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What To Pack

Here's a general list of things to pack with those who are coming to film and spending lots of time outdoors in mind.

Casa Otra Vez is fully furnished with lots of amenities, including hair dryers, but there are things that can help you adjust to the dry desert climate and the bright sun. 

Albuquerque has big box stores such as Costco, Target, Walmart, Home Depot and Walgreens for any last minute purchases once you're here. We also have a consignment shop for outdoor gear called Outdoor REGear. 

The Kitchen

You do not have to bring anything for the kitchen. We have a full array of pots, pans, baking pans, dishes, utensils, hand mixer, slow cooker, instant pot, baking pans and sheets even a fish poacher.

We do not have:
Gaming equipment

A Gaming chair (please bring your own)

We have a printer, but tenants must provide their own paper and replace the printer cartridge if they use it up. Tenants will be billed if it is used up.

You are welcome to borrow and return things in the house, but you will be billed for anything missing.


The house has everything for cleaning. Swiffers, brooms, mops and vacuums. You must supply your own laundry detergent, dishwashing detergents, cleaning supplies & paper products when you use up the existing supply, which has been provided by the owner.

We strongly recommend utilizing the housekeepers that Southwest Suites can provide for an extra fee weekly or biweekly. They are cheerful and here to help you have a productive stay. Let them clean, while you work!

Blue on white spray bottle

Year Round:

Walking Shoes with tread

Slippers or Flip Flops to wear inside the house. We ask that shoes be taken off.

A hat with a brim that goes all the way around.

A daypack if you like to go hiking.

A swimsuit for the local spas at Betty's or Albuquerque Baths, or to Jemez hot springs in the mountains.

A beach towel to take with you up to Jemez hot springs.


A small battery recharger for your phone

For winter:

A warm jacket that can be stashed away in your backpacket. We like the new down jackets.

A polarfleece or quilted vest with pockets.

A flannel or polarfleece shirt.

Thermals to wear under your pants.

long sleeve t-shirts made of wicking materials.

Workout tights that are lined in fleece.

A muffler, scarf, and a knit cap with liner.

A shoe or boot that will keep your feet dry if it snows.

Good socks. Thurlo, and thin SmartWool socks are favorites.


Spring and Summer

Shorts with pockets for summer.

A lightweight waterproof windbreaker for summer monsoons

Short sleeve t-shirts made of wicking materials

An umbrella for summer monsoons.

Personal Comfort

To deal with the dry air:
A cool mist humidifier

Nasal saline spray or rinse

Preservative-free eye moisturizing drops

High quality face, foot and body moisturizers



A re-usable water bottle

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