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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

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


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Downtown Garden Hideaway, in an Historic Neighborhood
average rating of 4.818182 based on 33 reviews

Great location and wonderful host.

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect spot for us to explore Tucson from. Tim was helpful in every way. The cottage is cozy, tidy and waking distance to downtown. It had everything we needed for two nights.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Casey and Larry! It was a pleasure having you as our guests.
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Great place to stay in Tucson

  • 5 of 5

This little apartment met all our needs for comfort and location. We were able to access the bike path, walk to dinner, get coffee and brunch, all through a quiet neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet spot in an historic neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Tim's place was everything advertised. It's clean, simple and comfortable in a convenient location to downtown. Tim is very sociable and is a deep font of current and historical information about both neighborhood and Tucson. I would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy place close to downtown and the university. Very walkable. Easy to drive to other areas as well

  • 4 of 5

We really wanted to explore this area and our host Tim helped us with his first hand knowledge having lived here for a long time. Lots of history, hiking, biking, good good and cacti!!! We would definitively stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and host.

  • 5 of 5

This casita has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The rooms are small, but the chairs and bed are very comfortable. Outside seating is available in front for a yard view and out the back door to a closed in space. My husband and I spent two weeks here, and most days were spent walking to town and the surrounding neighborhoods, enjoying the architecture, businesses, parks, and people; it's location is perfect. Even though it is located in a quiet residential area, there is an excellent breakfast/lunch place, an Ethiopian restaurant and a brewery within a five minute walk or an eight minute stroll. Tim was friendly and kind and readily available when we couldn't get the TV to work (our fault by hitting the wrong button, probably, although he didn't say!). Being supplied with coffee, tea and half & half was a hit. Loved it; thanks, Tim!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very sweet spot! Well supplied kitchen and bathroom. Clean and inviting. Dining,arts close by.

  • 5 of 5

Tim is a friendly and helpful host. He answered any inquiries quickly. The apartment was nicely decorated and warm! We were happy about that because it was a cold and rainy weekend! Neighborhood was quiet And there was a brewery and sports bar and grill nearby for a quick supper. We were close to downtown attractions,art museums and galleries. We hoped to stay an extra night but he had more visitors coming in. We would definitely try to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $10
Damage Deposit $100

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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