Mountain Getaway, Tranquility, Beauty, Ambience, Stunning View
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
If your quest is to find the finest mountain view laid-back Ambience Arizona has to offer then you've come to the right place (so our guests tell us.)
MiraMontes guests frequently comment how well they sleep - better than they can ever remember. Must be the peace and quiet, fresh mountain air and comfortable beds.
MiraMontes itself has approx. 2250 sq ft indoor space with at least that much again in verandas and decks, set on 12 acres with Catalina State Park and mountains as a backdrop.
MiraMontes views include 20,000 acres of mountain without a neighbor in sight. Yet MiraMontes is just 5-10 minutes from a gas station, grocery store, golf, and restaurants.
Each bedroom has its own private bathroom...the Master bedroom opens to the pool enclosure. The master bedroom bathroom with its enormous shower tiled with travertine has a mountain view.
Between the two bedroom suites is an adequate well-stocked linen cupboard..
A breakfast nook accommodates 4 in red leather-backed chairs. The dining table with black leather high-backed chairs seats 8-10 comfortably.
Patio furniture can easily be configured to seat 4, 6 or 10 guests for dinner..an ambience you and your guests will never forget. All kitchen appliances are electric. A gas-burning grill is on the Patio for those who enjoy barbecues.
From Miramontes one can hike in any direction. Up the mountain, along the wash, down the hill - it is all lovely.
MiraMontes offers exceptional bird watching. Quail, falcons, hawks, owls, vultures, the occasional eagle. Cactus wrens abound. Even year-round hummingbirds. Roadrunners are frequent visitors.
MiraMontes' easterly orientation catches the warm morning sun. The verandas provide shade during the midday and afternoon glare.
Great for entertaining especially as the sun goes down - Sundowner time is always special at MiraMontes.
Sunsets transform the mountain to a pink glow. the moon rises and the stars come out...
Imagine the resident pair of great-horned owls calling gently to each other; the musical sound of a distant coyote yelping party.
An occasional nocturnal owl, kit fox or havelina sighting is enough to change the subject of almost any conversation.
The aroma of woodsmoke is especially seductive under Arizona night sky illuminated by the brightest stars.
Miramontes has an indoor beehive fireplace and an outdoor woodburning fireplace especially enjoyable by star - or moonlight..
Miramontes is listed as 'wheelchair-accessible.' All rooms are on the same floor and the flooring is travertine which facilitates indoor wheelchair manoevering. The grounds, surroundings and hikes are not at all wheelchair-accessible however.
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- 2250 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only:
- Not Suitable For Children:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Your winter getaway awaits you in this beautiful warm, quiet, secluded desert retreat. This 2,250 sqft home sits on 12 acres of land and has spectacular unobstructed views of the Catalina mountains. Enjoy the spacious covered patio as the mountains turn pink at dusk. An infinity pool enhances the view as it reflects the setting sun. If you are looking for tranquility, beauty, and to be one with nature look no further!...moreless
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
Breakfast counter nook with 4 high back red leather bar stools. Large dinning area has huge rosewood (looks like mesquite) table and buffet with 10 comfortable high back black leather chairs. ...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
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- Iron & Board
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Large open plan living areas with leather sectional, comfortable lounge chairs, hardwood/glass furniture and leather seating enough for at least 10. Entertainment center with 48in flat screen tv...moreless
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Huge kitchen with large picture window views of the beautiful Catalina Mountains. Contains upgraded GE Profile stainless steel appliances. Large cooking area makes for convenient meal preparation....moreless
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 10 - Dec 9, 2015
5 night min stay
Christmas/New Years Holiday
Dec 10 - Jan 10, 2016
5 night min stay
Jan 11 - Apr 30, 2016
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $99
- Pet Fee $200
- Cleaning Costs $200
- Taxes Not included
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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MiraMontes is all about Views.
Relaxing laid back getaway with exceptional scenery and ambience. Mountain hiking and desert nature walks and great bird watching...
World class mountain biking nearby..try biking the 'Tubes'
Catalina State Park is also nearby...
Tucson Gem & Mineral Show 2014 Jan 31 - Feb 09 is a 'must'.
Some guests are impressed by free range cows and calves wandering around our fenced off pool and yard area.
Miraval, a world class adventure - leadership development resort is located just 1 mile away.
February-March is flower season in the desert..more vivid colors than most might expect.
Phoenix is two hours drive north from MiraMontes.
the Sonoita AZ wine district is about 1-1/2 hours to the South.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Hans and Elma grew up near Cape Town, South Africa. Elma, trained as a radiographer but assisted Hans operate a successful mining conference company for many years. Hans completed a Ph D in Space chemistry at the University of Cape Town and earned his Pilot Wings from the South African Air Force. He now flies gliders and collects minerals. Hans' career as a mining consultant requires frequent travel to faraway places. Hans' hobby is finding and improving tranquil homes. MiraMontes is Hans' and Elma's pride and joy. During three winter months each year when Hans and Elma spend time in Africa, they are delighted to share MiraMontes with like-minded guests. MiraMontes is in Phase 2 of a five-stage sustainability project.. Water harvesting, tree growing, topsoil development, organic vegetable cultivation; soil erosion abatement; solar hot water; solar electric generation.
Why the Owner Chose Tucson Mountain Foothills:
In the course of his extensive travels, Hans has found several magic spots in the world. One of these is a guest farm called Etusis in central Namibia. The mountain setting, vegetation and climate at MiraMontes is almost identical to that at Etusis. Miramontes is, however, very much easier to get to and is much more luxurious. For most of the year MiraMontes is the owners' personal home and residence as the large number of shade trees planted need regular watering through the summer months. To get to Etusis requires a 2-1/2 hr flight from Johannesburg to Windhoek then a two-hour drive west to Karibib followed by a 40-min drive south to the farm in the middle of 'nowhere'. MiraMontes offers similar charm with superior accommodation, only 30-min N of Tucson and within 5-20 minutes of every amenity a guest could possibly wish for.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Step out of MiraMontes home and take off in any direction on a great hiking adventure. Up the mountain, into the foothills, along the wash or down the hill...its all beautiful and interesting. Hans enjoys the rustic approach to MiraMontes through the Mesquite bosque across two mostly dry washes populated by free ranging cows and calves. He particularly enjoys coming along the long driveway up to Miramontes as the spectacular mountains suddenly come into view. Elma appreciates MiraMonte's proximity to shopping, gas, groceries, hair salon, excellent restaurants, golf courses, movie houses etc. Note: MiraMontes is all on one floor and therefore easily accessible to wheelchairs. There are however no additional 'wheelchair accessible' features such as support railings in the bathroom.
- Primary: +1 970/903-0529 Antoinette Lucero-Rivas (Property Manager)
- Secondary: +1 303/549-4480 Hans von Michaelis (Owner)
- Tertiary: +1 303548-3984 Elma von Michaelis (Owner)
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Front of house...Golf anyone?
Huge patio with grand views
Secluded in the beautiful Arizona desert near Tucson
Breakfast nook counter
Patio wraps around east side of house
Prickly pear in fruit
Downstairs patio and upstairs deck with hot tub
Grand entry way
Large living room area...perfect for relaxing
Large master bedroom with private patio access
Large main bathroom with double sinks
Breathtaking views from patio
View from dinning area windows
Large, magnificent infinity edge pool
Breathtaking desert landscape, view from patio
Barrel cactus flowers in full bloom
Huge living room area
Fully equipped kitchen with upgraded appliances
Master bedroom shower large enough for two
Cozy bedroom with beautiful decor
Georgeous mountain view backdrop above pebble tech infinity edge pool
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 25, 2015
- Property typeLodge
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