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Wondrous 5BR/3BA Home, Custom Pool/Spa, City/Mountain Views

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Your private Sonoran Desert resort awaits you!

Your private Sonoran Desert resort awaits you! Great views - home theater - recipe for relaxation! Elegant southwest dining area for family and friends! Sunrise over Mt Lemmon & back patio heated pool/spa/water feature Guest queen bedroom suite on main level Kitchen and breakfast nook - what a great place to start the day! Now this master bedroom is a room with a view! Ahhhh...Calgon - take me away.... Brand new private heated pool/spa for fun and relaxation! Double Bedroom with stunning city and mountain views Charming twin bedroom with classic Southwest decor Full bedroom-all beds feature Simmons Beautyrest Pillowtop matttresses View from back terrace Private, quiet country location minutes from town Stunning hilltop setting The Tucson Mountains and desert flora

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Last updated: 04/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Tucson Mountain Foothills house description

ELEGANT five bedroom, three bath custom executive home is your own personal and PRIVATE Sonoran Desert retreat. This lovely Santa Fe-style home is located only 20 minutes from the University of Arizona and downtown on a very quiet, private and peaceful one acre in the Tucson Mountains foothills. Enjoy PANORAMIC VIEWS of the Tucson and Catalina Mountains, city lights and FANTASTIC star-filled night skies.

The graciously designed first level includes a SPACIOUS sunken living room featuring 14 foot ceilings, built-in window-seats and entertainment center including big-screen 60 inch TV with built-in Bose surround sound. The CHEERY beamed-ceiling family room features a Talavera tiled fireplace with triple French doors leading to a cool and welcoming covered flagstone patio. Free high speed wi-fi internet is available throughout the property. A breakfast nook, separate dining area and gourmet kitchen complete the living spaces.

Just off the flagstone patio a fabulous CUSTOM DESIGNED SOLAR HEATED SWIMMING POOL and GAS HEATED SPA feature a negative-edge, waterfall, dramatic lighting, soothing massage jets and SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN, CITY LIGHTS AND NIGHT SKY VIEWS. A furnished lower terrace completes your resort-like private backyard, and makes this home PERFECT for vacations with family and friends, football weekend gatherings, holiday get-togethers, romantic escapes, and extended breaks from wet and cold winter weather (Tucson enjoys 360 DAYS OF SUNSHINE annually!).

The large second floor master suite features a king bed, private bath with oval garden tub and separate shower, and lovely mountain views. Three more bedrooms upstairs with full bath and a private downstairs guest suite with queen bed and third full bath all feature LOVELY DESERT VIEWS, new Simmons Beautyrest European pillowtop mattresses, 100% cotton linens and towels, ceiling fans and large closets.

A washer and dryer, gas grill, and three-car attached garage including mirrored exercise studio and gym complete your own private desert retreat.

Keywords: Custom Executive Home

Property Type

  • 2750 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

                10...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Oven
              • Stove
              • Toaster
              • Coffee Maker
              • Pantry Items

              Amenities

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Total Gym Workout 2002...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Garage
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Covered Parking
              • Air Conditioning
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Towels Provided
              • Heating
              • Fireplace
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Iron & Board
              • Hair Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • King Bed (Master), Queen Bed (Guest Suite), Full Bed (3rd BR), 2 Twin Beds (4th BR), Full Bed (5th BR), & Queen Futon in Family Room, Private Heated Spa, Solar heated pool, Wall-Enclosed Yard & Huge Lighted and Covered Patio, Whole-House Air Conditioning, 60 Inch TV with surround sound, Cable, DVD/VCR, Hi-Speed Cable Internet with Wi-Fi, Total Gym Pro Workout Machine, Ice Maker & Water Filter, Cookware, Dishes, Tableware & Utensils Provided, Ceiling Fans in Most Rooms, 3-Car Garage, Double Sinks & Oval Soaking Tub in Master Bath, Patio Furnishings, Weekly Cleaning & Pool Service Provided...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    Large-screen...moreless

                  • Video Library
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • CD Player
                  • Music Library
                  • Stereo
                  • Books
                  • Games
                  • Toys
                  • VCR
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Telephone
                  • Internet
                  • Broadband Access

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub
                  • Private Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Historic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Family
                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View

                      Car

                          • Recommended

                          Activities

                          • Equestrian Events
                          • Medical Services
                          • Mountaineering
                          • Mountain Climbing
                          • Groceries
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Hospital
                          • Hiking
                          • Tennis
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Golf
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Spelunking
                          • Cycling
                          • Swimming
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Museums
                          • Zoo
                          • Eco Tourism
                          • Live Theater
                          • Playground
                          • Churches
                          • Cinemas
                          • Restaurants
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Shopping
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Gambling Casinos
                          • Antiquing
                          • Walking

                          Other Activities

                              • Reading, Entertaining, World-Class Golf Resorts, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson Movie Studios, Saguaro National Park, Sabino Canyon, Mount Lemon, Casino Del Sol, Mission San Xavier Del Bac, Downtown Tucson 15 Minutes Away (Museums, Galleries, Performing Arts, Sporting Events, University of Arizona, Excellent Restaurants), Day Trips, Kartchener Caverns, 7 National Parks and Monuments, Nogales (Mexico), Tombstone, Bisbee (Historic Mining Town), Biosphere II Center, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Phoenix (90 Minutes), Grand Canyon (4 Hours), Las Vegas (6 Hours)...moreless
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Gorgeous Escape

                                Gorgeous Escape

                                • Guest Orlando Vacation Home Owner (New York)
                                • Date of stay 10/15/09
                                • Review Submitted 10/28/09
                                Our tennis group enjoyed our stay at Desert Winds, name of this house, very much. The views of the city lights and the stars at night were spectacular! The home is very spacious. The house was tastefully decorated and provided everything you could need or want. We especially enjoyed the pool and the spa. Great place to sit on a patio or in the spa to contemplate life! Very quiet neighborhood and the cacti outside each house made the neighborhood looks artistic. I would highly recommend this property and would definitely stay here again if I ever go back to Tucson.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 15/15

                              • Great!

                                Great!

                                • Guest Angie (Maple Grove)
                                • Date of stay 03/06/14
                                • Review Submitted 03/19/14
                                The view is fabulous, mountains by day and city lights by night! Lots of dimmer switches throughout property for great evening effect. Home is much bigger than the pictures depict. We had 3 families stay for 10 days and never got in each others way. Owner is also very available for questions.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Great!

                                Great!

                                • Guest Angie (Maple Grove)
                                • Date of stay 03/06/14
                                • Review Submitted 03/19/14
                                The home is much larger than depicted in the photos, we had 3 families staying for 10 days and never got in each others way. The view from the back pool area is fabulous, mountains by day and city lights by night. Andy is very accommodating, we needed more towels and he was right over to help. The pool was a little chilly but March is still winter in Tucson, so the nights cool it down. I was still able to swim laps everyday and it was refreshing when it got hot. My only suggestion would be, that the cleaning service use a scented sanitizer, there was a strong smell of amonia when we checked in, but was gone after we opened up the house, wasnt a problem for us but other people might complain. We had a great time!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • family trip

                                family trip

                                • Guest Dixie S.
                                • Date of stay 12/29/13
                                • Review Submitted 01/02/14
                                Our family of 12 stayed here, we enjoyed our stay however was slightly disappointed that pool was not warmer and the spa leaked...we booked this early in the summer so I had not read the October post regarding the pool and spa. we were able to use the spa but had to fill daily due to the leak from Oct not being fixed yet. We too had to call for towels, we did find some but there was a limited supply. the house was clean and smelled freshly cleaned when we arrived, Andy was very friendly to work with and offer quick replies each time I contacted him. I would say that overall the price and house are fair, we needed room for 12... this worked very well, but I would agree that house is in need of a update...the setting is wonderful, very easy access to area attractions, quiet neighborhood. I would consider staying again because of size, price and location .

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing.

                                Owner response: Thanks for your comments Dixie....the pool maintenance folks have been contacted regarding the valve issue with the spa - I am glad we found a workaround so you were able to enjoy it during your visit. For future reference - we have an overstock supply of extra towels and linens available if ever needed - just ask! Happy 2014! Andy

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                              • Not as great as reviewed

                                Not as great as reviewed

                                • Guest Cynthia J.
                                • Date of stay 10/25/13
                                • Review Submitted 11/03/13
                                Our group of 6 gals did a get away at this VRBO & were disappointed to say the least. The home was "clean" to a point- picked up, barely dust, bathrms were clean however, the kitchen cleanliness had A LOT to be desired!! We didn't have enough towels for us all - made a call & owner came by to get they out for us. The bedding- comforters were smelly as was the entire home. It smelled shut up & musty. The coffee pot didn't work - there were 2 "spare" ones in pantry but they didn't work either. The pool was not heated to 85 as described in the book or in description of the home. The spa leaked & owner was aware of the problem, but didn't do a thing to correct the problem. The pool & spa was one of the big reasons we chose the home, so not to have the pool/spa working was a huge disappointment. One would wonder too if the chemicals in pool were adequate. The home is Very Tired!!

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: This renter threatened to post a negative review if we did not refund part or all of the discounted rent paid. Suffice it to say we did not respond to this extortion attempt. I suspect this is the MO of this group in order to get free vacations from unsuspecting owners. As is clear from the unanimous positive reviews this property has received for many years, this review is not indicative of others who have enjoyed this property. Other renters and owners - please beware of this tactic from this renter and disregard this review. Please call owner if questions or Concerns. Thanks.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/6

                              • Staycations

                                Staycations

                                • Guest Drea (Tucson, Az)
                                • Date of stay 07/12/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/17/13
                                I don't know where to begin, my stay this passed week was perfect. Andy answered all my questions from day 1. One of the most polite gentlemen I've worked with when it came to renting the house. It truly was home away from home. I will be using this house as my new yearly get a way. I recommend this house to everyone. Truly no regrets an had a blast! Must take a trip am soak up this beautiful he with breathtaking views. Thanks again.

                                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                              • Prepare to be Blessed!

                                Prepare to be Blessed!

                                • Guest Darnell B.
                                • Date of stay 07/04/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/12/13
                                We had the pleasure of staying at Desert Winds over the Fourth of July holiday. The desert scenery and overlooking views of Tucson and the Catalina mountains were simply spectacular. The home, with its comfortable, spacious, clean and overall well-appointed features was the talk of our weekend. Desert Winds was a memorable part of our vacation and would be our only choice for our next stay in Tucson. The owner could not be more courteous and professional. We highly recommend!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                              • "Desert Winds Extraordinaire"

                                "Desert Winds Extraordinaire"

                                • Guest Elvira A.
                                • Date of stay 06/07/13
                                • Review Submitted 06/12/13
                                I rented the Desert Winds house for my family visiting from Texas. They were here to attend our son's wedding. Our family found the house comfortable, welcoming, clean and very spacious. Everyone loved the pool. The location of Desert Winds is very close to I-10 and great shopping at several local malls.Yet, the house is located in a desert area where you can see lots of wildlife. We highly recommend that you consider this house to accommodate your visit to Tucson and especially if you are visiting the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Saguaro National Park, University of Arizona Events or visits to the Catalina Mountains.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                              • "Desert Winds Extraordinaire"

                                "Desert Winds Extraordinaire"

                                • Guest Elvira A.
                                • Date of stay 06/07/13
                                • Review Submitted 06/12/13
                                I rented the Desert Winds house for my family visiting from Texas. They were here to attend our son's wedding. Our family found the house comfortable, welcoming, clean and very spacious. Everyone loved the pool. The location of Desert Winds is very close to I-10 and great shopping at several local malls.Yet, the house is located in a desert area where you can see lots of wildlife. We highly recommend that you consider this house to accommodate your visit to Tucson and especially if you are visiting the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Saguaro National Park, University of Arizona Events or visits to the Catalina Mountains.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Celebrating 60 years!

                                Celebrating 60 years!

                                • Guest Mac (Madison, WI)
                                • Date of stay 10/17/12
                                • Review Submitted 03/08/13
                                We are high school friends who celebrate major birthdays together at various locations. In honor of our 60th we decided to travel to Tucson. We stayed at the Desert Winds and couldn't have been happier. The home is lovely and has a breath-taking view from the back deck and pool. The house has everything you need and located within minutes of fine restaurants, great hiking trails and much more. Our stay could not have been better. The owners were extremely helpful and pleasant to deal with. Who knows, we may be repeat here for our 65th! Great experience.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                               
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Shoulder
                              May 20 - Jul 31
                              3 night min stay
                              $250
                              $1,680 $5,400
                              Off Season
                              Aug 1 - Oct 31
                              3 night min stay
                              $225
                              $1,400 $4,800
                              Fall Shoulder
                              Nov 1 - Dec 19
                              3 night min stay
                              $250
                              $1,680 $5,400
                              Peak Season
                              Dec 20 - May 19
                              4 night min stay
                              $300
                              $1,995 $6,750
                              My Standard Rate
                              3 night min stay
                              $300
                              $1,995 $5,400
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Taxes Not included

                              Cancellation policy:

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


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                              Last updated: 04/18/2014
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                              Location

                              • Nearest Airport: Tucson (TUS) at 15 Miles
                              • Nearest Motorway: I-10 at 1.5 Miles
                              • Nearest Golf: Christopher COlumbus Park at 2 Miles
                              • Nearest Restaurant: Theresa's Mosaic Cafe at 4 Miles
                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2005

                              About the owner: Deputy Director of Western National Parks Association

                              Why the Owner Chose Tucson Mountain Foothills:
                              I love the desert. Perfect place to relax (and retire!)

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              There is no better place on earth


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                              • Your private Sonoran Desert resort awaits you!

                                Your private Sonoran Desert resort awaits you!

                              • Elegant southwest dining area for family and friends!

                                Elegant southwest dining area for family and friends!

                              • Guest queen bedroom suite on main level

                                Guest queen bedroom suite on main level

                              • Now this master bedroom is a room with a view!

                                Now this master bedroom is a room with a view!

                              • Brand new private heated pool/spa for fun and relaxation!

                                Brand new private heated pool/spa for fun and relaxation!

                              • Charming twin bedroom with classic Southwest decor

                                Charming twin bedroom with classic Southwest decor

                              • View from back terrace

                                View from back terrace

                              • Stunning hilltop setting

                                Stunning hilltop setting

                              • Great views - home theater - recipe for relaxation!

                                Great views - home theater - recipe for relaxation!

                              • Sunrise over Mt Lemmon & back patio heated pool/spa/water feature

                                Sunrise over Mt Lemmon & back patio heated pool/spa/water feature

                              • Kitchen and breakfast nook - what a great place to start the day!

                                Kitchen and breakfast nook - what a great place to start the day!

                              • Ahhhh...Calgon - take me away....

                                Ahhhh...Calgon - take me away....

                              • Double Bedroom with stunning city and mountain views

                                Double Bedroom with stunning city and mountain views

                              • Full bedroom-all beds feature Simmons Beautyrest Pillowtop matttresses

                                Full bedroom-all beds feature Simmons Beautyrest Pillowtop matttresses

                              • Private, quiet country location minutes from town

                                Private, quiet country location minutes from town

                              • The Tucson Mountains and desert flora

                                The Tucson Mountains and desert flora

                              VRBO #64953

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                              This listing was first published here in 2005.

                              Date last modified - Wednesday, November 20, 2013

                              $225 - $300 per night (USD)
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                              5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 14

                              View calendar: Updated 04/18/14
                              Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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