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Romantic 2/2 Desert Condo Steps from Heated Pool

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Living Room has a cozy wood burning fireplace.


Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Sparkling Pool, Evening Walks Under the Stars, Afternoon Showers!

Experience desert living within prestigious Starr Pass. 1st Floor Unit. No Stairs. Steps from Pool, Gym and Tennis. Sleeps 4. Nature trails, Downtown, U of A, JW Marriott, Desert Museum. Casa Serenita is our serene home away from home. Clean, comfortable and well equipped, we welcome you to experience desert living in the Tucson Mountains.

Located within the Moonrise Condominium Complex within the prestigious Starr Pass Community and near the JW Marriott Resort, Casa Serenita is surrounded by gorgeous desert nature trails, a world class Arnold Palmer golf course and an abundance of wildlife. It's not uncommon to see javalinas, coyotes and quail meander through the grounds as you relax on the patio!

Casa Serenita is located on the first floor, so there are no stairs to climb. It's perfect for guests who want easy access to parking and it's just a few steps from a sparkling pool, tennis courts and clean gym.

Conveniently located just minutes from restaurants, shopping, Downtown, the University of Arizona, UMC, and 20 minutes away from the Tucson International Airport.

For a truly magical morning hike nearby, head up to the Lorraine Lee nature trail at the mouth of the JW Marriott Resort, where we've spotted deer, javalinas and bobcats. In the evening, unwind with cocktails, music and breathtaking panoramic desert and city light views on the patio of the JW Marriott.

Our 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo is comfortably furnished. The master has a king sized iron canopy bed. The second room is furnished with a double bed. There are HD flat screen televisions in the living room and in both bedrooms. Table and chairs on the patio. Casa Serenita has all the amenities to comfortably accommodate up to 4 guests.

Dishes, Linens, Cable, all Utilities and a Full Size Washer and Dryer, and Hi Speed Wireless Internet for our Guests. Hablamos Español, Farsi and French.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 925 sq. ft.

House Rules

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

    Must be 25 and older. NO PARTIES ALLOWED....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Parents should be aware there is a glass table in the living room and book shelf and sofa table with glass decorations. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Guest Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Master Bath...moreless

  • Master has shower. Guest Bath has shower and bathtub.


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    You are literally five minute from the center of town, where you'll find great restaurants, nightlife and culture yet nestled in the foot hills of the Tucson Mountains....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Look to the east and you see the majestic Catalina Mountains and Rincon Mountains, to the west - where you are standing, the Tucson Mountains!...moreless

  • Resort:

    Up the hill from Moonrise, is the gorgeous JW Marriott with a world class spa and a beautiful patio to relax, have drinks, make smores and watch the sunset. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    25 MB High Speed Internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    sofa and two chairs....moreless

  • Parking:

    Covered Parking Space. One space in from the end as you face the building. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Electric Grill in the coat closet. Please use aluminum foil and clean prior to returning to closet....moreless

  • Tennis

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.6
from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$665 $2,900
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$665 $2,660
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$630 $2,520
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$735 $2,940
Jan 1 - Jan 20, 2018
3 night min stay
$805 $3,220
Pre Gem Show
Jan 21 - Jan 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$875 $3,500
Gem Show Season
Feb 1 - Feb 20, 2018
7 night min stay
Feb 21 - Feb 28, 2018
2 night min stay
Spring 2018
Mar 1 - May 31, 2018
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 12.05%


$100 nonrefundable cleaning deposit. $200 refundable security deposit.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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11 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tucson International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
JW Marriott
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Starr Pass Golf Club
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 10
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
JW Marriott
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mount Lemmon

Car: Necessary

Tucson is a hidden gem for tourism in the southwest. It's 45 minutes from the US Mexico Border, 1 hour to the snow and near countless landmarks of the old west: Tombstone, Benson and Bisbee. Also try wine tasting around the town of Sonoita. For the latest happenings during your stay, go to: Tucson It has a calendar for events and live music!

Here's my top ten list of must sees:

1. Lorraine Lee Nature Trail. Breathtaking desert vistas! It's within Starr Pass and an easy way to experience the desert up close.

2. Best Scenic Place to have a drink and enjoy panoramic views in the evening - The patio of the JW Marriott. Live music & tequila tastings!

3. Most Romantic Dining Room: The main restaurant at Hacienda del Sol on Tucson's northeast side. Think Mexican hacienda, candlelight and city light views.

4. Sonoran Desert Museum. If you appreciate the desert, no where in the world will you experience such a magical, world class museum where the flora and fauna are in a natural setting.

5. Saguaro National Monument West. A short drive from the desert museum takes you through one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the southwest. Take a picnic, find your happy place where you can walk an arroyo, a trail and zen out, There are rock paintings by the ancient Hohokam people.

6. Tubac, Az. It's south, about 40 minutes on the I-19. Wonderful way to spend the day checking out local art galleries and shops. One of a kind southwestern art. THEN my favorite place for lunch, Elvira's Mexican Food. Great ambiance - for dinner and drinks nothing there can beat the Tubac Country Club. A former hacienda where the dining room is elegant, yet unpretentious.

7. Sabino Canyon. Hike or take a tram up into the canyon where you can experience waterfalls in the desert! A great place to spend the day. You'll need sunscreen, a hat, swimsuit, snacks and WATER.

8. Mount Lemon. If you need to escape the heat in the summer, or want to play in the snow in the winter, this one hour drive up into the Catalina Mountains is beautiful! When you get to the town of Winterhaven, eat at The Sawmill Run. A great spot to have spicy turkey chili, rhubarb pie and comfort food.

9. Kartchner Caverns. It's about an hour away but a real treat! You take a tram to the caves and go on a fantastic guided tour. You must make reservations. It's a popular destination.

10. 4th Avenue. A great place to walk. Eclectic bars and restaurants, Vegan, Mexican, Italian, and cute shops. Near the U of A.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: I am a graduate of the University of Arizona and currently write and produce documentaries.

Why the Owner Chose Starr Pass, Tucson, AZ, USA:
There truly is nothing better than Starr Pass. It's 10 minutes to the freeway, downtown and the UofA, yet nestled in the lush Sonoran Desert that I will always cherish and call home.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Our home has no stairs, it's steps from parking, the heated pool and gym, and it's conveniently located to hiking trails and the JW Marriott. It's quiet and if you're visiting Tucson to experience the desert, Starr Pass is the perfect community.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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  • Living Room has a cozy wood burning fireplace.

    Living Room has a cozy wood burning fireplace.

  • Guest room has plenty of closet space.

    Guest room has plenty of closet space.

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • The closest and most beautiful trail! 1.8 mi long.

    The closest and most beautiful trail! 1.8 mi long.

  • Living Room Niche.

    Living Room Niche.

  • The patio of the JW Marriott has the most glorious views of the city.

    The patio of the JW Marriott has the most glorious views of the city.

  • This was taken by a guest right from our patio! our nocturnal visitors...

    This was taken by a guest right from our patio! our nocturnal visitors...

  • Guest Bedroom has Flatscreen HDTV on the wall.

    Guest Bedroom has Flatscreen HDTV on the wall.

  • Master suite has flat screen on swivel mount, closet space and private bathroom.

    Master suite has flat screen on swivel mount, closet space and private bathroom.

  • Dining area and kitchen.

    Dining area and kitchen.

  • Casa Serenita is a few steps from this sparkling pool and spa.

    Casa Serenita is a few steps from this sparkling pool and spa.

  • Quiet and Secure pool area.

    Quiet and Secure pool area.

  • Open FLoor Plan.

    Open FLoor Plan.

VRBO #619221

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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