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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 - 24 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 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

Pets considered. (Sorry no parties allowed unless approved by owner.)

More Details

Tony Marotta
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

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.

Tony Marotta purchased this house in 1985

Why Tony Marotta chose Tucson & Southern Arizona

Me and my parents bought this property in 1985 as it had a small studio

adjacent to the main home. At that time, I added on to the studio and in 2006

the main house was completely remodeled and 900 sq ft was added.

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, etc.

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!


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
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • 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 channels, etc.


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Beautiful home with pool, very private yet close to downtown, U of A and arts
average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews
Springfield mo

Excellent all we wanted

  • 5 of 5

Loved the property and location

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome stay

  • 5 of 5

This is an awesome property. The house is very nice, with all the amenities of home. The outside area is fantastic. The pool and hot tub are great. The neighborhood is nice, clean, and quiet area. You won't find a better place to rent! If I am ever in the Tucson area, I will definately stay at this property if it is available!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, lovely home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at this property and made quick use of the very private pool upon our arrival. Mornings in the hot tub were made extra special by the hawks taking advantage of the pond out front (they were taking advantage of the water source when we arrived) and perching high on the nearby telephone pole out back to survey their domain. Kitchen was well equipped and the dining/living space was a very nice size with very comfortable furnishings. The only thing we couldn't figure out was the electronics, but we felt it wasn't worth bothering the owner about since we didn't come for the TV/stereo.

A couple of reviewers mentioned the driveway, it was not a problem at all. It is dirt/gravel and there are ruts, but we have a Prius with fairly low clearance, and it wasn't a problem at all.

For those not familiar to Tucson, Eegee's is a home grown restaurant and very close to this property (along with several other dining options). Go get an Eegee (they also have subs), I promise it's worth your while! The other place we always dine at when we go to Tucson is Mama's Hawaiian BBQ (several locations, none close to the property, but definitely worth looking for if you're interested in trying out the local establishments and don't want Mexican).

We come to Tucson a few times a year to visit family so we'll definitely be coming back to enjoy this very nice home.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alydia. I was very happy to have you and so happy to see you utilize all that there is at this home. Thank you mentioning the driveway as it is quite easy and I am not a big fan of too much concrete and asphalt!! I try to keep the front and Koi pond area as nature friendly as possible. Some of the bedroom TV's are going to be updated with new digital Mini boxes offered by Cox now. They are much simpler. You left the home in great shape and I do appreciate that so much and you are always welcome here. Tony Homeowner
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Great location with nice view of the surrounding mountains.

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we have stayed at Tony's place in Tucson. The home has great accommodations including pool & hot tub. The location has easy way access to local supermarkets, etc. which are also within five minutes walking. Tony is always available to answer questions or respond to any concerns that may arise. The large patio area is great for family functions.

We hope to make another stay in the future.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Very easy to locate. Nice service. Everything one needs for longer stay.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place with fabulous outdoor space.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in mid April with my wife and two kids, ages 6 and 9. We came to visit my sister who lives close by so the location was great for us. It may seem a little unnerving leading up to the place because it's on a dead end gravel road and has a long driveway. (Especially if you arrive at night like we did) But once you get up to the house, you'll appreciate the privacy, the house is nice and secluded on a huge desert landscape lot. My sister has lived in this area for 30+ years and assured us it was a safe place. The pool and jacuzzi were awesome and the entire outdoor patio/pool space was super relaxing. Drinking a cup of coffee on the patio and watching the sunrise is the best. The temp of the pool was perfect. We did put the solar cover on every night, to keep it above 80, but that wasn't difficult. The house had everything we needed for our stay. If we had any questions, Tony was very responsive and available if needed. Thanks, Tony for renting your house. Hopefully we'll be back again sometime.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.