1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 2 Sleeps
- english, spanish
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 Sam Hughes
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 .
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Weekend stay for UofA graduation
The place was great, well equipped, great bed.
We will use it again upon returning to Tucson
This second level apartment was perfect for my short trip to Tucson to visit our son at UA. Located very close to the university as well as restaurants and shopping, this was perfect for my needs. The bed is extremely comfortable, and the kitchen and bath have all of the necessary amenities. Erica is an exceptional host - kind, easy to reach, full of ideas, and eager to help out in any way. I highly recommend!
Staying in Erica’s place was amazing! She puts such care into making it special!
We highly recommend staying at Erica’s place! It’s in such a convenient neighborhood central to everything and it’s just beautiful! The details, the care, the sweet notes she left for us...all so wonderful. She also gives the best advice for travel and food in Tucson. We will be back for sure!
Location location location!
Erica's style, warmth, and comfort abound in this delightful "casita" for one or two persons. Close to the University, downtown, and other Tucson attractions.
This was a great place to stay!
We enjoyed the location close to campus and the detailed information on activities and restaurants. The apartment was thoughtfully furnished with everything we needed and Erica was always available and helpful. We would stay here again!
Sweet vintage apartment
My husband and I stayed in the carriage house for a long weekend getaway. It is a perfect location near the University, everything you could need is very convenient. The bed is very comfy, lots of fluffy towels, nice screened in porch, super cute kitchen and decor. We really enjoyed our stay!