Furnished modern loft home available for short term stays in Tucson, Arizona. Located in the Lost Barrio neighborhood, this spacious loft is next to the bike path which leads over the Basket Bridge and Snake Bridge which leads down to 4th. Avenue and the Hotel Congress, Rialto Theater area. Downtown Tucson, Fourth Avenue, and the University of Arizona are only a five-minute bike ride away (15 minutes on foot, or five minutes by car). It's like a Tucson Bed and Breakfast, except you have the whole place to yourself. You can prepare breakfast, lunch, or dinner in the full-size kitchen or if you want to cook a late night snack the kitchen is all yours. You can also enjoy some of Tucson's finest dishes at one of the 30 or more "Tucson Originals" restaurants that are within 20 minutes of the loft's accessible central location. We have bikes for guests to use so getting around is easy, on site parking lot as well, we have had several guests that have not even rented a car.
The food Co-Op on Fourth Avenue is within walking distance as well as a Safeway on Broadway and Roma Imports an Italian deli and grocery is only two blocks away. Tooley’s Restaurant, The Taco Shop on Broadway and East Coast Super Subs are also really close quick places to eat. As a loop walk we make every once in a while from here we can walk down to 4th Avenue to (B-Line- Martins- Sky Bar-Brooklyn Pizza-Epic Café- Time Market) University Blvd all the way through the Main Gate Square restaurants (Pasco Kitchen-Saigon Pho-Chipoltle-Frog N Firken- and then down the University of Arizona Mall to Highland Avenue and back home in one hour so that should give you an idea of the scale and range on foot. Also while walking you can make a left at the Fourth Avenue Tunnel and Cup Café at Hotel Congress, Maynards, Hub, Empire Pizza, Downtown Kitchen and Cocktails, Villa Thai, and Café Poca Cosa are all close by in downtown Tucson. As well as lots of places to go out and listen to live music. Just ask, we can make recommendations if you become hungry after a long day of hiking, biking or exploring the Old Pueblo. When the Modern Street Car comes online soon (2013) the access point is only 15 minute walk away at the 4th Avenue Tunnel.
Great location made for a great trip! Tom is a wonderful "host" and gave us perfect tips on where to go and what to do. We will be back!
Frequent visitors to Tucson, we were delighted to find the Willett Loft. Just as described it's modern, spacious, well-appointed and spotless. Location is great for exploring downtown and the university.
What a great stay. Better then any hotel. The place was open and felt like a home away from home. Thanks for the opportunity to enjoy Arizona.
Tom and his loft are great. It's bright and sunny, stylish and comfortable, all in a location that makes getting to the university or downtown a breeze.
I would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a place in Tucson. If you've bnb'ed in Tucson and haven't stayed here you're missing out.
Excelent Place to stay, very confortable and the space and design great. clean and very close to University and many places.
This was a very cool place to stay. Everything was provided. It was well designed and classy. Great neighbors and good location. We loved it!
Tom was a great host. He provided me with every thing I needed, directions, places to see and photograph, places to eat, let me know where all the road construction was and places to avoid. The place was clean, and the kitchen had everything I needed to cook. I had my privacy with no problems at all. I would definitely stay here again granted it's available when I want to return.
I'm a photographer, artist and designer. Working with my brother Walter and my sister Maria we built theses loft units on Highland and live in the adjacent units. We have lived in Tucson since the early 1970's and always wanted to build our own homes after reading all of the alternative house books our parents would bring home when we were little kids. The 610 Highland Loft was completed in the 2009 and we decided to utilize the fourth loft unit as a short term rental. We wanted to create a space where people could experience a Modern Loft Lifestyle instead of staying of staying in a Hotel. The sun is such an important part of desert living and our initial designs revolved around how sunlight moves through the building at different times of the day. It has taken us a long time to make this space available to you, so we invite you to become a guest at the Willett Lofts, you just never know what we will be working on next. We do but it’s a big secret at this point.
The photo of us together is at Ikea in Tempe on the day we picked up the Kitchens for both loft spaces in 2008.