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University House Historic

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lovely 3 bedroom house plus separate studio with lush back yard.

Charming, completely furnished Tucson Arizona vacation home. Eat outside and enjoy azure skies and cheery sunshine in a lovely garden patio that features soothing fountain. BBQ on patio. Perfect home away from home to enjoy U of A football, basketball, softball games. Walk to your seats! No parking hassles.

Historic Spanish Territorial house with three bedrooms, one bathroom, modern updated kitchen, hardwood floors, separate study (serves as a 3rd bedroom), internet (dsl), WIFI, ROKU, DVD player. All linens, towels, dishes, pans supplied. Pet friendly. Separate newly updated studio guesthouse. Guesthouse is ONLY rented with main house and is available for a nominal fee ($25/night)--perfect for larger groups or for groups who need more space and/or a 2nd bathroom.

Four blocks from the University of Arizona, one block from two major bus lines. Rental available by the month, week, or weekend.

Great for families.

More Details

Lisa Harris
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2018


Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • tennis
Fireplace, patio, air conditioning, TV/VCR, washer/dryer, dishwasher, barbecue, linens, coffee maker, games/toys, ceiling fan, iron,WIFI. Close to downtown and the University of Arizona.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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University House Historic
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 38 reviews
Grand Ledge Michigan

Pleasant Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the University House. The house is comfortable and very cute. We especially enjoyed the very private yard. The house is in the middle of the city but you wouldn't know it while enjoying outdoor time. We loved the landscaping and variety of plants and shrubs in the yard. Lisa was very accommodating and always available while respecting our privacy. I hope we will have the opportunity to stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Becky, so glad you visited. Hopefully you can come again and be able to stay longer.
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  • 5 of 5

The home was clean, well appointed, and in the perfect location for any activities at the UofA. The owner is also very responsive.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location!!! Great House!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying for 3 days and enjoyed the house, yard and back guest quarters. It was perfect for our family and celebrating graduation 2018!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Collins, CO

Charming Residence

  • 5 of 5

You'll love staying in this charming, well-cared for historic Tucson home.

It's well-equipped for couples or a family with a lovely, private patio and large eating areas inside and out. Furthermore, it is centrally located with easy access to the University of Arizona, the Arizona Inn, golfing, etc. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying! Glad you could enjoy Tucson's lovely spring. Many thanks for your kinds words about the house and patio, makes hosting worthwhile. Please come again.
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Arvada, CO USA

Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this lovely property for cycling around Tucson. As before, the house was spotlessly clean and well appointed. The location is perfect for cycling, having easy access to a wide variety of routes and The Loop cycleway. A very nice addition since our last visit was the casita behind the main house (available for a small extra charge) which afforded our married friends additional privacy and allowed everyone a bit more space. The owner Lisa was again very helpful, friendly, and communicative. The central courtyard is great for afternoon post-ride relaxing, conversation and snacks. We hope to return many times in the future. Many thanks again to Lisa!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kevin, so glad to host you and your friends. Tucson is such an amazing cycling town. I'm glad you have discovered it. Please come again!
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Quintessential Tucson

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for our family. Great location near U of A and downtown. The house is bigger than it shows in the pictures and landscaped patio was fantastic. All the amenities we needed were included. The use of the guest house was an added bonus for our nanny.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jon, so glad your family enjoyed your stay. I'm happy the newly renovated guesthouse was an added bonus to your family vacation. Hope to see you again. Happy Holidays.
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Hike.

* Cycle.

* Enjoy sunsets.

* golf.

* tennis.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* hike.

* cycle.

* enjoy sunsets.

* relax.

* great Mexican food.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* zoo.

* Univeristy of Arizona sports.

* hike.

* cycle..

Lots to do in Tucson--hiking, biking, birdwatching, shoppping. Close

to University of Arizona and downtown with museums and cultural

activities. Make University House your headquarters for a great vacation.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Pet Fee $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.