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Graduation @ U of A, River Path and Restaurants Close!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 240 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

240 Square Foot Studio, Fully Furnished,

A great place to stay, centrally located. The guest house is detached from the main house with a patio table and chairs under an old mesquite tree. Enjoy your morning coffee and a pastry from the french bakery close by. The guest house has an under the counter refrigerator, two burner hotplate, coffee maker, dishes, pots, toaster oven, microwave, queen size futon with memory foam mattress, bathroom with a shower only, no tub. A small water heater for showers 7-10 minutes, free wi-fi. Shampoo, soaps, linens, coffee, teas, and a hot pot. Please note that there is not an oven or cook top, but a toaster oven and two burner hot plate. No smoking inside. Close to shopping, restaurants, hiking, biking, Tucson Racquet Club and UofA.

Alene Coverdale
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2017

About Alene Coverdale

We have lived in Tucson since the 1970's, and have come and gone for schooling, working in Lesotho, Mexico, a stint in Denver, but always coming back. Twenty years ago, we bought our first house just a half a mile from this location. Alene is an educator by trade and Scott works for a non-profit agency. We've raised our two boys here and look for every opportunity to engage in outdoor recreation.

Alene Coverdale purchased this studio in 2000

Why Alene Coverdale chose Richland Heights East

We bought our current home as a 'project' and ended up moving into it and staying.

Several people have lived in the studio over the years, but we decided to give the vacation rental a try. We are three miles north of campus. We enjoy meeting travellers and like to give people a chance to explore a unique part of the country.

Our hope is that people will come and enjoy the place and the surrounding area, and make it a part of their regular vacation plans. We live on the property too, and are happy to point the way to the beaten track or off the beaten track for the best recreation, relaxation and exploring that we have discovered in Tucson and Southern Arizona.

What makes this studio unique

We think that you will find the location of this home ideal. This rental is within a bus ride to campus and stadiums, restaurants and shopping. There is easy access to the city center, the Campbell corridor restaurants, Finger Rock Canyon trailhead, the Rillito River a bike-and-pedestrian parkway, grocery store, and many great music and art venues.


Richland Heights East Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 240 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3/4 bath
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 0 - 1 queen
  • A Studio
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing


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(16 traveler reviews)

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Graduation @ U of A, River Path and Restaurants Close!
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Great little studio! Warm and welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful studio for two!! This studio was the perfect place for us on our short visit to Tuscon. We were able to enjoy many of the nearby sites in Tuscon & surrounding areas; including restaurants. The studio was very clean & cute and the yard was lovely! We'd definitely stay here again. Alene was very welcoming, too.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing our little part of Tucson! You are wonderful guests to have stay in the studio. Hope you are able to make it back to Tucson.
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Terrific Studio!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a pleasant stay! The proprietors are wonderful and have thought of every little thing yet the economical price is perfect for a casual traveler or couple. Very comfy and quiet and scenic. This part of Tucson is lovely. Close to everything and adorable grounds and accommodations. Thank you for the terrific stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris! Glad you were able to make it to see a bit of Tucson. Look forward to seeing you next time!
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed our stay in this studio apartment. We could walk to the river trail, Trader Joes, coffee shop, and numerous places to eat. The neighborhood is very quiet. We spent lots of time relaxing on our private patio. Alene and Scott are perfect hosts. This was our first time using vrbo and it could not have been a better experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy, it was wonderful to have you stay with us. Glad you could enjoy the walking and the peacefulness of the patio and studio. Look forward to seeing you again!
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Cozy studio

  • 5 of 5

It's a comfortable space. Very functional, just as advertised. Owners are very helpful and accommodating. Good location for getting around town. I really enjoyed my stay, thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Small, cute, safe. A perfect place for the single traveler.

  • 5 of 5

I am a single senior citizen and stayed here from December 19, 2016 thru January 18, 2017. It a great location for easy access to many attractions in Tucson. Neighborhood is quiet and safe. The studio is located in the back yard which is completely surrounded with a privacy fence. The studio is equipped with everything you need, including shampoo, soap and lotions. Washer and dryer conveniently located right off the side door. Although I didn't really get an opportunity to enjoy the patio, anyone staying during nice weather could enjoy breakfast or a nice evening there. The units only heating is a small space heater, however, it quickly heated the unit up. The hot water heater is small, and only allows for maximum of 5 minute shower, so be prepared when you step in. As long as you don't want daily room service, this place is better than a hotel stay and the price can't be beat. You won't be disappointed. I would definitely stay here again. Alene and Scott are wonderful host and their 9 yr old dog was very sweet and gentle.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you are able to return and enjoy the grill and Patio!
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Comfy, cozy, darling cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay! Everything was exactly as the listing had described. Detailed and thoughtful care of the property was evident, along with lots of creative touches. The location was great, with barely any traffic, and it was quiet. Being in this neighborhood gave us a good local feel for Tucson, and it was easy to get from there to all of the places we wanted to visit. Alene, the host, was welcoming, responsive, and helpful. I would recommend this property to anyone who is traveling solo or for two people who don't mind being in close quarters.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, We enjoyed your stay with us! It is wonderful to meet people with whom we share this wide world! We are thankful to have a place to share with others where they can relax away from home. We hope you make it back this way to see more of Tucson!
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Car: not necessary

The guest house is just half a mile from Tucson's premier bike / equestrian / pedestrian parkway. Walk or bike to the Tucson Racquet and Fitness Club, or nearby riding stables. There are 33 restaurants within a couple of miles, ranging from Tucson-casual to elegant fine dining. Enjoy a quiet retreat or a convenient base for a wide variety of outdoor activity.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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