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Peaceful Poolside Retreat in Beautiful Setting

Bedrooms 1
Space 575 sq ft
Property type guest house


About the property

Quail's Nest is a peaceful place to pause, breathe and rejuvenate.

Quail's Nest is a slice of heaven in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains. Brand new light-filled guest house is serene and spacious with amazing views of the mountains on 1+ acres. The private pool is right outside your door. A wonderful place to experience the unique plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert. Close to world-class hiking and birding, including Sabino Canyon. Come enjoy a margarita and spectacular sunsets by the pool!

Quail's Nest is a peaceful place to pause, breathe and rejuvenate. It's ideal for folks coming to explore the Sonoran Desert, business travelers wanting a quiet place to work or end the day, a romantic getaway with your sweetheart, and those just needing to slow down and enjoy some rest, relaxation and floating in the pool. You'll sleep soundly in a quiet bedroom with mountain views, queen bed and spacious closet. The kitchen is fully equipped with range, microwave, refrigerator and apron sink. Upon your arrival you'll be greeted with snacks, coffee, tea, and everything you need to make a killer margarita, except the tequila! We provide coffee and tea for your entire stay. Large dining room table to work or eat at with a beautiful mountain view. Cozy living area with large tv and access to all the Netflix and Amazon Prime you can watch--or login through the Roku to your own streaming services. The couch in the living area easily opens into a double bed. The bathroom is well-appointed, clean and fresh with a subway-tile shower and a skylight shining down on you. The living area and bedroom each have their own high efficiency heating/AC units for ultimate comfort. Enjoy magnificent views at the pool while swimming or drinking your morning coffee on a chaise lounge. There's abundant wildlife on our land that you might see, including bobcat, coyote, javelina, road runners, gila monsters, quail, roadrunners, hummingbirds and a plethora of other feathered friends. You may also see some our furry family members: kitties, Jack and Bodhi, and little Papillon, Fiona. Easy self-check-in with private parking just steps away from the front door.




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Ellie Stanley
Member since: 2018
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Ellie Stanley

We live in Tucson and the Catalina Foothills because we love nature, gardening, wildlife and peacefulness. We enjoy hiking and traveling far and wide. Ellie is a Buddhist teacher, makes pottery, is a master knitter and works as a consultant with nonprofit environmental organizations in the West. Bruce is a coffee connoisseur, amazing African drummer and lover of all plants.

Ellie Stanley purchased this guest house in 2006


Heatherwood Hills Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 575 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet hours are 10 pm - 7 am Please remove shoes No glassware at the pool (we provide plasticware for use at the pool)
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Peaceful Poolside Retreat in Beautiful Setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was a great little spot that was perfect for our short stay in Tucson! So convenient to have a pool to cool off in after a long hike! Thanks for hosting us!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic hospitality and wonderful location and views.

  • 5 of 5

If you are coming to the Tucson area and are looking for a quiet, comfortable place to stay then look no further. From the time the owner greeted us upon arrival until the day we departed they expressed generous hospitality and we felt very welcomed. The rental space was very clean and organized and the homemade margarita mix was an added bonus. The pool area was wonderful and felt great to cool off in after a day out hiking. We would highly recommend giving this rental a try if you are in the area. It is more than worth it.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Flagstaff, AZ

Beautiful, clean and friendly

  • 5 of 5

We appreciated the very comfortable, clean and pleasant stay at Quails Nest. Thank you.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Tastefully done interior, very relaxing atmosphere with spectacular views. Fantastic margaritas on arrival and a nice list of local food and activity recommendations. Would definitely go back as well as recommend to others.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Quiet, sunlit studio with spectacular views- a perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Spent two nights at the Quail’s Nest and it was everything we expected- simply and tastefully furnished, all the right amenities (and no more!), close enough to town but with stellar hiking opportunities less than 10 minutes away. Ellie and Bruce provide an excellent spot to refresh that won’t disappoint. Having a lazy breakfast at the dining room table both mornings was a real treat- great views of the Catalina Mountains and you’ll see more species of birds drop by the front tree than on an Audubon hike. Bring a bottle of tequila for the freshly made margarita mix and enjoy the sunset. We’ll definitely be staying again next time we are in Tucson!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful accommodations in a peaceful natural setting. Would definitely stay again.

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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