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Lovely Home Conveniently Located Close to the University and Downtown

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home Located Near Tucson's Most Important Attractions

The Sam Hughes neighborhood borders the university, is near downtown, Reid Park Zoo, Randolph Park Recreational facilities, and is within walking distance of restaurants and shopping. The home is part of a historic neighborhood developed in the mid 20th century. Even a short walk will reveal a variety of architectural styles that reflect the varied influences on the Southwest. It is among the premiere neighborhoods in central Tucson. The home has beautiful desert landscaping, an enclosed back yard with a covered patio, and an equally lovely front yard. The rooms are spacious and it has a charming mid-century kitchen with updated appliances. The three bedrooms feature king, queen, and twin beds. The largest bedroom includes an office/study area. You won't want to miss the opportunity to shower in the contemporary glass master bath.

Steve or Leora Knutson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Steve or Leora Knutson

We are long time residents of the mountains of Arizona and have raised our two sons here. They grew up enjoying the outdoors, the variety of Arizona's climates, and the year-round recreational opportunities the various climates offer. We are looking forward to retiring, spending summers in the cool mountains, and the winters in the warm desert.

Steve or Leora Knutson purchased this house in 2015

Why Steve or Leora Knutson chose Sam Hughes

This home, in the middle of the historic Sam Hughes neighborhood, is a beautiful place to locate and convenient to all the amenities of a vibrant city's best features. The home itself has the features that one would expect to be part of this fascinating neighborhood and region, a lovely appearance, a comfortable interior, and a unique southwestern flavor.

What makes this house unique

This location is convenient to many of the city's features including being within waking distance of many neighborhood amenities and specifically to the University of Arizona.

Guestbook comments from the owner

She left the home immaculate, far above the call of duty. Thanks
Feb 2017
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Sam Hughes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , but small
  • Master bath contemporary in glass, but plenty other baths available for the self-conscious. 2nd bath includes tub. 3rd bath has a small colored concrete shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • 3 bedrooms king in master, queen, and twins
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Reid Park Zoo is nearby at Randolph Park, U of A's major sports venues are the closest part of the campus. The best way to attend football would be to walk, although that walk would be over a half mile. U of A baseball is played at Hi Corbett Field at Randolph Park. The Rincon Market is just three short blocks away and it has groceries and a butcher shop but is mostly a deli, bar, and grill. Several other restaurants are as close on nearby Broadway Avenue, as well as southwestern themed shopping.


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average rating of 4.5 based on 15 reviews

Outstanding property!

  • 5 of 5

The experience we had at this property was outstanding; from the initial contact with the property owner to the time we grudgingly departed. The house was clean, comfortable and had all of the amenities we needed (towels, bedding, cleaning supplies, dishes, outdoor BBQ with full propane tank, etc...). It's located in a clean, quiet neighborhood close to U of A and downtown. The house also has a few unique characteristics which make it memorable, including the almost outdoor shower and a seemingly never-ending supply of lemons. I wish I would have known about this place 4 years ago when my daughter started at U of A because I would have tried to stay here every time I visited.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 months and thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful garden. Great location on a quiet street.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience, centrally located with all the conveniences of home.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home that has everything you need to be comfortable. Unique and cool master bath and shower. Owners are great to deal with- super easy booking and interaction. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good location.

  • 4 of 5

House worked well for our visit. Really enjoyed the lemon tree. Water pressure seemed low. Hot water took a long time to get started.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terrific location in the older part of town. Services within easy walking distance.

  • 4 of 5

Everything was as described. Very comfortable for our small family get together. We like Tucson and would certainly stay in this home again.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect situation!

  • 5 of 5

This property was exactly as we hoped. Our immediate family of seven (grown kids and still at home kids) all met in Tucson to spend time with our extended Tucson family. We had some wonderful family time, AND we had plenty of room to host our extended Tucson family a few times during the holidays. We loved the true Tucson feel of the home and the Sam Hughes neighborhood. The beautiful landscaping, as well as all the modern conveniences along with a few vintage touches made this a very special place. Our kids enjoyed early morning runs through the quiet neighborhood, and we were in close proximity to everything we wanted to do. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Tucson International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Bob Dobbs
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Randolph Park
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Rincon Market
Car: recommended

The house in a neighborhood adjacent to the University of Arizona and the end of the campus where the athletic facilities are found, so it is near the football and basketball stadiums. It is also a few short blocks to Randolph Park where U of A baseball games are played. Randolph Park also has public golf and tennis, a recreation center, and a zoo. Our home is near the downtown area of Tucson and the Tucson Convention Center, with access via the trolley or by the city bus which stops 2 blocks from the house. Broadway Avenue is two blocks from the house with restaurants, shops, urgent care clinic, and virtually all city amenities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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