Lush, Light Garden Apartment in Central Historic Tucson

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Large, private, solar-heated pool


Last updated: 09/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Private, centrally located, quiet and charming guest apartment is peaceful and fully furnished. A queen bedroom, an office with sofa, large windows, gardens at the entry and around the solar-heated pool, plenty of storage, cable TV, wireless internet and iPod/radio, as well as your own thermostat for heat and AC.

Your private entry is through a wrought-iron gate along a garden path; you have your own security alarm, as well as high-end laundry facilities.

The neighborhood is graceful, with older trees, on the national register of historic neighborhoods. Walk to Reid and Randolph Parks with golf, tennis, zoo, bike or jogging path, and various activity centers, or lounge by the solar-heated pool in sun or shade. Good markets nearby (Fry's, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, specialty stories), as well as short drives to excellent restaurants, movies, and other evening activities. Hike Sabino Canyon or the Catalinas, or bike the Rillito River path, within easy reach.

Keywords: Guest Apartment

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 440 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Pool does not have fence/protection. It's older (and larger) than current pools. Legally, not appropriate for children....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    I have two little dogs, people-friendly but accustomed to being the only pets on the property....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1


  • Queen size Beds (1) This double sofa bed can be used for guests. I don't recommend it as a second bedroom -- it's more of a TV room and office/den....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Tub and shower; storage cabinet; lots of towels and pool towels; sink and toilet....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Security system, washer & dryer shared only with owner, pool is solar-heated, cleaning service available...moreless


  • CD Player
  • Television:

    Network channels plus TCM, HBO, Starz, Encore, many sports channels, BBC America, several PBS channels, Tennis Channel...hundreds of channels....moreless


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Private thermostat for heat and air conditioning....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Also in the laundry shed. ...moreless

  • Heating:

    Private thermostat for heat & AC...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Park a few steps away on the street, near the apartment entrance. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In laundry shed a few steps away. Soap provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full array for cooking, baking, etc. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lots of glasses, bowls, dishes, etc., as well as serving pieces....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Combination microwave/convection oven/ grill. KitchenAid 2-burner surface stove. Toaster, blender, coffee-maker, teakettle, plentiful cutlery, plates, and cooking equipment. Gas grill on patio ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Combination convection oven - microwave - grill....moreless

  • Oven:

    Part of combination microwave-grill-convection oven. For grilling, I recommend using the gas grill on the patio....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Several seating places with chairs and tables....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    for more shaded sitting and serving....moreless

  • Golf:

    Also just down the block at Reid/Randolph Park...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Palm trees, many flowering plants surrounding the pool and the house. It's unusually green and lush for the desert....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill, which you're welcome to use....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Just down the block at Reid/Randolph Park...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Larger older pool, visually protected by walls and gardens. No surrounding fence; NOT allowed for children. The solar heat makes it comfortable into early November and in the spring by late February...moreless

Building Type

  • House


Write a review 4.7
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$700 $2,300
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 09/27/2016
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7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tucson International Airport
0.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Randolph Park
6 Miles
Nearest Train
Downtown Tucson
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 10
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pueblo Grill

Car: Necessary

The apartment is conveniently located in 'Central' Tucson, about 4 miles from the University of Arizona and with easy access to downtown, the Foothills, hiking in the Catalina mountains or Sabino Canyon, and (one block away) Reid and Randolph Parks with tennis, golf, biking, an excellent zoo, and many indoor activities. Tucson has more than its share of good restaurants (supported by its many visitors). The city's wonderful art-movie house ('The Loft') is nearby, as are several malls with shops and movie complexes.

The neighborhood itself is catalogued as nationally 'Historic' and has mostly professional inhabitants. There are no sidewalks or streetlights; it's very pleasant for walking.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I grew up in Arizona and returned gratefully after spending decades in cold harsh climates where I dreamed every winter of southwestern sunsets, bougainvillea, and palm trees. Now I have them again, and I invite you to share them. My house has a fully equipped apartment that goes directly out to the solar-heated pool and large garden patio with a pergola and places to bask or eat. There's a separate private entry to the guest unit, as well as access to good laundry machines only steps away. Everything is included. Guests have their own wireless internet, security alarm, premium cable TV, heating/cooling thermostat, and cooking facilities. There's plenty of closet space, good light, and a high-end Stearns & Foster queen bed in the bedroom. Cleaning service is available if you want it.

Why the Owner Chose San Clemente (Tucson, AZ, USA):
I bought the house because I fell in love with its grace and privacy, its protected gardens, and its location in one of the original Tucson neighborhoods, San Clemente, which is now a nationally designated 'historic' district. The house is from 1938; the apartment was added later but is in the same style. The location is excellent -- it's quiet but central, with easy access to restaurants, parks, zoo, tennis, golf, shopping, biking, hiking, and the university.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
This location has the advantage of being centrally located but very private. It's an oasis in town.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian



  • Large, private, solar-heated pool

    Large, private, solar-heated pool

  • Private Entry with wrought-iron gate

    Private Entry with wrought-iron gate

  • Kitchen Table

    Kitchen Table

  • Bedroom with Stearns & Foster queen bed

    Bedroom with Stearns & Foster queen bed

  • Bright, airy eat-in kitchen

    Bright, airy eat-in kitchen

VRBO #265897

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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