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Spectacular Desert Villa

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 6,600 sq ft
Property type villa


About the property

Huge Villa On 10 Acres, Circa 1930 And All Redone, 7 Unique Bedrooms Max 16

1930 Desert Villa on 10 acres is a dream property ...5,500 sq ft... 6,600 with all veranda and covered space. This ranch is a Five Star facility and has 7 bedrooms available, one bedroom is a loft, open to another bedroom. We set up to sleep 14 but can add 2 small beds and accommodate 16. Each space inside and out is posh and comfortable. Antiques and fine Art sets this estate apart from the rest.

Veranda( seats over 40, pool ( solar heated and deep and seats 30 or more ) and living room(seating for 26).. There is tons of space for quiet conversation or wonderful parties, includes dart board and bar. Please go to my, the site is not accepting lots of pics..You will find so many more pictures and so much more information!

We have the Crystal Room, queen bed, crystal chandelier with private marble bathroom, vanity and private porch and entrance. Hand painted details.

The Contessa Suite has a king bed, original master, original tile and hand painted sink in private bath, vanity, tons of closet space, private entrance and gardens views.Smaller room, the Owls nest can be attached and has a full bed, closet, desk( no exterior entrance).

The bunkhouse inside Villa consists of 3 rooms, one master, king bed with sink, smaller room with a full bed and a loft with a California king bed. These share one bathroom. Bunkhouse has 2 entrances to the front veranda. Loft ladder is in one bedroom and open to each other

The Lookout bedroom on upper deck has 2 twins, Talavera sink and shares bath with another room.You can see the stars from your bed, ceiling has sky mural.

It opens to the upper deck for fabu views.. sunrise and sunsets.

All but 2 bedrooms have private entrances. Also, another powder room not attached to any bedroom. The bedrooms are all fabulously decorated and so comfortable, so many fine details .. soaps, towels, shampoo,etc provided. Again, Please go to for complete details and pictures.

Kitchen is gourmet, 3 ovens and five burner cook top with breakfast nook, baking rack... and all cooking supplies from small to large. We have table cloths and table finery available. Upper kitchen is has a bar and cabinets with dishes and glasses ( tons of fine serving ware to plastic ware to china. Spices are included for you to use. Very large parties are usually not accepted but smaller affairs are welcome! It is a fabulous party place! WE do not allow any wild parties! There are 2 BBQs... super huge and a regular sized.. we use charcoal and wood.

Private and gated with fantastic grounds and desert trails... We have art lining the trails and 7 desert gardens, labyrinth, Tee pee, fire pits, bars and tons of private spaces. Wildlife paradise, fantastic views, 2 horses on property that can be hired to tour National Park. Bella and Corona are fine horses and so friendly can be visited at any time. Birds are feed 2X's a day and can be viewed just sitting on veranda. We have almost everything here that the Desert museum has.. Your own desert paradise!

Quiet and private yet very close to loads of restaurants, shopping, golf courses, etc... 5 minutes from I-10 so you are close to getting anywhere in town or visit Mexico!

Owner remains on property in another building to care for gardens, feed horses and birds, open the pool, solar heated ( Spring to Fall)and answer all questions or attend to any problems. She will not be seen unless needed. Sprint to fall, the air balloons fly right overhead..

It is a magical place so full of beauty and animal life... perfect for photo opts, tons of birds and fabulous vistas. You will have the best time here ever !

For more recommendations, email me and I will send you to another booking site were I am rated a Super host and a 5 star rating! Check in Time is 4:00 pm ,check out is 11:00. We try to be accommodating on these times... Thank you!

More Details

Nancy Newton
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Nancy Newton

Nancy originally from NJ was a model, designer,decorator, artist, gardener,photographer and lover of beauty and all life! She came to Tucson and bought this 10 acre,1930 Ranch in 2001. Every room and all grounds have been carefully and tastefully done by Nancy. They are full of comfort and love, taking 10 years to finish. It is her passion to create a place of rejuvenation, fun while protecting the integrity of the desert and life here. Natural and elegant, rustic and unique, everyone feels the warmth and comfort of the surroundings. Many want to stay longer and soak up the peace and harmony here. If you want a change of pace and leave your concerns behind .. this is your place to recharge and surround yourself with the spectacular views, gorgeous gardens and abundant animal life. We are super friendly and do what we can to make your stay an amazing experience!

Nancy Newton purchased this villa in 2001

Why Nancy Newton chose Tucson

This property is a dream come true and Nancy is the caring steward here. The location and views are amazing.. so close to everything but you feel that you own the mountain. The wildlife is amazing and you really get the feeling of the West and a fine desert experience.

The Saguaros are amazing and we have one of the largest specimens and tons of others, in Spring all the desert blooms and is amazing to see all the colors of those prickly looking cacti.. Just amazing.. I fell in love and you will,too.

What makes this villa unique

The property is so spectacular, there is nothing to compare.. so much to do on 10 lush desert acres, Villa is huge, so many fine details and art work from all over the world! It is like having your own private resort... Air balloons fly right overhead, Winter to Spring.. so magical, tons of birds and wonderful views. You will fall in love with this desert paradise!


Tucson Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • powder room - toilet
    2 bathrooms - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bunkhouse bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • There are 7 custom decorated, unusual bedrooms, all but 2 have exterior entrances. Please go to for extensive details and pictures. We can sleep 13 but can add 2 extra twins if needed. The Crystal Room is an elegant guest room with chandelier and custom marble accents. The fine marble bathroom has tall ceilings and a walk in closet with vanity. There is a beautiful private entrance with bistro table that is surrounding by flowering trees and back garden. The Contessa Suite is the original master bedroom, king bed and features a garden view, large bathroom, vanity, exterior entrance , lots of closet space and elegantly decorated. The Owl's Nest has a twin and can be attached. The Bunkhouse Suite has 3 rooms which include a king size bed and private sink, a small room with a full bed and a loft with a California King. The Lookout has has two twin beds, cabinets, closet, and sink.This room has spectacular view and opens to the upper deck.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
I have a caterer who will cook for you, if requested. The 10 acres have lush desert trails, horses, Labyrinth , 7 meditation gardens, tee pee, 2 horses and all desert wildlife.. It is a desert paradise and you can have your own private desert adventure..


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Spectacular Desert Villa
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Family Reunion 2018

  • 4 of 5

My family from the United Arab Emirates, New Jersey and Texas reunited for a few days at the Wild Purple Ranch. We had a wonderful, relaxing time making the ranch our base as we toured Tucson attractions. The house was roomy and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We had seven of my grandchildren with us and they thoroughly enjoyed the pool.

The bathrooms were a little small, but there were a lot of them and so they were adequate.

Thank you Nancy we hope to visit again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property and house. Full of antiques. Easy to use kitchen. Lots of comfortable outdoor seating. Great pool Best of all Nancy was always available for any problems that occurred and she was a pleasure to work with

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The House is what we needed.

Nancy the owner was very helpfully.

We had a great time.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Berlin, WI

Desert nature at its best.

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our stay. Nancy has done a fabulous job combining a great ranch with an unbelievable desert experience. Wildlife abounds as well as a large variety of flowers, shrubs and cactus. We also spent a great deal of time at the pool and on the veranda. We would recommend this ranch for any family gathering. One other bonus are two beautiful horses - Corona and Bella. The kids loved not only feeding them and learning about them, but the pony rides were a memory that will last forever. Thanks again Nancy for opening your ranch to our family.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank ypu so much for visiting and the super review...You are truly blessed with a lovely glad I could experience them...You are always welcome..thanks again and look forward to seeing you in the furture.
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Most unique property! Very charming and spacious. Relaxing getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We came for family girls retreat. Ages 2 to 64. Great home base for exploring the area. We went to Kartchner Caverns, wine tasting tour and a spa day. Nancy who owns the property is wonderful to work with. Would recommend to all!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful stay and nancy was a great host

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 65+ guys arrived on Saturday, February 10th and stayed for a full week. There were 13 of us, and Nancy went the extra mile to provide beds for everyone and to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The property was just what we needed. We had plenty of room, a wonderful living room and big screen to watch the Winter Olympics at night, and a a nice kitchen and dining area for breakfasts and one of our evening meals. We were close to several golf courses, which was our main activity during the day, as well as groceries, restaurants, etc. This was our 6th "Winter Boys' Week" and our largest turnout. Everyone had a relaxing and fun week. Thanks Nancy!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
25-30 minutes
Nearest Barpub
2.1 Miles
Home Plate
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Quarry Pines
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lil Abner's,BBQ Miss Siagon's, La Parrila Suiza
Car: necessary

You can walk into the National Park or hire a horse to have a desert adventure. Located on 10 acres with 7 gardens, labyrinth, Art walk, Tepee, 2 horses and tons of wildlife. Birds of every sort that can be viewed right off the veranda. Fantastic for birders,wildlife enthusiasts, photographers,

art lovers for oil and watercolor painters.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
cleaning $300

Holiday rates are $600 per night and Gem Show .. $600 from mid Jan to Feb 18th

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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