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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Rustic, quiet, beautiful, and private. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath guesthouse has charm, comfort and serenity! On our 1 1/2 acre property you will relax, recharge and connect with Mother Earth the moment you step through the gates in your own personal sanctuary.

The guest house shares the grounds with our other vacation rental, Hubbard's Hacienda, the larger house that accommodates larger groups.
Although Jasper and Quill, our Donkeys, no longer reside on the property, their spirit lives on at the Bed and Burro!

The guest house has a wood-burning fireplace, and access to a huge patio with gas grill. There is a private entrance with off street parking and your own washer and dryer.

Convenient to restaurants and shops as well as Sabino Canyon, Mt. Lemmon, and Saguaro National Park East. Tucson is home to Kitt Peak National Observatory, San Xavier Mission, Pima Air and Space Museum, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson Botanical Gardens, and more. Perfect for visitors to the World's Largest Gem and Mineral show, La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros Rodeo, and the UofA Wildcats.

The perfect location for biking, hiking, horseback riding, bird watching and golf (35 courses). For day trips try Nogales, Kartchner Caverns, Bisbee, Tombstone and Tubac.

Bicyclists!!: We are on the Northeast side of Tucson and have countless bike trails to all major attractions. We are on the route of El Tour de Tucson and the Bed and Burro Inn is perfect for your base.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Both bedrooms have Queen beds and their own private bathrooms.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The Bed and Burro Inn has a pool that is not heated…(sorry), a meditation garden and mature landscaping throughout the grounds. There are some wonderful hikes along the Agua Caliente Wash right from the property....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV and High Speed Wireless available....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat Screen with Direct TV...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The beautiful Santa Catalina Mountains and Mount Lemmon are very close and within a very short drive....moreless

  • Rural:

    The Bed and Burro Inn is in a rural neighborhood where most properties are on 1-3 acres of land....moreless

  • Town:

    The Bed and Burro Inn is close to supermarkets, restaurants, health clubs, golf courses and shops all with in a couple miles....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central AC...moreless

  • Backpack
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Tennis and Health club facilities available at La Mariposa.

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide first set of linens and towels. ...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    High Speed!!...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas Stove...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Enjoy the outdoor kitchen/dining space for your Al Fresco dining....moreless

  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill available for your outdoor cooking....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis:

    Tennis and Health club facilities available at La Mariposa.

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The pool as well as the grounds are shared at times with guests in the Main House, Hubbard's Hacienda....moreless

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Please be aware that the pool area is NOT safety fenced or gated. It is adjacent to the rear door and this property is NOT suitable for toddlers or any children that are not CLOSELY supervised....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 22 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 - Dec 18, 2016
3 night min stay
High Season 2017
Dec 19 - May 31, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $85
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 6.05%


Rental Rates are based upon 2 people. No more than 4 individuals allowed. Please contact us for longer stays.

Cable, utilities, and wireless internet included.

Please, no smoking.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

CANCELLATIONS — A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation.

We accept all major credit cards.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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18 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tucson International
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Irish Pub
3.6 Miles
Nearest Golf
49er's Country Club
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley
229 Miles
Nearest Beach
Rocky Point, Mexico

Car: Recommended

The Bed and Burro Inn is located in the Tanque Verde Valley, in the NE part of Tucson. Our year-round sunshine makes Tucson the perfect getaway for hiking, biking, bird and wildlife viewing. Nature lovers will enjoy viewing local flora and fauna in their natural habitat at the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum as well as the unique desert landscape of Saguaro National Park. Other popular activities include: The Tucson Museum of Art, the Arizona State Museum, the Flandreau Planetarium, the University of Arizona Museum of Art, the Center for Creative Photography at the UA, as well as Arizona's resident professional theater company, ATC, Tucson Opera and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Sports fans can take in professional golf with the Accenture Match Play Tournament in February. Other activities include Old Tucson Studios, Mount Lemmon, Mission San Xavier del Bac, Biosphere 2, Kitt Peak National Observatory.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: My wife and I are school guidance counselors and local actors here in Tucson and in Hawaii. We split our time between Tucson and Haiku, Hawaii on the island of Maui. We do local theater productions and commercials and film work here in Tucson and Phoenix and Hawaii. Bill was born and raised in Tucson, Vicki is from Tennessee and Florida. We have 2 is an actor in LA and the other is a music producer. This home is a labor of love and we wish we could move it to the beach!! This is our home and we love it! Please enjoy the home during your stay but remember it is our home too. If you break something, let us know. If something needs our attention, let us know. And remember to leave the home in the same way you found it. If you move furniture, please put it back the way you found it. Enjoy our home as if it were yours. Thanks!!

Why the Owner Chose Cheyenne Estates, Tucson, AZ, USA:
This was the perfect property for us when we purchased it in 2000. It is on a little over an acre of land, and was just big enough to accommodate our 2 donkeys, 3 dogs and 2 cats. It is just outside the city limits...literally! The animals are now with us on Maui…well not the donkeys…they are living on a wonderful ranch north of Tucson. We have a wide variety of wildlife here, and our guests like the seclusion and peacefulness that surrounds them. We didn't know how to market the property, but Vicki came up with The Bed and Burro. We had 2 donkeys and at the time I don't believe there was another rental that has pet donkeys on the property!! Quill, is our rescue donkey from Nevada and Jasper is our newest. They no longer are on the property...they live on a beautiful ranch near Aravaipa Canyon, but there memory is still present.

The Unique Benefits at this Guest House:
Your stay here will be peaceful and relaxing. Your casita comes fully equipped with a full kitchen, laundry facilities, linens and towels. You have your own private driveway and parking area and the benefits of the entire grounds to rest and relax. You might be lucky enough to see some of the wildlife here including many bird species, javelina, bobcats, coyotes, and lots of rabbits! We are very close to outdoor activities including the Saguaro National Monument East, Mt. Lemmon and Sabino Canyon. Many guests use this as a base for day trips to Tombstone, Karchner Caverns and Mexico.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:



  • Quill


  • The New Patio

    The New Patio

  • Living Area

    Living Area

  • Living Area

    Living Area

  • West Bedroom

    West Bedroom

  • West Bath

    West Bath

  • favorite hammock! favorite hammock!

  • Patio Area

    Patio Area

  • Back Yard

    Back Yard

  • Gas Grill and Patio

    Gas Grill and Patio

  • Our Patio

    Our Patio

  • Blooming Purple Cactus

    Blooming Purple Cactus

  • Jasper Jack

    Jasper Jack

  • Entry


  • New Kitchen

    New Kitchen

  • East Bedroom

    East Bedroom

  • East Bath

    East Bath

  • Grandma's Meditation Garden

    Grandma's Meditation Garden

  • Part of Garden Area

    Part of Garden Area

  • Garden Area

    Garden Area

  • Spring


  • Afternoon Patio Lounging

    Afternoon Patio Lounging

  • Bobcat visiting the Main House!!!

    Bobcat visiting the Main House!!!

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