About this listing
Safe and secure walking community. Near the exciting renewed downtown Tucson.
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
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.
Very quiet walking neighborhood but still a short drive to downtown restaurants and nightclubs.
Secure garaged parking on site. Car is essential as the closest public transportation stop is 1/2 a mile away.
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.
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 .