Ahh...The Sweet too! room is colorful and cozy.

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

This is a small room but the private patio adds to the space. The patio has comfy seating and a chiminea for cool evenings. There is a hammock too!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: $20
Weekly Discount: 5%
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The space

Positano B&B is on an acre of beautifully landscaped grounds with a pool and waterfall. There are many private areas to relax and read or be entertained by the desert wildlife. This bedroom has a double bed and french doors opening onto a wonderful flagstone patio with an upholstered bench for reading and a little chiminea fireplace for those chilly evenings. So romantic! The flowers and shrubs were especially chosen to attract butterflies. We've added a Thai hammock for each room.
The newly updated bathroom is down a short hallway and would be shared with the guest in Sweet! if that room is booked as well. We keep it sparkling clean and the shower is wonderful.

We live in a quiet residential neighborhood with meandering streets and gentle hills. It is a great place to walk or jog. A few blocks away you can jump on the Rillito River Park Trail which is a popular running/biking/skating/walking trail that crosses the entire city. We have a couple bikes here and we'd be happy to loan them to you.

Tucson National Golf Resort is about a mile away if you like golfing. Or eating.. the restaurant is nice too. Tucson is full of fabulous golf courses and hiking trails and all kinds of outdoor activities.

Foothills Mall is about a mile away for the fashionista in you. There are countless restaurants in the neighborhood as well. The I-10 freeway is conveniently close to us.

If you ask, I would be happy to email you a link listing all Tucson events for the time you are interested in visiting... there's always a lot going on in the Old Pueblo.

Interaction with guests

We are friendly and helpful but give our guests all the privacy that they want.

House Rules
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM

We're not big on rules and since our guests so far have been very considerate we haven't felt a need to lay down any rules. I have had people ask about using our kitchen and that is something that we would rather not do. So there you have it:
Rule #1: no kitchen privileges.
However, we are happy to clear some refrigerator space for a few items that you might need to bring.
Rule #2: Okay, one more. No smoking in the house.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay.
From Oct 01, 2016 - May 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 2 nights.

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

127 Reviews

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Megan User Profile
May 2017
Lovely hosts! Beautiful house and yard! Relaxing and peaceful stay!

Gretchen User Profile
May 2017
Ruthanns place is wonderful! The house is cozy and full of Southwest charm. The rooms are comfortable, private, quiet and clean. Ruthann, RJ and there two sweet small dogs are so welcoming and friendly i could've been staying with family. They provide a generous coffee and light breakfast spread and there was room in the fridge for our personal food too. The yard is gorgeous and comfortable for lounging. The pool is small but perfect for a dip. The guidebooks led us to perfect restaurants and hiking. We felt welcome, comfortable and were all around very happy with our experience.

Dutton User Profile
March 2017
This is a beautiful home with beautiful patios and landscaping. Breakfast and snack fixings are always available; the refrigerator is kept stocked with fresh and healthy foods. The house is a work of art. Birds abound in the surrounding landscape. Location in a quiet neighborhood close to I-10 is perfect for getting around the area.

James User Profile
March 2017
Ruthann has a very enjoyable setup, comfortable and clean, and quirky enough to be interesting. Extras were numerous and terrific.

Teresa User Profile
March 2017
We enjoyed great conversation with Ruthanne and JR. The ready breakfast and coffee was a bonus! Be ready for some great SW culture!

Gayle User Profile
February 2017
This is a delightful property! The home is colorful, artistic and cheerful with excellent beds and high quality bedding. The inside and outside lounging and sitting areas are wonderful and great for dining. Ruthann and JR go out of their way to make everything special for their guests! This is an extremely good value for all that you get!

Sydney User Profile
February 2017
We had an amazing stay with Ruthann and JR (and Poncho & Kitty). The accommodations were wonderful, and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful location. The grounds were amazing and so was our specific room. Ruthann and JR were so welcoming, helpful and all around great hosts. Every morning there was breakfast prepared for us, as well as great conversation. They were always willing to provide us with recommendations, tips, or just chit chat :) This stay exceeded our expectations, and we really couldn't have asked for a better location to stay during our time in Tucson.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States · Joined in April 2010
Ruthann User ProfileRuthann is a superhost.

I am retired (yippee!) American Airlines. My husband JR and I love having guests in our home. JR plays guitar for fun and created beautiful landscapes for a living until he, too, retired.
We have been hosting with Airbnb since 2011. Joe Gebbia, one of the founders of Airbnb, came through Tucson that year and stayed with us. He left us a glowing review and we've been collecting them ever since. This is FUN!
Travel is in our blood. We have been on some great trips and especially love Mexico, Guatemala, Spain and France. We have family in Madison, WI and love to visit there too. There are so many places yet to experience and our bucket list is long. We have done some house swaps and that is a great way to experience life in another culture, especially when that swap takes us away from Tucson in the summer.
We can't travel all the time, so lucky for us that we live in one of the most beautiful places on earth...the Sonoran desert. We both love to immerse ourselves in creative projects here at home and so our surroundings have become this endless Home Improvement Project. We figured out a long time ago that we like the process more than the end result, and we'll never ever run out of ideas.
There is usually music around this house. JR is often working on a blues song or jazzy instrumental and he loves an audience. Even better he loves to jam with anyone who will join him.
A few years ago we fell in love with a spot on the Sea of Cortez in Mexico's Baja Peninsula. This has become our most recent and most thrilling project. JR is building us a casita there and we hope to share it with Airbnb guests as well as friends and family in the foreseeable future.
Here at home, Tucson has fabulous hiking trails so we hike em. There are wonderful yoga studios so I vinyasa in em. Biking trails abound and we like to do that too.
Our dog Kitty and puppy Poncho get along well with people. They may bark when you first arrive but they are all bark, no bite.
So, there. Now you have a little info about us. Come on down!

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