|Minimum Stay||3 - 15 nights|
This light-filled, cheerful getaway is located in the heart of the West University Historic District, 4 blocks to the U of A campus, and 1 block from the 4th Avenue retail district. Walk to downtown, restaurants, shopping, and arts events. Within 10 minutes of Reid Park, home of the Tucson Zoo, the Randolph and Dell Urich golf courses, and a lovely outdoor pool and Rec Center.
All outdoor activities abound, or just enjoy sunny Tucson from the private, walled yard. Porch/patio is perfect for outdoor dining or just basking in the sun.
Please see my other listing, 322155.
The two-story loft apartment has 1 bedroom and 1 full bath. It comes completely furnished, with WiFi, TV, DVD, CD stereo, iron/ironing board, ceiling fan, air conditioning and heat. The kitchen is fully equipped, including stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, blender, toaster, cooking accessories, dishes and silverware. The apartment sleeps 1-4, with a Queen-size bed in the bedroom upstairs and a full-size fold-out couch in the living room. All bed and bath linens provided. Laundry facilities available at several local Laundromats.
If you like, we can do a pre-arrival shopping of food and beverages on a cost/hourly basis.
If you will be here for any of the holidays, we can also supply decorations and have the place festively adorned for your arrival on a cost/hourly basis as well.
We had a wonderful week! The carriage house was just right for the two of us, it had everything we needed. The courtyard was a great spot for morning coffee or relaxing in the early evening after exploring Tucson or the surrounding area. The wonderful eclectic 4th Avenue shopping district is within walking distance, a block away. There is a very nice Co-op, Food Conspiracy Co-op, for groceries, various stores for all sort of other shopping plus a number of nice places to eat. I would also suggest Time Market, 3rd and University for beer, wine or a slice of pizza. However we mostly picked up groceries and ate in. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking.
The carriage house is also close to downtown or if you are looking to head out into the surrounding area, close to highway access. Once the light rail system is up and running in the fall of 2013, access all over the city will be even better.
We are looking forward to a return trip and would definitely stay here again.
Great location! Would recommend this to anyone visiting wanting to stay near UofA and Downtown. Easy walk to all the best restaurants. Susan is an excellent host and provided us with everything we needed prior to our arrival. Looking forward to staying here again on our annual trip to Tucson!
Susan's place is charming and functional. Perfect location in historic 4th ave neighborhood. The price is excellent! I'd love to stay here again next time I'm in Tucson. Steadily looking forward to it, actually. :)
Location is off the charts! We walked to 4th Ave, Downtown and the University. The property was in nice condition. It is rather small and the steps to the bedroom/loft could be a challenge for some. I consider this a great value and would absolutely stay here again.
This is such a nice, well-outfitted, convenient base from which to explore Tucson. I had a great time staying here and hope to return in the future. The place is well described, and the photos do a good job of showing what it's like. I didn't realize until I got there, however, that the bedroom space is a loft overlooking the living area. It's very airy and the high ceiling makes it feel bigger. The kitchen is extremely well-outfitted and I cooked every night with ease. Everything was clean, in great condition, and just what is needed.
Susan is an exceptionally organized and efficient host. Her communications were so detailed and clear, and every detail was taken care of effectively. She is clearly a real pro at this, and puts a lot of effort into making her guests' experience a happy one.
I was amazed at how easy it was to operate without a car from this location--and I don't think that would be true from many other spots in Tucson. Having a group of cacti right out the front door in the little patio brought the desert closer. Having the streetcar a couple blocks away was super-useful. I was surprised at how quiet it was given how close this location is to the bustle of 4th Avenue.
I'm not from the SW, so I was concerned about the fierce summer weather. It was 108 degrees several days while I was there! But the AC and fan in the carriage house work perfectly, as if those temperatures are nothing.
Stay here if you can--it will be a lovely experience!
I just completed a two-week stay. The location was good for 4th Ave/UofA, but other than that it was one of the most average places I have ever stayed. It was not a pleasant first morning to discover there was no soap, shampoo or a blow dryer (I understand on these kind of rentals that the renter supplies this stuff but I have stayed in a lot of them across the world and have always experienced a starter set of supplies). The owner replies to emails quickly but was rather inflammatory and accusational when I pointed out that the ad indicated there was a phone and the space did not have one (being out of country this was an important feature in the space that I booked which was why I had booked months in advance). I found this out a few days before I was to arrive -- too late to find something in the same price range in the same general area. Because of work-related teleconference calls (and yes, I do know about Skype, etc) I had to have access to a phone. When I suggested this was going to add some cost to my stay and hours of inconvenience driving to a place a few times where I could use a phone, she accused me of bullying her. So please do check the ad carefully and be in touch with her regarding anything that is important for your stay. I was there for work and wanted a space to work at ... the desk that is in the photos is not in the space so another way that the advertisement was not accurate. The bed was very nice but the towels need replacing. I assume they were stained with bleach or something at some time but they did not look appealing to use (I have photos if you are interested). The couch needs replacing -- saggy and not very clean. Very old TV. I was not really fond of the alley entrance because I was there by myself. The alley is not illuminated at night so if you do not put the house external light on when you leave in the sunny daylight it is very dark to enter the property. If you are looking for a place in the coming months you might want to inquire too as to the status of the construction job next door (lots of hammering during daylight hours). Please also note that in my 30+ vacation-type rentals, I have never left a review containing negative comments but, all in all, this was not a very good experience. If your only/primary criteria is proximity to 4th Ave/UofA it is a great option. If you have other criteria such as starter amenities, accuracy of advertisement, cleanliness, I would suggest you consider other options.
$75 - 80/Night
All rates are for 2 people. For each additional adult, add $25/nt. Kids stay free. Maximum occupancy 4 people. Minimum stay is 3 nights. A deposit of 50% due at time of booking; balance + cleaning deposit due at check-in.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.