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Peaceful Retreat at Desert's Edge

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Last updated: 07/16/2015
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Maybe you're a 'snowbird' who wants to escape a rough winter elsewhere, or a writer looking for a quiet retreat. Or you're taking part in the Tour de Tucson, Tucson Rodeo, Gem Show, or Accenture Golf Tournament? Maybe you're a visiting nurse, a physician, or family member? What ever your reason for arriving in Tucson, be my guest in this accessible 2-bedroom, 2-full bath, bright and spacious, single-story home with vaulted ceilings, skylights, and ceiling fans throughout. In this rural 1.21 acre setting bordering 'Twentyseven Wash', you'll be soothed by gentle dove calls and delight to the sight of desert bunnies that roam the landscape... Come be entranced by the shadows that pass daily over the Catalina Mountains. Relax 'southwest style' as the evening ushers in an unforgettable sunset... and perhaps drift off to sleep serenaded by the lone cry of a distant coyote. This home is just minutes from the prestigious Miraval Resort, Saddlebrooke and Saddlebrooke-Ranch golf communities, and the hiking trails of Catalina park. You'll find easy access to conveniences such as Basha's Market, the post office, library, spa, hair salons, car wash, several churches, and The Golden Goose Thrift Shop. The Marketplace outdoor mall is just five miles away, offering delightful bike/walking paths, a multiplex theater, brand name stores, several large and small restaurants, including The Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Subway Sandwich, and In & Out. Close to golfing, music venues, stage performances, country music, The Biosphere, Sabino Canyon, Tohono Chul Botanical Gardens, and a water park... in northwest Tucson, you'll never be bored unless you want to be, but then, we hope you'll come to appreciate 'siesta time' as much as we do.

1680 sq. feet of fully-furnished, recently redecorated luxury
Comfortable King-Sized Bed in Master Bedroom with gel-foam mattress topper and pillows
2 comfortable Twin Beds in 2nd Bedroom
En-suite master bath with 2 sinks, Roman tub, and separate walk-in shower
2nd Bath with walk-in tub, grab bars, and hand-held faucet
Fully-equipped kitchen with gas stove, large refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, new Corian counter tops, pull-out lower cabinet shelves, coffee maker, stand-up and hand held mixers, blender, electric can opener, toaster, and toaster oven
Dining Room with seating for 8-10, serving dishes, utensils, and linens
Casually-furnished living and family rooms
Utility Room with modern washer, dryer, ironing board, and sewing supplies
Rear deck with gas BBQ, patio table & chairs, and room for lounging in the sun or shade
Shaded front porch with mountain views
Off-Street, shaded parking for 2 vehicles, plus 6 or more parking spaces and room for RV
Accessible ramp entry, wide interior hallways
DISH TV, Wi-FI Internet, 2 32' TV's, DVR, and 'The Hopper'
Air Conditioning, Cooler, and Forced Air Heat
Regular service contracts for pest and weed control
Housekeeping Services available upon request
Handyman Service just minutes away

Browse our website, compare rates, then reserve your time to soak up some sun. We'd love to make you so comfortable you'll want to make Katherine's Hideaway your 'home away from home' for years to come.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1680 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only:

    We are allergic. Thank you for not smoking on the premises. ...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Most suitable for adults...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Not suitable for pets as predatory desert wildlife roam nearby....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Accesible Entry Ramp Wide Hallways Walk-in Tub, Walk-in Shower...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Walk-In Closet...moreless

  • Master Bedroom has Walk-In Closet, computer work station, and 32 inch Flat Screen TV with DISH service...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Hall Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

    Walk-in Tub and Shower combo...moreless

  • Master bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

    Double Sinks, Roman Tub, and Separate Walk-in Shower...moreless

  • Large, light-filled, Ensuite Master Bath

Other Amenities

  • Rates may be negotiable. Contact owner.



  • Away From It All
  • Budget


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Catalina is a small community with all the conveniences available...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The Catalina Mountain views are spectacular!...moreless

  • Resort:

    Miraval and Saddlebrooke Resorts within just a few miles...moreless

  • Rural:

    Natural Desert Landscaping and wildlife...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large Table seats up to 10, large windows view desert...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced Air Electric Fireplace in Den...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed Linens, Bath Towels and Washcloths, table linens, dish towels, pot holders...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Desert and mountain views...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of off-street parking, including for RV...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and kitchen...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New in 2014...moreless


  • Kitchen:

    Fully-equipped, bright, spacious, peninsula bar-top and 3 counter stools; pull-out lower cabinet storage shelves....moreless

  • Microwave:

    New in 2014...moreless

  • Oven:

    Large, Gas...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Front and Rear Decks...moreless

  • Golf:

    Within minutes of Saddlebrooke Ranch Golf Resort...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Small Front Deck on East Side, Larger Rear Deck on West Side...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Outdoor eating area on North Side with adjacent Natural Desert Landscaping...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    BBQ on rear deck, with Table seating for 4...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    At nearby Mt. Lemon...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis and pickleball at nearby Miraval and Saddlebrooke Resorts...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
30 night min stay

Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2015
30 night min stay

Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2016
30 night min stay

Apr 1 - May 31, 2016
30 night min stay

My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Refundable Cleaning Fee $200
  • Taxes Not included


Rates are seasonal, competitive and subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Receipt of your initial payment reserves your stay. The amount of the Cleaning Fee Refund is based on the condition of the home upon "check out". The entire $200 fee is refunded to your credit card if home is vacated in "check-in" condition. A partial refund may be issued. Housekeeping references are available upon request.

Cancellation policy:

0% refund if canceled at least -2 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 07/16/2015
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tucson International Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Nearest Train
Downtown Tucson
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mi Tierra, Red Lobster, Olive Garden
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Lemon

Car: Necessary

Here in Catalina, you'll discover how friendly folks are! Everybody is from someplace else, so frequently you will hear, 'Where are you from?' The conversation continues from there... Stop by Mi Tierra for a Sour Cream Enchilada with Verde Sauce and a pitcher of Margaritas to share with your new friends. Wander through The Golden Goose thrift shop - for a bargain-priced treasure and feel good about supporting local charities.

Ask about Friday night country music at Kibby's - enjoy a 'boot-stompin' good time and some great snacks. Say an early-morning 'hello' to a coyote or two at sunrise as you head down the 2 mile Marketplace Walking Path (adjacent to the shopping mall at Oracle and Tangerine). Let the desert work its magic on you!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Originally from upstate New York, my parents moved our family to Tucson in 1959 and in their senior years to this rural location. Although I no longer reside in Arizona, I have visited a few times a year for as long as I can remember. I have always loved the desert... the way the sunshine feels on my skin, the colorful mountain vistas, the wildlife, and the mesmerizing sunsets! So when it came time to make a decision about whether to let my parent's home go... well, I just couldn't. Now that it is mine, my family can continue to enjoy special gatherings here. And when we're not here, I know it would make my parents happy to share it with others who enjoy the desert... I hope you will let me know how I can make your stay as enjoyable as possible and cause you to want to return year after year.

Why the Owner Chose Catalina Foothills:
Stay awhile and you will notice how the easy flow of this natural environment will bring you to a place of relaxation. The wildlife, the coo of doves, the sunsets, the smell of wet mesquite after a rain... will sooth you. Stay awhile. Daydream, read, write, or just relax. It doesn't take long to discover what Katherine's Hideaway can do for you.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The proximity of the desert, the bright and open (accessible) floor plan provides a spiritual lightness, a place to rest, re-create, and indulge your own thoughts.

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Casual Living Room

    Casual Living Room

  • Dining Table comfortably seats 8-10

    Dining Table comfortably seats 8-10

  • Buffet Server

    Buffet Server

  • Looking East from Front Deck/Entry

    Looking East from Front Deck/Entry

  • Credenza with Pull-out Shelf for Laptop in Master Bedroom

    Credenza with Pull-out Shelf for Laptop in Master Bedroom

  • Spacious Kitchen Work/Serving Area

    Spacious Kitchen Work/Serving Area

  • Sunrise from Living Room

    Sunrise from Living Room

  • Two Twin Beds in Guest Bedroom

    Two Twin Beds in Guest Bedroom

  • Garden Tub, Walk-In Shower, and Double Vanity in Master Bath

    Garden Tub, Walk-In Shower, and Double Vanity in Master Bath

  • Accessible Front Door Entry and Shaded Sitting Area

    Accessible Front Door Entry and Shaded Sitting Area

  • Plenty of Off-Street Parking

    Plenty of Off-Street Parking

  • Well-Equipped Dining Room

    Well-Equipped Dining Room

  • Relaxed Conversation Area

    Relaxed Conversation Area

  • Handy Counter Seating between kitchen and den with Open Floor Plan

    Handy Counter Seating between kitchen and den with Open Floor Plan

  • Den Adjoining Kitchen

    Den Adjoining Kitchen

  • Den equipped with DISH TV, WI-FI, 'The Hopper', & Electric Fireplace

    Den equipped with DISH TV, WI-FI, 'The Hopper', & Electric Fireplace

  • Light-Filled, Fully-Equipped Kitchen

    Light-Filled, Fully-Equipped Kitchen

  • Catalina Mountain Views

    Catalina Mountain Views

  • Walk-In Tub in Guest Bath

    Walk-In Tub in Guest Bath

  • Street View

    Street View

  • Convenient Bar Serving Area

    Convenient Bar Serving Area

  • Sunset from Living Room

    Sunset from Living Room

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Minimum stay: 30 nights
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