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About this listing

This is a roomy space with a futon for lounging or for a 3rd guest. The patio has a hammock as well as comfy seating and a chiminea for cool evenings. A chandelier lends a romantic glow.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 3PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $15
Weekly Discount: 13%
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The space

Positano B&B is on an acre of beautifully landscaped grounds with a pool and waterfall. There are many private areas to relax and read or be entertained by the desert wildlife. This bedroom has a queen sized bed as well as a futon. The french doors open onto a private flagstone patio with Adirondack chairs, perfect for reading and bird (website hidden) and DVD included.
The newly updated bathroom is down a short hallway and would be shared with the guest in Sweet too! if that room is booked as well. We keep it sparkling clean and the shower is wonderful.

We live in a quiet residential neighborhood with meandering streets and gentle hills. It is a great place to walk or jog. A few blocks away you can jump on the Rillito River Park Trail which is a popular running/biking/skating/walking trail that crosses the entire city. We have a couple bikes here and we'd be happy to loan them to you.

Tucson National Golf Resort is about a mile away if you like golfing. Or eating.. the restaurant is nice too. Tucson is full of fabulous golf courses and hiking trails and all kinds of outdoor activities.

Foothills Mall is about a mile away for the fashionista in you. There are countless restaurants in the neighborhood as well. The I-10 freeway is conveniently close to us.

If you ask, I would be happy to email you a link listing all Tucson events for the time you are interested in visiting... there's always a lot going on in the Old Pueblo.

Interaction with guests

We are friendly and helpful but give our guests all the privacy that they want.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM

We're not big on rules and since our guests so far have been very considerate we haven't felt a need to lay down any rules. I have had people ask about using our kitchen and that is something that we would rather not do. So there you have it:
Rule #1: no kitchen privileges.
However, we are happy to clear some refrigerator space for a few items that you might need to bring.
Rule#2: Okay, one more. No smoking in the house.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

1 night minimum stay.
From Oct 01, 2016 - May 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 2 nights.

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85 Reviews

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Christine User Profile
April 2017
I returned to Ruthann's after 2 years for a personal retreat. The lovely, casual atmosphere in the oasis she and JR have created was exactly what my soul needed. Each of them inspire my own artistic spirit. The birds and other desert creatures are delightful. Will return to their haven whenever the opportunity arises. They each inspire

Theo User Profile
April 2017
I've stayed at Ruthann's house twice & I love it. I wouldn't stay anywhere else. The house is great and she's terrific. 5 stars!

Dutton User Profile
April 2017
Since we stayed twice in a month, please refer to our earlier review. Very satisfied!

David User Profile
February 2017
Ruthann's background as an interior designer really shows in this warm, quirky, and inviting house. I loved discovering interesting objects throughout. She is incredibly organized, welcoming, and knowledgable, too. Johnny is a character and a half (from one Jersey boy to another) and a terrific landscape artist. The yard is a tribute to his work.

Eve User Profile
February 2017
warm hostess

Heather User Profile
January 2017
Great location off of I-10 and has access to restaurants, groceries and downtown. Grounds with outdoor pool and side patios are private. Ruthann was a great host as were the two little dogs who loved to greet you.

Rebecca User Profile
November 2016
Ruth Ann and JR are genuine hosts. I felt welcome in their home immediately. The space is peaceful, well-kept, and thoroughly pleasant. I would love to stay with them (and their adorable pups) again the next time I'm in town.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States · Joined in April 2010
Ruthann User ProfileRuthann is a superhost.

I am retired (yippee!) American Airlines. My husband JR and I love having guests in our home. JR plays guitar for fun and created beautiful landscapes for a living until he, too, retired.
We have been hosting with Airbnb since 2011. Joe Gebbia, one of the founders of Airbnb, came through Tucson that year and stayed with us. He left us a glowing review and we've been collecting them ever since. This is FUN!
Travel is in our blood. We have been on some great trips and especially love Mexico, Guatemala, Spain and France. We have family in Madison, WI and love to visit there too. There are so many places yet to experience and our bucket list is long. We have done some house swaps and that is a great way to experience life in another culture, especially when that swap takes us away from Tucson in the summer.
We can't travel all the time, so lucky for us that we live in one of the most beautiful places on earth...the Sonoran desert. We both love to immerse ourselves in creative projects here at home and so our surroundings have become this endless Home Improvement Project. We figured out a long time ago that we like the process more than the end result, and we'll never ever run out of ideas.
There is usually music around this house. JR is often working on a blues song or jazzy instrumental and he loves an audience. Even better he loves to jam with anyone who will join him.
A few years ago we fell in love with a spot on the Sea of Cortez in Mexico's Baja Peninsula. This has become our most recent and most thrilling project. JR is building us a casita there and we hope to share it with Airbnb guests as well as friends and family in the foreseeable future.
Here at home, Tucson has fabulous hiking trails so we hike em. There are wonderful yoga studios so I vinyasa in em. Biking trails abound and we like to do that too.
Our dog Kitty and puppy Poncho get along well with people. They may bark when you first arrive but they are all bark, no bite.
So, there. Now you have a little info about us. Come on down!

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