About this listing
Visitors Welcome! If you like to go birding, hiking, biking this is- great spot. Coming for the winter, El Tour de Tucson, or gem show, a U of A graduation, Grad-student or visiting instructors/medical professionals, need a place for visiting family members, or are 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.
If you wish to have the 2- twin bed option rather than a King bed, I do need some advance notice as it takes some time to rearrange. If you would like both rooms or prefer the South of the Border room, it has a double bed. Each room is booked separately.
Seasonal or long-term rental negotiable (e.g. grad-students, visiting nurses or professors, or winter visitors).
Large 4 bedroom 2 bath, one level ranch style home on 1 acre of natural Sonoran Desert habitat in NW Tucson. Enjoy beautiful sunsets and Catalina Mountain and Tucson Mountain views in a quiet secluded neighborhood, that's 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.
Approximately 7 miles from Downtown and U of A, 2-3 miles to prime shopping areas (Tucson Mall, La Encantada, Casas Adobes Plaza) and great local restaurants. Close to Northwest Hospital (La Cholla & Orange Grove).
Continental breakfast (coffee, tea, 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.
Kitchen privileges, fridge space and on-site laundry room.
Plenty of parking, smoking allowed outside only!
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 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.
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 or access tot the Rillito River Park trail system, just under 1 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.
Birders delight, I have binoculars and bird books and lots of local birds visit regularly if not daily (e.g. Coopers and Harris' Hawks, Phainopepla, Pyrrhuloxia, Cactus Wren, Gila Woodpeckers, Gamble quail, hummingbirds and a variety of dove and finches to watch or mark off on your bird log.
Please be courteous and quiet between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m; full kitchen privileges and fridge space-however you are expected to clean up after yourself and keep the guest bath tidy. Linens are provided. Sheets are changed once a week. There is a laundry room with a washer/dryer which you can use, detergent is supplied. The family room is the guest TV room, equiped with stereo, CD changer, DVD/VCR, guest computer and has a fireplace, wood is provided. You are welcome to use any of the outdoor patio areas, BBQ and dine outside or share the main dining room. A continental breakfast is provided. No drugs, overnight guests, pets would be considered the yard isn't fenced-lets talk. Smoking outside is permitted.
About the Host, Christina
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 an undergrad in Fine Arts and a Masters in Landscape Architecture. I have worked many years in Water Conservation. I currently work for NAMI as their communications and event director to raise awareness about mental illness, NAMI's no charge programs, and to raise funds for the organization. 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!