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Amazing Desert Sunsets and Unique Adobe Home

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Casa Arreboles on west slopes of Tucson Mtn across from Saguaro Nat Park Wes

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Gates Pass house description

Experience the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert in this hand-crafted adobe home on the western slopes of the Tucson Mountains. Casa Arreboles (Red Sunset House) is named for its magnificent views of the sunsets to the west. It is located on 8 acres of pristine desert in a small community of private homes adjacent to Saguaro National Park West and Tucson Mountain Park.

Casa Arreboles has three private bedrooms, each with a private bath, located around a central courtyard. The house is decorated with a blend of contemporary furniture and Southwestern arts and crafts. The 25 minute drive into Tucson is through national and state parks. You are minutes away from the renowned Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and some of the best hiking in Arizona. Relax in the jacuzzi with mountain and sunset views after a day of hiking, bird-watching, shopping, or biking!

Keywords: Adobe Home, natural, desert setting, private, romantic, comfortable, artistic

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Included

                  Suitability

                  • Non Smoking Only
                  • Pets Considered
                  • Wheelchair Accessible

                  Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

                  • Other (See Description)

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                  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

                    Beautiful brass bed, comforters, quilt and private bath...moreless

                  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                    Private entrance to bedroom and bath from courtyard...moreless

                  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

                    Folding bed along with queen ...moreless

                  • Baby Cribs (1) Available on Request. Each Bedroom has a private brick patio with seating, for quiet reading, birdwatching or simple solitude....moreless

                  Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

                  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

                    Mexican tile with floral motif ...moreless

                  • Master Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

                    Beautiful cactus motif tile sinks and counter...moreless

                  • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower

                    Mexican tile with tropical fish motif & SW craft decorations...moreless

                  • Bathroom 1: toilet

                    Powder room off kitchen ...moreless

                  Other Amenities

                      • Our favorite masseuse, formerly from Canyon Ranch, lives nearby and will come to the house for a really great massage! Or you can visit Diane at her lovely desert retreat....moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Books:

                        Our library consists of guest favorites, with something for all ages along with guides for hiking, birds, wildflowers, etc ...moreless

                      • CD Player
                      • DVD Player
                      • Satellite / Cable

                      Theme

                          • Away From It All

                          Attractions

                          • Botanical Garden
                          • Cinemas
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Live Theater
                          • Museums
                          • Restaurants
                          • Theme Parks
                          • Zoo

                          Local Services & Businesses

                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Groceries
                          • Hospital
                          • Massage Therapist

                          Leisure Activities

                          • Antiquing
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Shopping
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Walking
                          • Wildlife Viewing

                          Location Type

                              • Mountain View:

                                Wasson Peak in the Tucson Mtn is to the east and Kitt Peak is to the west. Guests love the scenic location and sunset views....moreless

                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                              • Cycling
                              • Golf
                              • Hiking
                              • Hot Air Ballooning
                              • Mountain Biking
                              • Rock Climbing
                              • Spelunking

                              Dining

                              • Dining:

                                The table can seat up to 10, but the dining set is for 6. There is also a table on the patio outside the kitchen -- great desert views....moreless

                              • Dining Area
                              • Seating for 6 people

                              General

                              • Air Conditioning:

                                New central heating and cooling unit installed in 2009 ...moreless

                              • Broadband Access
                              • Clothes Dryer:

                                Washer and dryer are in the pantry area, next to the kitchen. ...moreless

                              • Garage
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Iron & Board
                              • Linens Provided:

                                All linens including spa towels, comforters and decorator quilts. Robes are in each bedroom closet....moreless

                              • Living Room:

                                The television is here, along with a book library and great views! ...moreless

                              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                              • Telephone
                              • Washing Machine:

                                Laundry room has washer and dryer, along with detergent....moreless

                              • Wireless Internet:

                                You can sit on the kitchen patio, watch the quail and check your email!...moreless

                              • Wood Fireplace:

                                Firewood is provided...moreless

                              Kitchen

                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Cooking Utensils:

                                We love to cook, so everything you need for a simple dinner, up to a holiday feast is available. ...moreless

                              • Dishes & Utensils:

                                Dishes for 10 -- enough for a party!...moreless

                              • Dishwasher:

                                New in 2010...moreless

                              • Ice Maker
                              • Kitchen:

                                Fully equipped kitchen with JennAir stove, Mexican tile, blender, toaster, etc ...moreless

                              • Microwave
                              • Pantry Items:

                                Blender, toaster and toaster oven, mixer, baking pans...moreless

                              Outside

                              • Deck / Patio:

                                Covered Patio off kitchen offers mountain views to the west. Each Bedroom patio has additional desert and mountain views....moreless

                              • Golf:

                                There are numerous gold courses within 25-45 minutes of the house....moreless

                              • Lawn / Garden:

                                It's not exactly a 'lawn/garden' but the natural desert plants are beautiful and we have worked to display special specimens near the house. ...moreless

                              • Outdoor Grill:

                                Charcoal grill provided....moreless

                              Payment Type

                              • Mastercard
                              • Visa

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Communal Pool:

                                Guests have access to our pool on adjoining property during warm weather months (April - October)....moreless

                              • Hot Tub:

                                Your own private hottub, with great starry sky views....moreless

                              House Cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Included
                                   

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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Winter Rate
                                  Oct 1 - Apr 30
                                  7 night min stay

                                  $1,600
                                  Summer Rate
                                  May 1 - Sep 30
                                  2 night min stay
                                  $186
                                  My Standard Rate
                                  2 night min stay
                                  $200

                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Fees:

                                  • Pet Fee $50
                                  • Tax Rate 12.05%

                                  Notes:

                                  Winter minimum is generally 7 days, although shorter stays may be possible, based on availability.

                                  A 50% deposit holds a reservation with the balance due at checkin. Guests can use the Paypal button on the website to charge deposit and/or balance due at check-in. Checks or cash (US) also accepted.


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                                  Last updated: 12/15/2014
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                                  Location

                                  Car: Necessary

                                  Casa Arreboles is located in a park-like setting in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, literally across the road from Saguaro National Park West. It is surrounded by a birder's paradise, along with all the other native animals and plants. There are all the attractions of Tucson available, with a 25 minute drive through parkland to the city. Or, you can stay in the desert and really experience a unique 'get away from it all' vacation.

                                   

                                  Owner info

                                  Year Purchased: 1995

                                  About the owner: Ken and I live in an adobe house on the adjoining 10 acres. We first came to this area in 1993 and fell in love with the views, wildlife, serenity. We moved here five years ago. We love sharing Casa Arreboles with guests. Everyone says it is fabulous -- and hard to capture in the pictures!

                                  Why the Owner Chose Gates Pass:
                                  We built Casa Arreboles in 1995 because we have never seen a desert location as special as this. In addition to the saguaro cactus, the area has prickly pear, cholla, palo verde and ironwood trees along the arroyo and the full range of wildlife, from coyotes to javelina. It is a birder's paradise. I recently learned that the Sonoran Desert is the second most biologically diverse environment on the planet, second only to the Amazon!

                                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                                  Guests always comment on the peacefulness of the setting of Casa Arreboles. They love sitting in the jacuzzi, looking at the Milky Way. Whether they are hikers, birders, artists, or just interested in a change of pace and scenery, there is something here for everyone.


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                                  Speaks: english

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                                  Photos

                                  • Casa Arreboles on west slopes of  Tucson Mtn across from Saguaro Nat Park Wes

                                    Casa Arreboles on west slopes of Tucson Mtn across from Saguaro Nat Park Wes

                                  • Casa Arreooles is located on 10 acres of beautiful natural desert

                                    Casa Arreooles is located on 10 acres of beautiful natural desert

                                  • There are gas and chargcoal grills to enjoy on the patio!

                                    There are gas and chargcoal grills to enjoy on the patio!

                                  • Kitchen, with dining and living rooms beyond, is fully equipped.

                                    Kitchen, with dining and living rooms beyond, is fully equipped.

                                  • The front yard is long and lovely --watch for the 'sapo' (toad) on the driveway.

                                    The front yard is long and lovely --watch for the 'sapo' (toad) on the driveway.

                                  • Guests love to hang out on the Covered Patio with table, lounges & desert views

                                    Guests love to hang out on the Covered Patio with table, lounges & desert views

                                  • Sunsets are amazing-- photographer's delight in our views year round.

                                    Sunsets are amazing-- photographer's delight in our views year round.

                                  • Even the infrequent rain storm can be beautiful.

                                    Even the infrequent rain storm can be beautiful.

                                  • Who says there aren't seasons in the desert?  Spring can be amazing!

                                    Who says there aren't seasons in the desert? Spring can be amazing!

                                  • Can there be too many photos of the spectacular sunsets taken from the house?

                                    Can there be too many photos of the spectacular sunsets taken from the house?

                                  • Casa Arreboles -- View to East of Tucson Mountains -- is very quiet and private

                                    Casa Arreboles -- View to East of Tucson Mountains -- is very quiet and private

                                  • Apr-Oct guests can use owner pool -- Arreboles is the house on left, behind pool

                                    Apr-Oct guests can use owner pool -- Arreboles is the house on left, behind pool

                                  • Living/Dining Room is comfortably furnished with antiques & art.

                                    Living/Dining Room is comfortably furnished with antiques & art.

                                  • Each of the 3 full baths has unique talavera tile.

                                    Each of the 3 full baths has unique talavera tile.

                                  • This is the 'front yard' of Casa Arreboles with Tucson Mtn behind.

                                    This is the 'front yard' of Casa Arreboles with Tucson Mtn behind.

                                  • Casa Arreboles  is named for the red clouds over the Tucson Mountains at sunset.

                                    Casa Arreboles is named for the red clouds over the Tucson Mountains at sunset.

                                  • Our neighbors are the tall, silent type!

                                    Our neighbors are the tall, silent type!

                                  • Pictographs abound in neighboring Tucson Mtn parks.

                                    Pictographs abound in neighboring Tucson Mtn parks.

                                  • Even warm weather is beautiful beside the pool!

                                    Even warm weather is beautiful beside the pool!

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                                  This listing was first published here in 2005.

                                  Date last modified - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

                                  $186 - $229 per night (USD)
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                                  3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 8

                                  View calendar: Updated 12/15/14
                                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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                                  Member since: 2005
                                  Speaks: english
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                                  • Calendar last updated: 12/15/2014
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