About This Listing
Centrally located to the U of A, downtown and historic 4th avenue. All are within 3.5 miles. My home is one mile from I 10 so interstate access is eay.
I use all natural products in my home as I am very sensitive to chemicals.
Recent Improvements June 2014
All locks to bathroom and master bedroom have been modified. People in the master bedroom can now lock up their belongings and people from the Unattached room will no longer be accidentally locked out of the bathroom as there is a key hanging outside. There is also a new outdoor sink and mirror by the outdoor shower.
My home is open to fun loving people who have an awareness of their carbon footprint. I also rent a room in the back yard called Unattached Room in Peaceful Backyard. This is a one bathroom house so be aware that you will be sharing the bathroom. I use the outdoor facilities as I work from home and am able to shower during the day when it warms up.
Monthly rate of $650 for Traveling Nurses and Medical Interns. Please write me for more information.
Cute and charming all tile 1000 sq ft home with private back yard in Central Tucson. Within 3.5 miles of downtown, U of A, and the well known 4th Ave district full of quaint restaurants and unique shops.
I look for people who have a communal spirit yet like their privacy as well. Loving dogs is a must as I may be dog sitting from time to time.
Large master bedroom fits a full size bed bed, a very comfortable chair and a desk/chair for computer work. There is a very large closest with 4 shelves on one side.
My home is Environmentally Friendly with gray water feeding trees and plants. There is an outdoor shower, bathtub, stove, table with 4 chairs, compost bucket toilet and washer. The outdoor facilities run on the same water system as the house receiving hot water just the same as the inside bathroom. Cisterns collect rainwater which is used to water the citrus trees and plants. The washer and bathtub water feed the orange tree and the shower feeds the grapefruit tree.Thus, special organic products are used for outdoor water and they are supplied. There is a solar hot water heater, a solar heating system, and an 'On Demand' hot water system which is used if solar hot water runs out. This ensures that everyone can take a hot shower as we never run out of hot water.
I have been renting rooms for 4 years and have seen everyone leave here more rested than when they came due to the calming energy in the home and yard. I believe it is indeed a special place.
During the winter months each room has it's own oil/electric heater. Usually these are not even needed during the day when it warms up.
During the summer the home is cooled by swamp cooler and the tile floors add to the efficiency of keeping the home a nice temperature.
Inside the home is one full bathroom that connects to the master bedroom with another nice big tub so that your mood for a long hot bath can always be satisfied.
I provide laundry and cleaning services daily. WiFi is included. Carport fits 2 vehicles and the driveway fits another vehicle.
Check in times are between 2pm and 7pm unless previously agreed upon times are arranged. However, 9pm is the latest arrival time.
Aiibnb Policy Bugs and Quirks
They block phone numbers and websites so don't bother to try sending them. This I understand because they are the middle man collecting the money. However, it is very hard to find their own phone number so you can call to get live help. I will spell it out for you here: (phone number hidden). Hope this helps. I do not require a photo to book with me but I know airbnb is pushing for this.
Also, the cancellation policy is strict but in reality I will refund any nights that I am able to book to someone else before your booked arrival date should you need to cancel.
Guests have access to the entire house and front and back yards. Consider yourself a roommate while you are here.
Interaction with Guests
Sometimes guests (usually those traveling alone) want me to accompany them to dinner and I am almost always available to do that. If guests prefer their privacy during their entire stay I am okay with that as well. I do check in with them to make sure everything is going okay so I may knock on your door if I have not seen you for a couple of days.
I love my neiborhood. Most of the homes on my block still have original owners or decendents living here so the neighborhood seems to have its own built in neighborhood watch. There are two churches, a park, an elementary school and mini markets all with a couple blocks. Resaurants are within walking distance as well.
Bus is 3 blocks from here. One bus takes you downtown. One bus the other direction takes you to the Tucson Mall.
Other Things to Note
Monterray Court is 5 blocks from my home and has an excellent venue of music in their outdoor courtyard 6 nights a week. The restaurant is moderately priced with a good selection of salads, sandwiches and specials. Full bar with beer flights on Fridays from 5-7. Live music starts at 6 or 7 and goes until 10pm as this is a residential neighborhood.
No smoking. Plumbing is narrow and strainers need to be used in the kitchen so food doesn't clog up the pipes. When using the inside shower you may need to pull hair out of the strainer in the drain so that the water flows freely. Please be respectful of others and wear headphones if watching a movie while others are in the home. I will often just mute my movie when people are coming and going through the home or put my headphones on. Please leave all breakfast dishes on the counter as I prefer to do all the dishes at once. If you are cooking an elaborate meal for dinner you are expected to clean dishes within the hour. If it's just a few dishes you can leave them for me to do. I do everything I can to minimize bugs, flies and ants. I like my home clean and pest free. Thank you for observing house rules. Namaste.
Marcy is easygoing, and great to talk with; We got along like friends. She's a great host. The spaces are comforting, the colors are great, I frequently sat outside in the sun and relaxed. The location was central to my requirements. I would certainly stay here again.
Marcy is a perfect host. Her home is welcoming, warm and has an awesome outdoor shower that leaves you refreshed in the hot Tucson weather. I enjoyed my stay tremendously. Thanks Marcy!
We had a very excellent stay with host Marcy!
Loved the outdoor shower and the eco-friendly home.
Highly recommend this home for anyone staying in Tuscon or the surrounding area!
Thank you so much for such a warm and friendly home shared time.
Southwestern wonderland...warm nights, outdoor showers that water a beautiful little orange tree. Hostess Marcy humbly opened her home to my partner, our dog & I.
We made the booking with Marcy because we highly value the eco aspects of her house. However, it was unfortunate the way it played out. We booked for 3 nights and ended up leaving after the very first night.
There were 3 issues that we were just not comfortable with:
1. The bed felt like a futon bed than a real bed. I am a serious yogi and practice every day. The day after the our first night, I couldnt do a backward bend. My husband shared the same experience.
2. We were aware that it is a shared bathroom, and the said bathroom is adjacent to the room. I guess we didnt really put the two facts together and truly understand what it means until we were there: the bathroom is right outside our bed. Other guests come in and out anytime, and you can hear and smell everything.
3. There are 2 ways to enter into the room: through the shared bathroom or another door down the hallway. The door that separates the shared bathroom and the room locks on the bathroom side. And the other door has no lock. We usually are not too concerned with security with our Airbnb bookings when it only involves the host. However, in this case, additional guests can access our room, we were not comfortable to leave our valuables behind.
We are in the process of talking to Airbnb regarding our refund for leaving early. On a positive note, Marcy was a nice host. I left my shoes behind and Marcy coordinated with me for pickup.
Again we regret that our experience wasnt the greatest, as we were really looking forward to its eco facilities.
This is the first complain I have had on the bed. It is a futon mattress on top of a regular full size bed. Most people love it. The bed in the Unattached room is much firmer and I offered that room to Katie which has a lock but she declined. The listings on airbnb used to show that I have another room I rent but they changed their software and this fact is not as easily seen. When I discovered this I changed my listing to make it perfectly clear that you will be sharing a bathroom with the other guests. It is true that you cannot lock the master bedroom so if someone does not trust my choice of who I rent to (I do not accept everyone) and you feel threatened in any way then this room is not for you.
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About the Host, Marcy
I am a very young 62 years of age enjoying my semi retired lifestyle. My latest passion is ballroom dancing. My business is called Ch'I bodywork and I offer Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage, Quantum-Touch, Reflexology, Energy Balancing, Ear Candling and Raindrop Technique using Therapeutic Grade A essential oils from Young Living. I work in the Yoga room during the afternoon as most guests are out and about during that time. I enjoy good friends, good food and good wine.