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Airplane Views of Tucson Valley from Highest Luxury Home

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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property 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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Exemption for outside smoking during paid for special events....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

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

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    All usable areas outside are level or ramped including to detached Game Room....moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

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

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

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

  • Games:

    18' championship shuffleboard in game room....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV expanded package with HD...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

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

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Dozens of DVDs and VHS tapes...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

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

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    4 zones...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    (2) 1 upstairs and 1 downstairs...moreless

  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Propane in great room....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance:

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

  • Garage:

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

  • Gas Fireplace:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    4 zones...moreless

  • Internet:

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

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room:

    Great room of approximately 1400 sq ft with 16' high ceilings. Can seat 60 for special events....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    2 in the garage, 1 next to the garage, up to five additional on the property. Special events allowed up to 20 vehicles....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

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

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    (2) 1 downstairs and 1 upstairs...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    Good reception throughout the home....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Chiminea outside with mesquite firewood provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    more than one and a coffee grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough for all guests....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Top of the line....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Extra freezer in garage for special events....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • 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

  • Refrigerator:

    48' Sub Zero...moreless

  • Stove:

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

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Seating and tables for 10+...moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Outside seating....moreless

  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Secluded between home and game room....moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Peak Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$450 $500
Fri, Sat
$2,800 $6,000

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

September October
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$640 $715
Fri, Sat
$3,800 $12,600

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

Peak Season
Nov 1 - May 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$770 $850
Fri, Sat
$4,600 $16,000

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:

  • one time cleaning fee $250
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not 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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Location

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

Car: Necessary

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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Speaks: english

 

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

  • Other downstairs King bedroom set

    Other downstairs King bedroom set

  • Game Room

    Game Room

  • The View from the Great Room

    The View from the Great Room

  • An upstairs King bedroom set and Canyon views

    An upstairs King bedroom set and Canyon views

  • Upper deck

    Upper deck

  • Wet Bar

    Wet Bar

  • Lighted steps to BBQ

    Lighted steps to BBQ

  • BBQ wih a view

    BBQ wih a view

  • Separate Game Room

    Separate Game Room

  • Borders Coronado Wilderness

    Borders Coronado Wilderness

  • 200 year old saguaro

    200 year old saguaro

  • Master Bath double vanities, walk in shower, and tub

    Master Bath double vanities, walk in shower, and tub

  • Chimenea

    Chimenea

  • Gourmet Kitchen

    Gourmet Kitchen

  • Another downstairs bathroom

    Another downstairs bathroom

  • Privacy

    Privacy

  • Upper Deck

    Upper Deck

  • Powder Room

    Powder Room

  • BBQ and patio

    BBQ and patio

  • Special Events with a View

    Special Events with a View

  • Gated

    Gated

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  • Bathrooms
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