About this listing
The Poet's Studio is a peaceful retreat in the heart of Tucson. The studio shares the private, walled 1/3 acre lot, courtyard and pool with two other structures: a second, working studio and the original mud-adobe home built in the 1940s.
The studio is crafted in the classic Santa Fe style, built of sun-dried adobe with a corner beehive fireplace. You will have private views out both windows, with a mountain view to the north and a view overlooking the pool to the east. The unheated "Plunge Pool" is just swimmable (4-1/2 feet deep) and reaches temperatures in the 80s during the summer.
The studio boasts a 3/4 bath with a walk-in spa shower and a modern, well-appointed kitchenette. Additional amenities include air conditioning and heating, high speed wireless internet, iHome radio for your iPhone, wireless capable flat screen TV (use your NetFlix account!) with Direct-TV., professional induction hotplate, Kuerig coffee maker, toaster oven, microwave, Cuisinart gas BBQ and solar panels.
The space is well-equipped. Upon your arrival, you will find coffee, Tucson Tamale Company green corn tamales, granola bars, fruit and chocolate to get you started. I also provide drinking water from Aqua Vita (distilled, magnetically treated) given the tap water is chlorinated and quite mineral-rich. Soaps, dishes, pots and pans, pool towels, robes, hair dryer, iron, even bikes you can borrow. I have tried to think of everything, but if you find you are missing something, I have an entire house full of stuff next door - just ask!
The property is a surprising oasis right in the middle of Tucson. Located in the Poets Corner neighborhood, a convenient midtown area close to everything -- just off the 3rd street bike path, 2.5 miles east of the University of Arizona and 4.5 miles east of downtown Tucson.
We are within 2 miles of great restaurants (Zaynas, Feast, Kazoku, Lodge on the Desert, Old Pueblo Grille), groceries (Whole Foods and Sprouts), cinemas (El Con and Loft) shopping (Target, El Con Mall, CVS),and parks (Alvernon neighborhood park, Reid Park, Reid Park Zoo (like a mini San Diego Zoo!), Randolph Tennis and Golf Center) and the Tucson Botanical Gardens. You will love the serenity, the classic charm, and the convenience.
During your stay, you will access the studio through a private side yard. A covered car port is dedicated for your vehicle.
Rates are seasonal: Summer (June 1 to August 31: 75-day/475-wk), Spring/Fall (April 1 to May 31 and September 1 to November 14: 85-day/550-wk), Winter (November 15 to March 31, exclude Gem Show: 95-day/625-wk), Gem Show (February 1 to 15: 150-day/700-wk).
No smoking inside, but there are nice places outside to smoke.
Dogs and children are welcome.
If over two people occupy the studio, including dogs or children, we ask for a $10.00 per night.
The yard is completely walled and fenced.
Don't miss the Desert Museum - totally worth seeing at least once to provide a strong sense of ecological place.
If you want to borrow a bike, let us know.
If you need laundry done, ask Cindy and she can make arrangements.
We have a twin size cot with mattress you can borrow if you need it, or a full size airbed (but the space gets quite cozy)
The Poet's Studio has an incredible central location in Tucson which made it easy to get anywhere in no time. The studio felt very private and was very comfortable. Cindy was out of town when we stayed here, but she was still easy to get ahold of by phone. She was even able to get us into the studio earlier than we planned since we were running ahead of schedule! Thanks so much, Cindy, you made our trip a great one!
What a treat it was to stay in this adorable casita! One of my favorite places to stay thus far. From the relaxing atmosphere to the warm inviting yard, and wow the Tamales!! The kitchenette is perfect to cook up a small meal with all the supplies you would need. We enjoyed the bird and cacti guides to spot what we could find in the yard. I could go on. It's just such a great environment! Also we took up the advice to go to the desert museum and walked away feeling like we went to Disneyland! Hope to come back to explore the lovely Tucson again soon!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this location. It is centrally located, which made it easy to get to most anyplace in Tucson. The guest house was described perfectly. We would definitely stay here again.
Tucson Poet's Studio provided absolute cool, calm comfort. I couldn't have been more pleased. In fact, it may go down as one of my absolute favorite AirBnB experiences, mabye because I'm a poet, and I was just tickled to be in a neighborhood of streets named for the greats. I was only there for a night, on a business, but it was exactly as described. Cynthia was easily available, and even as embarking on her own roadtrip, took a moment to welcome me and let me in. There were treats and refreshments, perfect after a long hot drive. Thanks a ton, and I'll be back now that I have family re-locating to the area.
Cindy and Brett were great hosts! The studio was gorgeous and had everything you'd need, the property was beautiful, and even their cute dog Sammie was so sweet. I look forward to coming back in the future!
We loved staying at Cindy's casita! It was an oasis during a Tucson heat wave. It was clean and bright, there was Kind bars, chocolate and fruit waiting for us on the table. She brought us tamales, and the small and serviceable kitchen had a Kuerig, and another basket of K cups and creamer~ We explored Tucson in the heat of the day, and cooled off with a dip in her pool in the afternoon. In the evening, we walked around the neighborhood, and then toasted the charming experience of Tucson in the evening under her festive strings of lights. Even though it's centrally located, it's peaceful and quiet. Oh, and special mention of the amazing fully tiled shower!
Cindy was helpful and friendly, as well as respecting our privacy. The perfect hostess.