Desert Joy - Tucson/Marana, AZ

Four Acres of Desert Oasis with a Tranquil Setting!

Desert Joy:


Situated on nearly 5 acres in the Sonoran Desert, Desert Joy was planned as a naturist retreat from the time the Host purchased the home.  A modern Territorial Style home, it is filled with art and joy throughout.  The Masterpiece of the home is the pool and outdoor living areas!  Designed with peace and tranquility in mind, there are sculpture and art pieces gracing the grounds plus a fresh water, chemical free copper-ionized pool for your enjoyment!  More about the pool later.


The huge Ramada features 3 seating & dining areas, a fireplace, outdoor kitchen, outdoor shower and bathroom next to the pool!  Climb the spiral staircase to the upstairs Veranda with 360 degree views of the Sonoran Desert from the ultra comfy handmade "air chairs"and rope hammocks.  Enjoy sunrise, sunset, sunshine and the stars from this romantic and relaxing escape!  You can almost catch a falling star!


In order to keep Desert Joy as a peaceful retreat, there are DVD and BlueRay movies available, but no commercial TV.  We want you to relax and get away from the everyday noise of life!  That being said, we understand the need to be "connected" so there is internet and wi-fi available throughout the home as well as mobile phone coverage.  But, we are really here to whisk you away from all of that!

Your Host:


Your host is an international traveler and a retired professional who has enjoyed the nudist lifestyle for over 40 years!  When choosing where to retire, he found the 350 days of sunshine in SW Arizona was the place for him!  He purchased his dream naturist home in 2011 with the intent of turning it into a Clothing Optional Bed and Breakfast.  He meticulously selected the amenities to add so that he could create the best environment possible for his guests.  The fresh water, chemical free, copper-ion sanitized pool was just the start!  The outdoor living area was planned for guests to be able to enjoy the fabulous weather in this area year-round.  He set up 2 private guest suites and a common living area so guests can enjoy themselves naturally from the moment they enter the property!  His 2 well mannered dogs and their boss, the cat, greet the guests as new friends.  The property is fully fenced and gated so that only guests have access to the can be assured of privacy!




$145 per night


Discounts available for 4+ or 7+ night stays.  Additional discount if both rooms are booked at the same time.


Clothing Optional - We realize our guests want choices and that is why we are clothing optional.  Our philosophy is based on common sense.  If it is cool in the evening, you are welcome to wear clothes.  You have the freedom to wear a shirt, cover-up or robe at any time.  You have the option to wear something when you eat a meal.  If this is your first time at a clothing optional resort, you may wear something until you are more comfortable.  Experienced Nudists are also very happy because they can be nude 100% of the time.



Private fresh water, chemical free, copper-ion sanitized is the most refreshing pool you can imagine with no chemical smell or chlorine to dry your skin.  Around the pool are lounge chairs and market umbrellas so you can enjoy the sun or shade.


Huge Ramada poolside with full outdoor kitchen, sitting & dining areas, cozy fireplace and fans to keep you cool in the summer.


Upstairs Veranda to enjoy 360 degree views of sunrise, sunset and the fabulous nighttime stars.


Wi-Fi and mobile phone service throughout the property.


Romantic Firepit with comfy sofas to enjoy in the evenings.


Outdoor showers and bathroom next to the pool.


Thereputic Hot Tub perfect for nightime stargazing.


Massage Services available onsite...inside, outside, under the moon or in the sunshine! Please schedule in advance of stay.



Your Host will prepare a hot breakfast each morning, usually served in the Ramada.  There is no set time, you tell us when you'd like breakfast and we'll have it ready for you!!  We brew fresh premium coffee daily and serve healty portions to start your day off right!


Some Guest Favorites Include:


  • Omelet Roll with ham or turkey, cheese, bell pepper, green onions and a touch of gourmet mustard served with fresh fruit, yogurt, juice and hot coffee or tea.
  • Breakfast Pizza--not what you expect.  Eggs, hash browns, ham or turkey, cheese, onions...yum!
  • Berry Pancake is one of the favorites with puffy pastry and a variety of seasonal fruits.  Served with bacon or sausage and all the extras
  • Gluten free and other dietary recipes are ready for you if you have diet restrictions.


*Let us know ahead of time if you have any dietary restrictions, allergies, food preferences, etc. so that every breakfast will be to your liking!


Breakfast is the only meal provided, so you are welcome to bring in food and beverage items for use during your stay.  Your Host may have some afternoon snacks or a glass of wine for you to start your evening.

The French Guest Room:


Spacious and comfortable, the French Room is furnished with 300+ thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, fluffy pillows, generous dresser, nightstands, 10 ft ceiling with ceiling fan, large closet, wireless internet access and views of the desert.  All designed to give you a calm and relaxing stay.

The Southwest Guest Room:


The desert inspired Southwest Room is furnished with 300+ thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, fluffy pillows, rustic dresser, chair, nightstand, 10 ft ceiling with ceiling fan, large closet, wireless internet access and views of the desert.  All designed to give you a calm and relaxing stay.

Photo Tour of Desert Joy!

Area Attractions

Tucson Attractions.  Video of all that Tucson has to offer!


Biosphere 2 Center Silhouetted against the peaks and ridges of the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains, The Biosphere 2 Center is a $200 million facility on 250 acres of beautiful desert. A guided tour of the Biosphere lasts about an hour and a half and features science exhibits and a look under the glass at the upper and lower grasslands, ocean, and much more.

Mt. Lemmon Each night our galactic Neighbor, the Andromeda Galaxy, is shown as part of the SkyNight experience. Through the 0.8m Schulman telescope, the largest dedicated public telescope in the southwest, you can easily see the dust lanes that wrap around the center of galaxy!

DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun DeGrazia received worldwide acclaim during his lifetime career for his colorful paintings of native cultures in the Sonoran desert. Using traditional adobe bricks crafted on-site, DeGrazia built the Gallery in the Sun in 1965 to exhibit his originals in a museum setting.

Saguaro National Park (West) Saguaro National Park is both enchanting and mysterious. The lush desert floor is highlighted by stately Saguaro cactus and scores of smaller trees and shrubs.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a zoo, natural history museum, aquarium, and botanical garden all in one place.

Titan Missile Museum The only ICBM site in the world with a Titan II missile in the launch silo, this complexprovides both above ground and underground exhibits depicting the Cold War era.

Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum With a history deserving of National Landmark status, it’s only fitting that Bisbee’s coppermining heritage be captured and reflected in a museum like no other.

Kartchner Caverns State Park Experience a stunning limestone cave in  Southeastern Arizona that boasts world-class features. This “live” cave, discovered in 1974, is host to a wide variety of unique minerals and formations.

Sabino Canyon Rec. Center  Sabino Canyon Recreation Area is one of Tucson ‘s natural treasures. Fed by the waters of Sabino Creek and sheltered by the canyon walls, the plants and animals that inhabit the canyon offer an interesting contrast to those found in the surrounding desert. The shade and cool water attract visitors year-round.

Tubac Tubac is said to have “good light” attracting some of the world’s finest artists to this small art community at the base of the Santa Rita Mountains in Southern, Arizona. At home with the traditions of their ancestors here artists explore and work in all medium’s from traditional to contemporary. With over 100 galleries, Tubac is home to the internationally acclaimed and longest running annual art gathering in the United States, The Festival of the Arts.

Kitt Peak National Observatory  The world’s largest collection of optical telescopes is located high above the Sonoran Desert.

Pima Air and Space Museum  Pima Air & Space Museum, where history takes flight, is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, and the largest non-government funded aviation museum. You’ll see more than 300 aircraft and spacecraft including many of the most historically significant and technically advanced craft ever produced, both from the United States and throughout the

Colossal Cave Mountain Park For over a thousand years people have lived, worked, explored, hid out in, or just enjoyed the beautiful desert area we know today as Colossal Cave Mountain Park.

O.K. Corral  The actual site of Tombstone’s legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral®–the subject of numerous Hollywood movies. See Wyatt Earp and “Doc” Holliday in daily reenactments of the historic gun battle that made Tombstone famous.

Gem Show  The JOGS Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is one of the U.S. best selling events year after year – and one of the top markets in the country. This exciting gem and jewelry show event draws buyers from all over the world – tens of thousands of qualified buyers worth millions with serious purchasing intent.

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