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Unique , Vintage Studio Apartment for Leisure/Corporate Travel

Downtown, Tucson, AZ, USA
  • Apartment
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Apartment, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This is a truly unique 1920's vintage property that has been completely renovated for your pleasure and comfort. If interested in an urban vacation experience, in Tucson on business, maybe a yoga workshop or a training athlete, this is the place. Complete kitchen with granite counter tops and slate back splashes, lots of cooking utensils, and fully equipped . Comfortable and cozy in every way with flat screen television , Roku internet steaming, Pandora radio, Netflix, and much more. Enclosed interior courtyard with outdoor seating for meals and relaxation. More than a wonderful alternative to a hotel stay, you'll be pleasantly surprised with the accommodations.

There are 2 sides, an East/West apartment, with a shared courtyard. They are not identical, but offer the same amenities - each side has it's own distinct personality.

A bit about the 'hood. Close proximity to Downtown, 4th Ave. shopping , U of A - all within walking distance, great urban location!

We also provide locally roasted coffee, nice selection of teas, french press, drip pot, fully functioning kitchen, nice toiletries and linens. Ask if there's something else you may need to enhance your stay....

Keywords: Vintage Studio Apartment



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About Debra

Hi, I have lived in Tucson since 1987 in West University neighborhood. It is a very vibrant place, lots of fun and exciting things to do all within walking distance. Besides hosting new and interesting people, I am a blown glass artist, and a Mom. I love to swim, practice yoga, river rafting, go for long walks or hikes, and work on new glass pieces when I can. Life is full and fun, especially with my daughter who loves the performing arts. Being a host has allowed me to meet lots of wonderful people, some of them becoming good friends. I am always happy to share my knowledge of Tucson, my favorite places and anything else that will enhance my guest's stay in the ol'Pueblo...

Debra purchased this Apartment in 2000

Why Debra chose West University

I have always loved and lived in older homes. The construction is solid, unique, with great detailing that you don't normally find in newer buildings. I love the challenge of renovating places with good bones, preserving the old, and adding something new. This is a great neighborhood, West University, one of the oldest in Tucson!

What makes this Apartment unique

The proximity to everything Tucson is a major plus. You can walk to most venues, and the rest are a short drive to get there. Easy access to I-10, walkability score of West University neighborhood is very high.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Queen size Beds (1) Simmons back care imperial queen, 6' wider than conventional size, and very comfortable!


      • 1 Bathroom
        • 1

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            This property is in close proximity to Tucson's vibrant city center. You will be within walking distance of a great deal of many events on any day-lots of museums, shops,restaurants,etc. to explore.


              • Adventure
              • Budget
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Broadband Access
                        plug ins are available for the most secure connection
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking
                        2 designated parking spaces, one next to the fence, pull in, and one parallel to the building
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Catering Available
                            We own a restaurant, and we're pretty good cooks, so if you want to take advantage of our expertise in the kitchen, let us know!
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully equipped kitchens in both apartments, 4-burner tops and full ovens, microwave,toaster, coffee pot and french press, coffee grinder, lots of utensils, pot and pans
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Television
                                    flat screen television with Roku internet streaming, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Pandora Radio etc.


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • museums
                                          • botanical garden
                                          • cinemas
                                          • health/beauty spa
                                          • library
                                          • live theater
                                          • churches
                                          • playground
                                          • recreation center
                                          • restaurants
                                          • synagogues
                                          • zoo

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • photography
                                              • antiquing
                                              • eco tourism
                                              • gambling casinos
                                              • horseback riding
                                              • miniature golf
                                              • bird watching
                                              • scenic drives
                                              • shopping
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • walking
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • fitness center
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • hospital
                                                  • laundromat
                                                  • massage therapist
                                                  • medical services

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • mountain climbing
                                                      • basketball court
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • hot air ballooning
                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • racquetball
                                                      • rock climbing
                                                      • roller blading
                                                      • swimming
                                                      • tennis


                                                          • Luxurious linens and natural toiletries provided, we also provide locally roasted coffee, exclusively for our guests and premium teas, plus grinder and press pot. Original refinished wood floors and exposed brick next to ceiling. European shower room with stone floor, radiant heat underneath. A great neighborhood for tooling around... Meticulous attention to detail.

                                                            39 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            3 days in Tucson

                                                            Pat M.

                                                            Great central location yet away from the hubbub. Would stay here again in a minute...

                                                            Very Happy

                                                            Paula B.

                                                            Debra kept the place very clean. She is readily available. House is small, but very comfortable. We stayed a month & enjoyed ourselves immensely.

                                                            Pleasant, efficient space in the heart of Tucson

                                                            Paul N.

                                                            "HomeAway" is the perfect trademark because during the month my wife and I stayed here it quickly became like a home to us. Located within easy walking distance from the University, 4th Avenue and downtown. Also close to bus and streetcar. We stayed for one month and although we did a lot of tourism in that time, we also spent a good bit of time just relaxing and enjoying our little house and garden. Our landlady was a pleasure to deal with, and we plan to stay here again the next time we come to Tucson. Although the space is compact, it is efficiently laid out. The kitchen is fully functional and we had a number of home-cooked meals. Boutique grocery stores as well as supermarkets are close by.

                                                            The only downside is that there is a park a few blocks to the north which attracts homeless people, and you might see them from time to time passing through the area. But still a delightful neighborhood to stay in, and I never felt in danger walking alone or at night. Bird watchers will enjoy the garden visitors. The Tucson Audubon Society is a short walk away.

                                                            The property is split into two units, so occasionally we had neighbors, both of whom were repeat customers. That's the kind of place this is. It's just been a couple of days and I already miss it.

                                                            Great place great location!

                                                            Tess S.

                                                            Great place great location. Walking distance to 4th Ave restaurants and shopping.


                                                            Paula B.

                                                            Clean and comfortable. Size was perfect for the 2 of us.

                                                            Convenient Location But A Bit "Industrial"

                                                            Mike V.Seattle, United States

                                                            The casita is convenient to downtown Tucson, the University of Arizona and many tourist sites, but it's on an narrow street/alley behind a not-very-vibrant business district and not far from the railroad tracks and a park with quite a few homeless folks living in it. We got used to the train noises and the homeless folks never bothered us, but the casita was not a place where we wanted to spend a lot of time; we just used it as a "home base" for sleeping and showering. And for that use, the place was a good value. As for interior amenities, the kitchen was adequate, but could have used more silverware; the linens were good, but the bed was softer than we like; and the AC worked fine, but it would have been nice if windows opened and stayed open by themselves (they were in very poor shape).


                                                            Downtown, Tucson, AZ, USA

                                                            A great pedestrian neighborhood, great local bus service and now the streetcar construction is complete, up and running! In close proximity to the University of Arizona, 4th Ave. Shopping District, and Downtown Tucson, which offers many music and great dining venues, wonderful natural food coop within walking distance , nightlife, and entertainment, lots of excitement, lots of fun!

                                                            Rates & Availability

                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Cleaning Fee

                                                            $75/night* or $375/week May 15-Aug 31 $85/night* or $475/week Sept 1-Nov 30 $95/night* or $550/week Dec 1-May 14 There is also a 35.00 cleaning fee, all additional taxes, etc., included. GEM SHOW RATES ARE 100/NIGHT, NO WEEKLY RATES Contact owner for special rates that apply during the Tucson gem and mineral show Minimum 3 stay

                                                            39 Reviews
                                                            Wonderful 4.9/5
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