Desert Joy Bed and Breakfast
Hot Tub: Yes
Hiking Trails: No
Desert Joy Tucson Clothing Optional Bed and Breakfast Reviews
Desert Joy is a Clothing Optional Bed and Breakfast located in Marana, Arizona just north of Tucson. This beautiful home is situated on 5 acres of desert solitude. The backyard oasis features a beautiful pool and therapeutic hot tub for quiet nude sunbathing. Enjoy the flames of a fire in the pit along with great evening stargazing. This nudist bed and breakfast has Wi-Fi Internet, DVD’s and Blu-ray, but no commercial TV to encourage guests to unwind and relax.
The 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 irresistible and decided to purchase a home and open it as a clothing optional bed and breakfast. Desert Joy has two (2) private guest suites and a common living area so guests can enjoy themselves “naturally” from the moment they arrive. The property is fully fenced and gated so that only guests have access to the property…you can be assured of privacy!
Amenities: Private fresh water, chemical free, copper-ion sanitized pool and therapeutic hot tub. 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 night stargazing. Wi-Fi Internet and mobile phone service throughout the property. Romantic Fire pit with comfy sofas to enjoy in the evenings. Outdoor showers and bathroom next to the pool.
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. Our first, last and only concern is the comfort of our guests. We want you to feel completely at home and make your stay here a relaxing, luxurious and affordable vacation.
From San Diego going NORTH on 9TH AVE toward BROADWAY. 0.0 mi – Turn RIGHT onto BROADWAY. 0.1 mi – Turn RIGHT onto 10TH AVE. 0.2 mi – Turn LEFT onto G ST. 0.4 mi – Merge onto CA-94 E. 8.2 mi – Keep LEFT to take CA-125 N. 2.3 mi – Merge onto I-8 E. 59.5 mi – Take EXIT 73 toward JACUMBA. 0.1 mi – Turn RIGHT onto CARRIZO GORGE RD. 0.0 mi – Turn RIGHT to stay on CARRIZO GORGE RD to the resort.
The rules at Desert Joy are based on common sense and courtesy. Any overt sexual behavior, violence, either physical or verbal, questionable conduct with children, or any other behavior that could threaten, offend or embarrass others may result in your being asked to leave. Alcohol abuse may also result in your being asked to leave.
"Yesterday I posted a long overdue review of my wifes’ and my stay at AZ Lagoon del Sol B&B in Pheonix. Upon leaving our delightful stay at AZ Lagoon del Sol we headed south towards Tucson for a 2 night, better part of 3 day stay at Desert Joy. Desert Joy was quite a bit different atmosphere than AZ Lagoon del Sol. How can I describe this?…..It reminded me of being in the living desert but luxuriating within the safe confines of a private home resort architecturally blended with the area landscape and vegetation. Just wonderful.
Our host was a really neat easy going person who immediately made us feel right at home. As I recall there are 2 dogs and 2 cats that are integral members of the household and lend themselves to a comfortable at home feel to our hosts home. I would like to mention that in getting to know our host my wife felt comfortable in relating a life altering family tragedy that our host had a like experience(s) with. Their discussions were cathartic for my wife and generous counsel from our host. We are both appreciative of the sensitivity that our host displayed. Finally, we didn’t want to leave and let it be known we would travel back to Tucson in a heartbeat if our host was to travel and needed someone to take care of the dogs and cats!" – Roger from Delaware
"Our host and the entire experience at Desert Joy was truly wonderful. The pool and patio area are incredible. Well laid out, lots of room and very private. A lot of caref8ul thought went into planning and constructing this area. Native plants and cacti make it an incredible oasis. The favorite part of our stay was when our host gave us a jeep tour of the surrounding desert. He is extremely knowledgable and you can tell he truly loves to share his piece of paradise. We would rate our experience as excellent and look forward to returning." – Nick from Oregon
"We stayed at Desert Joy for five nights. The visit was outstanding from start to finish. When we arrived we were greeted by our host and his four legged companions. Our host made us feel comfortable in his home throughout our stay. A tour of the residence and all of the facilities was provided to ensure that we were comfortable with all of the facilities. The residence and facilities are maintained in immaculate condition. Gourmet breakfasts were prepared by our host that would rival any five star restaurant! The residence is located in an isolated area. Even though there are other houses in the area, the residence is situated in a manner that eliminates any privacy concerns. Our host provided information and personal insight for area attractions and hiking trails. Several beautiful sunsets and evenings of star gazing were enjoyed from the patio and rooftop deck. This was an outstanding experience and we look forward to visiting Desert Joy again." – B and M from Iowa
"We visited Desert Joy in May and will return as soon as we can. The home is immaculate and each room is comfortable with plenty of room for your personal belongings. The backyard is amazing. The pool area, veranda, and outdoor living space is just what we were looking for. We were able to relax and enjoy everything Desert Joy has to offer. The hot tub and upper veranda at night is a must. So many stars… Our host was gracious and very friendly. The breakfasts were delicious and we looked forward to it every day. Be sure to see the desert with him in his 4×4. Its a great change of pace for us city folks. We can’t wait to return!" – John and Amy from Texas
"This was our first time at a bed-and-breakfast location and for future travel, I’m afraid it set the bar very high. From our first moment at Desert Joy until we left 5 days later, we felt pampered by small attention to detail and enjoyed amazing hospitality from our host. We relaxed more than words can express, felt welcomed by out host and his lovely “family” of well-behaved dogs and cats. We had everything we could ever want available on a luxury vacation! We enjoyed relaxing in the lovely surroundings of a perfect pool area, large outdoor kitchen, and great outdoor showers after a day of sun. There is no doubt that our host enjoys sharing his home, which he has appointed with talent and skill. Each breakfast was more amazing than the day before, allowing us to skip lunch altogether! A “to go” breakfast was even provided on a morning we planned an early hike in a nearby state park. One highlight of seeing the desert sunset from a vantage point only a resident would be able to find and the fun of 4-wheeling to get there was such a thrill! The rest of the time, we felt we were in our own oasis of relaxation, to do what we wanted and to enjoy time, music, pool, hot tub and lovely surroundings. A special treat was to share an evening meal with our host in the beauty of the outdoors. We will definitely return and hope our host knows how special he made us feel! Thank you seems altogether inadequate. We hope to visit again later in the year and enjoy once again the peace and beauty of Desert Joy! First-timers to clothing optional resorts…this one is for YOU!" – L and L from Woodbridge, Virginia
"Lovely location in desert with huge saguaro cacti in yard and mountains on horizon. Host wonderful, as well as the breakfasts prepared! Enjoyed sunrise from rooftop patio. Great to relax in pool, hot tub, and cabana area. Husband and I both look forward to returning to Desert Joy." – Mrs. “L” from USA
"We love Desert Joy! My husband and I spent 9 days at this oasis in the desert. We did not want to leave! Our host welcomed us into his beautiful home and we felt at ease immediately. Our room was very comfortable and we slept in luxurious bed linens! The closet space was ample. We were able to unpack our belongings and either hang clothing or lay it out on the many large shelves in the closet. Everything was always within easy reach. Bath towels, beach towels and robes were provided. There was even a night light! The home and outdoor amenities were spotless. We enjoyed sunbathing by the pool while listening to our choice of music. Our host checked on our needs often but also allowed us as much time to ourselves as we wanted. I stayed in the sun too long on our first day and the umbrellas around the pool gave me protection from the sun while allowing me to still lay by the pool and enjoy the outdoor surroundings. We hot-tubbed under a million stars in the desert sky. I even saw a shooting star! Other evenings we sat around the fire and enjoyed interesting conversation with our host. The mornings were amazing! Breakfast was served whenever we wanted it and the food was absolutely amazing! It was not typical breakfast food but rather works of art. Delicious and oh so plentiful! We brought some food with us and prepared some of our meals but asked our host to provide a few dinners towards the end of our stay. During that time there was another couple staying at Desert Joy and we enjoyed dining and visiting with them. They, and my husband, are vegetarians and our host accommodated their dietary needs. We ate like kings! We asked our host to take us on a desert tour. His 4 wheel drive vehicle is perfect for this activity. We watched a movie about the desert coming alive before our tour and it was extremely informative. We planned our outing so that we’d be in the desert at sunset and it was breathtaking! Watching the sunset from the upper terrace of the ramada at Desert Joy will also have you oohing and ahhhing. We just can’t say enough wonderful things about this clothing optional property. From showering in the sun while gazing at the mountains to swimming in the chemical-free pool and everything in between, Desert Joy proved to be the perfect getaway spot for us! We are already planning our return visit!" – Judy from Illinois
"We only had two nights at Desert Joy, but wish we could have stayed longer. It is a wonderful, beautiful, peaceful refuge. Our friendly host went to great lengths to make our stay comfortable and to make sure all our needs were taken care of. We really enjoyed the four legged hosts at Desert Joy (two dogs and two cats) all of whom did their part to make us feel completely at home. (Note to those who aren’t animal lovers, they are very well behaved and aren’t allowed into the guest rooms.) The pool area is spacious and beautifully landscaped, and includes the hot tub, firepit and a complete kitchen. Breakfasts were delicious, presented beautifully and bounteous. Desert Joy is fairly remote, and it is a long way to restaurants or other shopping, but if you’e looking for a clothing-optional getaway in lovely southwest style, we highly recommend it." – Neil from Colorado
"We are a mature couple who recently became occasional vacation-nudists. Previous experiences include both clothing optional beaches and AANR affiliated resorts. We visited Desert Joy for a 5-day stay, our first experience with a clothing optional B and B. Desert Joy is a Santa Fe-style, three bedroom home (two rentable) in a rural desert location about 45 minutes northwest of Tucson International Airport, about 8 miles north of Marana, AZ (closest area of retail and restaurants) and 4 miles off Interstate 10. Although there are a few other homes nearby, the property is nicely secluded with wonderful views of saguaro and mesquite desert and the Tortolita and Santa Catalina mountains beyond. The house, pool and spa areas and ramada are interestingly decorated with art masks, paintings, Mexican tiles, metalwork and statuary. There is no TV, but excellent WiFi connectivity and a delightful musical ambience indoors and out, selected to meet guest’s tastes. Sunsets and the starry night sky are amazing from the ramada roof and hot tub. Our host was friendly, helpful and sensitive to his guests’ needs and interests. He is readily available with information and assistance when needed, but also disappears into the background with his friendly Labrador retrievers when one wants to enjoy peace and quiet at the pool or ramada. His breakfasts are generous and tasty, usually fruits, pastry, eggs, bacon or ham. Sleeping accommodations are simple and lovely and the BandB is spotless. Our bed was a bit soft for us and there is just a single shared bathroom. As newlyweds, and a couple looking for a restful and relaxing vacation we heartily enjoyed our Desert Joy experience." – Will and Karin from Canada
"My wife and I wanted to take a short get-a-way from home and experience for the first time a clothing optional B & B. From the moment we arrived at Desert Joy we were treated as royal guests and we can’t say enough about our host. The home is very nice, very clean and very private. We were allowed to proceed at our own pace, but it didn’t take long for us to feel right at home at this naturist retreat. The family pets made it even more home like. The panoramic views were amazing and star watching from the hot tub each night was dream like. We can’t wait to return!" – Christian from Arizona
"From the moment we drove through the gate we were welcomed like family. Our host, the owner was gracious and accommodating. He was not only charming but also a gourmet cook. He was full of knowledge about the area and a wonderful tour guide. The views from the resort were spectacular. Every inch of the resort was spotless and well maintained. Every need and want was met with a smile. Lots of great stories and laughter was shared nightly by the fire. The only downside to staying was having to leave. We cannot wait to have the opportunity to return again and again. Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation and memories that will last a lifetime." – Cindy & Lori from New York
"Desert Joy is just that—a unique joy in the Southwest desert. This is where you get a flavor of what it is like to be in quiet of the Arizona desert with views of mountains in the distance. We loved the feel of the home and the area. The home and grounds are absolutely immaculate. The food is extraordinary. In the home you can enjoy the owner’s interesting collection of masks, sculpture and other artwork that ranges from the whimsical and fanciful to the sublime. The owner is a gentleman with an open smile and quiet, clever friendliness who obviously relishes catering to his guests and doing anything and everything to make them feel at home and comfortable. The pool area is just amazing as it has the feel of what you might expect in a first class hotel. There is a very large open area with many places to lounge or just walk around. The open hearth is terrific for the Arizona evenings, and the hearth is within a covered full outdoor kitchen, the roof of which doubles as a large stargazing area. The clear, dark skies of the Tucson nights offer a wonderful opportunity to see the stars as you have never seen them before. You would feel completely comfortable here clothed or unclothed. We were fortunate enough to arrange for the owner to take us off-roading in the surrounding desert and mountains – and experience unlike we have had anywhere else. We cannot wait to go back. We are very familiar with the Tucson area, having visited here for many years. You will not find anything comparable. Thank you, Desert Joy!" – Roger from Indianapolis, Indiana