Caliente Creek Ranch #3

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Huge Saguaro overlooking the Santa Catalinas


Last updated: 11/30/2016
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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

Property description

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 Mtns. 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: 11/30/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


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

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 or older for main renter...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    There could be a ramp installed....moreless

  • 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

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....More guests will cost an extra $35.00 a night......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 inside and out, with surround sound inside and out...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Hundreds of dvds and vhs movies...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV with lots of news, movie, local channels...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Awesome stereo system with surround sound and outside stereo for evening music...moreless

  • Television:

    42'' flat screen tv with surround sound sterio...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 30 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

  • 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
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    2 person wooden table inside and 4 person seating on awesome brick patio overlooking the mountains and mature mesquites..we do have nice 2 extra chairs for dining for four inside guest closet....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...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 suede couch and huge fan overhead. The Living room has a disappearing door, that can be opened to bring the outside in....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 inside 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...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........moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Outside grill for grilling.....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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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: 11/30/2016
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tucson International Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
49ers Country Club
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
49ers Country Club and Tucson National
30 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

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.

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...

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.... Also I have another rental of 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 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: 11/30/2016

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  • Huge Saguaro overlooking the Santa Catalinas

    Huge Saguaro overlooking the Santa Catalinas

  • Summertime fun in the pool...

    Summertime fun in the pool...

  • Looking out at backyard from livingroom

    Looking out at backyard from livingroom

  • Kitchen


  • Great place to relax and have your morning coffee...

    Great place to relax and have your morning coffee...

  • 2 person spa looking out at the desert

    2 person spa looking out at the desert

  • Guest Bathroom

    Guest Bathroom

  • Backyard, huge brick patio and fountain...

    Backyard, huge brick patio and fountain...

  • Stone fireplace overlooking the Catalinas

    Stone fireplace overlooking the Catalinas

  • Cacti Lane

    Cacti Lane

  • The Wash behind home, great place to hike

    The Wash behind home, great place to hike

  • Wash that runs thru property, seasonal

    Wash that runs thru property, seasonal

  • Entrance to Caliente Creek Ranch

    Entrance to Caliente Creek Ranch

  • Looking at sunrise, out kitchen window

    Looking at sunrise, out kitchen window

  • View of the fireplace and outside

    View of the fireplace and outside

  • Great room with wood burning fireplace

    Great room with wood burning fireplace

  • Master Bedroom King Bed

    Master Bedroom King Bed

  • Guest bedroom

    Guest bedroom

  • Evening Sunset

    Evening Sunset

  • Looking over back 40

    Looking over back 40

  • Stone wall out back

    Stone wall out back

  • Snow 2014 New Years Night Snow...Running Thru Property

    Snow 2014 New Years Night Snow...Running Thru Property

  • Awesome rainbow over the Rincon Mtns East

    Awesome rainbow over the Rincon Mtns East

  • Down by the pool.

    Down by the pool.

VRBO #600442

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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Tucson, AZ, USA #600442

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