Front sitting room. - The Old Town House
Comfortable living room. - The Old Town House
Open floor plan. - The Old Town House
Stainless steel appliances. - The Old Town House
Dining room looking toward kitchen and living room, front sitting room beyond. - The Old Town House
Dining room. - The Old Town House
Dining room looks onto back yard. - The Old Town House
Toward front sitting room, which has a kiva fireplace and looks onto the park. - The Old Town House
Front sitting room makes a cozy work space. - The Old Town House
From front sitting room looking through nicho. - The Old Town House
Master bedroom. - The Old Town House
Second bedroom. - The Old Town House
Third bedroom. - The Old Town House
Rain shower head and faucet in master bath. - The Old Town House
Family bath. - The Old Town House
Back yard looking southwest shortly after spring sunrise. - The Old Town House
Back yard with herb bed looking east.  Door leads to dining room. - The Old Town House
Front of the house during early morning July monsoon rainstorm. - The Old Town House
From the front of the house looking across Old Town Rd. at Tiguex Park. - The Old Town House
View of Tiguex Park from front door. - The Old Town House
Taken from front yard across Tiguex Park.  Natural history museum in background. - The Old Town House
Standing in front of the house looking east on Old Town Rd. w/ snowy Sandias. - The Old Town House
Shops, museums, restaurants, art, and the old church all within a couple blocks. - The Old Town House
Front of house early on a spring morning. - The Old Town House
Historic Adobe in Old Town Albuquerque Three Blocks from the Plaza
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December is a great times to be in New Mexico. The smell of piñon is in the air. On clear days, the sky is a deep, intense blue. Any leaves left on the cottonwoods turn the color of champagne. If you’re looking for cozy fireplaces, my place has two gas kivas, and there are a number of other great possibilities for that within walking distance of the house. Do some holiday shopping around the plaza a few blocks away, or take a walk or a hike in the cooler temperatures, still with plentiful daytime sunshine.

Looking ahead, there is still plenty to do in the late winter and early spring. The sandhill cranes and snow geese will be in the areas right near the Rio Grande river through mid February. The Sandia Ski Area is about 40 minutes away by car, or if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, a dramatic tram ride way from the Albuquerque side of the Sandias. All the shops and restaurants are close by, and nice for browsing and refueling.

Come enjoy the glamor and Southwestern charm of this old, territorial style home. The Old Town House in the museum district is an authentic adobe, built c. 1902. Directly cross the street from Tiguex Park, and about a block and a half from historic Old Town Plaza, the location is unmatched. With original wood floors, beamed ceilings, and foot thick walls, this house evokes the romance of the Old West, and is a fantastic base for your Albuquerque adventures.

Three bedrooms and two baths accommodate 6 (2 queen beds and 1 full bed, as well as a sleeper sofa in the living room, which adds flexibility in sleeping arrangements). The en suite master bath features a claw foot tub, the second bedroom has a gas kiva fireplace, and soft lighting is achieved in all three bedrooms with chandeliers. An open floor plan connects the living room and kitchen. All kitchen appliances are stainless. An adjoining sitting room (with its own gas kiva fireplace) allows views of the park through a side lit French door. The dining room seats 6 comfortably. There is off street parking for two vehicles parked in tandem (for example, a large pickup and regular sized sedan will both fit).

The back yard patio area is equipped with three bistro tables and six chairs, as well as a charcoal grill.

This is a great place for a girls' weekend. It serves well as a retreat for writing projects. With the fireplaces, clawfoot tub, and location near the plaza, it works nicely for a romantic getaway. Walking distance to the Hotel Albuquerque and a short distance from the Convention Center, it makes an excellent base from which to attend area conferences. With the park across the street, the Explora! museum across the park, and plenty for families to do nearby, this house also works well as a base for families looking to take a break, while including some science, art, history, outdoor activity and fun.

Things to Do in Albuquerque: Check out the web site for Old Town Albuquerque. Also, the Duke City Fix web site for a daily dose of Albuquerque pictures (as well as local commentary). Photos are posted on the Albuquerque Photo Gallery near the top of the DCF home page. People post new ones daily, and there are often spectacular shots of the Albuquerque scenery.

Here are a few of local restaurants of note (there are many other fabulous ones in Old Town, and throughout Albuquerque, but these are some of my favorites):

Blackbird Coffee in the Patio Market - kind of a secret garden vibe. They are on FB, and are located a short walk west of the house in the courtyard on the southeast side of the Plaza.

The St. Claire Winery and Bistro - great food, often live music, and local New Mexico wines. About a five minute drive (with traffic).

Church St. Cafe - near the Place - New Mexican cuisine with several beautiful, interesting seating areas, including a lovely one outside.

High Noon - near the Plaza - In one of the oldest adobes in town. Great food.

Seasons - within walking distance - upscale, great food, good service.

Golden Crown Panederia - Bakery which gets rave reviews in my guest book.

Grinding Gears - a cute, small coffee place that also serves breakfast items and sandwiches - about a 15 minute walk east on Mountain Rd. Great coffee!

Flying Star - About a 10 minute drive north on Rio Grande. In the summer, the shaded patio is particularly lovely.

There is a Starbucks (with a fireplace) about 4 minutes away by car, or about a 15 minute walk.




Washing Machine
Clothes Dryer
Air Conditioning
Full Kitchen
Cable TV
Smoke Detector

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Excellent based on 61 Reviews




Child friendly
Tiguex Park, with a nice playground, is immediately across the street. Also, Explora! the children’s science museum, and the Museum of Science and Natural History is immediately across the park from the house.
Parking Included
Off street parking for two vehicles parked tandem (nose to tail).
Wheelchair Accessible
The driveway is gravel. The house is all on one level, with the exception of a small step down into the kiva bedroom. There is a shower with a sill in the family bath.

Getting around

The house is about 15 minutes from the airport.


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I am a recently retired U.S. Naval officer currently teaching at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. While I will always love the maritime environment, I head for New Mexico whenever I get the chance. I am also fortunate enough to have excellent support staff for the house.
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Policies and Rules

Check In: 3PM - Flexible
A code to the lock box and alarm system will be provided within 24 hours of arrival.
Check Out: 11AM
No parties or events
No pets
No smoking
Minimum age limit for renters: 25
House Rules
A rental agreement must be completed, and first payment submitted within 48 hours of booking in order to confirm your reservation.
No pets.
No parties or large gatherings.
There is absolutely no smoking allowed anywhere on the property.
Violation of any of these rules is grounds for eviction without refund.
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Payment Policy
50% Is due at the time of booking. Full payment of the balance is due 30 days in advance of arrival. A $400 damage deposit will be held starting 3 days prior to check in.
Cancellation Policy
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. There is no cancellation for weather.
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The Old Town House is a Vacation Home located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 6 guests
The Old Town House has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Nov 2019

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