Urban Oasis Garden Guesthouse
Urban Oasis Garden Guesthouse

4 guests

2 rooms

2 beds

1 bath

4 guests

2 rooms

2 beds

1 bath

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About this listing

Our Urban Oasis has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, full kitchen, comfortable living room. The garden is lush and provides a peaceful retreat to an otherwise urban location--3 blocks from the UofA, walk to downtown. A great place to stay for business or holiday.

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Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $75
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price: $200 / night


The space

This 900 square foot guesthouse is located in the historic neighborhood of West University. It features two comfortable bedrooms, each with a quality queen bed and luxury bedding, one bathroom, a fully functioning kitchen, full size washer and dryer, and a large and comfortable living room. Even though the casita is exceptionally comfortable, you'll be tempted to linger in the beautiful and lush garden. Off street parking accommodates two cars. PLEASE NOTE: The "Street View" that shows here, is NOT a view of our street. The neighborhood is historic and charming, though you wouldn't know it to look at what is represented here. I've discussed this issue with Airbnb, but because the feed is provided by , and security concerns, there is nothing that Airbnb can do to solve this conundrum.

The house a full kitchen with dishwasher as well as a barbecue grill on the porch. The HD flatscreen TV serves cable TV and HBO, or you can stream content from Netflix or Hulu Plus through the BluRay DVD player. WiFi is available throughout the property, so you can answer your email while enjoying coffee in the garden.

For long term guests, we provide bi-weekly housekeeping at an additional charge. We provide and a change of linens each week, and clean towels are twice weekly, if desired. Most guests prefer to do their own laundry, but we are happy to do it upon request.

This comfortable pad is located just three blocks from the University of Arizona and walking distance to more than 100 restaurants and bars. If you don't feel like the stroll, use the modern streetcar (coming late spring 2014) to get to where you want to go. It stops just two blocks away. Take it up 4th Ave through downtown, or go the other way through the university and on to University Medical Center. Cultural events are easily accessed by foot or light rail, too. Enjoy five venues presenting live theatre (including Arizona Theatre Company, and the Rogue Theatre), Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Opera, and UA Presents at Centennial Hall, as well as student productions of dance, theatre, and music.

This really is an urban oasis.

Guest access

Our guests are welcome to enjoy the garden and the various areas within it. There are two outdoor dining areas, and a barbecue awaits outdoor grilling just outside the door to the casita.

Interaction with guests

We are happy to share our recommendations for our favorite nightspots and eateries. We are also happy to make reservations for you. Some folks enjoy hanging out in the patio, while other are more private. Either way, it's up to you. If we're not sure what you'd like, we'll ask.

The neighborhood

West University is a historic neighborhood in Tucson. By Arizona standards, the homes and architecture are old (). The casita was once the carriage house for our home, built in 1918. Later it became a mechanics garage, and was turned into a guest house in 1975 or so. We completed a remodel in 2013.

West University is characterized by students living side by side with professors and other university staff as well as those how have been lured into the emerging urban lifestyle spurred by the revitalization of downtown Tucson the the new Modern Streetcar, coming Spring 2014.

It's a lively neighborhood, with a young spirit, but a maturity of homes and trees that make it a unique Tucson neighborhood.

Getting around

A bus stop is conveniently located just a block away. The Modern Street Car stops just 2 blocks away in front of Time Market, an eatery featuring wood fired pizza, fantastic sandwiches, produce, some kitchen staples, a wine, beer and coffee bar, and freshly made bakery products. It's a find place to begin or end your day.

If you plan to venture to the desert or mountains, a car would be advisable.

Other things to note

Great destinations that are uniquely Tucson:
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
San Xavier Mission
Sabino Canyon
Tubac Artist Colony
Nogales, Sonora, Mexico (you'll need your passport)
Mt. Lemmon
Tucson Museum of Art
Arizona State Museum
Arizona Opera, Arizona Theatre Company, Rogue Theatre, Tucson Symphony Orchestra

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

Wifi internet and cable TV with HBO are available at no charge, in addition, you'll have access to NetFlix and Hulu.

Come and go as you please. you have a private entrance, but please be mindful to keep the gate closed and locked. We have dogs who will run off if the gate is left open. They're good dogs, but this characteristic is in their DNA. Therefore, please keep the gate locked.

The guesthouse its own security system and you'll receive a unique security code prior to arriving. If you have a code you would prefer to use, let us know and we'll program it into the system for you.

The owners live in the main house, which shares the garden. We're available to answer your questions or to help with problems should they arise.

You are free to enjoy the backyard as you like. The garden has several peaceful areas in which to enjoy your meal. And if you like barbecuing, you have a barbecue to use right outside your door.

Note: We do not allow smoking in the house. There is a large covered porch that many people take advantage of when they have an urge to smoke. We can accommodate maximum number FOUR overnight adult guests. We expect our guests to get together with friends, family, and colleagues, but we reserve the right to limit the number of folks on property at any given time. Please ask if you expect to have more than a few visitors at any time.

We enforce noise restrictions after 10:00 PM. We need to get our sleep, and so do our neighbors. There are lots of clubs and other gathering spots close by where late night fun is more appropriate.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

47 Reviews

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Jennifer User Profile
April 2017
Peter's place is a warm and welcoming spot! Comfortable beds, nice kitchen and a relaxing space all around made our stay just what we needed. Next time we are in Tucson, we hope his casita will be available- its our first choice!

Carol User ProfileCarol is a superhost.
April 2017
Peter's place is wonderful and the garden is so relaxing. As a super host in Nashville, I appreciated all the small touches like snacks, fresh flowers and nice robes. Pictures can sometimes be deceiving but his place was as lovely as the photos showed.

Karin And Bill User Profile
March 2017
This is the forth time we have stayed at this beautiful place. Our favorite place of over 35 Airbnb's we have stayed in. Beautiful garden, Peter and Jeff are fantastic hosts. Easy to walk to many restaurants and shops. Place is always very clean. Great decor. Perfect. We highly recommend.
Peter User ProfilePeter is a superhost.
Response from Peter:
Love you, too. We look forward to staying touch for many years to come. XOX PB&J
March 2017

Sue User Profile
March 2017
The Urban Oasis is truly that. The casita is charming and well furnished and the garden is beautiful and a restful spot to read or have a glass of wine. Everything was spotless and Peter had provided coffee and other food to get me started until I could get to a grocery. Peter and Jeff were extremely prompt to respond when I called with any questions.
Peter User ProfilePeter is a superhost.
Response from Peter:
Thank you, Sue. We appreciate your lovely review. I'd love to hear about Antelope Canyon. Hope to see you again as your travels bring you back our way. We'll look you up as we get to the Boston area. Fondly, PB&J
March 2017

Joel User Profile
February 2017
Great hosts! The communications were easy and they were very responsive. We felt very welcomed. Clean and tidy accommodations. The garden area was a big bonus and added a lot to the feel. And the central location is unbeatable!

Charlene User Profile
February 2017
Our stay at Peter and Jeff's casita was perfect. The location is wonderful, just a few blocks from the university and not far from great restaurants. But the best part is that we felt truly at home in this comfortable and beautifully decorated casita. After a day of exploring Tucson we had everything we needed and a super comfortable bed at night. The garden setting was lovely and we enjoyed a glass of wine there many nights. We hope to return to Tucson and if we do we will definitely stay at this beautiful casita again.
Peter User ProfilePeter is a superhost.
Response from Peter:
Thanks again, we look forward to seeing you again. We hope you enjoy Santa Fe and Winslow. Best always!
February 2017

Ron User Profile
February 2017
Peter's 'garden oasis' was the perfect space for our stay in Tucson, with its' spacious interior and attention to detail throughout. We were told to regard the house as our home away from home, and that was truly so easy to do since it was equipped with most all the essentials we needed to feel comfortable immediately. We honestly could not have asked for a better experience. The location is also worth mentioning in that it is quiet, conveniently located and populated with restaurants, public transit the university and more. We will need to find time to study the history evidenced throughout the area on one of our subsequent trips. We wholeheartedly recommend this true oasis and hope that it will be available for us to use again soon!
Peter User ProfilePeter is a superhost.
Response from Peter:
Thank you Ron, for the beautiful review. Next time you visit I'll share some history of the casita and of the area as well. See you again, we hope. PB&J
February 2017

Tucson, Arizona, United States · Joined in April 2012
Peter User ProfilePeter is a superhost.

Peter is a native of Arizona, and Jeff migrated here from NYC by way of 35 years in Ontario, Canada. Jeff is a professional artist and much of the work on display in the casita is his. Peter has a day job, but in his spare time, he enjoys throwing pots in the clay studio.

We have three dogs who are very well socialized and always enjoy a good scratch behind the ears.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour
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