Lovely 700 square foot casita five minutes from Old Town; 10 minutes from Downtown Albuquerque. Quiet end-of-street 1 acre property with one other home, beautiful landscaping and swimming pool. Beautifully furnished carpeted living room with adobe-style fireplace and sleeper sofa; Dining room seats 6 comfortably; large bedroom sleeps two and has additional sitting area.
Bathroom and kitchen are decorated with Saltillo tile floors and traditional Mexican tile countertops. Lovely patio off of kitchen is perfect for outdoor grilling or just enjoying the beautiful New Mexico sky.
Our third stay at the casita, so obviously our favorite choice of VRBOs. The casita is so comfortable and totally stocked with everything you need to cook up that special meal. It even comes with romantic country CDs for that special touch. All the pictures and decor tell a wonderful story. The private patio/with bbq is the perfect place to relax after a busy day of sightseeing. It's hard to believe you are in the middle of a very busy city because it has the feel of country. It is so quiet and peaceful, no traffic sounds and walking distance to cows, horses, llamas, chickens and peacocks - how cool is that!. The airport is a short drive away and with two interstates nearby it makes the casita the perfect location. You can head any direction for a wonderful day trip to some of the most scenic attractions in New Mexico. Now I have left the best for the last - the hosts Jill and Marty. They are the hosts you always wanted to find - so welcoming and full of knowledge about the city and state. They make you feel like family, not just a casita guest. We have become such good friends and the friendship continues beyond our stay there. The casita has truly become our favorite place to vacation.
If anyone is looking for the absolutely perfect vacation spot in Albuquerque, look no further than this gorgeous casita. The location is central to everything and is stocked with EVERYTHING you could possibly need for your stay. However, the best thing about this casita is the owners themselves. They go out of their way to make you feel at home and are an invaluable source of local information and restaurant recommendations. Thanks again Jill and Marty for everything and we can't wait to come back in May.
Knowing that my husband and I would only have 3 days to be in Albuquerque, I looked for a place near Old Town because we have always enjoyed spending time there. Our daughter lived in Albuquerque until 3 years ago, and this was the first time we had been back on our own. The casita was exactly as the description stated; however it's hard to put words to the intangibles. Marty and Jill were very easy to be with, very knowledgeable about the areas in NM that we might want to visit, and so great about talking or leaving us to relax and roam around. The art work and the comfort of the little house helped us feel very peaceful when we were there. We especially loved the sun coming through the kitchen window first thing in the morning. It was a great time for us, and we would recommend this place to anyone. We hope to return some day for a longer stay.
My husband and I stood at El Casita from the 28th of June to the 6th of July. This house was PERFECT from the art on the walls, to the simplicity of the size. It had everything we needed to live out our week in Albuquerque, a place that my husband and I have decided to call our future home. What made our stay even better were the landlords, Jill and Marty. I have never experienced such dedication and kindness at any place we have vacationed like we did with both Jill and Marty. I mean, these two were just so beautiful to us! My husband suffers from multiple sclerosis, and they treated him so well. They didn't just treat us like tenants. They treated us like family. We literally felt at home. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to experience living in Albuquerque, NM. If we could, my husband and I would have stayed there forever!
By the way, I have to give the Land of "Entrapment" slogan credit to Marty who said it the first day we arrived. I practically cried on the way back home.
Exceptional casita, wonderful hospitality from Jill and Marty, great location. There is truly no place else we will consider staying while in ABQ. If the casita is not available when we want to come, we will change our travel plans. Thanks for everything, Jill and Marty.
The casita was the perfect size and was well stocked. The owners were very accommodating and hospitable. Convenient location to the airport and major highways. The neighborhood roosters and dogs were a bit noisier than we would have liked, but still better than the noise people make in hotels.