Courtyard shared with main house and poolLarge picrture window streams north light with mountain view

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

As featured in New York Magazine, June 19, 2015 "Taste the Flavors of Tucson" *NEW* lovely queen size bed since 11-2015 with Saatva Flagship Luxury Firm mattress set -- true comfort!

The space

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 lovely queen-sized bed with a Saatva Flagship Luxury Firm mattress set, 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), 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.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

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)



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

291 Reviews

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Cameron User Profile
May 2017
Will stay here again! Beautiful location and energy.

Martha User Profile
May 2017
Stay Here. Cynthia and Brett and super nice people, very friendly and accommodating. The poet's studio is amazing! It has all the modern amenities with a beautiful southwestern decor. It was a bit chilly when we went to get into the pool, but it is a very serene environment and helped us relax and unwind. There is a restaurant called El Charro nearby which has very good food and margaritas and other attractions were easy to get to also. Overall, it was an excellent choice. Thanks Cynthia & Brett!!

Brianne User Profile
May 2017
Beautiful home that attracts to the romantic qualities of the desert~quietness, openness, warmth

Jennifer User Profile
May 2017
Cynthia's place is absolute perfection. Clean, quiet, stocked with necessities & the bed was a dream. My boyfriend & I stayed for 5 nights. It felt like home. Great backyard & about 20 minutes away from almost anything. Highly recommended & would gladly stay here again. Might book another trip just to sleep in that bed!

David User Profile
April 2017
wonderful oasis

Gary User Profile
April 2017
Had a great time. Perfect location. Very quiet. Bed was amazingly comfortable. Loved the extra touches (chocolate, fruit, tamales). Would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you Cindy.

Rand User Profile
April 2017
The Casita is overflowing with charm. Cindy has done an exceptional job of equipping the room with guide books, unique games, and all the kitchen equipment a guest would ever need. Cindy was also available for dining and day trip recommendations. Cindy's husband cleaned the pool and started the filtration system for us even though it was still early in the season. It was the perfect respite after a day on dusty trails. You won't find a nicer couple of hosts. A beautiful Sonoran experience in all regards.

Tucson, Arizona, United States · Joined in January 2011
Cynthia User ProfileCynthia is a superhost.

I am a scientist in my other life but, as an Airbnb host, I enjoy meeting people from all over the world! Thank you for sharing your adventures!

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