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Desert Escape, Very Private And Peaceful, Spectacular Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

3 BR, 2.5 bath home on 5 acres in mountain foothills, gorgeous scenery

Nestled within the Tucson Mountain foothills, this home enjoys a very private setting on five acres with fantastic views of Tucson and several mountain ranges across the valley. A paradise for nature lovers, it is minutes away from Saguaro National Park and the many opportunities it has to offer. Hikers, birdwatchers, and photographers will be delighted. The property is visited regularly by gambel's quail, mule deer, javelina, gila woodpeckers, and other native wild animals.

At the same time, you can be in downtown Tucson within 15 minutes. The rich culture of the southwest is yours to enjoy.

The home features THREE BEDROOMS, two with their own en suite bath, and a HALF BATH near the great room. Enjoy Southwestern viga beam architecture, massive outdoor entertaining space, huge kitchen and utility room, large bedrooms with views of the Tucson Mountain Foothills in all directions, double car garage, pool (not heated) and spa. Stay a week, a month or for the entire high season. The home is great for small family gatherings.

Tucson is a mecca for outdoor sports. Bicycling, rock climbing, and hiking are all very popular. Or you can choose to stay at the house, enjoying the breathtaking scenery and tranquility... the pool and spa... and gaze at the multitude of stars at night.

More Details

Chris Brodrick
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Chris Brodrick

We love the desert southwest of America and Tucson. The wildlife, the desert landscapes, and the rich cultural history of the area are what drew us here.

Chris Brodrick purchased this house in 2009

Why Chris Brodrick chose Tucson

We purchased the home years ago. It needed a little attention at the time, so we gave the home the TLC it deserved. After building the pool and outdoor terraced landscaping, we wanted to share the beauty of the place.


Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Beach
219 Miles
Rocky Point, Mexico (Puerto Peñasco)
Car: necessary


Tucson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , Half bathroom beside kitchen/living area
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Attached to Master BR
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom 2 has two doors, one connects to BR#2
  • Towels and washcloths are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Bedroom 3 with queen size bed, additional twin roll-away bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Charming banco window seat and adjoining bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Great views out every window and private bathroom
  • King Size Bed w en suite bath/shower, easy access to the pool and spa, Kiva fireplace. 2nd Guest bedroom has en suite bath. 3rd bedroom also has a desk.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
West Side Attractions include: an indoor wildlife museum, world-class outdoor arboretum and wildlife museum (Arizona Sonora Desert Museum), old Tucson Studios (where Western movies are made), biking, hiking and star gazing events.


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Desert Escape, Very Private And Peaceful, Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Peaceful and Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Desert Escape. Everything was just as advertised in VRBO. The kitchen is well appointed with everything we needed. the view of Tucson was wonderful. We loved sitting by the pool first thing in the morning and last thing at night, such a great way to start and end our day. We would definitely stay at this home again.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AHHHH-MAZING!!!! You're picking the right home for your stay in the Tucson area.

  • 5 of 5

We were hoping to find a quiet, peaceful, private desert escape and wow - did we find it here. This beautiful home is perfection. Nestled in the foothills, the views are expansive and utterly calming. The mountains shape the horizon with the Tucson lights sparkling at their feet. We wanted spaciousness for body mind and spirit and we got it! The home itself is utterly comfortable, well-stocked, and clean, the surrounding property sprinkled with the magical Saguaros and a host of other desert spirits. For being "close" to town, we felt set down in our own private oasis! The loudest sound we heard all week was the buzzing of bees in the palo verde trees. True medicine for the soul.

Chris was easy to work with, kind and communicative. I cannot imagine a more perfect place we could have stayed. This home is as advertised - 100% perfection. With deep thanks to Chris for sharing this magical place with us, S & K

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

Priceless view.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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LOVE THIS PLACE! We go back year after year!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location, in the foothills with hiking all around.

Close to town. Beautiful, spacious, well cared for home.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular home and view!

  • 5 of 5

We gather a band of brothers for a Tucson-based reunion at the holidays, and this house was the perfect home for all of us. Great kitchen and big dining room table, gorgeous outside space, comfortable living room. The master suite is amazing. And the view didn't disappoint. WOW!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terrific desert home for 2-7 people.

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic house with a wonderful view. I would return there. The owner was very responsive when we had a power problem with the house. We enjoyed the Museum of the Desert and in addition to great Mexican food, we liked the restaurant Wildflower.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Spa $200
Cleaning / Set up $240
Tax Rate 5.6%

6 nights or more $314.29 avg nightly; 30 nights or more $166.67 avg nightly Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10.00 per night, per additional guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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