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Gorgeous Private Home in Exclusive Dove Mountain Gated Community

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Desert Solitaire is a private retreat that sleeps 8 in luxurious surroundings

Desert Solitaire is a 3700 square foot home straight out of the pages of Architectural Digest. It's situated on a large private lot in an exclusive gated community, nestled in a quiet Tortolita canyon with breathtaking views.

The home sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms and has 4 bathrooms. There are 4 dining areas (dining room, breakfast nook, kitchen bar, covered patio). Breathtaking views of the Tortolita canyon can be seen from most of the rooms including the living room, kitchen, family room and master bedroom which all have 2 walls of windows. The two covered outdoor living areas and "spool" (small pool with spa features including jets and waterfall) enjoy the same overwhelmingly gorgeous view.

The chef's kitchen has everything you need to prepare fabulous meals, from a fully stocked spice pantry with spices, herbs, oils, condiments, flour, sugar, coffee/tea, etc. to all of the kitchen equipment you might want: from a six burner gas stove, 3 burner grill, Cuisinart, blender, microwave, side by side fridge, double sink, double oven, and dishwasher to pots and pans, serving dishes and utensils, paper wares, etc. Prestocking of perishables, other food items and alcohol can be arranged through our concierge service.

There is a wet bar in the adjacent living room that is equipped with a wine refrigerator, ice maker and sink. It is close to the large well-appointed seating area just outside the door, where you can enjoy conversations and a book or cocktails with family and friends while gazing out at the spectacular view.

Other outdoor areas besides this large covered seating area include a covered dining area seating 6-8, with a wood-burning fireplace (there are 3 fireplaces in all) and the "spool". A 4th outdoor area is outside of king ensuite and affords a private setting for a quiet cup of coffee while you listen to the desert wake-up.

Desert Solitaire has 2 bedroom wings and sleeps 8 people in 4 beautifully decorated bedrooms (2 king suites, 1 queen suite and 1 double twin bedroom with a bath outside the door), each with its own television.

The master suite is down a private hall and boasts a king bed that looks out at private canyon views through 2 walls of windows. Aside from a large walk-in closet, television and fireplace, you can enjoy music from the built in sound system. The master bath is a relaxing oasis with a large, deep tub and spa-like shower. A door from the master bedroom opens to an outdoor fireplace and and gives you immediate access to the "spool".

There's also a fully equipped laundry room and 3 car garage for which you'll receive remote controls. Grocery and additional shopping is located conveniently just down the road.

And if you're looking for more than just relaxation in the privacy of Desert Solitaire's luxurious environment, you are surrounded by an array of options from golf, hiking and biking, to birding and nature photography, museums and galleries, a historic mission, a sports club and spa less than a mile from the entrance gate, horseback riding, ballooning, shopping and restaurants galore. The house is situated between 2 championship golf resorts: The Gallery Golf Club and The Golf Club at Dove Mountain (formerly the Ritz Carlton). A list of golf courses and activities will be provided to you.

Desert Solitaire is everything you could want in a vacation home. Well-stocked and beautifully appointed, it has 12 foot ceilings and a sunny, airy floor plan. Light and canyon views flood the home.

Do come experience Desert Solitaire for yourself. We look forward to hosting you in our beautiful and luxurious Sonoran desert home.

More Details

Property Manager
Tom DeSollar and Mindy Edwards, Arizona First Properties, LLC
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 24, 2016

About Tom DeSollar and Mindy Edwards, Arizona First Properties, LLC

My husband and I live in Colorado and have loved the Tucson-area since the 1990's, especially the areas of Marana that are tucked up in the Tortolita Mountains. We finally decided it was time to own a home in Arizona and knew from the moment we walked into this house, that Desert Solitaire was the perfect home for our family and our guests.

Tom DeSollar and Mindy Edwards, Arizona First Properties, LLC purchased this house in 2015

Why Tom DeSollar and Mindy Edwards, Arizona First Properties, LLC chose Marana

Desert Solitaire is truly private and quiet with overwhelmingly dramatic views of the Tortolita canyon surrounding it. From the moment you walk through the front doors looking straight out through 2 walls of windows at the beautiful Sonoran desert ridge, you will know that you have found the rental home for you, your family and friends.

What makes this house unique

Desert Solitaire is'away from everything yet close to everything that the Tucson-area has to offer. Trails start right outside of your front door and golf at The Gallery Golf Club is 1.2 miles away. The Golf Club at Dove Mountain (formerly the Ritz Carlton) is just over 2 miles away. Fining dining is offered at The Gallery and Ritz Carlton with many more options 'off mountain' The grocery store and other shopping is minutes down the road.

Concierge service and car service is available on request. Responsive, friendly and helpful local management.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous Private Home in Exclusive Dove Mountain Gated Community
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful house and location

  • 5 of 5

The house and setting are tremendous. We prepared all our meals at the house (grilling every night). We hope to make it back to Tucson and will definitely stay here.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Beautiful property with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent Thanksgiving week at this property to enjoy the warm weather and relaxing atmosphere. The unique design of the home takes advantage of the amazing mountain views and included all the amenities that you would expect from a high-end property. There are plenty of opportunities to play golf, but we spent most of our time hiking the nearby trails and spending family time together. We loved the spool and took advantage of it every night.

Mindy was very helpful and responded to any questions we had promptly.

I would highly recommend this property for anyone who loves nature and serenity.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Awesome!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great house in a very private location with tremendous views.

The house was perfectly stocked with all the dishes, glasses, pots, pans, towels,etc., etc....

A truly pleasurable experience for all, including my 80+ yr old parents.

The spool was just right. I thought my 21 and 23 yr old kids woud be disappointed without a full pool but is was all we really needed.

The only real issue was the wind at times kicked up and we thought the umbrella might take flight but never did.

Overall, A+

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing House, Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in March with family and friends totalling four adults and two teenage children. Tom Desollar, the property manager, met us when we arrived and showed us around. The house was as impressive as it appears in the photos. It was actually larger and more spacious than the photos suggests. All of the bedrooms were large and well appointed. Everything was exceptionally clean and in working order. The kitchen was stocked with condiments and spices and it had no shortage of plates, cutlery or glasses. We BBQ'd two meals at the house and ate out at restaurants for our other dinners. We could not find a bad restaurant in the Marana / Oro Valley / Tucson area. The common areas of the house were large and had plenty of comfortable seating for everyone. There were TVs in virtually every room including the bedrooms and the sound systems covered the whole house, including the outdoor areas.

The neighbourhood is a gated community between two golf courses near the Ritz Carlton hotel. It is very peaceful and the views were fantastic. All of the guests were extremely satisfied with this property and we would definitely recommend this location to others. Thank you again for a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Extremely enjoyed the stay

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful house, huge, clean, all the necessary item was there to live and cook. we really enjoyed. but we couldn't able to meet the owner to say thank you for renting such a beautiful house to us.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family get away!

  • 5 of 5

The property and view was fantastic! All the amenities of home. Just a fabulous house, enjoyed by all!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Gallery Golf Club or The Ritz Carlton
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
The Gallery Golf Club or Golf Club@ Dove Mntn
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
US 10
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Gallery Golf Club or The Ritz Carlton
Car: necessary

More than 15 golf courses in the area, including championship courses such as Tucson National, The Gallery and Golf Club at Dove Mountain, miles of hiking trails, private sports facility, spa, restaurants and bars, grocery stores including Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, live entertainment, movie theaters, soon to be outlet shopping, wildlife viewing, birding, ballooning, horseback riding, historic San Xavier del Bac Mission, artists' community of Tubac, museums, art galleries, shopping


Rates & Availability

Dove Mountain House Rental Rates

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Jan 7 2017 - May 31 2017
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Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
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Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
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Dec 17 2017 - Dec 26 2017
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New Years
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 6 2018
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Jan 7 2018 - May 31 2018
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Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.55%

Cost of Property Insurance will be reduced from $139 to $79 if you have a credit check done through our property manager's outside credit company. Note: a credit check requires your social security number.

Cancellation Policy:
If booking cancelled more than 60 days prior to reservation date, payment is 100% refundable.
If cancelled 60 - 31 days prior to reservation date, payment is 50% refundable.
If cancelled 30 days or less from reservation, payment in non-refundable

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Dove Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3710 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Queen Ensuite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , King Ensuite - double vanity, very large shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Double Twin Bedroom
  • 4 bathrooms: 2 full (Master and Queen Ensuite), 2 3/4 (King Ensuite and Double Twin)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Double Twin Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen Ensuite
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , King Ensuite
  • All Bedrooms are private, quiet and comfortably appointed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Babysitters, private chef, concierge and chauffer may be available upon request

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