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Summer Special at Romantic 2/2 Desert Condo Steps Pool, Spa, Gym

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 925 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

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.

Check out our other home in Starr Pass #759617.

More Details

Owner
Thelma Gutierrez
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Thelma Gutierrez

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

Thelma Gutierrez purchased this condo in 2014

Why Thelma Gutierrez chose Tucson

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.

What makes this condo unique

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.

Amenities

Starr Pass Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 925 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Master Bath
  • Master has shower. Guest Bath has shower and bathtub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 double
  • Master Suite
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Summer Special at Romantic 2/2 Desert Condo Steps Pool, Spa, Gym
average rating of 4.5652175 based on 23 reviews
4

Great property, unrealistic check out process and charging

  • 4 of 5

My sons , who are young adults, made steak in the condo one night and accidently used the decorative " chargers, " to eat their steaks. These were left on the dining room table as decorations. Since they were eating steak with knives, the plates were scratched. Ironically, when I noticed this I went to look at them and the price tag was still on the bottom. They were 2 dollars each.

On the AM of check out I washed all the towels, stripped the beds and washed the linens. I took out the garbage and loaded the dishwasher as well as thoroughly cleaned out the refrigerator. I felt we were more than respectful to cleaning and check out processes.

Next to the coach I found a WATER stain ( measuring 5 inches in diameter) , which I got on my hands and knees and smelled and dried thoroughly . I know this was water because I found the water bottle right next to it. It has been accidently knocked over when someone went off to bed. The stain had no smell and no discoloration.

For the above reasons, I was charged 50 dollars. Cleaning up water and replacing 8 dollar plates must be very expensive in Arizona.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice accommodations! Only recommendation would be a couple more microwaveable coffee cups!

  • 5 of 5

And for my sports minded husband TNT and ESPN.....did have golf channel!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Kelly for the recommendations, also for taking such wonderful care of our home! You guys were wonderful guests! Thelma
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3

Great neighborhood and comfortable home

  • 3 of 5

Great location! Happy with everything. Loved having morning coffee on sunny patio.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Peaceful Retreat

  • 4 of 5

A very clean and quiet beautiful area. Very much off the beaten path - which is what we were looking for. The unit is clean, as pictured and represented - we were very pleased with it. Folks we met at the complex were all very friendly.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Accurately represented and served our Tucson visit well.

  • 4 of 5

Very nice, comfortable condo well equipped for eating in as well as a quick drive to our favorite Tucson places for eating out: Mercado San Augustin and El Charro. We enjoy the little loop trail from the resort and walk to the trailhead from the condo.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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5

Comfortable condo

  • 5 of 5

This 2 bedroom 2 bath condo is comfortable with large towels available for the heated pool and jacuzzi. The washer/dryer, dishwasher and stove worked and there were sufficient cooking equipment, plates and cups. The owner was helpful and friendly with prompt replies to our questions.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Valerie for choosing Casa Serenita to spend the holiday. You took great care of our home and we are so appreciative. We are so happy that you found our home comfortable and look forward to hosting you again! Thelma
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Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
JW Marriott
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Starr Pass Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
JW Marriott
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
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 Happenings.com. 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.

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Rates & Availability

Starr Pass Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$80
$560
$2,480
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$95
$630
$2,520
 
 
December
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$105
$735
$2,940
 
 
January
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
$115
$805
$3,220
 
 
Pre Gem Show
Jan 21 2018 - Jan 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$125
$875
$3,500
 
 
Gem Show Season
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
$180
 
 
February
Feb 21 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$125
$4,000
 
 
Spring 2018
Mar 1 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$115
 

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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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