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Downtown Historic Cottage by UNM, Convention Center, Hospitals.

Bedrooms 1
Space 55 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 2-4

Charming historic cast stone home cottage nestled in the middle of a neighborhood full of beautiful restored historic homes. This cozy home was once the original carriage house to one of the beautiful restored homes that is know 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 is one bedroom with a king-size bed that is next to a large living area that has a daybed that can pull out to an additional king-size bed or two twin beds.

The dining area is in the living area with an antique table that can be used just as a desk or pulls out to easily accommodate four people.

The private fenced backyard wraps around the house and has a bench and small table should you want to sit outside for diner or just to relax.

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.

More Details

Steve and Kara Grant
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2017

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 cottage in 2003

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 cottage unique



Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Huning Highland Historic District, New Mexico

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Small cozy bathroom with walk in shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • Beds: King and Convertible beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • deck chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • wooden decking
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Downtown Historic Cottage by UNM, Convention Center, Hospitals.
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Needing a place to stay while working in Albuquerque, the Carriage House is the perfect home away from home! It is so cozy and has everything you need to be comfortable for a short or long stay. The B&B grounds are beautiful and you have your own, private parking spot which is great. Steve and Kara are wonderful and hospitable hosts. I highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quirky, private, and beautifully located.

  • 5 of 5

We choose the Carriage House because of it's privacy, location, and private parking spot. It's only a few blocks from downtown Albuquerque, two blocks

to Central Avenue and a few blocks from a freeway ramp. There are a few restaurants within walking distance. We especially enjoyed Artichokes

Restaurant on Central Avenue (3 blocks>.)

We mentioned quirky--another word for historic. The slate patio, steps, terrain and floor levels can be a little rustic. This should not be a problem for most

people, but if you have balance problems you may want to look elsewhere.

We enjoyed our stay here. The owner's were accommodating and the location was outstanding for our touristy one week stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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ABQ Heaven!!!

  • 5 of 5

I got a job here in ABQ, and knew I'd have to find a place to stay for 3 months. That is FAR TOO long to endure hotel living, and when I found Steve and Kara's B&B I pinched myself. The listing for the Carriage House was beyond charming, and I'm here to tell you the real thing is EVEN BETTER. I had the most personal and comfortable experience in a town I'd never been to before. The accommodations are perfect, and the Grant family incredibly warm. If you are looking for something short OR long term, look no further. Stay here. I promise you will love it!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute, Comfortable but not Particularly Clean

  • 3 of 5

We stayed in the Cabinet House over the Thanksgiving Holiday. When we first arrived we were thrilled with the accommodations and location of the property. Unfortunately upon returning from the store with a few groceries, we discovered that the refrigerator/Freezer was not clean and had a few items from the previous person's stay.(Things other than the sodas that the owners nicely provide in the fridge) After cleaning the fridge and freezer we started taking a closer look around(as one does after finding part of their accommodations to be less clean than expected) to see of anything else needed cleaned. We found several other things that seemed in need of cleaning and then just wiped the whole bathroom down with Clorox wipes as a result and washed the dishes prior to using them.The owners were gone for the Thanksgiving holiday so we were unable to bring it to their attention until later in our stay. They stopped in to check on us which was very kind of them and offered to have the Cabinet House cleaned to remedy the situation. We were soon to returning home by the time the cleaning staff could return so we declined the offer. The washer and dryer in the unit were immensely useful and we had a lovely evening using the fireplace outside one evening before the cold set in. The owners are so nice and the property fun and unique so I wish I could give a better review. The unit really just needs a good "spring cleaning" type of a scrub down to be a perfect place for an extended stay.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for allowing us to accommodate you during your time in Albuquerque. I am so sorry you felt parts of the property did not fully meet your expectations and appreciate you pointing out things that we can work on to always improve our property for others. We do have cleaning staff on the property everyday and had offered to have them come and clean the house a second time for you the day after your arrival because of being unavailable the day you arrived (Thanksgiving Day). However, you declined to have that service provided. As for the items left in the refrigerator etc., since the property is often rented for longer term stays we stock it with items that we think might be useful during a stay, such as flour, sugar, sodas, water, spices etc. Therefore the items left in the house were not from other guests but items that we had personally provided in the house. We always make sure housekeeping followed up by us (the owners or management) walk through every room before any arrivals but apparently some items may have been over looked before your arrival. For this we apologize. We've had many other guests that have absolutely loved our property and therefore we take great pride in what we have to offer. Thank you again for your review and making us aware of what we can always do to improve our property for all other future guests.
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Hurley, NY

Hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Carriage House for a week in September. I absolutely loved the tranquility of the grounds and the charm of the house. I arrived after a hectic day of travel and found a bottle of wine waiting for me and peanut M&Ms. The Carriage House is so quiet and comfortable. When I come to Albuquerque again, I will surely stay here again! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great accommodation in EDo (East Downtown)!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed three months at the Carriage House while in Albuquerque for work. The unit is tucked away behind two other properties and the grounds are very green. The living area is pleasant, and I had no problems with the wi-fi. I cooked in the kitchen and had all the right equipment for my meals. The bedroom stored all my belongings nicely and the mattress was also very comfortable. Although the bathroom is small, there are shelves and storage for cosmetics and beauty products! I enjoyed discovering the Huning Highlands neighborhood and its historic homes, as well as restaurants and cafes on Central Ave. I would definitely recommend the Carriage House for short or long stays!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: recommended

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

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Huning Highland Historic District, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Balloon Fiesta 2017
5 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Years Holiday
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$79.18
Cleaning A$80.52 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.31%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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