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Arizona Wildcats Charming Bungalow Near Historic Arizona Inn

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bath (sleeps 4)

Two bedroom with jack and jill bath just minutes to UMC and U of A

This is a charming bungalow built in the 1920's that has been owned by only 2 families. The cottage is a short walk to the world famous Arizona Inn and a short walk to Himmel Park, the U of A and UMC. The home features the original hardwood floors, and coved ceilings. The Wildcats McKale center, the Football stadium etc.. are just a few minutes walk away. The home has a gas fireplace, plantation shutters and remodeled kitchen and bath. Wireless internet is included for checking email or surfing the web. The home is just a short walk to numerous restaurants and college bars. Beginning this July (2014) you can catch the new Modern Street Car next to UMC that will go through the U of A Campus and downtown Tucson where there are numerous restaurants, bars and theatres. The Arizona Inn has a fantastic Sunday Brunch and is just a 5 minute walk. In July the Tucson Modern Street car just a short walk away starts service to University square and downtown Tucson where you can enjoy shows at two different theatres, or explore a multitude of restaurants and galleries.


Blenman-Elm Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 6 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Arizona Wildcats Charming Bungalow Near Historic Arizona Inn
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Tucson 2016

  • 4 of 5

Very nice bungalow near the U. of A. campus and the streetcar. Nicely and decorated furnished with great outdoor space.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
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Windsor, UK

Outstanding in every way

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 9 days and cannot express our delight highly enough - the property and the owners Russ and Donna are amazing. Russ looked after us very well, nothing was too much trouble - from sourcing a hairdryer for my friend and leaving super instructions to the various supermarkets for us to advising us on the best places to visit. I have never used HomeAway before so didn't know what to expect - well, I was blown away by this experience. Russ and Donna have a lovely little casa, clean and tidy and exactly as described in listing - we have already decided that we will stay here again next time we come to Tucson. We had everything we needed and more, they even provided a lovely selection of goodies for us to enjoy :) From here we visited the Sonora Desert Museum and Sabino Canyon, we also drove down to Tombstone and San Xavier - all well worth a visit. The bungalow is only a few minutes outside of town but you really wouldn't think it as it was so very quiet! So Russ and Donna, thank you so very much for having us and for being so wonderful :)

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
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Tucson, Arizona

What a wonderful find in Tucson!

  • 5 of 5

The home was everything and more. It was neat and clean, had everything we needed and wonderful location close to the UofA. I loved the bungalow feel with the hardwood floors and the decor fits the home...just like home. Russ was easy to work, always available and so helpful in suggesting local "must-sees"; he obviously take pride in his home and making his guests feel comfortable. I would definitely recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay in Tuscon

  • 5 of 5

Russ was very attentive and helpful. We had a small problem with the garbage disposal. He responded to our e-mails immediately and fixed the problem quickly. Thanks so much Russ. This is a very cute and comfortable bungalow in a great location. The listing is accurate, the property clean and well maintained, and the owner provided excellent customer service. We enjoyed our stay very much and appreciated how the owner responded to our requests.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paula, thank you so much for the review. I am glad you enjoyed your time in Tucson. I appreciate you letting me know about the garbage disposal and was glad I could take care of that quickly without affecting your stay at the bungalow. You are always welcome back! Russ and Donna
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loved this home

  • 5 of 5

This home was just perfect for the two of us. The house has lots of character. It is located in an amazing location-easy walk or drive to everything. Loved that Whole Foods is the closest market. I stayed the first night alone in a new city and felt completely safe in this neighborhood. The only tiny inconvenience was my grandson could not watch the basketball playoff's on the TV. No cable and poor reception on the channel that carried the game. So, if TV is important for you, bring your IPad. We watched the game on it and that was fine. I asked the owner, Russell, for a favor and he could not have been more helpful. I would definitely rent this home again. Russell did everything to make this home feel like my own.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at our Casa. I appreciate the kind and thoughtful review. Russ
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Our Minnesota Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Though small, the unit was tidy, well-appointed and well-suited for our needs. Had we been confined indoors because of inclement weather, it would have been too small. However, with the glorious weather we experienced, we were able to spend ample amounts of time enjoying the large back yard in the evening, and the pleasant front yard in the morning. We took advantage of the proximity to the university to walk to several activities there, and thoroughly enjoyed the walkability of the quiet and quaint Blenman - Elm neighborhood. Being addicted to CNBC, the absence of cable TV caused severe withdrawal symptoms early in my stay. The owner was gracious in offering whatever we might have needed to make our stay more comfortable. Brunch and drinks at the Arizona Inn, just a short walk away, offered a respite from my pedestrian grilled meals.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review. You were wonderful guests. I am glad you had good weather to allow you to get out and see the area and some of what Tucson has to offer. Russ and Donna
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Russ Dennis
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2017

About Russ Dennis

Tucson Arizona native.

Russ Dennis purchased this bungalow in 2002

Why Russ Dennis chose Blenman-Elm

This property has been restored by the new owner and is cherished as an historic property in the Blenelm community. The property has only been a vacation rental since October 2012.

What makes this bungalow unique

Laundry facilities, walking distance to most everything to enjoy your stay yet close to public transportation if needed.


Tucson Botanical Gardens
University Of Arizona
Tucson Museum of Art
Reid Park Zoo
Tucson Convention Center
Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant
Grimaldi's Pizzeria
Fox Theater
El Charro Cafe - The Original
El Minuto Cafe
Randolph North Golf Course
Gentle Ben's Brewing Company
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Tucson International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bob Dobbs
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Randolph Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Ski Valley
Car: not necessary

This bungalow was built just a few years after Arizona recieved statehood. The home has been remodeled to offer all the needed amenities for a traveler to enjoy their visit to Tucson. It's just 3 blocks to Himmel Park that features Tennis courts and an outdoor basketball court as well as one of Tucson's public libraries. Randolph Park's El Rio Golf course is just 4 miles away as well as the Tucson Zoo. There are concert opportunities just a few miles to downtown or sporting events at the University of Arizona. One of the best medical facilities UMC is just a few minute walk away as well as the famous Arizona Inn Resort. A short drive to one of 4 local casinos for those more adventurous. Several museums are just a mile away near the U of A and every kind of food imaginable is within walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Cleaning fee of $75.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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