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Casitas Helena - West One Bedroom

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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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.

The space

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.

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: 50
Security Deposit: 300
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

This is a non smoking residence. Smoking is permitted outside in the courtyard area.



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.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

3 nights minimum stay

26 Reviews

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Val User Profile
February 2017
Absolutely perfect! My husband and I stayed here with our 5 week old daughter and it was so comfortable and had everything we needed. Just the right size, all the amenities (and then some!), and the bed was fantastic. It has a lovely shared courtyard that made it feel secluded and peaceful while still being centrally located, within walking distance to the UA, 4th Avenue, and restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Will definitely stay here again!

Jane User Profile
January 2017
Absolutely loved the place!! Centrally located so convenient to EVERYTHING!! Walked down town many times and felt perfectly safe. Well equipped with everything you need but could use a wine stopper for the open wine bottles!! The bed is comfortable and so is the couch. Having a full size washer/dryer is the best especially after you have been on the road for over a week!! Would recommend to anyone!!!!

Stephanie User Profile
August 2016
The stay was excellent!! The location was perfect, as we were within walking distance of the university and restaurants and shopping. We were in town dropping off our freshman son at the U of A - and couldn't have asked for a better place.

Dawn User Profile
April 2016
Ross was informative and welcoming right from the start, answering questions ahead of time and again when we arrived, available and thorough but not intrusive. Casitas Helena was lovely, clearly well-thought-out and geared toward guest comfort and convenience. There was space to unpack (ample hangers!), everything we needed for cooking, and a large shower with great water pressure. As an added touch, Ross left a basket with excellent coffee, clementines, granola bars (the good kind) and chocolate - so appreciated. We enjoyed our stay, and will definitely book with Ross again if we return to Tucson.

Barbara User Profile
April 2016
We were greeted by Ross who showed us around his great casita - comfortable bed, fast Wi-Fi, lovely courtyard, very clean bathroom, and convenient access to a washer and dryer (with detergent too). He also provided us with a big bowl of fresh fruit and great coffee (and a $5 gift card for more coffee) which we really appreciated. The location was perfect for us. We came to Tucson to hike. Speedway, a main thoroughfare, was just one block south, so getting out to trails on both the east and west side of the city was easy. The off-street parking was great when we came back tired. We would then shower and walk to restaurants on 4th. On our next visit to Tucson you will find us back here again.

Robert User Profile
February 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Tucson and our stay at Casitas Helena. Ross welcomed us in person to the apartment and gave us information about things to do in the area and good restaurants to enjoy. The apt. was very comfortable and well-furnished - even water and coffee provided. The well-lit off-street parking proved to be very convenient, as well as the outdoor seating areas in the fenced-in courtyard. We'd love to return for another visit. There's so much to do in Tucson! Bob & Deb

Adele User Profile
December 2015
We arrived later than expected, but our host had made arrangements for the long-term couple staying in another unit of the 4-plex to meet us and show us around, give us the keys, etc. The Casita is just as lovely and as serene as the pictures make it appear. There is a large enclosed courtyard, with multiple seating areas, so that each unit is afforded much privacy. The off-street parking makes it very nice. It is near the University and the hip 4th Street restaurant and shopping scene. Also available to the unit are a washer and dryer!

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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
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