Bright and cheery Spring and Summer colors.Daytime view of the Tucson Mountains from front veranda
South of the Border room 2, 2bdrms

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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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.

The space

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!

Guest access

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.

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.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 20
Security Deposit: 118
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House Rules
No smoking

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. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Dena User Profile
February 2017
Christina is a fabulous host! She is very friendly and accommodating. The space is absolutely beautiful and tranquil. I would highly recommend staying here if you're in town!

Jane User Profile
February 2017
I loved staying with Christina. She felt like an old friend already. Her home is comfortable and inviting and is in a great neighborhood where you can watch quail, hummingbirdsand bunnies in the yard if you have time to relax. I was in Tucson for business and the next time I come I would stay longer for a little holiday, too.

Laura User Profile
February 2016
After spending a week at Christina's I felt like we were old friends. She was very gracious upon my arrival on a Sunday and we had a marvelous dinner together. The room was very nice with lots of storage for clothes and things. The home was very clean and the property was delightful. I would stay with Christina anytime I visit Tucson.

Noah User Profile
March 2015
Christina's home is a great place to stay if you are visiting Tucson. The room was clean and comfortable in a southwest style. There are also plenty of living spaces inside and out to relax. Christine made sure I had everything I needed during my visit. Would definitely stay here again.

Ali User Profile
February 2015
We had a great experience at Christine's house. The room was nice and homey and Christine's house is lovely. We had the room to ourselves and a shared bathroom. Christine is an organized, welcoming host and provided for all our needs. Izzy the dog was a delight. I look forward to staying here again.

Alan User Profile
February 2014
I stayed with Christina for a week and had a great time. Lovely home with the ability to have your own privacy or just be involved in the day to day routines. Christina gave me lots of help and info to get me around Tucson. Thre were other guests in the house which I found another good experience as I met people from other countries. Thanks Christina. Hopefully one day you can visit NZ. Say Hi to Izzy for me.

Sheri User Profile
March 2013
Christina's B and B exceeded our expectations. She was a fantastic host and anticipated our every need. We shared the kitchen and found everything we needed for our dinners. Her home is spacious, lots of places to curl up and read. The area outside was thoughtfully landscaped- places to lounge at the front and the back so we could soak up the sunshine before returning to B.C. I can't imagine a better getaway for Canadians who wish to escape the vagaries of winter.

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Tucson, Arizona, United StatesJoined in January 2013
Christina User Profile

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!

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