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Serene Poolside Retreat With Mountain Views Near Golf and Hiking

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 29 - 30 nights

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Minimum Stay
29 - 30 nights

About the property

Private Residence With 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Pool, Hot Tub, And Fire Pit

Bring friends or family to share one of the bedroom/bathroom suites in this resort like setting. During the day you can access one of many golf courses within a 5 to 10 minute drive or walk out the front door and take a hike in a magical canyon. The Oro Valley Community Center is about 5 miles away offering weekly or monthly rates for access to a full array of indoor and outdoor sports activities. After a full day of outdoor exploring or shopping in the many specialty shops, enjoy a cold drink sitting pool side at our tranquil oasis in the desert watching the Catalina mountains turn from pink to purple at sunset while the stars brighten the sky!

The master suite includes a roomy bedroom and sitting area with a queen tempurpedic mattress including massage options and elevation for head and legs. The spa like master bathroom includes a large walk in shower with hand held, a therapeutic soaking tub and double sinks with private access through a pocket door to a double walk in closet. The front guest room also has a tempurpedic mattress. The third bedroom doubles as a den with access to the yard and a super comfortable LazyBoy blow up mattress for the queen sleeper sofa.

For those who like to cook, there is a specially designed kitchen with double ovens, gas cooktop, microwave, fridge and dishwasher as well as an array of small appliances. The dining room comfortably seats eight at the large round table. The great room offers views of the special yard light and the pool. A gas fireplace warms the home on chilly evenings. The sound system supports a 37 inch Sharp TV with blue ray DVD and a carousel CD system.

The large private backyard faces north onto a wash and offers a panoramic view of the Catalina mountains. A ramada shades the private spa usable year round seating up to six people. A propane fire pit warms brisk evenings with comfortable seating with mountain views. The 14 x 32 foot pool has an electric cover to maintain heat and reduce debris offering gentle sounds of running water with six fountains. The pool can be heated during cooler months for an additional fee. A special outdoor kitchen area includes a propane gas grill with plenty of serving space and ready access to several citrus trees laden with lemons and limes along with black mission figs.

The home is an easy ride to area attractions and only 45 minutes from the Tucson airport and less than two hours from the Phoenix airport.

The pool has a gas heater and an electric cover to preserve heating. Cost of heat varies based on air temps and desired warmth of the pool.

Grocery stores are 3.3 miles from the house and specialty groceries with great produce, fish, chicken and healthy items are just over 5 miles away.

Locally owned restaurants are fantastic providing an array of tasty treats including Italian, greek/seafood, Japanese, Mexican and more traditional food options. The Village Bakehouse is close by with pies and pastries that melt in your mouth. There is also an abundance of chain restaurants. We frequent Rubio Baja Grill about 4 miles from the house for their fresh Mexican and excellent fish tacos and great salads with great outdoor seating at the base of Pusch Ridge.

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Honey Pivirotto
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016

About Honey Pivirotto

In 1999, we moved to Arizona from Connecticut and have enjoyed owning several properties in this beautiful state. Our home at 817 E. Hickman Drive is our favorite for its privacy, views and the amenities we have incorporated.

Honey Pivirotto purchased this house in 2007

Why Honey Pivirotto chose Oro Valley

This property is on the corner of Rancho Vistoso providing ready access to specially designed walking and bicycling facilities. The property neighbors a wash and has only one house next to it making it particularly quiet and private with lots of visits from cardinals and other birds as well as wildlife. It is close to several beautiful parks with tennis courts, basketball courts, playsets, and a great dog park.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this property because the panoramic views of the mountains from the front and back yard are incredible providing a sense of peacefulness any time of the day and particularly at sunset when the mountains turn shades of pink and purple. On nights with a full moon this is a special place to enjoy a special drink or a cup of tea while watching the moon rise up behind the mountains evolving with a beautiful glow. The neighborhood is a delightful mix of families and retirees enjoying each other and the array of special events Oro Valley and Tucson have to offer.


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Serene Poolside Retreat With Mountain Views Near Golf and Hiking
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Awesome month in Oro Valley, Arizona

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful month this March staying at this home! The backyard area w the pool, hottub, firepit, and grill was the best! Lots of time spent there relaxing w friends and family who visited. We did a lot of sightseeing in and around Tucson and was always nice to come back to what felt like home! The owners were excellent making sure everything was taken care of...always got back to us right away if we had questions! Thanks and we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review! We were so glad to see you and your guests enjoying our home, the yard and the pool as much as you did. We are delighted you felt at home and hope to see you return. Thanks for leaving our home so clean and in such great shape; we could tell it meant as much to you as it does to us!!
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  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable home with outstanding pool/backyard. Home could entertain a large group in comfort. All amenities available. Great location. House is clean and nicely attired.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for the month of February and would recommend this home to anyone. We have rented properties before and this was just like staying in your own home. The kitchen was extremely well equipped. We love to cook and sometimes you feel like you are performing survival cooking, but not in this home. Owners even said to help ourselves to any of the food items in pantry, which was very well stocked. The property manager and home owners were easy to contact and responded on all our questions. Pool and patio were wonderful. Entire house was very comfortable and location worked well for us.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to have both of you as guests! Thanks for the positive feedback. It was wonderful to know you were so comfortable and we really appreciate how well you took care of the home. We hope to see you back soon to visit or maybe even look for a home of your own.
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Our stay for the month of January was wonderful. We have rented from VRBO for 3 winters now, and this is right up at the top of our list. The owners were excellent in communicating with us and checking in to ensure our stay was comfortable and amenities were satisfactory. Very personable before and during our rental from them. The house was very clean and had all the amenities we needed for our stay with our little dog and two year old. We are in the accommodations industry ourselves and are very particular about what we rent. This home passed the test! It was a home away from home! Thank you very much for helping to make our holiday fabulous.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were pleased to share our home with a family that included a young child and small dog. It is our preference to rent for a month or more so the renters can fully explore the many parks and trails in the area and accomplish day trips to local attractions and return to a comfortable, resort like setting at our home.
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Our family

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed staying here. The owner, Honey, was very accommodating and made sure that nothing was left out during our stay. This home has so much to offer. Great for entertaining, lounging or just simply enjoying the beautifully landscaped back yard. We would recommend this home to everyone and would definitely stay here again next time we visit Arizona! Thank you Honey!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed having a family of five enjoy our home over the holidays. The holiday season in Tucson is one of our favorite times of year; the weather is perfect for outside activities of all types during the day. The evenings are perfect for sitting by the fire pit while the sun glows on the mountains. It was great knowing the family renting could relax at our home and use it to entertain their relatives in the area. We hope to host them again!
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 10
Car: recommended

The property is located northwest of Tucson in close proximity to many events including the Omni El Conquistador golf tournament, the international gem and mineral show, the Tucson rodeo, a Mariachi conference and 4th Avenue Street Fairs - to name a few. Numerous art galleries, restaurants, museums, and festivals are an easy drive. The home is located adjacent to Rancho Vistoso Blvd. which is specially designed for runners, bicyclists, and walkers. Honey Bee Canyon is perfect for hiking year round and is only .1 mile from the house.


Rates & Availability

Rancho Vistoso House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
Fall 2017 and Thanksgiving
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
29 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
one time cleaning fee $250

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. For additional information contact owners at
Taxes are applicable to any rentals for a period less than one month. Multi month discounts are available so consider renting for the winter season!!!

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Rancho Vistoso House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom has its own bathroom and two of the three bedrooms have direct access to the backyard living space. The master and the garden bedroom that doubles as a den have new TVs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
This home is ideal for a single couple or a group of friends interested in a relaxing spa like environment that is close to a wide array of golf courses and resorts, hiking, the international gem show, and other local events and tourist attractions. It is within 2 hours of the Phoenix airport and 45 minutes from the Tucson airport.

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