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Downtown Historic Home by UNM, Convention Center, Hospitals.

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Huning Highland Historic District House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 2 Kings, 1 Queen and Sleeper Sofa - Sleeps 6-8

Charming historic cast stone home nestled in the middle of the Huning Highland neighborhood full of beautiful restored historic homes. This wonderful grand Queen Anne style home was once owned by Albuquerque's earliest school principle. Right next door is one of Albuquerque's premier bed and breakfast operation. One of the homes is very historic, referred to as the “Spy House” because of Atomic Bomb drawings being sold by David Greenglass, the brother of the infamous Ethel Rosenburg, to a soviet spy. The “Spy House” is also a bed and breakfast where you will be more than welcome to have your breakfast at an additional cost of $10/per person when the B & B schedule permits. It is also within walking distance of many great restaurants.

There are three bedrooms upstairs:

Two bedrooms each with a king-size bed

- One king bedroom with private full bath.

- One king bedroom with a secondary sleep area and full size sleeper sofa, with full shared bathroom

- One queen bedroom with full shared bathroom.

Downstairs includes a very spacious living, dining and kitchen area.

You are an easy 5-10 minutes from Convention Center, UNM, Hospitals, Old Town, Museums, Zoo, Airport, and even a shorter distance to great shopping, restaurants or even the movie theater. You are also within walking distance to the train/bus stations that can take you to many other great attractions in the Albuquerque area.

Weekly and monthly rates available only.

Normally bookings for less than one week are not accepted more than a month in advance (returning guests exempt).

No smoking, (Smoking permitted outside the house.) Sorry, no pets.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Steve and Kara Grant
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 2, 2016
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About Steve and Kara Grant

Steve and Kara Grant, the owners and innkeepers of the Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Albuquerque, have been residents of Albuquerque since 1999. When they first moved here, they settled in a typical home with their 3 children. But two years after their fourth little girl was born, they came across a unique house with an amazing story behind it in the downtown area of Albuquerque. The house was badly in need of TLC, but Kara fell in love with the house and Steve soon warmed up to it as well. They spent 6 months making the house livable and moved into it Christmas Eve of 2004. This house was the “Spy House” (ATOMIC BOMB SECRETS TRADED HERE), which they made their home for 5 years. The other building on the same property is the 'Carriage House', which is the one we currently use for VRBO business.

Steve and Kara Grant purchased this house in 2007

Why Steve and Kara Grant chose Albuquerque

We love the historic neighborhood area that and the GREAT location is a plus too!! Located in Downtown Albuquerque, close to just about everything - Hospitals, University of New Mexico, Old Town, Nob Hill, Airport, 5 blocks to the Rail Runner Train station that goes all the way to Santa Fe!

What makes this house unique



based on 8 traveler reviews

Downtown Historic Home by UNM, Convention Center, Hospitals.
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Lovely older home with character and charm

  • 4 of 5

This property is an older home in an interesting neighborhood of Albuquerque. It is full of character and charm. It has beautiful woodwork including the floors and staircase. The kitchen has been updated. There was plenty of lovely hot water. I would recommend this property to visitors to Albuquerque.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First Rate

  • 5 of 5

Late Victorian quarters updated with luxury linens and towels. The Grants provided everything one would need in a most gracious way. Coffee was available for the first morning. Nice nibbles and a welcoming bottle of red made one feel really wanted. There is a lot of local history associated with the place and for those interested in such things it is a real pleasure to step back in time and see Albuquerque as it was at the turn of the last century. We would stay again and send friends there without a second thought.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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A beautiful and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

Steve and Kara were very welcoming and provided everything we needed for a comfortable and enjoyable three week stay. When we first arrived there were delicious homemade scones, chocolates, and fresh fruit left for us. The house is clean, spacious, and decorated with many beautiful relics. All three bedrooms have very large comfortable beds and get nice light during the day. The kitchen is well equipped with your basic needs and there is a laundry and dish washing machine that work well. All in all the house is an ideal place to stay if you are spending some time in Albuquerque and want a nice home base. The lovely front porch is an added bonus as well as the convenient location (walking distance form many good restaurants such as The Grove and Artichoke Cafe).

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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The Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This historic home was the perfect rental home for our family of 5. Besides being absolutely beautiful; with large comfortable bedrooms, well appointed kitchen, large dining area, and living room space, the central location making it a short walk or drive to everything we wanted to do, the historic significance of this property is fascinating and made it totally cool to stay there. The photo's don't do the home justice as the rooms were much larger than what we expected. As is always a bonus too, the main floor laundry was super handy to have available; saves the unpleasant task when you get home after vacation. While in New Mexico over New Years we saw and did a number of very entertaining family activities including; having supper at the Shark Reef Cafe prior to walking through the River of Lights at the Botanical Gardens, walking around the historic Old Town, visiting a Pueblo and watching native dancing (which only allows visitors a few times a year so we were very fortunate in our timing to be able to watch and enjoy this native cultural experience), attended a Paint night which was extremely fun for all, visited the Native Pueblo Cultural Centre which again introduced us to the unique and extensive history the region contains along with gaining a better understanding about the various Pueblo communities that still exist today, and on New Year's eve we all went to a casino and watched a Cirques performance which was outstanding.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful acomodations and location

  • 5 of 5

The location and accommodations were wonderful! Steve and Kara were amazing.

We will visit again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Owner's Response: It was so great to meet you. We hope that you can come again and soon and stay with us! Kara
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Amazing, Charming, Wanted for nothing, Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Just wow! The house was amazing. Full of character, clean, and the beds were so comfortable. There was plenty of room to accommodate my large family. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed. We wanted for nothing.

Steve and Kara are great people. They guided me through the whole process from booking, to our arrival and provided fantastic customer service while we were there. Honestly they felt like extended family.

The House is in a great location not far from several great restaurants and local attractions. I will say this...the photo does not do this home justice. When you arrive and step inside you will then get the full awesomeness of this home inside and out.

I would definitely recommend this property to ALL my friends and family planning a trip to the Land of Enchantment. Thanks again Steve and Kara!


Johnny B & family

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Albuquerque International Sunport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
UNM South, Arroyo Del Oso, Los Altos
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
New Mexico Rail Runner - 5 Blocks To Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Holy Cow, The Grove, Artichoke Cafe, Farina Pizza
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Sandia Peak Ski & Tramway
Car: not necessary

Downtown Albuquerque, Just minutes from major Hospitals, University of New Mexico, Historic Old Town & Nob Hill.

Other Activities: Skiing,Snowboarding, Biking, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Shopping, Health/Beauty Spa, Hot Air Ballooning, etc.


Rates & Availability

Huning Highland Historic District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Years Holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 7.19%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Huning Highland Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Brand new bathroom with large claw foot tub.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared bath from other king & queen bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Half bath off of the kitchen area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large grand King bedroom with fainting couch.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very nice bedroom with sitting desk area and sitting room.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Quaint little bedroom with desk.
  • Each bedroom is very unique and newly decorated. One king bedroom has a fainting couching with new private full bath. Another bedroom is a king bedroom, writing desk area and separate sitting area with sleeper sofa. Lastly our queen bedroom is quaint bedroom. Which share the full bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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