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Spectacular Desert and Mountain View Guest House

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights


About the property

1 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 2

Charming little guest house with about 5000 sq feet unique, private outdoor area and breathtaking views! It sits on the top of the hill and the real beauty is the view from the double deck that overhangs the cliff. Enjoy spectacular views of Sonoran Desert and Catalina mountains all day long. It is perfect for people who love to spend time outdoors! Soak up the sun on the deck or enjoy your outdoor meals. Big Saguaro Cacti stand on the desert creating the most unforgettable view. Sometimes you can even see wildlife that inhabits this most expensive of neighborhoods of Tucson Foothills. Property is located on River Road in Tucson. It is close to everything but it provides quite and comfortable escape from the busy city.

Guest house has about 400 sq feet. It is complete and comfortable. It has 1 bedroom with a closet, bathroom with tub and shower and kitchen combined with a living area.

**The kitchen has all you need to feel at home and prepare your meals. Big refrigerator, gas stove and oven, coffee maker, electric kettle, toaster, microwave and blender.

**The bedroom has very comfortable queen size bed.

**In the living room you can enjoy watching television on a sofa. There is 42 inch flat screen TV with DVD player and several DVD movies.

**Wireless Internet

**gas grill

**private driveway with remote opening gate.

**additional utility room with washer and dryer.

**private swimming pool (not heated)

**5000 sq foot private outdoor area with 4 different sitting/lounge places.

**We are less than 5 min away from the BIKE LOOP (Rillito River) which goes for miles around town and connects to Santa Cruz Loop. (24-50 miles of biking).

We can make our bikes available for only $35 a week. Please ask.

This unique house sits high on the hill on 5 acres of desert.

It is private with a big double deck and a swimming pool.

Sit, relax and enjoy our beautiful place. It is so beautiful that you will want to spend your time outdoors.

There is plenty place to park your car.

You are close to everything: grocery store 5min away, restaurants 3-5 minutes away, mall and movies 8 minutes away, tennis, golf , bicycling, hiking. But most of all you can enjoy sunny weather sitting by the pool or looking over the desert.

All utilities included. We have all you need ready for you so when you arrive you can enjoy your stay.

There are lots of interesting places to visit. Some of them are:

Sonoran Desert Museum,

Old Tucson Museum ( Place where old western movies where made)

Pima Air and Space Museum,

Titan missile museum

Mission San Xavier del Bac

Sabino Canyon,

Saguaro National Park

Mount Lemon,

International Wildlife Museum,

De Grazzia Gallery in the Sun

Tombstone only 90 min away

Kartchner caverns and Colossal cave

Tumaccacori Mission


Birding sites at Ramsey and Madera Canyon

More Details

Meg Homoki
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, polish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

Why Meg Homoki chose Tucson

Very unique property. 5 acres on River Rd in Catalina Foothills. It is very private with big outdoors and close to everything.

What makes this house unique

Enjoy the desert and Catalina Mountains View with sunny weather guaranteed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

You should advertise on your site how close you are to the Loop - wonderful for cyclists from the North.

We also went to Pinnacle Peak our last week. Great steak and show. Best steak I have had in years! Would go there again for sure! So thanks for all the tips!

We are sad to be leaving Arizona and your little Casita. We enjoyed meeting both of you and your family. Thanks for everything!
Nov 2015
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Tucson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Comfortable Queen size bed with a dresser and walk-in closet.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • 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
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Private Remote controlled gate


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average rating of 4.4 based on 6 reviews

Unique picturesque location close-in

  • 5 of 5

This clean, quiet, comfortable one-bedroom casita is in a truly unique location. Situated on the top of a hill just off River Rd, the setting provides nearly 360 degree view of the natural surroundings, including sunrise, panorama of downtown Tucson, the near-by Catalina mtns to the north, and terrific sunsets. We watched the lunar eclipse from the common area in front of the casita and it was spectacular. This is also close to the Rilito, the Tucson Racquet and Fitness Club, and a short drive (~15-20min) to downtown. Host Meg was prompt in response to questions, and flexible with arrival/departure times when she could be. This is our second stay at this casita, and if we didn't buy a home here during our last visit we'd be back again!

Note that the pool, while pretty, is not heated and therefore water is too cold to use during winter months...

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for Two

  • 5 of 5

The guest house was a perfect getaway for the two of us. The location is great - close to the mountains for hiking, yet close enough to shopping for every day needs. The owners were very accommodating to our schedule, making our trip that much better...many thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views!

  • 3 of 5

This modest suite has impressive views in all directions. That is it’s best feature. The location is also good. It’s close to downtown or hiking in the mountains. The suite has kitchen basics for cooking or simple meal preparation. The bedroom and bathroom are adequate. The TV/sitting room is comfortable. It’s best for no more than 2 people . Multi-use trail nearby makes it walkable to the Rillito farmers market Sunday or to Trader Joe’s for groceries. Coffee in the morning watching the sun rise makes it a special memory.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Pretty quiet house at the border of the desert

  • 5 of 5

I came from France to Tucson to do hiking in south Arizona in August (less than 2-3 hours drive from Tucson). I particularly appreciated East Saguaro park (a lot of wild animals early morning, lovely cactus flowers), several hikes in the Tucson mountains, the wonderful Arizona-Sonora desert museum near west Saguaro park, the unique ambiance of Tombstone, the nice town of Bisbee (with excellent coffee and foods), and the Organ pipe cactus national monument near the Mexican border. The house is situated in a very quite place in the foothills of Catalina Mountains but you are very close to everything (shops, restaurant, etc). From the house you can enjoy the nature of the desert. The house is pretty with a very comfortable bed and a very well equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, a large view on Catalina mountains and the North of Tucson (often nice sunsets). At last but not least, Jim and Meg were attentive and for me it was always a pleasure to discuss with them (for instance, nice breakfast with Jim at Egg Connection restaurant). In brief I had super time at this place and very likely will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful desert living

  • 4 of 5

Located on 5 acres of pristine desert in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains, this guest house is a perfect retreat to enjoy nature at it finest. We enjoyed the well-equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, and the "Mayan" temple.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Tucson International airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
La Paloma Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
El Coral

Sonoran Desert


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $65
Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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