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

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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.

More Details

Mary Lynne Benhase
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Mary Lynne Benhase

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

Mary Lynne Benhase purchased this bungalow in 2013

Why Mary Lynne Benhase chose Downtown

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.

What makes this bungalow unique

Close proximity to downtown Tucson is a plus.

Please be aware that the Post Office does not deliver mail to this address.


Downtown Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • No bathtub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • tennis


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Walk to Gem Show - Adobe Bungalow in Downtown Tucson's Barrio Viejo
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
Sedona Arizona

Walking distance to everywhere

  • 4 of 5

I have been back for three consecutive years.

The cottage is lovely, in the kitchen there is everything you could need.

The bed is comfortable.

The location is quiet, and is located in the heart of Tucson.

Always a great stay, thank you Mary for the improvements. It makes a difference.

I will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Comfy little house

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, Im glad we opted out of a hotel and went with this home. It was so much easier with the kids and much more comfortable. We were so close to the convention center which was so convenient. We will be back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing stay! We'll definitely be back

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Hot Springs, AR


  • 5 of 5

Neat cottage, close to everything. Owners quick to respond. Highly reccommend

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Tucson, Arizona

Cute comfy bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Near downtown but in quiet neighborhood. Stayed here so we could walk to all Folk Festival events as we live in suburban Tucson. The place had everything, even select spices if you are preparing your own meals. Enjoyed the fenced private backyard with its lovely trees and massive mint plants. Great restaurants in the area, El Minuto Cafe for Mexican food, 5 Points Market for breakfast and Cushing Street Bar or Augustin Kitchen for dinner. A bit longer hike to downtown but even more great spots to eat and drink.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nice house, great location

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I met in Tucson, coming from different states, to attend the Tucson Book Festival. The house in Barrio Historico was perfect for us: the location was great, the house was well stocked, and it was very comfortable to be in. The neighborhood itself is an interesting one to be in, and it's also walking distance from downtown, Congress Street, and the warehouse arts district. We could walk to any number of museums, breweries, and restaurants. The house provided us a welcome reprieve from touring! :) There's a bus line too, in case anyone needs public transportation. The hostess was easy to communicate with and getting into the house was convenient. Would go back again!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Cushing Street Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Starr Pass Golf Resort
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
El Minuto Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Ski
43 Miles
Mount Lemmon Ski Valley
Nearest Beach
210 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60
Refundable damage deposit $350

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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