About this listing
Beautiful bed and breakfast home filled with art, in the west desert, close to Desert Museum and Old Tucson. Biking, hiking trails and bird watching abound. Great breakfast! Great beds and linens.
Beautiful SW Santa Fe home close to Desert Museum and Old Tucson. 2 bedrooms, one w/Queen, one w/Twin, dog friendly, doggie door. Courtyards front and back, Internet wireless, grill, gourmet kitchen, and laundry access. Back courtyard with view of Wasson Peak, the tallest mountain in the Tucson range. Private bathroom.
Breakfast Frittatas with gourmet coffee or tea. Fresh fruit. Or Oatmeal with walnuts, dried cranberries and maple syrup.
No smokers in the house or on the property.
Kitt Peak National Observatory is home to 24 telescopes, the world's largest collection, representing eight astronomical research institutions. This is west of me in the Quinlan Mountains. Make reservations ahead of your visit.
Wild life, bird watching - January 26, 2014 Birding from my back porch today. Spied a Gilded Flicker, Red Tail Hawk, Cactus Wren, Lesser Goldfinch, Gila Woodpecker. Last week Harris Hawk.
Hiking, biking trails.
3 Friendly Basset hounds live here. Doggie door to courtyard.
Available for energy healing. Visit Spirit Gathering for more information.
Hiking and Biking - Tucson Mountain Park Sarasota Trailhead 4.8 miles from home, multiple trails. Wasson Peak: King Canyon Trail 6.5 miles round trip. Moderate
100% electric home supplied by solar energy.
Neighborhood Birds and My Favorite restaurant lists in rooms.
Courtyards front/back, hot tub, Internet wireless, gas grill, gourmet kitchen, and laundry access.
Home is door friendly with doggie door to back courtyard, this does not mean I am a pet setter.
150 Santa Fe style homes.
Other Things to Note
Do not let dogs out of the courtyards. My dogs are Bassets bred for rabbit hunting. They will go on scent and get lost and they all three would go in different directions. They know to not go out of gate, but if you leave open and walk away they will go out.
Breakfast on the table by 8am latest. Earlier works better for me as I work from home and start at 8am. Quiet by 10pm, no smoking. Well behaved pets and children only. When using kitchen rinse dishes and put in dishwasher. Leave counters clean. You may use the refrigerator to store items. I have a clean, organized kitchen, keep it that way.
Bassets are not allowed outside the courtyard. Please be aware of dogs when going in and out the gate.
The reservation was canceled 2 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The house has beautiful grounds with many desert plants and nice areas to sit outside and see the stars (which was my main objective). I like how this place has two separate bedrooms; mine was the 'blue' room and it was nicely decorated. Breakfast was delicious.
Ann was very warm and welcoming. She was friendly to both us adults and our 10 year old son. She volunteered helpful information for us about the area and things we might want to do. Her home is beautiful, and most things provide a great opportunity for conversation. Breakfast both days was scrumptious, healthy, and more than enough! Her yard is lovely to walk around in the early morning, and the accommodation and facilities are of good quality. This was our first airbnb experience, and if they're all like Ann, why stay anywhere else?
Ann was a warm, gracious, and interesting host. Her home is lovely, and she has three friendly Bassett Hounds. The bed was super comfortable, and the breakfasts were filing and yummy.
I was looking for a place that was fairly close to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, and Ann's home was about a 15-minute drive.
If I return to Tucson, I'd definitely consider staying with Ann.
Our stay at Ann's place was everything we expected and more. Ann was a very welcoming, accommodating and gracious hostess, and a wonderful cook to boot. The home is filled with art and decorated with bold and beautiful colors. The bed was ultra-comfy and the layout of the house provided us with plenty of privacy. If we're ever in the area in the future, we would love to stay with Ann again.
As other guests have mentioned, my aunt and I also experienced tension based on miscommunication and an overall sense of not being genuinely welcome. On a positive note, the home is lovely, Ann's dogs are very sweet and the beds are extremely comfortable.
Saturday Arrival - Guests said arrival time late afternoon. Text messages sent over next few hours. arrival 7p...arrival 8p.. Arrived at 9pm. Disrespectful of my time and evening which I communicated to them. If they would have arrived as communicated and picked up the key I could have enjoyed my Saturday evening.
About the Host, Ann
I have lived in the west for 30 years. I love Tucson. There is so much to see and do here. I work full time from my home. Yes the hot tub works, I love it in the early morning when the birds are singing the sun up.