Tucson Oasis! Central Tucson 3 BR + Guest House/Jacuzzi/Pool, Walled and Gated(25 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
This house was part of an artist's colony that was originally constructed in the early 1940's when this part of town was still completely undeveloped with virgin cactus and the lush desert oasis character that defines Tucson. As Tucson evolved, the artist's colony was subdivided, but this lot remained original to size and remains a rare and oversized almost 1/2 acre lot that preserves a desert feel right in central Tucson!
We have kept the house spirit with antiques and art and a garden that still has a wild character to it.
The house sits on a little hill and is completely surrounded by a six foot fence, so it 'floats' somewhat above the neighbourhood and gives unobstructed views to the north and east of the nearby Catalina mountains and foothills. A truly unique experience of an 'old Tucson' gem in northeast central Tucson that gives a feeling of privacy.
Sit on the front porch and enjoy the view of the Catalina Mountains, or take a dip in the luxurious stone-decked pool. The saguaros and mediterranean trees, orange and lemon trees and roses invite birds of all sorts to this quiet natural sanctuary, where all the best Tucson attractions are at your fingertips. Also enjoy the luxury beds inside designed for a perfect sleep.
The property has a main house and a guest house. The main house has two master bedrooms, each with a king bed and its own attached bathroom with shower. There is a smaller bedroom with a queen bed and closet without an attached bathroom. However there is a third bathroom with its own shower in the main house off the living room. Each bedroom has its own door that opens on to the front or back garden.
The guest house has a king bed, living room with its own cable tv, outside sitting area, and kitchen (refrigerator and microwave and seating area) The guest house has its own bathroom with shower.
Entirely walled, the property protects small children and dogs from wandering off the property. Access to the property is through two remote controlled/keypad operated entry gates.
The pool and oversized jacuzzi can be heated upon request and subject to weather conditions for an additional charge, see rates. In the wintertime we advise just heating the jacuzzi.
The side patio has a Weber propane grill and bar/seating area.
200 channels of Cox provided cable television, WiFi throughout the property (ethernet cable provided as well), DVD player, and a CD/tape stereo are provided, along with a decent library of CD’s. There is a large private library stocked with a variety of nonfiction and fiction titles. Not to mention a sizeable collection of Betty and Veronica and Archie comic books for the young ones.
Nest thermostat controlled heating/air conditioning in the main house via a powerful Trane HVAC unit recently installed.
There are various sitting areas around the property, including a sitting area in front of a Mexican cheminea for outside fires. Wood is provided, mesquite, eucalyptus, and white pine.
Ideally located just minutes from the University of Arizona, La Paloma and Lowes Ventana golf courses, the Tucson Tennis and Racquet Club, Refkin Tennis Center, Gem Show and Spring Training venues, it is also close to some of the city’s best restaurants and shopping places.
The house is 5-10 minutes from the Riilto Wash bike path, the longest bike path that cuts for 15 miles plus through the center of Tucson. We find biking on the streets around the house and over to the shopping/restaurants on Campbell very easy as the streets are unusually wide and have very little traffic. Its a 15-20 minute ride to the University of Arizona campus. A cyclist's paradise! Bike to the Riilto Park Saturday farmer's market or to the Roasting Sage Coffee shop.
Select grocery shopping at the Rincon Market /AJ's/Trader Joe's and the city’s best farmers’ market at St. Phillips Plaza. The new (and massive!) Whole Foods at River and Craycroft is 10 minutes from the house. Upscale dining options include Vivace, Hacienda del Sol and Acacia restaurant. And local favorite El Corral. Don't miss the antiques on Country club ..., and Sammy's Sonoran hot dog stand at Country Club and Grant.
Perfect for families with children. The large pool, big enough for laps, is designed to safety codes with surrounding fence and closing child-proof (5 and under) gate.
Convenient, affordable, and accessible day care options within ten minutes of the address.
Night-life at the historic Hotel Congress, Rialto Theater and Centennial Hall’s fine arts performances will keep you more than entertained. When you’re ready for adventure, take a day trip to Mt. Lemmon, Sabino Canyon or Saguaro National Park.
You will love the confort, privacy, and convenience of this wonderful Tucson vacation getaway.
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Member since: 2009
- 2200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- Saguaros, roses, citrus, olive trees and a lot of birds in the large walled mediterranean garden, pathways throughout the garden and private outdoor seating areas. Pretty good library too! There are three resources close to the house worth mentioning. One is the Tucson Racquet Club on Country Club, less then ten minutes from the house. They have 35 courts, several pools, racquetball, gym, its open 24 hours a day/7 days a week, pro shop, racquet loaners, bar and restaurant, programs and camps/actitivities for KIDS. Its public and you can join for a day/week/month, really a great place! Second is the Jewish Community Center, the JCC. Its also less then 10 minutes from the house on River. Tennis courts, gyms, and lots of activities/camps, day care and afternoon care for kids. Also public (and you don't have to be Jewish!) Last is the Riilto Wash bike path just 10 minutes from the house, 15 miles long and paved. You can ride it to the Racquet Club or the Phillips/Riilto farmers markets....moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Sports & Activities
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
Indoor dining as well as outdoor dining on the terrace. Indoor table can seat 8 and outdoor table six. There is an additional large outdoor table on the side porch which can be used which seats 8-10....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 23 - Feb 1, 2017
4 night min stay
May 22 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $100 + tax
- Cleaning $140 + tax
- Tax Rate 12.05%
Rental contract to follow
Damage deposit by check upon arrival : 500 $ to be returned after check out
Upon request, payable in advance, subject to weather conditions
Pool heat : $40 per day, pool heat runs for 6 hours and heats to 84 degrees.
Jacuzzi heat: $20 /day, operated by a keypad at renter's discretion.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Great child day care and activities in Tucson, e.g., the Jewish Community Center takes kids from all faiths and has great facilities and ongoing vacation and after school programs.
The Tucson Racquet Club is open to the public and just a 10 minute drive from the house, they have 35 courts, youth programs, gym, massage, adult exercise classes, restaurant and bar, etc., great ressource!
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: Tucson is our escape from cold and rainy northern climates. We enjoy it all year round. Christmas, Spring, even the hot summer!
Why the Owner Chose St. Francis Cabrini, Tucson, AZ, USA:
We love the convenient central location of this property and the magic of the house and grounds, filled with peaceful spirit. The footprint of the property is almost half an acre, and to find a lot that big is rare in central Tucson. The house was part of an old artist's community built in the early 40's when literally nothing was around. The 150-200 year old saguaros which tower in the garden were there though, and the four of them on the property are rare. The property is completely fenced/walled, and sits up on a little hill from the street. From street level the top of the fence is almost 9 feet! So its very private and has the great, unobstructed mountain views.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The very large lot with mature desert landscaping make this home a relaxing private retreat. We were able to build an oversized pool area because of the large lot. The entry gates make for maximum privacy and easy exit/entry. We hope our guests will enjoy it as much as we do.
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The long porch is great for meals, entertaining/ relaxing and bird/garden action
We never get tired looking at these 175 year old saguaros and the mountains.
Parking within the entry gates can accommodate two cars, three if you squeeze!
The pool and jacuzzi lit up at night.
American kitchen opens on to dining table and living room.
The smaller room in the main house has a queen bed...and large closet.
The property is entirely walled by a six foot fence, almost 8 feet above street.
This is a trail through the garden, peaceful place to watch the birds!
Separate guest house with kitchen and king bed, extra sleeping sofas. Cable tv.
Guest house kitchen. Guest house also has its own bathroom and shower.
Seating area around the Mexican chiminea/fire pit, watch the fire and the stars!
The kids can saddle up! (Horses not provided however.)
Pool large enough to swim laps and completely gated with safety gate/child lock.
Remote controlled steel entry gates, decorated for Christmas!
In the cold months guests can opt to heat the oversized jacuzzi only.
Lots of comfortable seating in the living room area.
Master bedroom #1 with king bed, separate bathroom and memory foam mattresse.
Master bedroom #2 with king bed, separate bathroom, memory foam mattress.
Master bedroom next to porch, lie in bed/listen to the birds, watch the sunrise!
Great views of the mountains from across the lawn.
Guest house interior.
The garden is large and unusual; roses, orange and lemon trees, bougainvillea!
We encourage guests to build a fire in the Mexican cheminea, firewood provided!
Mothers don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys, but Rodeo Week a blast!
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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