Serenity in the Saguaro Forest

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Entire guest suite hosted by Justin

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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Private large studio in a historic 1943 stone craftsman home secluded on 3.2 lush acres just at the edge of the Saguaro National Park! Cleaning fees included in nightly rate. Kitchenette, private indoor/outdoor living spaces, SpaceX/Starlink high speed WiFi, ROKU Smart TV, unique gallery/hallway to private bathroom. Clean, peaceful and serene. 8 miles to downtown, 9 to the Desert Museum. Check out my other similar listing on the property. A great retreat from the crowds! LICENSE: 21465687

The space
This is a historic stone home (quarried from right here in the Tucson Mountains) from the 1940's in a peaceful location away from the mid town traffic and on 3.2 acres just at the edge of the Saguaro National Park. I live in the main part of this large house, but there is a locking door and alcove between the two private living areas. This is the quintessential Arizona experience with its lush cacti, mountain views from nearly every window, majestic saguaro's and picturesque sunsets. Nearby trails are at the Sweetwater Preserve, Yetman Trail, the Brown Mountain Trail, Hugh Norris Trail or Sweetwater trail to Wasson's Peak and don't forget about the AZ Sonora Desert Museum! Enjoy the starry desert nights in the private, enclosed courtyard. The studio is quiet and secluded enough for a writers retreat, but the university, fine dining and downtown nightlife are just a short drive away. Lush desert forest only found in this region of the world surrounds you, welcoming families of quail, colorful hummingbirds, hawks, deer and many other desert wildlife. After all, the Desert Museum is just up the road, so they built it out here for a reason!
The house is a renovated stone cottage, so it has all the modern amenities (including a whisper quiet, new mini-split AC and heater), but the incredible stonework, poured concrete floors and original keyhole doors remind you of its history. Leave the windows and doors open on mild days because it is designed for outdoor living as much as indoors. If you want to visit the many fine restaurants or nightlife, a beautiful windy road drops you right into downtown, modern streetcar or the university area in about 15 minutes by car. I have created a guidebook (located at the bottom of this listing) for personal highlights of the local offerings. Bicyclists pass by the hilly street all the time training for the El Tour De Tucson. Many of hiking and mountain biking trails all around. Some amenities include a 43" 4K Smart TV with plenty of streaming options, kitchenette featuring a sink, mini fridge with filtered water, microwave, toaster, Keurig coffee machine with K cups, induction cooktop and full sized HE washer (with detergent). There is also a large 5 burner gas grill with a side burner just outside the bedroom door for more cooking options. The rates are seasonal, but very reasonable in comparison to other listings in the area.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Courtyard view
Desert view
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
43" HDTV with Roku
Free washer – In unit
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Tucson, Arizona, United States

The nearest neighbor is over an acre away, so besides the birds and other wildlife, its pretty quite. It is a great place to unplug and enjoy the desert surroundings and crystal clear night skies. This means, however, that desert critters are around. Most are friendly, but be mindful of your step when walking around the property, especially at night. There are many places to bike nearby. I do not provide bicycles for liability reasons, but they can easily be rented by places such as Tucson Bike Tours and Rentals (this company will deliver bikes as well). Make sure your radio is tuned to our local community radio station, KXCI 91.3 FM. No commercials, expert DJ's with a spotlight on local talent and upcoming concerts. The absolute best station in Arizona!

Hosted by Justin

  1. Joined in May 2015
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I am a video editor/co-producer at a local news station downtown. This job keeps me well connected with the community and all of the amazing new things happening in Tucson. I am also an avid cyclist and love the winding, hilly roads in this area. I graduated from U of A in 1995 and bought this home in 2014.
I am a video editor/co-producer at a local news station downtown. This job keeps me well connected with the community and all of the amazing new things happening in Tucson. I am…

During your stay

I am in the other part of the house separated by a locking door and alcove, so give a text or call if you need anything. I am available if you want to share a coffee and chat, I am also available for advice on where to go in town for fun (or check out my guidebook located on the map portion of this listing)
I am in the other part of the house separated by a locking door and alcove, so give a text or call if you need anything. I am available if you want to share a coffee and chat, I a…

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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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