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Southwest Ambiance, Beautifully Appointed, Fully Stocked

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,425 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, Private Patio, Great Location, Sleeps 6, Beautiful Décor

Casa de Paz: Our charming 2-story townhome, built in the mid-1970s, has been completely updated. All rooms are colorful, comfortable, and artistically appointed with Southwestern art. The master bedroom features a King-size bed, 2 bedside tables with reading lamps, an antique dresser with mirror, and two double closets. Our pine headboard with marble stone insets was hand-crafted in Mexico, and our brightly colored bedspread was hand woven in the Zapotec village, Teotitlan del Valle, in the Mexican state Oaxaca. The middle bedroom has a Queen-size bed, bedside table, wall mounted reading light, and a spacious closet. The third bedroom contains twin beds, bedside table, wall-mounted reading lights, an antique dresser, and a large closet. Additional towels, linens, and blankets are available in each bedroom closet. There is an iron and ironing board in the master bedroom closet, and each bedroom closet contains a luggage stand.

The living room has a Southwestern couch with 2 reclining seats, microsuede reclining chair, brown fabric love seat, 32-inch TV with cable, DVD player, WiFi, and a bookcase with books, puzzles, and games. Along with other books, there is a set of 15 hardback Navajo mysteries by Tony Hillerman. The well-equipped kitchen has a breakfast bar with three stools and is open to the dining room which has a dining table that will seat 6, a love seat, a corner computer desk, a side table with a radio & cassette/CD player and music CDs. The dining room’s sliding glass door opens to our private patio that is completely enclosed and partially covered. The patio has a table with umbrella, 8 chairs, wicker love seat, BBQ grill (charcoal & starter fluid provided), flagstone flooring, a high adobe wall and wood fence, and a seating banco. There are a washer and dryer next to the kitchen. The home has one full-bathroom and one half-bath. The full bathroom is upstairs by the 3 bedrooms and has a tub/shower combo. Both bathrooms are spotlessly clean! The home has refrigerated air conditioning and forced air heating controlled by a thermostat, and each bedroom has an additional fan. We have parking for two vehicles in the driveway & carport and additional parking is nearby.

Free WiFi reaches throughout the townhouse.

2018 INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA, Oct 6 - 14 (We have 5 nights still available). 2017's fiesta had 672 balloons from 22 countries and 888,000 guests! Book soon for the remaining 5 nights. Our location provides easy access to one of the fiesta's Park-N-Ride locations.

We are located on the west side of Albuquerque with quick access to I-40. We are close to the Petroglyph National Monument Visitor’s Center (1.5 miles), Ladera Golf Course (1.3 miles) and only a short drive to Old Town (4 miles), many museums (6 within 4 miles), Cottonwood Mall (6.5 miles), the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park (5 miles), the Rio Grande (access to the river & bosque is close by), Open Space Visitor Center (4 miles), Botanic Garden & Aquarium (4.5), Rio Grande Zoo (5.5), walking trails, theaters, and restaurants. Albuquerque is an easy city to get around in.

Please: no partying, no indoor smoking, no pets.

We accept longer-term reservations and can offer special rates for snowbirds & others who desire an extended stay.

More Details

Owner/Manager Charly Bullock
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Owner/Manager Charly Bullock

I am a retired educator. I have been married to Cathy, also an educator, for 47 years. We have two sons and many grandchildren. We enjoy traveling, hiking, bicycling, reading, writing, crossword puzzles, and spending time with our family. I grew up in Oklahoma (elementary school years) and Colorado. Cathy grew up in Colorado. We met and married at Colorado State University. Cathy and I moved to New Mexico in 1974 and we love living in Albuquerque. I take the main responsibility for our townhouse, but Cathy happily pitches in when needed. We live near the townhouse and are always available to help with planning your time in Albuquerque.

Owner/Manager Charly Bullock purchased this townhome in 2012

Why Owner/Manager Charly Bullock chose Villa De Paza

We love Albuquerque's westside where modern meets ancient. The vibrancy of the city butts up against ancient rock art carved onto volcanic rock just over a mile away from Casa de Paz. The townhouse is conveniently located near the intersection of I-40 and Coors Blvd allowing quick and easy access to ABQ's many wonderful attractions. We are only minutes away from the Petroglyph National Monument Visitor’s Center (1.5 miles) and its many hiking trails, Ladera Golf Course (1.3 mi), Old Town (4 mi), many museums (6 within 4 mi), the Botanic Gardens & Aquarium (4.5 mi), Rio Grande Zoo (5.5 mi), the Rio Grande Nature Center (5.5 mi), Open Space Visitor Center (4 mi), city parks, multi-use trails in the bosque paralleling the Rio Grande, Pueblo Indian Cultural Center (4.5), Cottonwood Mall (6.5 miles), theaters, balloon rides, great restaurants, and so many other great attractions. Our location offers easy access to our diverse cultures, history, art, architecture, food, concerts & live theater productions, outdoor activities, and our outstanding university. Our location offers easy access to the Park & Ride buses available during the Balloon Fiesta (early October).

What makes this townhome unique

Our adobe-walled, private patio is the place to begin your day with a cup of coffee or tea, and then it's the place to relax with your favorite beverage after your day of sightseeing and exploring. Huffington Post calls Albuquerque "one of America's Five Secretly Cool Cities," offering authentic southwest culture by the bucketful, seemingly endless number of multi-use trails, an inexpensive gondola ride to the peak of Sandia Mountain, and, of course, artisanal green chile cheeseburgers. Add in the region's unique multicultural heritage (architecture, a ton of good food, festivals, local traditions, and so many wonderful people!) and you've got a city that's not staying under the radar forever. Casa de Paz provides an ideal location providing quick and easy access to our city's many wonderful features.

Many publications have ranked Albuquerque as one of America's top travel destinations. National Geographic Travel named Albuquerque as one of "The Best Cities in the United States." Today's Parent says ABQ is one of the best destinations for Springtime Family Travel. Travel+Leisure and Groupon say that we are one of the friendliest cities in America. Travel+Leisure also picked ABQ as one of the most charming cities to visit. USA Today says that we are one of the most Wildlife Friendly cities. ABQ is on Outside Magazine’s list of the 10 Best Big Cities for Active Families. National Geographic says the 550 hot air balloons that launch during our Balloon Fiesta present a "forest of billowing color." This is perhaps the only mass launch of balloons where visitors can wander the 78-acre field right next to the launching balloons. And the Travel Channel places our Botanic Garden in the top 5 in the country. The Botanic River of Lights display was named one of "The 15 Most Spectacular Holiday Light Displays in the U.S." by MSN. So please come stay at Casa de Paz and enjoy the many wonderful virtues of our city.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation townhome rental in Villa De Paza, New Mexico

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1425 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The upstairs bathroom is near the 3 bedrooms
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , The downstairs half-bathroom has a sink and toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , reading lights, dresser, large closet, window, artwork
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , bedside tables, reading lamps, dresser, 2 closets, 2 windows
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , bedside table, reading light, window, spacious closet
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Our private front porch sitting area features a wooden bench hand-carved in Mexico, a chair, small end table, and a hand-painted tile mural featuring a Mexican village scene. Our guests find both the front sitting area and the large, private patio to be relaxing spots after a day of seeing the sites of Albuquerque.


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Southwest Ambiance, Beautifully Appointed, Fully Stocked
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews

Southwestern Cheer

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to come across this cheerfully southwestern decorated HomeAway with notes by owner’s everywhere to assist our stay . We were delighted with owners, Charly & Cathy, how professionally they assisted the booking process, check in, and/or assistance should we have needed it. Casa de Paz is located close to family and wedding we were going to, but it is close to many food and shopping places. Charly & Cathy left nothing to be needed, they had fresh fruit/salsa/snacks/chips, coffee, teas, breakfast foods, milk, eggs, yogurt, juice, fact I probably forgot all they had available, no detail was overlooked. Casa de Paz has a sweet patio area with lots of seating and barbecue grill that we used for a family get together and it was just wonderful. You will not be sorry if you choose Casa de Paz as your HomeAway while in Albuquerque. Thank you again Charly & Cathy for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melisande, we were the fortunate ones to have such wonderful guests. You and your family were so considerate in picking up and cleaning up everything. You went well beyond what we ask our guests to do. You even cleaned the BBQ grill! You really didn't need to do so much, but we are most appreciative. This made preparations for our next guests much easier. Thank you, thank you! I'm glad I was able to meet you upon your arrival and have a few minutes to chat. I'm pleased that our townhouse was conveniently located near your local family and the wedding you attended. Cathy and I hope to see you again.
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Awesome Casita!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Casa de Paza was awesome!!! Charly, the owner/host was very gracious in meeting us and providing many amenities to welcome us to Albuquerque. The condo is very well equipped and quite comfortable. We ate several meals in and had everything we needed for some great meals. Charly has provided many insightful binders of information in regards to the condo, art and things to do in the area. As well as up to the moment weather/local news info. It was a delight to stay at this gem!!

  • Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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well go back

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect!!

  • Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, well located, well maintained and awesome owners.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this beautiful property, the owners were awesome, and this location is perfect for many different activities in Albuquerque. They owners go out of their way to make the stay pleasant. From leaving snacks and personalized notes for the guests, to checking to make sure you are comfortable with getting to the location, and are comfortable getting into the property--they simply make the entire process a pleasure.

  • Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing to stay at Casa de Paz again. You packed a lot into your weekend stay - visiting Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, driving the Turquoise Trail, and hiking at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. We are pleased that our townhouse was conveniently located for all that you had planned. It was a pleasure meeting you. Thank you for this nice review. We hope to see you again!
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Perfect for our young family!

  • 5 of 5

2 adults, 3 kids (10, 5, 1). Perfect location — less than 10 minutes from old town activities and the Petroglyphs. Less than 30 minutes from everything else in town and easy interstate access.

We stayed for 5 nights and loved it. The house is beautifully decorated. It’s like staying in an art gallery, but still like home as well. Charly and Cathy were incredibly gracious hosts. Thank you so much for letting us use your home.

  • Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You five were great guests! We are pleased that your family enjoyed "Spring Break" at Casa de Paz. You were well organized in advance with planned activities including visits to the NM Museum of Natural History & Science, Explora, riding the Sandia Peak Tramway, visiting Petroglyph National Monument, and hiking in the Jemez Mountains and Sandia Mountains. Great planning! You picked some of our favorite things to do in and around Albuquerque. We're sorry that airplane mechanical problems caused a late arrival, but you made up for it by doing so much. Thanks again for choosing Casa de Paz as your temporary home in New Mexico.
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Very impressed! My wife and I have stayed in VRBOs many, many times. This rated up there at the top. Beautifully appointed, with great attention to detail! Wonderfully furnished and clean. The hosts were very gracious and accommodating. Definitely will return.

  • Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your very nice review. We enjoy accommodating our guests' comfort and needs at Casa de Paz and in Albuquerque. The positive notes you left in our guest book are greatly appreciated, and, along with this review, help us understand what you liked about your stay. We are pleased that you found the bedrooms comfortable and that you enjoyed your time on our private patio. The four of you were great guests - you left the entire townhouse very clean! Thank you for doing more than we ask of our guests. I enjoyed meeting you. I do hope to see you here again!
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Albuquerque International Sunport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Ladera Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrack & NM Railrunner
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Interstate 40
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hibachi One

We are located near the intersection of I-40 and Coors Blvd. We like this location because of the quick and easy access to so many wonderful attractions. We are only minutes away from the Petroglyph National Monument, Old Town, many museums, the Botanic Gardens and Zoo, parks, Ladera Golf Course, hiking trails in the bosque paralleling the Rio Grande, Pueblo Indian Cultural Center, shopping, balloon rides, great restaurants, and so many other great attractions.

We love Albuquerque because of the great quality of life including New Mexico's diverse cultures, life styles, history, art, architecture, food, dance, theaters, outdoor activities, and our outstanding university.

Huffington Post calls Albuquerque one of America's "Five Secretly Cool Cities." ABQ offers authentic Southwest culture by the bucketful and is wildly underrated as a destination for lovers of the great outdoors. Noteworthy microbreweries like Marble and La Cumbre are the place to be once work is done. And let's not forget the seemingly endless number of multi-use trails, the cheap gondola rides to epic, high-elevation hiking, or the artisanal green chile cheeseburgers. Add in the region's unique multicultural heritage (think architecture, think a ton of good food, festivals, local traditions) and you've got a city that's not staying under the radar forever.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation townhome rental in Villa De Paza, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2018 Balloon Fiesta
Oct 5 2018 - Oct 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$113.13
Damage Insurance C$78.52

Guests must purchase CSA Damage Protection Insurance for $59. Special rates can be arranged for longer term stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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