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“Javelina Hacienda” Best Views and Sunsets in the Area from Inside and Out

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,211 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Authentic Saltillo Tile Adds To The Southwestern Decor Of 2bed 2bath Updated Th

Please note: Subtract taxes on quotes for 30 or more nights

Open the blinds and let the outside into the main living areas and also the master bedroom. The views down the fairway extend all the way to the Tucson Mountains and are equally impressive from the interior as they are from the patio.

Step out thru our recently installed patio gate and take twenty steps to the heated pool and hot tub. While you’ll be closer to pool access than any other property, it is a very quiet area and does not interfere with the relaxing views.

If you've never experienced the Sonoran Desert and you appreciate the diversity of the outdoors, you will find this to be a magical place. With just under twelve inches of yearly rainfall, the Sonoran is among the wettest of all southwestern deserts. Water is its life blood and the timing is critical for desert flora and fauna. The long hot summers here are broken up with the customary July and August monsoons, while the welcomed Winter and Spring rains are typically spaced between weeks of sunshine. As they say, "if you don't like the weather, just wait a few hours"!

Whether you're wanting to explore all our desert has to offer, escape the chill of Winter where you live, or even have a home base for investigating retirement areas, our location, climate and diversity of activities will surely be enjoyed.

Golfers, bikers, walkers, runners, hikers, tennis players, explorers, birders and even the relaxers will find what they need. If you'd like symphony, opera, art, history, culture or shopping, Tucson has that for you, also. Making Omni Tucson National your home base, you'll have great flexibility for travel time and the activity you'd like to pursue. From five to fifteen to thirty and sixty minutes travel time, you can experience the entirety of Tucson and our Sonoran Desert.

If you'd like to park the car in the garage and throw away the keys, you'll still have plenty to do. It's a 10 minute stroll to all the facilities of Omni Tucson National Resort and Spa, where short term memberships are available. Or, you can enjoy our quiet and sunny community pool and hot tub, walk on the paths along the Canada del Oro, pay as you go for golf and just enjoy the sounds of the desert from our patio. Hummingbirds chatter all day and the Morning Dove flutter and coo at sundown in one of the largest mesquite trees you'll ever sit beneath.

In December of 2015, we thoroughly updated our 1992 built property. We added authentic Saltillo tile flooring to everywhere except the carpeted bedrooms. We refurnished the kitchen with all new Samsung appliances, new cookware, utensils, dishes and all the essentials and gadgets we want in a kitchen. New lighting fixtures and ceiling fans, new faucets and shower heads, and even all new door hardware were done in a brushed nickel finish. There are two new Samsung HD Smart TVs, with DirectTv as the provider and their Genie system for recording and playback. We even put a dimmer switch on the dining area LED lights, allowing you to set the mood or brighten things up.

Speaking of mood, the gas log fireplace will go nicely with cooler times of the day. The sunsets will amaze you from the patio and the living area. Prepare your favorite steaks or seafood on the four burner, stainless steel Jenn Air barbecue. Cooks can also take advantage of the wide selection of herbs and spices, some of which are replaced yearly from our personal garden harvest.

Oh, and did I mention the golf ? You,ll be staying on the Sonoran Course, a Tom Lehman designed, desert style tract. Non members can pay and play it on the odd dates of the month. Or, tee it up on the more traditional Tucson National Course, currently home to a Champions Tour event in March. You also are within twenty minutes of numerous other golf courses, each with its own distinct views and challenges. We both love to golf and truly enjoy the surroundings as much as the game. We are happy to give you our feedback on the courses, at least from a 14 handicap perspective !

The Tucson metro area is surrounded by five distinctly different mountain ranges, commonly know as Sky Islands. As they rise up from the valley floor, elevation changes bring on a variety of diverse ecosystems. You can hike from the cactus to the pine trees in just a couple miles, be amazed as you stand among giant Saguaros, hike or take the tram to waterfalls and even some swimming holes, or play in the snow at the top of Mount Lemon in Winter.

With todays information technology and our supplied WiFi, you can find just about anything you need for the activities you'd like to experience. In many cases, time of day is important for the best experience of what you plan and where you go. We are happy to give you our experienced opinion and a great example is visiting the world famous Sonoran Desert Museum.

If you go mid day, most of the animals are at rest. The best time I have found is when they first open in the gates in the morning. It is usually right around feeding time and when animals are let out of their pens after natural enclosures have been cleaned. Seeing Desert Bighorns laying in the rocks is nothing like watching them scamper around and frolic on the man made cliffs. Late afternoons can also be good, as animals began to stir with the approaching night.

Other must sees:

Sabino Canyon

Catalina State Park

Saguaro Monument West

Ventana

Tohono Chul

Madera Canyon

San Javier Mission

Kartchner Caverns (reservations well in advance)

Courses - Golf Club at Dove Mountain, Ventana Golf, Star Pass,

Highlands at Dove Mountain, La Paloma, Az National, Crooked Stick, The Views, Quarry Pines, Randolph North, Randolph Dell Zurich, Silverbell, The Gallery, El Conquistador and more.

More Details

Owner
Richard (Rick) McDonough
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Richard (Rick) McDonough

We were born and lived in the Sonoran Desert for over fifty years. When you need a bit of local insider information, we are happy to help when we can. Being lovers of golf and the variety of adventure places in the area, we can share some of our most memorable things to do and give you our perspective on the myriad of golf courses and other activities.

Richard (Rick) McDonough purchased this condo in 2015

Why Richard (Rick) McDonough chose Tucson

We raised our kids in a home about a mile from Tucson National. After moving to Boise, we wanted our vacation property In the Casas Adobes area of Tucson and be on a golf course. Omni Tucson National was always one of our favorite places to play, so it was obvious where we wanted to be.

Typically, you need to decide whether to have mountain or golf course views, as few homes have both. Since we had to choose, we decided on the golf course location. We found what we feel is one of the best spots to be within the course and having the added bonus of the mountains in the distance.

Looking out the patio doors and down the fairway, we have 300 yards of uninterrupted green grass and landscaped desert vegetation. Beyond that, the amazing desert sunsets frame Wasson Peak, the tallest in the Tucson Mountain Range.

We also do not worry about stray tee shots invading our space. Golfers will be propelling their golf balls away from our home and you'll watch the little white dot disappear into the blue sky.

What makes this condo unique

Being experienced travelers for both work and play, we understand the need for all the comforts of home. Our goal is to provide all the essentials one might expect in a vacation property and making sure you arrive to a very clean, bright, modernized and comfortable home.

Don't let adapting to your new accommodations frustrate you. Survey all the drawers and cabinets and closets and snoop around. Everything you'll need is there and we welcome your input for anything we may have missed. Never hesitate to contact Rick during your stay, especially when it comes to electronics like the TV etc..

Amenities

Tucson Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1211 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • 1. Relax 2. Enjoy 3. Don't hesitate to contact owner
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Tiled counter with dual sinks, new fixtures, Saltillo floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tiled counter, new fixtures and toilet, Saltillo floor
  • Both shower heads have high water pressure and adjustable spray. I like my water hot and massaging on my back.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed with memory foam mattress.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Cal. King pillow top, W/in closet, Smart TV, Patio and views
  • Both bedrooms have high quality carpet flooring. Master: Sliding glass door for patio access and vertical blinds allow you to 'bring the outside in', including the tee box and fairway views with sunsets and Tucson Mountains in the distance. Large walk in closet with hangars, laundry basket, extra pillows and linens. Wall mounted Samsung Smart TV with Direct TV Extra programming and Genie recording/playback. New ceiling fan with light. New”rain glass” sliding barn door separates bedroom from bathroom sink and shower area for privacy. Toilet area separated by its own door. Bedroom 2: Queen bed with memory foam mattress, tall dresser and one bedside table and semi private access to full bath. Two bedside lamps and new ceiling light with fan. We've also included a queen sized, auto inflating air mattress with linens etc for extra bedding needs. Please note the only space for air mattress would be between dining table and living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Maid service can be arranged by you thru our housekeeping provider. Enjoy just the right amount of Southwestern Decor

Reviews

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average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews
5

Great place on the golf course

  • 5 of 5

I loved my stay at Rick and Juanitas. The property backs on to the golf course with a pool steps away. The mountain view is breathtaking at sunset. I took so many pictures! The house has every amenity I could imagine from a coffee press to my favourite smoothie maker a Ninja. I also appreciated the Eco sensitivity of the supplies in the home. Beautiful stainless appliances, washer dryer, comfortable bed and awesome BBQ. The lovely southwestern interior is tastefully done.

Rick was always available with any questions I had and was extremely accommodating. Thank you Rick!

This home is a well situated and an easy drive to parks, shopping and some great restaurants.

I wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend this home to any discerning traveler. I look forward to returning.

Carol-Ann

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Carol-Ann. We owe the Ninja to Juanita!
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5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic! Right next to the pool! Condo was very well stocked! Hope to stay again! Rick was very nice and accommodating! You won’t be sorry if you decide to stay here!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Annette. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Lethbridge, Alberta
5

It's the little touches that make the difference

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 4 wonderful days here and found it to be the closest to home of any rentals. As I mentioned in the title it's the little touches that make the difference. Everything you need is provided and more. From golf balls to sun block. The pool is a few feet away from the patio and was usually empty. The one floor layout made it easy to access every room. When you have caring owners it shows. This is what one could only wish for in vacation rentals. Thank you for a wonderful experience. Your caring and going out of your way to make renters experiences great is much appriciated. We will return in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. Comments like your’s are just one reason we enjoy making our place available to guests. Cheers, Rick
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5

Perfect location, perfectly equipped, great owner service

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in Javelina in late April and early May. We would stay there longer and start earlier if it were available next year, but alas, already booked. We bicycle and the immediate riding access to the Loop trail is incredible. Views of the golf course make each day a wonderful experience. We used the pool and hot tub almost daily they were great. We couldn't believe how well equipped the condo was. Each time we wondered if there was something we needed, yep, there it was in the kitchen, the closet, or the garage. Rick was extremely accommodating with all our needs and went out his way to make everything just the way we wanted. He is a generous owner who truly wants you to feel at home in his second home. Highly recommend Rick and Juanita as landlords and Javelina as your next vacation home.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Denny and Diane, When I read your review, I was taken aback by your thoughtfulness and kind words. Your taking the time to say such wonderful things is beyond our expectations. You truly ‘made our day’ 😃. Please don’t hesitate to check with us about our reservation calendar. It’s not always what it seems. Thanks so much, Rick and Juanita
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Greensburg Pennsylvania USA
5

Great Condo at Tucson National

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed 2 weeks at the Condo on Arnold Palmer Drive. All furniture and appliances are First Class. Great views. Rich is very easy to work with...very attentive owner. Thanks sharing your property with our Family.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! Rick was great to work with. The property was all we hoped it would be and more. Comfortable beds were a plus after busy days of hiking and biking. The full kitchen was also a plus as we enjoy cooking meals instead of eating out all the time. We would love to go back to this place someday!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Shelly. Hope to see you in the future.
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Map

Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Tucson International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Legends at Omni Tucson National
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Omni Tucson National - On Site
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
At Omni Tucson National - On Site
Car: recommended

If you've never experienced the Sonoran Desert and you appreciate the diversity of the outdoors, you will find this to be a magical place. With just under twelve inches of yearly rainfall, the Sonoran is among the wettest of all southwestern deserts. Water is its life blood and the timing is critical for desert flora and fauna. The long hot summers here are broken up with the customary July and August monsoons, while the welcomed Winter and Spring rains are typically spaced between weeks of sunshine. As they say, "if you don't like the weather, just wait a few hours"!

Whether you're wanting to explore all our desert has to offer, or just escape the chill of Winter where you live, our climate and diversity of activities will surely be enjoyed. Golfers, bikers, walkers, runners, hikers, tennis players, explorers, birders and even the relaxers will find what they need. If you'd like symphony, opera, art, history, culture or shopping, Tucson has that for you, also. Making Omni Tucson National your home base, you'll have great flexibility for travel time and the activity you'd like to pursue. From five to fifteen to thirty and sixty minutes travel time, you can experience the entirety of Tucson and our Sonoran Desert.

If you'd like to park the car in the garage and throw away the keys, you'll still have plenty to do. It's a two par 4 walk to all the facilities of Omni Tucson National Resort and Spa, where short term memberships are available. Or, you can enjoy our quiet and sunny community pool and hot tub, walk on the paths along the Canada del Oro, pay as you go for golf and just enjoy the sounds of the desert from our patio. Hummingbirds chatter all day and the Morning Dove flutter and coo at sundown in one of the largest mesquite trees you'll ever sit beneath.

In December of 2015, we thoroughly updated our 1992 built property. We added authentic Saltillo tile flooring to everywhere except the carpeted bedrooms. We refurnished the kitchen with all new Samsung appliances, new cookware, utensils, dishes and all the essentials and gadgets we want in a kitchen. New lighting fixtures and ceiling fans, new faucets and shower heads, and even all new door hardware were done in a brushed nickel finish. There are two new Samsung HD Smart TVs, with DirectTv as the provider and their Genie system for recording and playback. We even put a dimmer switch on the dining area LED lights, allowing you to set the mood or brighten things up.

Speaking of mood, the gas log fireplace will go nicely with cooler times of the day. The sunsets will amaze you from the patio and the living area. Prepare your favorite steaks or seafood on the four burner, stainless steel Jenair barbecue. Cooks can also take advantage of the wide selection of herbs and spices.

Oh, and did I mention the golf ? You,ll be staying on the Sonoran Course, a Tom Lehman designed, desert style tract. Non members can pay and play it on the odd dates of the month. Or, tee it up on the more traditional Tucson National Course, currently home to a Champions Tour event in March. You also are within twenty minutes of numerous other golf courses, each with its own distinct views and challenges. We both love to golf and truly enjoy the surroundings as much as the game. We are happy to give you our feedback on the courses, at least from a 14 handicap perspective !

The Tucson metro area is surrounded by five distinctly different mountain ranges, commonly know as Sky Islands. As they rise up from the valley floor, elevation changes bring on a variety of diverse ecosystems. You can hike from the cactus to the pine trees in just a couple miles, be amazed as you stand among giant Saguaros, hike or take the tram to waterfalls and even some swimming holes, or play in the snow at the top of Mount Lemon in Winter.

With todays information technology and our supplied WiFi, you can find just anything you need for the activities you'd like to experience. In many cases, time of day is important for the best experience of what you plan and where you go. We are happy to give you our experienced opinion and a great example is visiting the world famous Sonoran Desert Museum.

If you go mid day, most of the animals are at rest. The best time I have found is when they first open in the gates in the morning. It is usually right around feeding time and when animals are let out of their pens after natural enclosures have been cleaned. Seeing Desert Bighorns laying in the rocks is nothing like watching them scamper around and frolic on the man made cliffs. Late afternoons can also be good, as animals began to stir with the approaching night.

Other must sees:

Sabino Canyon

Catalina State Park

Saguaro Monument West

Ventana

Tohono Chul

Madera Canyon

San Javier Mission

Kartchner Caverns (reservations well in advance)

Courses - Golf Club at Vistoso, Ventana Golf,

Heritage Highlands at Dove Mountain, La Paloma, Az

National, Crooked Stick and more.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $295
Pet Fee $250
End of stay housekeeping $140

12.05% Lodging Tax will be removed from bookings of 30 nights or more
Lodging tax required only on 29 nights or less

Please inquire with owner on stays for less than posted minimum

Deposits to be refunded in a timely manner after property inspection and review of any DirectTv On Demand charges.

If you get an automated quote for future dates that are not specifically listed, the quote will be incorrect.

The 'Service Fee' on price quote is VRBO's fee, not the owners'.

Please feel free to discuss rental concerns or specifics with owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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