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Downtown Garden Hideaway, in an Historic Neighborhood

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)

Explore America’s first registered historic neighborhood from our cheerful guest apartments, perfect for short visits or special-rate extended stays. Not only is the Armory Park Neighborhood filled with vintage homes such as our circa-1902 adobe, but it’s also perfectly located for those who want to explore the heart of Tucson.

We're nestled right in the beating heart of this fascinating old frontier town. We also offer a sanctuary where you can take a break from driving.

Leave your car behind, and stroll downtown with its new explosion of restaurants, and to adjacent North Fourth Avenue's dozens of boutiques and shops. Or walk around the corner from our apartments for a burger and cold ale on the outside terrace of the popular neighborhood micro-brewery.

Feel like venturing further, and need tips for uncovering Southern Arizona's hidden charms? Just ask your host, who works as a freelance travel writer and journalist.

Then there are the apartments. Our sunny studios feature fully equipped kitchens--complete with coffee makers, toasters, microwaves, utensils, pots and pans--and bathrooms with towels and toiletries. We have comfy armchairs for reading and relaxing, and outside tables for shaded breakfasts and relaxing. The apartments are equipped with quality linens and comfortable bedding.

The apartments are smartly furnished with modern touches, and securely tucked alongside our home's Southwestern garden inside a gated, well-lit property. Your hosts live here as well, and are always on hand for questions and chats.

We designed our studios with visiting academic and traveling professionals in mind—or those simply seeking a bit of soothing, affordable refuge. Relax with our complimentary WiFi, linens, toiletries, streaming TV, cold AC and hot, freshly ground gourmet coffee.

Check, cash or credit cards are accepted.

No pets or smoking. And though we love kids, the apartments aren't well-suited to them.

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More Details

Tim Vanderpool
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Tim Vanderpool

Mary and Tim in Oaxaca. We teach, travel (when we can!) and write because we're hooked.

Tim Vanderpool purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Tim Vanderpool chose Downtown

We purchased a home here because we enjoy this old-fashioned, historic neighborhood. The vacation rental is on the same property as our home.

What makes this apartment unique

This is a wonderful area for walking, with tree-lined streets and friendly neighbors. There's also a great view of Tucson's famous 'A' Mountain.



Downtown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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Downtown Garden Hideaway, in an Historic Neighborhood
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
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Cozy Apartment

  • 4 of 5

This property is very cozy and clean. Great neighborhood and the Barrio Brewery is within walking distance and is a really fun place. Tim is super nice and chock full of information. We enjoyed walking around the neighborhood and the neighbors are very friendly also.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Basic, quaint, clean, historic, quiet, perfect.

  • 5 of 5

The landlord is gracious, kind, and friendly. The accommodations are everything I needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent. And convenient.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and very clean.

Good bed!

Nice area, interesting community. Great location. Walking distance to local restaurants and bars and also to down town to catch the light rail.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Hideaway. So convenient to everything we wanted to do. Tim was great with suggestions. Spring for the orange juice at the 5 Points Market and Restaurant.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great priced winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had never tried HomeAway/Vrbo before and after such a positive experience, it won't be our last. The size and amenities of the Armory Park guest house was just what we needed for our stay. It was clean, airy, and comfortable bed. Loved the outdoor patio to soak up the AZ sun. The location of the property made it easy to try out the up and coming downtown restaurants and breweries. The owners were very friendly to us and made us feel welcome.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful hideaway in the middle of everything!

  • 5 of 5

The location of the property was ideal for us – such easy access to downtown, while still in a residential area. One of the pleasures was just walking around and soaking in the character of the Armory Park Historic Neighborhood. The easy walks to the Barrio Brewery and 5 Point Restaurant were definite pluses. Owner was easily available and attentive without being "too" present. His advice on interesting buildings to visit was dead-on; we thoroughly enjoyed it all: from St. Xavier del Bac to the Congress Hotel, and all the stops on the Turquoise Trail. It really is a beautiful place. Having lived in older homes, we know how much effort it takes to keep them up and running, and Tim does wonderful job with the property: clean, well-functioning, and beautifully laid out to provide for appropriate levels of privacy and interaction. After leaving this place, we stayed in a 4-star hotel, where we had trouble with our key-card and wi-fi access. We looked at each other and said “wasn’t like this at Tim’s!”. We also truly appreciate the all the little “extras” that were not expected, like the fresh cream and dark roast coffee and access to the washer and dryer. It was a true pleasure, our brief vacation such a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $10

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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