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Studio 5 Blocks To 4th, 7 to UA. Please be sure to read details :)

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Sleeps two adults but small so ideal for one guest. 1 Bedroom. 1 Bathroom.

Private, detached, furnished guesthouse off 4th Ave, blocks from the University of Arizona & downtown. Simple, clean, and tiny, it stays booked near solid because of the low price for the location. Its diminutive size makes it best suited for solo travelers without a lot of baggage, or couples for short stays. I have just recently started listing here on VRBO, but I've been hosting since 2008 and I'm one of the most established and highly rated hosts in Tucson on other popular rental sites.

- Small, clean, detached furnished studio

- Its diminutive size makes it best suited for solo travelers without a lot of baggage, or couples for short stays

- Recently updated: comfortable Queen bed with ventilated foam mattress topper

- Linens, towels, small desk, dresser, bookshelf, and 3/4 bath (toilet, sink & shower)

- Free 40Mbps wifi Internet, TV with USB port (no cable- major networks and local channels only, although cable can be arranged for longer stays if necessary). I have a large selection of movies to borrow from.

- Mini-fridge with tiny freezer, microwave, toaster oven, coffee-maker, steamer/rice cooker, blender, dishes and a nice gas grill w/side burner outside on the deck

- AC with remote, heat & ceiling fan

- Nice courtyard with table & chairs

- Hot tub privileges for responsible guests

- Self-service laundry $2 per load (soap/bleach included)

- Please no smoking- we used to accommodate smoking outside on the deck, but have discovered that frequent smokers coming right back in afterward still bring in enough smoke odor that it's sometimes been noticeable by the next guest despite a thorough cleaning. Thank you for understanding.

- Please note this guesthouse is TINY: it's just a small bedroom (just large enough to fit all the above) & an attached bath (separated by a curtain). But it has vaulted ceilings and clerestory windows (on the north - great light for an artist) that make it bright & airy. See pictures :)

- Check-in time is generally after 5:30, but contact me to let me know when you'll arrive in Tucson, and we might be able to arrange a different time

- Check-out time is 11 AM

- Sorry but no pets :( I know- I have my own (that's actually been the issue)

- HUGE bonus: free bicycle to use while staying here, with basket for groceries from numerous close markets*

a really nice place with a quiet and secluded feel in a friendly neighborhood that's blocks from the University and right down the street from the shops, restaurants, and fun of 4th Avenue.

Feel free to contact me for reduced rates for extended stays. This depends on season, but starts at $300/week (+35 for additional guest), and $750/month (+85 for additional guest). If your stay is a bit shorter than a week or month, but the seasonal extended stay pricing works out to be lower, you can pay the lower price of course. Finally, note that during the International Gem Show (generally the first 2 weeks of February), rates increase to $80/night, $450/week, or $1150 for any month-long stay involving those dates.

IMPORTANT: I don't like to charge the cleaning fees so many other places charge, instead offering you the option of cleaning yourself to avoid a fee. I used to collect a cleaning 'deposit' in cash from each guest, but since the vast majority of guests opt to clean the small space to avoid paying the fee, it's become a bit of a hassle constantly making sure I'm available at both guest check-in and check-out to collect and return the cleaning deposit. So please note the new policy: a cleaning fee of up to $50 will be withheld from the $300 overall 'damage' deposit, if you don't want to clean the property to the very same clean condition as when you arrived. You definitely don't have to clean if you don't want to be bothered with it, you just have the option of saving up to $50 (pretty easily) if you want. You don't have to do the laundry to get your deposit back, but please make the bed with the spare linens and make sure the place is totally clean and 100% ready to go for the next guest, who may be arriving right after you leave. Please make sure you wipe dry the shower, not just rinse it, so there aren't any water spots. Cleaning products are above the shower, and more are under the sink in the laundry if you run out. And if you miss something, don't worry- I'm not going to charge you the entire $50 to clean one thing. This is just an option to avoid extra cleaning fees if you're like me, and tend to leave places cleaner than you found them :)

Note that Maude, a small rescued poodle mix, lives in my house in front of the studio, and she has access through a pet door to the patio/backyard area. She does not have access inside the guesthouse of course, and is so rarely outside you'll likely never see her. In the unlikely event she happens to be outside when you arrive, she may bark, but she is a sweetheart scaredy-cat and will no doubt then run into my house. But do please make sure you close the gate behind you, or she may later decide to go on a neighborhood walk by herself :)

* Also please note the bike is an old single-speed cruiser that's seen younger and better days. Please understand the bike is available for use only at your own risk, and you should examine it thoroughly before each ride to make sure you are comfortable using it. I don't make any effort to inspect the bike regularly, I do not warrant its availability, serviceability, or safety, and I disclaim any and all responsibility for any injury sustained while using it, even in the event of bicycle part failure. All that said, Ol' Bailey may not be beautiful but has been a workhorse for years. (ps I'm clearly not a lawyer. If you are feel free to help with the legal-speak! :)

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Michael

I'm an avid traveler and I've been hosting guests from all over the world in my guesthouse since 2008. I absolutely love to travel and my favorite experiences of all have always been meeting and staying with locals. So when I bought this place with a small guesthouse, I thought, why not host fellow travelers?

Michael purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Michael chose Feldman's

Super great location walkable to the University of Arizona and the shops and fun of 4th Avenue, for a super great rate

What makes this cottage unique

Free bike to use (see listing for details :)


Feldman's Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Hotel
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • 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
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Studio 5 Blocks To 4th, 7 to UA. Please be sure to read details :)
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

charming, convenient location, great rate

  • 5 of 5

Central location helped my husband and I familiarize ourselves with Tucson. Small, yes, but my 6 ' 5 " husband and I managed. Michael gave us some good food and sightseeing advice and we were able to easily park street-side in this quiet historic neighborhood, yet quickly access major roads to visit UA or explore out of town. We appreciated resting up in a comfortable bed after several busy days. Would stay here again when next we visit Tucson.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Return Stay Was Great

  • 5 of 5

Love the location and the hospitality of the host!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nice little place.

  • 5 of 5

We just wanted a place to sleep and this one fit the bill. Although very small it was perfect for my husband and me for two nights. My husband especially liked the comfy bed. The landlord was working on the shower and as a result we were delayed getting into the house the first day, but there was a bottle of wine in our fridge! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place Great Host Great Location.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a month. Place was fantastic. 4th street only a 10 minute walk. Place is small but very comfortable. Bed was great. Very nice neighborhood. Motorcycle friendly too. Lots riding in Tucson. Street parking very safe. Maude their dog was excellent as well.

Great laundry machines.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Budget Option

  • 4 of 5

Great location and loved the use of a bike. Good value for a stay in the UofA area. Michael was a terrific host and very available for any needs.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and great host

  • 5 of 5

It's true, Su Casita is small, but had everything that I needed, and a lovely sun-filled deck to read, drink coffee (or whatever the beverage choice may be), eat, etc. It is within walking distance to 4th St area and UA, and you can also hop on the streetcar that is a quick 4ish block walk if you don't want to walk anymore than that. When going farther afield I used Uber and also rented a car for one day so that I could go to a couple of places on my own (the rental rate was $21 for the day, after taxes, so cheaper than Uber for my purposes that day)!

Thanks to Michael for providing Su Casita to travelers. He was always quick to respond to any questions I had. I came to Tucson to explore a place I had never been and to both "disconnect" and "recharge." Mission accomplished - fun adventures, interesting converations with locals and visitors alike, great food, going to a family circus (Zoppe!), and the opportunity to particpate in the Women's March on Washington - Tucson.

Having such a convenient and comfortable place to return to each night topped off each day. Would not hesitate to stay there again if I return to Tuscon solo.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Tucson International Airport (TUS)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Lots of choices within walking distance
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lots of great courses in Tucson
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Tucson Amtrak Downtown Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lots of choices within walking distance
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Ski Valley, southernmost in cont. US, open rarely
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Please note the cleaning deposit (instead of fee), described in detail in the listing :)

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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