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)
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.
My husband and I had the pleasure to stay at the Tucson Poet's Studio last weekend. As our first AirBnB experience, I don't think we could have asked for a more warm, welcoming and thoughtful host. Cynthia made us feel at home immediately and we just loved the finishing touches. The studio was wonderfully peaceful and the pool was very refreshing in the June heat! We will definitely be back if we happen to be in Tucson again.
We have just returned from the BEST stay at Tucson Poet's Studio where we stopped for a few days after attending a friend's wedding in Vegas. It was the perfect place to unwind and relax and totally surpassed our expectations. It is spotlessly clean and oozes character, every inch of the studio space has been optimized. The location is excellent and you can conveniently reach everything in a short drive/walk (or cycle!). We were personally welcomed and left with instructions on how everything operated making the transaction totally seamless. Cynthia was really prompt in responding to all of our communications. The interior is exactly as described and there is also a peaceful haven outside where you can relax and watch the beautiful hummingbirds. This was our first time using airbnb and has definitely set the bar high!
My mom and I stayed at the Poet's studio on our first visit to Tucson and it was a dream! The property is beautiful and serene, and the pool was just what we needed to fight the heat. Cynthia does everything possible to make her guests comfortable. We especially loved the tamales in the freezer! I recommend this to anyone visiting Tucson.
Poet's Studio was very well appointed and courtyard was very tranquil. It was just as described and we felt very comfortable and safe. Tamales were delicious and bird sounds in the courtyard were the highlight! Would highly recommend and intend on returning!
Cynthia is a pro at this and made us feel welcome and comfortable. When we arrived we accidentally placed our computer on her note to us and didn't find out about the two tamales she had left in the freezer until we were packing up. :o)
Staying here was like waking up into yesteryear…picture perfect and oh so comfortable. The walk-in shower was a dream come true. Very quiet and cozy….a perfect retreat!
Thank you Cynthia!
About the Host, Cynthia
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Art house cinema. The best.East Speedway Boulevard Tucson AZ 85716
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