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Luxury Home amid Saguaros on 2 ac Tucson Mtns foothills, 15 mins to downtown,

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,050 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Full, 1 half bath, sleeps 8 to 10

This beautiful warm home is set in the near west foothills of the Tucson Mountains on 2 serene acres, yet just 15 minutes from downtown Tucson or the Tucson Desert Museum. Two full baths plus a large powder room. The Starr Pass Golf Resort is 10 minutes away as well as the nearest supermarket-pharmacy. Come home to your private swimming pool and spa and just relax in this warm, inviting home full of natural stone and wood viga beams.

Magnificent Southwestern Home in Tucson: 3,000 sq ft , 4 bed/3 bath luxury vacation home in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains. Sleeps up to 8 comfortably. Serene west side elegant Santa Fe Style home in private community with large lots, but only 12 minutes from downtown. Set on 2 acres of tall saguaro cactus, this beautiful oasis with swimming pool and outdoor hot tub surrounded by uniquely desert flora provides a great getaway headquarters for family or friends looking to enjoy Tucson’s great golf, hiking, shopping or just quiet relaxation. Enjoy great views of city lights and the Catalina Mountains from the balcony and pool patio.

Comfort and leisure:

The home is newly decorated with 2 large HDTVs in living room and Master bedroom. The brand new heating/cooling system and ceiling fans in every room and solar pool/spa heater assure your comfort after a day enjoying all that the area has to offer. Pool can be heated for a surcharge during the colder months. Step out of the dining room onto the patio with covered dining area and inviting Pebbletech pool and spa. The generous 3 car garage with inside entrance to the house completes the experience of convenience and opulence. Large upper and lower parking areas for guest parking and easy turn around.

Located a few minutes from the striking Starr Pass Golf Resort , supermarket and pharmacy and big box stores for your convenience. With more than 20 golf courses less than an hour away and the Tucson desert museum and Old Tucson movie studios just 15 minutes away, there’s plenty to do and see, Birdwatchers and animal lovers will delight in this natural unspoiled haven. Start your desert experience at the end of the 350 ft driveway and hike in the Saguaro National Park or drive to many of the Tucson area’s uniquely Southwest Colonial attractions. With gourmet kitchen, breakfast area, two story living room and 3 + bedrooms downstairs, giant master suite upstairs, most with warm natural flagstone floors and counters, this home will draw you in and make you want to come back again.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Jeffrey

I've been a Homeaway member at this house for since 2008. I'm happy to have helped families make wonderful vacation memories since then.

Jeffrey purchased this house in 2008

Why Jeffrey chose Sunset Hills Estates

We fell in love with the warm ambience of the house.

What makes this house unique

So roomy and welcoming. Lots of privacy on 2 acres yet just 5 minutes to the majore stores and banks an 15 minutes to the vibrant downtown area with new restaurants and galleries springing up all the time.


Sunset Hills Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3050 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Children at the pool only with 100% adult supervision. Door alarms must be used for small children. No pets in the pool..
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bath - toilet , natural stone
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , natural stone, sinks in outer part of bathroom.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , natural stone bath enclosure
  • Luxurious Master bath with city views and all natural flagstone with jacuzzi tub, separate shower. Both downstairs baths with natural flagstone all around.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Balcony great views of Catalina Mtns days, City lights nites
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Walk in closet. Desert view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Walk in closet. Desert view. Very spacious.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Walk in closet. Desert view.
  • Master suite with large viga wood beams and custom shutters and beautiful balcony overlooking city lights and Catalina Mountains. Extra large walk in closet and master bath suite with flagstone walls in shower an spa tub with windows looking out to Catalina mountains and city lights.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Two large HDTVs, one in great room, one in master suite. Separate breakfast table and outdoor patio dining table. Solar heated swimming pool/spa. Pool can be heated to 82 degrees during the colder months for a surcharge. Oversize 3 car garage. House is set in Saguaro filled 2 acres. See deer, quail, javelinas hummingbirds and on a quite residential area with 2 acre minimum lots.


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Luxury Home amid Saguaros on 2 ac Tucson Mtns foothills, 15 mins to downtown,
average rating of 4.52 based on 25 reviews

Beautiful location for a Tucson vacation

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with a gorgeous view, peaceful and quiet location, and lovely pool. The house was spotless! We loved the easy access to the Sonoran desert and Gates pass. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Great place with everything we needed and a nice setting.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, relaxing everything you need.

  • 4 of 5

This home is perfect for a quiet getaway and/or enough room for a family to spread out and enjoy themselves. It has all the modern convienences needed and we enjoyed our time during our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Anchorage, AK

Terrific choice if you are staying in Tucson area

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in many VBRO homes over the years and this was by far the best experience overall.

We stayed for a week in March to celebrate our 40th anniversary. Alan the manager greeted us and gave us a tour of the home and explained how to use the hot-tub and other features. He also took the time to help us find good places to eat and some activities in the area. When we had a question he was quick to cheerfully respond.

The owner, Jeff made securing our reservation a snap. . . The transaction went very smooth for payment. The terms of our stay were clearly spelled out and there were no last minute surprises.

We wanted privacy in a romantic setting and that's exactly what we experienced. No one came by to bother us. The pool and hot-tub were big hits which we enjoyed daily.

We especially enjoyed sitting under the stars at night relaxing in a hot-tub without a care.

Some of the reviews said the decor was "dated", we didn't see it that way. It has every modern convenience so don't take 'rustic' to mean anything negative. In fact we felt it was charming and easy to feel at home right away. The personal touches around the home made it a far more comfortable 'welcomed guest' experience.

Shopping and fine dining were as close as 5 miles down the road - but you still felt as if you were on a private estate in the desert.

Sometimes it can be a risky choosing a home from VBRO. We've found many of them are managed by real estate companies. Some good but on the down side, many can be impersonal and at times they omit things you only find out after you've arrived. Here everything worked and was exactly as advertised.

It's a gem in the desert and we will be back. . .

Thank you Alan and Jeff for a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you were able to have a nice getaway from your freezing weather. Thank you also for all your great suggestions.
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Waxhaw, NC

Beautiful home, beautiful views, relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

This home is situated in a quiet foothills neighborhood, yet minutes away from either hiking trails or tons of restaurants. We took advantage of the proximity to Gates Pass on the west side of Tucson to do some hiking, but found that Sabino Canyon was only a 30 minute drive, too! We appreciated all the amenities in the home, from the pool and spa to the soaps and toiletries provided in the kitchen and bathrooms! It was nice to step inside a lovely home, unpack and relax!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet retreat

  • 4 of 5

Pleasant stay. Outside area is nice. King bed was very comfy. Quiet area outside of the city but had a beautiful view at night of the city lights

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Tucson Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Starr Pass Resort, Silverbell Golf Course
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Teresa's Mosaic, Rusty's, Primo at Starr Pass
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Rocky Point
Car: recommended

This home is set in the private and serene foothills of the Tucson Mountains, a short walk from fascinating desert life of the Saguaro National Park (West) and just 15 minutes to downtown. The are new dedicated cycling trails. Tucson is becoming a bike friendly city. 10 minutes to supermarket/pharmacy and 'Big Box' stores as well as Highway I-10. Nearest golf are Silverbell public Golf Course Starr Pass Resort just 10 minutes away, with over 20 golf courses less than 60 minutes away. Take in the magnificent view at Gates Pass on your way to Old Tucson Studios and the Tucson Desert Museum, also 15 minutes away. Chiracahua Mtns, Tombstone, historic Bisbee, and the wineries of Elgin are less tha 1.5 hours away. Or take a day trip to Rocky point Mexico, 3.5 hours away - Arizona's beach. Pool heat at 82 degrees is available for about $250, depending on the time of year with a $100 minimum.

Other Activities: Nature trails

Ski: Mt. Lemon




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 12.05%

$2000 to $3500 per week, $4800 to $13000 per month. The state/county taxo f 12.05% is not applicable for stays of more than 30 days. Pool heat is available as needed in season at the rate of $250 per week. It is generally not needed from late spring to late fall. There is solar pool heat which increases the temperature a few degrees year round. Rates also dependent on length of stay. State hotel tax applies to stays of less than 30 days. Weekend surcharge in high season for stays less than 7 days. Pool heat is $250 per week prorated. Over 4 to 8 guests may incur a surcharge, depending on the seasonal rates.
Weekly only during gem show. More flexibility and multiweek discounts other times of year. Great monthly rates in summer. Pool heat $250 per week. 10 % of rental fee is nonrefundable rebooking fee. All rental amounts paid will be nonrefunable unless we can rebook those dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund