Vintage travel experience in Downtown Tucson. Close to everything. Very comfortable abode with every amenity.
Available as motel rooms on wheels, but parked in a private back yard in the historic barrio El Hoyo (meaning the hole), our vintage RV's make the perfect getaway! On the edge of tiny downtown Tucson, Arizona, one block south of the Tucson convention center, and one block from the modern street car that connects with the University neighborhood and the west side. Just west of the wishing shrine and Barrio Historico. Charming, convenient, and comfortable, two separate units are available - the National and the Local! There is a romantically cozy full size bed in the rear and an extra bed can be made on the couch in the front . There is a kitchen which includes dishes, stove, sink, and a fridge. Bathroom is very small but efficient with handheld shower and toilet. A newly built large and modern shower is now available in the laundry room for RV guests. Great Wi-fi and cable tv. Heat with thermostat and AC, both of which work great.
Also available in extended a joining yards are "urban cabin in downtown barrio" and "luxury loft apartment in barrio", and "the hideout in barrio viejo" especially if you have a group that needs to spread out. ***PLEASE NOTE THAT PRICING VARIES ACCORDING TO SEASON...WEEKLY AND MONTHLY RATES ARE HIGHER IN THE WINTER MONTHS.
Also note these vehicles are over 50 years old. Be prepared for a vintage travel experience!
Beautiful spacious yard with tables and chairs.
The Tucson Convention Center and a stop for the modern street car which connects us to the University neighborhood are both a block away. The Wishing Shrine, a mysterious local landmark, is one block away. Midtown Liquors, a local convenience, is a couple of blocks away. Well loved Mexican restaurant El Minuto is 150 paces East; a Spanish restaurant "Casa Vincente" an, Ethiopian restaurant "Cafe Desta" and the breakfast spot "5 Points" are all within a few blocks. The whole of downtown is within a 1/2 mile and very walkable, and now the street car links us to the West side Mercado, the 4th Avenue district and the University area for many more choices. The neighborhood itself if beautiful and interesting to look at. Many old adobe houses date from the turn of the century.
We are one block from the new modern street car, and one can walk to all of downtown from here. We do have off street parking available.
No smoking inside.
No check ins after 10:00 pm
The location of this funky, quirky vintage RV is great. It's a quick walk to downtown restaurants and shopping. It's a reasonable drive to hiking and other attractions. The RV was vintage, not restored, but clean and comfortable. The shower in the laundry room area is very nice, too.
They provide a robe and slippers to use with the shower. Mary Ann was very responsive when we needed something. They even bought a hair dryer for me.
That said, they need a general information section in their notebook as most places to, detailing all those details. Some things it needs to cover are : parking, housekeeping specifics, what to recycle and what to do with trash, trash bags etc.
If there are three guests with cars, the parking is very difficult and was not made clear. Spaces are wide enough but the length and area available to back in is not enough.
We would gladly return and recommend the accommodation to others.
Fun setup in a convenient part of town. MaryAnn was nice. There were some problems with hot water in the shower, but she got it all fixed.
This was my first time using Airbnb and I had a lovely experience. Staying in an RV was certainly a novelty. Inside it was comfortable and cozy. I arrived fairly early on a very cold morning and MaryAnn had the place all warmed up for me.
The location was excellent - an easy walk to and from the train station as well as Downtown and all the restaurants and shops of 4th Avenue.
MaryAnn was friendly and showed me around the place and all the facilities and gave me plenty of information about the area.
Maryann was very welcoming and nice. She took time to show us around the property and see the other offerings she has. Very nice! She was very helpful with great suggestions and local knowledge of place to eat with good food and places to visit. Super nice and accommodating!
MaryAnn was a fantastic host and our stay couldn't have been better. My wife and I came into town for the All Souls procession, and the location near Barrio Viejo was perfect. Easy walk to downtown, Congress, and (a slightly longer walk) 4th.
The new shower was great, and the RV was super comfy. We were very happy to have stayed there.
Wow! I was in town for several nights of live music and could not have asked for a cooler setup - not only was the RV super cozy (I'm around 6 feet tall and the bed was just right) and totally stylin', but the amenities were all there. Clean linens. Dish and cookware (plus a little coffee maker) for the RV's little kitchen. Working heat/air. And a separate, more spacious restroom with soaps, shampoos and a lovely mosaic tile shower! I had everything I needed, yet privacy was never an issue, and the few times I did need to contact the hosts, their response was prompt and friendly. I would stay with them again in a heartbeat, and surely hope to!
Excellent little spot! Close enough to downtown Tucson to walk, but far enough away to get a decent sleep. Cool RV and a real shower steps away, couldn't ask for more!
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We own these 2 antique rv's which are totally drivable and roadworthy because my husband has a dvd distribution business (BrinkDVD), and he bought these 2 thinking he would take his line of dvd's to film festivals throughout the southwest and we did! But there were many breakdowns and sometimes we brought alot of people in these vehicles like to Marfa, Texas, and another time Austin, Texas, and even to LA ,California. But these vehicles needed many repairs and over the years many repairs were made (that one that broke down in LA spent a year there, and one that broke down in New Mexico spent a year there) and you are looking at some very expensively renovated beasts of the road that ended up like beached whales in my yard with my husband far too crabby to serve as mechanic while 10 people that he was paying to be there stood around cracking jokes and complaining about how long this trip was taking so anyway here they are in the yard.
That's where I come in. My husband is Aries, which corresponds to the head, and I am Pisces, which corresponds to the feet. I finish what he starts! And after looking at them, mostly just one until both of them were driven back into the yard finally. And there they sat unloved, these fine cabins of 1968 comfortability. They would have liked to have had one of these on the moon! I was compelled to landscape around the beached turquoise whales with white gravel, to make it more light at night so my guests can see. Plus it's supposed to be Japanesey. I had managed a hotel for years, but now I work at home as a bookkeeper for our own businesses. I worked at Hotel Congress in downtown Tucson for 15 years and managed it for 10. And now, (left there in Oct 99) I am operating a mini hotel in my backyards. The yards are adjoined by an arch, and if you're in the guesthouse please feel free to enjoy the birds and fountain on the other side.
The guesthouse which we call the "Shack" is a great little lover's shack with everything you need for an extended stay: tiny kitchen, tiny bathroom, large comfy bed downstairs, and loft bed in a tiny loft upstairs, and HBO. Sometimes people disappear for weeks in the shack.
My husband's business BRINK (creative digital) occupied the two story house in the back of the lot where the trailers are located, but in 2013 he moved to a commercial building about a mile away. So we have turned the old BRINK offices (which was previously a great downtown house) back into residential units.
There is a large 1000 square foot luxury loft the we lovingly call the High Chaparral (after our favorite TV show of the seventies). It has a great very private upstairs porch, large screen TV, huge tub and shower, full kitchen, and stereo with record player! It's very swank in that pioneer TV way. There is offstreet parking behind the building, so parking is not an issue.
The bottom floor unit, which we call The Hideaway, is rocking a 60's pop Italian apartment theme, with extra beds, for itinerant rock bands or families with kids. The signature piece of The Hideaway is a vintage Fantasia fiber optic lamp, that beats TV any day of the week, but yes, there is a flatscreen LED, with HBO AND Cinemax AND Showtime AND ESPN so don't you worry.