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Quaint guesthouse, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, Pool, Private Patio and Yard

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Southwestern comfort in quiet, central, older residential neighborhood.

Attached to the owner's home, but entirely separate, this 1952, original-to-the-property 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, features wood and saltillo floors on 1/2 acre lot. Fireplace, pool, WiFi, fenced back yard and a small, but complete, kitchen offer guests all the comforts of home. BBQ in your private back patio area by the pool under an old mesquite tree. A large picture window offers shaded front views of an old Acacia tree and a tall screen of Texas rangers in the front entrance area. A window wall and French door open to the back patio and yard, more recently landscaped, enclosed from the street with a six foot fence. Convenient yard parking is located right next to the guest front door. Sensor porch lights and ground solar lights make night entrance easy. Relaxed, low density, half acre lots make this a popular neighborhood in the heart of Tucson. (The owner's family lives in the added-on main house and a studio rental rests on the opposite side of the property.) Abundant windows are enhanced by skylights providng generous natural light. A new gas range/oven and dishwasher, full sized fridge/freezer, and a kitchen pantry, anchor this stocked kitchen-- enabling you to cook and bake as you please. Ceiling fans in every room. Coffee grinder and brewer, Pur water filter, blender, crockpot, mixer, etc.

Liz Fletcher
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 November, 2017

About Liz Fletcher

We are a family of three. I moved to Tucson 30 years ago from Ashland, Or. I have lived in Washington, northern California, the White Mountains of Arizona, and Canada in younger days. In the 1970's I worked as a musician, living in Costa Rica and then in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico in 1990. My husband, a former Motown musician, and I met playing together in a Tucson Blues band. He is now retired for health reasons. I recently completed an MA in American Indian Studies at the UA, with a BA in World Religions. I am a massage therapist returning from hiatus!

Liz Fletcher purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Liz Fletcher chose Richland Heights East

This locally cherished hood in the "Baked Apple" is convenient to so much that Tucson has to offer. Formerly an old ranch property which the city has encircled, we are close to the UA and "The Loop" 100 miles of non-motorized path which lines the Rillito and other major Washes, in and around Tucson. Walk to groceries, restaurants, a French bakery, bars, nature, and parks. We moved into this home with extended family who have since relocated. We re-purposed the extra space for hosting in 2015. It has been a true pleasure--hosting people from around the world--and even Tucsonans!--as well as a wonderful family business! Easy freeway access to the famous Sonoran Desert Museum (outdoors with living animals), the historic San Xavier del Bac Mission built by the Tohono O'odham, and drive minutes north of the house to beautiful hikes in the Santa Catalina Mountains. Another quick drive to the Botanical Gardens offers a feast for the eyes as well as gastronomically in their fabulous café. Enjoy their amazing seasonal Butterfly Garden. And the list goes on . . . In 2014 I began implementing water harvesting features on the property which has become a fascinating obsession--and a constant work in progress. I am now working with a neighborhood group to develop stormwater harvesting features in this neighborhood with public grants.

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy all the comforts of home! This low key, low density, neighborhood was established in 1938 and the north-central heart of Tucson offers easy access to many near and distant attractions! Neighbors enjoy walking their dogs, biking, and strolling the wide quiet streets. Only 3 miles from the UA and just blocks from "The Loop" (over 100 miles of non-motorized bike/foot trails), this neighborhood is cherished by Tucsonans and appreciated by visitors. Located very near the Rillito Wash, an arroyo wildlife corridor runs through the neighborhood, providing occasional sightings of varied wildlife. We share the yard with numerous types of lizards, ground squirrels which hibernate in the winter, and bunnies. Many bird species are noted here as well as the exotic sounds of owls and coyotes at night. Walk to groceries and a French cafe or Mexican food one block away. Numerous diverse restaurants are just minutes away by car.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Richland Heights East in Catalina Foothills

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Full bath with tub and shower located between the 2 bedrooms
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Sink and toilet accessed through master bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Private half bath, desk, closet, ceiling fan, door to patio.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Desk, light, celing fan, closet. Black-out curtains.
  • Queen sofa sleeper in living room.
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Explore the unique Sonoran Desert and historic area of Tucson, or kick back in this old neighborhood, private and quiet, bungalow guesthouse-- sequestered in the heart of the city with all amenities.


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Quaint guesthouse, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, Pool, Private Patio and Yard
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Everything you will need in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Liz has covered all bases for renters needing the comforts of home. The home is clean, maintained, and stocked with everything you would need for an extended stay in beautiful Tucson. My wife and I could not of asked for a better accommodations during our stay. We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay here. We look forward to your return! And thank you for leaving everything in excellent condition!!!
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Great place to stay in Tucson!

  • 5 of 5

Easy to get around town and to hiking from here. The house was plenty big enough for 2 adults, 2 boys and our dog. Great views of the Catalina mountains in a quiet neighborhood. Plus the boys loved the pool.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mesa, Arizona

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Liz's rental. It was in a quiet neighborhood just outside of Tucson. The house was clean and well equipped. Liz was nearby and responded quickly to any questions we had. The beds were extremely comfortable. I would definitely recommend her place to anyone visiting Tucson.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Reid! It was a pleasure to host your friendly family. Thank you so much for leaving everything SO CLEAN :) We hope to see you again one day! Best, Liz
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Really enjoyed my stay at this wonderful Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

The owner really paid a lot of attention to detail, a home away from home, very private and wonderful patio, I would recommend it to anybody.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well equipped, nicely appointed property.

  • 5 of 5

An excellent place to stay. Liz was a very friendly owner and the property was lovely. Good size bedrooms, good shower, well equipped kitchen and nice indoor and outdoor seating areas. Close to supermarkets and restaurants. Would definitely stay here again if we come back to Tuscon.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, well equipped, great location

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to anchor a two week vacation in Tucson. Outside of a few barking dogs it was quiet and peaceful. The owner was helpful and provided everything needed for a great stay. I hope to return someday.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11.2 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sullivan's Steak House--live music
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Randolph North, municipal. 13 minute drive.
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak Station, Downtown Tucson, 11 minutes
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Pastiche: Restaurant and Bar, 1 minute by car
Nearest Ski
41 Miles
Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley, 1.25 hours away
Car: recommended

Tuscon's famous Desert Museum is a natural setting desert zoo. Great to visit in cool weather for an outdoor experience. The Gem Show during early Feb. draws an international crowd. The Tucson Rodeo in March is nationally renowned. Visit San Xavier del Bac a Spanish conquistador Mission. Built by the Tohono O'odham people 300 years ago, the Mission continues to hold services today. El Tour de Tucson held annually before Thanksgiving attracts over 9000 cyclists worldwide.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Richland Heights East, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter-Spring 2018
13 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £225.48

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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