If you love nature and seek a comfortably furnished and peaceful place to relax or work, you've found it. This spacious, custom-built 2-bedroom, 2-full-bath house is situated in the Tucson Mountains on a private 50-acre wildlife sanctuary. The estate bridges an 880-acre county nature preserve and Saguaro National Park West on the east side (city side) of the Tucson Mountains. Front and back deck and patio areas are ideal for wildlife watching and afford a nighttime view of Tucson's city lights and the full-moon rising. Rental includes a computer workstation with hi-speed WiFi Internet service. Your host and property manager Thomas Wiewandt lives nearby; he's a professional nature photographer/tour operator and southwestern author.
For Additional Information: Weaving Studio: A fully equipped weaving studio is located on the premises and available for use by experienced weavers for a $100/week rental fee, all materials included.
If you seek peace, quiet and solitude, seek no further. We spent one month at Tucson Retreat (December 15, 2005 - January 15, 2006)
listening to breezes in the palo verde trees, to curve-billed thrashers, to cactus wrens, and to yipping coyotes.
We could not have found a better winter rental to satisfy our needs. From the east-facing covered porch and the surrounding property we completed our share of the Tucson Christmas Bird Count. During our month's stay we tallied 23 bird species in the surrounding area which included Sweetwater Nature Preserve, a marvelous new county park, initiated by Tom Wiewandt and his friends. We explored the Preserve (within easy walking distance) nearly every day.
Entertaining in the retreat was very pleasant. We were able to prepare fine holiday meals from the fully equipped kitchen, which led to great conversations with family and friends around the large dining table.
Tom is a very hospitable, thoughtful host. We learned much from him and made a new friend.
Without reservation, we recommend a stay at Tucson Retreat.
I'm a professional wildlife photographer/filmmaker well rooted in the Sonoran Desert. To learn more about me and to see samples of my work, please visit my website wildhorizons.com.
I chose this property because of its unique location and richness in desert plant and animal life. Both homes -- mine and the rental -- have been carefully nestled within this natural area, 50 acres of pristine desert. The state of Arizona levies 60% higher taxes on undeveloped land, so income from this rental is helping me to keep this land in a natural state. My goal is to have it added to Saguaro National Park West for preservation in perpetuity.
You won't find a more restful and secluded home in Tucson, and it's perfect for anyone who loves watching wildlife and hiking. This property is also contiguous with our newest county park, Sweetwater Preserve, an 880-acre tract of pristine desert with superb hiking and mountain biking trails, rated among the best in the Tucson area.
We are also located on the east side of the Tucson Mountains, just a 10-minute drive to large grocery stores and Interstate-10, providing easy access to all parts of metro-Tucson.
We have the best of both worlds!
Ideally located, our retreat is tucked away in the Sonoran Desert foothills of the Tucson Mountains that flank Tucson's west side, yet it's only 10-minutes from Interstate 10. This provides easy access to the airport and a wealth of tourist attractions in southern Arizona.
The house is only 4.3 miles from scenic Gates Pass Road, which quickly takes you to Old Tucson Movie Studios, the Desert Museum, and Saguaro National Park. Grocery stores, post offices, hospitals, theaters, museums, the University of Arizona, Pima Community College, downtown Tucson, Starr Pass Golf Course, the Tucson Mall, and much more lie within a 4-10 mile drive of our desert retreat.
Whether your passion is birding or biking, golf or gaming; the arts or astronomy; museums or missions, this is the place to be. And if you're an experienced weaver, our complete in-house weaving studio is available for your creative pleasure - see link below.
Other Activities: Nature photography, bird-watching, museums, cinema, shopping.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|To make a reservation, travelers must fill out and sign our Rental Agreement--download from tucsonretreat.com. Reservations are confirmed when this Agreement is returned to us with 50% of the total rent due (not including our Security Deposit). The balance due plus our security deposit ($500) falls due no later than 7 days prior to arrival, 14 days prior for anyone living outside the USA.|
|Notes||Personal checks will be accepted only for payments made at least 7 days prior to arrival. If you cannot meet this deadline, please call us. We only accept credit cards (through PayPal) from International Guests. International Guests must pay all currency conversion charges and bank fees. Guests from Canada can avoid extra fees by sending us a bank Money Order in USDollars.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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