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Desert Garden Guesthouse near University of AZ

SuperhostTucson, Arizona, United States
Entire guesthouse hosted by Suzy
4 guestsStudio2 beds1 bath
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The studio guesthouse is a peaceful retreat located behind our 1940's adobe home in the historic Blenman-Elm neighborhood. We are only 1 mile from University of Arizona, Banner-University Medical Center and the Arizona Inn.

The guesthouse is clean, quiet and fully stocked with all the essentials. Relax in the courtyard with native Sonoran desert landscaping, a beehive fireplace and covered patios.

The space
The 500 square-foot guesthouse is a single airy high-ceilinged room with a sitting area, dining area, full kitchen, and a comfy new queen bed in the corner. A sofa folds out into a second queen bed for kids or additional guests.

The kitchen has a full set of dishes, cookware, microwave, toaster and coffee maker. We provide pastry and organic fruit for a light breakfast, plus teas and snacks. And since we're originally from Seattle, we are coffee snobs and there will be fresh-roasted fresh-ground coffee for you.

The living area has a piano and a new 40" TV with Netflix and limited local channels. There are books, movies, cards, puzzles, and board games too.

The full-sized bathroom is separated from the main living area with a pocket door, and is stocked with fluffy new towels and earth-friendly bath products.

The courtyard has a beehive fireplace and dining table-- a wonderful place to enjoy cool desert evenings. Out back, there are covered porches, vegetable garden and baby desert tortoises (out in the warmer months only). Bob is a gardener and would be happy to tell you about the native Sonoran desert plants which attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Feel free to harvest from the vegetable garden and lemon tree.

Green living: the entire property is 100% powered by solar energy, and rain barrels collect water for the garden!

Guest access
The guesthouse is a separate building from our main house. We share the yard, so you might see us out occasionally watering the garden, feeding the tortoises, or filling the hummingbird feeders. The entire yard, courtyard area, and garden is there for your enjoyment and relaxation.

There is a breezeway between the two houses with laundry facilities (washer and dryer).

Ample free street parking is available.
The studio guesthouse is a peaceful retreat located behind our 1940's adobe home in the historic Blenman-Elm neighborhood. We are only 1 mile from University of Arizona, Banner-University Medical Center and the Arizona Inn.

The guesthouse is clean, quiet and fully stocked with all the essentials. Relax in the courtyard with native Sonoran desert landscaping, a beehive fireplace and covered patios…
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Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
TV
Dryer
Iron
Hangers
Washer
Hair dryer
Heating

Accessibility

Moving around the space

No stairs or steps to enter

Bedroom area

No stairs or steps to enter

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4.99 out of 5 stars from 78 reviews

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Tucson, Arizona, United States

The historic Blenman-Elm mid-town neighborhood is very walkable and bike-friendly! Our favorite destinations within 5-10 minutes' walk are:
Casa Video and Film Bar
The Loft Cinema
Raijin Ramen
Graze Burgers
Fresco Pizza
The Screamery Ice Cream
Himmel Park and Library
Arizona Inn Dining Room
Trident Grill

Local Attractions: Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson Botanical Garden, Tucson Museum of Art, Sabino Canyon, Mt Lemmon, Madera Canyon, Biosphere 2, Saguaro National Park
The historic Blenman-Elm mid-town neighborhood is very walkable and bike-friendly! Our favorite destinations within 5-10 minutes' walk are:
Casa Video and Film Bar
The Loft Cinema
Raijin Rame…

Hosted by Suzy

Joined in December 2013
  • 78 Reviews
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I have lived in Tucson on-and-off since 2001, and am completely in love with the unique nature and wildlife of the Sonoran Desert! My favorite thing to do is look for birds, and I volunteer for the Tucson Audubon Society. My husband, daughter and I live in the main house on the property, and are available to help answer questions and plan your visit to Tucson! I started hosting on airbnb in 2016, and I love meeting people from all over the world, from different backgrounds, and from all walks of life, who are drawn to Tucson for so many different reasons. I hope to meet you soon!
I have lived in Tucson on-and-off since 2001, and am completely in love with the unique nature and wildlife of the Sonoran Desert! My favorite thing to do is look for birds, and I…
Co-hosts
  • Robert
During your stay
We live in the front house on the same property and are available to answer questions and help you plan your visit to Tucson! Please treat us like your neighbors and feel free to ask if you need anything.

Live like a local: I've put together a binder with recommendations for our favorite places to eat, walking destinations, and brochures for things to see & do.

We embrace airbnb's non-discrimination policy and welcome people of all backgrounds with inclusion and respect.
We live in the front house on the same property and are available to answer questions and help you plan your visit to Tucson! Please treat us like your neighbors and feel free to a…
Suzy is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
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House rules
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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