Tucson Desert Getaway-King 2 bdrms

House - Private room · North Grande Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85704, United States

This listing is for the King bedroom (or option of two twins), dresser, night stands, individual reading lamps over bed and closet; Two rooms are available but are booked separately. I can accommodate 4- If double occupancy and both rooms are rented.

Your host, Christina
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This listing is for the King bedroom (or option of two twins), dresser, night stands, individual reading lamps over bed and closet; Two rooms are available but are booked separately. I can accommodate 4- If double occupancy and both rooms are rented.

The Space

Visitors Welcome! If you are looking for a place to spend the winter, coming for the gem show, or just adventurers looking for a unique Sonoran desert experience, Tucson is a great place to visit.

We are gay friendly and will also consider pets if they get along well with my dog. She has been raised with cats and other dogs so gets along with most dogs, if they are non aggressive.

Large one level ranch style home on an acre of natural Sonoran Desert habitat in NW Tucson. Enjoy beautiful sunsets and Catalina Mountain and Tucson Mountain views in a quiet secluded neighborhood, but close to everything. Lots of native wildlife, native birds, bunnies, coyotes and the occasional Javalina or bobcat. Several patios with outside dining areas, backyard has a sound system to enjoy music, read a book or just enjoy the views.

Only 7 miles from Downtown and U of A, 2-3 miles to prime shopping areas (Tucson Mall, La Encantada, Casas Adobe Plaza) and great local restaurants.

Continental breakfast (cereal, juice, fruit and baked goods (e.g. pastries, bagels, toast) included in the price, up to two guests per room. Just let me know your preferences.

Plenty of parking; must be OK with dogs, I have one she is very friendly. Smoking allowed outside

Guest Access

Guests would share the hall bathroom equipped with blow dryer and curling iron; shampoo, conditioner and soap.

Guest computer with DSL connection, fax, printer/scanner. Free Wi Fi, charcoal BBQ, fridge space, full kitchen and laundry privileges, separate family room with fireplace to watch TV; DVD and VCR player with surround sound system, CD changer with close to 200 CDs to choose from, also connected to patio speakers.

Interaction with Guests

I am equally happy to interact with guests or to give them their privacy depending on their preferences. I am always interested in hearing about where people are from, where they have traveled, etc. if they choose to share and socialize.

The Neighborhood

The neighborhood is very quiet and safe; and has mostly 1 acre lots with native Sonoran desert vegetation. People are out walking, biking, jogging or with their dogs, mornings and evenings. Great mountain views, sunrises and sunsets.

Getting around

There are busses in Tucson, however, it is a very spread out metropolitan area and the bus routes and schedule are limited. There is a bus stop approximately 1/4 mile from my home.

Other Things to Note

The guest TV area has a selection of books and brochures on Southern Arizona locations; day trips; hiking trail maps, and metro bike trails.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $5 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $25
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Christina was a wonderful hostess, and her house and dog, Izzy, were lovely. I wish we could have stayed longer. My colleague and I made travel arrangements quite late, but Christina was completely flexible, communicated clearly (and forgave me readily for changing my mind), and made us feel very welcome indeed. She is knowledgeable about the flora and fauna around Tucson, and is an easygoing and engaged conversationalist. It made an otherwise brief and challenging business trip into a treat. Thanks, Christina!

    March 2014
  • Christina was great - she was very hospitable, easy going, and friendly. I would stay with her again, and recommend her house. It's clean, comfortable and in a great location.

    March 2014
  • We had a fantastic stay here! Christina was an incredibly warm, generous hostess, and she has a beautiful home. We felt comfortable and welcome the whole time and we hope to come back next year! Tucson is a great place to visit and we saw a lot of incredibly beautiful desert landscapes, visited Mt Lemmon and the national parks, and enjoyed the sunshine. Thanks, Christina, for making this such an great experience!

    March 2014
  • Chistina's home was very clean and welcoming and Christina is an excellent host. I highly recommend staying here!

    February 2014
  • Christina's sanctuary in the desert was the perfect home base for our trip to Tucson. She was super gracious and generous with everything to make our stay nice & comfortable, including recommendations getting around town and the gem shows, and home-cooked veggies from the garden. The house and desert patio were beautiful places to relax, and the sunset views are amazing!

    February 2014
  • Christina is a gracious hostess. My stay was relaxing and refreshing. Her home is immaculate, a true desert gem, decorated tastefully and warmly. I wouldn't hesitate to book with her in the future and will, in fact, do so.

    October 2013
    Response from Christina:

    Look forward to your next visit!

    October 2013
  • Christina is an excellent hostess! I felt right at home. The bed was very comfortable, and I slept great!
    The beautiful home has views of both the Tucson and Catalina mountains. And Christina's knowledge in landscape architecture shines throughout the property.
    Tucson was going through a very rare cold spell during my visit, so I did not spend much time in the outdoor living spaces. However, I fully intend to enjoy them on my next visit!
    Isabella, the (awesome)dog, is so sweet and docile and well behaved!

    Just to give you an idea of how great Christina is:
    I was in town for a trade show and left my, hot off the press, business cards on the kitchen counter back home.
    Christina went above and beyond to make some cards for me so that I could take full advantage of all the networking at the trade show.

    Thank you Christina & Isabella,
    I had a wonderful visit!


    February 2013
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I am originally from Albany NY, but grew up in the Bay Area, Cupertino, CA. I have since lived in Portland, Oregon; Southern CA and Tucson for about 25 years. I have and undergrad in Fine Arts and a Masters in Landscape Architecture. I work in Water Conservation. I have traveled extensively throughout Europe, parts of Africa and Asia, and Central and South America. I enjoy the outdoors, walking, hiking, camping, downhill skiing and scuba diving. I enjoy gardening and have a great two season veggie garden. A glass of wine and a great sunset makes my day!
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