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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!
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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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.
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.