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Caliente Creek Ranch #3

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Come Out And Feel The Wild, Wild West

Beautiful home on five acres of pristine desert...Awesome views of the Catalinas and Rincon Mountains.. Lots of birds, coyotes and wildlife all around.. Home is surrounded by mesquites, cacti and agaves....Out but close to shopping, restaurants and cafes....Lots of hiking paths and bike riding close... All tile floors, high ceilings with fans in all rooms...wood burning fireplace inside and out. Huge brick patio and disappearing sliding glass doors to an incredible backyard with big mesquites and awesome views of the Catalina Mountains. Very quiet, peaceful, with huge wash and sometimes running water. Just a beautiful place to relax and get away. Pool is not heated in the winter. Home has huge windows and a disappearing sliding glass door, to bring the outside in. Huge mesquites surround the backyard where lots of birds gather. Outside patio on the banks of the Agua Caliente wash with stone fireplace to watch the stars as they come out at night. Roadrunners, quails, hummingbirds, coyote howling, beautiful sunsets almost every night. The Agua Caliente Park just south of property with natural hot spring and wild ducks. Mt. Lemmon is just north, and only takes a half hour to reach the top, temperature drops 20 degrees, pine trees, ski lift and three restaurants. The smells of the desert after a rain is incredible. Short ride down a dirt road to this desert oasis...

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 or older for main renter...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outside smoking ok, front and back areas for smoking...Ashtrays are available....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs are allowed, but need to watch them and clean up after them... Sorry no cats.......moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    There could be a ramp installed....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • The master bedroom has an African flare with original paintings and huge windows with views of the Catalinas....The guest bedroom has original bird paintings and big closet and huge window with views of the Catalinas too.......moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub


  • The huge walk in shower has four back jets and a huge overhead shower head....big spa tub that fits two with views of the desert. Double sinks. Also has a huge walk in closet and fan over double sinks to cool you down if needed....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We can get the basics for your stay...will shop and charge 10% over food costs. Horseshoe pit over on the east side of property...Lots of hiking trails up the wash....Stone steps to the wash, behind the fenced pool area. We like things to quiet down after 9PM...and spa usage....moreless


  • Books:

    Library area in the big house that guests are welcome to come see and read...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Dvd player....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Hundreds of dvds and vhs movies...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV with lots of news, movie, local channels, great new Satellite service for the internet....moreless

  • Television:

    42'' flat screen tv ...moreless

  • Toys:

    There is a box of toys in the main house...just ask for toys......moreless

  • Video Library:

    Hundreds of movies...lots of old classics too...moreless


  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Tucson is about 20 miles...lots to do downtown in the evenings......moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Awesome Mountain Views out every window...Santa Catalina's to the north, Rincon to the East, Tucson Mtn's to the west...moreless

  • Rural:

    Very rural, but only ten minutes to restaurants, grocery shopping and library...moreless

  • Ski-In:

    Winter months, there is a ski lift and skiing up on the top of Mt. Lemmon, about a half an hour away...moreless

  • Water View:

    From the upstairs rental and from the gazebo area water can be seen running in the wash when the wash is running...The wash can be heard too when it is running....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Occasionally the wash north of the house is running and it can get fairly deep and fast......moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    4 person table inside with high chairs so you can enjoy the views of the Catalina Mtns. Also outside is a table and chairs for four, on a huge brick patio with bar-b-que. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning and swamp cooler when it is dry...swamp cooler puts cool moist air thru out the house....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size clothes dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Big masonry wood burning fireplace inside and a stone fireplace in the gazebo overlooking the wash....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Propane heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    DSL WIFI Just upgraded the wifi to BlueSpan satellite...really great wifi now....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Towels, wash clothes for both bathrooms and soft robs...each bed has sheets, pillow cases and extra blankets and comforters....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great room area with newer leather couch, that has recliners on either side. The Living room has a disappearing door, that can be opened to bring the outside in. Big flat screen tv, dvd,vhs players....moreless

  • Parking:

    Lots of parking in guests parking area and can park on a side dirt road, close to the front door....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Lots of towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size wash machine in laundry room....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Rustic dishes, Mexican glasses, pottery mugs, Mexican hand blown wine glasses, frosted mugs in freezer...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New Bosch...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Coffee maker, 4 slice toaster, Magic Bullet, beautiful pottery canister set...Full size blender, all pots and pans, dishes, silverware, 4 burner propane stove and oven (oven burns a little hotter). ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Propane oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, pastas, rice...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Mayo, Ketchup, Mustard, Butter, Hot sauces, ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner stove propane, it seems to burn a little hotter than gas, so turn it down a little bit and don't put things on bottom rack....moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 Slice toaster...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Huge brick patio sits up high with fountain in the middle and mesquites, iron wood trees and agaves all around...moreless

  • Golf:

    2 golf courses only couple of miles away..49ers Country Club and Arizona National. 49ers has a heated pool...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Patagonia Lake is about an hour away with canoes and Kayaks......moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Flagstone area with stone fireplace and wood for burning overlooking the huge wash...note on this, just make sure wood is back and fire is out before leaving fire area....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    No grass, but lots and lots of cacti and succulate, the night blooming cerus are incredible, cacti and succulate garden along fence.....Home has fencing around 2 acres....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Big bar b que with side burner for blackening food....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Southern most ski resort in the country just half an hour away up at Mt. Lemmon...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Big 2 person spa tub in master bath Just put in a 5 person hot tub on the patio of the Kokopelli house....guests are welcome to enjoy....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Huge pool with diving board and fountain Pool is not heated in the winter...moreless



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from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,000 $3,500
May 1 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$800 $2,000
Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$900 $2,500
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2018
2 night min stay
$1,000 $3,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,000 $2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning Fee $130
  • Taxes Not included


Check out is 11:00 A.M. Check in is 4:00 pm, sometimes check in could be earlier, depending on when the people left before. This property is on a five acre lot, with a huge wash that runs thru the middle..sometimes it is a raging river or soft stream. Great for hiking or just sitting and admiring the untouched beauty of the Sonoran Desert. Mountain views everywhere and no manmade sounds...

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tucson International Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
49ers Country Club
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
49ers Country Club and Tucson National
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Downtown Tucson
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
49ers Country Club
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Lemmon, half an hour away
200 Miles
Nearest Beach
Rocky Pointe, Mexico

Car: Necessary

Saguaro Nat'l Monument, Agua Caliente Park, Colossal Cave, Reddington Pass close....Nogales, Mexico is about 60 miles away south...Lots of shopping, just park your car US side and walk is an experience. Two really old missions along the way to Mexico. The Grand Canyon is north at the top of Arizona, along the way or way back the town of Sedona is an awesome place to visit. There are three casinos close to Tucson, just ask for directions...

Two really old missions along the way to Mexico.

Because of allergies, we do not take cats at our home....


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Hi...this home was a bank repo, completely torn apart..I added this addition in 2007...tried to leave the desert untouched. I originally came to Tucson from Annapolis Md., grew up in a harbor on the Severn River. Moved here in 1982 to get away from the cold...Love Tucson... I am a watercolor artist and the home is full of my paintings. The master bedroom has African animal art and the guest bedroom has birds from all over the world. I manage this home with my guy Joe...Joe knows how to fix everything, he is a world of knowledge and if there is a problem he knows how to fix it. We live on the property, in the main house.

Why the Owner Chose Tucson, AZ, USA:
My place is very remote but close to town. I own five acres of mostly untouched desert. The Catalina Mtns. are so close and the way the light changes the shadow every morning and night is incredible...The sunsets are the best in the world, almost every evening. Relax out back and watch as the birds come in for their dinner's and experience the sunsets. Lots of coyote sounds early mornings and late evenings. The property has a huge wash, that runs a lot, sometimes it is a raging river. Great place to hike and go up into the canyons. There is an incredible park just south of property, has a natural spring that feeds the ponds, lots of wild ducks, and birds that visit in the winter...My property is only half an hour to the top of Mt. Lemmon. Pine trees and 20 degrees cooler at the top. Awesome drive with lots of scenic spots along the way and picnic areas. I have been to Mt. Lemmon lots of times...and have found a great place to stop along the is called Box Alder, always no one there, picnic tables, bathroom, and lots of blue and black birds. This home is so quiet at night, that you can hear the water running in the wash, coyotes howl, roadrunners click, owls hoot, the wind thru the mesquites. There is a huge pool with diving board for summer fun too. We have just put in a really nice spa tub. Down Tanque Verde Rd. to the east, is some great 4 wheel driving experiences. The road turns into Redington Road and goes on forever. Also I have another rental on VRBO, the number is 612960 The unit is up a private spiral staircase....

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Experience complete privacy, away from the maddening world, hear no noises except the birds, coyotes and the wind. Go down to the gazebo and start a roaring fire... Listen to the sounds of the desert and watch the stars come out like you have never experienced them!!! We also have another property on this location...the VRBO # is 612960 We just put in a 5 person spa, we will keep it heated...and Joe keeps the chemicals just right...

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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  • Views of the Santa Catalinas

    Views of the Santa Catalinas

  • Dining and foyer area

    Dining and foyer area

  • Living room , newer leather couch with two reclining chairs

    Living room , newer leather couch with two reclining chairs

  • Great room with wood burning fireplace

    Great room with wood burning fireplace

  • Master King Bed

    Master King Bed

  • Master bedroom overlooks the Catalinas and desert

    Master bedroom overlooks the Catalinas and desert

  • Spa tub overlooks desert

    Spa tub overlooks desert

  • Guest bathroom and shower

    Guest bathroom and shower

  • Patio dining area with fountain and five burner bar b que

    Patio dining area with fountain and five burner bar b que

  • The majestic Santa Catalinas morning and evening shadows

    The majestic Santa Catalinas morning and evening shadows

  • Wash that runs thru property

    Wash that runs thru property

  • Awesome sunset over running wash

    Awesome sunset over running wash

  • Front area, relax with the morning sun and have coffee

    Front area, relax with the morning sun and have coffee

  • Fireplace in great room cottage

    Fireplace in great room cottage

  • Kitchen looking out at the front of home

    Kitchen looking out at the front of home

  • Dining area with four bar high chairs and table

    Dining area with four bar high chairs and table

  • Gallery in master suite,  African watercolors by owner

    Gallery in master suite, African watercolors by owner

  • Beautiful shower with four back jets

    Beautiful shower with four back jets

  • Guest bedroom with Queen bed and original watercolor    bird gallery by owner

    Guest bedroom with Queen bed and original watercolor bird gallery by owner

  • North side brick patio

    North side brick patio

  • Views out kitchen window of sunrise

    Views out kitchen window of sunrise

  • Views of the Catalinas out backyard

    Views of the Catalinas out backyard

  • Evening Sunset

    Evening Sunset

  • Agua Caliente Park just south of property

    Agua Caliente Park just south of property

VRBO #600442

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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