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Historic Home in a Great Neighborhood... 'Casa de Jacobus'

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Charming restored historic 1920 bungalow with high ceilings, wood floors, up-dated kitchen and backyard deck. Quiet street in a quiet neighborhood close to U of A campus, 4th Avenue shops/restaurants and downtown Tucson. 1050 sq. ft.

This is a single-family detached house, not a guest house or in-law apartment type of residence.... a great deal of space for one, low, year-round price.

A small room between the bedroom and the bathroom could accomodate a crib or small children's bed if needed. Let me know in advance and we'll work something out.

Photos by: Ryn Gargulinski

(for more photos see also casadejacobus dot com)

Keywords: Casa de Jacobus, historic 1920's California bungalow, TDY housing

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 July, 2018

About The Owner

I relocated from a 1906 bungalow in San Francisco to this 1920 Tucson gem in 1996 and lived in this house for almost ten years. I enjoy fine-tuning this wonderful home and aim to make you feel welcome and comfortable. I also love exploring Southern AZ and provide lots of brochures, maps and info about Tucson and day trips to surrounding sites. Please check out the 'Points of Interest' map and all the websites provided... and enjoy your visit to the beautiful Southwest.

The Owner purchased this house in 1997

Why The Owner chose Downtown

The original house was tiny and in 1945 the large living room and bedroom were added bringing the total square footage to the current 1050 sq. ft. I resonated with the neighborhood and the warm character of the other historic homes in the area. The neighborhood is walkable and enjoyable (sidewalks! front porches!). I live only 10 minutes away from the property (in another historic neighborhood) so I am available for the 'meet and greet' and close enough to answer any questions you may have during your stay. In 2011 the wood floors were refurbished, the kitchen was remodeled and the house was completely painted inside and out. This can be your home away from home.

What makes this house unique

The home features vintage Tucson art along with local artwork that celebrates the uniqueness of the beautiful Southwest and the Sonoran desert. Looking for kitsch, knick-knacks and kokopellis? You might want to look elsewhere. Looking for classy, uncluttered and serene? You won't be disappointed!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Downtown in Tucson

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Located walking distance to University of AZ campus, 4th Ave. shopping and downtown Tucson. Lots of great local coffeehouses and restaurants. The house has all the charm of a historic house with high ceilings and hardwood floors. It's 1100 sq. ft., immaculate and tastefully furnished including art work by local artists. The street is very quiet and the neighborhood is safe.


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(28 traveller reviews)

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Historic Home in a Great Neighborhood... 'Casa de Jacobus'
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

A gem!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Casa to attend the graduation of our daughter from the U. Not only was it close to campus and an easy walk downtown and to 4th Street, but it was also a great base to use for travel further afield. We loved the back yard and even in the May heat we used it for breakfast and dinner. We hope to return to Tucson and this will be the first place we search out for accomodations.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to host you! Look forward to your return. Mary G.
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Charming, lovely home in Tucson close to University

  • 5 of 5

This house was just delightful for a stay in Tucson while attending a conference at the University. The house is tastefully furnished and decorated. Everything was very comfortable. We enjoyed meeting Mary the owner and hearing more about all the great places withing easy walking distance--restaurants and a terrific independent bookstore, Antigone. The neighborhood was great for walking--interesting older homes that are mostly unique.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. It was such a pleasure to meet you both. Glad you enjoyed the house and the neighborhood!
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😄Casa Jacobus

  • 5 of 5

CJ is centrally located, very comfortable, and cute. Mary has covered every detail of what a traveler would need or could possibly want -PLUS!! Even though we didn't have the pleasure of meeting her, she was in contact and always responded immediately. We would not hesitate to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking such good care of my historic house. Hope to see you on your next trip to Tucson! Would love to host you again.
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Relocation to Tucson

  • 5 of 5

Having accepted a job in the Tucson, AZ area I was lucky enough to locate Casa de Jacobus. Its excellent location near the University of Arizona, useful amenities such as kitchen and WIFI, and beauty made it a great place to get started in Tucson.

Casa de Jacobus is a great place for anyone who is traveling to Tucson for business or for recreation.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I was very pleased with both the house and its location.

  • 5 of 5

Mary does a great job in her description of the property. I booked the house for a three week stay. Upon arrival I found the house was appointed with all the necessary items one would need for a short or extended stay. Mary, the owner, is verry approachable and quick to respond to any questions you may have. I would not hesitate to book another stay the next time I am in Tucson.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice comments! I was happy to host you and glad to provide the summer discount! All the best, Mary
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our long weekend in Tucson staying at the Casa de Jocobus. A cute 1920s bungalow very well decorated with everything you need. The owner Mary is a pleasure to work with. We loved that we were about 5 blocks off the bike path!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Delse... I also appreciated your suggestions including recommending BICAS for bike rentals. Glad you also enjoyed our local theater gem: The Rogue. Hope to see you again!
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Nearest Point of Interest
4th Avenue Corridor
Nearest Point of Interest
Easy access to downtown
Nearest Point of Interest
University of Arizona
Nearest Point of Interest
U of A Main Gate
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Museum of Contempory Art
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Center for Creative Photography
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The Poetry Center
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AZ State Museum
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Centennial Hall
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Planetarium/Flaundrau Science Center
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Time Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Museum of Art
Nearest Point of Interest
The Loft Cinema
Car: not necessary

Lots of interesting activities on University of Arizona campus (including concerts, movies, sports and community events) and site-seeing throughout Southern Arizona. There's excellent hiking opportunities and world-renowned birding locations. I have plenty of brochures, maps and AZ Highways available to help you plan your itinerary. There is a lot to see in Southern Arizona. See my map and click on the points of interest and visit the listed websites for ideas!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Downtown, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £37.77

Please add a cleaning fee of $50 to the rates shown and tax for stays under 6 months. Summer rates negotiable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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