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Quiet Luxury Guest House Near Downtown Tucson

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

1 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 3

This updated 1950's style luxury guest house has 730 sq ft of indoor space, and a 320 sq ft outdoor living room. The spacious bedroom includes a new top of the line king size bed, a cozy sitting area with a 32' flat screen television (premium cable, DVR, and DVD), and black out shades. Every detail of comfort and relaxation has been attended, from reading lights, to lap top table and iPhone docking station. The separate kitchen has a range/oven, dishwasher, microwave, full size refrigerator, mountain spring drinking water, a table for four, and everything you need for cooking wonderful meals at home. The full size closet, shelves and cabinets provide plenty of space to accommodate even the most indiscriminate packer! Because the weather is so inviting, the outdoor living room is furnished with heavy wood and cushioned sofa and chairs, perfect for a nap in the shade, or morning coffee and reading.

The best thing about it, however, is the location! Just 1.8 miles from the U of A, and a 5 minute drive to downtown restaurants, museums and galleries. Hi Corbett baseball field is a half block away, and a five mile exercise path is fifty yards from the front door. Walk to the movies, a restaurant for dinner, Starbucks, the zoo, or the rose garden in Reid Park in 10 to 15 minutes. Also within a half mile are 2 great public golf courses, a large public tennis facility, public swimming pool and therapy pool. A bike path runs in front of the house, and several bus stops are nearby, within easy walking distance.

More Details

Kimberlyn McGreal
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

About Kimberlyn McGreal

We love Tucson: The great weather, the people, the restaurants, and all the activities available to us here in Southern Arizona. We have lived here for 15 years, and continue to find great beauty in the landscape and lots of joy in the laid back lifestyle of the 'Old Pueblo.'

Kimberlyn McGreal purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Kimberlyn McGreal chose Tucson

The neighborhood is actually Colonia Solana, but that isn't a VRBO subcategory for Tucson. Just across Country Club, the western border of our neighborhood, is Sam Hughes. We love this historic neighborhood. With the arroyo across the street, we see lots of wildlife, and it feels like we are out in nature, when really, there couldn't be a more central location to access the action of Tucson living.

What makes this cottage unique

The homes in this area are on 1+ acre lots, and situated well for privacy. With access to everything close by, we spend very little time in the car, and lots of time outdoors enjoying the natural and cultivated landscape.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Tucson in Pima County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Mexican tiled shower with wide flow shower head. Single vanity, plenty of storage for personal items.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
  • King size bed, black out shades, sectional sofa, coffee table, 32' flat screen television with premium cable, DVR, DVD.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Although the guest house does not have its own washer and dryer, guests can arrange to use the w/d in the main house, which are located just off the guest house entry patio. Laundry service can be arranged for an additional fee.


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Quiet Luxury Guest House Near Downtown Tucson
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
San Diego, CA

Quiet space, near campus

  • 4 of 5

My husband & I came in town for UofA's family weekend. This was a perfect quiet space, fairly close to campus (~2 mi), but not in the traffic/crowds. Kimberlyn is a great host & was sweet to leave us coffee beans & creamer for the morning. We'll definitely look to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tucson VRBO review

  • 5 of 5

What a great guest house! It was exactly as described and shown on the photos. It was the perfect base for our visit to Tucson, everything we needed and very comfortable. So nice to have water, coffee and fruit in the unit when we checked in. The patio was a wonderful spot to relax after spending the day hiking in the Saguaro National Parks.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lexington, MA

Lovely private getaway, thoughtfully appointed

  • 5 of 5

This was a charming guest house in a very attractive, quiet neighborhood, yet walking distance from restaurants and stores. Kimberlyn and Tom went out of their way to make our stay comfortable; thoughtfully supplying everything we could have wanted. The cooler and ice bricks were perfect for our hiking trip to Sabino Canyon! Our hosts greeted us warmly and offered great advice about restaurants and activites. There was a walking path just a house away that was perfect for an early morning walk.

The bed was most comfortable, the temperature control was very efficient, and the private patio outside the suite was a great addition to our stay. One of the most comfortable VRBO stays we have had!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great neighborhood, lovely guest house

  • 5 of 5

Kimberlyn has attended to every detail...the patio is perfect for an afternoon rest after a strenuous hike. The kitchen has everything one might need. The bedroom with couch and tv is exceptionally comfortable! A path meanders along the arroyo and there is a walking/running/ biking path across the street. This guest house was the perfect place for my vacation. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the charming guest house...well supplied.....a bit cozy but manageable . Great location to downtown, super neighborhood, wild life near the wash...biking and walking path, college baseball, which we enjoyed, our times on the patio for morning coffee and evening wine. Bed was comfortable, which means a lot.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Quiet, beautiful, perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our choice to stay in the Guest House for our weekend in Tuscon. Kimberlyn has created a space I would return to anytime I'm visiting Tuscon. The bed and couch were very comfortable, everything was clean, the kitchen was adorable, and the shaded back patio was a lovely retreat. We all enjoyed the artful touches throughout the house! Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Sushi Garden/Starbucks
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Randolph Golf Course
Nearest Train
3.2 Miles
Amtrak Tucson
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Falora, pizza and espresso
Car: not necessary

Located on a quiet natural arroyo (rainwater wash), see lots of wildlife including migrating birds, hawks, coyote, and javelina in the front yard! Just a half block from Reid Park, you can walk the 5 mile exercise path, visit the zoo, play golf or tennis, see a UA baseball game, stroll through the rose garden, see a concert at the amphitheater, visit the duck pond, or have a picnic in the shade. Starbucks is a half mile away at El Con Mall, as well as a Cinemark movie theater, Target, In-n-out, and many other shops and restaurants. University of Arizona is 1.8 miles away-- be at a basketball or football game in 5 minutes. Downtown Tucson restaurants, museums, and galleries are also just a five minute car ride. This guest house is located on the bike path, and two bus stops are within a 5-10 minute walk. A perfect central hub for visiting the gem show, and 1 hour from the Nogales, Mexico border.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £74.93
Pet Fee £56.2
Damage Insurance £44.21

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Refunds are given if the reservation is cancelled on or before 30 days from the intended stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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