Back Patio, Pool, and Raised Hot TubFront Entrance
Studio Cottage in gated community

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Safe and secure walking community. Near the exciting renewed downtown Tucson.

The space

Beautiful, charming real adobe house with hand plastered dirt and straw walls. Studio Cottage is attached to Main house but has private entrance, bath and garage parking. Enjoy our gardens, solar-heated pool (seasonal-Apr-Oct), and hot tub (year round). Safe, gated community close to the University of Arizona, Pima Community College, Saguaro National Park, and Desert Museum. There are countless hiking, biking, and day trip opportunities in the area.

Amenities include queen size bed, full bath, TV with cable, DVD player. Free WiFi. A/C, heat, ceiling fan. Kitchenette has mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, 2 burner hot plate. Gas grill on patio is usable year-round in our warm climate. Washer and Dryer available for use. Smoking allowed only on patio.

Car is a must - 1 mile to nearest bus route which is a direct route to University of Arizona mall.

No Pets allowed in the guest cottage. There is a cat in the main, but there has never been any pets in the guest cottage.

University of Arizona - 6.1 miles
Pima Community College - 3.3 miles
Downtown Tucson - 5.6 miles
Saguaro National Park - 11.4 miles
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum - 9.3 miles
International Wildlife Museum - 2.0 miles
Gates Pass - 4.3 miles

Guest access

Pool is open April - October. Hot Tub available all year with 1/2 hour advance notice. Guests may take advantage of patio dining and full access to gardens.

Interaction with guests

We try to be present at check in and at check out. We usually are around in evenings for recommendations.

Other things to note

Picture is of entire house. The Guest Cottage is on the left side of the picture. The Home Owners Association rules state that cars must be in the garage overnight. If you are uncomfortable pulling in and out of a garage you should probably look elsewhere. We can make exceptions for a short stay of a few nights. I can also get an exception approval from the HOA for a trailer for a short stay.
Please note the bathroom has a step in clawfoot bathtub with a shower. No walk in shower is available.

NOTE on PRICING: The prices listed for daily, weekly and monthly rentals are the average pricing. Summer rentals (off season) will show the discounted pricing when the final tally is made. At that time you can accept or cancel. Premium pricing will apply to Winter rentals (high season)..

Personal hygiene items: While I do provide hand liquid soap (and dish soap) for kitchen and bathroom, I DO NOT provide shampoo, conditioner, bath soap, toothpaste or sunscreen. Most guests have their own preferences and do not find this to be a game changer. There is a 4 cup coffee maker. I DO provide coffee filters I DO NOT provide coffee.

There is an iron and board available for use on request.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $15
Weekly Discount: 18%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

We are a gay married (yes, legally married in Massachusetts) couple. I am retired and he working at the University of Arizona. We have been together 9 years. You need to be comfortable with this. We provide a quiet and safe environment. No loud music or parties .



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

Safety features
Smoke detector

1 night minimum stay

213 Reviews

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Joanna User Profile
May 2017
Carl was a great host and has a wonderful house. It's in the perfect location in a quiet beautiful gated community but still close enough for downtown. Carl was a great host and explained everything well. I definitely recommend staying here!

Niels User Profile
May 2017
We stayed for three nights at Carl's great place. It's a short drive to central Tucson and the great Saguaro National Park (west) the apartment is located in a quiet community. We had a great time at Carl's apartment. Enjoying the pool and all the apartment.

Jay User Profile
April 2017
Carl's place is exactly as described. It is a lovely quiet location about 20 minutes from downtown and many attractions. The ability to sit in Carl's back yard, relax and let life go was worth every cent. Carl is a wonderful host that gave me all the information I needed. The backyard is an oasis of fruit trees, cacti, and other plants that was marvelous to get "lost" in. I will definitely try to stay at Carl's again next time I am in Tucson.

Kathleen User Profile
April 2017
Lovely quiet place, I hope to revisit.

Anna User Profile
April 2017
Carl was my kind of perfect host - he greeted us warmly, explained details briefly, then vanished, while being available by phone and text if any questions should arise. My sweetheart and I loved the decorations, the garden, the hot tub and pool. Everything we needed was provided as described, it's all as beautiful and lovingly tended as the photos depict. An added bonus - Carl let us stay till 3 the next day as there weren't other guests coming. We lazed about and lounged by the pool and were like wet noodles by the end of our visit, we were so relaxed!

Erin User Profile
April 2017
Carl's place was great! The hot tub was amazing and the casita very cute and the bed fairly firm and comfortable. It was nice to have garage parking. Gorgeous desert setting. I didn't bother to bring shampoo and conditioner or soap. My mistake in assuming it would be available; this is the only suggestion I have for others.
Carl User ProfileCarl is a superhost.
Response from Carl:
When I sent directions I included instructions on how to get inside the gated community.
April 2017

Connie User ProfileConnie is a superhost.
April 2017
Nice house in a safe, gated community that's not far from the U of A. The salt water pool in the back yard garden is wonderful, made the stay! Bed is futon style, perfect for people who like hard beds. Didn't see much of the hosts except when we checked in and out.
Carl User ProfileCarl is a superhost.
Response from Carl:
Bed is not a futon. It is a regular platform bed. The bed is a queen size bed. I provide 6 pillows. Two hard pillows and two soft pillows when I make up the bed as I understand that guests have different pillow preferences. In addition there are 2 extra soft pillows in the clothes closet. My listing clearly states that I do not provide shampoo, conditioner, bath soap or toothpaste. I do provide coffee filters. The coffee maker is a 4 cup design. The rental accommodates 2 persons. I believe a 4 cup maker is sufficient.
April 2017

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Tucson, Arizona, United States · Joined in July 2011
Carl User ProfileCarl is a superhost.

Retired University of Arizona Employee

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