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Your Mini-Hacienda in Midtown!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Please be sure to click on the link below (just above Owner's Profile) to our Website that can provide you with even more information.

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

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About The Owner

We're Charlie and Fran and transplants to Tucson from Oklahoma and New York. We've both been in Tucson since we were young adults. Fran's folks originally owned the property and we bought it when we married about twenty-years ago. We rented the apartment throughout the years but after a long-term tenant left us, we decided to give turning it into a vacation rental a whirl. One of the best decisions we ever made!

The Owner purchased this studio in 1979

What makes this studio unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I was lucky enough to find Garcia House and they were available for me to spend my winter there. That was a number of years ago and I've been returning ever since but circumstances in my life are going to prevent me from returning and I've had to cancel my 2018 winter reservation. The studio is an annex off of Fran and Charlie's house but with a completely private entry and driveway. There are two patios. The one off the driveway is completely private but the one I used more was the one that is screened in off their backyard. Fran and Charlie aren't big users of their backyard but when they're back there, it's very friendly and they're respectful if I don't want to be engaged in conversation or such and it feels very private being screened in. One thing I always tell people about is the two views--one from the kitchen of the Catalina Mts. and the other of the beautifully landscaped back yard that includes a water feature of a swimming pool. There's plenty of room in the interior to be comfortable and it has a fully equipped kitchen and large closet for clothes for a long stay and other things. The wifi works great and there's expanded cable and loads of dvds. Garcia House is really conveniently located in the central part of Tucson and I had no problems getting all around town from there. Fran and Charlie are great hosts and we've become personal friends over the years. I'm really sorry that I won't be able to return but I can write a review for them. They've never asked me for one and it's not something I normally do. I know they'd like another long-term winter guest and I hope they get that person. Short or long term, you won't be disappointed in renting Garcia House.
Dec 2016
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Amenities

St. Francis Cabrini Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Double Beds (1), Murphy Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
microwave, coffeemaker, two patios

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

Wonderful place to enjoy Tucson

  • 5 of 5

I was lucky enough to find Garcia House and they were available for me to spend my winter there. That was a number of years ago and I've been returning ever since but circumstances in my life are going to prevent me from returning and I've had to cancel my 2018 winter reservation. The studio is an annex off of Fran and Charlie's house but with a completely private entry and driveway. There are two patios. The one off the driveway is completely private but the one I used more was the one that is screened in off their backyard. Fran and Charlie aren't big users of their backyard but when they're back there, it's very friendly and they're respectful if I don't want to be engaged in conversation or such and it feels very private being screened in. One thing I always tell people about is the two views--one from the kitchen of the Catalina Mts. and the other of the beautifully landscaped back yard that includes a water feature of a swimming pool. There's plenty of room in the interior to be comfortable and it has a fully equipped kitchen and large closet for clothes for a long stay and other things. The wifi works great and there's expanded cable and loads of dvds. Garcia House is really conveniently located in the central part of Tucson and I had no problems getting all around town from there. Fran and Charlie are great hosts and we've become personal friends over the years. I'm really sorry that I won't be able to return but I can write a review for them. They've never asked me for one and it's not something I normally do. I know they'd like another long-term winter guest and I hope they get that person. Short or long term, you won't be disappointed in renting Garcia House.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always have THE best Guests but Kathy was the best of the best! It was a sincere pleasure to welcome her every year and be her lodging. Kathy became a part of the fabric and rhythm of the property and became such a good friend too. Though we'd hoped for many, many more years of her annual Winter visits, life has a way of throwing curve balls and that's not to be. We're going to miss her staying with us but we will always remain friends.
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5

Loved it !!

  • 5 of 5

I Loved staying at Fran and Charlie's Place! They are warm and welcoming and it felt like "home away from home". Fran went above and beyond with her treats, hospitality and overall kindness! I felt like I have known her for years!

The location is great with easy access to anywhere I wanted to go. I personally like being in an older neighborhood of Tucson, rather than a suburb or new development.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Mexico
5

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5

After just experiencing a "Not Wonderful" lodging in another city, Garcia House was such a treat. It really was like staying with a friend. The Casita was so comfortable. The bed was great, the kitchen had everything & more. My dog & I really enjoyed the screened in porch. I think my dog made a new friend. It was so relaxing. Fran was very helpful with restaurant suggestions, sightseeing help & general info. I will definitely be back. Thank you Fran, for everything.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

You will not find better hospitality

  • 5 of 5

This place is not your run-or-the-mill vacation rental. This property is managed by people who care about your experience. It is a very comfortable space and every need has been considered. I arrived with a few busy days ahead of me. Fran had asked in advance if I could use a few groceries to get going and she got them for me (for the cost of the groceries only) so the first days of meals were all taken care of! As well, the kitchen had lovely little bonuses like tortillas and wonderful salsa, brownies and sugar-free and full-on-sugar candies and chocolates. The space is warm and inviting and has two decks for use by the renters ... incredible! There is a stack of DVDs and books that I will have to come back to enjoy! Hosts Fran and Charlie work hard at making the space be just right and it is great!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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groton ct
5

surgery recoup!

  • 5 of 5

Short easy drive to Tucson Medical Center. Great hosts- many many extra amenities including cheesecake bites and tortillas with salsa. Comfortable décor really appreciated the hospital type stand to make eating easier for recovering patient. Convenient to everything. Thx again for a better week than I expected. Will definitely stay again if I need to return to Tucson.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Tucson International
Car: recommended

Much of mid-town Tucson is older and densely populated but it does afford you the convenience of accessing ALL of Tucson's many attractions easily and quickly.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 2.0%

VRBO provides virtually no flexibility options on payment terms but we do. Please ignore 25% due now and 75% due prior to check-in.

There CAN be deposits and charges for pets and minor children. We assess this on a case by case basis. Please inquire and we can firm up with you if there would be any additional charges for a pet or child traveling with you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.