Hacienda Tucson - Fabulous Adobe Home by Saguaro National Park West
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Gates Pass house description
Live your Southwest fantasy in this authentic Adobe Hacienda with the feel of Old Mexico. Hacienda Tucson is located on 5 acres of pristine Sonoran desert adjoining open land. Its Spanish Colonial architecture feature Viga beams and Saltillo tile floors throughout, and is professionally decorated with Mexican and Southwestern artwork and furnishings. Hacienda Tucson is a passive solar green home with solar hot water.
The central courtyard and the large wrap-around porch have fabulous mountain and desert views. Relax to the sounds of nature, like bird songs and occasional coyote howls. This is a great destination for running, biking, hiking, birding, and stargazing.
Located minutes from Saguaro National Park West and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The surrounding Tucson Mountains provide an fabulous backdrop to view spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
Keywords: Home, desert retreat, adobe
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items
- Ice Maker
- Coffee Maker
- Towels Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Wood Fireplace
- Living Room seats 6
- Linens Provided
- Organic chicken eggs from our chickens
- Wireless Internet
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Mountain View:
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Saguaro National Park West, Tucson Mountain Park
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Ready for a return trip!
Ready for a return trip!
I have nothing but good things to say about this Hacienda. The house is beautiful and has all of the comforts of home (and then some). It’s set in a peaceful and beautiful location at the edge of Saguaro Park West and very near the Sonora Desert Museum. Start the day on the porch with a cup of coffee watching the sun rise over the desert. End the day with a cocktail watching the beautiful evening sky. The location is a perfect base for hiking and biking or just relaxing and taking in the beauty of the desert. Constance is a wonderful hostess who is very helpful and incredibly kind. We had a wonderful stay there, were very sad to leave, would return again in a heartbeat and would recommend this place to others without hesitation.
- Guest Jeff & Laura (Boston/San Fran)
- Date of stay 11/21/13
- Review Submitted 12/11/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers.
Owner response: I am so happy you enjoyed your stay and Hacienda Tucson. The wildlife, bird watching, fabulous desert and mountain views are truly an exceptional experience. See you soon.
My husband and I returned to the Hacienda for a second time with our daughters, 7 and 9. A great time was had by all. The home is beautiful and peaceful, the wildlife abundant. Our girls loved going out and spending time with the hens and gathering the occasional egg. We travel almost 100% over the last 11 years by VRBO and this by far and away is the nicest property we have stayed in. Thanks for another great stay!
- Guest Mike and Shawnie (Boulder Co)
- Date of stay 01/14/12
- Review Submitted 01/24/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Once again, it was wonderful to visit with you and your family. I am happy the girls enjoyed the Hacienda and hens. I was thrilled that you consider Hacienda Tucson the best vacation home you have ever visited. I strive to give my guests a unique first class experience. Come visit whenever you need to leave the cold & snow in Colorado. Thank you, -Constance
Flaming colors for Constance's Hacienda. Indeed it is a very special place where everything is just perfect. The house is so comfortable, welcoming, colorful, well appointed. Its lacks absolutely nothing and it is a place you feel has been planned thoughtfully and with love. The location is ideal for people that love silence, quiet, nature and desert with all its creature and wonderful vegetation. One is sorry indeed to leave when the times come. It is really very far from our home or we would be back very very soon Photos in the internet do not even come close to show the charm of the Hacienda and all its treasures and Constance is just the perfect host. Would we recommend the porperty? Yes, of course, just a bit jelous
- Guest amedeo e isa m.
- Date of stay 01/01/12
- Review Submitted 01/21/12
Owner response: Thanks Amedeo! It was a pleasure hosting my Italian guests. I enjoyed visiting with the four of you and learning more about your farm in Tuscany. Your farm's Olive oil is delicious. In the future, I hope to share the fabulous desert and a glass of wine with you at Hacienda Tucson. Chao, -Constance
HACIENDA TUCSON WAS DELIGHTFUL
HACIENDA TUCSON WAS DELIGHTFUL
We stayed at Hacienda Tucson for a week with another couple, and we all loved it. It’s beautifully decorated and pleasant inside and out. We used all the outdoor seating areas to enjoy the Sonoran Desert environment. The remote setting added to the desert experience, from watching the birds and animals at the feeder and fountain to viewing the spectacular desert sunsets to hearing the coyotes and other desert sounds at night. We counted more than two dozen species of birds just from the porches. The kitchen was well-equipped and large enough that we could all be in it at once preparing different parts of our meals. There were no unpleasant surprises, but one very pleasant one: there is a chicken coop, and we could collect fresh eggs every day from the five beautiful and friendly hens. Every other morning we had enough for a breakfast of fried or scrambled eggs, which we enjoyed in the courtyard. Constance was very helpful in orienting us to the hacienda and suggesting things to do and had a lot of literature available about dining and activities. The spectacular Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum and the western unit of the Saguaro National Park are both just a few minutes away. We did not find the location to be too remote; we drove in to Tucson once or twice every day. Even though the temperatures were in the nineties at the beginning of our week (the first week of April), we found the hacienda very comfortable in both the daytime and nighttime. We highly recommend Hacienda Tucson for two couples to share.
- Guest Pat (Asheville, NC)
- Date of stay 04/01/11
- Review Submitted 04/29/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Thanks for staying at Hacienda Tucson. I am so happy you had a wonderful time. I enjoyed visiting with everyone. It's great you got to collect the delicious chicken eggs for your morning breakfast. Thanks, -Constance
The perfect desert retreat
The perfect desert retreat
April 2011 Three friends badly in need of a restful retreat, found the incredible Hacienda Tucson on the Homeaway site. We were intrigued by the beautiful photos of Constance Negley's home in the Sonoran Desert, so we "Three Amigos" came from snowy Salt Lake City feeling more like the "walking wounded". After a splendid week at Constance's Hacienda of treasures, we have all found renewed strength and inspiration. We marveled at the incredible creativity Constance, an artist, has put into her home. From painted floors, doors, and walls, to an extensive library of books, we found something new and wonderful every day. There are so many favorite things to remember...coffee on the sunrise porch; birds & critter watching; sunsets; the beautiful courtyard; and of course, gathering eggs from "the girls". Constance assisted us with restaurants and local attractions, our favorite being the nearby Desert Museum. We will especially remember her warm and gracious hospitality. Thank you for all the extra care Constance! Fondly, Judy, John & Rebecca
- Guest Artlady (Ogden, Utah USA)
- Date of stay 04/08/11
- Review Submitted 04/25/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
This is the most beautiful house imaginable!!!! Our family was very comfortable, felt intensely pampered, and enjoyed the nicest hostess ever! The artwork and decor throughout the home is stunning, yet the house retains a comfortable vibe. . . and the sunsets are spectacular. When we arrived with three teen girls in tow, they were agog at the accomodations, and could not believe their good fortune to be staying in such a lovely place. Have your coffee on the porches and patios, and enjoy the abundant wildlife!! Lots of birds, lizards, and even a rabbit visitor. Comfortable beds, luxurious baths, this place is Heaven on Earth! Thank you Constance!!!
- Guest The Kirkpatricks (Visalia, California)
- Date of stay 03/31/10
- Review Submitted 06/04/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
We've been staying at the house for several years now in early February and just love everything about it. There's nothing more fun than the drive down the road to almost the last property and the wonderful feeling of escape from ordinary life that this creates. The natural beauty of the area and close proximity to the Saguaro National Park make the house the perfect getaway in the Tucson area. The comfortable house is well laid out and nicely furnished, but with all of the scenic outdoor beauty, it is hard to spend much time inside except for the evenings. After all, you might miss spotting a javelina, a coyote, or multitudes of birds!
- Guest Olmecgirl (Houston, TX)
- Date of stay 02/04/10
- Review Submitted 05/11/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
This home made our vacation!
This home made our vacation!
My husband and I took our 3 pre-teen boys on their first trip to Arizona, and wanted to immerse ourselves in the desert for a week. We found the perfect place to do it. The Hacienda is absolutely beautiful, yet perfectly comfortable and welcoming for a family full of boys. There is plenty of room to stretch out inside, and a wonderful courtyard and patios outside. And then there's the desert all around you. The boys would beg me to wake them for sunrise walks in the desert, and we'd bring binoculars and look for animals and tracks and identify cactus and watch the desert floor turn color with the sky. We loved heading off to hike, or visit Kitt Peak, or the rodeo by day and then always looked forward to coming back to the Hacienda at night to watch the sunset, pick fresh limes, and relax in the courtyard. I was worried they would be bored at the house without a yard full of grass to play ball in, but in truth they never ran out of things to explore and do, and we all would have been thrilled to stay much longer. Constance was a delight as well and joined us for dinner. She's a wealth of information, a kind and generous resource when we got prickers in our hands, or needed to print boarding passes off the computer, or anything else, and a joy to be around. All in all, I can't imagine a nicer place to stay--the Hacienda really was a highlight of our trip!
- Guest Eileen, John and the boys (Vermont)
- Date of stay 02/16/10
- Review Submitted 03/24/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
We are thrilled once again with our month-long experience at Hacienda Tucson - our third year in a row. The fact that we return yearly, on its own, is surely a major endorsement of the Hacienda and the hospitality. The setting, in the midst of Nature, brings incredible beauty and much animal/bird activity to every window and porch - a joy for us. The location has also allowed us to return often to the Desert Museum, Saguaro National Park and other wonderful local sites - a delightful learning opportunity. The host is so friendly and responsive to our needs, making our stay like a family visit.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 02/06/10
- Review Submitted 02/06/10
Owner response: Thank you! It is a thrill for me to share the Hacienda and desert with you both. --Constance
Luxury place on the boundary of Saguaro NP
Luxury place on the boundary of Saguaro NP
The approach to Hacienda Tucson from the airport takes 45 minutes. From Sandario Road you turn into West Fort Lowell Road, an primitive road which follows the boundary fence of the National Park. After 1.3 miles you are there, no problem for any car, but a 4 wheel drive is more stylish here. The nearest gas station with grocery store is 10 minutes away, and to the shops and malls it takes about 35 minutes. Coming home from Tucson via Picture Rocks Road, the Gates Pass or Kinney Road is spectacular, even more so at sunset. The house is a U-shaped abode bungalow with an inner courtyard and an ideal floor plan. Everything you see from the interior and exterior pictures in the website is here, very classy and well maintained and an evidence of Constance’s expensive artistic taste. The owner lives in the house when it is not rented. We have stayed here in the last three years, three to four weeks at a time, and we inted to continue the habit.
- Guest Jay and Annina (Zurich, Switzerland)
- Date of stay 03/01/09
- Review Submitted 03/17/09
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers.
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4 night min stay
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1st half payment due to hold reservation.
2nd half payment plus $500. refundable security deposit due 30 days prior to arrival.
(All taxes and fees included in rate)
Stays of 4-6 nights $415-450. per night
Monthly/30 nights $9000.
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- Refundable Damage Deposit: $500
- Tax Rate 13.05%
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Year Purchased: 1993
About the owner: I’m originally from Indiana. I love sharing time with my family and friends! I am a Graphic Designer. My passions are painting, decorating, photography and maintaining the Hacienda. I am a REALTOR in Tucson, AZ and help my clients find their Desert fantasy home. As a Certified Tourism Ambassador, I am able to help my guest enjoy Tucson's many activities. I enjoy traveling the world from Turkey and Europe to the rain forests of Central and South America.
Why the Owner Chose Gates Pass:
Hacienda Tucson was my Southwest fantasy! The Hacienda is an authentic Adobe in the heart of the Sonoran Desert with the feel of Old Mexico. Best of all, Hacienda Tucson is a energy efficient passive solar green home with solar hot water. The central courtyard and the large wrap-around porch have fabulous mountain and desert views. We relax to the sounds of nature, like bird songs and occasional coyote howls.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Located minutes from Saguaro National Park West and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The surrounding Tucson Mountains provide an fabulous backdrop to view spectacular sunrises and sunsets. This is a great destination for running, biking, hiking, birding, and stargazing.
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Enjoy bird watching from the sunrise porch
Great room with fireplace
Bedroom features a Lodge pole bed
The library has hundreds of books
Large Kitchen with Granite Counters
Private location at Saguaro National Park West
Saguaro May bloom
Prickly pear fruit
Barrel cactus summer bloom
Tucson Mountain views
Master bedroom features hand painted floor
Morocco meets Guatemala in this Bedroom/Den
Dine with a view to the Tucson Mountains
BBQ on the central Courtyard
Prickly pear bloom
Cholla spring bloom
Palo Verde spring bloom
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