Close proximity to all things Urban- University of Arizona, less than a couple of blocks to vibrant 4th Ave., and a short walk to downtown Tucson. Great older neighborhood! Guest house has a very nice cottage feel.
We are offering a lovely guest house cottage, perfect for 1or 2 people for nightly, weekly or monthly rental. Located in the heart of the 4th Ave./Downtown/University District, a fabulous location for the urban Tucson adventure.Our guest house is completely furnished and equipped with all linens and toiletries, Roku internet streaming, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Gaim TV are included, wireless internet, etc.
Laundry room attached to the guest house.
We also include locally roasted coffee beans, grinder, press pot, teas, and plenty of spices for cooking. The oven plus stove top are both fully functioning.
There is a nice front porch for dining, hanging out, plus enjoy the early morning birdsong...
Come enjoy one of the most pedestrian/bike friendly neighborhoods in Tucson.
There is 24/7 permit parking for our guest. Full use of outside laundry room, which is attached to guest house.
Interaction with Guests
We share the same yard, which is large for a city house, at this location. I will greet you upon arrival and answer any questions you may have, and do my best to make your stay comfortable. Besides that, I like to give my guests their privacy.
West University is the oldest established neighborhood Association in Arizona. Can walk or bike to everything. Lots of cafes, independent businesses, restaurants, nightlife- all within a few blocks of the guest house. It is a great neighborhood to live, and vacation as well. There is a nice public park very close by, too.
Plenty of public transportation. Modern streetcar should be running by Summer 2014
Have a good time and be respectful of the cottage. I don't allow smoking inside, on the porch is okay...
Location, location, location Debra place is in the perfect place to explore the urban experience in Tucson. Walking distance to some great restaurants and the local co-op. The cottage is a great size for two. Clean,comfortable, cozy and great water pressure in the shower. Debra our hostess was very helpful for the local area information (post office, best Mexican food restaurants etc.).We would stay again.
The Cottage Guest House has been one of my favorite places to stay! I've been renting here for three months and am so sad to leave, because this rental is truly special. The house is the perfect size for 1-2 people, the neighborhood is great and in a really safe location. You can walk to restaurants and shops, the tram stop is close by too and that will take you downtown if you don't want to drive. Debra has been wonderful, recommending things to do, chatting with me while I hang laundry on the clothesline. Yes, there is a dryer here, but how many times do you get to use a clothesline :). But my favorite part is the homey feel of the place, a bookshelf filled with books, a throw blanket on the couch. It very much feels like a home away from home and for someone who is constantly traveling, that is a blessing and hard to find! I would recommend this property to anyone for a quick weekend vacation, or a short term rental!! If I ever come back to Tucson, I know where I'm staying!!
I spent almost a week in the cottage guest house. The cottage, the neighborhood and Debra were lovely. Located near the university in a very quiet neighborhood. I was happy to come "home" to the cottage every night. Perfect. I'll be staying here again if I'm back in Tucson.
I had a magical stay in Debra's backyard cottage, which has every amenity, especially good lighting. She was very friendly and accommodating, providing an extra mattress for the night before our son moved into his dorm. The location is perfect for the Univ. of AZ, and the historic neighborhood and city are easy to navigate. Debra recommended a great easy hike in Sabino Canyon, which I took after a delicious breakfast at her restaurant. Her generous spirit and love of Tucson really enhanced my first visit. We've found a 'home away from home' while our son is at UA.
Debra's cottage was so perfect for my 8.5 day stay in Tucson! It was quaint, warm, cozy, and equipped with all the essentials to make your stay homey and rested. Debra was super welcoming and made it really easy for me to check in when I arrived very late Saturday/early Sunday AM. She lent me a parking pass for my rental car to park on the street, and there was always ample parking in front of the house & cottage. The cottage itself is next to/somewhat behind the main house, where Debra resides, and there is a cute pathway from the front gate to the area where the cottage is. She had two friendly dogs (Sophie & Reina) who kept the porch outside the house & cottage company, it was nice knowing they were there as companions to greet you every morning!
Inside the cottage was a fully equipped kitchen with a stove, oven, microwave, and fridge. The oven was actually out during my stay (I like to buy groceries and do my own cooking when I travel to save $$), and Debra was so accommodating to make up for it that when I brought it to her attention - she sent me home with a homecooked meal & craft beer!! Very kind gesture, and made me feel so welcomed. The bathroom in the cottage has a standup shower (no bathtub), tons of fresh white towels, a vintage hair dryer (which worked pretty well!), and shampoo/conditioner, and soap. The bed was a tiny bit lumpy, but still very comfortable and warm :).
The walk-in closet was also lovely, and had ample room for me to hang up my clothes for the week, as well as a large dresser. The closet also had extra linens, blankets, and laundry baskets available. An extra plus was that there is a washer/drier and clothing line available at the house, so you can do your laundry during your stay!
Overall, I would definitely recommend Debra's place and would stay there again the next time I am in town! Thanks for your hospitality Debra!!
Debra was more than helpful. Clean comfortable updated place. very cozy. very Tucsonian.
Debra was a fantastic host during my two week stay (and to my mom for her two-night stopover!). The cottage is very comfortable, even in the formidable Tucson heat. Debra keeps the bathroom and kitchen nicely stocked with all the basics you'll need. The place is well-situated near all the 4th Avenue shopping and feels safe thanks to the three sweet dogs!
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Hi, I have lived in Tucson since 1987 in West University neighborhood. It is a very vibrant place, lots of fun and exciting things to do all within walking distance. Besides hosting new and interesting people, I am a blown glass artist, co-own a restaurant called Mother Hubbard's-great food!, and a Mom.
I love to swim, practice yoga, river rafting, go for long walks or hikes, and work on new glass pieces when I can. Life is full and fun, especially with my daughter who loves the performing arts.
Being a host has allowed me to meet lots of wonderful people, some of them becoming good friends. I am always happy to share my knowledge of Tucson, my favorite places and anything else that will enhance my guest stay in the ol'Pueblo...