Kitchen area fwith full size fridge and 4 burner gas cook fctopfsfeecrffeLiving area complete with comfy couch and reading chair
Casita Emmalia-Charming Guest House

Entire home/apt

2 guests


1 bed
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
You won’t be charged yet

The space

Casita Emmalia is located I mile north of the University of Arizona in a quiet central Tucson neighborhood. Designed in 1939 by locally renowned architect, Josiah Joesler, this fully furnished studio casita has everything you will need for a relaxing stay. Amenities include a comfy queen size bed, new flat screen tv with cable access, wireless Internet connection, fully stocked kitchen to help prepare delicious meals, remodeled bath with tub/shower, dressing room with ample closet space, and a private flagstone patio with gas BBQ. Off street parking space provided under mature mesquite tree. Relax outside in your private sanctuary complete with a small patch of green grass and enjoy birdwatching from the shade of a century old mesquite tree. We are located just a few blocks from a variety of coffee houses and award winning restaurants if cooking is not in your plans. Bus lines are easy access if you do not plan to have a car while visiiting. Possibility of several bikes to use in our bike friendly city with easy access to bikeways to the university and beyond.
Daily, weekly and monthly rates available.
This is a non-smoking vacation rental. Guests can smoke on the private patio .

Interaction with guests

I usually check in guests and remain available to meet your needs. The guest house is situated to give you complete privacy. I want to respect your privacy during your stay.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: 50
Security Deposit: 300
Weekly Discount: 24%
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Learn more

Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Come and go as you please....the guesthouse is completely separate from the main house and very private. We ask you let us know if you will be receiving mail during your stay. The guesthouse has a separate address and arrangements need to be made with the local postal carrier.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

3 nights minimum stay

25 Reviews

Check In
Sandy User Profile
May 2017
This was our best experience. Everything was clean and very comfortable. The dressing room makes the place so nice. If we are every in Tucson again (which I hope we are!) we would stay here. Ross is a fantastic host, the bed is very comfortable - and it is a good location - coffee shops, gift shops, grocery stores all within walking distance.

Edward User Profile
April 2017
Adorable little cottage with a very peaceful yard. Ross was so nice and flexible around our needs. I highly recommend!

Evan User Profile
March 2017
Excellent location within walking distance of really good food and coffee. Cassita is very cute and comfortable! Would definitely come back time and again. Ross was great!

Michelle User Profile
March 2017
If we ever find our selfies in Tucson we will definitely stay there again!

Barbara User Profile
March 2016
Ross was home to greet us when we arrived. He made us feel welcome and gave us many suggestions for restaurants, grocery stores, etc. In the neighbourhood. We really enjoyed the neighbourhood which was interesting, safe, and close to the university.

Sarah User Profile
February 2016
Ross's charming casita was the perfect place for our hiking/cultural vacation. It is conveniently-located, well-equipped, and very comfortable. Ross greeted us when we arrived and even let us check in before 4pm. He gave us a tour of the place and offered helpful suggestions for transportation and local activities. The casita is very aesthetically-pleasing with thoughtful touches throughout. Highly recommended.

Senta User Profile
January 2016
Ross and his wife Carla were absouletely amazing and accomodating hosts. The Casita was immaculate and private. The courtyard was a peaceful oasis. The location is centrally located. We can't write enough great things about this Casita. We hope to return in few months.

This host has 55 reviews for other properties.

View other reviews
Tucson, Arizona, United StatesJoined in April 2012
Ross User ProfileRoss is a superhost.

I have been teaching in the public school system here in Tucson for the past 28 years. My wife is also an educator at the University of Arizona. We have two amazing daughters, 17 and 15, who are the focus of our lives. We have been renting our guesthouse, Casita Emmalia, as a vacation rental for the past 8 years. We love meeting new people, building relationships, and welcoming return guests each winter season.

Over the past five years, we have been working hard to restore a historic Spanish colonial 4-plex near the University of Arizona. We have completely renovated the property inside and out and are very happy with the results. We now offer two fully furnished one bedroom casitas and two fully furnished 2 bedroom units on Airbnb. Check out our listings for Casitas Helena!

Since we have the summers free, we love to travel and explore new places.....especially places by water because we have so little in Arizona.
One of our favorite places to spend time is Bolinas, California.....great beaches and hiking....and so close to San Francisco, our favorite American city! We have also recently discovered Telluride, Colorado and have spent the past few New Years skiing and enjoying the beauty of the west slope of the Rocky Mountains.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
Similar listings