|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, Art and I, stayed at Pamela's Nob Hill gem for our third time! We love it!
We loved this beautiful southwestern home. Located near the university, in Nob Hill near restaurants and shops, it's well-appointed and comfortable. We particularly enjoyed the oversized bathtub and walk-in shower. It also has lovely outdoor space.
The Nob Hill house is a bright, airy, clean and peaceful hideaway with charming decor and inviting outdoor spaces. We enjoyed having breakfast on the patio. We also enjoyed the comfortable, convenient office space and browsing its diverse selection of books. The location is great -- within walking distance or a short drive to restaurants and shopping. (You'll find local references, restaurant menus and guidance in Pamela's helpful notebooks. Scalo is our favorite restaurant nearby; we return on every trip.) Thank you, Pamela, for your courteous communications and for making the transaction easy. We would certainly recommend the Nob Hill house to others.
Perfect location, close to restaurants, shops, major points of interest.
Beautifully light and spacious house with everything you could possibly want in terms of kitchen, laundry, bathroom ware.
I love that the house showcases some really impressive art works.
Excellent communication with the owner, seamless arrival and departure.
I wondered whether we would miss air con but the evap cooler combined with fans meant even the hot Albuquerque summer wasn't a problem.
This property is spacious, pleasant, attractively decorated and in a nice neighborhood. It has some useful outdoor spaces. It is within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants on Central Avenue. We enjoyed our stay and would be happy to stay here again.
The interior design & colors, the flow of spaces, the outdoor patios, the owners' collection of artwork and books -- all of these aspects create a beautiful, relaxing environment. We were confronted with very hot mid-day temps daily throughout our stay, so the fully functioning evaporative cooler was a huge relief. Although Rt.66's easy access to restaurants is just around the corner, the house is tucked away and private. Pamela was quick to respond and gave specific directions for entry, security, appliances, and area attractions. We found it hard to say goodbye to this place, and, yes, would return!
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.
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
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.