The areas had been ample—there was a driveway the place we may park our rental automotive (a Turo picked up on the Albuquerque airport), an enclosed entrance yard with a eating desk and solar chairs, a facet yard with extra seating, a front room with a hearth, a eating room and full kitchen, two king bedrooms, and two full loos. The capability listed on Airbnb is for 5 individuals, which suggests the couch mattress sleeps one visitor. We did not open it as a result of the beds had been large sufficient for us to comfortably match two individuals in one in every of them and three within the different—(a perk that comes from touring with the ladies you grew up with and like to be two inches from always). The home would very comfortably match a bunch of 4.
The property is operated by a rental administration firm known as Two Casitas. Typically I am turned off by that; I am on Airbnb to lease from a person host I can chat with, proper? However Two Casitas is making me rethink that stance. They’d every little thing from the check-in course of (despatched by textual content on the day of arrival) to the restaurant suggestions pasted to the fridge (a prolonged listing of winners together with the unmissable Tia Sophia’s and Sazón) on lock. The kitchen was additionally stocked with necessities like espresso, sugar, creamer, and primary cooking provides like olive oil, and so they even thought to place out a bottle of wine, with chips and regionally made salsa, for our arrival. We took care of these instantly.
Better of all, there have been private touches that jogged my memory I used to be in any person’s house, like an unimaginable assortment of books about New Mexico in the master suite with little handwritten tags labeling sections like, “New Mexico Historical past/Essays.” (I actually liked studying about native Indigenous origin tales in a single paperback.) One other was a observe by the entrance door letting friends know that generally the cat from throughout the road pokes across the entrance yard.