We are retired but have lived in Tucson since 1973. I moved here from NYC where I worked for Forbes Magazine. I graduated from UA and had my own business for 28 years. We chose Tucson because of the mountains, tranquility and lifestyle and of course the desert. We started coming here to visit friends and the charm of Tucson just grew on us. Life has taken some of our children and grandchildren to other places but we still love living in the desert.
Richard purchased this House in 1977
Why Richard chose Rancho Feliz
It is on a cul de sac and free from traffic. We also loved the view of the mountains and the peacefulness of being on an acre of desert.
What makes this House unique
It was the perfect place to start a family because of the safety of living on a cul de sac and the privacy was important to us.
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A Desert Oasis!
What a wonderful way to visit the Tucson/Oro Valley area. A peaceful quiet location close to everything with a mini desert right in the backyard. Richard provides a lovely home to enjoy with everything you could possibly need for a great visit. I can't recommend Rancho Feliz highly enough!
We really liked staying here, the privacy and the location were excellent. Richard was a great host. We hope to stay here again.
Thank you Dale and Judy and thanks for booking another six weeks in 2020, it is the best compliment of all. You were great guests and we will see you next year.
Best regards, Richard
Best property we've rented
We're not frequent renters, but this is easily the best place that we have rented via any of these services. I think this is mainly due to the hands-on owners who are there to make sure everything is tidy, supplied, and in working order. Plus they were there to greet us when we were arrived and to show us around the place briefly before leaving us on our own.
The house itself is very nice and well situated in a quiet neighborhood, while still being a short distance from all the shops and services of Oro Valley. The landscaping is professional looking and we enjoyed a couple of strolls along the outer pathway through the acre of desert land that is part of the property. Wildlife abounds as we saw and heard numerous birds that were new to us and heard coyotes howling a couple times at dusk and dawn.
On the inside, we found it to be very comfortable with a nice place for watching TV and good lighting throughout for reading. There was nothing that we thought we wanted that could not be found, such as four different ways to make a cup of coffee, a gas grille that we made use of, and a very nice little cooler that we ended up taking with us almost every day. We didn't make too much use of the extensive outside furniture, but only because we were busy with various activities every day.
In short, this was a perfect place for our preferred style of traveling and we would find it hard to stay anywhere else on our next visit to the area!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write that wonderful review. We are honored to read words like these. We are pleased that this home was the perfect base for your many excursions.
We are relatively new at this and your review is a great encouragement to us.
We realize that your evaluation was written to other travelers but we appreciate your words as well, so thank you and we hope to see you again.
Richard and Miriam
Great place to stay in Tucson
We had a great time at Richard’s house. The house is well taken care of, lots of space and everything you could need in the kitchen. Our favorite place was the desert garden behind the house. It was also close to Whole Foods, restaurants and hiking spots. Whenever we had a question Richard responded immediately. If we return to Tucson we would definitely rent this home again.
Thank you Sarah and Karl. I appreciate your kind review and we do hope to see you again. The back patio is my favorite place as well. Thank you for mentioning that the property is conveniently located near everything but private at the same time. This is a great area in Tucson.
.Beautiful, spacious and well equipped home in a quiet, private location.
Richard is a wonderful host..His home has everything you need. There is a wonderful outdoor, covered patio to watch the sunset from. The beds are very comfortable and the house is very clean.
There is a new grill and three nice tv’s. He met us at the house to show us around.
I highly recommend Richard’s home. You will be very satisfied.
Thank you Terry and Carl for the compliment, your kind review and for being great guests. I am delighted that we could be a part of your very first Tucson experience and that you will come back soon. Thank you for the addition to our kitchen, that was very kind.
Richard and Miriam
Perfect in every way!
Richard is a wonderful host. He answered my inquiry right away and was so helpful and friendly. He pleasantly accommodated our early check in needs. Rancho Feliz was the perfect home and location for our family rendezvous with our adult son and daughter, and visits with our grandson who lives in Tucson. The home is spotlessly clean, tastefully appointed inside and out, conveniently located, and had every amenity possible. It is located on a quiet cut de sac with beautiful desert landscaping. We all love the desert and it's quiet magic - the hummingbirds and coyotes were wonderful. We had some very chilly weather, but we loved our time there, and our walks out around the very private back property. It is the most wonderful home we have ever rented, perfect in every way for our needs.
Thank you Richard for a wonderful stay at your lovely home, and we hope to come again.
Donna & David U.
Thank you Donna, David and family,
It was a pleasure to meet your delightful family at check in especially since we had so much in common. I am glad the property was perfect for your family reunion and that we could be a part of it. It is very special for Miriam and I to receive such a positive review and I particularly liked your reference to the quiet magic of the desert...we totally agree.
Thank you for being perfect guests and we definitely hope to see you again.
Richard and Miriam
This property is near everything, from shopping to restaurants to services and one of my favorite places in Tucson..Tohono Chul Park which is a little more than 1 mile from our property.