A Cute Vintage Trailor with Patio

Camper/RV - Entire home/apt · E 12th St, Tucson, AZ 85711, United States
Your host, Lauren
30 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Coming for the Gem Show, or a snowbird escaping the cold? Beautifully renovated vintage Airstream trailor, with it's own private patio and garden offers privacy in the center of Tucson. This early 60's Airstream has a shower, toilet, fridge, sink, coffee service, hotplate, toaster oven, and a DVD player (with movies!). There's Wifi in the outdoor kitchen (also for guest's use), although it's not always accessible in the trailer. There's a friendly wifi cafe less than a block away, and we also have an outdoor kitchen complete with barbeque.

The University of Arizona is just 15 minutes away with easy access to buses. Around the corner is a WIFI Cafe, a Mexican Bistro, a Polish restaurant, Italian restaurant, American breakfast cafe, Bakery, Pizza (email hidden), and of course a convenience store. Sabino Canyon is 20 minutes away.

I have a big yard on a quiet street, and the Airstream is tucked in the back, offering great privacy - but, this is central Tucson. There are the occasional sounds of dogs, traffic, sometimes the sounds of children playing. If you smoke you MUST smoke outside in one of the patios.

I'm an artist with a 40 year career, and I'm very interested in sustainability. I require a profile from guests, and will not rent to people who won't tell me something about themselves.

Tucson is a great place in the winter, and beautiful at any time of the year!

Guest Access

Private patio, "sun deck" chair, cooking in the trailer and the use of an outdoor kitchen and dining area by the house as well. Wifi is also easily available in the patio.

Interaction with Guests

I enjoy talks, but my experience is that people tend to want privacy, or they are busy with a schedule. I'm always happy to share information, and a cup of tea or coffee if it's desired.

The Neighborhood

The neighborhood is convenient and central - not far from the University, downtown, shopping and restaurants, and Reid Park for bike riding, the Zoo, etc.

Getting around

Buses up and down Broadway are literally around the block.

Other Things to Note

Many people ask what's fun to do, and I always say "Hike up Sabino Canyon, drive up Mount Lemmon, visit the Sonoran Desert Museum, watch the sun set at Gate's Pass, and go to Club Congress downtown if you like to dance and nightclub."

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $160 /week
Monthly Price: $450 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • I had a wonderful time meeting Lauren, the Airstream was everything I expected. The neighborhood is older but very well maintained and close to shopping, food and transportation. I was there for a very short period but enjoyed my stay.

    May 2014
  • There are some places you pick out because they look a little different, or maybe the host seems like one who would care about the comfort you feel while you're there. If you couldn't tell from the comprehensive pictures, all around and inside the trailer, there are special touches everywhere you look that reveal how this spot was artistically adorned - Lauren is an artist, and she put her visual talents to work getting this trailer and private patio to be easy on the eyes. But physical comfort is not compromised; the bed and covers are so relaxing, with no less than 5(!) extra pillow cushions in case you want the bed to be a couch for a while. I failed to bring my instant coffee with me, but Lauren had me covered -- there was drip coffee and a little brewer, all ready to go. The airstream trailer included thoughtful instructions about everything I needed to know, where the bus stop is (just across the street on Broadway), AND including the WI-FI key -- if you've got a recent laptop, you can probably access the internet while sitting in that comfortable chair inside the trailer. But I think my favorite aspect of the place is the utter privacy in the private patio afforded by the six foot fences and the orientation of the trailer itself. The morning breezes made my daily dry-off in the patio after my shower a delight. It was so comfortable here I began to think about moving to Tucson, and making this place my temporary home until I found something more permanent. I will definitely come back, probably when the heat of Phoenix summer becomes unbearable. And then I REALLY don't know what will happen -- maybe I'll just stay a while.

    April 2014
  • Lauren is a very thoughtful host, and her trailer is very quiet and private in a
    beautiful back yard.

    April 2014
  • Lauren was welcoming, friendly and able to give me the information I needed. She made me feel right at home. The bed was super comfy. I would stay there again.

    March 2014
  • My time in Lauren's Airstream feels like a dream!! It is such a quiet and relaxing spot, with so many fantastic restaurants in walking distance. I am a writer, and found much to inspire and refresh. I simply cannot reccommend staying at Lauren't highly enough :)

    March 2014
  • Very nice stay in a clean, unique trailer with all necesary accomodations. Lauren was the perfect host--friendly and there to ensure your stay is good. The neighborhood was safe and close to restaurants, shopping, etc. I recommend a stay at Lauren's trailer.

    March 2014
  • A charming situation in a great location. Lauren is a wonderful hostess .Birds singing in the morning, nice and quiet at night. The nearby cafe treated me like a long-term customer and made a great cup of coffee.I would certainly stay there again.

    February 2014
  • Nice and quiet place to stay while there on three days hiking trip. Small and cozy. Good eats around the corning. (Try Nadine's potato knish on Fridays). Friendly host. Thanks Laruen!

    February 2014
  • I loved my stay in the airstream. I was in Tucson for the gem show, a wonderful but hectic experience for me. This vintage trailer provided a quiet relaxing haven for me.
    Lauren was a gracious host. I only wish I hadn't been so busy with the show. I would have liked to have spent more time with her.
    Did I mention I love her cats?
    I would certainly stay here again if this adorable trailer is available.

    February 2014
  • There is everything you need in arms reach but it never felt cramped. Great shower too. I was so grateful it was comfortable and quiet. I wish I could have spent more time there instead of at my conference!

    January 2014
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I'm a professional artist specializing in masks and community arts. I'm 63, love conversation and creativity. I'm a vegetarian, concerned with the environment, and have traveled internationally. I had so many good experiences with B&B's in the British Isles and Europe, where it is very traditional for families to open their homes, that I decided to try it myself. I had the same good experiences when I travelled in Indonesia, and stayed at "home stays". Because there's a great wifi cafe around the corner, I no longer cook breakfast, but I do enjoy creating a bright, colorful, serene space for the women who come to visit, and am always happy to share what I know about Tucson and the Southwest. I love Arizona, especially its warm, sunny winters. Renovating the 1962 Airstream trailor in the back yard, and creating a patio for it, has been my latest "art project"..........I love making things old new and inviting.
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