Elegant, contemporary 2BR/2BH condo, conveniently located in the center of town. Enjoy restaurants and entertainment of downtown within an easy walking distance! Movie theater, library, museums, swimming pool, YMCA, Starbucks, playground, hospital, bus stops, and the best trails of LA are only minutes away. 5 min driving to LANL, 3 min to Smith grocery store.
This well appointed 970 sq.ft. condo is great for business travelers, LANL new hires, families, and groups staying together.
*** While our minimum stay is 2 weeks, we welcome shorter stays as well! Bookings for shorter stays are available between and adjacent to longer bookings, and 1-7 days prior to the arrival date. For business travelers and LANL new hires we offer government rates ($93 per night) for all stays longer than 5 days (weekend and holiday prices do not apply to government travelers). ***
This beautiful, tastefully decorated flat with European flair will immediately make you feel at home (and a little bit in Europe :)). We've added many personal touches to create a warm, cozy, relaxing environment - great books, plants, artistic paintings by our friends, and a few antiques (1930's Native American bow with arrows is our favorite).
The property is ideally located close to all amenities of downtown and within a short 5 min drive (or nice 20-30 minutes walk) to LANL. Best restaurants, museums, live music, an intricate network of trails, all are within a few minutes of walking!
Kitchen comes fully stocked for the real chef. It is complete with full sized refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, coffee makers (yes, a few, because people have preferences :) ), toaster, mixer, blender, kitchen machine, pots, pans, dishes, containers, mugs, wine glasses, utensils, etc. In the cabinets you'll find coffee, tea and cereal. Our guests often leave extra food in the fridge, feel free to use whatever inspires you, but please check the expiration date.
Master bedroom has a King size bed with the comfortable memory foam mattress, a second bedroom has a twin day bed with a second twin mattress on a trundle that slides out from underneath. Bed linens, duvet covers, bath robes, and towels are provided. In the closet you will find extra towels, sheets, blankets, pillows.
There are two bathrooms in the unit. One has a shower and is connected to the Master bedroom, another bathroom has a bathtub. Enjoy a deep bathtub and a never-ending supply of hot water coming from the water heater of the building!
A compact Washer/Dryer is located in the unit, in addition to the coin operated laundry room on the ground floor of the building (never underestimate the fun of meeting interesting locals there :) ). Complimentary laundry supplies are provided.
WE CARE! We care about our guests with sensitivities, and only use fragrance free, dermatologists and pediatricians recommended laundry detergent for all bedding, towels, and bath robes. We are health and environmentally conscious and try to use "green", non-toxic cleaning products whenever possible. We stock our baths with natural bath products in addition to traditional ones. If you have sensitivities that need to be taken care of, please let us know, and we'll make sure to accommodate them.
To make you feel more at home, we've supplied condo with toys, games, and puzzles for kids and adults. Families love them! The nice collection of books for all ages and tastes will keep you entertained for a while. We've even included books on local outdoor adventures and history!
The condo has one assigned parking space on the ground floor of the building. Additional free parking is available for extra cars. The condo is equipped with air conditioner to keep you comfortable on hot summer days and a balcony with two comfy chairs to enjoy your morning coffee, a glass of wine, or watch our beautiful sunsets. Most of the units in the buildings are occupied by LANL employees and their families, offering a safe, family friendly environment.
The location of the condo is one of the best in town. It is within a 5-10 min drive from LANL (5 min to LANL badge office), a 2-3 min drive to the Smiths grocery store, a 3 minute drive to the YMCA, a 1 min drive to the Urgent Care (great facility, but hopefully you'll never have to use it!), a 1 min drive to the hospital, a 2 minute drive (or 6 min walk) to the Aquatic center with an Olympic sized indoor swimming pool.
The closest trails to the condo are the trails in the Acid canyon behind the swimming pool and the nature center (6 minutes walking). Despite the name, which probably bears some historical significance, Acid canyon trails are local favorites, especially in summer. Be prepared to spend a few hours exploring them, and always carry a bear spray with you, as locals are not the only ones enjoying trails. Wild life is abundant here in Los Alamos! Pepper/bear spray is available at the bike shop located at 106 Central Park Square and at Metzgers.
The condo should have all you need, but in case we've missed anything, please give us a call and we'll bring it! I've tried to include all things worth mentioning in the description, but if I left out anything, that is important to you, please don't hesitate to get in touch! I am always looking forward to hosting great people and making their time at our properties comfortable and enjoyable!
Guests stay in a private condo. 24 hours check in with the digital lock.
We leave our guests to enjoy their complete privacy, but if you need us, we are only a call away! We are available via airbnb messages, phone, and text messages.
Please note, that the condo is on the 2nd floor (not counting the ground floor). There is no elevator in the building.
Master bedroom has a large walk-in closet. The second bedroom has an open wardrobe.
The dryer is equipped with the indoor filtered exhaust. It doesn't produce any dust or smell when operating. We also have retractable clotheslines set up on the balcony. Standard washers and dryers are located in the laundry room at the ground floor of the building ($1 for washers, 25c for dryers).
Whenever possible we are always happy to accommodate late check-outs and early check-ins, but unfortunately can not guarantee them ahead of time. Guests are welcome to bring their belongings any time after 11 AM, check-in is at 4 PM. We often allow late check-out for the people with little kids who need to stay for a few more hours, but since we usually have guests checking in on the same day, please clean up after yourself and collect all your belongings outside by 11 AM, when a cleaning service arrives.
For TV we have Internet Sling TV with 30 cable channels. More channels including HBO can be provided for an additional fee. We also have Roku, which allows you to watch your favorite shows from your accounts with Netflix, HBOGO, AmazonPrime, HULU, etc.
When enjoying outdoors, please watch out for the wildlife. Los Alamos is often visited by mountain lions, bears, coyotes and deer. Rattle snakes are common in the area as well.
Bears are the frequent visitors in town and they seem to love our trails as much as we do. Please keep an eye on your children and pets playing outside. Be especially aware of the mothers with cubs. The bear attacks that happened in the area were caused by the mother bears protecting their cubs. Pepper/bear spray is available at the bike shop located at 106 Central Park Square and at Metzgers.
Will LANL pay for my stay at your property?
Our guests have never had any problems with that. For reimbursement our guests submit to LANL a signed receipt of their payment and a short term lease agreement. For new hires, LANL compensates 60 days of lodging expenses for staff members, and 30 days for postdocs. If after 60 days our guests still can't find a place they like, or are still on the waiting list for the apartment, we will rent to them at the discounted rate (providing the property is available).
Can I bike to LANL from condo?
Yes! It takes about 11 minutes to bike to LANL Otowi building (where the badge office is) from the condo.
How close is the bus stop? Can I make it to LANL on a bus?
The bus stops are within a few minutes walking distance from the condo. To take a bus to the lab, walk 6 min to the bus stop by the library. A bus stop for the buses to Santa Fe is there as well. Generally, all bus stops in town are located within 5 - 10 minutes of walking from any residence. The bus will take you to the transit center near the entrance to LANL area. From there you can walk, bike, or use the free LANL taxi (667-taxi) to get to the building you need.
How safe is the neighborhood of condo?
Los Alamos is a safe town and our crime rate is very low, all of the neighborhoods are normally safe. Condo is located in the area, where most of the residents are LANL employees and their families. But in the unlikely case you'll need it, a police department is 1 min driving away.
How often do you wash your bath mats, bath robes and duvet covers?
We always wash them between guests. Being from Europe, we couldn't resist bringing the European tradition of duvet covers to our rentals. In Europe they are used in place of flat sheets, and we think they are much more comfortable and hygienic. We hope you will like them as well! All extra duvet covers, pillows in pillowcases, and bed linens that you will find in a closet are clean. We ask you to please let us know if you have used any of them, so that we can wash them.
For everyone's protection, the reserving guest must provide photo ID to receive the keys.
Please leave the condo as you found it, so other guests can have the same experience you did with a quick turn around. If the condo is left in a state, requiring excessive amount of cleaning above typical 3-4 hours, the cost of extra cleaning will be charged to your security deposit.
Please be considerate of neighbors and maintain a reasonable level of quiet between 9 pm and 7 am.
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Hi, I am Olga! To me New Mexico is a land of magic and beauty and I enjoy sharing this beauty with others. Owning a small hotel was a dream of mine for a long time. While this dream still remains a dream, I found that having airbnb rentals allows me to fulfill some of this dream, while maintaining a balance between my work and my family. One of my favorite things about airbnb is meeting new people. I was fortunate to get to know some brilliant minds and amazing personalities while sharing great conversations. I love people's stories and how we all have so much more to share than what is seen on the surface.
I worked as an engineer at LANL, and a few years ago I decided to take a break to stay at home with our youngest son. My son recreates my world every day (making it a bigger, better one of course :)), and hopefully I help him to create a great world of his own. The break definitely has been working very well for all of us :) Airbnb hosting never stops surprising me with many rewarding experiences and a quite straightforward path to everyday's satisfaction. My dream is to create a living environment, which promotes and encourages community. The bigger the better, we need to shoot for the moon, right? :)
I love outdoors and hiking. I tell my friends that your soulmate does't have to be a person, it can be a place :) I am lucky to have a few. If you ever need an advice on the local trails, don't hesitate to ask! I'd be happy to share my favorite spots. There are a few hiking groups in Los Alamos, most are open to the public. Let me know if you'd like to explore our trails with locals and I'll point you in the right direction. You are also welcome to join me and my friends. We hike, bike, and ski a few times a week, mostly with kids (bring yours!), but we also go on long, adults-only hikes.
If you have any questions about the properties or the area, please feel free to get in touch. I am always happy to share local tips to make your stay more enjoyable! For your convenience I've created an online guide for Los Alamos and the area which includes driving times from the properties. To find it, just search online for WHAT TO DO IN LOS ALAMOS YOLA (sorry, airbnb does not allow links).
My philosophy is that I can't fix the world (not that I am not trying! :) ) but I Can make the world a slightly better place by making people comfortable. I loved designing restful, comfortable places that feel like home. I hope that you will enjoy them, and while you are there, will have a chance to discover the Land of Enchantment.
Thank you for checking out my listings and hope to see you at one of my properties, and maybe some of our hikes!