Artisan Retreat on 4 Acres • Pool – Mountain Views & Comfort(26 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Three bedroom Santa Fe home on four acres with pool. Three days minimum.
This vacation rental welcomes a gentle occupancy and does not allow parties or events.
Hale Bonita – so named in the Hawaiian-Spanish translation of “Beautiful House” is a Santa Fe contemporary, with a solar heated pool and 3 bedrooms. Entry to the property is by way of a private paved road, leading to the brick circular drive. As you enter the home, you are welcomed by the warmth and style of a private resort.
The Living Room is appointed with art, comfortable contemporary furniture in a conversational grouping with a 60 inch HD TV hidden behind doors. An audiophile B&W speaker system, Blu-Ray + CD player and premier television programming leave little to desire in home entertainment. There is a gas fireplace for those winter nights.
The kitchen is perfect for enjoying meal preparations while being a part of the living/dining room and the desert and mountain view. The kitchen is appointed with granite surfaces, a Viking range, a modern microwave + convection oven and a generous refrigerator. There is a washer and dryer in a utility room.
The Master suite is a warm and cozy retreat from the day. Wake up in the California King bed, looking out the French Doors, beyond the lawn and pool, to the view of desert and mountains. A generous walk-in closet will set you right at home with its custom built-ins. The Master Bath is large and airy with a Jacuzzi tub and an artistically designed pebble-stone shower.
The middle bedroom has a Queen Bed and a private vanity that enters into a full bath. The small bedroom has a Double Bed, with lots of light and art and shares the full bath through a Jack-’n-Jill doorway. A travel-photography gallery of prints adorn these two rooms. There are two full baths and one guest half-bath.
The landscaping was designed to incorporate the best of the Sonoran Desert with a touch of Sonoran tropical. The solar heated (mid-March - mid-November) swimming pool is surrounded by a garden of lush plants and trees. A heated Spa overlooks the pool deck and garden. Swim, Spa, relax, barbecue on the gas grill or head out from the back gate onto the dirt roads for biking or hiking in this ranch style horse community.
Cathy and I enjoy the house seasonally, together with Oliver the cat.
The home is 7 minutes from the I-10 freeway ramp – 15 minutes to downtown Tucson and 30 minutes to mid-town.
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Member since: 2014
- 2050 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 5
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Feb 14 - May 14, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning $175 + tax
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Tax Rate 6.05%
Maximum Stay 14 days.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: A former Honolulu resident, I reside in sunny Tucson, working as a commercial photographer. I glide between the best of both worlds: the tropics of Hawaii and the mystical beautiful Sonoran Desert.
Why the Owner Chose Tucson, AZ, USA:
I chose this 4 acre land to build a custom house because of its magnificent views of the mountains, the natural desert - lush with saguaro cactus - and the quiet of the locale.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
In the years following the construction of this house, I added all of the amenities that has made it the comfortable home it is today. It is a sanctuary.
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Looking across the fire pit and pool toward the Tucson Mountains
Living Room, looking south. Cabinet doors slightly opened to show location of TV
Living Room looking north, with Dining Room and Kitchen beyond.
Circular brick driveway entry.
HALE (Hawaiian for 'House') BONITA (Spanish for beautiful).
Kitchen with stainless steel appliances.
Master Bath view of curved stone wall entry to shower.
Second bedroom, looking west.
Second Bedroom, looking east.
Second full bath.
Patio leading to the pool and fire pit / conversational grouping.
The amethyst is a centerpiece of the entry.
Living Room looking west. The fireplace is in view.
Private road entry to the property.
Dusk entry to courtyard.
Looking across dining table to kitchen.
Looking from kitchen, across Dining Room with Living Room in distance.
The Master Bath shower will provide a spa-like experience.
Second bedroom looking toward bathroom with vanity to the left.
Third bedroom is a small room with a full bed and door to full bath.
Swimming pool looking across unobstructed view of desert w/ Catalina Mountains
Late afternoon view from back yard, looking toward the Catalina Mountains.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017
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