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Deluxe Desert Oasis, personal retreat in the Tucson Mountains with KING bed

11 reviews
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
2 nights minimum
Private Room
'Beautiful desert experience. Very good value for Tucson.' ~Kevin 'This is a great romantic getaway, a great place for hiking in the mountains just to the west, and an inspiration for writers and artists of all kinds. Highly recommended!!!' ~David Located in the Tucson Mountains, my lovely home invites kindred spirits to enjoy your personal desert oasis retreat - ponds, privacy, and desert vegetation. I bought the house from the author Barbara Kingsolver who wrote her first books here - and I also wrote my book (Stop Eating Your Heart Out) here! You’ll love your private wing in my house because of the location, the friendly atmosphere, & the spaciousness of the living and outdoor areas. Great for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers. And it's only a 10-minute drive into town. ...'Beautiful desert experience. Very good value for Tucson.' ~Kevin 'This is a great romantic getaway, a great place for hiking in the mountains just to the west, and an inspiration for writers and artists of all kinds. Highly recommended!!!' ~David Located in the Tucson Mountains, my lovely home invites kindred spirits to enjoy your personal desert oasis retreat - ponds, privacy, and desert vegetation. I bought the house from the author Barbara Kingsolver who wrote her first books here - and I also wrote my book (Stop Eating Your Heart Out) here! You’ll love your private wing in my house because of the location, the friendly atmosphere, & the spaciousness of the living and outdoor areas. Great for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers. And it's only a 10-minute drive into town. THE SPACE: 'A wonderfully charming place in a peaceful southwest storybook setting with a gracious host!' ~Joanne. Private room and bathroom and almost exclusive use of the house - full kitchen (with coffee and tea provided, note - no microwave), large great room, outdoor seating, ponds, ambiance. Serenity amidst desert beauty. I live here in a separate area plus a 9 year old Blue Healer mix doggie and a formerly feral cat, Mr. Mo. Please inquire if you want to bring your well-trained small dog. Linda wrote: 'The house is very clean and quiet and very serene with a calming energy about it. The dog is very calm and quiet and loving, I highly recommend the Desert Oasis for your Tucson getaway!' And Maggie said, 'Meryl's colourful home was perfectly clean, comfortable, and organized with everything anyone would need to enjoy a few days in this rural oasis close to Tucson.' In addition to the private bedroom and bathroom you will have access to the great room (living room, dining room, and full kitchen), the outdoor seating area, grill, and swing. You are invited to bring a chair down to the pond to meditate and/or take a gentle hike in the nearby wash (arroyo). Kitchen is supplied with coffee maker and coffee, electric tea pot and a huge variety of teas, and many spices plus sea salt (no microwave). 'The home is beautiful and spacious with great outdoor living area. The bed was comfortable. Meryl was so welcoming and generous. We used the kitchen as we wished and also produce from her garden. The desert surrounding the home was gorgeous. Also, easy access to downtown and all of the surrounding areas we wished to visit. 'Meryl's place is great! Super clean and spacious, and the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed, including tea, coffee, and fresh fruit. The location is quiet with beautiful landscape views. A perfect relaxing stay! ~Javier 'What a blessing to be led by Spirit to your desert oasis...the comforts of your home, the arroya, access to garden greens, your beautiful art...made my stay here absolutely delightful.' ~Linda Dec. 2017 NOTE: Due to chemical sensitivities, please no perfume, cologne, or scented after shave...essential oils are okay.More
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About the Owner
Meryl B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2017
Interaction with guests
I am available to socialize if you'd like but spend much of my time in my separate office area so you will have a lot of privacy. OTHER SERVICES THAT I PROVIDE: • A SourceTapping® Session to release emotional upsets, curb cravings, manage stress, and more. Reduced rate for guests $60. • A Reconnective Healing Session - similar to Reiki, but includes many other energies as well. Reduced rate for guests $60. • A personally signed copy of my book, STOP EATING YOUR HEART OUT. $15.
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Reviewed 3 March 2019

We were welcomed to a beautiful, spacious, private space overlooking a walled garden with flowers and a fountain. We enjoyed watching the hummingbirds and seeing the many native desert cacti and flowering plants on the property, landscaped so that no other house is visible. We...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank ringbone
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

I had the privilege of staying at Meryl’s for a couple of weeks. Her property is beautiful. Her pets are great. And she, herself, is an inspiration. I left having made a friend after a comfortable stay in a desert paradise. What more could you...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Renee P
Meryl333, VR Owner at Deluxe Desert Oasis, personal retreat in the Tucson Mountains with KING bed, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Glad you stayed with me, Renee, and hope I get to see you again!

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed my time at Meryl's lovely home recently. Nestled in the foothills just outside Tucson,but very close to the edge of the city,I found it to be a peaceful respite. She was extremely helpful with finding the necessities and local information as well...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Carolyn S
Meryl333, VR Owner at Deluxe Desert Oasis, personal retreat in the Tucson Mountains with KING bed, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Thanks, Carolyn. It was a pleasure having you here as a guest!

Reviewed 5 April 2018

The room we stayed in is spacious and comfortable; the bed is good. The house is spacious also, with beautiful views. The setting is Saguaro 'forest' - it's as if you are in a cactus garden. Meryl was an amiable host. We shared a kitchen...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank rickcG6256FC
Meryl333, VR Owner at Deluxe Desert Oasis, personal retreat in the Tucson Mountains with KING bed, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi Nancy and Rick - Since I have always enjoyed receiving a 5-star review from others, I wonder what I could do differently to boost my rating from you. I enjoyed having you as guests.

Reviewed 22 March 2018

Close to town in an area that is as beautiful as the Saguaro National Park. Meryl was friendly, helpful and welcoming. She let us bring our little dog Clementine who loved being here as much as we did. Hiking, shopping, restaurants close by. I would...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank pattipwoman
Meryl333, VR Owner at Deluxe Desert Oasis, personal retreat in the Tucson Mountains with KING bed, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Loved having you here - you both are such delightful people. Come back any time!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Cooker
Grill
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Freezer
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Iron
Ceiling Fans
Stereo System
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Mountain Views
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Toaster
Patio
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About the neighbourhood
The desert oasis is perfect for your private retreat. Located on 3+ acres, there's room to roam...and only 10 minutes into town. 'Beautiful desert experience. Very good value for Tucson.' ~Kevin 'Meryl's place is great! Super clean and spacious, and the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed, including tea, coffee, and fresh fruit. The location is quiet with beautiful landscape views. A perfect relaxing stay! ~Javier
Getting around
10 minute drive from Interstate 10 - either the Ruthrauff or Grant exits. You will need your own car.
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