About this listing
This sunny studio guesthouse is centrally located only six blocks from the U. of A. in the eclectic Sam Hughes Historical Neighborhood. French doors open from the studio to a large covered porch and a private fenced yard with desert landscaping. (Note: We're set up to book only longterm rentals of 30 days or more this fall/winter. Will consider something a bit shorter, though, so write with an inquiry if interested.)
The large, open main room has 10 ft. ceilings and high south and east facing windows, with industrial style block walls and exposed electrical outlets and ductwork.
A small kitchen and bathroom are tucked under a loft at one end. The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, hotplate, electric skillet, and Keurig coffee maker. (Coffee and tea are also provided.) Note: There is no stove in the kitchen.
The loft is tall enough for sitting, but not standing. It has a twin-sized foam mattress that can be used for lounging or extra sleeping space.
The furniture is a combination of new pieces, including a queen-sized bet and a loveseat, and some great used finds. There is also an HD television with DISH programming, a Blue Ray player, and wireless internet.
**Weekly and monthly rates are seasonal.
There is a separate entrance to the studio with guest parking in the alley. The guest house is separated from the main house by a privacy fence.
Interaction with Guests
We will greet you at check-in to say hello and answer any questions you have about the space or Tucson. We have lived in Tucson for many years, and we would be happy to provide recommendations for things to see and do while you're in town.
You probably won't see us much after check-in, but we are always available at the main house, and you can call, text, or e-mail at any time with any concerns or questions.
Sam Hughes is a great walking neighborhood with many charming historic houses, and nearby Himmel Park provides a large expanse of open space only 3 blocks away.
Three bus lines and a major bike route are close by, and just four blocks away there is a stop for Tucson's new streetcar, which travels to the U. of A., 4th Avenue, and downtown, where there are many great restaurants and entertainment.
Other Things to Note
Daily maid service is not provided during your stay, but there are extra towels and sheets in the studio if you need them.
No smoking inside the studio. Smoking is permitted outdoors.
No burning incense or scented candles inside the studio. The smell lingers and could be offensive or a health issue for future guests.
Please be respectful to the neighbors. No loud music, parties, etc.
I am a native Arizonan, which is rare around here, and I have lived in Tucson for many years. I don't think I could ever leave our beautiful desert for good, but I love to travel to greener, wetter places. I especially love the ocean. I am sem-retired, working part-time as a reading teacher in an elementary school. One of my main interests for quite a few years has been renovating my 1930 home and the detached guesthouse. I am excited about listing the guesthouse on Airbnb, and I look forward to renting it to fellow travelers. Joseph, my partner, will be assisting me in this new venture.