Desert Garden Guesthouse near University of AZ

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Entire guesthouse hosted by Suzy

4 guests, Studio, 2 beds, 1 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 and watch the birds 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.

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 40" HD 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, a 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.

Throughout 2021, we will hold a 48 hour vacancy period between each reservation to allow a thorough airing out and cleaning.

Green living:
- The entire property is 100% powered by solar energy.
- Make arrangements to share our Level 2 EV charger. We ask that you reimburse electricity costs using the honor system.
- Contribute your food scraps to our garden composter.
- Rain barrels collect water for the garden.

What this place offers

Courtyard view
Garden view
Kitchen
Wifi – 48 Mbps
Free parking on premises
40" HDTV with Netflix
Guests can charge their electric vehicles on the property.
Free washer
Free dryer
Central air conditioning

Accessibility

Step-free entrance to the room

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Where you’ll be

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

Hosted by Suzy

  1. Joined in December 2013
  • 80 Reviews
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  • Superhost
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
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Climbing or play structure
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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