Tucson Villa Rental Photos and Description
2 bedroom Villa, 1000 SF, mountain views from every window, courtyard patio
Enchanting 'Cactus Villa' in exclusive 'Rancho Sin Vacas,' a prestigious enclave of private homes situated high in the heart of the Catalina Foothills at Tucson's northern edge -- one of the city's best locations, and premier communities.
The upscale gated community has 24/7 security that is manned by a professional and friendly staff that monitors every vehicle entering and leaving 'Rancho Sin Vacas.'
This desirable villa at 'Rancho Sin Vacas,' at a desirable price, is one story -- no stairs to climb with luggage or groceries. Your personal, covered parking spot, steps away from your front door, is in a unique parking lot reserved for only 4 units and their guests, unlike the shared mass parking lots of all the other units.
The convenient end villa is private and quiet -- no one lives above or below -- and you are not sandwiched between two common side walls that block your mountain views, the city lights, and the energizing natural daylight.
The 1000 SF 'Cactus Villa' is well appointed and tastefully decorated in Southwestern/Mexican decor with authentic Mexican Saltillo tile flooring throughout. Tile flooring is more sanitary and healthier than carpeting, especially in bedrooms, as it contributes to a low allergen environment for persons with allergies, as well as for persons without allergies.
Say goodbye to the 300 SF cookie-cutter resort or hotel room, and enjoy true resort-style living at 'The Cactus Villa' in 'Rancho Sin Vacas' at a fraction of the cost of the resorts that are just a few minutes away down Skyline/Sunrise, and without the high taxes and surcharges. Just unpack, and relax in affordable luxury.
The Great Room has a spacious, open floor plan combined with the kitchen and dining area, which is ideal for entertaining. It has 18' vaulted ceilings, a French door to the private patio, and wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the rooms with light and sun, and offer panoramic views of the breathtaking Catalina Mountain range, and of the distant twinkling lights of the city below.
The kitchen in The Cactus Villa is larger than those one finds in most condos, with full size appliances that include a refrigerator with ice maker. You will entertain with pride in a kitchen that is fully equipped with high quality stainless steel cookware and every utensil you would need to prepare anything from breakfast to snacks, cocktail foods to a feast, or an intimate candlelit dinner to enjoy with your spouse or with your guests. You don't have to go out for any meal unless you are in the mood to dine at any of the many wonderful restaurants in the area.
The convenience of full size washer and dryer means you can pack lighter and save on airline surcharges.
Also provided are extra touches to pamper you, like feather pillows, Egyptian cotton linens, and thick fluffy towels.
There are cable TVs in EVERY room: In the Great Room, a flat screen HDTV and a DVD/VHS player. In the guest room/library, a brand new flat screen HDTV, and a TV in the master bedroom.
Wireless, high-speed Internet, Preferred Digital cable package with On Demand, and unlimited local calls are included.
For your additional enjoyment you will find an extensive collection of DVD and VHS videos, a stereo CD & tape player, a classical music tape library, as well as other types of music tapes.
Lounge in the library/guest room, or in your cozy reading corner in the bedroom with a book from our large personal library of quality and interesting books, or perhaps one that was donated by one of our many lovely guests.
Play board games, chess, cards, enjoy a fondue, gather around the piano, or just relax in front of a cozy fire in the kiva fireplace after a day in the invigorating mountain air of Tucson or greater Arizona.
Outside the Great Room is an extra large and private courtyard patio that offers direct access to the miles of winding roads to walk, hike or bike within gated 'Rancho Sin Vacas.' If you like to get up early, you can watch the sun rise and enjoy the closeness to the mountains as you enjoy your morning coffee or tea on your private patio.
The patio is surrounded by lush, mature vegetation, with two bistro tables and chairs, patio umbrella, ample additional seating for your guests, 2 comfortable anti-gravity reclining chaises, a brand new Weber gas grill, a copper wood-burning pit, cozy lanterns, candles, and a collection of musical wind chimes that create a magical atmosphere in which to rest or star-gaze and enjoy the cool nights, or the warm sunny days of the serene and starkly beautiful Arizona Sonoran Desert.
In the winter, you can view the snow-capped mountains from your wrap-around windows, or while you soak in the warm Arizona sun in a comfortable chaise lounge on your private patio. In the summer, the higher foothills elevation (approximately 3500 ft) keeps the temperatures cooler than the city below.
'The Cactus Villa' at 'Rancho Sin Vacas' is a year-round birder's paradise. You'll delight at the many species of hummingbirds, gambrels quail, roadrunners, cardinals, finches, orioles, and other birds that abound in the trees and shrubbery right outside your doors or at our feeders. You'll see majestic hawks, and hear owls and other nocturnal birds.
You'll also hear the coyotes yipping in the mountains that are just a short distance from your doorstep. If your timing is good, you may even get to see the beautiful bobcats that live in those mountains.
Your 'Rancho Sin Vacas' 'Cactus Villa' is host to a spectacular variety of desert wildlife that you will enjoy watching every day from every room of the villa, or as you relax on the patio. Keep a camera handy because if you like wildlife and beautiful natural desert scenery, you will love your surroundings and the 'desert visitors' to 'The Cactus Villa' at 'Rancho Sin Vacas.'
'The Cactus Villa' in 'Rancho Sin Vacas' is perfect for a vacation at any time of the year. You will feel so comfortable and at home in this quiet and private enclave in the Foothills that, like the wonderful repeat guests we enjoy, you too will want to make 'The Cactus Villa' at 'Rancho Sin Vacas' your 'winter retreat' -- or 'any time retreat' -- year after year.
'The Cactus Villa' is the premier 'Villas at Rancho Sin Vacas' vacation rental that others in the complex try to emulate, from the often word-for-word usage of my creative language throughout their entire property descriptions and other information, to the copying of my giving my villa a unique name - 'The Cactus Villa' - and using 'enchanting' to describe it. But that's all right. After all, Imitation IS the highest form of flattery! :)
PLEASE READ MY OTHER REVIEWS, ENTERED AS 'GUESTBOOK COMMENTS' AT THE END OF 'ABOUT ARGIE,' AND THE ORIGINALS ON MY LISTING AT VACATIONHOMERENTALS
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A., magna cum laude
Former Deputy Tax Receiver, Town of Smithtown
Argie purchased this villa in 1998
Why Argie chose Tucson
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS OF THE CACTUS VILLA AT: https://picasaweb.google.com/thecactusvilla
After many years of traveling to the Southwest, as a desert lover I knew I wanted a piece of Arizona. When I first saw Tucson, I knew it was where in Arizona I wanted to be. The stark beauty of the desert, the climate, and the many days of sunshine were the reasons for my choice.
My search for the perfect Tucson property took several years. When I first drove up Camino Sin Vacas towards the magical Catalina Mountains and to the villa that would come to be known as The Cactus Villa at Rancho Sin Vacas, I fell in love, and I immediately knew that my search was over.
Now I share my corner of paradise with travelers whose love for Tucson is the same as mine.
What makes this villa unique
At The Cactus Villa we are committed to excellence and to a quality experience for every guest. Our pride in our villa is evident in the variety of photos we provide to give the traveler a true representation of every aspect of OUR property -- inside AND outside.
In addition to strict attention to every detail beforehand, we maintain communication with our guests during every stage of their visit - before, during, and after - to insure that all their needs are/were met, and we are available to them at all times. We are proud to offer outstanding service and pricing that are second to none.
CHECK OUT THE ORIGINAL, TRUE - NOT SCRIPTED! -- GUEST REVIEWS ON VACATIONHOMERENTALS.COM
Guestbook comments from the owner
This was the third year that we stayed at Argie's lovely Cactus Villa and we had a wonderful time once again. Argie is very accommodating and very accessible if there are any questions, and she is very professional, making the rental process easy and providing a quick refund of rental deposit after the stay. The villa is beautifully decorated with a southwest motif and lovely warm colors, and it is extremely well furnished. There are lots of southwest touches like clay pots, figurines, cool area rugs, etc. and the villa is bright and sunny. The kitchen is very well stocked with appliances and everything you need, we like to cook and we were able to make some great dishes. There is everything you need for a comfortable and pleasurable stay, Argie has thought of everything! The patio is surrounded by flowers and bushes and mesquite trees and is very private. There is very nice outdoor seating and a barbeque grill. The community surroundings are really beautiful, and there are some great walks within the community with some beautiful houses surrounded by an unspoiled desert landscape. The community is right up against the mountains and so there are great views and great sunsets and sunrises. We love to hike and the villa is within 10 - 15 minutes drive from some of the best hiking in the Tucson area. The location is also not far from the historic downtown and there is a very nice outside mall a few minutes drive away. We highly recommend the Cactus Villa, it was a real find for us!