Relax in a comfortable 500sf 1-bedroom urban retreat with lots of unique charm. 1-mile from the heart of downtown, your accommodations include a comfortable queen bed, a comfortable Ikea couch-bed, dining table, desk for working, shower with endless hot water, full kitchen, and daily 24-hour hot tub and back yard access. Please read the first 3 paragraphs of description of neighborhood BEFORE booking. We feel safe here, but we need to be sure you do too. Cats on property, sometimes inside too.
Relax in this comfortable 500sq foot 1 bedroom urban retreat with a lot of unique charm. Located one mile from the heart of downtown, your quiet accommodations include daily hot tub access, and a whole-house water filter, so every faucet and shower has fresh, delicious water!
The house is older (for Tucson) with lots of funky, rustic details.
1 mile from the heart of Downtown Tucson and 4th Ave with many fabulous locally owned restaurants and shops, art galleries, book stores, cafes, bars, nightclubs, yoga studios…
We will not lie. The neighborhood does not look great. It is a mostly working-class Latino neighborhood with a fair amount of homeless traffic. There are occasional barking dogs in the area, the faint sounds of neighboring roosters, the neighbors play their music loudly sometimes, kids live in the area, so you may hear them. If this description freaks you out, this might not be the place for you. If it sounds cool, welcome!
With that said, we have lived here since '06 without any break-ins. Many neighborhoods cannot boast that. The local fire and police departments are right across the street (thought we rarely hear sirens) and for us, the neighborhood is surprisingly safe and much quieter than the close-by Downtown/4th Ave/University Areas.
South Tucson boasts some of the best Mexican restaurants in town, with approximately 15 within 2 miles of the house! Mi Nidito, Crossroads, Taqueria Pico de Gallo, and Micha's, and American Eat Company are some of our favorites.
Some of the many things to do and see around Tucson...
Tucson’s usually sunny weather offers you many days for outdoor adventures, walking, hiking, cycling, birding: Desert Museum, Saguaro National Park, Old Tucson Studios, Sabino Canyon, Tucson Botanical Gardens, The University of Arizona, Kartchner Caverns, Mt Lemmon, .....
4th Ave and Downtown have many locally owned shops, cafes and markets. Fed By Treads Organic clothing, Antigone Books, The Book Stop, The Food Conspiracy Coop Food Market, etc.
Tucson also boasts many cultural activities: Theatre: Arizona Theatre Company, Invisible Theatre, The Rogue Theatre, Unscrewed Improv Theatre, Gaslight Theatre, Arizona Opera Company, Flam Chen Pyrotechnic Theatre.
Museums/Galleries: Tucson Museum of Art, Moma, WomanKraft, Solar Culture, The Galactic Center, DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, Dinnerware Gallery, to name a few.
Enjoy Tucson's gourmet cuisine through our wonderful selection of restaurants. Drive to Downtown and try the Downtown food Tour or do it by yourself visiting: Café Poca Cosa, The HUB, Saint House, La Penca Restaurant, Coronet, Downtown Kitchen & Cocktails, The Playground, Unplugged, Proper, Cup Café at Hotel Congress, Maynards, Casa Vicente, El Mercado de San Augustin, El Charro Café, Café 54, 47 Scott, just mention a few.…….
You can take an amazing drive up Mount Lemmon in the Catalina Mountains, go to Tubac, To San Xavier Mission, DeGrazia Gallerie, Old Town Artesians and, even further south, an hour's drive puts you in Mexico for a day of shopping in Nogales, Sonora or half an hour more and it can be Tombstone or Bisbee!
Nearby: Tumamoc Hill, Sentinal Peak on A-Mountain, Yetman Trail, Star Pass West trails
30-45 Minute Drive: Pima Canyon Trail, Sabino Canyon, Catalina State Park, Sanctuary Cove, Saguaro West, Saguaro East
1-2 hour drive: Mt Lemmon, Ramsey Canyon, Picacho Peak
Places We Love Within A few Miles Of Our House:
La Cocina – great outdoor seating, wonderful variety of fresh options, gluten-free and veg friendly, wonderful staff, often live music.
Taqueria Pico de Gallo- casual Mexican with great homemade corn tortillas
Mi Nidito’s- traditional Tex-Mex with a great reputation. Large portions. Short walking distance from the house.
Café Poca Cosa - Upscale Mexican. Made fresh daily with love and care. Excellent food and great service. (make a reservation)
Little Poca Cosa- They only serve breakfast and lunch. Great food. Friendly service. The owners will hug you! Loud music and fun atmosphere. Food is fresh and delicious.
Crossroads: Mexican restaurant with a lot of flavor and flair.
5-Points Market & Restaurant – American Market and Restaurant serving breakfast and lunch . Deli and Grocery carries local organic products. Live music every week. Many gluten-free options. A bit expensive, but always fresh and tasty. 9 blocks from the house.
Café Desta- good Ethiopian restaurant. Well made classic Enthopain food. Vegan and vegetarian options and always have gluten-free injera available. 9 blocks from the house.
Diablo Burger: fresh burgers with grass-fed meats, gluten free options, friendly staff.
Proper – Upscale farm-to-table. Locally sourced produce and meat.
Cup Café in the Historic Hotel Congress: Upscale café with flair, in Historic Hotel Congress.
Coronet: French inspired farm-to-table. Great chef, outdoor café seating with a bar.
Cafes in Downtown/4th Ave Areas:
Café Al A Carte – in the Tucson Museum of Art
Sparkroot – espresso bar- lots of milk options and gluten-free menu. Good place to use computer.
Café Milano- quaint Italian caf/restaurant
Cartel Coffee Lab- large, open space, good coffee, great wood fired pizza. Good for working.
Café Passe – 4th Ave, espresso bar, sandwiches, salads, smoothies. Nice outdoor seating in back. Small art gallery.
B-Line – 4th Ave café restaurant. Farm to table. Good beer and wine selection. Great deserts.
Time Market: Expresso bar, wood fired pizza, sandwiches, salads, deli items, small organic produce section, cheeses, wine, beer. Fresh and delicious.
Brooklyn Pizza – 4th Ave, great, thin-crust pizza.
Magpies Gourmet Pizza – 4th Ave, good pizza, specializing in unusual toppings. Has gluten-free options.
Time Market (see above)
Cartel Coffee Lab (see above)
Borderland Brewing Company- local brewery with huge selection. Semi-sports bar feeling.
Tap and Bottle- excellent source of micro brews and wines. Often has live music.
Tucson Yoga- wide variety of styles and paces of class. Teachers with years of experience.
YO- specializing in Yoga Hour, a fast-paced, athletic yoga with heart.
4th Ave Yoga- variety of styles, specializing in hot yoga.
Movement Culture: variety of yoga and dance classes.
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Tucson, Arizona, United States