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Escape the Heat in the Cool Pines of Mt. Lemmon

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Scenic and secluded. Trees, trees, trees!!


Last updated: 01/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mt. Lemmon cabin description

There is no place more quiet , cool and serene than Mt. Lemmon. Located just a short 45 minute drive from the valley of Tucson , AZ , Mt. Lemmon is 20 - 30 degrees cooler , receives 2 to 3 times more rain and is a world apart from the Sonoran desert below . Imagine sweltering in 100 + degree temps and just 45 minutes away being in the cool whispering pines where day time temperatures average in the 70' s and night time temps during the summer are in the 50' s.

The average temperature is 20 to 30 degrees cooler here than on the desert floor. ut lack any form of tree or foliage cover.

There are others for rent on Mt. Lemmon but ask before you rent. This may be the ONLY cabin that is located in a unburned area. Two wildfires in 2002 and 2005 burned much of the forest. Many cabinas have been rebuilt but few have any foliage to shelter them during the summer.

If being in the trees and sitting on a deck partially shaded from the glaring sun of Southern Arizona is important to you , this is your next vacation spot.

This cabin was constructed in 2002 and purchased new . I added a 940 square foot deck which wraps the whole upper floor. There was originally a covered deck with balcony on the upper floor , now there is a new open deck which extends that covered balcony space and brings outside life into the trees . It is the perfect place to spend a summer day in a hammock , invite some friends over for breakfast or relax after dinner before the summer storms roll in . Weddings and large family and group gatherings are welcomed in this special outdoor space. I host several open air concerts on this deck during the summer for 50- 75 people.

Once night time falls retreat to the interior of this hunting lodge style cabin to watch some favorite movies , read , play a board game or sleep with the sound of the wind whispering through the trees that surround the cabin .

On cooler nights, the house is warmed by a gas stove on the upper floor and a gas heater on the lower floor . There are three bathrooms, one on each floor. Two have showers and the upper floor features a Jacuzzi tub. With queen beds in each bedroom and sleeping area and one loft bedroom with a double bed and single , a single day bed in the living room along with a queen size convertible and cots , this cabin can accommodate your family and friends for a weekend or a week whatever your pleasure .

This is my private home and I have decorated it with personal belongings . I hope that you respect the fact that I am sharing my home with you and respect the decorations in the house as if they were your own.

Keywords: Shady, lovely, relaxing, remote,Spring, Summer and Fall, homey, warm, private,


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            not rented to any person younger than 25...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            this cabin is VERY vertical with three stair cases. It may be dangerous for smaller children. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            This forest has been ravaged by fire twice in the past 4 years. No smoking indoors or out . Evidence of smoking will result in immediate loss of your security deposit....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Pets are allowed with prior approval. There is a $ 175 per pet refundable deposit required. Any pet damage or wear will result in immediate forfeiture of the deposit....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


          • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single


          • Queen size Beds (3) Both bedrooms on the main floor and one bedroom in the loft have queen size beds, Double Beds (1) A nice double/ full bed shares the west side of the loft ., Twin or Single Beds (3) One twin in the loft. It should be noted that the loft bedrooms are SEMI private. The loft is open to the downstairs living area and are seperated from the main floor by folding floor to ceiling length curtains. and two twins and a queen sofa sleeper downstairs....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • This accommodation is a mountain cabin in a community which is 45 minutes away from Tucson, AZ. Although it is a fantastic get away there is no doubt that living in the forest is different than renting a room at a 5 star hotel. Depending on the season there may be bugs, moths, sun , heat, wind, rain, snow, ice which may change your vacation environment. These are all a part of the attraction of being someplace other than a Marriott or a Hilton. ...moreless


              • Books
              • Games
              • Television:

                Digital TV converter is available with all network stations. Streaming audio and video content is available through a Roku device....moreless


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Leisure Activities

              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Nestled in the pines and Aspens ...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding


                  • Dining:

                    Round wooden table with chairs for 6 and room for 8 ...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Gas Fireplace:

                    The Gas Wood Stove on the main level heats the entire upper level of the house ....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Lower floor is heated by a zero vent gas furnace. ...moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    All beds have linens provided . Linens are freshly laundered prior to your arrival ....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Small and cozy living room. ...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Parking spaces for up to 5 cars. Driveway is shared with next door neighbor. West side of driveway must remain clear . There is a newly constructed parking pad for two cars. ...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Local only telephone. All your calls will be recieved. You must use your own account to make any long distance calls....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Towels are freshly laundered and set in each bathroom prior to your arrival. There are a total of 14 towels in the cabin per rental period. ...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    CenturyLink wireless DSL is provided for your convenience. The wifi code is provided in the instruction manual in the kitchen. ...moreless


                  • Coffee Maker:

                    regular filter type and a hot water heating pot too!...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Everything you could possibly need or use is stocked in this kitchen. There is a coffee pot, filters, blender, cookware, bbq utensils, etc......moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Multiple services for 10+ ...moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Bosch dishwasher ...moreless

                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    You need bring nothing more than your groceries and food to enjoy. Everything else is already there. There is a large variety of all cooking utensils, dish cloths, paper towel, cleaning supplies...moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    above stove type full function microwave. ...moreless

                  • Oven:

                    Full size Electric self cleaning ...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    some basic items like; sugar, salt pepper, mustard, ketchup, popcorn, some spices. ...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Medium sized Refrigerator with Top Freezer and automatic Ice Maker...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Electric with Thermal glass heat coils...moreless

                  • Toaster:

                    4 slice Kitchen Aid - top of the line warmer, toaster, bagel toaster. ...moreless


                  • Balcony:

                    great balcony and cover deck are of sitting, reading and relaxing. One end is a seating group and near the other is a metal table which seat 6 comfortably....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Incredible 1000 sq ft. open air deck wraps the house. Multiple seating areas and room to stretch out , relax and watch the clouds float by....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    outdoor Propane grill. Attached to home propane tank so no worries of running out of gas. ...moreless

                  Pool / Spa



                      Write a review 4.8
                      from 39 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Fall & winter
                      Sep 30 - Apr 30, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $2,450 $6,500
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $350 $350
                      Fri, Sat, Sun

                      Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Set up and Cleaning $250
                      • Processing $60
                      • Property Damage Protection $89
                      • Pet Fee $175
                      • Taxes Not included


                      Please ask your specific questions about my property PRIOR to accepting your booking quote and request. This cabin is intended for families and family groups ONLY. No commercial rental or sublease will be honored and accepted.

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                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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                      Last updated: 01/23/2015
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                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Sawmill Run Restaurant
                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Sawmill Run Restaurant
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley

                      Car: Necessary


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2002

                      About the owner: I am a native Tucsonan who loves the mountains and the cool retreat that I have created in my cabin. I am a very active person and this cabin is located very near several excellent hiking trails.

                      Why the Owner Chose Mt. Lemmon:
                      Tucson is a very dry climate yet less than 1 hour away you are transported to 8000' elevation and temperatures which are substantially cooler than the valley floor .

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                      Quiet reading spots, comfy beds and great cabin for families and couples.

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                      Speaks: english

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • Scenic and secluded. Trees, trees, trees!!

                        Scenic and secluded. Trees, trees, trees!!

                      • Living room

                        Living room

                      • East side Main floor bedroom with Queen bed

                        East side Main floor bedroom with Queen bed

                      • East side loft bedroom with Queen Bed

                        East side loft bedroom with Queen Bed

                      • Ground floor twin beds

                        Ground floor twin beds

                      • Incredible open air deck.  1000 sq ft of above ground outdoor living space

                        Incredible open air deck. 1000 sq ft of above ground outdoor living space

                      • 950 sq.ft. Covered and Open Air Deck

                        950 sq.ft. Covered and Open Air Deck

                      • Main floor bath w/ shower

                        Main floor bath w/ shower

                      • Kitchen from loft

                        Kitchen from loft

                      • Living room 7.11.11

                        Living room 7.11.11

                      • New reading chairs in Living room . Added 7/10/2011

                        New reading chairs in Living room . Added 7/10/2011

                      • West Forest side main floor bedrooms with Queen bed

                        West Forest side main floor bedrooms with Queen bed

                      • West side Loft bedroom with full bed and twin

                        West side Loft bedroom with full bed and twin

                      • Ground floor bedroom with queen sofa sleeper

                        Ground floor bedroom with queen sofa sleeper

                      • West side of cabin

                        West side of cabin

                      • M L  - Mount Lemmon

                        M L - Mount Lemmon

                      • Loft bathroom with Jacuzzi tub

                        Loft bathroom with Jacuzzi tub

                      • A snowy scene

                        A snowy scene

                      VRBO #175415

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                      This listing was first published here in 2008.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, January 24, 2015

                      $350 - $375 per night (USD)
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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