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Studio 5 blocks to 4th, 7 to UA

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studio
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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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. I have just recently started listing here on TripAdvisor, 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. - Diminutive size makes it best suited for solo travelers without a lot of baggage, or couples for short stays - 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 n...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. I have just recently started listing here on TripAdvisor, 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. - Diminutive size makes it best suited for solo travelers without a lot of baggage, or couples for short stays - 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* ...just 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. 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 if you run out please let me know so I can bring you more. 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 2 dogs, Maude and Koufax, both 30 lb rescued poodle mixes, live in my house in front of the casita, and they have access through a pet door to the patio/backyard area. They do not have access inside the guesthouse of course. Maude is 12, deaf and rarely outside so you'll likely never see her. 3 year old Koufax is a new addition, and has not had much training. She is an ideal 'watch' dog to keep strangers out of the backyard in that she will likely come out and bark at you when she hears you approaching, if you arrive when I'm not here. She is outgoing and friendly to all, and as soon as you come into the backyard through the gate, she will likely come up to you trying to get pet. I am training her to not jump up for attention. If she tries to jump up even near you please firmly tell her NO! (no matter how much you may love dogs greeting you). Please don't pet her if she jumps up- save petting her for the times when she doesn't. And please make sure you always close the gate behind you. Neither dog is large or scary, but if you don't like dogs or have had bad experiences with them you may not wish to stay here. * Bike to use at own riskMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Michael E
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2014
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
City Getaway
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
I believe this is an ideal location in that it's a quiet, historic residential neighborhood, but a wide variety of entertainment and shopping down 4th Avenue, downtown, and near the University starts just 5 blocks away. That's why I live here myself (this studio rental is in my backyard :)
Getting around
There is a bus stop within 2 blocks, Uber and Lyft are readily available, as well as taxis if you call one. There's a Circle K convenience store 3 blocks away, and a traditional supermarket (Fry's) and health food store (4th Avenue Co-op) are both less than a mile away. Maybe best of all there's a free bicycle (with basket) for you to use- please see full details in the listing description.
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