Living room with fireplace (candles only) flat screen TV, DVD player, and bookshelf stereo.Separate dining area with several windows brining in natural light.
Casitas Helena-West 2 bedroom
Casitas Helena-West 2 bedroom
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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This casita is part of a charming Spanish colonial 4 plex located in a quiet, historic neighborhood. It is very close to the University of Arizona, the 4th Avenue shopping/dining district and a 20 minute walk to the downtown business district.

The space

We offer a charming two bedroom /one bath apartment located in a quiet historic neighborhood within walking distance to the University of Arizona and the 4th Avenue shopping district. This apartment is well equipped with everything you'll need for a relaxing stay. One bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed with luxurious linens. The second bedroom is furnished as a study with a deluxe queen size futon couch, built in bookshelves, and desk space. Bathroom has full tub/shower. Other amenities include central air conditioning/heating, flat panel LED TV with Direct TV, and wireless internet connection. Original oak floors have been refinished bringing a warmth to the interior along with many windows which bring in an abundance of light. This casita shares a private outdoor courtyard complete with a gas bbq grill, dining table, a set of chaise lounges, and a fire pit area with adirondack chairs to enjoy a warm sunny afternoon or star filled evening.
Over the past four years, this Spanish colonial property has been lovingly renovated inside and out to bring back its southwestern charm.
This apartment is 4 blocks form the new modern street car line which can take you to the University of Arizona and UA Medical Center (east line) or down 4th Avenue and through the downtown district (west line). If you care to go by foot, you are 7 blocks to the U of A main campus and 4 blocks to the 4th avenue shopping/dining district. We also provide two complimentary commuter bikes if you care to get around by bicycle during your stay.
This property is a non-smoking residence, however, smoking is allowed in the courtyard area.

Guest access

Guests have access to the basement apartment which has been converted into a common room with complimentary laundry facilities.
We also provide two complimentary commuter bikes if you care to get around by bicycle during your stay.
This property is a non-smoking residence, however, smoking is allowed in the courtyard area.
Reserved off street parking is provided in the rear of the property.
There is also an extra bedroom available to any guest (on a first requested, first served basis). If you have a family member or friend visit during your stay and they want a more private sleeping space, this room can be an alternate solution. It is located directly off the courtyard (look for the building with french doors near the fire pit). There is a nominal charge for use of this space.

Interaction with guests

Whenever possible I will personally check in/check out guests. I live just a few miles from the casitas and will be available if needs arise. However, I do respect the privacy of guests during their stay.

Other things to note

In the basement common room, there is a small resource library filled with guide books for hiking, biking, and taking in the sites around southern Arizona. You are welcome to use these books during your stay.... we just ask you to please return them before you check out!

Business travel
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Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £78
Security Deposit £234
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

House rules provided upon check in, along with recommendations for shopping, dining, and sites to see in the Tucson area.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

19 Reviews

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Kristen User Profile
October 2013
Casitas Helena is the perfect home away from home! Ross and his wife have created a beautiful and liveable space, full of small luxuries and thoughtful details, from the tiny perfect kitchen to the large garden space in back. They were the consummate hosts, always available and always friendly. The Casitas is located just at the edge of the hip student area, filled with great shops and restaurants. It is the perfect location for anyone needing to be close to the University. The Epic Cafe was a favourite for great coffee and food, while Time Market has amazing sourdough bread, wood fired pizza, and a great selection of microbrew beers. And my 4-year-old son loved the playground just a 5 min walk down the road. We had an amazing visit to Tucson... We are looking forward to our next visit to Casitas Helena!

Candace User Profile
May 2017
This is a wonderful place with a great patio to relax in. Ross met us upon arrival and shared all information needed. Highly recommend staying here.

Karen User Profile
November 2015
The casita was wonderful! Ross was extremely helpful, communicative, and accommodating with our check-in. Everything in the casita was comfortable and tidy, and the courtyard is a beautiful place to sit out with your coffee and a book. I would certainly stay here again if I were back in Tucson!

Elizabeth User Profile
October 2015
We absolutely loved staying at Ross' place. The location is great, close to the U of A, and shopping and restaurants on 4th ave. The house was so cute and well done. The shared outdoor space was fantastic we had breakfast out there in the mornings. Ross was extremely helpful and answered all of our questions. I would definitely stay there again.

Aaron User Profile
April 2015
The casitas was great! Ross was there to greet us and made it extremely easy to check in and was easy to communicate with for the entire stay. I would absolutely recommend this property.

Jennie User Profile
March 2015
Our stay was very enjoyable. Ross is a great host.

Arianne User Profile
March 2015
My husband, two-year-old son and I stayed at the casita for two weeks and absolutely loved everything about it. Ross is very friendly and the casita is maintained above our expectations. We look forward to our next trip to Tucson and are already looking into booking the casita for two weeks in 2016.

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Tucson, Arizona, United StatesJoined in April 2012
Ross User ProfileRoss is a superhost.

I have been teaching in the public school system here in Tucson for the past 28 years. My wife is also an educator at the University of Arizona. We have two amazing daughters, 17 and 15, who are the focus of our lives. We have been renting our guesthouse, Casita Emmalia, as a vacation rental for the past 8 years. We love meeting new people, building relationships, and welcoming return guests each winter season.

Over the past five years, we have been working hard to restore a historic Spanish colonial 4-plex near the University of Arizona. We have completely renovated the property inside and out and are very happy with the results. We now offer two fully furnished one bedroom casitas and two fully furnished 2 bedroom units on Airbnb. Check out our listings for Casitas Helena!

Since we have the summers free, we love to travel and explore new places.....especially places by water because we have so little in Arizona.
One of our favorite places to spend time is Bolinas, California.....great beaches and hiking....and so close to San Francisco, our favorite American city! We have also recently discovered Telluride, Colorado and have spent the past few New Years skiing and enjoying the beauty of the west slope of the Rocky Mountains.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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