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Desert Joy Clothing Optional Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #24 of 47 Tucson B&B and Inns
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
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“Desert paradise within reach!”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

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!






  • Stayed March 2014
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C-OHome, Guest Relations Manager at Desert Joy Clothing Optional Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Wow! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Desert Joy! It sounds like it was just what you were looking for in a clothing optional holiday. We look forward to your return!
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

I have just enjoyed one of the most relaxing special weeks in a long long time, here at Desert Joy. The B&B home has every amenity you can think of! The bedrooms are extremely comfortable. Great bathroom. The living area is amazing. The host does an amazing job of making you feel right at home. Breakfast, omg! Awesome dishes, felt so bad I could never finish off any of the overly generous portions. And tasty, yummy! The pool and back patio area is so relaxing. It truly is an oasis! I enjoyed Desert Joy on my own so if you're single or a couple, it works great. Didn't wear a stitch of textile the entire time, was so comfortable and naturally relaxing.
The booking and payment was so easy with Clothing Optional Network.
Give a clothing optional B&B a try....it is an amazing wonderful experience.

Room Tip: let yourself be completely free.....relax!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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3 Thank Maninboots57
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C-OHome, Guest Relations Manager at Desert Joy Clothing Optional Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience at Desert Joy! We are so pleased that it was a great experience for you. We look forward to your return to Desert Joy or to one of the other Clothing Optional Home Network homes!
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Villa Grove, Colorado
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

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 “summer” 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’re looking for a clothing-optional getaway in lovely southwest style we highly recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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C-OHome, Guest Relations Manager at Desert Joy Clothing Optional Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Thank you for the very nice comment! We enjoyed your short stay and look forward to your return soon!
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Vancouver BC
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Reviewed March 5, 2014

We are a mature couple who has recently become occasional vacation-nudists. Previous experiences include both clothing optional beaches and AANR affiliated resorts. During late February 2014, we visited Desert Joy of the Clothing Optional Home Network for a 5 day stay, our first experience with a clothing optional B&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 guests’ tastes. Sunsets and the starry night sky are amazing from the ramada roof and hot tub.
Our host is 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 B&B is spotless. Our bed was a bit soft for us and there is just a single shared bathroom.
As mature newlyweds and a couple looking for a restful and relaxing vacation, we heartily enjoyed our Desert Joy experience.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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C-OHome, Guest Relations Manager at Desert Joy Clothing Optional Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
We are so pleased that you spent your honeymoon at Desert Joy! It is always exciting for our hosts to be part of such a wonderful memory. Our host was happy to share his home and introduce the desert lifestyle to you. Aren't the stars amazing?! We look forward to your return.
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Anthem, Arizona
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

My wife and I wanted to take a short get away 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!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Christian S
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C-OHome, Guest Relations Manager at Desert Joy Clothing Optional Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Firstly, Happy Birthday! We are pleased you enjoyed your birthday celebration at Desert Joy. Our host and the other guests had a great time with you both while watching the stars from the hot tub and interesting conversations. We look forward to your return!
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Chester, New York
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

"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

Room Tip: Both rooms were beautiful and Quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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C-OHome, Guest Relations Manager at Desert Joy Clothing Optional Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Cynthia and Lori...thank you for being great guests! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return!
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Redwood City, California
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

Totally surrounded by the desert you feel it's life and serenity. Bask in the sun, stars and moonlit nights. Feel the magic of the magestic saguaros right on the property. It doesn't take long to ease into relaxation mode at this beautiful property!

  • Stayed February 2014
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C-OHome, Guest Relations Manager at Desert Joy Clothing Optional Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Aren't the stars fabulous at night! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Desert Joy! We look forward to your return to the Sonoran Desert!
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Property: Desert Joy Clothing Optional Bed and Breakfast
Address: 7850 N Silverbell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-8219
Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Tucson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. 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 copper-ionized pool. Being a member or AANR and a part of Clothing Optional Home Network, you can be assured a quality clothing optional experience. ... more   less 

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