Cosy little nest in historic Tucson neighborhood
I am a former Tucson resident now in DC, and visited 5 days in early Sept. for a wedding. I love the Armory Park neighborhood - one of the only truly walkable districts in Tucson - so was happy to find this quaint casita run by a lovely welcoming couple. Big plus was location - strolling the neighborhood streets with all the historic homes, and walking to the independent restaurants/cafes, funky shops, and galleries of nearby Congress/Broadway (about 8-9 blocks away). The proprietors live in the main house and the two casitas (guesthouses) are behind their home on the property, a courtyard is between them (main house back door to casitas' front doors). It is a relaxing space, with little sitting areas, tables/chairs, trees and vegetation - very organic and old-Tucson looking. I had my coffee (complimentary thanks to my gracious hosts) there every morning and relaxed there in the evenings. It was a perfect place to unwind. Photos of the casita are accurate. It had plenty of space for me and would be fine for a couple. The BR/living area had a comfortable firm bed, bureau, lamps, TV and two arm chairs. TV volume was a bit low while a/c on, but otherwise fine. The full kitchen had a small table/chairs, and was nicely equipped. The bath had shower, plenty of towels, and a closet with iron/ ironing board. The place was cute and very clean. Laundry was on premises behind the casitas (thru a rear door), although I didn't need it. Late summer meant some a/c during the day, but at night I left both doors (front and back) open and just locked the security screens and slept like a baby. Owners were attentive to my needs and offered suggestions for local restaurants and market to pick up groceries. I could have gone carless, but chose to rent one to visit other areas of the city, which I recommend. Street parking is easy and close. No stairs to contend with. Larger parties could rent both casitas. In short, if you tend to like chain hotels or need high-end, modern accomodations, perfer to drive over walk when there's the choice, or generally appreciate all things suburbia, there are plenty of other options and districts in Tucson that might suit you better. But if you value walkable, historic, artsy downtown districts, and love to stay in quaint, older homes with character, this is your spot. I loved this little place and hope it will be available whenever I visit Tucson.

October 2011
Downtown Garden Hideaway, in an Historic Neighborhood
Downtown Garden Hideaway, in an Historic Neighborhood
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