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Walk to Gem Show - Adobe Bungalow in Downtown Tucson's Barrio Viejo

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Remodeled 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Home Near the Convention Center and Downtown Tucson

Just minutes walking from central downtown Tucson is our vintage two bedroom one bath bungalow. It is a detached single family home of approximately 900 sq ft. The walls of the original home are mud adobe. The floors are wood and concrete. The windows are vintage wooden sash, some with original glass. The recent remodel added concrete floors, a modern kitchen, washer and dryer, and a modern bath. It is centrally heated and air conditioned. Each bedroom has a king size bed. Both front and back yards are fenced. In front is a covered porch. In the back is a garden and covered patio.

Within walking distance you will find libraries, restaurants, theaters, museums and Tucson's Convention Center. Buses stop at the corner and go directly to city center. The new Sunlink Streetcar can be caught by walking three blocks North to Cushing Street, then left down the hill to Granada. Running and biking paths are also nearby.

Golf, casinos, national parks, the University of Arizona, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, hiking and biking are a short drive away.

About an hour by car is Arizona's wine country in Sonoita and Elgin, the Mt Lemmon Ski Valley, Kartchner Caverns or Nogales, Mexico (be sure to bring your passport).

A bit further by car you can visit Tombstone, the Town Too Tough to Die, and Bisbee. Both are old mining towns.

More Details

Mary Lynne Benhase
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2017

About Mary Lynne Benhase

I was raised and live in Southern Arizona and love it's unique weather and landscape.

Mary Lynne Benhase purchased this bungalow in 2013

Why Mary Lynne Benhase chose Tucson

For me this property is just right. It's small and central, but spacious enough for a small family. I love that its historical. Food and entertainment are a short walk away.

What makes this bungalow unique

Close proximity to downtown Tucson is a plus.

Please be aware that the Post Office does not deliver mail to this address.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Barrio Viejo in Tucson

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • No bathtub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • caving
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Walk to Gem Show - Adobe Bungalow in Downtown Tucson's Barrio Viejo
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Nice house, great location

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I met in Tucson, coming from different states, to attend the Tucson Book Festival. The house in Barrio Historico was perfect for us: the location was great, the house was well stocked, and it was very comfortable to be in. The neighborhood itself is an interesting one to be in, and it's also walking distance from downtown, Congress Street, and the warehouse arts district. We could walk to any number of museums, breweries, and restaurants. The house provided us a welcome reprieve from touring! :) There's a bus line too, in case anyone needs public transportation. The hostess was easy to communicate with and getting into the house was convenient. Would go back again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 nites in the bungalow and were very happy with the stay. We were there mostly to hike and do touristy things so we were gone most days. Tucson is very spread out. The location is perfect. Easy walking to the newer trendy downtown eateries and galleries. Easy access to the interstate to get going In most directions. The accommodation is very comfy. It was in the high 80s most of the time. Never needed A/C. Adobe walls very insulating. There were only 2 of us so the 2 bedrooms worked out great for us to leave suitcases in one room. Would easily work well for 2 couples as long as you don't mind dealing with one bathroom. Kitchen well stocked with cooking utensils and dishware, microwave. Bonus: washer and dryer. Easy on street parking. We felt very safe although the area is quite dark at nite. Mary Lynne was great to communicate with. Readily dealt with a couple minor questions that came up. Would stay again without question. Stayed first 9 days of March.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This bungalow in perfect!!! It was so nice and up to date. Its also in the exact location we wanted. The Barrio Viejo is historical and super colorful! We would rent again absolutely!! Thanks again for a great place and super nice owner. Dani

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Clemente

Great bungalow

  • 5 of 5

A very great bungalow, clean with everything you would possibly need and close to the civic center. Very reasonably priced. The owner was very easy to work with. Our 2nd time staying there and we will come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review! You are welcome back anytime.
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wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5

The bungalow was exactly what we needed... a place to relax and call home while in Tucson. It was clean and very well accommodated. We absolutely loved the backyard with its comfy furniture and firepit. We look forward to staying here again when visiting.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Clemente

Adobe Casita

  • 5 of 5

Spent 13 days at this great adobe casita visiting our son & family. Very clean and comfortable with all the amenities you would need. Very reasonably priced and well worth the money spent. Close to downtown Tucson with alot to see and experience. Will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson Convention Center
"The Tucson Convention Center in downtown Tucson just off I-10 includes an arena, music hall,..."
Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant
"Great food! Great music!"
Caffe Milano
"A little bit of Italy in downtown Tucson. Love it!"
Casa Vicente
"Love the tappas! Enjoy the music."
Temple of Music and Art
"The Temple Of Music And Art, built in Tucson in 1927, is historically significant as Arizona..."
El Minuto Cafe
"Classic Sonoran Mexican food just steps from the Convention Center."
HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery
"Fabulous ice cream and great food in a restored old taxi depot. Great fun!"
Playground Bar and Lounge
"A great place to hang out to see and be seen."
Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress
"In the lobby of the Hotel Congress offering great food and cozy bar. Enjoy!"
Maynards Market & Kitchen
"Maynards is in the train station offering two great venues: A great little market offering ..."
Tucson Children's Museum
"A great discovery place for children."
Tucson Museum of Art
"In downtown Tucson exhibiting international and local art. "
El Presidio Park
"This is where Tucson began. The park is part museum and part venue where many of Tucson's d..."
El Charro Cafe
"Great for mexican style food. Wonderful homemade carne seca. Includes a gift shop and bar."
Cafe Poca Cosa
"One of Tucson's favorite places to eat. It's different. You'll like it!"
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Cushing Street Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Starr Pass Golf Resort
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
El Minuto Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Ski
43 Miles
Mount Lemmon Ski Valley
Nearest Beach
210 Miles
Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico
Car: recommended

On the Gem and Mineral Show routes.

From our Bungalow it's short walk to the convention center, museums, theaters, and restaurants in downtown Tucson.

Check out the neighborhood. Its registered historic, so many of the outside of the buildings have been left much as they were a century ago.

- A walk in the neighborhood behind the house takes you into Barrio El Hoyo (Hole Neighborhood). It's not hard to imagine that it was once the lake in of Elysian Groves / Carrillo Gardens.

- A walk in the neighborhood in front of the house and North is Barrio Viejo/Barrio Libra where many of Tucson's Mexican families once lived. Be sure to check out El Tiradito Wishing Shrine - the only shrine in the US dedicated to a sinner buried in unconsecrated ground. It's said that if your candle stays lite through the night you will get your wish.

- Walk East to Meyer, then South to view unique homes in the historic Santa Rosa neighborhood. Through the park, near the school you will find a branch library.

It's a short drive to:

- San Xavier del Bac mission founded in 1692 by Padre Eusebio Kino on the Tohono O'odam indian reservation

- Mount Lemmon Ski Valley, the southernmost ski slope in the US, offers seasonal skiing.

- Biosphere 2, where you can tour the largest closed Earth system ever created.

- Local golf courses and casinos.

- Hiking and biking locations.

About an hour away is

- Missions and museum at Tumacacori established in 1691 (current mission was built around 1750).

- Nogales Arizona / Mexico (bring passport for Mexico).

- Kartchner Caverns outside of Benson.

- Sonoita / Elgin Wine Tasting.

- Historical Tombstone, the town too tough to die, of shootout at the OK Corral fame.

- The art and history in the old mining town of Bisbee.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Barrio Viejo, Arizona

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2018
19 Jan 2018 - 17 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £272.65

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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