Centrally located on the near north side of town, south of the Rillito River. Biking and walking, groceries and restaurants, UA & UA Hospital accessible. 1940 renovated, free-standing adobe guest house.
Designed as a bed and breakfast with two bedrooms and a shared bath, the space now has a bedroom with a California King-size bed, and a multiple-use space with a double sofa bed & kitchenette. There is a large walled yard with gates.
Both gates accessible from driveway, plenty of parking, comfortable outdoor seating, keyed access to guest house through three doorways.
Hostess is on site in "main house" and available to interact with guests. A trained docent of the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation, she can share some historic background of the community.
There is a dog on site who likes adults and children and is mostly inside the main house. Prince was a dirt road when the house was built, but is now a 4-lane road. The windows and walls have been upgraded and are designed to mitigate sound.
Little drinking and no drugging. Respectful to others. Aware of water issues, which requires consciousness about water use, turning off faucets while brushing teeth, washing up, etc. Keeping gates closed. No smoking on site: inside or out.
I'm a mid-westerner who grew up in Tucson and have lived in this home since 1978. I have also lived in New Jersey, and most recently Boston. I love the desert and my old adobe, which was built as a “Guest Home”(B & B) 75 years ago.
I had the opportunity to spend 5 months living and working in New Zealand; and have traveled extensively in Mexico. I speak a little Spanish but would not call myself “fluent”. My husband speaks French fluently. Together we have traveled to France and the UK and look forward to more travel.
I enjoy kids and spent most of my career as the "story lady" at the public library. My dog likes them, too.
I also look forward to meeting guests and helping to guide their Tucson experience as needed.