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Walk to Gem Show - Adobe Bungalow in Downtown Tucson's Barrio Viejo

(14 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/13/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Bungalow
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Remodeled 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Home Near the Convention Center and Downtown Tucson

Just minutes walking from central downtown Tucson is our vintage two bedroom one bath bungalow. It is a detached single family home of approximately 900 sq ft. The walls of the original home are mud adobe. The floors are wood and concrete. The windows are vintage wooden sash, some with original glass. The recent remodel added concrete floors, a modern kitchen, washer and dryer, and a modern bath. It is centrally heated and air conditioned. Each bedroom has a king size bed. Both front and back yards are fenced. In front is a covered porch. In the back is a garden and covered patio.
Within walking distance you will find libraries, restaurants, theaters, museums and Tucson's Convention Center. Buses stop at the corner and go directly to city center. The new Sunlink Streetcar can be caught by walking three blocks North to Cushing Street, then left down the hill to Granada. Running and biking paths are also nearby.
Golf, casinos, national parks, the University of Arizona, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, hiking and biking are a short drive away.
About an hour by car is Arizona's wine country in Sonoita and Elgin, the Mt Lemmon Ski Valley, Kartchner Caverns or Nogales, Mexico (be sure to bring your passport).
A bit further by car you can visit Tombstone, the Town Too Tough to Die, and Bisbee. Both are old mining towns.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/13/2017

Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    To keep our home free of pet allergies we do not allow pets....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom



  • Historic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    In one of Tucson's original neighborhoods. Stroll down historic streets of mud adobe homes and businesses. Walk to Convention Center, Shows and Restaurants....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking
  • Tennis


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air Conditioning...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    New cabled internet with WiFi added in 2015....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Leather sofa and chair. Furniture does NOT fold out....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample street parking. There is room for 2 cars immediately in front of the house. No parking permits needed. It's also ok to park along the fence in back of the house....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher


  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered patio with sofa, table and chairs....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Help yourself to ripe fruit and vegetables from our garden....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal / smoker style grill...moreless



Write a review 5
from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$760 $2,500
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$600 $2,000
Winter 2018
Jan 19 - Mar 17, 2018
3 night min stay
$1,080 $3,200
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$910 $2,850
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Taxes Not included


Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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  • Tucson Convention Center

    "The Tucson Convention Center in downtown Tucson just off I-10 includes an arena, music hall,..."

  • Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant

    "Great food! Great music!"

  • Caffe Milano

    "A little bit of Italy in downtown Tucson. Love it!"

  • Casa Vicente

    "Love the tappas! Enjoy the music."

  • Temple of Music and Art

    "The Temple Of Music And Art, built in Tucson in 1927, is historically significant as Arizona..."

  • El Minuto Cafe

    "Classic Sonoran Mexican food just steps from the Convention Center."

  • HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery

    "Fabulous ice cream and great food in a restored old taxi depot. Great fun!"

  • Playground Bar and Lounge

    "A great place to hang out to see and be seen."

  • Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress

    "In the lobby of the Hotel Congress offering great food and cozy bar. Enjoy!"

  • Maynards Market & Kitchen

    "Maynards is in the train station offering two great venues: A great little market offering ..."

  • Tucson Children's Museum

    "A great discovery place for children."

  • Tucson Museum of Art

    "In downtown Tucson exhibiting international and local art. "

  • El Presidio Park

    "This is where Tucson began. The park is part museum and part venue where many of Tucson's d..."

  • El Charro Cafe

    "Great for mexican style food. Wonderful homemade carne seca. Includes a gift shop and bar."

  • Cafe Poca Cosa

    "One of Tucson's favorite places to eat. It's different. You'll like it!"

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tucson International Airport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cushing Street Bar and Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Starr Pass Golf Resort
1 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 10
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
El Minuto Mexican Restaurant
43 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mount Lemmon Ski Valley
210 Miles
Nearest Beach
Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico

Car: Recommended

On the Gem and Mineral Show routes.

From our Bungalow it's short walk to the convention center, museums, theaters, and restaurants in downtown Tucson.

Check out the neighborhood. Its registered historic, so many of the outside of the buildings have been left much as they were a century ago.

- A walk in the neighborhood behind the house takes you into Barrio El Hoyo (Hole Neighborhood). It's not hard to imagine that it was once the lake in of Elysian Groves / Carrillo Gardens.

- A walk in the neighborhood in front of the house and North is Barrio Viejo/Barrio Libra where many of Tucson's Mexican families once lived. Be sure to check out El Tiradito Wishing Shrine - the only shrine in the US dedicated to a sinner buried in unconsecrated ground. It's said that if your candle stays lite through the night you will get your wish.

- Walk East to Meyer, then South to view unique homes in the historic Santa Rosa neighborhood. Through the park, near the school you will find a branch library.

It's a short drive to:

- San Xavier del Bac mission founded in 1692 by Padre Eusebio Kino on the Tohono O'odam indian reservation

- Mount Lemmon Ski Valley, the southernmost ski slope in the US, offers seasonal skiing.

- Biosphere 2, where you can tour the largest closed Earth system ever created.

- Local golf courses and casinos.

- Hiking and biking locations.

About an hour away is

- Missions and museum at Tumacacori established in 1691 (current mission was built around 1750).

- Nogales Arizona / Mexico (bring passport for Mexico).

- Kartchner Caverns outside of Benson.

- Sonoita / Elgin Wine Tasting.

- Historical Tombstone, the town too tough to die, of shootout at the OK Corral fame.

- The art and history in the old mining town of Bisbee.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: I was raised and live in Southern Arizona and love it's unique weather and landscape.

Why the Owner Chose Barrio Viejo, Tucson, AZ, USA:
For me this property is just right. It's small and central, but spacious enough for a small family. I love that its historical. Food and entertainment are a short walk away.

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
Close proximity to downtown Tucson is a plus. Please be aware that the Post Office does not deliver mail to this address.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/13/2017

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  • Bungalow front

    Bungalow front

  • Living area

    Living area

  • kitchen


  • Front bedroom - king

    Front bedroom - king

  • Back bedroom - king

    Back bedroom - king

  • bathroom


  • Back patio - seating

    Back patio - seating

  • Garden


  • Front view of bungalow.

    Front view of bungalow.

  • El Tiradito Shrine - one of the few shrines to a sinner.

    El Tiradito Shrine - one of the few shrines to a sinner.

  • Festival en el Barrio is usually held near the end of March.

    Festival en el Barrio is usually held near the end of March.

  • Living / Dining Area toward the kitchen

    Living / Dining Area toward the kitchen

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Kitchen


  • Front bedroom

    Front bedroom

  • Front bedroom

    Front bedroom

  • Back bedroom - king

    Back bedroom - king

  • Bathroom


  • Back patio - dining

    Back patio - dining

  • Garden


  • The early years of Barrio Libre

    The early years of Barrio Libre

  • Neighborhood art

    Neighborhood art

  • The All Souls Procession usually held the Sunday after Halloween.

    The All Souls Procession usually held the Sunday after Halloween.

VRBO #480076

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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