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)
We had a very nice visit, this is a wonderful place to stay so peaceful and quiet. We woke up to the music of birds chirping made our tea, coffee and had our breakfast at the cute table in our room. The outdoors area is so comfortable with the pool right out side our window. As for our host Cindy and Brett very thoughtful and giving. We will see you next year if you have an opening.
Randy and Laura
Cynthia was very accommodating, even with just a few hours notice. Upon arrival I was pleased to find a beautiful and tidy casita with a relaxing courtyard. Casita has everything you need. I also enjoyed the old Arizona feel of the neighborhood. A++
Cynthia was amazing. This place was a gem and my only regret was not being able to stay longer.
We absolutely loved our stay at Cindy's studio. It was beautiful, comfortable, quiet, and in the loveliest setting... I spent an entire day lounging on the patio in the shade of the olive trees, reading books and watching all the hummingbirds. Cindy was the perfect host - available but not intrusive - and the studio has everything you need to make you feel at home. It truly doesn't get any better than this.
We really loved staying here it was peaceful, private and unique. Don't be put off by the neighborhood, it was different than we were used to but it is safe and quiet. Cindy and Brett were perfect hosts. The tamales were wonderful, ate lunch at Tucson Tamale one day. Loved the shower and soap. Courtyard is relaxing. Would stay again.
Beneath the shade of an olive tree I moved my hand through the cool water, creating an aquatic ballet of ripples refracting the last remnants of a setting sun. An orange crested bird approached a half-filled bird feeder hanging from a twisted branch. As if in slow motion I watched it fly past the elegant brick court yard, past the simple adobe casita filled with various comforts and delights, past a smiling (super)host bringing freshly baked rhubarb muffins, past my wondrous gaze, mind at peace, in the midst of a realization that, perhaps for the first time, I have found a home away from home.
Once again our stay at Poet's Studio was perfect. We arrived late and left very early, so we did not have a chance to see our host, Cindy. The studio was immaculate. We slept well and enjoyed what Cindy left for us -tamales, fruit, Kind protein bars and Ghirardelli chocolate. Thank you, Cindy!
About the Host, Cynthia
Wonderful falafel, gyro, kifta, hummus, etc. All very fresh. We love the combination plate! Easy to walk to.
A favorite and easy to walk to. Very fresh sushi as well as other choices like tempura vegetables, gyoza, noodles, teriyaki. The best!
Coffee & smokes. Open early and late. Easy to walk to.
Very favorite restaurant. Seasonal, creative, inspired food. Always an adventure, always delicious. Tell Doug that Brett and Cindy sent you!
A dive with great breakfasts. Huevos rancheros!
Target is within a mile and has everything you might need, including a nice grocery section.
Art house cinema. The best.
Great zoo! Like a mini San Diego zoo. Nicely done, great for hanging out in some cool shade. Great for kids -- usually some activities for the young uns.
Unbelievably delicious gelato
Great shows. Box offi(phone number hidden)341.
Classic Tucson vibe, gift stores and restaurant surrounding a courtyard. Live music often.
Great Sunday morning Farmers Market. Upscale shopping plaza and restaurants, including Vivace restaurant (delicious Italian).
New shopping plaza designed with traditional spaces in mind. Great Farmers Market on Thursdays.
Great place to hike. A classic riparian area in the Sonoran Desert, with perennial water and plenty of wildlife. Ride the tram up and hike down! Nice visitor's center.
The Desert Museum is a delightful all-day destination, offering not only close encounters with native flora and fauna, but beautiful grounds to walk, great restaurants and nice gift shops. A must!
A cool place to hike and visit in the summer or to ski in the winter! In an hour, travel from desert into pinyon-juniper, oak woodland to ponderosa pine forest. Beautiful vista points along the way.