About the property
- House950 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Historic casita, 2 bdrm, mountain views, courtyard, BBQ, pool - 3 blocks to UofA
Quietly nestled into the heart of the historic Sam Hughes neighborhood, our casita is a delightful, large and very private separate guest home sharing a quarter acre backyard courtyard of citrus trees, BBQ and pool, just three blocks from University of Arizona. Casita Gardenia is located on the quiet limited vehicle access 3rd Street promenade. Third Street is the main bicycle and walking/jogging route to the University. This limited access neighborhood of historic homes and beautifully landscaped streets is a very unique neighborhood. It’s a comfortable walk to the University, neighborhood eateries and pubs.. . so unusual for Tucson.
Our Casita, built as the original separate servant’s quarters, is located in the secluded, quiet, large and beautifully landscaped private back yard of a 1924 home that is listed on the National Historic Register and once owned by Steve and Margot Kerr, Hall of Fame UofA basketball player and current coach of the Golden State Warriors. Our home and casita are three blocks from the University of Arizona sports complex including McHale Center, six blocks from the University Medical Center and two miles, or a short trolley ride from historic downtown Tucson. It is so close to so much of what Tucson has to offer.
This two-story casita has two large bedrooms upstairs with a full 'Jack and Jill' bathroom. Each bedroom has double French doors leading to a New Orleans style balcony with views of the Catalina and Rincon Mountains and overlooking a large pool, spa and private outdoor dining area with gas barbeque all for your use.
The fully furnished complete kitchen, eating area and tastefully furnished living room is all you will need to feel right at home for a weekend, week or several months. It is comfortable, quiet living inside and out.
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Wendi Gardner
We are recent transplants from Seattle, WA. The sun and friends drew us to this area. We love the desert and are excited to experience the environs. Joel is a Professor of Architecture and Wendi's career is in health care management, specifically child psychiatry.
Wendi Gardner purchased this House in 2013
Why Wendi Gardner chose Sam Hughes
While considering a move from beautiful Seattle, we knew it had to be the right place for us to leave. The quaint charm of the property and beautifully landscaped yard, along with the historic neighborhood and location, made the decision for us.
What makes this House unique
The historic neighborhood, beautifully landscaped yard, pool(unheated), spa(heated to any temperature you want!) and gas BBQ with private outdoor dining area are a magnificent setting for this charming, well furnished casita.The New Orleans style balcony gives you a bird's eye view of all the property has to offer, including the Catalina Mountains. It is a delightful, private oasis conveniently located in the heart of Tucson.
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Cozy and comfortable
Well furnished, clean, comfortable, private... a perfect get away! Beautiful landscape and walkable neighborhood with restaurants and entertainment close. The owners were present for us and very respectful of our privacy. We highly recommend.
Cute and convenient!
We enjoyed our stay for our daughter’s UA graduation. The guest house is walking distance to the graduation venues, which was so convenient. The property is quiet and private. It was just what we needed for a busy weekend! D
Great location, lovely yard and views!
We really enjoyed our 10 night stay! Wendi and Joel were very nice, accommodating and gave us oranges! We loved the location in the lovely Sam Hughes neighborhood, being close to everything and riding our bikes. The yard, pool and huge trees are beautiful! We saw hawks and hummingbirds and a pair of hawks have their nest right in the yard. Coffee on the veranda overlooking the pool and bougainvillea is lovely. The casita is comfortable, well stocked and nicely decorated. It was also nice to have A/C, cable, Netflix, good WiFi and parking right out front. Thanks! We'll be back!
It was so great to have you stay in our casita. You’re the perfect guests. You really took advantage of much of what Tucson has to offer and enjoyed our backyard as much as we do. We appreciate how clean and tidy you left the casita. Thanks for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you again.
Well cared for and maintained property. Great hosts! This was our first VRBO. We enjoyed our stay and would visit again.
Thank you for staying with us. You are the perfect guests and a wonderful family. We loved how you took advantage of Tucson and it’s environs. We hope you’ll come again. Wendi and Joel
Very private guest house in a great location in Tucson.
We enjoyed our stay in this guest house. Great walking access to local eateries, university, 4th avenue and even downtown. The owner was very accessible and responsive. Tucson itself is not a quiet town with trains running all night and fighter jets flying regularly during the day.
Great location and beautiful property
This was a wonderful place to stay in a beautiful neighborhood very close to downtown Tucson and the university campus. We found the inside and outside of the rental home to be in excellent condition. Inside, the kitchen was well stocked with utensils, appliances, and dishware. We really enjoyed ourselves here.
One particular item to pay attention to is the layout of the upstairs bedrooms/bathroom. You need to enter the 2nd bedroom thru the bathroom. The owners do a great job to clearly show you the layout on the pictures of the property and this set-up worked just fine for us.
I would recommend this property and would stay here again.
We loved having you stay in our casita. We’re delighted that it worked out so well for you and your family. You were the perfect guests and we hope you’ll come back again. Best, Wendi and Joel
The Sam Hughes neighborhood provides easy access to great dining, shopping, museums, the University of Arizona, downtown, the famous yearly Gem and Mineral Show, movies, theater and the University Medical Center. We are within walking distance to many venues. The phenominal Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Sabino Canyon or day trips to Tubac, Nogales, Bisbee, Mt Lemmon and the Biosphere will keep you entertained.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The rates do not include a $60 per stay cleaning fee. Rates may change until reservation is confirmed.