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The Mountains and Desert in Your Back Yard

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


About the property

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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017

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.


Viewpointe Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Mountains and Desert in Your Back Yard
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Wonderful condo getaway in Catalina foothills above Tucson

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good and not so good

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We have stayed in this lovely condo 4 times because of the mt view

  • 5 of 5

Well cared for

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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A Favorite Place

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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I absolutely loved my stay at Donna's Tucson home!

  • 5 of 5

Donna's home in the Catalina Foothills of Tucson was the perfect place for me. I chose her home because of the wonderful views of the mountains from her ceiling to floor windows and I was so pleased. I'm an outdoors person and I love the fact that even while I was sitting indoors, I felt like I was outdoors. Donna's home is comfortable in so many ways. Many times when I am traveling I have trouble sleeping, but the mattress in the master bedroom is super comfortable. I felt like I was sleeping at home. The kitchen area is fantastic. The cabinets are stocked with coffee, coffee filters, spices, plus so many dishes and pots and pans. Also, a complimentary bag of gourmet coffee and 2 fresh scones were waiting for me on the countertop. I really appreciated the thoughtful gesture. There are 2 nice areas in the living room - one for viewing tv and one by the fireplace for reading and quiet times. The patio area is wonderful - so big and plenty of tables and chairs. The neighborhood is peaceful and I felt safe and secure. I am a swimmer so I I used the community pool. I was the only one there so it was like having my own private pool. I come to the Catalina Foothills area of Tucson every July and out of all the places I have stayed I like Donna's place the best. I hope to stay here again one day.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply an Amazing Property!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this property the first week of April, with my wife and our 5 yr old daughter. Let me just say that our daughter keeps talking about her "hotel-house" and wants to go back. Need i say more?

The house has everything you could possibly need: towels, blankets, dish soap, laundry detergent, all silverware and kitchen stuff, spices, even a telescope and binoculars (which i also brought not knowing), to name a few. Thank you for that. It made life much easier.

We watched TV for about an hour during our whole stay. There is a full compliment of Netflix and cable channels. We never needed to watch TV.

The stereo, we couldn't get to work; i wish we could have used it to play some music, but we just used our phones instead.

The pool was indeed heated, which was a big plus. The pool was about five houses walking distance, which was a nice quick walk. It's a very small pool, which is actually a good thing because that means it gets heated fast. There were only about 5 lounge chairs, but except one day when a couple of college kids came there, there was no one at the pool. Even the college kids said they were surprised to see us, since there's nobody ever there.

The neighbors were all friendly; everyone waived.

The house has a perfect view of the mountain, and it's at a perfect distance from it too. Furthermore, there is a valley from the backyard all the way to the mountain, giving you even more privacy than you could imagine. No one can see in the house, and the houses are far away.

The location of the house was perfect. Close to everything. There is also a grocery store about a mile away.

The house is nicely decorated. There's plenty of seating. The beds are comfortable. The pillows were great. (We brought our daughter her own pillow).

The house is just perfect! My best experience was in the morning, sitting out on the patio with some coffee, looking at the mountain, and listening to the birds sing.

You will not regret it. Thank you Donna for allowing us to stay at your place!!!

Sorin L.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Nearest Airport
16.4 Miles
Tucson International Airport 35 min.
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Restaurants at La Encantada 5 min.
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Ventana Resort and La Paloma Resort 7-9 minutes
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Trattoria Pina 3 min.
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley 1 hr. 17 min.
Nearest Beach
223 Miles
Rocky Point, Mexico 4 hrs. 25 min
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.