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Large Studio Guesthouse in Central Tucson Historic Neighborhood

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Entrance to guesthouse and courtyard sitting area

Entrance to guesthouse and courtyard sitting area Front door to guesthouse Queen bed with all linens Sitting area with fireplace Sitting area w/ fireplace showing TV , etc. Sitting area showing front door Sitting area, dining/work table and hallway to kitchen and bath Sitting area showing front door Mini kitchen w/ sink, microwave and fridge Kitchen showing glasses, dishes, silverware, etc. Bathroom vanity and storage cabinet Bathroom vanity and storage cabinet Bathroom cabinet showing all towels, etc. Toilet and shower area in the bathroom Pool area Pool area Partial front yard of main house Main house Main house front door The Arizona Inn Arizona Inn grounds The University of Arizona Stevie Eller Dance Theater complex University of AZ sports arena

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Last updated: 04/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Blenman-Elm studio description

This is a gorgeous studio guesthouse in an historic, central Tucson neighborhood.
Features: queen size bed; central A/C and heat; spacious sitting area with fireplace; dining/work area; mini kitchen with a sink, microwave, refrigerator and induction burner; bathroom with shower and walk-in closet; lovely courtyard with plenty of seating; pool available at certain times
Amenities: all linens and towels; dishes, pots and pans, silverware and glasses; free WI-FI and cable TV/DVD; hair dryer; ironing board and iron; Keurig hot drink machine and coffee pot

Property Type

  • On floor 1
  • 480 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
  • Studio

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                Please call for pet approval....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                21 years of age...moreless

              Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Queen size Beds (1)

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                All dishes, utensils, pots and pans, etc. are included. Please ask for anything else you need that is not in the guesthouse....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                MINI KITCHEN with microwave, induction burner, mini refrigerator and sink only...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Keurig machine for coffee, tea and hot chocolate. ...moreless

              • Freezer:

                Small separate freezer in the mini refrigerator...moreless

              • Dining:

                Dining/work area in the main room...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Mini-refrigerator...moreless

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central A/C...moreless

              • Parking
              • Iron & Board
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Garage
              • Hair Dryer
              • Parking Off Street

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Video Library

              Communications

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    Limited hours for the pool - please ask for details...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Semi-private courtyard with seating and dining area...moreless

                      Theme

                      • Historic
                      • Away From It All
                      • Romantic

                      Car

                          • Recommended

                          Activities

                          • Groceries
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Hospital
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Laundromat
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Horseshoes
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Medical Services
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Swimming
                          • Roller Blading
                          • Tennis
                          • Hiking
                          • Mountain Climbing
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Racquetball
                          • Basketball Court
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Golf
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Recreation Center
                          • Playground
                          • Live Theater
                          • Synagogues
                          • Restaurants
                          • Churches
                          • Botanical Garden
                          • Cinemas
                          • Museums
                          • Library
                          • Gambling Casinos
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Eco Tourism
                          • Shuffleboard
                          • Shopping
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Zoo
                          • Walking
                          • Antiquing
                          • Horseback Riding

                          Other Activities

                              • The best location for great dining, shopping, museums, the University of Arizona, downtown, the famous yearly Gem and Mineral Show , movies, theater, and the University Medical Center (the list is endless) are all within minutes away. It's also easy to get to The Desert Museum, Sabino Canyon, and the freeway for day trips to Tubac, Nogales, Bisbee and the Biosphere....moreless
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Beautiful historical home and guest house in Tucson

                                Beautiful historical home and guest house in Tucson

                                • Guest Jeanne D.
                                • Date of stay 03/03/14
                                • Review Submitted 03/31/14
                                Loved, loved, loved it! First time using VRBO; will definitely do it again. Michelle, our "Hostess with the Mostess", provided professional service mixed with great wit, charm and generosity. Our lovely private guest house and courtyard are furnished with excellent taste and comfort in mind. Wish we had more time. This historic neighbourhood of Tucson is beautiful to wander through and driving to and from sights is so easy to accomplish. We left with fond memories and good laughs. Thank for everything Michelle, Frank, Robbie & Toby. All the best to you.

                                Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Lovely

                                Lovely

                                • Guest Me
                                • Date of stay 02/12/14
                                • Review Submitted 03/03/14
                                We loved our hostess Michelle. She attended to our every need and more. The casita was well appointed and very clean. Location was easy access to all Tucson has to offer.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Wonderful place with excellent hosts

                                Wonderful place with excellent hosts

                                • Guest Shelley S.
                                • Date of stay 11/24/13
                                • Review Submitted 12/06/13
                                We stayed here while visiting family in Tucson. The guesthouse is gorgeous and very clean. Michelle graciously answered our questions before and upon our arrival. She was available if we needed her. However, even though the guesthouse is close to her home, it felt very private. Michelle has considered every last detail for her guests' comfort. The guesthouse is located in a beautiful neighborhood, immediately adjacent to the Arizona Inn. We have had friends stay at the Inn and, in my opinion, Michelle's property provides an equally wonderful experience for a much lower price!

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                              • Heavenly Oasis!

                                Heavenly Oasis!

                                • Guest heidi m.
                                • Date of stay 07/26/13
                                • Review Submitted 11/05/13
                                Staying in Michelle's guesthouse was an absolute treat. The place was beautifully appointed and extremely comfortable. I was able to have my daughter's dog with me who enjoyed the resident doggies and the pool on hot days very much. I was there during a very difficult time so appreciated the peace, comfort and tranquility of this lovely place. In addition to all of this... Michelle and her family were so amazingly kind, loving, generous and supportive during my stay that I know I will be returning just to see them in the future. Highly recommend this Heavenly Oasis!!!

                                Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Comedy Weekend

                                Comedy Weekend

                                • Guest Tom S.
                                • Date of stay 10/24/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/29/13
                                Beautiful, quiet, convenient location.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Absolutely perfect!

                                Absolutely perfect!

                                • Guest Anonymous
                                • Date of stay 09/16/13
                                • Review Submitted 09/22/13
                                We spent 3 days at this wonderful property with our small dog in tow. All had a great time! Michelle couldn't be nicer, and the guest house is terrific. We plan to retun MANY times!

                                Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Exceeded Expectations

                                Exceeded Expectations

                                • Guest Roisin O. (Pittsburgh, PA)
                                • Date of stay 05/05/13
                                • Review Submitted 05/15/13
                                I stayed 5 nights and was so glad I opted to stay here rather than with friends. I had all the quiet, comforts, privacy and convenience I needed to get my work done. This is a beautifully appointed studio in a wonderful and centrally located part of town, and Michelle is the landlady everyone wished they had (more like a mother). I asked for a blender and it was there when I arrived. I hope the studio is available next time I'm in town. To cover the review tips and guidelines: The listing description is accurate, it looks just like the photos, the studio was immaculately clean, the owner answered all my questions promptly, and I would recommend this to friends and relatives.

                                Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Great Alternative to a Hotel or Motel

                                Great Alternative to a Hotel or Motel

                                • Guest Bill N.
                                • Date of stay 04/17/13
                                • Review Submitted 04/27/13
                                A recent two day stay was one of the best experiences we ever had in our travels. This place has all the comforts of home. Michelle is an excellent hostess, providing just about every amenity that could be thought of. We felt like we were staying with a friend. The place is perfect for two people, is very quiet and centrally located near the famed Arizona Inn. Shopping, like Whole Foods is not far away. All in all, a great place to stay. We'll be back.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Seattleite seeking vitamin D

                                Seattleite seeking vitamin D

                                • Guest Joel L.
                                • Date of stay 04/10/13
                                • Review Submitted 04/25/13
                                This was a great rental. It perfectly suited my wife and my needs. It's close-in to the Sam Hughes neighborhood, UoA and downtown - all walkable. Beautiful retreat, clean, very private and a short stroll to the bar at the Arizona Inn. Michelle the our and her family were most gracious and flexible. Loved the skylights!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Tucson Tourist!

                                Tucson Tourist!

                                • Guest CAP (Shawano, WI)
                                • Date of stay 02/16/13
                                • Review Submitted 02/24/13
                                We recently spent 6 nights in this conveniently located beautiful guest cottage. We were NOT disappointed. The cottage was immaculate. A tremendous amount of attention was given to detail. The front lights were left on enabling us to easily find the address. Little trays were placed on the nightstands to empty pockets. Michelle was very friendly and accommodating. She gave some wonderful dining recommendations. I would highly recommend this cottage to Tucson visitors. I suspect in the future it will become difficult to make reservations here as this is a real gem!!!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                               
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Summer
                              Jun 1 - Aug 31
                              2 night min stay
                              $85
                              $560
                              Fall
                              Sep 1 - Dec 21
                              2 night min stay
                              $95
                              $630
                              Winter / Spring
                              Dec 22 - May 31
                              2 night min stay
                              $125
                              $840
                              My Standard Rate
                              2 night min stay
                              $85

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Pet deposit $50
                              • Pet Fee $50 + tax
                              • Tax Rate 2%

                              Notes:

                              MONTHLY RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

                              9/1/2012 through 12/21/2012 - $95.00 night/$630.00 wk 12/22/2012 through 5/31/2013 - $125.00 night/$840.00 wk

                              6/1/2013 through 8/31/2013 - $85.00 night/$560.00 wk

                              If only staying one night there is an additional $35.00 cleaning fee


                              This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                              Calendar

                              Last updated: 04/17/2014
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                              Location

                              • Nearest Airport: Tucson International Airport at 10 Miles
                              • Nearest Motorway: I-10 at 2.5 Miles
                              • Nearest Barpub: The Arizona Inn at 0.1 Miles
                              • Nearest Ski: Mount Lemmon at 30 Miles
                              • Nearest Golf: Randolph Park Golf Course at 3 Miles
                              • Nearest Restaurant: The Arizona Inn at 0.1 Miles
                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2005

                              About the owner: I was born and raised in Tucson. I lived in NYC for many years and returned to Tucson in 1987. My family currently lives in the main house on the property where the guest house is located.

                              Why the Owner Chose Blenman-Elm:
                              I have always loved this area of Tucson. I grew up in a house a few blocks away from this house. The property is like having your own private oasis right in the heart of Tucson. Privacy and close to everything - what more could you ask for?

                              The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
                              The main house and guesthouse are located in a truly historic, beautiful neighborhood. The main house was believed to have been built in the 1930s for the first manager of the Arizona Inn. I loved this house the second I walked in the front door. The guesthouse (approximately 700 square feet)was built in 1958. It's a terrific open layout with a sitting area with a fireplace, working/dining area, etc.


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                              Speaks: english

                               

                              Photos

                              • Entrance to guesthouse and courtyard sitting area

                                Entrance to guesthouse and courtyard sitting area

                              • Queen bed with all linens

                                Queen bed with all linens

                              • Sitting area w/ fireplace showing TV , etc.

                                Sitting area w/ fireplace showing TV , etc.

                              • Sitting area, dining/work table and hallway to kitchen and bath

                                Sitting area, dining/work table and hallway to kitchen and bath

                              • Mini kitchen w/ sink, microwave and fridge

                                Mini kitchen w/ sink, microwave and fridge

                              • Bathroom vanity and storage cabinet

                                Bathroom vanity and storage cabinet

                              • Bathroom cabinet showing all towels, etc.

                                Bathroom cabinet showing all towels, etc.

                              • Pool area

                                Pool area

                              • Partial front yard of main house

                                Partial front yard of main house

                              • Main house front door

                                Main house front door

                              • Arizona Inn grounds

                                Arizona Inn grounds

                              • Stevie Eller Dance Theater complex

                                Stevie Eller Dance Theater complex

                              • Front door to guesthouse

                                Front door to guesthouse

                              • Sitting area with fireplace

                                Sitting area with fireplace

                              • Sitting area showing front door

                                Sitting area showing front door

                              • Sitting area showing front door

                                Sitting area showing front door

                              • Kitchen showing glasses, dishes, silverware, etc.

                                Kitchen showing glasses, dishes, silverware, etc.

                              • Bathroom vanity and storage cabinet

                                Bathroom vanity and storage cabinet

                              • Toilet and shower area in the bathroom

                                Toilet and shower area in the bathroom

                              • Pool area

                                Pool area

                              • Main house

                                Main house

                              • The Arizona Inn

                                The Arizona Inn

                              • The University of Arizona

                                The University of Arizona

                              • University of AZ sports arena

                                University of AZ sports arena

                              VRBO #438314

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                              This listing was first published here in 2012.

                              Date last modified - Tuesday, October 01, 2013

                              $85 - $125 per night (USD)
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                              0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 2

                              View calendar: Updated 04/17/14
                              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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