Thoughtfully Curated Home with Hot Tub in Midtown


Entire residential home hosted by David

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 2 baths
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Welcome to Little Gem in Tucson, Arizona.

A thoughtfully curated 1600 sq ft home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on a beautiful landscaped corner lot. 2 separate living rooms, full kitchen, 3 dining areas, multiple workstations, covered front porch, hot tub, outdoor shower, bike port, laundry room and covered back patio with mountain views of Mt Lemmon.

The minimum rental age is 25. Great for couples, families, UofA visits, bicyclists & traveling medical professionals.

The space
While the home may be listed as contemporary southwest, it is full of thoughtful design styles inside and out that makes this home truly one of a kind. We designed our home with comfort in mind, as we spared no expense in offering plenty of comfortably designed space for you indoors and out.

Prior to entering Little Gem, you will be greeted by Owlivia. She is our iron rocking owl sculpture that when the wind blows in from the east it causes her to sway and flap her large wings. Don't be surprised if you get people driving by or walking in the neighborhood complimenting you on it. You'll also hear the sounds of our real neighborhood owl and the many other bird species that call Tucson home. After the Amazon Rainforest, Tucson has more bird species than anywhere else in the world. Crazy right! Our property is perfect for viewing diverse bird species such as gambel's quails, mourning doves, cactus wrens and many more. The early morning sounds of birds chirping and cooing, owls hooting and woodpeckers pecking throughout our property never gets old. You might even catch a pack of javelinas traveling through the back of our property. If you see them, grab some fruit from our lemon trees and toss them a couple.

In our backyard, you can catch some rays in our sunbathing chaise loungers. Enjoy reprieve from hot summer days in the seasonal solar outdoor shower. Take a nap in our covered porch on one of our two hanging basket chairs. It's also a great spot to enjoy your morning coffee, or if it's 5:00 somewhere, a cocktail. If you enjoy alfresco dining, we have you covered on that also with our outdoor dining table in our covered porch off the back of the family room. You can close all the patio curtains for a more private experience, or keep them open to enjoy views of Mt. Lemmon. At night, enjoy star gazing in the hot tub.

Past our backyard is a private space that is separated by a retaining wall, ocotillo fencing and a gate that we call our farm. It's where our RV camper lives, along with our lemon trees and barn (it's really just a shed!). Feel free to grab some lemons from the lemon trees anytime. It's also where our smoking area is.

Our family room is the perfect room to Netflix and chill or have a game night with your friends or family. Right off the kitchen and with access to the backyard and hot tub, open up all the windows and enjoy an indoor/outdoor living experience. Off the family room is also our bike port where after biking around Tucson or riding The Loop you have an easy place to park and store your bikes during your stay. It's also a great spot to store strollers or other bulky items you might be traveling with. We do not offer bikes in our listing, but you can rent bikes for a day or the duration of your stay from Tucson Mountain Bike Tours & Rentals, which is only a mile away.

If cooking is your thing, Trader Joe's and other local grocery stores are less than a mile away, or there is a Whole Foods about 3 miles away. The kitchen is equipped with an induction cook top with the appropriate cookware, a built-in wall oven, microwave, drip coffee maker, blender, toaster oven and electric kettle. If making your own coffee or tea is not your thing, there are a ton of local coffee shops (including Starbucks), all less than a mile away.

If you're like us, grab some takeout from a local restaurant and eat comfortably in one of our three dining areas. Did you know that Tucson became a City of Gastronomy? A distinction given out by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Tucson is the first place in the United States to be honored with the Capital of Gastronomy designation.

Use our guest PC desktop computer for light internet browsing, or bring your own computer to work in any of our dedicated work spaces.

There are 3 bedrooms, two of them with kings beds and one with two twin beds and an air mattress. The primary bedroom offers a cozy en-suite bathroom, while the other two bedrooms share the bathroom off the main hallway.

There is no smoking or vaping allowed in the house or on any of the porches. We've created a designated smoking area past our backyard and through the back gate, away from the home and our neighbors. Please use only that area and remember, never quit trying to quit cigarettes. Tucson does have legalized recreational marijuana, and we are from Denver ourselves. So, we are 420 friendly, but the same rules apply as above. Please use the same smoking area we have designated for you, and please be respectful of our neighbors and those walking past our home regardless of what you are smoking. No one likes smoke of any kind wafting into their home, including our home. Be respectful please. If you need some dispensary help, feel free to reach out to me and I can point you in the right direction.

We are lovers of design and artists ourselves. The art in our home is a reflection on us and our personalities. If you are interested in purchasing any of the art you see in our home, please send us a message of what piece you are interested. We would be happy to give you some details and pricing.

Whether you choose to stay at Little Gem or elsewhere, we hope you enjoy your stay in Tucson.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
TV with Roku
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Central air conditioning
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Tucson, Arizona, United States

Little Gem is centrally located just east of downtown right off The 3rd St. Bicycle Blvd. Within miles, the bike path leads you in either direction straight into the University of Arizona or to The Chuck Huckelberry Loop. It's a great central location if you are looking for a home away from home that's close to everything.

Our neighborhood is quiet and peaceful with mountain views on 3 of the 4 streets that our corner home sits on. Very close to great restaurants, bike paths, hiking, golfing and shopping. It is not a party house, and we do require that you must be at least 25 years old to book our home. Sorry no pets!

Hosted by David

  1. Joined in March 2015
  • 22 Reviews
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I am a photographer, entrepreneur, artist, husband and farmer! I grew up in Minnesota, and I was a Division 1 gymnast at the University of New Mexico where I also received a BFA in photography. I live full time in Denver, Colorado with my husband Eddy on our hobby farm, Half Acre Farm. After opening my first photography studio in 2005 I've launched a variety of photography brands along with a custom frame shop that is owned and operated by my husband, Eddy. We recently opened our first Airbnb in Tucson, Arizona. Interior design is my passion, photography is my career and the desert has my heart. I’m happy you’re here! Say hi sometime
I am a photographer, entrepreneur, artist, husband and farmer! I grew up in Minnesota, and I was a Division 1 gymnast at the University of New Mexico where I also received a BFA in…

During your stay

We live full time in Denver, Colorado and are frequently in Tucson as it is our home away from home. While we are not in Tucson, we will not be available in person. We do however have a network of local companies and neighbors that can help with any type of need you may have during your stay. We are always available to be reach via a phone call, email, text or FaceTime.
We live full time in Denver, Colorado and are frequently in Tucson as it is our home away from home. While we are not in Tucson, we will not be available in person. We do however h…

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House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Carbon monoxide alarm

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