About this listing
Modern and clean, we like soft sheets and fluffy towels and you can walk or ride a bike from here to downtown or to the university pretty quick. We also have 3 bikes here for use, one has side bags and a rack, a lock and pump is also available. If you plan on doing a lot of riding bring your helmet and gloves. And if you are staying in around the house we have a great selection of books and DVD's to keep you entertained. You could also connect your laptop to the TV to stream movies.
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.
We have an outdoor area with trees and a glass table and five or six chairs, one year a guest had their Thanksgiving diner out there. We also have nice outdoor cats some are more friendly than others.
Interaction with Guests
We have lived in Tucson for 35 years so we have knowledge of the area and have recommendations for places to eat and sights to see around town. We are avid hikers, cyclists so we can recommend trails or paths to take around town. We like to make excuses to get out so we might be able to take you along on a hike a bike ride. Do you want to walk in Sabino Canyon on the night of the Full Moon? We'd be up for that, it's only a little bit scary but looks really dramatic in full moonlight. If you have any questions or need help with anything we are right next door.
Its a funky neighborhood close to down town Tucson, there are paved walking jogging paths across street, the bike path down town runs right just south of the building. And if you walk down to 4th Avenue from here you can catch the modern street car and take it all the way down to the Mercado west of down town or take it North East to the university of Arizona. We've had three doctors stay with us this summer who were interning at the University Medical Center. You can walk straight down Highland Ave to the university in about 25 minutes or ride a bike up there in 10. Roma Imports two blocks east of here serves up tasty Italian food and has a deli and offers lots of frozen pastas and sauces. There is also the food Co-Op on 4th Ave and a Safeway at Kino and Broadway.
We are a 20 minute walk to 4th avenue and Congress street downtown easy accessible by a bike or walking path. You can catch the modern street car where the bike path meets up with 4th. Avenue.
We expect you to have fun and enjoy your trip to Arizona so let us know how we can be of help. No Smoking inside the loft!
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.