About this listing
If you are looking for a beautiful private place with creature comforts you'll love, stay with us in the Sonoran Desert in close proximity to downtown Tucson and great restaurants, shopping, and cultural venues, the U of A, and great hiking.
Secluded, zen quality sanctuary in a gorgeous box canyon in the Tucson Mountains. Great Southwest contemporary 700 sf guest house with wood-burning fireplace, 2 twins or king bed with organic cotton linens on 9 inch thick Japanese futons, kitchenette w/ double sink, refrigerator and microwave, dishes, etc. The spacious bath with sandstone counters, slate tile, walk-in shower with rain head and handheld spray free, plus eco-friendly toiletries provides a very relaxing experience. WIFI, quality music system, walk-in cedar closet, large sitting area with marble desk/table, many good books, original art enrich your experience. Outside there are a tree-shaded patio with seating area, and 2 meditation gardens.
You'll find our guesthouse a delightful place to retreat, rejuvenate, and receive massages and body work from a variety of gifted healers in Tucson who will come to you at reasonable prices. (Ask for references).
You will be staying in a beautiful private guest house with separate entrance and 2 parking places on the property. Begin or end your day with a dawn or dusk walk in the quiet and glorious Sonoran Desert.
Interaction with Guests
We are available by text and telephone as necessary. We respect the privacy of our guests and want to insure your comfort.
We are in a dramatic box canyon in the Sonoran Desert, on multiple acres at the edge of the Tucson Mountain Park and Sahuaro National Park West. Sounds of nature in the natural desert where birds, deer, javelina, jackrabbits, coyotes, and bobcats may show up at any time. Our sunsets are wondrous and the quiet welcomes you upon leaving the traffic and city sounds only fifteen minutes away. You will find the night sky extraordinary because there is very minimal light pollution and millions of stars with planets in clear view. Come during the full moon if you can. Unforgettable!
It is necessary to have your own vehicle to get to our place. We are very close to the route for El Tour de Tucson, great mountain biking, hiking, and world-class championship golf courses.
Tucson is a world-class spa city with some of the best body workers on the planet. You can arrange a session at the guest house or their place. We have referrals or you can explore and choose your own.
No smoking in the guest house. Will consider well-behaved pet. Please ask first. Quiet atmosphere and privacy prevail. We appreciate your treating our home the way you would like yours to be treated. We ask that you take all trash and recycling down to the trash cans at the bottom of the drive when you check out. Thank you.
My husband and I had a wonderful time in Catherine's guest house. We arrived late in the evening after a long day of travel from the east coast. The space was warm and inviting and Catherine left us a detailed information packet that included information relating to the guest house and suggestions for things to see and do in Tucson . When I booked the space we were a bit concerned that it would be difficult to travel to and from various attractions in Tucson because it is so secluded, but we were pleasantly surprised by how convenient it was to most destinations! Catherine is a fantastic host, she was both attentive and respectful of our privacy. We had a wonderful time and would absolutely return.
Thank you Amy and Galen for choosing our Guest House for your Tucson vacation and family celebration. So glad you both enjoyed yourselves. We enjoyed having you as our guests and recommend you highly to your prospective hosts!
We'd love to see you again.
Bill and I were celebrating our 50th anniversary and couldn't have found a more intimate and beautiful spot to spend five days. From the moment we walked into the gust house, we felt surrounded by"welcome" Everything about the inside,views,meditation spots-all perfect. We hiked,saw old friends,had wonderful meals,but always knew we had our place to come home to. I give it an easy 5 star recommendation.
Catherine's guest house was a peaceful and very comfortable base for exploring the trails of Saguaro National Park's West unit, Tucson, and the other attractions of Southern Arizona. The meditation bench on the west side of the house offered a private vista of unpopulated foothills punctuated by saguaro's and enlivened by the local wildlife. It was the perfect place to view a total lunar eclipse that took place during our stay. Magnificent!
Catherine provided everything necessary for a comfortable stay and excellent suggestions for local attractions but always respected our privacy. This is a special place and we hope to return soon.
Catherine and Blair were very attentive hosts, we had two requests we made to them and they promptly attended to them. It was a nice surprise to see a variety of fruit left for us upon arrival. The description of the guest house was accurate and we enjoyed the features of the guest house including the sound system which held an immense variety of CD's. The kitchenette held all we required and the bathroom exceded our expectations including exceptional towels and great slate tile shower area. While off the beaten track it was actually easily accessiblee to most west side Tucson areas and having I-10/I-19 close made travel to Phoenix, Tubac (in the other direction) and Sonoita wine country readily accessible. Suguaro National Park is easily traveled as well as several local golf courses. We enjoyed our week at the Guest house in the hills of west Tucson.
Thank you for choosing to stay with us, Cindy and John. So glad you enjoyed our Guest House and environs. Seems like you did some fun exploring in Tubac, Sonoita, and the wine country. Hope you got some golf in also. We are adding a soft layer to the futons for more comfort.
Come back and see us again. Warm wishes, Catherine and Blair
Excellent! Great hosts, wonderful, secluded setting in Tucson mountains, terrific guest house. Restful and private. Would definitely return.
About the Host, Catherine
Catherine is a jewelry designer and metalsmith, using silver and semi-precious stones and co-creating pieces of jewelry with clients that mark significant moments and people in their lives. Blair practices law and is an award-winning fine art photographer.
We love traveling and meeting lively, fascinating people, in addition to experiencing the oceans, islands, great cities, art galleries, wine country, museums, architecture, jazz, and indigenous cultures around the world. Great food, especially Northern Italian, and fine wines are high on our list. We love quiet and privacy where we stay and if it is possible we like to bring our Australian shepherds, Socrates, a 4 year old male, and Lena, 1 year old. Uncluttered, clean, modern, light-filled facilities in a natural setting are our favorites with great views, books, music, and culture near by are our favorite. We love nature, hiking, scuba diving, exploring the wilderness, discovering culture, experiencing beauty, and celebrating life.
It is a joy for us to meet people who love life, art, music, nature, lifelong learning, engaging conversation, preserving the environment, human rights, and traveling also.
We have a beautiful 700 sq.ft. private guesthouse with fireplace, kitchenette, free WIFI, with great biking, hiking, and golf near by. We live in a box canyon in the lush Sonoran Desert with all kinds of wildlife.
Our life motto is taken from the Navajo, "Walk in beauty." We invite you to be our guest.