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Stay in Tucson's Historic Center in Your Own Private Home!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), full Bath + outdoor shower, sleeps 4-6

Perfect for short/long term leisure or business visits.

This sunny 1906 home is located in the center of Tucson's historic Armory Park Neighborhood, just a few minutes walk from the opera, symphony, Arizona Theater Company playhouse, great restaurants, galleries, historic sites and the shops and clubs of Congress St. and 4th Avenue. The University of Arizona is just one mile away, and can be reached easily by foot, bicycle, car, or the new modern Streetcar through the beautiful West University District.

A beautiful alternative to the cookie-cutter nature of hotels with so much more to offer than a one-size-fits-all hotel experience, this charming detached single-family home offers 1100 square feet of personal living space including two spacious bedrooms (each with a king-sized bed), one full bathroom, a formal living room, a complete, modern kitchen and a laundry room. The home has modern heating and air-conditioning and there is lighted parking on the street directly in front of the house.

This home has been fully updated and features bright colors, warm pine-plank wood floors dramatized by 11-foot ceilings and period molding. The bath is accented with period tile, an original claw-foot bathtub, and graceful pedestal sink. For those who like to bathe in the open air, just outside the kitchen in the backyard next to the hot tub is a private outdoor hot/cold shower on flagstone.

The bright and spacious kitchen is fully-equipped with cookware and dinnerware and offers modern appliances, tile countertops, newly-installed period-style cabinets, and a dining table with seating for six.

Soft casual seating areas in the living room at the front of the house provide a comfortable gathering area for spending good times with family or friends. Outside seating on the covered front porch provides a great spot to watch the evening fall on quiet Herbert Avenue along with our classic southwestern sunsets. A full-size washer and dryer are also available for your use in a laundry room near the kitchen.

Beautiful native landscaping enhances the beauty of the home. The back yard offers a large Beachcomber hot tub with seating for five, an outdoor shower, and outdoor seating. Landscape elements, including citrus and bougainvillea, have been carefully chosen to create a warm and colorful year-round outdoor space.

The home provides popular amenities including personalized concierge service, high-speed wireless internet, CD/DVD/VHS/MP3 players, ceiling fans and local and long-distance telephone calls, all at no additional charge. Several excellent food markets are within easy walking distance of the Herbert House. The house is two blocks from the new streetcar line, providing easy access to all of downtown Tucson as well as the University of Arizona. We are bike-friendly, with easy access to the loop trail and a location one block from the finish line for the annual Tour de Tucson bike race.

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Adam Ussishkin
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, turkish, Hebrew
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Stay in Tucson's Historic Center in Your Own Private Home!
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
Victoria BC, Canada

Great place

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking for a place in the heart of Tucson, look no further. Located on a quiet two block long street it is ideally situated to explore Tucson's revitalized downtown. The house has everything you could need to self cater, with a full service market just a 10 minute walk away. On the other hand it is close to all kinds of restaurants, bars, clubs, theatres and galleries. If you are exploring outside the city it is just a few blocks from all major highways.

The check in was seamless, and host Adam was attentive without being intrusive. If we return to Tucson this will be our choice of accommodation.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Longmont, Colorado

El Tour de Tucson

  • 5 of 5

Unbelievable location! We were 1 1/2 blocks from the start/finish of the 'tour'...what a lucky find this vintage home was. The Herbert House is charming, to say the least! It has been lovingly taken care of, is clean, and has everything you could possibly need for a short or long-term stay. The revitalization of downtown is wonderful and what better way to enjoy it than to stay at the Herbert House, just a couple of blocks away. The area is safe, the neighbors are friendly and the hosts, Adam and Andy are very gracious and caring, attending to every need you may have. We highly recommend this house and if we ever need a place to stay in Tucson, this will be our first choice, and it should be for others, as well. Thank you Herbert House for letting us and our families celebrate within your walls for a few days. Sylvia & Wayne Gardner

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review and for being such wonderful guests! It was such a pleasure to connect with you and thanks as well for all of your additional recommendations. We look forward to welcoming you back! Best, Adam
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Beautiful and quintessentially Tucson

  • 5 of 5

The house itself was full of Tucson charm. The house was warm and inviting as was the neighbourhood. Everything was within walking distance. I was pleasantly surprised to learn there was a hot tub and an outdoor shower! It truly felt like a home away from home for me and my friends. Adam, our host, was kind and helpful. I will definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks so much for the kind review - we are so glad you enjoyed the Herbert House! Thanks for being such great guests, too!
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Great access to downtown and U of A

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a very comfortable, 4-night stay. The support we received before, during, and after our stay was superb. Our hosts were hospitable and very helpful. The house is wonderfully appointed. We especially enjoyed the close proximity to all the downtown restaurants as well as the streetcar which proved to be a fast, convenient, and inexpensive method of transportation to the U of A.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay in Tucson

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay if you are locally to be centrally located in Tucson. Is within walking distance to lots of great restaurants, the space is very comfortable and the owners are great.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holiday visit at the Herbert House

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at the Herbert House over the Christmas holiday, and it was a wonderful home base for exploring Tucson and celebrating the holiday. The house is very conveniently located close to restaurants downtown; we were able to walk to a restaurant for an excellent Christmas Eve dinner upon our arrival. We also visited the Tucson Mountains and the San Xavier Mission, which were both within an easy drive. The house very comfortably slept 4, and we cooked Christmas dinner for 6 in the well-equipped kitchen. Adam was a gracious host; he was very easy to get in touch with and was very friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Art Galleries, Opera, Symphony, independent playhouses, the Historic Fox Theater, Clubs and Cafes, Historic Neighborhoods and Sites


Rates & Availability

Downtown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016/2017
Dec 16 2016 - Feb 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Feb 15 2017 - Apr 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $85

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Phone (free local and long-distance), Wireless internet, Fully renovated kitchen fully stocked with utensils, dinnerware and cooking equipment.

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