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Luxury Accommodations for Budget Travelers

Bedrooms 3
Property type estate




Academy Estates East Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 6 private bedrooms, 2 large common rooms, 4 baths, gardens, hot tub

BALLOON FIESTA INQUIRIES: We have space October 3, 2016 to October 9, 2016.

***Please note the online quotes are for a single room with double occupancy***

The House of Peace and Love is a 5000 sq ft private estate situated at the base of the Sandia Mountains in the Beverly Hills of Albuquerque. This is the perfect place to relax, renew, rejuvenate and create romance and memories. The house has three uniquely decorated private rooms with baths. It is a great temporary housing situation if you are tired of staying in hotels with kitchenettes and like to cook and relax. Many film support crews as well as the cast have had long term stays. Traveling Drs, nurses, athletes in training, and business executives have enjoyed their long term stays here. We can sleep eight people in our private rooms with private baths, and up to 25 for folks who know each other and are open to sharing bathrooms . Our temporary guests have come together to celebrate the big O Birthdays (40,50,60, 70, 80.), family reunions, gatherings for grieving the loss of a loved one, and host the family and friends of brides and grooms all under the same roof. We can comfortably sleep up to 25 people. There are two kitchens fully stocked with glass wear and cloth napkins, all rooms have small individual refrigerators and microwaves. Bedding and towels are provided. Guests have four lovely gardens one with a pergula , water treatments, hammocks, hot tub, fountains, and mediation areas. There is outdoor dining and seating dinning for 20 with an outdoor BBQ and kitchen. One of the main rooms has a standard pool table. In the spring roses and sunflowers bloom with grape arbors and wild flowers. We are close to Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Wal-Mart and Smiths for shopping. There is laundry, off street parking, and three additional refrigerators to use.

Your host is nationally acclaimed author Dr. Suzanne Lopez. There are more photos avilable upon request. This interesting home is filled with lots of art, light, plants, and fountains. It is an adult space. However, we have children’s toys, videos and books. You will have fun, feel comfortable, meet interesting people and thoroughly enjoy your stay. It is guests' responsibility to read the terms and conditions prior to booking. Book now and have fun, fun, fun.

Keywords: Estate/Home

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

I am writing this in regards to my stay at Casa Paz Y Amour, located at 9100 Luna Del Oro Albuquerque, NM 87111. I booked my stay for July 14 to July 26, 2013 and I’ve truly enjoyed it here. The house is spacious with many different patios for all to enjoy. All the rooms have plenty of space to relax and sleep comfortably. The host, Dr. Lopez is very friendly, gracious and accommodating. She truly makes one feel welcomed. The backyard has several different seating; relaxing arrangements from hammocks to a Jacuzzi. The trees also provide shade if one wants to sit on the grass. The house is a true gem with beautiful architecture and artwork. It’s definitely a great place to stay in Albuquerque.
Jul 2013
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Luxury Accommodations for Budget Travelers
average rating of 4.0 based on 18 reviews
Westcliffe Co. USA

Paz Casa

  • 5 of 5

Casa la Paz was the most interesting home we have ever stayed in. The art work the furniture the intimate spaces the hot tub the warm and gracious hostess made for a relaxing comfortable stay

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson Arizona

A Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our five days were wonderful, a relaxing combination of sight seeing and conversations in the evening in the warm and comfortable living room. We would recommend this well furnished convenient residence to everyone seeking to really experience the "Land of Enchantment".

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friend Reunion with Paz y Amor

  • 5 of 5

The Casa de Paz y Amor was the perfect home to host our large group for my 30th birthday celebration during the Balloon Festival. Dr. Lopez and her assistant Brittany were helpful months in advance to make sure we had the home to ourselves and that we would know how to take advantage of the area and the festival. Both had great restaurant recommendations and made us feel at home in ABQ. The home is only a 5 min drive from the festival shuttle and a few minutes (some of my friends even walked when needed) to grocery stores, restaurants and shopping. Our favorite area was the beautifully and eclectically decorated outdoors where we grilled, all ate together, and were able to play games and catch up in the vibrant outdoor gathering spaces. The home has Dr. Lopez's personal creative art, memorabilia from all over the world and warm southwestern charm. From the pool table, to the hot tub to lounging in hammocks to a fully set kitchen with pots and pans to having a clean, comfortable bed for each guest---the home was just what we needed for a relaxing weekend getaway. Perfect balance between large group gathering spaces and private nooks for the introverts to recharge. Dr. Lopez's assistant, Alicia stayed with us the entire weekend taking care of trash and helping us navigate the home. She was great about giving us our private space and we enjoyed having her for our game night. I would be careful with small children with all the art (we did not have any with us) and beautiful decorations. Thank you, Dr. Lopez for a great weekend and for opening your home to us! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Abby and her friends and family were wonderful guests. We were sooo happy to host them. Abby gave all the staff thank you cards at the end of their stay! Simply a delight. Please come back any time and we would love to have you.
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Austin, Texas

Unexpected Experience

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I had arranged to rent the entire house and filled each room with family and friends so that we can stay together without the worry of strangers since some of us had little ones. I did just that however we didn't pay for the living room and when guest had to move from the converted garage due to cooling and electricity issues to sleep in the living room we were reprimanded and said we did not pay for the living room so no one could sleep there. (that was a little unsettling for me since I had arranged for the entire house-no one else was going to sleep there and considering the circumstances it should not have been an issue) The cleanliness of the house was not up to our standards but with a house of this size and there being something literally everywhere it would be hard to keep clean. The "casita" was a disappointment to say the least. It just was hard to enjoy ourselves with the home owner/manager living on site walking through the premises what seemed to me looking for something to point out to us that was not "right". We had guest feel so uncomfortable they left and stayed someplace else the second night. The pictures are not accurate and there are tons of "art" all over the place and by "art" I mean religious pagan idols. All in all we would not stay here again. I am so disappointed in this rental coming off an amazing experience this summer from another vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unusual and Disrespectful Guests First no one rents this entire house unless it is a for a commercial, TV show or movie and they pay a great deal more than these guests who actually were given a discount in response in part to the organizers lament that some of her family and friends were not able to afford our regular balloon fiesta rates. We chose to do this so that we can support the reunion of friends and family for memorable reconnection. The facts do not reflect any of the comments. This guests rented the five private rooms as well as a little casita and space in the studio and one of the great rooms. She did not rent both great rooms. People rent out the rooms and beds and have use of the rest of house"s common areas , gardens and hot tubs. . There were no issues regarding cooling in the studio , however the guests did not request the information as to how to turn on the refrigerate air so moved into another room which had not been reserved or paid for. When they asked about it they were shown and moved back to their original space. At the Casa there is always 24 hour access to information regarding guests needs or questions which these guests chose not to utilized. All guests are sent both a virtual tour as well as directed to the website which shows all the rooms, the gardens, common areas and art in the space, the house is filled with both fine art and folk art from all over the world. I have an active art studio on the property and am a juried contemporary santera and folk artist. I show in galleries, the Spanish Market in Santa Fe, The New Mexico Arts and Kraft's fair . One of the guests had the audacity to remove more than eight of my paintings from the walls in a common great room turn them around and put them on the floor. They also turned around twelve niches(altars) that are displayed on a long cabinet. There are " no religious pagan idols " or images of any kind in my home. There are praying monks from Thailand, masks from Mexico, Bali, Indonesia, and India, paintings of Guadalupe, and images of the Divine Feminine as well a a myriad of contemporary artists work. . I have posted a few of the accused , Pagan idol images for you to see the insanity , lack of awareness and ungrounded comments. . Please feel free to go to and see more photos of the art. These folks were very unusual, uneducated, clearly misinformed and bigoted guests. Please don't leave any comments that attacks a persons religion/race.
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  • 5 of 5

The House of Peace and Love truly lives up to its name. Suzanne is a remarkable woman and make you feel absolutely welcome and cared for. The entire place evokes warm, southwestern hospitality - and spirituality, sophisticated yet so comfortable. Plus the surrounding locale is truly lovely as well, striking and magnificent. My only regret is not staying twice as long!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, NM

excellent family place to stay

  • 5 of 5

my nieces and nephews stayed here for a long holiday weekend. They said it was perfect for their crowd, comfortable, convenient. The hosts were fabulous

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Academy Estates East Estate Rental Rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest

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Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are based on single private room with two adult occupants.... Please contact us about special rates for reserving the entire house. During the Balloon Fiesta and holidays, special rates apply and property must be contacted for prices.

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Academy Estates East Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Queen size Beds (3) Access to private garden from Mexican Fiesta room., Double Beds (1) Access to private garden from English Garden room., Murphy Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
There is a large viewing deck for the balloon festival, and a large yard with fountains and meditative retreat areas. **Online quotes are for a single room with double occupancy***

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