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Luxury Accommodation Situated Within A True Desert Setting

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4-5

History, luxury and true desert beauty converge. Originally built in 1965 by one of America's leading scientists from World War II, the two bedroom, one bath, 1,000 square foot guest house is part of a two acre desert 'compound' that is one of only a handful of homes situated within a 160 acre gated community now known as Rancho Soldados.

Fully remodeled in 2014, the house features a full kitchen, a cozy fireplace (indoor and out), wood floors, vaulted ceilings and a spacious bath. The master bedroom is furnished with a comfortable Simmons Beautyrest king sized bed, desk and a large walk-in closet. The guest room houses two memory foam twin beds. Linens are available if the living room couch is needed to sleep a fifth person.

The guest house is situated far enough from the main residence (approx 100') that guests can choose to enjoy their own privacy. Guests enter via a private entrance and can choose to sit on a private patio facing the Catalina Mountains or enjoy the beautiful rear courtyard (shared with the main residence) featuring a large swimming pool (which can be heated ask for details), an in ground hot tub (kept as hot as you like) that comfortably sits 5+ people, an outdoor BBQ and chiminea (stocked with as much wood as you care to burn).

The owners do live in the main house, but are rarely home Monday through Friday and on and off over the weekend.

Located approximately 20 minutes east of Tucson in the lush Tanque Verde Valley, Rancho Soldados is a gated community surrounded by true, natural desert beauty with sweeping mountain views of both the Catalina and Rincon mountain ranges.

Less than three miles from the base of Mt Lemmon, two miles north of Saguaro National Park (east) and less than a mile to both Agua Caliente Park and Forty Niner Golf & Country Club (open to the public). Partake in Tucson's most popular biking community, hike, horseback ride, golf or sightsee all day long, then choose from a wide variety of high quality, local restaurants all within a short drive.

More Details

Owner
David Blair
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About David Blair

The owners, Dave and Lana live in the main residence with their two school age children, Paige and Rhys. As long time Tucson residents, Dave and Lana are happy to help plan your daily activities and make you feel at home during your Tucson visit.

David Blair purchased this house in 2014

Why David Blair chose Tucson

Dave and Lana purchased and fully remodeled this red brick adobe home in 2013-14. The house is a special place set in an unbelievably beautiful surrounding. It is quiet and peaceful with amazing daytime views and incredible stargazing at night.

What makes this house unique

Though guests are only 20 minutes east of midtown Tucson, the house allows its visitors to truly feel as though they are staying in the desert. Its close to shopping, restaurants, hiking, biking, golf, you name it. Its an authentic Southern Arizona experience, one you will be thankful you chose and will recommend to friends and probably want to visit again.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Although my interaction with the guest was pleasant, their dog peed on the carpet multiple times (we knew this because we found two wet spots when they checked out). We did in fact charge the guest $100 to clean the carpet, then in response they left us a negative review.



The construction next door is now complete. The dirty grill the guest mentioned was an old grill left out back to be thrown away, NOT the grill meant for guest use (which is by the pool).
Mar 2018
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Amenities

Tucson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Spacious bath with soaking tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master with king sized Simmons Beautyrest bed, second bedroom with two memory foam twin beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming

Reviews

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average rating of 4.5 based on 5 reviews
5

Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

Very nice people, great property, nice pool and hot tub.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Olympia, Washington
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this house very much! It is in the perfect location; just outside of town - easy access to town but the peaceful desert and fabulous sunsets. We particularly enjoyed the pool. Dave was very helpful and accommodating. They are very lucky to live in such a beautiful place and we felt privileged to share it for a few days. Thank you, Dave and family!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great accommodations in a beautiful, natural setting.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable bed, TV area and plenty of room. Nice kitchen for coffee in the morning and snacks in the afternoon. Beautiful views of the desert.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Fe
3

Just okay

  • 3 of 5

Positives: Clean, nicely decorated, roomy, comfortable bed, new appliances.

Negatives: 40 yards from a new home construction site (noisy from 7:30-5:30), gas grill was filthy but since there was no gas tank it didn't matter, missing some expected amenities in this price range (soap, pot holders).

Pet owners beware of a questionable claim that your pet caused extensive cleaning after you leave.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tucson International
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Forty Niner Country Club
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I 10
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Mt Lemmon
Car: necessary

Located approximately 20 minutes east of Tucson in the lush Tanque Verde Valley, Rancho Soldados is a gated community surrounded by true, natural desert beauty with sweeping mountain views of both the Catalina and Rincon mountain ranges.

Less than three miles from the base of Mt Lemmon, two miles north of Saguaro National Park (east) and less than a mile to both Agua Caliente Park and Forty Niner Golf & Country Club (open to the public). Partake in Tucson's most popular biking community, hike, horseback ride, golf or sightsee all day long, then choose from a wide variety of high quality, local restaurants all within a short drive.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Owner does NOT accept credit cards through the VRBO web site. Payment is accepted via PayPal or personal checks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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