You'll Love the View! Close to Downtown. Private & Quiet!
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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, black-bottom pool and spa, a 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.
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 are four wonderfully comfortable patio club chairs with ottomans 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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- 1 story
- 2200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby
- Alternative Lifestyle
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 2.0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Covered Parking:
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
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...morecollapse
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
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 $2.25 per therm....morecollapse
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Hot Air Ballooning
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)...morecollapse
ReviewsWrite a review
We spent a week at this wonderful home, and it wasn't enough. The view from the patio was spectacular and the home delightful. It is by far the best vacation property we have ever rented. We came with another couple and they were as delighted as we were. We would love to return.
- Guest Sara & Paul Hanson
- Date of stay 04/01/07
- Review Submitted 04/30/07
Exceeded our expectations!
Exceeded our expectations!
Our stay at Casa Amapola exceeded our expectations in every way. The setting and views are more beautiful than the photos could possibly show. The home is furnished with beautiful, unique artwork and crafts in ever room of the home. Linens, furnishings were stylish and comfortable. Every household amenity was provided and in working order. The location was great for heading out for hiking or heading into town. The owners were attentive and flexible about accommodating an additional stay of two days when our flight was canceled. Perfect, perfect, perfect.
- Guest Linda R.
- Date of stay 12/11/10
- Review Submitted 02/13/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
Fabulous Home and Location!
Fabulous Home and Location!
We enjoyed this great home for a short two weeks. The pictures don't do it justice, and Mark and Paul were great, providing local information and restaurant ideas. We were only two people, so we didn't use half the house, but the outdoor living area is the main attraction. The kitchen was well stocked, and the BBQ area great. A very comfortable place to live, very private ( except for the hot air balloon suddenly appearing overhead), with great grounds where you have your own private desert garden. The location is perfect as there is easy access to everything because you are so close to the I-10 without the noise, in a quiet neighbourhood. The view is fabulous and sunrise over the mountains spectacular! We could easily live here for the winter (would have to heat the pool in the winter though)! We booked a larger house than we needed in order to scope it out for a future visit with family. We will definitely be booking again! Thank you so much Mark and Paul!
- Guest Tim and Donna
- Date of stay 10/30/10
- Review Submitted 11/25/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers.
I spent a week at Casa Amapola but could easily have moved right in. The home enjoys a beautiful setting in a quiet neighborhood, and the grounds resemble a miniature botanical garden being nicely landscaped with a variety of desert plants. The home is clean and provided with all the amenities, but nothing can beat the outstanding view from the outside living room and pool area. Watching the full moon rise over the Santa Catalinas was the perfect way to end each day of hiking. There’s plenty to do in the Tucson area, including hiking in the immediate neighborhood, and the house was well-stocked with information regarding attractions and nearby sites. Mark and Paul were perfect hosts, both gracious and informative, and they made the rental process extremely easy and hassle-free. I’d happily recommend Casa Amapola to others and look forward to staying again.
- Guest Michael M.
- Date of stay 10/23/10
- Review Submitted 11/15/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers.
Guest comment entered by owner
From Trip Advisor: Mark and Paul were perfect hosts and their home was warm and inviting and a pleasure to be in for the two months we were there. We especially loved the patio and pool area and the killer view of Tucson. Mark and Paul were ery gracious and quick to respond when we had any questions or needed a visit from them. We would definitely rent from them again. Five stars!!!!
- Guest Rickey
- Date of stay 01/02/10
- Review Submitted 08/21/10
A great vacation home!
A great vacation home!
After a few days at Casa Amapola, you'll want to own it -- the house is that nice. We spent most of our time outside -- which is where we ate all of our meals. We watched the sunrises, the hot air balloons, the rain as it crossed the city (yes, we were lucky enough to be there during a thunderstorm), and the glow on the mountains at sunset. The neighborhood is quiet and the house is quite private. We did not bother to heat the pool -- it was not so cold after all -- and really enjoyed the spa. The kitchen is well-equipped. The house is nicer than the photos show it to be. This would be our first choice on any return trip to Tucson.
- Guest Firefighter Pete
- Date of stay 02/03/07
- Review Submitted 04/13/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children.
We loved our stay at Casa Amapola. The pool and hot tub were wonderful, and the outdoor patio (lanai) was huge and very comfortable with a great view. One of the highlights was watching the sunrise over the desert and the distant mountains. The villa was beautifully decorated and everything we needed was to hand. The location was excellent, very private on the edge of the desert, but still convenient for local shops and downtown Tucson. We would love to stay there again, and thoroughly recommend it to anyone. The owner was very friendly, accessible and approachable at all times. Many thanks Mark!
- Guest Brian & Emma
- Date of stay 06/19/09
- Review Submitted 06/19/09
Hi Mark, just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at Casa Amapola. The house and setting easily met and exceeded all of our expectations. The "outside room" was fabulous and where we spent almost all of our time. We really enjoyed the Tucson area and played some great golf courses. We do hope to return again in the future and would love a second visit to Casa Amapola. Mike, Guelph, ON
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 03/01/09
- Review Submitted 03/25/09
Guest comment entered by owner
From our Guest Book: Casa Amapola has a most wondrous effect on all who are fortunate to come upon it; of this I have no doubt. This is my sixth Gem Show pilgrimage in seven years and our stay at your magical home was by far the best! We lacked for nothing and found ourselves surrounded in the utmost casual luxury. There is much love, peace and joy in the stories Casa Amapola tells.
- Guest T. C
- Date of stay 12/03/08
- Review Submitted 12/03/08
Guest comment entered by owner
From our Guest Book: Dear Mark and Paul, I have read this book and noticed how many guests fall under Casa Amapola's spell. There is a wonderful cosmic clean to the special environment that you have created here... ...this special home induces deep and satisfying sighs...Bliss!
- Guest V. Neil
- Date of stay 11/29/08
- Review Submitted 11/29/08
SPECIAL FALL RATE!!: $975 per week for 2. excludes holidays and special events. December thru May $1600/1-2 guests, $1700 3-4 guests, $1800 5-6 guests, per week SATURDAY ARRIVALS Monthly: $3000-$6000 depending on season and number of guests. Please inqure. 50% upon booking;Balance due at least 60 nts prior to arrival. Cancellations: Refund less $200 with 60 or more nts notice. With 59 nts or less notice: Refund to the extent space can be rebooked,less $300. $500 Cleaning/Damage Deposit; Fully Refundable if you leave things in good shape.
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Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: We bought this property in 2005. 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 and escape from the city. We purchased this place with the hope 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 chairs 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 through the house. A full moon rising over the Catalina Mountains is especially beautiful...
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View of the Santa Catalina Mountains
Covered Patio with access from living room, family room and master bedroom
From the Living room you'll see the pool and the Catalina Mountains beyond
Family Room with adjoining kitchen. 42" Flat Panel TV with DVD and stereo.
Second Guest Bedroom
View of the Catalina Mountains
Very private setting
Outside Patio with access to Master bedroom. Big, comfortable lounge seating.
Dining room seats six.
Generous size living room
Master Bedroom with private bath and easy access to the spa
Guest bedroom. Wonderful private view of the desert from your bed!
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