Comfortable chair and reading lamp with various books and CD/Radio nearby.Vintage four-poster bed modified to queen length.

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

This unique house is over 125 years old and made of redwood planks that were brought in by train from California. I have spent thousands of hours lovingly restoring and enhancing it with period details for contemporary comfort.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room


Weekly Discount: 14%


This unique house is over 125 years old and made of redwood planks that were brought in by train from California. I have spent thousands of hours lovingly restoring and enhancing it with period details for contemporary comfort.

Traditional American hospitality in a 125-y.o. redwood house centrally located by the University of Arizona campus. Free on-street parking.

The guest room has a queen-size bed and a comfortable chair with reading lamp, as well as a dresser, double closet, cd/radio, and plenty of sunlight. Your private bath has a clawfoot tub with shower. Your private entrance is via a private porch overlooking the uniquely landscaped back yard.
The owner is an artist/writer/filmmaker, and the house and yard have a quiet, welcoming atmosphere.
Restoration and renovation of the interior of this unique historic house is now complete, with central heat and A/C and all modern conveniences.

The guest bedroom and private bath, private porch, living room, pantry, kitchen, large deck & yard. Washer/drier.

Conversation, especially about local restaurants, directions, etc. I respect my guests' privacy and expect the same.

Architectural variety and historic homes. A mixed population (homeowners, students from around the world, etc.) and a pleasant atmosphere of quiet streets as well as busy coffee shops and restaurants. Pie Allen neighborhood is listed on the National Historic Register.

Maddox House is within walking distance of dozens of shops and restaurants and cultural activities as well as Tucson's popular Fourth Avenue district and downtown. Public transportation is close by, including the new streetcar line.

Maddox House is not wheelchair accessible, as there are stairs on the property and inside the house.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)


Scented cosmetics and aerosols such as hairspray and cologne must be kept to an absolute minimum.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

59 Reviews

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Eleni User Profile
April 2017
Bob was an excellent host allowing us privacy but yet being pleasant. His place is unique-looking, clean and in a very convenient location. Plus, he makes great coffee! Highly recommended!! Thanks for making our stay in Tucson memorable, Bob!

Niranjan User Profile
March 2017
Excellent place. Very close to campus, so perfect if you are visiting the University of Arizona for a conference/meeting. restaurants etc are just a block away.

Mireille User Profile
February 2017
Bob was lovely and so welcoming! His home is beautiful with a very confortable set up. We could walk downtown easily and park on the street without problem. I would recommend this place to anyone!

Eric User Profile
February 2017
Bob was a great host. Perfect location. Was beyond what I was expecting out of my stay. He knew everything I needed to know to navigate Tucson in a timely and convenient fashion. Will definitely be contacting Bob next year when I come back!!!

Karina User Profile
January 2017
Great location, comfortable space, and very hospitable host!

Yujing User Profile
January 2017
The location of Bob's place is really good. It's very close to the University of Arizona and close to the pick up place of the shuttle from Tuscon to Phenix airport. The bedroom and bathroom was big, clean, comfortable and private. Bob prepared everything a traveler needs, from band-aid to torch. He was very nice and showed me around when I arrived. I strongly recommend this place.

Jerry User Profile
January 2017
Bob and the Maddox house are both terrific. The house is in a great location, Bob was very accommodating, and the house itself was very unique for Tucson. I can't recommend it enough! Perfect for downtown life or as a base for going around town.

Tucson, Arizona, United States · Joined in October 2010
Bob User ProfileBob is a superhost.

I'm an artist, and I've been in the visual and performing arts all my life--that's almost 60 years, now! Currently, I'm writing and producing a feature film. I'm easygoing and my home is peaceful and, above all, comfortable. My guests often remark on the quiet and relaxed atmosphere in my house. I love referring people to remarkable local restaurants and out-of-the-way places they wouldn't discover on their own. I enjoy good friends, good food, and good conversation.

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