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Studio 5 Blocks To 4th, 7 to UA. Please be sure to read details :)

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Sleeps two adults but small so ideal for one guest. 1 Bedroom. 1 Bathroom.

Private, detached, furnished guesthouse off 4th Ave, blocks from the University of Arizona & downtown. Simple, clean, and tiny, it stays booked near solid because of the low price for the location. Its diminutive size makes it best suited for solo travelers without a lot of baggage, or couples for short stays. I have just recently started listing here on VRBO, but I've been hosting since 2008 and I'm one of the most established and highly rated hosts in Tucson on other popular rental sites.

- Small, clean, detached furnished studio

- Its diminutive size makes it best suited for solo travelers without a lot of baggage, or couples for short stays

- Recently updated: comfortable Queen bed with ventilated foam mattress topper

- Linens, towels, small desk, dresser, bookshelf, and 3/4 bath (toilet, sink & shower)

- Free 40Mbps wifi Internet, TV with USB port (no cable- major networks and local channels only, although cable can be arranged for longer stays if necessary). I have a large selection of movies to borrow from.

- Mini-fridge with tiny freezer, microwave, toaster oven, coffee-maker, steamer/rice cooker, blender, dishes and a nice gas grill w/side burner outside on the deck

- AC with remote, heat & ceiling fan

- Nice courtyard with table & chairs

- Hot tub privileges for responsible guests

- Self-service laundry $2 per load (soap/bleach included)

- Please no smoking- we used to accommodate smoking outside on the deck, but have discovered that frequent smokers coming right back in afterward still bring in enough smoke odor that it's sometimes been noticeable by the next guest despite a thorough cleaning. Thank you for understanding.

- Please note this guesthouse is TINY: it's just a small bedroom (just large enough to fit all the above) & an attached bath (separated by a curtain). But it has vaulted ceilings and clerestory windows (on the north - great light for an artist) that make it bright & airy. See pictures :)

- Check-in time is generally after 5:30, but contact me to let me know when you'll arrive in Tucson, and we might be able to arrange a different time

- Check-out time is 11 AM

- Sorry but no pets :( I know- I have my own (that's actually been the issue)

- HUGE bonus: free bicycle to use while staying here, with basket for groceries from numerous close markets*

a really nice place with a quiet and secluded feel in a friendly neighborhood that's blocks from the University and right down the street from the shops, restaurants, and fun of 4th Avenue.

Feel free to contact me for reduced rates for extended stays. This depends on season, but starts at $300/week (+35 for additional guest), and $750/month (+85 for additional guest). If your stay is a bit shorter than a week or month, but the seasonal extended stay pricing works out to be lower, you can pay the lower price of course. Finally, note that during the International Gem Show (generally the first 2 weeks of February), rates increase to $80/night, $450/week, or $1150 for any month-long stay involving those dates.

IMPORTANT: I don't like to charge the cleaning fees so many other places charge, instead offering you the option of cleaning yourself to avoid a fee. I used to collect a cleaning 'deposit' in cash from each guest, but since the vast majority of guests opt to clean the small space to avoid paying the fee, it's become a bit of a hassle constantly making sure I'm available at both guest check-in and check-out to collect and return the cleaning deposit. So please note the new policy: a cleaning fee of up to $50 will be withheld from the $300 overall 'damage' deposit, if you don't want to clean the property to the very same clean condition as when you arrived. You definitely don't have to clean if you don't want to be bothered with it, you just have the option of saving up to $50 (pretty easily) if you want. You don't have to do the laundry to get your deposit back, but please make the bed with the spare linens and make sure the place is totally clean and 100% ready to go for the next guest, who may be arriving right after you leave. Please make sure you wipe dry the shower, not just rinse it, so there aren't any water spots. Cleaning products are above the shower, and more are under the sink in the laundry if you run out. And if you miss something, don't worry- I'm not going to charge you the entire $50 to clean one thing. This is just an option to avoid extra cleaning fees if you're like me, and tend to leave places cleaner than you found them :)

Note that Maude, a small rescued poodle mix, lives in my house in front of the studio, and she has access through a pet door to the patio/backyard area. She does not have access inside the guesthouse of course, and is so rarely outside you'll likely never see her. In the unlikely event she happens to be outside when you arrive, she may bark, but she is a sweetheart scaredy-cat and will no doubt then run into my house. But do please make sure you close the gate behind you, or she may later decide to go on a neighborhood walk by herself :)

* Also please note the bike is an old single-speed cruiser that's seen younger and better days. Please understand the bike is available for use only at your own risk, and you should examine it thoroughly before each ride to make sure you are comfortable using it. I don't make any effort to inspect the bike regularly, I do not warrant its availability, serviceability, or safety, and I disclaim any and all responsibility for any injury sustained while using it, even in the event of bicycle part failure. All that said, Ol' Bailey may not be beautiful but has been a workhorse for years. (ps I'm clearly not a lawyer. If you are feel free to help with the legal-speak! :)

More Details

Member since: 2014
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Michael

I'm an avid traveler and I've been hosting guests from all over the world in my guesthouse since 2008. I absolutely love to travel and my favorite experiences of all have always been meeting and staying with locals. So when I bought this place with a small guesthouse, I thought, why not host fellow travelers?

Michael purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Michael chose Feldman's

Super great location walkable to the University of Arizona and the shops and fun of 4th Avenue, for a super great rate

What makes this cottage unique

Free bike to use (see listing for details :)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Feldman's in Tucson

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Hotel
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Studio 5 Blocks To 4th, 7 to UA. Please be sure to read details :)
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Simply the best deal in Tucson!

  • 5 of 5

Very reasonably priced. Convenient to the best part of downtown, Old Tucson (Easily walk into town and do the Turquoise Trail), and the Univ. of Arizona. Clean, simple accommodations in a pleasant neighborhood. If you’re considering ‘small house living’ come try it out and you’ll be surprised at how much living can be found in a small footprint. Great hosts. We’ll be back.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little spot

  • 5 of 5

Very convenient location, definitely a tight space, but does the trick. Michael was great and we would certainly visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Have traveled widely: Finland, Sweden, Greece, Spain, France, Turkey, Jordan Egy

Tiny, but mighty

  • 5 of 5

Michael is a delightful host. His place is tiny, but has everything necessary for a short stay. Its only drawback for me was that there was only one eye-level window. The neighborhood is quiet, very close to the University and the Tucson Art Museum, etc.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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charming, convenient location, great rate

  • 5 of 5

Central location helped my husband and I familiarize ourselves with Tucson. Small, yes, but my 6 ' 5 " husband and I managed. Michael gave us some good food and sightseeing advice and we were able to easily park street-side in this quiet historic neighborhood, yet quickly access major roads to visit UA or explore out of town. We appreciated resting up in a comfortable bed after several busy days. Would stay here again when next we visit Tucson.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Return Stay Was Great

  • 5 of 5

Love the location and the hospitality of the host!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice little place.

  • 5 of 5

We just wanted a place to sleep and this one fit the bill. Although very small it was perfect for my husband and me for two nights. My husband especially liked the comfy bed. The landlord was working on the shower and as a result we were delayed getting into the house the first day, but there was a bottle of wine in our fridge! Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Tucson International Airport (TUS)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Lots of choices within walking distance
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lots of great courses in Tucson
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Tucson Amtrak Downtown Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lots of choices within walking distance
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Ski Valley, southernmost in cont. US, open rarely
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Feldman's, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Gem Show 2019
31 Jan 2019 - 19 Feb 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Gem Show 2020
30 Jan 2020 - 18 Feb 2020
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Gem Show 2021
28 Jan 2021 - 16 Feb 2021
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £229.44

Please note the cleaning deposit (instead of fee), described in detail in the listing :)

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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