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Stay @ 1920's Sam Hughes Carriage House ~ Villa Blanca Tortuga & Walk to the UA

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

Description

Sam Hughes Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 2 Sleeps

Welcome to villa Blanca Tortuga, high above it all in a 1920's loft style apartment. This vacation rental is on the second floor, is perfect for a relaxing place to nest and is accessible to 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 carriage house is located in Sam Hughes, a national historic neighborhood, has been recently lovingly updated, is bright, spacious and very comfortable.

This fully outfitted carriage house has a complete kitchen with a gourmet stainless range, microwave, coffee maker, blender, all utensils and dishes. The dining patio seats four, and the home boasts old world furnishings. All utilities are included; along with high speed internet, a DVD player and a deluxe 42" television with 99 cable channels! There is a he washer/dryer, a wonderfully charming vintage bathroom - complete with luxury linens. Villa Blanca Tortuga sleeps two persons comfortably with a master bedroom that sleeps two (Simmons Beautyrest Classic McCalister Plush Super Pillow Top King sized bed).

With the gorgeous weather found in Tucson, the large rear patio can double as a dining room. The small yard boasts comfortable patio furniture perfect for enjoying the birds and butterflies while sipping your morning beverage.

Well behaved pets may be considered. Smoking never permitted.

Villa Blanca Tortuga welcomes you to Tucson!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Erica K.
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016

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 Blanca and inspire the eclectic sampling of the world within. I was born in Villa Blanca Tortuga, and Grew up in Tucson in this very property, I wanted to name my special bungalow property 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 cottage in 2010

Why Erica K. chose Tucson

My parents were renting Villa Blanca Tortuga, the carriage house in the 1960's while attending the University of Arizona. When I was one year old my parents Read an ad in the paper, where the original owners of Villa Blanca - had listed the entire property 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 College I too lived in the Carriage house, and my sister also lived high above it all 'upstairs'. 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 Tortuga .

What makes this cottage unique

I love Villa Blanca Tortuga with all of my heart - it is a beautiful lofty home full of warmth, Joy and truly does hold many wonderful memories in life - good times with friends - walking or bicycling to the University of Arizona - having breakfast at Rincon market, creating independence as an adult - Fantastic dinners on the Patio. In this space, the lofty views can't be beat and the special Stained Glass windows - I did in college are pretty special too... Now it's your turn to make some memories and experience the warmth and love of a family carriage home known as Villa Blanca Tortuga .

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Stay @ 1920's Sam Hughes Carriage House ~ Villa Blanca Tortuga & Walk to the UA
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
5

I clean, quiet place.

  • 5 of 5

This is a well-kept and quaint space. It is very conveniently located. The neighborhood is pretty.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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5

Oasis in the desert

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this property was like a little peace of heaven away from home. Whenever we come to Tucson we love visiting family but it can be a little hectic at times. Having this peaceful little apartment to come home to was so nice. It was relatively quiet, the furnishings were so warm and inviting, and the king-sized bed was amazing, the best sleep I've had in ages. The best part was having drinks and relaxing on the quaint little terrace. The beautiful and historic Sam Hughes neighborhood was close to the freeway which made getting around town a breeze. The owner, Erika, was a dream to work with, her attention to detail and friendly personality made us feel right at home. We will definitely be staying here again - Vanessa & Phil

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Toronto Canada
5

Perfect !

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Villa Blanca Tortuga. The apartment was spotless. The kitchen well equipped with everything one could possibly need. We loved having our breakfast in the sunroom! Erica is a perfect hostess and went out of her way to make to make our stay perfect. We look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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4

Very clean and neat.

  • 4 of 5

It was very neat and clean and Erica was very helpful whenever we had any questions. Very quiet neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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5

Clean, Convenient, Charming, Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This was as advertised in every way. Excellent base for golfing and hiking and getting to know Tucson. Owner very helpful during rental process and afterwards with lots of info and guidance for dining, activities, etc. Checkin was easy with the cleaning person showing us around and ready to deal with any issues (there weren't any). We'd definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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5

Clean & Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Older building; second floor (definitely not handicapped accessible). Erica was enthusiastic, friendly and responsive. Definitely not modern, but clean and we found it very comfortable. We found the location very handy. Wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Sam Hughes Place / Championship
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Reid Park
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Downtown Tucson
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Grimaldi's Pizzeria
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Mt Lemmon
Nearest Beach
180 Miles
Puerto Penasco Mexico
Car: recommended

Rates & Availability

Sam Hughes Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2016 Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$90
$550
$1,800
 
 
Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
$675
$2,200
 
 
2017 Special Event
Jan 25 2017 - Feb 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,250
$2,700
 
 
2017 Winter
Nov 1 2017 - Jan 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
$99
From
$109
Fri,Sat
$650
$2,195
 
 
Special Event 2018
Jan 21 2018 - Feb 18 2018
5 night minimum stay
$225
$1,250
$3,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$75
$450
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.
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Amenities

Sam Hughes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 , shower
  • This vintage original bathroom has a Tub with shower built in. A hair dryer has been supplied so you can leave yours at home!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Very Large, Light and airy this room has a King Sized Bed, Dresser, Armoire, Reading Chair, Lamps and is very comfortable. There is no Television - but many local books.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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