CASITA HELENA-- CHARMING COURTYARD IN CENTRAL TUCSON

Ross Raderstorf

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
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CASITA HELENA-- CHARMING COURTYARD IN CENTRAL TUCSON

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Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Detached Unit, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

This is a recently renovated Spanish Colonial apartment in central Tucson. We offer a charming one bedroom unit located in a quiet and secure four-plex property. Located in an historic neighborhood within walking distance to the University of Arizona, University Medical Center, and the 4th Avenue shopping district, this apartment has been recently remodeled inside and out for your pleasure and comfort. The kitchen has new appliances and is fully stocked and ready for you to prepare delicious meals. The bedroom has a comfy pillow-top queen size bed and luxurious linens to provide a good night's sleep. Refinished oak floors add a warmth and charm to the interior space. Each room has several windows and tall ceilings which offer and abundance of natural light. The courtyard has been expanded with privacy walls and a new brick patio offers an inviting outdoor living space for our guests. A set of chaise lounges and comfy adirondack chairs are ready for you to relax as you read your favorite books and magazines. At the end of the day watch a beautiful Arizona sunset and then prepare your dinner on our gas grill and dine out under the stars.

Keywords: Courtyard, apartment, one bedroom, casita

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Ross Raderstorf

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Hello,

My name is Ross Raderstorf and I am the owner of Casita Helena. My wife and I have spent the last two years renovating this fantastic property. Although it had been neglected in the past decade, we have now restored it and brought it back to its original glory. This gave us great satisfaction.....seing the original oak floors come back to life through refinishing them, giving both the interior and exterior a fresh coat of paint, planting new trees and shrubs.

I took on this project once I decided to retire from teaching after 25 years in a local public school district. I find renovation work highly rewarding. I also enjoy meeting people who come from all over the world and provide whatever they need to make their stay enjoyable and memorable.

We make Tucson our home and live fairly close to Casita Helena. Together with our two daughters (age 13 & 11) we sometimes check in to the casita for a staycation ourselves, making a shopping trip along 4th Avenue, taking in a musical concert at the U of A campus, or heading on foot downtown for great meal.

Ross Raderstorf purchased this apartment in 2010

We knew this property had great potential. We loved the courtyard area and the fact that all 4 units shared this common space. Expanding the courtyard to the rear of the property completly changed the space. Because of Tucson's mild winter weather, we created an outdoor room that can be enjoyed all season long. We love to sit in the courtyard and hear birds singing from all sides of the property. There is room for several groups of people to enjoy the space at the same time, but yet still have their own privacy. Casita Helena also has a basement apartment (rare for Tucson) that has been converted into a laundry room for the property.

Casita Helena is in a great location for central Tucson. It is conveniently located near the University of Arizona main campus (6 blocks), the University Medical Center (9 blocks) and the 4th Avenue shopping district (5 blocks). The new street car project (scheduled for completion in 2013) will connect all the above areas and continue on through the downtown district, onto the Menlo Park area west downtown. Since the street car stop will be four blocks from the casita, it will be easy for our guests to enjoy easy access to central Tucson without having to get in a car.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights
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5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Casita Helena-- Charming Courtyard in Central Tucson
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Casita Helena-- Charming Courtyard in Central Tucson
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p395799vb
520-869-9928
Tucson Arizona
Canada
5

LOVELY PROPERTY IN A GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week at Casita Helena and enjoyed it very much. It is within easy walking distance of the very vibrant 4th St. with its many wonderful restaurants, coffee shops and stores. You can get almost anywhere easily from this location.

The casita is small but clean and comfortable. We only ate our breakfasts there but you could cook basic meals as well. A washer and dryer are also available at no extra charge.

Ross, our host, was very helpful in providing suggestions for sites to see, excellent places to eat and he even provided two bicycles for us to explore Tucson's excellent cycling infrastructure. When we arrived, the fridge was stocked with bottled water and there fruit and a selection of snacks.

The courtyard provided a quite shady place to relax or eat outdoors.

We enjoyed our stay at Casita Helena and would highly recommend it to others wishing to spend time in Tucson.
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Casita Helena-- Charming Courtyard in Central Tucson
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p395799vb
520-869-9928
Tucson Arizona
Traverse City
5

EXCELLENT LOCATION! LOTS OF ATTENTION TO DETAIL THAT MADE THE STAY VERY NICE!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at the casita while vacationing in Tucson for ten days with our 9 month old baby. We had the pleasure of meeting Ross and his wife during our stay. They put A LOT of effort into details that were above and beyond what we expected. The casita was impeccably clean with luxury bedding and all of the necessities to make for a more than comfortable stay. We highly recommend Helena Casita for anyone visiting Tucson that wants to be walking distance to the University and 4th Avenue area.
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Casita Helena-- Charming Courtyard in Central Tucson
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p395799vb
520-869-9928
Tucson Arizona
5

CASITA REVIEWS (2)

  • 5 of 5
I was fortunate to stay a week at Casita Helena, and then 2 weeks at Casita Emmalia. Both places were excellent as to location, cleanliness, quality and function of furnishings including the kitchen, and overall maintenance. The photos were accurate as was the description. Ross was the perfect host...friendly, helpful and always just a phone call away. He was there to greet me and show me around when I arrived on the first evening, and it was nice to have a few breakfast items there to start the first day. I would stay here again and highly recommend. Jim
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
business
Casita Helena-- Charming Courtyard in Central Tucson
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p395799vb
520-869-9928
Tucson Arizona
Traverse City, Michigan
5

REALLY FINE EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
This casita and location are ideally situated within walking or biking distance of the U o fA campus, and the hip 4th Ave and downtown Tucson areas. The hosts ensure that you are equipped with everything you need to get started exploring Tucson on day one, rather than spending your first hours shopping for household or personal items. The casita is situated less than a block from designated bike routes, of which Tucson has an abundance. Although I had rented a car, I was able to get around on several days during my 2 week visit using a bicycle alone. In addition to being well equipped, this casita is very clean, very private, and secure. There is a common enclosed court yard where you can sit outside and read, or just enjoy the sun. Although not a large space, this casita is perfect for an individual or couple who are looking for an economical alternative to a hotel. You are at once close to the urban vibe of Tucson, but also able to escape from it. You are also vey close to hiking trails and mountains which ring city. I am headed back next year.....
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Casita Helena-- Charming Courtyard in Central Tucson
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p395799vb
520-869-9928
Tucson Arizona
Traverse City, Michigan
5

REALLY FINE EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
This casita and location are ideally situated within walking or biking distance of the U o fA campus, and the hip 4th Ave and downtown Tucson areas. The hosts ensure that you are equipped with everything you need to get started exploring Tucson on day one, rather than spending your first hours shopping for household or personal items. The casita is situated less than a block from designated bike routes, of which Tucson has an abundance. Although I had rented a car, I was able to get around on several days during my 2 week visit using a bicycle alone. In addition to being well equipped, this casita is very clean, very private, and secure. There is a common enclosed court yard where you can sit outside and read, or just enjoy the sun. Although not a large space, this casita is perfect for an individual or couple who are looking for an economical alternative to a hotel. You are at once close to the urban vibe of Tucson, but also able to escape from it. You are also vey close to hiking trails and mountains which ring city. I am headed back next year.....
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Casita Helena-- Charming Courtyard in Central Tucson
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p395799vb
520-869-9928
Tucson Arizona
Texas Hill Country
5

GREAT LOCATION, CHARMING PLACE

  • 5 of 5
This lovingly restored apartment within a larger 1930s era Spanish style hacienda is perfect for a couple interested in a relaxed, graceful accommodation nestled in the heart of Tucson. The space is compact but very comfortable, with lots of attention to detail. Within easy walking distance of the university and 4th avenue business district. The owner, Ross, is super-nice. The property is in great shape. We came to Tucson to see the sights, but we could've just as easily spent all our time hanging out here. The outdoor courtyard is beautiful and well-maintained. Keep in mind that you won't be here alone-- there's a friendly dog and also some neighbors, but for us it only added to the pleasant, laid-back ambiance in Tucson. We couldn't imagine a better, more representative place to stay in the city.
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

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Tucson Apartment Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $75/nt
  • US Dollars
  • $75/night* or $375/week May 15-Aug 31
  • $85/night* or $450/week Sept 1-Nov 30
  • $95/night* or $500/week Dec 1-May 14
  • Contact owner for special rates that apply during the Tucson gem and mineral show
  • *3 night minimum
  • Cash or personal check only. Security deposit required on all rentals

Amenities

Tucson Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
  • recreation center
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • racquetball
  • golf
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
Notes:
Charming courtyard, Adirondack chairs, chaise lounges, very private, very quiet.

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