothing but complimentary comments. We would have liked our guest to communicate their dissatisfaction immediately and directly to us so as to alleviate their confusion about the cable TV and point out the additional comforts they may have missed that were provided.
We really appreciate each guest’s review as we use their feedback to continually improve our guests’ experience. This allows us to reflect on our property with great detail. We ask that you please read the other reviews as we believe this guest’s 2 star review does not accurately represent the quality of our property, but we will take what they have mentioned into consideration and make sure we always continue to go above and beyond with our accommodations and service to make every guest highly satisfied. We will thoughtfully consider their review.
This house is charming and comfortable and well equipped for a great stay. Frank and Bill were so friendly and accommodating! Can't say enough good things about this property or them. Very pleased and will look forward to staying here again!
Our 2nd stay. Will return again and again.
Beautiful trees, animal sounds, plants, hummingbirds, comfortable, homey, feels like home.
Betty and her sister treated our casa as if it were their home. She cared for my moms rose and it is blooming beautifully.
We like to see returning guests as it speaks to quality of their stay. We strive to exceed expectations.
Betty is welcome back anytime, and hope to see next year.
We had a fantastic stay at this beautiful, meticulously maintained property. I would stay there again anytime. The owners are caring and make you feel welcome with their many personal touches. We loved the peaceful atmosphere, this is a gem.