A lovely room with central access to Tucson, includes Wifi, garden, indoor and outdoor kitchen in an artists home. Near restaurants, cafe, 15 minutes to University and downtown. Shared bathroom, and two friendly cats. For women only only.
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 Barbeque, a Tiki Bar, 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 is a great place in the winter, and beautiful at any time of the year!
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. It is also difficult to accept same day reservations, so generally we will only accept reservations with two days or more advance.
Friendliness and courtesy are very important to me and other guests, as well as respect for privacy.
If you smoke please smoke outside on the patio. Help yourself to coffee and tea at any time. Lulu and Lucy are indoor cats, so please be careful not to let them outside - they just aren't ready for the "great outdoors" yet!
My stay at Lauren's was great. Lauren was a fine host and made me welcome.
My room was exactly as shown in photo, and conveniently located next to the bathroom. I (and the other guests) had free use of the house's common spaces and outdoor patio---all decorated with Lauren's art.
I was typically out during the day, but would sometimes come home to find an interesting conversation going on amongst other visitors, over glasses of wine--a pleasant and mellow ending to the day.
The neighborhood and area are fine.
I would stay at Lauren's again, and would definitely recommend it.
Lauren was a great host. The room was nice and quiet. She had a wonderful outdoors area for relaxation. It was a great place to stay. Thanks again Lauren.
Staying with Lauren is always enjoyable. The location is easy to find and is relatively quiet. The rooms and home (and cats) are inviting. Everything is as described. Lauren's a remarkable person - a gifted artist, world traveler, articulate communicator with a vast body of knowledge and wide variety of life experiences, and gracious host all rolled into one.
I really enjoyed staying in my colorful and cozy room at Lauren's home. She is a warm and welcoming host, and I liked the people I met who were also staying with her. It was a perfect place to be.
From the moment I entered Lauren's home in Tucson I knew I was in the space of an artist. Not only was my room, A Colorful Room in Central Tucson, artfully and colorful, but so was the rest of the property, indoors and out. I especially liked the camaraderie that was afforded by the other women travelers, interesting and exciting people, from around the world who were guests during my stay. Lauren was a gracious host, attending to all our needs and keeping the kitchen and bathroom spotlessly clean. I haven't had an experience like this for many years and really enjoyed it. The cats, Lucy and Lulu, are precious, as are the others, the garden and patio areas and the overall ambience. It was easy to get anywhere in Tucson from here. Would stay here again.
I was only here for a place to sleep for one night during a long drive, arriving in the evening and leaving early the next morning. Unfortunately, I did not get to meet the host, which was a bummer because a read such nice things about her in the reviews.
We spoke via phone regarding arrival information and she was very clear. She left a printed letter on the desk with all other important information.
The home was clean and I felt safe. It's a charming home in a cute neighborhood that's close to restaurants and other establishments. I wish I could have stayed longer to check things out.
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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.