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Stunning Solar Home Next to Saguaro National Park - Must See!

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Last updated: 05/04/2014

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gates Pass house description

Alma Del Sol is a Tucson home desert retreat within a short drive to Downtown. It's a one of a kind artistic living space designed to comfortably integrate visitors into the splendor of the Sonoran desert. Enjoy the desert's serenity, marvel at its surreal landscape and abundant wildlife from the comfort of a truly unique custom eco-friendly solar adobe home.

This vacation rental located in the lushest part of the Sonoran desert in Tucson, Arizona is designed to accommodate individuals, couples, families, and small groups. Many athletes, from cyclist, triathelon, tennis, softball and golfing groups train here during the winter. Alma Del Sol is a short 30 minute drive to downtown Tucson and situated on eight acres of saguaro studded property on the outskirts of the city in the foothills of the Tucson mountains. The property is uniquely adjacent to the Saguaro National Park, Pima County Park, and the BLM Wildlife Refuge.

World renown sights such as the Saguaro National Park, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson Amusement Park with its famous old west movie sets, and most other major attractions being only minutes away.

Alma Del Sol strives to be an example of environmental consciousness by utilizing eco-friendly solar energy and water recycling systems, along with architectural and landscape design to highlight the natural open space of the great American Southwest.

ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION:
Four (4) night minimum at nightly rate for reservations - Non-reservations call for availability.

An art studio on the property is also available to expand the rental space.


Keywords: Home, house, 4 bedroom, great room, hot tub, sauna, 3 bath, views, desert, mountains, golf

Property Type

  • House
  • 2900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Extra damage deposit and cleaning fee required....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23, Beds for 15-23

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 double

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 double

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 4: 2 bunk bed

            Bunkbeds have Full (double bottoms) and Twin tops...moreless

          • Great Room has 2 queen size sofa beds and 2 twin beds in a daybed configuration w/ trundle. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

            Dual shower heads...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

            Available with Art Studio rental...moreless

          • All bathrooms have Mexican tile and multiple towels racks.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Seats 8 at large table, 3 more in Bay window area, and 6 more on adjoining deck weather permitting....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Fully equipped for large groups and Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Multiple coffee pots, including large group 30 cup maker....moreless

          • Toaster:

            Dual 4 slice toaster and a separate toaster oven....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            17...moreless

          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 17 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Huge Great room with 13 ft ceilings capable of seating 20 person comfortably with 48' Plasma entertainment system...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Dual washing machines for large groups. All solar powered....moreless

          • Parking:

            carports and plenty of room for multiple cars on property...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Dual solar driers with electric back-up...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            5 acre parcel-lots of parking...moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Available with the art studio...moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            Dual carports...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            On property...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Air Conditioning

          Other Amenities

              • 700 sq. ft. great room with 14 foot ceilings for gatherings, 12' mirror telescope. Art studio available for expansion of space including a workout room. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                (2) Additional 2 TV's with DVD/VCR 48' Plasma with surround sound system...moreless

              • CD Player
              • Video Library
              • Music Library
              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • Games

              Communications

              • Computer Available:

                (3) Includes printer and WiFi broadband...moreless

              • Mobile Phone:

                Cell Phone Area-Good Reception...moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Lighted Hot Tub patio with wrought iron tables and chair sets....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    (2) Large outdoor patio with several tables and chairs....moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Elevated deck off dining room....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Several courses nearby...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Lanai / Gazebo

                  Location & View

                  • Monument View:

                    Adjacent to Saguaro National Park-minutes from visitor center and hiking...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    4 mountain ranges in view-stunning...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Spelunking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Golf
                  • Racquetball
                  • Cycling
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Antiquing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Museums
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Zoo
                  • Cinemas
                  • Hiking
                  • Tennis
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Low Season
                  Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $400
                  $1,395 $3,500
                  High Season-1
                  Oct 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $450
                  $2,095 $6,500
                  Holidays-Xmas & NY
                  Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,295 $6,900
                  High Season-2
                  Jan 4 - Apr 30, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $450
                  $2,095 $6,500
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $425
                  $1,695 $5,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  A Minimum 4 days rental is usually required for reservation. Call us for daily discount and availability on less then 4 days.

                  Minimum Cleaning Fee: $150-Home is left clean, to include the kitchen and linens washed (except the last nights use) $300 if heavy cleaning is required. A surcharge of $20/person a night is required above the standard rental rate based on 2 per bedroom (8 persons).

                  Visa and Master Card are accepted. 50% deposit is required to secure reservation. Full payment due 2 weeks prior to occupancy. A 1% discount for bank deposits or wire transfers. Email us for details. Almadelsol@desertretreat.com


                  This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                  Location

                  Car: Necessary

                  Kit Peak National Observatory, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson Amusement Park, Saguaro national Park, Karchner Caverns, Colossal Caverns, U of A Performances, San Xavier Mission

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1991

                  About the owner: I'm an artist and teach middle school art. I also owned a solar energy company which led to the construction of Alma Del Sol, the name being a play off English and Spanish, mean Soul of the Sun (Sol).

                  Why the Owner Chose Gates Pass:
                  I built this home myself as a reflection of my commitment to environmental concerns and issues we face and must find solutions for. This rental allows me to share both the artistic aspects and environmental design that should be the aesthetic in everyone's life, if it's not, you don't know what you are missing.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Views, views and views of Mountains and the most surreal cactus environment you will ever experience, as the home is located adjacent to the Saguaro National Park. Due to it's proximity to the National Park, most of the major attractions are only minutes away. In addition, this home is made of real mud adobe and will give you an incredible architectural experience. Despite it 10 acres of privacy, it's only a leisure 30 minute drive from downtown Tucson. It has modern entertainment systems, so after a fun day of running around you can relax to a movie, listen to music, and enjoy the benefits of free broadband WiFi and and on-site computers to keep you in touch with family back home.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:

                   

                  Photos

                  • Front of House

                    Front of House

                  • Kitchen with multiple mountain view

                    Kitchen with multiple mountain view

                  • Master bedroom

                    Master bedroom

                  • Master bath

                    Master bath

                  • Elevated deck off of dining Room

                    Elevated deck off of dining Room

                  • Saguaro sunset-Property adjacent to Saguaro National Park

                    Saguaro sunset-Property adjacent to Saguaro National Park

                  • Cholla cactus bloom

                    Cholla cactus bloom

                  • Great Room-1,000 Sq. ft.-Great for gatherings!

                    Great Room-1,000 Sq. ft.-Great for gatherings!

                  • Dining Room-Seats 17 with adjacent bay window and deck areas

                    Dining Room-Seats 17 with adjacent bay window and deck areas

                  • Guest bedrooms

                    Guest bedrooms

                  • Patio Descanso-Hot tub area-View from deck

                    Patio Descanso-Hot tub area-View from deck

                  • Solar Collectors-Solar hot water, hot tub, and heating

                    Solar Collectors-Solar hot water, hot tub, and heating

                  • Saguaro cactus bloom

                    Saguaro cactus bloom

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                  Date last modified - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

                  $328 - $450 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 23

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                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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