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Housing in Los Alamos and 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.

If you are interested in posting a housing opportunity, email the pertinent information to postdocprogram@lanl.gov. Housing listings will be posted for six weeks. If you wish for the listing to remain on the website longer, contact the Postdoc Program Office by email. The listings on this webpage are for long-term listings (at least six months, preferably one year minimum).


Santa Fe, New Mexico

(Posted 09/12/18) 1 yr lease preferable, but shorter terms negotiable. Pet okay with additional pet deposit. $2,300 month and $2,000 deposit. Beautiful home nestled in the desirable Ponderosa Estates neighborhood. You'll enjoy the peaceful front porch that leads into the living room with vaulted ceilings and a wood burning stove. Open concept dining area opens to the large kitchen. Set on over 1/2 an acre, this 3882 sq. ft. home, features 5 bedrooms, a large office w/built-in storage, 3 full bathrooms, 2 large living areas, huge closets, and a bonus room that could be used for storage/gym (doesn't have windows). Huge basement with a wet-bar. Large 2-car garage with high ceilings and a workbench area. Separate laundry room. Multi-level redwood deck for entertaining. Very private, wooded lot. Please call 505 470-1832 if interested.

(Posted 09/05/18) Available immediately – Santa Fe, NM Historic adobe house in Eastside Santa Fe compound near Canyon Road Furnished house with 1BR + den + studio/office, approximately 1200 sq ft.  Idyllic setting in Webster Compound off of 634 Garcia St., in historic eastside Canyon Road neighborhood.  20-minute walk from Plaza.  Thor Heyerdahl wrote “Kontiki” while living in this house.  Kiva fireplace in living room, skylights in almost every room.  Fully furnished including all kitchenware and linens, but no television or dishwasher.  Owner is former Lab scientist who is now a university professor in California.  No pets, no smoking.  Rent $1350/month + utilities.  Ideal for newly arriving postdoc who wants to live in Santa Fe and is not bringing furniture. Photos at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxNbJTIyizXhRHI1OWQtS0xFTlk/view?usp=sharing.  E-mail: (allon.percus@cgu.edu)

(Posted 08/17/18) Newly Renovated Casita for Rent in Historic Hills of Tesuque. Private, newly renovated Santa Fe Territorial style casita on quiet, gated property in the hills of historic Tesuque. 800 sq. foot one bedroom/ one bath, new appliances, laundry - washer & dryer, newly painted, new tile, sinks, etc, stone floors, hardwood floors in huge bedroom, french doors, new lightings with dimmers, new ceiling fans, propane & wood stove heat (low heating bills), lots of light, two private patios, huge new storage shed, lots of parking space, amazing views of Opera House, Los Alamos, Jemez and Sangre de Cristo Mtns. 15 min walk to Tesuque Market &El Nido Restaurant. Four Seasons Rancho Encantado is 1 mile away. Hiking trails off property. 10 Minutes to Town, 45 minutes to Los Alamos. No dogs/cats -ok with $250 NR Pet Deposit. No smoking or vaping or marijuana use of any kind inside or on property grounds. Quality wifi available. 1 year lease: $1275 per month plus utilities (gas & electric) & $1275 security deposit. Background check $50.00. This prime casita will not last long - if you are interested, contact us.  Contact Liz Emmens at 303.350.2039 or email to eandaholdings@gmail.com. See our craigslist ad at :  https://santafe.craigslist.org/apa/d/newly-renovated-casita-for/6672130215.html



Jemez, New Mexico
Los Alamos / White Rock, New Mexico

(Posted 09/20/18) Room for rent, available now! $750/mo. East Park development downtown, 100ft from bus stop. Fully furnished w/ queen bed and bed frame, dresser w/ vanity, and night/TV stand. Access to whole house and shared bathroom with 1 other roommate. All utilities covered including 100mbs internet, DirecTV w/ NFL Sunday Ticket and wireless hookup in room. Curved 65in UHD Smart TV in living room. New gas washer and dryer. Fully stocked kitchen. Full patio furniture set w/ BBQ and fire pit in back yard. Shed and shop available for additional storage. Contact me at 425.770.0457 or jmccallum@lanl.gov for pics/additional information. Feel free to ask about setting up a walk through if interested.

(Posted 09/20/18) Tidy three bedroom one bath near Aspen Elementary school. All appliances: washer/ dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator, newer furnace with energy efficient windows, wood blinds and oak flooring throughout. It has a small fenced back yard on a perimeter lot. $1,100/mo. plus utilities, 12 month lease. No smoking please. Brent 505 660-3804,  bmwnutt@yahoo.com

(Posted 09/20/18) 1 bedroom for rent available now. The rent is: $650 per month for six months or more. Short-term is negotiable. The room is furnished with a new queen size bed, and a desk, and a chair. Big walking in closet. Utilities including microwave, refrigerator, toaster oven, high speed wifi. The room is located in a private residence, near mountain elementary school. Walking distance to free county transit and 5 mins driving to LANL. To inquire respond to e-mail with the following 1) where are you working and why are you moving? 2) time of renting and when do you plan to moving in? Contact Karen: guohuayin1997@gmail.com(Posted 09/12/18) Available NOW – White Rock, NM - Furnished bedroom, private 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. $625 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. Rusty the cat will ignore you ;-). 

(Posted 09/05/18) $1450/month - 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath 1300 square feet duplex for rent Nov. 1st.  Beautiful home in quiet neighborhood, Retro 50's, 60"s kitchen and bathroom but fully functional, playground across the street. Perfect for small family. Designated parking spot, backyard and family friendly in quiet neighborhood. First and last months rent required. 1-2 year lease agreement preferred. Please contact: 505 500 7919. Contingent on home purchase. 

(Posted 09/05/18) Available September, 2018, Los Alamos, NM Fully furnished rooms for rent in quiet North Community Area. Cozy and comfortable rooms, shared with other LANL postdocs/staff in a friendly and quiet atmosphere. Full access to brand new fully equipped kitchen, common spacious and bright living areas (large living room, dining room, and sunroom), large laundry room with washer/dryer, and sunny patio in the backyard. Parking on driveway. Conveniently located one block from the bus line, 10 min biking or 5 min drive from the laboratory. Asking $550 per month including all utilities, internet, and cleaning of common areas. Shorter term rentals possible subject to availability. Call 505-412-3542.

(Posted 08/31/18) 1232 square foot unfurnished single-family home well maintained and remodeled. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths located in Tsikumu Village, 1235 Seminole Street. This is just a wonderful house. Laminate hardwood floors put in throughout the house. Kitchen is beautiful - Oak cabinetry, breakfast bar, built in hutch. New Pro-panel roof in 2012. New hot water heater. Swamp cooler. New flagstone patio in backyard. 2 car garage.  Prefer a 1 year lease. No Smoking. No Pets. The property is walking distance to Public Bus Stop, Los Alamos Middle School, parks, tennis courts and trails. Rent: $1600.00 a month, includes the utilities.  1st Month Rent and the $1600.00 Security Deposit due at the signing of the lease. Available Now. Please contact jepservices.la@gmail.com or 505-6705353 

(Posted 08/31/18) 2314 square foot unfurnished single-family home well maintained and remodeled  located at 102 Loma del Escolar. 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Barranca Mesa Mid Century Modern, single level home. Tucked back into the large .75 acre canyon lot, this home feels so private and very relaxing. Sit on the deck or the covered patio and enjoy the stunning view. The home has a spacious living room with a fireplace and huge windows facing the stunning canyon views. The large master bedroom is situated on the back of the home to take advantage of the canyon views. The master bath has been beautifully remodeled and there is a nice walk-in closet. The spacious kitchen looks out to the covered patio with room. The kitchen has been completely remodeled and has tons of cabinets, solid surface counters and is a wonderful space to work in. The kitchen opens to a large formal dining room. The pantry and laundry room are just off the kitchen. The home also features a cozy family room with a sliding glass door to the covered patio. Most of the yard is fenced and the grassy areas in the front and the back have sprinklers. Some of the lot has been left natural. There is one storage shed that is for the renters to use. It has electricity and a pellet stove for heat.  Double car garage. (This property provides a professional landscaping service to care for the yards.)  Prefer a 1 year lease. No Smoking. Pet Negotiable. The property is walking distance to Public Bus Stop, Barranca Elementary School, parks, swimming pool and trails. Rent: $3000.00 a month, includes the pool membership, landscaping service and utilities.  !st Month Rent and the $3000.00 Security Deposit due at the signing of the lease. Available Now. Please contact jepservices.la@gmail.com or 505-670-5353 

(Posted 08/30/18) Spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2 story home in North Mesa will be available around mid-August. Home is at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, has a private, fenced canyon backyard, and is down the street from the middle school. Home comes lightly furnished and has a propane grill with gas line from house, on deck with canyon view. Master bath is attractively remodeled with dual granite vanities, copper tub, rain shower, and walk-in closet. There are spacious closet systems in each of the bedroom closets. Asking $2800 per month with $1400 deposit. 1 year lease preferable, but shorter terms negotiable. Pets okay with additional pet deposit. Please call Paul at (925) 324-8211 for additional details or questions.

(Posted 08/28/18) Available Immediately - Los Alamos, NM Room for rent. Fully furnished comfortable room for rent complete with bed, table, dresser, and lamp. Kitchen and Living area fully furnished (Stove, Oven, Refrigerator, and Microwave). Rent INCLUDES all utilities, cable, Internet and access to fully equipped kitchen area and living area. $575/month. No Deposit Required! Located a couple of minutes from LANL in a very quiet neighborhood with beautiful views. Pictures available upon request. If interested please contact Robert at 505-664-0093 (office), 505-695-6716 (work cell), or my personal cell at 702-544-0145 or by email at robwndrng@yahoo.com.

(Posted 08/28/18) $500 per month + utilities. Bedroom for rent in 3 BD/ 2 BA house, shared with 2 lab employees (26y, male) and (24y, female) and 1 student (29y, female), available immediately. $500 per calendar month + share of utilities. First and last months rent due at signing of lease. Two month minimum stay. See the link for photos. Double bed frame provided if necessary. Washing and drying facilities in addition to a fully stocked kitchen and furnished living area. Shared use of space in double door garage available. Plenty of street parking space outside of the house. Use of shower/bathroom shared with 1 housemate (female). Location: North Mesa, 10 -15 minutes drive from the lab. There is also a free Los Alamos bus service stop located 1 – 2 minutes walk from the house. Renter must be comfortable with dogs, we have 2 (one medium and one small). The room will be leased on a month to month basis after the first two months or for longer if preferred. Completion of a renter’s agreement is required. Contact rentallosalamos@gmail.com

(Posted 08/28/18) I have one 3000 square foot home with multiple bedrooms (eight in total), and multiple bathrooms (five in total), and washer and dryer.The high speed internet (250 Mbps), DirecTV Platinum Package, Netflix and utilities are ALL covered in rental payment; no addiiotnal fees will be request or charged (other than damage and cleaning refundable deposit $600). My home is one mile from the main tech area (perfect for students, postdocs and visitors) here at LANL (TA-3), and about two miles from the grocery store (my home has plenty of cabinet space for breads, spices etc.). There is a restaurant located about 30 seconds walk from my home as well. Also, the ski hill is five minutes away by car and there are plenty of hiking and biking trails minutes away by foot. The bus stop is right outside my home (literally), starts at 6:00 am and runs until 7:00 pm, Monday thru Friday, minus US Holidays and weekends. All rooms are furnished (bed sizes vary) with mini fridge, desk, computer chair and end tables; some rooms have additional closet space than others. Pots & pans, lines, towels, paper towels, toilet paper, soaps, washing detergent and fabric softener are all available for use at no extra charge. Feel free to bring your personal desired brands. Also, I do own two friendly Siberian Huskies; one is 7 years and the other is 4 ears old. They are quiet and gentle, and other tenants have had no issues with them whatsoever. One room has a personal bathroom which I charge $695 a month; one larger 400 square foot room, $650 a month; standard rooms run $625 a month; one small room for $555 per month; and an even smaller room runs $495 a month. Rooms available now; both long and short terms rental/leases available. I do require a refundable $600 damage and cleaning deposit in advance; first and last months rent is due at time of arrival (price varies on room size), and beginning of rental term. Application information: Please fill out attached for reference check and email to stfjesusfreak@gmail.com, or call 505-660-0282. Please make checks/money orders payable to French Rentals, 1419 40th Street, Los Alamos, NM 87544; for deposit and first and last months rent. Required: Full Name, Home Phone, Cell Phone, Occupation, Rental Dates/Duration, Please list 1 of 2 previous rented addresses, Landlord/Lease Company Phone Number, Please list 2 of 2 (if applicable) previous rented addresses, Landlord/Lease Company Phone Number

(Posted 08/15/18) Private fully-furnished room available Sept. 15. In comfortable and friendly home close to Lab on free bus route. $550 a month includes all utilities. Shared bathroom, dishwasher, washer/dryer, hardwood flooring, woodstove (for winter nights), cable tv, wifi, parking. Lease term: month to month, with 30 days notice of leaving. Looking for a person who is either short- or long-term at Lab. Pictures are available upon request. Ann Rafferty, 505-500-6928, axr@lanl.gov.

(Posted 08/13/18) Private spacious one bedroom for rent in Los Alamos, in a quite new house in a quiet neighborhood, convenient location, 2 miles to LANL, close to LANL public bus stop, hard wood floor, very clean and cozy, fully access to open kitchen and living room and laundry room on site, with a lot of storage, rent is $650 per month, available Sept. 1st. Please contact via email (shenfan2015@gmail.com) for more info and tour.


Pojoaque / Nambe/ El Rancho , New Mexico

(Posted 09/18/18) For rent October 1, 2018 charming 'The Abode'' is set on one of the most prestigious private retreats in the Pojoaque Valley. The property offers wide open views and a gated entry. It is safe, quiet and secure.  There are 3 bedrooms, a large living room/dining room with a 3-window nook and a skylight, plus a Kiva fireplace, bath room with a shower stall, fully equipped kitchen, laundry room with washer and dryer, private parking space, covered front and back porch. Master bedroom has queen size bed, the two bedrooms are with one full size bed each. Fully furnished. $2050 utilities included in rental fee. Call Silvana 505-690-8383

(Posted 09/12/18) Set on one of the most prestigious private retreats in the Pojoaque Valley, just 18 miles North of Santa Fe, 'La Casa del Alma' is available for immediate rent. Wide open views, gated entry, safe, quiet and secure. Built with the finest natural materials, this adobe home has radiant heat throughout the house and an open fire gas heater in each Master Bedroom. Two Master bedrooms, large living room/dining room/kitchen with skylight and kiva fireplace. One bath room with large shower stall, Jacuzzi bathtub under skylight. Fully equipped kitchen. Private covered parking space, fountain at Main entrance; partially covered back porch with dining area. Large Roof top terrace. Master bedroom 1: Queen size bed, Maple floor, built in cabinets, antique Chinese desk, loft with modern desk. Master Bedroom 2: Queen size bed, mahogany floor, built in cabinets, desk, 3-window nook with day bed, meditation room with Gothic windows and arched ceiling. Fully furnished; $2850 utilities included. Call Silvana 505-690-8383 

(Posted 08/28/18) Available November 1, 2018 for a 6 month lease.  2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. 2 queen beds. Hardwood floors.  Near Solana Shopping Center with Coop market, coffee shop and restaurants.  25 minutes walk to Santa Fe Plaza.  Near hiking/biking path and bus stop.  $1800/mo including utilities, plus one month security deposit.  Please call Liz at 505-670-3395 or email: lizlight108@gmail.com for more details and photos.


Espanola / Chimayo / Medanales, New Mexico

 (Posted 09/20/18) Available Oct 1st!!! We have a little casita to rent near Abiquiu. It's a 1000 sq ft, one bedroom, one bath remodeled historic bunkhouse for the old Prado Verde Ranch. Located 45 minutes from Los Alamos along the Chama river. An incredibly peaceful place to live, quiet and beautiful.  Great horse property so horse boarding is an option.  Monthly rent is $1000. Call Matt at 505 699 1446 if you are interested.