Bed and Bagels of Tucson. 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. Rates: 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. Sleeps 8. Pet friendly. Children welcome. 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.