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AIRPLANE VIEWS OF TUCSON VALLEY FROM HIGHEST LUXURY HOME

Jack or Bonnie Simmons

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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AIRPLANE VIEWS OF TUCSON VALLEY FROM HIGHEST LUXURY HOME

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Tucson House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 7 Baths (Sleeps 10-12+)

This is a private home on 3 gated acres bordering Coronado National Forest Wilderness Area. This 5,000 square foot contemporary Santa Fe style home is beautifully situated on the highest and most scenic improved parcel in the northeast Catalina Foothills at the base of Mount Lemmon. 4 bedrooms, 7 baths, gourmet kitchen, detached game room, and multiple porches and decks with the best views of the Tucson valley-period.

This home is nestled into a saguaro studded hillside at on elevation of 3,300’ (Downtown Tucson is about 2,350’). It is the highest estate in the northeast foothills of Tucson and the view must be seen to be believed. During the day, you can see the mountains on the Mexican border (68 miles away) and at night, the sea of lights of metro Tucson are below you. Behind the home is designated wilderness area filled with wildlife and improved hiking trails off of the Catalina Highway to Mount Lemmon. The daytime temperatures in the summer are about 4 degrees less than downtown because of our elevation and the nighttime temperatures in the winter run at least 5 degrees warmer because we are off of the valley floor and sitting on solid granite.

Mt. Lemmon is a rare jewel in the Arizona desert. Jutting up 9,000 feet above sea level in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of our house, this magnificent mountain peak stands amidst the pale backdrop of the sparse desert sand and cactus. From our driveway, you begin the journey into a geological time warp moving through a saguaro forest for the first 10 minutes, then into many oak and pinion pine covered mountains with spectacular rock formations. Within 35 minutes, you can be fishing for trout at Rose Canyon Lake in the ponderosa pines. If you continue on, you quickly arrive at the small village of Summerhaven and the Ski Valley lift at over 8,000’ elevation. Many trails can be found in both the lower and upper elevations for winter or summer hiking.

Even though you sense extreme privacy on the property, you are only minutes away from many activities:

Golf at Arizona National (formerly the Raven) in 10 minutes, 49ers Country Club in 10 minutes, Ventana Canyon in 25 minutes, and many more great golf courses within an hour.

Grocery shopping, restaurants, drug stores, and virtually everything you might need to purchase on a day to day basis are within 8 minutes. Park Mall is about 20-25 minutes away.

Drive time to the University of Arizona is about 35 minutes and to downtown Tucson, about 5 minutes further.

About the house:

(A link to an online video walk through of the property is available upon request.)

Kitchen: This is a spacious gourmet kitchen with a 60” Wolf gas range, a 48” Sub Zero refrigerator, a warming drawer, granite countertops, a breakfast bar, and all mesquite cabinetry. A well stocked pantry with most of the basics and most items you might need to cook and serve a meal are provided.

Great Room: This is a 1,600 sq ft room with 16’ ceilings and wall of glass looking across the Tucson Valley. It is furnished with leather couches, a large round mesquite table and chairs that will seat 6-10, a knook table with 4 additional chairs, a built in bar and wine cooler, a gas fireplace, a guest bathroom, and a flat screen TV with an expanded satellite viewing package.

The Master Bedroom: This is furnished with a king sized mesquite bed, mesquite dressers, TV, another fireplace and more. The adjacent master bath includes separate mesquite vanities, a dual head walk in shower, and a large tub. There is also a separate office area connected to this bedroom with a futon for an extra sleeper if necessary. A covered porch that overlooks the saguaro covered mountainside and the city is accessible via an exterior door from this bedroom also.

The other downstairs bedroom: This is furnished with a King sized bed and has access to a full sized bathroom. This bathroom can be made private to the bedroom or to the great room.

Upstairs: This carpeted area has two similar, large bedrooms with each having its own full bath inside the room. Both are furnished with a queen and king sized beds and dressers. Also upstairs is a large media room furnished with a TV, a top quality full sized futon and a collection of DVDs and video games. A router upstairs provides service for your laptop throughout the house. There is an exterior door upstairs to a very large deck furnished with a table and deck chairs for enjoying the most spectacular views in the foothills.

The Game room: This is a separate 700 sq ft guest house that is currently furnished as a game room and is accessible by a very short walk across the flagstone and concrete common area that includes a built in BBQ w/sink and an outside fireplace (chimenea). The game room is equipped with a pool table, a championship 18’ shuffleboard table, a ping pong table, an electronic dart board, a bar, outside seating, a full sized futon, and a full bathroom.

A three car garage will house your vehicles and two laundry areas (one upstairs and one downstairs) are available for your convenience.

A link to an online video walk through of the property is available upon request.

Keywords: House, game room, city views

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Jack or Bonnie Simmons (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About Jack or Bonnie Simmons

We're at the end of Quesada Pl behind a private gate that protects 7 other 3 acre parcels with 3 other large custom homes.

Jack or Bonnie Simmons purchased this house in 2002

Why Jack or Bonnie Simmons chose Tucson

This is a true Sonoran desert setting in one of the most pristine saguaro forests in the world.

I've been a custom home builder in southern Arizona for nearly 20 years and spent 3 years building this home for our own family, finishing in 2002. We absolutely loved living on this great property until the kids went off to college and we became free to travel more. You'll love it! A link to an online video walk through of the property is available upon request.

What makes this house unique

This property has proven to be ideal for golfers, bicyclists, hikers and runners, housing for out of town wedding guests and family, special occasions, gourmet cooks, Canadians and everyone else who lives where it is too darn cold or wants to experience a warm Sonoran Desert experience with the best views in the Tucson Valley! A link to an online video walk through of the property is available upon request.

If and when there are more than 20 guests on the property, there may be an added 'extra guests' impact fee. Please inquire. This is not a wedding venue! The Pima County Development Services Center/Zoning Enforcement Division has advised me that weddings and other events cannot be specifically scheduled on the property by the owners due to zoning restrictions.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 28 traveler reviews

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Airplane Views of Tucson Valley from Highest Luxury Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
5

Beautiful Memories to Last A Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

A mother's dream is to have her daughter's wedding in an unforgettable setting surrounded by loving family and friends. Thanks to Jack our dreams came true. Not to mention the fact that this beautiful home was amazingly available on these dates for a wedding on 12/13/14 :-) The home is beautiful, the view is stunning, the surroundings are quiet and peaceful, but most importantly, the availability of tables, chairs and linens made our stay so memorable. Jack was so accommodating and it was so hard to leave our temporary home away from home. Although it was a rainy day, my daughter's sunset wedding was beautiful. We will return and strongly recommend this beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Ultimate relaxation and comfort

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing and everything a person needs to relax and enjoy the moment. The house is immaculate and there simply aren't words for the views it provides throughout the day. Jack was wonderful and we could not ask for a better experience. Highly recommend this home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect Wedding!

  • 5 of 5

We had our wedding at this house and couldn't have asked for a more perfect setting. We searched several venues and none compared to this beautiful home. We rented Jack's place for a week and had out of state family stay with us. Not only were they amazed by it's beauty, but so were our in town wedding guests. The setting is stunning! You can not ask for a better view of the city while relaxing in the hot tub. Jack had everything we needed and then some. We felt at home here and couldn't have asked for a better week OR wedding day. Can't wait to see the fabulous photos!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Rogers, AR
5

mjneime

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic house! My family celebrated my mother's 80th birthday here and it could not have been a better experience. Beautiful views and lots to do. Jack, the proprietor, is great to work with and very accommodating. Hope to stay here again at some point. Very highly recommended - Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Had our Wedding Here! Awesome Place!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had our wedding there in early January 2014. This property was perfect for us. We had a wedding of no more than 60-65 people which we wanted. When we were initially looking, like most couples, we were looking at normal venues. When we heard about this we were very interested. For a decent price you get the property for an extended period of time.

It was great. The property oversees Tucson. He had all of the equipment we needed for the wedding. We got to let our families stay at the house over the weekend. Jack, the owner, is a very nice guy who is flexible and accommodating. We made memories that will last our lifetime and we wouldn't have had it anywhere else. The property also includes a manual with everything you need to know about this humongous house. I highly recommend it for anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

The absolute best in Tucson!!...if we could go to 6 stars...this would be the property!!

  • 5 of 5

OK!..I am the golf trip organizer for our yearly event…between 4 -12 participants. This year was our 13th annual. For our November vacation, we selected Tucson…. and my task, yet again, was to find a rental house to satisfy the very discerning and picky guys from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver Canada.

It must have been a stroke of luck, I selected...The Catalina Foothills house!...built and owned by Jack.. Having reviewed the listing, my guys in unison said…book it!!

As many others renters have stated, the pictures do not do justice to the majestic house and the amazing views!...the large great room windows, the balcony and the tiered decks, all facing west with stunning views overlooking Tucson, the mountains and the amazing sunsets!!

You have likely read the comments on the overall quality of the property, high end furniture, appliances, the great room with 16’ ceilings, the detached games room and hot tub…so soothing after golf!!!...all first class!!!

What made this property our most favourite rental of our 13 years was the very personal attention accorded to us by Jack!! He met us at the house and provided a tour inside and out to ensure we were comfortable with all aspects of the property and were apprised on how everything worked!

Upon my return from the trip, I was very pleased and surprised to receive our rental deposit from Jack mere days later! With other rentals, my experience has been a wait of many weeks!...thanks Jack!!

Our group also had the distinct pleasure of socializing with Jack, Sue and a few of their friends!...we can’t wait to return to Tucson, rent this fabulous property and visit our hosts, Jack and Sue again!!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Tanque Verde/Bear Canyon
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Arizona National, 49er's Country Club both about
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Tanque Verde/Bear Canyon
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Mount Lemmon Ski Valley
Nearest Beach
210 Miles
Puerto Penasco, MX

This home is nestled into a saguaro studded hillside at on elevation of 3,300’ (Downtown Tucson is about 2,350’). It is the highest estate in the northeast foothills of Tucson and the view must be seen to be believed. During the day, you can see the mountains on the Mexican border (68 miles away) and at night, the sea of lights of metro Tucson are below you. Behind the home is designated wilderness area filled with wildlife and improved hiking trails off of the Catalina Highway to Mount Lemmon. The daytime temperatures in the summer are about 4 degrees less than downtown because of our elevation and the nighttime temperatures in the winter run at least 5 degrees warmer because we are off of the valley floor and sitting on solid granite.

A link to an online video walk through of the property is available upon request.

Other Activities: shopping, snowboarding, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, live theater, shuffleboard, hot air ballooning

Golf: There are too many great golf courses within 60 minutes of this property to mention. Arizona National and the Forty Niners country club are the two closest at about 10 minutes drive time door to door!

Ski: Mount Lemmon Ski Valley is the southernmost snow skiing facility in the country. It is only 27 miles from the property! You can go from 2,800 to 9,100 feet in elevation in about 40 minutes. The lift is usually operating between mid December and the end of March-depending on snowfall and conditions, of course.

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Rates & Availability

From $415 Per night

Tucson House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Season
Nov 1 2014 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$700
From
$780
Fri,Sat
$4,200
$14,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Peak Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$415
From
$460
Fri,Sat
$2,500
$5,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
September October
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$580
From
$650
Fri,Sat
$3,500
$11,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes If and when there are more than 20 guests on the property, there may be an added "extra guests" impact fee. Please inquire. This is not a wedding venue! The Pima County Development Services Center/Zoning Enforcement Division has advised me that weddings and other events cannot be specifically scheduled on the property by the owners due to zoning restrictions.
1 week minimum rental for Gem Show

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Tucson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 7
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Rollaway, Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Full size futons
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
Notes:
Separate game room with 18' shuffleboard, ping pong table, pool table, electronic dart board, bar, full bath, and front deck overlooking the entire Tucson Valley. King sized beds in three bedrooms. Queen sized in one bedroom. Full sized futons in two seperate rooms. Hair dryers provided.

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