9 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In And Near Sam Hughes, Arizona - Updated 2024

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Tucson has already long enjoyed the reputation of being one of the best places to live in the United States. Strategically located in the county seat of Pima County, Arizona. Tucson’s legendary year-round sunshine and saguaro-and-sunset landscape have romanced visitors for decades. One of the oldest neighborhood in this location is the Sam Hughes neighborhood. The Sam Hughes community is a perfect domain nestled right to the east of the University of Arizona. A welcoming community and one of the few with sidewalks throughout, it is a great spot for newcomers and longtime residents alike to call home. With palm trees dotting walkways and beautiful Spanish brick, it is easy to fall in love with this community. Check out this wonderful selection of the best Airbnbs in and near Sam Hughes, Tucson, Arizona.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 07, 2024.

1. Charming guest house with a backyard oasis (from USD 150)

Looking for a comfy place to stay while in Arizona? This vacation rental is wonderfully located in the historic Sam Hughes neighborhood. Enjoy the beauty and warmth of this place which can house up to four guests. They offer a queen bed, another sitting area, a workspace with a desk, and a balcony with a bistro table overlooking the pool and mountains. Very spacious, tastefully decorated with a well-equipped kitchen, this is definitely a good location for your stay on the east side of the city.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
2.6 km (1.7 mi) from Reid Park Zoo
203 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the hot tub and trampoline were a real treat and the balcony over the pool was lovely
twin mattresses in family room are nice and firm
beautiful place with a nice yard and pool right outside
it was 97 degrees in april so the pool was a real bonus
sparkling pool was a real treat for a swim on hot az days
very clean and private
everything was very clean
super clean and a beautiful retreat
very clean and well furnished and decorated
beautiful home quiet neighborhood comfortable clean space
hosts were very responsive
the hosts were friendly and kind
the hosts were very kind & friendly
pleasant hosts and surroundings
she is a great host and made our stay very comfortable
the location was perfect
excellent location (walking distance to university) safe neighborhood
really cool place and close to everything
perfect location perfect for four people
it was a great location near the u of a shopping and downtown area
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2. Modern and quiet guesthouse in Sam Hughes (from USD 90)

Longing for a quiet and peaceful getaway? This great community offers lots of restaurants and markets near this guesthouse. This modern guesthouse designed with contemporary flair and a modern color palette is a perfect choice for couples who want privacy and comfort. Every amenity is designed by an artistic Swiss couple that will enhance your vacation or business trip in Arizona’s gem of a city. This memorable accommodation is sure to become one of the highlights of your Southwestern stays.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
2.33 km (1.5 mi) from Reid Park Zoo
502 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the interior is both functional and comfortable
the mini split worked for both heat and ac so you would be comfortable in the summer
the place was stunning and extremely comfortable it was as if we were home
the comfort of the bed was beyond words
the bed was very comfortable and the place was stocked with everything we needed
incredibly clean beautiful and quiet space
stylish clean safe and beautiful
the house is extremely clean and well done
simple quiet and clean just what we needed :)
sparkling clean extremely quiet stylishly designed and furnished with numerous thoughtful touches
istvan was a fabulous host
istvan was a great host
istvan was incredibly responsive
istvan is a very nice host - he made us feel quite welcome
very comfortable istvan is a super host
great neighborhood close to u of a
walkable to good restaurants
rincon market is a five minute walk as well as a few interesting restaurants and bars
this is an awesome place in a great location
it’s an easy walk to a few restaurants bars neighborhood grocery store and community bike stations
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3. Cozy and lovely home in a great location (from USD 99)

Wonderfully located near the University of Arizona, this cozy, charming 1936 “revival pueblo” home is a restored charmer with a private yard. Its rooms are equipped with a comfortable bed and a well-equipped kitchen. The home is a styled with original wooden floors and fixtures and boasts a beautiful backyard for your utmost relaxation. Plus, a new central cooling and heating system will keep you comfortable in all seasons. Other nearby attractions include Fourth Avenue, with its unique shops and eateries, the revitalized downtown, museums, great restaurants, and much more. Absolutely a charming home, great location in a beautiful quiet neighborhood.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
2.81 km (1.8 mi) from Reid Park Zoo
231 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable and pleasant amenities
they left a nice breakfast bread and coffee for the morning
this place is awesome; comfy bed wifi full kitchen parking outside relaxation space
it's clean comfortable stylish and has all the amenities you'll need for a tucson vacation
the beds were very comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped
very clean and quaint
beautiful clean home with amazing garden
the house was clean and beautiful
it was clean and had everything we needed
the house is extremely clean and quaint
the hosts are nice and sweet
the host replied quickly and are very welcoming
john and lara are wonderful hosts
was such a lovely home wonderful hosts and beautiful neighborhood
incredibly helpful and attentive hosts
perfect location around the uofa
great location in a lovely historic neighborhood near the university of arizona
a beautiful location
the house and location were amazing
good location in beautiful tucson
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4. Classic abode in a wonderful and historic area (from USD 317)

Great place and location, fully equipped with kitchen and bath essentials and perfect for a small group of people either for business or leisure. This classic 1930’s, 2-bedroom house is located in one of Tucson’s most attractive neighborhoods. This wonderful, cozy home boasts its big fenced backyard and delightful hot tub. Central location near the University of Arizona’s main campus, close to town and bike share stations, and a short drive to many different hiking spots. Excellent communication and easy check-in process, this is surely a great place to stay.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
3.19 km (2.0 mi) from Reid Park Zoo
237 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
thoughtful touches throughout including coffee cooking necessities and fridge amenities also great roku wifi and antenna tv
perfect for longer stays with a fully equipped kitchen washer/dryer and a beautiful backyard
shanna has included just about everything imaginable for comfortable stay
beds are really comfortable bathroom and kitchen are fully equipped
very cute great location comfortable furniture all amenities and extremely nice hosts all at a great price
hot tub that was clean and relaxing
you can expect an impeccably clean well furnished place
the house was very clean which was really nice
shanna's place was very comfortable and clean we had a great stay
her home was sparkling clean and that was very important to me
she was very responsive if we had questions
very hands off host easy to communicate with and marvelous home to stay at
very nice place and host
great front porch quiet area extremely comfortable and user friendly home
super responsive and friendly host
great location near arizona university
great spot located close to uofa
the location was very good
easy walk to the university plenty of good restaurants and grocery stores
the neighborhood was wonderful and very close to the university
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5. Relaxing guesthouse with secluded patio and yard (from USD 100)

Centrally located in the historic Sam Hughes neighborhood, this comfortable guesthouse is only a block from the bike share at Himmel Park and in walking/biking distance to the University of Arizona, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and more. Great for individuals, couples and small families. This cozy guesthouse will make you feel at home with plenty of amenities and eclectic modern-meets-Southwestern decor. Relax in this lovely and spacious guesthouse with private entrance and a secluded patio and yard. Absolutely a great place to stay while in Tucson.

Stayed at this property?
Tucson, Arizona, United States
2.59 km (1.7 mi) from Reid Park Zoo
79 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great amenities in bathroom and kitchen
it’s nice comfortable complete and has many unique amenities
there was excellent coffee in the kitchen along with all the fixings for your favorite cup
the free access to the adjacent washer and dryer room is an unusually good feature
when it does cool down the patio is beautiful to sit on and the hammock is so comfortable
very clean and charming
very clean and so convenient
clean comfortable and convenient place
the place is modern clean and inviting
very clean well furnished and larger than expected
the hosts are extremely nice and attentive
melanie was a perfect host answered all my questions and even loaned me one of her baking sheets
the hosts were very accommodating and the location was lovely
communication with the host was excellent
i had an amazing time and i would recommend this host and this space to anyone visiting tucson
the location of the house is great
close to great restaurants a park and a great neighborhood for walking
location is central and easy access to bars and stores and things
close to the university and a variety of great shops and restaurants
the neighborhood is conveniently located in a beautiful quiet area great for walking and cycling
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6. Amazing retreat with a classic vibe (from USD 141)

This awesome guesthouse is a classic Tucson space - lots of light, tastefully decorated, and an absolute pleasure to stay. This comfortable one-bedroom apartment is close to great restaurants and only a short drive to downtown. Furnished with a large living room and dining area, as well as full kitchen and bathroom to ensure your utmost convenience. This is absolutely a great value for your lovely stay in the neighborhood.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
2.14 km (1.4 mi) from Reid Park Zoo
68 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved all the special amenities in the bathroom
the house was clean
very clean and great location
mimi's house was perfect it was beautifully decorated clean and had the most thoughtful of small touches
this a very roomy stylish and clean home
clean comfortable great location and great service
mimi was an amazing host
host was very helpful and quick to respond
an excellent host and property
perfect spot great host as well
great location and stylish interior
super spot that is well located and mimi is wonderful
great place to stay very cute modern accommodations
it was close to the college and great value for the money
wonderful stylish one bedroom with a great location
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7. Quaint studio in a superb location

This apartment is cozy, nicely decorated and well equipped. Located in a quiet historic neighborhood within walking distance of the University of Arizona. This space fits a very comfortable bed for your convenient stay. Complete with amenities, this studio also boasts a small, enclosed courtyard, perfect for pets and tea or coffee. Great neighborhood, easy check-in, convenient parking. Certainly, an awesome deal for an awesome experience!

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
2.76 km (1.8 mi) from Reid Park Zoo
51 reviews  
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the furniture is new comfortable and tasteful
great coffee and very comfortable bed
very comfortable with so many amenities
the bed is amazingly comfortable with quality linens
small but very clean and comfortable
very clean and comfortable place
super clean and comfy casita with lots of added touches
very clean homey and comfortable
it was clean and right for what i needed
adriane was a great host who provided quick responses and detailed instructions/directions
the host was super responsive but not intrusive
adriane is very responsive to questions or concerns
we had everything we could ever need and our host was immediately responsive
spectacularly clean with excellent host support
the location is excellent
lovely place close the university
nice room close to campus
great location close to downtown fun and food
and in a great location
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8. Lovely oasis in a fabulous location

This delightful guesthouse has one bedroom furnished with a queen bed, night stands and closet space. The kitchenette includes an oven, stove, and microwave. The guesthouse has its own patio and grill. The casita is very private and comes with just about everything you need. Also conveniently located-easy walk to good restaurants and a short drive to shopping. Very clean, spacious and comfortable, this guesthouse is absolutely great and charming for your stay.

Stayed at this property?
Tucson, Arizona, United States
2.98 km (1.9 mi) from Reid Park Zoo
91 reviews  
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wonderful little cottage with outstanding courtyard and pool
the ceiling fan and ultra-quiet a/c units cool the place down in no time if it gets hot
it's a little dark but has great a/c and a ceiling fan over the bed
very neat and cozy complete with a kitchenette providing all the essentials
thank you for the coffee kindness bead and cozy bed
everything very clean
very clean and comfortable stay
it was clean and comfortable
the house was clean and comfortable
the casita was clean and inviting
jess was a wonderful host
the hosts were friendly and quite attentive
casita was even better than the pics thanks for being a great host
a lovely space with kind hosts
jess and jc are both lovely people and wonderful hosts
the location was excellent
great location near the university
good location and good stores around within walking distance
great location and cute space
the location was safe and convenient for walking to shopping and the university
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9. Delightful stay with a lovely covered patio

If you are looking for a quiet and comfortable stay, this superbly located guesthouse is a must-visit for your stay in Tucson. Darling Casita’s every detail has been conceived with love and taste. This place is also a close distance to restaurants, shops and the University of Arizona. The living and sleeping area, kitchenette and spacious bathroom are fully furnished. Cable and wi-fi are also included. A perfect location for visiting professors at the University of Arizona with easy access to public transportation. Plus, it has a lovely covered patio and backyard for your enjoyment.

Stayed at this property?
Tucson, Arizona, United States
2.14 km (1.4 mi) from Reid Park Zoo
44 reviews  
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable bed and working wi-fi/tv
very creative cozy space in sam hughes
she provides a keurig excellent quality dish ware & utensils a comfortable bed and luscious shower
the space is comfortable clean and filled with intriguing art
the bathroom bath linens and the shower were all top-grade and very much appreciated
well appointed very clean and artistic charm
it was extremely clean and very nicely remodeled
when we came it was very clean
everything was kept clean & up-to-date
it is beautifully decorated and very clean
kim was an excellent host
kim is a wonderful host who made me feel very welcome
kim is an outstanding host and she made us feel like family
host is very friendly informative on all matters tucson and attentive but completely unobtrusive
she was very quick to respond to needs and was an amazing host
it is a great location and very safe
it is located in a beautiful neighborhood which i explored with a long walk each morning
the location was absolutely perfect for me with access to shopping
easily within walking or biking distance of both
the location was perfect close to many great restaurants and the arizona football stadium
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Have a good time in the Sam Hughes neighborhood

Enjoy your wonderful stay in the Sam Hughes community with these amazing deals. Experience the warmth of Tucson’s largest historic neighborhood. Book now and choose among this awesome collection of the best places to stay.

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