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Desert Beauty, Close to City, Quiet and Private

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'Architectural Digest' comes to the desert - unique design, at one with nature

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Last updated: 09/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes cottage description

This architect-designed original home was completed in early 2013. High sloping ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, polished concrete floors, custom poured concrete feature walls, bamboo drop ceilings, beautiful recessed lighting and myriad 'Architectural Digest' touches make this the perfect spot for the discerning traveller seeking an urbane hideaway in the Sonoran desert.

The panoramic floor-to-ceiling glass walls mean you will be completely in touch with the desert landscape. Saguaros and other cacti surround you. Quail, rabbits, javelinas, coyotes may wander by. You will wake up on the bedroom to the sun rising over the Catalina Mountains to the east and can view the sunset over the Tucson Mountains from the dining area.

Covered quartzite stone decks facing both west and east. Acacia chairs and table on the east deck, bistro table and chairs on the sunset deck. Lounge chairs for sunny afternoons. Driveway parking for one car, a second car can be parked in a pull-out immediately across from the Cottage.

One half of the Glass Cottage has a Poliform queen size bed; Wassily-style chairs and a Frank Ghery cocktail table and 'Wiggle Chair' in the sitting area facing a working acorn fireplace; dressing room with ample drawers and hanging space; huge two-person glass shower with stone floor and stunning views to the west; vanity area with bamboo sink on cantilevered concrete counter; and a separate and fully enclosed toilet room. Facing east, you will wake up facing the sun rising over the Catalina Mountains.

A few feet away across a covered breezeway, the other half of the Glass Cottage contains the fully equipped kitchen with beautiful tiled countertops; a custom-designed trestle oak dining (or work) table, with 6 chairs; a Danish swivel reading chair and Damson reading lamp; and a leather flip-down sofa, ideal for an afternoon nap. Facing west, you'll be treated to the sun setting over the Tucson Mountains as you prepare dinner.

Tucson Glass Cottage shares 3.3 acres with only the owner's residence, some 100 yards away and oriented to ensure privacy for both homes. The Cottage is accessed by a private gravel road, shared only by the owner's home. The acreage is in the center of a group of 6 similarly large plots, far from traffic.

This is the perfect spot for an individual or couple seeking real tranquility and a touch of luxury in a magical desert setting. Yet an easy drive into the University area, downtown, and into the magnificent Saguaro National Park.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Queen size mod. firm mattress, Poliform frame...moreless

          • Other: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Leather sofa in dining side of cottage flips down as bed...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Shower with mid-torso jet spray, windows with privacy screen...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Floor to ceiling glass window walls oriented to give you complete connection with the desert (no draperies or other window coverings). No television service....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo:

                Tivoli radio, easily connected to your music device....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Hughes Net Internet via satellite (not suitable for other than very minimal video downloads)....moreless

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Recreation Center

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Huge floor to ceiling windows face east towards the Catalina Mountains and west towards the Tucson Mountains -- sunrise and sunset!...moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Tennis

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining:

                        Oak trestle table, custom designed by Australian furniture craftsman Mark Tuckey. Overhead Izf Onion suspension lamp....moreless

                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Bosch front loader, located in external cabinet accessed from breezeway....moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Bosch, located in external cabinet accessed from breezeway....moreless

                      • Parking:

                        One car in driveway, one in pull-out area across road from the Cottage....moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        Two seating areas -- a leather couch on the dining room side, two leather Wassily chairs facing fireplace on bedroom side....moreless

                      • Fireplace:

                        Wood-burning acorn fireplace....moreless

                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Internet:

                        Satellite wireless, limited volume -- not suitable for video downloads or other high volume usage....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        All basic dishes, glassware, utensils....moreless

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Bodem style, and stovetop espresso pot....moreless

                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Both east and west facing, covered patios. Acacia chairs and table on east deck, bistro table and chairs on west deck, lounge chairs facing into the desert....moreless

                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      September
                      Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                      14 night min stay

                      $2,400
                      October
                      Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                      14 night min stay

                      $2,800
                      November
                      Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                      14 night min stay

                      $3,100
                      December
                      Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2014
                      14 night min stay

                      $3,100
                      March
                      Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                      14 night min stay

                      $3,100
                      April
                      Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                      14 night min stay

                      $2,800
                      May
                      May 1 - May 31, 2015
                      14 night min stay

                      $2,400
                      My Standard Rate
                      14 night min stay
                      $83
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning (up to 7 nights) $95
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                      • Cleaning (mid-month) $95
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

                      Special event (Gem and Mineral Show) rate, may be waived if property booked for all of February.

                      Outdoor noise, including music, is not allowed.

                      Breach of house rules provided with rental contract will lead to forfeiture of damage deposit, additional damage claim, and/or termination of rental.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 09/13/2014
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                      Location

                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Tucson International
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Tucson
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Interstate 10 (I-10)

                      Car: Necessary

                      Down a private gravel road to 3.3 acres of gorgeous and unspoiled Sonoran desert, shared only with the owner's main home (some 100 yards away). The panoramic floor-to-ceiling glass walls mean you will be completely in touch with the desert landscape -- saguaros and other cacti. Quail, rabbits, javenlinas, coyotes will wander by. You will wake up on the bedroom to the sun rising over the Catalina Mountains to the east and can view the sunset over the Tucson Mountains from the dining area.

                      Just minutes from the house you will be at the entrance to the magnificent Saguaro National Park (West) with endless hiking trails, climbs of varying difficulty, and the not-to-be-missed Sonoran Desert Museum.

                      All major shopping needs and a major cinema complex less than a five minute drive away. Five minutes also takes you to Hwy. I-10, from which it is a 15 minute drive to the University of Arizona, 20 minutes to downtown Tucson, and about an hour to Phoenix.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2003

                      About the owner: Professional who enjoys beautiful and very peaceful surroundings.

                      Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
                      The perfect mix of the true Sonoran desert experience with easy access to the city and all urban comforts.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Peaceful and gloriously natural, yet easy access to urban amenities.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: french, spanish, english
                       

                      Photos

                      • 'Architectural Digest' comes to the desert - unique design, at one with nature

                        'Architectural Digest' comes to the desert - unique design, at one with nature

                      • Recessed lighting throughout, sliding doors leading to one of two stone decks

                        Recessed lighting throughout, sliding doors leading to one of two stone decks

                      • Huge sliding doors lead directly onto covered quartzite stone deck

                        Huge sliding doors lead directly onto covered quartzite stone deck

                      • Poured concrete divider wall with built-in USB chargers,drop bamboo ceilings

                        Poured concrete divider wall with built-in USB chargers,drop bamboo ceilings

                      • Behind the poured concrete dividing wall, the dressing room and bathroom

                        Behind the poured concrete dividing wall, the dressing room and bathroom

                      • Unique Moso bamboo sink, gorgeous Edition 300 upward folding medicine cabinet

                        Unique Moso bamboo sink, gorgeous Edition 300 upward folding medicine cabinet

                      • Views from shower out to the desert and mountains beyond, over privacy screen

                        Views from shower out to the desert and mountains beyond, over privacy screen

                      • Fully equipped kitchen incl. gas stove/oven and Bosch dishwasher

                        Fully equipped kitchen incl. gas stove/oven and Bosch dishwasher

                      • One of two (east and west facing) quartzite covered decks, steps into desert

                        One of two (east and west facing) quartzite covered decks, steps into desert

                      • Huge sliding doors from both bedroom and dining area lead directly onto decks

                        Huge sliding doors from both bedroom and dining area lead directly onto decks

                      • Dozens of the amazing Saguaro cacti, some just inches from your windows!

                        Dozens of the amazing Saguaro cacti, some just inches from your windows!

                      • Stunning recessed lighting inside and over both decks.

                        Stunning recessed lighting inside and over both decks.

                      • Bedroom and seating area, facing acorn fireplace and the desert beyond

                        Bedroom and seating area, facing acorn fireplace and the desert beyond

                      • Design furnishings - Ghery 'Wiggle Chair,' Poliform queen bed, Wassily chairs

                        Design furnishings - Ghery 'Wiggle Chair,' Poliform queen bed, Wassily chairs

                      • Bedroom faces east to catch the morning light and sunrise over Catalina Mtns

                        Bedroom faces east to catch the morning light and sunrise over Catalina Mtns

                      • Individually controlled reading lights above the bed

                        Individually controlled reading lights above the bed

                      • Enclosed toilet at end of hallway, shower and sink adjoin the dressing room

                        Enclosed toilet at end of hallway, shower and sink adjoin the dressing room

                      • Two-person all glass shower, stunning quartzite shower floor, mid-body spray

                        Two-person all glass shower, stunning quartzite shower floor, mid-body spray

                      • Second unit, steps away via covered breezeway, views west to Tucson Mtns

                        Second unit, steps away via covered breezeway, views west to Tucson Mtns

                      • Original Mark Tuckey-designed dining table for 6, positioned to catch sunset

                        Original Mark Tuckey-designed dining table for 6, positioned to catch sunset

                      • Industrial rusted beams, featured outside and inside.

                        Industrial rusted beams, featured outside and inside.

                      • At one with nature:  cacti, ocotillo, creosote bush populate the property.

                        At one with nature: cacti, ocotillo, creosote bush populate the property.

                      • Shares 3.3 secluded acres with main house situated so as to ensure privacy.

                        Shares 3.3 secluded acres with main house situated so as to ensure privacy.

                      • Butterfly roofs made of steel, swing high towards the nearly-always blue sky!

                        Butterfly roofs made of steel, swing high towards the nearly-always blue sky!

                      $560 - $723 per week (USD)
                      3

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

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                      Minimum stay: 14 nights
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