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

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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
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%


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.

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.

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.

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

204 Reviews

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Carole User Profile
April 2017
Carl is a wonderful lovely person and a wonderful host. He answered our questions quickly, and provided excellent tips on things to see and do in and around Tucson. The lovely casita is clean, the bed is comfortable, there is plenty of hot water for a good shower, and it is equipped with everything you might need. The neighborhood is beautiful, and the location is perfect! It's close in to town, but far enough away that it feels like an oasis when you return from your daily adventures in Tucson. Carl's gardens are absolutely beautiful, and we spent every morning sipping coffee on comfy chairs on the patio, and evenings enjoying the spa and star gazing with a glass of wine. I highly recommend Carl and his casita, to you!

Lisa User Profile
April 2017
Great set up w/ private entrance and beautiful neighborhood. Very specific directions were helpful prior to arriving.

Daniel User Profile
March 2017
Better than expected! Beautiful place to stay! Very cozy! Carl was very responsive and attentive to every message. I would definitely recommend this place.

Jim User Profile
March 2017
Gorgeous garden and pool with hot tub. Nice walk down a desert wash right out the back gate. Private casita is roomy and quiet. Beautiful neighborhood with easy access to restaurants, movies and the hiking at Gates Pass, Saguaro NP and the Desert Museum. We've stayed with Carl twice.

Benjamin User Profile
March 2017
*Highly Recommend* Carl's Airbnb is a great place to stay in Tucson. It is within 20-30 minutes of anything in Tucson and the convenience was appreciated. The gated community makes for a quiet and safe place to stay. At night we could hear Coyotes howling, which added to the feeling that we were farther outside of the city than we really were. During the day we dipped in their private pool. At night we made use of his private hot tub which is set up perfectly to see the stars. The location and scenery were a highlight of our stay. The casita itself is structurally attached to the main house but there are no doors or connection to the house otherwise. It essentially consists of a large room with a bed, kitchenette (hot plate and mini fridge), television, local pamphlets and materials and a bathroom. It has a small loft available for sleeping if more than two people are going to use the room. It is fairly bare bones but it has everything you need and is definitely worth the price! Again, it is really the location, scenery and price that makes this Airbnb a winner. Carl and his partner greeted us when we arrived and gave us a brief tour of the premesis. Both were very friendly. At the end of the tour he told us he would be available if we had any questions but that otherwise we would be left alone to relax. I appreciated the feeling that we had the place to ourselves most of the time even though the backyard, pool and hot tub was shared with Carl and his partner. I would highly recommend this Airbnb for anyone looking for a beautiful location or a great value without giving up perks like a hot tub and pool.

Julee User Profile
March 2017
Carl's place worked out well for us. Directions were clear, check in was easy and Carl responded to all communication quickly. Our favorite part was the outdoor patio, pool and hot tub. This was a terrific value.

Caryn User Profile
March 2017
Great place to stay when visiting Tucson. Beautiful community clean se to downtown and easily accessible to parks, tourist attractions. Comfortable bed. Carl is great host and easy to talk to. Hot tub was nice bonus.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States · Joined in July 2011
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Retired University of Arizona Employee

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