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
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.
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.