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Artistic Desert Retreat

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Last updated: 11/08/2016

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  • Minimum stay:7-14 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Location: Oro Valley, Tucson & Southern Arizona, Arizona, USA

Accommodations: Main home (1440 sf), tile and carpeted floors with Oriental rugs in living and dining room. 2 Bedrooms (sleeps four), den, 2 small Bathrooms. Room outside connected to the patio provides dryer, and storage. Covered patio 240 sf.

Creative environment in a quiet neighborhood above the end of cul-de-sac with circular drive. With great privacy, the home sits in the middle of 1.3 acres of desert and is perfect for desert and nature lovers. Watch the sun set over the Tucson Mountains from a swing at the front of the house, watch it rise over Pusch Ridge from bed as you awaken.

Large back patio has many types of birds, along with bunnies, ground squirrels. Located near Canada del Oro Wash and La Canada Dr. Coyotes, bobcat and javelina are frequently seen.

Please take time to view the links below to fully understand the setting of the house, its patios, the natural vegetation surrounding it, and to see more photos of the kitchen, dining room, living room, den, bathrooms and bedrooms.

Private unheated swimming pool with auto-cleaner and fenced enclosure offers a peaceful place to sun and read. Dine by the pool or enjoy the sunken stone patio with a circular enclosure to use briquettes. Experience the freedom of swimming in your own private pool (it's a bit chilly during the late fall, winter and early spring but still available).

Home benefits from an open floor plan. Wood-burning fireplace. Kitchen is fully equipped,with dining table, kitchen table.

Both bedrooms have queen beds. Master bedroom has its own small bathroom with walk-in shower. Third room is den with futon sofa which would make a good bed for children. All three rooms recently re-carpeted.

Everything about this house is oriented toward the creative person looking for a quiet get away, a place to paint or write. A photographer will find no end of subjects. There are two desks with space for two writers to finish or start their manuscripts.

Grocery store, fuel and three restaurants are less than a mile away, Canada Del Oro Wash trail 1/2 mile on sidewalk, five miles to diverse shopping, two movie theaters, hiking, golf courses,restaurants and Catalina State Park.

House has WiFi/DSL, DirecTv with150 channels.and local programming 55" HDTV and NetFlix included and local phone service. Monitor and keyboard in the den, just bring your laptop. A FAX, Inkjet printer, and scanner on office desk.

We are NO SMOKING , and like pets. Talk to us about bringing yours. We recently put good screen wire around the fenced pool area in those places pets might escape giving them a nice place to enjoy their vacation also.

Carport, washer in the house with dryer in small room off the large, covered patio.

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Keywords:fenced pool yard, 1.3 acres of desert, pets,
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/08/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1440 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Medium or small dogs and cats only. Talk to us about your pet. We have house cats!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Monitor, keyboard, FAX, scanner and inkjet printer available, bring your laptop computer....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTv, standard cable, local 'pay for view'...Netflix included...moreless

  • Stereo:

    iPod adapter required, Apple plug-in base in sound center...moreless

  • Television:

    55" wall mount with DirecTV and Netflix...moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVD storage on the fireplace side of cabinet...moreless


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Pusch ridge to the back and Tucson mountains out front. Watch sunsets from the swing under the covered entry....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    circular table in kitchen area, side board and antique extension table in dining area....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    in small storage room off patio...moreless

  • Covered Parking
  • Heating:

    gas furnace and AC integrated...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    With sofa, 3 chairs and entertainment center. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:


  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    in the house...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Glass doors...moreless


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

    including bread machine and food processor...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    covered patio off dining room in back. The pool is separately enclosed with two patios, one for sunbathing/dining, one for sitting and relaxing....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Unheated kidney shaped pool. Deep pool, board removed for safety. Automatic cleaner on timer. ...moreless



Write a review 4.6
from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 28 - Feb 13, 2017
14 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$875 $3,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200


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Monthly $1000 deposit, balance 90 days prior.

Weekly 50% on booking, balance 30 days.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Noble Hops,
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Harvest Rest (GF), Caffe Torino , Carlotta's

Car: Necessary

Rancho Verde area, Close to Calle Concordia and La Canada Drive


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: An artist and a retired engineer

Why the Owner Chose Horizon Heights, Oro Valley, AZ, USA:
We bought this place for the location. Views of Pusch Ridge and Tucson mountains plus privacy with desert all around the house. We stated coming to Tucson in 1965 to go to graduate school and never stopped coming back to explore. The expansion of Oro Valley has brought convenience to the site as never before. The desert + close to stores, golf, and movies. Escape to Canada del Oro wash in 300 yards or go golfing at 4 courses within 3 miles. Walk to the grocery store ~ 1 mile or take your golf cart /walker on the path.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Close to hiking at Catalina State Park, Honeybee Canyon, and many other excellent trails and petroglyph sites make this a creative base while getting healthy exercise. On the back patio is an easel which makes it an excellent place to create a painting. With the wireless, it's great for research and writing. The energy here has always been conducive to creativity.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/08/2016

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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