Bed and Bagels of Tucson

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Tucson Bed and Breakfast
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 3
Baths 3
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Casually elegant children- and pet-friendly desert and mountain view home-away-from home. Pool (unheated) and jacuzzi, home-baked treats, gourmet/familiar foods, free cable internet/wireless, TV/VCRs, film library, DVD player, bird feeders, bikes, computer, kitchen and laundry room access, guest fridge. Breakfast hikes. Suitable for mildly chemically-sensitive. Longterm house share negotiable.

At this Bed and Breakfast, you might be served lox and bagels with all the fixin's one day, artichoke & sundried tomato quiche, blintz souffle, or French toast with homemade blueberry sauce the next. If you prefer to sleep late and help yourself, you might find a ready-to-heat artichoke and cheese casserole, a chilled bowl of black cherry and yogurt soup, or an Israeli or Mexican salad plate. Always available: juice, fresh fruit, eggs, breakfast meats, cold and hot cereal, specialty breads and spreads, coffee and teas, and homebaked treats (bet on blueberry or cranberry almond tarts and chocolate chip something!) Breakfasts to go for early morning birders, hikers, or Gem Show participants are a specialty.

DESCRIPTION: Inn has three available guest bedrooms - one with king bed (pillowtop Beautyrest mattress, down comforter, and choice of pillows) and insuite bathroom and direct access to patio/hot tub/pool area (optional: single inflatable Aerobed for a child); one with queen bed (Beautyrest pillowtop mattress) and single daybed, and one with queen bed (Beautyrest pillowtop mattress). Queen rooms use 2 hall bathrooms.

Couple in queen bedroom: (shared hall bath) ($5.00 less per night for a single person)
$90 per night for 1-7 nights
$80 per night for 8-29 nights
$70 per night for 30+ nights

Couple in king bedroom: (private insuite bath) ($5.00 less per night for a single person)
$130 per night for 1-7 nights
$ 120 per night for 8-14 nights
$100 per night for 15-31 nights
Longterm house rental/share and rates for children and pets negotiable.
Rates higher first two weeks of February (International Gem Show in Tucson)
Rates lower during summer months.

House has large patio accessible from master bedroom and family room. Patio has barbecue grill and six foot wrought iron safety fence separating it from a large swimming pool and hot tub area. (Pool service takes care of pool, which can be heated in winter, but which is very expensive.) Part of patio is under roof with ceiling fan, pingpong table, and outdoor refrigerator.

Front yard is natural desert landscaping, with Japanese-style garden and rockfall fountain in entrance courtyard and view of the beautiful Catalina mountains, also visible from dining room and livingroom windows. Lots of birdfeeders, birdguides available. Jogging and biking trails adjacent to house...wash (dry river bed, wadi) at end of street.

I have an indoor cat and, in December 2012, will be acquiring two friendly dogs.

My friends, relatives, and B&B guests call my home and bed and breakfast Club Sharon for all of its on-site or nearby recreational facilities. Nearby is a 300 acre swim/tennis/fitness club with inexpensive temporary memberships, Arizona National Golf club, and many walking trails, and a fenced dogpark

Bed and Bagels of Tucson is 12 miles from the University of Arizona, about 15 miles from downtown and 17-19 miles from the airport, depending on route taken.

I (your host) am a psychologist in private practice who formerly directed a federally-funded Alzheimer's rehabilitation research project at the University of Arizona. I'm also a volunteer naturalist at Sabino Canyon recreation area and a leader with the Sierra Club Inner City Outings program.

Wildlife likely to be seen near house: coyotes, rabbits, javelinas (look like wild pigs - actually collared peccaries), squirrels, chipmunks, many species of birds - most typical: quail, cactus wren, Gila woodpecker, roadrunner, several species of hummingbirds. House is in neighborhood of horse farms and estates.

  • High Speed Internet Barbecue Grill
  • Guest Fridge Terrycloth robes
  • hair dryer Pool
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub BBQ
  • Utensils Stove - Electric
  • Refrigerator Microwave
  • Ice Maker Full Kitchen
  • Dishwasher Coffee Maker
  • TV/VCR Phone
  • Linens provided CD Player
  • Cable/Satellite TV Fridge
  • Air Conditioning hammock

Also available for guest use: computer for email/internet access, free WIFI, washer and dryer, kitchen (including microwave, icemaker, separate refrigerator), living/dining room with CD/tape player, Chinese rugs, Asian and African art and antiques and view of bird feeders, lots of books, adult and children's games. Family room and bedrooms have TV or TV/VCR combo. Three adult and two children's bikes available.Pingpong table on patio. Graco Pack n' Play crib.

  • Wildlife Viewing Biking
  • outdoor hot tub, unheated pool

We are a mile from a fabulous fitness center/swim and tennis club, with golf driving range and heated outdoor pool. Childcare available there, as well. Inexpensive temporary memberships available., Four miles away is a public recreation center with daily (heated) pool and gym and lowcost admission fees. , , Premier private golf club also nearby (Arizona National, formerly Raven at Sabino Springs), as well as a fenced dog park. Shopping center, post office, public library and nearest bus stop for bus to city center and university is 2 miles away. , , We are near Sahuaro East National Park and the Coronado National Forest with many hiking trails, waterfalls, and pools to explore. I am a member of several clubs that have organized outings for birdwatching and hiking, which would be a great way to learn the area and meet local people. , , Two Protestant churches within walking distance. Many other churches and synagogues to choose from. Magnificent non-denominational Jewish Community Center with daycare center and sports and other specialty daycamps for children and teens. , , Must see local sights: Arizona Sonora Desert Museum (it is a zoo and botanical garden, as well as museum), Sabino Canyon with its narrated tram ride and many trails; Mt. Lemmon (alpine forest - base of mountain only 3 miles away; 45 minute scenic drive to the top and 20 degree Fahrenheit temperature drop!); Tanque Verde Falls, spectacular scenic canyon with sand beach, waterfalls, pools, and nude sunbathers! (short drive from house, then a 20 minute walk on a magnificent trail);Biosphere; Old Tucson (movie set and wild west theme park); Colossal Cave; Center for Creative Photography (world class museum) Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium (with great children's programs) and Arizona State(anthropological/ archeological) Museum on the University of Arizona Campus, International Wildlife Museum, Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tucson Zoo, Tucson Museum of Art,Tucson Children's Museum, Tohono Chul Park (botanical and sculpture garden, art gallery, and coffee shop); Agua Caliente Park (warm springs, duck pond, palm garden - 20 minute bike ride from house), deGrazia Foundation (home and multi-media gallery of revered Tucson artist). Tucson Mall has an indoor concert series during the summer; outdoor concerts in several parks in spring and fall. , , Major League baseball (Diamondbacks), Frank Lloyd Wright's southwest home and school,the Heard Museum of native American art, and upscale shopping and art galleries 2 hours away in Phoenix and in suburban Scottsdale. Casa Grande outlet mall one hour away on road to Phoenix. , Minor League baseball (Sidewinders) at child-friendly (grassy picnic area behind outfield) Electric Park in Tucson. Several Major League teams come to Tucson for spring training. , , We are about an hour from the Mexican border town of Nogales (fun shopping, cheap prescription drugs!); 45 minutes from the artist colony at the historical town of Tubac; several hours from Tombstone (shootout at OK Corral!) and Bisbee(historic mining town); 5-7 hours to ocean beaches in Mexico or San Diego, California; 4 hours to the gorgeous red rocks town of Sedona and Slide Rock State Park (natural water slide along smooth rocks!); 4 1/2 hours from the Grand Canyon, 3 hours from the scenic Apache Trail drive with chain of lakes and rivers, Roosevelt Dam and Lake, campgrounds, marina, boat rentals and motel; 2 hours to Phoenix and Salt River innertubing (the best hot weather activity in the area);1 1/2 hours to Patagonia Lake and State Park with nice campground and swimming beach; 3 hours to the White Mountains and great trout fishing. Lots of archeological sites to explore, including one where you can dig for a day or weekend under supervision (for a reasonable fee). Easy day drive to Las Vegas., , Lots of Indian powwows, fairs, and rodeos in SW Arizona. Many good restaurants; I have menus available for all of my favorites. ,

Tucson Bed and Breakfasts - Bed and Bagels of Tucson
Casually elegant children- and pet-...
10402 E. Glenn St. Tucson, AZ 85749

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Hostess Sharon Arkin welcomed us: "Engjoy the pool -- I'll join you in a moment with hors d'oeuvres." She whipped guacamole, and a divine fruit-juice concoction, served with chips, cheese pretzels, and love. Over dinner we talked animatedly about world peace, politics, and local flora and fauna. Next morning we took a hike nearby, and had a lovely brunch. All in all: Sharon offers an oasis in the desert outside of Tucson, and we would return again and again!
Posted by: Anne Crosman

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