backyard stays cool with large shady trees
A Hip&Lovely Adobe House&Garden.
A Hip&Lovely Adobe House&Garden.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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PRIVATE BATHROOM and PRIVATE BEDROOM! I'm a textile designer from England with art from all over the world dressing my home.. The neighborhood is very "HIPSTER" friendly full of live music venues and places to eat, drink or shop. Enjoy!

The space

My adobe house was built in 1948 with large ash trees planted around it.This is a traditional New Mexican style home. Adobe keeps it warm in winter and cool in summer
I have created a lovely garden with flowers blooming from spring to the first frosts. There are two patios where guests are welcome to sit and I have a hammock which is easily put up.
My garden is private and quite large. I also offer off street parking.
Though I live in mid-town which is close to everything it is quiet and serene in my house .
It is about a 10 minute drive to Old Town, the historic part of Albuquerque with good restaurants, museums and IMAX theater near by. We have the longest aerial tramway in the world which takes you up to the top of the Sandia Mountains.( Sandia means watermelon in Spanish which describes the wonderful color of the mountains at sunset. I am close to ABQ Uptown, upscale shopping and dining and Apple store. Also nearby is the Nob Hill area on historic Route 66, a lively mix of boutique shops, restaurants and Nightclubs.
There are interesting day trips to the Indian pueblos like Acoma built on the top of a mesa and Madrid which was a coal mining town now revitalized by artists weavers and potters. Madrid is on the scenic Turquoise Trail, the back road to Santa Fe.
Santa Fe itself is a one hour drive on the freeway from Albuquerque and we also have the Rail Runner
Also downtown you can find the Indian Cultural Center and the Hispanic Cultural Center.
In October we have the Balloon Fiesta, the largest hot air ballon event in the world.

Wireless Internet
Cable TV

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check out by 11AM

No smoking please(URL HIDDEN)Guests may use the kitchen.
Quiet time after 10pm.
No Parties!

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Cat(s) live in the house


153 Reviews

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Vanessa User Profile
March 2015
Claire was a gracious host. The room was clean, the bed comfortable and she called me prior to my arrival to inquire about my preference for breakfast. The location was convenient for my needs.

Cheng User Profile
October 2017
The place is simply awesome!

Dean User Profile
October 2017
Claire's home is very lovely. The bedroom was spacious and comfortable. The private bathroom was beautiful. Squeeker the cat will visit you in the bedroom if invited and chew on your hat strings, unless you tell him not to. All in all, a very nice Airbnb and a very nice host.

Leslie User Profile
September 2017
This is the place to stay if you want a unique experience in ABQ. This is stay for someone that likes to engage with their host. Not the place for if you want your own space

Juliana User Profile
September 2017
Claire is lovely! Her home is beautiful (especially the garden). She also has a very sweet cat named Squeaker. The house was kept very clean and checking in/out was a breeze.

Sarah User Profile
September 2017
Claire's home is as picturesque as it appears in the photos. It made me want a house just like it! It's quiet and residential while close enough to the highway so there's easy access to wherever you want to go. Claire also provided great suggestions for my touring agenda.

Sarah User Profile
August 2017
Claire's place is darling! There's a claw foot bathtub(!), gas stove, and really lovely patio/yard space to hang out in if you wanted to. The only thing I partook in was utilizing the bathtub, yet the other amenities were nice to have access to if I had the time to. If you want a quiet and safe place to land close enough to get around easily, this is a great place to stay. I was in Alb. for continuing education that was being held at the Sheraton. I walked to Humble Coffee every morning (~15 minutes) and Lyfted everywhere else-Whole Foods, breweries (Marble was my fave, and Santa Fe brewery was a close second), and the climbing gym + the Sheraton for my workshop. Claire's place was convenient for this set up and cost $7-12 per ride (I felt like this was cheaper than renting a car overall + I could go to breweries in the evening and not worry about driving...). Squeakers, her cat, was also a lovely little companion in the evening (he usually sleeps with Claire, but she went out of town for a couple days and I took care of the kitty). Great place and great stay :)

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United StatesJoined in May 2012
Claire User ProfileClaire is a superhost.
I was born in England and lived in the center of London for many years when I was a designer. I had the opportunity to come to the US in the early 80s where I lived in Florida for several years before coming to beautiful New Mexico In 1990. Here I’ve experienced living outside …
Languages: Français
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