Has it been a month already? Time flies when you have writer’s block. Well, I already shared about what fun we had on our recent trip and other possible places to stay in Albuquerque, and now I can show you photos of our Albuquerque Airbnb experience.
This adorable cottage with sleeping loft was located in Nob Hill, a cool part of Albuquerque east of downtown, near University of New Mexico. The neighborhood has metal-themed streets (like Silver and Lead) running East-to-West and college-themed streets (like Stanford and Wellesley) running North-South.
This airbnb is walking distance to Central Avenue (AKA Route 66), but since it was June in the desert, we opted out of walking and drove everywhere with the AC on.
It was hard to photograph since it was a tall space but not wide. One enters into a sweet enclosed porch with comfortable reading chair. Double glass-pane doors close it off from the main living area. Downstairs had a kitchen, desk and dining table, couch and small smart TV. The bathroom is to the left of the staircase. Upstairs the sleeping loft had another comfortable wicker chair, wardrobe, and bed.
In the above photo, you can see the air conditioner located next to the kitchen. The poor little thing did its best to cool down the whole apartment, but couldn’t quite keep up with the desert heat. This loft had 3 skylights which let in gorgeous natural light during the day but also helped the place get warm. I would definitely stay here again, but not in the summertime.
With Airbnb, amenities can be all over the place. I really loved the charm and uniqueness of this apartment. I didn’t feel like the host simply rushed out to IKEA and furnished the whole unit in one day (I’ve stayed at other Airbnbs like that). That said, they didn’t provide snacks or anything upon check-in… I’ve found that is more common for European Airbnbs to provide.
This unit had cushy white towels, different types of coffee (and different coffee preparation methods), and books to thumb through. I really appreciated the wardrobe upstairs since a lot of my summer clothes were light, easily wrinkled material. I don’t always hang up my clothes when traveling but lately I’ve been getting in the habit of it.
Like I mentioned above, I would definitely recommend this Airbnb for its location and charm, but not during the peak of summer. In the summer, book a hotel and crank that AC as cool as it will go.
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Photos by Staci Jackson for The Voyageer.