Downtown Garden Guest Studio

From $46 / night

Tucson, AZ 85701
Downtown Garden Guest Studio
0 bedrooms
2 guests
No min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
Type: Apartment
Per night: $55
Per week: $325
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Tucson vacation apartment rental
Enjoy America's first registered historic neighborhood at this cheery guest studio. The Armory Park Neighborhood is within walking distance of downtown, and a short bike ride from the University of Arizona. This is a real neighborhood, too, perfect for morning strolls, and three blocks from terrific shopping at an international farmers market.

Our Tucson vacation rental boasts a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. Modern Danish décor, and a comfy, queen-size Murphy-style wall bed. Amenities include a shaded patio, wireless Internet access, cable TV and cold AC. Linens provided.

Summer rates start at $65 per day, $350 per week. Monthly rates negotiable. Two days minimum. Different rates apply during the February Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Security deposit required.

No smoking or pets. Sorry, our studio isn't kid-appropriate. Check, cash and credit cards are accepted.

Mary Rogers

Area Information

A bustling Mexican diner in South Tucson serves up a spicy dish drenched in mystery. Popular since the 1950s, this heartbreaker at the Crossroads consists of tortillas, lots of cheese and steaming beef. "That's the 'Gizmo,' says restaurant owner Tony Gonzalez. "We don't know why it's called that. It just always has been."

You could say the Gizmo is a fine metaphor for Tucson. Full of everything, melted by the sun, consumed by a richly divergent population, facing the future while ogling the past. And no one's quite sure how it all came together.

Okay, that's not exactly true. We do know that the area was settled in the first century A.D. by Native American farmers, was visited by Jesuit priests in the 17th century, and was claimed by Spain a hundred years later. We also know that it fell to Mexico in 1821, and became part of the United States under the Gadsden Purchase of 1854.

Affectionately called the Old Pueblo by locals, Tucson is ringed by saguaros and mountains. It's also conveniently placed: a six-hour drive west will get you to San Diego and the coast, Phoenix rises a couple of hours to the north, and the Mexican-American border lies just 66 miles to the south.

Tucson's far-southern placement has sparked an influx of outside culture, shaped to the city's laid-back style. Art is on the move. Scores of galleries open their downtown doors during art festivals and tours, displaying both indigenous and imported inflections. But gallery-goers most often wear shorts and sandals instead of ties and heels.

This cultural mix has produced flourishes of the Old West-witness the finely appointed dude ranches-and celebrations of nature in fine institutions such as the Arizona-Sonora Museum. Described by the New York Times as "probably the most distinctive zoo in the United Sates," it holds incredibly constructed displays of native flora and fauna.

Then comes the landscape, no doubt Tucson's biggest draw of all. Sonoran desert, marked by saguaro, yucca and agave scattered through a roller-coaster ride of washes and ridges, is the image that brings the region postcard fame.

But the rich, cultural bustle of the community would grind to a halt without nourishment, and that's where a south side hub of Mexican restaurants come in. Tucson is home to the finest northern Mexico found anywhere, from gourmet to traditional. And of course there's always the Gizmo-like Tucson, it's a bit of both.

-Tim Vanderpool

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