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Large Studio Guesthouse in Central Tucson Historic Neighborhood

Bedrooms Studio
Space 480 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

This is a gorgeous studio guesthouse in an historic, central Tucson neighborhood.

Features: queen size bed; central A/C and heat; spacious sitting area with fireplace; dining/work area; mini kitchen with a sink, microwave, refrigerator and induction burner; bathroom with shower and walk-in closet; lovely courtyard with plenty of seating; pool available at certain times

Amenities: all linens and towels; dishes, pots and pans, silverware and glasses; free WI-FI and cable TV/DVD; hair dryer; ironing board and iron; Keurig hot drink machine and coffee pot

More Details

Michelle Stubbs
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Michelle Stubbs

I was born and raised in Tucson. I lived in NYC for many years and returned to Tucson in 1987. My family currently lives in the main house on the property where the guest house is located.

Michelle Stubbs purchased this studio in 2005

Why Michelle Stubbs chose Blenman-Elm

I have always loved this area of Tucson. I grew up in a house a few blocks away from this house. The property is like having your own private oasis right in the heart of Tucson. Privacy and close to everything - what more could you ask for?

What makes this studio unique

The main house and guesthouse are located in a truly historic, beautiful neighborhood. The main house was believed to have been built in the 1930s for the first manager of the Arizona Inn. I loved this house the second I walked in the front door. The guesthouse (approximately 700 square feet)was built in 1958. It's a terrific open layout with a sitting area with a fireplace, working/dining area, etc.


Blenman-Elm Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Sleeping area - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Large Studio Guesthouse in Central Tucson Historic Neighborhood
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews

Awesome little casa

  • 5 of 5

What a great little place. Nicely appointed and in a great location. Great private courtyard for hanging out and Michelle ,the owner, was very attentive. I would definitley stay again and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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The best bed

  • 5 of 5

My favorite place to stay in Tucson. The best bed, the best room... The best.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Tucson Vacation Place

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect, easy to get to from I-10. The studio apt was outstanding. Very well appointed and comfortable. Visiting family and they were very plesaed and would recommend it to visitors, friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Immaculate, peaceful, classy studio in a beautiful historic Tucson neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place! My husband wanted to move-in permanently, haha! Central location, easy access to all parts of Tucson. Wonderful, classic southwest neighborhood, great for walking. The studio itself is perfectly set up, including cable TV and Netflix. Super comfortable bed and great shower. My husband and I made coffee with the Keurig machine and oatmeal for breakfast most mornings, using the hot plate which was more than sufficient for us. The host, Michelle, was very helpful, available, efficient and kind. She was easily reachable by text or phone. We plan to return next time we visit Tucson. It was a beautiful stay. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Great Property - Terrific Host

  • 5 of 5

This is a terrific little get away that is right in the middle of town; close to the University of Arizona and many eating establishments. The host was very accommodating in allowing me to see the place before the guest arrived as I had booked it for an incoming UA candidate. It was very clean and cozy and if it had been a little cooler out, the fireplace would have been a nice addition to the stay. The patio area was also very clean and a great place to enjoy a little Tucson sun while relaxing. It had a nice patio table that you could have enjoyed a meal outside. It was well equip with WiFi for any work or entertainment that you might want. I would highly recommend this guesthouse and would book again.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second time staying here - just as great

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect place for a couple to come visit their kid at UA. Nice place and very quiet. Beautiful pool.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Arizona Inn
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Randolph Park Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Arizona Inn
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mount Lemmon
Car: recommended

The best location for great dining, shopping, museums, the University of Arizona, downtown, the famous yearly Gem and Mineral Show , movies, theater, and the University Medical Center (the list is endless) are all within minutes away. It's also easy to get to The Desert Museum, Sabino Canyon, and the freeway for day trips to Tubac, Nogales, Bisbee and the Biosphere.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

9/1/2012 through 12/21/2012 - $95.00 night/$630.00 wk 12/22/2012 through 5/31/2013 - $125.00 night/$840.00 wk
6/1/2013 through 8/31/2013 - $85.00 night/$560.00 wk
If only staying one night there is an additional $35.00 cleaning fee

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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