Studio Cottage in gated community

House - Entire home/apt · N Whispering Bells Dr, Tucson, AZ 85745, United States
Your host, Carl
84 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Beautiful, charming real adobe house with hand plastered dirt and straw walls. Studio Cottage 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.

The Neighborhood

Very quiet walking neighborhood but still a short drive to downtown restaurants and nightclubs.

Getting around

Secure garaged parking on site. Car is essential as the closest public transportation stop is 1/2 a mile away.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $250 /week
Monthly Price: $550 /month
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Absolutely perfect.

    Pre-checking in: From the get-go, Carl was proactive about getting in touch with us about directions to the location and coordinating the logistics of our arrival date. We had all the information we needed before we even got there.

    Checking in: Our flight arrived later than planned, and Carl was extremely flexible and understanding when it came to our check-in time. The place was even more beautiful than was described in the listing, and we were given a helpful rundown of the amenities and other details about the place.

    Staying there: No complaints about anything! Gorgeous location, pool access, and we even had a garage to park our car in while we were there. Carl was out of town for the weekend but very thoughtfully checked in with us every day to make sure we had everything we needed.

    Checking out: Extremely smooth process, and we got to say goodbye to our host face-to-face. We'd definitely recommend this location to our friends and come back again in the future.

    July 2014
  • Great host, quiet beautiful space conveniently located near downtown, but within a gated community that had excellent views.

    Carl was very flexible with us in checkin time and was there to greet us, very professional!

    July 2014
  • My daughter and I had a great stay in Tucson at Carl's studio cottage! We swam in the pool every day and loved the desert garden views. I'm originally from Tucson and it was a great place to stay while visiting friends and local activities.

    June 2014
  • I was doing a road trip with my girlfriend from LA to Chicago, and our first stay was in Tucson. My girlfriend was iffy on the Airbnb idea until she saw Carl's place, at which point she was sold. The place was fabulous -- exactly as described. Great pool, nice view, nice room. We saw a family of peccaries walk by too, which was fun. Carl was helpful to precisely the extent required but also gave us our privacy. I very much recommend it.

    June 2014
  • Carls place was great. As soon as he met us at the door we knew we were going to have a great stay. He invite us to us the poo in there beautiful backyard and asked us we needed anything else just to ask.The room was clean and the area was safe and quiet. I would definitely tell people to stay with them if they are in the Tucson area.

    June 2014
  • Carl's house was located in a quiet neighborhood. I stayed there for one night when driving cross country. The studio was clean and private. The pool was very pretty. He seemed incredibly friendly, and was immediately available for check-in and check out. For a person looking for a quiet, clean, comfortable place to get a great night's rest and do some work, this was perfect.

    June 2014
  • We've stayed here before and will stay again when we can. Carl is an excellent host. Relaxed and hands-off, yet solicitious of our needs. The cottage is just right for two, and is a great "home-base" for visiting Tucson. The pool is a great place to hang out on hot afternoons!

    One of our favorite AirBnB listings!

    June 2014
  • Carl's casita is as fantastic as the photos show: your own driveway and garage, private entry and the ready access to the inner sanctum of this home from your back door: the garden and pool. The house is located in a quiet gated high-end Tucson neighborhood not very far from downtown. Carl made the check-in/out process very smooth by providing detailed instructions. The adobe [or rammed earth] apartment which is an end-wing of the main house is equipped with a firm queen bed, lotsa towels, and a kitchenette sufficient for short stays.

    Would love to return again for future visits to Tucson. Carl is a warm host and this apartment is a highly recommended accommodation!

    May 2014
  • We had a relaxing stay at Carl's. The studio is in a great area of Tuscon, with beautiful homes and saguaro gardens in the community. It is also close to the National park. We were able to come back from our adventures to enjoy a swim, cook a simple meal on the hot plates and watch the night hawks swooping over the pool. We really enjoyed Carl's garden, his hospitality and informative conversation.

    May 2014
  • I can't say enough about how wonderful staying at Carl's was. Beautiful accommodations, very clean and comfortable, lovely quiet neighborhood. Carl is great and very helpful. Perfect for me as I was working on a project at the Saguaro Park and it's very near to it. The room is spacious and has everything you could need! This place is at the top of my list for future trips to the area. I highly recommend it!

    May 2014
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