A Presidential Suite at a Fraction of the Price
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
In a quiet, unassuming, neighborhood in the Santa Catalina Foothills lies a small jewel of a home. One of the Southwest's leading interior designers created this as her own residence and lived here for more than a decade. The home has been featured on the Tucson 'Opera Dames' home tour and in the Tucson Lifestyle Magazine. Recently totally refurbished, this beautiful property is now available for vacation rental.
Though only 1600 square feet, the clever design makes the house seem larger. Using the concept of a New York loft apartment as the inspiration, the master bedroom is separated from the living areas by a travertine and mirror, dual-sided, fireplace. To one side of the master bedroom area is a bathroom featuring a large, walk-in shower. To the other side is a small sitting alcove with floor to ceiling views into a natural desert orroyo. Here, it is not unusual to see members of the desert wild community - gambel quail, cardinals, javelina, and bob-cats - as one sips morning coffee. Adjacent, is an enormous walk-in closet.
A well designed compact kitchen features black granite counters, European, whisper-quiet dishwasher and integrated smooth top oven. The great room contains a formal sitting area features two comfortable down-filled couches in front of the fire place, while on the opposite wall a 42 inch flat screenTV is set up with cable, DVD, CD, and am/fm radio. A library of videos and music is provided. Adjacent to the front entry way is a dining area and, beyond this, a smaller seating area for relaxing with a drink and a book. This area also contains a desk, space for a lap top for those vacationers who just cannot leave work behind. An additional bedroom with full-size bed suitable for overnight guests is off this seating area. A second full bath is accessed both from this room and the living areas.
A private outdoor courtyard can be reached from both the living and guest rooms. Again, clever design turns a small area into a relaxing outdoor retreat; a soothing fountain runs down rocks, a metal sculpture echoes the many armed saguaro cactus on the adjacent hills and the area is bathed in sunlight much of the day.
Despite the peace and serenity of the location, within five minutes walk is a comprehensive shopping center with supermarket, drug store, two speciality bakeries, three dry cleaners, and eight restaurants! Within a five mile radius lie some of the southwest’s most prestigious resorts each with their signature five star restaurants; Loew’s Ventana Canyon is a mile away to the north, the Westin La Paloma Resort is less than four miles away to the west. For the nature lover, the famous Sabino Canyon recreation area is just a mile away to the east. Here, trails into the Catalina State Park range from easy to challenging. For the golfer, the famous Trent designed Ventana Country Club 36 hole course is literally just up the road.
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Member since: 2004
- 1540 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- King size beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Dual-Sided Fireplace, King-Size Bed in Master, Full-Size in the Guest Room, Satellite TV in Living and Both Bedrooms, Full Kitchen with Microwave, Side-By-Side Refrigerator, Freezer with Ice Maker, Attached Double Garage, Community Pool & Spa, (NOTE, Pool NOT Heated in Winter), No Smoking Indoors & No Pets...moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Shared Hot Tub
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay
May 1 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $90
50% deposit to hold a reservation; balance on arrival.
Two guests preferred; additional guests at $15 per night each.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Large, open plan, great room
Master bath features a walk in travertine shower
Second bedroom has its own bathroom and exit to the patio
The alcove off the m/bed area looks out into a natural desert arroyo
Living Room access to the patio.
two low steps take you into a 2nd level.
The community pool. (Only the spa heated year round)
Make ours your second home while in the Grand Canyon State
Master bedroom is hidden by the double sided fire place
The small kitchen has everything a serious cook would require.
The small sitting area off the 2nd bedroom enjoys morning sun
The 'loft' layout. Unlike New York, an attached garage and no stairs!!
Entering patio from living room, this is to your left. 2nd B/R has direct access
Another view to the second level. Hill behind is completely undeveloped.
Hummingbirds nesting on the patio...wildlife is plentiful.
This listing was first published here in 2004.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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