Quite, Secluded Desert Retreat
About Mark Hillmer
We are Minnesota folks who fell in Love with the Sonoran Desert, and now split our time between our Farm in Minnesota and Tucson (not easy to figure out what time of year for both locations). Mark is a retired Mortgage Executive, and Paget is a practicing Interior Designer in Rochester Minnesota.
Mark Hillmer purchased this House in 2017
Why Mark Hillmer chose Tucson
We had an unsolicited offer to sell one of our vacation properties and choose this home to replace that one for it's location, fantastic desert surroundings, and it's overall vacation ambiance. It's a bigger more comfortable home and the outdoor living spaces did the trick for us.
What makes this House unique
Peace and quite. Great location. Wonderful desert surroundings and outdoor spaces that allow you to either follow the sun or evade it depending on your fancy.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Private Desert Oasis
This property is exactly as shown, except that it’s possible the outdoor areas are nicer. We spent most of our time enjoying the pool and patio areas, grilling with family on the brand new beautiful grill, and just enjoying the serenity of the desert landscape. Breathtaking sunrises! Remote solitude yet only minutes from amenities in town. We so enjoyed our stay. Our only minor issue was that many areas out back were covered in spider webs, dust, or bird droppings. After we spent some time cleaning we were able to enjoy this beautiful rental property. Thank you for sharing your home.
We enjoyed our stay. The house was very spacious and the pool was perfect. Thank you.
Awesome house with amazing views!
This house was perfect for our week in Tucson. Quiet, peaceful, secluded property with complete privacy but a short drive from anything you could want/need. The house was very clean and stocked with almost any kitchen item you would need for your stay to make you feel like you were right at home. The outdoor living space of the house was perfect and where we spent as much time as possible. Great pool with attached hot tub and unbeatable views. Will definitely be looking to stay here again for our next Tucson visit.
We have just returned from a wonderful week spent at this property. We received prompt and courteous service from the owner Mark. The house and area are truly spectacular. Being there is better than the photos! We spent many hours in the pool and hot tub admiring the amazing views of Tucson. We listened and watched the wildlife and had a marvelous time. I would not hesitate to book this property again! Thank you for sharing your home.
Beautiful Home in a Quiet Setting
What a beautiful home! It has all the amenities we were looking for: a large kitchen, plenty of bedrooms, a pool and jacuzzi, and many indoor and outdoor seating areas where we could congregate and enjoy the peace and quiet and view the many interesting plants and animals. The house was stocked with everything we needed for cooking and the pool came in handy as the outdoor temperatures climbed into the 100s most days during out stay.
The owners were very responsive and understanding, always answering our e-mailed questions within a few hours. We appreciated that! We also found the people of Tucson and the surrounding area to be very friendly, which was also a plus for us.
If our travels bring us back to Tucson, we will definitely book this home again if it is available. Highly recommended!
We loved Happy Trails! Could not ask for a better backdrop to a Tucson vacation. Beautiful views, house was so clean and had everything we needed! We would come back in a heartbeat! We just left yesterday and miss it already! 🌵