Vacation rentals in Albuquerque
Book unique homes, vacation rentals, and more on Airbnb
Top-rated vacation rentals in Albuquerque
Guests agree: these vacation rentals are highly rated for location, cleanliness, and more.
- Private room
Enjoy a unique experience at our house, which has been certified as a wildlife habitat by the city of ABQ. Our house is right on Rio Grande Blvd, in North Valley, the most sought after location in ABQ. The house is close to downtown, old town, rio grande nature center, malls and other major locations. Rio Grande River is accessible through trails. Give us the pleasure of hosting you while you visit this beautiful city! Look forward to seeing you!
- Private room
First off, I have a super friendly 5-year old German Shepherd. Her name is Hannah and she is truly a dream. We live in a very quiet, safe, clean and friendly neighborhood. The room sleeps a comfortable full size bed, complete with a dresser, desk, fridge and TV. The full bath is directly outside the bedroom where you have complete privacy. You have kitchen and laundry room access in a fully equipped, easily managed home. Parking on the left hand side of the driveway is permitted.
Stay near Albuquerque's top sights
Downtown Albuquerque vacation rentals
Weekly rentals in Albuquerque
Weekly rentals in Albuquerque
Your guide to Albuquerque
All About Albuquerque
Albuquerque is one of New Mexico’s cultural hubs, a desert city steeped in the history of its Indigenous peoples and Spanish heritage. This rich heritage is exemplified in its local art and history museums, and through its Pueblo architecture with curved edges and earthen hues. As you wander the 18th-century Old Town, red brick walkways lead you to the Old Town Plaza, where the church of San Felipe de Neri towers above shops selling turquoise jewelry and artwork. You’ll also find cafes and restaurants serving New Mexican staples like chile rellenos, carne adovada, and plenty of green chili-flavored dishes.
Route 66 runs through the center of Albuquerque, dotted with bars and nightlife offerings casting a neon glow on the iconic highway. Just outside the city, the Sandia Foothills provide ample opportunities for hikes, and you may just spot mule deer, rabbits, and the occasional rattlesnake.
To cool off during the summer, you can paddle board along the mighty Rio Grande that runs through the city. Come winter, you’ll find skiing and snowboarding less than an hour away in the Sandia Mountains.
How do I get around Albuquerque?
Getting into Albuquerque is easy thanks to Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) — New Mexico’s largest airport — just 10 minutes outside of downtown. Once you arrive, you’ll have several options for getting to your vacation home. Buses, shuttles, taxis, and ride-hailing services are readily available outside the airport. Rail lines are also available — the New Mexico Rail Runner Express, for example, connects Albuquerque with the capital city of Santa Fe and other communities. When it comes to getting around the city itself, Albuquerque offers the ABQ RIDE and Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) bus services. However, most routes are contained to the central core of the city, which is reasonably walkable. A rental vehicle is a must for exploring the surroundings and catching the sunrise over the city at West Hill Bluff.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Albuquerque?
With more than 300 days of sun throughout the year, bright days and blue skies are never in short supply here. The desert climate may imply constant heat, but seasonal weather conditions and temperatures can vary drastically. Albuquerque offers the Downtown Growers’ Market during the summer months, which can reach points of sweltering heat, but frequent afternoon showers — July through October is the rainiest time — help keep things comfortable. Winter conditions see temperatures often plummet to freezing. However, the area is relatively arid during this period, at least in the city. The surrounding mountains get inundated with snow during this time, providing excellent skiing opportunities.
The shoulder seasons in Albuquerque are popular due to mild temperatures for exploring the city and surrounding nature parks. Fall is a particular favorite for vacation rentals partly due to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in October. This nine-day event attracts nearly a million visitors and more than 500 hot-air balloon operators from around the world. The celebration includes twilight balloon runs, balloon competitions, chainsaw carving, vendors, street food, and fireworks.
What are the top things to do in Albuquerque?
Petroglyph National Monument
This anthropological site on the edge of town is one of the continent’s largest petroglyph sites, with more than 25,000 basalt etchings dating back to nearly 2,000 B.C. Miles of trail systems cut through the stark and beautiful landscape filled with scrub brush and volcanic rock that is home to several species of lizards and snakes, and fields of wildflowers.
Located just off Route 66, the Albuquerque Museum focuses on the region’s unique style of art and storied history. Permanent exhibits showcase Indigenous art styles in the form of paintings and hanging sculptures. Photo galleries detail the region’s local history, peoples, and cultures.
La Luz Trail
For a strenuous adventure in the Sandia Mountains, the La Luz Trail is a popular challenge. The path runs less than nine miles with an elevation gain of 3,200 vertical feet. Along the way, you’ll be treated to dramatic views of the Albuquerque landscape, particularly at the end, where you can grab a bite with a panoramic view at 10,300 feet above sea level before taking a tram down the mountain.