Flower House is a beautiful, spacious 2 BR/1BA with private, large side patio & enclosed mesquite shaded back yard. Newer appliances & furnishings. Amenities include: expanded cable, secure wi-fi, A/C, W&D, off street parking, free long distance.
Flower house has a queen sized bed in the master and a detached two twin trundle bed in the second bedroom. The guest house can accommodate 4 adults comfortably. Flower House is outfitted with all linens guests will need, a fully stocked kitchen with Calphalon cookware and dinner and barware for up to 8 people. There is a flat screen TV (with a built in DVD player) in the living room with expanded cable including HBO and Showtime. Guests at Flower House have their own private, secure wi-fi network and a land line for free local and national long distance.
There is a large, private enclosed patio for guests with outdoor seating for six and a gas grill. There is also a private fenced back yard planted with organic, heirloom variety fruit trees. Guests who stay while the trees are in season will be able to pick figs, apricots, apples and plums in the back yard and mandarins and meyer lemons on the side patio. There is a second patio off of the smaller bedroom with two rocking chairs that is shaded by a canopy of mature mesquite trees.
Interaction with Guests
My partner and I live in the main house on the property and will be available to answer any questions or address any concerns during stays. We respect guests' privacy, however, and let each guest determine the level of interaction they desire.
We are centrally located between Country Club and Alvernon Way, two blocks from Grant Road, a main thoroughfare in Tucson. There are many restaurants, theatres, shops and grocery stores nearby including Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Safeway and Fry's.
Tucson has an excellent, extensive public transportation system and we are two blocks from a SunTran bus stop on a main line.
Other Things to Note
Airbnb restricts the sharing of email and phone numbers between hosts and guests until a property has been reserved so that all communication must be done via messages through the site. But I am happy to answer any and all questions about details I receive from potential guests.
Smoking is allowed outside only. We request that guests only use the organic detergent we provide for the washing machine as we recycle the grey water.
Beautiful guest house fully loaded as described. The quality of the house exceeded our expectations, tile throughout the kitchen and bathroom. House was very cool when we arrived on a warm afternoon, thank you Lynn! Cool (shaded) patio areas for the evenings off the kitchen and smaller bedroom. Very quiet with lots of birds chirping fulfilling that Tucson experience.
The guesthouse was as described and accommodated us perfectly! It was nicely furnished, all new appliances, clean and well equipped with everything one may need. Although the home is centrally located the neighborhood is a bit sketchy, making me feel somewhat uncomfortable.
The host did not contact me prior to my stay, provided no further instruction then what is listed on the website, leaving me to have to contact her.
Hi Kris, Glad you enjoyed Flower House. The diversity of Tucson is what drew us here and more specifically to our neighborhood. The individuals who were in the neighborhood during your stay were members of a non-profit here in Tucson that harvest extra fruits and vegetables throughout Tucson neighborhoods to help feed newly relocated political refugees. I'm sorry if it made you uncomfortable. Also, since we exchanged several emails and texts prior to your arrival in which I provided my phone number in case you had any questions about check-in I am unclear of your expectations of Airbnb hosts. Again, I apologize that I was unable to accommodate your request for an early check-in. As I explained the week prior to your arrival, we had guests scheduled to check-out @ 11:00 the morning of your arrival and in order to fully clean the home to our standards it takes the full 4 hrs between 11:00 AM check-out and 3:00 PM check-in to accomplish this task. I hope in the future you will be comfortable enough to communicate your concerns to hosts during your stay so that they are able to try to meet your needs. I feel like if we had addressed your concerns when we spoke the night of your arrival your experience during your stay on the property would have been much more positive.
This casita is a newly remodeled and beautiful guest house. There is such attention to detail with a fully stocked and complete kitchen, washer/dryer, really nice appointments throughout the house and a great bed. Lynn left milk, eggs, coffee and quick meal fixings for late arrivals, and a bottle of wine. She was a friendly and gracious host, giving us space unless we needed something.
The place was great. Clean, modern kitchen and bath, comfy bed, and very quiet. I would come here again. Great job Lynn!
Lynn met us when we arrived and presented the keys and gave a brief overview of the unit. She also advised that she was available by phone or e-mail at any time. While we had very few questions she did respond quickly every time. Her unit was spacious, clean and very well provisioned. The bed was very comfortable. The neighbourhood was quiet and the location was excellent for our stay in Tucson. We would definitely stay there again and we have no difficulty in recommending it to other travellers.
We stayed here with a newborn and a toddler while visiting family in November. The house is really very nice and was renovated quite recently. Beds were comfortable. Kitchen was nice. Far nicer than a hotel for our crowd. Thanks for the stay.
Friendly, helpful hosts. Awesome accommodations. Very clean. Quiet. Excellent bathrooms. Very handy to have washer/dryer. Great kitchen, would be perfect with cooking vent. Would definitely recommend for friends and would love to come back again!
My partner, Tammy, and I live in the main house on the property in Tucson and manage the guesthouse for my parents who live in NYC for the better part of the year. We are in the process of starting an urban organic micro-farm on the one acre property so in the future, guests at Flower House will have easy access to fresh, organic fruits and vegetables during their stays. Our level of interaction with guests is determined by the guests themselves. We are available by phone/text throughout the stay and are often working outside on the property making introductions easy as guests desire. Otherwise, we respect guests' privacy much like one would expect from a hotel experience.
The house in Newton is located next to my grandmother's house and is managed locally by my aunt, Becky, who lives less than 1 mile away.