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As seen in Home and Garden Magazine*SUMMER Special*995/Wk*Streetcar/downtown****

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Aug 24, 2016
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 10 Sleeps

Summer Special* $995/wk for 4 people or less. 5 to 10 guests is $1,295 per week. All others terms remain the same.

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

New Downtown grocery store within walking distance.

Downtown Tucson is a really great and fun place to visit. Please make sure to read all of the reviews and be assured you will have a unique, beautiful, authentic, clean, safe and amazing place to stay. No one has been disappointed and most say the pictures do not do justice to the beauty of the home. We are truly happy to have many returning guests!

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 7 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.

Walk to the Tucson Convention Center, 1 block away.

Downtown Tucson 3 Blocks away.

University of Arizona 5 minutes away Less than 2 Miles

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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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
Aug 2009
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53 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)
Oceanside, CA
5

Historic relics, a beautiful garden, a restful pool

  • 5 of 5

All amenities were thoughtfully provided, for example a new washer and dryer, air conditioning, plenty of towels for showering and use by the pool. The kitchen was fun and unique, full of surprises; an arc of red lights provided a lift to the spirits at night. The pool in a private garden courtyard was clean and sparkling. There were three bedrooms, each offering something special. We stayed in the private suite behind the kitchen. Our family stayed in the other part of the house. We were in town for a family emergency and it provided a central meeting place where we could rest between chores and to gather after many difficult experiences. The place is very old (probably over 135 years) with walls two feet thick in places, the floors are brick and in places uneven; don't expect modern painted wall board or electrical elements hidden. Walls and old furniture were covered with religious icons and art. Very charming for adults. NOT a good place for toddlers. Nearby were several excellent downtown restaurants and the owner has provided a list; we enjoyed the Congress Hotel for breakfast.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful! The space was perfect for my immediate and extended family, and the kids loved the pool!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying downtown and being able to experience what downtown Tucson has to offer. The location of the house was perfect. The house was comfortable enough for my husband and two boys as well as visits from my extended family. We were able to celebrate the Easter holiday together and had plenty of room, and we all enjoyed the pool & Jacuzzi! The home is not only unique but beautiful and had everything we needed plus more! Craig was helpful & friendly and we would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

family time

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay in Barrio Viejo at Convento property. Location was easy access to downtown and local restaurants, museums.

The spaciousness of the property allowed family gatherings with cousins around the dinner table. Outside orovided star watching at night

and bird watching during the day. As gardeners we enjoyed the potted succulent collection. Bring votive candles

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Place!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We felt as though we'd been dropped into our own private world, yet we were right in the heart of Tucson. The theme of this sprawling home is an old mission (read: nostalgic religious shrines, prayer card, historic crucifixes... the works!), yet it's salt-and-peppered with an eclectic mix of modern features and fixtures that allowed us to settle into our own comfort zones.

Our family of five had more than enough room to spread out and find our individual sense of privacy and still gather comfortably around dinners and the pool/hot tub as the week progressed. It was an easy, safe stroll to town and shops, too... pretty much central and accessible to everything you'd want in the area.

Really, by all measures, this is a must-stay-here kind of place. Incredible value!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the Convent House for a week and enjoyed the stay.Its is convenient to downtown only a short walk to many great restaurants and street car also close to the interstate.The house is very well equipped with anything you might need during your stay. The house is in a quiet neighborhood.The outdoor area with the pool and spa is a great place to spend time during the day and at night.We meet Craig when we arrived he gave us a tour of the house he is also very easy to get a hold of if you have a problem or a question.We would defiantly stay here again and would highly recommend this beautiful old historic home to anyone wanting to stay close to downtown Tuscon.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Missoula, Montana
5

Charming

  • 5 of 5

The Convent House is fabulous, just as fabulous as the listing and all of the earlier reviews. Craig is even better. He was responsive, thoughtful, and superbly gracious. He is, without doubt, one of the nicest hosts in the many vacation rentals in which we've stayed over the last ten years. The Convent House is nothing short of amazing; it resembles a sort of living museum, furnished with a remarkable collection of antique religious and other artifacts. Convent House is functional as well -- the kitchen has commercial-sized appliances and is fully stocked with cooking and eating utensils. The furniture and beds are comfortable. There are lots of private spaces. The master bathroom is beautiful with a large "rain shower" head. Perhaps most beautiful is the patio/pool area. Coffee with the birds in the morning was full of delight, and we used the spa every cool March night. The location is quiet, day and night, and within walking distance of wonderful downtown restaurants. The convenient tram took us to the Fourth Avenue shops and to the University. We truly enjoyed our stay, and we would return with enthusiasm.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2 or less
May 16 2016 - Aug 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$995
 
 
Fall
Aug 29 2016 - Sep 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
 
winter
Feb 17 2017 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,495
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Optional Jacuzzi heat $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.2%

SHORT-TERM RENTAL AGREEMENT

Property 92 W. Simpson St.
Tucson, Az. 85701
520-203-3699


CHECK-IN TIME 4 P.M. PST and CHECK-OUT is 10 AM, PST
This is a NON-SMOKING unit. Any cleaning resulting from smoke or pets will be billed accordingly.
We will not rent to vacationing students or singles under 21 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent.
If tenant does not personally inspect the property prior to signing this Agreement, tenant agrees to accept the rental property, upon arrival, provided it meets the basic standards of habitability under Arizona law. In addition, tenant agrees to have no claim or recourse against the owner.
DAMAGE DEPOSIT – The property will be left in the same and good habitable condition. Any damages or notable conditions found upon arrival will be reported to the owner within one (1) hour of occupancy. Otherwise, repair costs for any pre-existing damages will be billed accordingly. A damage deposit of $Waived is required. This must be received at the time final balance is due (thirty (30) days prior to arrival). The deposit is NOT applied toward rent; however, it is fully refundable within (7) days of departure, once owners have inspected property and inventoried all personal property in unit and provided the following provisions are met.
No damage is done to unit or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear.
No charges are incurred due to contraband, pets or collection of rents or services rendered during the stay.
All debris, rubbish and discards are placed in trashcans, and soiled dishes are placed in dishwasher and cleaned.
All keys are placed back in lockbox and unit is locked.
No linens are lost or damaged.
The renter is not evicted by the owner (or representative of the owner), or the local law enforcement.
CANCELLATIONS – A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellations. Cancellations of more than 60 days prior to arrival will not be charged. Cancellations received 60-30 day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Dining

  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Downtown

Attractions

  • 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.

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.

Bedrooms

  • 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

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Pool, Jacuzzi, Wolf Convection Range, Traulsen Refrigerator, A/C, ceiling fans in all bedrooms, wirless internet. On-Demand Water Heater, All utensils and gourmet pots, Indoor and Outdoor High - Fi stereo system, Washer and Dryer, Linen provided, Outdoor Jenn-Air Gas BBQ, Microwave, dishwasher, Ice Maker, Toaster, , 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. If yo would like to use the jacuzzi, the cost is $100 per week.

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