Our thoroughly remodeled 2-bedroom 1-bath southwestern-style home with mid-century modern touches is conveniently located in central Tucson on the frontage road of pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly Tucson Boulevard.
Six-foot perimeter walls provide privacy and peace of mind for you to fully enjoy the indoor/outdoor living that our desert environment has to offer. Two lovely porches and a patio invite you to relax and renew, even if you are in Tucson on business.
All entrances to the house have wheel-chair accessible ramps.
The two bedrooms (one with a Queen-sized, the other with two Twin-sized beds) conveniently sleep four. The living room couch or a roll-away bed can accommodate a fifth person, if necessary.
You can cook using the fully-equipped kitchen, enjoying the privacy of your home away from home. Or you can go out to eat at one of the many area restaurants, some in walking distance, such as the restaurant and patio of the Historic Arizona Inn.
While you are there, the entire house, front yard, and back yard up to a dividing wall is your's.
Interaction with Guests
We let you determine how much you interact with us. We live next door and are available.
You’ll be close to the linear trails of the Rillito and the Santa Cruz River Parks (the Loop), Downtown Tucson, the Zoo, and most other Tucson attractions. The University Medical Center (UMC) is down the street and the Arizona Cancer Center (UMC North) a short drive away.
Our neighborhood is nice for taking short walks, going to the neighborhood park, or for drinks or dinner at the historic Arizona Inn. You can walk to University Medical Center. Bike up Tucson Boulevard and you are at the Rillito River Path (The Loop). You can also drive to the River Path to jog, walk, or have a pick nick.
Parking is under a car port in the driveway.
There are several bus stops in walking distance. For information about public transportation, see the web site for Tucson Public Transportation (Suntran.)
Other Things to Note
The dining room and the back porch and patio have wireless internet.
No smoking in the house. You are welcome to smoke on the patio.
We have stayed in a variety of holiday rentals through the years but this is one of the best. After spending time exploring other rental companies, a friend put us on to AirBnB and which is where we found this rental.
When we arrived at 10:00pm, Friederike and Bob were there to greet us and they immediately put us at ease. Because they live next door, it was easy to ask any questions and yet we had complete privacy.
The location was ideal for cycling. We cycled everywhere - fantastic bike lanes. Friederike and Bob were fine with us storing our bikes inside. We had two rental bikes delivered and picked up which was very convenient.
The pictures of the backyard don’t do it justice. It is huge, completely private, quiet and attractive.
The home is very comfortable. Friederike and Bob thought of everything! The kitchen is the best equipped of any rental we have been in. It had a blender, food processor, lots of dishes, dish washer, washer and drier. There were also all the little things like spices, soap for the dishwasher and clothes washer, extra shampoo, etc. Bob and Friederike were gracious, welcoming and genuinely concerned about making our B&B rental the best it could possibly be. We will definitely return to Tucson and this rental.
Mike, Nancy, Ed & Debbie
We thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay in this attractive, beautifully decorated and landscaped, centrally located home. Our hosts were welcoming and ready to help with special needs. We appreciated the private outdoor spaces where we regularly ate our meals. We would definitely do it again.
We had a wonderful stay! The house was clean and comfortable, worked perfectly for the four of us. The location was convenient - lots of places nearby for food/coffee and not far from downtown. Bob and Friederike were wonderful hosts- great communication and very welcoming.
A wonderful stay at a wonderful house that is very comfortable, clean and easy to get to! Bob was very easy to talk to and made us feel very safe and at home right away. The house has everything you would need like being at home. Thank you!
This is a lovely, pretty and spacious apartment which is a great place to stay in central Tucson. Friederike was a lovely host and the place was immaculate. The art on the walls added to the attractiveness of the rooms which were all great. Outside space is generous with a large seating area in the back yard and a front porch also. The location is a ten minute drive from downtown Phoenix so we soon found our way around. I don't cook but if you want to there is a good size kitchen with lots of utensils. There's pretty much everything you need in fact. Would definitely recommend you to try it out!
We had a perfect stay at Bob & Friederike's beautiful, peaceful house. We loved the location and their lovely, immaculate house. We especially enjoyed the private, spacious patio. They graciously allowed us to change the reservation date at the last minute due to a cancelled flight. It was a pleasure meeting them -- they are very considerate hosts. If you're looking for a centrally located, quiet, clean, lovely house with gracious hosts, this is the place for you.
This is our second WONDERFUL stay with Friederike and Bob and we will most certainly stay during our next annual visit to Tucson. We are two 30+ yr olds with 2 3yos.
We have family about a mile away and "The Yellow House", as our girls call it, is the perfect place to bed down in between holiday happenings.
The space is clean, spacious, well-supplied, modern. wi-fi! We liked that there was nothing for our children to break, but enough to make us feel like we were in a home, not a hotel. Coffee pot, pots, spices. Maybe not quite enough pots to make an elaborate feast, but perfect for our needs. And I have the feeling if we needed anything more, the hosts would have supplied it. We especially love the outdoors space for collecting pebbles, drinking coffee, and watching our girls perform a "show" on the deck.
It was very easy for our family to drop off supplies (toddler and food items) before we arrived and to pick up keys.
When we needed a grocery item, Friederike came to the rescue! When we had trouble with the wash machine, Bob came within an hour!
GREAT location. Easy to get downtown, to Trader Joe's/Whole foods, etc. Quiet and dark at night.
I highly recommend it! But please don't visit when we are in town!
Together, we are a planner, technical writer, translator, builder, yoga teacher, futurist, and activist, with artist thrown into the mix.
We love nature, art, family, friends, thinking and food. We love creating spaces and experiences that make people feel good. Over the years we have transformed both the home we live in and the home next door offered on Airbnb.