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

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 22, 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.


Iron Horse Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • 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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
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


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Historic Restored 1880’S Adobe, Central, U. a., Downtown
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 22 reviews
Evergreen, CO

Great location, pleasant duplex

  • 4 of 5

This duplex is roomy and well maintained. It is very accessible to downtown and the university area. My only suggestions are more light in the bathroom for shaving and stronger wifi so it extends into the bedroom. Great rental for people attending gem show.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at this charming little house centrally located in Tucson. It was well furnished and had all of the kitchen and other items that we need it for a week. We loved being able to walk over to the university and to the 4 th Ave shops and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Middleton WI

Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

We love staying in interesting neighborhoods and we enjoyed this one. We could walk to the U as well as 4th Avenue for restaurants. The trolley stop was close for other trips.

Andrew had nice touches added for our stay- coffee, creamer, a bottle of wine, and the basics needed for living. The apartment was clean and we felt comfortable there.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mary Poppins-like ... Practically Perfect in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

Andrew and Brenae are wonderful hosts, and their rental property is practically perfect in every way.

Plenty of room for two humans and two canines, a great backyard area for exploration, and a centralized location for all our plans.

They understand the value of efficiency, and have renters so well accommodated that we hardly used the front room. We have rented houses twice this size and a quarter as useful. Yay for hanging apparati!

And they provide a clock on wall. In 20 some-odd rentals, we have never seen clocks. It was easy to answer the question, "What time is it?"

The kitchen is well appointed (make sure you close the fridge door, it likes to hang open), we had plenty of entertainment after nasal crud dropped one of us (movies galore), and we never had trouble parking. The bathroom's nice size and doorway makes excellent use of hall space for maneuverability.

I did not notice unreasonable road or party noises during our 6 day stay. I love the sink, its size and depth made dish washing quick and easy, and we hardly heard anyone in the unit next door.

The bad ... well, there really is not any. I am highly sensitive to scent, so used my own soap rather than that graciously provided (and they do not used highly fragranced detergent for the towels or sheets - thank you, thank you, thank you). The pillows are fairly flat for a side sleeper, but enough are provided to double 'em up and sleep well. The internet can be spotty in the bedroom, but works perfectly throughout the rest of the house. And I'd suggest adding a pair of scissors to the kitchen ... makes opening chip bags easier!

In short, a great "small" space that really shows the time and effort the hosts put in to creating and maintaining this home away from home. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy convenient duplex

  • 4 of 5

Andrew was very accommodating every step of the wash. The duplex was convenient to all the venues we visited during the Gem & Jewelry Show, convenient to restaurants & highways. We wouldn't have felt safe walking in the neighborhood at night, but it was fine during the day. The kitchen is equipped for cooking, which we did, several times. The bed was ok- not great. There is a huge DVD library to enjoy. The jetted hot tub felt like a treat until the hot water ran out before there was enough water to use the jets. All in all, we would stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay. The house is clean, and very livable. I came down with a bad flu, and felt so lucky that we were staying in a home instead of a hotel. We loved how close were to downtown. We'll totally stay again. Thank you Andrew.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Iron Horse Historic District House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

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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