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Bohemian Suite in the Village of Placitas

Entire guest suite
hosted by Max
  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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This private suite allows you to submerse yourself in a quiet bohemian getaway – slip into bed after taking a warm bath in this high desert New Mexico retreat. Relax, meditate, or simply nap in the hammock in the interior courtyard next to the shade tree and wall fountain pond with goldfish. Stargaze, or enjoy the mountain view from the property of the main house with a coffee or cocktail. Maybe catch a glimpse of the bobcat, deer or the wild horses of Placitas – all are regulars in the area.

The space
Euphemistically referred to as the 'Bathhouse', this cozy, romantic, open plan private guest suite is ideal for a single or couple to sleep, relax, and recharge while exploring New Mexico. A mere 275sq ft., this guest suite has everything you could need in-between adventures. As you pull up and park at this organic modern residence, follow your ears to the sound of trickling water at the entrance waterfall wall. The private entrance to the guest quarters is to the right of the waterfall wall and immediately adjacent to the parking lot. Entering your suite, to the left is the kitchenette and to the right is the room featuring a claw foot tub near the foot of the queen sized bed.
Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea (provided in your room) while re-heating treats from one of the local eateries. Or cook a light breakfast in the toaster oven-griddle / coffee maker. A small fridge with a tiny ice cube tray will hold your wines, sodas, and New Mexico green chili treats.
Central to the space is a deep white porcelain claw foot tub in perfect condition, just feet from the queen sized bed with cotton linens, and allergy free down alternative comforter. Although this space is too small for three people, we do have a twin sized futon for a small child that might be with you.
Bath salt with real dried lavender buds (and ‘Mr. Bubble’ : )) are provided for your enjoyment (Note: we are on well water here and the water can occasionally have a slight sulfury scent when filling the tub- but a little Mr. Bubble or Bath Salt with Lavender handles that nicely). Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and robes are all provided. Full disclosure: this isn’t a stand up shower, so tuck in the shower curtain, have a seat and shower ‘cowboy style’ - or just slow down, relax, and take a bath.

There are USB jacks, very fast Wi-Fi, and a 32” smart tv in the room that will pick up your Netflix/Hulu/Google Play etc.
Recently tested download speed: 131.6 Mbps download, 4.76 Mbps upload.

About the hosts: This place has the design factor you may be looking for. Jennifer is an artist and college instructor. Max is an architect, and tattoo artist, who studied at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Taliesin West, and mentored with the famous New Mexico architect Bart Prince. The guest room you'll be staying in, as well as the rest of the entire house and property was designed and built by Max.
Inside the main house, the kitchen features a brick oven. During cooler months, Max and Jennifer host pizza parties frequented by local and international artists and architects. At a recent pizza party internationally renowned local architect, Antoine Predock, casually referred to the house as, “badass” – so, we think you’ll like it too. In fact, if you're staying here and happen to catch one of the pizza parties, you are naturally invited to come across the courtyard to the main house and enjoy some pizza with us and meet new people.
Max is a long time resident of Placitas. At a separate location in Placitas, he helped restore and manage his family's 19th Century Bed and Breakfast, 'Hacienda de Placitas'. Fun fact: Max's old family B&B (just 2 miles from your guest room here at the studio) was later featured in the hit show 'Breaking Bad' as Don Eladio’s estate.
If you are into the slow food movement and you know the hygge lifestyle, then our guest suite and Placitas are for you. Our friends and a few select visitors have enjoyed the ‘bathhouse’ for a couple years now, and we are now sharing that “romantic, bohemian retreat” with you.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
TV with Netflix
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer

Where you’ll be

Placitas, New Mexico, United States

We are located in Placitas in what was considered the old North Village. The house is less than a half mile off Hwy 165, the main road to the village, and only 6.5 miles from Interstate 25. The main house sits on Arroyo del Oso and faces the north side of the Sandia Mountain range. We are conveniently located between Albuquerque (25 minutes away) and Santa Fe (40 minutes away). The Railrunner train station is just a 10-minute drive to the bottom of the hill near the Placitas exit at I-25. The train is a super lovely way to get to Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

We are super conveniently located for Balloon Fiesta – as you will be driving against traffic for the most part, not with it!

If you like hiking, mountain biking, road biking, skiing and snowboarding then Placitas has it or is near it. Continuing past your guest quarters on Hwy 165 will take you up the back road to Sandia Peak. About 7-8 miles of the trek up the mountain is dirt road but there's lots of hiking and parking /picnic areas along the way. From your guest quarters it's just 20 minutes up the mountain to 'Sandia Man Cave' archaeological site, and 45 minutes to Sandi Peak ski area, or go all the way over to the east mountains to visit Tinkertown Museum , and drive the Turquoise Trail through Madrid and on to Santa Fe.
Santa Fe Ski Area= 1.5 hours away
Taos Ski Area= 2.5 hours away
Angel Fire Ski Area= 2.75 hours away
Sipapu Ski &Summer Resort =2 hours away
Ski Apache= 3.5 hours away
Red River Ski & Summer Area= 3 hours away

Placitas and Sandia Peak are known for excellent mountain bike trails and road bike rides. The Placitas foothills provide world class mountain biking trails that are also open to hikers and horses. There are 2 main parking lots for these trails found here. . Road racers are often seen on HWY 165, which is also frequented by Olympic trainers.
At Sandia Peak Ski Area in the summer you can bring your mountain bike on the chair lift which is open from Memorial Day through Labor day. Helmets are required. Of course, the chair lift is also open for hikers, sight seers AND at the top of the lift is a nice restaurant and bar that overlooks all of Albuquerque.
Placitas Trails= minutes away
Albuquerque Foothills, Elena Gallegos= 25 minutes away
White Mesa=40 minutes

Our guestbook will provide maps and the best of our favorite restaurants, brew bubs, leisure and cultural activities.

7 nights in Placitas

Jan 25, 2023 - Feb 1, 2023

4.95 out of 5 stars from 230 reviews

Hosted by Max

Joined in September 2013
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I’m an architect and artist living in New Mexico. I grew up in Chicago and Tampa.

During your stay

The suite is self check-in. You will be sent your own door code to the suite in a private message from us through the Airbnb messaging service. The suite is its own private quarters with its own exterior entrance. The suite is attached to the main house but is completely separate with no access to the inside of the main house. There is a shared courtyard between the suite and the main house that you are free to use and where we sometimes bump into our guests. We work from home for the most part so one or the both of us are often here. Feel free to call, text or just come over to the main house and knock on the door if you need anything during your stay.
The suite is self check-in. You will be sent your own door code to the suite in a private message from us through the Airbnb messaging service. The suite is its own private quarter…

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