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U of A / Desert Poppy Guest House

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U of A / Desert Poppy Guest House

4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
Nancy is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location90% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

The space

Our guest house is a two bedroom, roomy fully air conditioned home and sits in the heart of the historic Sam Hughes Neighborhood just 1 block from the U of A. Our guest house has high vaulted ceilings, unique and comfortable furnishings and is able to accommodate 4 adults or a family quite nicely. I can place a small pak & play in a bedroom for a fifth person, but 5 normal size people doesn't work unless you really want to be close. We have a secured gated courtyard for bike storage, two parking spaces, full size kitchen with all needed appliances including microwave, plate settings, pots/pans and coffee maker. The living space has bar seating, a flat screen TV, ROKU,Netflix & Amazon, WiFi , ceiling fans and a love seat and two chairs. We have provided a washer,dryer,iron/board & blow dryer for your convenience and the courtyard features a patio for evening visits. One bedroom is furnished with two comfy twin beds, luxury sheets and plenty of closet space. The tastefully decorated second bedroom has a brand new beauty rest king bed with luxury bedding and a large closet. The full size bathroom has both a shower and tub for your convenience along with luxurious towels and hand-made soaps to make your stay extra special! The U of A is just one block away, with the University Medical Center across the street. A Whole foods Market and a Safeway are within a mile, along with Reid Park (Tucson's largest park with two 18-hole public golf courses, Reid Park Zoo, Randolph Tennis Complex, Aquatic Center, and a 6 mile tree lined bike/walking path). We sit 3 blocks from the lush and very active Himmel Park and just a short walk to our favorite local Rincon Market/Deli and Bob Dobb's Pub on game days. The street car "link" route is 1 block from our door at Speedway and Campbell and an easy route to the vintage and unique shops of Fourth Ave., University Ave., museums, wonderful eateries, theaters and more. I can assist you with any directions and reservations if needed. Please understand that weekly and monthly pricing is for all months except the Gem Show Jan. 19 thru Feb. 18. This rate is $850 for a week and $3000 for the 31 days, which is about $95 a night for a two bedroom house/peak time. The nightly rate is $150 during Gem Show. I look forward to hosting you.


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules

No pets
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM and check out by 12PM (noon)


146 Reviews

Jo User Profile
November 2018
This guest house is cozy and a close walk to U of A's campus, making it perfect for our conference travel. Nancy was a great host, communicating quickly and leaving us complimentary baked goods! We look forward to a return trip to Tucson.
Cheryl User Profile
November 2018
This is a lovely, private space with many thoughtful touches. Its central location was well-suited to our visit to Tucson. Nancy was responsive to our needs and was available for all questions. Would certainly stay again.
Lori User Profile
November 2018
Wonderful experience! Thoughtful touches including homemade banana bread and handmade soap. Cute, cozy and close to UA and downtown. Had a great time and would definitely​ stay again!
Jaime User Profile
October 2018
If you’re looking for a great college area vibe, then this is a great location. Really nice neighborhood and from here, any destination is not far at all. Best AirBnb I’ve been to so far!
Terry User Profile
October 2018
This guesthouse is a beautiful relaxing place .We felt at home . Very close to U of A . We loved it , especially the patio .There are beautiful succulents, aloe Vera plants and mesquite trees around it along with the entrance way. Thank you Nancy .
Kimberly User Profile
October 2018
Nancy is amazing!!
Heather User Profile
October 2018
The Poppy house was a perfect place for my daughter and I to spend a nice weekend exploring the Universityvof Arizona and Tucson Close to everything, quiet and comfortable, it was a perfect choice for us Would recommend and will stay again if my daughter becomes a wildcat!

Hosted by Nancy

Tucson, Arizona, United StatesJoined in November 2011
Nancy User Profile
186 Reviews
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Nancy is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Hi, My name is Nancy Avery and I have lived and worked in the old Pueblo for more that twenty years. My husband Chris and I are raising two awesome children, one 24 & one 21, a rescue golden retriever, a year old Chessie and any starving college student that ends up at the din…
Languages: English
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