Back Patio, Pool, and Raised Hot TubFront Entrance
Studio Cottage in gated community
Studio Cottage in gated community
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

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.

Wireless Internet

Cleaning Fee $15
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check out by 12PM (noon)

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 .


Safety features
Smoke detector

1 night minimum stay

221 Reviews

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Walter User Profile
August 2017
This is the second time I have enjoyed Carl's lovely, quiet, and very comfortable place. The pool is a dream. I couldn't recommend the experience more highly. I can't wait till the next time...

Luma User Profile
August 2017
I am so glad we booked the one night that opened up in their heavily booked schedule. We really loved the pool and jacuzzi and particularly the backyard landscaping which Carl did. Felt very private and natural. Carl and his partner were very friendly but totally non-intrusive. The bed was comfy and it was wonderful having a kitchenette and fridge. Bathroom is charming and the room is spacious with high ceilings and AC we could control. And even though we were on vacation, it was a plus to have a super-high-speed internet! Parking in the garage was a bit of a squeeze with our van, but definitely worth it. Friendly people and a peaceful gated neighborhood to take walks in. It was totally awesome and we will stay again.

Michelle User Profile
August 2017
This place was great for a couple getaway. So accommodating and helpful. Close by anything you could need as a visitor to Arizona

Michelle User Profile
August 2017
Carl's place was great, just as advertised, and Carl was very responsive via text which I appreciated.

Kevin User Profile
July 2017
Carl's place is just as described it's in a beautiful location on the west side of Tucson in the desert. All of the accommodations are great. The saltwater pool is a great place to relax in the afternoon and into the evening and watch the stars above. It is a real five star spot.

Emily User Profile
June 2017
Beautiful studio attached to main home just outside of downtown Tucson in peaceful foothills. Best part: the pool is gorgeous and much-needed reprieve from the Arizona heat. Would definitely stay here again.

Brian User Profile
June 2017
Carl's place was a great place to stay. They have a really nice pool and the area is nice and quiet. Check in and check out were really simple. I would recommend this airbnb to anyone traveling to Tucson.

Tucson, Arizona, United StatesJoined in July 2011
Carl User ProfileCarl is a superhost.

Retired University of Arizona Employee

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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