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Desert Guesthouse - 10 Acre Property NW Tucson

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious property with plenty of space to accomodate a horse trailer or a RV.

This 10 acre property is located in the uplands of the Sonoran Desert. It is surrounded with majestic saguaros, ironwood trees and cactus abound. The property is in a pocket of natural desert yet just 5 minutes to I10 (Twin Peaks interchange). The guesthouse sits on its own private area and can barely see the main house. You may watch Harris and Redtail Hawks flying overhead, catch a glimpse of a great western owl or a bobcat and see the roadrunner and coyotes scampering the grounds. The hummingbirds winter here as well and if you supply the nectar in the feeders they will grace your presence. The roads are dirt however we are only approx. 1/4 mile to the nearest paved road. The area has horse ranches and you are likely to see the equestrians and cowboys strolling the roads along with a mule drawn cart on occasion. It is excellent for hiking and mountain biking. There are numerous golf courses nearby from the Ritz Carlton at Dove Mtn (along with the Gallery and Heritage Highlands) - to the local county course at Arthur Pack.

The guesthouse has a master bedroom with a queen bed as well as a television. The second bedroom has a convertible sofa ( double size) or I can furnish it with a pop up trundle for those needing more sleeping accommodations. All luxury linens are included. The greatroom/kitchen offers comfort to watch 42 inch television. The house has Dish service as well as broadband internet offering speeds of 7 Mbps. There is a fireplace in the greatroom. The living room and dining room are in the Arizona Room - a room that is glass on all three sides. This room is wonderful for reading and for watching the hummingbirds and desert wildlife coming and going. The main area of the guest house has new bamboo flooring and the Arizona room is all Mexican Saltillo tile. Outside you will find 2 large covered porches, a flagstone patio and lighted ramada along with a BBQ grill. This house also has an oversized carport with a large laundry and outdoor storage room attached.

We are minutes to the U of A, downtown (Trolley) and less than 1.5 hrs to Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix. The Tucson airport is approx. 20 minutes away. Come relax and enjoy the dry warmth of the desert. Summers offer spectacular lightning events and wonderful sunsets. The heat is dry and the temps can drop 25 degrees in 15 minutes after a shower - which rarely lasts over 20 minutes.

Of course our winters are the 'high' season and what better place to escape the cold, damp weather. Late January - February will bring us the Tucson Gem Show (world’s largest) as well as the Superbowl 2015 in Phoenix. We have the Accenture Matchplay golf tournament in February as well as the Tucson Rodeo Parade- the world's largest non motorized parade before the rodeo. El Tour de Tucson - Bicycle race in November is a world class event.

My husband and I live on the property and have been in Tucson for almost 40 years raising our two (grown) sons and enjoying the southwest deserts. We are avid hikers and when not in Tucson you will find us escaping to the cool rivers of the western states or perhaps to the beaches of Mexico. We enjoy cooking, sharing recipes, tales of travels over a glass of wine. We can be quietly friendly or here to help you enjoy and plan your stay in the Tucson Desert.

Tucson is a great place to enjoy the out of doors and the multicultural heritage of the area.

Tucson Sites

University of Arizona

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

Pima Air and Space Museum

Old Tucson Studios

San Xavier Mission

Saguaro National Park

Center for Creative Photography (U of A)

Reid Park Zoo

Mt Lemmon Scenic Byway

Sabino Canyon

Kitt Peak Observatory

Sonoita/ Elgin Vineyards

Bisbee AZ

Tombstone AZ

Tubac Artist Community

Tumacacori Mission

Please ask me about multi month discounts and corporate stays. Also contact me directly for stays shorter than 1 month.

More Details

Owner
Patty Miller
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Patty Miller

My husband (of 34 years) and I are in land planning and commercial real estate management. We live on the property and take great pride in the area as well as the southwest US. We love to hike, travel, cook, and sample all that Tucson has to offer in in cultural and geographical diversities. We love to enjoy the beautiful sunsets with a glass of our favorite wines. We would love to have you join us and tell us about your travels. When we are not in Tucson we are traveling to places to see the out of doors, fly fishing, spending time on the water boating, kayaking, and rafting wherever it may take us.

Why Patty Miller chose Tucson

We bought this property over 30 years ago and fell in love with the Sonoran desert. All the surrounding properties are on 3.3 - 30 acres. This area offers privacy and solace and it is unique in that you have quick access to the interstate, hospitals, and area shopping.

What makes this house unique

Please ask me about the "ranch house" - a 3 bedroom furnished 3000 sq ft home on the same property - available July 2015 - available on 3-6-9 month or 1 year lease

Amenities

Tucson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 /office - 1 double , convertable sofa - popup twin trundle is avail upon request
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We can accommodate RV parking as well as Horse Trailers. Horse boarding privileges can be arranged in the adjacent boarding facilities. Contact us for more information. House Rules No Smoking inside House. No glass in pool area. If you expect visitors during your stay please notify us beforehand. Please note that we expect respectful behavior and we will respect your privacy as well. Signed rental agreement required prior to occupancy.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Desert Guesthouse - 10 Acre Property NW Tucson
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
5

nature at its best, clean and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

I just spent two months in this wonderful rental, and hope to return. Clean, comfortable, easy to live in, with great hosts who live next door. I liked the location, it was easy to get to almost everywhere while being a little removed from the busyness of the city. Hummingbirds, roadrunners, hawks, horses, cattle are just a few of the things that I saw most days on my walks, along with classic Sanoran Desert botany. A well-appointed kitchen made it easy to cook, and the bed was great - something that's important to me. Good grocery shopping close by, with easy access to I-10 to get into the city quickly.

I can't say enough good things about Patty and Jim - they gave me the privacy that I wanted while quietly making sure that I had everything I needed and socializing when time permitted. They went out of their way to make my stay enjoyable, including small details like making sure I had a hot water kettle and my favorite cookware. They are excellent hosts, I couldn't have asked for better, experienced landlords who care about the comfort of their guests. And really nice folks.

I highly recommend this rental for a variety of reasons - location, nature, cleanliness, comfort, privacy, and caring owners. Five stars all the way!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfort and quiet

  • 5 of 5

In the more rural sand-roads of northwestern Tucson, this guest-cottage/home is part of the owners adjacent 10-acre property but is completely private. Patty and Jim are perfect hosts. They are kind, helpful, responsive and friendly but not intrusive. Startup package of tea, coffee, fruits, flowers and candles etc is a delightful touch. Good grocery shopping within ten minutes but more plentiful retail therapy is 30-40 minutes away. The unit is professionally equipped without being cluttered. Spotlessly clean. Great WiFi and two TVs. It's as quiet as you could want. An attractive open plan, an Arizona room, WD, BBQ, FP, Queen bed and a (very firm) sofa bed in the den complete the picture of a great vacation spot for two. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you and Linda. Thank you for your care of our guesthouse and for leaving it in such immaculate condition - We hope for your return in the future.
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Marsh Lake, Yukon Territory
4

Arizona at its best

  • 4 of 5

Old west, desert, cactus, ranch style living, privacy, quiet, all the amenities with the exception of a full size queen bed with headboard. Fabulous hospitality. Best italian restaurant in North American within 10 minute drive. Tucson within 20 monites. Weather...perfect in January. Yes, we will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleasure to have you both - and we will be sure to get a kingsize into that unit upon request......queensize can be a little too cozy for some! Hope to see you again.
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Denver, CO
5

Solitude in the desert

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderfully peaceful vacation site. Patty and Jim are great; there when needed - not when not. The facilities are great. The kitchen is fully equipped as is the laundry room. We were leery of the dirt road described but found it to be no problem; actually smoother than many of the paved ones in Tucson. We usually stay in Ventana area but Oro Valley is more convenient to sightseeing, shopping, golf and the main highways (10 and 77). We hope to be back again soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Desert paradise!

  • 5 of 5

I had such an amazing time at the guesthouse! Patty and Jim were wonderful hosts. Patty responded quickly to every question I had before I booked, and I felt so welcome from the first exchange of emails. The house feels like home, only in paradise. Perfect location, quiet, private, surrounded by the wonderful southern Arizona desert, yet close to everything you need to do and see in the Tucson area. Patty was an invaluable resource, she shared tons of useful information about outdoors activities, where to eat, shop & play, as well as “tips from a local”. I am so glad I discovered the guesthouse, explored Tucson, and that I made new friends along the way. Thank you Patty & Jim. I cannot wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Isabelle...it was such a pleasure to meet you and I hope that you will return. Please look us up and stay in touch - whether you are staying with us or not. We still have to get that hike in! All the best Patty
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4

Far away feel, yet close to everything

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful experience staying at the Desert Guesthouse. The location is extremely convenient to I-10, Dove Mountain, and other amentities in Marana, yet the property is on 10 acres of lush desert. The guest house itself is cozy and well equipped for anything you might need. I love to cook and the kitchen had everything I needed to make wonderful meals to enjoy outside, under the covered patio. Patty and Jim are excellent hosts, warm and friendly, with a wealth of knowledge about the area. I would definitely recommend this property to those who want to feel like being away from it all, yet still having it all.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leilani and Mark It was a pleasure to meet the both of you and really enjoyed sharing stories. I was so glad Mark returned and hope we can get you back from the WA winter weather soon. Patty & Jim
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tucson TSN
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I10
Car: necessary

This 10 acre property is located in the uplands of the Sonoran Desert. It is surrounded with majestic saguaros, ironwood trees and cactus abound. The property is in a pocket of natural desert yet just 5 minutes to I10 (Twin Peaks interchange). The guesthouse sits on its own private area and can barely see the main house. You may watch Harris and Redtail Hawks flying overhead, catch a glimpse of a great western owl or a bobcat and see the roadrunner and coyotes scampering the grounds. The hummingbirds winter here as well and if you supply the nectar in the feeders they will grace your presence. The roads are dirt however we are only approx. 1/4 mile to the nearest paved road. The area has horse ranches and you are likely to see the equestrians and cowboys strolling the roads along with a mule drawn cart on occasion. It is excellent for hiking and mountain biking. There are numerous golf courses nearby from the Ritz Carlton at Dove Mtn (along with the Gallery and Heritage Highlands) - to the local county course at Arthur Pack.

We are minutes to the U of A, downtown (Trolley) and less than 1.5 hrs to Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix. The Tucson airport is approx. 20 minutes away. Come relax and enjoy the dry warmth of the desert. Summers offer spectacular lightning events and wonderful sunsets. The heat is dry and the temps can drop 25 degrees in 15 minutes after a shower - which rarely lasts over 20 minutes.

Of course our winters are the 'high' season and what better place to escape the cold, damp weather. Late January - February will bring us the Tucson Gem Show (world’s largest). In February as well the Tucson Rodeo Parade- the world's largest non motorized parade before the rodeo. El Tour de Tucson - Bicycle race in November is a world class event. We have in recent years expanded the Dia de los Muertes ( Day of the Dead) - All Souls Procession - generally the weekend after Halloween.

My husband and I live on the property and have been in Tucson for almost 40 years raising our two (grown) sons and enjoying the southwest deserts. We are avid hikers and when not in Tucson you will find us escaping to the cool rivers of the western states or perhaps to the beaches of Mexico. We enjoy cooking, sharing recipes, tales of travels over a glass of wine. We can be quietly friendly or here to help you enjoy and plan your stay in the Tucson Desert.

Tucson is a great place to enjoy the out of doors and the multicultural heritage of the area.

Tucson Sites

University of Arizona

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

Pima Air and Space Museum

Old Tucson Studios

San Xavier Mission

Saguaro National Park

Center for Creative Photography (U of A)

Reid Park Zoo

Mt Lemmon Scenic Byway

Sabino Canyon

Kitt Peak Observatory

Sonoita/ Elgin Vineyards

Bisbee AZ

Tombstone AZ

Tubac Artist Community

Tumacacori Mission

Please ask me about multi month discounts and corporate stays.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59

Short term tax of 12.1% is charged on rentals that are less than one month. All monthly rentals are not taxable.

All rentals for the winter season can be held for a $500 deposit (which is then applied to the refundable security) The Security deposit is then returned after completion of your stay and leaving property in in the same condition as you found it.
Credit/debit cards add 3%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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