Your Mini-Hacienda in Midtown!
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- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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Grand Opening: January 2010
Garcia House has but a single spacious efficiency apartment with a private entrance and driveway to park just feet from your door. It has a small but completely functioning kitchen, walk-in closet and full bath. There's a large completely private patio area plus an additional semi-private patio off the back for your use.
This has been completely refurbished with new flooring throughout, remote controlled Air-Conditioning plus a new (in 2008) evaporative cooling unit, flat-panel TV with DVD player, expanded cable services, secure private Wi-Fi, comfortable new furnishings as well as a new double mattress and box spring which is incorporated into an Off-The-Wall bed unit so it can be put out of the way providing more space.
The bathroom has been completely re-done from the ceiling to the flooring and includes many small amenities to make your stay with us a comfortable one.
The kitchen is small but more than adequate with a full-size refrigerator, full-size stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, blender for your margaritas and more. It too has been completely re-done and furnished with pots, pans, utensils and anything and everything you might need if you decide to stay-in and not partake in any of Tucson's wonderful restaurants.
Also for your use are not one but two patios! One is semi-private patio which borders on our own and is screened-in to keep the temperature down and it makes even windy days comfortable to sit out it. As well as seating, a propane powered B-B-Q will be available for you to cook burgers, steaks or whatever you're in the mood for.
Your completely private patio is very large, has a pergola and additional shading over a large portion of it so you can choose to shield yourself from the sun or soak up the rays. Of course there's a patio set and a chaise lounge is also provided.
Keywords: Studio Apartment
- Vacation Rental
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- Double Beds (1), Murphy Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- microwave, coffeemaker, two patios
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
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Home away from home
Home away from home
The mini-hacienda was super clean; Fran is a most gracious host;the kitchen had lots of little extras to make fewer trips to the store - microwave popcorn, chips & salsa, small sweet treats, tea, coffee, sugar, oil, basic spices, lots of paper products, sharp knives! Linens are crisp and clean and abundant. Wi-Fi is easy and fast. Small collection of movies for all ages. The double Murphy bed was comfy, and the sectional couch would have worked for an additional guest. I was attending events at UofA, and although too far to walk, the drive was super close especially to the NW side of campus. I didn't use the bbq or patio, but it was beautiful and welcoming. Highly recommended! Fran even gave me her morning paper.
- Guest gusschroe
- Date of stay 02/28/13
- Review Submitted 03/02/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing, families with young children.
A Five-Star Experience
A Five-Star Experience
This was our first time to try VRBO and thanks to Fran and Charlie we will definitely use it again. They were great and thought of everything to make the home functional and comfortable. A bonus was that we enjoyed them and spent time visiting with them when we weren't out and about. Fran even learned that it was our wedding anniversary and brought us a special cake and a lovely card. Very thoughtful! For us it was a very central location for visiting all of my relatives. And there was a lot of information in the home telling us of local places to eat, shop and sightsee. I would recommend this place to anyone that I know.
- Guest Jackie
- Date of stay 11/19/12
- Review Submitted 11/29/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing.
We initiatally located Garcia House on Google Maps in the area we wanted to stay for a couple days while visiting relatives. The description and pictures on VRBO enticed us to select this particular apartment. All our communications via VRBO and with the owners was timely and flawless. Upon arrival, the owner was a gracious hospitable hostess who personally greeted us at the entrance providing a genuinely sincere welcome then showing the property and amenities. Attention to detail was incorporated in every aspect from the decor to area attractions, including coupons for local eateries; reading material including daily newspaper; any toiletry you might need, more than you would find in a 5 star resort; fresh fruit in the kitchenette plus fresh chips and salsa; and for a personal touch, there was a personalized colorful greeting card welcoming us to the apartment! We had not slept on a murphy bed and were pleasantly surprised it had a very comfortable full size mattress, we slept well. The TV has extensive channel selection plus they provided a couple dozen DVD's to choose from. We were so pleased, we brought two car loads of relatives over to show off this lovely find. It is obvious the owners have put a lot of thought into the set up and ongoing care and maintenance of the property. We highly recommend this property to any single person or couple wanting to stay in a residential area of mid-town Tucson.
- Guest Fred
- Date of stay 10/19/12
- Review Submitted 10/22/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Service, hospitality, and a very warm atmosphere!
Service, hospitality, and a very warm atmosphere!
My wife booked this place for my parents and it surpassed both our expectations and those of my parents. Fran and Charlie are amazing hosts who are rooted in their community and dedicated to making guests feel welcome. Fran offered to supply coffee, cream, and fruit for their arrival, in addition to the already well stocked pantry, and linens. Every need was thought of and supplied for, and my parents were raving about the hosts every day of their stay. Fran and Charlie took time to visit with them, introduce them to the area, and give them personal insights of what to do and see. Also, the guest house is very warm, great colors and vacation like feel. My parents have already told me they really want to stay here again when they return next year.
- Guest Adam
- Date of stay 03/25/12
- Review Submitted 05/20/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.
I recently rented the Casita (mini-hacienda) and found it very, very nice with everything well appointed, including some special sweets that were left for us and the dog! Yes, I had a small dog and it worked out very well, with a large fenced area in the back of the property for her to get some exercise in the morning while I had coffee and read the paper in the garden area! The hosts, Fran and Charlie, were extremely helpful and nice and very close were lots of excellent restaurants on Campbell Street. I had an excellent stay and I would certainly stay here again!
- Guest Ed
- Date of stay 01/06/12
- Review Submitted 01/26/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Great Stay! We will be back...
Great Stay! We will be back...
Our stay at the Garcia House was perfect! The home owners were VERY helpful with little extras during our stay. I would recommend this little apartment to anyone looking to stay in mid-town Tucson. See you next year!!
- Guest LuvSanDiego
- Date of stay 06/23/11
- Review Submitted 07/14/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, pet owners, sightseeing.
Garcia House is in a great central location and is close to everything from Sabno Canyon to the downtown and historic areas. Fran and Charlie provide everything that you could possibly want or need in a vacation rental plus many extras. The bed and furniture are very comfortable and the decorating is beautiful. We also enjoyed the barbecue grill and the outdoor area. Thanks to Fran and Charlie for making our week in Tucson great!
- Guest Karen204
- Date of stay 03/11/10
- Review Submitted 03/11/10
WOW! as a fellow VRBO owner we have stayed in several VRBO homes, all great experiences, but this by far was above and beyond. The detail and extra special personal touches were perfect. We have many friends that live in Tucson and love to go down and visit, but hate imposing or working around other peoples schedule, this is the perfect place. affordable and cozy, Parking and patio were great also. Thank You so much Fran!
- Guest Melissa125
- Date of stay 03/03/10
- Review Submitted 03/03/10
Garcia House was our first experience with VRBO, and it was a winner. It is located in a peaceful residential neighborhood, 5 miles from downtown Tucson. It is ideal for a couple like us whose focus is in-town events, allowing for daylong side trips when there’s time. The small apartment, attached to the main residence, is completely private and quiet. It is decorated with Southwestern prints and custom tiling in the kitchen and bathroom. There is a welcoming patio with a grill that encourages outdoor living. The Murphy bed is quite comfortable, an asset allowing for much more living space during the day when it is folded up. The high speed WiFi connection worked seamlessly. Fran’s artistic flair and close attention to renters’ needs and comfort is evident everywhere; her provisions could not have been more thoughtful. The photographs are accurate and representative.If you are looking for a high-priced, luxury condo at Pebble Beach this is not for you. If you want a comfortable, convenient, reasonably priced pied a terre, close to downtown Tucson this is a winner!
- Guest Dana Wilson
- Date of stay 02/17/10
- Review Submitted 02/17/10
Jan 01-Mar 30 .. $90/night (2 night minimum) .. $540/week .. $1975/month Apr 01-May 30 .. $75/night (2 night minimum) .. $450/week .. $1400/month Jun 01-Sep 30 .. $70/night (2 night minimum) .. $400/week .. $1250/month Sep 30-Dec 31 .. $75/night (2 night minimum) .. $450/week .. $1400/month
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Year Purchased: 1979
About the owner: We're Charlie and Fran Garcia and transplants to Tucson from Oklahoma and New York. Charlie has been in Tucson approximately twenty-eight years and Fran over thirty and we've been married over seventeen years now. Fran's folks originally owned the property and we bought it when we married. We rented the apartment throughout the years but after a long-term tenant sadly left us a few months back, we decided to give turning it into a vacation rental a whirl. Fran was in the hospitality industry for many years and is confident she can make our guests' stay comfortable.
The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
Possibly one of the best things about Garcia House is its location to get almost anywhere in Tucson quickly. We're not far from the University of Arizona, Tucson Medical Center, U of A Hospital, Reid Park and on and on.
Your comfortable microsuede sofa with chaise and ottoman
Looking across the room with the Off-the-Wall bed up. Plenty of room here!
Looking out through French-style door onto one of the two patios.
Looking across the room with the bed down
Small but adequate kitchen with everything you'd possibly need!
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