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The Mountains and Desert in Your Back Yard

Viewpointe, Catalina Foothills, AZ, USA
  • Townhome1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 - 30 nights

Located in Viewpoint II, a small group of town homes hidden on a no outlet street at the foot of the Catalina Mountains (elevation 2575 feet). A very safe, quiet, serene and beautiful location. Conveniently located only 7 minutes from shopping and restaurants and 20 minutes to downtown. The town home is very comfortable and warmly furnished. Spacious outdoor living areas with

bbq grill, a landscaped area with a fountain and breathtaking views.


Donna Kalinske

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 02, 2018
About Donna Kalinske

I was raised in Tucson, but following college I left for NYC and LA, returning here in 2005 to care for my mother. It was then that I rediscovered my love for the Sonoran Desert and for Tucson. Having studied design at UCLA and having worked in design for many years I thoroughly enjoyed both renovating and furnishing my home. A am so grateful for having discovered this beautiful spot.

Donna Kalinske purchased this Townhome in 2005

Why Donna Kalinske chose Viewpointe

I want you to fall in love with the the Sonoran Desert and the Catalina Mountains and to have a quintessential desert experience. I chose this home the moment I saw it and take great pleasure in sharing it and its breathtaking views with others.

What makes this Townhome unique

The home has spectacular views. It is calming and restful and surrounded by nature. It is a haven and a retreat yet within minutes of shops, restaurants and galleries and only 20 minutes to the University of Arizona, a Tucson jewel not to be missed. It is also only 2.6 miles to Sabino Canyon, a spectacular desert oasis for walking and hiking.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Master
        1 king
      • Comfortable king size bed and a beautiful mountain view. 2nd bedroom has a queen size bed.


      • 0 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 2
        combination tub/shower, 1 skylight, hand made tiles.
      • Master bathroom
        combination tub/shower, Extra deep bathtub, 2 skylights

        Location Type

          • Mountain
            Catalina Mountain foothills
          • Mountain View
            Positioned on a hill in the foothills overlooking the Catalina mountains


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Iron & Board
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Fireplace
                  • Garage
                    attached 2 car garage
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Linens Provided
                    All linens provided for both beds including extra blankets, down comforter
                  • Living Room
                    An all open living space facing the mountains including a fireplace area, a television area (which can be seen from all areas) a dining table and kitchen area.
                  • Parking
                    2 car garage with driveway for 2 smaller cars; some guest parking in neighborhood.
                  • Telephone
                    Land line in each room
                  • Towels Provided
                    All towels provided
                  • Washing Machine
                    stacked washer and dryer, Whirlpool


                      • Coffee Maker
                        Krups coffee maker, coffee bean grinder, French Press
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                        Has everything needed and more for cooking and dining.
                      • Dishwasher
                        KitchenAid, stainless steel
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                        New, full kitchen, has everything needed and more for cooking.
                      • Microwave
                        GE Profile, Spacemaker II
                      • Pantry Items
                        all paper goods, soaps, coffee, tea and other staples are provided for one month.
                      • Refrigerator
                        GE Profile, stainless steel, side by side, dispenser
                      • Stove
                        KitchenAid, stainless steel, electric
                      • Toaster


                          • Dining
                            Hand crafted wood Informal dining table for six.
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 6 people


                              • Books
                                Many architectural, design, art books. Misc. other titles
                              • DVD Player
                              • Games
                                Jenga, chess
                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • Television
                                46' HD flat screen, living area


                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    Large covered patio with seating and 2 chez lounges; 4 chair table with umbrella; small landscaped yard; fountain hand crafted with rocks for birds to bath and drink; expansive mountain view.
                                  • Golf
                                    Golf in area including The Lodge at Ventana Resort 4.9 miles
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                    small landscaped yard gardener comes beginning of every month to take care of yards.
                                  • Outdoor Grill


                                      • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                      • limited accessibility
                                      • not suitable for children

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Communal Pool
                                            Beautiful pool located in a nearby wash with the rabbits and the quail. Not heated in winter.


                                              • botanical garden
                                              • cinemas
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • cycling
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • mountain climbing

                                                            23 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Ideal Base for Active or Relaxed Stay

                                                            Susan B.Bellevue WA

                                                            Another wonderful stay in Donna’s comfortable townhouse. We have enjoyed it on several previous visits, but this time we spent a month. Being here for longer meant that we could shop for supplies and cook without an eye to leaving, and could reacquaint ourselves with known destinations and explore new ones at greater leisure. Of course, Sabino Canyon, Catalina State Park, Tohono Chul Park, and Saguaro NP/Rincon were staples for walks/hikes, but we also visited Madera Canyon and the Boyce-Thompson Arboretum (a geology walk) for the first time. The University continues to be a terrific resource, not to mention a beautiful campus. We enjoyed two science talks and a performance by Chita Rivera, and worked out at the UA Recreation Center ($10/day pass, $49/month, excellent). The house is well-equipped for any length stay, the location cannot be beat, and, as another guest has written, “There's nothing like waking up to the sun shining on the Catalina foothills.” It’s a gem.

                                                            Wonderful Stay

                                                            Randy L.Portland, Oregon

                                                            We spent the month of December, 2017 in Donna's wonderful condo. Everything you need is there and it is close to great shopping and dining. The view is exactly as the pictures represent. I highly recommend staying here.

                                                            Wonderful condo getaway in Catalina foothills above Tucson

                                                            mark p.Seattle

                                                            Very comfortable 2 bdrm condo in a small complex nestled in the Catalina foothills. Easy access to hiking in Sabino Canyon, shopping, restaurants and about 30 minutes away from downtown Tucson. Spacious, wonderful view of the mtns and quiet- condo was nearly perfect for our two week stay. Enjoyed grilling on patio. Kitchen well equipped. Beds comfortable and plenty of closet space. Watching birds and drinking morning coffee while enjoying the mtn views listening to the small waterfall feature was a nice way to start each day. Owner easy to work with and photos are very accurate. Check in and out procedure very simple. Only one piece of furniture showed some significant wear and outdoor cushions suffered from sun damage but overall condition and cleanliness of the condo was very good.

                                                            Highly recommended for couples seeking something other than a mega resort experience. It was easy to feel like a “local” after just a few days.

                                                            Good and not so good

                                                            Glynda H.

                                                            The view was great as well from inside as outside. Location was very good. Kitchen had been remodeled and we were there for almost a month and had everything in the kitchen that we needed.

                                                            We had a serious problem for us because the zip code that we were given ,89523 was not the correct zip code. Correct zip code was 85718. We had our post office box up our mail once each week and send to us. Before we found our the zip code was incorrect, our mail was lost and we still have not gotten everything back to our home location.

                                                            It would have been nice to have a closet in the guest bedroom that had a hanging rod in it instead of a desk. We only had guest for 4 days so worked around it.

                                                            Other than these two things, it was fine.

                                                            We have stayed in this lovely condo 4 times because of the mt view

                                                            Leona R.

                                                            Well cared for

                                                            A Favorite Place

                                                            Carol E.Massachusetts

                                                            We have stayed here a several times. We make frequent trips to Tucson and always check to see if Donna's wonderful home is available. Sadly, it is often not. This trip we asked Donna if it would be okay for us to host a small shower for my niece and she agreed. We had so many comments and questions about it. When my cousin walked in, she announced that this was her favorite of all the place we've stayed. Another guest wanted to know if it might come up for sale soon.

                                                            Donna put effort and thought in renovating and decorating this house to feature the incredible views. The decor is lovely, but it is also very comfortable and homey. Add to that, the kitchen is well stocked and there are so many extras. The neighborhood is friendly and we enjoyed walking around there and spending time in the community pool. We are looking forward to our next stay. And if it ever does come up for sale, we want to be first in line.


                                                            Viewpointe, Catalina Foothills, AZ, USA

                                                            Secluded in the foothills yet only a 20 minutes drive on Campbell Ave. to the University of Arizona. Tucson is a university town with its energy, sports, museums, theatre, Andrew Weil, and the world recognized UA College of Science. If you don't want to go into the city, everything you need is close by. A beautiful open air shopping center, art galleries and a short walk to the landmark DeGrazia Gallery. More than a dozen restaurants are nearby including North, Firebirds, Acacia, El Charro's. Walking or hiking in Sabino Canyon or up the Finger Rock Trail, or the many miles of road and off road bike trails. Experience living in the desert with the Saguaro's, the animals, the 'light', the clean air, the smell of the creosote when it rains. Enjoy the desert from your living room. There are four resorts nearby to visit for restaurants, golf, horseback riding. Ventana Canyon Resort, Westin La Paloma Resort, Westard Look Resort and Hacienda de Sol.

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