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Solar-powered Three Bedroom Home With Mountain Views and Citrus Grove

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,440 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Citrus Grove With View To The Mountains And A Golf Course

This cozy three-bedroom, two-bathroom fully-furnished house in Tucson estates no 2 is a jewel for anyone looking to spend a relaxing yet engaging vacation in the southwest.


The interior is spacious and saturated with sunlight. Our central living room area is equipped with basic cable TV, DVD and a radio. Adjacent is a large dinning table and a fine reading area with a fantastic selection of travel and arts literature with a special focus on the southwest. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a state-of-the-art gas stove and fridge. High-speed Wireless internet is available throughout the house.

Master bedroom with queen size bed has a large walk in closet and it's own large bathtub with shower. The other two bedrooms have generous sliding-door closets and share a bathroom with tub and shower. There are plenty of linens and towels for your stay.


The backyard is simply irresistible and its seating area creates a natural transition between the inside and outside of our property. Guarded over by a magnificent Palo Verde tree and flanked by a lush citrus grove, the backyard is an oasis for our guests. Enjoy a grapefruit or two for breakfast before adventuring out to the desert museum! The back gate leads directly to trailheads in the Cat Mountains which are visible from the all around the house.

Engaging surrounding

Located at the end of a cul de sac in the heart of a vibrant community, the house is a two-minute walk from the Tucson estates clubhouse with clean heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, tennis courts and putting green, bocci ball court and table tennis. The clubhouse offers a multitude of classes and clubs you may wish to join during your stay. Access to the clubhouse is included with the rental.

The outstanding Arizona Sonora desert museum and the Saguaro National Park are barely two miles away and are world-class travel destinations. Additionally, Tucson is a golf destination boasting many great courses within a small radius.


No-smoking inside the house


More Details

Lenka Chludova
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 7, 2018

About Lenka Chludova

Jeremy French and Lenka Chludova live in Northern California. We work as producers and production managers in the music industry since the 1990s. We earned our Masters Degrees in The Netherlands and in Boston, Massachusetts.

Lenka Chludova purchased this house in 2012

Why Lenka Chludova chose Tucson

We loved the desert from the first moment. We traveled and lived in the Southwest. When Jeremy inherited the property in 2012 from his beloved great-aunt Zaye Chapin, we wholeheartedly knew we needed to keep the house in the family. Zaye was an outstanding, calibre one woman and we honor her gift deeply. Renting the property to vacationers allows us to maintain the house and further her legacy.

What makes this house unique

There are a thousand and one details we love about the Zaye Chapin House. But as far as favorites go it's a toss up between the magnificent 50+ year old palo verde tree that shades the patio, the fresh grapefruits and the hikes through the back gate into the big Cat Mountains.


Tucson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1440 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No candles on the property allowed
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , towels provided
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , towels provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , all bedsheets and linens provided
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , all bedsheets and linens provided
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen size comfortable futon, all bedsheets and linens provi
  • queen size, all bedsheets and linens provided
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • museums
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Three mature grapefruit and citrus trees that ripen at the end of December and their fruits are available for the enjoyment of our guests.


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Solar-powered Three Bedroom Home With Mountain Views and Citrus Grove
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great location and hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here in December. Owners and housekeeper very gracious when we needed a late night check in after our flight was delayed. Very prompt responses on email and phone messages. Lovely view from back yard and miles of trails to walk. Very safe neighborhood. Nice heated community pool just across the house.

House and furnishings are a bit dated, but clean and comfortable. Owners have stocked house with many everyday supplies (paper goods, laundry needs, trash bags, etc.) so you don't need to buy everything.

You will enjoy your stay here!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Margaretville New York

Gem Show

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Zaye/Chapin House. The hosts, the ambience, the mountains within walking distance, were all a great pleasure.

We will come again and recommend their residence to all potential guests.

Thank You, for making our stay such a pleasantly memorable one !

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Out in the Desert

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location of this house, right on the edge of the desert yet surrounded by other houses. Walking distance to a very nice pool. Great location for visiting Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum. Not far from downtown. But...a bit of a drive to the nearest supermarket.

It was comfortable house, well equipped, extremely quiet, lots of birds to observe in the yard.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lexington Kentucky

Great Location to tour Tucson/Southern Arizona and excellent hiking!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, adult son and I really enjoyed out stay at this location. It really felt comfortable like "home". We were able to walk right outside the door and quickly get into the prettiest area to walk/hike.

Was very well equipped for everything you need while there. Owners was very easy to make arrangement with and in accommodating our needs. We want to plan another trip to come back and stay in this location again.

I would totally recommend this Great vacation home!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Debbie for taking the moment to write a review, we really appreciate this. All the best to you and your family, Lenka and Jeremy
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Port Dover, Ontario, Canada

Great Vacation Home next to Tucson Mountain Park

  • 5 of 5

Located near Tucson Mountain Park which offers hiking and mountain biking trails. The home is spacious and is nicely decorated with a dining area for six, a well equipped kitchen, plenty of linens and towels. The citrus trees in the backyard provide many refreshing drinks. The front covered porch and carport are ideal for shade and parking. The private backyard backs unto a golf course and has a lovely view of the Cat Mountains. We highly recommend this property and we hope to return sometime.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manchester Michigan

Wonderful home and surrounding area

  • 5 of 5

Our family only experienced the Zaye Chapin House for five nights, but what a wonderful experience it was. The house has all the necessities needed for a month long stay. It is very spacious and has a wonderful backyard to relax on a quiet evening or morning. The mountains surrounding the property gives one the opportunity to walk out the front or back door and hike for hours. The Sonora Desert Museum up the road is fabulous as is the Saguaro National Park. If you just want to stay around the house and relax the community pool is within site from the front porch. I would highly recommend this house to anyone. I will return soon and hope the Zaye Chapin House is available.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.1 Miles
Tiny's Saloon & Steakhouse
Nearest Golf
Tucson Estates Golf Club
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Tucson Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
8.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Coyote Pause Cafe
Car: necessary

Golf-course right behind the property.

Two-minute walk from the Tucson Estates Clubhouse with clean heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, tennis courts and putting green, bocci ball court and table tennis. The Clubhouse offers a multitude of classes and clubs you may wish to join during your stay.

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum and the Saguaro National Park are barely two miles away.

The 4th Ave at Downtown Tucson is a great area to go out to bars and restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Low/Summer Season :: June 1-Aug 31 ::
$675/week, $1,675/month

Autumn & Spring :: Sep 1-Oct 31, Apr 1-May 31 ::

High Season :: Nov 1- March 31 ::
$1,075/week, $3,175/month

All cc / paypal payment fees are additional.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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