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Caliente Creek Ranch #3

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Come Out And Feel The Wild, Wild West/Birder's Paradise'

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 saguaro out front, private 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...

Joe Klein or Barbara Powell
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Joe Klein or Barbara Powell

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. Lots of paintings for sale..

Joe Klein or Barbara Powell purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Joe Klein or Barbara Powell chose Tucson

Our 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 breakfast and 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 Reddington Road and goes on forever. Great spot for birders, quail come in twice a day to feed on the quail blocks, also roadrunner past thru, lots of cardinals, hawks, doves, woodpeckers...lots of rabbits feed around the yard...We have two acres fenced in.. Lots of times you can hear coyotes howling down in the wash. We live in the main house, so we are here most of the time to fix and answer any questions that you have.

Also, we have another rental on VRBO, the number is 612960 The unit is up a private spiral staircase....

What makes this cottage unique

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!!! Really great place for birders, lots of birds all around the property, we feed them so they surround the property. This property has lots and lots of big and lilttle cacti, agaves, mesquites, palo verdes, iron wood trees. Sometimes when we get a good rain, the wash is running and it sounds wonderful, waterfront property in Arizona. The wash is a great place to explore, lots of native plants, huge trees, canyons to climb, goes on forever into the mountains. Some great day trips to Tombstone, Mt. Lemmon, Mexico (only lil over an hour away), Desert Museum, Old Tucson, lots of ghost towns around, Patagonia has a lil lake that rents boats and canoes, 3 casinos, two incredible missions, Wild Life museums, Madera Canyon, Sabino Canyon with 7 Falls, Saguaro National Monuments, Bisbee (old mining town), Kartchner Caverns, and Colossal Caves, Flandrau Planetarium, Kit Peak Planetarium, Biosphere, 4 malls for shoppers...or just relax and watch the scenery around the property, and sun bathe..almost always sunny here.

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...


Tucson Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom has an African flair, with original paintings and huge windows with views of the Catalinas..the master also has a big screen tv, huge walk in closet. The shower has four back jets and two person spa tub. Also has a fan over sinks.The guest bedroom has original bird paintings and big closet and huge window with views of the Catalinas too....
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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.


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Caliente Creek Ranch #3
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
river falls wi.


  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful, will stay there again

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Omaha, NE

Great trip to the desert

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Caliente Creek. We really enjoyed the sunsets on the patio, fires under the stars and loved it when Jack would come and visit us in the morning. He is a great dog and it started off every day with a big smile. Would definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

Loved, loved, loved this place! Very homey, and lots of thought put into the place. The kitchen seemed well stocked even though we did not cook, but there were two pantries of items. It was quiet and comfortable, and made me wish we had more time enjoying the surroundings. It was a beautiful little place in a beautiful setting.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Delightful Casita!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, quiet and secluded property and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The owners are very friendly and accommodating. We loved have having their dog, Jack, come visit us for treats.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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The property is gorgeous. Quiet little bungalow in the land of amazing bird watching and wildlife.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay there. Joe is the best host ever. House was very clean and stocked with everything you could need. Very responsive with any needs. We will definitely be back. One of our best home away rentals yet. Thank you so much Joe!!!!! We love your place.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet secluded location with hiking and a beautiful backyard to relax. A lot of wildlife around. Barbara and Joe were very accomidating. Their dog Jack was a great pet to fill in for our dog who had to stay home. Mt. Lemmon is very close and an amazing drive to experience multiple climates all within an hour!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
49ers Country Club
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
49ers Country Club and Tucson National
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Downtown Tucson
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
49ers Country Club
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mt. Lemmon, half an hour away
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
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....


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Pet Fee $100

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

  • 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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