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Susan Christy

Member since: 2005
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Lovely Casita in Historic District

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 12 nights


Photos and Description of this West University holiday apartment

Spacious 2 BR 2 BA - Walk to UofA, Med Ctr, Fourth Avenue & Downtown

This beautiful casita is in a lovingly restored early-1900s carriage house, in the West University Historic District. This is a large space - 900+ square feet - and sleeps up to 6 comfortably. There are 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Conveniently, there are 2 exterior doors to the apartment - 1 in the living room and 1 in the master bedroom - making it ideal for couples or families traveling together.

Comfortably appointed with everything you need to make this your Tucson home, the casita has been completely renovated. There are saltillo tile floors and original artwork throughout. There is off-street parking in front of the apartment and a beautiful, private yard with table, chairs and grill for enjoying the outdoors.

Short or long-term rental.

There is no smoking allowed inside the casita. Sorry, no pets.

The casita comes completely furnished, with WiFi, flat-screen TVs, cable, 2 DVDs, CD stereo that is MP3 compatible, washer/dryer, iron/ironing board, ceiling fans, central heat and air conditioning. The kitchen is fully equipped, including stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, blender, cooking accessories, dishes and silverware.

The casita sleeps 4-6, with Queen-size beds in both bedrooms and a Queen-size fold-out sofa in the living room. All bed and bath linens provided. Rent includes all utilities, cable TV and wireless internet service.

Located in the heart of the West University Historic District, 5 blocks to the U of A campus and 1 block from the 4th Avenue retail district. Walk to downtown, restaurants, shopping, and arts events at the University. Within 10 minutes of Reid Park, home of the Tucson Zoo, the Randolph and Dell Urich golf courses, and a lovely outdoor pool and Rec Center.

All outdoor activities abound, or just enjoy sunny Tucson from the private, walled yard. Porch/patio is perfect for outdoor dining or just basking in the sun.

If you like, we can do a pre-arrival shopping of food and beverages on a cost/hourly basis. If you will be here for any of the holidays, we can also supply decorations and have the place festively adorned for your arrival on a cost/hourly basis as well.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Susan Christy (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks english


based on 12 traveller reviews

Lovely Casita in Historic District
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

What a great little casita!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend staying in this sweet little casita nestled in a quiet historic neighborhood. I stayed during the month of August while I helped my daughter move into her dorm at the U of A and a 2nd time in the month of Oct. All I can say is the AC worked splendidly, the beds were comfy, the kitchen was loaded with all your cooking needs, and the private court yard was a nice place to unwind during the evening. The casita is blocks away from University Blvd. and 4th Ave. where you will find amazing eateries and shopping boutiques. The pictures don't do this place justice! Susan is a great host who will answer all your questions. Give this little casita a won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely feel at home apartment

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in Tucson after a long, late night flight and were exhausted. We opened the door to this lovely gem and breathed a sigh of relief, we felt at home. The location is very convenient, and even though it is so close to the lively district it is very quiet. There are some staples in the cupboard, we were thrilled to be able to make a cup of coffee and tea and even have honey in it before leaving the next morning. The bed is comfortable, the lighting very good. Our only problem was that there were no regular chairs. All chairs are high "bar type". That gets uncomfortable if working on a laptop or that type of activity for any length of time.

We would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Tucson who wants to be near U of A or the downtown area. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Close to University of AZ campus - Great find!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband is a Univ. of AZ Wildcat alum and a huge sports fan. We made plans with Univ. of WA friends last year (after the Wildcats lost to the Huskies) to travel to Tucson to watch the rematch. As the game date drew closer, we discovered this "rematch" fell during UofA's "Family Weekend" and all hotels near the campus were booked up months in advance. My husband can be tough to please and is leery of vacation rentals. He prefers to stay at Hilton or Marriott hotels where he knows what to expect. Although he had his doubts, this place won him over!

The home is conveniently located close to campus. If you plan to visit the campus - this place is PERFECT! We were able to walk to campus (10 min walk), to the football stadium (20 min walk) and even caught the "Red vs. Blue" basketball game at McHale Center. There is a wonderful shopping district near campus, great restaurants (highly recommend Gentle Ben's Brewing Co.) and happening places for "night life" all about a 10 minute walk away. There are also some additional dining options & an awesome cafe/organic foods market just a block away.

The rental is tucked back in an older neighborhood and could be a little bit tricky to find after dark, but we were lucky and found it quickly. I felt very safe/secure, as the rental has an exterior locking gated entrance through the yard which leads to the home. Also, the home has those wonderful "security screen doors" that are popular in AZ. The home was clean, nicely furnished and had updated bathrooms & kitchen. The beds were quite comfortable. The home has a patio in the fenced yard with beautiful outdoor furniture and a gas barbeque grill. We had plenty of room and didn't feel we were tripping over one another. There is a TV in each of the 2 bedrooms, and one in the family room, with the cable listings provided. The home has secure wireless, with the access code provided. Surprisingly, the home's location was quiet and peaceful, even with the close proximity to businesses.

I really can't think of any "down" side to this rental. The owner took great care to make sure everything you'd need is provided. I wish we would've had more time to enjoy this lively little find. We will definitely stay here again the next time we travel to Tucson!

In case you're curious, the Wildcats beat the Huskies 52 -17. Our UW friends are eagerly awaiting the next "rematch" in hopes their Huskies can try to beat the Cats!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hailey Idaho

Best Family Home Base Ever!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for Christmas 2011 and had the vacation of a lifetime. The home was cozy and the perfect layout. The owner, Susan, was easy to communicate with and even decorated the home with beautiful Christmas decorations. The location of the apartment is perfect for walking to 4th Ave and University. I hope to come back very soon.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Tuscon and we had a wonderful time staying at this apartment. It was a great location, it was very clean, and the amenities were perfect for us. Also, Susan provided excellent customer service both before and during our stay. We have two very young children and there was more than enough space for our whole family.

Not only would we highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Tucson, but this would be the only place we would stay if we came back to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our favorite place yet to stay in Tucson.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I come to Tucson a couple of times a year, to visit our daughter and her family, and have stayed in a few vacation rentals in the area. This apartment is our favorite by far and will be our first choice from now on. The apartment is very nice; very clean and well-maintained, with all the comforts and conveniences, stylish and homey at the same time. The location is nice, in a quiet area of historic homes, feels safe, and is within convenient walking distance of the 4th Avenue restaurants and shops, downtown Tucson, the University of Arizona and Main Gate Square. The Reid Park complex (public golf course, pool, zoo, walking path, etc.) is just a short drive away, as are stores providing common necessities, such as Target and Safeway. Truly, for an extended stay in Tucson, I just don't think you could find a nicer vacation rental!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in West University, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer/Early Fall
1 Jun 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2016 - 26 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
Gem Show 2017
27 Jan 2017 - 12 Feb 2017
12 night minimum stay
13 Feb 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

All rates are for 4 people. For each additional adult, add $50.00. Kids stay free. Maximum occupancy 6 people. Minimum stay is 4 nights. A deposit of 50% due at time of booking; balance + cleaning deposit due at check-in. You will also be responsible for all loss or damage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in West University, Arizona

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Queen pull-out sofa
  • Master bedroom has it's own bath and seperate sitting area with TV and DVD player. Bedroom #2 has an antique drop-front desk and a flat panel TV. Both bedrooms have large closets and luxurious linens. Living room has a Queen-size foldout sofa.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Shed
  • 6 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

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