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Last updated: 02/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
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  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Diamond Bell Ranch house description

I invite you to get away from it all and experience the very unique, peaceful feeling that permeates this property. Enjoy exceptional uninterrupted views of the desert and mountains on a secluded 1 acre property with unlimited Arizona sunsets and starry desert nights. The house is completely surrounded by beautiful desert landscaping designed to attract humming birds and butterflies, giving you complete privacy from other properties. You can even enjoy fresh fruit from several fruit trees on the property including tangelos when ripe. Watch it all from an extensive covered veranda stretching on 2 sides of the house.
This quiet, spacious and comfortable retreat is located on a division of a large ranch near Kitt Peak observatory, boasting some of the cleanest air in America, just north of the Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge and about half hour drive from downtown Tucson.
The house is a single story, 2,400 sq ft. open plan totally furnished including 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1 office with wide views and perspectives. The master bedroom, which has a king size bed, has direct access to a private patio and there are uninterrupted views of the surrounding landscape for miles from the large living area. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and the third bedroom has an electric adjustable twin bed. There is a walk-in pantry off the kitchen as well as a dedicated laundry room. The house is artistically appointed throughout with unique furnishings and hand-painted cabinets in the bathrooms. Above all it exudes an overwhelming peaceful feeling. Many guests have confirmed that they had the best sleep while staying here.
In addition there is a 2 car garage attached and a ping pong table as well as a king Mayan hammock on the porch.
The kitchen is stocked with dishes, glasses, utensils, pots and pans and usual necessities. The closets have all linens and blankets necessary. The laundry room has a vacuum cleaner and a floor steamer as well other cleaning tools and products. TV and DVD player as well as internet are available.
Despite its quiet surroundings the house is within 10 minutes drive of grocery stores, local restaurants and a well supplied country store. Nearby excursions include the Saguaro National Monument, the movie set of 'Old Tucson', the renowned Sonoran Desert Museum, the Kitt Peak observatory, the vast Buenos Aires wildlife refuge and the San Xavier mission.
An offsite caretaker provides his varied skills for the landscaping and any mechanical problems. He is also very knowledgeable about the native plants and their uses.
I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I do.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 5-8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

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          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

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          • Dining
          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Garage
          • Living Room
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • DVD Player
          • Ping Pong Table

          Communications

          • Internet
          • Telephone

          Outdoor Features

          • Outdoor Grill
          • Deck / Patio

          Theme

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

          Location & View

          • Rural
          • Mountain View

          Activities

          • Restaurants
          • Bird Watching
          • Scenic Drives
          • Walking
          • Sight Seeing
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Medical Services
          • Cycling
          • Mountain Biking
          • Hiking
           

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          My Standard Rate
          7 night min stay

          $1,000 $2,700
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Cleaning $250
          • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
          • Taxes Included

          Notes:

          Stays for one month or more are $90/night


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          Last updated: 02/24/2014
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          Location

          16 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Ryan Field
          5 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          286
          10 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Fred's Arena Bar and Steakhouse
          8 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Kestrel Cafe, Open Range Pizza, Three Points Cafe

          Car: Necessary

           

          Manager info

          Year Purchased: 1996

          About: I grew up in France and spent many years traveling around the world while working at an international job. I eventually settled in San Francisco and raised my family there. We began to split our time between California and Arizona after falling in love with the beautiful desert. We also found the exposure to native american traditions very intriguing and rewarding.

          Why Diamond Bell Ranch:
          We spent many family vacations in this home. It has a wonderful energy and peaceful desert surroundings. It is a great place to be to escape from the busy city, but close enough to Tucson to enjoy all it offers.

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          This home's main living area has a wonderful open feeling with lots of natural light and great windows. It feels very private and secluded. My wife is an artist and found it a wonderful place to resource and fuel her creative energy.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english
           

          Photos

          • Amazing Sunsets from the Patio

            Amazing Sunsets from the Patio

          • View into the Back Porch

            View into the Back Porch

          • Courtyard Entrance

            Courtyard Entrance

          • View from corner where 2 patios meet

            View from corner where 2 patios meet

          • Nice wide open space (View towards Living Room, Dining, and Office)

            Nice wide open space (View towards Living Room, Dining, and Office)

          • Large living area with nice wide open space

            Large living area with nice wide open space

          • Living Room

            Living Room

          • View from Breakfast Area towards Dining area and Patio

            View from Breakfast Area towards Dining area and Patio

          • Master Bedroom with  French Door to its own Patio and Recliner next to window.

            Master Bedroom with French Door to its own Patio and Recliner next to window.

          • Master Bathroom

            Master Bathroom

          • Bedroom 2 with Queen bed and a desk.

            Bedroom 2 with Queen bed and a desk.

          • Bedroom 3 with a sitting space and an electrically adjustable bed.

            Bedroom 3 with a sitting space and an electrically adjustable bed.

          • Beautiful views from the patio

            Beautiful views from the patio

          • Master Bedroom Patio with sitting area

            Master Bedroom Patio with sitting area

          • Semicircle Driveway from the street in front of the house inner Courtyard

            Semicircle Driveway from the street in front of the house inner Courtyard

          • Back patio with hammock

            Back patio with hammock

          • Lots of Natural Light. (Part of Living Room and Dining room)

            Lots of Natural Light. (Part of Living Room and Dining room)

          • Living room with intriguing antique furnishings

            Living room with intriguing antique furnishings

          • View from Dining Room; Living Room in the Back and Windowed Office on the left

            View from Dining Room; Living Room in the Back and Windowed Office on the left

          • Kitchen looking towards Breakfast Area and Office.

            Kitchen looking towards Breakfast Area and Office.

          • Great spot for morning coffee or enjoying nature (Patio off of MasterBedroom}

            Great spot for morning coffee or enjoying nature (Patio off of MasterBedroom}

          • Office with outdoor Views through Glass Wall, 2 desks and comfortable armchair.

            Office with outdoor Views through Glass Wall, 2 desks and comfortable armchair.

          • Second bathroom with lots of space and a shower/tub combo.

            Second bathroom with lots of space and a shower/tub combo.

          • Dining area with large windows and beautiful uninterrupted desert views.

            Dining area with large windows and beautiful uninterrupted desert views.

          VRBO #476780

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          This listing was first published here in 2013.

          Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

          $1,000 per week (USD)
          4

          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 8

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          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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