Jeweled walkout nestled between UNM, Nob Hill, Pres Hospital, UNMH, downtown ABQ

Albuquerque, New Mexico

IDEAL for a stay of any length, this bright and beautiful 2 bedroom apartment is thoughtfully decorated with a Southwestern flair. The versatile living room includes a formal desk and chair for work, and a large, comfy couch, chairs, and several extra cushions for lounging on the newly carpeted floor while reading, resting, visiting, and/or watching HD cable TV.
The cute, practical kitchen is open to the living room, separated only by a multipurpose counter with stools tucked beneath for easy storage. The kitchen is well-appointed to serve a wide range of eating/cooking needs. The appliances include a full-sized refrigerator/freezer, a full-sized microwave oven, a convection-toaster oven, a conventional toaster, an automatic coffee maker, and an induction-heated hot plate system. A dishwasher and disposal are also included.
The large bathroom has double sinks, lots of drawer and counter space, and a full-sized tub and shower. It is stocked with lots of thick towels and is located between the living room and the bedrooms. A full-sized washer and dryer, complete with laundry supplies, are conveniently tucked into an alcove next to the bathroom a few steps from the bedrooms.
Both bedrooms provide privacy and a restful sleep on new memory foam mattresses.One bedroom has a queen bed and the other has 2 twin beds. Dressers are available in both bedrooms. Both bedrooms, as well as the living room/kitchen area, have large windows that look out to a private, walled flower garden.
The occasional chirp and creak of wooden floors overhead will remind you that there are people living above you. Your private outdoor space furnished with a table and adirondack chairs is a short, few steps up from your entrance. The flagstone patio is decorated with blooming flowers and plants three seasons of the year.
One off-street parking space is provided and located steps from the apartment. There are 4 steps down to the apartment entrance and it is not wheel-chair accessible. Additional free, on-street parking is available. Access to bus transportation to all parts of the city is one block from the property and can be utilized to reach most destinations within Albuquerque.

This location is IDEAL for getting around town:
* Destination * Time to get there
- Central bus transportation - 2 minute walk
- Interstate Hwy 25 - 5 minute walk, 2 minute drive
- Pres Hospital - 5 minute walk, 2 minute drive
- Other hospitals: UNMH, Lovelace, Heart Hospital - 7 to 15 minute walk, 5 minute drive
- UNM campus - 8 minute walk, 4 minute drive
- Nob Hill area - 19 minute walk, 7 minute drive
- Downtown Albuquerque - 19 minute walk, 5 minute drive
- Shopping Hub: Coronado Center, Winrock Center, ABQ Uptown - 12 minute drive
- Groceries: Smith's, Whole Foods, Sprouts, Trader Joe's - 10 minute drive
- Albuquerque International Airport/Sunport - 6 minute drive
- Train station (downtown) - 19 minute walk, 5 minute drive
- Albuquerque International Balloon Park - 17 minute drive - longer during
Balloon Fiesta in early October
- Sandia Tram - 20 minute drive
- Sandia Mountains by car - 23 minute drive
- Santa Fe - 57 minute drive, 1 hr 20 minute train ride
- Sandia Casino - 13 minute drive
- Isleta Casino - 13 minute drive

Whether you are vacationing, relaxing, visiting family/friends, passing through, or working in the Albuquerque area, this comfortable and cozy 2 bedroom jewel is just right for you!


Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports And Adventure Activities

  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Racquetball

Leisure Activities

  • Walking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Sight Seeing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Photography

Local Services And Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Water Parks
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo
  • Health/beauty Spa
  • Festivals

Catering Options

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room


  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen


  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books


  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure


  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Non Smoking Only


  • Dining Area

Suitability Chkbox

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters


  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio

Building Type

  • House

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining

Houses Rules

  • 03:00 PM
  • 12:00 PM
  • No parties/events
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 5
  • Respect the property and owners who live upstairs. Treat the property and them the way you want to be treated. Relatively quiet hours between 11:00 p.m. and 6 a.m. Promptly notify owners of issues or problems that arise during your stay.

Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

33 Reviews

    We loved Casa Central!

    5/5 Stayed Apr 30, 2019
    Submitted May 11, 2019

    Cozy, clean, comfy, quiet, and so cleverly decorated. Discovered something new every day. Beautiful flowers and patio to enjoy. Owner was very helpful. We hope to stay here again. This was our first VRBO and it was perfect.

    Warm Welcome

    5/5 Stayed Apr 25, 2019
    Submitted Apr 27, 2019

    Jan and Richard were great hosts. One of the most comfortable and well-maintained properties we have stayed in!

    Spacious and inviting two-bedroom apartment convenient to central Albuquerque

    5/5 Stayed Apr 17, 2019
    Submitted Apr 24, 2019

    We spent three nights in this light and wonderful apartment during our recent trip to Albuquerque. It is perfectly kept, amply spacious, and incredibly pleasant and comfortable, with many conveniences. It's an easy trip into downtown Albuquerque, including the convention center. The two ample bedrooms were great for the three of us - one couple and a friend - and would be equally comfortable for Four. Jan and Richard provided basics (and a bottle of wine) so when we arrived we didn't have to run out to get supplies. The apartment itself is great, and their hospitality made our stay even better - Jan gave us helpful information on goings-on and things to do in the area, and Richard provided good restaurant advice (there are many close by) and even called us to let us know about a traffic jam on the highway on the day we planned to travel to Acoma Pueblo.. The apartment is also within easy walking distance of the University of New Mexico campus, which is worth a visit itself and is surrounded by college-oriented shops, restaurants, and book stores. The apartment would be perfect for a family doing their college tours. In all, it was a lovely stay - if we get back to Albuquerque, we'll hope to stay there again.

    pleasant central ABQ stay

    5/5 Stayed Dec 8, 2018
    Submitted Dec 19, 2018

    Loved the location, area was charming, perfect space for what we needed, host super nice in providing snacks, maps, reading etc. did have some overhead noise from walking upstairs but was not loud enough to truly disturb us. would recommend.

    Cozy and roomy

    5/5 Stayed Nov 14, 2018
    Submitted Nov 19, 2018

    This is our second time staying at this exceptionally comfortable apartment. It has everything you could need and is centrally located. We will be renting it again next year.


    5/5 Stayed Oct 11, 2018
    Submitted Oct 22, 2018

    We really enjoyed our stay at the Casa Central. It was perfect for four of us to enjoy the Balloon Fiesta and central Albuquerque. The home is spacious and bright with comfortable beds, a beautiful bathroom with double sinks and a hot shower, and a kitchen adequately stocked with everything you need (although we ate out most of the time). We appreciated all the extra amenities supplied such as lotion, shampoo, towels to wash off makeup, and everything was very well marked. We especially enjoyed the welcome basket with wine, chips and salsa, and the provided coffee and fresh cream. The outdoor veranda was a favorite place to enjoy a glass of wine and here we had great conversation with the owners who gave us excellent tips on places to eat and shop. Our favorite was Duran Central Pharmacy! We’ll definitely stay again the next time in Albuquerque.

    Great location, exceptionally clean

    5/5 Stayed Oct 2, 2018
    Submitted Oct 13, 2018

    This was a quiet and comfortable place to unwind each evening after our day trips sightseeing stunning New Mexico. Jan and Richard are welcoming and hospitable and have included many touches to make their guests feel as if they are at home. They were available to answer any questions and gave fabulous recommendations for restaurants or local "don't miss"sites. We felt their warmth and sincerity throughout our stay. Thanks for sharing your place with us.

    Cute place to stay!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 15, 2018
    Submitted Aug 22, 2018

    We had a delightful stay when we drove our daughter to begin her studies at University of New Mexico. Casa central is conveniently located to the campus, as well as the airport, old town, and any shopping we needed to do. Our hosts were very thoughtful. A chilled bottle of wine, coffee with half and half, chips with local salsa and a chocolate bar crafted locally all waited for us upon arrival. We will definitely be staying here again!

    Very comfortable home with welcoming hosts!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 2, 2018
    Submitted Aug 7, 2018

    Perfect location for exploring Central Ave's great restaurants and bars, as well as for a stroll on the UNM campus.

    Great vrbo

    5/5 Stayed Jul 15, 2018
    Submitted Jul 26, 2018

    Really enjoyed the stay. Nice place.

    Very comfortable apartment

    5/5 Stayed Jul 7, 2018
    Submitted Jul 16, 2018

    We stayed here for 4 nights in July 2018. It is very comfortable and beautifully decorated. The owners live right upstairs and greeted us when we arrived to show us around. The local food basket and wine were appreciated. Just note that there is no oven/stove - likely because it is a basement apartment. Me being surprised by that was my fault as I didn't read the amenities list carefully. There is a hot plate, toaster oven and microwave provided and it worked out just fine for us. We would definitely stay here again.

    Great Place!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 3, 2018
    Submitted Jul 10, 2018

    This place was perfect for our visit! The location was great. The apartment was very clean and well maintained. Jan and Richard were very easy to work with. They go above and beyond with the extra amenities they provide. We would definitely stay here again.

    Great Place!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 8, 2018
    Submitted Jul 3, 2018

    Wonderful hosts, spacious and clean, superb location! We'll be back!

    Comfortable, Clean, friendly - GREAT

    5/5 Stayed May 29, 2018
    Submitted Jun 1, 2018

    This was a great place to stay. The hosts had thought of everything and were available for advice and information. The place was spacious, immaculately clean and very comfortable. The bed was great! The location was convenient with good restaurants nearby. Thanks!!!!

    Comfortable and Lovely

    5/5 Stayed May 24, 2018
    Submitted May 29, 2018

    This was one of the best VRBO rentals we have ever stayed at. Jan thinks of everything a person might need during their stay. Beautifully decorated and appointed. Jan and Richard were so helpful and responsive to any requests. Thank you for a lovely stay. We will definitely be returning.

    Fabulous ground floor flat. Very comfortable.

    5/5 Stayed May 8, 2018
    Submitted May 28, 2018

    This was the first time my sister and I have travelled to Albuquerque. Jan and Richard were perfect hosts, they even transported us to and from the airport. We are middle aged ladies from Birmingham England and we relied upon public transport to get us around. It was surprisingly easy to get to the places we wanted to see by bus and trains. Casa Central was a lovely cool oasis for us to call our home from home.

    Wonderful Home Away from Home!

    5/5 Stayed Feb 11, 2019
    Submitted Mar 11, 2019

    What a wonderful home away from home! Conveniently located in central Albuquerque, Jan and Richard have created a welcoming space filled with color, light, and Southwestern decor. A huge plus for my asthma was the strict no-pet policy and Jan's use of unscented products whenever possible. I wondered if the lack of stove/oven would be a problem, but it was not. Microwave, portable induction cooktop, electric skillet, coffee maker, electric kettle, full size refrigerator, etc., were plenty for my needs. Comfy beds, large tiled bathroom, and high efficiency (HE) washer & dryer were perfect for an extended stay. Highly recommended!

    Cozy place and great location

    5/5 Stayed Mar 10, 2018
    Submitted Mar 17, 2018

    Jan & Richard were excellent hosts! They were available, friendly and super helpful. The downstairs apartment was the perfect base for my family of 3 to explore ABQ! The beds were comfy, the bathroom was huge with thick linens and any toiletries you might need, the decor was festive and fun and distinctively New Mexican. The only surprise was that there wasn't a stove but once we got the hang of using the skillet or hot pad, we did just fine making eggs and bacon for breakfast! :) This truly is a little gem of a place and when we come back to ABQ, we'll definitely stay there again!

    Perfect location, comfortable apartment, friendly owners

    5/5 Stayed Jan 22, 2018
    Submitted Jan 30, 2018

    My family and I ended up staying at Jan and Richard's apartment for longer than we expected due to my father's heart surgery. We couldn't have asked for a better location, we were a 10 minute walk to the heart institute. The apartment was very comfortable and cozy. An added bonus was finding salsa and chips and a bottle of wine in the fridge. Jan and Richard were very accommodating and friendly. Highly recommend!!!

    Just great overall.

    5/5 Stayed Dec 27, 2017
    Submitted Dec 30, 2017

    From the thoughful food and other things left for us to the overall comfortableness of the apartment we were blown away. Beds we really comfortable. There was enough hot water for 4 fairly long showers. There were motion lights everywhere so my kids could get to the bathroom at night. They even left my wife’s favorite wine in the fridge (granted this could have been by accident but still). There were even box fans to provide that ambient noise since there weren’t ceiling fans. The location was central to a lot of fun things we wanted to do (ABQ bio park especially). The owners live onsite upstairs but were great hosts. Will definitely stay again.

    Excellent, relaxing, perfect location

    5/5 Stayed Oct 12, 2017
    Submitted Oct 15, 2017

    Jan and Richard have provide a comfortable, relaxing, peaceful home away from home. They have thoughT of everything to make you feel at home. Amenities are top of the line. They were so helpful and responded immediately. The location is ideal. We would definitely stay here again and will highly recommend it to all our family and friends. Diane and Barry, Buffalo, NY

    Moving to Albuquerque

    5/5 Stayed Aug 26, 2017
    Submitted Sep 10, 2017

    I cannot say enough about Jan and Rich. I stayed at Casa Central during my relocation to Albuquerque from NWI. I accepted a position at UNM and viewed the property before staying. My mother and Aunt decided they had to see the property and meet the owners I would be staying with. We met with Jan and she assured my mother and Auntie I would be fine. Not only did she take the time to show us the apartment but spent time speaking with us about the area. I feel that I have gained a great relationship with Jan and her husband Rich during my stay. They will not be forgotten due to the comfort they provided as I was in transition to Albuquerque. The location was prime for working at UNM. There are plenty of great food choices near and Whole Foods. Jan also left some key items for me in the apartment that made me feel special. She had a bottle of wine in the refrigerator and coffee with all the necessities you can ask for in reach. Although there is no stove I became a pro at the oversized electric skillet and eventually used the induction cooktop. I was surprised to learn how easy it was to cook on it. The apartment has all the special touches to make you feel at home during your visit. This is definitely the spot if your looking to be near everything in the city. Her gardening skills also provide tranquility. You will not be disappointed if you book at Casa Central.

    Great location, beautiful space

    5/5 Stayed Aug 14, 2017
    Submitted Aug 21, 2017

    Both of our hosts could not have been friendlier or more helpful. Everything the house needed had been thought of. It was beyond clean. We were in Abq to drop my youngest son off at UNM. This was the perfect location for that. While he was tied up doing freshman things, I was able to explore the many areas of Abq. I got up to speed very quickly and could drive myself around quite well! Unfortunately I was unable to go to Sante Fe, that will have to wait until next time! I cannot recommend this rental enough. Mom and 18-year-old son from Maine

    We had the best time!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 15, 2017
    Submitted Jul 21, 2017

    We felt right at home and will stay again if ever in the area! Thank you for thinking of all the small things.

    A wonderful home away from home.

    5/5 Stayed Jun 27, 2017
    Submitted Jul 10, 2017

    My partner and I stayed here for a week, and absolutely loved it. It is clean, well-decorated, and had lots of extra amenities that made our stay that much better. Jan and Richard are both kind and welcoming hosts, and made sure that we had everything we needed during our stay. We tried the pizza restaurant that they recommended, and it was delicious! If we ever find ourselves needing another place to stay in Albuquerque, we will definitely try to stay here again. Thanks! -Leah & Jeff

    Absolutely, fantastic ! Everything and more than the pictures and prior reviews!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 24, 2017
    Submitted Jul 1, 2017

    We have traveled all over the US and Europe and this is the best property and hosts we have ever experienced. Jan and Richard are wonderful hosts starting with the quick reply to our requests and right through the entire stay. The property and location is wonderful and Jan and Richard take care of everything down to the smallest detail. Look forward to going back again and again! Thank you from my entire family!


    5/5 Stayed Jun 4, 2017
    Submitted Jun 6, 2017

    Great place to stay near the university. They pay attention to each detail. Comfortable and clean with lots of extras. I will definitely stay here again.

    Welcoming and Comfortable

    5/5 Stayed May 20, 2017
    Submitted May 23, 2017

    This apartment was absolutely lovely! Jan and Richard have gone out of their way to add special touches of comfort. I loved the motion sensor lighting along the hallway and in the bathroom. The kitchen was well stocked. The bathroom was spacious with fluffy towels, soaps, lotion and a shower that I didn't want to get out of! Comfortable beds and beautiful decor throughout. And then there were the flower gardens around the apartment which were beautiful! Great location too. I only have amazing things to say about this space. Thank you, thank you!

    Highly Recommended

    5/5 Stayed May 12, 2017
    Submitted May 17, 2017

    Owner(s) were welcoming, place was immaculate, beds super comfortable, and location perfect! This rental is an amazing value for the price, we will be back ;)

    Great Location

    5/5 Stayed Mar 8, 2017
    Submitted Mar 22, 2017

    The apartment is immaculate, new, and very comfortable. It's close to everything and I enjoyed walking the neighborhood. The hosts are lovely, helpful people who go out of their way to see that you have everything you need. I would definitely stay here again.

    Great apartment, great location!

    5/5 Stayed Feb 17, 2017
    Submitted Mar 2, 2017

    We stayed here with two small children (ages 9 and 2) and could not be more pleased. The apartment was exceptionally clean, well-maintained, and nicely furnished. It was great that kids had their own room. The space is comfortable and bright and we felt right at home. The kids were sad to leave! The location is also fantastic - easy access to freeways, the University of New Mexico, downtown, and Nob Hill. The owners were welcoming and friendly while being unobtrusive and respectful of our privacy. We did not have any issues or questions but we are confident the owners would have responded immediately if we had. We will definitely stay here again when we are in Albuquerque!

    Clean, quiet and convenient!

    5/5 Stayed Jan 19, 2017
    Submitted Feb 15, 2017

    I booked while in town for work and ended up extending over the weekend. The unit is very spacious and tidy. The owners are very friendly and accommodating, while also being very respectful of my space and need to have peace and quiet at night. I thought the location couldn't have been better. Right near downtown, near campus and lots of places to eat, and only a couple miles from a Whole Foods! I recommend checking out the tram ride up the Sandia Pass, it is also near by and has. reathtaking views of the whole valley. Excellent experience, looking forward to next time.

    Lovely apartment in a great location

    5/5 Stayed Jan 11, 2017
    Submitted Feb 3, 2017

    My husband and I really enjoyed our stay. The apartment is furnished with lots of comfort and color. The small kitchen is great for a light meal or enjoying take-out from one of the close restaurants. We both found the beds very comfortable and really enjoyed the large bathroom. The owners are very friendly and knowledgeable. We will definitely be back.


      Albuquerque, New Mexico

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