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Surrounded by a saguaro forest

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Last updated: 08/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Catalina Foothills house description

This is a private home on 3 gated acres bordering Coronado National Forest Wilderness Area. This 5,000 square foot contemporary Santa Fe style home is beautifully situated on the highest and most scenic improved parcel in the northeast Catalina Foothills at the base of Mount Lemmon. 4 bedrooms, 7 baths, gourmet kitchen, detached game room, and multiple porches and decks with the best views of the Tucson valley-period.

This home is nestled into a saguaro studded hillside at on elevation of 3,300’ (Downtown Tucson is about 2,350’). It is the highest estate in the northeast foothills of Tucson and the view must be seen to be believed. During the day, you can see the mountains on the Mexican border (68 miles away) and at night, the sea of lights of metro Tucson are below you. Behind the home is designated wilderness area filled with wildlife and improved hiking trails off of the Catalina Highway to Mount Lemmon. The daytime temperatures in the summer are about 4 degrees less than downtown because of our elevation and the nighttime temperatures in the winter run at least 5 degrees warmer because we are off of the valley floor and sitting on solid granite.

Mt. Lemmon is a rare jewel in the Arizona desert. Jutting up 9,000 feet above sea level in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of our house, this magnificent mountain peak stands amidst the pale backdrop of the sparse desert sand and cactus. From our driveway, you begin the journey into a geological time warp moving through a saguaro forest for the first 10 minutes, then into many oak and pinion pine covered mountains with spectacular rock formations. Within 35 minutes, you can be fishing for trout at Rose Canyon Lake in the ponderosa pines. If you continue on, you quickly arrive at the small village of Summerhaven and the Ski Valley lift at over 8,000’ elevation. Many trails can be found in both the lower and upper elevations for winter or summer hiking.

Even though you sense extreme privacy on the property, you are only minutes away from many activities:
Golf at Arizona National (formerly the Raven) in 10 minutes, 49ers Country Club in 10 minutes, Ventana Canyon in 25 minutes, and many more great golf courses within an hour.
Grocery shopping, restaurants, drug stores, and virtually everything you might need to purchase on a day to day basis are within 8 minutes. Park Mall is about 20-25 minutes away.
Drive time to the University of Arizona is about 35 minutes and to downtown Tucson, about 5 minutes further.

About the house:
(A link to an online video walk through of the property is available upon request.)
Kitchen: This is a spacious gourmet kitchen with a 60” Wolf gas range, a 48” Sub Zero refrigerator, a warming drawer, granite countertops, a breakfast bar, and all mesquite cabinetry. A well stocked pantry with most of the basics and most items you might need to cook and serve a meal are provided.

Great Room: This is a 1,600 sq ft room with 16’ ceilings and wall of glass looking across the Tucson Valley. It is furnished with leather couches, a large round mesquite table and chairs that will seat 6-10, a knook table with 4 additional chairs, a built in bar and wine cooler, a gas fireplace, a guest bathroom, and a flat screen TV with an expanded satellite viewing package.

The Master Bedroom: This is furnished with a king sized mesquite bed, mesquite dressers, TV, another fireplace and more. The adjacent master bath includes separate mesquite vanities, a dual head walk in shower, and a large tub. There is also a separate office area connected to this bedroom with a futon for an extra sleeper if necessary. A covered porch that overlooks the saguaro covered mountainside and the city is accessible via an exterior door from this bedroom also.

The other downstairs bedroom: This is furnished with a King sized bed and has access to a full sized bathroom. This bathroom can be made private to the bedroom or to the great room.

Upstairs: This carpeted area has two similar, large bedrooms with each having its own full bath inside the room. Both are furnished with a queen and king sized beds and dressers. Also upstairs is a large media room furnished with a TV, a top quality full sized futon and a collection of DVDs and video games. A router upstairs provides service for your laptop throughout the house. There is an exterior door upstairs to a very large deck furnished with a table and deck chairs for enjoying the most spectacular views in the foothills.

The Game room: This is a separate 700 sq ft guest house that is currently furnished as a game room and is accessible by a very short walk across the flagstone and concrete common area that includes a built in BBQ w/sink and an outside fireplace (chimenea). The game room is equipped with a pool table, a championship 18’ shuffleboard table, a ping pong table, an electronic dart board, a bar, outside seating, a full sized futon, and a full bathroom.

A three car garage will house your vehicles and two laundry areas (one upstairs and one downstairs) are available for your convenience.

A link to an online video walk through of the property is available upon request.

Keywords: House, game room, city views

Property Type

  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                Secure dog run on north end of home....moreless

              • Not Suitable For Children:

                Not child proofed....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Events Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

              Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Pantry Items:

                apron, flashlights, light bulbs, all staples and spices, coffee, extra garbage bags, fire extinguisher, microwave, dishes, crock pot, stock pot, skillets, pots and pans, and more....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Gourmet with 60' Wolf range, 48' Sub Zero refrigerater, warming drawer, 2 sinks, center pantry, granite counter tops, etc....moreless

              • Stove:

                60' Wolf commercial stove. Propane with 2 ovens, 6 burners, griddle, halogen lights, etc....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Stock pots, crock pot, blender, coffee makers, top quality pots and pans, etc....moreless

              • Dining:

                Extra 5' round table (s) and chairs in the garage....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                0...moreless

              • Toaster
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Ice Maker

              Amenities

              • Living Room:

                Great room of approximately 1400 sq ft with 16' high ceilings. Can seat 50 for special events....moreless

              • Parking:

                2 in the garage, 1 next to the garage, up to five additional on the property....moreless

              • Garage:

                2 car garage that also stores all tables and chairs for special events....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                For all 4 bedrooms and for extra convertable beds like the futons....moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                In great room with remote control for convenience....moreless

              • Heating:

                4 zones...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Hair Dryer
              • Covered Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Towels Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • Separate game room with 18' shuffleboard, ping pong table, pool table, electronic dart board, bar, full bath, and front deck overlooking the entire Tucson Valley. King sized beds in three bedrooms. Queen sized in one bedroom. Full sized futons in two seperate rooms. Hair dryers provided....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Game Room:

                    18' championship shuffleboard, electronic darts, bar, TV, seating, ping pong, pool table, full bathroom....moreless

                  • Television:

                    High Definition flat screen. VHS and DVD player....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Direct TV expanded package with HD...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Dozens of DVDs and VHS tapes...moreless

                  • Games
                  • VCR
                  • Pool Table
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Ping Pong Table

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    Free local and long distance for the US and Canada with Magicjack Plus....moreless

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Free local and long distance for the US and Canada with Magicjack Plus....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    High speed with newest router for newest devices....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Good reception throughout the home....moreless

                  • Broadband Access

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Secluded between home and game room....moreless

                  • Jacuzzi

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Porch / Veranda

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Monument View:

                    Saguaro national monument to the south and Coronado wilderness area to the north....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Beautiful mountain views to the back and spectacular city views in front....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Racquetball
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Groceries
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Antiquing
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Ruins
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Shopping
                  • Shuffleboard
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Off Peak Summer
                  Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $415 $460
                  Fri, Sat
                  $2,500 $5,500

                  Rates are based on 11 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                  September October
                  Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $580 $650
                  Fri, Sat
                  $3,500 $11,450

                  Rates are based on 11 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                  Peak Season
                  Nov 1 - May 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $700 $780
                  Fri, Sat
                  $4,200 $14,500

                  Rates are based on 11 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:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  If and when there are more than 20 guests on the property, there may be an added "extra guests" impact fee. Please inquire. This is not a wedding venue! The Pima County Development Services Center/Zoning Enforcement Division has advised me that weddings and other events cannot be specifically scheduled on the property by the owners due to zoning restrictions.

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                  Last updated: 08/20/2014
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                  Location

                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Tucson International Airport
                  210 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Puerto Penasco, MX
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Tanque Verde/Bear Canyon
                  26 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Mount Lemmon Ski Valley
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Arizona National, 49er's Country Club both about
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Tanque Verde/Bear Canyon

                  This home is nestled into a saguaro studded hillside at on elevation of 3,300’ (Downtown Tucson is about 2,350’). It is the highest estate in the northeast foothills of Tucson and the view must be seen to be believed. During the day, you can see the mountains on the Mexican border (68 miles away) and at night, the sea of lights of metro Tucson are below you. Behind the home is designated wilderness area filled with wildlife and improved hiking trails off of the Catalina Highway to Mount Lemmon. The daytime temperatures in the summer are about 4 degrees less than downtown because of our elevation and the nighttime temperatures in the winter run at least 5 degrees warmer because we are off of the valley floor and sitting on solid granite.

                  A link to an online video walk through of the property is available upon request.

                  Other Activities: shopping, snowboarding, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, live theater, shuffleboard, hot air ballooning

                  Golf: There are too many great golf courses within 60 minutes of this property to mention. Arizona National and the Forty Niners country club are the two closest at about 10 minutes drive time door to door!

                  Ski: Mount Lemmon Ski Valley is the southernmost snow skiing facility in the country. It is only 27 miles from the property! You can go from 2,800 to 9,100 feet in elevation in about 40 minutes. The lift is usually operating between mid December and the end of March-depending on snowfall and conditions, of course.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2002

                  About the owner: We're at the end of Quesada Pl behind a private gate that protects 7 other 3 acre parcels with 3 other large custom homes.

                  Why the Owner Chose Catalina Foothills:
                  This is a true Sonoran desert setting in one of the most pristine saguaro forests in the world. I've been a custom home builder in southern Arizona for nearly 20 years and spent 3 years building this home for our own family, finishing in 2002. We absolutely loved living on this great property until the kids went off to college and we became free to travel more. You'll love it! A link to an online video walk through of the property is available upon request.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  This property has proven to be ideal for golfers, bicyclists, hikers and runners, housing for out of town wedding guests and family, special occasions, gourmet cooks, Canadians and everyone else who lives where it is too darn cold or wants to experience a warm Sonoran Desert experience with the best views in the Tucson Valley! A link to an online video walk through of the property is available upon request. If and when there are more than 20 guests on the property, there may be an added 'extra guests' impact fee. Please inquire. This is not a wedding venue! The Pima County Development Services Center/Zoning Enforcement Division has advised me that weddings and other events cannot be specifically scheduled on the property by the owners due to zoning restrictions.


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                  Photos

                  • Surrounded by a saguaro forest

                    Surrounded by a saguaro forest

                  • Great room with 16' ceilings

                    Great room with 16' ceilings

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Upper Deck

                    Upper Deck

                  • Game Room

                    Game Room

                  • The View from the Great Room

                    The View from the Great Room

                  • Privacy

                    Privacy

                  • Another downstairs bathroom

                    Another downstairs bathroom

                  • Special Events with a View

                    Special Events with a View

                  • Borders Coronado Wilderness

                    Borders Coronado Wilderness

                  • 200 year old saguaro 18 ft tall!

                    200 year old saguaro 18 ft tall!

                  • Master bath

                    Master bath

                  • Chimenea

                    Chimenea

                  • Gourmet Kitchen

                    Gourmet Kitchen

                  • BBQ and patio

                    BBQ and patio

                  • Other downstairs King bedroom set

                    Other downstairs King bedroom set

                  • An upstairs King bedroom set and Canyon views

                    An upstairs King bedroom set and Canyon views

                  VRBO #277172

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

                  $415 - $780 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 7 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

                  View calendar: Updated 08/20/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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