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Housing in Los Alamos, Nearby Communities

Disclaimer: Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) provides these listings as a convenience for postdocs who will be working or participating in programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory. LANS does not endorse or recommend any particular property or landlord, makes no representation regarding the accuracy of the information contained in the listings or the condition of the rental properties listed, and does not assume any liability for any actions arising from these listings. This information is provided as is without any warranty, guarantee, or contract intended or implied in any manner, shape or form.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico

(Posted 3/16/2017):  Charming Condo in the Reserve -Unfurnished, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath condo on the ground level with patio.  It is an end unit that faces the arroyo so it is very quiet.  The Reserve is a lovely gated compound with easy access to Los Alamos and a short drive to downtown Santa Fe.  The Park & Ride bus service to the lab is down the block from the complex.  There is a year-round pool and hot tub, well-equipped gym and a high-tech laundry facility.   $1200/mo. plus utilities.  Available May 1st.  Sorry, no pets. Call Joan at 505-690-9445.

(Posted 2/21/2017):FULLY FURNISHED: Available now.  Please visit our 3D Scan tour (once loaded tour will automatically play, after which you can interact with the space directly): <> Casa De La Luz is an authentic Santa Fe style home with a modern day touch. It is located at 117 Bob Street, just off of Alameda headed west from Saint Francis Dr.  It is a beautiful newly renovated home with an easy walk to the Solana Center, Dog Park and 1 1/2 miles to the Plaza in the center of Santa Fe. Easy walk or drive to Santa Fe’s famous Farmers Market, REI and Violet Crown movie theatre.  Beautiful bike trails all around. The living room has an open concept design featuring exquisite vigas, high ceilings, saltillo tile and a Kiva fireplace.  The home has full house surround sound and custom blinds.  The dining room seats four to six people quite comfortably for entertainment.  The spacious, fully equipped kitchen has been updated with new cabinets, counter tops, refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave and wine rack.  There is radiant heat tile floors throughout the home.  Washer/Dryer, DirectTV/WiFi. The master bedroom and bathroom are bright and spacious.  The master bathroom comes with a jacuzzi tub, double vanity, tiled shower, skylight and a large walk in closet.  All linens, towels included. The second bedroom can also be used as an office or tv room. The brand new couch doubles as a bed for those who need 2 bedrooms.  It is keyed separately and has a door for complete privacy from the rest of the house. It has a bright bathroom with a full tub, shower, sink and skylight. The lovely back patio has a gas grill, patio table and four chairs.  It is landscaped all around.  There are five parking spaces in the front of the home as well as drip irrigation. Please contact Darlene at: 505-670-0717 or email: <> Price: $2850.00 monthly. No smoking, pets considered.  Utilities and high-speed internet not included in price.  $100 Cleaning fee and/plus deposit.

(Posted 1/25/2017): Perched on a secluded hilltop between Old Taos Highway and De Vargas Mall, with the Plaza and downtown Santa Fe a stroll away, this sophisticated and very private 1700 sq ft guest house offers two bedrooms+third bed or office, three adjoining (ensuite) baths, two living areas, portal, eat-in kitchen (granite/stainless), one car garage, refrigerated ac, plus a large and secluded dining/entertaining patio w/gazebo and fountain overlooking the arroyo. Breathtaking views and wooded setting offer the illusion of country living, yet all amenities of the city are only blocks away, including ultra-quick access to 599 (Veterans' Highway/Relief Route). Wooden and beamed ceilings throughout, gas fireplace, wood and tile floors, wooden blinds, gourmet kitchen, handmade exotic vanities, beautiful finishes and details throughout, laundry room with sink, utility room with work sink, office/3rd bedroom has private entrance. Offered immediately, unfurnished, at $2800 mo. with a 1-year lease, not including utilities. Owners are part-time residents of the main house. Go to the website for dozens of photos, and map. For an appointment to view and all inquiries contact Pilar West at Luna Luz Properties, LLC, 510 Don Gaspar Avenue, Santa Fe, N.M. 87505 505-660-7015 cell, #(505)820-6977 office, #(505)216-9660 fax,

(Posted 1/24/2017): Charming furnished, casita with gas fireplace, washer /dryer, and shower. Available now for rent. Outdoor patio and upper deck, alley side street parking. Quiet, private and safe with sunset views. Great space for professional office, writer or living space. 1 person recommended, suitable for 2 occupants maximum, as it is tiny living in 535sqft.
Utilities and internet are additional. Opens to large sunny alley level terraced garden with spectacular sunset views and even better views on roof deck! Aldea community, 10 minutes to downtown Santa Fe. Charming casita. Full kitchen. Gas burning wood stove. Large wood vigas. Walk-in closet. Brick floors. Wood ceiling. Concrete shower. WiFi/TV/ Cable ready. Washer/Dryer. Utilities and internet are not included, must reimburse landlord. First, last, and security deposit, all the same amount as rent, due prior to move-in. Cleaning Fee: $100. References, credit check required. Sorry, absolutely no pets, no smoking (no exceptions). See photos at: Call Dianne: 505.603.9300 to schedule an appointment.

(Posted 1/24/2017): Available Now: Enjoy this unfurnished 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo by famed Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta located just north of Downtown Santa Fe in the community of Zocalo. Available for move in now, the rent is a steal for this place at $1525.00! Features include high ceilings, open floor plan, nicely equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and tile counter tops, Refrigerated air conditioning, lovely private patio and a private one car garage. The stunning community amenities include private, large outdoor pool, state of the art fitness center, clubhouse and walking trails. A short commute to Los Alamos too! Unit includes Refrigerator, Microwave, Dishwasher, Disposal, Range, Washer/Dryer, Private Patio. Clubhouse, Swimming Pool, Exercise Room, High-Speed Internet Access. Get into Zocalo at the most affordable price I've seen in years! No Pets and Non-smoker please. 601 Circulo Morelia #104, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

(Posted 1/10/2017): Available March 8, 2017:  One bedroom with separate private bathroom in 1500-ft² condo is Santa Fe. Bedroom has a king bed (with linens) and walk-in closet.  There is plenty of room to store bicycle, etc.  The condo is very clean, fully furnished and is available to share with owner who works at LANL.  Tenant will have full access to kitchen, common living areas, washer/dryer, Wi-Fi.  Owner is looking for a clean, quiet, non-smoker, LANL Postdoc .  Must be okay with a cat in the house; no other pets allowed.  This space rents for $800 per month with a $400 deposit due upon move in - owner pays utilities.  Owner is willing to negotiate lower rent if willing to sign long-term lease.  Property location is off of Zaffarano Street close to restaurants, shopping, movie theater, and grocery stores.  Commute from Santa Fe to Los Alamos (TA-3) is approximately 100 miles round trip.  Park and Ride bus service from Santa Fe is an option for commuter.  Call after 6PM 505-470-8823.

Los Alamos / White Rock, New Mexico

(Posted 3/16/2017) FOR RENT - 1599-B 39th St., Los Alamos. Great location near Los Alamos High School and Public Transportation. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, ~1,000 sq. ft., Unfurnished. Refrigerator, gas range, microwave and washer/dryer included. New interior paint, window coverings, refinished hardwoods and new kitchen flooring. Off street parking and fenced back yard, storage shed. NO SMOKING, NO PETS. One(1) year lease, $1,100 per month plus utilities. Security deposit $1,100 plus first and last months rent. All tenants must pass credit and criminal background checks. Available Now. Call 910-303-3191.

(Posted 3/16/2017) - FOR RENT Unfurnished, beautiful, single family home ( 3000 ft2 ), well-maintained with 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and 2-car garage in quiet Ponderosa Estates. Spacious, open dining room and living room with gas fireplace, engineered hardwood walnut floors, in-floor radiant heat. The master bedroom suite includes large, bright master bath with jetted tub, shower, and 2 walk-in closets. The home features updated appliances: refrigerator, dishwasher, gas stove and range, washer, and dryer. Large deck, outdoor kitchen and flagstone patio, with a hot tub in back yard. Access to back yard from master bedroom and family room. Lovely landscaping in front yard with raised beds and sprinkler irrigation. Ponderosa Estates area is close to schools, golf course, town, and LANL. The area provides great hiking and mountain biking trails. The lease requires a minimum of one (1) yearNo Pets. No Smokers. Application and References required. Rent is $2900First Month Rent and Security Deposit required with the signing of the leaseAvailable April 2017Please contact: or 505-670-5353 for an appointment.

(Posted 3/16/2017) - Available Immediately. Quiet North Community Duplex. 2 Bedrooms and 1 Bath.  All Appliances and Wood Stove. Off-Street Parking. 1/2 block to bus.  No Smoking. Pets Negotiable.  If interested, please call 505-661-0701.

(Posted 3/16/2017 Revised) - Move-in Ready: Fully furnished clean 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath Executive Suite with all utilities plus Dish Network paid. The rental unit has a Fireplace, Private Laundry Room within the rental unit, and a large fenced backyard right on a canyon lot with beautiful views. Less than one mile to Downtown Los Alamos and less than 3 miles to Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). About one-third of a mile to Bus Stop for LANL. Private Off-Street Parking. Rental Unit includes: TV (with Dish Network included in the rent), Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Dining Tables (Formal and Casual), Sofa and Loveseat, Beds with Linens, and Kitchen Utensils for four. Monthly Rent is $1,770 with a longer-term Lease. Will consider 4 months lease at $2,100 per month. ​Contact e-mail or phone 505-412-3435.

(Posted 3/02/2017)  $600/month furnished. Room for rent in house with 3 bedroom/2.5 bath. Two rooms and one full bath upstairs, which be shared if both rooms are occupied. Half bath downstairs is always free. Room includes bed, dresser, table, desk, and office chair. Looking for long term, but short term negotiable. 150 Mb internet. Washer/dryer. All inclusive. Available end of March. Please call 602-327-2377

(Posted 2/22/2017): Available 5/2 Downtown bright efficiency apartment. New windows, New A/C. Laundry rooms on site. $725.00 unfurnished or $785.00 Furnished for a 6 month lease. All utilities paid including Direct TV and Wi-fi basic plan. Non Smoking. Casa de Luz, 505-662-7015.

(Posted 2/21/2017):  Canyon Village Apartments has one-bedroom/one bath and two-bedroom/two bath Apartments!  All apartments have frost-free refrigerator, dishwasher, double stainless sink, self-cleaning ovens, AC, carpeting, balcony/patio, storage room, much more.  Our Community has 3 on-site laundry facilities, a Clubhouse for entertaining, a Fitness Room, new playground and easy access to hiking trails just down from our parking lot! Located on the Los Alamos Bus line, walk, bus, bike or drive to LANL or downtown (just minutes away).  6 and 12 month Leases available.  Security Deposits are $800. Canyon Village is Pet Friendly!  Cats and dogs accepted (some dog restrictions apply, Pet Fees applicable, contact for more details).  Rent includes water/sewer/refuse:  One-bedrooms at $950, two-bedrooms at $1055.  Pictures and  info at;  email to;  call 505-663-0680.

(Posted 2/21/2017):  1 bedroom 1 bath located in a quite area. The landlords live next door and are retired.  The rental is located in the Pajarito village by Black Mesa. It is 16 minutes to work. The fee will be 485.00 plus gas and electricity.  Rent will be from month to month.  If interested please call (505) 614-4614 Thank you William Gregory.

(Posted 2/13/2017): MARCH 1, 2017 AVAILABILITY FOR TWO BEDROOM, FURNISHED, ALL INCLUSIVE FLAT IN LOS ALAMOS  This lovely furnished duplex has been home to many happy professionals.  It has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom upstairs, living room, dining room and kitchen downstairs.  All utilities including gas, electric, water, sewer, trash and hi speed internet and cable tv are included in one monthly fee.  All furniture including dishes and linens are also included.  Washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave also included.  It is move in ready and very clean.  Monthly rental fee inclusive of all the above is $1700. USD.  A $500. deposit for security, cleaning, and lease adherence is payable  with acceptance of Rental Application.  Location is in a quiet neighborhood 10 minutes from LANL Administration and also shopping area.  The house is on a canyon lot with phenomenal views of the Jemez Mountains to the north and west.  No pets and No smoking in or out.  Unfurnished is not an option.  Contact number is 505.412.3039 or Please leave a message and email address to send Rental Application to. 

(Posted 2/7/2017): Available NOW – White Rock, NM  Furnished bedroom/shared bath in White Rock home. Full use of common areas including well-appointed kitchen and washer/dryer. Beautiful views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Walking distance to free county transit, hiking trails, and climbing crags.  $600 per month includes all utilities, Wi-Fi, linens, and all the affection you can handle from Karma, a 20 pound hypo-allergenic cock-a-poo. Non-smokers only.

(Posted 2/7/2017): 2BR/2BA Condo Available 2/10/17  Updated 2br/2ba condo in Trinity Village Condominiums located right downtown and on the city bus line, $1100/mo. Remodeled throughout in 2015 with updated bathrooms and kitchen-- kitchen has custom backsplash and quartz countertops. Washer and dryer in the unit. Covered parking space and ground floor storage unit included. Condo is on the top floor so no ceiling noise, and on the parking lot side of the complex so no road noise. Price is for year or longer lease, but we will discuss shorter leases. Security deposit of $1100 rent required. Well behaved dogs and cats considered on a case-by-case basis. Email or call 707-373-6449 for more information.

(Posted 2/7/2017): Room(s) available starting April 7th: Fully furnished rooms for rent in quiet North Community Area. Cozy and comfortable rooms, shared with other students/postdocs visiting researchers in a friendly and quiet atmosphere. Full access to new fully equipped kitchen, spacious and bright common living areas, washer/dryer, and sunny patio in the backyard.  On and off street parking.Conveniently located  one block from the bus line, 10 min biking or 5 min drive from the laboratory. Summer month rentals:  $650/month with a minimum of 3 months rental;  long term and off summer rentals  $580/month. Rent includes all utilities, Internet,  and weekly cleaning of shared areas.  Shorter term rentals are possible subject to availability. Call 505-412-3542.

(Posted 1/30/2017): Room for rent in a 3BR/2 Bath house - $525 + 1/3rd of utilities (about $100 for electricity, water, sewer, cable, internet); Available Apr 1, 2017. Pictures available at  Photobucket Very comfortable and cozy room in a townhome, located about a mile (10-15 mins walk) from the Lab, quiet and beautiful neighborhood, close to Ashley's Pond, movie theater, and the shuttle route. Kitchen and living room are shared and completely equipped and furnished; washer and dryer in the house; personal parking is available. No need to bring anything except clothes. Rental bedroom has mattress, study table and stands.  The other two housemates are students working at the Laboratory. Every renter has a personal room and the room advertised has a shared bathroom. Please contact Avi by email  or on 858-943-1950

Pojoaque / Nambe, New Mexico

(Posted 2/13/2017): Casa Nambe:  A 1-bedroom 1-bathroom fully furnished private Casita on 1.75 acre gated rural property in the peaceful country setting of Nambe Valley (northern Santa Fe County, half the distance to LANL as from Santa Fe).  Listed as a vacation rental, but perfect for a new employee during their Settling-In period.  Property borders a beautiful vineyard and contains a 20 fruit tree orchard.  Unit was recently remodeled, includes a carport, a covered patio, a private bath with tub/shower, viga ceilings, an on-site complimentary laundry room, and a fully outfitted kitchen.  Includes TV (w/ Netflix, Hulu & Amazon via Roku), and high-speed Wi-Fi internet.  On-site owner & 2 additional larger Casitas round out this unique country-based property.  Just 4-miles away, an NMDOT Park & Ride Commuter-lot bus stop at Cities of Gold Hotel/Casino (intersection of 285 & 502) offers non-stop 25-minute service to Los Alamos, and 20-min non-stop service to Santa Fe (in the other direction) via the Blue Line route for just $90/month (The owner rides this to LANL).  See pictures and more information about this property at

(Posted 1/30/2017): Extraordinary rental property in nearby Pojoaque / Nambe with easy commute to Los Alamos. Furnished large one bedroom suite with attached office / den and master bath in beautiful adobe estate. Includes full access to luxurious, beautifully furnished spacious home with living and separate dining rooms, large screened patio and kitchen with incredible views of the mountains !!! Garden sanctuary and must see to experience the best of Northern New Mexico in a beautiful and serene landscaped property. Located on 1.5 acres with lush gardens, lawns and stunning views of the Sangre de Christo mountains, trees and farmland. All utilities / WIFI / gardener are included. Lease: $1200 / month for approx. 1100 sq. ft in shared fully furnished approx. 2700 sq. ft home.month to month / 6 months or year’s lease TBD / deposit and references required. Available: Feb 1st or thereafter. Pets: No pets allowed - no exceptions. Smoking: No smoking. Contact: Jill at (650) 773-1304 cell /

Espanola / Chimayo, New Mexico

(Posted 3/01/2017) Beautiful rural adobe house on 5 acres in Chimayo available April 1st.  2 bedrooms, one bath, and kitchen, approximately 900 sq.ft. available in partitioned home with washer and dryer access. Monthly rent $725 with furnished option (extra), water and electricity included. Dog negotiable, no smokers. Chimayo is approximately 45 minutes from Los Alamos. Please contact Curtis at for more information.

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