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

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Property Manager
Erica K.
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2017

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 .

Guestbook comments from the manager

"By the way: LOVE. THIS. PLACE. So perfect as a home base during a stressful away-from-home work week. So nicely appointed and tastefully furnished & decorated. In perfect condition and retained 100% of its charm over the years thanks to careful updating choices consistent with its 1920’s origins. I’m really impressed. I usually go to California beach towns for vacations but I have to say I’m tempted to come back here. It would be nice to enjoy Tucson while relaxing rather than trying to enjoy little bits and pieces of it while working".
Jul 2017
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Location

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

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sam Hughes in Tucson

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 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
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Stay @ 1920's Sam Hughes Carriage House ~ Villa Blanca Tortuga & Walk to the UA
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews
5

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Erica is awesome and made sure this unit was just perfect for our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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5

Great neighborhood, great home!

  • 5 of 5

Erica was terrific to work with. Our son needed a place to stay to finish out summer school and we originally rented a smaller unit from Erica. When the air conditioning in his unit wasn't working she graciously put him in a larger unit at no extra charge. We will definitely rent from her again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westfield, IN
5

Absolute Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

Without a moments doubt, this home was by FAR the nicest, most relaxed place I have ever visited.

This home is so amazingly clean, and crisp. EVERYTHING in the home is top-notch here. Everything from the utensils, to the appliances, to the ever-so-comfortable bed and sofa are top of the line.

Location is fantastic too. Walking distance to the University, restaurants, 4 blocks from groceries too! It is amazingly quiet as well.

I would rent this unit again without hesitation, and I HIGHLY recommend this unit if you are looking for somewhere authentic in Tucson.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Littleton, Colorado
5

Warm, inviting, and super cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Erica is awesome! So friendly, and accommodating. Her place is the best! I hope to stay here again some day.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

The property was outstanding And provided all the amenities that we were looking for on graduation weekend. The bed was comfortable and the water pressure was above reproach. I would absolutely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

Erica is a generous and extremely helpful host. We enjoyed our time in Tucson immensely thanks to her and her lovely flat.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Sam Hughes, Arizona

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
2017 Winter
15 Oct 2017 - 20 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£228
for 2 nights
From
£83
From
£91
Fri,Sat
£606
£1,898
 
 
Special Event 2018
21 Jan 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£815
for 4 nights
From
£188
From
£205
Fri,Sat
£1,108
£2,738
 
 
Nightly Rate
6 Mar 2018 - 7 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£314
for 2 nights
From
£125
From
£125
Fri,Sat
£606
£1,735
 
 
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8 Mar 2018 - 8 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£314
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£125
From
£125
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£606
£1,735
 
 
Nightly Rate
9 Mar 2018 - 10 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£330
for 2 nights
From
£134
From
£134
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£606
£1,735
 
 
Nightly Rate
11 Mar 2018 - 12 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£314
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£125
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£125
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£606
£1,735
 
 
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13 Mar 2018 - 14 Mar 2018
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£314
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£606
£1,735
 
 
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15 Mar 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
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£314
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£606
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16 Mar 2018 - 17 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£330
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£134
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£606
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18 Mar 2018 - 19 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£314
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£606
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20 Mar 2018 - 21 Mar 2018
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£314
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£606
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22 Mar 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£314
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£606
£1,735
 
 
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23 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£330
for 2 nights
From
£134
From
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£606
£1,735
 
 
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25 Mar 2018 - 26 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£314
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£125
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£125
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£606
£1,735
 
 
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27 Mar 2018 - 28 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£314
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£125
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£125
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£606
£1,735
 
 
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29 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£314
for 2 nights
From
£125
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£125
Fri,Sat
£606
£1,735
 
 
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30 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£330
for 2 nights
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£134
From
£134
Fri,Sat
£606
£1,735
 
 
Nightly Rate
14 May 2018 - 15 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£188
for 2 nights
From
£63
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£63
Fri,Sat
£606
£1,735
 
 
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16 May 2018 - 17 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£188
for 2 nights
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£63
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£63
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£606
£1,735
 
 
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18 May 2018 - 19 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£212
for 2 nights
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£74
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£74
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£606
£1,735
 
 
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20 May 2018 - 21 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£188
for 2 nights
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£63
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£63
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£606
£1,735
 
 
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22 May 2018 - 23 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£188
for 2 nights
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£63
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£63
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£606
£1,735
 
 
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24 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£188
for 2 nights
From
£63
From
£63
Fri,Sat
£606
£1,735
 
 
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25 May 2018 - 26 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£205
for 2 nights
From
£71
From
£71
Fri,Sat
£606
£1,735
 
 
Nightly Rate
27 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£180
for 2 nights
From
£59
From
£59
Fri,Sat
£606
£1,735
 
 
Nightly Rate
29 May 2018 - 30 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£180
for 2 nights
From
£59
From
£59
Fri,Sat
£606
£1,735
 
 
Nightly Rate
31 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£180
for 2 nights
From
£59
From
£59
Fri,Sat
£606
£1,735
 
 
2018 Winter
1 Oct 2018 - 18 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£397
for 4 nights
From
£84
From
£105
Fri,Sat
£627
£1,902
 
 
Special Event 2019
19 Jan 2019 - 19 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
£815
for 4 nights
From
£188
From
£205
Fri,Sat
£1,108
£2,738
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£228
for 2 nights
From
£83
From
£92
Fri,Sat
£606
£1,735
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38.01 + Tax
Cleaning £57.01 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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