Adobe Guesthouse

222 E. 14th Street, Tucson, Arizona 85701
Innkeeper(s): Bob Bailey and Steve Grede
  • Introduction

    Welcome to the Adobe Guesthouse located in beautiful downtown Tucson, Arizona. The Adobe Guesthouse is a secluded retreat located in the heart of the Armory Park Historic District. Just a few blocks from Tucson's Arts District and four short blocks from the Tucson Convention Center, this guest house is an easy walk to performance and event venues, as well as many fine restaurants and shops, and cultural attractions. Its central location affords easy access to I-10 and to the University of Arizona. The Adobe Guesthouse was built in 1893 as a stable for the main home.Your hosts, Robert Bailey (architect) and Stephen Grede (landscape architect) have lovingly restored this adobe and wood structure into a self-sufficient unit.

  • Amenities

    What We Offer

    Come and enjoy the comfort and privacy of our guest house within the lush, private gardens - a world unto itself. Have breakfast on the private patio while being serenaded by a nearby fountain. The resident dog and cats may greet you as you lay in the hammock under the pine tree. The Adobe Guesthouse has secure off-street parking and a private patio and entrance.  Within the charming interior lies a separate living and dining area with a full kitchen, a bedroom, and a generous bathroom. Everything one needs for their home away from home.










    • The bedroom has a full-size bed, closet, dresser, and built-in bookcase well stocked with games and books about the southwest
    • The full bathroom has a large, walk-in shower
    • The living area has a full-size wall-bed with private access to the bathroom
    • The dining area has a table which comfortably seats four
    • The fully equipped kitchen includes a Wolf range, dishwasher, microwave, full-size refrigerator and coffee maker
    • Late each afternoon, baked goods, juice (fresh citrus from our trees in season), yogurt and fruit will be supplied for the next morning's enjoyment
    • The kitchen comes supplied with coffee, a selection of teas, bread, dry cereals, oatmeal, milk and eggs
    • The living area has a television with DVD/ VCR and a CD player
    • The private patio has a table for outdoor dining. Facing the patio is a grotto fountain
    • An iron with ironing board and hair dryer are provided for your convenience

  • Guest Comments

    January 1st, 2003

    What a find your oasis has been for us and a real respite coming from the cold, dark north. You have done an absolutely beautiful job with the renovation and we enjoyed every last detail. Especially, enjoyed the spacious shower where Janet is now and was totally spoiled sleeping on down pillows.
    Thanks for the great advice on shopping and eating. We will be recommending your wonderful retreat to everyone back home while hoping to return someday soon. Have a great new year.

    Rob and Janet
    Fairbanks, AK.


    February 1st- 6th, 2003

    Each year we appreciate more of the details of your cottage and garden. The space of grass (so abundant and boring in the north) provides such a soothing background to the drama of the cactus gardens. We are very happy here.

    Jack and Alice

    March 11th -16th 2006

    Found this place by chance and a lucky chance it was. The setup was perfect for us with our toddler, who loved the fountains and cats. The fresh citrus juice was a real treat - said toddler certainly drank his share. We also greatly appreciate the use of you laundry room. Full kitchen and shower were awesome. We hope to be back and will definitely recommend to others. Thanks!

    Greg, Amy and Tony
    Portland, Oregon










    February 16th - 20th 2007

    Thank you for sharing so much. Adobe Guesthouse was all we'd imagined - and more! We hope to return again - soon! Each trip leaves us wanting to explore and experience even more and the list grows.

    Jan and Greg
    Bainbridge Island, Washington


    February 16th, 2010

    Our first trip to Tucson was great, thanks to your warm hospitality. We dined at the restaurants you suggested and were impressed, and the cottage was well appointed. Great attention to detail! This visit felt like our own new home away - from - home. Thanks for lending us Peaches and the kitties during our stay. Your home is a lovely home.

    Andrea and Mike








    May 31st, 2010

    Thank you for all the details. The attention to intentional care you have sowed in the garden, in the light of the place, in each other. It all plays like chines in the walls in this place, whispers of peace, restorative escape dreams yet realized. Sands. Lights. Long days of escape and in all that realization that home is being in this moment. Thank you for providing a canvas for this great lesson to color. This is magic.

    Jorlana and Bruce

    May 19th -22nd, 2011

    The universe smiled on us as we found The Adobe Guesthouse and it's owners - Bob and Steve. What a respite from the road, what a pleasure for the senses. This little oasis has smoothed the creases from our brows and filled our souls with sunshine, birdsong, creative comforts and wonderful conversation.

    Thank for your generous hospitality.

    Sandra and Mark

    S.V. We Rave On

  • How to Find Us

    From I-10

    1. Take the Broadway/Congress exit and drive east on Congress Street (toward downtown) Congress Street becomes Broadway eastbound
    2. After 1/2 mile turn right on Stone Avenue (at the light)
    3. Drive 5 short blocks to 14th Street and take a left
    4. Drive east on 14th Street 5 1/2 short blocks
    5. Look on your right for a pink adobe home with a green roof at the southwest corner of East 14th Street and South Herbert Avenue
    6. You can park in front, off the street, under the tall palm tree

    From the Tucson International Airport

    1. Take the exit from the airport (Tucson Boulevard) and drive straight, north, for about 2 3/4 miles
    2. Follow the bend in the road until you come to Kino Parkway
    3. Turn right on Kino and drive north for about 2 1/2 miles to 22nd Street
    4. Take a left at 22sn Street and drive west about 1 mile to 4th Avenue (there is a traffic light)
    5. Take a right on 4th Avenue and drive north 8 blocks to 14th Street
    6. Take a left on 14th Street and drive west for a short block
    7. Look on your left for a pink adobe home with a green roof at the southwest corner of East 14th Street and South Herbert Avenue
    8. You can park in front, off the street, under the tall palm tree