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Unique , Vintage Studio Apartment for Leisure/Corporate Travel

Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This is a truly unique 1920's vintage property that has been completely renovated for your pleasure and comfort. If interested in an urban vacation experience, in Tucson on business, maybe a yoga workshop or a training athlete, this is the place. Complete kitchen with granite counter tops and slate back splashes, lots of cooking utensils, and fully equipped . Comfortable and cozy in every way with flat screen television , Roku internet steaming, Pandora radio, Netflix, and much more. Enclosed interior courtyard with outdoor seating for meals and relaxation. More than a wonderful alternative to a hotel stay, you'll be pleasantly surprised with the accommodations.

There are 2 sides, an East/West apartment, with a shared courtyard. They are not identical, but offer the same amenities - each side has it's own distinct personality.

A bit about the 'hood. Close proximity to Downtown, 4th Ave. shopping , U of A - all within walking distance, great urban location!

We also provide locally roasted coffee, nice selection of teas, french press, drip pot, fully functioning kitchen, nice toiletries and linens. Ask if there's something else you may need to enhance your stay....

Keywords: Vintage Studio Apartment

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Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2018

About Debra

Hi, I have lived in Tucson since 1987 in West University neighborhood. It is a very vibrant place, lots of fun and exciting things to do all within walking distance. Besides hosting new and interesting people, I am a blown glass artist, and a Mom.

I love to swim, practice yoga, river rafting, go for long walks or hikes, and work on new glass pieces when I can. Life is full and fun, especially with my daughter who loves the performing arts.

Being a host has allowed me to meet lots of wonderful people, some of them becoming good friends. I am always happy to share my knowledge of Tucson, my favorite places and anything else that will enhance my guest's stay in the ol'Pueblo...

Debra purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Debra chose Downtown

I have always loved and lived in older homes. The construction is solid, unique, with great detailing that you don't normally find in newer buildings. I love the challenge of renovating places with good bones, preserving the old, and adding something new. This is a great neighborhood, West University, one of the oldest in Tucson!

What makes this apartment unique

The proximity to everything Tucson is a major plus. You can walk to most venues, and the rest are a short drive to get there. Easy access to I-10, walkability score of West University neighborhood is very high.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Downtown, Arizona

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Queen size Beds (1) Simmons back care imperial queen, 6' wider than conventional size, and very comfortable!
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Luxurious linens and natural toiletries provided, we also provide locally roasted coffee, exclusively for our guests and premium teas, plus grinder and press pot. Original refinished wood floors and exposed brick next to ceiling. European shower room with stone floor, radiant heat underneath. A great neighborhood for tooling around... Meticulous attention to detail.


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Unique , Vintage Studio Apartment for Leisure/Corporate Travel
average rating of 4.923077 based on 39 reviews

3 days in Tucson

  • 5 of 5

Great central location yet away from the hubbub. Would stay here again in a minute...

  • Review Submitted: 15/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Happy

  • 5 of 5

Debra kept the place very clean. She is readily available. House is small, but very comfortable. We stayed a month & enjoyed ourselves immensely.

  • Review Submitted: 01/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant, efficient space in the heart of Tucson

  • 5 of 5

"HomeAway" is the perfect trademark because during the month my wife and I stayed here it quickly became like a home to us. Located within easy walking distance from the University, 4th Avenue and downtown. Also close to bus and streetcar. We stayed for one month and although we did a lot of tourism in that time, we also spent a good bit of time just relaxing and enjoying our little house and garden. Our landlady was a pleasure to deal with, and we plan to stay here again the next time we come to Tucson. Although the space is compact, it is efficiently laid out. The kitchen is fully functional and we had a number of home-cooked meals. Boutique grocery stores as well as supermarkets are close by.

The only downside is that there is a park a few blocks to the north which attracts homeless people, and you might see them from time to time passing through the area. But still a delightful neighborhood to stay in, and I never felt in danger walking alone or at night. Bird watchers will enjoy the garden visitors. The Tucson Audubon Society is a short walk away.

The property is split into two units, so occasionally we had neighbors, both of whom were repeat customers. That's the kind of place this is. It's just been a couple of days and I already miss it.

  • Review Submitted: 01/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place great location!

  • 5 of 5

Great place great location. Walking distance to 4th Ave restaurants and shopping.

  • Review Submitted: 19/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Clean and comfortable. Size was perfect for the 2 of us.

  • Review Submitted: 07/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Casa Amarillo West - Fun, Funky Little Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

We came to Tucson to hike and visit its unique botanical gardens and nurseries. Casa Amarillo West was the perfect place for the two of us to come back and relax after a day of exploration. We loved preparing our meals in the well-equipped, cute little kitchen while listening to the extensive collection of music provided for us. The bed was exceptionally comfortable and the unique bathroom shower was a fun surprise for us. We loved eating our meals at the cozy table for two. We enjoy small, well-designed spaces that offer a unique settings and a taste of the local furnishings and style. While the location is in an edgy neighborhood, we always felt safe and comfortable and appreciated how easy it was to get to other areas of Tucson easily, safely and quickly. Debra was attentive, responsive and her attention to the comfort of her guests showed in many ways from the selection of coffee and teas, to the care taken in making sure the cottage met our needs. We would not hesitate to stay again. Fabulous find!

  • Review Submitted: 04/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great pedestrian neighborhood, great local bus service and now the streetcar construction is complete, up and running! In close proximity to the University of Arizona, 4th Ave. Shopping District, and Downtown Tucson, which offers many music and great dining venues, wonderful natural food coop within walking distance , nightlife, and entertainment, lots of excitement, lots of fun!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Downtown, Arizona

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
15 May 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee AU$53.76

$75/night* or $375/week May 15-Aug 31
$85/night* or $475/week Sept 1-Nov 30
$95/night* or $550/week Dec 1-May 14
There is also a 35.00 cleaning fee, all additional taxes, etc., included.

Contact owner for special rates that apply during the Tucson gem and mineral show
Minimum 3 stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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