Relax in our Oasis…

Famous "Southwestern Sunsets"…

The Santa Catalina Mountains as our backdrop

Sit and absorb the vibe around you…

Patios and pathway seating areas

Welcome to WOW Arizona!

We are on a three acre private nature preserve, about twenty miles north of Tucson city limits, secluded in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains.  The Oasis brings life year-round. Butterfly and hummingbird gardens, bird feeding stations, natural meadows and little ponds, with the Santa Catalina Mountains as the omnipresent backdrop, makes us caution about visual over-stimulation. Besides our numerous on-site pathways, we access the mountains trail systems directly from our front door!

Allowing people to get a ‘full nature immersion’ evolved from like-minded people visiting to ride, hike and nature watch. With beautiful mountain views and an inviting atmosphere, relax, absorb the vibe… sink into spacious ‘couple accommodating’ chairs and watch as the hummingbirds dance outside the window. Relax with a book, play darts or billiards, enjoy our home, mi casa es su casa.  Our resident naturalists’ enthusiasm for the environment will have you exploring within minutes of arrival…

  • Daily wildlife viewing
  • Guide books available
  • Naturalist on-site
  • Hummingbird Patios/sitting areas throughout pathways
  • Free Wi-Fi, covering house/grounds
  • Dish/Netflix/HBOGo/Amazon Prime/NBC Sports Gold

Adventure is just beginning at WOW Arizona! If you desire to see more than what our grounds offer, we are ‘doorstep’ adjacent to miles of trails into and through the Santa Catalina Mountains. Hike or bike into the looming ‘Sky Island’ mountains, no car needed… we know our way around ‘our backyard’!


We are changing how we are offering our lodging. We are converting our two rooms to one suite. Guests will have their own private entrance (through the Patio Room). The Green Room will be adding a glass door and ‘quiet sitting area’ in the foliage in place of the window, while still having the potential to accommodate two overnight guests through a daybed/trundle set-up (two twins). The two-room suite will have it’s own bath and will be partitioned from the main house. Coffee/tea cart, wall-mounted entertainment.

The Patio Room

A private entrance allows access directly to the Upper Hummingbird Patio, with  secluded seating and a comforting fountain adding to the beautiful soundscape. Our Patio Room has a California King.

The Green Room

The Arizona Ash Tree and junipers immediately outside the window (soon to be floor-to-ceiling glass door) contribute to the ‘full immersion in nature’ that our place affords. Our Green Room will be converted to the other half of a two-room suite!

we are NOT taking guests until at least November.

Schedule your stay  directly through us or reserve your space through AirB&B


Excerpts from recent guests through our AirB&B listing. To read more, please CLICK HERE. A new window will open with our listing

Susan - March 2019

Our experience at Wow Arizona was extraordinary from beginning to end… One highlight was the guided nature walk we took with Mary Ellen… The care and attention to detail in all that they do was very endearing. I highly recommend this Airbnb.

David - February 2019

WOW is an outstanding B&B! Great place to walk through the trails and see dozens of species of birds and other wildlife. Mary Ellen and Chris are extremely welcoming. The breakfasts of fresh fruit and home made warm muffins are out of this world delicious! We had a great time during our stay with them.

Lola - January 2019

Staying at WOW is overwhelmingly special. Everything that Christopher and Mary Ellen do, they do with thoughtfulness and attentive care. If you love being immersed in nature, this is an experience not to be missed.  I am already looking forward to my next visit.