A Colorful Room in Central Tucson

House - Private room · East 12th Street, Tucson, AZ 85711, United States
Your host, Lauren
23 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Coming for the Gem Show, or a snowbird escaping the cold? The "pink room" is fully furnished with desk and linen in an older house in central Tucson for women only.

The University of Arizona is just 15 minutes away with easy access to buses. Around the corner is a friendly WIFI Cafe, a Mexican Bistro, a Polish restaurant, American breakfast cafe, bakery, Mongolian (email hidden), and of course a convenience store. Buses to downtown are half a block away, and beautiful Sabino Canyon is 20 minutes drive away. Shared bath, and a dining area as well as patio for additional dining (with an outdoor kitchen with barbeque as well!). Full kitchen in the house, wifi internet. Please smoke outside if you're a smoker. There are indoor cats (Lulu and Lucy), so if you have allergies or don't love cats this is not a home you would be comfortable in.

I have a big yard on a quiet street - but, this is central Tucson. There are neighbors dogs, occasional traffic. It's not pristine silence, just a quiet neighborhood.

I'm an artist with a 40 year career, and my work is to be found throughout my house. I'm very interested in sustainability and green technology, and I love to garden. I'm a vegetarian (although you don't need to be), and I enjoy meeting interesting people. I've been a world traveler myself, and I keep my prices affordable so that others can afford to travel as I've been able to.

Tucson (email hidden) in the winter, and beautiful at any time of the year!

Guest Access

Guests have access to everything - two dining areas, kitchens, yard, movie collection, and two very friendly cats.

Interaction with Guests

I require a profile from guests, and will not rent to people who won't tell me something about themselves.

I live here, and guests are sharing my home, so friendliness and courtesy are very important to me, as well as respect for privacy.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $160 /week
Monthly Price: $450 /month
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Lauren's place was perfect for a single woman who needs safety, peace and quiet. This is a very warm and inviting place where I could feel right at home. Cordial and upbeat, there's a wise woman in Lauren but I was always busy so didn't have much of a chance to visit much. The cats embrace the guests like long lost best friends, so must be cat friendly here.

    June 2014
  • The room was exactly like the picture in Lauren's advertisement. She had a wonderful garden that included outdoor cooking facilities which was a nice option to cooking inside during a heatwave in Tucson.

    Her artwork was thought provoking, as were Lauren's explanations behind their inspiration and the story of the finished work. She was knowledgable about Tucson and the surrounding area and gave me several funky suggestions to add to my travel plans.

    Thank you Lauren!
    Susan from Peterborough, Canada

    June 2014
  • Lauren was wonderful to stay with . I felt so at home there and she goes out her way to make you feel that way. Her cats are so adorable. It was nice and close to food places and Lauren even went out of her way to take me to a country and western club wish I always wanted to see. Thank you Lauren and I will see you again on my return flying out of Tucson. Debra

    April 2014
  • Five nights in Tuscon, in one of Lauren Raine's colorful and sunny rooms, was just what I needed coming from rainy Portland. I received a warm welcome from Lauren as well as her two stunning white cats Lulu and Lucy. Lauren's beautiful, transformative artwork graces every single wall of her house and made my stay even more special as a fellow artist. She took interest in my daily excursions and had a lot of good tips for me regarding exploration of the area. I hope to stay with Lauren again.

    April 2014
  • I can highly recommend Lauren's home for a delightful stay in Tucson! Being in midtown, her home is close to many parks, shopping areas, and a variety of restaurants. I was always happy to come back to Lauren's after busy days with my two granddaughters who live about 11 blocks away. Morning conversations over coffee were an added bonus, even with Lucy and Lulu vying for our attention. Thanks Lauren!

    March 2014
  • Lauren is a very nice and relaxed host, I enjoyed staying with her. The apartment is comfortable and clean, located ideally to explore Tucson by bike! I'd definitely stay with Lauren again.

    March 2014
  • WONDERFUL. Bright , cheerful, clean, pretty rooms in the house. Easy place to find. Excellent gardens, kitchen was great. I will stay there again next time I am in Tucson. I loved it ! I like it that you can grill and cook outside with nice shade from the desert sun. Cute cats ! She was wonderful. It was easy to find good stores in her neighborhood. Close to the highway , Great neighborhood, you can't hear the city at night ! sweet ! I rested great with the sweet scent of lemon trees blooming all night ! WOW! I want to be there long term next time, like 30 days !

    March 2014
  • Wonderful, easy, quiet, peaceful stay. Lovely!

    March 2014
  • I had a fabulous time in Tucson at Lauren's house. The room was lovely – very cosy and quiet – and the location very handy. Lauren (email hidden) who went the extra mile. She is a mine of information about things to do and places to go. In addition, she is a very talented artist so there are all sorts of interesting works around the house. I'm very much looking forward to a return visit!

    March 2014
    Response from Lauren:

    Hey, thanks Carrie! Hope you come back.

    March 2014
  • I had a very pleasurable stay at Lauren's home. I found her to be a warm and gracious host. Her home is clean and lovely and in a great location. The room I stayed in was comfortable, and had everything I needed. This was a great experience and I highly recommend a stay in her home.

    February 2014
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I'm a professional artist specializing in masks and community arts. I'm 63, love conversation and creativity. I'm a vegetarian, concerned with the environment, and have traveled internationally. I had so many good experiences with B&B's in the British Isles and Europe, where it is very traditional for families to open their homes, that I decided to try it myself. I had the same good experiences when I travelled in Indonesia, and stayed at "home stays". Because there's a great wifi cafe around the corner, I no longer cook breakfast, but I do enjoy creating a bright, colorful, serene space for the women who come to visit, and am always happy to share what I know about Tucson and the Southwest. I love Arizona, especially its warm, sunny winters. Renovating the 1962 Airstream trailor in the back yard, and creating a patio for it, has been my latest "art project"..........I love making things old new and inviting.
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