Our place is close to golf courses, I-10, good access to downtown Tucson (20 min drive), but with the Sonoran desert privacy--very quiet ranch lands, shopping 10 min away, views of Tucson Mountain sunsets and Catalina Mountain sunrises. You'll love our place because of the coziness, location, solitude, security, lush desert vegetation, flowers, hummingbirds, and minerals. the South wing is good for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers. Karen & Lenny are available in the North wing of the ranch for help or questions. The South wing has it's own private entrance for guests and a carport for 2 cars.
THE SPACE: The home provides a 1500 sq ft Casa, not a Casita. A corral, with water on demand for the horse, and some roof shelter, is available for those traveling with their horses. There is a large living room, large kitchen and dining room along with the two bedrooms, all available for our guests private use -- see photos. One bedroom is a master bedroom with a full bed and a private bath, and the second bedroom with a single bed has a large office table and chairs--it's full bath is directly across the hall. A full kitchen is available -- dishes, cookware, dishwasher, garbage disposal, large side-buy-side refrigerator, microwave, full 4-burner gas stove w/self cleaning oven. The house has central air conditioning, central heat, and central air by a swamp cooler for those who like the fresh breeze and hearing the birds sing outside. A gas grill is available adjacent to the veranda. 6 citrus trees are teaming with lemons, oranges, grapefruits, tangelos, and blood oranges and are available to guests for fresh fruit at breakfast during the 5-months of citrus production. A gallery connects the south guest wing with Karen & Lenny's north wing.
GUEST ACCESS: Guests have full access to the fenced backyard, horse corral, laundry room with washer and dryer, and the remainder of the 5 acres of Sonoran Desert. They will be provided with a guest code to open and close the gate to the ranch. The heavily treed back yard has a large shaded and covered veranda off the kitchen with cushioned chairs and glass table, the propane grill, a swing set, and 6 citrus trees, flower beds, and rose bushes nestled among the ironwoods, Aleppo pines, and mesquite trees.
HOST INTERACTION WITH GUESTS: We are both geologists and are happy to interact with our guests, providing them with various tourist advice, and information on the local geology. We have some tourist books and maps available for use. A small library of novels to read is also available in the living room bookcase.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD:the "neighborhood" is all ranch land with 5-10 acre properties with corrals on county dirt roads. Your vacation casa will be isolated from other houses -- none can be seen from your vacation home bedrooms or yard.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE: Guests have two bedrooms, 2 persons in the master bedroom with a private bath with large shower, and 1 person in the other bedroom with office accommodations, and a separate full bath with tub and shower. Free Wifi available throughout the house and on the veranda. Guests will have their own key and separate entrance from Karen & Lenny's North wing of the ranch. Only one guest family (maximum of 3 persons) at a time, and they have exclusive use of the casa south wing. Abundant parking in addition to the 2 places available under the carport.