Entire home/flat

10 Guests

3 Bedrooms

7 Beds

Entire home/flat

10 Guests

3 Bedrooms

7 Beds

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About this listing

Our wish is to carry on our parents' tradition of being gracious hosts. You are our guests during your stay in our beautiful quiet village and we strive to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We strive to go above and beyond in service.

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The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 7
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: £8 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: £48
Weekly Discount: 9%


Our wish is to carry on our parents' tradition of being gracious hosts. You are our guests during your stay in our beautiful quiet village and we strive to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We strive to go above and beyond in service.

Village (vil-ij) - a small group of houses in a rural area larger than a Hamlet. "Los Ranchos de Albuquerque" - A village within a city. Situated in the tranquil Village of Los Ranchos, the property is locally owned by the family of the long time balloon enthusiast couple who served as wonderful ambassadors to the sport for 40 years. Their love for extending hospitality to their visitors was evident in that they regularly opened their home and hearts to friends and strangers alike for a meal, a short visit, or an extended stay.
The home's decorative theme centers around hot air ballooning, as it was their passion for many, many years. Its location makes it ideal for vacationers traveling to see the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in October, as well as the many other attractions throughout the area. When you email or call, you are speaking directly with the owners, not a management company. Maps and suggestions for dining, sightseeing, walking and bike trails are included. We live in the village and offer personalized service, meeting all our guest upon arrival for check-in whenever possible. You are our guest during your stay in our beautiful village within a city and we strive to make your stay as comfortable as we can.

The house is a pueblo style bungalow with cove ceilings and gleaming hardwood floors. In the two bathrooms you will find local luxury shampoo and conditioner, body and face soap, face towels, body towels, and other standard consumables. Dining room has seating for 6-10, den carpeted with full size sofa sleeper and large screen TV, living room hardwood floors with full size sofa sleeper, three bedrooms- (master bedroom is carpeted with queen size bed and large closet, two bedrooms with hardwood floors, closets and two twin beds each). Linens are provided. Fully equipped kitchen with large oven, laundry room with washer and dryer, fenced grass yard in front and back making it ideal for children to burn off energy safely outdoors, books, jigsaw puzzles and games for leisure time, 50 MG wireless internet, basic cable TV plus HBO, selection of DVDs, antique piano and music for the music enthusiast, complimentary bicycles provided upon request, with suggested trails and ditches to ride or walk, occasional guinea hen family crossing the area, plenty of parking, RV HOOK UP and multiple outdoor small water fountain features to enhance relaxation through the beauty of the sound of light flowing water.

This home is approximately 1750 square feet and ideal for large families. It will comfortably sleep 10 when including the two sofa sleepers. Within walking distance are walking and bike trails, tennis and racquetball courts, neighborhood park with playground, seasonal growers market with arts and crafts on Saturdays, local winery, and antique shops. Many local restaurants are in very close proximity. Located within easy access of Balloon Fiesta Park, wildlife viewing at the Rio Grande Nature Center, Los Ranchos Day at Casa Rondena Winery, Lavender Festival, scenic drives, as well as all of the many things to see and do in Albuquerque.

The entire 1750 square feet are available for use including 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,living room with full size sofa sleeper, dining room with large table seating 8-10, kitchen, laundry room, den with full size sofa sleeper, fenced front yard with porch and fenced back yard with lawn and patio.

We live in the Village of Los Ranchos very close to the property and are happy to meet you upon arrival as well as respond quickly to any issues you may have with the property. Upon arrival you will be greeted with fresh baked cookies on the table. Bottled water is also provided, as well as a lite snack.

Top Rated Nearby Attractions
large variety of nearby eateries in very close proximity( range of .4 to 2.5 miles within the village)
Balloon Fiesta
Kelly Jo Wine by Design - painting classes, famous pottery and dishes
Los Poblanos HistoricInn and Organic Farm
NM Rail Runner
Unser Racing Museum
Casa Rondena Winery
Joliesse Chocolates
Prime restaurant
Numerous Walking Trails
Old Town
Sandia Peak Tram
Rio Grande Nature Center
Mule Barn Restaurant

There is plenty of free parking on site. The Rail Runner train station is a short drive south to near 2nd and Montono Rd. or north to near 2nd and El Pueblo, where you can ride the train north all the way to Santa Fe or south all the way to downtown Albuquerque and beyond to Belen. Bicycling around the community is always an option. Albuquerque and the surrounding area have multiple bike lanes and or trails that make navigating in the city easier on bikes. Within the village there are some dirt ditch trails and bosque trails to ride for leisure.

Kitchen is fully equipped and generous amenities including a waffle maker, waffle mix, coffee, sugar, creamer, hot chocolate, flour, olive oil, spices, salt, pepper, small assortment of individual condiments, misc extras. The large oven capacity is useful for serious bakers. Upon request, home made pumpkin pie will be delivered guests during a Thanksgiving or Christmas booking.
RV parking available.
Bicycles available upon request.
Nearby (approx .75 mi) park with playground, tennis courts, mile walking path, racquetball court, seasonal farmers market on Saturdays, and arts and crafts market.

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

For the health and safety of all guests and family members, this is a NO SMOKING property. If guests smoke inside our home, a $250 cleaning fee will be charged in order to clean up and remedy any issues it might cause for future guests. For the comfort of surrounding neighbors, we ask that during the very early morning and very late evening hours you keep the noise level appropriate for the time of day. No pets allowed without prior approval from owners. A small pet fee of $25 will be charged if owners agree to allow pets.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

16 Reviews

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Helen User Profile
March 2017
This lovely home served all of our needs. Comfortable, clean home away from home. A perfect layout inside the home to separate the family for some quiet time. Kitchen had everything you needed utensils, pots, pans, etc.. Outdoor patios and yard was perfect for the dog and us big kids to gang out in. The neighborhood was fairly quiet (a few neighbors had barking dogs but it was occasional bark), great area to stroll around for walks. Close to all our needs as well. Hope to return as we feel in love with the home and area.

Catie User Profile
March 2017
Niki is fantastic, and the bungalow is lovely. There were fresh cookies waiting for us upon arrival and little mints by our bed, and everything was clean and tidy. There's a beautiful outdoor space, too, which we too full advantage of when soaking up the sun! The location is fairly central, and just about everything (besides Santa Fe) is within a 15 minute drive. All in all, would definitely recommend!

Nancy User Profile
January 2017
We stayed at the property for a month and thoroughly enjoyed our time in Albuquerue. We are avid cyclists, so being close to the Paseo Del Bosque was a huge plus. The neighborhood is quiet. The home, though older, is well maintained. Lots of extra touches, such as a piano, organ, guitar, printer and DVD player.

Tasha User Profile
December 2016
We had an enjoyable week at Nikki's Byrd house. It was very comfortable for our group of 8. The house is in a nice location - walking distance to a nice winery and a short drive to many restaurants and interesting places in Albuquerque. We enjoyed the board games at the house and made use of the extensively stocked kitchen pots, pans and other gadgets. Nikki was very responsive to numerous questions we had. She set up a Christmas tree for us and welcomed us with treats. All in all it was a great experience.

Leslie    Tony User ProfileLeslie    Tony is a superhost.
September 2016
What a lovely place that we stayed here in Albuquerque New Mexico when we come back we look forward to staying in this Airbnb again.
Niki User ProfileNiki is a superhost.
Response from Niki:
Leslie, Thank you for such kind words. We aim to please, and are thrilled that you were happy with the accommodations. We look forward to you visiting our village within a city again.
September 2016

Michael User Profile
September 2016
Niki made us feel very welcome!--a welcome card, cookies and other treats, and responsive, clear communication. The house was well appointed with respect to furnishings, amenities, and the kitchen. The beds were very comfortable. Our extended family group of seven had plenty of room. Since the weather was perfect, we really enjoyed breakfasting together outside on the patio. The neighborhood was also very quiet--very restful. We could not have asked for more--it left nothing to be desired. It was like a home away from home.

Denise User Profile
September 2016
We had another great stay at the Byrd's Nest Balloon Bungalow. Niki always does her best to make us feel welcomed. My boys absolutely love the delicious treats she leaves out for us. The home is very clean and homey.

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