Southwestern Charm and Convenience Too
Submitted: February 5, 2011
Stayed: January 2011
It was obvious the owners take pride in the property and we noticed that the moment we drove up the drive. Personally, I really admired the property's gate structure and a hand-crafted, wooden door is fantastic! While the weather was too cool for us to take advantage of the pool and hot tub, that area is beautiful and would be a nice spot for relaxing in warmer weather. There are comfy beds and clean linens provided. Not something we take for granted but find really welcoming.
We loved the house and the way the property has been landscaped. It is really charming and so relaxing and comfortable. The owners have done a great job with it. It's clean, airy and inviting. My wife and I found our routine quickly and enjoyed our stay very much. With the fruit trees, Saguaro and other regional plants really setting off the yard, it's prime space for attracting birds. This made for great early morning coffee and conversation on the porch while the sun was rising to warm the air. You'll see sunrise and sunset on the Catalina Mountains from this porch. The big rocker was my favorite seat but there are plenty of comfortable spaces on a big western-style, rambling porch.
We shared the house with our two adult kids and each of us had plenty of personal space when needed. Together, we all really enjoyed the opportunity to sit beside the fire at night, share meals that we prepared in the kitchen, or end the evenings with a look up at the stars. It was great to spend the time together in this peaceful and quiet setting.
The location is convenient to central Tucson for restaurants, site-seeing and shopping. Not far away are two of our favorite places, Beyond Bread and Ike's Coffee, and at the same time we were just minutes from Sabino Canyon hiking and access to areas beyond Tucson. We also made a fantastic discovery on this trip, The Tucson Tamale Company. If you love tamales, you'll find this place on Broadway and if you're like us you'll be ordering them shipped back home after seeing them made and enjoying the flavor. If you're looking for restaurants with a broader menu, look for the new Acacia Restaurant on Skyline or the Old Pueblo Grill. Both are easy drives from this house.
We had a great week at this Tucson getaway that's so close to many of our favorite things and offers a wonderful place to gather and enjoy time together.
Families with Teenagers,
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