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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 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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

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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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.


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
  • 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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Lovely Home Conveniently Located Close to the University and Downtown
average rating of 4.375 based on 9 reviews
Portland, Oregon

Nice house in a great Tucson neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed the neighborhood with daily walks. Well kept southwest homes with great natural landscaping. We especially enjoyed the large glass master bath. Everything worked and the furnishings were comfortable. Home was well stocked with essentials for quickly setting up house. Patio and back yard was nice and the grocery stores and good restaurants are within a few minutes driving. Location near the U is central to getting out of town in all directions. Traffic on major streets can be intense during rush hours. We enjoyed our time in Tucson largely because the house suited us and the weather was quintessential Arizona spring.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We rented Steve's place because my Mom , brother and wife, and sister were coming to town for a wedding. The home could not have worked out better! Each had their own bedroom and bath ( including the showcase master bath .. pictures don't do it justice ). The neighborhood was safe and quiet and the back patio a retreat from the busy wedding schedule.

The home was super clean, and stocked with provisions. Steve was easy to work with and the price was very reasonable.

As a Vrbo owner myself.... thumbs up!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and Quiet, Birds Galore and Plenty of Room

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful older home in the great Sam Hughes Neighborhood--which translates to large properties, individually designed homes and great gardens to view as you walk around. Not 5 blocks away is Rincon Market where you can eat Good Food for very cheap, along with another tiny restaurant "Tumerico" where the food is fresh, tasty and cheap and the menu changes daily--kudos to the owner Nancy. The house is very roomy and has a wonderful backyard to relax in. I loved that there were no leather couches--real cloth couches-very comfortable. The beds were very comfy too. Lots of light due to many windows. There was nothing I needed in the way of supplies that I couldn't find. Plenty of everything. The master bath is unusual to say the least but loved showering in the near outdoors!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson home

  • 4 of 5

great location. nice quiet neighborhood. Funky master bath room. Lemon tree grows on the property. Close to the university and downtown.

Rincon Market in walking distance, great neighborhood hang out. Large living room. great for entertaining. Owner's were not around, lots of privacy. we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good

  • 5 of 5

Our lab group was visiting the University of Arizona and this three bedroom and three bathroom house in a quiet neighborhood served as a perfect home base for our week long stay. The house was clean, well-maintained, organized, and had clear check-in/check-out procedures written up. A few places to eat are walking distance but advisable to have a car or plan to use Uber or Lyft to get around to all the amazing places to dine and see (we went to desert one evening to see meteor shower). One day of our stay the hot water went out, but the owners quickly got it fixed the same day. Highly recommend - I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property description & pictures are accurate

  • 4 of 5

The house is very nice, comfortable, and spacious. The neighborhood and location are the best!

The owner was very responsive to my needs. I rented the house for a month and he was kind enough to send in his cleaning staff twice while I was there.

The back garden and patio were very nice and private.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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