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Solar home with elevated deck-view from patio.

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Last updated: 09/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Alma Del Sol is a desert retreat within a leisurely short drive to downtown Tucson. It's a one of a kind artistic living space designed to comfortably integrate visitors into the splendor of the Sonoran desert. The master bedroom portion with it's own kitchen, master bath (shown), hot tub, and patios can also be rented separately as a studio rental for those on a more limited budget who don't need all 4 bedrooms. Please see our webpage and contact us for details.

This vacation rental, located in the lushest part of the Sonoran desert, is designed to accommodate individuals, couples, families, and small groups. Alma Del Sol is a short 30 minute drive to downtown Tucson and situated on eight acres of saguaro studded property on the outskirts of the city in the foothills of the Tucson mountains. The property is uniquely adjacent to the Saguaro National Park, Pima County Park, and the BLM Wildlife Refuge.

World renown sights such as the Saguaro National Park, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson Amusement Park with its famous old west movie sets, and most other major attractions being only minutes away.

Alma Del Sol strives to be an example of environmental consciousness by utilizing eco-friendly solar energy and water recycling systems, along with architectural and landscape design to highlight the natural open space of the great American Southwest.

ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION:
Four (4) night minimum at nightly rate for reservations - Non-reservations call for availability.

There is a storage area for bicycles for cyclist. There's also plenty of parking on the property.


Keywords: Home, house, 4 bedroom, great room, hot tub, sauna, 3 bath, views, desert, mountains, golf

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23, Beds for 14-23

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 bunk bed

    Bunkbeds have Full (double bottoms) and Twin tops...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Great Room has 2 queen size sofa beds and 1 double bed in a futon couch. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Dual shower heads...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    Available with separate studio rental...moreless

  • All bathrooms have Mexican tile and multiple towels racks.

Other Amenities

  • 700 sq. ft. great room with 14 foot ceilings for gatherings, 12' mirror telescope. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Local entertainment and travel books...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo:

    iPod hook-up...moreless

  • Television:

    (2) Additional 2 TV's with DVD/VCR 48' Plasma with surround sound system...moreless

  • VCR

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Adjacent to Saguaro National Park-minutes from visitor center and hiking...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    4 mountain ranges in view-stunning...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Spelunking
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Seats 8 at large table, 3 more in Bay window area, and 6 more on adjoining deck weather permitting. 2 booster risers for infants and young children...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 17 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    Ethernet Connection...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dual solar driers with electric back-up...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    (2) Includes printer and WiFi broadband...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Dual carports...moreless

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

    Huge Great room with 13 ft ceilings capable of seating 20 person comfortably with 48' Plasma entertainment system...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell Phone Area-Good Reception...moreless

  • Parking:

    carports and plenty of room for multiple cars on property...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    5 acre parcel-lots of parking...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    On property...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell phone area...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Dual washing machines for large groups. All solar powered....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WiFi...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Multiple coffee pots, including large group 30 cup maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped for large groups and Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Dual 4 slice toaster and a separate toaster oven....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Elevated deck off dining room....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Large outdoor patio with several tables and chairs....moreless

  • Golf:

    Several courses nearby...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Lighted Hot Tub patio with wrought iron tables and chair sets....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season-1
Aug 27 - Dec 20, 2016
4 night min stay
$450
$2,250
Holidays-Xmas & NY
Dec 21 - Jan 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,475
High Season-2
Jan 7 - May 27, 2017
4 night min stay
$450
$2,250
Low Season
May 28 - Aug 26, 2017
4 night min stay
$450
$2,050 $5,700
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Notes:

A Minimum 4 days rental is usually required for reservation. Call us for daily discount and availability on less then 4 days.

Minimum Cleaning Fee: $200-Home is left clean, to include the kitchen and linens washed (except the last nights use) $300 if heavy cleaning is required. A surcharge of $20/person a night is required above the standard rental rate based on 2 per bedroom (8 persons).

Visa and Master Card are accepted. 50% deposit is required to secure reservation. Full payment due 2 weeks prior to occupancy.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 09/07/2016
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Location

Car: Necessary

Kit Peak National Observatory, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson Amusement Park, Saguaro national Park, Karchner Caverns, Colossal Caverns, U of A Performances, San Xavier Mission

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1991

About the owner: I'm an artist and teach middle school art. I also owned a solar energy company which led to the construction of Alma Del Sol, the name being a play off English and Spanish, mean Soul of the Sun (Sol).

Why the Owner Chose Tucson, AZ, USA:
I built this home myself as a reflection of my commitment to environmental concerns and issues we face and must find solutions for. This rental allows me to share both the artistic aspects and environmental design that should be the aesthetic in everyone's life, if it's not, you don't know what you are missing.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Views, views and views of Mountains and the most surreal cactus environment you will ever experience, as the home is located adjacent to the Saguaro National Park. Due to it's proximity to the National Park, most of the major attractions are only minutes away. In addition, this home is made of real mud adobe and will give you an incredible architectural experience. Despite it's 10 acres of privacy, it's only a leisure 30 minute drive from downtown Tucson. It has modern entertainment systems, so after a fun day of running around you can relax to a movie, listen to music, and enjoy the benefits of free broadband WiFi and and on-site computers to keep you in touch with family back home.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Solar home with elevated deck-view from patio.

    Solar home with elevated deck-view from patio.

  • Eastern side of home.

    Eastern side of home.

  • Great room 48' Plasma TV and AV system.

    Great room 48' Plasma TV and AV system.

  • View from kitchen into dining room and deck area.

    View from kitchen into dining room and deck area.

  • Fully equipped galley style kitchen with mountain views.

    Fully equipped galley style kitchen with mountain views.

  • Master bedroom faces  hot tub patio with it's own eastern patio.

    Master bedroom faces hot tub patio with it's own eastern patio.

  • Eastern lower bedroom. Queen bed with full size futon/couch bed.

    Eastern lower bedroom. Queen bed with full size futon/couch bed.

  • Western lower bedroom with queen and twin beds.

    Western lower bedroom with queen and twin beds.

  • Ground level full bathroom.

    Ground level full bathroom.

  • Large outdoor patio near hot tub.

    Large outdoor patio near hot tub.

  • Large fenced in area for bicycle storage.

    Large fenced in area for bicycle storage.

  • Spectacular sunsets!

    Spectacular sunsets!

  • View of elevated deck and kitchen outside entrance.

    View of elevated deck and kitchen outside entrance.

  • Elevated deck off of dining room

    Elevated deck off of dining room

  • Great room can seat 20+ persons with breathtaking views facing mountains.

    Great room can seat 20+ persons with breathtaking views facing mountains.

  • Elevated view out of kitchen windows.

    Elevated view out of kitchen windows.

  • Dining room overlooks great room and mountains-seats 8+

    Dining room overlooks great room and mountains-seats 8+

  • Master bedroom with NetFlix and AV system. Beautiful Southwest furniture.

    Master bedroom with NetFlix and AV system. Beautiful Southwest furniture.

  • Dual full and twin bunked bedroom.

    Dual full and twin bunked bedroom.

  • Master bathroom with dual sinks and dual shower heads.

    Master bathroom with dual sinks and dual shower heads.

  • Upper level ¾ bathroom.

    Upper level ¾ bathroom.

  • Large solar heated hot-tub.

    Large solar heated hot-tub.

  • View around house.

    View around house.

VRBO #121968

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016

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  • Calendar last updated 09/07/2016

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