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Tucson Oasis! Central Tucson 3 BR + Guest House/Jacuzzi/Pool, Walled and Gated

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The long porch is great for meals, entertaining/ relaxing and bird/garden action

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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This charming property in northeast central Tucson offers a private little paradise and a rare piece of "old" Tucson.

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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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Above 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Lots of books, Betty and Veronica comic books, toys for the kids......moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Non smoking inside, please only smoke outdoors on the patio....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We will consider pets, but please confirm with us....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    One level home...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Bedroom 4

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  • King size beds (3) 3 King beds on property, 3 are Simmons memory foam, Queen size Beds (1) Queen memory foam, Child Beds (1) fold up baby bed Gracko, Baby Cribs (1) Linen provided...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Quite a good collection of fiction and nonfiction books at this point!...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD player provided....moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Sony CD/tape/radio unit...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    Some toys available for kids, also a comic book collection Betty and Veronica!...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    10 minutes from the University of Arizona campus....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The Catalina Mountain range is just a few miles to the north of the house....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    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

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    Cox Cable 3 mega broadband...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Outdoor Mexican cheminea and ample firewood for outdoor fires....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Ethernet cable and Wifi throughout....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    The property is entered through two sturdy metal remote and keypad controlled entry gates, comfortable parking for two cars, three is you squeeze! ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Fixed line free US calling....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    High capacity GE washer and dryer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Cox wireless including guest house access...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Very well stocked kitchen. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    A large jacuzzi that can be heated separately from the pool....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Large in ground custom built (Cimarron Circle!) pool, which can be heated. Large enough to swim laps, deep end. Fully gated with child safety lock....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Gem show
Jan 23 - Feb 1, 2017
4 night min stay
$420
Summer
May 22 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
$1,330

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$260
$1,780

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Cleaning $140 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12.05%

Notes:

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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Location

11.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tucson International Airport
5.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
La Paloma Country Club
0.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Le Rendez-vous

Car: Recommended

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!

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/22/2017

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Photos

  • The long porch is great for meals, entertaining/ relaxing and bird/garden action

    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.

    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!

    Parking within the entry gates can accommodate two cars, three if you squeeze!

  • The pool and jacuzzi lit up at night.

    The pool and jacuzzi lit up at night.

  • American kitchen opens on to dining table and living room.

    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 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.

    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!

    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.

    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.

    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!

    Seating area around the Mexican chiminea/fire pit, watch the fire and the stars!

  • The kids can saddle up! (Horses not provided however.)

    The kids can saddle up! (Horses not provided however.)

  • Pool large enough to swim laps and completely gated with safety gate/child lock.

    Pool large enough to swim laps and completely gated with safety gate/child lock.

  • Remote controlled steel entry gates, decorated for Christmas!

    Remote controlled steel entry gates, decorated for Christmas!

  • In the cold months guests can opt to heat the oversized jacuzzi only.

    In the cold months guests can opt to heat the oversized jacuzzi only.

  • Lots of comfortable seating in the living room area.

    Lots of comfortable seating in the living room area.

  • Master bedroom #1 with king bed, separate bathroom and memory foam mattresse.

    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 #2 with king bed, separate bathroom, memory foam mattress.

  • Master bedroom next to porch, lie in bed/listen to the birds, watch the sunrise!

    Master bedroom next to porch, lie in bed/listen to the birds, watch the sunrise!

  • Great views of the mountains from across the lawn.

    Great views of the mountains from across the lawn.

  • Guest house interior.

    Guest house interior.

  • The garden is large and unusual; roses, orange and lemon trees, bougainvillea!

    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!

    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!

    Mothers don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys, but Rodeo Week a blast!

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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