Queen bed is firm with a soft topper, good reading lights dim too!comfy new couch lit up with western setting sun, relax
Wholesome & Quiet Desert Guest Apt
Hosted by Teresa
Teresa is the host.Teresa is a superhost.
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
3 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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The space

The 525 sq ft guest apt is set back on one acre of quiet, lush desert with indigenous wildlife and starry nights and is located on the first floor of our two story home. This fully furnished one bedroom apt has one queen bed and a full bath. If you have a child or third guest we have a single bed we can set up next to the queen bed and it is available upon request. We clean the apt and linens with eco-friendly products and our water is filtered throughout the whole house. The kitchenette has an induction electric stove top, small electric oven, microwave, fridge, pans, dishes and cutlery. The cupboards are stocked with essentials like spices, oil, honey tea and coffee. The small living room has a new large loveseat couch and a 32" Tv with access to Netflix and local channels. There is a sun room (porch) with a patio table. Also there is a grill and picnic table that are available for your enjoyment. Uncovered parking, shared laundry and excellent Wifi access are included. For clarity; my family lives in the 2nd story and the guest apt for rent is located on the first floor and on the west side of the house, the apt itself is located on the quietest area of the whole property! The guest apt has it's own private entrance located around the side. Keep in mind that although we are in a semi-rural and quiet setting there will be some upstairs family noises because this is not a separate guest house. For our summer guest the family swimming pool is available from May through September, We provide swim towels and pool toys and children under 2 years old need to wear swim diapers.
Please no pets are allowed and no smoking indoors allowed here. Our aim is to ensure an allergy free zone and for our all of our guests.
This semi-rural retreat is located 5 minutes to a grocery/shopping center, 10 min. to hiking trials, 15 min. to the University of Arizona and 25 min. to the Sonoran Desert Museum.
Your hosts, Dan and Teresa, are long time Tucson residents and are happy to share their knowledge of the desert, the southwest's attractions and seasonal festivals.
If you are curious, our home based business, Still Waters Float Spa, offers r.e.s.t. (reduced environmental stimulus therapy) or more commonly known as sensory deprivation in a salt pool and our float spa is available to our guests at a discounted rate.

Interaction with guests

We respect our airbnb guests' privacy therefore we typically greet our guests upon arrival, show the apt amenities, chit chat a bit and then we retreat to our home. If you have questions anytime throughout your stay, have needs; like helping with the tv, wifi, kitchen or want to chat get recommendations about sightseeing, restaurants, etc we are usually prompt to respond through email, phone calls, text or a good old fashioned knock on the door.

Wireless Internet

Extra people $10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $25
Weekly Discount: 17%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Please use utilities like electric and water reasonably. Loud music and Tv after 11:00pm is not appreciated. Long term guests are responsible for taking their garbage and recycling out to the large outdoor cans for weekly pickup.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

82 Reviews

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Linda User ProfileLinda is a superhost.
July 2017
Teresa has created a very comfortable apartment which exhibits an attention to detail for design and function. The queen sized bed was very comfortable with soft sheets. A refreshing swim in the salt water pool with amazing views of Tucson and the Catalina mountains was wonderful.

Jared User Profile
July 2017
Quiet, clean, and comfortable. What more can you ask for? Beautiful desert views and a great location make this a must stay in Tucson. And there's a pool! We will definitely stay here again on our next trip through Arizona.

Renee User Profile
June 2017
This spot was awesome! Just a bit out of town to get a true, authentic taste of how beautiful Tucson truly is. The hosts, Teresa and Dan, were gracious and friendly. The accommodations were very clean and lovely. The salt water pool was a great way to cool down with a breath taking view. Great experience!

Andrea User Profile
May 2017
This is a wonderful apartment! Clean, tastefully decorated and peaceful. You can watch quail and roadrunners from the windows! The pool was perfect with a beautiful view of the mountains. Although it feels remote, we were only 5 minutes away from two huge grocery stores and 1/2 -1 hour from fascinating attractions and mountain hikes. Teresa is a perfect host! Thanks so much!
Teresa User ProfileTeresa is a superhost.
Response from Teresa:
Andrea, it was such a pleasure to chat and host you and your family. You'all brought so much cheerfulness to our home. Truly, your presence is a blessing.
May 2017

Gary User Profile
May 2017
Nice place to hang. Good location.

Dana User Profile
April 2017
Perfect spot for privacy and R&R with the tender touches of home. A rental car makes it easy to access both downtown, national park(s), hiking trailheads, shopping/restaurants and more. It's SUCH a pleasure to drive "home" to this quiet apt. & enjoy the starry skies, chirping quail, cooing doves, starry skies and soft bedding. Perfect for a couple or single traveler.

Julith User Profile
April 2017
Disappointed. We booked at this location because they said it had a pool. We were told the pool was green, so we wouldn't want to use. We got the impression it would be peaceful & quiet at this airbnb location. It wasn't. When you turned on the bathroom sink faucet it smelled like a septic system.
Teresa User ProfileTeresa is a superhost.
Response from Teresa:
Odd, you seemed to be cheery once here. So it was sad to learn of your disappointment. Although our Airbnb description states that the pool is available in May to October. Also in our airbnb description we clearly state that the guest apt is not separate from the family home, so small noises may be heard. However I understand that you were under extraordinary stress prior to your arrival here and you were quite frantic and anxious during my correspondence with you. While we correspondenced and while hosting you I was very considerate, clear and patient with you. So I feel your review does not reflect our service or home as much as it projects your deeply seated discontentment.
April 2017

Tucson, Arizona, United StatesJoined in November 2011
Teresa User ProfileTeresa is a superhost.

I enjoy exploring the road less traveled, both inner and outer worlds. Tucson has been my home since 1983. I've studied, worked and played in the fields of archaeology, art and music. Ha ha ;-) and then came the kids! For 8 years we home schooled our boys, though they are now in college and Waldorf school. I've encouraged people to cultivate a healthy and mindful lifestyle for many years through teaching yoga classes, my float business and through hosting guests in our airbnb apt.
My husband, Dan, came to Tucson from New York City in "78 on a lark with a friend, he loved the desert and so adopted Tucson as his new home. Dan has a math/sociology degree but in his heart he is a singer of western folk music. I think he's a clever songwriter! His band is called The Blue Prairie Dogs.
As a family, we're lovers of new building projects, music, nature and we care for 2 friendly dogs. We tend to lead a healthy lifestyle, munching organic foods, mindful TV viewing, etc, but we are relaxed about it. Yeah, you know the type ;-) Peace and Grins!

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Response time: within a few hours

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