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U of A / Desert Poppy Guest House
U of A / Desert Poppy Guest House
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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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, Direct TV, 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 grill for sunset BBQ's. 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.

Guest access

Whole house. Two parking spaces at the rear of the house. Alley access & gated courtyard. Please be aware that the houses are close and that families and professionals live/sleep within hearing distance of the patio. Please be respectful of music and loud conversations at night. Take it inside at 10ish on weekdays and Midnight on weekends. Happy neighbors let me stay hosting my Airbnb.

Interaction with guests

I or my assistant, Terry like to check in our guest and give them a quick tour & layout of the house. Answer any questions about restaurants , markets & neighborhood. I'll touch base by txt within a day or two, mostly make myself available if questions, but guest privacy is very important to me. I want my guest to feel at home in my home.

Other things to note

The Desert Poppy guesthouse is smoke free inside. The patio is available with the doors shut and proper disposal of the materials. No drugs on property.

Business travel
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Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Cleaning Fee $20
Security Deposit $250
Weekly Discount: 21%
Weekend Price $105 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

We are so glad you have chosen the Desert Poppy Inn/Guest House. We loved raising our children in Sam Hughes and know you will get to appreciate the local hot spots, markets, U of A events, and ultimate charm of our sweet neighborhood. We ask that you make yourself at home, enjoy cooking a meal for your family and treat our little get-away as "your" vacation home in the desert. I do have two bikes available for you to cruz the neighborhood, along with a Pack N Play if you bring your little one. We do consider children people, so kids over the age of one years old are guest. There are beds for four individuals, so if there are more than four in your party, a $25 fee per night will be added. A couple with a small child is considered 3 guest. Sorry that we can not accommodate pets, and it is a smoke free/ E smoke free home. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need reservations to a restaurant or directions to a local hidden trail.

You must also acknowledge
Potential for noise - You will be in a neighborhood and I have informed all my neighbors new to the neighborhood to be respectful of night time hours and being a respectful


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay.
From Oct 01, 2017 - Feb 28, 2018 the minimum stay is 2 nights.

120 Reviews

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Elena User Profile
October 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Desert Poppy. The house was well stocked with absolutely everything needed so it truly felt like home. As first time visitors to Tucson, the location was convenient to downtown, restaurants and an easy drive to the tourist spots. Nancy met us at the house when we arrived and gave us a lot of great information on places not to miss and some of her favorite restaurants. Nancy's warm welcome and comfortable home was certainly a big part of a great visit to Tucson.

Mikey User Profile
October 2017
Nancys place was wonderful! Great location for a relaxing weekend near campus! I 100% recommend this place to anyone looking to visit!

Jason User Profile
September 2017
Nancy was awesome! Check in was easy and she showed us around. She even made some pumpkin bread for us! The place is clean, great location and Nancy provided everything we needed!

Nadia User Profile
September 2017
Really nice place with a cool little patio and close to the university! Thanks for a great stay, Nancy!

Kim User Profile
September 2017
This was a great place to stay! Very close to great places to eat and the UA. Nancy is amazing and was always there to make sure we had everything we needed. She also made us goodies as a welcome gift! I would recommend to stay here. I know I will again! Thanks so much Nancy for your great hospitality!

Kenneth User Profile
August 2017
Had a fantastic stay! Nancy was accommodating, friendly, and went out of her way to ensure our stay was fantastic. We'll be back.

Fangyang User Profile
August 2017
This place is amazing. The host is very friendly and hospitality. The place is near UofA and post office and many restaurants, which is very convenient for our living. We also enjoy the nature because there are lots of plants here. The place is also very quiet so we have good sleeping. The host even made very delicious bread for us. We give our great gratitude to our host-Nancy. Thank you for letting us have an wonderful experience. I recommend this place to everyone who would like to visit Tucson.
Nancy User ProfileNancy is a superhost.
Response from Nancy:
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August 2017

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Nancy User ProfileNancy is a superhost.

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 dinner table. We are avid hikers, trail runners and river runners. I'm retired after 20 years from the Tucson Fire Department as a first responder/ captain on Engine 13 and loved the opportunity to serve my community. A life of service has always been my passion and I look forward to meeting you, taking care of you and your family and hope that you will thoroughly enjoy our beautiful Desert Poppy Inn/Guest house. It's a place I would like you to call home while you are exploring, racing, running or hiking through our great city. Email me if you have any questions.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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