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'Desert Retreat Guest House' Located in Historical Sam Hughes

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 1 Bath

The 'Desert Retreat Guest House' is centrally located just east of the University of Arizona. In the old Sam Hughes Historical Neighborhood, peaceful, cozy, inviting & convenient to everything.


Your front door opens up to a great room which is about 400 sq feet & is your living room & dining room combined. It is bright & cheery & through its many windows you look out over a well manicured garden with mature trees, flowers, greenery and a gently flowing fountain. From this great room, there is a private entrance into each of the 2 bedrooms. Each bedroom has ceiling fans with lights, a queen size bed, made up with soft luxurious linens, down comforters & down pillows (if prefer can be replaced with hypo allergenic fibers) & 2 night stands w/lamps. All 3 rooms have original parquet wood floors.


Your kitchen has updated appliances including a large refrigerator, gas range/oven over head microwave & dish washer. Above the sink is a murial of old Mexico. There is a kitchen door opening up to your patio & garden. Both the kitchen & bathroom have rustic/southwestern flavor cabinets & tile to complete the theme. Separating the kitchen & bath is a closet with a full sized stacked washer & dryer. In the bathroom you have a large shower with great water pressure & updated plumbing fixtures.


You have basic cable, a T.V. & DVD player & WiFi in the great room. All & all the unit is about 936 sq feet. There are games & books for your enjoyment & a collection of sites to visit once you arrive in the old pueblo.


If you would like housekeeping during your stay, please let us know in advance. Also, in advance we will need to know of any changes you would like to make to the linens/pillows due to down allergies. As you can see, the 2 bedrooms have their own entrances from the great room but they also have connecting french doors that you can be locked & draperies can be hung for your privacy. We will need to know if you want them covered or not prior to your arrival.<p>

We would be more then happy to do some pre-arrival shopping for you. If that is something you would like us to do...please email your shopping list & we will shop & put all things away in their proper places. We can take care of the expenses when you check in as we will have copies of all receipts as well as a bill for our time at $12.50 per hour + $.50 per mile.


You have a large covered patio outside your doors equipped with ceiling fans/lights & table & chairs. In your yard find a large comfy hammock, gas grill & a chiminea (mexican clay fire place).


There is something very special & inviting about this home...I'm not sure what it is but you will feel it once you enter our little world.




*********************************ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING IN/ON OR NEAR THE PROPERTY!!!*********************************







More Details

Property Manager
Adrienne Ash
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2017

About Adrienne Ash

I'm a native Tucsonan & have grown up & lived in the same neighborhood most all my life. I own several properties within walking distance which I manage myself. Am semi-retired now but in the passed have built & owned several successful business in Tucson & San Diego.

Adrienne Ash purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Adrienne Ash chose Tucson

This is a charming, cozy & centrally located property. If I already didn't live around the corner I would make this my home.

What makes this cottage unique

Private & secluded.


Sam Hughes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This is a nice large shower.
  • Towels Provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Linens Provided. Possibly can swap 1 queen for 2 twins if still available at time of booking.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
It is not necessary to have a car but if you want to really see Tucson & the surrounding areas, you might want to consider renting one. WiFi/Cable are available in the guest house at no additional charge.


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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
5 min. walk to our neighborhood pub & market
Nearest Ferry
1500 Miles
Far, Far Away
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
5 minutes by car to a public course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Downtown Tucson
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
5 min. walk in both directions
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Mt Lemmon
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Far, Far Away to Rocky Point Mexico
Car: recommended

Within 5 minutes walking or riding you can enjoy: biking, bike rentals, tennis, golf, racquetball, swimming, basketball, gym, swimming, great shopping, cinemas, restaurants, Laffs Comedy Club, public transportation, parks & playgrounds, public library & volley ball.

Within a 5-15 minute drive you can enjoy: horseback riding, miniature golf, art galleries, museums, live theatre, swimming, arts & crafts, public leisure classes, zoo, opera, ballet, concerts, rock climbing, gambling, birdwatching & hiking.

From 20 min - 1 hour you'll find: Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, Old Tucson Famous Movie Location, International Wildlife Museum, downhill snow-skiing, fishing, wildlife viewing, Colossal Caves, Kartchner Caverns, breathtaking Sabino Canyon, Mt. Lemmon, Tubac Art Community, old mining town of Bisbee, border shopping in Nogales, Mexico.

Withing 1.5 - 4.5 hours you can visit: Phoenix/Scottsdale, Sedona, Lake Powell, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, The beach and fishing resort of Puerto Penasco (Rocky Pointe), Mexico!

Other Activities: Biking & we have a few loaner bicyles. First come first choice


Rates & Availability

Sam Hughes Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fringe 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Fringe 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Holiday 2017-2018
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
Changeover Day: Wednesday
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Property Damage Protection $79

1. If you stay 28 nights or more please inquire as you may be entitled to a discount
2. To inquire about the suitability of your pet, please contact us.
3. Both cleaning fee & pet fee are NON-REFUNDABLE
4. Optional Minimum Nights Available - Less then a minimum (5 night) stay will incur a 30% rate increase - Sorry, Absolutely no stays for less then 3 nights
5. Guests must accept House Rules prior or at time of booking. Please request a copy for your review prior to booking.

There is also a 2 bedroom,1 bath bungalow on the same property that may be available as well. Please see property I.D.#129159

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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