About this listing
South of the Border Tucson Sonoran Desert Retreat Room #2 (two bedrooms available to rent with shared bathroom in hall), each room is booked separately. This listing is for Room #2 standard/double bed with built in drawers, dresser and full closet.
Visitors Welcome! Free WiFi and streaming (Netflix) If you are coming for the winter, El Tour de Tucson, or gem show, rodeo, a U of A graduation, Grad-student or visiting instructors/medical professionals, birding, hiking, biking this is- great spot for visiting family members, or just adventurers looking for a unique Sonoran desert experience, Tucson is a great place to visit.
We are gay friendly. Long-term room rental negotiable. This room has a double bed, dresser and full closet. If you would like both rooms or wish to book the KING room 2- twin bed option, I do need some advance notice as it takes some time to rearrange. Each room is booked separately; maximum 2 guests per room. Guests share hall bathroom.
Pets will be considered if friendly, my dog is OK with cats and most dogs if not aggressive by nature. She has been raised with cats and other dogs so gets along with most dogs if they are non aggressive. A higher security deposit will be required for guests bringing pets, that said I have never had any problems or damages thus far.
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, just let me know your preferences.
Plenty of parking, smoking allowed outside only!
Free Wi Fi / DSL; Guest lobby with fireplace, guest computer and access to fax, printer/scanner; TV; DVD player with surround sound system. Charcoal Weber BBQ, fridge space, full kitchen and laundry privileges.
Plenty of parking. Guests would share the hall bathroom if both rooms are booked; it is equipped with a blow dryer and curling iron; shampoo, conditioner and soap, towels, etc.
Interaction with guests
Only as much as the guests want to interact, there is plenty of space.
A quiet, friendly neighborhood, lots of native vegetation and many neighbors out walking or riding bikes.
There is a Sun Tran bus stop at Las Lomitas and Oracle Rd. and the Rillito River Park trails system for walking, biking, etc. both about a mile from my home. The schedule may not be frequent enough to use the bus for your primary source of transportation, things are very spread out in Tucson.
Other things to note
The guest TV area has a selection of books and brochures on Southern Arizona locations; day trips; hiking trail and metro bike trail maps.
Birders delight, I have binoculars and birding 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/lobby, equipped with stereo, CD changer, DVD/VCR 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 included with coffee and tea. No drugs, or overnight guests. Pets considered if friendly. Smoking outside is permitted.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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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 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!