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Tucson Vacation House in a Wildlife Sanctuary

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Tucson Retreat in Desert Wildlife Sanctuary

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Last updated: 04/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

If you love nature and seek a comfortably furnished and peaceful place to relax or work, you've found it. This spacious, custom-built 2-bedroom, 2-full-bath house is situated in the Tucson Mountains on a private 50-acre wildlife sanctuary. The estate bridges an 880-acre county nature preserve and Saguaro National Park West on the east side (city side) of the Tucson Mountains. Front and back deck and patio areas are ideal for wildlife watching and afford a nighttime view of Tucson's city lights and the full-moon rising. Rental includes a computer workstation with hi-speed WiFi Internet service. Your host and property manager Thomas Wiewandt lives nearby; he's a professional nature photographer/tour operator and southwestern author.


For Additional Information: Weaving Studio: A fully equipped weaving studio is located on the premises and available for use by experienced weavers for a $100/week rental fee, all materials included.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

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  • Second Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

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  • Master bedroom contains full bath, walk-in closet, laundry facilities, and private wooden deck overlooking the desert with city lights in distance. Second bedroom is near the living room and adjacent to the second full bath....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Second Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Grip bars in both bathrooms mounted to tub-shower walls to assist the elderly...moreless

Other Amenities

  • PC workstation + printer; WiFI DSL internet service; answering machine; puzzles; games; weaving studio option; gas stovetop; electric oven; blender; bread machine; mixer; wide assortment of condiments. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Arrival Day

  • Flexible

Communication / Internet

  • Fax

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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$1350-$1550/week, $3950-$4950/month
Rates (tax included) are based on use by 1-3 persons:
Add $100/week (or $300/month) for a fourth person.
House cleaning included once every two weeks.

Weekly rates apply to visits of 7-29 days; partial weeks are allowed and pro-rated on a daily basis.
Monthly rates apply to visits of 30+ days.

OPTIONAL use of our Weaving Studio:   Add $100/week.
Please check our Availability Calendar on this site before inquiring.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Last updated: 04/26/2015
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Location

Car: Necessary

Ideally located, our retreat is tucked away in the Sonoran Desert foothills of the Tucson Mountains that flank Tucson's west side, yet it's only 10-minutes from Interstate 10. This provides easy access to the airport and a wealth of tourist attractions in southern Arizona.

The house is only 4.3 miles from scenic Gates Pass Road, which quickly takes you to Old Tucson Movie Studios, the Desert Museum, and Saguaro National Park. Grocery stores, post offices, hospitals, theaters, museums, the University of Arizona, Pima Community College, downtown Tucson, Starr Pass Golf Course, the Tucson Mall, and much more lie within a 4-10 mile drive of our desert retreat.

Whether your passion is birding or biking, golf or gaming; the arts or astronomy; museums or missions, this is the place to be. And if you're an experienced weaver, our complete in-house weaving studio is available for your creative pleasure - see link below.

Other Activities: Nature photography, bird-watching, museums, cinema, shopping.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: I'm a professional wildlife photographer/filmmaker well rooted in the Sonoran Desert. To learn more about me and to see samples of my work, please visit my website wildhorizons.com.

Why the Owner Chose Tucson National Estates:
I chose this property because of its unique location and richness in desert plant and animal life. Both homes -- mine and the rental -- have been carefully nestled within this natural area, 50 acres of pristine desert. The state of Arizona levies 60% higher taxes on undeveloped land, so income from this rental is helping me to keep this land in a natural state. My goal is to have it added to Saguaro National Park West for preservation in perpetuity.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
You won't find a more restful and secluded home in Tucson, and it's perfect for anyone who loves watching wildlife and hiking. This property is also contiguous with our newest county park, Sweetwater Preserve, an 880-acre tract of pristine desert with superb hiking and mountain biking trails, rated among the best in the Tucson area. We are also located on the east side of the Tucson Mountains, just a 10-minute drive to large grocery stores and Interstate-10, providing easy access to all parts of metro-Tucson. We have the best of both worlds!


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Tucson Retreat in Desert Wildlife Sanctuary

    Tucson Retreat in Desert Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Living Room (entertainment center on left, not shown here)

    Living Room (entertainment center on left, not shown here)

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Master Bath + Washer-Dryer Combo

    Master Bath + Washer-Dryer Combo

  • Second Bedroom with Two Twin Beds and Fax Machine

    Second Bedroom with Two Twin Beds and Fax Machine

  • In-House Weaving Studio - Use Optional

    In-House Weaving Studio - Use Optional

  • Main Entry - North Side

    Main Entry - North Side

  • Summer Surprise with City in Background

    Summer Surprise with City in Background

  • Living Room - Dining Area - Hall to Master Bedroom

    Living Room - Dining Area - Hall to Master Bedroom

  • Dining Area + Hallway to Second Bedroom and Bath

    Dining Area + Hallway to Second Bedroom and Bath

  • Master Bedroom - King-sized Bed

    Master Bedroom - King-sized Bed

  • East-facing Deck off Master Bedroom

    East-facing Deck off Master Bedroom

  • Second Full Bath

    Second Full Bath

  • South-facing Patio with Gas Grill

    South-facing Patio with Gas Grill

  • North Side of House

    North Side of House

  • Tucson Retreat, a Sonoran Desert Sanctuary

    Tucson Retreat, a Sonoran Desert Sanctuary

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 04/26/2015
Email owner

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best time: mid-day or evening

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