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Gorgeous Private Home in Exclusive Dove Mountain Gated Community

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,710 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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 Dove Mountain

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.


Dove Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3710 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
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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Gorgeous Private Home in Exclusive Dove Mountain Gated Community
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 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: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent choice for a reunion of four couples. The house met or exceeded all of our expectations. The owner was extremely helpful in answering our questions and making sure our stay was enjoyable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home is extremely comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The property is gorgeous

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Desert Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the privilege of spending Thanksgiving week at this incredible home. We could not have asked for a more perfect or beautiful place to stay. Everything you could possibly need is provided and there is plenty of room for a group of 8 to spread out and come together with ease. The lovely outdoor living areas and the "spool" were especially enjoyed with the most beautiful views and sunrise and sunset.

The owner is very gracious and helpful, even getting us tee times on the prestigious Gallery Golf Course. We spend mornings hiking the trails and took several day trips to the awesome sights around the area. Lots of golf courses near by and plenty of shopping within about 20 minutes.

Every room was perfectly furnished. The beds and bedding were very comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked with essentials. We cooked lots of meals at the house and had everything we needed.

The only problem with this home: time just accelerates! The week came to an end far too quickly. We hope to have another opportunity soon to visit again. Highest recommendation!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice property.

  • 4 of 5

Nice property and in a very nice sub-division. Really enjoyed the beautiful sunrises from the outdoor patio. The home was very functional and well equipped. Disappointed that the outdoor grill was not usable (needs a good cleaning or may need to be replaced). The "spool" was lovely. It was great to have access to the Gallery Spirt Club. The classes were fun. The walking paths around the property were also very nice. Convienient location.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing House and Location

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible place to call home for a week! My father and I were extremely satisfied with the whole experience. A special thank you to Diane. Your responsiveness was greatly appreciated.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lawrence, You and your father were great guests. We're so glad that you had the opportunity to enjoy our home. We'd love to welcome you back some time. Diane Reeder
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

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.