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Light and Art filled Sam Hughes Home!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Three bedroom home with full, enclosed yard, attached garage, all the amenities.

Welcome to the Oasis on Olsen, IDEAL FOR TWO GUESTS, ROOMY FOR FOUR, COMFY FOR SIX. perfect for a relaxing vacation with urban amenities. This home is a quiet retreat hidden in the Sam Hughes neighborhood, a National Historic Neighborhood, newly remodeled, bright, spacious and comfortable.

The house is set up with a Master bedroom with King bed adjoining a master bathroom with 21' soaking tub and rain shower. The two additional bedrooms have queen beds. There is WiFi and DISH TV. With our gorgeous weather, the large yard can double as another living room, dining room and kitchen (the grill). The garage allows access to the yard and home.

The Oasis on Olsen is one short block from the UA campus; University Medical Center is approx. one mile to the north. Downtown and access to the freeway beyond is less than 10 minutes away and public transportation is just out the door. The immediate area abounds in cafes, restaurants, stores, bicycle rental, an exceptional tea house; that does not include the Shops just west of the UA campus, or the international collection of exotic stores just south of the UA in “The Lost Barrio”.

Keywords: University of Arizona, University Medical Center, central location, Gem Show, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, king bed, outdoor living space, Golf, Outdoor Activities, Relaxing, Convenient, Cultural, Art, Theatre, University Medical Center.

More Details

Molly Senor
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017


Sam Hughes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , deep soaking tub, hand held shower and rain shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom includes sun room & access to Main Bathroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The house works very well for two people. The two queen bedrooms are at the back of the house, and easy to ignore, or just as easy to use for friends and family.


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Light and Art filled Sam Hughes Home!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Perfect in every way!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this property was absolutely outstanding. The landlady was gracious, generous and helpful. The house is bright, modern, clean, comfortable. There is everything in the kitchen that anyone might need. Five of us stayed in the house for 4 nights to attend an event at the U of A...easy walk. Thank you, Molly!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This home is comfortable, clean and perfect for visiting the U of A. Perfect location and best of all you feel like you are at home. No details are spared and the meticulous care and upkeep of this home are evident. We did not want to leave and cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for U of A

  • 5 of 5

Easy walk to campus! Molly was wonderful-very helpful along the way and just down the road in case we needed anything while we were there. The house is FULLY equipped- all kitchen and bedding even shampoo and lotions. We brought out 5# dog which most places don't allow. Thank you Molly!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

Gorgeous, Private Home Away from Home! Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, private oasis to call home during your travels! Clean, bright, quiet, and close to everything. I travel to many cities and have to admit that I'm pretty picky about where I stay. I've been back to Tucson several times since first staying at the Sam Hughes Home, and now I won't stay in any other hotel.

I always love checking out the local scene when I'm traveling - museums, restaurants, local bars. This is the perfect location to get to the bustling downtown, but still feel like you have a quiet place to just kick your feet up and relax. The outdoor area at this home is perfect for reading a book, meditating, or soaking up the sun. They have a great BBQ in the yard as well - nice for grilling up some dinner for a relaxing night in.

The owners know me by name now and always remember just how I like things. That's what I really appreciate - it feels so much more personal than staying in a hotel. This place is the same price as a nice hotel room, but you get a full home with personal touches.

I give this place 5 Stars because that's the highest it goes. I highly highly recommend the Sam Hughes Home to anyone - travelers looking for adventure or someone in need of a relaxing oasis away from the city - this is your spot.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Excellent home and location in Tucson

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed the month that we rented this house. The location is excellent with an easy walk to restaurants, U of A and shopping. The location is very central and ideal for traveling to sites all around the Tucson area. The house itself was very clean and neat, everything worked well and we really enjoyed being there. Molly is a great landlord and she was very helpful and attentive. We travel a great deal and our stay here was one of our favorites! Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A lovely small house in beautiful neighborhood . The U of Arizona is very close and Downtown is a short drive. Walking was our great pastime. A closed in yard worked well for my dog.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

The University of Arizona is a short walk. All the resources of the University are available: the fabulous libraries, the delightful Art Museum, the world class Center for Photography, newly updated Planetarium, and Pac-12 athletic competitions. The School of Music has opportunities to experience the talents of their students through the venues of Music Performance, Opera, Theater and Dance. These performances are low in price, and very high quality. The UA also has a venue for performers from around the world, presented through UA Presents at Centennial Hall, on campus.

On the other side of UA is a quirky college shopping area, with interesting stores and many restaurants.Tucson's new trolley stops in this area, and goes into Downtown Tucson.

The city of Tucson has a wonderful Art Museum, with a portion dedicated to Western Art, and another galley for pre-Colombian art. The restaurants, stores and art galleries are increasing in number and stature. There are music venues, as the Fox and Rialto theaters, and our fabulous Tucson Symphony.

Just West of Tucson is the world famous Desert Museum, Old Tucson (a reconstructed Western Movie), glorious hiking in the National Park environment in Tucson Mountains as well as East of the city in the Rincons. Sabino Canyon offers hiking as well as tram rides into the higher trails. One might even see running water.

Obviously, Tucson has many golf courses, tennis venues, and the lovely weather which encourages visitors to enjoy the sunshine and mild weather.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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