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Relaxing Vacation Home Near The Desert Museum

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Experience the peace, tranquility and wildlife of the Saguaro Park West... This 3 bedroom 2 bath Santa Fe style home is situated on 2 acres of mature saguaros cactus, ironwoods trees, ocotillos cactus, cholla cactus, palo verde trees & mesquite trees. Views of the Tucson Mountains, wildlife and stunning views, sunrises and sunsets.

Located on the West side of the Tucson Mountains, the home is located 5 minutes from the Sonora Desert Museum and 10 minutes from Tucson Studios (Old Tucson) and 30 minutes from downtown Tucson. This is a wonderful vacation home to relax in and enjoy nature! The nearest cross streets are Mile Wide Road and Sandario Road. You may map quest the intersection for an approximate location.

Experience nature, mountains, cactus, blue skies and sunshine, Beehive fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, garden master bathtub, 2 car garage.

The home is perfect for vacation getaways, nature lovers, relaxation retreat, house hunting visits, and temporary relocated executive lodging.

A dream come true for desert nature lovers!

Massage and Spa therapies are available on-site with notice.


* Well-appointed kitchen with dishwasher

* Healing/Meditative/Spa Therapies room

* Gas self-cleaning oven and range

* Office with desk and cordless phone

* Central Heat & AC throughout house

* Dish high speed internet access

* TV with Dish Satellite

* Washer /Dryer

* Two Car Garage

* 520 275 3795

Keywords: Saguaro, West, Tucson, AZ, Santa Fe Style Home, AZ, Vacation Home, mountain view, Sonoran desert, secluded, desert museum, property, wildlife, Sunrise, Sunset, Tucson Mountains, Peace,quite, private, custom home.


More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About The Owner

I bought the property and built the home in 2003 as a inspiration from the Desert beauty.

The Owner purchased this house in 2003

Why The Owner chose Tucson

I bought the two acres and built the home in 2003. I enjoy sharing this beautiful home and location with vacation renters who also love nature. The home has breath taking sunrises and sunsets. With over 20 mature Saguaros on the property.

What makes this house unique

Wild Life, peace and quiet, Massage & Spa Therapies, Reading, outdoor activities, Desert Museum, Old Tucson Studios, nature watching.


Tucson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , WITH GARDEN TUB
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , FUTON QUEEN SIZE BED
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 2 TWIN BEDS
  • King size beds (1) King size bed in Master bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen Futon in second room , & Two Twin Beds in third room.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • museums
  • playground
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering


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Relaxing Vacation Home Near The Desert Museum
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews

Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

This is a nice home located in a desert subdivision and the surrounding environment of saguaros are really nice to see first thing in the morning. It’s nice and quiet, even with neighbors nearby, we hardly even noticed them there. Be sure to bring all of your groceries, beverages and snacks with you before you get there because it’s quite a drive to the store. The kitchen is very nice and well equipped for cooking meals.

The master bedroom and bathroom are spacious and the bed is very comfortable. The living room has a comfortable couch and the TV is new as well as the washer and dryer. My husband and I were unfortunate enough to have come during a 3 day rain storm and we are not the type to go to bars, etc. for entertainment at night so we tend to watch movies. The satellite TV is a very basic package so we ran to a rental kiosk multiple times which was a 20 minute drive away. If you are with a group this probably wouldn’t be a bother or if you are someone who enjoys a good book.

Olivia was very pleasant as a hostess, she gives you privacy but is available for anything you may need. The information provided is thorough and helpful.

The location of the house is perfect for hiking - there are several good hiking trails nearby as well as the Desert Museum and the Saguaro National Park. It’s a beautiful surrounding.

We enjoyed our stay and hopefully our next visit will be a little drier!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, desert oasis!

  • 5 of 5

Olivia has created an oasis in the desert for her renters! You immediately feel that you have come to a "home" and not just a vacation rental! It is spotlessly clean, furnished with thought and care. The kitchen has more spices than I have at home! The dishes, flatware and cooking utensils all match and were purchased just for this house, not the odds & ends that we've found in some rentals. Brand new memory foam mattress feels great after a day of hiking! For a 3 week stay it was perfect for us to relax into a routine of living out in the desert.

You are truly "in" the desert; complete with the nightly sounds of coyotes & owls; the night sky so dark that the stars are a blanket above you; the sunrises and sunsets are so unique to the wide open western sky - simply spectacular every day! Native saguaro cactus on the property to marvel at.

Close proximity to Saguaro National Park West, Tucson Mountain Park and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum; perfect for hiking. Be aware that the benefit of being close to those things means that you are 30 minutes drive to the edge of the city - not a negative as long as you know to plan accordingly for grocery shopping and evenings out.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicely located fully-equipped home near Saguaro National Monument

  • 5 of 5

The location and accommodations were perfect for our interest and needs. Close proximity to the Park and Tuscon proper allowed for a variety of activities from visiting the AZ Sonoran Desert Museum to dining in the city. A good portion of the time was just spent enjoying the plants and wildlife on the property itself. There are neighbors within visual range, but I did not see anyone for the few days we were there. It was a great break from the mid-west winter. I would strongly recommend this location as a great get-away destination.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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House in the desert

  • 4 of 5

The house is very spacious, was perfectly clean and had all the amenities needed for a comfortable vacation. There were lots of different supplies, convenient since there are no stores near by. Location is at about 30 min drive from Tucson center but quite close to the Sonoran Desert Museum. Since we knew the location before booking that was no surprise. The only down side was the weak or absent cell phone signal and the open, unsecured WiFi connection to the internet.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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I would give it 10 stars

  • 5 of 5

House was clean, well stocked with conveniences, modern, and beautifully located in the desert. Very close to the Sonora Desert museum and National Park. We couldn’t have had a better time. Thank you Olivia.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Zen home truly relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location - beautiful house. Impeccably equipped and immaculately clean.

We were able to prepare a full Thanksgiving meal for nine [including five guests] with only the addition of some disposable roasting pans and, of course, the food ingredients.

I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys some relative solitude, peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain - Cayton's
Breakers Water Park
Casino Del Sol (Gaming)
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Old Tucson Studios
"Wild West Tucson"
Car: necessary

Five minutes from Sonoran Desert Museum, Ten minutes from Old Tucson Studios. Marjor Cross Streets Mile Wide Road and Sandario Road, if you need to map where it is in Tucson.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

1 Time Cleaning Fee $120

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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