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Tucson Arizona 85719 United States of America

Listing # 106925

Rates From USD 2350 Monthly
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Last Updated: Sunday, February 7, 2021

Elegant Refuge Near the University of Arizona

We are working at another university so our lovely, well-maintained historic house is available. It has lovely amenities for working from home and for relaxation. With lovely desert gardens front and back, this lovingly maintained home is perfect for one or two people. The house has comfortable, quiet, private office spaces for concentrated work. The location provides straightforward access to the University of Arizona and to Banner-University Medical Center.

This historic, double brick and stucco Spanish Colonial Revival house is located in the Rincon Heights Historic Neighborhood, adjacent to the south side of the University of Arizona. You can walk, or ride the provided bikes, 4 blocks north to the University campus. Continuing a few minutes more through the campus you will reach the Banner-University Medical Center. The house is perfect for visiting academics, doctors, or visitors who appreciate a well-furnished, low-maintenance, and high-end historic house with easy access to the university.

The well-maintained main house was built in 1928 and has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room, and large sitting room. The small original bathroom has a tub. The other bathroom is larger with an Italian tiled shower that glows and shimmers under its own skylight. The shower is complemented by a large lit circular mirror and a marble wash basin set in a lovely wooden cabinet. The house is furnished throughout with colorful rugs. The quiet main bedroom has a comfortable California king-sized bed with a deluxe latex mattress. The other bedroom has a “full” size single bed with latex mattress as well as a piano.

The artistically-gated driveway leads to covered parking on the side of the house; there is off-street room for additional vehicles. Front and back covered porches and outdoor patios are perfect for morning coffee and reading. There is a large sitting room with a huge north window that look onto a lush backyard landscape with hummingbirds that live in the garden.

The house has coved ceilings, oak hardwood floors, and well-designed lighting. Enjoy the living room with its lovely sofa and fireplace, with plenty of firewood provided to enjoy evenings by the cozy fire. Outside, you can enjoy a fire in the large Mexican chimenea on the flagstone patio or the relaxing sounds of an Italian tiled fountain. Dining and sunsets in the private backyard can be done at the massive hand-crafted mesquite table and bench. An outdoor gas heater similar to the kind used in restaurant patios makes a cool winter evening spent outside more than pleasant.

For cooking, there is a gas stove with a new range hood, a large new refrigerator, quality pans, and a large collection of spices. A large maple cutting board countertop next to the stove makes meal preparation in place a joy. For coffee lovers, there is a burr grinder and espresso machine. A lovely copper counter rounds out this remodeled kitchen. In the back patio, a deluxe Weber gas barbecue with a smoker and a separate burner for a pan provides another cooking option.

The detached (630 square feet) Casita was built in the back garden in 2005. For working from home, the main house and Casita provide choices of desks and workspaces. In the Casita, there are two private office areas, each with a comfortable office chair, high speed internet, and a high-quality computer monitor. These two separate office areas make simultaneous zoom meetings possible. Each office area has a closeable door to the rest of the Casita and openable French doors. A laser printer with scanner is provided so you can print wirelessly from any location. There are many comfortable reading areas in the house and in the Casita with windows and skylights providing good quality outdoor light.

The combined kitchen/dining area of the Casita has a table, sink, small refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher. A large washer and dryer are also found in the Casita. One of the casita office areas has also functioned as an art studio and has a sofa bed. The Casita has two final highlights: a bathtub for two as well as an outdoor shower.

The utilities (gas, electricity, water, and internet) are all paid by the owners; reasonable utility use is requested. The main house and Casita both have central heat and air conditioning.

This lovely house and its gardens are in an amazing location with easy access to the University of Arizona, the Banner-University Medical Center, and the 4th Avenue and historic downtown shopping and entertainment districts.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1985 Sq. Feet
Suited for
3 people
Property Type


Available from Thursday, April 15, 2021 onward
Minimum Stay
6 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Some flexibility on dates
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Tucson
Postal Code - State or Province 85719 AZ
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Rincon Heights National Historic Distric, University of Arizona Neighborhood
Closest University University of Arizona
University nearby Banner-University Medical Center, Tucson

Rental Price:

USD 2350 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • ArtStudio
  • Other: Two Computer Monitors, Laser Printer/Scanner


Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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We are an older couple with a strong interest in science and art. Both of us have advanced degrees from the University of Arizona and have worked for the university. We love photography, travel, and living in Tucson.

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