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Peaceful Getaway in Nature

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Serene Getaway in Nature. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom With Peaceful Desert Views

I invite you to get away from it all and experience the very unique, peaceful feeling that permeates this property. Enjoy exceptional uninterrupted views of the desert and mountains on a secluded 1 acre property with unlimited Arizona sunsets and starry desert nights. The house is completely surrounded by beautiful desert landscaping designed to attract humming birds and butterflies, giving you complete privacy from other properties. You can even enjoy fresh fruit from several fruit trees on the property including tangelos when ripe. Watch it all from an extensive covered veranda stretching on 2 sides of the house.

This quiet, spacious and comfortable retreat is located on a division of a large ranch near Kitt Peak observatory, boasting some of the cleanest air in America, just north of the Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge and about half hour drive from downtown Tucson.

The house is a single story, 2,400 sq ft. open plan totally furnished including 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1 office with wide views and perspectives. The master bedroom, which has a king size bed, has direct access to a private patio and there are uninterrupted views of the surrounding landscape for miles from the large living area. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and the third bedroom has an electric adjustable twin bed. There is a walk-in pantry off the kitchen as well as a dedicated laundry room. The house is artistically appointed throughout with unique furnishings and hand-painted cabinets in the bathrooms. Above all it exudes an overwhelming peaceful feeling. Many guests have confirmed that they had the best sleep while staying here.

In addition there is a 2 car garage attached and a ping pong table as well as a king Mayan hammock on the porch.

The kitchen is stocked with dishes, glasses, utensils, pots and pans and usual necessities. The closets have all linens and blankets necessary. The laundry room has a vacuum cleaner and a floor steamer as well other cleaning tools and products. TV and DVD player as well as internet are available.

Despite its quiet surroundings the house is within 10 minutes drive of grocery stores, local restaurants and a well supplied country store. Nearby excursions include the Saguaro National Monument, the movie set of 'Old Tucson', the renowned Sonoran Desert Museum, the Kitt Peak observatory, the vast Buenos Aires wildlife refuge and the San Xavier mission.

An offsite caretaker provides his varied skills for the landscaping and any mechanical problems. He is also very knowledgeable about the native plants and their uses.

This home is very comfortable as it is furnished and equipped as a primary residence. I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I do.

More Details

Property Manager
Robyn Lugo
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Robyn Lugo

I grew up in France and spent many years traveling around the world while working at an international job. I eventually settled in San Francisco and raised my family there. We began to split our time between California and Arizona after falling in love with the beautiful desert. We also found the exposure to native american traditions very intriguing and rewarding.

Robyn Lugo purchased this house in 1996

Why Robyn Lugo chose Diamond Bell Ranch

We spent many family vacations in this home. It has a wonderful energy and peaceful desert surroundings. It is a great place to be to escape from the busy city, but close enough to Tucson to enjoy all it offers.

What makes this house unique

This home's main living area has a wonderful open feeling with lots of natural light and great windows. It feels very private and secluded. My wife is an artist and found it a wonderful place to resource and fuel her creative energy.


Diamond Bell Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Brand New Mattress as of September 2016
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful, Relaxing, turned me into a desert lover

  • 5 of 5

This was a family reunion. People came from around the United States. Everyone loved it. Bird watchers-happy. Butterfly and Hummingbird fans-loved it. Wildlife fans saw havalinas, coyotes, rabbits, deer, and even a roadrunner. The house was super comfortable and everything we needed was there if you look long enough. It is remote, but that is why we had all the beautiful nature. Many thanks for sharing your wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your heartfelt experience. I have the same feelings and love for people to resonate as I do with a little peace of heaven on earth.
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Very Comfortable Desert Home

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything we needed to be comfortable for a month outside of Tucson. It gave us space that we could entertain friends and family that were passing through the area as well as a very comfortable place to go after being tourists and seeing the sites in and around the Tucson area. The wildlife was amazing, javelina, deer, coyote, quail, cardinals and many other birds that we have never seen before. The house is a ways out from Tucson but if you like being away from the hustle and bustle of the city it is the place for you. Ben the caretaker and Robyn the contact person were great to work with and very helpful. In a nutshell, it felt like home!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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quiet and relaxing, beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

A little far to drive if you want to go downtown everyday, but that is part of the appeal.

The house is very well equipped (we had thanksgiving dinner there and didn't miss anything)

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Peaceful getaway in Nature" is well named.

  • 4 of 5

Diamond Bell Ranch is in a lovely setting, very quiet but not isolated. Tucson is within 30 minutes away and the highways are good. We saw much wildlife and many different birds in the backyard and area. As artists there was much to paint and as tourists much to explore. The Tucson Mineral and Gem Show was exceptionally delightful as was the native art show at the University. The ranch itself was very clean and well stocked. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we booked it again for next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Shining Gem in the Desert

  • 5 of 5

I love staying at this gem of a house in the Tucson area. It's close enough to town for a meal, shopping or a visit to the Desert Museum, but far enough away to give you a feeling of quietude and peace. Although you'll have neighbors, you don't see their houses from back of the property. It feels vey private and the spaciousness of the desert seems to permeate and flow into the house. It's a seamless dance of the indoors and outdoors with just the right amount of light filtering through the windows and the skylights. Nature abounded with frequent sightings of deer and quail passing through the "back yard" on my last visit. The owner had thoughtfully left a seed block hanging in front of the large picture window. What a delight it is to watch the many species of birds feeding in the mornings and late afternoon. If you happen to witness a thunderstorm, you can feel the energy that lights up the sky and smell the scents that come only from a desert rain. Everything about this house asks you to listen to hear what your heart may have to say to you while you are here We spent much of our time enjoying one another in the spacious back patio for breakfast, watching the sunsets and the mountains, or viewing the stars in the evening. It is a great place to share quality time with friends and family or take an introspective retreat. I felt inspired to write, explore the eclectic book collection and take walks. i felt myself slow down to the more natural rhythms of nature . Of course the comforts of cable and wi fi exist, so you can be as plugged or unplugged as you want or need to be. This is a special place to feel truly at home and feel nurtured by all that this setting has to offer you.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with beautiful and quiet surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

This home is quiet and surrounded by beautiful desert scenery! You can see the stars at night and the evening air is wonderful. Big enough for multiple people to stay. Wonderful layout of the home. Home is about 30 minutes from downtown Tucson. Very clean and well-maintained.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson Botanical Gardens
Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Ryan Field
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Fred's Arena Bar and Steakhouse
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Kestrel Cafe, Open Range Pizza, Three Points Cafe
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $550

Stays for one month or more are $90/night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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