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Wildflowers are blooming ~ 1920's Sam Hughes Casita ~ Villa Blanca Mariposa

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
bungalow
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

Description

Sam Hughes Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Stay at Villa Blanca Mariposa a lovely 1.5 Bedroom/1 Bath Home and walk to UofA

Welcome to Villa Blanca Mariposa, perfect for a relaxing vacation with immediate urban amenities, well situated only two blocks from the University of Arizona, within a mile of the University Medical Center, near the Gem Show venues, and close to anything in Central Tucson. This charming 1920's bungalow home is located in Sam Hughes, a National Historic Neighborhood, has been recently lovingly updated, is bright, spacious and very comfortable.

This fully outfitted historic home has a complete kitchen with a gourmet stainless range, microwave, coffee maker, blender, all utensils and dishes. The dining room seats four, and boasts beautiful furnishings. All utilities are included; even cable television and high speed internet! There is a 42 inch flat panel tV in the living room and a 32 inch Smart TV in the Master Bedroom, a HE washer/dryer, and a wonderfully charming vintage bathroom - complete with luxury linens. Villa Blanca Mariposa sleeps two persons comfortably (up to four people) with a master bedroom that sleeps two (King size bed), and a half bedroom

which sleeps up to two guests on a Twin Trundle Bed.

With the gorgeous weather found in Tucson, the large rear patio can double as another living room, dining room and kitchen with comfortable patio furniture and a beautiful stainless grill.

Local vegetation are perfect for enjoying the birds and butterflies while sipping your morning beverage.

Well Behaved Pets may be considered. Smoking never permitted.

Villa Blanca Mariposa welcomes you to Tucson!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Erica K.
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016

About Erica K.

An entrepreneur by nature, I have enjoyed the freedom and flexibility that a self directed path can provide. I have loved to travel and annually embark upon both a beach vacation and an exotic destination in a far away continent - you will find exotic mementos from my travels adorn Villa BlancaMariposa and inspire the eclectic sampling of the world within. Growing up in Tucson in this very property, I wanted to name my special bungalow to honor my connection to my mother, my family and the heritage of the house, hence the name Villa Blanca which means white house - where my friends said I lived as a kid. While home in Tucson, I love to landscape, You will see me working on my properties tending to the mesquite trees, Peruvian apple cactus a native willow or assisting guests at Villa Blanca and other homes. I have always enjoyed cooking - entertaining friends and family and hosting many social events, and look forward to hosting you during your stay in Tucson!

Erica K. purchased this bungalow in 2010

Why Erica K. chose Tucson

My parents were renting the carriage house house in the 1960's while attending the University of Arizona. Reading an ad in the paper the original owners of Villa Blanca - had listed it for sale - it turned out to be my parents landlords - who enjoyed the young couple so - and sold it to my parents over another buyer. With the assistance of my Grandmother for a down payment, My mother and father moved to the front house and raised us girls - in 2010 Villa Blanca passed through the generations from my grandmother, mother and sister to my self - for me to share with you as Villa Blanca.

What makes this bungalow unique

I love Villa Blanca with all of my heart - it is a beautiful home full of warmth and truly does hold every memory in life - Christmas trees, Easter bunnies, Thanksgiving Dinners, watching sesame street while laying on the living room floor, cartwheels in the front yard - giggling with friends - walking to school - having breakfast at Rincon market, bicycling to the UofA. Now it's your turn to make some memories and experience the warmth and love of a family home known as Villa Blanca.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Erica, Everything was perfect from your sweet house to the wine, flowers, toiletries, linens, furnishings, etc. We appreciated your dining and activity recommendations & all of the resource books, pamphlets, etc. Can't wait to come back next Year!
Mar 2015
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Wildflowers are blooming ~ 1920's Sam Hughes Casita ~ Villa Blanca Mariposa
average rating of 4.923077 based on 41 reviews
5

Charming Property with great attention to detail. Awesome host.

  • 5 of 5

The owner obviously takes great pride in this property. It was immaculate, completely updated with old world charm.

Walking distance to the University of Arizona where our daughter is attending. We will certainly be staying there as we visit over the next four years.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Outstanding Tucson rental

  • 5 of 5

Location, comfort, fully equipped. Very helpful host. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Great place, great host!

  • 5 of 5

Property was well maintained with very nice decor and host Erika was great and very pleasant and helpful! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Villa Blanca. It's located in one of the most beautiful areas of Tucson. The architecture of the home is very unique and it is furnished and decorated with one-of-a-kind pieces. The home has everything one would need- dishes, clothes detergent, cooking utensils etc. We really enjoyed making meals there. The gas stove was fun to use.We loved the wood floors and all the little nooks. Sam Hughes is personally my favorite area and it was very relaxing staying there for a week. We were about a block or two from the U of A. We enjoyed getting Eegee's slushes nearby and driving through the neighborhood to see the unique homes in the area.There are many restaurants close by. Every guest should visit Rincon Market! The linens and towels were very nice (lots of towels). The home was very, very clean inside and out. Everything in the home was high quality. Erika was very helpful and kind. She was easy to contact and responded quickly. The home had wonderful books and magazines too. We liked having the rear carport for parking. We were very comfortable and could not have asked for a better experience. We would love to stay there again. Our family who visited for meals etc. were very impressed too.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Totally charming property and Owner!

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with the bungalow. It was the perfect size for three sisters. No detail was left unattended in ensuring our stay was comfortable. The beds were comfy and pillows were plentiful. The house was spotless when we arrived. The neighborhood was clean and friendly. Amenities such as grocery stores and gas stations were nearby. The bungalow was a welcome retreat after exploring southern AZ during the day. The fully stocked kitchen was so convenient. Erica made extraordinary efforts to share Tucson's dining and recreation activities with us, and we appreciate that you were so helpful and available for us. We definitely recommend the bungalow for a small group of folks, and we highly recommend renting from Erica. If we come to Tucson again, we will absolutely seek out Erica and her properties for our next stay. Best Regards~ Erin in Texas

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Great place for a weekend or a few weeks

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Blanca Mariposa, the property is beautifully staged, the bed is perfect, we got a nice bottle of wine as a welcome present. Overall a very pleasant experience plus the location is really great, you can walk or take a short drive to many great restaurants and bars that are near by. We're looking forward to our next stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
Bob Dobbs Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Randolph Park
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-10
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Social House
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Mount Lemmon
Nearest Beach
243 Miles
Puerto Penasco Mexico
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Sam Hughes Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2016 December Sale
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$110
From
$130
Fri,Sat
$700
$2,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
2016Fall/Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$145
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$900
$3,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Special Event 2017
Jan 28 2017 - Feb 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,700
$4,000
 
 
2017 spring
Feb 28 2017 - Apr 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,200
$3,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Summer Special
May 21 2017 - Aug 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$70
From
$99
Fri,Sat
$475
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Cusp 2017 Season
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$99
From
$125
Fri,Sat
$650
$2,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Special Event 2018
Jan 27 2018 - Feb 17 2018
4 night minimum stay
$300
$1,900
$5,000
 
 
Spring 2018
Feb 19 2018 - Apr 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,000
$3,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$165
Fri,Sat
$950
$2,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Pet Fee $50

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sam Hughes Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 915 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Twin Trundle Bed Sleeps Two in Half Bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Bed sleeps two in Master Bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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