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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 04/11/18) BEST DOWNTOWN SANTA FE LOCATION – Handsome, Modern 1- Bedroom Apartment.  Unfurnished - 1 bedroom Apt.  with private yard, and off-street parking for 1 car. In a 3 -unit Clean Quiet Building in Santa Fe’s Best Downtown Neighborhood. An open, contemporary, 550 sq. ft. minimalist apartment.  Ample for King Bed. Generous Bedroom Closet. Full kitchen w/ mat Black Counter Tops and stainless appliances, open to Living Room. White Organic-lacquered floors. White Brick Walls. Lots of light. Full bath w/ tub. Free Laundry in Building. Walk to all that Santa Fe offers- The Plaza, Santa Café, La Boca, the Library, Post Office, Fort Marcy Sports Complex, & Canyon Road.! A short 5 -minute drive to 10,000 Waves and up to Ski Basin in 15!  2 minutes to Highway 285 and a straight shot up to Los Alamos! Rent: $1500.00 per month + ELECTRIC AND GAS (Rent includes Water, off street parking, & laundry). 1 additional month ($1500.00) for security/damage deposit required upon signing References required. No Pets  Showings By appointment beginning April 17th. Available JUNE 1st. Please telephone 505-988-7138 to set a showing and interview- thanks.

(Posted 04/02/18) $1000/mo Furnished 1 year lease or $1100 for six month lease. Available may 1st. Great Santa Fe location.  1 bedroom 1 bath condo for rent. Immaculate unit with everything you need. Dishes, pots and pans, linens, towels, self cleaning oven, dishwasher, refrigerator,pretty Mexican tiles. Breakfast bar couch and dining table and chairs,southwestern wood coffee table full size bed, 2 night stands and ample drawers for clothes. Great closet space.  nice carpet.Laundry on prmeises, Second floor in quiet building.ample Parking. Near trader Joe's and state offices. 10 minutes to downtown plaza.I pay gas heat and water. You pay small electric bill. Call Terry 505 795 8893 to view.

(Posted 04/02/18) Available May 1st. Lovely unfurnished north-side house only blocks from the Plaza. 2BR/2Bath, huge walled back yard and coyote-fenced front yard. Fireplace, hardwood floors throughout, large eat-in kitchen, single garage, skylights, evaporative cooling. $2400/mo., plus utilities. Rent includes yard maintenance. Require 1st and last month’s rent plus damage deposit up front. Must have excellent credit and references. Call or text Joan at 505-690-9445.


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

(Posted 04/17/18) 1300 Iris Street, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, approximately 1,100 Sq. Ft., unfurnished, covered parking, refrigerator, electric range, dishwasher, garbage disposal and washer/dryer included; wood burning fireplace. South facing patio/deck looking to the beautify courtyard. Quiet neighborhood in an excellent downtown location within blocks of movie theater, aquatic center, library, Ashley Pond, summer concerts, cafes, restaurants, and hiking trails.  No pets and no smoking.  Lease:$1 ,250/month plus utilities for 12 months or longer terms  Contact: Lydia Gigax  Phone: 505-231-4660 or  Email: tpeusa123@hotmail.com

(Posted 04/17/18) 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath, half duplex in Western area. 955 sq/ft. Washer/dryer, hardwood floors, new windows, updated bathroom, lawn in backyard with fruit trees, off-street parking, walking distance to LANL, Los Alamos Medical Center, LAHS, UNMLA etc. No smoking, no pets. $1400 a month, renter pays all utilities. Damage deposit. Long term only. Available now. Email jemez1975@hotmail.com

(Posted 04/16/18) I have a 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).Please note that there is a non-refundable $35 application/background check fee; please fill out required areas (see below) and return to French Rentals, 1419 40th Street, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Also, a $600 damage and security deposit, plus first and last months rent is due before within 10 business days (reminder, prices vary on room sizes) of approved application, no exceptions. 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 years 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 $750 a month; one larger 400 square foot room, $695 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 mail the following $35 payment, and information listed below to 1419 40th Street, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Please make checks/money orders payable to French Rentals, 1419 40th Street, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Full Name, Phone number, Occupation, Rental Dates/Duration, Please list 2 previous rented addresses with Landlord/Lease Company Phone Number.

(Posted 04/16/18) I have three bedrooms for rent for the summer. One bedroom has queen bed and private bath $750 One bedroom has full bed and share bathroom $700 One bedroom has twin bed and share bathroom $650. House has bus stop in front and is located with in walking distance of the main Los Alamos Laboratory site. To inquire respond to e-mail with the following 1. where your working 2. Time of stay for the summer 3. whether you have car that needs parked Herbert Fry herbfrydrd@gmail.com

(Posted 04/13/18) Modern Town Home 3 bd 2.5 bath in Down Town Los Alamos. All Tile and Hardwood floors. Comfortable Livingroom with fireplace and high ceilings. Lots of natural lite through the glass door patio. Modern kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and gas range, dish washer, microwave, washer and dryer, AC and humidifier. Master bedroom is attached to an updated bathroom with jet tub and walk in closet. Downstairs bedroom also has its own bathroom and walk in closet. One car garage and two additional parking spots. Located right next to a park, Ashley Pond, and about 5-minute walk from down town and hiking/biking trails, less than a 10-minute drive to the lab. Available April 16.th 2000 for a 1-year lease unfurnished. Shorter leases and furnishing is negotiable. First month’s rent and 800 damage and cleaning deposit due upon signing of lease, no smoking. Available April 9th. Contact Tom at Rentinlosalamos@gmail.com for more details and pictures.

(Posted 04/12/18) A Little Taste Of Home For A Mellow Individual. Cozy well-kept home with pets on a quiet street. You will have your own room (queen bed) and bathroom. Access to use our laundry, kitchen, living room and outside areas for relaxation.  Also provided in your room is Comcast Cable, Xfinity Wi-Fi, Netflix and Hulu for work and or entertainment purposes. We are pretty easy going so specifics can be discussed with interested individual. Important notes: First month’s rent is due prior move in date. My wife is Hawaiian so shoes are to be removed upon entry of our home. No smoking or parties in the house.

(Posted 04/12/18) Rooms for rent.  Available August 1, 2018 in White Rock NM. Furnished rooms for rent in nice three bedroom, 1.5 bath White Rock ranch style home with a quiet, shady landscaped backyard, covered patio.  Comfortable rooms each with individual closets, shared with one or two other persons in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere.   Full access to a nicely remodeled kitchen, living room with flat screen tv, dining room, and covered patio, separate laundry room with washer/dryer.  Parking in driveway. Conveniently located three blocks from the LA Transit bus stop, 10 min walk to Smiths grocery store or the library, 10 min drive from the laboratory, restaurants are also within 10 minute walking distance. Rent is $700 per month with a shared bath or $1000 per month for the master suite with a separate bath.  Utilities costs are included in the rents.  DSL internet is provided as is full use of the kitchen, laundry and common areas. Perfect for a professional or student.  No pets and no smoking inside the house. First month and a $500 damage/cleaning deposit due on move in.  For information or a showing please email erice1wm@gmail.com.

(Posted 04/02/18) Fully furnished one-bedroom condo available in Los Alamos starting July 15 th.  Covered parking with assigned parking spot.  Fully remodeled kitchen and bath.  New paint and hardwood floors.  Other amenities include air-conditioning, washer/dryer, private balcony, fully equipped kitchen, towels, bedding, exercise room.  Conveniently located in downtown Los Alamos and only 2.5 miles from LANL with public bus service available.  Rent is $1,100 per month + electric.  Security deposit is $1,100.  No smoking, small pets considered.   1 year lease preferred. Photos available upon request.  Contact Emily Kluk at lamkluk@aol.com, 505 672-0278.

(Posted 04/02/18) 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 1/2 Duplex unit available April 15, 2018.  The unit was built in 2004 and it is located on 36th Street, close to Mountain elementary school and county parks. Two off street parking spaces, a fenced back yard with a sprinkler system. Central air, DW, stove, refrigerator and stove included and there are washer and dryer hookups. $1400 per month on a one year lease, tenant pays all utilities, $600 cleaning and damage deposit.  No smoking and one dog is allowed. E-mail courtrightapts@gmail.com or call Geniece 505-662-5430.

(Posted 04/02/18) Fully furnished 2 bedroom, 1 Bath condo in Los Alamos. Just bring a suitcase with your clothes and your laptop! Less than 5 minute drive to LANL. Walking distance to downtown, the bus stop to LANL, restaurants, movie theater, library, and all of the fun events in the heart of town. The unit includes 2 beds (1 queen and 1 full size) with linens and pillows included. Furnished dining area has a dining table and chairs for four. Living room has sofa, armchair, coffee table, and includes a TV. In-unit appliances include washer, dryer, and dishwasher. Kitchen includes pots, pans, utensils, dishes for four, microwave, and coffee maker. Included in your rent is access to the community swimming pool, sauna, fitness room, and clubhouse. The unit comes with its own designated covered parking space, just steps from the front door. Rent is $1,500 with a one year lease. Shorter term leases are negotiable. Contact Email:  dkay5251@gmail.com or call 505-412-3435. For pictures, please check the following Link.https://santafe.craigslist.org/apa/d/fully-furnished-2br-1ba-in/6548778232.html

(Posted 3/28/18) 2145 B 41st street: 1/2 duplex (2,144 sq ft) with off street parking and garage on cul-de-sac near Mountain Elementary and Urban Park. Bus stop is right around the corner. 3 bed/1.25 bath unit with bonus rooms. Unit comes with a sunroom, mud room/laundry room (with washer and dryer), 1 car garage and second living room with a fireplace. It has updated windows, flooring, furnace, water heater and new insulated roof. Kitchen has full size refrigerator, dishwasher, gas/electric stove and built-in breakfast table. Landscaped and maintained yard with sprinkler system and fenced back yard. Pets negotiable, no smoking. 1 year lease; $1450/mo +utilities.  Contact:losalamos4rent@gmail.com or call 663-6249 to leave a message.

(Posted 3/19/18) 2100 / 3br - 1810ft2 - Spacious 3B/2B 1810sqft SFH at Broadview (Los Alamos) Don't miss this opportunity to rent this open floor plan beauty. The house features two bedrooms and a full bath on the main floor. Open floor plan with dining and living off the kitchen. Large great room with vaulted ceiling, a cozy heatilator fireplace, beautiful laminate floors throughout downstairs, hydronic baseboard heat for comfortable living. A full laundry room has nice pantry storage. The upper level features a large loft area overlooks the living room. The master is a nice size with a walk-in closet. Skylights on the upper level help this space feel bright and open. Relatively new paint, new carpet, new washer/dryer are just a few of the nice features in this immaculate home. Extra large garden window in the kitchen offers the perfect location to grow herbs and flowers. Spacious yard with a new 7X7 shed and large patio for parties, pets, kids or just relaxing! A nice high fence gives privacy to your home. Extra offstreet parking is ideal for additional vehicles. Quiet location with easy walk to middle School, open space & trails. Truly a one of a kind home here in Broadview, don't miss it. Minimum one year lease and available around of middle of June, 2018  For more pic; check https://santafe.craigslist.org/apa/d/spacious-3b-2b-1810sqft-sfh/6534581671.html Contact info: Gary 5059209095 email: jet360@gmail.com

(Posted 3/9/18)  Rooms for rent.  Available March 12, 2018 in White Rock NM. Furnished rooms for rent in nice three bedroom, 1.5 bath White Rock ranch style home with a quiet, shady landscaped backyard, covered patio.  Comfortable rooms each with individual closets, shared with one or two other postdocs in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere.   Full access to a nicely remodeled kitchen, living room with flat screen tv, dining room, and covered patio, separate laundry room with washer/dryer.  Parking in driveway. Conveniently located three blocks from the LA Transit bus stop, 10 min walk to Smiths grocery store or the library, 10 min drive from the laboratory, restaurants are also within 10 minute walking distance. Rent is $700 per month and utilities are included.   DSL internet is provided as is full use of the kitchen, laundry and common areas. Perfect for a professional or student.  No pets and no smoking inside the house. First month and a $500 damage/cleaning deposit due on move in.  Available immediately. For information or a showing please emailerice1wm@gmail.com or txt to (505) 310-8639.

Pojoaque / Nambe/ El Rancho , New Mexico

(Posted 04/13/18) Available for immediate rent, 'La Casa del Alma' is set on one of the most prestigious private retreats in the Pojoaque Valley, approx. 17 miles from Los Alamos. 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 of the two master bedroom. Large living room/dining room/kitchen with skylight and kiva fireplace. One bath room with large shower stall, jacuzzy 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, Mahagoni floor, built in cabinets, desk, 3-window nook with day bed, meditation room with Gothic windows and arched ceiling. Fully furnished. Rent $2850; $250 utilities included in rent. Email: silvanaheartpath@gmail.com Craigslist Santa Fe,NM: craigslist post 6559237914: "CUSTOM BUILT HOME 'La Casa del Alma'"

(Posted 04/11/18) One bedroom, one living room, and one bathroom casita, located 20 minutes away from Los Alamos in the small quiet town of Pojoaque. Rent is $850/month+utilities. Utility costs are minimal due to the casita's efficiency. If interested please contact Ronald Quintana at 505-690-8751.

(Posted 4/9/18) Beautiful adobe home located in the tranquil village of Cundiyo just 30 minutes east of Los Alamos. I am willing to work with short term or long term laboratory employees. Why spend your per-diem on a sad little hotel room when you can have a whole house! The home is fully furnished all utilities paid. One bedroom, one bath, walk in closet extra room for an office or art room. The square footage is around 1900 with a sun room. It is on ranch property so there are animals on property. On your off time fish nearby Santa Cruz lake, Hike Santa Fe National Forest, Visit Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino or simply enjoy the peace and quiet of country living. I think the place would be ideal for a small family. My last tenant was a fire fighter his wife an educator with a 4 year old child. They stayed 3 years before buying property nearby. 1 month $2200 3 month $1900/month Also available for one year lease unfurnished at $1400/month (This Includes all Utilities) If you are a lab employee we can forgo background checks and deposits Email marisha.cichon@yahoo.com or text me (505) 501-5782 for a viewing appointment. Seen on airbnb as Rancho de Cundiyo.


Espanola / Chimayo / Medanales, New Mexico

(Posted 3/8/18) This beautiful farm and its furnished casitas are situated on the Chama River in the village of Medanales, which is just north of Espanola, and about 45 minutes by car from Santa Fe and Los Alamos, 1 hour from Taos, and less than 2 hours from Albuquerque. The 770 sq-ft 1-bedroom casita, Casita de Kwan Yin, is light and spacious, with passive solar orientation and a private patio. It has a full bath and kitchen and rents for $750 per month for one person long-term. The 660 sq-ft studio, Casita Celestial, is spacious and bright, with both a sleeping loft and a sleeping area on the main floor. It rents for $650 per month for one person long-term. It has a kitchenette, with full-size fridge, two-burner cook top, microwave, and convection oven. On-property parking is available for one small car.
Rent is $100 more per month if you are renting fewer than 12 months. One person per casita is preferred, to maintain the peaceful nature of the property and reduce wear and tear in the casitas; two persons may be accepted depending on references. First and last months' rent, damage deposit, and cleaning deposit are needed to move in. A pet is negotiable and requires a $150 refundable pet damage deposit. Resident pays utilities. Propane/electricity are used for heating in winter. References are required. If interested, please call 505-685-9416



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