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. 10 minutes from downtown. 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.
Maddox House is within walking distance of dozens of shops and restaurants and cultural activities as well as Tucson's popular Fourth Avenue district. Public transportation is close by, including the new streetcar line. The Pie Allen Neighborhood is listed on the National Historic Register.
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 virtually 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.
Interaction with Guests
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.
Several bus lines and now our new streetcar (3 blocks away). MANY restaurants and shops within easy walking distance.
Other Things to Note
Maddox House is not wheelchair accessible, as there are stairs on the property and inside the house.
Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property.
Scented cosmetics and aerosols must be kept to an absolute minimum.
When you stay at Maddox House, you aren't just subletting a room. Bob has created a New England beach house in the middle of Tucson with his guests' comforts in mind. With your lovely bedroom, you get a private entrance, a private deck off your bedroom, a private bathroom complete with a beach mural, a claw foot tub and gorgeous hardware. But, no, no, no. That's not all. Bob gives you the master parlor with rights to the sliding door. If you want privacy, close the sliding door and the house is yours. Bob is perfectly content to work away behind this door in his kitchen because his guest's comfort is more important than his own. That's why there are so many rave reviews for this place.
We had a wonderful time at Maddox House, which was a highlight of a 3 week trip in the Southwest. The house and living spaces are beautiful. There is ample space and privacy. The shady private porch is a great asset, and we enjoyed sitting outside reading and planning our trip. The bathroom is thoughtfully arranged and well-stocked with toiletries, including sunblock.
Bob was a delightful host. He was solicitous but never intrusive, and made us feel thoroughly welcome. He offered great suggestions on activities in Tuscon (and in Phoenix as well), and we had a lovely night chatting about tv and theatre.
We would highly recommend Maddox House to friends and family, and would try to stay with Bob again next time we're in Tuscon.
The Maddox House was a perfect fit for my daughter and me. I went to visit her at the U of A and we both stayed here. It is very close to campus, which made it easy for both of us to come an go.
Our host Bob, was welcoming and helpful. He knows so much about the arts in Tucson.I wish I could have stayed longer to visit every place about which he spoke.
Each day, my daughter and I enjoyed the morning sun with a cup of tea on the little porch outside our bedroom. We loved the charm of the house- especially the kitchen and remodeled bathroom with the claw foot tub.
I will definitely try to stay at the Maddox House again.
Bob is one of my all time favorite airbnb hosts. He's welcoming, interesting, mellow and thoughtful. We felt immediately comfortable with Bob and enjoyed chatting and getting to know him better when our schedules permitted. Bob is also a great resource for things to do and places to eat in and around Tucson.
The rooms we stayed in were as described and even more charming in person (just like Bob). I was really impressed with how very clean the space was. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom spacious, and we appreciated having kitchen privileges. It was so nice for this Bostonian to sit outside on my own porch on a February evening and relax.
The location of Maddox House could not have been better for us. We were in town for the gem shows, so had to drive most places, but were able to walk to Fourth Ave for dinners, as well as to the U of A (literally 1/2 a block away) to visit their museums. There is also a cool little arts enclave/neighborhood called "the lost barrio" about a 5 minute walk away.
On Bob's suggestion, we took the shuttle from the Phoenix Airport which has a stop about a two minute walk from Maddox House-very convenient as it was much cheaper to rent a car in Tucson.
In the end, I really didn't wan to leave! Thank you so much Bob, for a perfect stay in Tucson.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Maddox House, and Bob was a delightful host. We enjoyed talking with him about a wide variety of topics, and he was full of practical and historical information about Tucson. The house suited our style perfectly - the privacy of our own room and bathroom, plus the shared living room/kitchen arrangement where we could prepare our breakfasts and other light meals worked out well. The neighborhood was conveniently accessible to both downtown Tucson activities and to quick escapes out to the mountains for hiking.
I am very happy I made the acquaintance of Bob during my stay in Tucson! Even if we were both pretty busy the week I was there (hint, don't miss the All Souls procession on November next year!), we found some time to chat and it was really interesting. Of course, this was helped by the fact that Bob is an extremely kind host, giving good advices for Tucson neophytes and for things to see and restaurants to try.
The house is very nice and cozy, and the rooms for the guests are on one side of the house so you can have all the privacy you want (you have also your own entrance; the kitchen is shared with Bob instead). Nothing to complain about the facilities (bed, bathroom...) and it's so pleasant to stay on the porch in the evening. Great experience, will come back if I'll have the occasion!
I loved the location, the living space, and the host Bob from Maddox House. The location was perfect to walk to the UofA campus as well as downtown. Our living space (bedroom, bathroom and living room) was immaculate. It was so well done and comfortable. The porch off of our room was perfect to sit and drink coffee that Bob offered in the morning. Bob is friendly and an overall wonderful host. He made sure we could find the house easily, he offered tips of Tucson and was great to get to know and talk with. My boyfriend and I enjoyed staying at his beautiful home and we would recommend it to anyone! We look forward to staying there on our next visit!
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.