|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This house glows with life and creativity. The architect designed windows and skylights to fill the interior with a distinctive Southwestern light which enhances the vivid hues of the polished walls. Each room opens onto its own secluded, outdoor space with lavender, rosemary and native plants bordered by rock walls and stone benches. It’s a remarkably peaceful refuge only a block away from the restaurants, cafés, clothing stores, and eclectic boutiques of Albuquerque’s hippest district – Nob Hill on Old Route 66. It is a 10-15 minute walk away from the University of New Mexico, including the medical school and hospital.
The kitchen is fully equipped with vintage, Route 66-era red gas stove and refrigerator, as well as a contemporary toaster, microwave and both French press and drip coffee makers. In the pantry, you’ll find an energy-saving Swedish washer and dryer. A farm-house table allows you to take full advantage of the light streaming through the French windows to the west. A step down from the kitchen, across the bamboo flooring, is the main living area. It is equipped with a large, recessed flat screen television and blue-ray DVD and plug-in Bose equipment for your I-Pod. The elegant down couch is comfortable enough for a good afternoon nap. The gas-burning stove gives extra warmth on chilly days.
The house rises to accommodate the landscape as you move towards the study and the master bedroom. The study has two desks and full internet/wireless service on request. A leather couch folds out into a full bed. The walls are hung with pieces from the largest private collections of photographs by Tony Gleaton, known for his portraiture of people from the African Diaspora in the New World. Next to the study is a full bathroom in audacious pink. Down the hall, the master bedroom offers a queen-size bed and its own regional gas stove. It flows into a changing area and large bathroom, complete with a Jacuzzi bath and shower.
For sunny New Mexico days, outdoor dining and seating dot the front and back courtyards in which a boutique landscape designer has orchestrated an array of seasonal blooms.
Because we care about the environment and don't want to expose people to unnecessary toxins, we use green products only to care for our home.
Keywords: House, Southwest, Green
We are retired academics who are currently working on a biography of John Mercer Langston, the son of a slave and a major political figure in the 19th century. We enjoy the natural beauty of the Southwest and the opportunities for dining, walking, listening to jazz and exploring that Nob Hill and the greater Albuquerque area offer. And then there are our grandchildren who live just outside of Albuquerque. . . Here I am with my grandchildren on a Mexico adventure. My daughter, Pamela, in the background of the photo, takes care of the house for us. -- Aimee
Pamela Cheek purchased this house in 2008
Nob Hill is filled with interesting little shops and restaurants to explore as well as peaceful neighborhoods. This house is a character-filled, lovely and quiet writer's retreat near the liveliest part of town. It's the best of both worlds.
Proximity to major university, jazz, restaurants, wine bars, art galleries, paths along the river and mountains, availability of skiing and outdoor sports.
My husband and I stayed at this lovely home over the Thanksgiving holiday while visiting our daughter and her fiance who both live in ABQ. We absolutely loved everything about our stay! This is a beautiful and unique home situated right off the main "drag" of the Nob Hill area. We visited the fun shops, the UNM campus, and ate at some really great restaurants. We highly recommend The Cube (as seen on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives) which deserved a repeat visit! Best Thanksgiving ever - thank-you, Pamela!!
My wife and I stayed at the house for ten days. It's a wonderful place--creatively and well designed and decorated, spacious, very comfortable, and located on Nob Hill (a very interesting and dynamic place, near UNM). One evening, we had a family gathering (some 15 people) and everyone was impressed by the house. Adults and teenagers both couldn't stop looking around--it's so unusual and delightful. I recommend it enthusiastically. We hope to stay there each time we visit family in Albuquerque.
We stayed here for 2 weeks with 2 young children and it was perfect. It is a great location in Nob Hill within walking distance of UNM, and great shopping and restaurants in a hopping, vibrant part of Albuquerque. It has everything you need, including a beautiful patio, both in front and back of the house. The owner is very helpful. Would stay here again in a minute. Highly recommend.
I had the pleasure of staying in this gorgeous property for a full week, while in town for the yearly flamenco festival. The home is not justified in pictures, with each room having it's own private exit to the numerous patios in the front and back yards. There are many skylights and widows that allow sunlight to pour into this bright and colorful home. The retro kitchen and furnishings only add to the cozy yet modern ambiance of the house.
I loved that the house was in walking distance to all the lively shops, bars and restaurants on Central in Nob Hill. My friend and I did not use our car from arrival to departure.
The best part of our stay was Pamela, who was eager to answer any questions I had before booking. We ran into the tiny misfortune of being the firsts guests of the year to need to use the AC, only to discover it was not working. When it did not turn on as expected, Pamela immediately came out to repair the AC. She was so apologetic about the minor inconvenience that she graciously, and without asking, gave me a credit back for a portion of my stay.
I cannot say enough about how amazing this property is and how wonderful Pamela's customer service was!! Stay here and you will not be disappointed!
The decor and ambiance in this house (and it's very private outdoor spaces) is just gorgeous! The location is great to walk to many shops and restaurants in Nob Hill. We had a rental car so didn't use public transport but it looks as though it's very available. We would LOVE to come back and stay here again. This would be 5 stars if there was a dishwasher and a better bed. :)
First, I cannot say enough about Pamela. She came to my rescue after a previous booking at a different location was cancelled just 2 weeks before our arrival. A group of 3 of us had been planning a reunion for months after finding each other after 30+ years. Initially the property was unavailable, but after talking to her, she made special arrangements for us so that we could use the property.
Now, the property. You could not ask for a better location around Nob Hill. Period. Its literally a few hundred steps to great restaurants and lounges, yet far enough away that you do not know you’re that close. When we walked in, we were overwhelmed with its vibe. Every detail obviously was carefully considered. It’s one of those spaces that from the outside you just can’t conceive how amazing and yet comfortable the interior is.
Book this property, you won’t regret it.
The house is an ideal site from which to set off on day hikes in the mountains, boutique hunting in Nob Hill, bicycling along the Rio Grande, birding in the Bosque del Apache, enjoying the wine bars and jazz in town, experiencing cuisine based on locally grown foods at Los Poblanos and Jennifer James 101, taking excursions up to galleries in Santa Fe by train or road trips to Indian pueblos and, seasonally, taking in balloon ascensions during the early October balloon fiesta, skiing at our local Sandia resort or further north, golfing at courses with national rankings for their exceptional design and beauty (Paa-ko and Tamaya), experiencing rejuvenation at yoga retreats, pursuing enrichment at university conferences, viewing performances at the Tricklock international theater festival in February and Globalquerque world music festival in September.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Notes||Rates are subject to being changed until confirmed. Holidays and Balloon Fiesta Week are subject to higher rates. The refundable damage deposit may be paid by a refundable $200 check.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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