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 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
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 clawfoot bathtub with a shower. No walk in shower is available.
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 .
The neighborhood is beautiful and quiet, especially in the early evening, which is a good time to take a walk. We especially enjoyed hearing the coyotes at night. Carl was very accommodating and helpful, and left us to our own schedule.
This was our first visit to Tucson, and we could not have picked a better place to stay. Carl was very welcoming, then gave us our 'space.' The cottage is very comfortable with all the extras. We highly recommend staying here when you're in Tucson.
Carl's place in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains is wonderful. It's close to town and close to the mountains and desert. The casita is comfy and Carl is a great host. I'll stay again and I recommend it all!
This was a great place to stay, and exactly what I needed on a long roadtrip. Carl was a gracious host, and I loved the location-it was just a quick drive to anywhere we needed to go in Tucson.
A private sanctuary with sweeping views, amazing garden and a gracious host. Loved the garage for our use and loved the kitchen.
I was greeted by Carl and given all pertinent information needed for my stay. This is an awesome place to stay and the host a gracious and lovely person. I can't imagine better accommodations! A lovely pool and gardens...it's a piece of paradise. The cottage has everything you need, is very clean and quiet and well maintained. I would definitely stay again and recommend to all.
Fantastic stay! We were an easy 10 minute drive from downtown and close to Saguaro National Park; the neighborhood is very pretty and very quiet. The pool and hot tub were exactly what we needed after hiking all day! This is exactly where we want to stay if we're ever back in Tucson!
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