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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Experience some Tucson history by staying in one of the original homesteads in the Tucson Mountains. Homesteaded in 1929 by the Canfields when their deed signed by President Herbert Hoover was received. The home is owned by family members who have kept their love of the desert region alive. Nestled in the Tucson Mountains, this ranch style, 2 bedroom - 2 bath, 1900 square foot house maintains it’s seclusion and privacy by being located on 3.3 acres of prime desert habitat where you won’t be surprised to see javalina, coyote, bobcat and deer. The owners are recreational birders and keep feeders full to attract many species of hummingbirds, quail, finches, sparrows, woodpeckers, thrashers and many other birds native to the area and passers through.
Just 15 minutes from downtown Tucson, U of A, and Tucson Community Center and 5 minutes from I-10 you can use this home for a base to most attractions around Tucson and surrounding areas including the world famous Desert Museum.
This is an ideal home for quiet private time, relaxed reading and writing, and as a base for some of the country’s most important Birding locations including Madera Canyon, Ramsey Canyon, Chiricahua Mtn range and Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, as well as incredible hikes through the Saguaro National Parks, Sabino Canyon, Ventana Canyon, Pima Canyon, Catalina State Park, and other enticing locations.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome, however it is open desert with cactus and animals. Please supervise....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • If more sleep area is needed, two twin size roll away beds are available upon request in advance....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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Entertainment

  • Games:

    Available upon request...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Nestled in Tucson Mountain Range has views of Catalinas, Tortalitas, Santa Ritas....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Swamp cooler to entire house. Smaller bedroom has window unit....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee and filters on site...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Staples include flour, sugar, some spices and paper items...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Not-heated - Limited sharing with owner - call for details - no hot tub - small pool has jets that can be turned on at request...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
from 24 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$170
$950 $3,200
Summer
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$125
$700 $1,500
Fall
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$195
$1,200 $3,800
Winter
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$195
$1,200 $3,800
* 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
  • Cleaning fee $75
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates quoted are for advertised occupancy of 4. A $20/night charge for additional guests up to 8 total occupancy.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

18 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tucson International Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Silverbell Golf Course and Starr Pass Golf Course

Minutes away from Wildlife Museum, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson, Saguaro National Monument, many of the surrounding canyons, Mt. Lemon (Rose Canyon Lake).

 

Owner info

About the owner: Daryl and Becky own the Homestead. Becky is the granddaughter of the Canfields who were the original homesteaders. She was raised in the area. Purchasing some homestead property with husband, Daryl, they built their own residence next to the Homestead. Daryl is a zoologist by education and engineer by trade. He is very helpful in identifying local flora and fauna. Becky enjoys hiking, horseback riding and quilting. Daryl enjoys hiking and U of A basketball. As a couple they take birding trips and enjoy the outdoors. They have knowledge of the area and would love to help make your stay a memorable one!

Why the Owner Chose Tucson Mountain Foothills:
We took over ownership keeping the property in the family. We are very excited to share this small part of Tucson's history with travelers.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Staying at the Homestead will give you direct contact with relatives of the homesteaders the Canfields. Many stories of the development of the area. It has been the intention to keep the flavor of a 'homestead' home. Limited shared use of owner pool next door (walking distance).


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • Entrance to Homestead

    Entrance to Homestead

  • Living room -- large windows

    Living room -- large windows

  • Kitchen semi stocked

    Kitchen semi stocked

  • Dual sink master bath

    Dual sink master bath

  • Smaller second bath

    Smaller second bath

  • Herd of 9 deer one afternoon out the front window.

    Herd of 9 deer one afternoon out the front window.

  • View of Tucson Mountains out back yard

    View of Tucson Mountains out back yard

  • Limited shared swimming pool with owner - call for hours

    Limited shared swimming pool with owner - call for hours

  • A recent passer by...

    A recent passer by...

  • Cardinal nested in citrus tree - baby waiting breakfast

    Cardinal nested in citrus tree - baby waiting breakfast

  • Trying to sneak through?

    Trying to sneak through?

  • Living room with stone fireplace

    Living room with stone fireplace

  • Open dining area

    Open dining area

  • Master bedroom with king bed

    Master bedroom with king bed

  • Smaller second bedroom with full bed

    Smaller second bedroom with full bed

  • Large side porch and yard

    Large side porch and yard

  • Sunrise from back yard.

    Sunrise from back yard.

  • Sunrise from the front porch.  Great full moon!

    Sunrise from the front porch. Great full moon!

  • Tanking up

    Tanking up

  • Black-headed grosbeaks are common visitors to feeders in spring and fall.

    Black-headed grosbeaks are common visitors to feeders in spring and fall.

  • Coopers hawk caught resting on porch

    Coopers hawk caught resting on porch

VRBO #514161

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Calendar last updated 04/27/2015
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