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Mollohan Castle = Mountain side seclusion, Desert Beauty

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 or 4 BdRm 2 bath, 2200 sf and 2000sf deck space, 4 stories

10 min. to city center / 10 Seconds to Sonoran Desert Beauty

Tucson Mtn.s Castle - At the end of the road and up the drive you will find your muse. Sun worshippers, castle enthusiasts, desert adventurers, retreat/culture seekers looking for something unique, it's HERE. Create your visit from a point of inspiration, I mean the Castle decks and patios where you see the entirety of Tucson plus more than 8 Mtn. ranges and 50 mile, 360* views.

The modest accommodations vary; Ever sleep in a Dungeon or Rappunzels Tower - well theres tamer boudoir's as well,like the Masters quarters on the main living floor and the guest suite with large private sun deck theres even outdoor futons that make true beauty of our Sunsets, Stars, Sunrises, oh and did I go on about Tucson lights at night,pretty magical !

Amenities you ask?

Family kitchen, two hands needed for dishwashing but mixer, micro and toaster all here. Theres a clothes washer but our dry desert air make it easy and fast to line dry so thats mostly what we do. Sheets bedding and towels are provided as well as paper products (kleenex/ toilet tissue and paper towels within reason)(also dish soap)..

Ok fun stuff

Gas grill, chiminea(small fireplace), futon on the deck and pool table

Private sun deck on the second floor out.

Hike ,bike and horse trail right from the back of the property. Great 1.5 mile loop or much more if wanted!

More Details

Owner
Daniel Reese
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Daniel Reese

A trans plant originally from suburbs of Phila. thru the early legal gambling days in Atlantic City then to Tucson Az. to pursue rental R.E. and adventure. Degreed in hospitality mngt. I've always felt good when I can make a person comfortably at ease. A relaxed atmosphere with attention to service for you is what I'd like to provide you.

Daniel Reese purchased this castle in 1996

Why Daniel Reese chose Santa Cruz Southwest

location, location and oh yes, views 50 mi 360* !

second is the trails adjoining Tucson Mtn. Park while being only minutes from downtown and forth ave.

Only a mile from the Interstate intersection at 10 and 19 or over the Ajo Pass to attractions like The Desert Museum (high recommendation) , Old Tucson Movie Studios and Casino Del Sol.

What makes this castle unique

A residence blended with entertaining and entertainment for guests and their invitees. Privacy and unique accommodations that would also handle your event needs up to say 100 framily and friends.

Amenities

Santa Cruz Southwest Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Concierge, (Danny/me) lives onsite ready to help with any information or guest needs. Please text any difficulties for immediate attention5208786467
  • Parties, gatherings, and events for more than double the amount of overnight guests need to be cleared with Danny and some extra charges possible.
  • Children are great but need close attention in this unusual space where there’s a few places for possible trips and scrapes. Adults take care as well.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • queens bath - toilet , tub , handheld shower
    guest bath - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility

Reviews

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Mollohan Castle = Mountain side seclusion, Desert Beauty
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 18 reviews
Fort Lauderdale
5

Stunning views and loads of personality!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed staying at this unique property. The views can't be beat and we enjoyed spending time on the patio. Would be a great property to host an event as it is very spacious. Danny was very helpful and friendly. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy your time was fun and memorable. And thanks for mentioning the event space, just coming available(weddings and such). See you all again soon. Danny
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5

Unique house near some of the best sites in Tucson!

  • 5 of 5

This place might not be for everyone. It has uneven stone floors, swords on many walls, steep narrow stairs and, yes, even a dungeon. But, if you’re open to an unique experience that will add fantasy and whim to your Tucson visit, then we highly recommend that you stay at Mollohan Castle! The owner, Danny, is a kind, friendly and helpful host. In fact, his peaceful personality is a contrast to the armed castle-theme, and that just adds to this memorable and eclectic Tucson experience.

My husband and I, our college-aged daughter, two teen-aged sons and a friend all stayed here comfortably over a long weekend. My youngest son was a little spooked by the visit to the dungeon when we first arrived. But even he warmed up to the castle theme and was soon exploring the place, and was especially charmed by the outdoor spiral stairway. We all had a great time here. The house is close to the Saguaro National Park, where we spent a lot of the weekend, and it was easy to drive back into town for fun shopping and dinner in the evenings.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chocowinity, NC, USA
3

A unique experience

  • 3 of 5

Dan Reese, the owner, was an excellent host and accommodated our every need. The "Castle" is a very unique structure and very interesting attributes. Additionally, the view has to be one of the best in the area. The bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable as was the living room. The kitchen is adequately equipped for relatively simple meals.

On the down side, it seems that this facility is still a work in progress. The only small shower is located on the second level and access is difficult because a fold-down bed consumes half the stairway. Furthermore, the overall experience would be improved if unused/unnecessary equipment were removed from the building and the surrounding area.

Access to the "Castle" can be an issue because our GPS led us to a road, Cook, that dead ends. Must use Brown to access the unimproved road to the "Castle" that has an impressive entrance.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FL
5

VERY cool place to stay, million dollar views!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I with our two Boys 13 & 15 recently stayed 3 nights in the castle on our trip out West. Loved it, had a total blast, excellent location to do all the Tucson stuff. The Castle was totally unique, very adventuresome, great family environment if your family likes fun - probably not for the wimpy and pampered high-maintenance families.

Beautiful Saguaro cactus hill right behind the house, which the Boys and I hiked with flashlights several nights. The evening views of Tucson from the castle Terraces are awesome.

Owner Danny was super easy to work with and very attentive.

Would definitely stay there again!

Brad, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

It's not for everyone

  • 3 of 5

Mollohan Castle is an incredibly unique property. As such, it has unique idiosyncrasies. It was fun to stay there. The views are wonderful. The floors are made of stone. This makes it a bit hard on your feet if you don't want to wear shoes all the time. The bed in the main bedroom was really comfortable! I, personally, liked the blackout curtains. The kitchen is adequate. The furniture in the sitting area could use an upgrade. The "house" is still a work in progress. We would stay there again, but for a shorter period of time.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a great place to relax and watch the sunrise or set. Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

We flew to Arizona to surprise my daughter, and her family.. not only were they surprised about being able to spend the weekend with us but we were able to hang out in a castle. My grand babies are 2, 5 and 2 months. The children had so much fun exploring the castle and property. We spent our time hanging out around the table, playing games, laughing and enjoying each others company. We grilled out, enjoyed playing pool and making memories around the fire, watching the sunrise and set and have tons of pictures to remember our amazing trip. My youngest daughter absolutely loved the princess tower. She immediately chose to sleep in the tower as soon as she laid eyes on it. We could have never had the experience and fun that we did if we had stayed in a hotel. This is a fantastic home away from home and I will stay here again when we travel to Arizona in the future. The owner was very welcoming and added to the wonderful experience. I highly recommend the property. Thank you for making our stay unforgettable.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh many thanks to you Susan, its a genuine pleasure to watch the memory making unfold in so many ways. Danny
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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