Private room
2 Guests
1 Bed
Per Night
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Sonoran Desert Retreat
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The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly discount: 8%
Cancellation: Flexible


The Space

This is a recently enlarged and totally refurbished very large bedroom/bathroom featuring it's own private entrance on the side of the main house and sliding glass doors that give access to a large desert garden with swimming pool and outdoor dining area.
This cozy room has it's own cooling/heating, ceiling fan, bamboo wood flooring, wet bar with fridge, microwave oven and coffee maker and a flat screen tv. Wireless internet is available. There is a large walk-in closet and plenty of storage for all your luggage and personal belongings. The bed is a very comfortable Queen size.
I like to spoil all my guests with luxurious quality sheets and towels and make sure basic toiletries and a hair dryer are available.
Coffee, tea, fresh fruit and yoghurt are provided and I keep the fridge stocked with some cold water and juices.
I have a portable baby crib with bedding and a highchair available for anyone traveling with a baby or toddler.
The house is situated in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains with wonderful views, surrounded by desert and is extremely quiet. The only sound may occasionally be the coyotes at night and always the desert birds in the morning.
Close by you'll have access to great shopping and many excellent restaurants. The University of Arizona is an easy 6 mile drive away and yet there are also a lot of hiking trailheads very close by.

Guest Access

Back yard with comfortable seating to sit and relax or have your meals outside. There is an electric Weber barbecue available.
Pool is accessible to guests (not heated) and extra pool towels are provided.

Interaction with Guests

I love to meet and great my guests personally if at all possible. Getting to know each one and helping them to get the most out of their trip is the fun of being a host!
I' m always available by cell phone for questions or problems.

The Neighborhood

I love my neighborhood and have lived here for more than 20 years. I love to walk here and never tire of it.
It's spacious and quiet with beautiful homes in a natural desert setting, yet close to lots of amenities. Good shops, cinemas, hiking trails and a great variety of excellent restaurants.

Getting Around

Tucson has some excellent public transport, including a new light rail system, but public transport to the foothills is limited to busses early and late in the day. The nearest bus terminal is 2 miles away. A car is therefor essential. There is plenty of parking at the house.
The airport is a half hour drive by car.

Other Things to Note

The room has it's own heating/cooling unit and a ceiling fan.
Use of washer and dryer is available upon request.
Since 2014 all electrical needs are supplied by solar panels.

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House Rules

Separate key is available. This is an extremely safe neighborhood, but please lock up when you leave.
Since the desert is a dry and somewhat dusty environment you may want to bring some slippers for indoor use, so you can leave your shoes at the door.
The pool is fenced for safety, but not locked. It is warm enough to swim from about April through October. Extra pool towels are supplied.
Since water in the desert is scarce, we try to conserve it as much as we can.
I maintain a no smoking environment, but guests may smoke outside if they wish.

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2 nights minimum stay
Sonoran Desert Retreat
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Tucson, Arizona, United States · Member since July 2010

I was born and raised in the Netherlands, but I've lived in Tucson, AZ for about 25 years and love it. I have traveled extensively and have lived and worked in 6 different countries.
I now work part time as an Oncology nurse.
I am a mother of 2 adult sons and proud grandmother of 1.
Besides traveling my hobbies are hiking, tennis, swimming, yoga, pottery and making jewelry. I love to cook and entertain.
I also belong to a Women's Chorus.
In the winter I love to get away to go skiing with family and/or friends.

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Response rate: 100%(past 90 days)
Response time: within an hour

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