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Historic Home in a Great Neighborhood... 'Casa de Jacobus'

Downtown, Tucson, AZ, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

House, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Charming restored historic 1920 bungalow with high ceilings, wood floors, up-dated kitchen and backyard deck. Quiet street in a quiet neighborhood close to U of A campus, 4th Avenue shops/restaurants and downtown Tucson. 1050 sq. ft.

This is a single-family detached house, not a guest house or in-law apartment type of residence.... a great deal of space for one, low, year-round price.

A small room between the bedroom and the bathroom could accomodate a crib or small children's bed if needed. Let me know in advance and we'll work something out.

Photos by: Ryn Gargulinski

(for more photos see also casadejacobus dot com)

Keywords: Casa de Jacobus, historic 1920's California bungalow, TDY housing



Member Since 2011
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
About Owner

I relocated from a 1906 bungalow in San Francisco to this 1920 Tucson gem in 1996 and lived in this house for almost ten years. I enjoy fine-tuning this wonderful home and aim to make you feel welcome and comfortable. I also love exploring Southern AZ and provide lots of brochures, maps and info about Tucson and day trips to surrounding sites. Please check out the 'Points of Interest' map and all the websites provided... and enjoy your visit to the beautiful Southwest.

Owner purchased this House in 1997

Why Owner chose West University

The original house was tiny and in 1945 the large living room and bedroom were added bringing the total square footage to the current 1050 sq. ft. I resonated with the neighborhood and the warm character of the other historic homes in the area. The neighborhood is walkable and enjoyable (sidewalks! front porches!). I live only 10 minutes away from the property (in another historic neighborhood) so I am available for the 'meet and greet' and close enough to answer any questions you may have during your stay. In 2011 the wood floors were refurbished, the kitchen was remodeled and the house was completely painted inside and out. This can be your home away from home.

What makes this House unique

The home features vintage Tucson art along with local artwork that celebrates the uniqueness of the beautiful Southwest and the Sonoran desert. Looking for kitsch, knick-knacks and kokopellis? You might want to look elsewhere. Looking for classy, uncluttered and serene? You won't be disappointed!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Queen size Beds (1)


        • 1 Bathroom


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Parking Off Street
                    Driveway length of property allows parking of up the three vehicles/RVs.
                  • Air Conditioning
                    A MUST in the summer months. This A/C is new and very COOL!
                  • Clothes Dryer
                    Available to renters.
                  • Computer Available
                    Laptop with wireless available upon request with deposit.
                  • Linens Provided
                    Quality sheets and towels.
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    Driveway can accomodate RV, etc.
                  • Telephone
                    Landline with unlimited local calls.
                  • Washing Machine
                    Available to renters.
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace
                    Sorry... fireplace shown in photos is not available for use by renters.


                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                        New in 2011.
                      • Kitchen
                        Up-dated in 2011.
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator
                        New in 2011.


                          • CD Player
                          • DVD Player
                          • Satellite / Cable
                            Small flat screen TV in living room with cable and DVD player.. all brand new in 2011!
                          • Video Library
                            Small eclectic selection for your enjoyment.


                              • Deck / Patio
                                Large backyard deck with shade structure, chairs, table and overhead fan. Private, fenced in backyard has nice established trees and two outside showers, one of which is wheelchair accessible.


                                  • wheelchair accessible
                                    Wheelchair ramp in front and backyard is accessible. Backyard also has accessible shower and shower chair. Advance notice please.


                                      • festivals
                                      • museums
                                      • restaurants

                                        Leisure Activities

                                          • shopping
                                          • sight seeing


                                              • Located walking distance to University of AZ campus, 4th Ave. shopping and downtown Tucson. Lots of great local coffeehouses and restaurants. The house has all the charm of a historic house with high ceilings and hardwood floors. It's 1100 sq. ft., immaculate and tastefully furnished including art work by local artists. The street is very quiet and the neighborhood is safe.

                                                27 Reviews


                                                Latest reviews

                                                Charming, lovely home in Tucson close to University

                                                Doris B.Sacramento

                                                This house was just delightful for a stay in Tucson while attending a conference at the University. The house is tastefully furnished and decorated. Everything was very comfortable. We enjoyed meeting Mary the owner and hearing more about all the great places withing easy walking distance--restaurants and a terrific independent bookstore, Antigone. The neighborhood was great for walking--interesting older homes that are mostly unique.

                                                Owner's Response:

                                                Thanks for the nice review. It was such a pleasure to meet you both. Glad you enjoyed the house and the neighborhood!

                                                😄Casa Jacobus

                                                Steve and Marsey K.

                                                CJ is centrally located, very comfortable, and cute. Mary has covered every detail of what a traveler would need or could possibly want -PLUS!! Even though we didn't have the pleasure of meeting her, she was in contact and always responded immediately. We would not hesitate to stay there again.

                                                Owner's Response:

                                                Thanks for taking such good care of my historic house. Hope to see you on your next trip to Tucson! Would love to host you again.

                                                Relocation to Tucson

                                                Henry N.

                                                Having accepted a job in the Tucson, AZ area I was lucky enough to locate Casa de Jacobus. Its excellent location near the University of Arizona, useful amenities such as kitchen and WIFI, and beauty made it a great place to get started in Tucson.

                                                Casa de Jacobus is a great place for anyone who is traveling to Tucson for business or for recreation.

                                                I was very pleased with both the house and its location.

                                                Patrick M.

                                                Mary does a great job in her description of the property. I booked the house for a three week stay. Upon arrival I found the house was appointed with all the necessary items one would need for a short or extended stay. Mary, the owner, is verry approachable and quick to respond to any questions you may have. I would not hesitate to book another stay the next time I am in Tucson.

                                                Owner's Response:

                                                Thanks for the nice comments! I was happy to host you and glad to provide the summer discount! All the best, Mary

                                                Great place to stay


                                                We really enjoyed our long weekend in Tucson staying at the Casa de Jocobus. A cute 1920s bungalow very well decorated with everything you need. The owner Mary is a pleasure to work with. We loved that we were about 5 blocks off the bike path!

                                                Owner's Response:

                                                Thanks Delse... I also appreciated your suggestions including recommending BICAS for bike rentals. Glad you also enjoyed our local theater gem: The Rogue. Hope to see you again!

                                                Nice House with a "Laid-back" Feeling

                                                Lyn n.

                                                We enjoyed this casa in a residential neighborhood near the University of Arizona. Mary has equipped the house with everything you would need, plus some thoughtful extras. She was very easy to work with. This property didn't feel contrived, instead it felt like we were borrowing a cottage from a cousin or aunt. It had a comfortable lived-in feeling that made it easy to feel at home. There are many good restaurants within less than a mile and, since the casa is in town, you avoid being assaulted by the endless shopping centers that have taken over the surrounding areas. A lot of trains roll through Tucson. If you are a light sleeper, that may be a problem and you might need to head for a condo in the hills instead (where, alas, you can't avoid seeing the shopping centers).


                                                Downtown, Tucson, AZ, USA

                                                Lots of interesting activities on University of Arizona campus (including concerts, movies, sports and community events) and site-seeing throughout Southern Arizona. There's excellent hiking opportunities and world-renowned birding locations. I have plenty of brochures, maps and AZ Highways available to help you plan your itinerary. There is a lot to see in Southern Arizona. See my map and click on the points of interest and visit the listed websites for ideas!

                                                Rates & Availability

                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                Cleaning Fee

                                                Please add a cleaning fee of $50 to the rates shown and tax for stays under 6 months. Summer rates negotiable.

                                                27 Reviews
                                                Exceptional 5/5
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                                                Property # 350583