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You'll Love the View! 15 Minutes to Downtown and the University of Arizona.

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Living Room with wood burning fireplace. Firewood provided.

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Last updated: 07/07/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Spectacular views and 8 miles to downtown...

The moment you enter this unique desert home you will see the magnificent Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountains through a wall of glass.
Located on the WEST side of Tucson in the Tucson Mountain foothills, the home is convenient to Downtown as well as freeway access. The nearest cross streets are El Camino del Cerro at Tortolita. You may map quest the intersection for an approximate location.
Built in the territorial style of adobe brick on 1.4 lush acres, this 2100-square-foot home embraces the indoor/outdoor style of desert living.

Beautifully integrated into the landscape, this special place provides an unusual degree of privacy without isolation. It is located in a quiet neighborhood very convenient to I-10 (three miles) and downtown and the University of Arizona and downtown (eight miles.) Just up the street a few miles is the El Camino del Cerro Trail Head for hiking. Several public and private golf courses are nearby. Day trips to Kartchner Caverns, Tombstone, Bisbee, The Sorona Desert Museum are a cinch.

The terraced and fully enclosed yard and garden feature a deep pool, spa, and covered outdoor kitchen (gas barbecue, refrigerator, sink), lots of native vegetation.

The three bedrooms are arranged on one side of the home. A dining room that seats six, well-equipped kitchen, and den with a 42' flat panel TV with DVD is on the other side of the home. In between the two wings is the living room with a high, pitched, and beamed ceiling, wall of glass with French doors to the patio, and wood-burning fireplace. There is original artwork throughout the rooms. Of course, there is WiFi throughout the property.

However, the 'room' that is most used is out-of-doors and is accessible through sets of French doors from the den, master bedroom, and living room. This outdoor living room - enclosed by the house on three sides and open to the view, patio, and pool on the fourth - is fully covered by the roof and lit by three skylights. You can enjoy being outside all year and take refuge from the harsh desert sun. There you will find a comfortable, deep seating lounge set and a travertine dining table that seats six. It is truly a wonderful place to relax.

As day becomes night and the suns sets behind the Tucson Mountains, you will marvel at the magnificent play of reflected light on the Catalina, Rincon, and Tortolita Mountains to the north and east. As the desert night settles in the twinkling lights of the city below will mesmerize you.

The master bedroom is adjacent to the patio and is stylishly furnished with an oh-so-comfortable upholstered leather king-size bed. The bath is attached and has a walk-in closet and tiled shower.

The guest bedrooms each have one queen-size bed and share an adjacent full bath. The beds are all made up with high quality linens and pillows. The home accommodates a maximum of six guests.

Hand-made, Mexican clay, saltillo tiles cover the floors throughout the home. There is an additional half bath adjacent to the den. The two-car garage is attached and has direct access to the kitchen as well as a washer and dryer.

We know you will enjoy your stay at our special desert home. We have tried to think of every detail possible to make your time here comfortable and memorable.

We have owned and operated Catalina Park Inn Bed and Breakfast near the University of Arizona since 1994 so we have a long record of providing guests with a high level of hospitality.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    27...moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Security gate will be installed between patio and pool when young children will be staying in home. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking Outdoors only. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    $25 per week per pet. 2 dogs max. Sorry, we cannot accommodate your kitty....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3

    ...moreless

  • King size beds (1) King in Master Bedroom. Excellent quality mattress. Nice sheets! Great pillows..., Queen size Beds (1) One Queen in each Guest room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Tiled shower in the Master en Suite bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Hall Bath shared by and adjacent to two Guest Rooms....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Powder Room by Den and Kitchen. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Fireplace (wood provided), High Speed Wireless Internet, AM/FM Stereo/CD Player with iPod dock , Coffee Maker, Cooking Utensils, Linens, Iron and Board, Private Pool(heat fee based on gas consumption, Approximately $300-$400 per week during the coldest winter months Dec-Mar), In Ground Spa, No Smoking Indoors...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat Screen in Den and in Master. ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Patio faces east with a beautiful view of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Rincon, and Tortolita Mountains. From the front of the house watch the sun set behind the Tucson Mountains....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning

Dining

  • Dining:

    Indoor Dining Room seats six. Outdoor Dining seats six. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Home is cooled by Evaporative Cooling April thru October. ...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    2 car garage...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    In Living Room...moreless

  • Garage:

    Two Car Garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All very high quality. Pool towels too. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Vaulted ceiling. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Extra Parking in Driveway. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local and 800 Calls only. Need Calling Card to make long distance calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    High Speed...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Well equipped kitchen. Sharp knives, good, heavy pots and pans, Mexican glassware including Marguratia glasses. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some basic spices to get you started. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    With ice maker....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Pool level patio is private enough for nude sunbathing/swimming. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Public and Private courses nearby....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Wonderful covered area with comfortable lounge chairs and sofa. Covered dining area seats six....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Desert Garden ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Heating the spa is at an additional charge....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    The pool area is private enough for nude sunbathing. Heating Pool and/or Spa is additional. Heating the Pool and Spa: The charge for heating the pool and/or spa is based on gas consumption (measured in Therms) and can vary greatly depending on the time of year. Heating the pool for a week during the winter months can range from around $300 to about $400 for 84 degree water. It could be much less if you are renting the week following other guests who elected to have the pool heated as much of the energy is used to bring it up to swim temperature from the standing winter temperature of about 52 degrees. Early Fall and Late spring can be much less. A meter reading is taken at the start and end of each stay. The number of Therms used is billed at $1.75 per therm....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall
Sep 24 - Oct 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$250
$1,400
UofA Family Weekend
Oct 8 - Oct 11, 2015
3 night min stay
$325
$1,400
Fall
Oct 12 - Oct 21, 2015
3 night min stay
$250
$1,400
U of A Homecoming
Oct 22 - Oct 25, 2015
3 night min stay
$325
$1,400
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay
$325
$1,700
Fall
Nov 30 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
$250
$1,400
Holiday
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
4 night min stay
$325
$1,925
Winter
Jan 4 - Jan 15, 2016
3 night min stay
$275
$1,500
Winter High Season
Jan 16 - Apr 15, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,800

Changeover Day: Saturday

Spring
Apr 16 - May 10, 2016
3 night min stay
$275
$1,500
U of A Graduation
May 11 - May 16, 2016
4 night min stay
$375
$1,700
Spring
May 17 - May 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$250
$1,400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $100
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 6.05%

Notes:

Full weeks only during High Season (Late December-Mid April) Saturday Arrival/Departure.

Partial weeks considered (3-4 night minimum) October-December and Mid April thru May. Flexible Arrival/Departure.

A Pool Heat Deposit of $50 per day is required to be sent to Owner before arrival date and is an estimate. Final charges based on usage and will fluctuate based on season and if the guests before you heated the pool or not. Please indicate on Rental Request if you would like to have the pool heated. Any overage will be deducted from Damage Deposit.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 07/07/2015
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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-10

Car: Necessary

ON SITE, Swimming and Lounging, NEARBY, Shopping (funky Fourth Avenue, upscale La Encantada), DAY TRIPS, San Xavier Mission (ten miles), Tombstone (45 miles), Bisbee (90 miles), Kartchner Caverns (65 miles), Sonora Desert Museum (15 miles), Nogales, Mexico (65 miles), Sabino Canyon (ten miles), Kitt Peak Observatory (55 miles)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We bought this property in 2005 and have rented it through VRBO since. We are innkeepers and have owned and operated Catalina Park Inn Bed and Breakfast since 1994.

Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
Our inn is in town by the University of Arizona. We love to come up to the house when it is not rented to enjoy an escape from the city. We purchased this place with the intention of living in it full time one day. The view is amazing and the area is very quiet. The house has a very 'desert' feel to it and has an excellent layout. All our guests just love the feel of the house and often remark that they did not see as much of Tucson as they had planned as they just enjoyed hanging out and not going anywhere.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Peace and quiet. Hanging out in the big, comfortable lounge furniture and enjoying the sky and mountain views. The house does not feel like a rental as it is so comfortably furnished and has lots of original art throughout. A full moon rising over the Catalina Mountains is especially beautiful...


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Living Room with wood burning fireplace. Firewood provided.

    Living Room with wood burning fireplace. Firewood provided.

  • Very private setting on 1.4 acres

    Very private setting on 1.4 acres

  • Kitchen Area. Small but efficient. Lots of counter and seats for spectators.

    Kitchen Area. Small but efficient. Lots of counter and seats for spectators.

  • Dining room seats six. View of the desert to the West.

    Dining room seats six. View of the desert to the West.

  • Wonderful covered patio with mountain view, lots of comfortable seating.

    Wonderful covered patio with mountain view, lots of comfortable seating.

  • Fix your favorite beverage and enjoy the sunset.

    Fix your favorite beverage and enjoy the sunset.

  • The pool at dusk.

    The pool at dusk.

  • Middle Guest Bedroom. View of Tortolita Mountains to the north. Queen bed.

    Middle Guest Bedroom. View of Tortolita Mountains to the north. Queen bed.

  • Master bedroom opens to covered patio.

    Master bedroom opens to covered patio.

  • Sunset...

    Sunset...

  • It never gets old...

    It never gets old...

  • The Santa Catalina Mountains.

    The Santa Catalina Mountains.

  • Living room by day. Lots of comfortable place to sit inside and out.

    Living room by day. Lots of comfortable place to sit inside and out.

  • Den/TV area adjacent to kitchen. French doors to patio opposite sofa.

    Den/TV area adjacent to kitchen. French doors to patio opposite sofa.

  • Original art throughout the home.

    Original art throughout the home.

  • Lots of comfortable seating on the patio. Faces east-no late-in- the day glare

    Lots of comfortable seating on the patio. Faces east-no late-in- the day glare

  • BBQ area. Extra burner, Sink, small fridge.

    BBQ area. Extra burner, Sink, small fridge.

  • Dusk. The pool is nine feet deep.

    Dusk. The pool is nine feet deep.

  • Master bedroom. King bed and en suite bath. Opens to the patio. TV/DVD.

    Master bedroom. King bed and en suite bath. Opens to the patio. TV/DVD.

  • Guest room. Queen bed. Nice, private view of the desert vegetation.

    Guest room. Queen bed. Nice, private view of the desert vegetation.

  • Sunrise!

    Sunrise!

  • The pool reflects the sky...

    The pool reflects the sky...

  • The place to hang out. There are outdoor speakers.

    The place to hang out. There are outdoor speakers.

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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