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Pueblo style in foothills-Hot tub and Pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 6

Private & stunning southwestern residence.

Awesome CITY VIEWS and MOUNTAIN VIEWS, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, multilevel Santa Fe Style in the Catalina Foothills. Best of both worlds! - magnificent desert at high elevation for city and mountain views, yet minutes from downtown, U of A, and city life. One of the most interestingly appointed homes on the market brimming with unique art and atmosphere! The home is private and the living space affords luxurious space with abundant privacy afforded by all the levels of living. Fabulous space for sharing in small travel groups because of the split level and many 'gathering' places both indoors and outdoors. Outdoor Pool and Hot Tub.

You are surrounded by the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert when you're at the Pueblo house. You can have the entire 3000+ sq. ft. space to yourself or share travel time with friends. The split-level, open-spaced, high-ceiling design gives beauty and privacy even within the interior of the home. There are also multiple levels of outdoor living. Pool and BBQ area has stunning views as do the 2 balconies off of Master Bedroom Suite.

More Details

Lori Lippman
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 25, 2018

About Lori Lippman

We are long-time Tucson residents who love Tucson and love our home in the Catalina Foothills.

Lori Lippman purchased this house in 1997

Why Lori Lippman chose La Buena Vida Estates

We adore privacy. It's the Southwest, land of the infamous outlaws. What we have here is space. We have beauty and privacy. Our home brings us a personal kind of Peace. It's what we love about it.

What makes this house unique

Privacy above all. You are surrounded by the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert when you're at the Pueblo house. You can have the entire 3000+ sq. ft. space to yourself or share travel time with friends. The split-level, open-spaced, high-ceiling design gives beauty and privacy even within the interior of the home. Art is abundant throughout the home. There are also multiple levels of outdoor living. Pool (unheated in winter) and BBQ area has stunning views as do the 2 balconies off of Master Bedroom Suite.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I love the quiet, serene privacy and the continuous views of the Catalina Mountains and the city below. We were within 20 minutes of everything we wanted to do while we were here. The beds are really comfortable. We went to DeGrazia's Gallery in the Sun which was a big surprise. Then we went to the theater down by the university. Our last Sunday we went up to Finger Rock on Mr. Lemon and took amazing pictures. Just loved the house. Felt like home.

Jan 2013
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La Buena Vida Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Luxurious heart shaped tub in a charming master bedroom
  • 3 bathrooms. There is a private bathroom within the master bedroom suite. Also on the 3rd level, just steps from the kitchen, dining and living room is the 2nd bathroom. The 3rd bathroom is on the 1st floor level with the 2 other bedrooms and the spacious, well-appointed, laundry room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1st Level Spacious Bedroom, King Bed, Shared Deck.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Spacious room, deck shared with 2nd bedroom, 1st level.
  • Master Bedroom upper level, has city and mountain views from deck on both north & south side of the bedroom. A fireplace, king size bed and heart shaped 2 person tub in private bathroom make this master bedroom a beautiful private oasis. 2 Bedrooms and full bath on lower level affords privacy when travelling with friends or children. An outdoor deck can be accessed by both these lower level bedrooms through the french doors in each. Two essentially private spaces joined by the central living area of the dining, kitchen and living room.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • tennis


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(39 traveler reviews)

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Pueblo style in foothills-Hot tub and Pool
average rating of 4.74359 based on 40 reviews

Bathed in Southwestern Mystique

  • 5 of 5

La Casa Blanca, actually a white beacon nestled among cactus, Palo Verdes, mesquites, peppermint, fruit, and eucalyptus trees, provided just the right refuge a beacon should. The home offers a reflection of the cultural community surrounding it, including the Native American and Mexican cultures. Fine art and artifacts adorn each room, giving character and warmth to all corners of the house. We could have spent all of our days engaged in discovering new details throughout the spacious house, or relaxing in the hot tub, or splashing with delighted children in the swimming pool, or getting our cardiovascular exercise in the exercise room, or watching the sunrise on the Catalina mountains in the morning and turning round to dance to the pulsating lights of the Tucson valley in the evening. But we had returned to Tucson for a long-awaited reunion of friends and family, and our time to enjoy all that La Casa Blanca had to offer was far too little. The place was luxurious delight. We appreciate all the thought and care provided by the owner.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy and gratified that you appreciated the ambiance and spirit of Casa Blanca. I hope you come back to enjoy and bathe in the peace of the beautiful Sonoran desert soon. You are welcome anytime!
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Where do you live? Bay Area, Northern California

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house and location. Perfect for a family of 5 celebrating a U of a graduation!!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad the house was great for your celebration. Congrats!
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Nicely kept property

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The house was conveniently located in the Catalina foothills. It was clean and well-kept, there were abundant towels (both pool/hot tub and bathroom) and it was nicely appointed and supplied. Although it was cool while we were visiting so we didn't use the pool or outdoor areas a lot, they were very nicely kept and there were lots of places to sit/lounge. Overall we recommend this property. We do want to note that there are several levels with tile stairs. Our aging father was with us, and although we did not have problems, I can see that someone elderly and less spry could have issues.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! Nice to hear. Please come back to visit anytime.
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Beautiful home close to great hiking

  • 5 of 5

The house is large and beautiful with a spacious, open floor plan, beautiful southwestern decor and well equipped kitchen. The master bedroom and bath is on the upper level so has excellent privacy. The master bedroom is very large and has 2 decks - one with views south to Tucson and the other on the north side with mountain views. The neighborhood is lovely, in a natural setting and very quiet. The rolling terrain creates privacy between houses - it's not a flat subdivision. And the Adobe syle with an enclosed terrace and pool area creates privacy as well. My husband and I go to Tucson to hike and this house is close to great hiking. We hiked in Ventana Canyon, Sabino Recreation Area and Sugaro national park East - all very easily accessed from the house. The house is only 5 minutes from a shopping area with a Whole Foods and a Natural Grocers, gas station, etc. The owner is very responsive. We really enjoyed our stay and would love to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Please come and visit again!
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This property is beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is very comfortable and lovely. Lori has maintained it very well. The surroundings are beautiful and every thing function as it should. The bathrooms were clean with cozy towels and there was a view of the Tucson area from every window. I would recommend this property to anyone without ADA needs. It is not conducive for someone who has trouble with stairs. I would and did give it 5 *****!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your glowing review, we hope you will come back to visit again!
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Perfect Tucson Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house is just fabulous, and the location perfect for us, as we were on a buying trip to the Gem Show. Definately would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15.6 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Many Resorts
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-10 Entrance at Orange Grove Road
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
37 Miles
Mt. Lemmon Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
300 Miles
Puerto Penasco
Car: necessary

You are surrounded by the vast beauty and splendor of the Sonoran Desert when you are at our home Casa Blanca Pueblo. Saguaros cluster on the horizon and in the distance. Mountains surround the range where Tucson lies. Be sure to visit the Sonoran Desert Museum, a world renowned zoo, natural history museum, and botanical garden all in one place! Visit burgeoning downtown with events and historical attractions, and ride the new modern street car. Plenty of opportunities right in and around Tucson for hiking, bicycling, camping, visiting spas, golfing, playing tennis. All the advantages of pleasures of the Southwest are close at hand while you reside in a private, peaceful, Tucson Pueblo Style home.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Non-refundable Cleaning Fee $250

Rates vary according to season, and length of stay. Non-refundable cleaning and dog fee apply.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is made.
90 Days or more prior to arrival 95% of deposit will be refunded
60 Days Prior to arrival 50% of deposit will be refunded (59 days or less 0%)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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