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Beautiful 3 BR Adobe on 3.5 Desert Acres, Mtn Views, Wildlife

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Casa Encantada, our beautiful adobe home in the West Tucson desert.

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Last updated: 08/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Tucson Mountain Foothills house description

WELCOME: Enjoy the quiet rhythms of the Sonoran desert in this unique classic adobe home on 3.5 acres in the Northwest Tucson desert at base of the Tucson Mtns, minutes from I-10 and Saguaro National Park West; private, yet close to all of Tucson, shopping, & fine restaurants.

MAIN HOUSE: Master Bedroom with King Bed, dual bedside tables & lamps, ceiling fan. Second bedroom fully furnished with Queen bed. Stunning colorful mosaic walls in shared dual sink bathroom.

GUEST HOUSE: 2nd Master King Bedroom with Private Bath, dual bedside tables, satellite TV

HOUSE FEATURES:
* Well-appointed kitchen with dishwasher
* New self-cleaning electric oven with smooth top range
* Ceiling fans and AC throughout house
* Internet DSL access; Wi-Fi on premises
* iPod dock connected to Indoor/Outdoor Sound System
* 3 TVs with Dish Satellite
* Washer /Dryer; Hot tub
* Kiva fireplace
* 3 Outdoor Lounging Areas with magnificent desert and mountain views

Imagine yourself in an authentic adobe home on 3 ½ acres of secluded desert, surrounded adobe walls and beautiful landscaped yard with native plants, situated within 50 acres of traditional Saguaro cactus Sonoran desert. Depending on the time of year, you may see or hear coyote, bobcats, road runners, javelina, and other desert wildlife.

Very rich and bright colors inside the house complement our personal collection of original art from the Southwest and the Americas. You will be delighted by the indoor and outdoor mosaics that accents the property. You’ll even dine on John Wayne’s table used in the movie The Shootist.

We have three beautiful outdoor sitting areas, which include a screened Arizona room, facing east for the sunrise, a shaded interior patio looking onto our native cactus-landscaped yard, and a roof deck. The roof deck, with a 360 degree view of the Tucson basin and sunsets over the Tucson and Catalina Mountains, provides a spectacular setting for outdoor coffee, margaritas, or hors d’oeuvres.

The interior of the home and Guest House are decorated and furnished with comfort and charm in mind. The kitchen is well appointed for all your gourmet cooking needs. The colorful dishware, cutlery, serving pieces, bake ware, complete set of cooking utensils, blender, cuisinart, coffee maker, new electric stove and oven, will inspire the creative chef inside you. The double sink and dishwasher will please the clean-up crew.

In addition to the living room with a working kiva fireplace and two lush couches, is a separate sitting room with a TV, DVD player, and writing desk. You will also find a 2nd TV in the kitchen and 3rd TV in the Guest House master bedroom, all on Dish network. A docking station for your iPod is integrated into the sound system, which is wired to speakers throughout the Main House as well as all outside sitting areas.

For true relaxation there is a hot tub to lounge in and around. We also have a washer and dryer for your convenience as well as central air conditioning in the Main House and an evaporative swamp cooler in the Guest House.

We are located 3 minutes from Saguaro National Park West; 5 minutes from I-10; and 20 to 30 minutes from most of the city’s attractions, restaurants, and businesses, including all venues of The Tucson Gem Show, The Desert Museum, the University of Arizona, Arizona Museums, Pima Air and Space Museum, Northwestern Hospital, San Xavier du Bac church, downtown Tucson, all Northwest Tucson restaurants and shopping. In addition there are numerous golf courses, tennis clubs, horseback riding stables, and even ballooning to enjoy.

Within 1 to 2 hours you can reach Mt. Lemmon, Biosphere 2, Kitt Peak Observatory, the art community of Tubac, Nogales for a unique day in Mexico, Kartchner Caverns, Chiricahua National Monument, Tombstone, Bisbee, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and Phoenix, AZ. For your convenience, we are 1 mile from supermarkets, many local restaurants, Starbucks, a 10 plex movie theater, movie rentals, and Wal-Mart.

This is an ideal home for quiet private time, relaxed reading and writing, and as a base for some of the country’s most important Birding locations including Madera Canyon and Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, as well as incredible hikes through the Saguaro National Parks, Sabino Canyon, Ventana Canyon, Pima Canyon, Catalina State Park, and other enticing locations. We even have a Petroglyph hike just 5 minutes from the house.

One well-behaved dog is welcome. This is a non-smoking home with a minimum age of 10 years for children.


Keywords: Home

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            This is open, however, we are in the desert with cactus and desert life and the children must be well behave and the parents mindful....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            We're open to children remembering there are lots of cactus around and the house has a good deal of art work in it....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            We love dogs and enjoy having them at the house, know that you are in the desert and will need to keep them on a leash. We do not take pets that get onto the furniture....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Please do not hesitate to call or write with any questions.

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                A small library is in the den...moreless

              • Music Library:

                We provide a dock for either your iPod or iPhone should you be using Pandora...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                We are connected to Direct TV with many channels including movies...moreless

              • Stereo:

                There is a stereo system throughout the house, in the Arizona Room and interior seating area and on the roof deck....moreless

              • Television:

                There is a large flat screen TV in the den, a small TV in the kitchen and a TV in the guest house...moreless

              • Video Library:

                There are some videos in the house....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Synagogues
              • Theme Parks
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Downtown:

                The fun and upscale shopping area, with great restaurants, is Encantada, which is 25 minutes directly east of us on Ina. The historic downtown is 20 minutes south of us off of I 10....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                The home is at the foothills of the Tucson Mountains with a view of Sombrero Peak and the surrounding peaks....moreless

              • Rural:

                We are in the West Tucson Desert, located within 50 acres of our classic beautiful desets ...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Dining:

                You will eat on the table John Wayne used in the movie The Shootist....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                We have an excellent air conditioning system in the main house and water cooler in the guest house, both of which are not needed in the winter....moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace:

                Beautiful kiva style fireplace in which we burn composite logs. There will be a log in the fireplace to warm your visit...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Forced air heating in the main house plus electric heaters in the den and guest house...moreless

              • Internet:

                Complete high speed internet with Wi-Fi throughout the house and most of the yard area....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Two beautiful sofas, surrounded by our Southwest art collection, will make your relaxing time in the front room very comfortable...moreless

              • Parking:

                Parking for several cars is available in the front of the house...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Telephone:

                Free calls throughout the United States with phones in the kitchen and den/office....moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                Yes...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                We have a Krup's 12 cup coffee maker which makes great filter coffee. The coffee filters are provided. There is a tea kettle for the tea drinkers in your party....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Everything you need to cook a simple or gourmet meal....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                We have beautiful dishware and utensils for 6 or more people....moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                A fully stocked kitchen for the most avid chef with a new electric stove, dishwasher and new counter tops ...moreless

              • Microwave:

                Large new microwave...moreless

              • Oven:

                Full size. Great for cooking a turkey, ham or anything your desire....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                A few spices and miscellaneous items are in the kitchen...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Full size with automatic ice maker...moreless

              • Stove:

                A new 4 burner electric stove ...moreless

              • Toaster:

                Four piece toaster is available....moreless

              Outside

              • Bicycles:

                These can be rented in the area...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Please see the pictures of our three beautiful seating areas....moreless

              • Golf:

                Several golf courses are available throughout Tucson...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Several beautiful cactus gardens are to be found throughout the property...moreless

              Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub
                   

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                  Winter
                  Nov 1 - May 31, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,550

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
                  • Pet Fee $75
                  • Cleaning fee $185
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  50% deposit of the weekly rental to secure reservation with the remainder due 45 days prior to arrival.


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                  Last updated: 08/25/2014
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                  Location

                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Tucson (Phoenix Airport - 1 1/2 hours)
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Throughout Tucson
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 10
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  There are many great restaurants in Tucson

                  Car: Recommended

                  Visit the Tucson Gem Show, the Largest in the World, 20 Minutes from Our Home. Explore Within a One Day Drive Some of the Finest Birding Areas in the World, Nogales, Mexico, Kartchner Caverns, Organ Pipe National Monument and Chiricahua National Monument, the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Phoenix, AZ Plus Many Latino and Native American Events Throughout the Winter Season.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: Welcome to Casa Encantada. The seclusion of this desert location, yet proximity to an incredible variety of sports, dining and cultural activities, has made all of our stays memorable. It is a magnificent personal retreat space.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Every piece of the art has been personally chosen by us. The interior and exterior gardens have all been created and planted with an eye toward enjoying the exquisite shapes and colors from the Sonoran desert. If you come in spring you'll see breath-taking flowers and color. Yet, within minutes you can enjoy a tremendous variety of outdoor and cultural activities.


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                  Speaks: english, spanish

                   

                  Photos

                  • Casa Encantada, our beautiful adobe home in the West Tucson desert.

                    Casa Encantada, our beautiful adobe home in the West Tucson desert.

                  • Looking out from the garden entrance to the surrounding desert.

                    Looking out from the garden entrance to the surrounding desert.

                  • Enjoy Southwest comfort in the front room surround by our SW art collection

                    Enjoy Southwest comfort in the front room surround by our SW art collection

                  • Main House bathroom and entrance to master bedroom & den

                    Main House bathroom and entrance to master bedroom & den

                  • Master bedroom with king bed.

                    Master bedroom with king bed.

                  • Guest house bedroom with king bed.

                    Guest house bedroom with king bed.

                  • Interior lounging area with views to the garden.

                    Interior lounging area with views to the garden.

                  • From roof deck looking down on guest house and back yard garden

                    From roof deck looking down on guest house and back yard garden

                  • Backyard garden with hot tub, guest house and Tucson Mountains in background

                    Backyard garden with hot tub, guest house and Tucson Mountains in background

                  • Our family of saguaro in front of our home

                    Our family of saguaro in front of our home

                  • White tail dove eating from a Saguaro flower

                    White tail dove eating from a Saguaro flower

                  • Sunset from the roof deck

                    Sunset from the roof deck

                  • Entrance to Casa Encantada with Arizona Room and gardens

                    Entrance to Casa Encantada with Arizona Room and gardens

                  • Front room, dining area and kitchen surrounded by our Southwest art collection.

                    Front room, dining area and kitchen surrounded by our Southwest art collection.

                  • Dining table and kitchen leading to back yard, 2nd bedroom and guest house

                    Dining table and kitchen leading to back yard, 2nd bedroom and guest house

                  • Computer desk and sitting area in den and TV room

                    Computer desk and sitting area in den and TV room

                  • Second bedroom in main house with queen bed.

                    Second bedroom in main house with queen bed.

                  • Arizona Room sitting area outside the front room.

                    Arizona Room sitting area outside the front room.

                  • Roof deck patio with 360 degree view of Tucson Basin & Sombrero Peak view

                    Roof deck patio with 360 degree view of Tucson Basin & Sombrero Peak view

                  • Arizona Room garden

                    Arizona Room garden

                  • Hot tub with Tucson Mountains in the background.

                    Hot tub with Tucson Mountains in the background.

                  • Our home nestled within 50 acres of natural Sonoran desert

                    Our home nestled within 50 acres of natural Sonoran desert

                  • Picture Rocks petroglyphs, 5 minutes from our home within a beautiful wash hike

                    Picture Rocks petroglyphs, 5 minutes from our home within a beautiful wash hike

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                  Date last modified - Thursday, October 09, 2014

                  $1,550 per week (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Speaks: english, spanish
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