Private Hilltop View W/ Garden Courtyards & Desert(20 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
Enjoy outdoor meals on the east facing patio that runs the length of the house while absorbing the panoramic city and mountain views. Entry, lower and upper courtyards are available to watch the sunrise and sunsets. Nearby wildlife corridor offers frequent visits from desert creatures.
A full kitchen with new appliances, cookware and dishes allows you to decide how much or little you wish to cook. The natural light filled dining room looks out into a courtyard and patio and across the living room. A flagstone wall divider between the kitchen and dining room is the ideal height for a serving line buffet. Walking distance to nearby grocery store, restaurants and retail offer fast convenience.
A huge master bedroom with windows on three sides has a queen bed plus a convertible sofa, perfect for a quiet reading spot. Two other roomy bedrooms can accommodate 3 – 5 more persons with queen beds and a futon sofa. The east facing bedroom guests will be greeted by Tucson’s beautiful colorful sunrises peaking over the Rincon mountains.
Surrounded by 40 acres of Sonoran desert and a nearby City nature park, one can take early morning hikes thru the desert. Located less than 5 miles from downtown Tucson and the University of Arizona, nearby golf courses, tennis courts and bike/ hiking trails provide easy access for all levels of interest and ages.
Property is ideal for those who wish for a true desert experience, a relaxing get-away and still want to be close to conveniences within an urban context.
Keywords: house, home, vacation rental, secluded, urban getaway
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Member since: 2010
- 2100 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa (1), Futon Sofa (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Cleaning Fee $175
- Tax Rate 17.65%
Light cleaning on a biweekly basis will provided for stays greater than two weeks. Rates are subject to change until reservations are made.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 1970
About the owner: Having moved to Tucson over 35 years ago, the environment surrounding this home has a maintained it’s wide open desert space. We can watch the changing colors of the sky, mountains and city from the privacy of the outdoor patio. With Tucson’s weather, we can enjoy many meals outdoors; open doors and windows to let in fresh air. With open desert surrounding us on all four sides, we have learned to live with the desert dust that gets tracked into the house. It's part of desert living. We cherish the quiet solitude, the relaxing open space and the energizing creativity that is generated from this hilltop. One of our favorite activities is watching the summer monsoon storms move across the valley with the smell of anticipated desert rain. The spring brings unexpected colors of yellow, red, purple, orange and white from desert wildflowers. We have rented this home as a long term rental for over 20 years, and recently we decided to rent it out as a short term vacation rental. We hope you enjoy this special retreat as much as others have.
Why the Owner Chose Tucson, AZ, USA:
Built by two brothers in the 1950’s as winter cabins for themselves and their guests, two mirrored homes sit atop a hill at the base of the Tucson Mountain foothills surrounded by 40 acres of Sonoran desert. Since these houses were built, the city has grown around us, with a city park with sports lights and a neighborhood shopping center just across the street. Since the 1980’s this residence has been home to writers, artists, architects, professionals and their families who rented this home for long periods. In 2010 we decided to offer one of the homes as a vacation rental. We want others to experience this special place of openness, relaxation and connection to Tucson and the desert.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
A private unpaved driveway contributes to the quiet solitude of the home. During the winter, a small courtyard between the two homes, yields fresh limes, lemons, grapefruit and pomegranate. Within walking distance is a grocery store and restaurants. Within a 15 minute drive are: 3 golf courses, 2 hospitals, University of Arizona and Pima Community College, tennis courts, 3 city parks, downtown, Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, Old Tucson and numerous hiking trails in the Tucson Mountains and the nearby City park.
- Primary: 520 622-4506 (Arizona, USA)
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Living Room looking into fireplace and dining room
Dining area next to kitchen. New appliances in kitchen.
Master suite w/ abundance of windows and views. Queen bed and convertable sofa
Watch the sunrise from this east facing bedroom with queen bed
Floor plan with east on the top.
Looking at lower courtyard from outdoor porch.
View to Catalina Mountains from porch.
looking directly east from porch at summer monsoon clouds
stair from lower courtyard to upper courtyard.
Upper courtyard entrance gates with hawk in tree.
Relax in living room with TV, CD/DVD, fireplace and great views.
Large indoor dining area next to outdoor dining patio with mountain views
Middle bedroom with queen bed and futon
Large entry room leading to Living room and next to laundry room.
view of home from lower east courtyard
Shared outdoor patio
looking southeast from patio at downtown Tucson
Upper courtyard for a special event.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Saturday, February 25, 2017
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