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Quiet Luxury Guest House Near Downtown Tucson

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Tucson Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 3

This updated 1950's style luxury guest house has 730 sq ft of indoor space, and a 320 sq ft outdoor living room. The spacious bedroom includes a new top of the line king size bed, a cozy sitting area with a 32' flat screen television (premium cable, DVR, and DVD), and black out shades. Every detail of comfort and relaxation has been attended, from reading lights, to lap top table and iPhone docking station. The separate kitchen has a range/oven, dishwasher, microwave, full size refrigerator, mountain spring drinking water, a table for four, and everything you need for cooking wonderful meals at home. The full size closet, shelves and cabinets provide plenty of space to accommodate even the most indiscriminate packer! Because the weather is so inviting, the outdoor living room is furnished with heavy wood and cushioned sofa and chairs, perfect for a nap in the shade, or morning coffee and reading.

The best thing about it, however, is the location! Just 1.8 miles from the U of A, and a 5 minute drive to downtown restaurants, museums and galleries. Hi Corbett baseball field is a half block away, and a five mile exercise path is fifty yards from the front door. Walk to the movies, a restaurant for dinner, Starbucks, the zoo, or the rose garden in Reid Park in 10 to 15 minutes. Also within a half mile are 2 great public golf courses, a large public tennis facility, public swimming pool and therapy pool. A bike path runs in front of the house, and several bus stops are nearby, within easy walking distance.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Kimberlyn McGreal
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2016
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About Kimberlyn McGreal

We love Tucson: The great weather, the people, the restaurants, and all the activities available to us here in Southern Arizona. We have lived here for 15 years, and continue to find great beauty in the landscape and lots of joy in the laid back lifestyle of the 'Old Pueblo.'

Kimberlyn McGreal purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Kimberlyn McGreal chose Tucson & Southern Arizona

The neighborhood is actually Colonia Solana, but that isn't a VRBO subcategory for Tucson. Just across Country Club, the western border of our neighborhood, is Sam Hughes. We love this historic neighborhood. With the arroyo across the street, we see lots of wildlife, and it feels like we are out in nature, when really, there couldn't be a more central location to access the action of Tucson living.

What makes this cottage unique

The homes in this area are on 1+ acre lots, and situated well for privacy. With access to everything close by, we spend very little time in the car, and lots of time outdoors enjoying the natural and cultivated landscape.


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(5 traveler reviews)

Quiet Luxury Guest House Near Downtown Tucson
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

We loved staying here! Beautiful and so representative of the beauty and serenity of Tucson.

  • 5 of 5

The property was well maintained and captured the essence of Southwest casita. Two beautiful, inviting patios. Spacious kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The pictures don't do it justice! 10 minutes from UofA, close to restaurants and shopping. But when you are at the casita, you feel removed from all of this!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great location, super quiet and comfortable, fine hosts - just perfect. Can be a base for just about anything - in our case, it was for cycling in and outside of Tucson, but we certainly made use of a variety of restaurants and attractions (using the hosts' printed advice for a guide), as well as the University and its sports venues. Easy access to everything. We'll be back...

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house is in a perfect location in Tucson. It is very quiet and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kevin, we do try to make our guest experience as vacation-y as possible! We love this area...I'm so glad to hear you did too! Thank you for taking the time to post a review : ) Kimberlyn
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A wonderful space

  • 5 of 5

I loved staying the McGreal's guest house! It feels very Tucson with beautiful, hand-painted tiles, a warm earthy interior and lovely, private outdoor spaces. The kitchen is perfectly appointed with everything you might need. The bed is incredible!! We loved our coffee with the morning sun and our wine with the desert stars at night in the little courtyard the best!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque NM

Your beautiful very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The number of times I have spent there with your father have been really wonderful. You two are so incredibly hospitable and its fun to spend time with both of you. We would be happy to recommend your place as a superb rental in the lovely city of Tucson

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Sushi Garden/Starbucks
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Randolph Golf Course
Nearest Train
3.2 Miles
Amtrak Tucson
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Falora, pizza and espresso
Car: not necessary

Located on a quiet natural arroyo (rainwater wash), see lots of wildlife including migrating birds, hawks, coyote, and javelina in the front yard! Just a half block from Reid Park, you can walk the 5 mile exercise path, visit the zoo, play golf or tennis, see a UA baseball game, stroll through the rose garden, see a concert at the amphitheater, visit the duck pond, or have a picnic in the shade. Starbucks is a half mile away at El Con Mall, as well as a Cinemark movie theater, Target, In-n-out, and many other shops and restaurants. University of Arizona is 1.8 miles away-- be at a basketball or football game in 5 minutes. Downtown Tucson restaurants, museums, and galleries are also just a five minute car ride. This guest house is located on the bike path, and two bus stops are within a 5-10 minute walk. A perfect central hub for visiting the gem show, and 1 hour from the Nogales, Mexico border.


Rates & Availability

Tucson Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 16 2016 - Jan 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 27 2017 - Feb 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 27 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 17 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 8.1%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Refunds are given if the reservation is cancelled on or before 30 days from the intended stay.

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Tucson Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Mexican tiled shower with wide flow shower head. Single vanity, plenty of storage for personal items.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed
  • King size bed, black out shades, sectional sofa, coffee table, 32' flat screen television with premium cable, DVR, DVD.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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