1965 vintage restored Airstream trailer with its own private garden and courtyard in back of property for privacy. Cook in the trailer, or use the outdoor patio and kitchen, wifi in the patio, cafes, 15 minutes from University.
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/ patio area 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 parlor, a Tiki Bar, 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!
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!
The neighborhood is convenient and central - not far from the University, downtown, shopping and restaurants, and Reid Park for bike riding, the Zoo, etc.
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."
We request guests respect others needs for quiet, and if you are a smoker, please smoke outside (ashtrays are provided). If using the kitchen, please clean up after yourself, and return dishes to cabinets, etc. The Kitties are very friendly, so you must be a cat lover!
I found Lauren to be a most generous and welcoming host. The airstream and patio were simply delightful and exactly how she described in her listing. My stay was very brief but I so enjoyed her and her beautiful property with an array of gardens, birds, and artwork.
Lauren provided more than a trailer to accommodate a newly retired gypsy. She provided a retreat where a group of women could safely share hopes, dreams, and sorrows and begin journeys of healing. On days we would congregate inside she may make a hearty soup to share around the table, suggest movies we may watch together, and direct us to places to explore our interests. She encouraged me to take belly dancing classes, and shared her knowledge of art and her work. She intuitively knew when each of us we're in need of privacy and space and quietly watered her flowers and plants that make her property an oasis. Laurens home, and the trailer in particular, gave me a fresh start to retirement during the month of January and the opportunity to live out my gypsy dream. I hope to make a yearly sojourn back to my little respite of simple living and a kindly hostess.
Lauren was a wonderful host, very caring and helpful. The airstream was cozy and just as described in the listing. The patio is beautiful and the location is convenient to everything in the city.
I LOVED staying in Lauren's adorable trailer! It was a lot roomier than I thought it was going to be. There is plenty of room, a very warm shower, the kitchen was well stocked with dishes and utensils, and there is even a little TV with a DVD player and a decent collection of DVDs to watch. The property is really pretty, there is a gorgeous patio off the main house that Lauren gave me free use of. There is a nice table, a BBQ, an outdoor kitchen with fridge, sink, etc. Lauren is very sweet and her kitties are, too. I wasn't there much because I was busy with a 3 day long wedding event, but the time I did spend was very enjoyable. I HIGHLY recommend staying at this cute little place. You won't regret it. :)
Lauren was very helpful even before I arrived. I took the wrong bus and ended up on the other side of Tucson late at night. She helped me get a taxi cab and it brought to what I call “her wonderful refuge”. I was looking forward to staying in her “unique vintage Air Stream trailer" and it did not disappoint me. It was just like the photo and of course better. The trailer was comfortable and well stocked for light cooking. There are restaurants and other stores on a main street that also had good bus transportation within a block or two from her place. I enjoyed Lauren's art pieces, plantings and I made friends with her cat. Recommendation: Visit the Tucson Botanical Gardens which is an easy bus trip, or walk.
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.
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.
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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.