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Retreat, Recover, Restore in Lovely Desert Studio

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Retreat, Recover, Restore in Lovely Desert Studio

2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the guesthouse to yourself.
Highly rated host
Mario has received 5-star ratings from 100% of recent guests.
Great communication
100% of recent guests rated Mario 5-star in communication.
Outstanding hospitality
6 recent guests complimented Mario for outstanding hospitality.

The Bobcat House is a small apartment in the barn, about 100 feet from the main house, on 4.4 acres of Sonoran Desert in a quiet neighborhood, 5 minutes from Saguaro Park East. It's a bird lover's paradise with lots of other wild animals, too. The Bobcat House has a double bed, bathroom with shower, kitchen w/ microwave, toaster oven, French press for coffee, blender, two-burner stove, and fridge, along with dishes and pots and pans. If you want to get away from it all, this is the place to be.


Free parking on premises
Laptop-friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed



3 reviews
Outstanding hospitality
Jessica User Profile
January 2020
This was a wonderful get away and truly magical place surrounded by the desert, mountains and wildlife. The room was perfect with everything you need to be able to relax and enjoy the nature and definitely an inspiring place for artists, writers, and creatives alike! I only wish…
Allison User Profile
November 2019
A restful and serene stay in the quaint casita at the Old Mermaids Sanctuary. I was pleased with the accomodation's amenities and the hospitality of the hosts. The location is great for those looking to take outings in the Saguaro National Park.
Mario User Profile
Response from Mario:
Thank you, Allison. It was great to have you here.
November 2019
T User Profile
October 2019
Quiet and cozy! The Bobcat Cabin is a charming desert hideaway. The hosts are very nice and helpful but unobtrusive. The location is great for hikers. We recommend it!
Mario User Profile
Response from Mario:
Thank you so much. We were so glad to have you here! Come visit any time.
October 2019

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Tucson, AZJoined in June 2019
Mario User Profile
8 Reviews
I live on the property with Kim Antieau. We've been married for 37 years, after meeting at a writing workshop in 1980. We're still both writers. We came to this property for 11 winters for writing retreats before we bought it. We called it the Sanctuary. It was always a place of…
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Things to keep in mind

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
After 3:00 PM
11:00 AM

House Rules

  • Not suitable for children and infants
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events