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Beautiful home with pool, very private yet close to downtown, U of A and arts

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 22 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10

Beautiful luxury home with pool and jacuzzi in a secluded backyard. Great city and mountain views from all areas. Koi pond with waterfall that attracts wildlife including many birds. Various viewing decks. Large Sante Fe fireplace. This home offers all this yet close to downtown Tucson, University of Arizona, arts district and shopping. The home is just a few minutes drive from the main parking lot for Tucson's New Modern Street Car! Towering Giant Saguaro cactus on property! 1.4 acres. Located at the base of the Tucson Mountains in the Western Foothills. Incredible views of Santa Catalina and Rincon mountain chains.

Pets considered. (Please ask)

(Sorry no parties allowed unless approved by owner.)

More Details

Tony Marotta
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Tony Marotta

I have lived in Tucson since 1982. Originally from southern New Jersey.

I am a handy guy, so the home is very well kept up inside and outside.

I am very available if needed with a simple text or call.

I want groups to have a great time and enjoy your stay!

Tony Marotta purchased this house in 1985

Why Tony Marotta chose Tucson

Me and my parents bought this property in 1985 as it had such a great feel, land, pool and views.

The main house was completely remodeled and 900 sq ft was added in 2006.

The main house is the rental home, the guest house is used for storage and houses the wifi. There is a helpful "cheat sheet" to help with many of the features and instructions for pool, hot tub, switches, close restaurants, etc. As of 2015, there is a 40 inch HD TV outside with viewing from just about all of the pool yard and Jacuzzi.

What makes this house unique

Very private yet close to downtown and University area. It has many of the original "Charming Burnt Adobe" walls, where they could be left during remodeling.

Everything is modern and tiled throughout! Views are great and the Koi pond attracts all types of wildlife particularly birds and some hawks and eagles! Hummingbird feeders in the front attract them year round!


Tucson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No large parties* (Some family gatherings) No diving off redwood deck into deep end of pool PLEASE! No rearranging of electronics or large furniture.
  • *Some family gatherings allowed if discussed with owner first.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Large, deep shower close to pool yard.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Fold out cot stored in closet if needed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • tennis
There is a 40 inch LCD Smart TV outside in the patio area with plenty of sports and movie channels, etc.


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Beautiful home with pool, very private yet close to downtown, U of A and arts
average rating of 4.806452 based on 31 reviews

Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

3 sisters, two spouses and a niece and nephew. Very roomy, had everything we needed. Used hot tub but too chilly to use pool. Great proximity to U of A, groceries, restaurants, etc. Not fancy but comfortable. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our best vacation rental to date!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at Tony's place! Everything was perfect. Three of the bedrooms have sliding glass door that go right out onto the covered patio. The view is spectacular and the property is very private. The kitchen was well stocked and because we cooked so much food for Thanksgiving, we didn't eat out once during our week there. We spent a lot of time in the hot tub and because of the record-breaking November temperatures, several people in our party even swam in the pool. There were plenty of towels for the three bathrooms, pool and hot tub. We were able to do our laundry throughout our stay which enabled us to pack light and save on checked bag fees. Tony was available any time we had a question or a need and could not have been a friendlier host. We will definitely stay here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is a very special property.

  • 5 of 5

This property is quite unique. It feels quite remote yet it is only five minutes to shopping and restaurants. We had a football weekend (actually four days) and we had so much fun using the Pool and the Jacuzzi as well as the outdoor T.V. that we rarely left the house. We made full use of the kitchen and Barbeque. In doing so we saved a lot of money normally spent on eating out. The proximity to the University of Arizona campus and football stadium was terrific. The house is very well maintained and very clean upon our arrival. Couldn't have asked for more!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Spot For Families Visiting Tucson and U of A.

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Tucson to celebrate Family Weekend at U of A with my son who is a Senior. We traveled with my wife, mother in law, my oldest daughter and her boyfriend and my younger daughter and her fiance. The home is comfortable, has great amenities (including pool, hot tub, integrated indoor and outdoor stereo system and an outside TV), provides great privacy and views, is well located (10 minutes from U of A and 10 minutes from downtown) and is a wonderful location for a family gathering. The three larger beds were comfortable but you might want to bring some egg crate/padding for the small bed if an adult is sleeping on it. Also, the dirt driveway is a bit daunting if you arrive at night but once you traverse it once it is really easy to navigate and adds to the ambiance! Overall, a great place to stay when in Tucson with family or friends!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect rental home away from home.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Springfield mo

Excellent all we wanted

  • 5 of 5

Loved the property and location

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Tucson International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Famous Sam's
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Downtown Tucson
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Sunrise Park
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Puerto Penasco Mexico
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

These rate apply for at least a 3 week minimum. It is somewhat negotiable. Certainly no 1 week or 5 day requests will be approved.
This home is 2 miles from TCC and most of the smaller shows. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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