About This Listing
This casita is part of a charming Spanish colonial 4 plex located in a quiet, historic neighborhood. It is very close to the University of Arizona, the 4th Avenue shopping/dining district and a 20 minute walk to the downtown business district.
We offer two charming one bedroom casitas located in a quiet historic neighborhood within walking distance to the University of Arizona and the 4th Avenue shopping district. Both casitas are well equipped with everything you'll need for a relaxing stay....comfortable queen size bed with luxurious linens, air conditioning, full size living room couch, flat panel LED TV with satellite connection, and wireless internet provided. Original oak floors have been refinished bringing a warmth to the interior along with many windows which bring in an abundance of light. Both casitas share a private outdoor courtyard complete with a gas bbq gril, dining table, a set of chaise lounges, and set of adirondack chairs to enjoy a warm sunny afternoon or star filled evening. Over the past two years, this Spanish colonial property has been renovated inside and out to bring back its southwestern charm. Guests have access to the basement apartment which has been turned into a complimentary onsite laundry facility. Off street parking is provided in the rear of the property.
This is a non smoking residence. Smoking is permitted outside in the courtyard area.
We coordinated our arrival time with Ross, and he met us at Casitas Helena and showed us around the apartment. Ross provided starter items for the bathroom and kitchen, including fruit, bars, and coffee for our first morning's breakfast. We found the bed and sofa quite comfortable, the bathroom and kitchen cozy and efficient, and the AC powerful when needed. (Ceiling fans in the BR and LR sufficed most of the time.) We were grateful for the full-size laundry facilities after a warmer-than-normal end of April week in Tucson, during which we took a couple of approx. 5 mile hikes and did a lot of walking around town. We were pleased with how convenient the place is to the Univ. of AZ and the restaurants in the vicinity of 4th Ave. and 6th St. We were also pleased with the security of a locked metal fence around the back of the property and a sturdy and lockable screen door on the unit. We had several pleasant conversations with Ross during our week in Tucson. Casitas Helena will be our first choice for our next visit to Tucson.
The Castitas Helena was as described in the listing. The one bedroom was perfect for our one week stay and clean. The apartment is small but provides great spaces for storage and comfort. The host was very friendly and available for anything we needed. Information was provided for local eating destinations and interests. The patio was private and environment was conducive to sitting outside and enjoying the beautiful weather. Quiet neighborhood with easy access to many places in the area. Definitely would stay again at the Casitas!
Ross was a fantastic host- the casita was clean, orderly, quiet, and had everything that we needed for our stay. The location is fantastic (convenient to walk to downtown, campus, and 4th Ave), and the shared patio area is wonderful for relaxing and enjoying the weather. We hope to come back on our next trip to Tucson!
C'était un rêve d'aller en Arizona pour le golf mais je me suis trouvée une nouvelle passion (les cactus). Nous avons adoré la décoration, la propreté des lieux, tout ce que nous avions besoin pour se faire à manger était dans l'appartement. Nous avons aimé vivre en ville avec les gens de Tuscon. Le panier de bienvenue (fruits et café) fût fort apprécié. La cour intérieure est extraordinaire avec son BBQ. Très beaux golfs toujours dans des montagnes magnifiques. Décor en couper le souffle. Notre hôte nous a mis à l'aise dès notre arrivée, son professionnalisme nous a conquis. Nous y reviendrons.
Had a fantastic stay at the casitas. Beautifully decorated and very cozy. Within walking distance to the university and local bars/restaurants on 4th avenue. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others.
Ross is the greater host I ever had. He is a meaningful and extremely detailed person and kindness with the guests, and he clearly takes care of the Casitas, so you will find the place very nice and tidy. You will find many suggestion with things to go in Tucson and you should keep in mind. Mercedes and I appreciate all his effort to making us feel like at home, and we will miss so much our little chats and the great time we spent at the East Casita.
Thank you, Ross!
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About the Host, Ross
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, 15 and 13, 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 three 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.