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Historic Restored 1880’S Adobe, Central, U. a., Downtown

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 adults and 2 kids)

Tucson AZ vacation apartment in Restored historic 1800’s adobe house. Fully renovated and very comfortable. Lots of beautiful redwood trim, hardwood floors and 10 to 15 foot ceilings. Bedroom, den, sitting room, bath and kitchen fully equipped. The property accommodates a maximum of two adults and two related children.

The house is centrally located in the historic Iron Horse Neighborhood within walking distance of the University of Arizona campus and to downtown and the historic 4th Avenue retail district.

The vacation apartment is comfortably furnished and includes a fully equipped kitchen, bedroom with a queen sized bed, a beautiful restored sitting room with 12-15 foot beam ceiling, pine and redwood paneled Den with flat screen HDTV, internet-ready Sony box, satelitte direct TV cable, and DVD video library with as well as a Queen-sized sofa sleeper, and tiled bath with tub with massage water jets. Off-street parking is provided for compact vehicles as well as on-street parking directly in front of the house.

Pets are welcome and the property includes a small fully fenced private yard with granite patio.

The architectural style of the house is “Transformed Sonoran”, typified by high adobe wall construction with a framed peaked roof. The house was probably built originally as a “railroad house” to house Union Pacific railroad workers in the late 1800’s. Later the house was owned by the western photographer Albert S. Reynolds in the early 1900’s, and was kept in the family until 1987. We purchased the property in 2006 and spent several years restoring the house.

Note: Special restrictions apply for international visitors. Inquiries should include text (i.e. no blank e-mails) and a contact phone number.

Keywords: Historic, Iron Horse Neighborhood, Adobe, 19th Century, Restored, Territorial, 4th Ave. Shopping District, University of Arizona

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Andrew

We purchased this house in 2006 and have been restoring and renovating it since then. The house is divided into 2 apartments and we occupy one of these. We manage the vacation rental studio and are there to provide vacationers and travelers with a comfortable stay.

Andrew purchased this house in 2006

Why Andrew chose Tucson

We purchased the property to restore, to offer as an historic rental, and to live in. The location is very convenient for Travelers coming to the down town Tucson area, and the U. of A.

What makes this house unique

The house is one of the oldest properties in the historic Iron Horse Neighborhood, and has been and renovated with many historic features to make a comfortable and inviting place to stay.


Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children. Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Child bed available upon request, Baby Cribs (1) Crib available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen-sized sleeper sofa in den Single love-seat sofa sleeper in sitting room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
10-14 foot ceilings, historic renovation, front porch, Small fully fenced yard for pets


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Historic Restored 1880’S Adobe, Central, U. a., Downtown
average rating of 4.586207 based on 29 reviews

Charming 1880's Adobe

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely & evoked thoughts of the early days in Tucson. We enjoyed all the comforts we needed. Even though it got to be 98 degrees outside, the house stayed comfortable - we never put the air on & didn't miss it a bit. Low humidity certainly helped. Location was convenient to everything we wanted to do. Thank you, Andrew, for a great stay. We will certainly try to return.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, cozy place!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time at Andrew's beautiful house.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Cozy and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful little place to stay, comfortable and clean and exactly what I was looking for. The kitchen was charming and the bed was just the kind of firmness I like. I travel quite a bit throughout the year, and it was nice to take a break from the regular hotel stay to live for a week in an actual home, especially one as well taken care of as this.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olympia, WA

Sweet casita in Tuscon

  • 4 of 5

This little adobe is exactly as presented. Very comfortable, and very well-supplied in the kitchen and bathroom. The host Andrew lives next door and was very helpful. There was plenty of room for my husband and I to spread out and relax after our days of hiking. We cooked at home a few nights and also went out to eat. The house is in a very convenient location, as you are able to walk downtown to see museums, etc, and also to the hopping area of 4th Ave, and up to the University of Arizona. The corner it is on is a little noisy, but once inside the house, there is virtually no noise. When we escape the Washington rain and return to Tuscon, we will try to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location to downtown yet quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This adobe provides a quiet and peaceful rest from the city, yet you are only blocks from Tucson's downtown center. A lovely remodeled interior providing a relaxing home away from home.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautifully restored property done with loving care

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed meeting Andrew and talking with him about the restoration. The location is ideal as is the layout of the apartment. We had our dog with us and the small yard was very helpful. Very, very comfortable. If we are lucky enough to come to Tucson again, we will definitely stay here.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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The property is within walking distance of the University of Arizona campus (3 blocks), convenient to Tucson Gem Show venues, within walking distance of the historic 4th Avenue shopping district (4 blocks) and downtown Tucson (6 blocks).

The property's location is very convenient for attending Tucson's twice-annual 4th Avenue Street Fair, which features hundreds of artists and artisans from across the country.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $85
Pet Fee $25

The property accommodates a maximum of two adults and two related children. The property cannot accommodate 3 or more adults.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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