Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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About this listing

A minimalist room with private entry, private bathroom, and access to the public areas of the house.

The space

Come and stay in the quiet, tree-lined Silver Hill neighborhood in the heart of the city. The Silver Hill neighborhood has been home to many influential residents. Among them was the remarkable Myrtle Greenfield, who once lived in this very house! Originally from Kansas, Greenfield became the first director of the State Public Health Laboratory in New Mexico in 1919 at the University of New Mexico. Her legacy helped save thousands of lives and established a healthier environment for future generations in our state. During her 37 years with the State Public Health Laboratory she identified the sources of many communicable diseases leading to improved availability of potable water and improved milk and food handling. In 1922 Ms. Myrtle Greenfield commissioned the construction of a one-story adobe home through Architects McConnell-Rossiter. In addition, this house is known for its urban legend - no ghost stories here, but a truly original love story that I will be happy to share with you over coffee.

General description:
This home offers original wood floors and abundant windows that create a sense of spaciousness and airiness that is further accentuated by its elevation from street level. Many of this home’s original features are still in place, and random modern touches abound creating a warm eclectic environment.

Silver Hill neighborhood places you walking distance from the dives surrounding the university and the swanky eateries and shops of Nob Hill. Public transportation is ½ block from the back and front doors, and Rapid Ride, which transverses the city, is just a short walk away; either will get you to Albuquerque’s transportation center where you can take a bus to other parts of the city or catch the Rail Runner to Santa Fe.

The room I’m offering is a converted sleeping porch which is now a very airy and light-filled room. It has private entry and its own bathroom accessed from the room itself. Heavy drapes are available to darken the room if needed.

Fans of the series 'Breaking Bad' can walk down the block and visit the site where Jesse rented an apartment and where Jane... well, if you're a fan you know what happened.

Walking distance to UNM, CMN, hospitals, downtown, and Nob Hill.

Guest access

Guest(s) has/have access to the living and dining rooms and the kitchen for miscellaneous things. You may prepare food if you are willing to share with everyone, and you may also dine with me if I have prepared food.

Other things to note

FYI: because some guests want to know before they book, there is no recent paint in the room. I use Meyer's cleaning products - same for laundry detergent - and I have 2000 Flushes in the toilet tank that I can remove if bleach fumes are offensive to you. I spray for bugs as needed with Bugs 'R' Done and dust with boric acid to discourage water bugs; when I'm expecting a guest, I won't spray for at least a week before the guest arrives. Also, as I am not willing to create a toxic environment, your experience may not be that of a completely bug-free space.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private washroom)
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 1PM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 33
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

- All guests MUST verify their identities
- Common decorum - not like at a hotel but more like when you are in the home of someone your care about. Please do not book here unless you live simply and tread lightly as this is an old house that cannot accommodate excessive demands.
- Quiet after 12 am
- Luggage bench in room. Luggage is not to be placed on furniture aside from bench.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

70 Reviews

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Sharon User Profile
July 2017
Maria is the host's host. She's completely lovely as is her home, but most of all I value her flexibility. She's the most easygoing person I've ever met. Soft, kind, accessible, but not at all imposing. In fact if you care to hear what she might say you'll have to ask and listen thotfully. I highly recommend Maria. btw I stayed in Maria's home for two months so be assured I have the definitive word :)

Sharon User Profile
June 2017
Maria's brilliant home is a wonderful place to stay. The space is clean, clear, and full of light. Maria's pace is calming and her conversation deliberate. I needed help with a few things and Maria kindly assisted, including showing me how to prepare lovely food and sharing it. I highly recommend Maria as a host and her home as a supremely pleasant place to spend time. The cat's cool, too :)

Jess User Profile
May 2017
Maria is a mellow and accommodating host. The space is very private with own entrance and bathroom along with off street parking in the back by the entrance. It is spacious with lots of windows for fresh air. The location is very close to everything. Plus, Sammy the cat is there to greet you every morning.

Jacklyn User Profile
April 2017
Please stay here! PLEASE! This was an amazing 1month stay with Maria, she was so accommodating! The room was spacious, private entry which was amazing. I was here as a travel nurse and worked 2nd shift so I was able to come in the home without waking Maria up. We had several conversations, watched a couple shows together and shared laughs. She's a beautiful person inside and out and the same goes for her home. It's walking distance to bars and restaurants. Dunkin' Donuts is right down the street, I ran around the neighborhood everyday. The neighborhood is peaceful and bike friendly!

Elan User Profile
January 2017
Great place!

Nhan User Profile
November 2016
Maria is fantastic! I got into Albuquerque way earlier than the check in time but she did not mind me dropping off my luggage and showing me the room & key before I frolicked off to explore Albuquerque. The room is perfect and you have complete privacy! Loved my stay. Thank you, Maria!

Catherine User Profile
November 2016
I had a very nice week long stay at Maria's. Her house is charming with lots of character. The room was clean and very comfortable. I felt very at ease during my stay and enjoyed hanging out with Maria and her housemate in the evenings since I was there alone. The neighborhood has lots of cute casitas, and is within a 10-15 minute walk to a wide variety of casual restaurants and a grocery store. There are even more shops and places to eat further down in Nob Hill if you feel like exploring. I'd definitely stay there again!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United StatesJoined in July 2013
Maria Monserrat User ProfileMaria Monserrat is a superhost.

I am creating a place where people can stay when they come to the Albuquerque area be it on vacation, business or career purposes. I'm quiet and easy going and enjoy hosting and taking care of people. I like to travel and explore. I especially love exploring metropolis.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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