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Authentic Adobe in Central Tucson Residential Area

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(small twin), 2.5 Baths,

Welcome to Royal Palms II, a centrally-located Old Tucson authentic Adobe home. ALL modern creature comforts, including swimming pool (not heated in winter),of course, wireless Internet for your convenience! Sleeps 4 (5 in a pinch, very small pullout twin sofa bed in alcove off back bedroom). Professionally decorated in Arizona Inn style. Available by the weeks and extra days. Shaded off-street parking. Cental heating and air conditioning.

Two bedroom – with an ultra cozy queen-size beds 2 ½ baths, and FULL kitchen.

Beautiful dining room with Saguaro ribbed and Vega beams ceiling. Have a dinner party for six or many, many more! Also good for a fabulous conference meeting.

Amenities include: FREE cable TV, FREE wireless Internet service, FREE utilities; swimming pool (not heated); your own private patio; gas BBQ grill; Excellent central city location, 5 minutes from University of Arizona, golf, shopping, restaurants, and major medical centers. No smoking in the house.

Unique custom designed interior, Spanish-colonial furnishings including a large dining table, Mexican tile kitchen counters.


Airport: 9.63 miles

Tucson downtown: 4.94 miles

Restaurants within one mile:

The Feast

The Dish

Lodge on the Desert

Old Pebulo Grill under a new name

Lots of Sushi resturant close.

Char's Tahi food,

Koren and Greek and Mideastern all walking distance.

Numerous ethnic restaurants

Mid-eastrn grocery around corner.

Owner resides on the premises and has pets, two friendly cats, one small dog.

Keywords: Guest Home

More Details

Gigi Brown
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About Gigi Brown


I am a retired interior design professor. A devoted yogi. For 40 years in this dear home and it still remains my sanctuary. The home has lots of character. I have been blessed. You will love it too.

Gigi Brown purchased this house in 2007

Why Gigi Brown chose Peter Howell

I choose to rent some of my home because of too much house. It's now like a duplex, separated by enclosed hall and utilitie room.

Remember thick adobe walls, the areas of each house parts are not attached, just passage way with locked doors at either end of passage hall. it's prefect!!!

What makes this house unique


Your guesthouse is the main residence and very comfortable and private, although semi attached to east wing, where I live. You have your own patio, (a pool & backyard which we might share). It"s amazingly comfortable & convenient all around.

The best benifit is location. Close to everything.

You will be in the very center of Tucson, a short hour drive from Mt. Lemmon, there is a ski reort, and yes a winter, sometime you can ski our 9000+ ft mountain. Also, two minutes drive to a great public golf course. Minutes away from University of Arizona campus and three major hospitals, UMC, TMC and St Joseph's.

Our location is within walking distance from the Speedway and Alvernon intersection.

Contact me for more info, Cordially, Gigi. home, cell (520) 730 4576. Always leave message! Always and many thanks


Peter Howell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons. This is only a small love-seat sofa into a small twin bed, for a child.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

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Authentic Adobe in Central Tucson Residential Area
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
Santa fe new mexico

Very cluttered! Needs to clean out closets and kitchen cupboards!

  • 3 of 5

Eclectic home in the heart of Tucson! We were 5 and it would have been better for 4....The owner is on site with info on all things Tucson....She and her dog, LuLu, are very friendly and helpful...

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your evaluation. You are so right. That one closet needs a redo. It’s crowded with bedding. Kitchen cupboards needs to reduce. I appreciate you taking the time to write. I enjoyed having you. Hope your knee is feeling better! Thanks again🤗
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milwaukee, WI

Comfortable digs

  • 4 of 5

Good spaces for two couples!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and comfortable all around!

  • 5 of 5

We shared this stylish 2BR with family and loved having a nice house to just sit and visit in. It's so comfortable and felt like home right away. The neighborhood was close to everything and we enjoyed morning walks. I'll come back again and I'd recommend to anyone needing a place in Tucson for 4 or 5 people. Really enjoyed it!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! You guys were great!!! So glad it all worked out. Hope your Dad stays healthy and happy for many years to come. I really do hope to see you again in the future. My best Gigi
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San Francisco

Just right!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place! Very centrally located near the University of AZ and super comfortable. The casita is very well decorated, the kitchen is very well stocked and the beds are very comfy. We loved staying here and only wished we had spent more time in the casita than we did, as we were out and about the majority of the time. To top it all off, the owner, Gigi, is delightful and very helpful while maintaining total privacy for guests. Corresponding with her to set things up was a breeze too!

I highly recommend this spot. Plenty of room and very quiet and peaceful. An oasis of calm and comfort in cnetral Tucson!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I appreciate your business! I really hope to have you back. There is really lots to do here year around. I'll be happy to turn you on to some great places. Most very close. Hikes, mountains (skiing) 45 mins from my door.
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at GiGi's place in April 2013.

Nice place, tastefully appointed, clean and furnished with whatever you need. Good neighborhood in central location...

Gigi is very personable and pleasant to deal with.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thanks. Love to ave you back!
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Southworth, WA

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough positives about my stay at the "Royal Palms II". The owner, GiGi Brown, was extremely gracious and helpful, although she was only available when needed. My room and the facilities adjoining were immaculate and exceptionally comfortable — about 5 light-years better than a hotel. If you like comfort, privacy, feeling at home, elegance yet informality in a perfect location for Tucson, then this place will suit your needs. I can hardly wait to return for a visit to Tucson so I can stay there again. Thank you for helping to make my visit safe, carefree and memorable.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Car: necessary

Parks close by


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.1%

Double occupency. No more for 4 people.
No pets.
No smoking

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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