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Beautiflul Eco-Friendly Home with Views, 3 Master Bedrooms, Whole Foods Nearby

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 8. 4 Bedrooms. 3.5 Bathrooms

Spacious modern home in the Catalina Foothills of Tucson. Eco-friendly, Allergen Friendly. Only green cleaning products used in home. Whole house water filtration system. Chlorine Filters on all showers. No carpet.

Great for family reunions, corporate gatherings, or to get together for couples to get away. 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8), 3.5 baths, large eat-in kitchen (counter seats 4-6 people), with outdoor furnished patio (mountain & city views) WIFI, 70' 3D Vizio Flat Screen with HD Cable TV in media room. HBO, ShowtimeThis house has everything you need for a short or long-term stay.

We are minutes away from Sabino Canyon for all your hiking needs, and 45 minutes away from Mt. Lemmon. Close to wonderful shopping (La Encatada mall, dining, entertainment, world-class golf, hiking and biking. We are also within easy driving distance (approx. 20 minutes) to downtown, the University and the airport.


The home comfortably sleeps 8 people, and can sleep up to 10 people with the option of a comfortable full size rollaway bed, cots, or an air mattress in the media room.

The master bedroom has a king-size memory foam mattress with a large walk-in closet. Master bath has a 6' jacuzzi tub, steam shower with a bench for sitting and 5 shower heads.

The 2nd bedroom has a king bed with a double closet.

The 3rd bedroom has a queen bed with a walk-in closet.

The 4th bedroom has a custom in-wall queen bed with furniture available for clothing storage.

The media room has a roll-away bed, in addition to several cots and air mattresses for additional guests.

The house has central A/C


This kitchen was designed by a chef for a chef. With ample counter space, and a high countertop that can fit 4-6 people, this kitchen truly has it all. Top of the line appliances, including a Thermador built-in refrigerator and a double oven for all of your cooking needs. There is an automatic dishwasher and refrigerator/freezer with ice maker. There are dishes and cookware for making wonderful family meals.


The living room has a large sofa with two additional chairs surrounding a fireplace.


With seating for 6, the dining room has a 300 gallon saltwater aquarium and a piano for a serene and elegant atmosphere.


The laundry room has a brand new LG washer and dryer. There is an iron and ironing board as well.


Covered Patio with circular table and couch to have a meal or lounge. Built-in FireMagic grill for all of your grilling needs. Furniture to lay out by the pool. Ping-Pong table for recreation.


The home has a large driveway with two entrances that can fit 4-6 cars.


On the Northeast side of Tucson, this house is located in one of the premiere locations in Tucson. This house is conveniently located within minutes of the brand new Whole Foods Market for all of your shopping needs. This community is quiet and consists primarily of retired couples.


Sabino Canyon

This home is located less than a 5 minute drive from Sabino Canyon National Park.

“An oasis of the Catalina Foothills, Sabino Canyon is one of the most scenic spectacles in Arizona. A paved road runs 3.8 miles into the canyon, crossing 9 stone bridges over Sabino Creek. It begins at an altitude of 2,800 feet and rises to 3,300 feet at its end, a popular drop-off in summer because of the swimming holes at Hutch's Pool and The Crack.

Winding through the canyon, visitors who follow the road have views of the creek, the riparian vegetation, magnificent Saguaros on the canyon walls, and towering rock formations. Picnic areas are scattered along the road, as are trailheads leading to other sections of the National Forest or paralleling the road. Within the canyon, visitors travel by foot or horseback. Bicycles are permitted before 9am or after 5pm any day except Wednesdays and Saturdays .

The only motorized vehicles allowed on the 3.8-mile paved road that leads through the canyon are the Sabino Canyon/Bear Canyon shuttles and Park Service vehicles. Ramadas at the entrance give canyon visitors a place to sit and watch the wildlife while waiting for the shuttle.”

Mt. Lemmon

On the northwest side of Tucson, this house is conveniently located close to Mt. Lemmon, boasting an elevation of over 9000 feet. With many hiking trails and campgrounds, Mt. Lemmon is a perfect place for a day trip.

Saguaro National Park

Within 20 minutes of this home. Tucson is home to the nation's largest cacti. The giant saguaro is the universal symbol of the American west. These majestic plants, found only in a small portion of the United States, are protected by Saguaro National Park.

Ft. Lowell Park

Within 5 minutes of this home. A large, beautiful park, boasting a huge pond to watch the ducks and relax

Ventana Canyon

Located within 5 min. for Golf, Tennis, Spa, & Fine Dining


La Encantada Mall, a beautiful and new outdoor mall, is a must visit with great ambiance and restaurants. It is a 10 min. drive from the property.

More Details

Michael Few
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Michael Few

I work in the field of technology, creating software to help empower people to take control of their health. After a serious injury many years ago, I remodeled this house to accommodate my needs and create a serene and healing atmosphere.

Michael Few purchased this house in 2010

Why Michael Few chose Catalina Foothills

I love this property because of the gorgeous views from the backyard and the incredibly convenient location. It is is a perfect middle ground between convenience and quiet serenity.

What makes this house unique

Views from the backyard. Huge Kitchen with the finest appliances, 3 Master Bedrooms,


Rio Verde Vista House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • 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 ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Steam Shower & Jacuzzi tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Beautiflul Eco-Friendly Home with Views, 3 Master Bedrooms, Whole Foods Nearby
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful house and property

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Michael Few's home was outstanding. We especially enjoyed the backyard pool and patio area. The media room was a hit as well!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and functional in a great location

  • 3 of 5

This is an older home and shows its age but it is comfortable and functional. Beds and pillows were uncomfortable and linens were tired. General layout of the home was great for the 3 couples with a large centrally located kitchen and outdoor living area. Pool was unheated so we only used it once. Got a lot of use out of the steam room which is a great feature (since we were lucky enough to 'win' the master bedroom - lol)

Proximity to shopping was very convenient with a shopping area including food stores, pharmacy, restaurants, bakery just down the road.

Scenery is spectacular overlooking the city on one side and backing onto the mountains on the other.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lyle, Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the location and accommodations of the house. I have upgraded several of the mattresses per your recommendation. Regarding linens, although during your stay there were a set of new linens available per room, I have recently ordered new organic cotton linens to make the house even more comfortable for future guests. Thank you again for you feedback. It has been helpful for me to make the house even more comfortable for future guests. Michael
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  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful. Plenty of room for the six people in our group. Really enjoyed the massage chair, peaceful backyard, large kitchen, saltwater fish tank and all the other extras. Easy access to so many great places to explore around Tucson. Highly recommend this wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We enjoyed the spaciousness, the salt water fish tank, the grill. The house has a great vibe.

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed the comforts and the decor of the house. The kitchen is so functional, the two sinks, 5 burner gas stove with fantastic island. Thank you Michael for your attention to all our requests. We are looking forward to renting it again next season.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Michael's house over Christmas with our son and daughter in law and their four year old twins. We were briefly joined by a nephew and his three year old and 9 month old for one night, and another night by a niece and her 14 year old. The house is very well appointed and comfortable, and there was plenty of room to spread out and for the kids to play. The house is even nicer and seems larger than it looks it the pictures. We only had to remove a few things to safety. We had a big family xmas dinner, put up a tree, and had a wonderful time feeling very much at home. We especially enjoyed the patio and landscaping. Xmas night, we had a fire in the fire pit and made s'mores which was great fun for everyone. It was too cold for the pool, but it is nicely lit at night. If you are traveling with small kids, you do have to be very vigilant as there is no separate fence around the pool. We all also loved the aquarium, which is really remarkable and constantly changing. The kids were fascinated and even named some of the fish.

Michael met us and showed us around and was very informative and helpful. He even remembered we had asked about using the bikes, and made a special trip back to bring them to us. The house is on a busy street, but so well insulated that with doors and windows closed, we never heard anything. Michael had clearly given a lot of thought to creating a space that is calming and relaxing - even with kids running around. And he was very flexible about arrangements.

The location is great, with views of the mountains and city lights, and with stores and restaurants a short drive away. The master bedroom and bath were very spacious and comfortable with a steam shower and water massage bath. There isn't a door between the master bedroom and bath, which was a little disconcerting with children running around but manageable.

We very much enjoyed our holiday in this eco- and people-friendly home and hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Myself and three other women stayed at Michael's place. He was very accommodating if there was ever a problem. We had a great stay and Will definitely go back. This is a perfect location right in the middle of everything.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Loews Ventana Canyon
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.64 Miles
Whole Foods
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rio Verde Vista House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season (Fall)
Nov 1 2017 - Jan 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
Tucson Gem Show
Jan 27 2018 - Feb 11 2018
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season (Spring)
Feb 12 2018 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Protection $99

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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