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You'll Love the View! Great Fall Rates! 15 Minutes to Town.

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Spectacular views and 8 miles to downtown...

The moment you enter this unique desert home you will see the magnificent Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountains through a wall of glass.
Located on the WEST side of Tucson in the Tucson Mountain foothills, the home is convenient to Downtown as well as freeway access. The nearest cross streets are El Camino del Cerro at Tortolita. You may map the intersection for an approximate location.
Built in the territorial style of adobe brick on 1.4 lush acres, this 2100-square-foot home embraces the indoor/outdoor style of desert living.

Beautifully integrated into the landscape, this special place provides an unusual degree of privacy without isolation. It is located in a quiet neighborhood very convenient to I-10 (three miles) and downtown and the University of Arizona and downtown (eight miles.) Just up the street a few miles is the El Camino del Cerro Trail Head for hiking. Several public and private golf courses are nearby. Day trips to Kartchner Caverns, Tombstone, Bisbee, The Sorona Desert Museum are a cinch.

The terraced and fully enclosed yard and garden feature a deep pool, spa, and covered outdoor kitchen (gas barbecue, refrigerator, sink), lots of native vegetation.

The three bedrooms are arranged on one side of the home. A dining room that seats six, well-equipped kitchen, and den with a 42' flat panel TV with DVD is on the other side of the home. In between the two wings is the living room with a high, pitched, and beamed ceiling, wall of glass with French doors to the patio, and wood-burning fireplace. There is original artwork throughout the rooms. Of course, there is WiFi throughout the property.

However, the 'room' that is most used is out-of-doors and is accessible through sets of French doors from the den, master bedroom, and living room. This outdoor living room - enclosed by the house on three sides and open to the view, patio, and pool on the fourth - is fully covered by the roof and lit by three skylights. You can enjoy being outside all year and take refuge from the harsh desert sun. There you will find a comfortable, deep seating lounge set and a travertine dining table that seats six. It is truly a wonderful place to relax.

As day becomes night and the suns sets behind the Tucson Mountains, you will marvel at the magnificent play of reflected light on the Catalina, Rincon, and Tortolita Mountains to the north and east. As the desert night settles in the twinkling lights of the city below will mesmerize you.

The master bedroom is adjacent to the patio and is stylishly furnished with an oh-so-comfortable upholstered leather king-size bed. The bath is attached and has a walk-in closet and tiled shower.

The guest bedrooms each have one queen-size bed and share an adjacent full bath. The beds are all made up with high quality linens and pillows. The home accommodates a maximum of six guests.

Hand-made, Mexican clay, saltillo tiles cover the floors throughout the home. There is an additional half bath adjacent to the den. The two-car garage is attached and has direct access to the kitchen as well as a washer and dryer.

We know you will enjoy your stay at our special desert home. We have tried to think of every detail possible to make your time here comfortable and memorable.

We have owned and operated Catalina Park Inn Bed and Breakfast near the University of Arizona since 1994 so we have a long record of providing guests with a high level of hospitality.

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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Security gate will be installed between patio and pool when young children will be staying or visiting the home. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking Outdoors only with patio doors closed....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    $25 per week per pet. 2 dogs max. Must be at least 18 months old. Sorry, we cannot accommodate your kitty....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Alternative Lifestyle

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • King size beds (1) King in Master Bedroom. Excellent quality mattress. Nice sheets! Great pillows..., Queen size Beds (1) One Queen in each Guest room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Tiled shower in the Master en Suite bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Hall Bath shared by and adjacent to two Guest Rooms....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Powder Room by Den and Kitchen. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Fireplace (wood provided), High Speed Wireless Internet, AM/FM Stereo/CD Player with iPod dock , Coffee Maker, Cooking Utensils, Linens, Iron and Board, Private Pool(heat fee based on gas consumption, Approximately $250-$350 per week during the coldest winter months Dec-Mar), In Ground Spa, No Smoking Indoors...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Soundbar system you can Bluetooth music through. ...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat Screen in Den and in Master. ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Patio faces east with a beautiful view of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Rincon, and Tortolita Mountains. From the front of the house watch the sun set behind the Tucson Mountains....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning


  • Dining:

    Indoor Dining Room seats six. Outdoor Dining seats six. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Home is cooled by Evaporative Cooling April thru October. ...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    2 car garage...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    In Living Room...moreless

  • Garage:

    Two Car Garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All very high quality. Pool towels too. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Vaulted ceiling. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Two garage spaces, more in driveway....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Extra Parking in Driveway. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local and 800 Calls only. Need Calling Card to make long distance calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Cox High Speed...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Well equipped kitchen. Sharp knives, good, heavy pots and pans, Mexican glassware including Margarita glasses. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some basic spices to get you started. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    With ice maker....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Pool level patio is private enough for nude sunbathing/swimming. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Public and Private courses nearby....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Wonderful covered area with comfortable lounge chairs and sofa. Covered dining area seats six....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Desert Garden ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Heating the spa is at an additional charge....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    The pool area is private enough for nude sunbathing. Heating Pool and/or Spa is additional. Heating the Pool and Spa: The charge for heating the pool and/or spa is based on gas consumption (measured in Therms) and can vary greatly depending on the time of year. Heating the pool for a week during the winter months can range from around $250 to about $350 for 84 degree water. It could be much less if you are renting the week following other guests who elected to have the pool heated as much of the energy is used to bring it up to swim temperature from the standing winter temperature of about 52 degrees. Early Fall and Late spring can be much less. Meter reading is taken at the start and end of each stay. The number of Therms used is billed at $2.00 per therm...moreless



from 38 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 16 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 23 - Nov 17, 2017
7 night min stay

Nov 18 - Nov 27, 2017
4 night min stay
Fall 3
Nov 28 - Dec 22, 2017
7 night min stay

Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

Winter 1
Jan 6 - Jan 19, 2018
7 night min stay

Winter High Season 2018
Jan 20 - Mar 30, 2018
7 night min stay

Spring 2018
Mar 31 - May 8, 2018
7 night min stay

Graduation 2018
May 9 - May 14, 2018
4 night min stay
Late Spring 2018
May 15 - May 31, 2018
3 night min stay
Standard pricing
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $100
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Tax Rate 6.05%


eCheck Option: no fee.

Pay by Credit Card: 3.5% fee on Rental Rate Domestic, 4.5 % International

Please let us know if you would like to have the pool heated. A Pool Heat Deposit of $50 per day will be required with the Second Payment. Final charges are based on gas usage and will fluctuate based on season and if the guests before you heated the pool or not. Any overage will be deducted from Damage Deposit. Likewise, if the charges are less than your deposit, the amount will be refunded along with your Damage Deposit.

Cancellations and Refunds:

Cancel 60 or more days before arrival to receive refund right away, less $100.

With 59 days notice or less, receive Security, Pool Deposit & Cleaning Fee right away. Rental Fees and tax will be refunded to the extent your reservation can be booked to another party, and held until such, less $200 cancel fee.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tucson International
9 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway

Car: Necessary

ON SITE, Swimming and Lounging, NEARBY, Shopping (funky Fourth Avenue, upscale La Encantada), DAY TRIPS, San Xavier Mission (ten miles), Tombstone (45 miles), Bisbee (90 miles), Kartchner Caverns (65 miles), Sonora Desert Museum (15 miles), Nogales, Mexico (65 miles), Sabino Canyon (ten miles), Kitt Peak Observatory (55 miles)


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We bought this property in 2005 and have rented it through VRBO since. We are innkeepers and have owned and operated Catalina Park Inn Bed and Breakfast since 1994.

Why the Owner Chose Camino Del Oeste Estates, AZ, USA:
Our inn is in town by the University of Arizona. We love to come up to the house when it is not rented to enjoy an escape from the city. We purchased this place with the intention of living in it full time one day. The view is amazing and the area is very quiet. The house has a very 'desert' feel to it and has an excellent layout. All our guests just love the feel of the house and often remark that they did not see as much of Tucson as they had planned as they just enjoyed hanging out and not going anywhere.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Peace and quiet. Hanging out in the big, comfortable lounge furniture and enjoying the sky and mountain views. The house does not feel like a rental as it is so comfortably furnished and has lots of original art throughout. A full moon rising over the Catalina Mountains is especially beautiful...

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Outdoor covered patio with dining area.

    Outdoor covered patio with dining area.

  • Pool looking toward the Santa Catalina Mountains.

    Pool looking toward the Santa Catalina Mountains.

  • Shaded BBQ area.

    Shaded BBQ area.

  • Den with French doors to patio.

    Den with French doors to patio.

  • Compact and well equipped kitchen.

    Compact and well equipped kitchen.

  • Master Bath en Suite with Walk-In closet

    Master Bath en Suite with Walk-In closet

  • Guest Room 2

    Guest Room 2

  • Guest Bedroom 1

    Guest Bedroom 1

  • Entrance. 

    Entrance. Welcome!

  • Patio


  • Spa is above pool level.

    Spa is above pool level.

  • Living Room with fireplace. French doors to patio.

    Living Room with fireplace. French doors to patio.

  • Den. 
Powder room at right.

    Den. Powder room at right.

  • Dining Room. Nice view to desert.

    Dining Room. Nice view to desert.

  • Master Bedroom with French doors to patio.

    Master Bedroom with French doors to patio.

  • Hall Bath in between Guest Room 1 and 2.

    Hall Bath in between Guest Room 1 and 2.

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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