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Spectacular Desert View and Catalina Mountains

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Charming little guest house with about 5000 sq feet unique, private outdoor area and breathtaking views! It sits on the top of the hill and the real beauty is the view from the double deck that overhangs the cliff. Enjoy spectacular views of Sonoran Desert and Catalina mountains all day long. It is perfect for people who love to spend time outdoors! Soak up the sun on the deck or enjoy your outdoor meals. Big Saguaro Cacti stand on the desert creating the most unforgettable view. Sometimes you can even see wildlife that inhabits this most expensive of neighborhoods of Tucson Foothills. Property is located on River Road in Tucson. It is close to everything but it provides quite and comfortable escape from the busy city.

Guest house has about 400 sq feet. It is complete and comfortable. It has 1 bedroom with a closet, bathroom with tub and shower and kitchen combined with a living area.

**The kitchen has all you need to feel at home and prepare your meals. Big refrigerator, gas stove and oven, coffee maker, electric kettle, toaster, microwave and blender.

**The bedroom has very comfortable queen size bed.

**In the living room you can enjoy watching television on a sofa. There is 42 inch flat screen TV with DVD player and several DVD movies.

**Wi Fi Wireless Internet

**gas grill

**private driveway with remote opening gate.

**additional utility room with washer and dryer.

**private swimming pool (not heated)

**5000 sq foot private outdoor area with 4 different sitting/lounge places.

**We are less than 5 min away from the BIKE LOOP (Rillito River) which goes for miles around town and connects to Santa Cruz Loop. (24-50 miles of biking).

We can make our bikes available for only $35 a week. Please ask.

This unique house sits high on the hill on 5 acres of desert.

It is private with a big double deck and a swimming pool.

Sit, relax and enjoy our beautiful place. It is so beautiful that you will want to spend your time outdoors.

There is plenty place to park your car.

You are close to everything: grocery store 5min away, restaurants 3-5 minutes away, mall and movies 8 minutes away, tennis, golf , bicycling, hiking. But most of all you can enjoy sunny weather sitting by the pool or looking over the desert.

All utilities included. We have all you need ready for you so when you arrive you can enjoy your stay.

There are lots of interesting places to visit. Some of them are:

Sonoran Desert Museum,

Old Tucson Museum ( Place where old western movies where made)

Pima Air and Space Museum,

Titan missile museum

Mission San Xavier del Bac

Sabino Canyon,

Saguaro National Park

Mount Lemon,

International Wildlife Museum,

De Grazzia Gallery in the Sun

Tombstone only 90 min away

Kartchner caverns and Colossal cave

Tumaccacori Mission


Birding sites at Ramsey and Madera Canyon

More Details

Property Manager
Meg Homoki
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, polish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

Why Meg Homoki chose Tucson

This is very unique property. It has 5 acres in Catalina Foothills in Tucson with spectacular views of the desert and the mountains!

What makes this house unique

Huge private outdoor area with lots of seating area to enjoy wonderful sunny weather.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks for sharing your wonderful spot in the desert. We particularly enjoyed sitting by the pool in am and into the night as well as swimming. It's a special private place.
Jun 2015
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Tucson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a bathtub and a shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The bedroom has comfortable queen size bed, dresser and walk-in closet.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • tennis
Private remote controlled gate.


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Spectacular Desert View and Catalina Mountains
average rating of 4.3076925 based on 14 reviews

Great things come in little packages

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our week here very much. The casita, although very small, met all of our needs. It was clean and well appointed. The bed was very comfortable. Plenty of space was available outside to sit and enjoy the sunshine, the pool and the surrounding desert. Very private, too. The owner checked on us via email, otherwise she left us alone.

The location is close to everything, yet it felt off the beaten path.

The casita IS small - so if you require a lot of space, this is not the place for you. For the two of us, it was perfect.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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kerrville, TX

great stay!

  • 5 of 5

very clean and neat upon arrival. 2 nice decks for reading and viewing the mountains and sunsets. comfortable bed and good heat for chilly nights. this is a nice guest house and was a most enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Desert Views. Promised and delivered.

  • 4 of 5

The photos don’t lie folks! Nestled at the beginning of the Catalina Foothills, this location was perfect. A short drive to shopping and restaurants in one direction and beautiful desert wilderness in the other. Every morning I stepped outside and had my mind blown by the view. The view to price ratio is outstanding and the nearest neighbors are a good distance away and at different elevations so the property is very open and still feels private.

The indoor space is small and cozy, great for my parter and I. We spent most of our stay out exploring and hiking so we only needed the minimal living space. Ample storage for clothing and food. The position of the shower head wasn’t my favorite, but the water was always hot and steady.

I stayed in December and while the weather was beautiful, it wasn’t warm enough to want to swim in the large pool. I had noticed what looked like a hot tub in the photos. It was not listed in the description, but I hoped it would somehow be available’s not lol. It is either not functioning or off limits, which I was ok with because it is not advertised at all. If it was available in the future I think that would make this great property even better.

I hope to visit Tucson again and when I do I plan on staying here again. Cheers!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here 16's out of the way, high enough off of River Rd traffic where the street noise is tolerable. Sunrise and sunset views are phenom. A small cottage, photos depict it accurately. Charming. Though the pool was ice cold, we stayed here during an unusual hot spell, and actually got IN the pool, or just soaked our feet as we watched the sunset, with a glass of wine! The couple of issues that arose were dealt with promptly. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property has nice views and privacy. Perfect for 2 people and a small dog.

  • 5 of 5

Sits up on a hilltop in the desert but close to everything you need. Heard coyotes at night. We had a couple of javelinas surround our truck one evening and decided to just let them have it and we stayed in! Reccomend you arrive in daylight for the first time. But once you know the way it is easy to access.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful desert views

  • 4 of 5

This is a sweet little guesthouse just off River Road. The views of the desert are spectacular and it feels remote, but it's quite convenient to things in the city. It feels safe with the gated entrance and owners nearby, although it's very private. It's good for a single or couple. There's a pool, although it was too cold to use in December. All the basics are in the kitchen (pans and dishes, not food). I did have a hard time finding it in the dark when I arrived, despite the good map, and that kept me from going out at night as much as I might have otherwise. I finally figured out it's 7/10 of a mile from Hacienda del Sol, and that the drive is at the spot where there are big 35 mph reflective markers marking a curve on River. A few more amenities like soap would be nice, but it was a nice place at an excellent price for the foothills.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Tucson International
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
La Paloma Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
El Coral
Car: necessary

Pima air museum, Old Tucson, Tucson Desert Museum, Biosphere II, Saguaro National Monument,




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Pet Fee $65
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Manager'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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