|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
Bunk down in cozy comfort. QUIET DESERT OASIS. Secluded, very private on three acres, fenced and gated, surrounded by mature desert trees and majestic saguaros. Guest house is separate from Ranchita’s main house, with private entrance, driveway, and front door parking. Bright and sunny, the guest house is furnished in a comfortable western style, with microfiber 'suede' couches and king size wrought-iron bed. Rooms painted in natural earth tones. Front porch, with swing to watch the Arizona sun set or read a Louis L'Amour western novel from the guest house library. COME RELAX. Outside find spacious patios with hot tub, fire pit, exceptional barbecue area and fountains. Hot tub, fully enclosed for privacy in gazebo that opens onto patio with waterfall and pond. YOU WILL LOVE IT. By special arrangement, the Ranchita may be reserved for large gatherings or reserve a private room in the Ranchita's main house, see add #265954..
Relax: Ranchita means little ranch. The Guest house sits to the rear of the main house on this quiet and secluded ranchita. The Guest house is furnished in comfortable western style, with a full kitchen, down to the last detail for fixing your holiday dinner. All you bring are the groceries. Front porch, with swing to sit and watch the sun set or read a Louis L’Amour western novel or book on Arizona and the old west from the Guest house library. Outside you will find wonderful views of the Catalina and Tortolita mountains, spacious patios with hot tub, fire pit, exceptional barbecue area and fountains. Hot tub, fully enclosed for privacy in gazebo that opens onto patio with waterfall and trickling stream flowing down to the pond. By special arrangement, the Ranchita may be reserved for large gatherings or reserve a private room in the Ranchita's main house, see add # 265954.
Golf and Hiking: Tucson is known for its great weather, which accommodates every outdoor activity.
For the golfer: Golf on one of the many public or private golf courses. Arthur Pack Public Golf Course is 10 minutes from the Bunkhouse. Tucson is home to the World Golf Accenture Match Play, which is held at Dove Mountain in February only 10 minutes away from the Bunkhouse.
For the hiker: Tucson has an incredible county, state, and national parks hiking trail system which can be reviewed on web pages for Pima County, Arizona State Parks, and the National Parks. Call for webpages and other information.
Horse Accommodations: Triangle 5 Ranchita has horse accommodations and access to many riding venues. Arrangements can be made for you and your horse. This property is a cowboy or girl's dream.
My little Ranchita suits me just fine. It seems like I am out in the big wide open desert, but I am really in town, with all the big-city conveniences at my fingertips.
Property Owner purchased this cottage in 2007
Three years ago, we built the guest house. Last year, Mom lived there for two months while she nursed a sick horse back to health. She enjoyed the simplicity and thought what a great place to vacation. Now, I rent the bunkhouse to a few well-chosen guests, who seem to enjoy it as much as Mom did when she stayed there.
"We loved your place and of course Tucson. We plan on returning. Glad you liked my drawing of the one-horse hay bailer. I had fun doing it, and it is exciting you are framing it and hanging it in the bunk house."
Top notch hospitality. Immaculate and roomy surroundings. All the comforts of home and more. Very convenient to the airport and centrally located to the attractions Tucson and vicinities have to offer. It goes without saying the weather was great.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The bunkhouse is beautiful and fully equipped. If you don't feel like going out to eat, there is a well supplied kitchen to use. We felt at home away from home. The setting is great. We would highly recommend it to everyone.
This was a fantastic vacation home away from home! It was clean and well equiped. From kitchen, washer/dryer, hot tub,and nice linens. The owner is very warm and welcoming, she was helpful with things in the area and provided a lot of information. You can be as laid back or as busy as you want to be. The home was cozy and quite, we listen to the coyote at night and many birds. The home was in a perfect location. We were minutes from stores and restaurants but you would never know they were that close. Also under thirty minutes to an hour to many State and National parks. We did some awesome hikes. Many outdoor opportunities in this area. The other Guests on the property were wonderful as well and we look forward to getting to know them all better in the future. We only had one question when we arrived home......and that was "why didn't we stay LONGER"!
We got lucky to rent this property when we did due to a last minute cancellation.
I first contacted Greer with some questions about the property via e-mail and she soon called me and we chatted for sometime. She happily answered all of my questions and everything she said was accurate.
When we arrived late on Saturday night, Greer greeted us and gave us a short tour of the house, and other helpful information about getting around. She also left us a breakfast in the refrigerator so we didn't have to go out that night shopping (wow).
After we unloaded our suitcases, we went over to Greer's wonderful patio and were introduced to some other guests who were enjoying the fireplace. They're a very nice couple who park their RV on the property and we enjoyed chatting with them (note that the property is quite large). They were also very helpful and gave us a folder containing a list of their favorite places to visit.
The house is exactly as described. It's a very nice guest house in the southwest style. All floors are tiled, the kitchen is large with a both a small table and a center island. The shower is all tiled and very nice. The bedroom has a king bed with several pillows.
Facing south, the guest house has a very nice covered porch. In the morning, the sun rises to your left and we enjoyed sitting out there and warming up.
At night, you'll often here coyotes yipping and howling (this only lasts a short time). I enjoyed hearing them as it's so different from where we live. That said, I never once woke up because of any noise outside.
We spent most of our days out sightseeing in Tucson and never ran out of things to go see. There's a great deal of hiking available for all fitness levels. I also rented a bicycle (Tucson is a cycling mecca) and did some riding. Tucson is really a great place to visit in the winter months, especially for two people from Minnesota.
We enjoyed our stay at the guest house and I would recommend it to anyone. And yes, I'd happily stay there again.
The bunkhouse was filled with western character, had all of the amenities you'd want, and was clean and well thought out. It was convenient to any place you'd want to go in the Tucson area. In 20 minutes or less you could be downtown, or out exploring the desert. The surroundings were beautiful - you felt like you were in the desert, yet there were homes around you that were almost invisible. Greer was most helpful, accommodating, and friendly, but never intrusive. She totally respected our privacy and desire for a peaceful and restful environment. The bunkhouse and surrounding property were totally in tune with the listing photos. While staying here, in less than a week's time, we were able to visit southern Arizona wineries, the Kitt Peak Observatory, the Tohono Chul Park, the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, The PGA Match Play Tournament, the artisan town of Tubac, and we toured the downtown area of Tucson as well. Good restaurants were nearby, along with supermarkets and anything else you'd need. We sat on the bunkhouse porch at the end of each day with a glass of wine and enjoyed the beautiful desert scenery, wonderful weather, and peacefulness.
This was our first experience with VRBO, but certainly won't be the last! The bunkhouse was delightful, and we heartily recommend it!
My husband and I stayed at the bunkhouse for our 10 year anniversary. Greer was very accommodating, the bunkhouse was comfortable and clean, and the property is delightful. We enjoyed cooking out, the hot tub, watching the sunset from the porch. Very relaxing and conveniently located. Golf, hiking, restaurants all within an easy drive.
NW Tucson on the border of Oro Valley and Marana. In town - so shopping malls, theaters, other entertainment, and fine dining are minutes away. Easy access to freeway: 20 minutes to downtown (gem and mineral show) and University of Arizona; minutes from shopping, golf courses (public and private), fine dining and entertainment; 30 minutes to Tucson International Airport and 1.5 hours to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport; 1 or 2 hrs by freeway to surrounding rural communities of Rio Rico, Green Valley, Benson, Sonoita, Tombstone, Bisbee, Douglas, and Nogales, Arizona, and Mexico. Great hiking and horse venues nearby at Catalina State Park and Saguaro National Monument. Horse accommodations available on the Ranchita.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 25 2015 - Mar 25 2016
30 night minimum stay
|Notes||$500 deposit to hold reservation, with rent paid in full 30 days prior to arrival.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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