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A 1940's Midtown Tucson Gem for All Travelers

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 30 nights


About the property

**Centrally Located 2 BR Casita ~ Heart of Tucson, w/ Amenities Galore**

This was our starter home - so we have a great deal of affection for it. !!! This 2br/1bath will meet all your Needs and beyond Whether your coming to visit your kids at the U of A or Escaping the Winter Elements . We are certain that you will enjoy your stay. Everything has been updated, from kitchen to decor with modern amenities, while still maintaining the charm of a Southwest Casita. New Air Conditioning, beds, linens, towels & toiletries along with Free wifi with its own designated network to keep you connected your entire stay. 46 " Tv with Satellite Tv so you can watch all your favorite programming * additional fee may Be required for certain channels **. Just ask and we'll let you know !


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Master Bedroom has a new queen-sized bed (mattresses & box spring) a nice size standard closet. Extra linens are available for all beds in the house, along with extra pillows and comforters. Also available are 2 fold out cots for additional guests.

Bedroom 2

Has Two twin beds, that can be used for kids ( or adults ), or we can join them together upon request to make it one King size bed ( without the dip in the middle ! ) we've thought of everything !

Guest Access

Guest have access to the entire house, front yard, and off street parking ( Rv spot upon request ), Free wifi , washer dryer, towels toiletries and linens all included with your stay.

Interaction with Guests

We live in the neighborhood and are available any time for questions. That being said, we enjoy privacy when we travel, so unless you reach out to us with questions, we will happily leave you in peace to enjoy your stay. If you need us, we're happy to share our knowledge of the neighborhood and help you find whatever you need in Tucson.

Close to Everything Worth Doing In Tucson

- 3 Miles to the University of Arizona

- 3.5 Miles to Downtown Shopping, 4th Ave

- 1.0 mile to El Con Mall

- 1.5 Miles To Golf and Botanical Gardens

- 10 miles to Desert Museum

- 7 Miles to Sabino Canyon

Well Trained Pets welcome - fee depends on size and breed of the dog - anywhere from 30 - 60 dollars only because we bring in a special cleaning crew after guests with pets stay so there's no trace of animals.

*****See what our pasts guests are saying by reading some of the reviews on our other property - listing ID 663815****

We keep our rates low to begin with - and we love return winter visitors ( Generally, ALL of our properties are always booked a year in advance FOR THE WINTER by the same guests so we always give them the best pricing we can ). OUR CALENDAR IS ALWAYS UP TO DATE, but don't hesitate to send and inquiry so you could be on a list in the event someone cancelled!

Come see us in Arizona - where the sun NEVER stops shining!

Taylor & Yuko

More Details

Taylor & Yuko
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, Japanese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Taylor & Yuko

Taylor - I'm originally from Oxford Pennsylvania though Arizona has been my home since 1997 and I absolutely love it! Cooking, gardening and reading are just a few of my favorite things to do in my spare time. I love to travel and am very friendly and personable and enjoy meeting new people from all over the United States and beyond. With that said, hosting is something I enjoy very much :)

Motto: " Live for today, Plan for tomorrow, and Learn from Yesterday"

Yuko - Born and raised in Japan until Junior High, went to High school and college in Tucson Az. Just started my apt as a Vacation Rental in JAPAN, for I plan on returning to Arizona here in the near future, though Fukuoka will always be "home". Keeping my place there keeps me connected for when I return, Which will be 2-3 times annually. Very much a people person, and this Vacation Rental is rather fun..:)

Together - We make a great team and We look forward to meeting more people via VRBO!

Taylor & Yuko purchased this house in 2014

Why Taylor & Yuko chose Peter Howell

This is the adjacent property to my private home, which has another casita behind it that we use as a vacation rental. So if this one isn't open, inquire about the other. With that said, We absolutely LOVE the neighborhood. You can't get any more centrally located to EVERYTHING to do in Tucson ! Close to U OF A, hiking golf, great restaurants, parks, botanical gardens, malls, downtown entertainment etc, while located in a well established quiet neighborhood that was built out in 1940's.

What makes this house unique


Ask for Discounted rate for Long Winter Visitors

Guestbook comments from the owner

Taylor, we had a great time and loved both locations. We especially appreciated your hospitality and willingness to go out of your way to ensure our stay was perfect.
May 2018
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Peter Howell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Vanity and Sink
  • Vanity and shower with all the amenities to get you started for your stay. Blow dryer, soap, TP, shampoo, and conditioner.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Has Closet and Dresser
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Two twins can be put together to make a King if you'd like
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sofa sleeper that's actually comfortable.!
  • The two bedrooms have closets and dressers, over the door mirror, nightstands and all that is needed for a comfy stay. The Sofa Bed is surprisingly comfortable and there is the main tv in that room.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Very Centrally Located in the Heart of Tucson, Major Cross Streets are Alvernon and Speedway. This is our previous primary residence, situated in a neighborhood we still live in today, just a block away. We enjoy opening our Home to guests, and having many more memories made in our old home. We miss it!!


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A 1940's Midtown Tucson Gem for All Travelers
average rating of 4.8510637 based on 51 reviews

Super Duper little casita!

  • 5 of 5

I've been staying with Taylor and Yuko on their properties for 4 years now and I have loved every stay. So far, this casita has been my favorite! Attention to every little convenience and detail is much appreciated. And always very clean and welcoming. Super quiet too! I look forward to staying next year again.... Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

We had a few minor issues (note: others have access to the laundry room attached to the kitchen so don't be startled when you hear someone on the other side of the door) but overall a good experience. GREAT location if you're looking to hit the downtown scene or activities at the UA.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful houses!!

  • 5 of 5

I recently traveled to Tuscon for work and stayed at one of Taylor and Yuko's cottages. These are beautiful little houses in a lovely quiet neighborhood. They are spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated and comfortable in every way. The beds are fantastic. Taylor was extremely responsive as I had a special need that he had to help me with. Location was also very convenient - half way between the airport and U of Arizona. It was a short drive to UofA each morning. I highly recommend these cottages if you need a home away from home in Tuscon.


  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant casita atmosphere w a cozy feel.

  • 4 of 5

My sisters and I enjoyed out stay. It was spacious and clean. We appreciated the attentiveness if our hosts.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Lovely, clean, comfortable, and helpful and pleasant owners!

  • 5 of 5

This house was lovely with lots of character. Everything was well appointed and clean. It had everything we needed and was very comfortable for me, my husband, and our toddler. Taylor and Yuko were very pleasant to correspond with and made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. We'll certainly look into this and/or their other properties for future trips to Tucson!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Above and beyond.

  • 5 of 5

We rented 4 homes in two locations with some apprehension only to be pleasantly surprised by the charm, comfort and hospitality given to us by Taylor. The homes more than met our need and provided many of the modern amenities one would expect in their own home. As a huge plus, Taylor’s willingness to go out of his way and provide any additional service or amenity was quite impressive. We hosted a small family and friend get together for our UofA graduate. Taylor showed up prior to the party with additional tables, chairs and patio lights. It made out event even that much better. Yu Taylor for going above and beyond.

We would highly recommend staying at any one of Taylor and Yuko’s properties. We certainly will be back as our second future UofA grad starts his freshman year in 2018.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Tucson International Airpost
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Randolph Golf
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
4 miles to I - 10
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Gee's Garden, Kazuko, andj Zaynes
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Rocky Point
Car: recommended

This place is Close to Everything worth doing in Tucson!!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $60 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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