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As seen in Home and Garden Magazine*Streetcar*Historic*SUMMER RATE $995/WK*BOOK!

As seen in Home and Garden Magazine*Streetcar*Historic*SUMMER RATE $995/WK*BOOK!


Property Details

Updated: Mar 28, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 10 Sleeps


Tucson Street Car is now running! It is less than ½ mile from the home.

This stunning home was featured in Home and Garden Magazine.

The home was also used in the filming of Spin, a film by Jamie Redford, Robert's son.

It was also showcased in the Sundance Catalog.

Long before the 1853 Gadsden Purchase placed southern Arizona under U.S. jurisdiction, the city of Tucson was a Spanish colonial outpost. When Mexico achieved independence in 1821, Tucson became part of the new country.

Those transnational links survive in downtown's Barrio Historico, whose 150

adobe row houses make up our country's largest collection of traditional Sonoran architecture.

The 20-block neighborhood is entered on the national Historic Register.

Explore on foot, making sure to light a candle at the outdoor shrine to El Tiradito, a herder who was killed in a lover's dispute in 1870. According to legend, pilgrims whose candles stay lit through the night will see their wishes come true.

Nearby, El Minuto Cafe, est. 1936, dishes out Sonoran cuisine as

authentic as the neighborhood.

'It's (Barrio Libre) a perfect place to celebrate the contributions

of Mexican immigrants to American culture.' *USA Today May 15, 2005*

This Amazing Historic home is a rare Spanish Colonial home built in 1880 and thoughtfully restored less than 5 years ago.

The adobe walls of the massive structure are over 2 feet thick and almost 20

feet high. The ceilings are covered with Saguaro ribs and topped with over 2 feet of concrete which replaced the dirt that was used as insulation in the 1880's.

Traditional period Spanish/Mexican religious art adorn the walls. See more pictures, please email and I will send you the link to the home's email address.

Christmas and Thanksgiving weeks price is $2,595 Plus $250 Cleaning fee.

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  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards

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We loved, loved, loved ths place! Perfect getaway for rest and relaxation. The backyard was great as well. We pluggued in the iPod every monring and left t on until dark. We loved the spacious house and the little luxuries which were all throughout the home. The location was great. Close to everything. Our dogs really enjoyed it, too. We will definitly go back.

Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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As seen in Home and Garden Magazine*Streetcar*Historic*SUMMER RATE $995/WK*BOOK!
Tucson Arizona

Amazing place, amazing host! Don't miss this!

Amazing place, amazing host! Don't miss this!
  • 5 of 5
I cannot say enough about this wonderful place. Craig was a gracious, responsive host and made sure that we had everything we needed. The house itself is stunning and the outdoor space with seating, pool and hot tub gave our party of 9 a beautiful place to have drinks in the evening and play in the afternoon.
After staying in the Convent house, my husband and I want to get a fountain in our bedroom too! Yes, there is a fountain in the master bedroom. The bathrooms were gorgeous. The icing on the cake was the kitchen and especially the amazing appliances. Usually I wouldn't really bother about this in a rental, but the gas range and the fridge and even the dishwasher were incredible! So this is a great house for cooks too.
Finally, the location was perfect for us.
We could walk to many things in downtown Tucson (which is becoming something of a hipster paradise--many cool bars and restaurants), including a number of museums, shopping at Old Town Artisans Plaza, the new streetcar line, etc.
We can't wait to go back to the Convent House. A perfect spot for a getaway with family or friends.
Thank you for everything Craig!
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
As seen in Home and Garden Magazine*Streetcar*Historic*SUMMER RATE $995/WK*BOOK!
Tucson Arizona

We Return As Much As Possible

  • 5 of 5
We are repeat customers who try to come back to Convent House as often as possible. The house is comfortable, friendly, great for entertaining, and conveniently located. Craig is always responsive and efficient. Convent House is even better now due to its proximity to the new train system. No need to drive anywhere! Highly recommend Anita Street Market, which we discovered on our last trip. Best tortillas, hot sauce, and homemade chorizo in Tucson. And don't forget the Hub for ice cream.
  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
As seen in Home and Garden Magazine*Streetcar*Historic*SUMMER RATE $995/WK*BOOK!
Tucson Arizona

JUST GO FOR IT - you will not be disappointed.

  • 5 of 5
Craig has done a great job to make you feel special in a special place. We were a large group with differing demands and no one was disappointed. The house is a cross between a church and a Game of Thrones set and it is AWESOME. Our group consisted of a regular churchgoer (she went to mass around the corner) and teenagers (who did not rise before noon) and there was room for all to sleep, eat and have fun. The kitchen is well equipped and the neighborhood quiet. Craig has done all the important things right - comfy beds, nice linen, quality appliances. If I had to find something to improve, I would say "needs more dust control and a bigger TV would be nice during the NBA playoffs". But, who worries about that when the birds in the trees above sing to you each morning? The house is central to everything and the location took away the worry about kids driving after being out. Take a chance - stay some place where you will never forget your surroundings-its that different.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
As seen in Home and Garden Magazine*Streetcar*Historic*SUMMER RATE $995/WK*BOOK!
Tucson Arizona
metro area Washington DC

Very Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5
The property was lovely, particularly the patio & pool. We certainly enjoyed sitting around the patio/pool area in early morning, coffee in hand, watching the birds & soaking up the lovely sunshine. In hot afternoons, frequent swims were taken. The kitchen contains high quality equipment and the MBR walk-in shower with rain-type shower head was lovely. The property is only a 10-15 minute drive to/from the airport. Craig was very friendly and we enjoyed meeting him.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
As seen in Home and Garden Magazine*Streetcar*Historic*SUMMER RATE $995/WK*BOOK!
Tucson Arizona

Historic Home in Convenient Location

  • 4 of 5
Craig was great. He made himself available to answer all questions and provide restaurant recommendations in the local area. The convenient location is walking distance from the convention center and other downtown attractions. It was safe, quiet and comfortable. The best feature is the shower in the back of the house. Definitely AWESOME! We will definitely consider the Convent House for our next stay in Tucson.
  • Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
As seen in Home and Garden Magazine*Streetcar*Historic*SUMMER RATE $995/WK*BOOK!
Tucson Arizona

a wonderful sanctuary...

  • 5 of 5
The Convent is not just a place to stay but is a destination in itself...a wonderful sanctuary in a rather unexpectedly wonderful location.
The house anchors a prominent corner in the Viejo Barrio, capturing the flavor and history of southern Arizona and allowing an up-close taste of the Tucson of old and the city's slow emergence, perhaps siesta-paced, emergence into the present.
We loved the convenience of being able to walk to the downtown area, to the nearby restaurants/shops/bars, and to enjoy greeting neighbors as we strolled the historic area. It was a bonus that we were able to utilize our Y membership and workout at the downtown Lohse Family Y and stop at the bagel store on the walk home...just like locals.
The Convent, in keeping with it's "austere" title is unassuming on the exterior but opens from the street to a lovely, unique compound...high-ceilinged and fascinatingly decorated with religious artifacts, curiosities, and architectural features that give an almost museum-like feel to the place. With a nice indoor-outdoor balance of livable space we all gravitated to the covered patio, the pool and hot tub for most of the time.
Ever the gracious host, Craig was eager to respond to any query. We took advantage of his list of local restaurants...just ran out of time to get to them all!
What a treat to enjoy Casa Vicente, just at the end of the street, for our last night in Tucson...a lovely dinner and an authentic flamenco show.
We were so glad to have opted to book for three weeks rather than a briefer stay...a delightfully memorable place to host friends and family.
  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tucson International Airport at 7 Miles Nearest Barpub : Cushing Street Historic Bar and Grill at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Starr Pass JW Mariott Resort at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Historic Train Depot at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : I-10 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Downtown at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Mount Lemmon at 25 Miles Car: not necessary

Walk to the Tucson Convention Center, 1 block away.

Street Car less than ½ mile from home!

Platinum Fitness is 3 blocks.

Downtown Tucson 3 Blocks away.

University of Arizona 5 minutes away.

J.W. Marriott Star Pass 5 minutes away.

4 Block from freeway access.

Tucson's best Mexican Food restaurant, El Minuto is 3 blocks away.

Theaters within walking distance

Museum less than 1 mile away.


From $995 Per week

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 14 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Summer Special $995 Week for 6
May 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
4th of July Week
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 4 2015 - Jan 1 2016
120 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning fee $250
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Optional Pool Heat $400

Half due within 4 days of booking. Balance due 30 days before visit.

Weekly Rate: $1495 - $2995

Monthly Rate: $4200 - $6595

Fall- . Gem Show Weeks Booked.
U of A Graduation-$2,595 for the week. Graduation date is May 17, 2014.
September, October, November and December--$1,995 per week
Thanksgiving week and Christmas Week--$2,595
Peak-January 1st, 2015 Through February 28th, 2015 $1,995 per Week
March and April 2015, $2,395 per week

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Updated: Mar 28, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool


  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Downtown


  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf

Floor Area

  • 2600 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Full bath in master bedroom 1
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Bath with washer dryer and walk in shower.
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, 2nd master bedroom.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen bed with twin pull out couch.
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen


  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Pool, Jacuzzi, Wolf Convection Range, Traulsen Refrigerator, A/C, Central Alarm System, ceiling fans in all bedrooms, wirless internet. On-Demand Water Heater, All utensils and gourmet pots, Gas fire place, Indoor and Outdoor High - Fi stereo system, Washer and Dryer, Linen provided, Outdoor Jenn-Air Gas BBQ, Microwave, dishwasher, Ice Maker, Toaster, 2 CD players, High Def Television cable, DvD Player Smoking only on Patio, and small pets allowed. Pool can be heated for for $400 per week (gas). Sorry it is so much. That is as close to the actual cost as I can get.

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