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Desert Beauty, Close to City, Quiet and Private

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'Architectural Digest' comes to the desert - unique design, at one with nature

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Last updated: 02/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Tucson Glass Cottage: open-concept living in the desert

This architect-designed original home was completed in early 2013. High sloping ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, polished concrete floors, custom poured concrete feature walls, bamboo drop ceilings, beautiful recessed lighting and myriad 'Architectural Digest' touches make this the perfect spot for the discerning traveller seeking an urbane hideaway in the Sonoran desert.

The panoramic floor-to-ceiling glass walls mean you will be completely in touch with the desert landscape. Saguaros and other cacti surround you. Quail, rabbits, javelinas, coyotes may wander by. You will wake up on the bedroom to the sun rising over the Catalina Mountains to the east and can view the sunset over the Tucson Mountains from the dining area.

Covered quartzite stone decks facing both west and east. Acacia chairs and table on the east deck, bistro table and chairs on the sunset deck. Lounge chairs for sunny afternoons. Driveway parking for one car, a second car can be parked in a pull-out immediately across from the Cottage.

The Glass Cottage comprises two separate units, connected by a covered breezeway.

One half of the Glass Cottage has a Poliform queen size bed; Wassily-style chairs and a Frank Ghery cocktail table and 'Wiggle Chair' in the sitting area facing a working acorn fireplace; dressing room with ample drawers and hanging space; huge two-person glass shower with stone floor and stunning views to the west; vanity area with bamboo sink on cantilevered concrete counter; and a separate and fully enclosed toilet room. Facing east, you will wake up facing the sun rising over the Catalina Mountains.

A few feet away across the covered breezeway, the other half of the Glass Cottage contains the fully equipped kitchen with beautiful tiled countertops; a custom-designed trestle oak dining (or work) table, with 6 chairs; a Danish swivel reading chair and Damson reading lamp; and a leather flip-down sofa, ideal for an afternoon nap. Facing west, you'll be treated to the sun setting over the Tucson Mountains as you prepare dinner.

Tucson Glass Cottage shares 3.3 acres with only the owner's residence, some 100 yards away and oriented to ensure privacy for both homes. The Cottage is accessed by a private gravel road, shared only by the owner's home. The acreage is in the center of a group of 6 similarly large plots, far from traffic.

This is the perfect spot for an individual or couple seeking real tranquility and a touch of luxury in a magical desert setting. Yet an easy drive into the University area, downtown, and into the magnificent Saguaro National Park.

Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/21/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Queen size mod. firm mattress, Poliform frame...moreless

  • Other: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Leather sofa in dining side of cottage flips down as bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Shower with mid-torso jet spray, windows with privacy screen...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Floor to ceiling glass window walls oriented to give you complete connection with the desert (no draperies or other window coverings). No television service....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Hughes Net Internet via satellite (not suitable for other than very minimal video downloads)....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Tivoli radio, easily connected to your music device....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Recreation Center

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Huge floor to ceiling windows face east towards the Catalina Mountains and west towards the Tucson Mountains -- sunrise and sunset!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Oak trestle table, custom designed by Australian furniture craftsman Mark Tuckey. Overhead Izf Onion suspension lamp....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Bosch, located in external cabinet accessed from breezeway....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood-burning acorn fireplace....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Satellite wireless, limited volume -- not suitable for video downloads or other high volume usage....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Two seating areas -- a leather couch on the dining room side, two leather Wassily chairs facing fireplace on bedroom side....moreless

  • Parking:

    One car in driveway, one in pull-out area across road from the Cottage....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Bosch front loader, located in external cabinet accessed from breezeway....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Bodem style, and stovetop espresso pot. Also a classic American drip coffee maker....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All basic dishes, glassware, utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Compact Bosch...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Both east and west facing, covered patios. Acacia chairs and table on east deck, bistro table and chairs on west deck, lounge chairs facing into the desert....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
February 2017
Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$199
$1,150 $3,990
March 2017
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$199
$1,150 $3,990
April 2017
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$189
$1,060 $3,675
May 2017
May 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$149
$850 $3,195
Sept 2017
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$149
$850 $3,195
October 2017
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$169
$945 $3,350
November 2017
Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$189
$1,060 $3,675
December 2017
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$189
$1,060 $3,675
January 2018
Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,150 $3,990
February 2018
Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,150 $3,990
March 2018
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,150 $3,990
April 2018
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2018
3 night min stay
$189
$1,060 $3,675
May 2018
May 1 - May 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$149
$850 $3,195
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$149
$850 $3,195
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning fee per 14 days $95
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

An additional cleaning fee of $95 for biweekly cleaning is required for bookings in excess of 14 nights. Biweekly routine cleaning will be scheduled by property manager at a mutually convenient time for duration of stay.

Outdoor noise, including music, is not allowed.

Surcharge for stays under 30 days during Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.

Breach of house rules provided with rental contract will lead to additional damage claim and/or termination of rental.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 02/21/2017
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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tucson International
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Tucson
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 10 (I-10)

Car: Necessary

Down a private gravel road to 3.3 acres of gorgeous and unspoiled Sonoran desert, shared only with the owner's main home (some 100 yards away). The panoramic floor-to-ceiling glass walls mean you will be completely in touch with the desert landscape -- saguaros and other cacti. Quail, rabbits, javenlinas, coyotes will wander by. You will wake up on the bedroom to the sun rising over the Catalina Mountains to the east and can view the sunset over the Tucson Mountains from the dining area.

Just minutes from the house you will be at the entrance to the magnificent Saguaro National Park (West) with endless hiking trails, climbs of varying difficulty, and the not-to-be-missed Sonoran Desert Museum.

All major shopping needs and a major cinema complex less than a five minute drive away. Five minutes also takes you to Hwy. I-10, from which it is a 15 minute drive to the University of Arizona, 20 minutes to downtown Tucson, and about an hour to Phoenix.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Professional who enjoys beautiful and very peaceful surroundings.

Why the Owner Chose Tucson, AZ, USA:
The perfect mix of the true Sonoran desert experience with easy access to the city and all urban comforts.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Peaceful and gloriously natural, yet easy access to urban amenities.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/21/2017

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Photos

  • 'Architectural Digest' comes to the desert - unique design, at one with nature

    'Architectural Digest' comes to the desert - unique design, at one with nature

  • Recessed lighting throughout, sliding doors leading to one of two stone decks

    Recessed lighting throughout, sliding doors leading to one of two stone decks

  • Huge sliding doors lead directly onto covered quartzite stone deck

    Huge sliding doors lead directly onto covered quartzite stone deck

  • Poured concrete divider wall with built-in USB chargers,drop bamboo ceilings

    Poured concrete divider wall with built-in USB chargers,drop bamboo ceilings

  • Behind the poured concrete dividing wall, the dressing room and bathroom

    Behind the poured concrete dividing wall, the dressing room and bathroom

  • Unique Moso bamboo sink, gorgeous Edition 300 upward folding medicine cabinet

    Unique Moso bamboo sink, gorgeous Edition 300 upward folding medicine cabinet

  • Views from shower out to the desert and mountains beyond, over privacy screen

    Views from shower out to the desert and mountains beyond, over privacy screen

  • Fully equipped kitchen incl. gas stove/oven and Bosch dishwasher

    Fully equipped kitchen incl. gas stove/oven and Bosch dishwasher

  • One of two (east and west facing) quartzite covered decks, steps into desert

    One of two (east and west facing) quartzite covered decks, steps into desert

  • Huge sliding doors from both bedroom and dining area lead directly onto decks

    Huge sliding doors from both bedroom and dining area lead directly onto decks

  • Dozens of the amazing Saguaro cacti, some just inches from your windows!

    Dozens of the amazing Saguaro cacti, some just inches from your windows!

  • Stunning recessed lighting inside and over both decks.

    Stunning recessed lighting inside and over both decks.

  • Bedroom and seating area, facing acorn fireplace and the desert beyond

    Bedroom and seating area, facing acorn fireplace and the desert beyond

  • Design furnishings - Ghery 'Wiggle Chair,' Poliform queen bed, Wassily chairs

    Design furnishings - Ghery 'Wiggle Chair,' Poliform queen bed, Wassily chairs

  • Bedroom faces east to catch the morning light and sunrise over Catalina Mtns

    Bedroom faces east to catch the morning light and sunrise over Catalina Mtns

  • Individually controlled reading lights above the bed

    Individually controlled reading lights above the bed

  • Enclosed toilet at end of hallway, shower and sink adjoin the dressing room

    Enclosed toilet at end of hallway, shower and sink adjoin the dressing room

  • Two-person all glass shower, stunning quartzite shower floor, mid-body spray

    Two-person all glass shower, stunning quartzite shower floor, mid-body spray

  • Second unit, steps away via covered breezeway, views west to Tucson Mtns

    Second unit, steps away via covered breezeway, views west to Tucson Mtns

  • Original Mark Tuckey-designed dining table for 6, positioned to catch sunset

    Original Mark Tuckey-designed dining table for 6, positioned to catch sunset

  • Industrial rusted beams, featured outside and inside.

    Industrial rusted beams, featured outside and inside.

  • At one with nature:  cacti, ocotillo, creosote bush populate the property.

    At one with nature: cacti, ocotillo, creosote bush populate the property.

  • Shares 3.3 secluded acres with main house situated so as to ensure privacy.

    Shares 3.3 secluded acres with main house situated so as to ensure privacy.

  • Butterfly roofs made of steel, swing high towards the nearly-always blue sky!

    Butterfly roofs made of steel, swing high towards the nearly-always blue sky!

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