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Downtown Restored El Presidio neighborhood, tourist stop always for pictures

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 21 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 21 nights

About the property

Downtown Restored 1878 Adobe Home. Walk to Museum, Restaurants, Street Car

Restored 1878 Mud adobe home has amazing character and charm. It is a 3 bedroom with queen temperpedic mattress and 4 inch memory foam 2 and half bath with a futon in living room and sofa sleeper in sitting room 1900 sq ft property. Nice size yard with spa, BBQ and fire pit, covered and brick patio to enjoy the birds and listen to the trains go by. Walk 2 minutes to the famous El Charo mexican restaurant, one block to the museum of art, old town artisans and La cocina which was the number one venue for local music last year. Gold gym or the YMCA for a workout around the corner. Too many walking adventures to list. The main is Congress St with restaurants and bars, 4 th ave with funky shops and more restaurants and Main gate for U of A events. The house features wood and concrete floors. Walk into the large living room with wood beamed ceilings to see the fireplace, and watch some tv or movies from Dish network and wifi. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances with a restaurant 6 burner gas stove. The ceiling is tin in the kitchen and bedrooms and living area has the original wood ceilings. There is one bathroom with claw foot tub and shower enclosure, the other with a shower and half bath for guest to use off the kitchen and close to patio door. Kitchen equipped with everything to produce a wonderful restaurant style meal. Microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker all included It has modern heating and air conditioning. There is a driveway to park the car plus 2 parking passes

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2016

Why Kristi chose Tucson

Charming mud adobe in the most desirable neighborhood in Tucson


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Downtown Restored El Presidio neighborhood, tourist stop always for pictures
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
East Lansing, Michigan

A great place to get away to

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The neighborhood and house have such an historic feel, but the house has been very nicely restored. The owners were very friendly and helpful. I would particularly recommend this for tourists without a car. There is much to do and see within walking distance. I came in on the train -- the station is just a few blocks away -- and rented a bike for the week. Access to The Loop, a hundred miles of bike trail encircling the city, is just a few blocks away. There are great restaurants nearby. El Charro, one of the top rated Mexican restaurants in the country, is just a block away. It's a must for anyone who likes Mexican food.

I would definitely stay here again. I can't imagine a better location for visiting Tucson.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Fabulous location and very comfortably appointed

  • 5 of 5

The location can't be beat. A short walk to some great restaurants and the trolley. Kristi greeted us upon arriving with an abundance of recommendations and information. We wanted to stay longer so we could take advantage of all the options. The layout of the bedrooms was rather quirky...but it worked fine for us. Everything was clean and well stocked. The kitchen was particularly well stocked We enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Sacramento, CA

Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this renovated adobe home while visiting our son at University of Arizona. Easy walk to many great restaurants and shops. 5 minute drive to campus, or walk 5 or 6 blocks to catch streetcar. Plenty of room in the house, and great amenities. Owner was very responsive with answering questions or requests. Train traffic/noise nearby, but did not bother us. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Tucson, AZ USA

I want to come back!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your home with us! We took a little "staycation" and felt like we were experiencing an authentic little piece of the old West (complete with original adobe walls)...all while enjoying the conveniences of a modern retreat. We especially appreciated the well-appointed kitchen (with a stove that is a chef's dream) and the comfy beds. We were looking for a quiet retreat and that's exactly what we got. Next time we'll be sure to do even more downtown, which is bustling with new development, restaurants, wine bars, art museums and galleries, a brand new streetcar and more. We won't even need a car. But, for us, this was a perfect place to get away from it all with friends, kick back and enjoy being transported back in time to the Old West (if the Old West had included an awesome huge hot tub in the back yard!). I hope we can come back soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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  • 5 of 5

This lovely historic home had everything we needed for our trip to Tucson. The home was well stocked and the beds were very comfortable. There was a spacious private yard with a spa, what a wonderful way to end our evenings. There were so many restaurants within walking distance and a streetcar that made getting around a breeze. I would recommend this property in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Tucson, AZ


  • 5 of 5

What a great way to spend time in Tucson! The house suited all of our vacation needs with plenty of space, great a/c, and a very relaxing spa. Its location could not have been better, being right in the heart of downtown with the mountains still in sight! We lucked out and got to be part of the exciting introduction of Tucson's new streetcar! Riding it we met friendly people, toured part of the University of Arizona campus, enjoyed the beautiful art and poetry that adorn the various streetcar stops, and ate at several of the exquisite restaurants along the route. Hiking and shopping were also nearby. I give this house an enthusiastic 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

El Presidio House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Gem show
Jan 20 2017 - Feb 20 2017
21 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $150

Cleaning fee 150 for up to 4 guest, 200 up to 6 and 300 for up to 10
Holidays 225 a night
1-4 guest 200 a night, extra guest 25 each per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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El Presidio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 bathrooms. 1 with claw foot tub and shower enclosure. 1 with shower and the 3 rd with toilet and sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 3 bedrooms with queen beds and a futon in living room and sofa sleeper in a sitting room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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