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Wildflowers are blooming ~ 1920's Sam Hughes Casita ~ Villa Blanca Mariposa

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 915 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Stay at Villa Blanca Mariposa a lovely 1.5 Bedroom/1 Bath Home and walk to UofA

Welcome to Villa Blanca Mariposa, perfect for a relaxing vacation with immediate urban amenities, well situated only two blocks from the University of Arizona, within a mile of the University Medical Center, near the Gem Show venues, and close to anything in Central Tucson. This charming 1920's bungalow home is located in Sam Hughes, a National Historic Neighborhood, has been recently lovingly updated, is bright, spacious and very comfortable.

This fully outfitted historic home has a complete kitchen with a gourmet stainless range, microwave, coffee maker, blender, all utensils and dishes. The dining room seats four, and boasts beautiful furnishings. All utilities are included; even cable television and high speed internet! There is a 42 inch flat panel tV in the living room and a 32 inch Smart TV in the Master Bedroom, a HE washer/dryer, and a wonderfully charming vintage bathroom - complete with luxury linens. Villa Blanca Mariposa sleeps two persons comfortably (up to four people) with a master bedroom that sleeps two (King size bed), and a half bedroom

which sleeps up to two guests on a Twin Trundle Bed.

With the gorgeous weather found in Tucson, the large rear patio can double as another living room, dining room and kitchen with comfortable patio furniture and a beautiful stainless grill.

Local vegetation are perfect for enjoying the birds and butterflies while sipping your morning beverage.

Well Behaved Pets may be considered. Smoking never permitted.

Villa Blanca Mariposa welcomes you to Tucson!

More Details

Property Manager
Erica K.
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Erica K.

An entrepreneur by nature, I have enjoyed the freedom and flexibility that a self directed path can provide. I have loved to travel and annually embark upon both a beach vacation and an exotic destination in a far away continent - you will find exotic mementos from my travels adorn Villa BlancaMariposa and inspire the eclectic sampling of the world within. Growing up in Tucson in this very property, I wanted to name my special bungalow to honor my connection to my mother, my family and the heritage of the house, hence the name Villa Blanca which means white house - where my friends said I lived as a kid. While home in Tucson, I love to landscape, You will see me working on my properties tending to the mesquite trees, Peruvian apple cactus a native willow or assisting guests at Villa Blanca and other homes. I have always enjoyed cooking - entertaining friends and family and hosting many social events, and look forward to hosting you during your stay in Tucson!

Erica K. purchased this bungalow in 2010

Why Erica K. chose Sam Hughes

My parents were renting the carriage house house in the 1960's while attending the University of Arizona. Reading an ad in the paper the original owners of Villa Blanca - had listed it for sale - it turned out to be my parents landlords - who enjoyed the young couple so - and sold it to my parents over another buyer. With the assistance of my Grandmother for a down payment, My mother and father moved to the front house and raised us girls - in 2010 Villa Blanca passed through the generations from my grandmother, mother and sister to my self - for me to share with you as Villa Blanca.

What makes this bungalow unique

I love Villa Blanca with all of my heart - it is a beautiful home full of warmth and truly does hold every memory in life - Christmas trees, Easter bunnies, Thanksgiving Dinners, watching sesame street while laying on the living room floor, cartwheels in the front yard - giggling with friends - walking to school - having breakfast at Rincon market, bicycling to the UofA. Now it's your turn to make some memories and experience the warmth and love of a family home known as Villa Blanca.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Erica, Everything was perfect from your sweet house to the wine, flowers, toiletries, linens, furnishings, etc. We appreciated your dining and activity recommendations & all of the resource books, pamphlets, etc. Can't wait to come back next Year!
Mar 2015
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Amenities

Sam Hughes Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 915 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Twin Trundle Bed Sleeps Two in Half Bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Bed sleeps two in Master Bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Thank you for viewing,and booking!

Reviews

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Wildflowers are blooming ~ 1920's Sam Hughes Casita ~ Villa Blanca Mariposa
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Another great stay.

  • 4 of 5

This is our 4th stay at Villa Blanca Mariposa and we will be back in the winter. Comfortable bed, well appointed kitchen and close proximity to the university make it ideal for us.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Charming bungalow close to University of Arizona

  • 5 of 5

This charming house is right across the street from the UA stadium making it super convenient as we were in town for a game. It is fully equipped with anything you could possibly need for your stay. The neighborhood was surprisingly quiet. Great communication from the owner. We had a great visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, cute casita in central location

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay at Villa Blanca and would recommend it for others. It was very clean, well decorated and equipped, and in a convenient location. Erica was pleasant to work with and available if questions/concerns arose (I had no issues during my stay). Thank you for making my transition to Tucson easy and comfortable!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming property

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 loved our stay here. Such a charming older home with upgrades throughout! Lovely eating areas on the back patio and yard. Close proximity to the University, a big park and shopping. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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5

Fabulous home and great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at this home. It was more than we expected. "Top of the line" bedding and towels. Comfortable furnishings and fully stocked kitchen appliances and dishes. Lovely landscaping in both front and back yards. Perfect location with easy access to downtown. Very quiet neighbors. I would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Villa Blanca Mariposa transcends all expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

This bungalow is absolutely perfect! it has historic character, the warmth of a home, a blend of contemporary and eclectic and southwestern decor, all done very tastefully. The towels are thick, the sheets are smooth, the pillows are lofty, the cupboards are full of supplies. I was very happy to have a garage for my car, to keep it out of the Tucson sun. The laundry room was an unexpected bonus. The location is superb. Erica's suggestions were abundant and detailed. I walked the lovely neighborhood streets every morning. I loved seeing the cactus gardens and architecture of the Sam Hughes district. I will return. Thank you, Erica!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
Bob Dobbs Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Randolph Park
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-10
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Social House
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Mount Lemmon
Nearest Beach
243 Miles
Puerto Penasco Mexico
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $90

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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