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As seen in Home and Garden Magazine*APRIL SPECIAL $1,795/WEEK*******************

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 10 Sleeps

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.

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Craig B
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)


Happy family gathering at the Convent House

  • 5 of 5

The Convent House is a treasure of Tucson! We were so lucky to rent it for a week for our big family. The rooms and there distribution is perfect. They are pallacious and beautifully furnished in old Spanish style The kitchen and bathrooms are large and modern. Nothing is missing. The outdoors are a valuable and beautiful addition to the house with lots of comfortable sitting places. The children enjoyed the big pool as well as the juccusi, it was difficult to get them inside. The location of the Convent House so close to downtown was greatly appreciated. We thank good luck and the owner for providing this great place.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tucson's Best

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Convent House for a week in September 2016 and would willingly have stayed a month. The house is filled with charm and personality and is exquisitely appointed with a chef's kitchen, one-of-a-kind interior details and a spacious and beautifully lit pool/terrace area with a wireless sound system. The bedrooms are at separate corners of the property and there is a tremendous sense of privacy in the interior and exterior spaces. The neighborhood is quiet, safe and an easy walk to the trolley that takes you to the University and to hip restaurants and bars. And the central location also means a cheap Uber ride to basically anywhere you'd like to go in town. Craig B was a perfect host who immediately responded to the few questions we had upon arrival. The Convent House is, in itself, worth a trip to Tucson, and we are already planning a reunion trip. Recommended without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Bliss!

  • 5 of 5

The architectural details of the house will take you there, it was a great atmosphere all through out the house. Treasure troves everywhere!

The listing description was accurate regarding the location, layout, luxury amenities. This property is very clean and well maintained. The owner of this property greeted us and provided us with great client service. I would recommend this property to any of my friends or relatives.

I enjoyed the proximity to downtown, close to all shops and restaurants. The Mercado San Agustin is very close to this property with great options for handmade artisans and food. Really loved my stay, cannot wait to share this property again.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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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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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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 17 2017 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
April Special
Apr 9 2017 - May 6 2017
28 night minimum stay
Flat fee
U of A Graduation
May 6 2017 - May 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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


Property 92 W. Simpson St.
Tucson, Az. 85701

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

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Barrio Viejo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 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
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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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