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Caliente Creek Ranch #2

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Completely private,porches front and back,best views on the property...

Private spiral staircase to your upstairs suite...Views are awesome of the Catalina Mtns. Front and back porches, with bar b que on the north porch and lots of places to relax...North porch has 2 person hammock, wooden swing for swingers. This kitchen has granite counter tops, full size refrig w/ice maker, nice microwave, new stainless steel sink and new swivel faucet. Wood like flooring and tile bathroom and office area. Carpet in the guest bedroom, with Queen bed and ceiling fan. Huge bathroom with soaking tub, new walk in shower, sink on each side of bathroom, with lots of cabinets and drawers. Relax in your soaking tub enjoying the views of the mountains, overhead fan and recessed dimmer lighting for atmosphere. High ceilings with fans in all rooms, enjoy the peace and quiet, while you take in all the sights and smells of the Sonoran Desert...This suite is completely private, high ceiling with fan over your California King bed, dual cooling, fireplace, leather reclining couch, wood like flooring and tile...Your views are spectacular, overlooking the Sonoran desert from every window and porch. Guest bedroom with Queen bed, also great place for a nap . Soft lighting at night thru out property along winding brick walkway. Out but close to shopping and restaurants...Hiking trails out back door with seasonal stream and the Agua Caliente Park is just south and Mt. Lemmon is only half an hour away with three restaurants and ski lift, the temp drops 20 degrees. The views from porches are awesome, morning and evening light on the mountains ever changing and sunsets are incredible. You won't want to go home...

Barbara Powell / Joe Klein
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Barbara Powell / Joe Klein

Born in Annapolis, Maryland, grew up in a harbor on the Severn River...moved out here to get a way from the snow and cold. Love Tucson's weather and sunsets...I am a watercolor artist, especially love painting birds and sunsets, so Tucson is inspiring. I manage and run this place with My Guy Joe.

Barbara Powell / Joe Klein purchased this house in 2000

Why Barbara Powell / Joe Klein chose Tucson

This property is unique in that it is secluded, very quiet, has awesome mountain views from all windows. The Breeze upstairs suite has a huge bathroom and soaking tub for absolute relaxation...Very large north side porch with two person swing, eating area, huge bar b que, and the views are breathtaking of the Santa Catalinas, front porch has eating area. The front porch is nice in the mornings to sit out and enjoy the AZ sun warmth with views of the Rincons and the Santa Ritas.

Completely self contained unit. Queen bed in back for afternoon naps, fan over tub in huge bathroom, with new walk in shower with glass block door, awesome tile work, and pebble floor. This property is located a short distance off the main road, down a dirt road. Sometimes there is running water thru the property, so we have waterfront property in Az. Lots of bird sounds and sometimes coyotes howling in the distance. Hiking trails all around, the wash goes up into the canyons for incredible hikes. Every night it is time to watch the incredible sunsets, most are orange, red and pink...they light up the sky as they change color. The Breeze is like you are on top of the world looking out. Best views on the property, looking out at the Sonoran Desert. I love this property because, it is at the end of a dirt road, very secluded, we have a gate with code, so you are very secure. You will remember your stay forever...

Come see this incredible property in Sunny Arizona.

What makes this house unique

With the desert all around and huge saguaros, you feel like you stepped back in time to when the Indians roamed the west...Enjoy watching the sun shadows in the mornings and the evening, with the shadows changing sides. This property is very private, end of a very short dirt road. Lots of birds, especially hummingbirds, quails, and wood peckers. Sometimes a roadrunner will run thru property. Looking out at the mountains and Sonoran desert is quite a treat. Huge windows and lots of places to go outside upstairs...This suite has everything you will need for an enjoyable vacation. We also have a two bedroom guest house...the VRBO # is 600442


Tucson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • This bathroom is awesome, has huge soaking tub and views of the Rincon Mtns, fan overhead for cool breeze, two sided sinks and new huge walk in shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The main area of the suite is a great room design. There is a Ca. King bed, and a Queen bed in the back for guests
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • tennis
Tombstone, Bisbee, Mt. Lemmon, Desert Museum, Sagauro Nat'l Monument, Karchner Caverns, Nogales Mex., Patagonia, all day trips


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Caliente Creek Ranch #2
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Great Location - Comfortable Relaxing Stay

  • 4 of 5

Joe and Barbara were very accommodating. We stayed at "The Breeze" upstairs retreat. Lovely location and close to Mt. Lemmon and lots of hiking available. There are restaurants nearby, but you are able to cook in the kitchen as well. The kitchen is small, so not as easy as a regular size, but can be done and we put it to use mainly for breakfast. King Size Bed which was what we wanted. There was also a Queen size bed in a smaller room in the back which we didn't use. Very quiet, laid back and just peaceful. Lots of wild birds, so quiet and relaxing. We only stayed three nights - wish we could have stayed for more. Probably will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our time at Caliente Creek Ranch. The apartment was very nicely decorated in a Southwestern decor with a luxurious bathroom and a nicely arranged living room/kitchen space. We loved watching all the wildlife from the eastern facing front porch and the sunsets from the back patio were breath-taking! Barbara and Joe were very friendly and accommodating telling us about the flora and fauna in the area as well as

things to do in and around Tucson. We were greeted with wine and a bowl of goodies in the kitchen and Barbara brought up fresh-baked oatmeal cookies one afternoon!

It was a peaceful and relaxing stay and we enjoyed soaking up the beautiful Arizona sunshine in such beautiful desert surroundings.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hard to leave "The Breeze" where the quiet calms the nerves and soothes the soul.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second month-long stay at the "The Breeze" on the Aqua Caliente Ranch - need I say more? "The Breeze" is located on the second floor above the main house accessed by a outside spiral staircase situated on the front of the house. It is a large apartment suite that is beautifully decorated with Barb's art work and has all the amenities that a person requires (laundry is located just off the garage). Barb and Joe are the most wonderful hosts and of course, I can't forget to mention that they have a dog "Jack" who is very friendly and has the best disposition - I would take him home if I could! On arrival, both Joe and Jack greeted us and there was a wonderful welcome basket in the suite, and on departure, Barb and Joe presented us with a "goodie" bag filled with treats for our "on-the-road" trip back home - this was very thoughtful of them and greatly appreciated. The ranch is located on the outskirts of Tucson - close the Catalina highway to Mt. Lemon and not far (approx. 6 mi) from shopping venues. There are lots of things to do in Tucson - the Pima Air Museum, the Desert Museum, the Titan Air missile site, Saguaro Park, Sabino Canyon, Mt. Lemon, ... Just across the way is the Agua Caliente Park and behind the house is a wash - both are great places to bird watch. In fact, one day at dusk, two great horned owls came and perched on the antennae at the top of the house - they hooted for some time before they left to hunt. Our mornings were spent sitting on the front deck having coffee while watching all the birds and wildlife - and in the evenings, sitting on the back deck watching some very spectacular sunsets while barbecuing our supper. The quiet calms the nerves and soothes the soul, Barb and Joe are never intrusive and make you feel most welcome - we loved our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Caliente Creek Ranch was excellent!

  • 5 of 5

My stay at the Ranch was absolutely lovely. The casita that is located on the top of the house is fully equipped to enjoy a stay for however long you will be needing. They have everything a little kitchen requires, a beautiful porch overlooking Mt Lemmon and the hosts are as nice as can be with their friendly dog in toe! I will definitely be looking to them the next time I come to Tucson!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Total Delight

  • 5 of 5

A pure delight for 5 weeks in Dec/Jan., in the apt above the house, with two lovely outdoor patio views for any time of day or evening. Their description is quite accurate, but what Barbara and Joe do not highlight enough is the beautiful five acres of desert nature surrounding them, which they own: Birds and coyotes and rabbits have the run of the place, and behind the house is a delightful wash which for us ran at least half the time in the rainy spells and well thereafter, a clear noisy creek with riparian habitat--a lovely desert combination.

The owners could not have been more helpful. Quiet, a nice part of "town, " really country. We loved it.

Mike and Stephanie

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views with comfort and convenience

  • 5 of 5

We spent the month of February 2016 at Caliente Creek and could not imagine a more pleasant place for an extended stay. It is exactly as described and pictured: a very clean, comfortable, nicely furnished, and well-equipped home on a several-acre nicely landscaped lot in a beautiful desert neighborhood. The large rooms with large windows, shaded front porch overlooking the Rincon Mountains and Saguaro National Park a few miles south, and rear deck overlooking the Catalina Mountains a few miles north all combine to make this an exceptionally nice place. Sunsets from the rear deck are especially spectacular. The owners are very friendly and helpful, offer advice when asked, and allow use of their washer and dryer. Roadrunners, javalinas, rabbits, hummingbirds and other desert birds/animals are commonly seen from the porch and we often heard coyotes howling in the distance at night.

There is much to do in the nearby surrounding area, including visiting/hiking/picnicking in Saguaro National Park, Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Agua Caliente Park, and driving up 9,100 foot high Mt. Lemmon in the Coronado National Forest on the Sky Island Scenic Byway which has spectacular scenery. Easy day-trips can be made to Madera Canyon, Colossal Cave Park, Tombstone, Kartchner Caverns State Park, Casa Grande, and Tortilla Flat in the Superstition Mountains. In addition, a variety of nice restaurants as well as excellent shopping are within a few miles.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
49ers Country Club
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
49ers Country Club and Tucson National
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Downtown Tucson
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
49ers Country Club
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mt. Lemmon
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Rocky Pointe, Mexico
Car: necessary

Property is out, but close (5 miles) to grocery stores, cafes, and restaurants...also malls are close about 8 miles away


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125

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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