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Disclaimer: Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) provides these listings as a convenience for students and prospective students 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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The listings on this webpage are for long-term listings (at least six months, preferably one year minimum).

7/19/2016: Available Sept. 1, 2016.  3 bedroom; 2 bath home in Railyard District of Santa Fe.  Fully furnished; adjacent to major highways; one year lease negotiable. Check internet under Casa de Tomas  Santa Fe for reviews and pictures.  Great location for a group of post-docs or a couple desiring to be near Santa Fe's famous square. This house is within walking distance of the farmer's market; art galleries; restaurants and theaters.  The Railyard is a very chic, happening location. Contact Marilyn Proctor at Adobe Destination...505-471-9186. Pets are also negotiable.

7/19/2016: Two rooms in a large 3-bedroom 1350-ft² apartment for rent. One room is currently occupied by a Postdoc working at the Lab. The other 2 bedrooms will be available September 1, 2016, maybe sooner. Each bedroom has a queen bed, chairs, desk, and closet. Apartment includes a kitchen, dining room, bathroom, and living room. Kitchen has a fridge, gas stove, microwave, washer, dryer, and kitchenware. Living room has a sofa and lots of space (for bicycles, etc.). Besides the three closets in the bedrooms, there are three more closets and just lots of storage space. No lease. Rental contract is month-by-month: $400/month for the larger bedroom, $350 for the smaller one. Deposit is half a month’s rent. Utilities (about $60 /month for the whole apartment) are paid by the tenants. The heating and water are paid by the landlord, who does NOT live with the tenants. The town golf course is basically a big extension of the back yard, and the ski hill is about 5 miles away. About 1.5 miles to the Lab. Good to have a car, but this location has nearby bus stops served by three bus routes; the buses are free. Non-smoking property; no dogs allowed here. Safe, good neighborhood in the safest town in the country. Please inquire by email and be able to provide a good reference or two. For more questions or photos, email <>

7/18/2016:  Available immediately in Los Alamos, 1 BR in a 2 BR/ 1 BA apartment in Chapel Apartment Complex next to the town library.  Prefer a non-smoker. Great location: walking distance to the lab, to town center, and to Bathtub Row, to the aquatic center, to trails, etc.  Full access to new kitchen, to common living room, and to a balcony.  Nearest bus stop is a 3 minute walk away.  $500 per month, utilities included.  $250 deposit.  If interested contact 505-695-8489.

7/18/2016:  THIS BEAUTIFUL RANCHITO AND ITS FURNISHED CASITAS are situated on the Chama River in the village of Medanales, about 45 minutes from Santa Fe and Los Alamos, one hour from Taos, and two hours from Albuquerque. The studio casita, Celestial, 660 sq ft, is spacious and bright, and has north-facing windows for light, in addition to the skylight and west-facing door and bathroom. It has a sleeping loft with a south-facing window, in addition to the ground floor with a sitting room, dining area, and sleeping area. It rents for $650 per month for one person long-term (12 months or more) and is available now. Casita de Kwan Yin is a large, warm one-bedroom passive solar house, 760 sq ft, with full bath and kitchen. This charming house is available now, and rents for $750.  Rent is $100 more if you are renting less than 12 months. First and last months' rent and damage and cleaning deposit are needed to move in. Resident pays utilities. References required. For photos, please see If interested, call 505-685-9416.

7/14/2016: I have a charming home in Santa Fe New Mexico which will be available to rent Sept. 1, 2016.  My home is fully furnished and would be perfect for a group of post docs to share this place. I am adjacent to major highways and am in the Railyard District  of Santa Fe which is a happening , chic place located near restaurants, galleries and the town square. Many  folks commute to Los Alamos and Santa Fe is filled with music, events and movie theaters.  Other folks working at Los Alamos would also enjoy this home.  Look on Internet under Casa de Tomas for pictures and a description of my home.  You can reach me at or call my property manager Marilyn Proctor at Adobe Destination, Santa Fe.  She could arrange a showing for you as I will be in CA for a year.  I can assure you this is a terrific home; comfortably furnished with a laundry room and everything you might need. Call Marilyn at (505)471-9186 for further information.

7/12/2106: Available- from 9/1/16- Los Alamos. There will be not many opportunities come like this!. We are Postdocs looking for respectful, social, kind and non smoker renters. Cozy and confortable rooms. 2 bathrooms. Full access to brand new kitchen, common living areas, washer/dryer and sunny patio in backyard (with an apple tree!). Parking on driveway. Conveniently located one block from the bus line,10 min biking or 5 min drive from the laboratory. Asking $570 per month including all utilities + $500 deposit. No pets allowed. Preferibly Postdocs, 1 year minimum lease. If you are interested, please contact:

7/12/2016: Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 1/4 bath ranch style property with Horse facility.  Located in coveted LaMesilla.  35 minute drive to LANL. The almost 2000 sq.ft. home has been recently renovated with all new appliances, HVAC (AIR Conditioning), roof, stucco siding, energy efficient windows, granite counters, and wood floors.  Enjoy the large 900 sq.ft. Insulated workshop.  Two car garage plus additional covered parking for 4 vehicles.  Your pets will be safe from harm because the entire property is chain link fenced. Take advantage of the quality 36’x 48’ solid-wall MD-Barn and endless riding trails.  Grapes, apple, peach, apricot and lots of shade trees on the property. Contact Cindy at 505-412-8220

7/11/2016: TWO OR THREE BEDROOM FURNISHED ALL INCLUSIVE FLAT IN LOS ALAMOS AVAILABLE AUGUST 1.  This lovely furnished duplex has been home to many happy professionals and families.  Visiting international scientists are especially welcome.  All utilities including gas, electric, water, sewer, trash and also hi speed internet are included in one monthly fee.  All furniture, dishes, and linens are also included.  Washer/Dryer, dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker are also included.  It is move in ready and very clean.  The two bedroom option all inclusive is $1700 per month.  The three bedroom option all inclusive is $1850 per month USD.  A $500 deposit for security, cleaning, and securing the lease is payable at the time of lease being signed. Location is in a quiet neighborhood 10 minutes from LANL administration, 10 minutes from downtown area.  It is a canyon lot with phenomenal views of the Jemez Mountains.  Sorry, no pets are allowed and no smoking in or out.  Contact number is 505.412.3039.  Please leave a message. 

7/7/2016: 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.

7/6/2016: Available August 1st, 2016, Los Alamos, NM. Multiple fully furnished rooms for rent in quiet North Community Area. Cozy and comfortable rooms, shared with other posdocs in a friendly and quiet atmosphere. Full access to brand new kitchen, common living areas, 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. Shorter term rentals possible subject to availability. Call 505-412-3542.

7/6/2016: Room for rent in a single family home in White Rock. Close to lab and bus stop. Furnished room with street parking. Access to laundry room with washer/dryer, office room, dishwasher and large backyard/patio. Quiet neighborhood located close to grocery store and restaurants. 575$ Utilities and internet included. Please contact Trish by phone or text at (949)246-4581 for more details regarding the rental.

7/1/2016:  Condo with fenced in back yard located in Santa Fe, NM. Two bedroom/two bath completely furnished (including even a washer and dryer!) and move in ready starting August 1, 2016. $1,025 per month. Close to restaurants, shopping, and grocery stores. Close to Cerrillos Rd, Airport Road and Rt 599. 10 minutes from Santa Fe Lot Bus Stop to LANL and also an easy drive to LANL for those who do not take the bus. Quiet and enjoyable, perfect for the working professional. Lease term is negotiable. Contact Mary McFadin at 505-470-5160.

6/29/2016: Furnished Studio Apartment available Sept. 10, 2016 for $800 per month (month to month) OR $750 per month for three months up to one year OR $700 for one year or longer.  Close to downtown (shopping, coffee shops, library and Movie Theater) and bus stop (less than a block away).  Rent includes utilities, kitchenette and laundry appliances.  Apartment has large walk-in closet and beautiful canyon view. Address inquiries to: Jennie Richardson at or 505-665-4163.

6/28/2016:  Ready August 15 (call for availability between August 1 and 14): Large furnished room with a newly remodeled bathroom, wood stove and private entrance. Access to laundry and kitchen. Close to the bus route. Owner has 2 friendly dogs, but please, no pets, no smoking, quiet tenant. Please call 505-412-3515, or email Christeanne at If you would like more information/pictures she is happy to provide them.

6/22/2016:  3 bedroom, 2 bath, large deck in beautiful La Cueva, 26 miles west of Los Alamos. $950.00 per month.  Call 505-934-7832

Long-term stay in Los Alamos, consider the best - Canyon Village Apartments! Perfect location, clean, cozy and convenient! Need a user-friendly kitchen? You get full-size fridge with ice-maker, self-cleaning oven, over-the-range micro, dishwasher, double stainless sink and LOTS of cabinets! You have your own hot water heater, your own central heat and your own central AC! Built-in Bookcases and wraparound study/seating! 3 floors - your choice, but every apartment has either a balcony or a patio! Cable and Internet ready! 3 Laundry Rooms for your convenience! Clubhouse and Fitness room--relax with friends and neighbors! Play ping-pong! Enjoy the fireplace! Check out our brand new Playground! Get your workout on! Walking distance to Downtown, the Aquatic Center next door, UNM-LA, post office, the Library and Ashley Pond! Even better walk out your apartment, across the parking lot and down onto one of the Canyon Trails! And get around Los Alamos on the FREE city bus service, with a stop right next to our Community! CORPORATE UNITS FOR LONGER STAYS? Canyon Village can accommodate fully furnished units for 6+ months!
1 BR/1 bath units: $900 @ 654 sq ft
2 BR/2 bath units: $1005 @ 1050 sq ft. 
All Security Deposits only $800! Application fee only $35 per person! Give Canyon Village a call at 505-663-0680, see us at or email us at

 Las Ventanas offers 2 and 3 bedroom townhomes, in 3 different floor plans, up to 1,710 sqft! Live in one of the nicest, quietest neighborhoods in Los Alamos! Walk to downtown for dining, movies, shopping and much more! Some of our Townhomes have incredible views of the mountains and the community itself has a children's recreation area in a small grassy park! Whether you are a family with little ones or roommates, each townhome in Las Ventanas is laid out so you can socialize together or spend time in your own space! Each Townhome has a full size fridge, dishwasher, lots of kitchen cabinets, double stainless sink and separate dining area. The living rooms open to a small yard and there is a gas fireplace in each! The bedrooms are on the upstairs floors (except on 3-bedroom layout, which has a downstairs, very private bedroom with bath), so there is privacy for all household members! Some of the bedrooms have private balconies! Heat and central AC are in each of these newer townhomes as well as your own washer and dryer! A small garage is included in each as well! There is much more to our Townhomes than we can put here! See us at or call for a tour at 505-662-1614!

6/13/16 - Available 7/15/16
Room for rent in Los Alamos- very nice 3BR house very close to Lab, near hospital and movie theater. A comfortable and sunny room with queen bed, desk, walk-in closet, etc.; 10-15 mins walk from Lab, and on bus route. Kitchen and living room are shared and completely equipped and furnished; washer and dryer; parking available. Wood stove makes it cozy. Very good people for roomies. $550 a month includes wifi/Internet, parking. Please contact

6/13/2016: I have a 3 bedroom 2 bath fully furnished and equipped home here n Santa Fe.  I plan to rent it for at leas a year as I will be in CA for a year.  I would like to rent it the beginning of September, 2016.  My home is very charming with yard to enjoy and all the amenities of a home...dishes, kitchen, towels , tv, laundry room, etc.  I am one block from St. Francis and up the street from restaurants, galleries,etc. The house is centrally located and would be appropriate for grad students, post docs or a family needing a place for a year.  Parking for 2-3 people and there are two queen sized beds and 2 single beds in the third bedroom.  Call me at 505-995-0568 or cell 650-520-3469.  My name is Joyce.  Asking $2200 a month. Email is

6/3/2016: AVAILABLE 6/27:Unfurnished, immaculate 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath condo on the ground level with patio.The Reserve is a lovely gated compound with easy access to Los Alamos and a two-minute 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. $1150/mo. plus utilities/water. Call Henriette at 703-408-8066.

6/1/2016: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo in Santa Fe - Easy commute to Los Alamos - 5 minute walk to PARK & RIDE. Pool. Gym. On-site Laundry. Immaculately upgraded upstairs end unit facing an interior courtyard with a private balcony in the coveted Reserve condo complex. Sleek modern fixtures and finishes include a wall-size California Closets system in the hallway bedroom, stainless steel appliances and lighting, Zodiac slab counters and much more. The Reserve, one of the most meticulously managed complexes in the city, offers exceptional facilities and ambiance and is located conveniently on the northern edge of downtown Santa Fe. Tenants must agree to abide by The Reserve At Santa Fe Rules and Regulations. Utilities not included. No smoking. No pets. Call Tom at 505-920-6402.

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