Tucson is a popular Southwest destination worth spending more than just a few days in. This is a wonderful place to spend time if you enjoy art, great food, outdoor recreation, and plenty of sunshine. There is a lot of history you can learn about in Tucson, as well as the amazing plants and animals of the desert. To extend your stay and make the most of your trip to Tucson, it’s fun to stay in a local Airbnb and really get a feel for the city. Here are some of the best Airbnbs to book for your Tucson vacation.

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Tucson Poet's Studio Tucson Poet's Studio
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Tucson Poet's Studio

Tucson Poet's Studio

This poet studio is a great place to stay for two guests in Tucson. It has one bed and one bath and was featured in New York Magazine’s “Taste the Flavors of Tucson.” This is a peaceful retreat that shares a private 1/3-acre lot, pool, and courtyard with an adobe home and working studio. Guests enjoy the plunge pool and views of the mountains. It has a well-appointed kitchenette and everything you need for toiletries and supplies. Access to the studio is through a private side yard, and pets are welcome for a $20 fee. Within two miles of the space, you’ll find lots of great restaurants, grocery stores, and local attractions.

Stunning Southwest Style Vacation Home Pool at Stunning Southwest Style Vacation Home
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Pool at Stunning Southwest Style Vacation Home

Stunning Southwest Style Vacation Home

For larger groups up to eight people, you can stay at this vacation home in Tucson. It has four bedrooms and two bathrooms on an acre lot. The Southwestern home also has a private swimming pool and a hot tub that guests can use. You’ll love the mountain views from the property, as well as the outdoor kitchen, and fireplace. The kitchen on site is fully stocked, and there is a three-car garage and washer and dryer for guest usage. It truly feels like a home away from home here and is in a great neighborhood that’s close to the interstate but without the noise of being too close to it.

Catalina Foothills West Suite with Rooftop Patio Catalina Foothills West Suite with Rooftop Patio
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Catalina Foothills West Suite with Rooftop Patio

Catalina Foothills West Suite with Rooftop Patio

Four guests can stay in the private room in a suite at Catalina Foothills Estates. Here you’ll be close to the La Encantada Mall, restaurants, and art galleries. It offers views of the mountain range and city from the traditional territorial-style home. The guest suite is separate from the main house and has a private vibe. Inside, you’ll find a 55-inch TV with lots of watching options. The space also offers a large patio, roof deck, and outdoor grill. It’s about 15 minutes by car to the University of Arizona campus from here.

Miniature Old West Town Miniature Old West Town
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Miniature Old West Town

Miniature Old West Town

One very unique and affordable place to stay in Tucson is this earth house, which is a small adobe surrounded by weathered wood buildings and antiques. It has a private bathroom and a shared kitchen in the main house. Come here for a rustic stay and an authentic western vibe. You can walk to restaurants and grocery stores from here but also feel like you’ve stepped back 100 years in time. The space is quiet and private with air conditioning and space heaters for your comfort in the adobe hut. It works well for up to three guests and is mostly made of reclaimed, recycled, or readily available local materials.

Tiny Home “Gypsy” Tiny Home “Gypsy”
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Tiny Home “Gypsy”

Tiny Home “Gypsy”

This tiny home on Airbnb provides unique accommodations in Tucson. This space works well for up to three guests with two beds and one bath. The hosts often offer discounts for extended stays. It is located in the charming El Pais Motel and Campground and accessible by keypad entry. Inside, you’ll find a lofted queen-size bed and pull-out sofa. There’s a kitchen inside with a mini-fridge, induction cooktop, large sink, dishes, pots and pans, and other supplies. There’s a bathroom inside too with a shower, sink, and toilet. The property has a shared pool that’s open during the summer.

Private Southwestern Style Casita Exterior of Private Southwestern Style Casita
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Exterior of Private Southwestern Style Casita

Private Southwestern Style Casita

You can stay in this casita in Tucson with four guests to experience the city. You’ll have this whole house to yourself, which has two beds and one bath. It’s centrally located in the Peter Howell neighborhood and has a complete kitchenette, central A/C and heat, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and off-street parking. Other perks include a private backyard, barbecue grill, beach cruisers to use, refrigerator, and is near lots of great restaurants. The casita is fully solar and accessed through a private driveway. Children are welcome, and pets are welcome too for a fee of around $40 to $60. Rates here are seasonal.

Breakfast at Old West Adobe Exterior of Breakfast at Old West Adobe
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Exterior of Breakfast at Old West Adobe

Breakfast at Old West Adobe

For your group of up to three guests, consider staying at this earth house that’s an Old West adobe in a quiet and historic Tucson neighborhood. Many local sights are within walking distance. This is a newly remodeled space with a full-size refrigerator, artistic touches, and all the comforts of home. The adobe is stocked with everything you need for a delicious breakfast, including eggs, locally baked tortillas, oatmeal, seasonal fruit and vegetables, and more. You can access the space through your own private entrance and patio area. Parking is free on site.

Private Tucson Sonoran Desert Guest House Private Tucson Sonoran Desert Guest House
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Private Tucson Sonoran Desert Guest House

Private Tucson Sonoran Desert Guest House

Meanwhile, this’ guesthouse is available on Airbnb and accommodates up to four guests with one bedroom and one bath. It is a private retreat in Northeastern Tucson with lovely views of the Catalina Mountains. You’ll be just minutes from the beautiful Sabino Canyon and close to restaurants too. There’s a kitchenette inside with a fridge, microwave, coffeemaker and more. The guest house is ideal for both one-night getaways and extended stays. Laundry facilities are available upon request, while a pool, outdoor seating, and barbecue grill are other perks of staying here.

The Blue Room Outside The Blue Room
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Outside The Blue Room

The Blue Room

You can stay in the San Clemente neighborhood when you book this Airbnb guest house. Offerings include a pool, treehouse, chickens onsite, microwave, Wi-Fi, and TV streaming services. The guest house is in the backyard of the main house and a detached structure. There’s a private bathroom that is attached to the main house but has its own outdoor private entrance. There’s plenty of parking available, and there’s a three-mile walking trail nearby too.

Tiny Trailer in Rural Neighborhood Inside Tiny Trailer in Rural Neighborhood
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Inside Tiny Trailer in Rural Neighborhood

Tiny Trailer in Rural Neighborhood

It’s fun to stay in this tiny trailer for one or two guests for a desert glamping experience. This trailer is on the edge of Tucson and offers a full-size bed, kitchenette to prepare simple meals, and an electric fireplace. Guests enjoy sitting on the back patio to watch the sunrise. There’s a hot shower in the private outdoor facility, and your host provides all the essentials, including towels, toiletries, dishes and pans, and a few condiments in the kitchenette.

Catalina Foothills Fountain Courtyard Guest Suite Catalina Foothills Fountain Courtyard Guest Suite
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Catalina Foothills Fountain Courtyard Guest Suite

Catalina Foothills Fountain Courtyard Guest Suite

You’ll also love this guest suite, Casita Tolsa, that accommodates up to four guests. The suite offers a private entrance, private patio, and parking. You’ll be close to great hiking and La Encantada Mall from here. High-tech features of the space include HDTV with multiple streaming services and high-speed Wi-Fi. Sit back and relax as you watch the desert wildlife and soak up the views from the courtyard and patio here.

Guesthouse with Spectacular Views Living space at Guesthouse with Spectacular Views
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Living space at Guesthouse with Spectacular Views

Guesthouse with Spectacular Views

Up to seven guests can stay in this Airbnb property, which has six beds and one bath. It’s cozy, accommodating, charming, and has all the amenities of a five-star hotel. Called La Casita de Agave, this property has a full deck, well-stocked kitchen, fridge, microwave, and multiple bed options. It is a stand-alone structure that is minutes from downtown, Catalina State Park, and Old Tucson. You’ll access the space with a key code and enjoy an attentive host that is happy to help make your stay a comfortable one.

Historic 2nd Level with Private Deck Room at Historic 2nd Level with Private Deck
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Room at Historic 2nd Level with Private Deck

Historic 2nd Level with Private Deck

Another great option is this remodeled upstairs studio that sleeps up to three guests in two beds and has one bath. You’ll be close to historic 4th Avenue and minutes from downtown here. It offers a fridge, stove, microwave, Wi-Fi, and patio with table and chairs overlooking a common area. Guests who stay here enjoy all the amenities of a full house and the easy check-in process with coded locks. All of the furniture is brand-new and everything here was just recently remodeled for guest stays.

Stunningly Modern East Side Luxury Condo Space inside Stunningly Modern East Side Luxury Condo
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Space inside Stunningly Modern East Side Luxury Condo

Stunningly Modern East Side Luxury Condo

This luxury condo accommodates two guests with one bed and one bath on the East Side of Tucson. This is a newly remodeled space that is ideal for business travelers, solo travelers, couples, and outdoor enthusiasts. There is a king-size bed in the condo for your comfort. Guests who stay here have access to the shared pool and hot tub in the condo complex. Other perks of this Airbnb include free Wi-Fi, basic cable TV, online streaming services, and luxurious appointments to help you feel right at home when you’re visiting Tucson.

Haven for Lovers of Nature Outside Haven for Lovers of Nature
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Outside Haven for Lovers of Nature

Haven for Lovers of Nature

Located in the Catalina del Sol Running Ridge Estates, this Airbnb property is a guest studio suite that is attached to a main house with a private entrance. It is in a safe and quiet neighborhood with mountain views. It’s an ideal place to stay for outdoor enthusiasts because it is three miles from the base of Mt. Lemmon and six miles from Sabino Canyon. The studio suite is 560 square feet in size and has a ¾ bath, mini kitchen that’s equipped with what you need to cook meals, and a 50-inch smart TV. There is a fenced-in pool onsite with a diving board, as well as a covered outdoor patio and grill that guests can use while staying here.