Unattached room in peaceful back yd

House - Private room · W Kelso St, Tucson, AZ 85705, United States

The Space

Welcome to Tucson. If this ad describes what you are looking for please email me. I hope you enjoy the wonderful desert here and the unique flavor Tucson has to offer. I also rent the master bedroom listed as 'Environmentally Friendly Home'.

I am looking for renters who have a fun loving nature and are conscious of their carbon footprint. If you have a communal spirit but also like your privacy my home may be a good place for you to stay. I welcome all lifestyles and ethnic backgrounds. What is important to me is that you can communicate with my dog and understand that animals, like humans, can have their own quirky behavior. She loves people but barks at you excitedly when you come home and sometimes (as she is 91 human years old) barks again when she forgets you were already home. Once you greet her again she is back to loving you. Saying a hello, petting her and telling her to go get her toy also works to minimize the barking.

I have an unattached room in the privately fenced back yard available. The room is completely furnished and has air conditioning. Use of the living room, dining room , kitchen, bathroom, and yoga/exercise room comes with the room rental. This is a one bathroom home with an additional outdoor composting bucket toilet, outdoor shower outdoor stove, and outdoor bath tub. Outdoor water is the same as using the indoor water and I prefer people showering outside especially when the weather is nice.This is a smoke free.and TV free home. We watch movies and other shows on our computers (WI FI is included). Essentially this ensures a quiet atmosphere for everyone. However, this doesn't preclude the social dinner when it suits you. I am a very young 60 yrs of age woman and I enjoy good wine, good food and good friends.

The back yard is totally private and has a wonderful soft and calming energy. The bear claw bath tub tips the scale for a relaxing and stress free evening. I also offer spiritual and healing retreats and that information can be requested if interested.

This is an environmentally friendly home with cisterns to collect rainwater for plant watering. Systems are in place for the outdoor washer, shower and bath tub to feed the trees and plants, thus all natural organic products are used in the outdoor systems. These products are provided for your use while at my home. There is a solar hot water heater with a backup 'on demand' system which means there are times that the system needs to be switched over (just a matter of turning 2 valves).

There is a superb courtyard with unique shops, excellent cuisine and live music 6 nights a week. It is 5 blocks away from my home. Music ends at 10pm as it is located in a residential district. It is called Monteray Court.

Add $5 per night for double occupancy
No cigarette smokers please.

Check in times are between 2pm and 7pm unless previously agreed upon times are arranged. I will only extend the check in by 2 hours.

Bus transportation is 3 blocks away. It takes 1 bus to go to 4th Ave or downtown. From downtown you can pretty much get anywhere in the city on the 2nd bus. Current cost is $1.50 with free transfer or a $3.50 unlimited day pass.

Airbnb Policies I try to get around

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. Unfortunately they even block out their own phone number when I try to spell it out for you. I do not require a photo to book with me but I know airbnb is pushing for this.
Good luck.

Also, the cancellation policy is strict but in reality I will refund any nights that I am able to book to someone else prior to your booked arrival date should you need to cancel.

Guest Access

Guests have access to the entire home excluding my bedroom and back mud room. Guest enter and leave through the front door and are required to lock it at night.

Getting around

Easy access to bus system. Located 3 to 3.5 miles from historic 4th Avenue, downtown and the U of A. Easy bicycling to these places as well. Bus is $1.50 with free transfers. Bicycle rental from me is $3 per day. You are required to fix any flats you get.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $5 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I really enjoyed Marcy's company. There is a great music venue just around the corner from her place. Be sure to ask her about it. Good conversation, a very enjoyable experience.

    April 2014
  • Marcy was an excellent host, the room was very clean and cozy!

    April 2014
  • We really enjoyed our night's stay at Marcy's very tranquil home. Our clean and comfortable room was outdoors and was so peaceful, we got a great night's rest, and awoke to birds chirping merrily welcoming the day. We really appreciated her Eco-friendly way of life and enjoyed the outdoor shower experience! Juno, her dog, was very calm and friendly. We would for sure stay again!

    April 2014
  • I liked Marcy and her dog very much! If I were to stay here again, I think that I'd stay in the house. (Marcy also offers this under a separate listing.) Unfortunately, the people who stay in the guest bedroom in the house can lock you out of the bathroom from their side. This happened to me, and it was a drag. The privacy of the room was nice, but I'd recommend the coziness and bathroom convenience that comes with the room in the house. All in all, I'd recommend it.

    April 2014
  • Marcy's backyard and cottage were truly lovely, and the outdoor shower was perfect after a long train trip! I would definitely stay here again.

    March 2014
  • Great space, Marcy is super friendly and the outdoor shower is awesome.

    March 2014
  • The description is accurate and the room is peaceful and clean. One must cross to the main house (and use a key at night) for the bathroom. Access to this location is pretty easy, and parking is no stress.

    Marci is mellow and honest.

    March 2014
  • Very basic but clean and comfortable stay. I was disappointed that it was too cold and windy to use the outdoor shower. It looked nice and something just felt adventurous about it. If I ever need another budget room in the Tucson area I would definitely come back.

    March 2014
  • Marcy's outdoor shower is reason enough to stay with her, but she is also a responsive and organized host and the room worked out great. I appreciated the bathrobe available as well as both heater and AC.

    March 2014
  • I loved staying in Marcy's cute, quite, comfy, cottage-like bedroom in her desert oasis backyard!! I had a wonderful soak in the outdoor bathtub under a beautiful orange tree followed by one of the best massages I have ever had (from Marcy)!! :)

    I look forward to staying with her again when I come back to Tucson - this room was way better than any hotel you could ever get for the price! Thanks again Marcy! :)

    February 2014
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I am a very young 61 years of age enjoying my semi retired lifestyle. 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. My yellow lab/beagle female dog is named Juna and she loves people. We are both sensitive to people's energy and do our best to provide a warm and healthy atmosphere for your stay with us.
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